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The Training Institute in Kentucky

The Training Institute believes that training and staff development strengthens skills and improves quality of care. By improving quality of care, the Training Institute advances Centerstone Kentucky’s goal of empowering clients to realize their potential.

For community mental health professionals, the Training Institute in Kentucky offers professional development opportunities for various certifications and for continuing education. Clicking on a training title below will redirect to EventBrite for more information (continuing education approvals, schedules, fees, locations, etc.) and for registration.

*  Centerstone Kentucky staff at Central State Hospital are welcome to attend the CE classroom trainings. After reviewing the training information, please send an email to the Centerstone Training Institute for registration.

For more information or general questions, contact the Centerstone Training Institute.

Available Trainings

Targeted Case Management — 2-Day Core Certification  Training
The Department for Behavioral Health, Developmental and Intellectual Disabilities (DBHDID) has approved this twelve (12) Hour Core TCM curriculum for Targeted Case Management, as established in 908 KAR 2:260.  This is a TWO-DAY training. You MUST attend BOTH DAYS in FULL to complete the certification. By registering for the first date, you are included in the second date. 

Targeted Case Management — SMI Training
The Department for Behavioral Health, Developmental and Intellectual Disabilities (DBHDID) has approved this 6-hour specialized curricula for target populations for Targeted Case Management, as established in 908 KAR 2:260. This is a ONE-DAY training. 

Targeted Case Management — CCPHC Training
The Department for Behavioral Health, Developmental and Intellectual Disabilities (DBHDID) has approved this 6-hour specialized curricula for target populations for Targeted Case Management, as established in 908 KAR 2:260. This is a ONE-DAY training. 

Targeted Case Management — SUD Training
The Department for Behavioral Health, Developmental and Intellectual Disabilities (DBHDID) has approved this 6-hour specialized curricula for target populations for Targeted Case Management, as established in 908 KAR 2:260.    This is a ONE-DAY training. 

Targeted Case Management — SED Training
The Department for Behavioral Health, Developmental and Intellectual Disabilities (DBHDID) has approved this 6-hour specialized curricula for target populations for Targeted Case Management, as established in 908 KAR 2:260. This is a ONE-DAY training. 

Community Support Associate 2-Day Certification Training
Community Support Associate Certification is an introduction to the principles and practices of psychiatric rehabilitation, which uses the strengths and goals of a person with disabling mental illness, addiction or severe emotional disorder to assist with his or her recovery. The course is interactive and covers topics such as engagement, natural supports, skills training, crisis prevention, and documentation. This course is to be certified as a “Community Support Associate” (CSA) under state rules for providers of “Comprehensive Community Support Services” for KY Medicaid. 908 KAR 2250. This is a TWO-DAY training. You MUST attend BOTH DAYS in FULL to complete the certification. By registering for the first date, you are included in the second date.

Peer Support Specialist Certification
This training does not link to EventBrite because there is an application process.
Centerstone KY is offering the Peer Support Certification program for those who desire to serve as a peer support specialist for adults or youth with mental health, substance use, or co-occurring mental health and substance use disorders or their family members.

This 8-day certification program combines the requirements for Adult, Family, and Youth Peer Support Specialists, including the Family Leadership Academy, with group instruction and breakout sessions specific to the needs of Adult, Family, and Youth Peer Support Specialists. To earn PSS Certification:  Attend all 8 days of Certification class IN FULL, Pass an oral exam, and Pass a written exam.  Cost:  $350 per participant ($200 Scholarships are available for individuals (not with an employer providing human services.)

The certification course will meet the requirements of the following Kentucky Administrative Regulations:

For an application, contact Joy Varney, Peer Support Coordinator by email, or call (502) 220-8498. 

KY Social Work Code of Ethics  
Participants will increase their knowledge of the Kentucky Code of Ethical Conduct; review the NASW Code of Ethics; discuss the differences between values, ethics, and the law; practice applying knowledge to “real life” situations; and participate in collegial dialog regarding the application of ethics to our work. Sessions are a combination of didactic presentation, participant discussion, small group work and interaction with case scenarios. 

Developmental Trauma
Participants will learn how to assess for Developmental Trauma and link to diagnostic areas including PTSD, Reactive Attachment Disorder, and Fetal Alcohol Spectrum Disorder. This will include learning about neuro-development factors, and how to develop and tailor interventions using multiple levels of expression incorporating, talk therapy, art, sand tray, and play therapy techniques. Participants will review newest brain-based research, and gain an understanding of behavioral manifestations of underdeveloped executive function. Participants will have a better understanding of how to develop treatment plans for these difficult to treat set of behaviors.

Child Development 0-5 Years  
In this course participants will learn the basics of normal and abnormal development in children ages 0-5 years across several developmental areas including motor, language, social emotional, and cognitive. Objectives: Participants will: be able to identify normal child developmental patterns for children ages 0-5 years; identify abnormal development of children in the four basic areas of development; and have a basic understanding of where to refer students in the age range for ongoing services to treat delays. CEs are not available from ADC for this training. 

