Oct 01, 2019 10:00 AM

Tuesday 1 - Easier St John’s – Tynwald Hill – railway line – Peel Hill – Peel 8.5 km/5 miles. Height gained 180 m/590 feet. About 3 hours walking Description: Inland low level walk in the west of the Island leading to the west coast and to Peel and Peel Castle over Peel Hill. We take the bus (not booked) from Douglas to St John’s and have time to explore the Royal Chapel of St John’s and Tynwald Hill – the Norse outdoor assembly site used for over a thousand years. We follow the line of the old railway track and river westwards and then gradually rise up the slope of Peel Hill with views over the Island from Corrin’s tower and Peel Hill before descending to Peel Castle and Peel itself with its harbour, promenade, Cathedral and museums. Return to Douglas by bus (not booked). Recommended outward transport times and options for return to be provided when timetables are confirmed. What we may see: St John’s and Tynwald historic sites, riverside and wetland wildlife, mill, hill and coastal wildlife, grey seals near Peel Castle, Corrin’s tower, Peel Castle, Peel harbour, Cathedral and museums. What to expect: Easy initial walking on flat route of former railway then gradual rise onto Peel Hill on moorland footpaths and drop to Peel harbour. FAQs Transport options for getting to and from the walk with individual ticket purchase. Individual ticket prices booked through Eventbrite do not include travel to/from the walks on public transport. Standard ticket charges for this will apply and are to be paid by the participant. The option to book the event package is available through Isle of Man Event Services on 01624 664460.

Jul 27, 2019 9:00 AM

Are you interested in sharing your favorite hikes, kayaking spots or other outdoor adventures? You can do it as an outings leader with the Sierra Club! Participants need to be at least 18 yrs old and a member of the Sierra Club (new memberships are only $15 and you can join on the day of the training). Outdoor Leadership Training (OLT 101) will be taught from 9am to 12pm. Basic first aid will be taught from 1-5pm by Dr. Wes Wallace. Dr Wallace is an Assoc. Professor of Emergency Medicine at UNC Chapel Hill and a member of the Wilderness Medical Society.Participants must complete both sections to advance toward full qualification as Sierra Club outings leaders and complete a provisional outing. Current Sierra Club outings leaders can use this training to renew OLT101 and/or First Aid requirements, which must be renewed every four years.PLEASE NOTE: The fee for the all-day training is $25, $10 for ½ day. Space is limited so register ASAP. Registration deadline is July 24th Questions about the Chapel Hill training may be directed to NC Chapter Outings Co-Chair Rosmarie Adams  [email protected]

Jul 12, 2019 9:30 AM

       Course Description: This program is designed to introduce substance use disorder and/or mental health clinicians to the field of gender responsive substance use disorder treatment (for women). Research in substance use disorder treatment indicates that women are best served when treatment is tailored to fit their unique needs. Increased understanding of those needs, and evidence based means (interventions, techniques, ancillary services, etc.) to address them are important for improving the lives of individuals and their families. Participants will be exposed to Seeking Safety, Helping Women Recover, and A Woman’s Addiction Workbook as tools for serving the needs of women in outpatient substance use treatment settings. Participants will leave the session with a deeper understanding of their personal process in working with women, the need for gender responsive treatment, and specific tools for providing care to women that suffer from addictive disorders.   Learning objectives: Describe the evolution of gender responsive treatment. Identify biological, social, and psychological factors that are unique to women and their experience of addiction and recovery. Describe the influence of these factors on addiction treatment for women. Identify and discuss existing evidence based and promising practices. Discuss the application of presented EBP’s for participants’ clinical practice. Identify ongoing questions and challenges for the field.          Biography:    Andrea Winkler, MSW, LCSW, LCAS has emerged as an engaging and informative practice-based trainer. She maintains a full-time caseload at the Duke Psychiatric Outpatient Clinic where she provides mental health assessment and psychotherapy. Her passion for trauma and gender related issues began early in her academic experience at James Madison University, and continued throughout her MSW program at UNC Chapel Hill. Completion of UNC’s Certificate in Substance Abuse Studies provided additional specialization in a population for whom trauma is a primary co-occurring feature. Andrea has developed training and consultation services that support the practical application of gender responsive substance use disorder treatment and trauma-informed care into medical, educational, intellectual/developmental disabilities, mental health, and substance use treatment fields.     Continuing Education Credit:  October Road, Inc. is an NBCC-Approved Continuing Education Provider (ACEP) and may offer NBCC-approved clock hours for events that meet NBCC requirements. The ACEP solely is responsible for all aspects of the program. Approval # 6469   Application has been made and  approved by the NC Substance Abuse Professional Practice Board for up to 5 Substance Abuse Specific hours. Approval #    Application has been made and  approved by LPCA-GA for 5 core continuing education hours.   Refund Policy: Requests must be in writing. Refunds will be given on requests postmarked or faxed no later than 7 business days prior to the seminar. No refunds will be issued for "late arrivals" and "no shows". Address: October Road, Inc, Erin Evans, Administrative Assistant/Seminar Coordinator, 119 Tunnel Road Suite B, Asheville, NC. 28805-1800. Fax: (828) 350-1300. Requests may also be emailed to [email protected]   Location: All programs are held in the October Road, Inc. Training Room lower level. October Road is located Take 240 west to exit 6 (Tunnel Road/Chunns Cove). Exit left to end of road and turn left. Travel to light and turn left. Pass Applebee's on right and turn into parking lot between Applebee's & Olive Garden. Travel to back of parking lot and you will see large white concrete building on left.  If you are coming from 240 east at exit 6 (Tunnel Road/Chunns Cove) travel to light and turn right. Olive Garden and Applebee's will be on your immediate left. Turn left into parking lot between the two restaurants. Travel to back of parking lot and you will see a large white concrete building on left.   

