ADVIP Member Directory Listed by Country
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MASTER LIST OF MEMBERS BY REGION AND COUNTRY
Mr. Mitchell Isaac Turner (Madison, United States) Provider
Welcome to my program Stay Focused Counseling, LLC! It is divided into 4 sections. Each section is further divided into 8 steps. Every step is an important and vital part in someone’s development in becoming a better and more successful person.
I have worked as a Probation / Parole Agent with the State of Wisconsin Department of Corrections since 4-15-96. A disproportionate number of cases on my caseload over the years have been comprised of probationers and parolees with significant mental health issues. I have worked collaboratively with psychiatrists, psychologists, social workers, and therapists, and other mental health professionals to supervise, guide, advise, and hold individuals accountable for their behavior.
At D.O.C., I am a Motivational Interviewing Ambassador. As agents, we are continually being trained on Evidenced-Based Practices and learning new and innovative ways to work with this population to address community safety. We use Carey Guides and BITS (Brief Intervention ToolS) developed by the Carey Group. SFC will use these tools to help you. I am striving to become a MINT (Motivational Interviewing Network Trainer).
In addition to working as a P&P Agent over the past 20 years, I have worked as a Human Services Specialist for 4 years providing crisis stabilization at the Dane County Care Center with Tellurian, 11 months at a Community-Based Residential Facility for a population of older adult males with persistent and chronic mental illness, and almost 3 years as a Youth Support Specialist at Catholic Charities in the Youth Living Alternatives program providing community support for youth with severe behavioral challenges on the autism spectrum.
I graduated from UW-Madison in 1990 with a B.A., majoring in Psychology. I took advanced classes in Psychochemistry, Advanced Physiological Psychology, and the Sociology of Mental Health & Mental Disorders. I graduated “With Distinction (Top 10%). I graduated from UW-Madison in 1994 with a M.S. in Counseling. I wrote my Master’s Thesis on Assessing Abuse in an Intimate Relationship. Around 2003, I created a domestic violence education program called Stay Focused on Healthy Relationships (which has been incorporated into SFC). For this program, I designed a tool to assist one in controlling their behavior called The Model of Self-Control. I am in the process of applying for membership with the Wisconsin Batterers Treatment Provider Association so I can provide certified abuser treatment.
On 7-19-13, I obtained my Professional Counselor Training License (LPC-IT 1829-226) which is valid until 7-19-17. I need to accumulate 3000 clinical hours approved by the Department of Safety and Professional Services and take the National Counseling Examination in order to become a Licensed Professional Counselor (LPC). In 2015, I completed an externship (300 hours) at Family Service in the Alternatives to Aggression program as a facilitator in a certified abuser treatment program. Lynn Gilpin, M.S., CRC, of Elite Cognition, LLC, is my DSPS-approved clinical supervisor.
I have applied to be a Comprehensive Community Services (CCS) provider with Dane County Human Services. CCS provides psychosocial rehabitiation for mental health and substance abuse issues. All of my CCS will be supervised.
In the Spring 2017, I will be taking 1 of the required 7 courses (I completed 6 of the classes when I was in college and graduate school) so that I can apply for my SAC-IT (Substance Abuse Counselor In Training). I am also seeking to become certified in teaching WRAP (Wellness Action Recovery Program) and a T4C (Thinking 4 Change) facilitator.
I will continue to build my program by gathering information and presenting it to you on this website. I want to help people stay out of jail or prison and change their lives with better relationships and and more satisfying jobs. I want to assist you on the road to success!
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Stay Focused Counseling, LLC guides you through 32 different steps that all converge into a place where you find happiness, fulfillment, and meaning in your life. It is designed to help you make better choices to enjoy your freedom. Where are you headed when you leave the courtroom? What can you do now and in the future to remain in the community?
Stay Focused on Healthy Relationships provides Domestic Violence Counseling for Healthy Relationships. We all have the potential to be violent, abusive, or controlling. In addition, we are constantly faced with stressors that give rise to the possibility of our acting in a hurtful or regretful way. We will breakdown your role in the relationship to improve everything you contribute.
Stay Focused on Healthy Living explores your Health and Wellness. Your sense of wellbeing is continually under pressure to encounter the world under a variety of factors that include diet, exercise, mood, and your thoughts and feelings about your self-worth. Your sobriety is key. We will examine these factors so you can address your mental health and be comfortable with your existence.
Stay Focused on Freedom centers on Cognitive Restructuring or revising your thinking and perceptions of the world. Just as antisocial cognition is the number one criminogenic factor that causes criminal behavior, so too do your thoughts shape every aspect of your life. We will analyze these very thoughts that influence your feelings, which, in turn, govern your behavior for which you need to take responsibility.
Stay Focused on Career Development delves into shaping and honing your career goals. We begin by determining what gives your life purpose and figuring out what specialty areas you want to grow personally and professionally. We will come up with a strategy for preparing you for the work arena and presenting yourself in the best possible light. You will learn to take calculated risks and strive to become an expert in the subject matter that you are most passionate.
Everybody has a unique Pathway to Success. We will design the steps you need to take to reach the destination that brings you and the world around you the highest level of satisfaction!