Oct 3 2013
The Collaborative Family Law Act was signed into law in Ohio earlier this year. The bill allows families to work out divorce settlements in more open, voluntary meetings that include the involved parties, their attorneys and any other professionals. Those other professionals are called divorce coaches who are specially trained counselors, social workers, and psychologists. They may also include financial neutrals who are specially trained financial planners, business valuation experts, and accountants. What is so special about this process is that the couple, attorneys and other team members sign a contract that states that none of the professionals can participate in divorce litigation between the couple. We limit our scope of representation. Read more...
Aug 5 2013
Nearly 50 classes - many offered for the first time - will provide fresh learning for licensed human services professionals. DSM-5,ethics and supervision remain mainstays of these offerings now available at the Mandel School as well as the west-side in Westlake.
Classes are offered on Fridays and Saturdays to accommodate busy work schedules.
Fall classes are posted now, and winter-spring classes are being posted next week.
Individuals are urged to register early to take advantage of the lowest pricing opportunities.
See a list of upcoming seminars here.
May 20 2013
Appreciative Inquiry (AI)...
Is a strengths-based and inclusive approach to organizational and community change. The AI process actively engages members to search for the strengths in themselves, people, their organizations and the world around them. Building on their best, they connect to their capacities, strengths and best experiences to create a shared vision and positive action.
In this highly interactive learning experience, you will be trained, using an extensive manual co-authored by the instructors, and learn:
• How to apply the 5 D process of Appreciative Inquiry in nonprofit and community applications.
• Skills in appreciative interviewing and questioning, story-telling and use of narrative to discover assets, create a shared vision and an agenda for change.
• "Real life" application of learning through a workplace-based project for your organization or community. Each participant will develop a workplace-based project to "test" and apply AI skills and process. Instructors will provide support and coaching between sessions. A portion of the third session will focus on participants' learning from their projects.
Feb 11 2013
This course helps participants understand key concepts and prepare for any of the four categories of the social work licensure examination - - Bachelors, Masters, Advanced Generalist, and Clinical.read more...