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Emotional Safety in the Therapy Room and Beyond: Tools and strategies for resourcing clients of all ages (Live Online)


Credit Available - See CEs/Contact Hours tab below.


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Description

Course Format

Live interactive webinar: Participants will have the opportunity to engage in discussion by unmuting and directly asking questions or through the chat feature in Zoom. 


This is the live online webinar delivery format of this course. It is also available live in-person. They will be held simultaneously.

This training will focus on providing therapists of all backgrounds and settings with a set of valuable and immediately practical tools/strategies for resourcing in session. Resources taken from working in many settings and across the full age span of mental health clients will be presented. Participants will be given opportunities to witness the use of these tools through video clips, live demonstrations, and through experiential practice. Each tool/strategy presented will be accompanied with material on the science behind its effectiveness, any research done or emerging, and where participants can acquire more information.

An introduction to the importance of emotion regulation and activation state will be given, primarily relying on Polyvagal Theory as a basis for common vocabulary and understanding. This will review concepts such as the Window of Tolerance and Polyvagal Ladder, some of the consequences of hyper and hypo arousal for counseling outcomes, as well as cautions and insights regarding dissociation.

Strategies Included:

  • Olfactory Resource Installation
  • Proprioception Strategies; heavy ball, the Tasper, weighted items
  • Breath as Bi-lingual: using sensory supports that are both autonomic and somatic
  • Why I feed my clients
  • Heart Rate Variability (HVR) and use of Heart Math’s Inner Balance device
  • Pendulation
  • The Feelings Engine from The Alert Program®
  • DNMS Internal Resource team
  • Tactile strategies for regulation; slime, model magic, sand/rice, spinners (these are for adults too)
  • The Safe and Sound Protocol (SSP) from Unyte

This training provides an opportunity for staff and clinicians working with children, adolescents and young adults to increase their confidence in providing psycho-education to clients about the science of felt safety, a variety of tools and strategies to better meet individual client preferences, learning style and comfort levels for resourcing, and how to effectively adapt these tools/strategies for a variety of settings.

Learning Objectives:

  • Participants will be able to explain the science of felt safety to clients and client families in a jargon-free, approachable manner using provided analogies and sample stories.
  • Explain individual tools and strategies to clients; how they work, what to expect, and how they fit together with therapeutic work already in progress.
  • Be equipped to improve hyperarousal and hypoarousal using regulation and resourcing techniques in practice sessions including: Proprioceptive and tactile strategies, pendulation techniques, visualization resources, olfactory installation technique, and other sensory based supports.
  • Understand and feel equipped to further explore training in: The SSP (Safe and Sound Protocol) and HeartMath® The Inner Balance™ sensor and app.

Research: 

Target Audience: social workers, mental health practitioners, creative arts therapists, marriage and facility therapists, psychologists, addiction professionals, case managers, and other interested individuals.

Content Level: beginning and intermediate

Customer Service

We are happy to respond to any concerns or questions you may have. Please contact us at by email at sw-ce@buffalo.edu or by phone at 716-829-5841.

ADA Accommodations: If you require any support for your ADA needs in the United States, please contact us by email at least 3 weeks prior to the event by email at sw-ce@buffalo.edu or by phone at 716-829-5841.


Registration

Registration open until: 9/14/23


CEs/Contact Hours


NYSED LMSW & LCSW CEs/Contact Hours

University at Buffalo School of Social Work, Office of Continuing Education is recognized by the New York State Education Department's State Board for Social Work as an approved provider of continuing education for licensed social workers #SW-0001. Continuing education Live Online (Webinar) contact hours: 6.5


NYSED LMHC CEs/Contact Hours

University at Buffalo School of Social Work, Office of Continuing Education is recognized by the New York State Education Department's State Board for Mental Health Practitioners as an approved provider of continuing education for licensed mental health counselors #MHC-0008. Continuing education Live Online (Webinar) contact hours: 6.5


NYSED LMFT CEs/Contact Hours

University at Buffalo School of Social Work, Office of Continuing Education is recognized by the New York State Education Department's State Board for Mental Health Practitioners as an approved provider of continuing education for licensed marriage and family therapists #MFT-0007. Continuing education Live Online (Webinar) contact hours: 6.5


