training

RADIAS Health is committed to training Mental Health Professionals in evidence based practices surrounding mental illness and substance use disorders as well as other topics which teach our employees to effectively work with clients in the community. Topics for training include Integrated Dual Disorder Treatment, Motivational Interviewing, Cognitive Therapy, Interactive Effects of Mental Illness and Substance Use Disorders, and many other topics.

 

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These Trainings are free for RADIAS Health Employees.  If you are not an employee of RADIAS Health – please click here and use these forms to register for the trainings.

Events in February–April 2024

  • Micro-Aggressions

    Micro-Aggressions


    February 2, 2024

    Click Here to Register for this training.

     

    Trainer: Amineh Safi

    Navigating MicroAggressions Training

     

    What is it? An opportunity to learn how microaggressions impact individuals and the workplaces so we can foster a more respectful and inclusive environment.

     

    What will you learn?

    • How to define and describe microaggressions
    • Understand how microaggressions impact individuals and work environments
    • Learn strategies for responding to and intervening in microaggressions

    Click Here to Register for this training.

    Virtual Location
  • Introduction to Borderline Personality Disorder (BPD) and Dialectic Behavior Therapy (DBT) Skills

    Introduction to Borderline Personality Disorder (BPD) and Dialectic Behavior Therapy (DBT) Skills


    February 5, 2024

     

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    Trainers: Laura Lynett, LPCC, Therapist; Brooke Schultz, LICSW Associate Director of Clinical Services

    Length: 6 training hours

    Objectives:

    • Participants will have a better understanding of Borderline Personality Disorder, and will be able to outline the philosophy and foundation of DBT.
    • Participants will learn and practice validation strategies to assist people who experience significant dysregulation.
    • This course will provide a basic understanding of Borderline Personality Disorder. It will outline the philosophy and foundation of Dialectical Behavior Therapy (DBT) and highlight the skills and practice relevant to the participants’ practice. Participants will work together to determine validation strategies and practice/role play them.

    Click Here to Register for this training.

    Virtual Location
  • Motivational Interviewing

    Motivational Interviewing


    February 6, 2024 February 7, 2024

     

    Click Here to Register for this IN Person training.

     

    Trainers: Fran Lesicko, MA, LP

    This training allows participants to learn and practice the evidence based practice of motivational interviewing.

    1. Participants will be able to describe the following motivational strategies and techniques: Reflection, Affirmation, Summary, and Open-ended Questions.
    2. Participants will learn how to identify, elicit and respond to Change Talk
    3. Participants will learn effective ways to provide information.

     

     

    Click Here to Register for this IN Person training.

    RADIAS Main Office Conference Room 3.30
    166 4th Street Suite 200
    St. Paul, MN 55101
    (651) 291-1979
  • Motivational Interviewing

    Motivational Interviewing


    February 6, 2024 February 7, 2024

     

    Click Here to Register for this IN Person training.

     

    Trainers: Fran Lesicko, MA, LP

    This training allows participants to learn and practice the evidence based practice of motivational interviewing.

    1. Participants will be able to describe the following motivational strategies and techniques: Reflection, Affirmation, Summary, and Open-ended Questions.
    2. Participants will learn how to identify, elicit and respond to Change Talk
    3. Participants will learn effective ways to provide information.

     

     

    Click Here to Register for this IN Person training.

    RADIAS Main Office Conference Room 3.30
    166 4th Street Suite 200
    St. Paul, MN 55101
    (651) 291-1979
  • Cognitive Behavioral Therapy 101: So… what exactly is this "CBT?"

    Cognitive Behavioral Therapy 101: So… what exactly is this "CBT?"


    February 8, 2024

     

    Click Here to Register for this IN PERSON training.

    Trainer: Rob Lynett, MA, LPCC.

    Let's face it - everybody has heard of this thing called "CBT."  Now is your chance to learn about what it actually is and ask the questions you were afraid to ask.  Trust us, you're not the only one only pretending to know what the "cognitive loop" or "cognitive restructuring" is - this training will be open to all questions!

