Syntero Training: Gender Dysphoria and Letter Writing

In the Gender Dysphoria and Letter Writing training, attendees will gain knowledge relevant to the treatment of gender dysphoria and best practices for writing letters of support as outlined by the World Professional Association for Transgender Health. Workshop will include basics for supporting transgender and gender nonconforming individuals. Attendees will leave being able to: better diagnosis gender dysphoria and ask culturally competent assessment questions, gain a deeper understanding of concepts related to the diversity of human gender, especially as it relates to transgender and other gender minorities, identify and apply interventions best suited to treat/manage gender dysphoria, and better facilitate culturally competent letter writing process and collaborate with care team.

This training is approved for 2 CEUs through the CSWMFT Board for counselors, social workers and marriage and family therapists and will be facilitated by Syntero LGBTQ+ Program Coordinator Michael Eblin, MSW, LSW. Past participants of this training are not eligible to receive CEUs.

Date: Tuesday, November 15th

Cost: $40 for community members; free for Syntero staff and interns.

Syntero Training: CALM – Counseling on Access to Lethal Means

Reducing access to lethal means, such as firearms and medication, can determine whether a person at risk for suicide lives or dies. This training is about how to reduce access to the methods people use to take their lives. It will cover who needs lethal means counseling and how to work with people at risk for suicide- and families- to reduce access. Syntero’s CALM-Counseling on Access to Lethal Means training will be presented by LOSS Community Service Executive Director Angela Damon.

This training is approved for 1.5 CEUs through the CSWMFT Board for counselors and social workers.

Participation is FREE for current Syntero employees and student intern and just $30 for community members!

Syntero Training: Suicide Risk Assessments – Engagement, Intervention, and Beyond

In Syntero’s Suicide Risk Assessments training, participants will:

  • Increase understanding of how to build rapport when assessing for suicide risk in an initial session
  • Increase competence with scoring the CSSR-S and determining appropriate next steps
  • Understand cultural and developmental considerations when working with clients of diverse backgrounds, as well as with children/adolescents
  • Demonstrate understanding of best practices when interacting with law enforcement and emergency personnel in the context of a client who needs further evaluation due to suicide risk

This training is approved for one CEU through the CSWMFT Board for counselors and social workers and will be facilitated by Syntero Clinicians Maggie Dangler, LISW-S and Melissa Rotblatt, LISW-S.

Participation is FREE for current Syntero employees and student intern and just $20 for community members!

Syntero Training: Eating Disorders and Evidence-Based Treatment

Syntero’s Eating Disorders and Evidence-Based Treatment training will review types of eating disorders to reinforce information presented in the past Eating Disorders and Suicide training. Participants will:

  • Learn about the various comorbidities and medical complications that occur within this population Increase understanding of how to assess clients for eating disorders and increase knowledge regarding levels of care
  • Learn about evidence-based treatment for eating disorders, specifically CBT-E and how to apply this method in practice

This training is approved for one CEU through the CSWMFT Board for counselors and social workers and will be facilitated by Syntero Outpatient Clinician Outpatient Clinician Ashleigh Roosz, LISW-S.

Participation is FREE for current Syntero employees and student intern and just $20 for community members!

Eating Disorders & Suicide

Syntero’s Eating Disorders and Suicide training will provide participants with a review of eating disorder etiology and definitions, information on different eating disorder diagnoses, and the neurobiology associated with eating disorders. Participants will learn to utilize different questionnaires and screeners to assess the presence and severity of an eating disorder, and will understand the link between eating disorders and increased risk for suicide.

This training is approved for one CEU through the CSWMFT Board for counselors and social workers and will be facilitated by Syntero Delaware City & Buckeye Valley School Services Coordinator Shelbey Mitchell, LISW-S, MSW.

Cost: $20 for community members; free for Syntero staff and interns

Internal Family Systems Therapy Training

In Syntero’s Internal Family Systems (IFS) Therapy training, attendees will be provided with an overview of the increasingly popular IFS Therapy model. The training will focus specifically on providing participants with a general understanding of the model, what sets it apart from similar approaches, and where to go for further training or resources. Attendees will leave having gained an understanding of the following:

  • An overview of the model and what it is all about
  • What distinguishes IFS from other models that conceptualize parts of self
  • The concept of self energy and the types of parts, with their respective roles according to IFS
  • The flow of the model
  • Where to go for more resources and further training

This training is approved for one CEU through the CSWMFT Board for counselors and social workers and will be facilitated by Syntero Clinical Site Manager Maggie Dangler, MSW, LISW-S.

Cost: $20 for community members; free for Syntero staff and interns