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STAFF TRAINING

Welcome to the our Training page.  All training provided by Phoenix Houses of the Mid-Atlantic PHMA to employees is posted here.  Below are descriptions, location, and times for the trainings, along with training calendars for the next three months.  Please be aware training dates may change at any time and you are encouraged to check this page or confirm the class date prior to registration and attendance.  In order to enroll for a training, please contact the Director of Compliance and Training by calling (703)841-0703, Ext. 3087 or by e-mail by clicking here.

New Employee Orientation:  The orientation is for all new employees, students/interns, and volunteers and usually occurs on the first Wednesday of each month.  Orientation provides information about PHMA Service's history, philosophy, treatment approach, and basic operational procedures and policies.  This training occurs from 9:00 am to 5:30pm at the Training Room at 200 N. Glebe Road Suite 104, Arlington, Virginia.

Mini-Orientation:  This is for individuals who completed the application process and can start working prior to the full New Employee Orientation.  It is only two hours and basic policies are reviewed.  Individuals who attend Mini-Orientation will need to attend the full New Employee Orientation, as well.  Mini-orientation usually occurs the third Wednesday of each month and the time and location are determined prior to the date. 

FEAR Crisis Intervention Training:  FEAR stands for Facing Emergencies and Reacting.  This training focuses on identifying the client's level of crisis and utilization of verbal techniques to de-escalate a crisis situation.  However, should escape and evasion or a physical hold be required, new and innovative techniques developed by Crisis Consultation Group, LLC are also taught.  This training is required annually and occurs from 9am to 5pm at the PHMA Training Room at 200 N Glebe Road, Arlington, Virginia.

CPR and First Aid:  We are an authorized provider of adult, child and infant CPR and standard First Aid training.  CPR is required every two years and First Aid is required every three years.  This training occurs from 9am to 5pm at the PHMA Training Room at 200 N. Glebe Road,Suite 104 Arlington, Virginia.

Driver's Training:  All employees who may transport clients in a company vehicle must complete Driver's Training. The classroom portion of this training is completed on-line using e-learning and then there is a road test.  Information on how complete Driver Training will be explained during orientation or by each program supervisors.

Medication Aid Training:  The State of Virginia requires all facilities that provides services to clients with medications to complete Medication Aid Training. 

Medication Aid Refresher Training:  This is scheduled as needed.

Training Institute:  The Training Institute (former Academy) consists of dedicated PHMA employees who were nominated to attend.  It occurs once a month for twelve months and promotes the PHMA culture and treatment approach through sessions focusing on addiction treatment history, approaches, the disease concept, recovery, standards of care, and core competencies.  Training Institute sessions usually occur the forth Friday of the month except for November and December due to holidays.  Classes are from 9:00am to 5pm at 200 N. Glebe Rd. Arlington, Virginia. Click here for VA 2011 schedule.

Supervisor and Line-Staff Training:  All PHMA employees are required to attend either the Supervisors' or Line-staff training four times a year. Topics vary and include Confidentiality, Human Rights, Behavioral Management, Cultural Competency, Family Services, among others.  The trainings will occur at PHMA Training Room at 200 N Glebe Road, Arlington, Virginia. Click here for directions.

To register for and take an online CPR or First Aid course with the Red Cross or with American Heart Association , please click here:

Take a class with American Red Cros

Pubic Transportation to our Training Room:

Take the Metro to the Ballston station. Building is approximately a one mile walk on Glebe Rd., heading south or take the building shuttle van for 200 N. Glebe Rd building. For shuttle schedule click here .

TRAINING CALENDAR

Training Calendar for March 2012

 Sun
Mon  Tue Wed Thu Fri  Sat 
        1 2

3

4 5

New Employee Orientation I

9: am to 5:15 pm

6

New Employee Orientation II

9: am to 12: pm

7 8 9 10

FEAR Crisis Intervention

9: am to 5:pm

11

12

13

EC Group A

9 am to 5 pm

14

EC Group B

9 am to 5 pm

15

EC Group A

9 am to 5 pm

16

EC Group B

9 am to 5 pm

17

CPR & First Aid

9: am to 5:pm

18 19 20 21

9 am to 12 pm

FEAR Recert.

