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Professional Trainings I have attended

Included here is an overview of professional trainings and conferences that I have attended / participated with. In addition to the trainings listed below, I have pursued post graduate education through reading numerous clinical books, self-help books, research articles, theoretical / clinical practice articles, clinical supervision, and many miscellaneous sources of credible clinical information.

Conferences Attended
  • 2018 American Counseling Association Conference - Atlanta (PENDING)
  • 2018 New Mexico Counseling Association Conference - Albuquerque (PENDING)
  • 2017 New Mexico Counseling Association Conference - Albuquerque
  • 2017 New Mexico Responsible Gaming Conference - Albuquerque
  • 2017 American Counseling Association Conference – San Francisco
  • 2016 American Counseling Association Conference – Montreal, Canada
  • 2014 American Counseling Association Conference – Hawaii
  • 2011 Second Annual Navajo Adolescent Health Conference - Farmington
  • 2011 NM Mental Health Counselors Association: Trauma and Tx in the 21st Century - Albuquerque

Professional Trainings in Suicide and Self Harm
  • 2017 ACA Conference – 125: What did I miss: Surviving a client suicide
  • 2012 QPR Suicide Prevention Gatekeeper Instructor Certification
  • 2012 Self Mutilation: Assessment and Treatment
  • 2010 QPR Suicide Triage Training

Professional Trainings in Psychological Trauma
  • 2016 ACA Conference – 346: Trauma and the adolescent brain
  • 2016 ACA Conference – 113: The neuroscience of traumatic brain injury
  • 2015 Foundations for Trauma Treatment
  • 2013 EMDR Institute Basic Training Part 2
  • 2013 EMDR Institute Basic Training Part 1
  • 2012 Fundamentals of Traumatic Brain Injury
  • 2012 Trauma Informed Treatment for Children with Challenging Behaviors
  • 2012 New Mexico Corrections Department: Inside the Mexican Drug Cartels 24 HR
  • 2012 Essential Learning – GAF Training
  • 2012 Center for Rural and Community Behavioral Health: Mental Health First Aid
  • 2011 NM State SAFE Basic Training
  • 2011 Second Annual Navajo Adolescent Health Conference
  • 2011 NM Mental Health Counselors Association: Trauma and Tx in the 21st Century
  • 2010 Trust Based Relational Intervention Training by Karyn Purvis, PhD

Professional Trainings in Addictions
  • 2017 NM Gaming Conference - Gambling Disorder - similarities and differences with substance use…
  • 2017 NM Gaming Conference - Manualized CBT Group for Diverse Addictive Behaviors
  • 2016 ACA Conference – 262: Obesity and binge eating: what counselors need to know about obesity…
  • 2016 ACA Conference – 313: DSM 5 Internet gaming disorder: Review of criteria and exploring gaming…
  • 2015 UNM Continuing Ed. – Behavioral Couples Counseling
  • 2014 UNM Continuing Ed. – Working with Family Members
  • 2014 ACA Conference – 301: Treating video game addiction
  • 2012 UNM Continuing Ed. – Cognitive Behavioral Therapies
  • 2012 UNM Continuing Ed. – Community Reinforcement Approach
  • 2012 UNM Continuing Ed. – Diagnosis, Assessment, & Treatment Planning
  • 2012 In the Realm of Hungry Ghosts: Close Encounters with Addiction - Gabor Mate
  • 2012 UNM Continuing Ed. – Psychopharmacology of Drug Abuse & Pharmacological Treatment
  • 2012 UNM Continuing Ed. – Motivational Interviewing
  • 2012 UNM Continuing Ed. – Introduction to the Substance Abuse Field
  • 2012 Essential Learning – Alcohol and the Family
  • 2012 Essential Learning – Fundamentals of Fetal Alcohol Spectrum Disorders
  • 2009 College of Dupage: Addictions Counseling 1
  • 2008 Wheaton Graduate School Course: Substance Abuse

