Education

“Connecting People to Resources”

CREOKS Behavioral Health Services offers a variety of information, education, and professional training resources for individuals, parents/grandparents, families, schools, colleges and universities, faith-based organizations, business/industry, community support services, mental health and substance abuse professionals, and the general public.

Information and Education for the People, Communities & Counties We Serve

We invite you to explore our wide range of fact sheets, brochures, articles, tip sheets, links, referrals, and guides that CREOKS has to offer:

  • Mental Health and Substance Abuse Fact Sheets & Brochures (Selected publications are available in English & Spanish)
  • Mental Health and Substance Abuse Issues & Topics
  • Parenting Tip Sheets
  • Links to Local, State, and National Resources on Mental Health, Substance Abuse, & Health/Human Services Needs
  • Guide to Mental Health & Community Support Services
  • CREOKS E-Newsletter Subscription
  • Parenting and Family Life Education Information and Tip Sheets

For more information on the above resources, contact the CREOKS Education Department at (918) 382-7300.

“Connecting Purpose to Profession”

Continuing Education & Professional Development
Clinically relevant evidence-based practices, innovative ideas, and interesting people are all part of CREOKS Continuing Education & Professional Development opportunities for behavioral health professionals that enhance professional growth and support a continuum of life-long learning.

Our collaborative partnership with Northeastern State University-Broken Arrow Campus (NSU-BA) offers an easily accessible state-of-the-art training facility with the university’s accomplished faculty comprising a core cohort of CREOKS professional behavioral health trainers from throughout the region.

Continuing Education Schedule

The schedule of CREOKS’ Continuing Education Programs is developed on an annual basis to serve as an advance notice of upcoming programs and to assist behavioral health care professionals in their continuing education endeavors.

All CREOKS CEU Trainings will be from 9:30 am to 4:30 pm, unless otherwise noted on the CEU schedule.

Each of the CREOKS CEU Trainings is approved by the various state licensing boards for LPC, LMFT, LCSW, and LADC licensure for 5.5 CEU hours with “Ethics in Professional Counseling” approved for 3.0 CEU hours.

CREOKS 2012 CEU Trainings will be held on the Northeastern State University – Broken Arrow Campus in the College of Education Building (formerly Building C), Room 219. Free parking is available immediately adjacent to the College of Education Building in the West parking lot.

REGISTRATION IS REQUIRED
To register, contact, Jane A. France, MA, Vice President – Training & Practicums/Internships at (918) 740-2245 or at jane.france@creoks.org.

Continuing Education Credit
As an approved provider, CREOKS is committed to providing the highest quality continuing education for all behavioral health care professionals. Obtaining appropriate credit for our programs is an important part of this effort. When credit is approved for a continuing education event, it means that steps have been taken to ensure that the program is designed to meet specifically identified needs and planned in a way that ensures a high quality experience, in a professional environment, while offering the most up-to-date information and strategies for the program’s target audience.

Contact hours are automatically awarded to all participants upon completion of the program. For some disciplines, a specific type of credit is not necessary and a certificate indicating contact hours is sufficient. Most disciplines require a specific type of credit or credits in order to maintain professional licensure or certification. Continuing education requirements for disciplines frequently change. Make sure that you are fully aware of the types of credits that can be used to fulfill your specific licensure or certification requirements.

Examples of behavioral health care professional licensure or certification include: Licensed Professional Counselor (LPC), Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist (LMFT), Licensed Clinical Social Worker (LCSW), Licensed Alcohol and Drug Counselor (LADC), Behavioral Health Case Manager (BHCM), Behavioral Health Rehabilitation Specialist (BHRS), and Recovery Support Specialist (RSS).

CREOKS maintains documentation of all continuing education participants and the contact hours and/or credits awarded. As a behavioral health care professional, you are responsible for maintaining your own credit documentation portfolio for credentialing purposes.

“Connecting Learning to Practice”

Practicums & Internships
Training professionals in community mental health practice is a very important part of CREOKS Behavioral Health Services’ mission. We believe that the best way to develop clinical skills is through rich and rewarding clinical field experiences in the context of strong supervision and guidance from our multidisciplinary staff. CREOKS is dedicated to training that is multiculturally aware and sensitive to the needs of our diverse clientele.

Combining theory with practice, CREOKS Behavioral Health Services offers a comprehensive practicum and internship program for students working towards a Associate’s, Bachelor’s, or Master’s Degree related to the field of behavioral health. Our program provides a wide range of training experiences and opportunities for in-depth learning, while ensuring the development of core competencies. Through the integration of scientific, clinical, and ethical knowledge, in both didactic and experiential settings, students develop and refine the skills that are necessary for successful professional practice in behavioral health services.

CREOKS mental health and substance abuse clinical rotations may include:
Intake & Assessment
Individual Group & Family Counseling
Case Management
Home-Based & School-Based Counseling
Drug & Mental Health Courts
Adolescent & Adult Substance Abuse Counseling
24 Hour Crisis Intervention
Behavioral Health Rehabilitation Services
Children’s Crisis Mobile Teams
Substance Abuse Relapse Prevention Services
Family Life Education (Parenting)
Psychiatric Medication Mgmt; Tele-Med Program
Community Outreach
Psychiatric Rehabilitation (Day Treatment Program)

For more information, contact Jane A. France, MA, Vice President – Training & Practicums/Internships at (918) 740-2245 or at jane.france@creoks.org.

Please scan and email completed Internship APPLICATIONS to Jane A. France, Vice President – Training & Practicums/Internships at jane.france@creoks.org.