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.
When Enough Isn't Enough:
Assessment & Treatment of Obsessive-Compulsive Disorder
Friday, February 24, 2023
9:00 a.m. - 4:00 p.m.
6 Diagnosis & Treatment CEU's!
Have you ever heard someone say, “I’m so OCD”? This is a common statement because OCD is often misunderstood in our society. Since clinicians may have clients with Obsessive Compulsive Disorder, understanding the disorder and fundamental treatment approaches is beneficial. This workshop will present the etiology of OCD, including symptomology and assessment measures for proper DSM-5 diagnosis. Key features of the disorder, including thought and behavior patterns, will be explored. The core treatment approaches of CBT and ERP will be highlighted. Case vignettes and video clips will provide clinicians with opportunities to engage in critical thinking and discussion.
Demonstrate an understanding of the fundamentals of Obsessive-Compulsive Disorder and identify key symptomology through review of the DSM-5-TR criteria.
Differentiate between obsessions and compulsions of the disorder and show examples of how each manifest with OCD.
Evaluate and implement evidenced-based treatment methods, such as CBT and ERP.
** IMPORTANT NOTES:
THIS IS A 6 CE HOUR TRAINING.
THE TRAINING TIME IS LISTED AS 9AM-1PM, BUT THE TRAINING WILL END AT 4:00PM.
Includes two breaks and a 1 hour lunch.**
Assessing Trauma Experiences in LGBTQ+ Youth
Thursday, March 30, 2023
12:00 p.m. - 2:00 p.m.
Lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, and queer or questioning (LGBTQ) youth experience trauma at higher rates than their straight peers. Trauma informed knowledge, skills, and resources are necessary to capture a full picture of what LGBTQ youth might be experiencing. This workshop will introduce learners to the principles of trauma informed care, and the realities of trauma within this community. Affirming tools for clinicians to assess trauma experiences in youth will be shared and clinical recommendations for effective and sensitive practice will be presented. Learners will engage in more trauma informed practices with LGBTQ youth and feel more confident in supporting this community.
Summarize six core trauma informed care principles of effective practice.
Demonstrate knowledge of the strengths and challenges of LGBTQ youth.
Enhance knowledge, skill, and ability to effectively assess trauma experiences with this population.
Eye on Ethics: Engaging in Ethical Termination and Avoiding Abandonment
Friday, April 7, 2023
9:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m.
3 Ethics CEU's!
All therapeutic relationships come to and end, but exactly how should that happen? Clinicians should take care to avoid abandoning clients, and instead engage in ethical termination. This workshop will distinguish between termination and abandonment from an NASW ethical perspective. Case studies will highlight complexities that clinicians should assess in their termination process with clients. Learners will feel more informed about what constitutes ethical termination and be prepared to engage in ethical termination practices with clients and avoid unethical abandonment.
Identify and classify ethical responsibilties of therapeutic termination with clients.
Describe examples of unethical abandonment and distingush from ethical termination.
Discover methods of engaging in ethical termination practices and minimizing unethical abandonment of clients.