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Evolution of Case Management 2017 Edition

Evolution of Case Management 2017 Edition

Evolution of Case Management

Wales Counseling Center is proud to announce the launch of our new Case Management training program!

This program is intended to familiarize case managers and other healthcare professionals interested in the field of case management with the revised knowledge framework adopted by the Commission for Case Manager Certification (CCMC) in late 2015.  This new knowledge framework went into effect for the CCM Certification Exam in August 2016.  More generally, the new knowledge framework indicates the areas of focus and most current knowledge needed for case managers in their work with clients, other healthcare professionals, and healthcare payors.

This eight module course introduces students to the new framework, including its similarities and key differences with the prior knowledge framework.  Study of each new knowledge domain includes explanations of how concepts relate to the former framework and what modifications and new concepts have been introduced.  Changes in the emphasis the CCMC places on various knowledge areas and functions are highlighted to allow case managers to understand the evolution of the profession.

The program has eight key learning objectives as listed below:

Objective 1:  Introduction to Case Management

Develop a general understanding of the new knowledge framework, of certification and recertification requirements, of the case management profession and its philosophy and of the phases of the case management process.

Objective 2:  Quality & Outcomes Evaluation and Measurement

Develop an understanding of “quality” in the healthcare context, including accreditation and quality indicators, of outcomes measurement, management, and reporting and of the role of case managers in quality improvement.

Objective 3:  Care Delivery

Develop an understanding of the evolving roles and functions of case managers and other providers and of the various care and case management models and healthcare delivery systems across the continuum of care.

Objective 4:  Reimbursement Models

Develop an understanding of various types of insurance and reimbursement and payment methods, including public, private and an emphasis on military benefit programs, as well as an understanding of managed care, cost containment, and utilization review/management concepts.

Objective 5:  Psychosocial Concepts and Support Systems

Develop an understanding of the range of topics related to mental and behavioral health as they relate to a client’s care, including an emphasis on cultural competency, on client education and empowerment and on challenging situations such as abuse/neglect, chronic illness and disability and end-of-life.

Objective 6:  Rehabilitation Concepts and Strategies

Develop an understanding of care processes, delivery systems, and reimbursement models in the rehabilitation context, including assessments, outcomes and devices and technologies particular to rehabilitation services.

Objective 7:  Regulatory and Legal

Develop an understanding of the key legal and regulatory requirements applicable to the practice of case management, including federal laws relating to patient self-determination, privacy, confidentiality, healthcare coverage, workplace safety and disability as well as general knowledge of the case manager’s role in risk management.

Objective 8:  Ethics and Codes of Conduct

Develop an understanding of the ethics and codes of conducts applicable to the case management profession, including both the fundamental ethical principles generally applicable in the healthcare setting and the specific ethical obligations of case managers.

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Happy New Year!! Ready to Start LCSW Supervision?

Happy New Year!! Ready to Start LCSW Supervision?

Need Exceptional and Affordable LCSW Clinical Supervision?

Looking to become a LCSW?

We provide supervision for LMSWs seeking to become Licensed Clinical Social Workers. We have both Individual and group arrangements. Accepting LMSWs now for an Jan/Feb 2017 start.

We host LCSW Clinical Supervision groups in Arlington Texas, Cedar Hill Texas, and Fort Worth Texas. Let us know what location will work best for you when you contact us.

LEARN MORE HERE!

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2016 Social Worker of the Year Stephanie Gillespie, LMSW

2016 Social Worker of the Year Stephanie Gillespie, LMSW

The Social Worker of the Year Award honors a member of NASW/Texas who exemplifies the best of the profession’s values and achievements. In honoring the Social Worker of the Year, NASW highlights superb accomplishments in the practice of social work. The Social Worker of the Year demonstrates outstanding leadership, advocates for clients, and takes risks to achieve outstanding results.

Stephanie Gillespie has an MA in Counseling and a Doctorate in Ministry, completing her dissertation on the Christian Response to Homelessness in America. She later received her MSW from University of Texas at Arlington, although many of her friends and colleagues identified her as a natural born social worker years before that.

Ms. Gillespie serves as the Community Services Manager for the Arlington Police Department. She has proven her dedication to connecting with and serving the homeless in Arlington, supervising the department’s Homeless Outreach Officer, co-authoring the City of Arlington’s 10 year Homelessness Plan, and creating an after school program for children living in extended-stay motels. Additionally, she has developed other community-based initiatives, coordinating proactive community policing strategies in schools that address truancy, gangs, re-entry, and neighborhood restoration issues.

She has volunteered with Mission Arlington for 16 years, and her passion is evident through her many other engagement volunteer organizations including Hope After Brain Injury, Helping Restore Ability, and Rescue Her.

Ms. Gillespie has been a member of Adult Protective Services Community Committee, American Association of Christian Counselors, Arlington Police Association, International Association of Chiefs of Police as a school safety consultant, Tarrant County Homeless Coalition, Tarrant County Re-Entry Council, and has been a respite foster parent.

She has been recognized as United Way’s Volunteer of the Year, Santa Fe Adolescent Youth Service’s Community Hero, Arlington Police North District Officer of the Year, and a Paul Harris Fellow. She has received the Texas Law Enforcement Achievement Award for Community Service, the North Texas US Attorney’s Public Service Award, the Girls Inc. BOLD Woman Award, the State Farm Good Neighbor Award, and is a Woman of Legacy for the Safe Haven of Tarrant County.

Ms. Gillespie’s commitment to ensuring safety and engagement within the community have made a lasting impact on the students, the homeless population, and the community of Arlington as a whole.

