Human Services Professional Institute (HSPI) Sets Spring Schedule...

First Seminar on Trauma in Family Systems is Set for Friday, February 27

The Human Services Professional Institute (HSPI) at Lone Star College-Montgomery, which is designed to provide continuing education opportunities and develop partnerships with area human services agencies, will offer a seminar on Friday, February 27, focusing on “Trauma in Family Systems: Definition, Identification, and Resolution.”

The $39 course runs from 9 a.m.-noon at the Lone Star College System’s Training Center, which is located at 5000 Research Forest Drive in The Woodlands. The seminar includes a continental breakfast at 8:30 a.m. (when registration/check-in begins).

Social workers and counselors are often faced with assisting their clients and addressing the issue of unresolved emotional trauma, and how past negative experiences often influence our present day choices, relationships, and struggles. Dr. William J. Schmidt, Ph.D., presents his research on the topic of dialogical journaling as an aide to trauma resolution and as an adjunct to theory.

Dr. Schmidt obtained his Ph.D. in social work from the University of Houston. He is the current director of the AMANECER and New Day Programs where he provides psycho-social evaluations, group and individual counseling and case management and advocacy for English, Spanish-speaking and hearing-impaired participants.
This seminar, and those that follow throughout the spring semester, are geared toward licensed professional counselors (LPCs), social workers, licensed chemical dependency counselors (LCDCs), licensed marriage and family therapists (LMFTs), and community members.
The next HSPI seminar, which will be held Friday, April 3 (same time and location), is titled “Ethics,” and addresses ethical considerations based on Codes of Ethics for those in social work. This includes confidentiality, dual relationships, Web counseling, broadcast media, diversity, and multiculturalism.

The leader for this session will be Silvia Mishler, executive director for the Montgomery County Interfaith Hospitality Network, and president and CEO of Mishler and Associates Counseling and Education. She holds a doctorate in theology from Cornerstone University and is a licensed/ordained minister, as well as an LCDC.  Dr. Mishler is a conference speaker and conducts workshops and training seminars.  She is on the Lone Star College-Montgomery human services program advisory board and is also an adjunct instructor at the college.

CEUs offered by Lone Star College-Montgomery are recognized by the Texas Certification Board of Addiction Professionals, the Texas Chapter of the National Association of Social Workers, the Texas State Board of Social Worker Examiners, the Texas State Board of Examiners of Licensed Professional Counselors and the Texas State Board of Examiners of Marriage and Family Therapists.

For more information, contact Stephen Koszewski via e-mail at stephen.koszewski@LoneStar.edu or by  phone at (936) 273-7435. You can also visit http://Montgomery.LoneStar.edu/56507 for more information about HSPI. Phone registration is available by calling (936) 273-7446.

LSC-Montgomery is located at 3200 College Park Drive, one-half mile west of Interstate 45, between Conroe and The Woodlands. For more information about the college, call (936) 273-7000, or visit Montgomery.LoneStar.edu.

Lone Star College System consists of five colleges, including CyFair, Kingwood, Montgomery, North Harris, and Tomball, six centers and Lone Star College-University Center. With more than 51,000 students, it is the largest college system in the Houston area, and third largest community college district in Texas. For more information, visit www.LoneStar.edu.