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Psychopharmacology for People with Co-Occurring Diagnoses


This webinar takes a look at best practice as it applies to prescribing (or not prescribing) psychotropic medications for a person in recovery with both a mental illness and substance abuse (MISA) di...

Adoption Constellation: Skill Set for First/Birth Families


This webinar will focus on clinical and social services as they impact birth/first families during the adoption planning phase, post placement, and reunion. Additionally this workshop will examine an...

Advocacy and Collaboration Skills in Case Management


In providing case management services, social workers often confront systematic language barriers between service providers as well as competing agendas and misconceptions among agencies. In this in...

Aging and Spirituality: Meaning in Later Life


There are many dimensions of spirituality that are important to us at mid-life and beyond - from traditional religious practices to values, connections, purpose, gratitude, forgiveness and life revie...

Aging: Policy and Economic Considerations


This is a 3 day webinar which is the second part and provides the foundation and contextual information for understanding the older adult population (Aging: The Human Process is the first part). This...

Assessment and Differential Diagnosis of Children


This four day webinar seeks to enhance the clinician's ability to diagnose child mental disorders accurately and comprehensively. We will address two major topic areas: 1) the key factors in accurate...

Assessment and Intervention Strategies in Working With Families With Children Experiencing Domestic Violence


Working with families with children impacted by domestic violence poses a variety of clinical, ethical and legal challenges. This webinar will provide information about assessment strategies and best...

Assessment of Older Adults


An accurate and comprehensive assessment is crucial in determining the nature and course of helping interventions and achieving goals, which improve the quality of life for elder clients. You will le...

Attachment Theory: A Helpful Framework for Understanding and Intervening with At-Risk Children and Their Families


Secure attachment has been found to be associated with better social, emotional, and behavioral outcomes of children. Maternal sensitivity is thought to be a major contributor to the development of ...

Body Image and the Media


The average child sees 1000+ ads a day through media. Is the media contributing to the rise in disordered eating and eating disorders in children as young as age 5? You bet! This presentation explore...

Children's Mental Health and Developmental Disabilities


This webinar will focus on a variety of related topics, including: differential diagnosis of disability and mental illness, adapting treatment supports to better serve those with developmental disabi...

Clinical and Normative Issues within Adult Adoptee Populations


There is a gap between the literature and current treatment methods for young adult and adult adopted persons who present for counseling services. This webinar will enable participants to define the...

Clinical Work with LGBTQ Youth


LGBT youth have higher rates of mental health issues, substance abuse issues, involvement in the child welfare & criminal justice system and represent half of the homeless unaccompanied youth populat...

Clinical, Ethical, and Risk Management Consideration for Online Supervision


Supervising online presents a number of challenges for the Supervisor, many of which we are just beginning to understand. This webinar will focus on Preparation for On-Line supervision, the possible ...

Common Health Problems and Medication Use with Older Adults


This webinar will provide an overview of common health problems in the older adult population, such as malnutrition, dehydration, skin conditions, cardio-pulmonary disease, pneumonia, congestive hear...

Compassion Fatigue during COVID-19: Integrative Solutions


Compassion Fatigue, sometimes referred to as burnout, is considered secondary trauma stemming from empathetic listening to and engagement with other’s traumatic stories. Covid-19 is an interna...

Complex Trauma in Children-WEB


Exposure to multiple traumatic events early in life within the context of the caregiving system can have profound and long-lasting impacts. These experiences affect how people experience others and ...

Current Drug Trends and Emerging Drugs of Abuse


Many new drugs are making local and national headlines such as K2/Spice and Bath Salts. This interactive workshop will discuss the latest developments and information regarding synthetic cannabinoid...

Dealing with Angry Students and Tantrums Effectively


It seems each year we are faced with more and more students who are getting angrier and angrier. Why are our students angry? How do we deal with students when they are annoyed, frustrated or otherw...

Developing Cultural Competence in a Multicultural Society


Commitment to cultural competence is growing among healthcare professionals and providers. This webinar will explore cultural competence from a global perspective and demonstrate how all healthcare ...

DSM-5: What to Know and How to Apply It


This is a 2 day webinar. Competence in assessment and diagnosis is an ongoing area of development in clinical practice. For most practitioners, this requires having a solid understanding of the DSM...

Educators, Colleagues, and Parents Working Together With All Stakeholders


Whether you're an educator, CST member, administrator, or other educational professional, you share two things in common: dealing with challenging parents and families as well as colleagues that can ...

