On-site Training

Some of the best expert help that is tailored to needs of your agency and staff.  We work with our clients to build capacity for meeting current and longer term needs.  Joyfields Institute on-site as well as web-based training and coaching are available for individuals and whole organizations.  Depending on your needs, Joyfields consultants will provide training and technical assistance you need to succeed.

What To Expect from Joyfields Institute On-site Education

  • We conduct a pre-event interview to adapt program to your specific needs.

  • Dynamic instructors.

  • An all-inclusive estimated cost proposal

  • Hassle-free logistics handling


Training and consultation projects tailored to needs of your agency staff and schedule.  Our team has the expertise to meet your current and longer term needs.  Let us know your topic of interest, learning objectives and time frames.  Following that we will develop a proposal and provide the layout for the training including program content, training materials for handouts and exercises, video and reference materials as applicable.

Please review the following on-site training offering. Please let us know if what you are looking for is not listed here. We will review to see if we can assist you.

Please  or call +1(770)409-8780 with questions.  We will expedite a proposal to help meet your need.  Our aim is to bring success to agencies and organizations by providing high quality services.  Following now below is a sample of offerings to help you.


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Basic & Booster - Can be one or two days depending on the objective of the agency (knowledge transfer or some ability for trainees to begin practice.  This can also be presented in smaller increments primarily as a knowledge transfer without a lot of expectation on competency of practitioners.

Advanced – Can be two or more days depending on the extent of competency expected by the agency for its practitioners.  Advanced is truly intended to give depth to the practitioner’s knowledge of the way motivation and counselor style effect change and provide them with a high level of skill with the method. 

Train Trainers – This training is intended to prepare internal staff members of an agency to provide ongoing training activities to enable staff to maintain and advance their skills.  These staff must have received training at the basic and advanced level and be able to demonstrate high competency in practice as well as possess knowledge and skills as a trainer.

Coding and Feedback for Recorded Audio and Video Practice – Building durable capacity is best achieved with a combination of in classroom learning followed with ongoing monitoring and coding feedback provided on through the review of actual recorded activities.  Evidence suggests that Motivational Interviewing, for example is learned through training combined with coaching and feedback from practice. 

Coaching – This is intended to provide opportunities for practitioners and teams to present proposed trainings, proposed presentation materials, team cases, etc. for consultation and is intended to maintain effective trainings, interventions, and approaches based on strength based strategies and motivational interventions for recovery.

Clinical Supervision of trainers and practitioners – This service is similar to coaching with the exception that the focus is on skills for clinical work on specific cases as well as fidelity of what is contained in training.  Typically, teams identify and present the three most difficult cases they are dealing with.  We use a systematic method of helping them to analyze the case, determine the focus the team has, determine the targeted issues for the person, identify their level of readiness (staging) to work on the goal for that issue, and design stage matched objectives for each goal followed by motivational interventions to assist with the objectives.  At the end they team compares the current plan with the one we developed to better understand the typical plan when compared to the stage-matched plan. 

Probation, Parole & Community Supervision Skills – Training on Strength Based Strategies and Motivational Interviewing for working with clients in the correctional system as well as in assisting in the successful completion of probation and Parole 

Medical Issues – Focuses on Strength Based Strategies and Motivational Interviewing for change issues that are encountered as a result of medical conditions (taking medication, diet, exercise, therapy, etc.).

Family – Focuses on how use of stage-wise treatment, strength based strategies, and motivational interventions are used with families and supports in care of individuals.  

Family Group, Conferencing and Teaming - Evidence based approaches for family engagement in community.

Workforce and Career Services

  • H.I.R.E. - (Helping Individuals Regain Employment) Evidence-based and strength centered approaches for employment focused career services
  • H.I.R.E. for Returning Citizens - Helping Individuals Regain Employment model for citizens reentering the community
  • Culture of Poverty - Strength-based job search approach for staff working with clients from disadvantaged socio economic populations and regions
  • Model of Accountability, Performance Measurement and Evaluation - Modular training, information and technologies to engage staff, enhance outcomes and customer satisfaction.

