ATSS Approved Trainings and Workshops
The H.U.G.S. Program, H.U.G.S. Helping Understand Grief & Trauma Sessions
The objective of the H.U.G.S. Training Program is to address the needs of traumatized and bereaved students who are socially and educationally struggling. The implement of a trauma and bereavement group will address the emotional boundaries that these students are experiencing. Releasing these emotional boundaries will allow these students to resume educationally and emotionally in a healthy manner.
Christine Dernederlanden, C.T.S.S., C.T.R. is the founder of Robert’s Press Canada’s Grief resource Centre. Christine is the award winning author of "Where is Robert?", the grief kit that aided over 6000 families affected by 9/11/01, “H.U.G.S.” Helping Children Understand Grief Sessions and her recent release “Where is My Courage?”
Best Practices in Critical Incident Response for the Workplace
October 11, 2013 Nashville, TN
Time: 9:00am - 4:00pm
Location: 4525 Harding Place, Suite 200, Nashville, TN 37025
Rod Ogilvie LCPC, CRADC, is the Director of Crisis Management Services & Training for Associates in Professional Counseling & Coaching. Rod was a member of the instructor team with the Illinois Campus Security Task Force team presenting regional training seminars to colleges and universities in 2007. He has completed Advanced Training in Critical Incident Stress Management through the International Critical Incident Stress Foundation, and is a trained trainer for their Group, Individual and Pastoral Crisis Intervention courses. Rod also is trainer and provider for Crisis Care Network, the world’s largest provider of crisis intervention services to the workplace. He has been involved in numerous critical incident situations involving suicide, accidental deaths, abuse, robberies and other situations where CISM strategies were implemented. He also has provided crisis intervention services connected with 9/11 and hurricane Katrina. Rod has been utilized as a trainer for large corporations, schools, colleges and universities, clergy, chaplains, emergency personnel, and hospitals. He has overseen the training of hundreds of social workers, counselors and other professionals as director of APC’s training division. Rod is an active member in the Northern Illinois Critical Incident Stress Management team, providing services to first responder groups.
Mr. Ogilvie obtained his Master’s Degree in Clinical Psychology from Wheaton College Graduate School in 1990. He is a Licensed Clinical Professional Counselor. He provides training, clinical counseling and executive coaching for Associates in Professional Counseling and Coaching.
Best Practices in CIR in the Workplace
November 9, 2013
Time: 8:00am - 4:30pm
Linda Hochstetler, MSW, RSW, serves as Clinical Manager at fseap Toronto, a leading provider of high quality Employee Assistance Program counselling and work-life services throughout Canada. She has 13 years of EAP experience, and has been responsible for coordinating and providing consultation for over 1,000 Critical Incident Responses during this time. She has personally gone on-site for more than 120 CIR’s for everything ranging from bank holdups, airline disasters, drownings, suicides, and workplace accidents to grief groups and mass terminations. She has provided support to individuals, as well as groups as large as 150 persons. She has been trained in Psychological First Aid by Bob VandePol, President of Crisis Care Network, and been given permission by him to provide trainings in PFA to other clinicians.
On Site Program Summary
The onsite section builds on the best practices literature reviewed in the online section of the course and provides a comprehensive overview of how to deliver critical incident response services in the workplace. The onsite section will cover the nature and frequency of critical incidents in the workplace, how to incorporate psychological first aid principles to organizations, individuals, and workgroups, how to organize response to incidents in the workplace, exercising culturally competency in the context of response to mass disasters, and how to promote resiliency and self care.
This program covers:
- Overview of the nature and frequency of critical incidents in the workplace
- Understanding how to serve in a consulting role
- Incorporating psychological first aid principles to organizations, individuals, and workgroups
- Organizing response to incidents in the workplace
- Mass disaster and cultural competency
- Promoting resiliency and self care
Best Practices in Critical Incident Response for the Workplace
November 15, 2013 Wyoming, Michigan
Judy Beahan, MSW, serves as Clinical Manager of Crisis Care Network. She manages training and development of the largest national provider network of Critical Incident Response Specialists to the workplace. Crisis Care Network responds 1,000 times per month following workplace tragedies to facilitate employee/organizational return to productivity. From 1988 – 1998 Judy worked as an Employee Assistance Program Account Executive providing management consultation, training, program development, and customized workplace interventions. From 1998 – 2010 Judy served in program development and managerial roles in behavioral healthcare, served on crisis response teams and maintained a practice as a licensed therapist. Additionally, Judy is a trained mediator, EMDR Level I, certified Journal to the Self Instructor, and certified QPR Gatekeeper Instructor for Suicide Prevention.
Jeff Gorter, MSW, is the EAP Account Executive for Crisis Care Network. Mr. Gorter brings over 27 years of clinical experience including consultation and extensive on-site critical incident response to businesses and communities. He has responded directly to the Sept. 11 terrorist attacks, Hurricane Katrina, the Virginia Tech shootings, the Deepwater Horizon Oil spill, and the earthquake/tsunami in Japan. He has conducted trainings and presented at the APA Annual Conference, the World Conference on Disaster Management, the International Society for Traumatic Stress Studies and at other state, national, and international venues on a variety of topics, including critical incident response. He currently serves on the Board of Diretors of the Employee Assistance Society of North America.
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