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CONTINUING EDUCATION - COMMUNITY BUILDING WORKSHOP

 

      
     COURSE TITLE:  Community Building Workshop

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

     2019 DATES: March 20-22, May 15-17, September 11-13

     CONTINUING EDUCATION (CE) HOURS:  16 hours

     CE CREDIT AWARDED BY:   Commonwealth Educational Seminars (CES)

     FEE FOR CONTINUING EDUCATION PARTICIPANTS:  $35/person

     COURSE SCHEDULE 

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

     2019 WORKSHOPS - INFORMATIONAL FLYER

 


     TO REGISTER, or FOR MORE INFORMATION, contact James Bartos or Kimberly Miller.


     CONTACT INFORMATION:  James Bartos
                                                   Community Building Milwaukee Project Manager
                                                   (414) 290-0472
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                                                   Kimberly Miller
                                                   Community Building Project Specialist
                                                   (414) 290-0479
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COURSE DESCRIPTION

This workshop is a Beginning and Intermediate Level course designed and intended for members of the helping professions, including 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 explore these stages. They actively participate in the Community Building process and learn to analyze the stages and promote movement from one stage to the next. 

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 traverse these stages of Community Building, participants enlist and hone empathy and communication skills.

Specific skills that are targeted by the workshop and refined among participants include: empathic concern or compassionate empathy, reflective listening and therapeutic use of self, e.g., therapeutic self-disclosure. These are the very skills that mental health professional and other helping professionals use in effective professional practice. 

TARGET AUDIENCE

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

Licensed Professional Counselors/Licensed Mental Health Counselors
Commonwealth Educational Seminars (CES) is entitled to award continuing education credit for Licensed Professional Counselors/Licensed Mental Health Counselors. Please visit CES CE CREDIT to see all states that are covered for LPCs/LMHCs. CES maintains responsibility for this program and its content. LPCs/LMHCs completing this program will receive 16 hours of continuing education credit.

Social Workers
Commonwealth Educational Seminars (CES) is entitled to award continuing education credit for Social Workers. Please visit CES CE CREDIT to see all states that are covered for Social Workers. CES maintains responsibility for this program and its content. Social Workers completing this program will receive 16 clinical hours of clinical continuing education credit.

Psychologists 
Commonwealth Educational Seminars is approved by the American Psychological Association to sponsor continuing education for psychologists. Commonwealth Educational Seminars maintains responsibility for these programs and their content.

COURSE OBJECTIVES

1) Mental health professionals and members of other helping professions will be able to describe the Community Building theory of group development and its distinct principles, practices and stages

2) Workshop participants from the mental health field and other helping professions will be able to explain the empathy and communication practices needed to proceed through Community Building group development stages

3) Mental health professionals and members of other helping professions will be able to identify the characteristic dynamics of the four stages of Community Building, and analyze these characteristics in other groups that they work with or are a part of.

4) Workshop participants from the mental health field and other helping professions will be able to explain how Community Building principles and practices promote group development.

5) Mental health professionals and members of other helping professions will be able to apply Community Building principles and practices to individual and group interactions outside the workshop experience, e.g., groups in the community.

6) Workshop participants from the mental health field and other helping professions will be able to identify non-directive facilitation methods practiced by workshop facilitators, and explain how these methods of facilitation contribute to the movement of the group through the four stages of Community Building.

7) Mental health professionals and members of other helping professions will be able to explain 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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