Come learn more about all the services that OMNI offers and then please stay for a free training!
OMNI Open House Training
Power of Family: An Experiential Approach to Family Treatment
Thursday, September 10th – 9:30am – 12pm
OMNI Youth Services
1111 W. Lake Cook Rd, Buffalo Grove
No Cost-2 CEUs available
From their recently published book, the authors will discuss and demonstrate activities, which provide an immediate context for witnessing how the family functions first-hand. Additionally, these activities allow the family to re-work structures and systems that historically have not worked for them and to find new strategies for success.
9:30-10:00am-Registration and Open House: Come early and learn what’s new at OMNI!
10:00-10:30am-History of Experiential Family Treatment
10:30-11:00am-Experiential Wave Model
11:00-12:00pm-Application of the Wave Model
2 CEUs available for social work/counselors
For more information email Erin Greiss at firstname.lastname@example.org or call 847.353.1500
About the Trainers
John Conway, LCSW, CADC has been with OMNI for over 19 years, working with families to create positive, lasting change. John coordinated the Journey program, OMNI’s adventure therapy model for many years and currently serves as the Chief Business Development and Communications Officer.
Gary Stauffer, LMSW, is a clinical social worker at the Family Assessment Clinic where he specializes in working with children, youth and families. He has extensive experience in both mental health and school settings, including ten years in a day treatment program for youth with severe emotional impairment.
Tony Alvarez, MSW, lectures at the University of Michigan and is the school’s point person for the use of experiential, adventure and wilderness approaches to social work practice. Professor Alvarez’s research focuses on the design of effective experiential and adventure based programs for social workers in multiple settings and with diverse populations.