TISA ANNOUNCEMENTS and
UPCOMING WORKSHOPS for 2015
TISA Website Celebrates its Fifteenth Year!
Upcoming Venues for 2015
CASE Certification Continues
I am particularly excited by the recent expansions to our training offerings. In addition to our full-day workshop on suicide assessment, treatment planning, and building resiliency, "Unlocking Suicidal Secrets: New Ideas on Old Problems in Suicide Prevention", our full-day group experiential training on the Chronological Assessment of Suicide Events (CASE Approach) resulting in level one certification in the CASE Approach has really caught on.
In the course of this full-day training, we have adapted two state-of-the-art role-playing approaches - microtraining (developed by Allen E. Ivey) and macrotraining (developed at TISA) into an intensive small-group training experience - "pod training" - that not only provides a sound introduction to the principles of the CASE Approach but also provides an opportunity to practice the techniques via a set of carefully designed pre-scripted role-playing experiences, requiring no acting on the part of the participant playing the client.
In addition we are now providing individual experiential training in the CASE Approach resulting in
level two (advanced) certification. Macrotraining is a truly unique training opportunity in the field of mental health. In macrotraining one trainee is coached by their own TISA trainer over the course of 3-4 hours using a combination of didactics, viewing video, and role-playing. With each step of the macrotraining, the learning process is individualized to the trainee via a specially designed set of role-plays to ensure the competence of the trainee as he or she learns to navigate the nuances of the CASE Approach effectively. The sessions are fun, intense, and eminently practical.
By the way, I am looking for new trainers. If you have an interest in potentially becoming a TISA trainer please contact me.
Training Physicians, Nurses, Medical Students and Nursing Students in Effective Ways for Collaborating with Patients About Their Medications: the Medication Interest Model (MIM)
Finally, and certainly not least in importance, I am very excited about the continued response to the Medication Interest Model (MIM) as described in the book, "Improving Medication Adherence: How to Talk with Patients About Their Medications", which has been chosen by Doody's for their "Core Titles List" of the most important books for medical and nursing libraries. The response to our workshops on the MIM continues to be gratifying.
Thanks again to everyone,
Shawn Christopher Shea, M.D.
UPCOMING VENUES FOR DR. SHEA
Below are a few announcements of upcoming events around the country. These workshops will be open to mental health professionals, substance abuse counselors, and school counselors, being sponsored by various unrelated agencies. In each case we have provided the contact information through which you could register for the programs, and if a website is available with the sponsoring agent, a link has been provided for you. If you would like to invite Dr. Shea to provide a workshop, keynote or full-day set of workshops for a local association or institute, please contact TISA through any of the e-mail buttons provided on this website.