WAFCA Continuing Education & Professional Development Program 2022

 

Upcoming Events:

August 12

10:00 - 2:30
(30min lunch)

via webinar

 

Ethics & Boundaries: Moral Principles & Cultural Humility
Presenter: Anita Mandley, MS, LCPC: Center for Contextual Change

Content to include: cultural humility vs. cultural competency; provider self-awareness, exploring personal history and bias; ethics as a system of moral values and responsibilities; privilege and marginalization; the four main ethical principles (beneficence, non-maleficence, autonomy, justice and diversity, equity, and inclusion)

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September 20

10:00 - 2:30
(30min lunch)

via webinar

The Road Traveled: Applied Behavior Analysis & Socially Significant Change 
Presenter: Jana Sarno, BCBA: Autism in Motion

Content to include: the science of Applied Behavior Analysis (ABA) in encouraging meaningful and durable improvements to human behavior (such as increased independence, freedom from problem behavior, increased social/communication skills, and much more), a short history of the road traveled in the science and practice of ABA, examples of ABA in practice with a heightened focus on outcomes for individuals with autism and those who exhibit challenging behavior

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October 13

9:00 - 4:00 
(1hr lunch)

*IN-PERSON ONLY*

in Eau Claire, Wisconsin

Ethics and Boundaries: Special Considerations in Youth Work 
Presenter: Lisa Anderson, LPC, CSW: A Healing Place

Content to include: special considerations for younger children and those age 14+; balancing authenticity & the use of self-disclosure; technology considerations with youth; parent involvement in treatment; discussion of scenarios (“case studies”) with collaborative problem-solving; and more!

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November
2-3

9am - 12pm each day

via webinar

Dear Black Male
Presenters: Qur-An Webb, MSW & Anthony Gay: Welcome 2 Reality

Content to include: the depiction of Black males in today’s society, the impacts of cultural perceptions and implicit bias on the mental and physical health of Black males; historic and current systematic oppression; the connection between Black males and the fight for larger social justice goals; and more

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December
7-8

10am - 12pm each day

via webinar

Personality Disorders: Diagnosis & Treatment for Therapeutic Progress
Presenter: David Mays, MD, PhD: University of Wisconsin Department of Psychiatry

Content to include: attachment patterns; a brief discussion on each of the ten personality disorders, followed by and in-depth look at Borderline, Antisocial, and Narcissistic; transference, boundary, and safety issues; treatment, management, medication, and goal-setting; a simple approach for distinguishing personality disorders, ways to move through challenges that impede therapeutic progress

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 About WAFCA-CE

For more than 25 years, WAFCA has provided quality, timely continuing education for professionals serving children and families in Wisconsin. Each year, we train more than 1,000 participants including social workers, therapists, counselors, case managers, residential care workers, parenting support aides and in-home support workers on topics ranging from family systems to addiction and trauma.

WAFCA-CE is a trusted resource for continuing education for our member agencies and other behavioral health professionals in counties and in private practice. The Wisconsin Association of Family & Children's Agencies (WAFCA) has been approved by NBCC as an Approved Continuing Education ProviderTM (ACEP No.6778). Programs that do not qualify for NBCC credit are clearly identified. WAFCA is solely responsible for all aspects of the programs.  

For all WAFCA in-person training, certificates will be provided following the conclusion of the training, or when the individual exits the training, if leaving early. For all WAFCA-CE webinars, certificates will be issued within 30 days of the webinar. Click here for more information on continuing education hours, accommodations, program concerns, and confidentiality of participant information.


Fees & More...

WAFCA CE is now a member benefit; members pay $0! (Log in for member rates. Contact [email protected] for support.)

For non-members, all in-person events are $99.

Fees for WAFCA-CE webinars are based on the length of the event. Non-members will pay:

• $25 per 2 hours
• $50 per 4 hours
• $75 per 6 hours

Interested in learning more about WAFCA membership? Contact Kathy Markeland at [email protected]

Cancellations:  A two-week cancellation notice is requested. Participants cancelling no later than one week prior to the event will receive a full refund. Participants may arrange for a substitute but must notify WAFCA regarding substitution. To cancel or arrange for a substitute, please email [email protected] or call 608.257.5939.