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2024 Mind Matters Conference

This two-day conference is for individuals with brain injury, family members, caregivers, and professionals. It highlights new research, trends, practice strategies, and collaborative models of care. Innovative approaches and new systems of care for individuals living with brain injury will be presented.

March 21 & 22, 2024

Ramada by Wyndham
3333 13th Avenue South
Fargo, North Dakota

For more conference information Mind Matters Conference - North Dakota Brain Injury Network (ndbin.org)

Behavioral Health Webinars

Trainings will be presented by Monica McConkey, LPC and are approved for 2 CEUs by the North Dakota Board of Addiction Counseling Examiners, the North Dakota Board of Social Work Examiners and the North Dakota Certified Peer Support Specialists. Additional behavioral health board licensees can provide training information for CEU approval.


Recognizing Early Psychosis

In this webinar, attendees will gain a basic understanding of what psychosis is, how to identify signs and symptoms of early onset psychosis and explore program components that assist individuals in successfully managing their illness. Attendees will also learn about the ND First Episode Psychosis program including how to access services.

March 19, 2024

12 pm - 2 pm CT

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Taking Care of Yourself in a Toxic Workplace to Prevent Burnout

In this webinar, we will explore what is meant by a toxic workplace that may have you experiencing unattainable expectations, emotional harassment and demands to do more with less. Strategies will be discussed for how to endure and cope in a toxic environment as well as practice tips for dealing with difficult people and demanding situations.

April 16, 2024

12 pm - 2 pm CT

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Question, Persuade, Refer (QPR)

QPR stands for Question, Persuade and Refer - the 3 simple steps anyone can learn to help save a life from suicide. Just as people trained in CPR and the Heimlich Maneuver help save thousands of lives each year, people trained in QPR learn how to recognize the warning signs of a suicide crisis and how to question, persuade and refer someone to help.

April 25, 2024

12 pm - 2 pm CT

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Helping Clients Cope with Grief and Loss

In this webinar, attendees will learn about types of grief, stages of grief, complications of bereavement and interventions that can be helpful. There will also be an overview of grief measures and resources for individuals and families who are grieving.

May 21, 2024

12 pm - 2 pm CT

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A Guide to Building Personal Resilience

When the stress and adversity of life feel overwhelming, individuals' protective factors help them be resilient. In this webinar, attendees will learn about protective factors that act in both a prevention and intervention capacity. Personal resilience plans will be established by the end of the session.

June 18, 2024

12 pm - 2 pm CT

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Well-being at Work: Building Resilient and Thriving Teams

With 1/3 of Americans showing signs of clinical anxiety and depression, the workplace must respond. This training will review workplace well-being opportunities, risks to creating a thriving workplace culture and how to combine individual strengths and well-being in efforts to support mental health, resiliency and thriving.

July 16, 2024

12 pm - 2 pm CT

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Question, Persuade, Refer (QPR)

QPR stands for Question, Persuade and Refer - the 3 simple steps anyone can learn to help save a life from suicide. Just as people trained in CPR and the Heimlich Maneuver help save thousands of lives each year, people trained in QPR learn how to recognize the warning signs of a suicide crisis and how to question, persuade and refer someone to help.

July 25, 2024

12 pm - 2 pm CT

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Helping Kids Prepare for Back-to-School Stress

For many children and youth, going back to school is an exciting time with thoughts of friends, sports and interacting with beloved school staff. However, that is not the reality for all. Children of all ages struggle with anxiety and apprehension as the beginning of a new school year draws near. This webinar will discuss back-to-school stress and anxiety as well as strategies to help children make the transition and increase coping.

August 20, 2024

12 pm - 2 pm CT

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The Art of Setting Boundaries

In this webinar, we will explore what healthy boundary setting can look like with our families, friends, co-workers and yourself. Attendees will learn how to say no or when to say yes to improve self-care and take control of their lives.

September 17, 2024

12 pm - 2 pm CT

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First Responder Mental Health Training

Compassion Fatigue, Vicarious Trauma and Burnout for First Responders and Medical Professionals

This course is designed to address the unique challenges faced by first responders and medical professionals who dedicate their lives to serving others in high-stakes and demanding environments. This course goes beyond conventional self-care by providing practical strategies to recognize, mitigate and recover from compassion fatigue, secondary traumatic stress, vicarious trauma and burnout. Factors at the personal, professional and organizational levels will be examined. The psychological and physiological impact of prolonged exposure to trauma and high stress will also be explored and discussed. Participants will leave with the knowledge and tools necessary to enhance resilience, maintain well-being and thrive in demanding roles.

May 10, 2024

9 am - 10:30 am CT

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Mental Health Provider Trainings

Boundaries, Balance & Benefitting Others: Ethics in Mental Health Practice

This intermediate-level course is instructed by Erin Haugen, PhD, LP, CMPC and Jon C. Ulven, PhD, LP, two licensed psychologists with regulatory board experience and expertise in ethical decision-making. They will discuss ethical issues including, but not limited to what to do when treatment is not successful with clients, the well-being of Licensed Mental Health Professionals and addressing ethical concerns with colleagues.

March 8, 2024

8:30 am - 11:45 am CT

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April 26, 2024

8:30 am - 11:45 am CT

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Sexuality, Gender & Relationship Diversity 101

This workshop will provide foundational knowledge for affirmative clinical work with sexual, gender and relationship diversity to limit minority stress in treatment. After introducing participants to language and definitions related to these communities, The Spectrum Model of Sex, Gender and Sexuality (SMSGS-6) will be introduced to conceptualize differences across sexuality, gender and relationships.

March 22, 2024

10 am - 1:15 pm CT

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Compassion Fatigue, Vicarious Trauma and Burnout for Mental Health Professionals

This course is designed to equip mental health professionals with the knowledge, skills and tools necessary to safeguard their well-being while providing optimal care to their clients. Definitions, differences and similarities between compassion fatigue, vicarious trauma, secondary trauma and burnout will be explored.

May 3, 2024

9 am - 12:15 pm CT

Live & On-Demand Course Registration