    Objectives:

    1. Participants will learn how the cognitive loop and how thoughts, feelings, and behaviors are related to one another.
    2. Participants will have an understanding of the role of CBT in treating Mental Health and Substance Use Disorders.
    3. Participants will be able to describe core concepts and how to apply CBT principles in their work, including how to form a basic CBT case conceptualization.
    4. Participants will have an understanding of cognitive restructuring and the ABC framework.

    Click Here to Register for this IN Person training.

    RADIAS Main Office Conference Room 3.30
    166 4th Street Suite 200
    St. Paul, MN 55101
    (651) 291-1979
  • Trauma Informed Care

    Trauma Informed Care


    February 13, 2024

     

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    Trainers: Julie Duncan and Alyssa Conducy

     

    This course will provide participants with an overview of trauma including the impact on the brain, body, and lives of the individuals who experience it. We will discuss the prevalence of trauma and common trauma responses. We will review characteristics of trauma informed providers the principles of trauma informed care. This training includes practice techniques for use with individuals you serve.  In addition to direct service staff, this training is also recommended for Program Coordinators. This course is introductory level.

     

    Objectives

    • Participants will have an understanding of trauma and trauma reactions
    • Participants will have the ability to identify and implement trauma informed service delivery strategies within their role as an ACT Team Member.

     

     

    Click here to register for this training.

     

    Virtual Location
  • Person-Centered Thinking, Planning and Client Rights: Whose Goal is it, Anyway?

    Person-Centered Thinking, Planning and Client Rights: Whose Goal is it, Anyway?


    February 15, 2024

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    Trainer: Brooke Schultz, LICSW Associate Director of Clinical Services

    Length: 3.0 training hours

    The concept of Person-Centered Care is integral to how RADIAS approaches work we do with people we serve. This training provides a broad overview of the Person-Centered Approach in supporting persons served.

     

    Participants will be able to:

    • Understand the context of person-centered care in Minnesota's systems
    • Be aware of examples of person-centered language (as well as language to avoid)
    • Practice using several tools to provide a person-centered approach

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    Virtual Location
  • Suicide Risk Assessment and Intervention

    Suicide Risk Assessment and Intervention


    February 28, 2024

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    Presenter:  Patty Lauer-Roberts

    Length: 4 Training Hours

    This half-day training will focus on learning suicide assessment and intervention skills. We will review the Columbia Suicide Severity Rating Scale [CSSRS] that are located in our forms in Credible for all RADIAS Health Programs. We will learn how to administer the assessment while seeing clients in all settings. This training will eliminate assumptions that these forms are difficult to administer and use with clients. This training will also help with expanding your knowledge about the risks for suicide, assessing a client's suicidal behavior and ideation, and how to intervene. We will learn and practice safety planning.

    Training objectives:

    • Develop wider knowledge of factors involved with suicide
    • Broaden one's experience with the Credible forms
    • Increase knowledge with assessing suicidal behavior
    • Expand skill set with crisis planning and assessment

     

    Click Here to Register for this training.

    Virtual Location
  • Applied DBT Skills

    Applied DBT Skills


    March 4, 2024

     

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    Trainer: Laura Lynett, LPCC, DBT-Linehan Board of Certification, Certified Clinician

     

    This course will highlight several of the skills taught in Dialectical Behavioral Therapy. We will follow a fictional client throughout the training and participant will discuss ways this client can utilize the skills discussed. It is recommended that participants take the "Introduction to Borderline Personality Disorder and DBT" training or have a basic understanding of Borderline Personality Disorder and DBT prior to taking this training.

    Objectives:

    Participants will be able to name the skills training modules used in DBT

    Participants will have a basic understanding of the types of skills taught in DBT

    Participants will be able to provide basic coaching around skill use

    Participants will be able to practice skill use and coaching during the training

     

    Click Here to Register for this training.

     

    Virtual Location
  • Mental Illness 101

    Mental Illness 101


    March 12, 2024

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    Trainer: Ben Blanchette

    This course will give participants an overview of diagnoses most commonly seen in working with individuals who get services from RADIAS Health.  Participants will be able to describe the diagnosis system and will be able to identify symptoms of mental illness. If you are new to the field, or want a refresher on things you may have forgotten in college or grad school, this course if for you!

