Training

Arkansas Counseling & Wellness Services is an approved provider (ACEP #7353) and can offer continuing education credit to counselors. If you want to learn more about our current schedule of continuing education, check our calendar for additional information. Feel free to call our team Monday to Thursday between 9 am and 2:00pm with questions. We look forward to seeing you soon.

What Trainings are Available?

BASIC MOTIVATIONAL INTERVIEWING – 6 CE

Friday, May 17, 2024

This course will be presented by Kristy Burton, PhD, LPC-S, AADC, MAC, CS, NCC, SAP, TA, A Licensed Professional Counselor and Advanced Alcohol Drug Counselor with nearly 10 years of experience as a therapist and over 20 years working with individuals with substance use disorders. We will be reviewing information from the new Motivational Interviewing 4th edition text.

Objectives:

  • The Spirit of Motivational Interviewing
  • The basic skills of Motivational Interviewing (open-ended questions, affirmations, reflective listening, summarizing)
  • The five stages of change and the characteristics that define each
  • The four types of resistance you may encounter (reluctance, rebellion, resignation, and rationalization) and how to roll with resistance
  • Techniques to balance advocacy and inquiry in conversations that can lead to behavioral health change
  • The ways in which Motivational Interviewing can positively impact client wellness

Event Details: The event will be offered via video conferencing. You will be provided access to the continuing education certificate, slideshow, and other pertinent materials following submission of your post-event evaluation survey. As such, please register for the event with an individual email account.

Continuing Education Hours: This course is approved by NBCC for 6 continuing education hours.

Date and time

Friday, May 17, 2024

9 am to 4 pm central.

 

Cost
$100

 

Location

A link will be sent to all registered virtual attendees.

TRAUMA-INFORMED CARE: ETHICAL PRACTICES

Friday, May 24, 2024

This comprehensive training program, titled “Trauma-Informed Care: Ethical Practice,” is designed to equip healthcare and social service professionals with the knowledge and skills needed to provide compassionate and ethical care to individuals who have experienced trauma. Participants will learn the principles of trauma-informed care, ethical considerations in trauma-sensitive practice, and strategies for creating a safe and supportive environment for clients.

 

Through case studies, interactive discussions, and practical scenarios, attendees will gain a deeper understanding of trauma’s impact and the importance of ethical decision-making in promoting healing and resilience. This training is essential for professionals committed to delivering trauma-informed services with integrity and empathy.

Date and time

Friday, May 24, 2024

9 am to Noon each day.

 

Cost
$30

 

Location

A link will be sent to all registered virtual attendees.

OVERVIEW/REFRESHER

MOTIVATIONAL INTERVIEWING

March 29, 2024

This course will be presented by Kristy Burton, PhD, LPC-S, AADC, NCC, SAP, TA, A Licensed Professional Counselor and Advanced Alcohol Drug Counselor with nearly 10 years of experience as a therapist and over 20 years working with individuals with substance use disorders. We will be reviewing information from the new Motivational Interviewing 4th edition text.

Objectives:

  • The Spirit of Motivational Interviewing
  • The basic skills of Motivational Interviewing (open-ended questions, affirmations, reflective listening, summarizing)
  • The five stages of change and the characteristics that define each
  • The four types of resistance you may encounter (reluctance, rebellion, resignation, and rationalization) and how to roll with resistance
  • Techniques to balance advocacy and inquiry in conversations that can lead to behavioral health change
  • The ways in which Motivational Interviewing can positively impact client wellness

Event Details: The event will be offered via Zoom video conferencing or in person (Springdale, Arkansas). You will be provided access to the continuing education certificate, slideshow, and other pertinent materials following submission of your post-event evaluation survey. As such, please register for the event with an individual email account.

Continuing Education Hours: This course is approved by NBCC for 3 continuing education hours.

Date and time

Friday, March 29, 2024, 9:00 am to noon

 

Cost
$50 or $75 for both sessions

 

Location

2940 W. Sunset Ave., Springdale, Arkansas (subject to change based on number of in person registrants.

A zoom link will be sent to all registered virtual attendees.

ETHICS FOR CO-OCCURRING COUNSELORS

March 29, 2024

This course will be presented by Dr. Kristy Burton, LPC-S, AADC, NCC, SAP, TA, A Licensed Professional Counselor and Advanced Alcohol Drug Counselor with over 10 years of experience as a therapist and over 20 years working with individuals with substance use disorders.

Objectives:

  • Attendees will gain a better awareness and understanding of the implications of ethics in their profession.
  • Learn and explore ethics as they pertain to co-occurring clients.
  • Exploration of ethical issues and discussion via the use of case presentations and case studies.

Event Details: The event will be offered via Zoom video conferencing or in person. You will be provided access to the continuing education certificate, slideshow, and other pertinent materials following submission of your post event evaluation survey. As such, please register for the event with an individual email account.

Continuing Education Hours: This course is approved by NBCC for 3 continuing education hours.

Date and time

Friday, March 29, 2024, 1:00 pm to 4:00 pm

 

Cost
$50 or $75 for both sessions

 

Location

2940 W. Sunset Ave., Springdale, Arkansas (subject to change based on number of in person registrants.

A zoom link will be sent to all registered virtual attendees.