Gerta Bardhoshi teaching the in Baker Teacher Leader Center
Learning and Training Opportunities
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Contemporary Clinical Suicidology: Assessment, Treatment, and Ethics
Affiliate/Partner Event
Professional Development
Talk/Presentation
Get your ethics CEs! Each year, 15 million adults and youth in the United States experience serious thoughts of suicide. This free webinar aims to empower mental health providers (including psychologists, social workers, and counselors) across the state of Iowa to learn how to use suicide-focused screening and assessment. Ethical considerations related to suicidal risk will also be thoroughly reviewed. Learning objectives: 1) Learn to use […]
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Navigating Emotions Effectively: Using Acceptance and Commitment Therapy
PreK-12
Professional Development
This session will focus on how to utilize skills in awareness to cultivate openness to our internal experiences, even those that are painful or challenging (e.g., sadness, anxiety). This session will also focus on the barriers that may arise when trying to pursue personally chosen values, as well as how one responds to these barriers. […]
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LivingWorks safeTALK
Professional Development
Special Event
safeTALK prepares people to be more alert to suicide and to help persons with thoughts of suicide make safe connections. The intervention goal is that persons with thoughts of suicide connect with someone who will help them keep safe from suicide and access further support. Participants will leave equipped to: 1. Describe the role of […]
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Trauma-Informed Learning Environments and Tier 2 Responses
PreK-12
Professional Development
There is no one-size fits all approach in education. Much like how educators adapt to different learning needs, our education environments must similarly adapt to support students who have or are experiencing trauma. This learning session will focus on more advanced trauma informed classroom practices and discuss Tier 2 responses in the learning environment. Learning […]
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Developing Our Awareness: Using Acceptance and Commitment Therapy 
PreK-12
Professional Development
This session will focus on developing awareness of one’s experiences, including thoughts, emotions, physical sensations, and external circumstances. Moreover, participants will develop skills in intentionality – making purposeful choices. Learning goals: 1) Develop awareness of ongoing experiences happening in the mind and body 2) Assess the workability of one’s behaviors 3) Classify behavioral choices in […]
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LivingWorks safeTALK
Professional Development
Special Event
safeTALK prepares people to be more alert to suicide and to help persons with thoughts of suicide make safe connections. The intervention goal is that persons with thoughts of suicide connect with someone who will help them keep safe from suicide and access further support. Participants will leave equipped to: 1. Describe the role of […]
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Mindfulness in the Secondary Classroom
PreK-12
Professional Development
The presentation will walk participants through five, research-tested mindfulness practices to use with secondary students including Check-in, Breath Work, Movement, a Guided Mindfulness Practice, and a Close of Practice. Through interactive practices, participants will learn about each mindfulness technique, and how they can be combined into a lesson and separated into short brain breaks. Participants […]
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Mindfulness in the Elementary Classroom
PreK-12
Professional Development
This presentation will walk participants through five, research-tested mindfulness practices to use with elementary students including Check-In, Breath Work, Movement, Guided Mindfulness Practice, and Close of Practice. Through interactive practices, participants will learn about each mindfulness practice, and how they can be combined into a lesson and separated into short brain breaks. Participants will also […]