Utah Healing Center is excited to announce we are hosting an EMDR (eye movement desensitization and reprocessing) part I training through Trauma Recovery/HAP. This training will take place February 8-10, 2019.
Space is limited! Register for this training here.
The Utah Healing Center’s facility CCI dog Flower IV, has invited some of her friends to meet you! On the last Monday of each month (starting August 27th), the Utah Healing Center will open its lobby to CCI Service Dogs in Training and Graduate Dogs. These service dogs will hang out with Flower for a few hours, and they would love to have you join in the fun!
Flower and Friends Service Dog Get-Togethers
Last Monday of each month (starting August 27th)
Utah Healing Center Lobby
Before you come, Flower and her friends would like you to know a few things:
All of the CCI dogs are Labrador Retrievers, Golden Retrievers, or a mix of the two breeds. While these dogs are very friendly and calm, they are moderately large.
The dogs can be gently pet and hugged.
Although the service dogs in training are learning calm, therapeutic activities, these get togethers are not designed for intense play.
Because some of the dogs are still learning how to be service animals, there might be occasional barking.
Children are welcome to come, but they must be under the supervision of a legal guardian.
If you have never worked with a service animal in therapy, this is an excellent opportunity to learn about what it might be like!
Incorporating Animal-Assisted Therapy into treatment can:
lift spirits and lessens depression
decrease feelings of isolation and alienation
increase socialization and sense of community
help children overcome speech and emotional disorders
create motivation for the client to recover faster
For more information about having Flower join your therapy sessions, contact the Utah Healing Center at 801-266-4643.
We hope to see you at our Flower & Friends Service Dog Get-Togethers!
Primary Children’s Hospital is a not-for-profit medical facility that offers services to children in Utah, and across the country. Utah Healing Center understands that Primary Children’s Hospital offers a lot to our community, we also understand that they have great need. During our team meeting, our staff put together 30 coloring page packets with color pencils. These packets will be given to patients and their families, so that the children have something to do while waiting for the medical staff. Waiting for treatment/answers can be very terrifying – we hope these packets will provide some comfort during those stressful times.
If you would like to assist with, here are some of the projects Primary Children’s Hospital could use.
1) Coloring pages kits – given to patients to do while waiting for appointments
Zip lock baggies
Short coloring pencils (they insist on color pencils because crayon is to hard to clean off of surfaces)
10 pages to color
Something to hold the pages together – binder clip, ring, etc.
2) Bracelet kits – given to patients to do while waiting for appointments.
Zip lock baggies
Materials for bracelets – yarn or whatever we decide
3) Fleece stuffed animals – used for comfort cart (used to make patients comfortable).
4) Essential Oil Pillow – used for the comfort cart
5) Fairy wand kit – for kids to complete while they are waiting
Utah Healing Center is hiring three part time clinical staff. We are looking for Clinical Social Worker (CSW), Associate Clinical Mental Health Counselor (ACMHC), Licensed Clinical Social Worker (LCSW), Clinical Mental Health Counselor (CMHC), Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist (LMFT), or Psychologist for our Outpatient Murray clinic that serves children, adolescents, and adults. This position offers competitive pay in a beautiful office.
New graduates are welcome.
Provides professional counseling services of a preventative and developmental nature through direct consultation with patients. Therapy activities include individual, group and couples counseling. Develops program criteria for area of specialization such as couples or trauma counseling.
Mental Health Professional with current license in the State of Utah. We are accepting applications for CSW, LCSW, ACMHC, CMHC, LMFT, PsyD, etc.
Kara has over 35 years of experience in nursing—10 as a Psychiatric RN and 22 years as an APRN. She holds two certifications as an APRN. In 1993 she started the first aftercare program in Ohio for mental health clientele served in a home care setting. Her dissertation focused on children under age 18 years who were caregivers and resulted in the first mid-range theory on young caregiving. She loves helping people and her unique style of care blends traditional medicine with alternative traditions, using evidence-based research when possible. When describing herself, she will say “I’m an international travel junkie who likes to knit and deadlift and who married her best friend, Glenn.” And when it comes to life? “Enjoy the journey—the good, the bad, and all the stuff in between.” Kara is on most insurance panels.