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A Walk through Grief: What to Expect and How to Work with the Bereaved

ID: 5051

Grief is universal and will eventually emerge in the practice of all professionals. Are you ready? This workshop will provide clinicians with a useful guide on the varied presentations and symptoms encountered when working with the bereaved. All aspects of the grieving process will be examined including symptom presentation, prognosis of mourning, key aspects of healing, and specific tools to use when working with the bereaved. The workshop will include informative case examples and a resource guide to help practicing clinicians in healing their bereaved clients.

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

Instructor: Jennifer Vazquez, LCSW
Date: Tuesday, November 14, 2017
Time: 9:30 am - 3:30 pm
Location: Cancer Care
275 Seventh Avenue, 22nd Floor , New York, NJ

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Instructor: Jennifer Vazquez, LCSW
Date: Thursday, February 8, 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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Basic Principles of the Integrative Approach to Couples Therapy

ID: 5240

Today there are many modern couples therapy approaches for clinicians to choose from, such as the Imago Approach, EFT, the Gottman model, Bowen Family Systems, and so on. Our Integrative Approach seeks to combine what we see as the best of Bowen Theory, Attachment Theory, and Psychodynamic Relational Approaches to work effectively with both the gridlocked interactions that couples present, and the developmental/relational histories that each partner brings into their couple relationship. We endorse an approach that is flexibly tailored to the particular needs of each couple. This workshop will offer an introductory understanding of our Integrative Approach. We will be focusing on both theory and clinical intervention through lecture, video and in-class exercises with the goal of enhancing the skill set of therapists to work at a deeper level with couples.

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

Instructor: Daniel Goldberg, PhD
Sandra Sinicropi, LCSW
Date: Sunday, October 22, 2017
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 Trans-Inclusive Clinician: A Basic Overview of Transgender Concerns and Clinical Considerations

ID: 5485

Transgender people are frequently ignored or presented as a subset of lesbian and gay populations in both physical and mental health settings. This training will specifically address clinical concerns of the transgender community including: identity, barriers to care, transition support, legislative developments and resources. Participants will gain a basic understanding of gender identity development, trans vocabulary, and ways to address trans issues throughout the life cycle. Working with a focus on trauma-related practice is highlighted.

Fee: $225.00
Continuing Ed. Hours (CEH): 10.00 Clinical, Social/Cultural

Instructor: Tracey Post, LCSW
Date: Thursday, February 8, 2018 and Thursday, February 15, 2018
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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Beyond Checking and Washing: Understanding and Treating the Obsessive Compulsive Spectrum

ID: 5056

Once thought to be a rare psychiatric illness, obsessive-compulsive disorder is now recognized to be quite common as 2-3 million Americans are believed to have it. Although they are not as well known as OCD, several other disorders share significant characteristics with it, and are now considered as part of the obsessive-compulsive spectrum. These include body dysmorphic disorder, hypochondriasis, and impulse control disorders such as trichotillomania and compulsive skin picking. The primary purpose of this workshop is to familiarize attendees with the various diagnoses on the spectrum, to review cognitive and behavioral manifestations of each, and to thoroughly explore forms of treatment.

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

Instructor: Scott Granet
Date: Friday, December 1, 2017
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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Beyond Healing to Thriving: Post Traumatic Growth through Mindfulness, Cognitive Behavior Therapy, and the Arts

ID: 5098

This workshop will facilitate a better understanding of Posttraumatic Growth, how to encourage and promote it, and its implications to clinical practice and our communities. Participants will learn the definition of Posttraumatic Growth, distinguish between Post Traumatic Stress Disorder and Posttraumatic Growth, and be exposed techniques in Mindfulness, Cognitive Behavior Therapy and the Arts that support Posttraumatic Growth. PowerPoint, video, small group discussions and experiential activities will be utilized throughout the workshop day.

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

Instructor: Anat Samid, MSW, LCSW
Date: Friday, October 13, 2017
Time: 9:30 am - 3:30 pm
Location: Rutgers Eco Complex
1200 Florence Columbus Rd , Bordentown Township, NJ

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Building Positive Schools Through Positive Education

ID: 4778

Research indicates that a positive school climate has been associated with higher academic achievement and healthy behavioral outcomes for students. Positive Education is teaching happiness, resilience and well-being along with traditional skills. This training will provide educators with a greater awareness of the tenets of Positive Psychology and Positive Education and the benefits of developing and implementing school-wide programs that foster positive school climate and encourage achievement through collaboration rather than competition.

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

Instructor: Diane Lang, MA
Date: Tuesday, October 17, 2017
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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CBT with Anxiety Disorders

ID: 5481

An estimated 40 million adults in the U.S. reportedly suffer from one of the anxiety disorders in a given year. Anxiety disorders that bring clients to our offices often contribute to considerable life dysfunction, yet they are highly treatable. The primary focus of this workshop is to identify clinical manifestations of each disorder, and to thoroughly review the most effective treatment strategies for each. Participants will learn how to; a) Identify cognitive and behavioral manifestations of each disorder, b) Explore considerations for treatment, including cognitive-behavioral therapy, group therapy, and medications., c) Recognize considerations for differential diagnosis and d) Identify support resources.

