“Cognitive Behavior Intervention” is Focus of College Seminar

Published on: March 06, 2007

Human Services Professional Institute Monthly Seminar Series Set for March 23

Montgomery College’s Human Services Professional Institute (HSPI) will present “Cognitive Behavior Intervention,” the fifth of its monthly seminar series geared for area human services professionals. The seminar is scheduled for Friday, March 23, from 8:30 a.m.-noon at the North Harris Montgomery Community College District’s (Lone Star College System) District Services & Training Center, located at 5000 Research Forest Drive in The Woodlands.

This professional workshop is designed to provide an overview of cognitive-behavioral therapy focusing on its application specifically for a population that many find challenging to serve--the criminal offender client.  Traditionally, the criminal justice population is not thought of as a “special” population, and is therefore treated for substance abuse and mental health issues utilizing “traditional” treatment methods that are often ineffective.

Co-presenters for this session are Trudy Hodges and Raegin Hart.

The HSPI provides relevant continuing education opportunities for professionals and the community and develops partnerships to assist agencies in meeting specific organizational training and development needs. Additional spring seminars include Play Therapy (April 20), LCDC Exam Prep (Apr. 25/May 5), and Post Traumatic Stress Disorder (May 18).

“The HSPI is designed not only for professional development, but for networking purposes as well,” said Stephen Koszewski, program manager at Montgomery College. “It’s a fantastic, low-cost way to stay on top of the latest trends in human services, and learn from experts in the field.”

The cost is $38 with a continental breakfast. To register, attendees should call (936) 273-7446. For more information about HSPI or this event, contact: Stephen.koszewski@lonestar.edu; (936) 273-7435.

Montgomery College 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.

NHMCCD, among the largest and fastest growing community colleges in Texas, comprise, Cy-Fair College, Kingwood College, Montgomery College, North Harris College, Tomball College, six satellite centers, and The University Center.