CUCS Trainings for Human Service Providers

CUCS provides training on a wide range of topics related to human services and behavioral health. CUCS is accredited as a New York State Social Work Continuing Education Provider and OASAS certified.

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  The "Recovery Model" is transforming mental health systems, a movement which champions this philosophy of practice and alters service approaches. This training allows attendees to view mental health through that recovery lens and explores recovery as it relates to mental health through evidence, history, case studies, and exercises. Attendees learn how to appropriately support persons as they develop clear, self-directed goals to lead them towards self-determined meaningful lives. The training emphasizes a collaborative approach, with staff serving as part of the person’s support system. In addition, through role-playing and case studies, attendees obtain strategies and skills needed to work with consumers to create effective service plans that emphasize wellness and encourage consumer self-determination. Read More

  The philosophy and practice of recovery is transforming the way we look at mental health services, as well as how programs respond to persons who decompensate or relapse. Utilizing the least restrictive intervention while ensuring that the client is both safe and having his or her mental health needs addressed can be complicated. This training offers skills and strategies on responding to psychiatric crises, including assessing, engaging, and assisting persons at the earlier stage of decompensation to adhere to treatment. In cases where the crisis has escalated, the workshop reviews strategies for voluntary and involuntary hospitalizations and for assisting persons returning from the hospital. In addition, the workshop explores how to support persons recovering from substance abuse and to promote relapse prevention. Read More

Borderline Personality Disorder (BPD) is a mental health diagnosis that is often misunderstood and highly stigmatized. The diagnosis is characterized by pervasive instability in moods, interpersonal relationships, self-image, and behavior, which can effect interactions with social service staff and other clients. This training reviews some of the most current theories about the causes of Borderline Personality Disorder as cited in the DSM-5. BPD symptoms, strategies for staff, and correlated underlying experiences are all reviewed. The primary purpose of the training is to help attendees better understand the experience of having this disorder and how to develop interventions that clinically support the client. Read More

Conflicts are an unavoidable aspect of life. Periodically, conflicts can rise to the level of crisis or violence, leaving staff feeling ill-equipped to respond meaningfully. Appropriately-trained staff, however, can anticipate and be prepared to use effective strategies to de-escalate situations. If recognized and dealt with effectively, differences have the potential to inspire, promote CMCP positive change, and encourage growth and understanding. This training offers participants the skills to intervene in the early stages of conflict as a way to prevent violence, and looks at person-centered approaches to establish relationships that help prevent tense situations from intensifying. This training also describes the different stages of conflict escalation and ways to respond to each stage. Read More

This training provides staff with information regarding the changes and updates made to the Diagnostic Statistical Manual (DSM-5). Attendees will be provided details on diagnostic changes and changes to the symptom criteria for certain disorders. Attendees will leave the training with a better idea of how to diagnose, if qualified, and/or how to interpret the diagnoses indicated on clinical documentation. This training focuses on major psychiatric disorders commonly seen in program settings, including Schizophrenia, Mood Disorders, Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder, and Borderline Personality Disorder. The training also offers a review of the most significant changes made between the DSM-IV and DSM-5. Read More

Until recently, compulsive hoarding remained a misunderstood disorder about which little was known. Current research and outreach strategies have transformed the types of services we can now offer persons with this disorder. The training focuses teaching staff the skills needed to work collaboratively with a tenant to help him/her stay housed. It offers an overview of hoarding, identifies the populations at highest risk, and helps distinguish hoarding from collecting. Attendees learn how to assess, engage, and manage these behaviors in supportive housing, and will leave the training with a more complete understanding of how to create a healthy alliance with persons who hoard and assist them with a transition to a less cluttered life. Read More

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