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Upcoming Events at Sandstone Care in Colorado

We regularly host a variety of events at Sandstone Care. Most events are ideal for health professionals looking for fresh perspectives, educational presentations, and training. Each educational presentation offers CEUs and CPDs.

Telehealth Video Therapy: An In-Depth Look Into Using Telehealth Video Conferencing in Therapy

When: Friday, November 22, 9am - 11am

Where: Sandstone Care Denver: 7555 E Hampden Ave, suite #103, Denver, CO 80231

Presentation Overview: Technology is having an important impact on our society. More and more people are working remotely by using technological services, including video conferencing. Telehealth is even being used more frequently across many types of healthcare. It is gaining recognition as a meaningful tool to help people access care conveniently. The mental health field is no different. In this presentation, you will learn about how video conferencing is being used to meet the mental health needs of our community. We will explore the risks and rewards of using technology to provide psychological care.

Learning Objectives:

-Gain an understanding of how Telehealth is being used across health fields
-Learn about how Telehealth is being used in psychotherapy
-Evaluate the pros and cons of using Telehealth in therapy
-Gain essential information on how to use Telehealth video therapy in treatment including best practices and guidelines

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PCA Peer Coach Trainings

Multiple Dates, 9:00 A.M. - 5:00 P.M.

Sandstone Care is proud to be hosting various peer training events for PCA Colorado. They offer addiction recovery training to help recovery coach professionals in the industry. For more information on dates, times & training options, click the link below.

Past Events

Fantasies and Families: Working with Systemic Unreal in Addiction Recovery

April 19th, 2019, 8:30 am - 12:00 pm MST

What is the interior world of the younger clients that struggle with a variety of addictions and mental health issues? For many, it is a world of fantasy that is in stark contrast to the reality of their circumstances when they present for treatment. This can lead us as providers to dismiss their internal world, fall into the trap of placing our own values on them, and labeling them as resistant to change, much in the way that society has done.

Parents can also escape to their own fantasy world as they avoid the present crisis and resort to their unrealistic expectations for change. What has resulted is an existential dilemma for two generations with both using fantasy as primary coping mechanism. This presentation will explore these concepts of multigenerational fantasy and discuss ways to address them in treatment with a new lens.

Presented by John Brundrick, LPC & James Abrams, LPC, LAC

Video Marketing 101 For Clinicians: Using Video to Build Your Brand on Social Media

May 24th, 2019
8:30-9am: Registration, Networking & Continental Breakfast
9am - 11am: Presentation 

Learning Objectives: 

  • Budget friend video techniques, scripts, editing, and other tools.
  • Developing a content strategy
  • Live platforms and tools for creating high quality video 

Marketing yourself as a clinician on Social Media can be overwhelming. Your knowledge and expertise is needed but how do you separate yourself in the field? With video! This training is for any clinician that would like to start using VIDEO to grow their brand and connect more with the treatment community and attract potential clients. 

Immediacy in Group Process: Utilizing the here and now

May 17, 2019
9am - 11:30am

Learning Objectives:

  • Be able to both define and experience Immediacy as it relates to group process
  • Apply the concept of Immediacy to your current groups with specific interventions
  • Participate in a group process that will help you to tolerate the intensity of immediate feelings

Join Angelo Ciliberti LPC, LAC, CGP and Marc Azoulay LPC, LAC, CGP as we explore the concept of Immediacy in the group process. By attending this workshop you’ll have the opportunity to develop as a clinician by learning both cognitively and experientially by participating in a group process as a member. This workshop is brought to you in collaboration with the Four Corners Group Psychotherapy Society.

