Spring 2021 FREE Webinar Series

The Bridge Training Institute is excited to announce a series of 4 FREE webinars in emerging practice areas. These webinars all introduce key concepts to evidence based approaches to enhance clinical practice, and will give participants a sense of how the trainings offered through The Bridge Training Institute can make an impact on their clinical practice. At this time, due to the costs associated, we are unable to offer CEUs for the free webinar series. Keep an eye on our website, as we are looking into avenues to offer that as a part of the series in the future! 


Cognitive Restructuring for PTSD: Non-Exposure Trauma Treatment for Co-Occurring Disorders

January 27, 2021, 1:00-2:30pm

Suzy Langevin, LICSW, LADC I & Andrea Wolloff, LMHC

This webinar will introduce practitioners to the Cognitive Restructuring (CR) for PTSD model and make the case for why this non-exposure-based PTSD treatment is well-suited for individuals with co-occurring PTSD and SUD. Practical skills of breathing retraining and the five steps of CR will be reviewed, with a specific emphasis on using these tools with individuals with co-occurring disorders.


Integrating Self-Care into Human Services Work

February 24, 2021, 1:00-2:30pm

Stefanie Gregware, LMHC & Kerrin Westerlind, LICSW

Self-care is a necessary part of the Trauma Informed Care approach to human services. Self-care is not just what you do after work, but a concept that you weave into your own practice and instill in the individuals you work with. This 1.5 hour webinar will walk participants through the basics of self-care.  Time is spent on how to incorporate self-care into existing approaches and participants will walk away with ideas for creating a plan to incorporate self-care into their work setting. 


An introduction to Recovery Oriented Cognitive Therapy (CT-R) in Community Based Settings

March 31, 2021, 1:00-2:30pm

Stefanie Gregware, LMHC & Kerrin Westerlind, LICSW

This webinar will give an introduction to the CBT-based model of Recovery Oriented Cognitive Therapy, CT-R.  It will highlight the benefits of using this approach with individuals that practitioners historically may have found challenging to engage, due to the impact of low motivation and energy.   A general overview of the practice will be covered, using examples and a discussion of how this model's application can be enhanced when delivered by an interdisciplinary team. 


Opportunity Youth: Reframing the “At-Risk” Perspective

May 5, 2021, 1:00-2:30pm

Ronald Waddell, Jr.

This webinar presents a paradigm shift on how practitioners categorize and talk about youth from economically disadvantaged backgrounds who may be more likely to engage in gang-related activity as a results of individual and community experience of trauma and oppression. Practitioners will be challenged to change their perspective and their language that could present an engagement barrier for this population, and walk away with new engagement ideas.