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

An in-depth look at identifying risks, protective factors, and warning signs of suicidal behavior by exploring psychodynamic traits, current data, and trends in today’s society. Students will learn and practice how to detect a suicidal threat; when, how, and where to refer a suicidal individual. Connecting with community resources are key in preventing suicide; students will learn the importance of knowing local, state, and national resources to refer individuals and family members when suicide is a threat. Students are assumed to be working or studying to be employed in a helping profession; this course will cover the importance of personal wellness.

Instructor:


Andrea Thomas is a graduate of Winona State University with a Master’s degree in Counseling Education. Andrea holds her license as a Licensed Professional Clinical Counselor (LPCC). Andrea has 10 years of experience working in the mental health field as an educator and professional. Andrea holds a certificate as a School Suicide Prevention Specialist from the American Association of Suicidology. Andrea has researched and presented to 1000’s adolescents on Suicide Prevention and Awareness. Andrea has numerous hours of training in the field of suicide prevention and awareness. Andrea was the director of NAMI (National Alliance on Mental Illness) Southeast Minnesota for three years and is now a practicing adolescent and family therapist in her private practice in Rochester, MN.

Dates/Time Friday, Oct. 19, 2018 – 4-9:30pm
Saturday, Oct. 20, 2018 – 9am-4:30pm
Location: University Center Rochester
859 30th Ave SE, Rochester, MN 55904 - Map
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Undergraduate and
Graduate Credit
Registration:                 
Registration and fees
Undergraduate – CE495-02,
Course ID 002307
Graduate – CE595-02, Course ID 002311
Non-credit / CEU Registration: 13 contact hours | 1.3 CEU | Cost: $175
Register and pay with credit card online.
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Course Description

This workshop explores research on the spiritual impact of child abuse and examines approaches for coordinating medical and mental health care with spiritual care. The class also discusses social work and criminal justice investigations when life-saving medical care is withheld from a child on the basis of religion or when physical abuse is justified with scripture.

Instructor:


Victor Vieth is the Senior Director and Founder of the Gundersen National Child Protection Training Center. He has trained tens of thousands of child protection professionals throughout the world and has consulted on thousands of child abuse cases. He is the author of numerous peer-reviewed works on the topic of child abuse. He has taken a leadership role in developing collaborations between faith and child protection professionals. He received his B.S. from Winona State University, an MA from Wartburg Theological Seminary, and a JD from Hamline University School of Law.

Dates/Time Friday, Nov. 16, 2018 – 4-9:30pm
Saturday, Nov. 17, 2018 – 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 – CE495-04,
Course ID 002309
Graduate – CE595-04, Course ID 002313
Non-credit / CEU Registration: 13 contact hours | 1.3 CEU | Cost: $175
Register and pay with credit card online.
Search for course by title or keyword.