NYSED LCAT CEs/Contact Hours

University at Buffalo School of Social Work, Office of Continuing Education is recognized by the New York State Education Department's State Board for Mental Health Practitioners as an approved provider of continuing education for licensed creative arts therapists #CAT-0003. Continuing education Live Online (Webinar) contact hours: 6.5


NYSED PSY CEs/Contact Hours

University at Buffalo School of Social Work, Office of Continuing Education is recognized by the New York State Education Department's State Board for Psychology as an approved provider of continuing education for licensed psychologists #PSY-0062. Continuing education Live Online (Webinar) contact hours: 6.5


UB Test Credit

University at Buffalo School of Social Work, Office of Continuing Education is recognized by the New York State Education Department's State Board for Social Work as an approved provider of continuing education for licensed social workers #SW-0001. Continuing education contact hours:  


ASWB ACE approved continuing education

University at Buffalo School of Social Work, Office of Continuing Education, #1773, is approved to offer social work continuing education by the Association of Social Work Boards (ASWB) Approved Continuing Education (ACE) program. Organizations, not individual courses, are approved as ACE providers. State and provincial regulatory boards have the final authority to determine whether an individual course may be accepted for continuing education credit. University at Buffalo School of Social Work, Office of Continuing Education maintains responsibility for this course. ACE provider approval period: 02/23/2022 - 02/23/2026. Social workers completing this course receive 6.5 continuing education credits.


UBSW - NYS OASAS

NYS OASAS Provider #0045: 6.5 hours for CPP & CPS Initial Hours in Section 1; CASAC, CPP & CPS Renewal Hours.



Handouts

Trainer

Laurie M. Belanger, LCSW-R's Profile

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Laurie M. Belanger, LCSW-R has been providing services to children, adults, and families for over 20yrs in Western NY. She is passionate about serving the needs of families coping with multi-layered, complicated concerns. Laurie has a strong interest and background in trauma, sensory development, chronic pain, adoption, mental health and neurodiversity. She is an approved EMDR Consultant through EMDRIA and was professionally trained in TBRI®️ (Trust Based Relational Interventions) by the Karyn Purvis Institute of Child Development. Laurie currently provides individual and family therapy and professional consultation in her private practice setting in East Amherst NY. She includes access to some of the most up to date trauma therapies and supports in her practice. Included in this is The SSP (Safe and Sound Protocol), a Polyvagal informed, evidence-based therapeutic tool designed to reset the nervous system and return it to safety. Laurie has worked with school districts, hospitals, foster care/ adoption agencies, direct service mental health providers and has presented at professional conferences for a diverse group of professional disciplines on her passion for safely combining deeply sensory oriented, trauma informed materials and supports into diverse settings successfully. She is dedicated to providing cross discipline education to the community so that professionals, both in & outside of the trauma therapy field might have access to the most up to date, evidence-based knowledge to add to their own fields of service.


Equipment Requirements

Required Hardware
- A computer (desktop/laptop) or mobile device (smartphone/tablet).
- Speakers/headphones/earbuds OR access to a phone to call in to the Zoom room.


Strongly Encouraged Hardware
- Webcam or mobile device with a camera for interacting in course activities.


Internet Connection
- A stable Internet connection of 56K or greater is required. (However, please note that a 56K connection may degrade the quality of your experience.)

Any questions about these requirements or other technical questions can be directed to sw-ce@buffalo.edu.

Online Course Access

Upon successful registration of the course you will be able to access the course materials. 

How do I test my system / access the online training?

To access the program, please log into your account. Please plan to log in 10 minutes prior to the start time. Click on the Launch Viewer button next to your program title to confirm you can see video and hear audio. You will enter the room with your microphone muted and your camera off. For the best experience, please leave these settings as is unless instructed otherwise. 

How do I access the course materials

To download course materials, log into your account. Under the seminar name click on the Handouts button.

For some trainings, the course handouts may not be available until the morning of the program.

Completion Requirements

No partial credit is given for partial attendance.

Live Online Completion Requirements 

In order to receive a certificate of completion for this course participants must complete the following.

Please note all requirements can be found in your UBCE21 portal. 

- Attend the entire course.  Zoom attendance is used to verify viewing requirements. Zoom can take up to 48 hours to confirm attendance. Participation in small group activities is required.