Early Childhood Treatment Models and Practices  
This training covers various Early Childhood treatment models and evidence-based practices to increase clinical knowledge of available models, additional resources, and practices for working with children ages 0-5 and their families. It includes several different models with brief overviews so that staff can make informed decisions about models they may wish to explore in more depth or receive training in. This training will also provide information on basic resources for working with children in the early childhood age range to increase capacity and understanding for clinical staff. 

Sensory Integration and Regulation in Young Children 
This workshop will provide participants with a brief understanding of sensory processing and integration, the development of the theory, the current applications for sensory integration and seven areas of sensory information. It will also give participants an understanding of the difficulties children with disorganized systems might face in a classroom setting and some practical ways to help children with these issues function better in their classrooms. Participants will: * increase their knowledge of sensory integration and how it affects individuals, * be able to define the seven areas of sensory input that an individual experiences, * and have some tools to use in the home or classroom setting to decrease the effects of sensory issues for a child. 

Autism: Introduction to Diagnosis and Evidence-Based Practices
This training will cover the basic diagnostic features for Autism and related diagnoses. Participants will learn resources to access for clients with autism and their families. Participants will learn the current list of evidenced based practices for treatment of autism with examples of how to implement these practices in session.

Domestic Violence
According to a report of the Attorney General’s National Task Force on Children Exposed to Violence (2012), exposure to violence is a national crisis that affects approximately two out of every three children during their lifetimes. Because of the number of individuals affected, professionals will encounter clients impacted by violence as well as batterers. This training will cover the dynamics of domestic violence and elder abuse, neglect, and exploitation; effects of domestic violence and elder abuse, neglect, and exploitation on adult and child victims; legal remedies for protection; lethality and risk issues; model protocols for addressing domestic violence and elder abuse, neglect, and exploitation; available community resources and victim services; and reporting requirements. 

Marriage and Family Therapy Ethics for Kentucky 
Participants will increase their knowledge of the KY Code of Ethics, review the AAMFT Code of ethics, discuss the differences between the two codes, apply knowledge to real life situations and participate in collegial dialog regarding the application of ethics to our work. 

LGBTQ+ Community: Framework in Allyship & Treatment Considerations
This is a course on development and mastery of treating the LGBTQIA client. The content of the course is assessment and treatment of the specific needs of the LGBTQIA client. The training will provide both novice and experienced clinicians an in-depth knowledge base of the intrapersonal issues facing this clientele. The issues of cultural competency, transference and countertransference, stigma, and internalized homophobia and how they affect the treatment relationship will be explored. Participants will have an opportunity to become aware of the relational, emotional, social, and political stressors and vulnerabilities that effect this client population. 

Gestalt Therapy Introduction – 2019 Dates coming soon
The workshop offers experiential learning in order to give the participants a flavor of the Gestalt Psychotherapy. This workshop is for individuals who want to enhance their self-awareness, personal growth and who prefer direct, active experience. No structure, power point nor lecture is planned, and wishes and needs of participants are guidelines of the workshop. The focus is on active participation of individuals and all group. Individuals work with a leader and as a group to support awareness, individual personal growth and development. Special attention is given to the development of awareness and skills supporting effective interaction. This event is for those wishing to understand the core principles of Gestalt through experience and explore its application in a variety of settings, how it can be used to facilitate growth in human potential, learning and development.

Connect the Dots
Connect the Dots – Strategies to Reduce Challenging Behaviors and Promote Social-emotional Skills: This training will be a general overview of the Connect the Dots Curriculum that can be used with parents to enhance social and emotional skills and reduce problem behaviors. It will cover four basic principles or “dots” including Ensuring Supportive Environments, Encouraging Positive Behaviors, Emphasizing Positive Discipline, and Embracing Unique Strengths. Participants will learn where to find additional resources for this curriculum and why it is a helpful curriculum to use with families of all ages but especially those with young children to change challenging behaviors and improve positive family dynamics.

LCSW Supervision
For 2019, this is approved by the Kentucky Board of Social Work for 3.0 CEs. Certificates will be issued at the close of the session.  LCSW Supervision According to Kentucky Law is a 3 hour workshop designed to meet the requirements of supervision training for clinical social workers. This training is now required for all clinical social work supervisors once in every 3-year re-licensure cycle. It will address issues including documentation, supervisory styles, and case dilemmas using lecture and small group discussions.

Play Therapy – Introduction
This training will review some basic Play Therapy techniques, foundations of Play Therapy, and techniques therapists can use in treatment to engage young children in treatment.  Participants will improve their knowledge of basic play therapy techniques to use in treatment with young children including child directed play therapy, trauma informed play techniques, and parent-child play interactions.  This training is not intended to certify participants in Play Therapy but to give them a general overview of techniques and the models/theories behind play therapy and rationale for use in treatment.

Incredible Years: Small Group Dinosaur Child Group Leader Training
This is a THREE-day training. Incredible Years is a fun and playful, puppet model play technique evidence-based group therapy intervention program designed to promote emotional, social, and academic competence and to prevent, reduce, and treat behavioral and emotional problems in young children, ages 4-8.

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