Finance Committee Meeting Conference Call @ 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

Program & Evaluation Committee Meeting @ Conference line number: 513-395-0022 Conf. ID#: 946 496 169#
Dec 12 @ 4:00 pm – 6:00 pm

Conference line number: 513-395-0022

Conference ID#: 946 496 169#

Executive Committee Conference Line @ Microsoft TEAMS Conference Line
Dec 13 @ 8:00 am – 9:30 am

Conference Line 1-513-395-0022

ID: 840 667 289#

Drug Free Stark County @ StarkMHAR
Dec 13 @ 3:30 pm – 5:00 pm
PartnerSolutions Governance Committee Conference Call @ 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
StarkMHAR Board Meeting – Conference call @ TEAMS Conference Call
Dec 15 @ 4:00 pm – 5:30 pm

StarkMHAR Conference call Board Meeting on Thursday, December 15, 2021 at 4 pm. All public, Board members and staff can participate via conference line.

Dial the following phone number: 1-513-395-0022

Conference ID:622 987 58#

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.