Executive Committee @ Microsoft TEAMS Conference Line
Dec 6 @ 8:00 am – 9:30 am

Conference Line 1-513-395-0022

ID: 804 375 04#

Finance Committee Meeting @ TEAMS Conference Call
Dec 8 @ 7:30 am – 9:00 am

Conference Line: +1 513-395-0022

Conference ID: 601 519 064#

Clinical Supervision with Difficult Cases @ Virtual Via Zoom
Dec 9 @ 8:30 am – 4:00 pm

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Who should attend:  Counselors, social workers

Description: The era of best practices brings unique issues for supervisors in community mental health. While community mental health centers are following the requirement for adopting best practices, these come in the form of franchises that are very expensive. In addition, the role of the supervisor may become blurred as some protocols shift responsibility for clinical supervision to consultants. Over time enthusiasm for expensive and intrusive protocols tends to wane and de-adoption occurs. This may be followed by the adoption of a new or different protocol. A cycle of adoption and de-adoption is typical. Consequently, supervisors and staff are exposed to several approaches over time. Scientific evidence on best practice approaches indicates that they all work, but equally. This is because, despite operating on theories that can be quite different, what clinicians do with clients has many similarities. In this presentation, supervisors will learn the secret sauce of what works in psychotherapy. The knowledge of what works operates at a different level of abstraction and reflects the unifying theory of change in psychotherapy. By understanding the theory of change supervisors can provide guidance to clinicians regardless of what best practice model they are using. They can help clinicians to integrate what they have learned from various models they have learned. And help clinicians to identify and overcome glitch points in therapy as well as to overcome glitch points that reflect a weakness of a particular model.

Goal:  Participants will learn how to teach supervisees to use the science of change to provide evidence-informed behavioral therapy.


Participants will be able to define what makes a difficult case.

Participants will be able to describe the unifying theory of psychotherapeutic change, first-order change, and pattern shift.

Supervisors will learn how to evaluate stuckness and devise ways to assist clinicians in overcoming stuckness in difficult cases.

Participants will be able to describe how to construct homework assignments

Participants will be able to describe how to address supervisees’ concerns about utilizing the science of change

Cost:  Free
Virtual via Zoom
Continuing Education Units:  6.0
General Continuing Education:  Counselors and Social Workers

Please register by:  December 8, 2022

QPR – Question. Persuade. Refer. @ 708 Building
Dec 12 @ 9:00 am – 10:30 am

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Who should attend:
Open to the general public – anyone interested in learning how to help prevent suicide.

QPR (Question. Persuade. Refer.) is an evidence-based training that teaches three simple steps anyone can learn to help prevent suicide.

Just like CPR, QPR is an emergency response to someone in crisis and can save lives.  QPR is the most widely taught Gatekeeper training in the world.

What individuals will learn:

  • The prevalence of suicide in Stark County
  • How to ask directly if someone is thinking about suicide
  • The common cause of suicidal behavior
  • The warning signs of suicide
  • How to get help for someone in crisis

Why participate?
With the number of individuals that die by suicide each day, there is a high probability that you will come in contact with someone struggling with suicidal thoughts.

These free trainings are approximately 90 minutes and are sponsored by the Stark County Suicide Prevention Coalition.

708 Building
708 Tremont Ave SW
Massillon, OH 44646


Continuing Education Units
Not applicable

Limited space, please register by December 8, 2022

Drug Free Stark County @ StarkMHAR
Dec 13 @ 3:30 pm – 5:00 pm
PartnerSolutions Governance Committee @ Phone Number: +1 513-395-0022
Dec 14 @ 1:00 pm – 2:30 pm

Please join the meeting with the information listed below:

Phone Number: +1 513-395-0022

Phone Conference ID: 671 844 59#

Suicide Prevention Coalition Meeting @ StarkMHAR
Dec 14 @ 3:00 pm – 4:30 pm
Opiate Task Force Meeting @ StarkMHAR
Dec 16 @ 11:30 am – 1:00 pm

The Opiate Task Force is a community based coalition with the purpose of reducing opiate use, abuse, overdose and deaths in Stark County.  It is open to anyone interested in being a part of a group of people concerned about, and willing to address the epidemic of prescription drugs and specifically, opiates in the community and in the State of Ohio.

Community Affairs Committee Meeting – Conference Call @ Conference Call - StarkMHAR
Jan 9 @ 4:00 pm – 5:30 pm

Conference Line: +1 513-395-0022

Conference ID: 215 428 872#

Advanced Ethics @ Virtual Via Zoom
Jan 10 @ 8:45 am – 12:00 pm

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Who should attend:  Counselors, social workers

Goal: Participants will be able to provide professional mental health and addiction treatment services in an ethical manner.


Participants will be able to describe the medical model, and how to protect themselves and their clients.

Participants will be able to describe the four factors which go into ethical decision-making.

Participants will be able to describe common ethical issues in the mental health field.

Participants will be able to describe the “Good Faith  Estimate” requirement which came into effect in January 2022.

Cost:  Free
Virtual via Zoom
Continuing Education Units:  3.0 for Counselors & Social Workers, CDCA, LCDC II, LCDC III, LICDC

Please register by:  January 4, 2023