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Webinar - The Essentials of Effective Psychotherapy: What We Know Works
Thursday, June 08, 2023, 10:00 AM - 2:30 PM CDT
Category: WAFCA CE Training

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The Essentials of Effective Psychotherapy: What We Know Works
Presented by Kelli Underwood, LCSW

*Up to 4 CE credits will be issued to those attending this virtual opportunity.
Details: June 8 (10:00am - 2:30pm, including a 30-minute lunch break)

Description: If you want to increase successful outcomes with clients, attend this training.  Understanding the essential pieces to effective treatment with clients is beneficial and worthwhile, whether you are new to mental health or a seasoned counselor.  In this interactive and dynamic training, we will operationalize the foundations of building rapport; the specific skills of active listening; self- management techniques for our triggers, dysregulation, distractions; monitoring of time; and small impactful actions to take. Visual and experiential learning will be provided.     

Learning Objectives
  • Identify the skills included in O.A.R.S. 
  • Practice the Basic OARS of rapport-building. 
  • Identify the systems of polyvagal theory related to self-regulation. 
  • Recognize triggers that activate the nervous system. 
  • Experience somatic strategies for slowing down, speeding up and letting go. 
  • Learn three methods for tracking time. 

Presenter Information: Kelli R. Underwood, LCSW is a speaker, consultant and psychotherapist. Ms. Underwood received a Master’s degree in Social Work from Indiana University in1996. She was the Director of Child and Family Programs and a psychotherapist at the Center for Contextual Change (C.C.C.) in Chicago, a nationally renowned trauma treatment center, for fifteen years.. Kelli was an adjunct faculty member at the University of Chicago’s Master’s in Social Work Program for seven years. In 2013, Kelli moved to North Carolina and launched her own business providing speaking, consulting and psychotherapy. Kelli treats children, adolescents, adults and families impacted by all types of traumatic experiences. She is a behavioral and mental health consultant for school districts across North Carolina. Kelli trains and consults with school districts on restorative justice circles, trauma, and mental health. She conducts numerous trainings on a variety of topics surrounding trauma, concerning behaviors, mental health, compassion fatigue, and organizational change to healthcare professionals, educators, students and parents. She trains therapists on Transformative Insight Imagery, a holistic treatment technique.

This opportunity is available FREE of charge! Many thanks to our partners at the Great Lakes Mental Health Technology Transfer Center for providing funding support. For additional training and resources available through the MHTTC, visit their website


About our Offerings:

WAFCA has been approved by NBCC as an Approved Continuing Education Provider, ACEP No. 6778. Programs that do not qualify for NBCC credit are clearly identified. WAFCA is solely responsible for all aspects of the programs. Visit the WAFCA-CE registration page for more information on fees and policies. 

Wisconsin Association of Family & Children's Agencies (WAFCA)
16 N Carroll St, #750
Madison, WI 53703  (608) 257-5939 

Contact: [email protected]