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Services Available

Areas of Expertise:

Assessment and Coaching of Impaired Professionals
Professional Training
Consultation to Professionals & Organizations
Clinical Consultation

 

Assessment & Coaching of Impaired Professionals

For more than 40 years Walk-In Counseling Center has been a leading expert in the evaluation and rehabilitation of who have come under disciplinary order because of misconduct.

Examples of professionals we have helped include:

  • Clergy
  • Spiritual counselors
  • Church officials
  • Youth pastors
  • Psychologists
  • Psychiatrists
  • Social workers
  • Youth Workers
  • Substance abuse counselors
  • Mental health workers
  • Coaches
  • Teachers
  • Principals
  • School administrators
  • Physicians
  • Nurses
  • Chiropractors
  • Dentists, dental hygenists
  • Physical therapists
  • Occupational Therapists

Some evaluations are done specifically at the request of the professional him or herself, while others are done under some sort of order (e.g., by a licensing board).  Evaluations are tailored to the specific situation, the case, and the requirements of the party requesting the evaluation. 

In addition, remedial boundaries coaching as part of a rehabilitation plan and expert testimony are also available for those being evaluated for:

  • Boundary violations and unprofessional conduct (e.g., sexual abuse by therapist)
  • Pattern of over-involvement with service recipients, family members, congregants
  • Presumed mental health and/or substance abuse problems
  • Problems with anger and disruptive behavior

Call Gary Schoener at 612-870-0565 x107, or email Gary to discuss your unique needs.
 

Professional Training

For more than 40 years, Walk-In Counseling Center has provided training both nationally and internationally for psychologists, counselors, social workers, health care providers, educators, clergy and other professionals from various disciplines.

Workshops from a few hours to several days in length can be customized to meet the needs of any size audience.

Training topics include:

  • Professional ethics and boundaries
  • Ethical challenges of social media
  • Sexual misconduct
  • Clinical supervision
  • Intervention with high risk clients
  • Ethical/legal dilemmas
  • Practitioner wellness and self-care
  • Brief Therapy

View some of our past workshops.

Call Gary Schoener at 612-870-0565 x107, or email Gary to discuss your unique needs.
 

Consultation to Professionals and Organizations

For more than 40 years, Walk-In Counseling Center has provided consultation and advice to professionals and groups regarding issues such as:

  • Investigations of client complaints
  • Professional impairment or misconduct
  • Ethical/legal dilemmas
  • Program design
  • Organizational policy

 

Consultations can be done via phone, internet, or in-person with:

  • Administrators and supervisors with concerns about troubled employees
  • People investigating complaints from clients and others
  • Program staff charged with developing policies and procedures that protect clients
  • Ethics committees, licensing boards, and others
  • Clinics, practice groups, religious institutions, or schools responding to a complaint

Call Gary Schoener at 612-870-0565 x107, or email Gary to discuss your unique needs.
 

Clinical Consultation

The Consultation & Training Institute provides advanced clinical consultation to organizations without internal clinical supervision through a psychologist or clinical social worker, such as substance abuse programs, community corrections, small social service organizations, and others.

Services include:

  • Attendance at staff or team meetings on an ongoing or periodic basis
  • Providing phone consultation on individual cases
  • Administering, scoring, and interpreting psychological tests to aid in diagnosis or case planning
  • Discussing alternative approaches to handling difficult client cases

Groups of independent practitioners also benefit from our services in:

  • Consultation on ethical practice issues
  • Support and peer consultation for sole practitioners or small practice groups
  • Continuing education credits (CEU’s) on specific training topics

Call Gary Schoener at 612-870-0565 x107, or email Gary to discuss your unique needs.