Professional Trainings in Ethics and Private Practice Concerns
  • 2017 NMCA Conference – The Ethics of Values, Supervision, and custody issues (part 1)
  • 2017 NMCA Conference – The Ethics of Values, Supervision, and custody issues (part 2)
  • 2017 NMCA Conference - Keynote: Dr. Craig Pierce “What are the new basics really?…”
  • 2017 ACA Conference – 261: Current trends in Ethics: A Discussion with the ACA Ethics Committee
  • 2017 ACA Conference – 283: Hot topics in ethics
  • 2017 ACA Conference – 306: Ethical issues for couple and family counselors: some considerations
  • 2017 ACA Conference – 180: Use of Collaborative Apps to Enhance the Impact of Counseling Sessions
  • 2017 ACA Conference – 203: Current initiatives for addressing the licensure portability crisis
  • 2017 ACA Conference – 113: Curating your online Identity: Social media development for counselors
  • 2016 ACA – Ethical, legal, and professional considerations in assessment
  • 2016 ACA Conference – 368: Online and technology assisted supervision: understanding…
  • 2016 ACA Conference – 471: Technology in supervision: software, legal and ethical compliance…
  • 2016 ACA Conference – 171: The counselor and the law
  • 2016 ACA Conference – 205: How to open a counseling practice in 7 days
  • 2016 ACA Conference – 147: Are you recommending Apps – 7 easy legal, ethical recommendations
  • 2015 ACA – 230: Private Practice Preparedness
  • 2014-2014 Private Practice General Consultation Group Participation
  • 2014 Zur Institute Dual Relationships: The Ethical Way
  • 2014 ACA Conference – 103: The counselor and the law: 60 min of essential information for every…
  • 2014 ACA Conference – 138: The laptop that walked away and smartphone wielding students: ethically…
  • 2014 ACA Conference – 171: Creating your professional path: “lessons from my journey”
  • 2014 ACA Conference – 209: Do you have any cancellations today? Exploring the realities of a…
  • 2014 ACA Conference – 225: A Town hall meeting on 2014 code of ethics: what you need to know
  • 2012 CYFD Ethics Training
  • 2011 CME Ethics for Counselors
  • 2007 Wheaton Graduate School Course: Issues in professional practice

Professional Trainings in Anger Management
  • 2012 Essential Learning – Overview of Assertive Community Treatment
  • 2007-2009 Development of Curriculum for Anger Management with J.U.S.T. of Dupage
  • 2008 NAMA Anger Management Training
  • Design and pilot testing of anger management curriculum with J.U.S.T. of DuPage (2017-2019)

Professional Trainings in Relationship, Sexuality, and Family Counseling
  • 2018 Human Sexuality - Anatomy of Couples Therapy (PENDING)
  • 2017-Present Couples Consultation Group Participation and Co-Facilitation
  • 2017 Understanding the Complexities of Couple Communication
  • 2017 Gottman Level 3 Professional Training
  • 2017 Gottman Level 2 Professional Training
  • 2017 ACA Conference – 366: Playful Interventions for couples Therapy
  • 2017 ACA Conference – 377: An integrated…approach to providing Tx to African-American couples
  • 2017 ACA Conference – 407: Counselor competency working with LGBTQ families and adoption
  • 2017 ACA Conference – 339: When three’s not a crowd: Consensual multiple-partner relationships
  • 2017 ACA Conference – 306: Ethical issues for couple and family counselors: some considerations
  • 2017 ACA Conference – 239: Love, sex, and masculinity: conversations about resisting patriarchy…
  • 2016 Gottman Art and Science of Love Workshop
  • 2016 Gottman Level 1 Professional Training
  • 2016 ACA Conference – 405: 10 strategies for couple success
  • 2016 ACA Conference – 293: Cultural Competence with consensually non monog…
  • 2015 UNM Continuing Ed. – Behavioral Couples Counseling
  • 2014 ACA Conference – Keynote Speaker Cloe Madanes
  • 2012 Essential Learning – Overview of Family Pyschoeducation
  • 2012 Essential Learning – Engaging Fathers in Children’s Lies Part 1: Overview…
  • 2012 New Day: Engaging Youth & Families using Systems of Care Principles
  • 2009 Wheaton Graduate School Course: Situational and Developmental Crisis’s in Family
  • 2008 Wheaton Graduate School Course: Family Systems Theory and Therapy
  • 2008 Wheaton Graduate School Course: Marital Psychotherapy
  • 2008 Wheaton Graduate School Course: Sexuality and Sex Therapy

Professional Trainings in LGBTQ / Cultural Competencies
  • 2014- Present LGBTQ Consultation Group Participation
  • 2017 NMCA Conference – Keynote: Lisa Grayshield “Indigenous Ways of Knowing”
  • 2017 NMCA Conference: Minimizing Minority Stressors for LGBTQ Clients
  • 2017 ACA Conference – 377: An integrated…approach to providing Tx to African-American couples
  • 2017 ACA Conference – 377: An integrated…approach to providing Tx to African-American couples
  • 2017 ACA Conference – 407: Counselor competency working with LGBTQ families and adoption
  • 2016 ACA Conference – 293: Cultural Competence with consensually non monog…
  • 2016 LGBTQ Consult Group – transgender story / information
  • 2016 ACA – 311: Wellness paradigm for training and practice
  • 2011 Second Annual Navajo Adolescent Health Conference

