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Friday, March 1, 2019

Self-Injury Training for Mental Health Professionals

Mental Health Professionals, join KYC’s Clinical Training Committee in a training opportunity about self-injury. Speaker Anita A. Madley, MS, LCPC, Director of Adult Services and Dialectical Behavior Therapy at the Center for Contextual Change, will present this topic at Kenneth Young Center’s Elk Grove Office. This event is co-sponsored by the Illinois Association for Behavioral Health (IABH).

Embracing the Complexity of Self-Injury and Moving Towards Mastery

In this course, Anita Mandley, MS, LCPC will help clinicians develop a deeper understanding of the complexity of self-injury and provide a framework for how mental health professionals can guide clients to implement strategies to improve regulation, safety, and stabilization. This course will explain how clinicians can help clients learn new emotional management patterns to triggering events. Encouraging clients to expand awareness of their experience in the moment of a triggering event can help lead to lasting improvements in the client’s health and safety.

About Anita Mandley, MSLCPC

Anita Mandley earned her Masters of Science in Counseling from National-Louis University and has been the Director of Adult Services and Dialectical Behavior Therapy at the Center for Contextual Change since 2001. She specializes in working with clients with complex post-traumatic stress disorder and with suicidal and self-injurious clients. Before joining the Center for Contextual Change, she held Psychiatric Clinician positions at Evanston Hospital and the University of Chicago, Billings Hospital. She has also led many workshops discussing Dialectical Behavior Therapy (DBT), self-injury, and complex post-traumatic stress disorder for local universities, health care centers, and community organizations.

Event Information

CEU’s Pending for LCPC/LCSW and CADC

Date: March 1, 2019

Time: 9:00 AM to 4:30 PM

Location: The Community Room on the first floor of KYC’s Elk Grove Village Main Office at 1001 Rohlwing Road Elk Grove Village, IL 60007

RSVP: Non-KYC Staff Mental Health Professionals are welcome to join. The cost of attendance is $60.

Kenneth Young Center Staff Members are encouraged to attend at no cost.

Please contact Cheri Seley to RSVP or with questions. Continental breakfast will be provided. Please bring your own lunch.

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