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Behavioral Healthcare Education In-Person Courses

Training Locations

Onsite trainings are held at two convenient locations in Pennsylvania:

  • Grantville (Harrisburg/Hershey area)
    Holiday Inn Grantville
    604 Station Road
    Grantville, PA 17028
  • Philadelphia – Drexel Queen Lane Campus
    2900 West Queen Lane
    Philadelphia, PA 19129

Grantville Trainings          Philadelphia Trainings

Cancellations and Refunds

For possible weather cancellations, please call toll free 877.243.3033 after 6:30 a.m. the day of the training to confirm either cancellation or presentation of the course. If you must cancel your attendance, please call. Keep in mind that attendance will be electronically tracked and if you register for a course that you do not attend and do not cancel prior to the offering, your future registration may be blocked.

If you need to cancel your attendance at a course, please notify us within 24 hours of the training by calling 877.243.3033 or emailing bheweb@drexel.edu. We will credit your account for a future trainings. Refunds will not be made for any trainings (virtual or in person). Accounts will be credited for future training interests.

Same-Day Registration

We will no longer allow walk-in/onsite registration.

Grantville (Harrisburg/Hershey Area) Trainings

March 7, 2024, 1-4:15 p.m.
TR564 – Engagement: The Biggest Predictor of Success

Training fee: $27
Location: Holiday Inn Grantville
Instructor: Christopher M. Owens, MA, LPC, CCTP, C-DBT

Research clearly demonstrates that the single biggest predictor of therapeutic success is the strength of the clinical relationship. The helper’s ongoing focus on engagement is central to this alliance. Awareness of the importance of engagement, however, does not mitigate the myriad obstacles that interfere with developing and maintaining rapport. This course will define the concept of engagement and highlight its significance in clinical settings. Additionally, barriers will be discussed from the practitioner’s perspective. Strategies will also be provided to assist helpers in improving engagement with those they serve.

Learning Objectives

By the end of this training, participants will be able to:

  • Describe engagement as a primary factor of importance in clinical outcomes.
  • Identify at least three barriers to engagement.
  • List several strategies to enhance engagement.

CE Credits:
APA-3, CPRP-3, LSW/LCSW/LPC/LMFT-3, NBCC-3, PA Act48-3, PCB-3, PSNA-3, IACET-.3

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March 8, 2024, 9 a.m.-3:30 p.m.
TR566 – The BHE Toolkit 2: Specific Practices for the Art of Helping People With Anxiety

Training fee: $45
Location: Holiday Inn Grantville
Instructor: Christopher M. Owens, MA, LPC, CCTP, C-DBT

This course focuses on specific interventions of use to the professional helper when providing therapeutic services in behavioral healthcare. The aim of this workshop is to add to the helper’s “bag of tricks” or “toolkit” pertaining to assisting people with anxiety. Participants engage in didactic and experiential learning related to several anxiety-specific interventions. Participants also dialogue in small groups to share creative and effective interventions they have used in their various practice settings.

Learning Objectives

By the end of this training, participants will be able to:

  • Summarize the general purposes of interventions.
  • Discuss having a sound rationale for using various techniques.
  • Describe the benefits associated with each strategy.
  • Outline the drawbacks and barriers to using selected interventions.
  • Implement each intervention as relevant to one’s own professional practice.

CE Credits:
APA-5, CPRP-5, LSW/LCSW/LPC/LMFT-5, NBCC-5, PA Act48-5, PCB-5, PSNA-5, IACET-.5

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Philadelphia Trainings

March 5, 2024, 9 a.m.-3:30 p.m.
TR597 – Be Well: Self-Care for the Practitioner

Training fee: $45
Location: Drexel Queen Lane Campus
Instructor: Lindsay Martin, PhD, LPC, NCC

Practitioners in the helping professions face specific occupational hazards due to the nature of their work. These hazards, or costs of caring, may manifest in clusters of symptoms identified as compassion fatigue, burnout and secondary traumatic stress. In this course, the complexities of providing behavioral healthcare services, common stress responses, and personal and professional stressors impacting wellness will be explored. Provider impairment will be analyzed in relation to ethical principles, and self-care strategies to prevent impairment will be examined. This course will provide an opportunity for participants to engage in self-evaluation and the formulation of an individualized plan for self-care and wellness.

Learning Objectives

By the end of this training, participants will be able to:

  • Discuss the occupational hazards of providing behavioral healthcare services
  • Describe psychological stress responses common to clinical practice.
  • Characterize the dimensions of holistic wellness.
  • Identify personal and professional stressors impacting wellness and client services.
  • Apply self-care strategies for impairment prevention and intervention.

CE Credits:
APA-5, CPRP-5, LSW/LCSW/LPC/LMFT-5, NBCC-5, PA Act48-5, PCB-5, PSNA-5, IACET-.5

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March 20, 2024, 9 a.m.-3:30 p.m.
TR537 – Stigma and Mental Illness: Recovering an Identity Spoiler

Training fee: $45
Location: Drexel Queen Lane Campus
Instructor: Karin C. Gladney, PhD, CAADC

Recovery is a complex process of adjusting personal attitudes, shifting beliefs in self, and restoring or developing a positive and meaningful identity apart from one’s condition. People living with mental illnesses identify stigma as a major factor that impacts self-esteem, self-efficacy and one’s sense of meaning. This loss of ego, confidence and self-control derived from stigma leads to a sense of ‘spoiled identity’ [Goffman, 1963] and impedes seeking and participating in timely managements. According to the American Psychiatric Association, despite the active anti-stigma campaigns for mental illness, it is still rampant today. This training examines the impact of stigma on self-concept, social relationships, community involvement and recovery processes for psychiatric health and well-being of individuals with mental illness.

Learning Objectives

By the end of this training, participants will be able to:

  • Examine the prevalence and power of stigma among individuals living with serious mental illnesses.
  • Discuss how stigma develops, is internalized and sustained, and interacts with other psychological and behavioral processes.
  • Explain how the cycle of shame, stigma and discrimination impedes timely help-seeking, belief, access and engagement in treatments and supports.
  • Identify interventions/practices evidenced to reduce internalized stigma, address other indices of psychosocial functioning, and improve personal, service and social outcomes.
  • Design an empowering “righteous indignation” approach to address injustices and break the bonds of stigma.

CE Credits:
APA-5, CPRP-5, LSW/LCSW/LPC/LMFT-5, NBCC-5, PA Act48-5, PCB-5, PSNA-5, IACET-.5

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*These courses are part of the 10-course Trauma Series.

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