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Training for Mental Health Professionals

The Pacific Clinics Training Institute (PCTI) provides innovative certification programs, continuing education and training for behavioral health professionals, educators, other nonprofit service providers, individuals and family members. PCTI has trained over 20,000 professionals and enhanced their skill sets to help people with mental illness.

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Upcoming Course Schedule

08/23/2019

Assessment of Adults: Diagnostic Accuracy and Engagement (#3088-C)

This interactive course helps clinicians build their diagnostic and clinical interviewing skills in order to determine accurate diagnoses while developing therapeutic rapport; resulting in robust individualized assessments that set a strong foundation for case conceptualization and treatment planning. In this training DSM-5 criteria for common diagnoses will be covered, as well as the clinical reasoning processes to differentiate between them.

09/06/2019

CPR, First Aid and AED (#3013-E)

Heartsaver First Aid, CPR and AED is a classroom, video-based, instructor-led course that teaches students critical skills needed to respond to and manage a first aid, choking or sudden cardiac arrest emergency in the first few minutes until emergency medical services (EMS) arrives. Students learn skills such as how to treat bleeding, sprains, broken bones, shock and other first aid emergencies.

09/19/2019

Clinical Supervision: Contracts, Cultural Humility and Countertransference (#3085-C)

This training is intended to help Social Workers understand and utilize clinical supervision contracts with their supervisees. Emphasis will be on using pro-active approach to building supervision alliance and anticipating problems through use of a Supervision Contract. Although this presentation will follow a lecture format, participants will be included in interactive exercises and discussion. The concept of cultural humility will be discussed and the assess-build-connect (ABC) approach in Hook et al. (2016) to helping supervisees develop cultural humility will be presented. Pamela Hays’ (2010) ADDRESSING model will also be discussed and attendees will have opportunity to assess their status with respect to privilege and minority status.Finally, looking at how counter-transference/reactivity can both happen within the supervisory relationship. The need for elf-awareness when approaching “taboo” topics and how they often involve our reactions will also be examined.

10/04/2019

Assessment of Children & Adolescents: Diagnostic Accuracy and Engagement (#3089-C)

This interactive course helps clinicians build their diagnostic and clinical interviewing skills in order to determine accurate diagnoses while developing therapeutic rapport; resulting in robust individualized assessments that set a strong foundation for case conceptualization and treatment planning. In this training DSM-5 criteria for common diagnoses will be covered, as well as the clinical reasoning processes to differentiate between them.

10/07/2019

HIV Assessment and Treatment in the Age of Survival (CR, CS, EB, LR) (#3052-C)

This interactive training will offer attendees an up-to-date and comprehensive guide to HIV/AIDS. Modules include an overview of current epidemiological data, biological basics of the virus, medical treatment including information about adherence and resistance experienced by persons with HIV including issues related to substance use.

10/15/2019

Family Health Navigator Certification Training Program (#2115-R)

The County of Los Angeles Department of Mental Health MHSA Workforce Education and Training Division invites eligible agencies to nominate participants to attend the Family Health Navigator Certification Training Program led by Pacific Clinics Training Institute (PCTI). We invite you to take advantage of this FREE training opportunity and nominate at least 2-3 individuals from your site.

10/23/2019

STEM Ready! (#4001-R)

Get STEM Ready! Pacific Clinics is providing a 3-day training for Head Start and early childhood educators to plan and implement innovative STEM curriculum for children birth to 5 years in child development centers and home visiting programs.

11/01/2019

Assessment of Adults: Diagnostic Accuracy and Engagement (#3090-C)

This interactive course helps clinicians build their diagnostic and clinical interviewing skills in order to determine accurate diagnoses while developing therapeutic rapport; resulting in robust individualized assessments that set a strong foundation for case conceptualization and treatment planning. In this training DSM-5 criteria for common diagnoses will be covered, as well as the clinical reasoning processes to differentiate between them.

11/04/2019

Assessment of Children & Adolescents: Diagnostic Accuracy and Engagement (#3091-C)

This interactive course helps clinicians build their diagnostic and clinical interviewing skills in order to determine accurate diagnoses while developing therapeutic rapport; resulting in robust individualized assessments that set a strong foundation for case conceptualization and treatment planning. In this training DSM-5 criteria for common diagnoses will be covered, as well as the clinical reasoning processes to differentiate between them.

11/15/2019

Assessment of Adults: Diagnostic Accuracy and Engagement (#3066-C)

This interactive course helps clinicians build their diagnostic and clinical interviewing skills in order to determine accurate diagnoses while developing therapeutic rapport; resulting in robust individualized assessments that set a strong foundation for case conceptualization and treatment planning. In this training DSM-5 criteria for common diagnoses will be covered, as well as the clinical reasoning processes to differentiate between them.

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