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September 22 - September 25
  • 22
    September 22, 2021
    No events
  • 23
    September 23, 2021

    CA Bridge SUN Training 101: Session 8

    11:00 am-12:00 pm
    September 23, 2021

    Join us for the Substance Use Navigator training 101 series a 10-course series
    We will be featuring up-to-date information by expert speakers for SUD, MAT, Harm Reduction.
    SUN training 101 will provide you the skills you need to get started in your SUN role.
    CA Bridge is CADTP approved provider. CADTP Provider #216.
    Training sessions are one hour (60 minutes) and approved for 1 continuing education credit.

    Session #8 Self-promotion & CADTP certification, presented by CADTP and the SUN
    mentor team
    1. Identify signs and symptoms of burnout/compassion fatigue.
    2. Utilize positive self-care techniques.
    3. Verbalize process for Substance Use counselor certification

  • 24
    September 24, 2021
    No events
  • 25
    September 25, 2021

    Compassion Fatigue, Burn Out and Steps to Heal

    8:30 am-4:00 pm
    September 25, 2021
    OnSiteStrategies Training Location
    8854 Greenback Lane #4 Orangevale CA 95662

    Are you feeling burned out from your work as a professional caregiver, addiction counselor, clinician, doctor? This Compassion Fatigue, Burned Out and Steps to Heal training may be the best training to attend! Find relief from the traumatic stresses stemming from your emotionally demanding work. Bring greater healing to patients working in the helping professions. Maintain genuine compassion in your work and home life. Bring emotional and physical calm in stressful situations, Reduce staff turnover with a more supportive work environment. Create rewarding relationships with patients, co-workers, and loved ones. Find relief from the traumatic stresses stemming from your emotionally demanding work.

    As internationally recognized trauma treatment leader Eric Gentry, Ph.D., LMHC, explains, “There is no way to do professional caregiving without it having some negative impacts on our lives. I have watched many excellent caregivers in this field say ‘enough’ and leave the field because of compassion fatigue burn out.”

    When a caregiver experiences compassion fatigue, what follows are feelings of hopelessness, stress and a sense of inadequacy. That’s why Dr. Gentry designed this powerful Compassion Fatigue live training.
    Based on 15 years of break-through research with compassion fatigue, this online training will help you recapture your sense of mission, purpose, hope and joy as a caregiver.

    Through this training, you’ll learn the evidence-based professional resiliency skills to eliminate stress and combat the emotional demands of your work.

    You will be able to benefit most if not all these rewards:
    Find relief from the traumatic stresses stemming from your emotionally demanding work
    -Bring greater healing to patients working in the helping professions
    -Maintain genuine compassion in your work and home life
    -Bring emotional and physical calm in stressful situations
    -Reduce staff turnover with a more supportive work environment
    -Create rewarding relationships with patients, co-workers, and loved ones
    -Find relief from the traumatic stresses stemming from your emotionally demanding work
    -Bring greater healing to patients working in the helping professions
    -Maintain genuine compassion in your work and home life
    -Bring emotional and physical calm in stressful situations
    -Reduce staff turnover with a more supportive work environment
    -Create rewarding relationships with patients, co-workers
    -Start feeling reinvigorated in your work to end your patients’ suffering

    Manual and extensive handouts will be provided. Breakfast nutrition, coffee, tea, water is provided, please BYO lunch and snacks. We do have several places to eat on our lot and in walking distance.

    This training is limited to 10 registrants.

Dr. Jessica Rodriguez

Dr. Rodriguez was named the Executive Director of Gateway Corp in 2012.  Gateway Corp was developed as a non-profit, public charity and founded October 27, 2011. November 2014, she developed a clinical hub for Gateway Corp called OnSite Strategies. OnSite is also a United States Trademark.

She has held the position of CEO, Clinical Director, Lead Educator and Clinical Trainer as well as the Clinical Business Developer. She has fulfilled the roles of a clinical consultant, professional development consultant and has clinically supervised many SUD/addiction counselors, mental health professionals and addiction and family interventionists for over 12 years.

She has been active in the mental health field since 1995. She has also clinically trained throughout the US and provides clinical oversight for several organizations in California.

Dr. Rodriguez released her first book, “When the Rainbow Ends a Shadow from Heaven Appears" in 2017.” Her newest book, "The Cart, From Adversity to Collateral Beauty" is scheduled to be released in the Fall of 2022.

Dr. Rodriguez is currently a writer for Rapporteur Magazine. Her focus is about Mental Wellness also covered topics to include ACE's, trauma, anxiety, and Systemic Racism.

Adriana Popescu, Ph.D.

