Training Series - Spring 2018 trainings announced

IBC’s Training Committee has developed a 6-part training series geared toward professionals just starting out, but also for more experienced professionals who would like to brush up on some topics. Each training is offered in both the Cedar Rapids and Des Moines area, and all 6 trainings in the series will occur within 12 months. Each training is a separate 3-hour training – you may register for whichever ones you wish. The Spring 2018 offerings include "Helping Individuals with Substance Use Disorders", and "Documentation: Progress Notes, Releases, Correspondence, etc."

Helping Individuals with Substance Use DisordersMarch 2, 2018 in Cedar Rapids (Angie Davis, presenter) and in the IBC office (Sharaine Conner, presenter)
Participants will explore the services specifically related to substance use disorders, how they evolve and change, and their effectiveness.  Understanding disease and disorder as it relates to substance use will empower participants to find their place in assisting others.  Counseling necessitates the understanding that working with substance use disorders can be perplexing and challenging whether it is with patients, other professionals or in your community.  This installment offers a method of shining light on the subject.
Registration form for Cedar Rapids training
Registration form for Ankeny training

Documentation: Progress Notes, Releases, Correspondence, etc. – May 4, 2018 in Cedar Rapids (Angie Davis, presenter) and in the IBC office (Sharaine Conner, presenter)
A necessary skill of any professional is that of documentation.  How and what do I write?  To whom am I writing it?  Are there different ways to say the same thing?  How much is determined by my employer, and what is expected by state or national guidelines?  This installment tackles the subject of correspondence and documentation.  Participants will be presented with standard correspondence and documentation as well as challenged with ethical dilemmas related to correspondence and documentation.
Registration form for Cedar Rapids training
Registration form for Ankeny training