Continuing Education

For many years, AGAPE has offered training modules to area universities and community counselors through our Counselor Training Institute. These courses provide opportunities for area counselors to enhance their skills in specific areas while earning continuing education credits sponsored by Lipscomb’s University’s Graduate Program of Clinical Mental Health Counseling. 

Our upcoming course offerings are listed below.

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Continuing Education

Upcoming Courses

Using Play Therapy to Build Resilience in Children of Divorce

Taught by Jamie Lynn Langley, LCSW, RPT-S, President of TN Association for Play Therapy

Tuesday, February 5th from 9am-12pm 

Participants will be able to:

  1. Describe how to establish and maintain the role of the play therapist for the child client in divorce cases
  2. Define what resiliency is and explain the rationale for inclusion in play therapy treatment for children of divorce
  3. Cite the 7 C's of Resiliency and how these can be incorporated in play therapy interventions
  4. Identify at least three play therapy interventions that can be used in treatment with children of divorce

3 CE credits available

Register here.

 

Assessing and Managing Suicide Risk

Taught by Andrea Mills, LPC/MHSP-S, Assistant Director Counseling Center at Lipscomb University

Tuesday, February 12th from 9-11am

Participants will be able to:

  1. Identify important information to collect when assessing for suicide risk
  2. Synthesize information collected into a risk formulation
  3. Create crisis responses and safety plans to assist in managing suicide risk

2 CE credits available

Register here.

 

Helping Clients Through the Grief Journey

Taught by Paula Wiemers, LPC/MHSP, AGAPE Therapist

Tuesday, March 12th from 9-11am

Participants will:

  1. Learn about the stages and tasks of grief/loss and how to integrate these concepts in grief counseling
  2. Be able to identify complicated grief and how to help clients manage, and also learn which clients may be in need of clinical attention/intervention
  3. Understand the benefit and harm of magical thinking in children and adults who are grieving, as well as other concepts and strategies to help clients progress through the loss journey

2 CE credits available

Register here.

 

Using Genograms in Counseling: Getting to Know Clients & Helping Clients Understand Themselves

Taught by Danny Camp, DMin, LMFT, AGAPE Therapist

Tuesday, March 26th from 9-11am

Participants will be able to:

  1. Discuss the basic principles of the genogram (structure/symbols/purpose), with emphasis on how to actively bring clients into the process
  2. Identify how genograms promote insight and help clients recognize how their families of origin "create a default" in how they communicate, handle conflict, relate to others, etc.
  3. Describe how to detect and help clients detect emotional triggers related to their families of origin that impact their current relationships

2 CE credits available

Register here.

 

The Tools of TraumaPlay: Play Therapy for Traumatized Children

Taught by Paris Goodyear-Brown, LCSW, RPT-S, Director of Nurture House

Friday, April 5th from 9am-12pm

Participants will be able to:

  1. List the seven core components of TraumaPlay™ 
  2. Describe at least one play therapy intervention that can be used in pursuit of each treatment goal
  3. Explain the concept of containment as it is used in this play therapy model
  4. List the options of the Play Therapist's Palette for titration work

3 CE credits available

Register here.

 

Navigating Challenging Ethical Issues in Counseling

Taught by Terry Casey, PhD, Licensed Psychologist, HSP

Tuesday, April 23rd from 9am-12pm

Participants will:

  1. Identify the five primary perspectives of the Multiple Perspective Model of ethical decision-making
  2. Describe how to navigate professional codes of ethics, state licensing rules and laws pertaining to technology-related issues
  3. Determine ethical courses of action by applying the Multiple Perspective Model
  4. Discuss strategies and methods for avoiding ethical problems

3 CE credits available

Register here.