Workshops: Adoption

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Children's Mental Health and Developmental Disabilities

ID: 3034

This workshop 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 disabilities, and integrating behavior intervention strategies with mental health treatment.

Fee: $129.00
Continuing Ed. Hours (CEH): 5.00 Clinical

Instructor: Philip Smith, PhD
Date: Wednesday, May 20, 2020
Time: 9:30 am - 3:30 pm
Location: The Boggs Center on Developmental Disabilities
335 George Street, 3rd Fl. , New Brunswick, NJ

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Conceptualizing Crisis Intervention when working with Adoptive Families

ID: 5978

This workshop clearly presents the therapeutic nuances that must be comprehended when helping adoptive families work through crisis. Roberts' Seven-Stage Model of Crisis Intervention is used as the framework for presenting adoption specific information. Participants will come away with a strong grasp of crisis intervention, adoption and trauma. In addition, the workshop emphasizes preliminary understanding and skill building of attachment specific therapy techniques.

Fee: $129.00
Continuing Ed. Hours (CEH): 5.00 Clinical

Instructor: Pat Carter-sage, MEd, LPC
Date: Monday, May 18, 2020
Time: 9:30 am - 3:30 pm
Location: Middlesex Regional Educational Services Commission
1690 Stelton Road, Piscataway, NJ

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Family-Focused Therapy for Post-Institutionalized Children

ID: 5955

Post-Institutionalized children often demonstrate a pattern of behavioral symptoms. This workshop will provide the practitioner with the assessment tools to determine what the behavioral symptoms are and how they impact on the adoptive family. Clinical strategies for treatment will be presented in the framework of seeing the adoptive family as the primary source of care and healing.

Fee: $129.00
Continuing Ed. Hours (CEH): 5.00 Clinical

Instructor: Stefani Moon, MA, LPC
Date: Thursday, June 4, 2020
Time: 9:30 am - 3:30 pm
Location: Middlesex Regional Educational Services Commission
1690 Stelton Road, Piscataway, NJ

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Living as a Multicultural Family: An Adoptive Family Perspective

ID: 5979

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 means to be subject to heightened social scrutiny as a "conspicuous family", develop the vocabulary to craft age-appropriate lessons about race and culture, and build the self-confidence and clarity of motives to engage others about what it means to be a true multicultural family. This workshop is designed to develop the practitioner's skill in broaching this subject with clients of all backgrounds and guiding them on their journey beyond their existing social perceptions, and often their own comfort zone. *This workshop does not qualify for NBCC clock hours in ethics.

Fee: $129.00
Continuing Ed. Hours (CEH): 5.00 Clinical, Social/Cultural

Instructor: Stefani Moon, MA, LPC
Date: Wednesday, May 6, 2020
Time: 9:30 am - 3:30 pm
Location: Parsippany - Octagon 10 Office Center
1719 Route 10 East, West Entrance, Suite 101, Parsippany, NJ

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Preparing Children for Adoption

ID: 5980

In this interactive workshop, clinicians will define and develop their role as the adoption therapist in relation to working with foster and adoptive families. Clinicians will describe the impact of secrecy on a child and learn techniques for talking with children about their difficult and traumatic histories in a developmentally appropriate way. Clinicians will identify the importance of developing the child’s personal narrative to help them make sense of their past and process the multiple losses they have experienced. Clinicians will also learn techniques to prepare children and families for transitions and necessary good byes; this may include leaving a foster home or group home, a good bye/closure visit with a birth family, or moving to a select home. Experiential activities will be integrated into the workshop to expand the clinician’s toolkit in working with families as they transition through adoption.

Fee: $129.00
Continuing Ed. Hours (CEH): 5.00 Clinical

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Instructor: Rebecca Gallese, LCSW
Date: Monday, January 27, 2020
Time: 9:30 am - 3:30 pm
Location: Middlesex Regional Educational Services Commission
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Instructor: Rebecca Gallese, LCSW
Date: Wednesday, April 8, 2020
Time: 9:30 am - 3:30 pm
Location: EcoComplex
1200 Florence Columbus Rd, Bordentown, NJ

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Strategies for Managing Behaviors in Adoptive Families

ID: 5957

The primary focus of work with traumatized children is to teach and support them to learn new ways of effectively managing their emotions and behaviors. In this interactive/skill based workshop, clinicians will explore strategies to: Increase a childs sense of safety assist adoptive parents to anticipate, prepare and trouble-shoot transitions and change to avoid or minimize acting out behaviors, support children to identify and regulate their feelings, teach adoptive parents to respond rather than react to childrens behaviors using predictable and safe responses to minimize power struggles. This workshop will build the clinicians toolkit to assist adoptive parents to tackle behaviors before they intensify while calming themselves before calming the child.

Fee: $129.00
Continuing Ed. Hours (CEH): 5.00 Clinical

Instructor: Rebecca Gallese, LCSW
Date: Thursday, April 30, 2020
Time: 9:30 am - 3:30 pm
Location: Middlesex Regional Educational Services Commission
1690 Stelton Road, Piscataway, NJ

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The Language of Adoption

ID: 5987

Learning to speak a new language is a skill that takes time and practice. When working with families formed by adoption, the words we use make a difference. Utilizing the principles of Object Relations Theory, this workshop is designed to provide effective strategies for practitioners who work with anyone touched by adoption. Participants will gain an understanding of adoption centered language and will demonstrate through small group activity and role play their enhanced ability to effectively connect with those involved in the adoption constellation. Additional topics covered will include the use of accurate terms, assisting adoptive families with navigating relationships with birth families and techniques on how to craft developmentally appropriate discussions with children about adoption and birth stories.

Fee: $129.00
Continuing Ed. Hours (CEH): 5.00 Clinical

Instructor: Stefani Moon, MA, LPC
Date: Thursday, April 2, 2020
Time: 9:30 am - 3:30 pm
Location: 390 George St., 3rd floor - CLASSROOM B
390 George St., 3rd Floor, New Brunswick, NJ

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