    • Participants will learn about mental health diagnoses and symptoms as presented in DSM 5
    • Participants will reflect on the stigma of mental illness and its interplay for people we serve
    • Participants will discuss mental illness in the framework of cultural, social, political and racial perspectives
    • Participants will work on maintaining empathy for the people we serve in order to reduce stress and compassion fatigue

    Click Here to Register for this training.

    Virtual Location
  • Crisis Intervention and De-escalation: Being Effective while Keeping Yourself Safe

    Crisis Intervention and De-escalation: Being Effective while Keeping Yourself Safe


    March 20, 2024

     

    Click Here to Register for this IN PERSON training.

     

    Trainers: Jessica Metkowski-Gulden, MS, LPCC , Kelsey Gries, FACT Practitioner

    This training will provide an overview of crisis prevention, intervention, and de-escalation strategies through early intervention and nonphysical methods for preventing and managing individuals experiencing a crisis. The course will include discussion of: the crisis development model, staff's attitudes and approaches, non-verbal communication, verbal intervention, precipitating factors of a crisis, importance of developing rapport and knowing clients' history, environmental assessment, rational detachment, and follow up after a crisis. Staff will also learn personal safety techniques in the event a strike or grab occurs during a crisis situation. A post-test will be given to all participants at the end of this training.

     

    Click Here to Register for this IN PERSON training.

    RADIAS Main Office Conference Room 3.30
    166 4th Street Suite 200
    St. Paul, MN 55101
    (651) 291-1979
  • Illness Management & Recovery: How to Make A Binder with 11 Chapters Come Alive

    Illness Management & Recovery: How to Make A Binder with 11 Chapters Come Alive


    April 4, 2024

     

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    Trainer: Rob Lynett, MA, LPCC.

    Length: 4.0 training hours

    Illness Management and Recovery (IMR) is an evidence-based practice (EBP) designed to help people diagnosed with mental illness learn new skills and knowledge to help manage their symptoms and stressors.  You've likely heard people talking about it, or seen the big binder in your office.  It's possible you've even looked into the binder and thought "Geez, there's a lot of good stuff in here, but no way is Joe working on this binder with me.  It looks boring!"  Come to this training, then - we'll explore the wonderful, 11 chapter world of IMR and we'll learn how to make the material come alive for your clients!

    Objectives:

    1. Participants will learn to assist clients in defining and setting recovery goals, understand how to help clients learn and practice skills, and how to structure sessions with clients
    2. Participants will have a basic understanding of how to apply this practice in groups
    3. Participants will receive a review of the IMR Modules

     

    Click Here to Register for this training.

     

     

    RADIAS Main Office Conference Room 3.30
    166 4th Street Suite 200
    St. Paul, MN 55101
    (651) 291-1979
    Illness Management & Recovery: How to Make A Binder with 11 Chapters Come Alive

    Illness Management & Recovery: How to Make A Binder with 11 Chapters Come Alive


    April 4, 2024

     

    Click Here to Register for this training.

     

    Trainer: Rob Lynett, MA, LPCC.

    Length: 4.0 training hours

    Illness Management and Recovery (IMR) is an evidence-based practice (EBP) designed to help people diagnosed with mental illness learn new skills and knowledge to help manage their symptoms and stressors.  You've likely heard people talking about it, or seen the big binder in your office.  It's possible you've even looked into the binder and thought "Geez, there's a lot of good stuff in here, but no way is Joe working on this binder with me.  It looks boring!"  Come to this training, then - we'll explore the wonderful, 11 chapter world of IMR and we'll learn how to make the material come alive for your clients!

    Objectives:

    1. Participants will learn to assist clients in defining and setting recovery goals, understand how to help clients learn and practice skills, and how to structure sessions with clients
    2. Participants will have a basic understanding of how to apply this practice in groups
    3. Participants will receive a review of the IMR Modules

     

    Click Here to Register for this training.

