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April 28, 2020

IMPORTANT UPDATES

Those of you due to recertify between now and January 1, 2021 may have unlimited online hours in order to obtain your required hours for recertification. The CEU approval fee still needs to be paid for each online or non-approved training you submit for recertification.

PLEASE NOTE: Test sites are now open in several locations around Iowa!

See the Latest News page for information on the new Zoom trainings we're sponsoring: 

May 12, 2020

Brain Injury and Management of Challenging Behavior - May 28

Brain Injury and Management of Challenging Behavior (May 28, 2020, 1:00-3:00) – Trainer:  Courtney Sand, MS, LBA, BCBA, CBIST
Zoom training - $30
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.

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During this training, attendees will:

  • Review the comorbidity of brain injury and substance use disorders
  • Review the impact of brain injury on cognitive, emotional, behavioral and physical function
  • Review the components of a behavioral support plan as they apply to treatment planning
  • Be invited to join the Iowa Brain Injury Resource Network

Courtney Sand, MS, LBA, BCBA, CBIST, is a licensed and board certified Behavior Analyst and Certified Brain Injury Specialist Trainer.  She is currently employed as a Neuro Resource Facilitator with the Brain Injury Alliance of Iowa.  Courtney has nearly 20 years of experience in the field of Applied Behavior Analysis and mental health in California and Iowa, across a variety of settings and populations, including autism programs, a domestic violence shelter, school districts, a community-based neurobehavioral rehabilitation service provider, and an outpatient mental health clinic where she helped start an Autism Spectrum Disorder Program.  Courtney has been working in the field of brain injury for the last 5.5 years.  Courtney is passionate about playing a part in the process of behavior change.  She is enthusiastic about helping spread awareness and education about brain injury, and supporting survivors of brain injury, their loved ones, and community stakeholders in access beneficial services to promote self-advocacy and progress toward their goals.

May 12, 2020

Introduction to Diversity and Race in the U.S - June 9

Introduction to Diversity and Race in the U.S. – June 9, 2020, 10:30-11:30 a.m. – trainer:  LaSheila Yates, SHRM-CP, CPM, MA
Zoom Training - $20
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.

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.

May 12, 2020

Cross Cultural and Racial Relationships in the U.S - June 16

Cross Cultural and Racial Relationships in the U.S. – June 16, 2020, 10:30-11:30 a.m. via ZOOM – trainer:  LaSheila Yates, SHRM-CP, CPM, MA
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.

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.

May 12, 2020

Impact of Social Structure - June 23

Impact of Social Structure – June 23, 2020, 10:30-11:30 a.m. – Trainer:  LaSheila Yates, SHRM-CP, CPM, MA
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.

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.

May 12, 2020

ASAM Workshop/Stages of Change - July 31

ASAM Workshop/Stages of Change – July 31, 2020, 9:00-12:15 – Trainer:  Sharaine Conner
NOTE:  THIS TRAINING WILL BE HELD AT THE IBC OFFICE AT 225 NW SCHOOL ST. IN ANKENY, AND IS LIMITED TO 10 PARTICIPANTS ONLY.

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In this training you will work on case examples of ASAMs.  You will build assessments, update continuing care and complete discharge examples of ASAMs and feel free to ask questions.  Also as part of this training, there will be a review of the parts of the ASAM and specifics on Stage of Change, and how to use them properly in an ASAM or overall assessment of a client.

April 14, 2020

IBC Presents a Counselor Training Series:


"PROFESSIONAL DOCUMENTATION", Friday, June 19, 2020, 9 am - 12:15 pm, presented by Sharaine Conner, LMSW, IADC, will be delivered via Zoom (not at the IBC office).
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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, will be delivered via Zoom (not at the IBC office).
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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?

April 15, 2020

IBC 5th Annual C.A.R.E. Conference

IBC's 5th Annual C.A.R.E. Conference to be held VIRTUALLY on August 27-28, 2020.  Registration will open by June 1.  We have an amazing line-up of 21 speakers this year!  Be watching our website for speaker/session information, as well as for the registration form.

Informational flyer

November 22, 2018

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.

November 21, 2018

IBC Training Series: Essentials in Counseling

IBC is offering a training series designed for new (and more seasoned) professionals.  The series will cover a wide variety of topics.  The series is offered in its entirety or as individual sessions, so you are not obligated to attend all of the sessions. 

This series can benefit a wide variety of helping professionals and is not just for counselors focused on substance use disorders.  In attendance at previous sessions were: substance, developmental disability, and MH counselors; patient support staff, peer supports, criminal justice professionals, nursing staff, physicians, social workers, and teachers.  Although the content is aimed toward professionals just starting out, any and all professionals are welcome who may want to brush up, expand, or explore their skills in a certain area. Click Read more for details.

Each session will be offered in the IBC office as well as through Zoom. Registration forms and payments will be accepted until noon the day prior to each training. Both the completed registration form and payment is required, as well as an email from IBC, before registration is complete.

Sessions offered:

  1. Assessment and Evaluation: Training completed.
  2. ASAM Guidelines and Treatment Planning: Training completed.
  3. Professional Boundaries: Establishing the professional relationship and avoiding dual relationships: Training completed
  4. Group Facilitation: Skills to lead, facilitate, and manage group conditions in different treatment environments. Training completed
  5. Documentation: Information sharing, storage, and maintenance.Training completed.
  6. Helping Individuals with Substance Use Disorders: Exploring the culture, progression, and evolution of substance use disorders and treatment.Training completed.

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