All Continuing Education Events are presented by Melanie Storrusten, LCSW and held at 2295 Parklake Dr NE, Suite 145, Atlanta GA 30345, unless otherwise noted.
There are no refunds for CEU registrations. In the event you cannot attend, you may contact me to transfer your registration to another clinician or to another CEU event I am offering.
Early bird pricing expires two weeks prior to each event.
Please be sure to select the appropriate date/time for your selected event.
First Steps Towards Cultural Competency: Working with Trans Clients
Do you value having an inclusive and affirming practice for all people? Looking to work more specifically with trans clients? Is there a gap between your knowledge base and your values? This 3-hour CEU is a good first step. I will cover the basics, from terminology to cultural and political issues affecting the trans community, offer a safe space to ask questions and learn, present issues of intersection including intersections of gender diversity and mental health, and discuss what competency, ethical practice, and doing no harm look like in working with this population.
Mind-body connections and holistic treatments are a growing trend. But what does this mean? How are these theories and techniques useful to our clients? What are their benefits and limitations? How can we integrate practices to improve the mind-body connection into our work with clients in a variety of settings? Drawing from her experiences as a therapist, holistic treatment program designer and director, and yoga/meditation instructor, Melanie Storrusten, LCSW, leads us as we explore these questions.
Diagnosis: Ethics - A Historical Look at the DSM
Explore the political, historical, and cultural implications of the DSM through deep-dive case studies of a variety of shape-shifting diagnoses. The way clinicians have viewed addiction, trauma, autism, ADHD, schizophrenia, and gender and sexual diversity have changed, and continue to change, through the years. These changes have been precipitated by a multitude of non-clinical reasons. What does this mean for our current diagnostic system, and how do we best and most ethically use it?