Codependency Training

"CODEPENDENCY TRAINING", Friday, November 8, 2019, 1:00-3:00 pm, presented by Ellen Landers, B.S., CADC, at the IBC Ankeny Office location.
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Training Description: By the end of this session, attendees will: Learn the characteristics of codependency, Recognize the many areas of codependency, Learn the difference between caretaking vs. caregiving, Learn more about themselves, and Be able to identify behaviors and beliefs in themselves to help maintain healthy relationships with clients.

IBC Presents a 7-part Training Series:

"ASSESSMENT & EVALUATION", Friday, January 24, 2020, 9 am - 12:15 pm, presented by Sharaine Conner, LMSW, IADC, at the IBC Ankeny Office location.
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Training Description: This installment of the training series will offer different approaches to assessment and evaluation, and provides guidance on why this service is provided by a trained professional and not an online survey. Assessment and evaluation are skills which require the professional to provide an environment of trust. Participants will build confidence and identify “what works” when meeting with clients for this service.


"ASAM GUIDELINES", Friday, February 21, 2020, 9 am - 12:15 pm, presented by Sharaine Conner, LMSW, IADC, at the IBC Ankeny Office location.
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Training Description: The American Society of Addiction Medicine offers a tool with which professionals can use to communicate multidimentional assessment information. This assessment is ongoing and dynamic, following a client in their treatment progression. This installment will inform participants of the underlying concepts related to the ASAM assessment tool, describing the stages of change, cultural considerations and ethical guidelines. Also addressed will be developing and reviewing a treatment plan.

Pay Your Fees Online

You can now pay your fees online using either your PayPal account, or a debit or credit card.  Go to the Pay Fees Online page and click on the service you wish to use to pay your fee. Fill in the form, and be sure to fill in the “Purpose of Payment” section to indicate which items you are  paying for.  If you are making payment for someone other than yourself or your agency, be sure to also indicate that person’s name.  Please note that a 3.5% surcharge will be added to the total to cover processing fees.

NEW Family Peer Support Specialist (FPSS) Credential December 1, 2018

Family Peer Support Specialists (FPSS) provide a variety of services to families.  These include sharing expertise by providing information, teaching coping skills, providing emotional support and helping parents become advocates.  Family Peer Support Specialists often help families navigate the child servicing services and help them understand available options for their child.  FPSS’s may accompany parents to meetings to ensure the parents’ voices are heard.  They are able to assist families by modeling good communication skills and sharing their own experiences in a positive manner.  The FPSS Handbook and Application are available on the website.