A non profit organization, dedicated to providing resources and educational workshops to mental health professionals in Northern nevada


Mental Health Peer Connections

Mental Health


Continental Breakfast & Lunch included in the COMBO

Suicide Prevention & Ethics Workshop Registration

Alex, Co-Presenter

Bear, Co-Presenter

Saturday, June 2nd


2 CEUs-Board Approval Number Pending

Location:  LEAD with Horses, (old Hwy 395)

20 minutes away from downtown Reno

Licensed clinicians $45
Interns $35
Students $25

Horses!  An equine assisted, hands-on workshop that focuses on strengthening our communication with our clients

Presenters: Jeane Spada-Allgood, MA, Executive Director/Instructor

                           Tiffaney Snow

Horses are amazing creatures who perceive the environment and respond accordingly. In this

                                     workshop,  horses will be the catalyst to learning more about your own style

                                     and approach, learning to trust the process, and learning to strengthen your

                                     ability to communicate clearly.  Learn to closely watch the verbal and

                                     nonverbal communication. This is a hands-on workshop, and each participant

                                     will have an opportunity to process what is happening onthe ground.

You will be able to return to your practice with a new perspective of the 'self' that you bring into the therapy room.  If you come with an open heart, you will experience a positive change and personal growth. You will also have a first-hand opportunity to know what your clients will experience when you refer them to this amazing equine assisted program that promotes leadership, education, and active development.

                                                                                   Special Note: 

                                                     Mental Health Peer Connections is donating 75%

                                of our registration fees to the LEAD with Horses program.

The funds will go towards providing scholarships to at-risk children. Clients learn to find their own solutions, manage stress, reach personal goals, improve social interactions, pay attention to verbal and nonverbal communication, communicate clearly, and build self-efficacy and self-esteem.

Saturday, May 5th

SUICIDE PREVENTION:     "Why Suicide?" 


2 suicide prevention CEUs (Board of Examiners Approval Number Pending)

Location:   TMCC, 7000 Dandini Blvd., Sierra Bldg, Rm 108, Reno 89512

Licensed:  $40

Intern: $35

Student: $20


Registration includes continental breakfast

Save $5on a Suicide/Ethics Combo Registration. See Registration page for pricing.

Presenters:   Robin Brockelsby , Board President, Crisis Call Center, Reno

                             Anna Duffy, Director of Programs, Crisis Call Center, Reno

Talking points:

  • Misconceptions/Truth
  • Reasons suicide becomes and option
  • Warning signs
  • What can you do?
  • Assess for lethality
  • What is your role?

You will acquire a deeper understanding about how to build rapport and listen to the story, gain a deeper understanding of how to help a person at risk for suicide as well as how to assess for lethality levels, help the person at risk create a safety plan with you, or if needed, how you can initiate a welfare check for safety. 

Rhonda Lawrence

Saturday, May 5th

ETHICS:  "Client-centered/Person-centered Ethical Practices"


3 ethics CEUs (Board Approval Number Pending)

Location:   TMCC, 7000 Dandini Blvd., Sierra Bldg, Rm 108, Reno 89512

Licensed: $50

Intern: $40

Student: $20

NOTE:  Save $5 on a Suicide/Ethics Combo Registration. See Registration page for pricing.

Presenter: Rhonda M Lawrence, MA

Clinical Program Manager of the Early Childhood Mental Health Program at

Northern Nevada Child and Adolescent Services.  

Ms. Lawrence has been a licensed MFT in California since 2006 and has recently been approved to receive MFT licensure through “reciprocity” here Nevada.  (Welcome to Nevada Rhonda) Ms. Lawrence has devoted her professional career to service within community mental health settings in the Bay Area and now in Washoe County — serving children, adolescents, families and adults.  Having embraced the values of the “Community Mental Health Wellness and Recovery” movement, Ms. Lawrence is an energetic proponent of considering the ethical imperatives inherent in person-centered care.

Learning Objectives

  • Strengthen one's "ethical intelligence"
  • Review the professional values within the disciplines of;

Marriage and Family Therapy

Clinical Professional Counselors

Clinical Social Work

  • Relate the principles and values of "Person-Centered" and "Wellness and Recovery" movements to each discipline's core professional values and ethical imperatives
  • Utilize this synthesis to critically consider several vignettes - each presenting an ethical quandary

Information at this site is provided solely for the user’s information and, while we strive to be accurate, all information is provided strictly “as is” and without warranty of any kind. It is not intended to be used as a substitute for mental health advice from a qualified mental health professional or legal counsel from a qualified attorney. Mental Health Peer Connections, formerly MFT Peer Connections, a non profit organization, its agents or board members, will not be liable to you for any damages, direct or indirect, or lost profits arising out of your use of information provided at this site, or information provided at any other site that can be accessed from this site.

Jeane Spada-Allgood


Anna Duffy

A message from

Kipper Horton, MFT, LADCS


NAMFT Board Member

Robin Brockelsby

Tiffaney Snow,


Educational Workshops

May-June 2018