Training And Consultation

Paula DeSanto has provided numerous trainings on Effective Addiction Treatment, Harm/Risk Reduction, and  Co-occurring Treatment to a variety of audiences that include psychologists, social workers, drug and alcohol counselors, medical staff, policy makers and consumers.  Examples of trainings include:

  • 11/2016 Rescare Residential Programs
  • 10/2016 MARRCH Annual Conference Ethics Panel
  • 6/2016 Pangea Behavioral Health
  • 5/2016 Grand Rapids - sponsored by NAMI
  • 4/2016 5th Annual Co-Occurring Conference
  • 04/2015 4th Annual Co-Occurring Conference
  • 02/2015 Res Care for Northwest Residences IRTS Program
  • 04/2014 - Lakeland Mental Health Center and Community Providers in Fergus Falls
  • 03/2014 - 3rd Annual Co-occurring Conference with co-sponsor Alltyr Inc.
  • 03/2014 - Effective Learning Center St. Cloud
  • 11/2013 - Regions Hospital
  • 8/2013 - Consultation agreement with Professional Resource Network for Rule 31 program development
  • 10/2013 - Part II - Central Minnesota Mental Health Programs (trained 14 programs)
  • 7/2013 - Range Mental Heath Center (Trained numerous programs)
  • 4/2013 - U of M - Applied Studies (on Mindfulness)
  • 4/2013 - U of M - 2nd Annual Co-Occurring Disorders Conference (on Person Centered Care)
  • 12/2012 - Minnesota Recovery Connection
  • 10/2012 - MARRCH Annual Conference
  • 10/2012 - Anoka County Adult Foster Care Providers
  • 10/2012 - Central Minnesota Mental Health Programs
  • 09/2012 - MACMHP in Duluth
  • 7/2012 - Mental Health Resources Mpls, MN
  • 6/2012 and 10/2012 - North Point Wellness Center. Mpls, MN
  • 6/2012 - Specialized Treatment Services, Mpls, MN
  • 4/9/12- University of Minnesota, St. Paul, MN
  • 2/8/2012 - Mpls. Community and Technical College Continuing Education, MN
  • 9/23/2011-  Minnesota Association of Community Mental Health Program, Duluth, MN
  • 9/15/2011- MARRCH Annual Conferece, St. Paul, MN
  • 5/23/2011- Consumer Suvivor Network Conference, Minneapolis, MN
  • 5/17/2010 - Zumbro Valley Mental Health Center Pilot Navigator Project. Rochester, MN
  • 2011 - Monthly Consultation to staff from the HCMC Positive Care Clinic
  • 9/30/2010 - Minnesota Association of Community Mental Health Programs. Duluth MN
  • 9/23/2010 - Hennepin County Positive Care Center. Minneapolis, MN
  • 8/16/2010 - ARK and Lifestyle Counseling.  Bloomington, MN
  • 7/21/2010 - Sponsored by Minnesota Alternatives with guest presenter Dr. Kevin Turnquist
  • 5/18/2010 - Consumer Survivor Network  Conference. Minneapolis, MN
  • 9/23/2009 - Minnesota Association of Community Mental Health Programs. Duluth MN
  • 8/4/ 2009 - Minnesota Association of Residential Facilities. 

Consulting services are available for programs wanting to learn:

  • About the "Minnesota Alternative" model of treatment
  • Harm and Risk Reduction
  • Creative ways to engage clients and person-centered interventions
  • Useful interventions that teach critical skills
  • Effective methods to treat co-occurring disorders
  • How to help clients who have not done well in existing models of care
  • Effective methods to treat clients who are mandated to treatment

If you are interested in consultation services, please feel free to contact us.