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

Instructor: Scott Granet
Date: Thursday, November 30, 2017
Time: 9:30 am - 3:30 pm
Location: Bergen- DHS, Hackensack, NJ
Bergen County Administration Building, Hackensack, NJ

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Clinical Work with LGBTQ Youth

ID: 5230

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 population in some cities. This workshop utilizes a framework of Minority Stress Theory and Attachment-Based Family Therapy and will discuss incorporating this framework into clinical practice. Participants will begin to understand the origins of negative outcomes, preventative strategies, suicide prevention, LGBT terminology, and provide local and national resources. We will discuss real case examples but please bring your own. This workshop will be highly interactive through case example small group & large group discussions, lecture, multimedia, and a quiz to test your knowledge.

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

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Instructor: Alex Redcay, MSW
Date: Wednesday, August 2, 2017
Time: 9:30 am - 3:30 pm
Location: 390 George St, 3rd floor - CLASSROOM A
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Communicating With Adolescents: Speaking Their Language

ID: 5029

When parents and helping professionals try to start a conversation with adolescents, they often get one-word answers or no answers at all. Many families and helping professionals struggle to understand how adolescents think and feel and how to get adolescents to respond. Participants will learn strategies and techniques to engage adolescents and to help families learn how to talk to their adolescents about difficult topics and get the adolescents to talk back.

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

Instructor: Debbie Mann, LCSW
Date: Wednesday, December 13, 2017
Time: 9:30 am - 3:30 pm
Location: Care Plus NJ
610 Valley Health Plaza, Paramus, NJ

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Cutting, Self Mutilation, and Suicide

ID: 5002

Despite the seemingly growing rate of self-injurious behavior across all cultures, particularly among adolescent and college populations, therapists and other helping professionals often fail to ask direct questions to their young clients about the origin of unusual injuries. Others are often left feeling frustrated by those who repeatedly injure themselves and resort to responses such as "they're just doing it for attention" or misinterpret the behavior to mean that the individual is suicidal. It is not enough to focus on symptom reduction such as putting ice cubes on arms instead of cutting. As professionals we must focus on deeper, more long lasting change. This workshop explains the underlying dynamics such as affect regulation, control/punishment, alexithymia, and self-capacities/ invalidation. Participants will learn what each of these is and be able to explain them. Participants will also participate in learning concrete relaxation and breathing skills that can be utilized for their own affect regulation when dealing with such emotionally charged issues.

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

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Instructor: Debbie Mann, LCSW
Date: Tuesday, July 18, 2017
Time: 9:30 am - 3:30 pm
Location: Parsippany - Octagon 10 Office Center
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Instructor: Debbie Mann, LCSW
Date: Wednesday, October 18, 2017
Time: 9:30 am - 3:30 pm
Location: Care Plus NJ
610 Valley Health Plaza, Paramus, NJ

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Dealing With Angry Students and Tantrums Effectively

ID: 5061

It seems each year we are faced in dealing 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 otherwise irritated? What works and what does not? In this informative workshop we will attempt to briefly look at the context that seems to foster these students. Then, and most importantly, we will look at practical and simple tools that can be used immediately to decrease the incidents of tantrums and angry behaviors within the school, mental health and home setting. The goal of this workshop will be to supplement your existing tools with others you can quickly implement when working with these students during their most challenging states.

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

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Instructor: Brett Novick, MS, LMFT, CSSW, MA
Date: Friday, July 21, 2017
Time: 9:30 am - 3:30 pm
Location: Institute for Families - NJCSI
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Instructor: Brett Novick, MS, LMFT, CSSW, MA
Date: Wednesday, October 18, 2017
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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Dealing with Challenges When Working with Parents and Families

ID: 5607

Whether you're an educator, CST member, administrator or mental health professional you share one thing in common-dealing with difficult parents and families. All of us have experienced problematic, unproductive, and/or uncomfortable interactions with parents/families. Whether it be issues of defensiveness, "my child does no wrong," noncompliance, or just plain hostile parents, it can place an incredible hurdle and stress on your job duties. So what can you do? In this workshop learn effective, practical tools, geared to help productively tailor your interventions around the most common types of challenging parents/families.

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

Instructor: Brett Novick, MS, LMFT, CSSW, MA
Date: Friday, January 26, 2018
Time: 9:30 am - 3:30 pm
Location: St. Francis Community Center
4700 Long Beach Blvd, Long Beach Twp, NJ

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Eating Disorders and Childhood Abuse

ID: 5207

A remarkable research finding reveals that two-thirds of adult women with serious eating problems (EP) were abused in childhood. Perhaps more surprising is that most of the abuse is emotional, not sexual or physical (i.e. behavioral). And yet, professional attention (education, treatment, research) tends to focus mainly on behavioral forms of abuse. In contrast, this workshop highlights emotional abuse in childhood (CEA) and psychological factors (e.g. depression, anxiety) that are associated with EP in adulthood. Indeed, broadening the lens to include emotional abuse is warranted because it is the childhood trauma most clearly associated with eating pathology later in life. Participants will learn about current research findings and have an opportunity to examine innovative treatment strategies for addressing the CEA-EP relationship, including the significant contributions of self-criticism and unresolved anger.

