Professional Development Workshop Series

The Professional Development Workshop Series has been designed to meet the needs and interests of a diverse audience. Issues from contemporary society serve as the foundation of these timely topic offerings.

Undergraduate, graduate students and practicing professionals from counseling, psychology, social work, nursing, education, sociology, business and a variety of other fields will find these workshop series to be of professional and personal value.

Course Description

Through lecture, group discussion, self-directed activities and guest speakers, this workshop will provide students with a dynamic and informative introduction to military life as it relates to individuals and families living in our community. Guest panelists from various military groups, family members of military personnel and community support program representatives will offer first-hand experiences with the benefits and challenges of military life. 

Social service agencies and mental health professionals are only beginning to understand and address the unique needs of military families during pre-deployment, deployment and reintegration following a tour of duty. This workshop will challenge workshop participants to reflect on and consider things they can do to support military personnel and their families.

Lucille Zink Schweyen, BS

Lucille Zink Schweyen began her work with military families while serving as an AmeriCorps member. She worked with the Beyond the Yellow Ribbon Program of SE Minnesota, a program designed to help prepare military service members and their families for deployment. She helped prepare 100 soldiers and their families, including nearly 900 children, for a yearlong deployment. 

Lucille also engaged in supportive activities with families during the challenging times commonly experience throughout the reintegration process. By attending numerous conferences, courses and training workshops Ms. Zink Schweyen gained insight, knowledge, understanding and useful tools for meeting the unique needs of military families. She continues to support military families in the Rochester community in her work as a volunteer with the Beyond the Yellow Ribbon Program of SE Minnesota.

Dates/Time Friday, Feb. 27, 2015 – 4 pm to 9:30 pm
Saturday, Feb. 28, 2015 – 9 am to 4:30 pm 
Location: University Center Rochester 
859 30th Ave SE, Rochester, MN 55904 - Map
Undergraduate and
Graduate Credit
Registration:                 

 

Registration and fees at www.winona.edu/registrar/registration.asp
Undergraduate – CE495, Course ID 01-002304
Graduate – CE595, Course ID 02-002305
Non-credit / CEU Registration: 13 contact hours | 1.3 CEU | Cost: $175
Register and pay with credit card online at: winona.augusoft.net

 


 

 

Course Description

The purpose of this course is to introduce students to human trafficking/modern day slavery in Minnesota and across the USA. Term definitions commonly associated with human trafficking will be presented to assist students in their understanding of the topic. The prevalence, victim recruitment and control methods, and the scope and types, of human trafficking will be discussed. 

Students will be introduced to the roles that social service providers, government agencies, the media, faith-based organizations, organized crime and culture play in this complex human rights issue. Students will also be challenged to consider ways they can advocate professionally and/or personally for the rights of victims of human trafficking.

Kimber Schletty, MS

Kimber Schletty is an Associate Professor of Counseling and Psychology at Crossroads College and Community Education Director with Mission 21. Her interest in working with anti-sex trafficking began in 2010 after attending a conference where she was able to go to several workshops on the topic. Kimber began her work with Mission 21 in 2012. 

As Community Education Director her role includes bringing awareness to others about the issue of sex trafficking in Rochester, Olmsted County and the State of Minnesota. Through Mission 21 she has been trained as a victim advocate. Kimber received her BS from Crossroads College of Rochester MN (formerly Minnesota Bible College), and her MS from the Winona State University in Counselor Education Department.

Dates/Time Friday, March 20, 2015 – 4 pm to 9:30 pm
Saturday, March 21, 2015 – 9 am to 4:30 pm
Location: University Center Rochester
859 30th Ave SE, Rochester, MN 55904 - Map
Undergraduate and 
Graduate Credit 
Registration:                 
Registration and fees at www.winona.edu/registrar/registration.asp
Undergraduate – CE495, Course ID 02-002306
Graduate – CE595, Course ID 03-002308
Non-credit / CEU Registration: 13 contact hours | 1.3 CEU | Cost: $175
Register and pay with credit card online at: winona.augusoft.net
Course Description
Stress is a part of daily life for everyone. The ability to cope with stress and to learn to survive and thrive in a stressful world can be accomplished if one has the tools to establish and express a sense of well-being and resiliency within themselves. 

This Stress Management and Resiliency Training (SMART) workshop will teach students how to train their attention so it is balanced, flexible relaxed, altruistic and nonjudgmental in the present moment with a sense of sustainability and purposefulness. In addition to attention training students will be provided guidance in interpretations to take them away from fixed prejudices toward a more flexible disposition while cultivating skills such as forgiveness, acceptance, compassion and gratitude. All instruction will help lead students to a higher meaning and purpose in life.