Developmental Disabilities – Focuses on the way in which stage-wise treatment, strength-based strategies and motivational interventions are used with families in the care of individuals with developmental disabilities

Trauma Informed Care & Compassion Fatigue Program Services and Implementation - Trauma-informed organizations, programs, and services are based on an understanding of the vulnerabilities or triggers of trauma survivors that traditional service delivery approaches may exacerbate, so that services and programs can be more supportive and avoid re-traumatizing survivors. 

Traumatic Stress and Vicarious Trauma - we focus on the impacts of various aspects of traumatic stress, how to recognize and leverage those impacts for service excellence

Post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD) – Focuses on dealing with the issues around anxiety disorder brought on by major trauma from various events such as war, imprisonment, assault, sexual abuse or natural disasters.

Cognitive Behavioral Therapy - A cognitive-behavioral approach is the primary foundational model for facilitating change.  This program is designed to support the work of correctional change and reform of populations under various forms of supervision.  The course will take individual looks at Behavioral and Cognitive components as well as review the merger of the two.

Motivational Interviewing Skills: Core and Advanced Skills - This is a formal training to teach skills Motivational Interviewing skills.  Designed for the basic level practitioners and the advanced practitioner as well.

Motivational Interviewing and Cognitive Behavioral Therapy Combined Technique - This is a formal training to teach skills for combining the two methods.  Clinical trials demonstrate that CBT combined with MI is four times more effective.

MI in Group Practice – Trains people on the use of Motivational Interviewing in group facilitation

Motivational Interviewing Assessment: Supervisory Techniques for Enhancing Performance (MIA: STEP)-  This is manualized training that accomplishes to objectives.  1-assisting assessment staff in the use of MI during any type of assessment in order to accomplish engagement, retention, and commitment to treatment, and 2-teaches supervisors of persons using MI a method to increase their MI skills using an easy coding system with a supervisory approach.

Lesbian Gay Bi Transgender (LGBTQ) & Gender Program Services - 1-day or 2-day training program on evidence-based and strength-centered approaches for understanding, addressing and engaging youth and adults around gender concepts, terms, and inclusion.

Skills for Evidence-Based & Strength-Centered Counseling, Case Management & Care Coordination - Effective offender transition and supervision programs result in successful citizens who are assets to communities where they live, or to which they return. This program examines how in a mandated setting case management is often seen as an activity that lacks the importance of clinical and professional services, requiring only instructions and compliance monitoring. In fact case management is the pivotal activity by which all other supports and services are made viable. Case-management has been a natural part of probation, parole and other services supervising clients at various stages of transitioning back into community. It examines the nature and quality of resources coordination to enhance and maximize the client's opportunities to success in the community.

Strength-centered Strategies: Basic and Advanced – Focuses on various theories considered to be strength-based in their approach to therapy.  Participants learn various theories that demonstrate the way in which people are influenced to make decisions about themselves and their behaviors.  Participants become hypersensitive to any approach that can be characterized as “deficit-based” and learn specific strength-based alternatives.  Basic is one day and Advanced is the addition of a second day in order to involve skills training (MI, Solution Focused, MI/CBT combined, support, etc.).   

Writing Recovery Oriented Treatment Plans using Stage-Wise Treatment and Strength-Based Approaches – This training is extremely useful for both mental health and substance use disorders treatment and especially for co-morbidity.  It takes the clinician from assessment through person centered planning to the IPOS.  It involves identifying targeted issues

Substance Abuse Treatment – All inclusive training adaptable to specific agency needs.

       Recovery Orientation




       SA Counseling Techniques/Interventions

Becoming An Evidence Based Justice Organization - We have a process for helping organizations become evidence based.  The process lays a foundation for helping organization achieve enduring client outcomes and consistently reaching and exceeding the expectations of stakeholders and funding providers.  Agencies are encouraged to participate as teams to help accelerate the adoption and transition toward becoming an EBO.

