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CEU Trainings

Restoring Hope is committed to building into other counseling practices and other individual clinicians in terms of personal and professional growth.  One way we are doing this is by providing trainings on topics we are very passionate about and are experts at.  We are excited to offer CEU Trainings to counselors, social workers, and marriage and family therapists.  We are an approved CEU provider by the Ohio Counselors, Social Workers, and Marriage & Family Therapists Board (#RCST051901).

Registration made simple.  Two options:

Contact Brian Valasek at 513-345-0741 to RSVP and make a payment by phone.

or go to Eventbrite links below:


Current Course Offerings:

Connecting with Our Clients, Colleagues and Community

Friday October 11, 2019      1:45 pm to 5:00 pm      3.0 CEU credits     $60

Hosted by West Chester Church of the Nazarene, 7951 Tylersville Road  West Chester Township, Ohio 45069

This course will expand the participant's understanding of what it means to connect, how to do it more effectively, and what the implications are for working in the mental health field. It will explore communication and relationship-building concepts and how to apply them to have positive ethical influence with people. This training can help you improve your skills in connecting one-on-one, in a group and with an audience.

Steve Stuhlreyer, LPCC-S, NCC, LICDC is the Executive Director of Restoring Hope Counseling and Coaching in Cincinnati, Ohio.  Steve is passionate about leadership development, personal growth, business and private practice coaching, counselor supervision and public speaking.

Brian Valasek, LPCC-S, LICDC is the Clinical Director of Restoring Hope.  Brian is passionate about building relationships with mental health and addiction treatment professionals to reduce the stigma and shame people with addictions experience, one person at a time and at the community level.

https://www.eventbrite.com/e/live-2-lead-simulcast-ceu-tickets-65176051324  (Select the "CEU ONLY" option for CEU only or "Simulcast and CEU" for the entire day of learning and growing opportunities!)


What Your Nervous System Thinks about Counseling    

The November 1st training is sold out.  Since there was such a demand for this training, we're doing it again on:

Friday January 31, 2020 from 9:00 am to 12:15 pm     3.0 CEU credits     $60

Do you wish you understood the biology of emotions, counseling and the healing process? This training will help therapists understand more deeply how clients experience a sense of safety, offer processes to create safety and comprehend some of the biology of emotions. This training will explore the Polyvagal Theory as it applies to counseling.

Amy Sullivan, LPC, is a Counselor at Restoring Hope Counseling and Coaching in Cincinnati, Ohio. Amy is enthusiastic about the body-mind connection and how the nervous system informs our sense of felt safety.



Understanding and Overcoming Childhood Trauma

Expected in December 2019    2.0 CEU credits     $40

Children are our most vulnerable population. More children are experiencing trauma at younger ages, resulting in academic and social impairment and more frequent mental health diagnoses. We are here to equip you with the knowledge and tools to identify trauma in children, and to help them overcome it to live happy, successful lives.

Stacey Smith, LPC is a Licensed Professional Counselor at Restoring Hope Counseling and Coaching in Cincinnati, Ohio.  Stacey works extensively with children and adolescents and has provided education for schools and churches in the Greater Cincinnati area about childhood trauma and recovery.


Previous Course Offerings:

Addiction and the Four Pillars of Recovery

Friday August 9, 2019    9:00 am to 12:15 pm     3.0 CEU credits     $60

Are you looking for a way to conceptualize addiction and recovery in a straightforward and meaningful way?  This training will help therapists connect to clients with addictions more fully, support the recovery process, and reduce stigma, fear, and confusion about addiction and working with people who are addicted.

Brian Valasek, LPCC-S, LICDC is Counselor and Clinical Director at Restoring Hope Counseling and Coaching in Cincinnati, Ohio.  Brian is very passionate about addiction recovery and relapse prevention and is working to reduce the stigma and shame people with addictions experience, individually and at a community level.

Trevor Steinhauser is a recovery coach located in Fort Thomas, KY. He is the host of a podcast that is centered around addiction and mental health. He is in long term recovery and has a passion for helping others. His goal is to help eradicate the stigma that comes with these issues.

Leading and Growing in an Increasingly Demanding Counseling World

Friday June 7, 2019    9:00 am to 12:15 pm     3.0 CEU credits      $60

This program will show the participant how to lead and grow as a counselor, to understand leadership as influence, the role of influence in counseling clients and in interacting with colleagues.  The program will teach you how to build leadership capacity through personal growth and how to translate that into building your counseling practice or your role within a community mental or behavioral health setting.

Facilitated by Steve Stuhlreyer, LPCC-S, LICDC, NCC

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