Comprehensive training, consultation, therapy, psychological and neuropsychological testing.
Successful engagement and retention of clients is important for any Business. Utilizing skills that lead to continued investment (by staff and client) is a learned process and is enhanced by building on the staff member’s abilities to feel confident and invested in the client’s process. Motivational Interviewing Training, Coaching, and Coding enhance the Staff member’s abilities to provide successful interactions that lead to changed thoughts and behaviors and attainment of the clients specific goals.
Motivational Interviewing training consists of interactive training specifically tailored to your organizations needs and wants. We have provided one, two, and three day trainings in Beginner through Advanced skills. Coaching is provided post training and refresher courses are highly encouraged to reinforce the newly acquired skills.
MITI 4.2.1 Training is available with the Midwest Coding Lab providing the training and follow-up coding for fidelity to the Spirit of Motivational Interviewing. Training is available for a two or three day session and provides coaching and coding.
Gambling is not limited to casino or race tracks, it also encompasses activities such as: stock trading; playing dice; dog or cock fighting; betting on the local athletic team to win a game, period, quarter, or even a specific action during the event. Even a friendly poker game between friends is gambling; if a wager is made on the outcome of the action, it is considered gambling.
Some forms of gambling may be subtle, they are unnoticeable and include making bets with out making a wager. This action is "mind betting" and often will create increased tension and anxiety in the gambler which will transfer to all areas of their lives.
Education regarding the progression of the addictive process, special populations (age and ethnicity), the effects on the employer, family, community and crime statistics are some of the areas covered in presentations. Specific presentations have been developed to address a variety of gambling behaviors. Some topics are:
Adolescent gambling - Is it a family illness?
Teen Gambling - Progression and addressing the issues
Engaging Teens in Treatment: What makes them different?
Development of Gambling Addiction
Assessment and Treatment of the Problem Gambler
Substance Abuse and Gambling - Mixing and matching addictions
Harm Reduction and Motivational Interviewing in Addressing Gambling Related Issues
Internet and Gaming
Escaping into the world of our computers and smart phones is a growing issue in today's technology driven society. We spend an increasingly amount of time writing and receiving texts, Tweets, Instagram, Snap Chats, our email, shopping, and getting our knowledge and news from the internet. One of the byproducts of these interactions is an increase of blogs, chatrooms, and gaming venues.
All generations are effected by the internet. As technology increases so does our utilization. The increase of accessibly has directly impacted the socialization of the "Internet Generation". In the 1950's through 1980's we were concerned about our children and their usage of television, in the 2000's we are concerned about the utilization of the internet, video gaming, and text messaging.
Presentations, seminars, and workshops addressing these issues have included:
Cyberspace: The new form of teen isolation
Internet Accessibility and How to Surf Safely
Gaming Issues: Identification, assessment, and treatment
What is Normal Employee Usage: Levels of corporate acceptability
How to Develop Policy and Procedure Regarding Internet Usage
Using the Internet to Enhance your Lifestyle: The convenience factor
Online Shopping Addiction
Theft and Shoplifting
Shoplifting, Theft, and Kleptomania are chronic and progressive illnesses. Each year corporate loss control programs are seeking the technology to decrease the occurrence of theft and shoplifting. Theft is illegal, it also may be a compulsive, uncontrollable behavior for the person conducting the theft. Daily our legal system is prosecuting repeat offenders who fall into the category of Kleptomania or Addicted to Shoplifting. Oftentimes the victim is also the perpetrator of the crime.
The addict understands that the urge to steal is ever present. When they walk into an establishment they experience an internal conflict; "can I make it through the store without taking anything?"
Presentations, informational sessions, and workshops include:
The Justice System and Theft Addictions/ BARJ - Balance and Restorative Justice
Employee Theft and Actions the Employer may take to help the Addict
Advocating for the Theft Addict/Kleptomaniac
Assessment, Diagnosis, and Treatment of Theft Addictions
How Process Addictions Develop
Working with the Family of Theft Addicts
Presentations, trainings, and workshops may be tailored to meet the organizations specific needs. All educational opportunities are provided on a variety of addictions and related topics.Please contact Margo Bristow to explore a variety of training options.
Fees vary and are dependant on the type of presentation, the population, material recovery costs, and travel expenses.