Trauma and Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD): Clinical and Forensic Considerations Training

Trauma and Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD): Clinical and Forensic Considerations Training
Event on 2015-05-08 08:30:00


Trauma and Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD): Clinical and Forensic Considerations Training

May 8, 2015 8:30am – 4:30pm

6.5 CEU's available (Social Work board, Mn Board of Marriage and Family and the MN Board of Behavioral Health and Therapy has also approved 6.5 CEUs for both licensed professional counselors (LPC) and licensed professional clinical counselors (LPCC)


This training seminar is designed for professionals interested in developing a better understanding of Trauma and Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD) within clinical and forensic settings. Relevant research findings will be discussed throughout the training. A portion of this training will examine practical applications of Adlerian Theory when working with families and individuals affected by trauma and PTSD. Other topics of discussion will include the impact trauma and PTSD has on emotional and behavioral health, substance misuse, self-injurious and suicidal behaviors, and criminality. Special attention will focus on adverse childhood experiences (ACE) research, Trauma-Informed Care (TIC), and evidence-based interventions and screening options available for individuals affected by trauma and PTSD. Case studies, educational videos, and informational handouts will be used throughout this training.

Training Objectives: 1. Acquire knowledge about assessment tools, and DSM-5 diagnostic criteria for trauma-related disorders.

2. Acquire knowledge about the Adverse Childhood Experiences (ACEs) research.

3. Examine evidence-based psychotherapeutic approaches appropriate for the treatment of trauma and PTSD.

4. Understand the complex relationship between trauma and PTSD and criminality.

5. Gain an awareness of Trauma-Informed Care (TIC).

6. Understand the practical applications of Adlerian Theory when working with individuals affected by trauma.

Proposed Outline:

8:30am-9:15am Trauma and PTSD: History, Overview, and Key Research Findings (Rachel)

9:15am-9:45am DSM-5: Trauma and Stressor Related Disorders (Rachel)

9:45am-10:15am Trauma Informed Care (TIC) (Kate)

10:15am-10:30am Break

10:30am-11:00am Trauma and PTSD: Screening and Assessment Practices (Hal)

11:00am-11:30am Trauma and PTSD: Best Practices (Hal)

11:30am-12pm Trauma, PTSD, and Adlerian Psychotherapy (Pamela)

12pm-1pm Lunch

1pm-1:45pm Trauma, PTSD, and Sexual Offending (Harold)

1:45pm-2:30pm Trauma, PTSD, and Adverse Childhood Experiences (Karina)

2:30pm-2:45pm Break

2:45pm-3:15pm Trauma, PTSD, and Substance Misuse (Beth Jordan)

3:15pm-4:30pm Trauma, PTSD, and Self-Injurious and Suicidal Behaviors (Bruce)

Presenter Bios:

Rachel Tiede, MA, MA, is employed at Pathways Counseling Center, Inc. as a mental health practitioner and clinical therapist trainee. Rachel has a Master’s degree in Education and a second Master’s degree in Marriage and Family Therapy from Adler Graduate School. Rachel is also a Forensic Mental Health Research Assistant and professional trainer with the American Institute for the Advancement of Forensic Studies (AIAFS) and has conducted trainings for other organizations throughout Minnesota. She has been trained in Illness Management and Recovery (IMR), Thinking for Change (T4C), and Motivational Interviewing (MI). Rachel appeared on Fox 9 News in an interview regarding high-conflict divorce and is currently writing a chapter for a text book on this topic. Rachel is also an adjunct instructor for Concordia University, St. Paul and Hamline University. She is also an active board member for the Midwest Alliance on Shaken Baby Syndrome (MASBS).

Kate Bailey, MPP, is the coordinator of the Trauma Informed Care Technical Assistance Center (TICTAC) at Minnesota Communities Caring for Children (MCCC), a nonprofit organization dedicated to the prevention of child abuse and neglect and the empowerment of families and communities in creating environments where all children thrive. Kate has a Master’s degree in Public Policy from the Hubert H. Humphrey School of Public Affairs in Minneapolis, Minnesota.

Pamela Oberoi is an Adler graduate who works as a psychotherapist and manages the Refugee Mental Health program at Pathways Counseling Center in St. Paul. A core Adlerian outlook shapes her approach to life and to working with individuals, couples, families, and communities.

