Please browse the list below to view my upcoming events. More events are added each month, so check back often!
Interested in a training topic for your mental health staff or employees? Please reach out to Diane to discuss your training needs.
All event times are Central Standard Time (CST)
CEU STATEMENT: Diane Bigler is an approved CEU provider with the Kansas Behavioral Sciences Regulatory Board (BSRB). Diane's provider number is 22-007. All of Diane's trainings are guaranteed to be accepted by the BSRB, and likely other state licensing boards as well.
Eye on Ethics: Duty to Warn
Friday, October 13, 2023
1:00 p.m. - 4:00 p.m.
3 Ethics CEU's!
Consider this scenario: A client tells their therapist that they wish someone was dead. How does a therapist ethically and legally handle this situation? Therapists have legal and ethical responsibilities to both their clients and greater society. Many mental health professionals face challenges determining the best course of action when clients make threats towards others. This workshop will present a history of duty to warn laws and an examination of Tarasoff Rule. Case vignettes will illustrate various situations that therapists may encounter when clients are expressing threats, violence, or harm to others. Learners will be provided with concrete and ethically sound practices to increase their confidence in managing duty to warn dilemmas.
Identify relevant state law and professional ethics regarding duty to warn responsibilities.
Discover methods of assessing and intervening with potential duty to warn concerns and client potential for violence.
Demonstrate increased confidence in mitigating client violence and following ethical and legal mandates regarding duty to warn.
Diagnosis & Treatment of Depression: Behavioral Activation Strategies and Interventions
Friday, October 20, 2023
9:00 a.m. - 4:00 p.m.
6 Diagnosis & Treatment CEU's!
Psychologists have found that there is a close relationship between our activity and our mood. People who are depressed tend to do less overall and so they have fewer opportunities to feel pleasure, mastery, and connection. This workshop will present an overview of the DSM-5 diagnostic criteria for Major Depressive Disorder and discuss relevant assessment tools. Participants will be introduced to the tenets of behavioral activation as one of the most evidenced-based approaches for depression. Behavioral activation strategies such as activity scheduling, ACE, pacing yourself, and credits lists will be explored. Case studies and video demonstrations will highlight these core strategies. Participants will be empowered to employ behavioral activation strategies with their clients in a systematic and effective manner.
Identify and classify the DSM-5 diagnostic criteria for Major Depressive Disorder.
Explain the philosophical tenets of behavioral activation and it’s primary goals.
Employ behavioral activation strategies with clients to treat depression.