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Dr. Ambroes Pass-Turner

Are you ready for transformative mental health, well-being, and personal growth discussions? As a Doctor of Counseling Psychology and the founder of APT Counseling Services LLC, Dr. Pass-Turner brings expertise, compassion, and over two decades of hands-on experience to her engaging and insightful speaking engagements. Discover a journey of healing, understanding, and empowerment as Dr. Pass-Turner combines academic prowess, extensive credentials, and a commitment to addressing complex behavioral and emotional well-being issues. Join us on this enlightening exploration, where each session is crafted to inspire confidence, foster support, and catalyze personal growth.

Live Interactive Webinar

Depression 

Time: 9:00 am – 4:30 pm   
Tuition: $100 
Dates: February 8, 2024  & April 5, 2024
Live Interactive Webinar 6 Clock Hours  


Diagnosing and Treating Depression in Adults and Children

Depression is a common disorder among adults and children. However, the symptoms present differently in adults and children. This workshop will provide an educational overview of diagnosing, analyzing symptoms, developing treatment plans, and implementing appropriate treatment interventions. Also, we will explore the role of cultural competence in diagnosing depression.

Participants completing this program will be able to:

  1. Diagnose depression in adults and children.
  2. Interpret DSM 5 for accurate diagnosing.
  3. Analyze the difference in symptoms among adults and children.
  4. Implement Positive Psychology as an intervention.
  5. Implement Cognitive Behavioral Therapy as an intervention.
  6. Develop comprehensive treatment plans for treating depression in adults and children.
  7. Explore the role of cultural competence in diagnosing depression.

Announcement: CGI Approved as a NBCC Accredited Continuing Education  Provider - Cummings Institute

APT Counseling Services, LLC has been approved by NBCC as an Approved Continuing Education Provider, ACEP No. 6978.  Programs that do not qualify for NBCC credit are clearly identified. APT Counseling Services, LLC is solely responsible for all aspects of the program. The program counts as core hours for LPCs, LAPCs, NCCs, CCMHCs, and related hours for MFTs and SWKs.

If you need ADA accommodation, contact Dr. Pass-Turner at (706)-366-0960.

There is a $50.00 administration fee for cancellations.

Full attendance and submission of the evaluation form are required to receive a certificate.

Transfers: Participants can attend another date if space is available.

Live Interactive Webinar

Telemental Health 

Time: 9:00 am – 4:30 pm   
Tuition: $100 
Dates: April 19, 2024  & June 7, 2024  
Live Interactive Webinar 6 Clock Hours


Telemental Health: Are you compliant?

Behavioral health services with telecommunications technologies have greatly expanded avenues for behavioral and mental health professionals to provide quality of care.  Telemental Health: Are you in compliant? workshop will provide a comprehensive overview on how to conduct legal, ethical, and evidence-based telepractice. Telemental professionals need to know how to conduct practice consistent with the ethical standards guidelines, and recommendations that are applicable to both their specific profession and the needs of their client populations.

Participants completing this program will be able to:

  1. Conduct legal, ethical, and evidence-based telepractice.
  2. Explore the benefits of telemental health.
  3. Analyze risk factors associated with conducting telemental health.
  4. Identify best practices and assess client’s appropriateness for telemental health.
  5. Analyze Georgia Composite Board Telehealth policy.
  6. Apply HIPPA-HITECH policies for compliance for PHI and ePHI.
  7. Apply ethical telepractice with diverse populations.

Live Interactive Webinar

Ethics

Time: 9:00 am – 4:30 pm   
Tuition: $100 
Dates: March 22, 2024  & May 17, 2024  
Live Interactive Webinar 6 Clock Hours

Navigating Ethics after the Pandemic

Behavioral health services with telecommunications technologies have greatly expanded avenues for behavioral and mental health professionals to provide quality of care.  Telemental Health: Are you in compliant? workshop will provide a comprehensive overview on how to conduct legal, ethical, and evidence-based telepractice. Telemental professionals need to know how to conduct practice consistent with the ethical standards guidelines, and recommendations that are applicable to both their specific profession and the needs of their client populations.

