2017 Continuing Education

Opportunities

 

Please contact Patti Mandrell by email at information@refugeservices.org or by phone at (806)790-6664 if you are interested in any of these opportunities.

 

  • The Hidden Dimensions of professionalism…

 

Keeping your ‘S out of it…or NOT?

Dates: April 7-8, 2017

October 6-7, 2017

Topics of Discussion include:

 Self-Awareness

 Spirituality

 Boundaries

 Professional Ethics

 And more…

The purpose of this workshop is for EAP professionals (mental health specialists, equine specialists, and other professionals) to explore/define their EAP vision and belief systems through EAGALA model experiential format. This workshop addresses self-awareness and the impact it holds in improving professionalism and effectiveness in practice. In addition, this workshop discusses the ethics involved in professionalism and self-awareness.

20 CEUs Provided (4 hours – Ethics Credits)

Cost:

Early Bird Rates: $425 p/person

Group Rate: $385 p/person for 2 or more (includes lunch) Late Registration: $450 p/person

**Early bird registration=one month prior to workshop date

information@refugeservices.org / Patti Mandrell at (806)790-6664

 

 

  • Maximizing the Power of the Horse

 

Dates: February 17-18, 2017

July 7-8, 2017

November 3-4, 2017

Goals:

 Learn the basics of horse psychology

 Identify powerful messages horses communicate that provide valuable therapeutic information

 Equip mental health professionals and equine professionals with the skills to identify and interpret horse cues to aid in therapy

 Gain a further understanding of the importance of the horse’s role in the EAP team

 Learn to evaluate a session using “horse sense”

 Improve in incorporating the horse into the therapy team through “hands on” applications and processing

The purpose of this workshop is to provide horse professionals and mental health professionals with the skills and keen awareness of horse body language and personalities in order to maximize the use of the horse in EAP sessions.

20 CEU’s Provided

Cost:

Early Bird Rates: $425 p/person

Group Rate: $385 p/person for 2 or more (includes lunch) Late Registration: $450 p/person

**Early bird registration=one month prior to workshop date

EAGALA Approved CEU

Workshops & Internships

with Randy & Patti Mandrell

information@refugeservices.org / Patti Mandrell at (806)790-6664

 

  • Intensive Internship:

 

Focus Intensive and Individualized Format Options

Learning objectives and goals:

 Design individualized treatment plans and programming utilizing EAP activities and philosophies based on client needs and goals for therapy

 Identify and interpret horse behavior as it is beneficial to EAP sessions

 Apply the principles of EAP in practice

 Compare EAP model practice when working with different client populations

20 CEU Hours for Focus Intensive Internships

OR

8 CEU hours per day for Individualized Internship

(Example: 8 hours X 3 days = 24 CEU’s)

Dates for Focus Intensive Internships:

January 27-28, 2017: “Building a Veteran Program”

March 10-11, 2017: “Business Development: Getting started, PR, networking, finding my team, programming”

June 2-3, 2017: “Working with Groups and Special Populations”

September 8-9, 2017: Structuring Sessions: To have a Structured Activity or Not?”

Dates for Individualized Internships:

Year round as scheduled with Individual

Independent Internship Content Description:

Each day begins with treatment team meeting discussing clients for the day and treatment planning. 6 hours of direct client contact that is tailored to intern’s interest. Client populations include individuals (child and adults), family/marital, group, and corporate. Each day ends with one hour of supervision and debriefing.

Cost for Group Focus Internships:

**Early Bird Rates: $425 p/person Group Rate: $385 p/person for 2 or more (includes lunch) Late Registration: $450 p/person

**Early bird registration=one month prior to workshop date

Cost for Individualized Internship: $500 p/day as individual

 

 

  • Independent Study of “Intro to EAP” Textbook

 

Dates: anytime (at participants request)

CEU hours: 20 hours for entire book -OR-

1 CEU hour per chapter

Learning objectives and goals:

 Identify and define basic terms and concepts which are needed for advanced practice and certification in EAP

 Outline the theories behind EAP

 Apply the principles of EAP to practical problems

 Analyze current research findings that support EAP

 Compare and contrast various approaches to EAP and their levels of effectiveness

 Design individualized treatment plans utilizing EAP activities and philosophies based on client needs and goals for therapy

 Identify and interpret horse behavior as it is beneficial to EAP

Content Description: Read textbook chapter and answer discussion questions at end of each chapter, submit answers for feedback and certificate of completion

Cost:

$500 for entire book (copy of textbook included)

OR

$50 per chapter (textbook purchased separately)

information@refugeservices.org / Patti Mandrell at (806)790-6664