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

Instructor: Marjorie Feinson, PhD
Date: Monday, November 13, 2017
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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Eating Disorders and Recovery: Highlighting Spiritual Practices

ID: 5233

Women with eating disordered behaviors often describe their use of food to provide comfort, to fill a void or a 'hole in the soul.' Thus, alternative ways to fill the void are needed for recovery. An emerging treatment strategy focuses on spiritual growth and healing. What do we mean by spiritual growth, why is it essential to recovery, and how can we help our clients grow spiritually? This workshop introduces a 'healing circle,' a safe and nurturing environment in which we explore together (a) the meanings of recovery and (b) the role of spiritual practices --- often neglected, but potentially powerful treatment resources. Sustainable recovery is enhanced through spiritual practices which contribute to healing the 'hole in the soul.' Ample opportunity is provided for participants to learn about and experience emerging spiritual practices while deepening an appreciation for how these practices nurture and contribute to sustainable recovery.

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

Instructor: Marjorie Feinson, PhD
Date: Monday, December 4, 2017
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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Eating Disorders Overview and Clinical Issues

ID: 5206

Complex clinical challenges often emerge among clients, seeking treatment for emotional or relationship issues, who also experience on-going and painful struggles with eating disordered behaviors. In contrast to traditional treatment approaches, food and eating may have begun as a comforting solution, or, in some cases, a survival strategy, especially among those with childhood traumas. Within this context, the subsequent development of serious eating problems, psychopathology and distorted body image become more understandable, warranting different treatment strategies. In this workshop, a compassionate and in-depth examination of eating disorders (ED) is provided. While including the full ED spectrum, the focus highlights binge eating, the most recent DSM-V category. Current research concerning related psychopathology is presented together with the latest findings about the significant role of self-criticism and unresolved anger. Assessment tools are provided along with several innovative treatment strategies that clinicians may find especially relevant for adult female clients.

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

Instructor: Marjorie Feinson, PhD
Date: Monday, November 6, 2017
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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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: Friday, December 1, 2017
Time: 9:30 am - 3:30 pm
Location: Robins' Nest
42 South Delsea Drive, Glassboro, NJ

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Ethical Issues in the Schools

ID: 5819

This workshop 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 health issues, confidentiality, risk and resiliency, and strategies for dealing with parents and administrators. The workshop will also explore how helping professionals in schools can help families access help for their children while maintaining ethical boundaries. Specific case examples will be discussed, including rights of non-custodial parents and students who are 18 years old but still under parental care. This workshop does not qualify for NBCC ( National Board for Certified Counselors) clock hours in ethics.

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

Instructor: Brett Novick, MS, LMFT, CSSW, MA
Date: Monday, December 11, 2017
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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Gestalt Theory, Therapy, Technique: An Introduction to the Gestalt Approach

ID: 5097

This is an introductory workshop for those interested in Gestalt therapy one of the most dynamic and enduring theories in psychotherapy. In this workshop, we experientially explore and discuss the major concepts and interventions of Gestalt Therapy - which emphasizes the primacy of here-and-now experience and the unity of body, mind, and environment. Highlighted areas include the importance of the dialogic therapist/client relationship, awareness, body cues and breathing, polarities and the use of the empty chair, dreamwork and group work. Participants will learn theory and technique through lecture, demonstration, and facilitated experiential exercises to help broaden their way of working with clients.

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

Instructor: Laura Carite, LPC
Date: Friday, November 3, 2017
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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How Do You Work with Kids Anyway?

ID: 5078

Working with children and adolescents can be overwhelming to many clinicians. This workshop will provide participants with a useful theoretical framework for working with children and adolescents by learning the techniques of doubling and sociometry. The workshop will include various action methods to aid the therapist in warming up the inner child; a basic understanding of how action techniques and their relationship to spontaneity and creativity when working with children.

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

Instructor: Lisa Hillman, LCSW, CP
Date: Tuesday, October 24, 2017
Time: 9:30 am - 3:30 pm
Location: Monmouth Cares
185 State Rt. 36, West Long Branch, NJ

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How is Anxiety Good for You?

ID: 5089

While many do their best to avoid feeling anxious, anxiety is not all bad, in fact it can be good for you. It functions as a cue for examining how stress is managed and what contributes to an anxious mind. Through the lens of Bowen Family Systems Theory, participants will (1) increase their awareness as to how anxiety impacts them, their family and workplace (2) understand what triggers their anxiety and (3) learn how they can strategically work to ease their anxious mind. This workshop is intended for clinicians interested in increasing their ability to better manage their own anxiety as well as strengthening their therapeutic skills for counseling anxious clients.

