About the Institute
The Consultation & Training Institute evolved from Walk-In Counseling Center’s 50-year history of helping fellow professionals solve practice problems.
The Institute is directed by Gary R. Schoener, M.Eq., LP, former executive director of Walk-In Counseling Center. Gary is regularly called on for his expertise and advice — whether it’s consulting for community organizations and mental health agencies, giving workshops on emerging issues, or making presentations to professional groups. His work is both national and international, and focuses on professional ethics, boundaries and problems in service delivery, and specific advice about difficult cases. Gary has been with Walk-In since 1969, and is an internationally-recognized speaker, trainer and author.
Services by Gary and other associates of the Consultation & Training Institute are defined and priced by project. Income generated by the Institute supports the counseling services provided by Walk-In.
Areas of expertise include:
- Assessment and coaching of impaired professionals
- Professional training
- Consultation to Professionals and Organizations
- Clinical Consultation
Gary Schoener, Director of Walk-In's Consultation & Training Institute, has authored numerous articles and monographs regarding the conduct and ethics of professional mental health providers as well as mental health issues.
Here is a sampling of Gary's works.
The latter two were originally written for and published by the Minnesota Psychologist Journal, a publication of the Minnesota Psychological Association. They are re-printed here by permission.
Professional Training and Materials
For mental health professionals seeking continuing education credits, Gary Schoener, Walk-In's Consulting and Training Institute director, has created two 6-hour home study programs worth 6 CEUs on ethics and ethics/diversity. They can be ordered here and here. In addition, Walk-In holds in-person trainings each quarter for which 2 CEUs are available. Walk-In volunteers attend for free. For non-volunteers, a nominal fee is requested. The trainings are announced on our website.
Check back later! We do not have any scheduled workshops.