Professional Training Take-Home Option
Earn CEU’s in the convenience of your home and at your own pace by taking advantage of FTI’s professional training ‘take-home’ option – only $60 per workshop.
How it works: You select the topic, and submit payment. The CD’s for the workshop and its corresponding resource manual is mailed to you. Once you have completed the course, you mail back the CD’s, but keep the resource manual. Upon receipt of the returned CD’s, it is understood you have completed the course and we mail you the certificate of attendance.
How to submit order & payment: You can submit your order by telephone or email (805) 882-2424 ext.111 or firstname.lastname@example.org). Include your name, address, telephone number and what method of payment you will be using. Once your order has been received, payment can be submitted via telephone (Visa/Mastercard), mailing a check, or coming to FTI to make the payment personally via cash, check, Visa/Mastercard. If submitting the payment in person, make sure to make an appointment with the administrator, Nancy Villalobos, by calling 805-882-2424 ext. 111. (If making the payment in person, the CD’s and resource manual will be given to you at that time)
Law & Ethics Training:
- The Therapist Use of Self Disclosure the 2009 training by Debra Manchester, LCSW
This workshop examines the legal and ethical issues related to the therapist’s use of self-disclosure. What kinds of disclosures are helpful and when is it potentially problematic?
- Technology & Internet the 2010 training by Debra Manchester, LCSW
This workshop outlines the new suggested guidelines and standards for therapists’ use of the internet to communicate with clients. It includes suggested additions to consent forms spelling out confidentiality as it relates to e-mail, texting and voicemail messages.
- Issues of Character, Competence, and Fitness the 2011 training by Debra Manchester, LCSW
This workshop explores specific models that can be used to guide ethical decision-making when faces with complicated cases and moral dilemmas. We discuss what principles and procedures clinicians can use to clarify their thinking and subsequent actions.
- Therapy Failures the 2012 training by Debra Manchester, LCSW
This workshop will focus on the ethical implications of therapy failures. What do you do when you make a mistake in therapy? What if a colleague makes a mistake? What are some of the common mistakes when people are only treating one part of a family system?
- Hot Topics the 2013 training by Debra Manchester, LCSW
This workshop will focus on a range of topics—including but not limited to topics such as: psychotherapist-patient privilege; making sure your use of e-mail and texting is handled appropriately; responding to a subpoena; understanding when to report elder abuse; understanding the potential pitfalls of writing a letter for a client.
- The Future of Psychotherapy: New Frontiers in Evidence-Based Approaches with Kids, Teens & Families 2015 training by Scott Shannon, M.D.
Frustrated with western medicine, three out of four Americans turn to a variety of forms of alternative health care. This workshop will provide mental health professionals with evidence based information to helps clients address the risks and benefits of a number of traditional and alternative approaches. Workshop participants will learn how to understand and assess all areas of a child’s life to identify the real roots of common childhood problems.
- Intuitive Knowing & Other Mysteries 2010 training by Debra Manchester, LCSW
This workshop will look at how to integrate non-rational ways of knowing into therapeutic practice. Debra will review some of the research on intuition, premonition and unexplainable knowing as it has been applied in the healing arts. The group will discuss case examples, personal experiences and the advantages and pitfalls of working with our deeper instincts and intuitions in the psychotherapy process
- Debra Manchester’s Supervision Group
Meeting once a month for 2 hours, earn up to 24 CEU’s each year by attending the monthly group. (2 CEU’s per group)
This supervision group is limited to 6-8 participants. Each participant presents case for discussion, review & clinical input.
This monthly seminar is designed for practicing therapists who would like case consultations around current impasses in therapy or simply want to enlarge their perspective by meeting with other experienced clinicians. Whether working with individuals, couples or families, the group will provide an opportunity for therapists to get inspiration, support and fresh ideas on “stuck” cases.
Using an integrative model, Debra will bring her knowledge and expertise, gained through thirty-five years of experience, to help therapists think “outside the box” and unravel their various therapeutic dilemmas. Participants will be invited to share in the group discussion, which will provide a wide variety of ideas and open up new choices and possibilities. Cases may be presented verbally, or through the use of DVDs or audiotapes.