Continuing Education

Continuing Education

The Impact of Sexual Violence:

The Impact of Sexual Violence:

A Social Ecological Examination of how the Trauma of Sexual Violence Affects Us All, Thursday, February 21, 6-8:30pm

Question. Persuade. Refer. Suicide Prevention with a Teen Focus

Question. Persuade. Refer. Suicide Prevention with a Teen Focus

Thursday, March 21, 6-9:00pm

Opioids and the Addiction Epidemic:

Opioids and the Addiction Epidemic:

Focusing on Prevention & Recovery, Thursday, April 18, 6-8:30pm


EMU ​at ​Lancaster ​hosts ​an ​evening ​of ​continuing ​education ​on ​the ​third ​Thursday ​of ​the ​month, ​starting ​at ​6 ​pm. ​ We welcome nurses,  K-12 educators,  leadership and management professionals, pastors and lay leaders and students. 

Cost:
$30 for nurses, social workers, psychologists, pastors and lay leaders who want contact hours
$10 ​for the general public ​(not ​receiving ​CEUs) ​
​$5 for students ​(not ​receiving ​CEUs) ​

Contact ​Hours:
Available for registered nurses, *social workers, *psychologists and ​CEUs ​for ​pastors. EMU is an approved provider by the Pennsylvania Department of Education for non-credit continuing education for registered nurses. 
*Co-Sponsored by Philhaven & EMU Lancaster
Philhaven is approved by the American Psychological Association to sponsor continuing education for psychologists.  Philhaven is approved to sponsor continuing education for psychologists and has pre-approval from the Pennsylvania State Board of Social Work Examiners to offer continuing education credits to Pennsylvania Licensed Social Workers, Marriage and Family Therapists, and Licensed Professional Counselors.

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 Wendy GauntThe Impact of Sexual Violence:  A Social Ecological Examination of how the Trauma of Sexual Violence Affects Us All

Date: Thursday, February 21
Time:  6-8:30pm
Location: EMU Lancaster
Presenter: Wendy Gaunt, MS, CMHC  - A graduate of Johns Hopkins University, Wendy is a master's level mental health counselor with specialized training and experience in the area of trauma.
Event Description: This presentation will define the term sexual violence and examine ways trauma can present itself.  We'll explore the relationship between society, community, and sexual violence, and discuss the impact it can have on an individual's brain and body. Time will be reserved for Q&A. 
Contact Hours: 2.5 
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Jayne MillerQuestion. Persuade. Refer. Suicide Prevention with a Teen Focus

Date: Thursday, March 21
Time: 6-9:00pm
Location: EMU Lancaster
Event Description: This certification course trains instructors to teach QPR suicide prevention to their community. Participants will learn about the nature and importance of suicidal communications, what forms these communications take, and how they may be used as the stimulus for intervention. We'll introduce the history or suicide, the spectrum of current public health prevention education efforts, and how to make immediate interventions and referrals.
Presenter: Jayne Miller - A graduate of Alvernia University, Jayne has worked for WellSpan Philhaven since 2003, most recently as the Community Mental Health Education Coordinator. Prior to that, Jayne worked as a Lebanon County Crisis Intervention Counselor. With this first-hand knowledge and experience, she has a unique understanding of the need for de-stigmatization of mental health concerns, as well as a keen sense of the need for early prevention/intervention. Bringing a strong sense of personal commitment to the public, Jayne believes that as community members and leaders become more versed in the dynamics of mental health, together we can encourage hope, healing, and wholeness by building a stronger, more productive society while encouraging each other to live our lives with meaning and purpose.
Contact Hours: 3.0

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Amy SechristOpioids and the Addiction Epidemic: Focusing on Prevention & Recovery

Date: Thursday, April 18
Time:  6-8:30pm
Location: EMU Lancaster
Event Description: Whether you get your news by tuning in or logging on, you hear that we’re in an era of crisis, overdose and emergency. Even as we respond to the casualty of the moment, we must also turn our eyes to sustained, long-term prevention to support those with increased risk for addiction, as well as re-shaping both our definition of addiction recovery and our local network of community recovery supports. Board-certified specialists in each of these two areas will make connections for learners between the opioid-related deaths which are lowering Americans’ life expectancies, and our culture’s attitudes toward and use of other substances. We’ll examine successful and evidence-based practices in prevention and recovery support, and offer attendees a road map for contributing, both personally and professionally, to a community where addiction is prevented, treated, funded and spoken about in a way similar to other major illnesses.
Presenters: Amy Sechrist, Certified Prevention Specialist - after earning a BA from Bard College, Amy began her career as a trained volunteer for Contact Lancaster Helpline. She runs the Addiction Resource Center at Compass Mark, previously the Council on Drug & Alcohol Abuse, where she's been since 2003. Board certified since 2008, Amy is passionate about linking individuals and their loved ones to community services, in addition to explaining addiction-related concepts in a way that resonates with others. Amy serves on the steering committee of the Lancaster County Recovery Alliance, is a member of the Association of Chemical Dependency Professionals, the Lancaster Providers of Prevention Programming, and serves on the board of directors of Mental Health America of Lancaster County. 

Scott Theurer, Certified Recovery Specialist - Scott is a person in long-term recovery from addiction, and is a father, husband and friend. He is also a Recovery Scott TheurerSupport Specialist working within the Center of Excellence Program at T.W. Ponessa & Associates Counseling Services in Lancaster. He is the chairperson for the Lancaster County Recovery Alliance, has been involved with the Lancaster County Drug and Alcohol Commission’s advisory board, Project Lazarus Lancaster, Lancaster County Joining Forces, and is on the board of directors with the Elizabethtown Area Communities That Care. He works with individuals to establish and maintain recovery from opioid and heroin addiction.
Contact Hours: 2.5

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