- Document participation codes and respond to poll questions. Single letter participation codes will be displayed throughout the training. Participants must input the codes in the orange "Evaluation & Certificate" button. Participants must record at least 75% of the codes correctly and participate in at least 75% of the polls.

-  After the training, complete the evaluation by clicking on the "Evaluation and Certificate" button for this course.

The certificate of completion will be immediately generated in your account upon completion of all course requirements. Certificates may be downloaded, printed, or left in your account. 

Agenda

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Cancellation and Refund Policy

Cancellation Policy:

Live (In-Person, Online, and Hybrid) Trainings

The cancellation and refund policy below applies to individual courses. If you purchased multiple courses at one time they may be subject to individual processing fees. Participants can make payment or refund inquiries by contacting the Office of Continuing Education by phone 716-829-5844 or by email at sw-ce@buffalo.edu. Standard business hours for the Office of Continuing Education are Monday – Friday 9:00am to 4:30pm. Any requests made outside of these days and times will default to the next business day.

Up to 3 CEs/Contact Hours

  • Up to 30 days prior to the training date refund will be issued in the form of (1) a gift card in the full payment amount OR (2) a refund to the original method of payment minus a $25 processing fee 
  • 29 days to 2 days prior to the training date refund will be issued in the form of (1) a gift card minus a $15 processing fee OR (2) a refund to the original method of payment minus a $25 processing fee 
  • 24 hours or less prior to the training no gift cards or refunds will be issued

3.25 - 5.75 CEs/Contact Hours

  • Up to 30 days prior to the training date refund will be issued in the form of (1) a gift card in the full payment amount OR (2) a refund to the original method of payment minus a $25 processing fee 
  • 29 days to 2 days prior to the training date refunds will be issued in the form of (1) a gift card minus a $25 processing fee OR (2) a refund of 50% to original method of payment
  • 24 hours or less prior to the training no gift cards or refunds will be issued

6-11.75 CEs/Contact Hours

  • Up to 30 days prior to the training date refund will be issued in the form of (1) a gift card in the full payment amount OR (2) a refund to the original method of payment minus a $50 processing fee 
  • 29 days to 2 days prior to the training date refunds will be issued in the form of (1) a gift card minus a $50 processing fee OR (2) a refund of 50% to original method of payment
  • 24 hours or less prior to the training no gift cards or refunds will be issued

12 or more CEs/Contact Hours

  • Up to 60 days prior to the training date refund will be issued in the form of (1) a gift card in the full payment amount OR (2) a refund to the original method of payment minus a $50 processing fee 
  • 59 to 6 days prior to the training date refund will be issued in the form of (1) a gift card minus a $50 processing fee OR (2) a refund of 50% to original method of payment
  • 5 days or less prior to the training      No gift cards or refunds will be issued
  • Visit ubswce.ce21.com and refer to the "CEs/Contact Hours" tab on the respective training page to confirm the number of approved CEs/Contact Hours. There may be instances where a special workshop has additional cancellation rules that will be stated in the workshop description.

Online Self-Study Training

  • Participants have up to 72 hours from purchase to contact the Office of Continuing Education by phone or email and request a refund for an online course.

Gift Cards

Gift cards can be used as payment toward future trainings. Gift cards never expire.

Loyalty Reward Points

  • Participants who request a refund will forfeit any Loyalty Reward Points they may have received from that purchase.
  • Participants who request a refund on a purchase paid for with Loyalty Reward Points will have those rewards credited back to their account within 5 business days of the refund being processed.

Substitute Attendance

If a registered participant is unable to attend a training and would like another individual to attend in their place the Office of Continuing Education must be called or emailed at least one full business day before the training. Substitution decisions will be made on a case-by-case basis.

Check Refund

Any refund requests for a check payment may take up to 4 weeks to process.

UB Cancelled Trainings

  • If the Office of Continuing Education cancels a training, participants will be notified via email and refunds will be paid in full.
  • Please be aware that if the University at Buffalo is closed trainings and workshops may still be taking place.
  • Please contact the Office of Continuing Education at sw-ce@buffalo.edu or 716-829-5841 if you have any questions or concerns regarding whether or not a training is still being held.

Additional questions and support?

Please email sw-ce@buffalo.edu or call 716-829-5841.