Workshops: Addictions

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Addictions in the Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transgender, Queer Communities: If Gay Means Happy Why Am I Always Getting High?

ID: 4333

LGBT people are more likely to use alcohol, tobacco and other drugs than the general population. They are also less likely to abstain from alcohol, tobacco and other drugs, they report higher rates of substance abuse problems, and they are more likely to continue heavy drinking into later life. The workshop examines the complexity of sexual identity and gender expression, social and cultural variables, mental health, and trauma history that influence problematic use, abuse and dependence on alcohol, tobacco, drugs and other addictions. Participants will be better able to provide LGBTQ Affirmative treatment interventions in helping clients to enact behavior changes in the process of recovery from addictions. This workshop does not qualify for NBCC clock hours.

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

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Instructor: Phil McCabe, CSW, CAS
Date: Friday, July 20, 2018
Time: 9:30 am - 3:30 pm
Location: Robins' Nest
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Instructor: Phil McCabe, CSW, CAS
Date: Thursday, December 6, 2018
Time: 9:30 am - 3:30 pm
Location: Parsippany - Octagon 10 Office Center
1719 Route 10 East, Parsippany, NJ

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Basic Psychopharmacology for People with Co-Occurring Diagnoses

ID: 5028

This workshop 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) diagnosis. Each medication class will be discussed in terms of benefits and side effects and, whenever possible, recommendations of one medication type over another for the dually-diagnosed consumer. Introductory material relating to the neuroanatomy and physiology of the central nervous system will also be presented and linked to why some medications should be prescribed and why others should be avoided for this problem.

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

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Instructor: Craig Strickland, PhD
Date: Thursday, August 23, 2018
Time: 9:30 am - 3:30 pm
Location: Northbrook Behavioral Health
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Becoming a "Good-Enough" Mother: From Pregnancy to Birth to Healthy Attachment

ID: 5278

This workshop is about the journey of motherhood, particularly the key areas of pregnancy, postpartum issues, and attachment. Participants will gain a thorough understanding of what mental health issues can surface for a woman during and after pregnancy. Participants will explore the projections and fantasies that can arise for women during pregnancy, as well as the transference issues that can surface if the therapist herself is pregnant. The symptoms and treatment of postpartum mood disorders will be discussed at length. Finally, D. W. Winnicott's concept of the "good-enough" mother will be explored in its connection to a healthy attachment from mother to baby. Case examples and interventions will be explored, and extensive resources, reading lists, and current research articles will be provided. The workshop will be a combination of lecture and group process. Participants are free to bring case examples.

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

Instructor: Jessica Flint, LCSW
Date: Wednesday, January 30, 2019
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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Co-Occurring Disorders: Going Beyond the Boundaries of Diagnosis

ID: 5224

We used to call individuals with mental illness and co-occurring substance use disorders a "special" population, but over the years we have become aware that the prevalence is so great that they are our population. This workshop is designed for helping professionals who may need hope, understanding and methods for dealing with the most difficult of behaviors. An overview of the development of disorders, the interrelationship of mental illness and substance use, levels of severity, and how to sort through symptoms of each disorder will be explored. We will explore how attention to diagnosis, rather than attention to the total person can complicate engagement and treatment. This workshop will provide underlying principles for assessment, diagnosis, treatment and recovery support that can be provided in any agency in any system.

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

Instructor: Kathryn Bedard, MA, LCADC, NCADC
Date: Thursday, January 31, 2019
Time: 9:30 am - 3:30 pm
Location: Rutgers Eco Complex
1200 Florence Columbus Rd , Bordentown Township, NJ

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Current Drug Trends and Emerging Drugs of Abuse

ID: 4103

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 cannabinoids, MDPV, Mephedrone, Kratom, Salvia and other designer drugs that have been emerging over the past few years. Workshop participants will be introduced to the physiology of these drugs and how they can possibly impact, mimic and exacerbate mental health disorders such as anxiety and depressive disorders. Epidemiologic trends in drug abuse in both youth and adults will be discussed as will the latest trends from the New Jersey Division of Addiction Services. Workshop participants will participate in interactive discussions and exercises in differential diagnosis of similar symptoms produced by these emerging drugs of abuse and other mental health disorders. Patterns of use, abilities for urine detection, and other legal aspect regarding these emerging drugs will be discussed.

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

Instructor: Glenn Duncan, LPC, LCADC, CCS, ACS
Date: Friday, December 14, 2018
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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Instructor: Glenn Duncan, LPC, LCADC, CCS, ACS
Date: Thursday, February 14, 2019
Time: 9:30 am - 3:30 pm
Location: Rutgers Eco Complex
1200 Florence Columbus Rd , Bordentown Township, NJ

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Ethical and Legal Issues in Substance Abuse Counseling

ID: 5598

This interactive workshop 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 for working with substance abusing clients were updated in October, 2009. This workshop covers those changes and more. Legal areas include scope of clinical and supervisory practice, malpractice, duty to warn, informed consent, confidentiality, the impaired professional and the ADA. Ethical areas covered include workplace harassment, dual relationships, and an overview of the division of consumer affairs LCADC/CADC ethical standards. *This workshop does not qualify for NBCC clock hours in ethics.

