2014 Pre-Conference Learning Institutes

 Clinical Supervision in Idaho

Wednesday, January 29th and Thursday, January 30th

Dr. Melanie Person

15 CEU’s        

A comprehensive workshop covering the purpose of supervision, supervision models, techniques, methods evaluations and ethics.


Creating Passive Income with On-line Self-help Products


Wednesday, January 29th 8:00am - 12:00pm

Dr. Marlene Maheu

4 CEU’s

A fast moving, get to the point workshop that will give you the skills and know-how to get started,

write a quick business plan and help you find the help you might need at the most affordable price.



 Play Therapy Techniques for Victims of Abuse and Trauma

Wednesday, January 29th 1:00pm - 5:00pm

Dr. Lori Fairgrieve

4 CEU’s

An interactive workshop teaching techniques and theory that can be put in to practice once participants return to the office.



Rethinking and Intervening for Trauma Symptoms among

Children and Adolescents: Diverse Perspectives

Thursday, January 30th

 8"00 - 5"00 

Dr. Cirecie West-Olatunji

8 CEU’s

The current view of counseling young children reflects a linear,hierarchical view of young children’s development that is de-contextualized. Moreover, the lack of inclusion of differing worldviews within the construction of psychological interventions often presents traumatized children with conflicting data about themselves, thus further aggravating their conditions. Dr. West-Olatunji will introduce pediatric counseling as an approach to servicing clients from birth to five years of age with an emphasis on pre-verbal children.  She will discuss suggested settings for this area of counseling (such as schools, agencies, hospitals, and forensic sites), evidence-based interventions, and provide illustrations from her clinical practice.

Legal and Ethical Strategies for Successful Distance Counseling


Thursday, January 30th

8:00 - 5:00

Dr. Marlene Maheu

8 CEU’s

This course begins as an in depth review of what's happening with both mental health care and coaching online.  Relevant rules, regulations and risk management strategies are then reviewed to develop solutions for common problems and dilemmas that can be worrisome to both licensed and unlicensed practitioners online.  Licensing requirements are examined from multiple perspectives.



 An introduction to Humanistic Sand Tray Therapy:

 Facilitating Client Growth Through Play


Thursday, January 30th

8:00am - 12:00pm

Dr. April Schottelkorb

4 CEU’s

An introduction to humanistic sandtray therapy with adolescents and adults. We will review appropriate materials needed to facilitate sandtray therapy, as well as skills utilized in processing sandtrays.  Attendees will make their own trays and practice processing with each otehr.

 Play Therapy in a Bag:

play therapy materials and techniques for small spaces

Thursday, January 30th

1:00pm - 5:00pm

Dr. Lori Fairgrieve

4 CEU’s

This workshop will introduce materials and techniques that can be used in limited space counseling settings.  Participants will have the opportunity to see and use the materials.  Attendees need to come prepared to participate in this active workshop.