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Nov 7, 2020

IBC Training Series 2021: Essentials in Counseling (live Zoom trainings)

IBC is starting its training series for this next year. Although these trainings are aimed toward professionals just starting out, we welcome anyone who may want to brush up on, expand upon, or perfect their skills in a certain area. The 8-part series will cover a wide variety of topics – each session will have its own registration so you are not obligated to attend all sessions to get credit. Each session will be presented by Sharaine Conner, LISW, IADC and will be held via Zoom. Note that registrations must be completed/paid no later than 24 hours prior to each session. Be sure to test your microphone and cameras prior to each training as IBC staff must be able to both see and hear you throughout the entire training in order to receive credit. All 8 trainings have been approved by Iowa NASW.

Click on the training title to register:

Session 1:  Assessment and Evaluation (3 hours in Counseling Theories) - December 8, 2020, 9:00-12:15, cost $50 

Session 2:  ASAM Guidelines (3 hours in Alcohol & Drug Specific) - January 5, 2021, 9:00-12:15, cost $45

Session 3:  Effective Treatment Planning Techniques (3 hours in Counseling Theories) - February 2, 2021, 9:00-12:15, cost $45 

Session 4:  Group Facilitation (3 hours in Counseling Theories) – March 2, 2021, 9:00-12:15, cost $45 

Session 5:  History of Substance Abuse Treatment (3 hours in Alcohol & Drug Specific) – April 6, 2021, 9:00-12:15, cost $45 

Session 6:  Professional Documentation (3 hours in Generic) – May 4, 2021, 9:00-12:15, cost $45 

Session 7:  Ethics – The Basics (3 hours in Ethics) – June 8, 2021, 9:00-12:15, cost $45 

Session 8:  ASAM and Stages of Change Workshop (2 hours in Alcohol & Drug Specific) – July 13, 2021, 9:00-11:15, cost $35 

Dec 16, 2020

2021 IBC Trainings with Dr. Yulanda Tyre

Mastering Anxiety: The Employee Performance Killer…Practical Tips & Resources for Leadership & Management  (2 hours in Counseling Theories)
January 21, 2021, 9:00-11:15, cost $35

Building A Healthy Life-Work BalanceBuilding A Healthy Life-Work Balance  (2 hours in Counseling Theories)
February 25, 2021, 9:00-11:15, cost $35 

December 22, 2020

Brain Injury Training

It’s Time to Be Brain Injury Informed (2 hours in Counseling Theories)
Presenters: Maggie Ferguson, MS, CRC, CBIS and Jim Pender, MSW, LMSW
January 28, 2021, 9:00-11:15, cost $35

Dec 16, 2020

IMPORTANT UPDATE - Unlimited Online Hours Extended

The IBC Board of Directors has extended the timeframe allowing for unlimited online hours for recertification until June 30, 2021. The CEU approval fee still needs to be paid for each online or non-approved training you submit for recertification, however those recertifying between January 1, 2021 and June 30, 2021 will only have to pay this fee for a maximum of 3 trainings ($45.00). 

November 1, 2020

Fee Increase

Effective November 1, 2020, the cost for 2 years of certification will increase from $200 to $220 (rates for MHPSS, PRS, FPSS and CTA will remain at their current amount).  IBC is pleased that we have not had to raise rates in nearly 19 years, and this raise equates to an $0.83/month increase. 

August 31, 2020

2020 IBC C.A.R.E. Conference

Many of you had trouble completing your evaluations following the conference.  If you were unable to complete the evaluations for either or both days, please find them here:

The completed evaluations need to be emailed to Iowabc.org or faxed to 515-965-5540 by Sept. 4 in order to get your name in a drawing for an Amazon gift card. Gift cards will be mailed by the end of September.

Your certificate of completion will be emailed to you by Sep. 18 – if you don’t receive yours by then, first check your junk/spam folders, then call the IBC office at 515-965-5509.

The speaker materials and exhibits will be on the All in the Loop site for one year if you would like to access that information.

Thank you for attending this year’s conference!

June 1, 2020

IBC 5th Annual C.A.R.E. Conference - Registration for Conference now closed

IBC's 5th Annual C.A.R.E. Conference held VIRTUALLY on August 27-28, 2020. We have an amazing line-up of 21 speakers this year!

