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October 28, 2020 @ 8:30 am - 11:30 am

CASAT Training-Dec. 1, 2020

CASAT Training - Center for the Application of Substance Abuse Technologies - University of Nevada, Reno
At the Intersection of Guns and Mental Health:
The Introductory Course

Three Part Series

Part 1 Introductory (two dates available) | October 28, 2020 OR December 1, 2020
8:30 AM – 11:30 AM PST

Part 2 Intermediate & Part 3 Advanced | Dates TBD
(Registration Coming Soon)

This course is the first of three parts. If taken in succession, completion will result in achievement of full WTTA certification in firearms and mental health culture. The introduction course is designed to cover the principles of firearms, firearms culture, and suicide prevention and intervention as they relate to firearms.

At the end of this course, attendees will:

  • Increase understanding of suicide by firearm and its disproportionate presence in American culture, particularly as it relates to overall firearm deaths
  • Improve their understanding of the stigma related to mental health care among gun owners including veterans and first responders;
  • Learn how to validate emotional experiences of gun owners;
  • Increase their empathy and understanding related to gun culture;
  • Improve their understanding of firearms broadly, including types, classes, and uses;
  • Gain new information on expected standards and need for clinical contributions to the field;
  • Understand “red flag laws” and transfer laws, along with clinician responsibility and ethical scope in Nevada

Continuing Education Units: 3 CEUs

Cost: $45.00 with CEU Certificate  OR Free for Information Only

Presented by: Jake Wiskerchen, MFT, NCC; Michael Sodini, CEO, Walk the Talk America; and Rob Pincus, Owner, I.C.E. Training Company

Workshops are approved by the following professional associations for continuing education hours:


  • International Certification & Reciprocity Consortium (IC&RC)
  • National Association of Alcohol & Drug Abuse Counselors (NAADAC)
  • National Board for Certified Counselors (NBCC)
  • Nevada State Board of Examiners for Alcohol, Drug & Gambling Counselors
  • Nevada State Board of Nursing
  • State of Nevada Board of Examiners for Marriage and Family Therapists & Clinical Professional Counselors
  • State of Nevada Board of Examiners for Social Workers
Register for October 28, 2020
Register for December 1, 2020
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University of Nevada, Reno/CASAT
Mail Stop 0279
1664 North Virginia Street
Reno , Nevada 89557


October 28, 2020
8:30 am - 11:30 am
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