Karina A. Forrest‐Perkins is a national speaker and consultant related to early childhood and adolescent neuro-development, the adaptive impact of overwhelming stress, and the intersection of this condition with substance use and abuse. Ms. Forrest-Perkins currently serves as the Chief Executive Officer for The Wayside House, a women’s treatment center in Minneapolis and St. Louis Park MN. She also serves on the Board of Directors for Prevent Child Abuse Minnesota and Minnesota Communities Caring for Children. Ms. Forrest-Perkins is a Licensed Alcohol and Drug Counselor and works primarily with youth and families experiencing the co-occurring conditions of trauma and chemical dependency. Ms. Forrest‐Perkins is passionate about the health and wellness of our most precious natural resource, our human capital. She believes in culturally relevant and community driven change; safe and innovative dialogues related to healing and resilience; and, investing in an empowered society that does not tolerate abuse and neglect of anyone, especially our most vulnerable. Ms. Forrest-Perkins received her Master’s Degree from the University of Oklahoma in Human Relations and currently serves as an instructor and training faculty member for the American Institute for the Advancement of Forensic Studies (AIAFS), Concordia University in St. Paul MN, and for the Heartland National Tuberculosis Center through the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. Ms. Forrest-Perkins has served as a staff member or task force appointee in three Oklahoma Governors’ administrations and was recently appointed to the Minnesota Governor’s Task Force on Medical Cannabis Research. In addition to her new position as CEO of The Wayside House, she has served in executive roles in residential adolescent co-occurring treatment, outpatient co-occurring treatment, and substance use prevention. Her four children live throughout the United States and are her inspiration. She is a member of the Cherokee and Choctaw Nations and lives with her husband and her cat in White Bear Lake MN.

Beth Jordan, MA, LPCC, LADC, spent 21 years as a peace officer in Minnesota. During that time she was trained and worked patrol, crisis negotiator, ERU team, gun instructor, Police Chaplain Coordinator, and over a decade with two of Minnesota's Critical Incident Stress Management teams. She also spent two years as the training officer in her department, as well as several years working at the Skills program for students entering the LE profession, and teaching psychology and law enforcement courses through Rasmussen College. Today she is in private practice providing training, counseling, and crisis response for departments and officers. She also works part-time for Vinland National Treatment Center and Pathways Counseling Center in St. Paul. Her specialties include PTSD and trauma, crisis, addictions, and communications. She has experience working with brain injury as well through her association with Vinland.

Bruce O'Leary, LMFT, is the Metro Area Clinical and Service director for Therapeutic Services Agency and co-owner and therapist for Spirit of Therapy. He has presented on subjects such as Self Injurious Behaviors, Mindfulness, Evidenced Based Practice and Breathwork. He is an adjunct professor teaching courses in Mindfulness Based Couples Counseling at St. Mary's University and is currently teaching clinicians Mindfulness Based Cognitive Therapy.

Dr. Hal Pickett is the Director of Client Services of Headway Emotional Health Services, a non-profit community emotional health program in the Twin Cities. Dr. Pickett has been practicing Psychology since 1995 and was a practicing Physical Therawpist prior to that. He completed his Pre-Doctoral Internship at the University of Minnesota in the Department of Pediatrics and then worked for ten years in the Division of Child and Adolescent Psychiatry training, teaching and doing outpatient child, adolescent and family work. Dr. Pickett became a Diplomat with the American Psychological Association in Child and Adolescent Psychology in 2012. Dr. Pickett also holds Graduate Certificates in Homeland Security/Emergency Preparedness, Animal Assisted Therapy, and Forensic Mental Health from Concordia University. Dr. Pickett has extensive experience working with juveniles that intersect the mental health and corrections arena both in Forensic Assessment and treatment. Dr. Pickett’s interest is in the interface of severe mental illness and criminal behavior.

Harold C. LeBlanc works at Project Pathfinder providing outpatient sex offender treatment for a wide variety of clients. He is a licensed professional clinical counselor (LPCC #00537), a board-certified licensure supervisor, and a dissertation-phase PhD candidate in Expressive Arts Therapy at the European Graduate School ( Mr. LeBlanc has been providing therapy to clients since 2008, and has 4 years experience working with sex offenders in forensic and outpatient settings. Mr. LeBlanc has treated issues of trauma in both offending and non-offending populations, and has extensive experience with somatic and action-based methods of treatment.





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Sip & Mingle at Mixology 101 FREE

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Event on 2015-05-01 20:00:00



You are cordially invited to Sip & Mingle at Mixology 101, L.A.'s hottest new cocktail spot. Enjoy somedelightful food, friendly atmosphere and hospitality unlike any other. DJ Brian Davidson will be in the house spinning the sounds you love to hear. This is the unofficial after-party for the John Proulx concert at LACMA. Come by yourself or with friends and enjoy a perfect intimate gathering atmosphere. 21 and over. Attire: Upscale Casual. Validated parking at Farmer's Market.

Mixology101 presents the ultimate fusion of classic cocktails and contemporary mixology, demonstrating the artistry and understanding of skillful bartenders–and making the best drinks you've ever tasted.



