PROFESSIONAL DEVELOPMENT
| Training at Your Agency or Office

Training Consultation

Based on three decades of experience, Live Oak provides consultation for agencies or private practices that want to create or deliver their own trainings. Live Oak professionals can help you create or enhance training/workshop planning, delivery, and evaluation skills including:

  • Topic selection
  • Incorporating current research
  • Designing experiential and learning activities
  • Developing workshop objectives
  • Understanding adult learners
  • Using humor constructively
  • Dealing with challenging participants
  • Evaluating workshop effectiveness
  • Videotaping/rehearsing workshops
  • Developing cohesive/relevant participant materials and handouts

Each training consultation is individually designed based on the specific needs of the agency or program. The final product may be a workshop, series of workshops, or enhanced workshop delivery skills that keep attendees interested and engaged.

On-Site Trainings

Live Oak trainers are available to conduct specific workshops and/or trainings at your site or location. Choose from existing workshops developed by Live Oak trainers, or work with a Live Oak trainer to discuss one specific to the unique needs of your practice, group or agency. Live Oak trainers work collaboratively with you to ensure every workshop is delivered in a manner that is appropriate for your needs. Topics that may be addressed in the Delivery program include, but are not limited to:

Sample Topic Areas for Training, Workshops and Professional Development

  • Trauma Informed Practice
  • LGBTQ Affirmative Practice
  • Trans Affirmative Practice
  • Creative, Expressive, and Body-Centered Therapies
  • Multicultural and Multisystemic Practice
  • Polyamory, Kink, and Nontraditional Relationship Structures
  • Clinical Supervision
  • Multiple Identities and Intersectionality
  • Ethics and Ethical Practice
  • Insidious Trauma and Microaggressions
  • Human Development Across the Lifespan
  • Vicarious Trauma, Vicarious Resilience, and Compassion Fatigue
  • Training the Trainer

Sample Workshops Titles

  • Beyond Consequences: Behavior Management for Challenging Children and Adolescents
  • Teen Relationship Violence
  • Introductory Considerations for Affirmative Practice Beyond the Gender Binary
  • Trauma and the Pregnant/Parenting Teen
  • Culturally Sensitive Practice with Youth and Families
  • Acknowledging Privilege and Oppression: A Guided Dialogue
  • Enhancing Resiliency with Vulnerable Youth
  • Understanding Youth Disruptive Behaviors
  • Yoga-Informed Psychotherapy
  • Creative Assessment Strategies
  • When Talking Isn’t Enough: Creative, Expressive, and Activity-Based Interventions
  • Working with Youth Exposed to Violence, Trauma, and Loss
  • Establishing and Maintaining Professional Boundaries
  • Trauma Exposed Youth: Trauma Exposed Staff (Compassion Fatigue)
  • Structuring the Supervisory Relationship
  • Groups and Group Therapy with Vulnerable Youth
  • Therapeutic Activities in Residential Treatment
  • When Growing Up Hurts: Child and Adolescent Development
  • Poetry Therapy with Adolescents
  • Reframing Denial and Resistance
  • On Being an Ethical Rebel: Challenging the “Usual” in Ethics and Boundaries in Clinical Practice
  • I’m Still Here: Biopsychosocial Aspects of Long-Term Survivors of HIV
  • Living, Loving, and Conducting Psychotherapy in Your Own Community: Creative and Practical Strategies for Managing Boundary Crossings
  • Addressing Cultural Diversity Within the Therapeutic Relationship
  • Getting “Unstuck” From “Sticky” Behaviors: Understanding and Negotiating the Effects of Violence on Students
  • Vicarious Traumatization & Compassion Fatigue
  • Differentiating Gender and Sexual Orientation in Children
  • Beyond Theory: Enhancing the Therapeutic Relationship
  • When Sexual Orientations of Client and Therapist Differ

For more information about training, contact Corina Mattson at cmattson@liveoakchicago.com