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Joyce Marter – Continuing Education Speaker

Joyce Marter, LCPC

As a highly sought-after mental health and mental wellness speaker, licensed professional counselor and psychotherapist, motivational speaker, corporate trainer and author with work that has reached an audience of 1 billion globally, Joyce Marter is pleased to also provide continuing education workshops to the behavioral health industry.

Joyce can deliver over 15 different workshops and has done so for years, many times without an empty seat in the house. Her workshops are engaging, knowledge-backed and interactive, offering National Board for Certified Counselor (NBCC) approved continuing education credits. Not only do NBCC continuing education credits meet state licensure requirements for professional counselors nationally, they are also accepted by some social work, psychology, nursing, physician and marriage and family therapy professional licensure requirements.

If you are looking for a certified continuing education speaker for your company or meeting, Joyce can deliver.

Contact Joyce Marter for Your Next Speaking Engagement

Sample Continuing Education Presentations

Program Summary: In this dynamic and interactive workshop, attendees will participate in exercises to help them explore the relationships between self-love, accessing support, financial prosperity and professional satisfaction. Attendees will receive innovative “wheel exercises” developed by Marter which can be used with clients in any setting to help them identify areas of need and develop an action plan for taking better care of themselves, welcoming prosperity and career success, and accessing real support.

Learning Objectives:

  • Understand the connection between self-love, accessing support, welcoming prosperity and achieving career success.
  • Learn how to use innovative “wheel exercises” to help clients promote self-care, financial health and career satisfaction for overall wellness.
  • Practice using these tools to identify personal areas of need to prevent professional burnout.

Program Length: 60 minutes for 1 NBCC CE

Program Summary: Psychotherapist and entrepreneur, Joyce Marter explores the psychology of money and how to shift your thinking and change your relationship with money to welcome true prosperity. Citing research that shows the correlations between positive self-esteem (such as confidence, self-compassion and self-care) and financial prosperity, Marter illustrates how self-worth is connected to net-worth. Attendees will learn how to promote financial health for themselves and their clients using techniques from cognitive behavioral therapy, narrative therapy and mindfulness practices. Finally, participants will explore how true prosperity is having both financial wellness and personal prosperity such as health, support, work-life balance and happiness.

Learning Objectives:

  • To understand the relationships between mental health and financial health.
  • To appreciate how low self-esteem and false self-worth can be detrimental to financial life.
  • Learn how to promote financial health by using tools and techniques from CBT, narrative therapy and mindfulness practices.
  • Understand how true prosperity is having both financial wellness and personal prosperity such as health, support, work-life balance and happiness.

Program Length: 60 minutes for 1 NBCC CE

Program Summary:  Sexual harassment in the workplace has been a much discussed topic over the past couple of years with the #MeToo movement and the media covering the many celebrities, politicians and business leaders who have been accused. In an effort to support clients who have been the victims of sexual harassment, attendees of this presentation will learn the definition of sexual harassment, the various types, and legal factors. Learn the laws in place that protect victims and how to empower clients who are experiencing harassment to advocate for themselves. Participants will learn treatment implications and approaches for addressing trauma and other symptomatology related to harassment.

Learning Objectives:

  • Understand the definition of sexual harassment, the various types and legal factors.
  • Recognize the verbal, non-verbal, physical and digital forms of sexual harassment.
  • Learn the laws in place that protect victims and how to empower clients who are experiencing harassment to speak up, document and file a report.
  • Receive resources and referrals to assist clients dealing with sexual harassment in the workplace.
  • Identify treatment implications and approaches for addressing trauma and other symptomatology related to harassment.

Program Length: 60 minutes for 1 NBCC CE

Program Summary:  10-20% of residents living in senior living communities report bullying.  Learn how to support clients and their families in awareness, prevention and early intervention.

Learning Objectives:

  1. Understand the nature of bullying of seniors
  2. Learn why people bully and victim risk factors
  3. Recognize examples of bullying behavior among seniors
  4. Learn how to prevent and address incidents of bullying among seniors 

Program Length: 60 minutes for 1 NBCC CE

Program Summary:  The research shows that nearly 2/3 of couples experiences a serious decline in relationship satisfaction during the first two years after having a baby. Learn how to provide pre- and post-baby couples counseling for expectant and new parents. In this presentation, you will learn the top relationship stressors for new parents and help them develop a plan for how to prevent or address them proactively.

Learning Objectives:

  • Explore how the transition to family impacts a couple’s relationship.
  • Understand the common stressors including conflict over division of labor, finances, decreased sex and more.
  • Learn how to support new and expectant parents in creating an action plan to prevent or address the common relationship pitfalls during early parenthood.   