Elder Economic Security, Social Equity and the Reality of Longevity for Seniors in NJ


Faced with increasing costs and fixed incomes, many of New Jersey's seniors are living on the edge of poverty. As professionals, you may come across seniors in this situation. NJFA has produced the E...

Emotional Freedom Technique (EFT) a Mind-Body Approach to the Anxiety Spectrum Disorders and Pain


This how-to-do-it workshop focuses on learning meridian techniques to treat the anxiety spectrum disorders - including simple phobias, generalized anxiety, panic, acute stress reaction and trauma. T...

Employment, Sexuality, and Other Trending Topics in Adulthood


The objective of this webinar is to provide an overview of critical issues relevant to adults with disabilities and those that support them. Participants will explore the concept of ableism and how i...

Ethical and Legal Issues in Substance Abuse Counseling


This interactive webinar focuses on the major elements of legal and ethical issues for those clinicians working in the substance abuse field. It is important to know that the legal/ethical standards ...

Ethical Dilemmas for Administrators and Managers


In running their programs and organizations, Senior Service Administrators/Managers strive to promote a caring, respectful and compassionate culture for the clients they serve on a daily basis. In o...

Ethical Issues in Schools


This webinar will examine current ethical issues facing school social workers, guidance counselors, and teachers. Topics to be included are alcohol and substance abuse, eating disorders, mental heal...

Ethical Issues in Social Work Practice


This is a 2 day webinar. Clinicians face ethical dilemmas on a daily basis and must make ethical decisions as a part of their practice. In this interactive experiential webinar, participants will ex...

Examining and Understanding Diversity of Gender Identity and Sexual Orientation


How do sexual orientation and gender identity differ? This webinar will offer a detailed examination of these two topics as well as how psychological and social issues influence the LGB and T commun...

Family-Focused Therapy for Post-Institutionalized Children


Post-Institutionalized children often demonstrate a pattern of behavioral symptoms. This webinar will provide the practitioner with the assessment tools to determine what the behavioral symptoms are ...

Generating Ease in Troubled Times: Lessons from Neuroscience


During this pandemic, all of us are facing challenges and stressors we never imagined we would experience in our lifetime. We need simple, quick “hacks” to regulate our stress response a...

Growing Old Together: Aging and Family Caregiving


This webinar explores the aging process as it impacts the functional ability and cognition of individuals with developmental disabilities. Particular attention will be paid to the cumulative impact o...

Handling Crisis in Case Management


Crisis intervention and crisis management are skills necessary to case managers. In this webinar, participants will learn how to identify an authentic crisis and assist clients in crisis. The element...

How to Deal with Trauma Anniversaries: Shootings, Deaths, Suicides and Pandemics


This webinar is designed to deal with the reality that traumatic events do not disappear with the passage of time and the original trauma can be retriggered by anniversaries. We need quality ways in...

Human Trafficking: Protecting the Most Vulnerable


New Jersey has increasingly become aware of the presence of the human trafficking and domestic minor sex trafficking. Healthcare providers play a crucial role in helping victims of human trafficking ...

Impact of Early Adverse Childhood Experiences - Implications for Adoption


This webinar will discuss the consequences of suboptimal care, deprivation and trauma on childhood development and the interface of biological and social influences. Included in the discussion will b...

Improving Networking Skills and Enhancing Interagency Relationships


This webinar will address the fundamental need of front-line workers to communicate more successfully, build effective coalitions and enhance their networking potential. Participants will learn stra...

Incorporating Cultural Competence into Ethical Decision Making


This interactive webinar will explore several different perspectives regarding ethical decision making. It will examine the role of cultural competence in making ethical decisions and outline how the...

Increase your Funding through Program Evaluation


How do you know if your work is effective? How would a prospective funder know whether your program is a good investment? The funder will never know unless you evaluate the effectiveness of the progr...

Interventions for Parents with Personality Disorders


This webinar will address dependent, borderline, and narcissistic personality disorders in parents and other caregivers. It is intended for family preservationists and other family-oriented intervent...

Legal and Ethical Issues in Child/Adolescent Mental Health


This is a two day webinar will outline the legal and ethical requirements in providing mental health services to children and adolescents. The first webinar will set out the legal framework as defin...

Legal and Ethical Issues in Clinical Supervision


This webinar is 2 days: Monday, October 12th and Tues, October 13th. Both days from 10:30am - 1:00pm. This interactive webinar focuses on major legal and ethical issues involved in clinical superv...

