IBC Presents a 7-part Training Series:

"EFFECTIVE TREATMENT PLANNING", Friday, March 20, 2020, 9 am - 12:15 pm, presented by Sharaine Conner, LMSW, IADC, at the IBC Ankeny Office location.
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Training Description: Treatment planning is important, although in training and everyday work it does not feel as such.  Treatment planning is a “living” and necessary part of the therapeutic process and must be treated as such.  In this installment, participants will learn the reasons behind having treatment plans, the connection to the other parts of a file (ASAM & Assessment), the basic parts of a treatment plan, and how to create a basic treatment plan with SMART goals.


"GROUP FACILITATION", Friday, April 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: Teaching, training, moderating, guiding, diffusing, and offering a safe space – thee are all skills of a group facilitator.  In this installment, participants will identify the benefits of group services and how facilitation enhances those benefits.  Included in the focus will be the dynamics of a group and the methods of participation on the part of the facilitator.


"HELPING INDIVIDUALS WITH SUBSTANCE USE DISORDERS", Friday, May 22, 2020, 9 am - 12:15 pm, presented by Sharaine Conner, LMSW, IADC, at the IBC Ankeny Office location.
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Training Description: 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.


"PROFESSIONAL DOCUMENTATION", Friday, June 19, 2020, 9 am - 12:15 pm, presented by Sharaine Conner, LMSW, IADC, at the IBC Ankeny Office location.
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Training Description: A necessary skill of any professional is that of documentation.  How and what do I write?  To whom do I write 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.


"ETHICS - THE BASICS", Friday, July 17, 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 training will generate discussion on common ethical dilemmas, address clinical and therapeutic relationships, and offer guidance to avoid unethical situations.  One specific area of concentration in this training is providing services in rural areas, answering:  what is a dual relationship, and how can professionals maintain both their identity in the community as well as professional boundaries?

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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.