     

     

    RADIAS Main Office Conference Room 3.30
    166 4th Street Suite 200
    St. Paul, MN 55101
    (651) 291-1979
  • Working with Clients Experiencing Homelessness

    Working with Clients Experiencing Homelessness


    April 9, 2024

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    Presenters: Jodi Harder & Alan Ostergaard

    Homelessness is becoming more and more common among the people served by RADIAS Health.  We offer this training to increase awareness, skill, and knowledge of available resources to support people we serve who are experiencing homelessness.

     

    Objectives:

    Attendees will be able to identify contributing factors to both short term and long-term homelessness

    Attendees will learn strategies for engagement with people experiencing homelessness

    Attendees will be aware of local resources available for persons who are in shelters and those who are living outdoors.

     

    Click Here to register for this training

     

    Virtual Location
  • Treating Mental Illness and Substance Use Disorder Together: What You Need to Know (IDDT)

    Treating Mental Illness and Substance Use Disorder Together: What You Need to Know (IDDT)


    April 10, 2024 April 11, 2024

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    Trainers:  Brooke Schultz, LICSW Associate Director of Clinical Services, Kellie Geisler, LPCC, TCM Manager

     

    This is a three-day training. Participants can take one or all days of the training, however, we highly encourage staff to attend all three days to get the best amount of knowledge and experience out of this training. You will receive information about illicit substances, their impact on the brain when a person also has a mental illness, and how to intervene during the stages of change. Instructors use a variety of large and small group exercises during all days of this training.

    Objectives:

    • Participants will be able to identify various illicit substances and prescription medications that are commonly misused
    •  Participants will become aware of assessment tools and clinical criteria to identify substance use disorders
    • Participants will be able to list various harm reduction strategies
    • Participants will be able to identify how mental illness and substance use disorders are inter-related and will receive basic information about brain chemistry as it relates to substance use disorders.
    • Participants will be able to identify stages of change and stages of treatment
    •  Participants will review and identify appropriate interventions for each stage of change
    • Participants will become familiar with basic concepts of Motivational Interviewing
    • Participants will have the opportunity to create a treatment plan based on diagnostic information and scenarios.

    Click Here to Register for this IN PERSON training.

    RADIAS Main Office Conference Room 3.30
    166 4th Street Suite 200
    St. Paul, MN 55101
    (651) 291-1979
  • Treating Mental Illness and Substance Use Disorder Together: What You Need to Know (IDDT)

    Treating Mental Illness and Substance Use Disorder Together: What You Need to Know (IDDT)


    April 10, 2024 April 11, 2024

    Click Here to Register for this IN PERSON training.

     

    Trainers:  Brooke Schultz, LICSW Associate Director of Clinical Services, Kellie Geisler, LPCC, TCM Manager

     

    This is a three-day training. Participants can take one or all days of the training, however, we highly encourage staff to attend all three days to get the best amount of knowledge and experience out of this training. You will receive information about illicit substances, their impact on the brain when a person also has a mental illness, and how to intervene during the stages of change. Instructors use a variety of large and small group exercises during all days of this training.

    Objectives:

    • Participants will be able to identify various illicit substances and prescription medications that are commonly misused
    •  Participants will become aware of assessment tools and clinical criteria to identify substance use disorders
    • Participants will be able to list various harm reduction strategies
    • Participants will be able to identify how mental illness and substance use disorders are inter-related and will receive basic information about brain chemistry as it relates to substance use disorders.
    • Participants will be able to identify stages of change and stages of treatment
    •  Participants will review and identify appropriate interventions for each stage of change
    • Participants will become familiar with basic concepts of Motivational Interviewing
    • Participants will have the opportunity to create a treatment plan based on diagnostic information and scenarios.

    Click Here to Register for this IN PERSON training.

    RADIAS Main Office Conference Room 3.30
    166 4th Street Suite 200
    St. Paul, MN 55101
    (651) 291-1979
  • Motivational Interviewing - Day 1,2

    Motivational Interviewing - Day 1,2


    April 16, 2024 April 17, 2024

     

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    This is a 4 part training - this link is for day 1 and 2

    Trainers: Fran Lesicko, MA, LP

     

    This training allows participants to learn and practice the evidence based practice of motivational interviewing.