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Getting to the Root: Using Acceptance and Commitment Therapy in the treatment of Co-occurring Substance Use, Eating Disorders and Process Addiction

Friday, May 3, 2019

8:30am-9am Registration, Networking & Continental Breakfast

9am-11am Presentation

*Eligible for 2.0 Continuing Professional Development credits

Program Objective: Eating Disorder and Substance Use Disorder professionals coming together to learn ways in which to use Acceptance and Commitment Therapy to work more integratively with these co-occurring illnesses. Presented by Amber Herring, LMFT, LAC and Mikki Morris, LCSW

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Circle Up!: Adding Psychotherapy Groups to your Practice

Learning Objectives:

  • Embrace your identity as a group psychotherapist
  • Develop 2 or 3 ideas for psychotherapy groups
  • Implement a clear marketing plan for your groups

One of the most common things that I hear is "how do you get a group off of the ground!?" So many clinicians have a goal of to adding group therapy to their practice but hit a wall when it's time to start market it, or, they start a group only to see it fizzle and die a few months later! This workshop will help you to find your identity as a group psychotherapist, and develop a plan for future groups.

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Gender Awareness & Responsiveness

Friday, March 15,  8:30 am - 12:00 pm  MST

This course provides healthcare providers with the necessary skills to offer more mindful, resourceful, and inclusive treatment to their patients. What does it take to be a culturally aware healthcare provider working with LGBTQPIA+ individuals and their families?

This training will focus on the intersectionality of biological sex, gender, and sexuality as it pertains to identity development, which is relevant to everyone. We will also explore the necessity of trauma-informed care as it relates to the clinical implications of marginalization, and how we can utilize our positions to create safer spaces and models for our clients.

Presented by Sorin Thomas, LPC, LAC (xe,xyr,xem) 

Self Nurturance & Self Care for Health Care Professionals

Friday April 12, 2019 
Registration & Networking 8:30am-9am 
Presentation 9am-11am

In this workshop, you will have the opportunity to explore the true meaning and practices behind self-nurturance and self-care. This is a dynamic process and one that evolves with us as we expand personally and professionally. It often requires that we revisit our process over time.  

Often times as professionals in the health care field we engage in some level of self-care to simply stay afloat, yet we encourage our clients and patients to do much more. Together we will explore if you feel in alignment with the way that you are of service to yourself and others. You will have the opportunity to unpack the connection between your passion, purpose and self nurturance. We will have the opportunity connect, engage in experiential exercises and will leave with take aways to apply to your life going forward.

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Intellectual Disabilities & Addiction

Friday, March 1, 8:30 am - 12:00 pm MST

We often hear about Dual Diagnosis in Substance Abuse, but what happens when that Dual Diagnosis is an intellectual or developmental disability (IDD). Individuals who live with IDD often have an increase in substance use risk factors, and a decrease in the effectiveness of traditional substance use treatment modalities. Come join us for a morning of delving into these challenges and learning how altering treatment modalities can support IDD clients.

Presented by Martha Odegard, LCSW, LAC, Murphy McCracken &  Brooke Rambold

Suicide Assessment & Safety Planning

Friday, February 22, 9:00 am - 11:00 am MST

Join us for an interactive introduction and demonstration of innovative tools for suicide assessment and safety planning for at-risk youth and adults experiencing crisis. We will explore current research on risk factors, trends in suicide assessment tools, and an introduction to technology including the CACS Suicide Risk app (found at www.cacs-co.com).

Presented by Catalyst Counseling, PLLC

Mindfulness in Recovery Training

January 4-5, 2018, 9:00 A.M. - 5:00 P.M.

MIR focuses on developing mindfulness skills that can be incorporated into daily life that practical, universal, and based in the language of recovery and the recovery lifestyle. In this way, clients develop a way of living mindfully, with skills that support their recovery, based on their personal values and belief system. MIR blends seamlessly across all current recovery pathways and especially well with the 12-Step approach. There is also a MIR Community that provides daily ongoing support with an app and members are beginning to start meetings in different parts of the country.

Presented by John Bruna & Stefan Bate

What Patients and Families Need to Know About Bipolar Disorder

November 13, 2018, 6:30 P.M. - 8:30 P.M.

In this 90-minute presentation, Michael Pipich, LMFT will describe the causes and symptoms of bipolar disorder in simple, relatable terms, discuss what to expect from treatment and the common barriers to receiving care, and present strategies for family members towards better support for their bipolar loved ones and themselves.

Presented by Michael Pipich, LMFT

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