Professional Development Institute at First Call

Earn your Continuing Education Units with First Call's leading experts in the field.

This year we are excited to offer both virtual and in-person options. All classes will be held on Fridays and start at 9:00 am. Our virtual options are $39  - 3 hours long and earn you 3 CEUs. Our in-person options are $49 - 6 hours long and earn you 6 CEUs. 

Class Details

  • Virtual classes are from 9 a.m. to noon. 

  • In-Person classes are from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m.

  • All classes are approved by the Missouri Substance Abuse Professionals Credentialing Board for three contact hours.

  • In the event that in-person classes need to go to a virtual setting, those classes will move to 3 hours with 3CEUs.

  • All covid safety guidelines will be followed. 

Payment & Registration

  • Payment must be received 7 days prior to class.

  • Registration is not valid until paid in full.

  • No credits or refunds will be issued.

  • Pre-registration is required via online only. 

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April 22nd

Suicide Assessment, Treatment & Management

Facilitator: Kathryn Brewer      

Suicide affects all ages, gender, race, religion, ethnicity, and socio-economic status. Read More

Virtual Class

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June 10th

Steroid Misuse in the Fitness & Athletic Community

Facilitator: Bryce Bradford

Addressing issues about steroid/anabolic misuse in the fitness and sports world. Read More

Virtual Class

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July 29th

Dialectical Behavioral Therapy (DBT)

Facilitator: LaTanya Dumas

Using the 4 models of DBT for Help. Understand the theory and practice of Dialectical Behavioral Therapy. Read More

Virtual Class

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In-Person Class - 6 hours

September 23rd

Positive Ethics

Facilitatos: Scott Breedlove, MCB

The exploration of ethics as a positive motivator for quality treatment.

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In-Person - 8 hours *Free Class

Youth Mental Health
First Aid

Facilitators:

Sarah Emanuels & Megan Keller    

Identify, understand & respond to signs of mental illnesses & substance use disorders in youth and teens. Visit MHFA.org for CEUs.

May 6th
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Virtual Class

How to Cope for Professionals

Facilitator: Nhi Tuggle    

How to Cope for Professionals can help those in behavioral health understand the program. Read More

June 24th
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October 7th

Ethics of Technology in Therapy 

Facilitator: Kathryn Brewer

Effective clinical and ethical practices are discussed to assist in providing counseling through modern technology. Read More

Virtual Class

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In-Person - 8 hours *Free Class

Mental Health First Aid

Facilitator: TBA 

Identify, understand & respond to signs of mental illnesses & substance use disorders. Visit MHFA.org for CEUs.

August - TBA
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In-Person Class - 6 hours

May 20th

Advanced Motivational Interviewing

Facilitator: Keith Faison 

An in-depth look at the unique and essential aspects of MIT and start refining and guiding the communication style. Read More

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In-Person Class - 6 hours

July 15th

Recovery Advocacy and The Biology of Recovery

Facilitators:

Megan Fowler & Andy Sivils

In-depth exploration of topics from social and psychological to stigma with substance use disorders. Read More

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Virtual Class

Substance Use Disorder Treatment for LGBTQ Individuals

Facilitator: DeMarco Vaughn     

An in-depth look at clinical work in relation to understanding the needs and treatment considerations of LGBTQ clients.  Read More

August 26th
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In-Person - 6 hours

Ethical Work With Traumatized Youth 

Facilitator: Summer Oehlke

Dealing with youth who have been traumatized in school or community situations involving violence and loss.

October 21