ONCE YOU'VE REGISTERED FOR THE CONFERENCE: you will receive an email from invite@allintheloop.com with your password.  You are welcome to log onto the All in the Loop conference platform at https://www.allintheloop.net/App/iowabc/iowabcCAREConference2020 – be sure to use the email address that was used when registering and the password that was sent to you.  Feel free to look around the site, check out the exhibitors, use the social media function to chat with other attendees and exhibitors, take a look at your sessions, etc. This is how you will access the conference on the 27th and 28th.   If you have any difficulties logging in, contact All in the Loop at support@allintheloop.com or give John at call there at 580-609-4601 or email him at john.davison@allintheloop.com

Download Agenda, Session Information and Speaker Biographies

 

July 2, 2020

Introduction to Diversity and Race in the U.S - July 14

Introduction to Diversity and Race in the U.S. – July 14, 2020, 10:30-11:30 a.m. – trainer:  LaSheila Yates, SHRM-CP, CPM, MA
Zoom Training - $20 - 1.0 hour Racial/Ethnic
In order to participate in our Zoom training and receive full credit, your video and microphone must be working – we will need to see and hear you throughout the entire training.
Registrations will be accepted until noon the day prior to the training.

Registration Form

This training will provide an overview of the various cultures in the U.S. and the role they play when people of different cultures interact. 1.0 hour Racial/Ethnic

LaSheila Yates is the President and founder of Cultural Perspectives, LLC.  LaSheila served as the Executive Director for the Cedar Rapids Civil Rights Commission and the Chief Diversity Officer for the City of Cedar Rapids.  Prior to being hired as the Commission’s Executive Director, LaSheila worked as a Civil Rights investigator in 2008 before being promoted in 2010 to the position of Housing Programs Manager in the City of Cedar Rapids Community Development Dept.  LaSheila received her BS in Sociology in 2004 and MA in Social Science from Southern University A&M College (Baton Rouge, LA) in 2005, while also serving as  Heavy Construction Engineer in the Louisiana Army National Guard.  LaSheila completed Officer Candidate School and was commissioned as a 2nd Lieutenant in 2005.  She then received a MA in Sociology from Southern Illinois University.

July 2, 2020

Cross Cultural and Racial Relationships in the U.S - July 21

Cross Cultural and Racial Relationships in the U.S. – July 21, 2020, 10:30-11:30 a.m. via ZOOM – trainer:  LaSheila Yates, SHRM-CP, CPM, MA
Zoom Training - $20 - 1.0 hour Racial/Ethnic
In order to participate in our Zoom training and receive full credit, your video and microphone must be working – we will need to see and hear you throughout the entire training.
Registrations will be accepted until noon the day prior to the training.

Registration Form

This training will examine the relationship between groups in the U.S. and the context in which to study their experiences. 1.0 hour-Racial/Ethnic

LaSheila Yates is the President and founder of Cultural Perspectives, LLC.  LaSheila served as the Executive Director for the Cedar Rapids Civil Rights Commission and the Chief Diversity Officer for the City of Cedar Rapids.  Prior to being hired as the Commission’s Executive Director, LaSheila worked as a Civil Rights investigator in 2008 before being promoted in 2010 to the position of Housing Programs Manager in the City of Cedar Rapids Community Development Dept.  LaSheila received her BS in Sociology in 2004 and MA in Social Science from Southern University A&M College (Baton Rouge, LA) in 2005, while also serving as  Heavy Construction Engineer in the Louisiana Army National Guard.  LaSheila completed Officer Candidate School and was commissioned as a 2nd Lieutenant in 2005.  She then received a MA in Sociology from Southern Illinois University.

July 2, 2020

Impact of Social Structure - July 28

Impact of Social Structure – July 28, 2020, 10:30-11:30 a.m. – Trainer:  LaSheila Yates, SHRM-CP, CPM, MA
Zoom Training - $20 - 1.0 hour Racial/Ethnic
In order to participate in our Zoom training and receive full credit, your video and microphone must be working – we will need to see and hear you throughout the entire training.
Registrations will be accepted until noon the day prior to the training.

Registration Form

This training will provide an understanding of how social structure affects race and cross-cultural relations in the U.S. 1.0 hour Racial/Ethnic

LaSheila Yates is the President and founder of Cultural Perspectives, LLC.  LaSheila served as the Executive Director for the Cedar Rapids Civil Rights Commission and the Chief Diversity Officer for the City of Cedar Rapids.  Prior to being hired as the Commission’s Executive Director, LaSheila worked as a Civil Rights investigator in 2008 before being promoted in 2010 to the position of Housing Programs Manager in the City of Cedar Rapids Community Development Dept.  LaSheila received her BS in Sociology in 2004 and MA in Social Science from Southern University A&M College (Baton Rouge, LA) in 2005, while also serving as  Heavy Construction Engineer in the Louisiana Army National Guard.  LaSheila completed Officer Candidate School and was commissioned as a 2nd Lieutenant in 2005.  She then received a MA in Sociology from Southern Illinois University.

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