Workshops are posted as they become available.
Health and Human Services
John Carroll University Office of Continuing Education is an approved provider for the Ohio Counselor, Social Worker, and Marriage and Family Therapists Board (provider #RCS030604; NBCC provider #4064). CEUs are also available for nursing professionals–the Ohio Board of Nursing recognizes educational activities that have been approved for other disciplines. John Carroll University is approved by the Ohio Psychological Association – MCE Program to offer continuing education for psychologists. John Carroll University [tax id: 00PO-340714681], maintains responsibility for the program.
Participating Ohio psychologists’ signatures are required on the day of the class. All workshops are offered in conjunction with the Community Counseling Program at John Carroll University. The Office of Continuing Education is a division of the John Carroll University, Boler School of Business.
COMMUNITY MENTAL HEALTH CENTERS — WHAT STUDENTS AND NEW PROFESSIONALS NEED TO KNOW
Friday, January 24, 2014
1:00 – 4:00 pm
Dolan Science Center, room 202-203
Working in a Community Mental Health Center (CMHC) can be a great educational experience for students and counselors at all levels. However, there are distinct differences between the educational experience (including clinical laboratory-based practicum) and the practical, clinical experiences encountered from day to day at a CMHC. Master’s students and newly licensed professionals need to learn how to navigate the obstacles of working with significantly mentally ill clients, who are oftentimes experiencing multiple psychosocial stressors, while not having ideal resources to effectively treat and advocate on behalf of these clients. This interactive presentation will provide real-life experiences and guidelines for learning how to successfully traverse this exciting, yet challenging area of treatment.
Objective 1: Participants will identify clinical, political, and social justice related issues associated with working in a community mental health center.
Objective 2: Participants will learn effective skills for navigating their first year in a community mental health center.
Bill Cervenik, PCC-S is the Admissions Coordinator at Portage Path Behavioral Health in Akron, Ohio and a Doctoral Candidate at Kent State University in the Counseling and Human Services program. He has worked in community mental health centers for the past 14 years and has been licensed in Ohio for over 11 years. He has supervised Master’s interns as well as newly licensed counselors in community mental health centers.
Matthew Branfield, PC-CR is a Doctoral Candidate in the Counseling and Human Development Services program at Kent State University. He has most recently worked as a contract therapist at Portage Path Behavioral Health doing individual therapy. Previously, he worked at a community mental health center for children and adolescents in the Columbus area.