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Advanced Masterclass
Advanced Clinical Trauma-Informed Interventions for Counselling
First Nation/ Indigenous Clients

with Shelley PomPana Spear Chief, Clinical MSW, RSW

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About me

Live courses
From November 5th, 2022 
to March
 11th, 2023 

Online Course via Zoom
Available on video On-Demand
6 months access included

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20 hours of content

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Intermediate/Advanced

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Psychologists, Social Workers, MFTs, graduate-level Counselors, Psychotherapists

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01 Presentation
Intervention and Strategies to Support Indigenous People Coping with the Discovery on Unmarked Burial Sites

From November 5th, 2022  
Now available on video On-Demand (6 months access to the recording
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 Description

Indigenous First Nations, Metis, Inuit, Native Americans often present with distinct emotional/physical/spiritual/environmental challenges due to the complexed traumatic history now being identified as “Genocidal Practices” towards the people.  This workshop will discuss complexed grief and how to authentically support and stabilize clients.  Residential School Survivor Elder Moses Spear Chief will co present with Shelley Spear Chief.

Learning Objectives 

  • Participants will gain a deeper awareness of the common mental heath challenges diagnosed by medical system

  • Participant will learn to rethink diagnosis from a trauma informed lens recognizing the protective factors to build upon with client.

  • Identifying culturally appropriate grief practices to support client.

  • Participant will gain more awareness into the value of family circles using Critical Incident Debriefing adapted for Indigenous Peoples.

  • Participants to identify the six-step crisis counselling model.

02 Presentation
Understanding the Missing & Murdered Indigenous Women Crisis: 
How to best support your Indigenous clients

From December 10th, 2022  
Now available on video On-Demand (6 months access to the recording
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Workshop Description

For decades, Indigenous First Nations, Metis, Inuit, and Native American communities have struggled with high rates of violence, trafficking and murder of girls and women.  We will discuss this crisis providing more awareness into the intersectionality of this crisis due to generations of government policies of forced removal, land seizures and violence inflicted on Native peoples across Turtle Island.  

Learning Objectives 

  • Participant will gain a deeper awareness into the intersectionality of historical racial, classism, gender challenges experienced by Indigenous women.

  • Presenter will discuss why so many women of all ages feel safer on the streets regardless of the known dangers.

  • Identify the difference between therapist centered treatment and client centered healing.

  • Participants will learn three strategies to support clients.

  • Participants will learn the importance of traditional grief circles to support survivors and their families

03 Presentation
Advanced Topics on Addictions From Gambling to Opioids

From January 28th, 2023 10 am to 3 pm ET  
Live via zoom (6 months access to the recording)

Description

When one surrenders, gives up on life, values, and belief systems due to what has happened to them versus what is wrong with them. Opioids not only provide false courage but a temporary utopia.  Often for the first time in the individual’s life they have no emotional pain. The addiction provides a false courage. Shelley will discuss the importance of a two eyed seeing approach (westernized and traditional practices) to support clients in finding themselves (to explore the seven sacred values and practice within oneself).

Learning Objectives 

  • Discussion of the health challenges Indigenous FNMI clients face that contribute to the underlying issues of addictions.

  • Participants will gain a deeper awareness into the history of intergenerational trauma and the devasting consequences of colonial practices that contributed to shame.

  • Participants will identify the Intersectionality experienced by clients.

  • The presenter will discuss and review three stabilization techniques along with working with parts.  

  • Presenter will demo a tucking in of parts with clients known as the “Cloud metaphor” with Residential School Survivor, Moses Spear Chief.

04 Presentation
Narcissistic Personality Disorder & Gaslighting : A Basic Guide for Therapists Working with Indigenous Clients

From March 11th, 202310 am to 3 pm ET  
Live via zoom (6 months access to the recording)

Description

The word “narcissist” is increasingly used in everyday language to describe people who struggle with our seven sacred values (kindness, empathy, caring, honesty, truthfulness, humility and trust worthiness) but what does it actually mean?  Why has naricissistic and gaslighting traits increased in the Indigenous First Nations, Metis people?  

 

This workshop explains the similarities and differences of the DSM-5 Narcisstic Personaity Disorders and why it has increased in the Indigenous First Nations.  How it affects sufferers and all those in a relationship with them.  We will discuss traditional therapies along with EMDR to help sufferers, victims and survivors.  Why is it so difficult for victims to leave abusive relationships.   We will explore the different types of gaslighting in relationships that often speaks to the insecurities of the antagonist and their victims.

Learning Objectives 

  • Participants will learn how colonization of the Indigenous First Nations/Native Americans has contributed to the increase of Narcissistic Personality traits within the people

  • Participants will learn how to support the victims/survivors with a two eyed seeing approach.

  • Discussion of the types of therapies to address the abuse cycle

  • Identify why it is challenging for the victims to leave the situation in their home and communities.

  • Participants will gain awareness and identify the inequality challenges and the importance of becoming an ally of social justice and fairness.

