The YWCA offers a variety of professional training for mental health, medical and social service providers. YWCA Metropolitan Chicago is licensed as a Continuing Education Sponsor for Social Workers by the Illinois Department of Financial and Professional Regulation, License #159001272. If you experience any issues with the registration process, contact Anne Pezzillo, SVSS Director of Counseling Services, at 312.229.7241.
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Meaning-Making: The Ethics and Practice of Using Art Therapy with Trauma Survivors
This workshop is best suited for Expressive Art Therapists and Counselors/Social Workers who work with trauma survivors.
Playing Through Trauma
This workshop is best suited for Therapists/Counselors who would like to gain an understanding of working with victims of trauma and utilizing Play Therapy. There will also be a brief overview of what Play Therapy is and why it is beneficial to use with the clients you work with.
Handling Adult Disclosures of Sexual Trauma
This workshop is best suited for all professionals and individuals in the service/helping professions such as: mental health professionals, educators, healthcare providers, law enforcement personnel, community leaders, etc.
Supporting Supervisors: A Training in Reflective Supervision
Many licensed social workers and counselors in supervisory roles receive little to no formalized education or training. As a result, those with clinical supervisory responsibilities often feel “in the dark” and lack confidence in their supervisory skills.
The Latino Experience
This workshop is best suited for mental health providers who are looking to enhance their skills working with Latino families.