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Active Community Engagement with Transition Aged Youth

About the Course:

Think back to this time for yourself. What was it like for you? Social pressures to fit in while also trying to find out who you are. Being named an adult, but having limited idea how to do “adulting.” Being
excited for the ‘here and now’ and having a difficult time holding on to ‘future-oriented’ goals. This time can be exciting, with lots of exploration and potentially lots of rockiness in relationships, work, school, and general day-to-day life. In order to work with TAY and truly connect with them, we must come to our practice with a developmentally appropriate lens, with interventions and engagement strategies which will call them in rather than shut them down or out. This discussion will cover various aspects of connecting with TAY, with a specific focus on working with complex trauma and dissociation in community mental health.

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Regina Cantrell-Kinzfogl, LCSW

Regina Cantrell-Kinzfogl, LCSW has been doing trauma work in some capacity for the last ten years. Currently, she is the Clinical Supervisor for a community-based Assertive Community Treatment team in Oakland, CA, USA serving the TAY population (18-24) in northern Alameda County. She has worked specifically with TAY for the last 5 years. Previous to that, Regina facilitated groups and provided
individual counseling at a drop-in center with women and children experiencing complex trauma and housing insecurity, was a trauma therapist at a rape trauma center and residential camp for adolescent girls, and inpatient therapist for those diagnosed with Borderline Personality Disorder and
adolescent girls at a state psychiatric hospital. Regina is particularly interested in the complexities of
generational trauma and systemic impact on the trauma experience, and incorporates this interest and lens into her clinical work with young adults. Regina also has a special interest and passion in supporting new and upcoming professionals in the field, and intentionally supervises Masters-level students in her treatment program.

Recommended For:

This course is appropriate for counselors, marriage and family therapists, psychologist and social workers, especially those who work with TAY populations. This course is appropriate for all levels of knowledge.

Course Objectives:

  1. Introduce strategies for engaging Transition Aged Youth in Community Mental Health settings

  2. Clarify developmental and systemic considerations when working with Transition Aged Youth in Community Mental Health settings

  3. Identify options for resource and strength building with Transition Aged Youth in Community Mental Health Settings

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Our Provider Number: 1020

CE Learning Systems, provider #1020, is approved to offer social work continuing education by the Association of Social Work Boards (ASWB) Approved Continuing Education (ACE) program. Organizations, not individual courses, are approved as ACE providers. State and provincial regulatory boards have the final authority to determine whether an individual course may be accepted for continuing education credit. CE Learning Systems maintains responsibility for this course. ACE provider approval period: 2/23/2019 – 2/23/2022. Social workers completing this course receive 1 clinical continuing education credit(s).

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Our Provider Number: 5951

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NBCC Counselors completing this course will receive 1 credit.

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NASP accepts 30 CPD credits of sequenced self-study per each three year renewal.

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Our Provider Number: 17-1460

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Course Number 102772
1 credit hour
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