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

Instructor: Glenn Duncan, LPC, LCADC, CCS, ACS
Date: Thursday, January 17, 2019
Time: 9:30 am - 3:30 pm
Location: Robins' Nest
42 South Delsea Drive, Glassboro, NJ

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Instructor: Glenn Duncan, LPC, LCADC, CCS, ACS
Date: Friday, January 18, 2019
Time: 9:30 am - 3:30 pm
Location: Bergen- DHS, Hackensack, NJ
Bergen County Administration Building, Hackensack, NJ

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Family Therapy 101

ID: 5201

This workshop will cover the basic skills and theory needed to conduct family therapy, including how to engage a family, asses the family dynamics, and intervene effectively within the family system. The workshop will maximize your learning through experiential activities that make the material come alive. You will also learn about an approach called "family therapy in action".

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

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Instructor: Paula Ochs, LCSW
Date: Thursday, August 2, 2018
Time: 9:30 am - 3:30 pm
Location: 390 George St., 3rd floor - CLASSROOM B
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It is OK to Say No!

ID: 5273

Attendees will learn the value of this powerful two-letter word. Saying “No” sets boundaries and promotes personal accountability and responsibility. Whether your clients are working on managing themselves in their marriages, as parents, or in their professional roles, saying “No” can be challenging and feel uncomfortable. And yet, saying “No” might also be the responsible response. This session will provide strategies for skillfully delivering the “No” message with kindness and respect; understanding how saying “No” can facilitate increased productivity, satisfaction, and skill development; how to discern when saying “No” is more helpful than saying “Yes”; and recognizing the gift to you and others when saying “No.”

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

Instructor: Lauren Hammer, LCSW, MS
Date: Wednesday, December 5, 2018
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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Medical and Legal Marijuana in NJ: Practice and Policy Issues

ID: 4214

The goal of this interactive workshop 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 history are discussed. Known scientific research on the benefits of medical marijuana and the risks associated with marijuana usage are covered, as well as the continued barriers to better scientific research on this topic. Interactive exercises are incorporated in order to have participants analyze child custody issues for clients who are on the NJ medical marijuana program. Other exercises include the participants discussing how treatment is impacted by medical marijuana and participants will analyze under what conditions there would be a "duty to report" a coworker on medical marijuana.

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

Instructor: Glenn Duncan, LPC, LCADC, CCS, ACS
Date: Thursday, December 13, 2018
Time: 9:30 am - 3:30 pm
Location: Rutgers Eco Complex
1200 Florence Columbus Rd , Bordentown Township, NJ

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Instructor: Glenn Duncan, LPC, LCADC, CCS, ACS
Date: Friday, February 15, 2019
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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Self-Care: Holistic Health for Clinician and Client

ID: 4213

The term “self-care” is vague and overused. This workshop aims to reclaim self-care as a principle of holistic mental, emotional, physical, and spiritual health, rather than as a buzzword for underdeveloped treat yourself sessions. This workshop will help clinicians to integrate the core principles of any healthy and effective self-care regimen, including responses to acute stress. You will learn to recognize the relationship between holistic health and true self-care. Discover common issues hindering self-care, such as a tendency for brain hyperfrontality, chronic hyperthermia, lack of hormesis response, chronic inflammation, carcinogenic diets, and emotional deprivation. Learn to employ core medical principles that are essential to all mental health clinicians’ toolbox.

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

Instructor: Zachary Alti, LMSW
Date: Saturday, January 26, 2019
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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Technology Dependence: Implications for Violence in the Family, School and Self-injury

ID: 4174

This highly engaging workshop provides the most up to date research pertaining to "tech-dependence," social isolation, decreased empathy, virtual relationships, bullying and self-injury. Learn the indicators of abuse and dependence, and discover the potential impact of high levels of intense computer interaction on the brain. Find how your behaviors and those of your clients may be modified daily, with a potential long term cost to your health and to society. Explore hidden dangers inherent in gaming, social networking, and alternative reality environments that can contribute to decreased empathy, enhanced potential for violence, self-injury and even suicide. Study methods to reengage clients to offset social isolation, building networking skills, reconnecting to self and for providing skills to increased resiliency to social problems.

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

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Instructor: John Kriger, MSM, CADC, CPS
Date: Tuesday, October 16, 2018
Time: 9:30 am - 3:30 pm
Location: Rutgers Eco Complex
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