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189 The Grove Drive
Los Angeles, United States

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Wade Bowen

Wade Bowen
Event on 2015-05-24 19:00:00
with Band of Heathens, Haley Cole Band
In the fall of 2010, thirteen years to the day after launching his career at Stubb's Barbecue in Lubbock, Texas, Wade Bowen started recording this self-titled album, his first for a major country label. Those years had seen Bowen rise from collegiate greenhorn to the top of the Texas music and Red Dirt circuit. His colleagues and friends the Randy Rogers Band, Pat Green, Jack Ingram, Eli Young Band, Cross Canadian Ragweed and others had already made the major label leap, helping to take a vibrant regional sound to the rest of America. Now it's Wade Bowen's turn to bring some Red Dirt and independent spirit to country music at large.This isn't a debut, more like a fresh start on a bigger stage. Working with Justin Niebank, a master mixing engineer and Vince Gill's producer of recent years, Bowen cut new versions of four of his most popular songs along with seven new tunes that reflect his evolving vision as a songwriter. Longtime fans (and there are quite a few of them) will hear the Bowen they've known and the next steps on his journey. They'll get better acquainted with the ballad singer who doesn't often get a chance to show himself in honky tonks. Newcomers will hear a head-turning country artist with range, road-tested hits and one of the best male voices in the business.That voice truly jumps out of these 11 tracks. Wade's baritone is dense and concentrated, with traces of whisky and smoke and an autumnal warmth. Bowen takes command of his songs, cutting over the top of Niebank's sculpted guitar-scapes. The sound is one hundred percent country, rife with pedal steel and vivid emotion, but it's also music could easily find a home with fans of Bowen's non-country idols – folks like Bruce Springsteen and Jackson Browne. Take a few passes through this project and you'll hearing a singer's singer and a focused songwriter who's adding layers to his music all the time."All this work and the care we've taken with this album just falls in the category of trying to get better," says Bowen. "When it comes to my intent as a musician, I've not changed anything since day one. I've only tried to mature and tried to get better, and I think this record is representative of that." On a live circuit where the overwhelming mandate is to stir up a party, Bowen has aimed to leave folks with a memory. As a writer, even one from a state with some tall literary traditions, he's not trying to earn a PhD in poetry; he's trying to communicate. "My style," he says, "is more to try to evoke an emotion. I'm more about trying to leave a mark on people."Growing up in Waco, Bowen's exposure to the music of Texas was limited to whatever made it on FM country radio. George Strait was king. Guy Clark was a name he'd not have recognized before getting to college. There, in Lubbock, he discovered the iceberg below the surface, starting with Robert Earl Keen. "He was a big changing point in my life," says Wade. "I realized by listening to him that there was way more out there than I ever knew. So I started getting into Guy Clark and other great Texas music. But I was obsessed with Robert Earl. When we started the band we were sort of a Robert Earl cover band."That band was called West 84, and they found that with their large posse of friends who'd always show up for a good time, it was easy to land gigs. Bowen meanwhile began to channel a life-long love of writing into songs, and when college ended he made two major decisions. He took on the role of solo artist under his own name, and he moved to Austin. By then, about 2001, fellow Waco native Pat Green had busted out to national prominence and the Texas music phenomenon was the buzz of Nashville. It was part of Wade Bowen's inspiration to charge ahead.Try Not To Listen is the album Wade regards as his true debut, the project that kicked off a life and living made of 200-plus nights a year on the road and patient grassroots fan development. Then with Lost Hotel in 2006, things really began to click. The opening track "God Bless This Town" reached No. 1 on the bellwether Texas Music Chart, and over the next six years, he released six more chart-toppers and three additional top fives. He achieved another landmark when he was invited to add his name to the roster of great artists who've made a Live At Billy Bob's CD/DVD combo at the iconic club in Fort Worth. With a decade that good, it was inevitable that Music Row would become interested.The origins of Bowen's new record deal can be traced to his music publisher, Sea Gayle Music. It's where Brad Paisley, Radney Foster, Jerrod Niemann, Chris Stapleton and other do their songwriting, and in 2010, it was the first indie company to be named ASCAP Country Publisher of the Year since 1982. Sea Gayle has a track record of investing in artists and helping them reach their potential, and that's how they've worked with Bowen, ultimately backing this album and introducing its independently made sound to Sony Music. Step one in that process was to find a producer who could preserve Wade's vision yet find the sweet spot that would help his music have its best chance at country radio. "Of all the producers we talked to, Justin Niebank was the only one who said 'I need to come down and see you live,'" says Bowen. "Well after 13 years of doing this I'd hope someone would want to see what we do, why we have fans. He totally got it and based the whole sound of this record around that."That live immediacy certainly throbs on "Saturday Night," which tracks the internal monologue of a lonesome hombre sitting on his stool, nursing his drink and thinking about "that sad goodbye." As the album's first single, its chiming descending guitar riff will be the first thing many audiences will hear from Wade, his calling card. Also likely to grab listeners early is "Patch Of Bad Weather," a brisk, rocking take-down of a treacherous lover. It paints dramatic pictures of a stormy Texas landscape and it kicks like a gun.Bowen has also taken advantage of his recent songwriting sessions and the comfortable studio environment fostered by Niebank to develop his love of ballad singing and the emotional side of country music. "All That's Left" brings strings into the mix, and it works. Bowen sounds at home. In "Say Anything," a guy can't think of a thing to say to a girl he's just met except gush on about the one he let get away, so he shuts up and listens. Its chorus will surely make some leading male country singers wish they'd been given a shot at the song. "I love those songs like that. Sad ballads," says Bowen with an apologetic shrug. "That's where my passion is. 'Say Anything' is one of my favorite tracks on the record."Bowen was extremely pleased that the offer of a deal from Sony's BNA Records included an invitation to re-work his best material. "It was a huge opportunity to make these four songs a little better," he says. "We've played them lives for a long time, and we learned from that. We changed some tempos and tried to animate them a little bit. We created more dynamics and more signature hooks. That's stuff Justin has taught me as a producer."Among these, "God Bless This Town" is probably the closest Bowen has so far to a greatest hit. A Texas No. 1 in 2006 and a popular music video with tons of CMT and GAC play, it's got stories layered in its stories and its characters feel familiar and alive. The narrator is torn between cynicism and attachment, and the song is all the more affecting because of it. The new version has a clean, coiled energy that ought to propel it into the hearts of a new wave of fans. Also re-worked is the smoldering "Trouble" and a breezy song written by Paul Thorn called "Mood Ring" that uses a dime-store novelty as a device to get the narrator to reveal his conflicted feelings.Now one last note, because Bowen knows it's going to be interesting to roll out a "Nashville" album to his fans. A contingent of them have preemptively made it known that they live in mortal fear of Bowen being eaten by the Music Row machine. Yes, Wade did record this project in Nashville, with Nashville session players. But study those previous albums, and you'll see that's exactly where and how he's made them all. Bowen's been making regular writing trips for years as well, working with an expanding circle of masters and taking advantage of the town's expertise and experience. Wade will tell anyone who has a low opinion of Music City that for him, it's the home of Guy Clark and Todd Snider and Rodney Crowell, of the greatest guitarists on Earth, the finest studios and producers.And of course Nashville was the origin of those radio dreams instilled when Wade was growing up in Texas and hearing country legends on his FM radio. The calling he felt was toward authentic music that reaches people, and that's not unique to Austin, Lubbock, Waco or Nashville for that matter. It lives in the heart and the work of the artist, and those who've believed in Wade Bowen all along will find in this album and the many albums and tours to follow, plenty more reasons to keep the faith.

