How to help someone with SERIOUS MENTAL ILLNESS accept treatment.
How can you help someone with mental illness who refuses treatment or medication? The LEAP (Listen, Empathize, Agree, and Partner) Program was developed by expert psychologist Dr. Xavier Amador, author of the book, “I AM NOT SICK. I Don’t Need Help.” The LEAP Approach focuses on 7 LEAP Communication Tools to help build a relationship and partnership to help with deescalation, cooperation, and compliance. These cutting-edge, science-based practices help you learn how to create therapeutic alliances that lead to acceptance of treatment and recovery and reduce involuntary hospitalizations, homelessness, incarceration and other devastating outcomes.
CONNECT is co-sponsoring this exciting programming with The Matthew Harris Ornstein Memorial Foundation and the University of Utah. Please sign up by October 31st to receive substantial discounts on the programs.
There are two main groups of participants for the upcoming LEAP Programs in Salt Lake and Park City:
Day 1 (Thursday, November 15; 8AM-3:30PM): Learn the LEAP Approach for Friends, Family, Peer Specialists and Professionals. Day 1 training is being held at the University of Utah in Salt Lake City, UT on Thursday, November 15th. Cost for Day 1 only is $25/$35 for Friends, Family & Peers, and $175/$250 for Professionals (CE Credits included). Early-bird discount ends October 31st.
Day 2 (Friday, November 16; 9AM-5PM): Become a Certified LEAP Trainer is designed for Professionals who work with clients with mental illness and who would like to gain CE Credits for the training. Prerequisite is successful completion of Day 1. In this training, participants become a certified trainer of what they learned in Day 1: Learn the Leap Approach. This allows successful participants of Day 2 to train others in the LEAP Approach. Day 2 is being held at the Blair Education Center in Park City on Friday, November 16th. Total Cost for Day 1 and Day 2 is $450/$600 (CE Credits included). Early-bird discount ends October 31st.
Day 3 (Saturday, November 17; 9AM-5PM): Become a Certified LEAP Trainer is designed for Friends, Family & Peers who work with loved ones with mental illness. Prerequisite is successful completion of Day 1.In this training, students become a certified trainer of what they learned in Day 1: Learn the Leap Approach. This allows successful participants on Day 3 to train others in the LEAP Approach. Day 3 is being held at the Blair Education Center in Park City on Saturday, November 17th. Total Cost for Day 1 and Day 3 is $175/$260. Early-bird discount ends October 31st.
For more information and registration, please visit https://leapinstitute.org/other-events or contact Sheri Fisher, CONNECT Educational Programming Director at CONNECTEducationalProgramming@gmail.com. We look forward to seeing you!