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Professional Development Webinar Series

Low cost professional development for Mental Health Practitioners designed to help Practitioners at all levels enhance their clinical skill sets and improve the quality of care delivered to clients.

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Meet Your Presenter

Tacha Fletcher, LCSW, CCTP

As a Certified Clinical Trauma Professional (CCTP), she has extensive clinical experience using evidence-based treatment to treat a wide variety of mental health conditions with a focus on attachment-related trauma. 

Each webinar includes an interactive learning experience for mental health practitioners and live Q & A session with Tacha.

Upcoming Webinars for 2024

February 29th, 2024:
 Somatic Therapy & Interventions: for Complex Trauma Treatment

We'll explore the significance of somatic interventions in enhancing therapeutic outcomes, with a focus on how these interventions contribute to nervous system regulation. We’ll also explore what is meant by regulated vs. dysregulated nervous system.

Learning Objectives:

  1. Participants will gain a comprehensive understanding of the principles and concepts of somatic therapy, including the mind-body connection and the influence of bodily experiences on emotional well-being. 

  2. Participants will learn 3 practical somatic interventions and be able to apply these interventions to contribute to nervous system regulation in their clinical practice.

  3. Participants will explore strategies for integrating somatic therapy into psychotherapeutic practices.

Target Audience: Mental Health Practitioners working with individuals with complex posttraumatic stress disorder (C-PTSD) or mental health practitioners interested in treating C-PTSD.


Instructional Level: Introductory

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March. 21st, 2024:
 Mindfulness in the Workplace: Burn Out Prevention & Recovery Social Work Edition

In the demanding field of social work, maintaining well-being and resilience is crucial. Join Presenter & Licensed Clinical Social Worker Tacha Fletcher for an insightful webinar tailored specifically for social workers, where we delve into the transformative power of mindfulness in preventing and recovering from burnout.

Learning Objectives:

  1. Gain a clear understanding of how mindfulness can effectively support social workers in their professional roles. 

  2. Learn and practice mindfulness techniques proven to build resilience, foster self-acceptance, and promote acceptance of others in the social work context.

  3. Discover practical ways to incorporate mindfulness into your daily routine, whether working in-office or remotely, to mitigate stressors and enhance overall well-being.

  4. Identify common signs and symptoms of burnout specific to social work, developing an awareness that allows for early intervention.

  5. Understand how mindfulness practices can serve as a proactive strategy for preventing burnout, promoting mental and emotional resilience in the face of workplace challenges.

Target Audience: Social workers, particularly those who are looking to enhance their well-being, resilience, and burnout prevention and recovery strategies in the workplace. This may include social workers across various settings such as healthcare, social services, community organizations, or educational institutions. Additionally, individuals in leadership positions within social work organizations who are interested in promoting a supportive and mindful workplace culture may also find value in the webinar.


Instructional Level: Introductory

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April. 25th, 2024:
 Mental Health 101: Understanding & Recognizing Signs of Mental Health Disorders for Your BIPOC Clients

In our ever-evolving understanding of mental health, it is essential for professionals to be equipped with the knowledge and skills to address the unique challenges faced by the BIPOC (Black, Indigenous, and People of Color) community. Join our enriching  webinar that goes beyond the basics, providing actionable insights and tools to enhance your cultural competence and improve mental health support for BIPOC clients.

Learning Objectives:

  1. Develop a profound understanding of the cultural nuances surrounding mental health within the BIPOC community, fostering cultural competence for more effective client support.

  2. Learn to recognize and understand the signs and symptoms of prevalent mental health disorders that disproportionately impact BIPOC individuals, employing culturally informed diagnostic criteria.

  3. Explore the unique challenges and systemic barriers BIPOC individuals often encounter in accessing mental health services. Acquire strategies to overcome these obstacles, promoting more inclusive and equitable mental health support.

  4. Develop communication skills and supportive strategies that are culturally sensitive and responsive to the needs of BIPOC clients, fostering a more inclusive and effective therapeutic relationship.

Target Audience: Mental Health Professionals, Counselors, Therapists, Social Workers, Healthcare Professionals, and any individuals working directly or indirectly with BIPOC clients. This webinar is designed to enhance the cultural competence of professionals in the mental health field, equipping them with the knowledge and skills needed to provide more effective and culturally sensitive support to individuals within the BIPOC community. Additionally, Educators, Students, and individuals interested in promoting diversity and inclusivity in mental health practices may also find value in attending this webinar.


Instructional Level: Introductory

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May. 30th, 2024:
 Mindful Motherhood: Addressing Black Maternal Mental Health using Culturally Responsive Mindfulness Interventions

Black women face a unique intersection of challenges, including systemic racism, gender-based discrimination, and heightened stress levels, contributing to perinatal mood and anxiety disorders (PMADs) at rates surpassing their White counterparts. Disturbingly, these disparities are exacerbated by barriers such as financial constraints, mental health stigma, a shortage of culturally competent providers, and societal expectations that hinder Black women from seeking help. Our webinar is a call to action, recognizing that mindfulness, when culturally modified for Black women, can be a powerful tool in reducing stress and enhancing overall mental well-being. Join Presenter Tacha Fetcher, LCSW, in this essential discussion as we delve into the profound impact of perinatal mental health on Black women and unveil best practices for addressing these challenges through culturally responsive mindfulness interventions.