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New Braunfels, United States

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NeuroTech OS Automated Forex Trading Systems Hit Record Growth in Record Time

BOSTON, MA (PRWEB) March 27, 2015

Leading startup ITM Financial continues to cement its place as one of the leading automated forex and binary options trading software providers worldwide. With an aggregate growth of 11.1% since August 2014, NeuroTech OS has proven its robustness by standing firm despite some of the toughest forex trading conditions we have ever seen rattle even the most heavyweight FX hedge funds. The key to its success: neural forex networks.

The robustness of the system in the face of ridiculously tough market conditions comes down to its unique ability to handle drawdown, said CEO of ITM Financial. We have seen more automated forex trading systems drop out of the market in 2014 than ever before, largely due to the currency markets exhibiting highly erratic, volatile movements, making short-term trading a most challenging effort. This is where NeuroTech OS has excelled in managing draw down periods and calibrating itself to recover losses consistently.

NeuroTech OS boasts an AHPR of 0.07% meaning it generates a 0.07% return per trade when the system is deployed. This metric itself is something retail traders have been hugely excited about, a system that statistically guarantees a 0.07% or more return per trade executed, something 9/10 forex trading systems have failed to achieve in 2014.

The “Risk of Ruin” or how likely it is for NeuroTech OS to go bust is also very encouraging. According to real account performance statistics, there is a less than 0.01% chance of the system losing 50% of equity, a less than 4.4% chance of the system losing 20% of equity, and a less than 22.88% chance of the system losing 10% of equity phenomenal numbers!

The system averages 1.58% per month safely, while alternative investments at banks offer anywhere from 0.01 to 0.2% in the same time period. It has generated a ginormous return of 11.1% over the same period that most major FX hedge funds showed poor performance.

An AHPR of 0.07% and Expectancy of 2.8 pips per trade, guarantees end-users short, medium and long-term profitability, both with fixed and compounded investments.

In the face of draw down periods, NeuroTech OS has the ability to not only recover losses quickly, but buffer equity by engaging in more calibrated frequency trades, offering end-users one of the safest, high performance automated forex trading systems ever seen.

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