Nominated by the North Central Texas-Fort Worth Branch

This write up was originally posted on the NASW Website

Stephanie is a supervisee of Wales Counseling Center, PLLC

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Cutting-edge tips, tools and insights for Coaching Students

Cutting-edge tips, tools and insights for Coaching Students
As you may know, our training program is accredited by the International Coach Federation (ICF), the world's largest community of professional coaches. Many of our students go on to pursue ICF Membership.
The ICF is extending a very special opportunity to our students. Through June 30, students who join ICF will receive the 2015 ICF Business Development Series (BDS), a 12-session training series created to provide coaches with essential, cutting-edge tips, tools and insights to help them thrive in today's market. BDS 2015 is priced at $200 for ICF Members and $450 for non-members, but students who join ICF now will receive this valuable resource at no cost.
To receive this business training, go here and click "Join Now." Follow the prompts and enter the code STUDENTS15 into the "Promo Code" box at checkout. Once signup is complete, you will receive an email with a link to the 2015 Business Development Series.
Join the ICF now: http://coachfederation.org/join
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Wales Counseling's Professional Profile Portraits!

Wales Counseling's Professional Profile Portraits!

If a picture is worth a thousand words, Tal Campbell has indeed managed to master the art of photographic language. He uses his artistic gift to bring out the best in his subjects with a simple click of the camera. Much like a master sculptor, skillfully crafting his creation with his hands, Mr. Campbell believes, with each of his photographs, that he is molding an exquisite work of art. His photos display an array of elegant and beautiful portraiture, events and models.

Basic Package $50 
  • Professional session with mobile headshot photographer Tal Campbell
  • Creative lighting
  • Posing Assistance
  • Professional Direction
  • Eight poses to select from
  • One high resolution edit / retouched file for printing and web usage
  • Photographed in your favorite outfit
Business Select $100
  • Professional session with mobile headshot photographer Tal Campbell
  • Creative lighting
  • Posing Assistance
  • Professional Direction
  • Thirty poses to select from
  • Two high resolution edit / retouched file for printing and web usage
  • Photographed in your favorite two outfits

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Become a Certified Life Coach!

Become a Certified Life Coach!

Not sure if Coaching is right for you? Join us to learn more about the profession!

Wales Life Coaching Institute is starting a new class on 01/09/16! Register Now at the link below!

Coaching Certification Program- Spring 2016

WLCI coach certification program is designed to inspire and teach you to be an exceptional Life or Business Coach. This certification is offered to Clinical and Non-Clinical professionals.

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Count Down to the Black Light Run 11/7/15

Count Down to the Black Light Run 11/7/15

Wales Counseling Center will be participating in the Black Light Run this coming Saturday as part of this year's Wales Wellness Event. The Blacklight Run™ is a unique night 5K fun run focused less on speed and more on UV Neon Glowing fun with friends and family. Glowing participants come from all different ages, shapes, sizes, and speeds; every participant will get Glowed™ and has the time of their life. Whether you are an avid runner or a walk around the park walker, the 3 miles of the Blacklight Run™ course will have you glowing and waiting for the next one! Read More

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Wales Counseling now has 3 locations to serve DFW

Wales Counseling now has 3 locations to serve DFW

Wales Counseling Center, PLLC has seen significant growth over the past 5 years. With locations in Arlington, Fort Worth and Cedar Hill Texas, Wales CC now now better positioned to serve the metropolitan are of DFW. The most recent location (Cedar Hill) opened in September 2015 and 30% of business that was being served in the Arlington location was able to transition to the new location. Shortening some client's commute by as much as 30 miles. Needless to say some customers of WCC are very thrilled with the opening of the new location.

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Certified Life Coach Graduates- Wales Life Coaching Institute

Certified Life Coach Graduates- Wales Life Coaching Institute

Congrats to our 2015 Life Coach Graduates!!!!!!

Consistent with the International Coach Federation definition of “coaching,” Wales Life Coaching Institute (WLCI) will teach students using a solution-focused coaching model with a strength-based approach to interacting with clients. The Certification is also designed to build proficiency in Motivational Interviewing for participants of the program.

Wales Life Coaching Institute (WLCI) is a division of Wales Counseling Center, PLLC. We are one of the leading Training and Professional Development programs in the Dallas/Fort Worth area. Wales Counseling Center is an approved continuing education provider (CEU) for the state of Texas. Provider # 5912. Along with our high quality CEU program, we provide intensive and hands on Coaching Certifications. WLCI is designed to inspire and teach you to be an exceptional Life or Business Coach. This certification is offered to Clinical and Non-Clinical professionals. We also provide supervision for LBSWs, LMSWs, and LPC-Is pursuing independent practice licensing. Read More

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How is Coaching Different from Therapy?

How is Coaching Different from Therapy?canstockphoto12977868

When coaching branched out from the business industry to sweep the world, it became the hottest trend to hit the self-improvement arena. As it continues to prove its viability not only as a career option but more so as a useful tool for sustainable success in life and business, coaching looks like it's here to stay. Read More

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What are all the types of Coaching?

What are all the types of Coaching?canstockphoto12886370

The field of life coaching is very broad in its application and it covers as many topics as one can think. There are life coaches that offer general services while other may specialize in a specific niche. It is entirely up to an individual to decide what type of life coach he wants to be. Read More

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The Wales Life Coaching Institute

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Starting June 1, 2014 Wales Counseling Center, PLLC will begin offering Life Coach Certification.

A Certified Life Coach is a professional that has a desire to partner and collaborate with individuals, groups or businesses to evaluate, strategize and assist in reaching their goals. With intensive and hands on training, Wales Life Coaching will inspire and teach you to be an exceptional Life Coach. Wales Life Coaching candidates will also be educated about the benefits of Life Coaching including business planning and strategies. The certification will be offered to Clinical and Non-Clinical professionals.

Check back for more details in May, 2014

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