Program Length: 60 minutes for 1 NBCC CE

Program Summary:  In this discussion and experiential workshop, participants will learn practical tools and exercises to help their clients develop mindfulness.  Mindfulness practices have been shown to decrease stress and improve everything from physical/mental/financial to emotional intelligence and work productivity.

Learning Objectives: 

  1. Understand the meaning of mindfulness
  2. Identify benefits of practicing mindfulness
  3. Recognize the obstacles to mindfulness
  4.  Implement strategies for increasing mindfulness in self and clients

Program Length: 60 minutes for 1 NBCC CE

Program Summary: According the National Alliance on mental illness, over six million adult Americans are living with Bipolar Disorder. In this presentation that cites research and provides , attendees will learn the signs and symptoms of bipolar disorder, comorbidity with other disorders such as addiction. Participants will learn how to make a differential diagnosis and explore treatment implications. Practical suggestions for treatment and resources will be provided.

Learning Objectives:

  • Review DSM V criteria for Bipolar I and Bipolar II Disorder
  • Explore comorbidity with other disorders such as substance abuse or dependence, anxiety disorders and more.
  • Learn how to make a differential diagnosis and develop a comprehensive treatment plan
  • Identify resources for clients and their family members.

Program Length: 60 minutes for 1 NBCC CE

Program Summary: Its very common for behavioral healthcare providers to experience compassion fatigue and professional burnout. In this presentation, learn the definition of burnout and how to distinguish burnout from stress and identify tools and techniques and an action plan to prevent or address burnout.

Learning Objectives:

  • Learn the definition of burnout and how to distinguish burnout from stress.
  • Participate in a burn-out self-assessment.
  • Identify tools and techniques and an action plan to prevent or address burnout.

Program Length: 60 minutes for 1 NBCC CE

Program Summary: Our world is experiencing a mental health epidemic. Learn the current statistics and trends in stress, suicide, depression, anxiety, addiction and other mental health issues. In this presentation, participants will explore treatment implications and changing needs.  They will learn how to become a mental health advocates and support clients by promoting education, stomping out stigma, and supporting legislation that affects behavioral healthcare providers and clients served. Attendees will learn about organizations and their services that can be resources for clinicians and clients including NAMI, Hope for the Day, Born This Way, the Kennedy Forum and more.

Learning Objectives:

  • Understand current statistics and trends in stress, suicide, depression, anxiety, addiction and other mental health issues.
  • Explore treatment implications and changing needs.
  • Learn how to become a mental health advocate and support clients by promoting education, stomping out stigma and supporting legislation that affects behavioral healthcare providers and clients served.
  • Identify organizations that can be a support and a resource for clinicians and clients seeking services, workplace trainings and enforcement of mental health parity.

Program Length: 60 minutes for 1 NBCC CE

Program Summary:  This dynamic and interactive workshop applies the innovative communication and collaborative relational skills gleaned from improv to the counseling profession. These skills can be applied both to counseling and to leadership roles within schools, organizations and associations.  The applications will be introduced, explored and practiced in this fun and engaging program. Attendees will leave with new tools to foster relationship skills, team building, and creative problem solving within themselves, their clients, students and supervisees.

Learning Objectives: After attending this program, the participant will be equipped with: 1) An introduction to the key concepts of improv and which can be used with clients; 2) Access to a body or research that promotes the use of Improv with specific clients; and, 3) The opportunity to experience the use of improv and determine if it is a fit for their work as a counselor.

Program Length: 60 minutes for 1 NBCC CE

Program Summary: In this dynamic and interactive workshop, participants will learn how to help clients utilize clinical tools to improve their ability to manage conflict at home and at work. Participants will learn through psycho-education, group and individual activities and exercises and will be given tools and resources for ongoing use with clients.  The presenter has facilitated this training for Fortune 500 companies as well as mediators and attorneys for continuing ed.

Learning Objectives:

  1. Learn CBT techniques for restructuring negative thinking that fuels conflict and skills to teach clients how to use positive self-talk to coach themselves through conflict and improve outcome.
  2. Learn mindfulness techniques including detachment to teach clients how to regulate emotions and stay rooted and grounded in the present moment during conflict.
  3. Learn healthy assertive communication skills to communicate respectfully and establish appropriate boundaries and limits in relationships.
  4. Learn creative problem-solving skills to help clients think “out of the box” to identify a possible “win-win” outcome.

Program Length: 60 minutes

Program Summary: In this thought-provoking and powerful workshop, participants will learn the “chicken and egg” relationship between mental health and addiction.  Participants will learn important criteria for proper assessment and treatment planning. They will participate in interactive exercises and discussion using case examples and will leave with resources.  The presenter has facilitated this workshop for The Family Institute at Northwestern University and the National Alliance on Mental Illness.