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

Instructor: Lauren Hammer, LCSW, MS
Date: Wednesday, October 25, 2017
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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Identification and Clinical Strategies for Working with Co-Occurring Adolescent Disorders

ID: 5068

Current statistics point to rising experimentation, use, and dependency of substances in clients under the age of 25. In fact, this group represents the largest growing segment of the population seeking treatment for substance abuse. Treatment providers struggle to keep up with current trends in both use and treatment and are often unsuccessful in engaging this population. Using case studies and a highly experiential format, participants will learn how to identify adolescents and young adults at risk for substance abuse, common substances of abuse, and strategies to engage the adolescent, family, and community for successful treatment outcomes.

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

Instructor: Deborah McKinley, LPC
Date: Monday, February 19, 2018
Time: 9:30 am - 3:30 pm
Location: Parsippany - Octagon 10 Office Center
1719 Route 10 East, Parsippany, NJ

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Incarceration and the Impact/Effect on Children and Adolescents

ID: 5218

Parental incarceration is a complex and daunting experience for anyone, including mental health providers. This workshop will help participants identify the effects of parental incarceration at different developmental stages, key aspects that influence the childs understanding of the experience, and understand the impact of loss and trauma of this experience. This workshop does not specifically discuss therapeutic modalities but is geared towards helping mental health providers feel more comfortable working with children and families affected by parental incarceration.

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

Instructor: Sarah Kautz, LCSW
Date: Friday, January 12, 2018
Time: 9:30 am - 3:30 pm
Location: Rutgers Eco Complex
1200 Florence Columbus Rd , Bordentown Township, NJ

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Intervention Planning in K-12 Settings for Students Engaging in Repeated Behavior Problems

ID: 5300

The purpose of this workshop is to provide participants with tools and resources for understanding why behavior patterns form and how to select and plan for interventions. Workshop content will focus on three topics: (1) assessing behavior patterns; (2) developing a competing pathway for intervention planning; and (3) intervention implementation and progress monitoring. Participants will apply the information through various activities and use of a case study. Participants will have electronic access to all tools and resources for use in their district.

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

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Instructor: Sharon Lohrmann
Date: Wednesday, July 26, 2017
Time: 9:30 am - 3:30 pm
Location: The Boggs Center on Developmental Disabilities
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Interventions for Depression, Anxiety, & PTSD in Children

ID: 5099

This workshop will cover: 1) a brief review of the common features of depression, anxiety, and PTSD in children and adolescents, 2) a quick familiarization with common, clinic-based treatment strategies for these illnesses, and 3) a specific adaptation of these treatment strategies to clinical, family-centered, intensive, and home-based service models. We will pay particular attention to questions of how to incorporate other treatment strategies with the strength-based, cognitive behavioral, and psychoeducational models. The workshop will rely heavily on actual case examples, role-play, and the use of workshop participants as case consultants

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

Instructor: Janis Falvey
Date: Monday, October 2, 2017
Time: 9:30 am - 3:30 pm
Location: Parsippany - Octagon 10 Office Center
1719 Route 10 East, Parsippany, NJ

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iPorn: Addiction in the Age of Smart Phones

ID: 5228

Today, many are utilizing high-speed internet-ready devices such as smart-phones, tablets, and laptops to access free, abundant, and diverse pornographic content. As a result, they are faced with issues new to the sex and porn addiction paradigm. Many of those suffering from porn addiction do not know that addiction is a potentiality until they are caught in the cycle, making education vitally important to those at-risk, and even more important to clinicians who are treating populations at-risk, or suffering from porn addiction. This workshop will help social workers to: understand the terminology and trends of modern porn addiction, learn how to spot and assess for porn addiction, understand the neurobiological mechanisms of modern porn addiction, and explore treatment approaches for porn addiction.

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

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Instructor: Zachary Alti, LMSW
Date: Wednesday, July 26, 2017
Time: 9:30 am - 3:30 pm
Location: 390 George St., 3rd floor - CLASSROOM B
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Many Faces/Many Bodies - The Prevention and Treatment of Eating Disorders in Multi-Cultural Framework

ID: 5231

The intent of this workshop is to demonstrate that eating disorders do not discriminate. Men, Women, Boys, and Girls of all ethnicities can be vulnerable to developing an eating disorder, body image dissatisfaction, and body dyspmorphia. Through a documentary and case vignettes, participants will learn about the prevention and treatment of eating disorders in a multi-cultural framework and learn about the current evidenced-based treatments For early detection and intervention FBT, Family Based Therapy, CBT-E, CBT -Enhanced for Eating Disorders; DBT - Dialectical Behavioral Therapy For Eating Disorders, and Mindfulness

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

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Instructor: Barbara Reese, LCSW
Date: Friday, July 21, 2017
Time: 9:30 am - 3:30 pm
Location: 390 George St, 3rd floor - CLASSROOM A
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Mini-Certificate in Complex Trauma

ID: 8886

Drawing upon the most current conceptualizations of complex trauma, this four-day workshop will provide in-depth training in working with issues of complex trauma with older adolescents, adults and older adults. The workshop is designed for both clinicians new to working with complex trauma-spectrum problems, as well as for more experienced clinicians in various clinical settings. Clinicians will learn the essential principles of a phase-oriented, relational approach. Utilizing a resilience based, attachment-focused framework, clinicians will experience how to provide the necessary conditions for safely assisting clients in healing from complex traumatic disorders. In order to foster the kind of depth-oriented learning required to address the topic, the workshop is designed as a "closed cohort" model, i.e., the same group of particpants will be enrolled for the four day sequence, working closely in small groups for maximum participation.