Learning Objectives:

  1. Participants will examine the Strong Black Woman's schema and it impacts on mental health of perinatal Black women

  2. Participants will describe existing research on mindfulness and its effectiveness to treat perinatal depression and anxiety.

  3. Participants will explore three cultural values to include when using culturally responsive mindfulness interventions specific to Black women

  4. Participants will understand how to apply culturally-attuned language to build a greater sense of wellbeing amongst perinatal Black women

Target Audience: Healthcare Professionals, Mental Health Practitioners, Social Workers, Counselors, and professionals in maternal and perinatal health. Additionally, educators, researchers, policymakers, and advocates interested in addressing disparities in maternal mental health, particularly among Black women, would find valuable insights. Community leaders and individuals committed to promoting equity and cultural competence in healthcare and mental health services are also encouraged to participate.


Instructional Level: Introductory

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June. 27th, 2024:
Trauma 101: Understanding Trauma & Its Impact

Join Presenter Tacha Fetcher, LCSW as we develve into a comprehensive exploration of trauma and its profound effects. Whether you work in mental health, healthcare, education, or social services, this webinar equips you with essential insights to navigate the complexities of trauma in your professional role. Come deepen your knowledge, refine your skills, and contribute to creating supportive environments for individuals impacted by trauma.

Learning Objectives:

  1. Develop a broad perspective on trauma, exploring its diverse manifestations and gaining proficiency in identifying various types of traumatic experiences.

  2. Explore the intricate mechanisms of how the brain and body respond to stress and trauma, fostering a deep comprehension of the physiological and psychological aspects of trauma.

  3. Acquire the skills to recognize the nuanced effects of trauma on individuals, and explore evidence-based approaches to effectively treat and support those impacted by traumatic experiences.

Target Audience: Healthcare Professionals, Mental Health Practitioners, Social Workers, Counselors, and professionals in the behavioral health field seeking to enhance their foundational understanding of trauma, including its various forms, neurobiological responses, and effective treatment approaches.


Instructional Level: Introductory

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July. 25th, 2024:
Application of Dialectical Behavior Therapy (DBT) Skills to Treat C-PTSD

Presented by Tacha Fletcher, LCSW, CCTP, the purpose of this webinar is to educate mental health practitioners about the application of Dialectical Behavior Therapy (DBT) as an evidence-based treatment for C-PTSD. The webinar aims to provide a brief overview of the history of DBT as an evidenced based treatment modality while introducing the major therapeutic interventions of DBT to reduce trauma-related symptoms such as dissociation, emotional dysregulation and emotional reactivity. Finally, this webinar will provide
context of relationship problems persons with complex PTSD may experience with significant others.

Learning Objectives:

  1. Understand the history of DBT as an evidence-based treatment approach

  2. Explain the major therapeutic interventions of DBT

  3. Anticipate relationship problems persons with complex PTSD may experience with significant others.

  4. Teach skills for dissociation, distress tolerance, and regulation of trauma-related
    emotions.

Target Audience: Mental Health Practitioners working with individuals with complex posttraumatic stress disorder (C-PTSD) or mental health practitioners interested in treating C-PTSD.


Instructional Level: Introductory

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September. 30th, 2024:
Risk Assessment & Safety Planning: Considerations for BIPOC Clients

Since the pandemic, the number of suicide amongst BIPOC individuals is on the rise. In lieu of Suicide Prevention Awareness month, this webinar will focus on how to conduct risk assessment and safety planning while exploring cultural implications for BIPOC clients. Join Presenter Tacha Fetcher, LCSW as we delve into risk assessment and safety planning with specific considerations for BIPOC clients.

Learning Objectives:

  1. Understand suicide risk and prevention in ways that are culturally relevant to BIPOC clients

  2. Recognize 3 key interventions to reduce suicide amongst BIPOC clients

  3. Identify at least 4 elements of a risk assessment for suicidality

  4. Identify the steps of developing a safety plan and increase clients' motivation to use safety plan

Target Audience: Healthcare Professionals, Mental Health Practitioners, Social Workers, Counselors, and professionals working in various settings such as community mental health, private practice, hospitals, educational institutions, and social service agencies.


Instructional Level: Introductory

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November. 12th, 2024:
Private Practice 101: The Fundamentals of Starting & Growing a Private Psychotherapy Practice

Presented by Tacha Fletcher, LCSW, CCTP, the purpose of this webinar is to inform mental health practitioners on how to start a private psychotherapy practice. Tacha aims to empower mental health practitioners with the knowledge, resources, and tools to succeed in private practice. In addition, this webinar will be a good introduction to the fundamentals of starting and growing a private psychotherapy practice whether you are looking to start your own practice now or in the near future–you don’t want to miss out!

Learning Objectives:

  1. Examine top reasons why mental health practitioners go into private practice 

  2. Identify major pitfall as a private practice owner you want to avoid

  3. List out the preliminary steps to starting a private psychotherapy practice 

  4. Understand how to leverage your clinical skills in private practice

Target Audience: Mental Health Practitioners interested in or considering starting a private psychotherapy practice.


Instructional Level: Introductory

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Are you Seeking Clinical Supervision?

Tacha is currently accepting new post MSW graduates working towards social work clinical licensure in New York State.

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