Legal and Ethical Issues in Working with Trans Youth


What if we are going on an overnight field trip? Questions like this arise regarding the obligations for school districts, residential, inpatient facilities, employers when working with Trans Individ...

Let's Talk about Opposition in Adolescence


Opposition in adolescence has become synonymous with oppositional defiant disorder. This view of opposition as a disorder is limiting and puts adults in conflict with youth. This webinar will focus...

Living as a Multicultural Family: An Adoptive Family Perspective


When people choose to build a multicultural family through adoption, they incur the responsibility of redesigning their entire family's cultural identity. To succeed, parents must explore what it mea...

Looking Through Invisible Borders: An Cross-Cultural Response to Trauma Survivors


This webinar's scope utilizes a cross cultural perspective in examining, exploring and identifying appropriate clinical strategies in trauma response. Sexual violence is endemic amongst all races, c...

Managing Change


The fast-changing world of human services organizations demands managers to be equally skilled in managing both for stability and for change. As the marketplace changes, as funders demand more and di...

Managing Differences and Challenging Dynamics in Clinical Supervision


This is a 2 day webinar: Monday, October 5 and Tuesday, October 6th. Both days are 10:30am - 1:00pm. The focus of this interactive webinar will be major elements of managing differences and difficu...

Medical and Legal Marijuana in NJ: Practice and Policy Issues


The goal of this interactive webinar is to identify the changes that have occurred in the NJ Medical Marijuana Program. The history of marijuana legalization and major events that have shaped this hi...

Models and Techniques of Clinical Supervision


This is a 2 day webinar. Monday Sept 28th and Tues, Sept 29th from 10:30am - 1pm. The goal of this webinar is to provide a theoretically based, focused, and practical experience in the use of super...

Multicultural Perspectives in Developmental Disabilities


In this webinar participants will learn about ways for exploring and discovering the values and belief systems that shape the behavior of various ethnic groups, and the ways that various cultures app...

Organizational Resiliency, Prevention Workplace Stress and Burnout


Often during a crisis, we encourage individuals to develop and maintain individual resiliency. Organizations that have been able to absorb and adapt to the challenges of the Covid-19 pandemic succe...

Orthorexia: The Recent Face of an Eating Disorder


This webinar will define orthorexia signs and symptoms with detailed case illustrations. The history of orthorexia will also be addressed and will provide tools and techniques that can be useful when...

Practical Parenting Toolbox


The purpose of this webinar is to teach professionals an overview of practical, "ready to use" skills and parenting techniques. The overarching goal of the webinar is to help professionals hone tech...

Program Evaluation - An Opportunity, Not a Burden


You value the work that you and your staff do. You provide services that help people in need and you do so in a conscientious manner. It is exciting work and you want people to know about it - not ju...

Psychiatric Vulnerabilities in Older Adults


This webinar will review the common symptoms of major psychiatric illnesses and how they may manifest themselves in the older adult. This will include affective disorders, particularly depression, a...

Psychotherapeutic and Psychosocial Treatments for Child and Adolescent Disorders


This two-day webinar addresses current treatment models for child and adolescent disorders. Topics include: 1) similarities and differences across the major models of intervention, including psychody...

Psychotherapy and Counseling with Older Adults


This webinar will dispel the all-too-common assumption that psychotherapy and counseling are not effective treatment modalities with senior adults. Contrary to the belief that seniors are "inflexible...

Racial Justice in Social Work Practice


This webinar explores the topic of racial justice and how it relates to social work. We will engage in conversations about racial justice work that help to foster authentic engagement with social wor...

Screen Smart Counseling: A Media-Age Guide for Therapy


During the last two decades there have been profound sociocultural shifts in how we use and experience technology. The purpose of this webinar is to demonstrate ways to effectively navigate and utili...

Self Injury in the School Setting


Self-injury is a touchy subject in the school setting. This webinar will help school professionals understand how to work with students and families when self-injury is presented, how it manifests an...

Social Workers in Health Care: Enhancing Your Power to Make an Impact: A Three-Part Intensive Series


Enhancing Your Power to Make an Impact: A Three-Part Health Care Series
This three-webinar series is designed to empower social workers with skills and insights for meeting challenges uniqu...