    1. Participants will be able to describe the following motivational strategies and techniques: Reflection, Affirmation, Summary, and Open-ended Questions.
    2. Participants will learn how to identify, elicit and respond to Change Talk
    3. Participants will learn effective ways to provide information.

     

     

    Click Here to Register for this training.

    Virtual Location
  • Motivational Interviewing - Day 1,2

    Motivational Interviewing - Day 1,2


    April 16, 2024 April 17, 2024

     

    Click Here to Register for this training.

    This is a 4 part training - this link is for day 1 and 2

    Trainers: Fran Lesicko, MA, LP

     

    This training allows participants to learn and practice the evidence based practice of motivational interviewing.

    1. Participants will be able to describe the following motivational strategies and techniques: Reflection, Affirmation, Summary, and Open-ended Questions.
    2. Participants will learn how to identify, elicit and respond to Change Talk
    3. Participants will learn effective ways to provide information.

     

     

    Click Here to Register for this training.

    Virtual Location
  • Motivational Interviewing - Day 3,4

    Motivational Interviewing - Day 3,4


    April 23, 2024 April 24, 2024

     

    Click Here to Register for this training.

    This is a 4 part training - this link is for day 3 and 4

    Trainers: Fran Lesicko, MA, LP

     

    This training allows participants to learn and practice the evidence based practice of motivational interviewing.

    1. Participants will be able to describe the following motivational strategies and techniques: Reflection, Affirmation, Summary, and Open-ended Questions.
    2. Participants will learn how to identify, elicit and respond to Change Talk
    3. Participants will learn effective ways to provide information.

     

     

    Click Here to Register for this training.

    Virtual Location
  • Motivational Interviewing - Day 3,4

    Motivational Interviewing - Day 3,4


    April 23, 2024 April 24, 2024

     

    Click Here to Register for this training.

    This is a 4 part training - this link is for day 3 and 4

    Trainers: Fran Lesicko, MA, LP

     

    This training allows participants to learn and practice the evidence based practice of motivational interviewing.

    1. Participants will be able to describe the following motivational strategies and techniques: Reflection, Affirmation, Summary, and Open-ended Questions.
    2. Participants will learn how to identify, elicit and respond to Change Talk
    3. Participants will learn effective ways to provide information.

     

     

    Click Here to Register for this training.

    Virtual Location
    Psychopharmacology

    Psychopharmacology


    April 24, 2024

     

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    Presenter:  Mukesh Kumar, MD

    Psychiatric medications are often used in the management of mental health and substance use disorders. Various medications affect mood, attention, behavior, and thought processes. This training will provide an overview of commonly prescribed medications, what they are used for, and associated side effects. This training contains significant medical terminology

    Objectives:

    • Participants will have an understanding of commonly prescribed psychiatric medications and their role in treating mental health and substance use disorders.
    • Participants will be aware of common side effects and strategies for helping people communicate their concerns with the prescriber.
    • Participants will be aware of trends and emerging practices associated with the use of psychiatric medications.

     

    Click Here to Register for this IN PERSON training.

    RADIAS Main Office Conference Room 3.30
    166 4th Street Suite 200
    St. Paul, MN 55101
    (651) 291-1979
  • Civil Commitment Court

    Civil Commitment Court


    April 25, 2024

     

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    Trainer: Julie Duncan MA, LP & Kellie Geisler, MA, LPCC

    This training will provide an overview of the civil commitment process with a focus on the case manager's role. We will review the steps leading up to commitment, the types of petitions, and what happens after someone is civilly committed.  We will explain reporting requirements and revocations.

    Objectives:

    • Learn steps to commitment process
    • Understand criteria for commitment and revocation
    • Understand types of petitions and orders
    • Learn reporting requirements and how to accurately prepare for the court

    Click Here to Register for this training.

     

     

    Virtual Location