(In-Person Workshop: Española, NM) This training will provide law enforcement professionals with the knowledge of how to recognize and respond to the most common mental health crises situations that they may encounter. Starting with an understanding of trauma and its effects, participants will be provided with an overview of strategies that increase safety for officers and persons struggling with a mental health disorder. Focused skill building will be on utilizing Motivational Interviewing to increase understanding and safety/trust between the officer and the community member. (3 hours)
De-Escalation Training for Law Enforcement
Brian Serna LPCC LADAC
Brian Serna, LPCC, LADAC is the CEO/Founder of Serna Solutions and is a well sought after trainer and consultant in behavioral health issues related to Evidence Based Practices, Cultural Considerations and Ethical Issues. He has a BA in Psychology from New Mexico State University and an MA in Counseling from the University of New Mexico. Mr. Serna has trained and consulted with programs in over twenty different states, five different countries, and sixteen different tribal communities. In addition to his role as the CEO of Serna Solutions he is also the Director of the Addictions, Abuse and Recovery Certificate at Southwestern College in Santa Fe, NM is the current President of NAADAC New Mexico and has been appointed to serve on Governor Michelle Lujan Grisham’s Council on Racial Justice in the Health Subcommittee.
Emily Everhart MA LMHC
Emily Everhart, MA, LMHC graduated from Southwestern College in Santa Fe. Emily is trained in Seeking Safety, Motivational Interviewing, CRAFT, DBT, and EMDR. She is a member of the Motivational Interviewing Network of Trainers (M.I.N.T.) and is a Certified Grief Informed Professional (C.G.P.). She has worked in residential and outpatient facilities – primarily with clients with extensive trauma histories. Emily is particularly passionate about helping clients to cultivate successful relationships in their daily lives, a healthy relationship to grief, and holistic recovery from addictions (process and substance.) She has extensive experience working with clients that utilize medication-assisted therapies and is grounded in a harm reduction approach to substance abuse. In addition to working individually with clients, she also enjoys clinical and psychoeducation group work. She brings a patient sense of humor to her work with clients and sees therapy as a highly collaborative process.