Week One: Current Conceptualizations and Biopsychosocial Assessment of Complex Trauma This module provides an introduction to the series, as well as a theoretical foundation for the intervention approach. The developmental etiology and neurobiological consequences of complex trauma will be reviewed through the lens of current research on attachment. Potential psychological and physical consequences of untreated complex trauma across the lifespan will be discussed. Clinical assessment of complex trauma will be reviewed, through the use of case vignettes and videotapes, highlighting managing the clinical interview, engaging the client, and setting the stage for treatment. Risk/vulnerability and resilience profiles will be presented so participants can understand the range of complexity inherent in treating complex trauma.

Week Two: Differential Diagnosis and Ethical Issues Encountered in the Treatment of Complex Trauma and Phase-Oriented Treatment Model The morning module focuses on diagnostic dilemmas that clinicians face in accurately assessing complex trauma, as well as the ethical issues that are commonly encountered in working with individuals suffering from this type of distress. Identifying commonly misdiagnosed "presentations" of complex trauma, avoiding clinical pitfalls that can lead to ethical dilemmas, and adopting a process and outcome-focused treatment response model are presented as essential prerequisites to working with these issues. Case vignettes and small group exercises will provide experiential learning opportunities. The afternoon module presents an overview of the phase-oriented, relational approach (Courtois and Ford, 2013) that provides clinical guidelines for maintaining safety, providing structure, responding to particular reactions and issues, and managing the clinical disruptions that are inherent in the treatment of these trauma-spectrum problems.

Week Three: Implementation of the Phase-Oriented Treatment of Complex Trauma The focus of this module will be on matching client needs to treatment sequences and interventions. The morning session will focus on applying the phase-oriented relational approach to trauma-spectrum problems through the use of case vignettes, videotapes and small group practice exercises. The afternoon session will review evidence-based treatment models, such as cognitive processing therapy, prolonged exposure therapy, EMDR, sensorimotor psychotherapy and narrative exposure therapy as examples of clinical approaches that can be integrated within the phase- oriented model. Continued practice exercises in small groups of three will focus on applying essential skills to case vignettes. Time permitting, case consultation and discussion will be provided at the end of this module.

Week Four: Building a Complex Trauma Model: Essential Practice Principles This module further develops and deepens the competencies acquired through previous modules, focusing on integrating and applying best practice approaches to working with complex trauma across a variety of settings and populations. Drawing upon the experience of the prominent clinicians and scholars in the field, application of a complex trauma model is reviewed and discussed, with continued practice of specific clinical situations, such as working with the dissociative client, addressing safety needs in real world contexts of domestic violence, and providing culturally responsive approaches to traumatic grief. This module concludes with an experiential segment on self-care for clinicians, and developing communities of practice to sustain trauma workers in the field.

Fee: $600.00
Continuing Ed. Hours (CEH): 20.00 Clinical

Instructor: Monica Indart
Date: October 3, 2017 / October 10, 2017 / October 17, 2017 / October 24, 2017
Time: 9:30 am - 3:30 pm
Location: Parsippany - Octagon 10 Office Center
1719 Route 10 East, Parsippany, NJ

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Monsters Under the Bed: Non-Suicidal Self-Injury

ID: 5091

Non-suicidal self-injury (NSSI) is what we can see; underneath the skin is where the monsters lie. These monsters are the emotional pain and psychological experience that self-injurers contend with, and what we as providers need to become more comfortable with and aware of. Please join us in a profound workshop on NSSI, and immerse yourself in the research, hypotheses, mechanisms and risk pertaining to NSSI.

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

Instructor: Danielle Forshee, PsyD, LCSW
Date: Monday, February 12, 2018
Time: 9:30 am - 3:30 pm
Location: Rutgers Eco Complex
1200 Florence Columbus Rd , Bordentown Township, NJ

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Overcoming Divorce One Successful Marriage at a Time

ID: 5244

Created by the renowned marital therapist and best-selling author Terry Real, Relational Life Therapy (RLT) is designed to go right to the core of marital problems and quickly make positive change. Through case examples, experiential exercises and extensive roleplays, this workshop will provide a thorough primer of the RLT model. In addition, participants will be taught five major skills that they can immediately use in their next session with couples. The presenter has a master level certification in RLT and has trained directly with Real for over 15 years.