Learning Objectives: 

  1. Learn about the etiology of addiction and mood/anxiety disorders and their interactive and interdependent relationship and understand implications for diagnosis and treatment.
  2. Learn how to assess for the appropriate level of care and how to facilitate referrals and treatment coordination.
  3. Learn the importance of ongoing support through 12=-step programs and other support groups available through DBSA and NAMI.
  4. Learn effective treatment in counseling and the importance of collaborative care with other treatment providers including the primary care physician and psychiatrist for best practice.

Program Length: 60 minutes

Program Summary: In this innovative workshop, participants will learn multiple life skills to facilitate mental health, healthy relationships and wellness. The presenter will share powerful case presentations from over 20 years of practice.  Participants will engage in interactive exercises and discussion using case examples and will leave with resources. The presenter has facilitated this training for the American Counseling Association and Fortune 500 Companies.

Learning Objectives: 

  1. Learn how to teach clients about mindfulness practices including meditation, deep breathing, progressive muscle relaxation, healthy detachment and the benefits of yoga Nidra. Participants will learn about the positive effects of these practices on mental and physical health.
  2. Learn how to teach clients CBT practices to facilitate positive psychology using the power of intention, gratitude, positive visualization, affirmations, acting “as if”, shifting their belief systems about money, and other tools to welcome personal and professional prosperity.
  3. Participants will receive innovative tools for helping clients develop self-love practices, nurture and access their support network and assess their professional satisfaction.
  4. Participants will develop a wellness plan and leave with resources to help their clients building the skills learned in the workshop.

Program Length: 60 minutes

CE Speaker Joyce Marter

Why Joyce Marter?

For over two decades, Joyce has been a figure in the mental health industry, providing assistance, training and education to individuals, companies, and professionals alike. As a CE speaker, her continuing education workshops are repeatedly given positive feedback and additional requests for training. Joyce can speak on a wide array of topics related to behavioral health and is happy to custom tailor continuing education presentations to meet your needs.

As a highly sought-after continuing education speaker, Joyce Marter, can help your staff attain not only CEUs, but also valuable information to take with them and put into practice long after the workshop ends.

Joyce has tirelessly devoted her career to advocating for and educating on mental wellness and destigmatizing mental health and addiction issues. Her work has been featured on CNN, MTV, The Wall Street Journal, MSNBC and many more reputable outlets.

And as a CE speaker, Joyce is just as passionate about the workshop trainings she delivers to her audiences.

Continuing Education Workshops with Your Needs in Mind

Joyce’s continuing education speaking events include a wide variety of dynamic and relevant information in the ever-changing behavioral health industry. Presentation topics may include conflict resolution tools, including mindfulness techniques, CBT and other clinical tools; the relationship between mental illness and addiction and how to properly assess and treat clients; and the psychology of wellness and principles for true prosperity.

All workshops include interactive exercises and discussions and complete resource materials are given to participants for reference. Joyce’s presentations have been facilitated to Fortune 500 companies, small businesses, mediators, attorneys and clinicians alike and are focused on vital information and tools that can be put into practice right away with clients.

As the Founder of Urban Balance counseling practice, Chair of the Midwest Region of the American Counseling Association, a background in mental wellness training, employee assistance programs and addiction treatment, and blogger for the Huffington Post and PsychCentral, Joyce’s skill and know-how are unmatched.

Contact Joyce as Your Continuing Education Speaker

Continuing education and access to high-quality educational courses are critical to the behavioral health industry. If you would like to learn more about Joyce’s continuing education speaking engagements, please contact her today.

Continuing Education Speaker with Charisma, Knowledge and Accolades.

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Joyce Marter has been a Licensed Clinical Professional Counselor since 1998 and is the Founder of Urban Balance, an insurance-friendly counseling practice she started and grew to over 100 therapists working from nine locations during her tenure as CEO. She is the Chair of the Midwest Region of the American Counseling Association, a Past-President of the Illinois Counseling Association, and a two-term Past-President of the Illinois Mental Health Counselors Association. With a background in Employee Assistance Program and addictions treatment, Joyce Marter is passionate about providing corporate training seminars and keynote addresses to promote mental health in the workplace. She is a member of the National Speakers Association and has been a mental health public speaker for over twenty years. Joyce Marter is a blogger for PsychCentral and The Huffington Post and is routinely consulted as an expert by the media. She has been featured in such outlets as The Wall Street Journal, U.S. News & World Report, CNN, Real Simple Magazine and MTV.

Joyce has been a speaker for the National Alliance on Mental Illness (NAMI) as well as the American Counseling Association and many of its state branches

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