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2017 Explorations in Development

October 19, 2017 @ 8:00 am - October 20, 2017 @ 5:00 pm

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Registration is currently closed.  If you are interested in attending as a walk-in, please contact Tiffanie Martinez at tmartinez@mi-aimh.org

Explorations in Development

Dates: Thursday, October 19, 2017 and Friday, October 20, 2017
*attendees may choose to register and attend both days of training or one day – information below
Time: 9:00 am – 4:30 pm
Location: Wayne State University, Oakland Center, 33737 W. 12 Mile Rd., Farmington Hills, 48331
Speakers: Leslie Lundahl, PhD and Ruth Paris, PhD, LICSW

Thursday, October 19, 2017
“Working with Substance Abusing Youth and Their Families: Keeping In Mind the Developmental Context” with Leslie Lundahl, PhD, Assistant Professor Substance Abuse Research Division Department of Psychiatry and Behavioral Neurosciences WSU, School of Medicine.

Training Description: Adolescents present with unique cognitive, emotional, physical, social, and moral developmental issues, differences in their values and belief systems, and environmental considerations (e.g., strong peer influences, family environment), all facets of the adolescent’s experience which should be addressed in treatment planning and implementation.  It is important for professionals who come into regular contact with adolescents and their families to: 1) understand the effects of drugs on the adolescent brain; 2) recognize signs and symptoms of substance use; 3), know how to screen for and assess substance abuse; and, 4) design an appropriate treatment plan with adolescents and their families. Evidence-based, behavioral interventions for adolescent substance abuse may be improved by considering the developmental context. A combination of lecture and interactive learning, and group activities will be used to address some of the challenges of working with substance abusing youth and their families.

Friday, October 20, 2107
Parents with Substance Use Disorders Who Have Young Children: The Complexities of Therapeutic Intervention” with Ruth Paris, PhD, LICSW, Assoc. Professor and Director, Family Therapy Certification Program Boston University School of Social Work.

Training Description: Parents with Substance Use Disorders (SUDs) often have histories of multiple trauma exposures, elevated levels of psychological distress (Suchman, et al., 2005) and decreased capacities to understand and reflect upon their children’s development and emotional experience (RF, reflective functioning) (Levy, Truman, & Mayes, 2001). Their young children may also experience increased trauma exposure and impaired cognitive, social and emotional development. All of these factors can contribute to dysfunction in parent-child interactions, attachment insecurities and potential child maltreatment. In this workshop, the presenter will first describe current research relevant to parenting in the context of traumatic stress and substance misuse. Second, a critique of some common approaches to programs for parents with substance use disorders will be offered. Third, a rationale will be explained for a dyadic intervention with these parents and their young children, which takes into account attachment and focuses on reflective functioning and emotion regulation. Finally, the intervention, which strives to promote developmental progress and resilience, while supporting recovery from substance misuse will be described along with evaluation findings.

Who Will Benefit: Social Workers and other Professionals working with infants and families

Registration Includes: Continental breakfast and continuing education credits – Lunch is not included.

Continuing Education Information – 11.0 training hours (5.5 per day): are included with registration fees

Social Work – 11.0 Michigan SW CEU’s Pending
IMH Endorsement® – Will count towards the requirements for the MI-AIMH Endorsement®
Licensed Professional Counselors – NBCC Hours – Please note that this training DOES NOT carry NBCC clock hours.

MI-AIMH Competencies:
Family relationships and dynamics; Screening and assessment; Treatment planning; Analyzing information; Research and evaluation; Relationship-based therapeutic practice; Parent-infant/young child relationship-based therapies and practices; Responding with empathy

Registration Information:
To register, please complete the form below.

Registration Tips – You will need the following information to register:

  • MI-AIMH Members – need your Member ID in order to utilize the reduced rate
  • Licensed Social Workers – need your license number in order to secure CEU’s
  • Contact information including cell phone #

The last day to register is October 9, 2017.

Registration Fees:

Attendee                    Both Days                    Single Day
Member                         $150.00                            $100.00
Non-Member                 $185.00                            $125.00

Cancellation policy: Notice of cancellation must be submitted in writing to tmartinez@mi-aimh.org no later than 7 days prior to the event for a refund to be issued.

IMPORTANT: Agency checks should be made payable to MI-AIMH. Please indicate the names of all staff attending the training.  If names are not included on check payment, MI-AIMH cannot guarantee that the check will be attributed to the correct training or participant(s).

Mail checks to: MI-AIMH, ATTN: Tiffanie Martinez, 13101 Allen Road, Southgate, MI 48195

For registration questions, contact Tiffanie Martinez at:
tmartinez@mi-aimh.org or 734-785-7705, Ext. 7617

Hosted by: MPSI, Infant Mental Health Program at WSU; MPSI, Healthier Urban Families Outreach Program at WSU; Metro-Detroit Association for Infant Mental Health; and MI-AIMH



October 19, 2017 @ 8:00 am
October 20, 2017 @ 5:00 pm
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WSU Oakland Center
33737 West Twelve Mile Rd.
Farmington Hills, Michigan, 48331 United States
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Please note: If you are registering multiple users, you will need to fill out the form and add each one to the cart individually.

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