Continuing Education

I am committed to offering evidenced-based continuing education courses to mental health and medical professionals and offer a variety of in-person and online continuing education courses sponsored by my employer, Assessment and Therapy Associates of Grand Forks, PLLC.

Upcoming Continuing Education Workshops

OCTOBER 25, 2019: ETHICAL CLAIRVOYANCE (IN PERSON; RECORDED CONTENT TO FOLLOW)

This is an intermediate level workshop sponsored by Assessment and Therapy Associates of Grand Forks, PLLC that will actively engage participants in exploring variables related to professional ethics, law, and jurisprudence. This workshop will be held in the Choice Health and Fitness Community Room in Grand Forks, ND. A recording of the informational portion of this workshop will be available for continuing education credit after the event.

Assessment and Therapy Associates of Grand Forks, PLLC is approved by the American Psychological Association to sponsor continuing education for psychologists. Assessment and Therapy Associates of Grand Forks, PLLC maintains responsibility for this program and its content.

Assessment and Therapy Associates of Grand Forks, PLLC is is an approved continuing education provider for the North Dakota Board of Social Worker Examiners (NDBSWE) through 8/21/20 (provider number P-217).

This workshop is also approved for three (3) hours of continuing education from the North Dakota State Board of Psychologist Examiners (NDSBPE) and and North Dakota Board of Counselor Examiners (NDBCE).

June 3, 2020: role of the athletic trainer in addressing eating disorders in the collegiate setting

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This is an essential level workshop sponsored by the National Athletic Trainers’ Association. It is available as a live webinar and as recorded content after the session.

Approximately one-fourth of female college student-athletes and one-fifth of male college student-athletes report at least subclinical eating disorder symptoms. Although most athletic trainers will encounter signs of problematic eating or energy intake, only 25% of athletic trainers felt confident in eating disorder identification.

Moreover, a recent survey of head athletic trainers found only 32.89% heard of RED-S, which is a vital component of eating disorder identification. Athletic trainers would benefit from learning about factors increasing risk for mental health difficulties in collegiate athletes, so they can effectively address these concerns in this population.

Previous Continuing Education Workshops

July 10, 2019: Current Mental Health Issues Affecting Secondary School and Collegiate Athletes (available as recorded content)

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This is an essential level workshop sponsored by the National Athletic Trainers’ Association. It is available as a live webinar and as recorded content after the session.

Mental health is an important topic to address within secondary school and collegiate athlete populations, particularly because approximately 75% of mental health disorders begin prior to age 24. Given the integral role of athletic trainers in health care, they are often the first point of contact for athletes experiencing mental health difficulties.

Although athletic trainers respond to these emotional experiences, many do not feel equipped to provide psychological assistance. Many also lack direct access to mental health providers trained to work with athletes who can help address these concerns. Therefore, athletic trainers would benefit from learning how to identify and refer athletes experiencing mental health difficulties to qualified mental health providers. The role of the athletic trainer in management of mental health difficulties will also be discussed.