BCU to Host Workshops for Healthcare, Mental Health Professionals

Mug JoanningPHOTO: Dr. Harvey Joanning

SIOUX CITY, Iowa — Briar Cliff University will host two continuing education workshops for nurses, social workers and mental health professionals on Thursday, July 18, 2013, and Friday, July 19, 2013.

On July 18, participants in the “The Brain in Love” session will learn how neurology affects intimate behavior and our relationships with our loved ones. On July 19, participants in the “Alzheimer’s and the Family” workshop will gain insights on Alzheimer’s disease and its effects on a family attempting to organize around changes in the patient.

Co-sponsored by Briar Cliff's Center for Justice, Center for Health Care Initiatives, Division of Social and Behavioral Sciences and the Departments of Social Work and Nursing, the workshops will be led by Dr. Harvey Joanning, a licensed psychologist in Iowa and a licensed marriage and family therapist in Iowa and Alabama.

Dr. Joanning has expertise as a counselor with specializations in marriage and family therapy, theories and philosophy of science, vocational psychology, life sciences, neuropsychology and research methodology.

Both programs have been approved by the National Board for Certified Counselors and the Iowa Board of Certification. CEUs for nurses and social workers are also offered through the BCU Departments of Nursing and Social Work, respectively. The early registration deadline is June 30, 2013.

A graduate of Briar Cliff and the University of Iowa, Dr. Joanning teaches undergraduate and graduate courses and regularly conducts continuing education workshops. Awarded the Helen LeBaron Hilton Teaching Award by Iowa State University, he is a Fellow of the American Association for Marriage and Family Therapy and recipient of the organization’s Outstanding Postgraduate Research Contribution Award for his research on couple communication training.

Briar Cliff University is a Catholic institution with an enrollment of more than 1,100 students from 31 states and 11 countries. Students are educated in the Franciscan tradition of excellence in the liberal arts and career preparation in an environment of care, compassion and service.

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neurology, counseling, Alzheimer’s, social workers, CEU