Participants completing this program will be able to:

  1. Conduct legal, ethical, and evidence-based telepractice.
  2. Explore the benefits of telemental health.
  3. Analyze risk factors associated with conducting telemental health.
  4. Identify best practices and assess client’s appropriateness for telemental health.
  5. Analyze Georgia Composite Board Telehealth policy.
  6. Apply HIPPA-HITECH policies for compliance for PHI and ePHI.
  7. Apply ethical telepractice with diverse populations.

Live Interactive Webinar

ADHD

Time: 9:00 am – 4:30 pm   
Tuition: $100 
Dates: February 22, 2024  & May 3, 2024  
Live Interactive Webinar 6 Clock Hours

Managing ADHD in Adults and Children

Attention-deficit/hyperactivity disorder is common among adults and children. Managing ADHD can be difficult for clients. The symptoms associated with ADHD can be challenging and affect school, work, and communication. Providing appropriate coping skills is important to improve overall function for clients living with ADHD.

Participants completing this program will be able to:

  1. Implement best practice in treating clients with ADHD.
  2. Identify the signs and symptoms of ADHD.
  3. Analyze risk factors that contribute to ADHD.
  4. Discuss age-appropriate treatment interventions for ADHD clients.
  5. Differentiate between ADHD/ADD.

Live Interactive Webinar

Ethical Dilemmas

Time: 9:00 am – 4:30 pm   
Tuition: $100 
Dates: February 16, 2024, March 15, 2024 and August 9, 2024  
Live Interactive Webinar 6 Clock Hours

Assessing Ethical Dilemmas

Mental health professionals are faced with ethical issues daily. This makes it necessary for mental health professionals to be familiar with the code of ethics that governs how they should practice. This interactive workshop will explore ethical dilemmas in the areas of confidentiality, relationship, record keeping, assessment tools, and duty to warn. 

Participants completing this program will be able to:

  1. Analyze the ACA code of ethics.
  2. Identify ethical dilemmas violations in confidentiality, relationship, record keeping, assessment tools, and duty to warn.
  3. Differentiate between unethical and criminal behavior.
  4. Interpret ethical dilemma case studies.

Live Interactive Webinar

Crisis Intervention Training

Time: 9:00 am – 4:30 pm   
Tuition: $200 
Dates: July 18, 2024 and July 19, 2024
12 Clock Hours 2-day training

Nonviolent Crisis Intervention Training

Nonviolent Crisis Intervention training gives staff the skills to recognize and respond to crisis situations that may involve more challenging behaviors. This workshop is designed to help mental health professionals provide the best possible care and welfare for assaultive, disruptive, or out-of-control persons even during the most violent moment. The training focuses on prevention, de-escalation, personal safety, and physical intervention.

Participants completing this program will be able to:

  1. Use the Crisis Development model to identify behaviors that indicate and escalation of behavior.
  2. Learn appropriate and effective staff approaches to crisis behavior.
  3. Assess how the behavior of one person impacts the behavior of others.
  4. Identify causes of behavior and how you may positively impact others.
  5. Recognize how communication skills are important for building, strengthening, and maintaining rapport with individuals in crisis.
  6. Practice awareness of position, posture, and proximity in the use of Supportive Stance.
  7. Identify different levels of defensive behavior in the Verbal Escalation Model.
  8. Examine and apply effective intervention for defensive behaviors.
  9. Examine environmental factors and approaches used to maintain safety.
  10. Determine how strikes can be managed or avoided.
  11. Practice applying disengagement skills for low, medium, and high-risk situations.
  12. Identify restrictive interventions and explore the legal and professional considerations when using restrictive interventions.
  13. Explore the Decision-Making Matrix when assessing risk behavior.
  14. Describe and demonstrate proper use of the principles of holding for individual presenting physical risk behaviors.
  15. Explore tension reduction and how to re-establish the relationship after a crisis event.

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