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

Instructor: Eric Kispert
Date: Friday, November 3, 2017
Time: 9:30 am - 3:30 pm
Location: Parsippany - Octagon 10 Office Center
1719 Route 10 East, Parsippany, NJ

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Parents as Healers: Strategies to Incorporate Caregivers into Treatment Sessions

ID: 5215

There is increasing evidence to support the claim that therapy is more effective when the parent and child are seen together or the parent is placed in a pivotal role. Mega-studies are showing strong support for the effectiveness of family based treatments, the importance of bonding and relationship in childhood trauma, and the efficacy of parent training for disruptive behavior disorders. Yet, research also indicates that in practice parents and their children are frequently seen separately or the role of the caregiver is marginalized. This workshop will teach participants how to make parents a dynamic part of treatment planning and intervention. It will also demonstrate how to incorporate parents and children together in strategies using CBT, DBT, directive play, psychoeducation, and creative arts to address a wide range of mental health issues. Learn how to enable the caregiver to be the primary healer by encouraging the parent to be active within the session, making their concerns and observations a priority, and having them continue the healing with home based strategies.

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

Instructor: Anne Marie Ramos, LCSW RPT-S
Date: Friday, January 26, 2018
Time: 9:30 am - 3:30 pm
Location: Parsippany - Octagon 10 Office Center
1719 Route 10 East, Parsippany, NJ

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Positive Parenting

ID: 5772

Positive parenting is an approach focused on bringing out the best in kids by focusing on their potential, strengths, and inherent abilities. In many human service settings parenting education is a key element of the services provided. Whether parents are involved in school-related activities, post-divorce mediation, the child welfare system, mental health services, or self-enrichment programs, parenting education touches the lives and future welfare of thousands of children and their families. By raising children using Positive Psychology, we can better provide children with a more optimistic and resilient outlook. This Positive Parenting workshop will focus on establishing nurturing environments, being a role model, and ways to utilize strengths and abilities as a way to create happy and meaningful lives. It's important to remember that happy parents result in happy children.

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

Instructor: Diane Lang, MA
Date: Wednesday, February 7, 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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Positive Psychology for Clinical Practice

ID: 5085

This workshop will explore the rapidly growing and exciting field of Positive Psychology. In the past we have focused on what is wrong and not working in our lives. Positive Psychology is the scientific study of well-being and optimal functioning. It is a strengths-based approach to mental health which uses coaching as a process. This practical science can be applied to help people increase their well-being, build resiliency, learn their strengths and enhance their overall life satisfaction. Positive Psychology interventions can help clients alleviate and prevent mild to moderate depression and help people bounce back from adversity and feel happier. Teaching happiness skills to clients will improve their physical and emotional health. Our own personal happiness is a vital key to how effective we are as clinicians and health care practitioners. We know that happiness is also one of the most effective health interventions. Clinicians and healthcare practitioners will learn techniques that will be a useful addition to their practices and support their own well-being.

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

Instructor: Diane Lang, MA
Date: Friday, November 10, 2017
Time: 9:30 am - 3:30 pm
Location: Parsippany - Octagon 10 Office Center
1719 Route 10 East, Parsippany, NJ

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Practical Social Skills Workshop for Children and Students with Developmental Disabilities

ID: 3267

This workshop will focus on the practical skills needed to help children and adolescents with developmental disabilities such as autism spectrum disorders. The goal in this workshop is to teach about practical socialization skills in individual and group settings to do such things as: build friendships, transfer acquaintances to friendship relationships, avoiding behaviors that may serve to distance possible relationships as well as appropriate skills necessary for the real world. In additions, we will discuss what works in applications from instruction with social skills and what may not create difficulty from instruction to "real world" application.

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

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Instructor: Brett Novick, MS, LMFT, CSSW, MA
Date: Friday, July 14, 2017
Time: 9:30 am - 3:30 pm
Location: 390 George St, 3rd floor - CLASSROOM A
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Instructor: Brett Novick, MS, LMFT, CSSW, MA
Date: Wednesday, January 31, 2018
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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Schema Therapy - Beyond the Basics

ID: 5227

Schema therapy is an innovative psychotherapy approach developed by Dr. Jeffrey Young for personality disorders, chronic depression, and other difficult individual and couples problems. Schema therapy integrates elements of cognitive therapy, behavior therapy, object relations, and gestalt therapy into one unified, systematic approach to treatment. The model is effective in addressing life-long self-defeating patterns of functioning. This workshop goes beyond the basics course. It expends on the main components of the Schema Therapy Model and it will focus primarily on maladaptive modes. We will use case studies and videos to highlight the theory and techniques.