12:30 to 3:30pm: CPR Challenge

22

23

MI/CBTGroup A

9 am to 5 pm

24
25 26

MI/CBTGroup B

9 am to 5 pm

27 28 29 30

Training Institute

31

EC= Emotional Cartography

MI/CBT= Motivational Interview/Cognitive Behavioral Therapy in the Residential Settings

Training Calendar for April 2012

 Sun
Mon  Tue Wed Thu Fri  Sat 
1 2

New Employee Orientation I

9: am to 5:15 pm

3

New Employee Orientation II

9: am to 12: pm

4 5

FEAR Crisis Intervention

9: am to 5:pm

6

PR & First Aid

9: am to 5:pm

7
8 9

10

C&C Group A

Session I

9 am to 5 pm

 

11

C&C Group B

9 am to 5 pm

12

C&C Group A

Session II

9 am to 5 pm

13

C&C Group B

Session II

9 am to 5 pm

14
15 16 17 18

9 am to 12 pm

FEAR Recert.

12:30 to 3:30pm: CPR Challenge

19 20

Medication Refresher

9 am to 1 pm

21
22

23

24 25 26 27

Training Institute

28
29 30  

 

 

 

 

C&C= Care and Concern

Training Calendar for May 2012

 Sun
Mon  Tue Wed Thu Fri  Sat 
    1

2

Supervisor's Training

3

4

Line Staff

Group A

9 am to 12:30 pm

Group B

1 pm to 4:30 pm

5

6 7

New Employee Orientation I

9: am to 5:15 pm

8

New Employee Orientation II

9: am to 12: pm

9 10 11 12

FEAR Crisis Intervention

9: am to 5:pm

13

14

15

16

9 am to 12 pm

FEAR Recert.

12:30 to 3:30pm: CPR Challenge

17

18

Training Institute

19

CPR & First Aid

9: am to 5:pm

20 21 22 23

24

25 26
27 28

29

30 31    

Training calendar subject to change

training Institute for Training and Addiction Education

c/o 521 N. Quincy St.
Arlington, Virginia 22203-2106

703. 841.0703 x 3007
vitae@vanguardservices.org

DESCRIPTION

VITAE is a training and education institute affiliated with Vanguard Services Unlimited, a non-profit provider of addiction treatment services located in Arlington, VA since 1962. Vanguard currently offers 11 treatment programs across the metropolitan Washington, D.C. area serving adult men and women, women with children, adolescents, the homeless, and Spanish-speakers through residential, outpatient, mobile, and transitional programs. A staff of over 180 professionals provides high-quality, CARF-accredited treatment to over 1000 individuals and their families annually.

VITAE provides top-notch, experienced teachers, trainers, and consultants such as:

  • Kevin Doyle, Ed.D., LPC, LSATP, MAC
  • Deborah Taylor, R.N.,C.D.
  • Elmore Briggs, M.S., LSATP, CSAC
  • Patricia Schneeman. LSATP, MP.H.

 

SERVICES

VITAE provides the following substance abuse and addiction-related services:

  • On-site training workshops
  • Staff training
  • Education and consultation to the business community
  • Customized seminars
  • Courses for academic credit
  • Conference presentations and keynotes
  • And more…tell us about your need and we will strive to meet it.

TRAINING TOPICS

VITAE training topics include:

  • Addiction in the Family
  • Substance Abuse and Addiction in the Workplace
  • Introduction to Clinical Supervision in Substance Abuse Treatment
  • Advanced Clinical Supervision in Substance Abuse Treatment
  • Adolescent Treatment Issues
  • Ethical Issues in Substance Abuse and Addiction Treatment
  • Recovery on the College Campus
  • Confidentiality Issues in Substance Abuse and Addiction Treatment
  • Crisis Intervention
  • Relapse Prevention
  • Preventing Burnout
  • Stress Reduction
  • Enhancing Access and Retention in Substance Abuse Treatment
  • Superior Customer Service In Health Care
  • Employee/Volunteer Motivation
  • Personality Traits at Work
  • How To Deal with Difficult People
  • Effective Management of the Substance Abuse Treatment Agency
  • Working with Homeless Substance Abusers and Addicts
  • Pharmacology
  • Culturally Sensitive Counseling
  • …and more