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October 23-27, 2023

Atlanta Area

32-Hour

Thinking for a Change Facilitator's Training

New Dates!
December 4-8, 2023

Atlanta Area

32-Hour

Thinking for a Change Facilitator's Training

Register for an Upcoming
Thinking for a Change
Facilitator's Training Class

Approved for 20 CORE hours through LPCA-GA

Registration Information

Training Schedule. The training schedule is below. If traveling by air, you are recommended not to book a flight out of Atlanta that departs before 6:30 pm on the last day of class. Attendance and participation in the entire training is required to receive a certificate of completion.

 

  • Day 1 - Monday, 8 am - 3:30 pm

  • Day 2, Tuesday, 8 am - 3:30 pm

  • Day 3, Wednesday, 8 am - 3:30 pm

  • Day 4, Thursday, 8 am - 3:30 pm

  • Day 5, Friday, 8 am - 3:30 pm

 

Cost: Individual registration is $1,500. Meals and travel are the responsibility of each registrant. However, a catered southern style lunch will be provided on the last day of training.

 

Training Venue: The Pace Center of Morrow at 5894 Jonesboro Road, Morrow, Georgia 30260 (10 miles from the Atlanta airport) which is walking distance to Clayton State University and ten miles from the Atlanta Hartsfield-Jackson International Airport - inside of the Morrow Plaza.  

Continuing Education Credit: Approved for 20 CORE hours in-person (synchronous) contact hours of continuing education by the Licensed Professional Counselors Association of Georgia (LPCA CE Approval #2022-04-04-514M)

Hotel Discount: The Pace Institute, LLC has a negotiated corporate rate (corporate code: 334892) with Drury Inn and Suites Atlanta Morrow which is 1 mile from venue at 6520 S Lee Street, Morrow, GA 30260. There number is (770) 960-0500Click to make your reservations.

 

Registration Deadline: Enrollment space is limited. To confirm your attendance, your paid registration must be received before the training. Registration will close once capacity is reached.

Instructional Methods: This is an in-person training that will include instructor demonstrations of lessons from the program manual, participant role-plays, group discussions, small group exercises, and participant teach backs/try-outs. Participants will also need to factor in an hour of homework time for the first four days of training.

 

Program Material. Enrollment includes a printed copy of the latest version of the Thinking for a Change facilitator's manual (version 4.0) as well as an electronic copy of the accompanying program slides and video vignettes.

For more information contact Angela Dash at adash@thepaceinstitute.com or 404-369-0671.

Payment, Cancellation and Refund Policy

 

Payments. The cost of this training course is $1,500.00. Enrollment is not complete or reserved without payment.

Early Cancellations. You may cancel an individual registration and receive a full refund, less a $75 processing charge, provided you cancel at least 14 calendar days in advance of the start date of the training. To cancel your enrollment, you must contact: adash@thepaceinstitute.com. Refunds will be issued to the payor of record.

Late cancellations. If you cancel fewer than 14 calendar days before the class, you must, within 12 months, register for and attend another class; otherwise all payments are forfeited to The Pace Institute.

No shows. There is a non-refundable no show-fee. In the case of a no-show, the course fee will not be refunded.

Incomplete course completions. There is a non-refundable fee for incomplete course completions. In the case that you begin this course and do not complete it, the course fee will not be refunded.

 

The Pace Institute reserves the right to cancel any scheduled class at our discretion. If The Pace Institute cancels, any payment received will be refunded in full.

Photos, Videos, Audio Recordings. All attendees are advised that The Pace Institute, LLC and others hired by The Pace Institute, LLC, may photograph, video, and record portions of the training for promotional purposes. In doing so, The Pace Institute, LLC strives to have an honorable approach to obtaining and using the content for promotional purposes. The photography, videography, and recording content is the property of The Pace Institute, LLC and may be used for promotional purposes (e.g., electronic and printed publications, websites, educational use, event ads, etc.) without further permission of the subjects/attendees. As a general practice, there is no attempt to collect individual release forms unless there is a reasonable expectation of privacy. In cases where there is a reasonable expectation of privacy, The Pace Institute, LLC will make a reasonable effort to contact every person in the photo and to obtain a signed release form allowing The Pace Institute, LLC to use the photo, video and/or recording for promotional purposes.

 

License to use copyrighted material.  Thinking for a Change 4.0 is copyrighted by its authors Jack Bush, PhD, Barry Glick, PhD, and Juliana Taymans, PhD. The authors have granted The Pace Institute, LLC and its’ President, Angela E. Dash, Ph.D., a non-exclusive license to use the copyrighted material for commercial gain. Parties wishing to gain authorization to sell or use Thinking for a Change 4.0 copyrighted materials for commercial gain, should also request the explicit permission of the authors. For more information, contact adash@thepaceinstitute.com.

 

Completion of Training Does Not Mean "Certified" or "Licensed". Although it is highly recommended, in support of program fidelity and integrity, that one completes at least a 32-hour training program before facilitating a Thinking for a Change group, there is no credentialing process in becoming a Thinking for a Change Facilitator.  Therefore, completing a Thinking for a Change facilitator's training program does not make one a "Certified Thinking for a Change Facilitator" nor a "Licensed Thinking for a Change Facilitator." Those are credentials that do not exist at all - even with the National Institute of Corrections - the agency who produces the program. However, completing facilitators will be provided a certificate documenting their successful completion of a 38.5 hour Thinking for a Change Facilitators’ Training Program delivered by a trainer who has been trained by the National Institute of Corrections, to train other facilitators. Successful completion requires attending and participating in the entire training.

 

This is training for facilitators and NOT for trainers. The Thinking for a Change Facilitator's training is NOT the same as the Thinking for a Change Train-the-Trainer class. While this Thinking for a Change Facilitator’s training prepares individuals to facilitate Thinking for a Change groups, it does not prepare individuals to train other facilitators. In order to protect the fidelity of this evidence-based program, it is strongly encouraged by The Pace Institute, as well as the program’s producer – the National Institute of Corrections, for individuals to only train other facilitators in the Thinking for a Change program, after achieving the following qualifications:

  1. Completion of a Thinking for a Change Facilitator’s training of a minimum of 32 hours (this can be obtained by attending this training offered by The Pace Institute);

  2. Facilitation of at least two full cycles of Thinking for a Change groups; and

  3. Completion of a Thinking for a Change Train the Trainer training program.

The Pace Institute only offers the Thinking for a Change Facilitator’s training program. It does not offer the advanced training – “Thinking for a Change Train the Trainer” training program. For more information on advanced training opportunities for qualified Thinking for a Change facilitators who have completed the minimum Thinking for a Change Facilitator’s training and facilitated at least two full cycles of Thinking for a Change groups, contact the National Institute of Corrections.

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