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

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Instructor: Carlos Rojas, MS, MSW, LCSW
Date: Friday, July 21, 2017
Time: 9:30 am - 3:30 pm
Location: 390 George St., 3rd floor - CLASSROOM B
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Instructor: Carlos Rojas, MS, MSW, LCSW
Date: Friday, February 16, 2018
Time: 9:30 am - 3:30 pm
Location: Parsippany - Octagon 10 Office Center
1719 Route 10 East, Parsippany, NJ

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Schema Therapy Basics

ID: 5080

Schema therapy is an innovative psychotherapy approach developed by Dr. Jeffrey Young for personality disorders, chronic depression, and other difficult individual and couples problems. Schema therapy integrates elements of cognitive therapy, behavior therapy, object relations, and gestalt therapy into one unified, systematic approach to treatment. The model is effective in addressing life-long self-defeating patterns of functioning. This workshop will offer an introduction to the Schema Therapy Model and its main components including the 18 maladaptive schemas. We will use case studies to highlight the theory and techniques.

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

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Instructor: Carlos Rojas, MS, MSW, LCSW
Date: Friday, July 14, 2017
Time: 9:30 am - 3:30 pm
Location: 390 George St., 3rd floor - CLASSROOM B
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Instructor: Carlos Rojas, MS, MSW, LCSW
Date: Friday, February 2, 2018
Time: 9:30 am - 3:30 pm
Location: Parsippany - Octagon 10 Office Center
1719 Route 10 East, Parsippany, NJ

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Sexuality and Culture

ID: 5034

Sexuality is essential to our Be-ing. Sexual values, attitudes, knowledge and behavior are highly influenced by culture, ethnicity, country of origin, region, and more. In this highly interactive workshop you will: 1. Examine myths and facts about sex in different cultures, 2. Examine your own sexual upbringing, 3. Explore how the cultural messages you received about sexuality affect transference-countertransference issues with clients, and 4. Learn strategies for addressing sex and culture with individuals, couples and groups.

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

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Instructor: Ruth Goldsmith, LCSW
Date: Friday, August 11, 2017
Time: 9:30 am - 3:30 pm
Location: 390 George St., 3rd floor - CLASSROOM B
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Solution-Focused Practice

ID: 5211

In a managed care environment, where treatment is often driven and constrained by time limits, it is critical for clinicians to have a diverse knowledge base of skills that enable them to provide effective treatment in the short term. This interactive, "hands on" workshop will teach participants a systems theory clinical model of solution-focused brief therapy that utilizes solution-focused premises, techniques, and tasks to promote improvement and change quickly. Generic formula interventions and an emphasis on client strengths and solution development provide clinicians with effective clinical tools that are useful with a variety of client populations.

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

Instructor: Debra Castaldo, PhD, LCSW
Date: Wednesday, November 29, 2017
Time: 9:30 am - 3:30 pm
Location: Care Plus NJ
610 Valley Health Plaza, Paramus, NJ

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Suicide Prevention in the School Setting: Identification and Intervention

ID: 5829

The workshop is designed to help school social workers, school counselors, and teachers understand their role in identifying students at risk for suicide. In this workshop risk factors and indicators will be discussed and policies and procedures in addressing this issue will be explored. Resources and ways to make appropriate referrals will be described as well. This workshop does not qualify for NBCC (National Board for Certified Counselors) clock hours in ethics.

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

Instructor: Nicci Spinazolla, EdS, LMFT, LPC, ACS
Date: Wednesday, October 18, 2017
Time: 9:30 am - 3:30 pm
Location: Parsippany - Octagon 10 Office Center
1719 Route 10 East, Parsippany, NJ

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The Attachment Theory Base of the Integrative Approach

ID: 5242

Attachment theory provides therapists with a vital perspective on the workings of two-person relationships. Using attachment theory as a lens for understanding bonding and intimacy, this workshop will introduce participants to secure and insecure attachment styles, and to how these can be observed and addressed in couples therapy. Skills for encouraging secure bonding interactions, including constructive emotional expression and the sharing of vulnerability, will be introduced and rehearsed. Attention will be given to addressing negative cycles of anger and blame, and to identifying the attachment injuries which underlie them. Lectures, group discussion, role play, and group exercises will be employed.

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

Instructor: Ellie Muska, LCSW
Susan D'Aloia, LCSW
Nancy Hicks, PsyD
Date: Sunday, February 11, 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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The Family Systems Base of the Integrative Approach

ID: 5241

The goal of this workshop is to enhance the skill set of therapists to work at a deeper level with couples, utilizing a family systems perspective. We will look at key concepts such as complementarity, distance regulation patterns, partner fit, and interactional feedback loops. Drawing specifically from Bowen Systems Theory well also address the important ideas of: tracking systemic process; the family of origin context; intergenerational transmission of affect, triangles; the controversial concept of differentiation of self, and a stage perspective on couples conflict. Plenty of time will be spent examining assessment and interventions with video and group exercises. *Please note this is a daylight savings change day.

