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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

Instructor: Craig Strickland, PhD
Date: Friday, May 31, 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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Becoming a "Good-Enough" Mother: From Pregnancy to Birth to Healthy Attachment

ID: 5278

This workshop is about the journey of motherhood - pregnancy, perinatal mood and anxiety disorders, 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 concerns that can arise for women during pregnancy, as well as the transference/ countertransference dynamic that can surface if the therapist herself is pregnant. The symptoms and treatment of perinatal mood and anxiety 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. Extensive resources, reading list and current research articles will be provided. The class 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

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Instructor: Jessica Flint, LCSW
Date: Wednesday, January 30, 2019
Time: 9:30 am - 3:30 pm
Location: 390 George St., 3rd floor - CLASSROOM B
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Brief Therapeutic Practices and Lifestyle Changes to Enhance Recovery

ID: 4959

Lifestyle and behavioral choices have a profound impact on the health of adults and may contribute to premature death, particularly for those with addiction and/or mental health issues. One of the best ways to improve on this outcome is for a person to be in a solid and consistent wellness/recovery program. This workshop focuses on presenting and learning brief therapeutic practices that can be taught during group or individual sessions to enhance clients recovery efforts. Ways in which stress management, breath work, exercise, and nutrition can improve ones recovery program will be examined. Through lecture, role play, and live demonstrations, participants will learn; a) 10 setup behaviors that can undermine recovery and lead to relapse; b) 5 ways heart health can strengthen recovery; c) 15 brief therapeutic practices to enhance recovery; d) 5 ways the fight/flight response impacts ones overall health and recovery process; and e) 5 ways exercise improves ones mental health and long term recovery. Because this workshop is highly experiential, informal dress and comfortable shoes are recommended.

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

Instructor: Warren Skov, LCSW, CASAC
Date: Friday, April 5, 2019
Time: 9:30 am - 3:30 pm
Location: Parsippany - Octagon 10 Office Center
1719 Route 10 East, Parsippany, 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

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Instructor: Kathryn Bedard, MA, LCADC, NCADC
Date: Thursday, January 31, 2019
Time: 9:30 am - 3:30 pm
Location: Rutgers Eco Complex
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Instructor: Kathryn Bedard Townsend, MA, LCADC, NCADC
Date: Thursday, June 13, 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

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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
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Instructor: Glenn Duncan, LPC, LCADC, CCS, ACS
Date: Thursday, June 27, 2019
Time: 9:30 am - 3:30 pm
Location: Care Plus NJ
610 Valley Health Plaza, Paramus, NJ

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Instructor: Glenn Duncan, LPC, LCADC, CCS, ACS
Date: Friday, July 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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Instructor: Glenn Duncan, LPC, LCADC, CCS, ACS
Date: Friday, August 9, 2019
Time: 9:30 am - 3:30 pm
Location: Robins' Nest
42 South Delsea Drive, Glassboro, 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

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Instructor: Glenn Duncan, LPC, LCADC, CCS, ACS
Date: Thursday, January 17, 2019
Time: 9:30 am - 3:30 pm
Location: Robins' Nest
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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
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Instructor: Glenn Duncan, LPC, LCADC, CCS, ACS
Date: Thursday, May 30, 2019
Time: 9:30 am - 3:30 pm
Location: St. Francis Community Center
4700 Long Beach Blvd, Long Beach Twp, NJ

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Instructor: Glenn Duncan, LPC, LCADC, CCS, ACS
Date: Wednesday, June 26, 2019
Time: 9:30 am - 3:30 pm
Location: Northbrook Behavioral Health
425 Woodbury-Turnersville Road , Blackwood, NJ

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Family Therapy 101

ID: 5201

This workshop offers a tool kit for the child/family therapist working in both agency and private practice settings. The goal is to provide attendees with enhanced skills and techniques to build their practice repertoire. The workshop covers the initial intake session with children, including the assessment, historical gathering of family dynamics, and working with symptom presentation. From there, the workshop will provide activities to engage children under 10, address how to optimize the length of the session in regard to age, and how to best include the entire family. The workshop includes techniques on working with teens and how to determine when to refer a child of any age to a higher level of care. Additionally, the workshop will discuss issues of HIPPA compliance and consent/release forms needed on file to ensure continuing care with physicians, teens and divorced families.

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

Instructor: Paula Ochs, LCSW
Date: Thursday, May 9, 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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Managing Secondary Traumatic Stress

ID: 5866

The impact of Trauma on the helper is under recognized and under explored. This workshop will provide an overview of trauma, compassion fatigue, secondary traumatic stress and trauma informed care. Special emphasis on experiential activities to address professional self-care is highlighted.

