Salve Regina offering training workshops for mental health counselors

Salve Regina University

Salve Regina University announced today that they are offering a series of continuing education workshops for mental health counselors, beginning on November 13th. The workshops will meet the needs of providers who work with sexual abuse survivors, families impacted by sexual abuse, and youth with problematic sexual behaviors.

Training takes place at the Salve Regina University Center for Adult Education, located at 144 Metro Center Blvd. in Warwick. Registration is required, and can be completed online at salve.edu/coc-fall. Questions about the program can be directed to Dr. Drew, judith.drew@salve.edu.

The workshops are offered on November 13 and November 20, 2019, and will be repeated starting in February 2020. Mental health care providers who attend the workshops are eligible for continuing education credits approved by the National Board of Certified Counselors. Cost to attend is $80 per workshop.

Dr. Judith Drew, Assistant Professor and Graduate Program Director of the Clinical Rehabilitation and Mental Health Counseling program at Salve Regina, is spearheading the workshops in partnership with the Continuity of Care Group (CCG). Clinical directors and clinicians from the CCG will present the training, which includes topics of interest to both experienced counselors and those new to working with the at-risk youth population. A full list of training topics can be found at salve.edu/coc-fall.

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“This professional development series is offered for all levels of staff who work with youth at risk,” says Dr. Drew in a press release. “The workshops will help participants develop skills in collaborating with public and private agencies to meet the treatment needs of the youth and their families. Participants are trained in models to reduce re-victimization and prevent youth at risk from entering the correctional system through working directly with the families. When all parties in the system receive care and treatment, rehabilitation can occur that can result in fewer youth in prison and families remaining intact.”

“Salve Regina recognizes that continuing education is critically important to the counseling profession and we are proud to partner with the CCG to support practicing counselors with these in-depth workshops,” says Dr. Tobias Stapleton, Dean of Graduate Studies and Continuing Education at Salve Regina in the release. “We look forward to welcoming participants to our Warwick location.”

About the Rehabilitation Counseling programs at Salve Regina University: Accredited by the Council for Accreditation of Counseling and Related Educational Programs (CACREP), Salve Regina’s master’s degree programs educate students in mental health counseling, the study of co‐occurring chronic illnesses and disabilities, and the importance of employment/careers as a means for people with disabilities to achieve financial independence. Ours is a holistic approach to working with people with a variety of disabilities who represent diverse cultural, ethnic and linguistic backgrounds.

About the Continuity of Care Group: The mission of the Continuity of Care Group is to provide education, advocacy, and interdisciplinary collaboration to promote safety, stability, and well-being for high-risk youth and the families impacted by sexual abuse, while utilizing best practices in treatment and support services. The CCG has been offering programs on high-risk youth for more than 10 years.

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