BONUS
Case Consultation Sessions
with Shelley PomPana Spear Chief, Clinical MSW, RSW

From February 24th, 202311 am to 1 pm ET  
Live via zoom (6 months access to the recording)

Submit your cases

Email your cases to Shelley 48 hrs prior to the case consultation session. Don't have a case to consult about? Still attend and learn from others.

Bio
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About Shelley Spear Chief, MCSW, EMDR Consultant

Shelley Spear Chief is a Clinical Social Worker who specializes in trauma and is a Leading First Nation Presenter on issues of historical trauma and utilizing traditional practices in counselling. She integrates her cultural ways of understanding and working with First Nation clients who have experienced trauma. Shelley has presented at the EMDR Canada conference as well as with Dr. Bruce Perry at the 2018 NMT International Symposium on Trauma. Shelley is currently in the process of writing a book on working with Indigenous peoples in collaboration with Dr. Sandra Paulsen. In addition, Shelley has presented many different workshops and training within several First Nation Communities teaching several topics related to trauma and dissociation. Shelley has taught within the University of Calgary social work program.

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Moses Spear Chief, MSW, CD

Moses Spear Chief, Aastakana, member of the Kainai Nation and member of the Sacred Society known as the Horn Society. Moses specialized in a Masters of clinical social work with a minor in Addictions (Chemical Dependency) at Eastern Washington University. Moses obtained his education in Washington and worked in a variety of Native American agencies and implemented programs that supported a reclaiming of language (identity), belongingness, and connection with one’s own tribal identity. He was the former Director of Native American Studies Program within Browning Montana School District to support the implementation and revitalization of Blackfeet Language. Moses has been the director of a variety of First Nation/Native American treatment centers throughout Washington and Montana for youth and adults. He supported adult learning as a University and College instructor teaching social work/addictions/Blackfoot Language throughout Washington, Montana and Southern Alberta. Moses has been a dynamic knowledgeable advocate for residential school survivors and those struggling with addictions. Throughout his thirty plus year career, he was involved in the “Leave no child behind” policy development throughout the United States. In the past twelve years, Moses has been teaching Blackfoot Language to Middle School Youth along with advocating and support emotional wellness with his students.

Continuing Education (CE) Credits

Credits

Canadian Counselling and Psychotherapy Association (CCPA)   Eligible for 20 CEC credits

CCPA has reviewed and approved the content of this Masterclass for 20 CEC.

 

This program does not qualify for CE credits/hours through National Board of Certified Counselors (NBCC), American Psychological Association (APA), or Canadian Psychological Association (CPA).

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FAQ

What are the requirements for obtaining CEs?

Participants must have paid the tuition fee, logged in at the start of the live interactive webinar and logged out at the end, and attended the entire webinar to receive a certificate. Failure to log in or out will result in forfeiture of credit for the entire webinar. No exceptions will be made. Partial credit is not available. Certificates will be available following webinar completion. If participants watch the recording (home study) version of the presentation, they will have access to Self-Study CE credits after completion of a short quiz.

Do I have to pay extra for CE credits?

No. The cost of CEC credits is included with your workshop registration fee.​

If I cannot attend live, can I still get CE credits?

Yes. You can access the recording in the home study version, watch it in its entirety, and then pass a quiz with a score of 75% or higher. After taking the quiz, you will be able to download a certificate as proof of completion.

How do I access the home study version when it becomes available?

You will be emailed 5 business days after the live event with instructions on how you can access Envision's online learning platform called Thinkific. Sign in to Thinkific: Locate the email and click on your personal sign-in link to set your password. You cannot locate the email we sent? Login through the Thinkific platform directly by clicking on the link below: https://envision-workshops.thinkific.com/ To login, use the email address you provided when you registered for the workshop. To create your password, click on "Forgot Password" and set up a password for your account. If you already have an account and password, use those credentials to login.

How long do I have to review the recording?

You will have 60 days to review the recording. The recording will be made available approximately (5) business days after the live workshop.

What is the refund policy?

Refunds on purchased tickets are available up until 15 days before the date of the live workshop. There is no refund after this date. Refunds will include the ticket price less a $50 processing fee for all refunds/price adjustments. *Prices subject to change. Refunds within 15 days of workshops will be in the form of a workshop credit. These credits do not expire.

If I have special needs or require accommodations, what do I do?

Email registration@envisionservices.ca at least five (5) business days prior to the live workshop to request accommodations or discuss your needs. Envision cannot ensure accommodations without adequate prior notification.

If I have a complaint or grievance, who do I contact?

Please email registration@envisionservices.ca. All grievances must be in writing and will be replied to within 5 - 10 business days.

Is there commercial support or a conflict of interest for this presentation?

There is no known conflict of interest for this program. Envision has not received any financial support for this program or its contents and will not receive any financial support prior to or during this program. Envision will disclose any potential conflicts at the beginning of the workshop.

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