Counseling and Student Affairs
WKU Sponsored Continuing Education
Motivational Interviewing with Addictions
Karen Garrity, MSEd, LPCC, LCADC
Monday, March 25, 2019, 5:15 - 7:15pm CT, WKU, GRH 2009
This training will introduce participants to motivational interviewing as a way to engage and assist people in thinking through change. It will primarily focus on the spirit of motivational interviewing as a foundation for having a collaborative conversation with others. Participants will gain an understanding of tenets and skills associated with motivational interviewing and learn to apply those tenets and basic skills in addictions/clinical settings
During her 22-year career in the mental health field, Karen Garrity, MSEd, LPCC, LCADC has primarily worked in the specialty areas of addiction and trauma. She is the clinical director of Addiction Services for LifeSkills overseeing alcohol and drug services in a ten-county area.
Register online; WKU students (Free), WKU Faculty/Staff ($15), and Non-WKU Students or Faculty/Staff
($40). Approved for NBCC Credit Hours: 2 (ACEP # 4282); Kentucky Board of Social Work
CEW Credit Hours Awarded: 2 (KBSWSP 2018051)
Level 1 Clinical Training, The Gottman Couples Therapy Method
for WKU Graduate Students, Alumni, and Faculty
Thursday and Friday, April 4-5, 9:00am - 3:30 pm. (Bring your lunch.); Location TBD
Through the Gottman University Outreach Program, we are offering the Level 1 Clinical Training at an exceptional discount of $125. This training will focus on new insights into treatment for couples who struggle, using research-based assessments and effective interventions based on the Sound Relationship House Theory.
Registerby February 15th by submitting a check or money order for $125 to the Department of Counseling and
Student Affairs. Drop your payment off in GRH 2011 in an envelope addressed to: Hailey Konermann, Gottman Training. (Registration coincides with payment. Payments submitted after this date will not
be accepted.) Per the Gottman Institute, in order to earn your certificate, you must
attend the entire training. Note: If you are seeking Continuing Education (CE) hours, there is an additional $29.99
(Level 1) paid to PESI separately; instructions will be provided in your training
Counseling Workshop: Domestic Violence
Drs. Jill Duba Sauerheber & Andrea Jenkins
Thursday, April 11, 2019, 9 am - 12 pm; registration begins at 8:30 a.m.
Knicely Conference Center, 2355 Nashville Rd. Bowling Green, KY 42101
Develop a better understanding of current domestic violence and child abuse warning
signs and become more familiar with safety planning, therapeutic interventions and
techniques. The Department of Counseling and Student Affairs at WKU is pleased to
host the Mental Health Professional Workshop on Domestic Violence. This workshop is
meant for Licensed Professional Counselor Associates and Licensed Professional Clinical
Counselors. Approved for NBCC Credit Hours: 3 (ACEP # 4282; Meets the KY State training requirements
for LPCC continuing education), Kentucky Board of Social Work CEW Credit Hours Awarded:
3 (KBSWSP 2018051). Register online and view additional details there.
Suicide Assessment, Treatment, and Management, Kentucky Board-Approved Training
TBD Summer 2019, 8:30am - 3:30pm; Knicely Conference Center
The Department of Counseling and Student Affairs at WKU is pleased to host a Suicide
Assessment, Treatment and Management workshop which meets the KY State training requirements
for LPCC continuing education. This training is sponsored by The Department of Counseling
and Student Affairs and approved for NBCC Credit Hours: 6 (ACEP # 4282).
Equine Assisted Therapy Experiential Workshop
Equine Specialist Jan Culp; Coordinator: Dr. Cheryl Wolf
Culp Farm, 1089 Pleasant Grove Rd, Bowling Green KY 42101
November 2019; 10am - 12pm
This can be a transformative experience for you and a potentially beneficial experience
for your clients. Jan is opening up her farm to help you all get an introduction to
this type of therapy. The Culp Farm is a beautiful 30 minute drive northeast from
campus so carpooling is recommended. The horse arena is covered but all dirt, so boots
or old shoes and casual clothes is recommended; you will get the opportunity to touch
and work with the horses.
