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

This workshop will offer a comprehensive study on the following topics related to cultural identity as it relates to positive psychology: cultural barriers to happiness, social and personal skills in developing potential for happiness, and how to identify cultural identity stage as it impacts quality of life. Learning outcomes can be applied to working with clients and patients in the mental health and medical fields.

Instructor:


Mary Fawcett, Ph.D. has been a professor of counseling theory, positive psychology and multicultural competency development since 1999 and is well versed in various counseling techniques related to theories about cultural identity and personal growth related to happiness. She has written the book on Experiential Approach for Developing Multicultural Counseling Competence (2013) and has conducted research on student multicultural competence impacted by immersion experiences.

Dates/Time Friday, May 17, 2019 – 4-9pm
Saturday, May 18, 2019 – 9am-4pm
Location: University Center Rochester
859 30th Ave SE, Rochester, MN 55904 - Map (PDF)
Undergraduate and
Graduate Credit
Registration:                 
Registration and fees
Undergraduate – CE495-02,
Course ID 000360
Graduate – CE595-02, Course ID 000361
Non-credit / CEU Registration: 13 contact hours | 1.3 CEU | Cost: $175
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Course Description

The ability to understand and appreciate military culture and to gain an understanding of mental health issues affecting Veterans is imperative for individuals working with Servicemembers. This workshop offers an overview of how military culture and resiliency are developed, and mental health issues (PTSD, Moral Injury, TBI, Depression) common to Servicemembers are provided. Students will develop their own self-care plan as they learn why it is important for others, particularly Veterans, to do so.

Instructor:

Mary Kay Haupt works for the VA as a Readjustment Counseling Therapist and is engaged in individual and group therapy with Servicemembers. She provides on-site and outreach mental health counseling to active duty, National Guard, reservists and Veterans who have been diagnosed or are experience symptoms of post-traumatic stress, anger, depression, anxiety, isolation, avoidance and/or hyper-vigilant behaviors. Prior to working for the VA, Mary worked in higher education for many years.

Paul Mitchell, MSW, is a social worker who provides individual and group trauma-focused psychotherapy in the Mental Health Rehabilitation Recovery Treatment Program’s Combat PTSD Program. In addition to conducting psychosocial assessments, he assesses patents for appropriateness for residential treatment. He also conducts suicide risk assessments, creates safety plans, provides diagnostic assessments, case management, and makes referrals to appropriate resources. Paul offers a broad range of experiences as an enlisted and commissioned prior-service Air Force combat Veteran for consultation to teams and Veterans and is a US Army Master Resilience Trainer.


Dates/Time Friday, June 28, 2019 – 4-9:30pm
Saturday, June 29, 2019 – 9am-4:30pm
Location: University Center Rochester
859 30th Ave SE, Rochester, MN 55904 - Map (pdf)
Undergraduate and
Graduate Credit
Registration:                 
Registration and fees
Undergraduate – CE495-01,
Course ID 000358
Graduate – CE595-01, Course ID 000359
Non-credit / CEU Registration: 13 contact hours | 1.3 CEU | Cost: $175
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Course Description

This workshop provides a rudimentary overview of psychological trauma and traumatic experiences. The workshop will explore outcomes, functional status review and cultural considerations of those affected by trauma. Students will gain exposure to trauma-informed services.

Instructor:


David Scales has worked in mental health for 7 years in a variety of settings. Before joining Fernbrook Family Center in 2016, he worked at Gundersen Lutheran and Mayo Clinic. David ascended to the role of assistant clinical director at Fernbrook in 2018 after excelling as a clinical trainee and intern. He is a natural leader in the organization and community. His special clinical interests focus on both adults and adolescents effected by trauma, and he has worked with multigenerational family systems providing trauma-informed individual and family therapies.

Dates/Time Friday, Sept. 20, 2019 – 4-9:30pm
Saturday, Sept. 21, 2019 – 9am-4:30pm
Location: University Center Rochester
859 30th Ave SE, Rochester, MN 55904 - Map (PDF)
Undergraduate and
Graduate Credit
Registration:                 
Registration and fees
Undergraduate – CE495-01,
Course ID 002216
Graduate – CE595-01, Course ID 002219
Non-credit / CEU Registration: 13 contact hours | 1.3 CEU | Cost: $175
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Course Description

This workshop will explore what professionalism means in today’s workplace and will cover technological tools, communication norms, multi-cultural workplace perspectives and more.

Instructor:

Misun Bormann has an EdD in higher education administration, a Master’s in school counseling, and a Bachelor’s in business administration, English writing and art. With over 25 years of experience working in professions ranging from retail management, to school counseling, to higher education, Dr. Bormann has navigated many different types of workplace systems. Her 15+ years of experience in partnership development, community initiatives, workforce pipeline development, and youth enrichment programs have provided her with varied experiences to learn about professionalism in the workplace and how to leverage professional skills to get teams to work more effectively and efficiently.

Dates/Time Friday, Oct. 4, 2019 – 4-9:30pm
Saturday, Oct. 5, 2019 – 9am-4:30pm
Location: University Center Rochester
859 30th Ave SE, Rochester, MN 55904 - Map
(PDF)
Undergraduate and
Graduate Credit
Registration:                 
Registration and fees
Undergraduate – CE495-02,
Course ID 002217
Graduate – CE595-02, Course ID 002220
Non-credit / CEU Registration: 13 contact hours | 1.3 CEU | Cost: $175
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Course Description

This workshop will present practical strategies to competently address issues of age, gender, sexuality, religion, acculturation and social justice by helping participants develop a deeper understanding of varying cultural group experiences.

Instructor:


Lambers Fisher, MS, LMFT, MDIV, is a marriage and family therapist who has counseled individuals, couples and families from a variety of cultural backgrounds in private practice, non-profit organizations, and ministry environments. He is passionate about helping counseling professionals in various fields feel more comfortable, competent, and confident in their abilities to meet the needs of whomever they have the opportunity to serve. Lambers’ training experience includes providing and facilitating multicultural workshops nationally, guest lecturing at universities, and serving as an adjunct instructor at Crown College on various aspects of diversity in counseling. He supervises aspiring therapists as a board approved supervisor for the Minnesota Board of Marriage & Family Therapists as well as the Minnesota Board of Behavioral Health. He obtained a Master of Science in Marriage & Family Therapy as well as a Master of Divinity from Fuller Theological Seminary in Pasadena, CA.

Dates/Time Friday, Nov. 15, 2019 - 4pm-9:30pm
Saturday, Nov. 16, 2019 – 9am-4:30pm
Location: University Center Rochester
859 30th Ave SE, Rochester, MN 55904 - Map
Undergraduate and
Graduate Credit
Registration:                 
Registration and fees
Undergraduate – CE495-03,
Course ID 002218
Graduate – CE595-03, Course ID 002221
Non-credit / CEU Registration: 13 contact hours | 1.3 CEU | Cost: $175
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