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Enhancing Utilization of Non-Violent Communication ~ Chemical Dependency Training Consortium Event
PeaceHealth Southwest Mill Plain Campus Health Education Center
Vancouver, WA
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This training is provided by Helping Professionals Wellness Center

Goal of Training
Supercharge your ability to provide compassion and empathy with clients by learning the skills of NonViolent Communication.

This training will provide participants an introduction to NonViolent Communication and help them enhance their Empathy Levels and Motivational Interviewing Skill.  NVC can help communication between staff, with clients, with family members and even with referral sources!  This training is for those who want to deepen their abilities to understand others and help them create the worlds they want to live in!  NVC can also be used as a significant tool for burnout prevention and staff development.

Nonviolent Communication (NVC) was developed by Marshall Rosenberg. It is an approach to communicating that is designed to help people connect more compassionately with others. Nonviolent Communication, sometimes referred to as compassionate communication, can transform interactions, enabling the therapist and client to become more aware of communicating feelings, needs, and intentions. NVC is a form of communication that can promote greater self-awareness and growth, fostering deeper relationships and allowing for effective conflict and dispute resolution. The purpose of this training is to provide the participants an opportunity to enhance their empathy skills via the process of Non-Violent Communication. This skill set will increase their effectiveness in individual counseling, group counseling, motivational interviewing and family counseling. Particular emphasis will be on working with those individuals receiving substance abuse and mental health treatment.

Behavioral Objectives
Participants at this training will:
- Identify the communication practices that interfere with empathetic interactions,
- Engage in self-assessment of communication practices
- Learn how to assess for unmet needs and develop communication for delivering observations,
- Learn the four components of the Nonviolent Communication (NVC) model, and
- Practice the 4-Part Nonviolent Communication (NVC) model.

9:00 - 9:10CDTC Staff Announcements
9:10 - 9:30Introductions and Engagement
9:30 - 10:15Philosophy of NVC
                          - Natural Desires to Meet Needs of Others
                          - Beyond Right and Wrong
                          - Self Assessment as Mode for Practicing NVC
10:15 - 10:30Break
10:30 - NoonEmpathy vs. Not Empathy
                          - Mirror Neurons, Attachment and Faces that Create Connection
                          - Feelings vs Feelings that Blame
                          - Judgements, Analysis, Diagnosis, Interpretations vs. Observations
Noon - 1:00Lunch Break ***On Your Own***
1:00 - 2:15Four Step Process of NVC ~ How to Make Life More Wonderful
2:15 - 2:30Break
2:30 - 4:15NVC and Addictions
                          - Working through Issues in Treatment with NVC Dance Steps
4:15 - 4:30Evaluations, Q&A, Wrap-up

Jonny Gieber, MS, CADC II, has been an addiction counseling professional for over 35 years. He is currently the Department Chair for the Portland Community College Alcohol and Drug Counseling Program where he is entering his 30th year of teaching. Jonny also has a private practice and a training business that has been open for over 25 years. He is a recovering person with over 36 years of sobriety.

Pre-registration and payment in advance is required.

11-16S Student $20.00 **Proof of Enrollment required.
11-16M Member $50.00 **See the Our Members page**
11-16N Non-Member $75.00

Please notify CDTC if you are unable to attend training.
Refund: A refund of the registration cost, not any associated fees, may be given only when notification is given at least 3 days prior to the training. Notification under 3 days will follow the credit agreement.

Credit: If notification is given within 1 week after the training, a credit will be
given for the next training only.

If CDTC cancels training, registration fees will be refunded in full.

Lunch:There is a one hour lunch break on your own. There is a large cafeteria at the hospital in addition to a smaller cafe and coffee shop with pre-made meals available. Several lunch options are available to the East, past I-205. It is recommended that you check google maps to check for lunch options including Sweet Tomatoes, Chuck's Produce, or fast food restaurants such as Arby's, Taco Bell or Burgerville.

Date: November 11th, 2016 9 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.
Place:PeaceHealth Southwest Medical Center
Mill Plain Campus
Health Education Center
600 NE 92nd Ave.,
Vancouver, WA 98664
Registration Options
There are no active dates for this event.
At this time there are no more seats available for attendees, please contact the CDTC at 503-805-0989 to be placed on this training wait list. This training event has ended. Please see our website for additional training opportunities.


PeaceHealth Southwest Mill Plain Campus Health Education Center (View)
600 N.E. 92nd Ave.
Vancouver, WA 98664
United States


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Education > Workshops

Minimum Age: 16
Kid Friendly: No
Dog Friendly: No
Non-Smoking: Yes!
Wheelchair Accessible: Yes!


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