Counselor Supervision: Kentucky Board-Approved Training
Drs. Jill Duba Sauerheber & Cheryl Wolf
TBD 2019; Knicely Conference Center
The Counselor Supervision: Kentucky Board-Approved Training, provided by the Department
of Counseling and Student Affairs at WKU, meets the Kentucky mandatory training requirement
for persons providing supervision for Licensed Professional Counselor Associates.
This training is also appropriate for graduate students and site supervisors who provide
supervision in academic settings. This training is sponsored by The Department of
Counseling and Student Affairs. Visit the registration webpage for details and registration information (http://www.wku.edu/cpd/cs-kbat.php).
Other Continuing Education
Trauma-Focused Cognitive Behavioral Therapy
This low-cost web/video-based training course is offered through a grant from the Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services
Administration, U.S. Department of Health and Human Services. Visit the TFCBT webpage to register and complete the course. Ten units of continuing education credit is
approved for the successful completion of the full online training course.
Prolonged Exposure Emotional Processing Therapy for PTSD
This FREE training is offered through PEWeb , which is an "online, interactive, training program designed to teach mental health
providers how to implement Prolonged Exposure therapy, one of the most highly effective
treatments for people with post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD). This site has a
particular focus on the treatment of military and combat-related PTSD although the
principles and methods described work well for any type of traumatic event that results
in PTSD." It was “developed through a collaborative Veteran Affairs grant funded project
including clinicians and researchers from the Medical University of South Carolina,
University of Pennsylvania, and the VA Palo Alto HCS/National Center for PTSD.” Visit
the free training webpage for more information.
Campus & Community Outreach
The Bridge to Recovery
Accelerated Program for Behavioral Health Professionals
1745 The Bridge Road, Bowling Green, KY
The Bridge residential programs were designed to assist individuals and family members
suffering from codependence, trauma and related issues that hinder growth, joy and
personal effectiveness. The accelerated program based upon their core residential
program was created to heal and help the professional, so that they can do the same.
This intensive program is specifically designed for professionals in the field of
recovery and addiction but can benefit any helping professional. The week-long residential
program is separate from the main client population and allows for professionals to
focus on their own recovery in a peaceful place free from professional duties or dual
roles. Visit The Bridge website and video to learn more.
Bowling Green Mental Health Providers "Lunch & Learn"
The Bowling Green Mental Health Professionals will have quarterly sessions each year for our mental health providers in the area. A five dollar annual contribution will go to support these efforts, but is not required. Please extend this invitation to other mental health providers in our area who might be interested in attending.
Come, learn, and do a little networking. Clinical students are welcome. Please contact
Chuck Webb, firstname.lastname@example.org, or Jeff Rose, email@example.com for more details or to sponsor a future luncheon. These lunch and learn meetings
are a great way to stay connected and meet some new and old mental health professionals.
They anticipate having 3-4 sessions each year for mental health providers in the area
and suggest a five dollar annual contribution to support these efforts, but is not
Bowling Green Mental Health Providers Peer Support Group
If you have any particular case you would like to discuss, or a particular topic, bring it to the monthly discussion. Please contact Chuck Webb at firstname.lastname@example.org or (270) 781-0466 for more details or future dates.
The Department of Counseling and Student Affairs at WKU has been approved by NBCC
as an Approved Continuing Education Provider, ACEP No. 4282. Programs that do not
qualify for NBCC credit are clearly identified. The Department of Counseling and Student Affairs at WKU is solely responsible for all aspects of the programs.
Local Professional Associations
Bowling Green Mental Health Professionals
Networking, lunch trainings, and peer supervision for professionals. Email Jeff Rose (email@example.com) to join the email listserv.
SKY Mental Health Providers
Facebook page to allow for networking and collaboration with other mental health providers.
Kentucky Counseling Association
Professional networking, conferences, state advocacy, and resources. Visit www.kyca.org