Oct 04, 2019 9:30 AM

     Course Description: This workshop presents a new multi-dimensional screening test, the Minnesota Behavioral Health Screen (MBHS), based on the hierarchical-dimensional model operationalized by the MMPI-2-RF. Nine core psychopathology constructs (e.g., demoralization, anhedonia, anxiety, etc.) are screened with a 27-item questionnaire that requires less than 3 minutes to complete for most patients. This workshop will include (1) a brief presentation of the paradigm shift in theoretical psychopathology, moving away from categorical diagnostic models in favor of hierarchical-dimensional models; (2) a brief presentation of the specific hierarchical structure of the MMPI-2-RF; (3) the process of selecting nine major distinctive core constructs from the MMPI-2-RF model; (4) a detailed presentation of what each of the nine scales of the MBHS are measuring; (5) some case examples. Participants will be provided beta versions of the MBHS that can be utilized (cautiously, for hypothesis-generation) in their current practices. Learning objectives: 1. Upon completion of the course, participants will be able to clearly describe the differences between the traditional dichotomous-categorical models of psychopathology, such as those embodied by the DSM-5 and ICD-10, and emerging hierarchical-dimensional representations, with regard to how psychopathology is conceptualized; 2. Participants will be able to clearly describe the flaws of the traditional paradigm, particularly the problems associated with high levels of heterogeneity within categories, and the problems associated with the extensive overlap in symptomatology across categories; 3. Finally, participants will be able to clearly articulate and demonstrate understanding of the nine major distinctive core constructs targeted by the Minnesota Behavioral Health Screen, and to describe the relevance of these in assessment and treatment planning   Biography:   Dr. David McCord is currently Professor of Clinical Psychology, Western Carolina University. He received the B.A. in Psychology from Duke University in 1984, M.A. in Clinical Psychology from Western Carolina University in 1979, and Ph.D. in Clinical Psychology from The University of Alabama in 1984, where he studied with Dr. Ray Fowler. He completed his pre-doctoral internship year in the School of Medicine, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill in 1984, mentored by Dr. Charles S. Newmark. His publications and professional presentations focus generally on personality assessment and personality theory, with primary focus on the RC Scales and the MMPI-2-RF. He has recently published a book in the APA Psychological Assessment Series, Assessment Using the MMPI-2-RF. He serves on the Editorial Board of Psychological Assessment and is a frequent ad hoc reviewer for other journals. Continuing Education Credit:  October Road, Inc. is an NBCC-Approved Continuing Education Provider (ACEP) and may offer NBCC-approved clock hours for events that meet NBCC requirements. The ACEP solely is responsible for all aspects of the program. Approval # 6469   Application has been made and  approved by the NC Substance Abuse Professional Practice Board for up to 5 Substance Abuse Specific hours. Approval #    Application has been made and approved by LPCA-GA for 3 core continuing education hours   Refund Policy: Requests must be in writing. Refunds will be given on requests postmarked or faxed no later than 7 business days prior to the seminar. No refunds will be issued for "late arrivals" and "no shows". Address: October Road, Inc, Erin Evans, Administrative Assistant/Seminar Coordinator, 119 Tunnel Road Suite B, Asheville, NC. 28805-1800. Fax: (828) 350-1300. Requests may also be emailed to [email protected]   Location: All programs are held in the October Road, Inc. Training Room. October Road is located Take 240 west to exit 6 (Tunnel Road/Chunns Cove). Exit left to end of road and turn left. Travel to light and turn left. Pass Applebee's on right and turn into parking lot between Applebee's & Olive Garden. Travel to back of parking lot and you will see large white concrete building on left.  If you are coming from 240 east at exit 6 (Tunnel Road/Chunns Cove) travel to light and turn right. Olive Garden and Applebee's will be on your immediate left. Turn left into parking lot between the two restaurants. Travel to back of parking lot and you will see a large white concrete building on left. 

Aug 08, 2019 8:00 AM

The Alzheimer’s Care Giver Conference is Thursday August 8 at the Dayton United Methodist Church. Lunch is at no charge.