Course Detail: 17SW1108 - Therapeutic Group & Individual Sessions: Utilizing Effective Metaphors and Visual Aids
Course Description
This training will assist providers in understanding how the content of sessions, both group and individual, assists in rapport building. The flow of the sessions, as well as the importance of rules, guidelines and boundaries will be discussed. Much of the training will offer examples of metaphors and visual aids that will assist providers in engaging clients during psychotherapy sessions. This training will benefit newer clinicians, as well as experienced clinicians.

Goals and Objectives
Participants will be able to:
  • - Learn how to incorporate metaphors to enhance therapeutic sessions.
  • - Understand how to implement the described visual aids with clients.
  • - Share therapeutic metaphors and visual aids with colleagues.

Instructor Bio
Jessica Holton, MSW, LCSW, LCAS has nearly two decades of experience and is a private practitioner specializing in treating Trauma & Stress Related Disorders, Anxiety Disorders, and Addictions. She earned her Master of Social Work and became certified in Social Work Practice with the Deaf and Hard of hearing from East Carolina University. Jessica is active in leadership roles with the National Association of Social Workers (NASW) at the local, State, and national levels: Co-Chair of NASW-NC's Greenville's Local Program Unit from 2005 to 2012; Elected as NASW-NC's President Elect from 2011 to 2012; NASW-NC's President from 2012 to 2014; Jessica has been a Delegate for NASW-NC since 2011. She was appointed to NASW's Alcohol, Tobacco and Other Drug (ATOD) Specialty Section Committee as a committee member in 2008, and then appointed as the Chair in 2010 to 2016, in which she is currently a committee member (2016-2018). Jessica is involved with Addiction Professionals of North Carolina, in which she was recently elected as on the Members At Large and was appointed as the Chair of the Best Practices Committee. Jessica is the Associate Clinical Director of Eastern Carolina Critical Incident Stress Management Association. Additionally, she has composed many professional newsletter articles, compiled a six-hour continuing education curriculum and has presented nationwide at numerous conferences. She also received the East Caroline University School of Social Work Rising Star Alumni Award, the 2005 Community Services Award from the Wilson Resource Center for the Deaf and Hard of Hearing and was nominated for the 2017 East Carolina University's Division of Student Affairs 40 Under 40 Leadership Awards.

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