Continuing Education

Suicide attempts, suicidal ideation and clinical depression are significantly higher among trans and gender diverse youth. This workshop will discuss factors connected to suicidal risk, including internal conflicts about gender identity, discrimination and minority stress, bullying and cyber-bullying, and lack of social and familial support.

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Eating disorders, disordered eating and body image concerns are common among many client populations, and this is especially true within the LGBTQ community. This workshop will increase clinical knowledge and competency in working with people with eating disorders, and discuss why eating disorders occur so frequently within the LGBTQ population

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This training will focus on understanding and working with both fetal loss and issues related to fertility. When someone becomes pregnant, there is often a sense of hopefulness and looking forward to the future. But when pregnancy loss occurs or it is difficult or impossible to get pregnant, loss becomes a significant part of the experience. 

 

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This workshop will offer a foundation perspective on what aspects influence how development occurs in neighborhoods within the City of Pittsburgh.  It will also detail how residents and organizations can work both with and against the system to ensure communities are places that protect the vulnerable while providing opportunity for growth. 

 

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Welcome to “Creative Approaches to Counseling!” This course is designed to help counselors and therapists become more creative and spontaneous and is based on the philosophy of Abraham Maslow who noted that “the concept of creativeness and the concept of the healthy, actualizing, fully human person seem to be coming closer and closer together and may perhaps turn out to be the same thing.”

 

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This training will focus on exploring racism and understanding its driving force, whiteness. The trainer will focus on what whiteness is and the history surrounding this concept, but most importantly how it shows up in the therapy room. Clinicians will be asked to explore how racism and whiteness have impacted the field of therapy and the clients who are served.

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The purpose of the workshop is to provide professionals in the human service field a comprehensive introduction to restorative practice work in youth-serving settings.  The workshop will provide participants a philosophical background of restorative justice and how professionals can implement restorative practices to build community and to strategically respond to conflict.

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