Professional Development

Natasha Molony, PhD
Training Director
 
If you have any questions related to Professional Development, including CEUs,and the Mental Health Consultation Training Institute, please utilize the Contact Us page to email or call Dr. Natasha Molony.

Continuing Education

 

The Hume Center provides professional training workshops! All course are Six Continuing Education Units for Psychologists (MCEP Approval Pending).

Faculty:

R.K. Janmeja (Meji) Singh, Ph.D. is the main course facilitator. Meji was the Founding President of the Hume Center and is currently the Chief Psychologist.

Meji was the Assistant Director of the Post Graduate and Interdisciplinary Training Center in Community Psychiatry in Berkeley, the Dean of Rose-bridge Graduate School of Integrative Psychology, faculty at U.C. Berke-ley Doctoral School Psychology Program, California School of Profes-sional Psychology and U.C. Medical Center in San Francisco. He has served in Community Mental Health Programs for almost a quarter of a century.

The following information applies to all of our Continuing Education workshops.

  • Discounts are available for Hume Center employees, trainees, alumni, and people registering for multiple workshops
  • All workshops will be from 9am to 4pm (Registration will begin at 8:30am)
  • Refreshments, coffee, and lunch will be served
  • 6 CE credits will be provided to licensed psychologists (pending MCEP approval)

For more information or for questions regarding registering, please contact:

Natasha Molony, Ph.D.

Phone: 925-223-8047

Fax: 925-223-8048

Email: To email Dr. Molony, please see the Directory in the Contact Us page of this website.

Previous Courses Offered

The Supervisory Process

Participants will learn a conceptual framework and develop skills through working on a supervi-sory presentation. Psychotherapy is not an intellectual process. The psychotherapist must under-stand the interactional dynamics between the client and the therapist. No matter what the therapist’s orientation is and what kind of active interventions one wants to implement, if one does not grasp the interactional dynamics, the effectiveness is left to chance.

Community Mental Health Consultation: Basic Concepts

The goal of Community Mental Health Practice is to solve problems where they occur and in collaboration with the persons/organizations that have a stake in the outcome. Mental Health Consultation is the most effective way to help professionals in non-mental health academic and human service organizations to achieve their work objectives.

Developing an Internal Support System and Organization of Community Mental Health Consultation Service

The workshop participants explored how and what kind of record system is necessary in order to develop an Internal Support System within the consultant organization. Caplan’s writings are very clear in describing the theory and practice of Community Mental Health Consultation. These workshops compliment his work by providing practical skills in the implementation and development of such services. In our experience, the success of a mental health consultation program is largely dependent on the back-up Peer Consultation and Individual Supervisory support systems available to the consultants in their own organization.

Development of Community Mental Health Consultation

The workshop participants will learn the theory and practice of developing consultation relationships with other human service providers and academic institutions in the community.

Public Health Approach in the Delivery of Community Mental Health Services

Public Health Concepts were discussed with actual examples from community mental health work to illustrate how Public Health Approach can be used to prevent mental disorders and promote mental health.