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

Instructor: Tracey Post, LCSW
Date: Tuesday, May 21, 2019
Time: 9:30 am - 3:30 pm
Location: 390 George St., 3rd floor - CLASSROOM C
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

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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
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Instructor: Glenn Duncan, LPC, LCADC, CCS, ACS
Date: Friday, May 31, 2019
Time: 9:30 am - 3:30 pm
Location: St. Francis Community Center
4700 Long Beach Blvd, Long Beach Twp, NJ

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Instructor: Glenn Duncan, LPC, LCADC, CCS, ACS
Date: Thursday, July 25, 2019
Time: 9:30 am - 3:30 pm
Location: Northbrook Behavioral Health
425 Woodbury-Turnersville Road , Blackwood, NJ

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Self and Soul: The Journey Toward Meaning and Purpose in Recovery

ID: 5292

The focus of this workshop is to provide a new way for helping professionals to assist clients in creating an environment to explore and tell the story of their journey toward recovery by incorporating life events into a roadmap for recovery: using strengths, resiliencies and lessons learned. The goals of this workshop are to expand participants understanding of the healthy self and the role of spiritual principles and values in the healing /recovery process. Participants will learn how to work with clients as they develop the narrative of their past and future while remaining calm and grounded in the present.

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

Instructor: Kathryn Bedard Townsend, MA, LCADC, NCADC
Date: Thursday, June 6, 2019
Time: 9:30 am - 3:30 pm
Location: 390 George St, 3rd floor - CLASSROOM A
390 George Street, 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

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Instructor: Zachary Alti, LMSW
Date: Saturday, January 26, 2019
Time: 9:30 am - 3:30 pm
Location: 390 George St., 3rd floor - CLASSROOM B
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The Dynamics of Addiction, Domestic Violence and Child Abuse

ID: 5581

It is clear that all forms of abuse are destructive. This workshop will address the interrelationships between addiction, domestic violence and child abuse and the devastating impact they have on all involved. We will explore the values of maintaining dysfunction and what it takes to interrupt the process. The increased concerns over stress in the hostile home environment will also be discussed. This workshop will utilize mixed modalities of presentation.

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

Instructor: John Kriger, MSM, CADC, CPS
Date: Wednesday, June 19, 2019
Time: 9:30 am - 3:30 pm
Location: Rutgers Eco Complex
1200 Florence Columbus Rd , Bordentown Township, NJ

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The Link between Trauma and Substance Abuse: Causes, Signs, and Treatment Indications

ID: 5041

This workshop is designed to educate both the substance abuse counselor and mental health professional on the prevalence of substance abuse and Post-traumatic Stress Disorder, and importance of cross education for themselves to ensure the best outcomes for their client. The workshop begins with an overview of the long history of specific populations who are most often diagnosed with both disorders and the poor treatment outcomes when the attempt is made to treat each separately and not concurrently. The chemical reactions created by both traumatic stress and substance abuse are discussed and the research linking them. Finally, some successful treatment models are discussed with experiential exercises participants can use in early stages and later treatment with this population.

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

Instructor: Megan Sullivan, LPC, LCADC
Date: Wednesday, August 7, 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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The Opioid Crisis in NJ: Current Trends and Evidence Based Treatment Options

ID: 4969

In this workshop, 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 that is similar to, yet distinct from, opioids �" Kratom. Participants will be able to identify national and local NJ trends with regards to prescribing practices and new legislation, opioid overdoses and trends with opioid use. Participants will be able to distinguish the difference between which drugs are considered naturally occurring opiates, which are considered semi-synthetic opioids and which are considered synthetic opioids. Participants will be introduced into the assessment of and treatment of Opioid Use Disorders via the DSM 5 criteria, the latest nationally recognized medicated assisted treatment and the non-medication assisted treatment approaches when working with clients. Finally, participants will discuss potential issues that may exist relating to a person being on any medicated assisted treatment while in the workplace.

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

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Instructor: Glenn Duncan, LPC, LCADC, CCS, ACS
Date: Monday, April 29, 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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Instructor: Glenn Duncan, LPC, LCADC, CCS, ACS
Date: Tuesday, April 30, 2019
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: Thursday, May 16, 2019
Time: 9:30 am - 3:30 pm
Location: St. Francis Community Center
4700 Long Beach Blvd, Long Beach Twp, NJ

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Instructor: Glenn Duncan, LPC, LCADC, CCS, ACS
Date: Wednesday, May 29, 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: Thursday, August 8, 2019
Time: 9:30 am - 3:30 pm
Location: Atrium
300 Atrium Drive, Atrium Corporate Park, Somerset, NJ

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