Dr. Adriana Popescu is a licensed clinical psychologist and empowerment coach with over 25 years of experience in the mental health field. She specializes in treating addictions and trauma, and has directed a number of treatment programs in the San Francisco Bay Area. She is the Founder and CEO of Firebird Healing, a trauma healing program, and the Clinical Director at Avery Lane, an innovative and holistic treatment program for women with co-occurring addiction and mental health disorders and trauma.

Adriana has contributed to a number of books, including TJ Woodward's Conscious Being Workbook, the Conscious Recovery for Addiction and Conscious Recovery for Mental Health Workbooks, and the Conscious Creation Workbook, all of which she co-authored with him.

She has a private practice in San Francisco and travels around the world speaking, coaching, and facilitating transformational and empowering workshops. She also hosts a fascinating podcast called Kaleidoscope of Possibilities – Alternative Perspectives on Mental Health.

Adriana loves to bring the most innovative and effective tools to her work, empowering people to overcome their imagined limitations, release their self-judgments, and discover the brilliance within – creating a life of infinite possibilities.

Her first book, “What If You’re Not as F*cked Up As You Think”, was released in October.

Aven Armstrong-Sutton, Ph.D(c), RSW

Clinical Services Manager at Kinark Child and Family Services

Aven L. Armstrong-Sutton has been a practicing licensed social worker for over a decade. With diverse experience in settings such as health promotion, foster care, youth homelessness, outpatient mental health & addictions, and student support services, Aven currently serves as a Clinical Services Manager at Kinark Child and Family Services, managing a Live-In-Treatment Program and three outpatient treatment programs. Maintaining a part-time private practice, Aven’s multidisciplinary and integrative approach focuses on trauma and resilience among under-served communities.

June Price Tangney, Ph.D

Dr. Tangney received her Ph.D. in clinical psychology from UCLA. She is currently University Professor and Professor of Psychology at George Mason. She is a Recipient of International Society for Self and Identity’s Distinguished Lifetime Career Award and Fellow of the Association of Psychological Science and of APA’s Division of Personality and Social Psychology.

Dr. Tangney is coauthor (with Ronda Dearing) of Shame and Guilt, coeditor (with Ronda Dearing) of Shame in the Therapy Hour, coeditor (with Jess Tracy and Richard Robins) of The self-conscious emotions: Theory and research, and coeditor (with Mark Leary) of the Handbook of Self and Identity. She has served as Associate Editor for Self and Identity, Consulting Editor for Journal of Personality and Social Psychology, Personality and Social Psychology Bulletin, Psychological Assessment, Journal of Social and Clinical Psychology, and Journal of Personality, and is currently Associate Editor of American Psychologist.

Her research on the development and implications of moral emotions has been funded by NIDA, NICHD, NSF, and the John Templeton Foundation. Currently, her work focuses on moral emotions among incarcerated offenders. She draws on theory and research in psychology and criminology to develop novel interventions that leverage inmates’ moral emotions and prosocial values. A recipient of GMU’s Teaching Excellence Award, Dr. Tangney strives to integrate service, teaching and clinically-relevant research in both the classroom and her lab.

Christina Veselak, MS, LMFT, CN

Founder and Director of the Academy for Addiction and Mental Health Nutrition

Christina T. Veselak, MS, LMFT, CN, is the founder and director of the Academy for Addiction and Mental Health Nutrition, which teaches practitioners around the world how to use diet, along with amino acid and nutrient therapy, to help prevent cravings and recurrent drug use. She has been a licensed psychotherapist working in the SUD treatment field since 1985 and a certified nutritionist specializing in mental health and addiction recovery since 1993.

Sean Bezdek, LMFT, MBA

Sean is a licensed Marriage and Family Therapist with over 25 years of experience working in mental health and substance abuse settings, in inpatient, PHP, and private practice. He holds b a master’s degree in Marital and Family Therapy from Philips Institute and an MBA from Baker College.

Sean’s clinical practice has specialized in working with Personality Disorders, Couples, Adolescents, and individual suffering from chronic mental illness. As a clinician Sean enjoys working with clients who can be resistant to traditional treatment and believes in the philosophy of “You can lead a horse to water, but you can't make them drink. BUT you can feed them saltines to make them thirsty!”

Sean is the Program Director for Akua Mind Body’s Sacramento inpatient mental health program. His prior leadership experience includes oversight of acute inpatient, utilization management, hospice/palliative care, home health and skilled nursing. Sean’s approach to management is to ensure the work that needs to get done gets done. “Our job is patient care. This include everything from making coffee to running groups. There is not one person who is more important that the other when it comes to providing exceptional care to the clients we serve.”