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May 7, 2014

SKILL BUILDING

Training Series for Housing Staff Focuses on Stages of Behavior Change, Employment

—by Paul M. Kubek

Editor's Note: This story was published in January 2014. It has been updated to include new information about the initiative.


Increase housing stability and employment among people with severe mental illness and/or substance use disorders. Our Center is hosting a series of important one-day training events on multiple dates at multiple locations throughout Ohio from February to June 2014. The events are designed primarily for staff and supervisors of housing services, but other providers of mental-health and addiction treatment are welcomed to attend.

STAGES OF BEHAVIOR CHANGE

Here's a sample of what you'll learn:

  • How the use of alcohol and other drugs and their short-term and long-term effects influence cognition, emotional regulation, and behavior of residents, especially those with severe mental illness (SMI)
  • Stage-wise approaches for supporting behavior change among people with SMI and addiction (because change often occurs incrementally in stages over time)
  • Things to say that encourage and support a person's desire to change
  • Things not to say because it makes people defensive and not willing to change
  • Core competencies (knowledge and skills) from evidence-based practices to improve your effectiveness in delivering services to this population

EMPLOYMENT

Here's a sample of what you'll learn:

SERVICE SETTINGS

These events are made possible with support from the Ohio Department of Mental Health and Addiction Services (OhioMHAS) as an initiative to increase housing stability and employment among people with SMII and addiction in a variety of service settings throughout the state:

  • PSH/Permanent Supportive & Independent Housing
  • Transitional Housing
  • Residential
  • Adult Care Facilities
  • Emergency Shelters
  • YMCA & YWCA Housing
  • Community CPST

ABOUT THE PRESENTERS

Nicole Clevenger, BFA (get bio).

Steve Shober, BS, LSW (get bio).

Patrick Boyle, MSSA, LISW-S, LICDC (get bio).

Deana Leber-George, MEd, PCC-S (get bio).

Scott Gerhard, MA, LSW (get bio).

THE EVENTS

June 19, 2014

Housing Training: Employment Approaches for Housing Providers Who Work with People with Mental and Substance Use Disorders

  • Moraine/Dayton, OH
  • 9 am to 4 pm (EST)
  • $Free for Ohio providers, $125 for non-Ohio
  • CEUs: Yes
  • Presenters: Nicole Clevenger, BFA; Patrick Boyle, MSSA, LISW-S, LICDC-CS; Steve Shober, BS, LSW


 

ARCHIVE OF EVENTS IN THIS SERIES

The training series and conference-call series began in February 2014. Below is a list of past events.

February 4, 2014

  • Housing Training: Integrated Stage-Wise Approaches for People with Mental and Substance Use Disorders
  • Location: Cleveland Ohio
  • Presenter: Deana Leber-George, MEd, PCC-S
  • Learn More: (click here)

March 10, 2014

  • Housing Training: Integrated Stage-Wise Approaches for People with Mental and Substance Use Disorders
  • Location: Toledo, Ohio
  • Presenter: Deana Leber-George, MEd, PCC-S
  • Learn More: (click here)

April 10, 2014 

  • Housing Training: Integrated Stage-Wise Approaches for People with Mental and Substance Use Disorders
  • Location: Cincinnati, Ohio
  • Presenter: Scott Gerhard, MA, LSW
  • Learn More: (click here)

April 17, 2014

  • Housing Training: Integrated Stage-Wise Approaches for People with Mental and Substance Use Disorders
  • Location: Columbus Ohio
  • Presenter: Scott Gerhard, MA, LSW
  • Learn More: (click here)

May 6, 2014

  • Housing Training: Integrated Stage-Wise Approaches for People with Mental and Substance Use Disorders
  • Location: Cleveland, Ohio
  • Presenter: Deana Leber-George, MEd, PCC-S
  • Learn More: (click here)

May 12, 2014

  • Housing Training: Integrated Stage-Wise Approaches for People with Mental and Substance Use Disorders
  • Location: Columbus Ohio
  • Presenter: Deana Leber-George, MEd, PCC-S
  • Learn More: (click here)
June 5, 2014
  • Housing Training: Employment Approaches for Housing Providers Who Work with People with Mental and Substance Use Disorders
  • Cleveland, Ohio
  • Presenters: Nicole Clevenger, BFA; Patrick Boyle, MSSA, LISW-S, LICDC-CS; Steve Shober, BS, LSW
  • Learn More: (click here)
June 12, 2014
  • Housing Training: Employment Approaches for Housing Providers Who Work with People with Mental and Substance Use Disorders
  • Columbus, OH
  • Presenters: Nicole Clevenger, BFA; Patrick Boyle, MSSA, LISW-S, LICDC-CS; Steve Shober, BS, LSW
  • Learn More: (click here)

OTHER EVENTS

Consult our online event calendar for a complete list of upcoming training events.


 

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