Becoming An Evidence Based Justice Practitioner - This training is standardized formal education for supervision, case management and coordination teams working with justice-involved adults and youth. Such teams would include counselors, community services providers, courts and probation staff, social workers and clinical teams. The program fleshes out the evidence-based "common elements" they must possess as practitioners to help their clients address challenges impeding their success - vs punishing, warning or "rehabilitating". It has been developed as a “pathway or logic model” to help practitioners hone capabilities in the essential skills they must possess to work effectively with their clients.

Group Therapy – This is an advanced training on group practice and is usually done in one or two days although any part of it can be presented in a smaller time frame. 

       Types of Groups

       Preparing Clients

       Facilitator requirements

       Interventions/Facilitation for stages of group process

       Stage-Wise Groups

Co-occurring Mental Health and Substance Use disorders (Complex Care) – We have developed several training presentations on this but now use the SAMHSA Manualized Presentations.  Sometimes it is necessary to expand the detail on a part of this training which we are able to do.

CCISC Work Plan Development – We have a process that is very streamlined and really helpful to agencies that struggle with developing and updating a work plan while also having to develop meeting agendas and transcribe minutes for activities around this initiative.  It works well for any implementation project.

Case Management Practices For Effective Outcomes - Participants learn evidence-based & strength-centered case management practices.  Participants will be able to differentiate traditional deficit-centered practices vs. evidence-based and strength-centered practices we are moving toward.  Using relevant examples, participants will learn how they can help their clients achieve desirable outcomes through promoting quality and effective interventions which link individuals to appropriate resources.

Clinical Supervision Practices to Enhance Performance and Improve Client Outcomes - Promote the professional development of the supervisee by building on their existing strengths and talents.  Supervisors provide evaluative feedback to assist with new learning through instruction and modeling.   Primary tasks of supervision include enhancing competence, continuing the life-long learning process and helping to develop effective self-assessment skills. 

Dialectical Behavior Therapy (DBT) – DBT strategies arose from a recognition that typical skills-focused programs concentrate on change to the exclusion of validation or acceptance, with the result that clients experience invalidation around their suffering as well as the difficulty or lack of readiness to make changes.  The particular value of DBT stems from it combining acceptance and change strategies together.   

Employee Management Skills- Basic human relationship skills for working with staff including peers, bosses and their own direct-reports is taught with a goal to enhance business results.  Skills for new or less tenured as well as more tenured managers and supervisors are available.


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Program Evaluation – Developing and utilizing performance measures to assess key results; developing and utilizing action plans; monitoring implementation through process evaluation.  Using performance assessment to improve agency operations, manage resistance to change, and communicate with internal and external stakeholders.

Becoming An Evidence Based Organization - We have a process for helping organizations become evidence based.  The process lays a foundation for helping organization achieve enduring client outcomes and consistently reaching and exceeding the expectations of stakeholders and funding providers.  Agencies are encouraged to participate as teams to help accelerate the adoption and transition toward becoming an EBO.

Becoming An Evidence Based Practitioner - This program is the standardized process for becoming a professional able to confidently and efficiently provide services and supports to clients through the application of a set of skills characterized as evidence based "common elements".

Hard to serve cases

       Mental Health Disorders

       Developmental Disabilities

       Substance Use Disorders

       Medical Lifestyle Changes

       Co-occurring and Co-morbid MI/SA/DD/Medical

IDDT Implementation Work Plan Development/Management

IDDT Team Processes

IDDT Team Member Development

       IDDT Implementation

       Co-existing COD Capable services and IDDT

       Supervision of IDDT Team Leaders

       Writing Policy to support IDDT and COD

       Developing Forms and formats for IDDT and COD


Training and consultation projects not listed can be arranged and tailored to your needs.  We would require the topic, learning objectives, and time frames for the training/consultation.  Following that we will develop a proposal and provide the layout for the training including program content, training materials for handouts and exercises, video and reference materials as applicable.

Public, In-House & Customized Courses

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