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3-22 Improving Outcomes in the Treatment of Individuals with FASD Thursday, March 22, 2018, 8:30 am – 3:45 pm (8:00 – 8:30 am: Check-in & Continental Breakfast; Lunch is also included) Mount St. Mary’s University-Frederick Conference Center, 5350 Spectrum Dr., Frederick, MD 21703. This full-day training will address the importance of recognizing a FASD in clients and those with whom we work or live. Discussion will  include the brain damage that often  occurs in FASD along with common behaviors that result from this damage, some of which may result in a misdiagnosis such as Oppositional Defiant Disorder, Attention-Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder, Conduct Disorder, Borderline Personality Disorder and Antisocial Personality Disorder. Strategies for identifying a possible FASD will be presented as well as modified treatment approaches to improve outcomes of the individual, family and service provider. Methods to integrate prevention into existing practice will also be covered.  

4-17 Child Welfare Workshop Tuesday, April 17, 2018, 8:30 am – 3:15 pm (7:15 – 8:15 am: Registration check-in, Continental Breakfast, exhibits and networking; Lunch is also included), Hager Hall Conference & Event Center, 901 Dual Highway, Hagerstown, MD 21740. This 30th anniversary of the Child Welfare Workshops will feature 13 different topics specifically chosen to provide a meaningful educational experience for individuals who work with Our Children in Our Community.

5-10 Incorporating Music in the Therapeutic Process Thursday, May 10, 2018, 8:30 am – 11:45 am (8:00 – 8:30 am: Check-in & Continental Breakfast) Beaver Creek Country Club, 9535 Mapleville Rd, Hagerstown, MD 21740. This training will include a synopsis of music therapy and how music impacts humans on neurophysiological, emotional, and social levels. Participants will be introduced to several music therapy principles and music interventions geared towards  addressing non-musical goals with people with mental illness.  

5-31 I Can Control Anger Now (ICAN): A Multigenerational Approach to Aggression Management Thursday, May 31, 2018, 8:30 am – 3:45 pm (8:00 – 8:30 am: Check-in & Continental Breakfast – Lunch also provided) Beaver Creek Country Club, 9535 Mapleville Rd, Hagerstown, MD 21740. Back by popular demand!  Vickie Beck, child and adolescent clinical nurse specialist will share her vast experience in working with clients in both inpatient and outpatient settings. Vickie’s work with traumatized children and adults was the catalyst to the development of a comprehensive protocol for the treatment of aggression entitled ICAN: I Control Anger Now. During this seminar, Ms. Beck will share the ICAN treatment protocol and discuss its adaptation with clients of different ages from different cultures.  

9-12 Establishing & Maintaining Ethical Professional Boundaries Wednesday, September 12, 2018, 8:30 am – 11:45 am (8:00 – 8:30 am: Check-in & Continental Breakfast) Beaver Creek Country Club, 9535 Mapleville Rd, Hagerstown, MD 21740.  The clinician-client relationship is a unique characteristic of the profession of mental health counseling and an integral component in treatment. Despite the importance of this relationship it presents complexities and challenges for the practicing mental health professional. This session will explore the complex, ever-changing dynamics clinicians experience in their relationships with clients. Discussion will include responding to ethical and boundary dilemmas, confidentiality, informed consent and mandated reporting laws.    

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