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Professional Development

WKU Sponsored Continuing Education

If you have recommendations for additional trainings or are qualified to provide a training for CEUs, please contact Dr. Jill Duba Sauerheber at jillduba.sauerheber@wku.edu.

Children’s Crisis Management

Tuesday, September 3, 3:30-5:30 pm CST
WKU Gary Ransdell Hall (GRH) 3076

This two-hour workshop will focus on ways to manage problematic behavior in children and adolescents. Presented by  Megan Harden, MSW, LCSW, owner of The Cognitive Refinery and former trainer for crisis management interventions at LifeSkills, will outline factors that lead to problematic behaviors among children and adolescents, as well as discuss strategies to decrease the risk of escalating crisis situations. This workshop is appropriate for mental health providers, graduate students, as well as teachers, student support staff and administrators. Approved for NBCC Credit Hours: 2.0 (ACEP # 4282); Kentucky Board of Social Work CEW Credit Hours Awarded: 2 (KBSWSP 2018051) Register online.


Suicide Assessment, Treatment, and Management, Kentucky Board-Approved Training

Monday, September 23, 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). Register online.

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.

Level 1 Clinical Training, The Gottman Couples Therapy Method

for WKU Graduate Students, Alumni, and Faculty
Spring 2020, 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.

Register 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: Dr. Jill Sauerheber, 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 binder.

Counseling Workshop: Domestic Violence

Drs. Jill Duba Sauerheber & Andrea Jenkins 

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) and Kentucky Board of Social Work CEW Credit Hours: 3 (KBSWSP 2018051).Register online.


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.

PsychArmor Institute for working with active duty and veteran service members

Take free courses through PsychArmor Institute, a national nonprofit that provides FREE online education and support to all Americans who work with, live with or care for military service members, veterans and their families.

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,  cwebb11458@aol.com,   or Jeff Rose,  jrosebikes@gmail.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 required.

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  cwebb11458@aol.com or (270) 781-0466 for more details or future dates.

NBCC ACEP logoThe 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 (jrose.work@gmail.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

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 Last Modified 8/8/19