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CONTINUING EDUCATION - COMMUNITY BUILDING WORKSHOP

 

      
     COURSE TITLE:  Community Building Workshop

     PRESENTING ORGANIZATION:  Wisconsin Community Services, Inc. (WCS)

     2018 DATES: February 28-March 2, May 30-June 1, June 22-24, September 12-14

     CONTINUING EDUCATION (CE) HOURS:  15 hours

     CE CREDIT AWARDED BY:   Commonwealth Educational Seminars (CES)

     FEE FOR CONTINUING EDUCATION PARTICIPANTS:  $30/person

     COURSE SCHEDULE 

     PROGRAM REGISTRATION POLICIES (Fees, cancellation policies, etc.)     

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     CONTACT INFORMATION:
  Jim Bartos
                                                   Community Building Milwaukee Project Manager
                                                   (414) 290-0472
                                                   EMAIL

                                                   Kimberly Miller
                                                   Community Building Project Specialist
                                                   (414) 290-0479
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COURSE DESCRIPTION

This workshop is an Intermediate Level course designed and intended for members of the helping professionsincluding mental health professionals, psychologists, social workers, licensed professional counselors, teachers, youth development professionals, police officers, pastors, etc.

Through didactic and experiential methods, the workshop teaches the Community Building
process of group development. Aside from learning about the principles, practices, and stages of Community Building, mental health professionals and members of other helping professions participating in the workshop experience these stages. They actively participate in the Community Building process and learn to recognize the stages and how to move between stages in other groups that they work with or are a part of.

The stages include pseudo-community, chaos, emptying, and community,
and reflect the stages outlined in common group development theory, e.g., forming, storming, norming,
and performing. In order to enter these stages of Community Building, participants enlist and hone effective communication skills, such as reflective listening and therapeutic use of self. These are the very skills that mental health professional and other helping professionals use in effective professional prtice.

During Community Building, mental health professionals and members of other helping professions
also deepen self-acceptance and acceptance of others with the help of seasoned Community Building
facilitators. Acceptance forms the basis of effective communication within the Community Building process,
and also informs critical factors in the professional helping process. As such, self-acceptance along with effective communication skills learned in the Community Building process generalize beyond the workshop, enriching professional efficacy and satisfaction for mental health professionals and other helping professionals.

The goal of the workshop is to promote community within the group and to facilitate effective communication
and community building skills along with self-acceptance among participating mental health professionals and
other members of the helping professions. Community Building facilitators support attainment of workshop
goals via two general strategies. First, they promote the development of individual workshop participants
through one-on-one interactions as needed. Second, they enhance the development of the group
through well-crafted and well-timed group feedback.

 

TARGET AUDIENCE

Continuing Education (CE) credit for this program is awarded by Commonwealth Educational Seminars (CES) for the following professions:

Social Workers
CES, provider #1117, is approved as a Provider for Social Work Continuing Education by the Association of Social Work Boards (ASWB) www.aswb.org, through the Approved Continuing Education (ACE) program. CES maintains responsibility for the program. ASWB Approval Period: 10/5/15 through 10/5/18. Social Workers should contact their regulatory board to determine course approval. Social Workers participating in this course will receive 15 clinical continuing education clock hours.

Licensed Professional Counselors/Licensed Mental Health Counselors
Commonwealth Educational Seminars (CES) is entitled to grant continuing education credit for LPCs/LMHCs in the following states: AZ, AR, CA, CO, CT, DE, DC, FL, GA, HI, ID, IL, IN, IA, KS, KY, ME, MA, MO, NE, NH, NJ, NM, NC, OR, PA, RI, SC, SD, TN, TX, UT, VT, VA, WA, WI, WY. CES maintains responsibility for this program. LPCs/LMHCs completing the program will receive 15 continuing education hours of credit.

Psychologists
Commonwealth Educational Seminars (CES) is approved by the American Psychological Association (APA) to offer continuing education credit programs. Commonwealth Educational Seminars maintains responsibility for this program and its content. Psychologists receive 15 hours of continuing education credit upon completing this program.

 

COURSE OBJECTIVES

  • Mental health professionals and members of other helping professions will learn about the Community Building theory of group development and its distinct principles, practices and stages.
  • Workshop participants from the mental health field and other helping professions enlist the communication and self-acceptance practices needed to proceed through Community Building group development stages.
  • Mental health professionals and members of other helping professions will experience the characteristic dynamics of the four stages of Community Building, learn to recognize them, and how to move between stages in other groups that they work with or are a part of.
  • Workshop participants from the mental health field and other helping professions will gain experiential insight into how Community Building principles and practices promote group development.
  • Mental health professionals and members of other helping professions recognize how to apply Community Building principles and practices to individual and group interactions outside the workshop experience, e.g., groups in the community.
  • Workshop participants from the mental health field and other helping professions recognize non-directive facilitation method practiced by workshop facilitators, and understand how this method of facilitation contributes to the safety of group members and their investment in the group process.
  • Mental health professionals and members of other helping professions learn about applications of Community Building to relationships and social groups in a large variety of contexts.


COURSE PRESENTERS

CLICK HERE to learn about our presenters.

 

ACCOMMODATIONS FOR THE DIFFERENTLY ABLED

Training facilities are handicap accessible. Individuals needing special accommodations, please CONTACT US.

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