Professional Trainings in Supervision
  • 2017 NMCA Conference – The Ethics of Values, Supervision, and custody issues (part 1)
  • 2017 NMCA Conference – The Ethics of Values, Supervision, and custody issues (part 2)
  • 2017 NMCA Conference: Supervision 2.0: Using Empirically supported models…(Part 1)
  • 2016 ACA – 291: Counselors in Transition
  • 2016 ACA Conference – 441: Clinical supervision: developing and using a clinical…
  • 2014 ACA Conference – 171: Creating your professional path: “lessons from my journey”
  • 2012 Essential Learning – Fundamentals of Clinical Supervision

Professional Trainings in Child and Adolescent Treatment
  • 2017 NMCA Conference – Changing Career Narratives: Utilizing the career…
  • 2017 NMCA Conference – The Ethics of Values, Supervision, and custody issues (part 1)
  • 2017 NMCA Conference – The Ethics of Values, Supervision, and custody issues (part 2)
  • 2017 ACA Conference – 216: You are not Broken: Understanding and counseling Highly Sensitive People
  • 2017 ACA Conference – 152: Get out your toolbox: using experiential activities and techniques…
  • 2016 ACA – 208: The tug of war child: counseling children involved in high…
  • 2014 ACA Conference – 349: Playing with food: implications of play therapy
  • 2014 ACA Conference – 271: Enhancing the therapeutic alliance with youth
  • 2014 ACA Conference – 245: Creating images in the sand: using sandtray with…
  • 2012 La Familia: Kids and Meds
  • 2011 NM Highlands Anti-Bullying Options for Helping Professionals
  • 2009 Wheaton Graduate School Course: Child and Adolescent Development and Treatment
  • 2009 Wheaton Graduate School Course: Developmental Psychopathology
  • 2008 Wheaton Graduate School Course: Advanced Topics: Play Therapy

Professional Trainings in Religion and Spirituality
  • 2017 NMCA Conference - Foundations of Spiritual Counseling
  • 2010 NM Highlands Religion and Spirituality in Treatment
  • 2009 Wheaton Graduate School Course: Social, Cultural, and Spiritual Foundations III
  • 2009 Wheaton Graduate School Course: Advanced Topics: Existential Psychotherapy
  • 2009 Wheaton Graduate School Course: Spiritual Direction and Care for the…
  • 2008 Wheaton Graduate School Course: Social, Cultural, and Spiritual Foundations II
  • 2007 Wheaton Graduate School Course: Social, Cultural, and Spiritual Foundations I

Miscellaneous Professional Trainings
  • 2017 ACA Conference – Keynote: Jessica Pettit
  • 2017 ACA Conference - Keynote: Irvin Yalom Discussion
  • 2016 ACA Conference – Keynote Speaker Silken Laumann
  • 2016 ACA Conference – Keynote Speaker Dr Jeremy Richman (neuroscience)
  • 2014 ACA Conference – Keynote Speaker Morgan Spurlock
  • 2014 ACA Conference – 147: Publishing in ACA referred journals
  • 2014 ACA Conference – 327: Counseling and neuroscience: research…
  • 2009 Wheaton Graduate School Course: Internship
  • 2009 Wheaton Graduate School Course: Internship Seminar
  • 2008 Wheaton Graduate School Course: Psychological Assessment
  • 2008 Wheaton Graduate School Course: Lifestyle and Career Development
  • 2008 Wheaton Graduate School Course: Psychopathology
  • 2008 Wheaton Graduate School Course: Internship
  • 2008 Wheaton Graduate School Course: Internship Seminar
  • 2008 Wheaton Graduate School Course: Psychodynamic Theory and Practice
  • 2008 Wheaton Graduate School Course: Group Therapy: Didactic and Experiential
  • 2008 Wheaton Graduate School Course: Group Therapy Lab
  • 2008 Wheaton Graduate School Course: Advanced Topics: Bereavement
  • 2007 Wheaton Graduate School Course: Humanistic, Experiential, and Existential psychology
  • 2007 Wheaton Graduate School Course: Humanistic, Experiential, and…: Interview Skills Lab
  • 2007 Wheaton Graduate School Course: Cognitive-Behavioral Psychology
  • 2007 Wheaton Graduate School Course: Clinical Research Design