Debbie Fuehrer, MA, LPCC

Debbie Fuehrer, MA, LPCC, LPC Debbie Fuehrer received her Master of Arts Degree in Counseling and Psychological Services from St. Mary’s University. She is currently the Coordinator and Counselor at Mayo Clinic’s Complementary & Integrative Medicine Program. In her work at Mayo, Ms. Fuehrer coordinates the Complementary and Integrative Medicine (CIM) – Mind Body programs/services. This also includes clinical practice, education and research initiatives. She is also the Program Director for Attention and Interpretation Therapy Program. Ms. Fuehrer works to explore opportunities to grow and expand the CIM Mind Body practice, both internal and external to Mayo Medical Center.

Dates/Time Friday, April 10, 2015 – 4 pm to 9:30 pm
Saturday April 11, 2015 – 9 am to 4:30 pm

Location: University Center Rochester
859 30th Ave SE, Rochester, MN 55904 - Map
Undergraduate and
Graduate Credit
Registration:                 

 

Registration and fees at www.winona.edu/registrar/registration.asp
Undergraduate – CE495, Course ID 03-002309
Graduate – CE595, Course ID 04-002310
Non-credit / CEU Registration: 13 contact hours | 1.3 CEU | Cost: $175
Register and pay with credit card online at: winona.augusoft.net
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Course Description

The purpose of this course is to provide the student with an understanding of the etiology, occurrence, course, treatment, and prevention of eating disorders and disordered eating from a multidisciplinary and biopsychosocial perspective, in the current healthcare context of concern with obesity. In addition, this course will examine varying types of treatment approaches across a variety of treatment milieus. 

The instructor will provide a framework for the course material and invite active participation by students. Course discussion and perspective will be informed by the cultural influences on weight, body image, and eating behaviors, as well as each participant’s own relationship with food. The course format will include lecture, discussion, and case studies incorporating textbook and journal article information.

Jillian Lampert, PhD, RD, LD, MPH, FAED

Dr. Lampert is the Chief Strategy Officer for The Emily Program, a comprehensive eating disorder treatment program with multiple Minnesota and Washington locations. Additionally, Dr. Lampert is President of the Residential Eating Disorders Consortium (REDC), an organization whose main goal is to ensure access to residential care for individuals by working collaboratively to address issues that impact the residential eating disorder treatment community. She is also Vice Chair of the Eating Disorders Coalition, a DC-based national organization for eating disorders policy and advocacy and past-president and current Board Member of The Emily Program Foundation, a Minnesota based organization promoting eating disorder education and advocacy. She holds an adjunct graduate faculty position in the Department of Food Science and Nutrition at the University of Minnesota. 

Dr. Lampert completed her doctorate degree in Nutrition and Epidemiology and Master of Public Health degree in Public Health Nutrition at the University of Minnesota. She earned a Master of Science degree in Nutrition at the University of Vermont and completed her dietetic internship at the University of Minnesota Hospital and Clinics. She has an expansive range of clinical, research, education, teaching, and program development experience in the area of eating disorders. Dr. Lampert has served on the Board of Directors of the Academy for Eating Disorders as the Electronic Media Portfolio Director and co-chair of the Academy for Eating Disorders Nutrition Special Interest Group. She is a Fellow of the Academy for Eating Disorders (FAED) and a member of the Academy for Nutrition and Dietetics (formerly the American Dietetic Association), and the SCAN (Sports, Cardiovascular, and Wellness Nutrition) and BHN (Behavioral Health Nutrition) dietetic practice groups. 

Dr. Lampert is the author of numerous book chapters and articles addressing nutritional treatment of eating disorders, body image, sports participation, adolescent health and disordered eating and she regularly speaks regionally and nationally on numerous eating disorder related topics. One of her primary goals in life is to have her ten year old daughter grow up loving her body and herself.

Dates/Time Friday April 17, 2015 – 4 pm to 9:30 pm
Saturday April 18, 2015 – 9 am to 4:30 pm

 

Location: University Center Rochester
859 30th Ave SE, Rochester, MN 55904 - Map
Undergraduate and
Graduate Credit
Registration:                 

 

Registration and fees at www.winona.edu/registrar/registration.asp
Undergraduate – CE495, Course ID 04-002311
Graduate – CE595, Course ID 05-002312
Non-credit / CEU Registration: 13 contact hours | 1.3 CEU | Cost: $175
Register and pay with credit card online at: winona.augusoft.net
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