Registration for this event closes October 19, 2021. All times listed are Central.
Join us as we navigate through common roadblocks and practice a variety of strategies and techniques to help you assist families in building positive relationships and meeting CDI competencies. This workshop will feature breakout groups and interactive exercises to refine your coaching skills.
Speakers: Samantha Byrns, Lynne Clure, Joanna Halbur, Jea Theis
Samantha Byrns, LIMHP, NCC
Samantha Byrns is the Early Childhood Mental Health Project Manager for the Nebraska Resource Project for Vulnerable Young Children. She is a board certified, licensed mental health practitioner providing outpatient individual and family therapy with specialized training in trauma and early childhood. She is trained in Trauma-Informed Care (Trainer), Parent-Child Interaction Therapy (PCIT), Child-Parent Psychotherapy (CPP), Circle of Security Parenting (Facilitator), Trauma-Focused Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (TF-CBT), Reflective Practice/Consultation, Early Coach Training, Pyramid Model Training, Psychological First Aid and Youth Mental Health First Aid. She received her Clinical Mental Health Counseling (CMHC) Master of Science in Education Degree from the University of Nebraska Kearney. She is a member of the American Counseling Association (ACA), Nebraska Counseling Association (NCA) and the Nebraska Association for Infant Mental Health (NAIMH).
Lynne Clure, Ph.D.
Lynne Clure, PhD, is a pediatric psychologist at Children's Hospital and Medical Center in Omaha, NE. She completed her PhD in school psychology at the University of Nebraska-Lincoln and a pre-doctoral internship at St. Jude Children's Research Hospital through the University of Tennessee Professional Psychology Internship Consortium. During internship, Dr. Clure was trained as a certified therapist in Parent-Child Interaction Therapy (PCIT). She is now a Level 1 (within-agency) trainer for PCIT International and actively supervises graduate student externs and post-doctoral fellows. Dr. Clure provides assessment and therapy services for a range of childhood problems. She has a particular interest in adjustment to chronic/acute illnesses and pediatric pain, and is an active member of the Consultation/Liaison hospital service. She is also involved in several medical specialty clinics, including the neuro-oncology and oncology survivorship clinics. She is currently the clinical director for the multidisciplinary Autism diagnostic clinic.
Joanna Halbur, LIMFT, RPT
Joanna has worked with children and families in the non-profit and child welfare setting for over 14 years. She is currently the Director of Mental Health at Project Harmony in Omaha. Prior to that, Joanna was the Director of Mental Health Services at a local child welfare agency. She is a Licensed Independent Marriage and Family Therapist (LIMFT) and a Registered Play Therapist (RPT) in Nebraska. Joanna is trained in Circle of Security Parenting, Parent Child Interaction Therapy, Child Parent Psychotherapy, and Trauma Focused Cognitive Behavioral Therapy. Joanna has been focused, throughout her career, on ensuring that good quality mental health services are available in the community to help children and families heal after trauma. She is especially passionate about the importance of early intervention mental health services that focus on helping children build and strengthen healthy relationships with their caregivers. She received Project Harmony’s Kids First Award in 2016.
Jea Theis, LCSW, LIMHP, MSW
Jea is the co-founder of Omaha Therapy and Arts Collaborative and has been working in the social services and mental health field for over fifteen years, starting out in the area of family violence, as a men's domestic violence counselor and CPS worker. After completing her MSW degree, Jea practiced in a community mental health counseling center, then worked with children and families impacted by sexual abuse and other trauma. Jea spent three years working as a grief and loss counselor prior to moving into private practice. Jea has received specialized training in EMDR, CPP, TFCBT, PCIT, TCIT, and Compassion Fatigue, and holds certifications as a Trauma Professional and Compassion Fatigue Educator. Jea is passionate about increasing awareness around compassion fatigue - providing education and consultation to agencies and supporting those working in helping professions in our community.
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