Somatic Therapy for Anxiety and Trauma


This webinar will introduce clinicians to the method of Somatic Therapy. Somatic Therapy is an organic, body-oriented approach that releases traumatic shock. Expand your clinical toolbox and learn ...

Starting Out: From Diagnosis to Early Childhood


Involvement with service systems for individuals with developmental disabilities begins for some families when their children are infants, toddlers, and preschoolers. Families' experiences with early...

Suicide Prevention in School Setting: Identification and Intervention


This webinar is designed to help school social workers, school counselors, and teachers understand their role in identifying students at risk for suicide. In this webinar risk factors and indicators...

Suicide Prevention with Trans Youth


The risk of suicide increases for trans individuals when they participate in single gendered therapy group(s) and other treatment modalities with cisgender patients. Trans individuals are often ...

Supporting Adults, Teens, and Children Coping with Loss


Adults, teens and children experience many different types of loss: death, divorce, abandonment, foster care, illness, incarceration and deportation leaving them at higher risk for mental and physi...

Technology Dependence: Implications for Violence in the Family, School and Self-injury


This highly engaging webinar provides the most up to date research pertaining to "tech-dependence," social isolation, decreased empathy, virtual relationships, bullying and self-injury. Learn t...

The Dynamics of Addiction, Domestic Violence and Child Abuse


It is clear that all forms of abuse are destructive. This webinar will address the interrelationships between addiction, domestic violence and child abuse and the devastating impact they have on all ...

The Neurobiology of Trauma/PTSD


The overall goal of this webinar is for practitioners to understand that the development of Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD) is not merely a psychosocial phenomenon and to be better able to prov...

The Opioid Crisis in NJ: Current Trends and Evidence Based Treatment Options


In this webinar, the latest developments and trends regarding natural opiates, semi-synthetic opioids, and synthetic opioids will be discussed. Participants will also be introduced to another drug t...

The Psychology of Adoption


This webinar sets the stage for the Clinical Certificate Program in Adoption. The focus will be on contemporary trends in adoption and the psychological benefits and risks associated with adoption. O...

The Road to Emotional Maturity has No Fast Lane: Towards Becoming a More Inn-Directed Self.


Most people want their decision-making and day-to-day behavior guided by a conscious set of well thought-out stances or principles. Perplexed by their own limitations in executing such thoughtful be...

The Role of Diversity in Trauma Treatment: Overcoming Barriers and Empowering Ethnic Identity


Trauma treatment requires culturally compassionate and responsive clinical interventions. Culture, race, ethnicity, gender, and other identities play a significant role in how trauma affects not onl...

This is a Time of Suffering: Comforting Ourselves through Self-Compassion


There is no denying that this time in our history is one of the most stressful in our lifetime. Prolonged exposure to stress is scientifically proven to be detrimental to our physical and emotional ...

Trauma in Schools: Response Matters


1 in 4 children experience trauma in their lives. With natural disasters, rising suicide rates, schools shootings, and every day trauma, the aftermath of trauma continues to stall educational benchm...

Trauma Informed Person Centered Care


As various systems, including mental health and criminal justice services, strive to support those we work with to achieve their goals, we are regularly faced with challenging behaviors from our clie...

Understanding Child Development Through a Cultural Lens


The challenges that children face while growing up are largely impacted by their environment. It is important to understand this environment through the "cultural looking glass". This webinar will he...

Understanding the Impact of Trauma on Children and Adolescents


As many adolescents have experienced at least one traumatic event in their lifetime. Traumatic events can include physical abuse, sexual abuse, domestic violence, community violence, and/or disaster...

Waiting for the Mud to Settle: Mindfulness as a Coping Strategy During Chaotic Times


During times of uncertainty and chaos, feelings of fear, anxiety, overwhelm and grief are likely to rise to the surface and dominate our awareness. Mindfulness involves focusing awareness and non-ju...

Working Together: Senior Housing Social Services Staff and Property Management


This webinar will assist service coordinators in identifying their role and responsibilities to residents in independent senior housing. An overview of basic principles of service coordination and pr...

Working with Undocumented Clients: Addressing the Myths and Understanding the Challenges


Many immigrants living in the US have experienced unique stressors that have significantly shaped their lives. This webinar will explore the myths about undocumented immigrants, leading to a better u...

Yoga for Emotional Regulation and Resilience


In this three hour webinar, participants will learn yoga and mindfulness based interventions that aid in bolstering resilience and help tolerate distress. Participants will gain an understanding of t...