The EI Erector Set: Using Counseling Skills to Support Families
Trainer: Amy Slutzky, MA, LPC, NCC
When: Thursday, November 8, 2018: 1-2:30
Where: State Bank of the Lakes, 50 Commerce Dr., Grayslake
EI Credit Hours: pending
Description: Empower yourself to help those you are serving within the Early Intervention system and help prevent "burn out." You will learn tips and tricks for building competence with counseling skills, building confidence for the parents you work with and building longevity within your career.
About Amy Slutzky, MA, LPC, NCC is the owner and sole practitioner for LiveNLearn® Consulting. She was a classroom teacher for 15 years with the pleasure of having taught in public high schools, alternative high schools, a charter middle school, and a gifted program for upper elementary students. She was honored in Who's Who Amongst America's Teachers in 2000 and named to the Honor Roll of the Fishman Prize for Superlative Classroom Practice in 2015. During a transitional phase of her career, she pursued a master’s degree in Professional Counseling with a focus on community counseling. She completed clinical work in the field of juvenile justice and substance abuse to complete licensure and continued as a life coach specializing in work with adolescents, families, and substance abuse. Amy volunteered as a Court Appointed Special Advocate (CASA) in Lake County, IL for abused and neglected children from 2007 until 2017. She then switched her volunteer activity to Give An Hour, a nonprofit that connects active and retired military and their families with mental health counseling. Amy's goals revolve around helping individuals and families be their best selves by using successes in the past to confront and conquer current life challenges. She is passionate about helping parents trust their instincts in advocating for their children in and out of the classroom.
SAVE THE DATE/FUTURE WORKSHOPS
January 10, 2019: 1-2:30 at Therapeutic Links, 998 Progress Dr, Grayslake, IL
First Session Formats; Jen Matl, Developmental Therapist/Learning and Behavioral Specialist