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

Instructor: Tom Johnson, EdD, LCSW
Susan Stein, LCSW
Date: Sunday, November 5, 2017
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 Neurobiology of Trauma/PTSD

ID: 5235

The overall goal of this workshop 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 provide treatment interventions based on changes in the nervous system. PTSD has been found to be prevalent, but it is important to study PTSD to understand why some individuals develop the disorder and others, also exposed to specific traumatic events, do not. Studying the symptomology of PTSD, as it relates to possible neural mechanisms, may provide some insight toward answering these questions. By the end of this workshop, you will be able to: list the three general categories of symptoms exhibited by individuals with PTSD; describe the role of the limbic system in the production of memory dysfunction in traumatized individuals; understand how the hypothalamus and pituitary gland are involved in the fight or flight response; and the benefits and side-effects of the most common pharmacological agents used to treat PTSD/Trauma.

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

Instructor: Craig Strickland, PhD
Date: Friday, December 15, 2017
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 New Therapist Workshop - Private Practice

ID: 5223

Ideal for social workers considering or beginning in a private practice setting, this workshop discusses important clinical techniques and skills for working with private practice clients, insurance vs. fee-for-service based practices, billing, incorporation, marketing, and the basics of the private practice world. The workshop topics covered are based on audience preference. Previous attendees are welcome to take this workshop again, as no two presentations are identical. This workshop will help social workers to: learn ready-to-use clinical skills with private practice clients, understand the basics of the private practice world, learn ready-to-use clinical skills for the private practice world, learn appropriate policies, procedures, protections, and marketing for private practice.Note, this workshop is five hours long but provides three CEHs of clinical content.

Fee: $129.00
Continuing Ed. Hours (CEH): 3.00 Clinical

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Instructor: Zachary Alti, LMSW
Date: Wednesday, July 12, 2017
Time: 9:30 am - 3:30 pm
Location: 390 George St., 3rd floor - CLASSROOM B
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Instructor: Zachary Alti, LMSW
Date: Saturday, January 20, 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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The Relational Base of the Integrative Approach

ID: 5243

A basic goal of couples therapy is to help therapists foster a couples ability to think about their experience in a relational and bidirectional perspective as opposed to the perspective of two separate individuals caught in a blaming cycle in which one partner is the villain and the other is the victim. Through restructuring the couples interaction in the room, the therapist helps the couple recognize the relational dramas they re-enact over and over again with each other helping them to become more flexible, compassionate, and intimate in the relationship. The therapist must be an active participant in co-creating safety, reducing threat, and engendering self and relational reflectiveness. This workshop will address the important concepts and interventions in this approach through lecture and practice-oriented exercises.

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

Instructor: Daniel Goldberg, PhD
Sandra Sinicropi, LCSW
Date: Sunday, March 25, 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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The Therapists Toolbox

ID: 5234

A workshop for clinical social workers of all levels, this workshop will discuss a variety of clinical techniques and skills, which can be used in any clinical setting. This workshop will help social workers to: understand a variety of traditional and modern clinical frameworks, learn ready-to-use practice techniques, and get a sampling of advanced techniques requiring further training.

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

Instructor: Zachary Alti, LMSW
Date: Friday, February 16, 2018
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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Through our Eyes- Children, Violence and Trauma

ID: 5202

In this workshop we will look at the incidence, patterns, and occurrences of Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD). Additionally, the workshop will review how PTSD negatively affects children in various developmental stages and the potential lifelong impact. Further, a discussion of grief versus trauma, complex PTSD and its relation to self-concept and later anxiety issues, neurological issues, and the resilience that children employ will all be reviewed. CBT, EDMR, and other treatment modalities will be addressed - including their effectiveness. Finally, we will tackle how to avoid the pitfalls of burnout in the mental health and related fields.

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

Instructor: Brett Novick, MS, LMFT, CSSW, MA
Date: Thursday, November 9, 2017
Time: 9:30 am - 3:30 pm
Location: Rutgers Eco Complex
1200 Florence Columbus Rd , Bordentown Township, NJ

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Understanding Attachment in the Context of Childhood Trauma

ID: 5083

This workshop will focus on the impact impaired attachment and trauma has on children, especially in the child welfare system. Participants will increase knowledge and gain understanding of the signs and symptoms of impaired attachment and how trauma effects a child psychologically, emotionally, behaviorally and developmentally. Through case examples, discussion and multimedia, participants will identify interventions to facilitate attachment and bonding to strengthen family ties. Approaches, techniques and clinical tools will be explored to assist practitioners to widen their trauma lens to work more effectively with traumatized children and their families.

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

Instructor: Rebecca Gallese, LCSW
Date: Friday, October 27, 2017
Time: 9:30 am - 3:30 pm
Location: Rutgers Eco Complex
1200 Florence Columbus Rd , Bordentown Township, NJ

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Understanding Psychiatric Medications: What every Therapist Needs to Know

ID: 5039

This workshop provides guidance on medication issues that social workers will encounter in practice, including identifying potentially dangerous drug interactions and adverse side effects; improving medication compliance; recognizing the warning signs of drug dependence; and understanding how psychopharmacology can work in conjunction with psychosocial interventions. Complete with case examples, assessment tools, and treatment plans, this training offers practical insight for clinicians serving clients with mental health conditions.

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

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Instructor: Amanda Mathisen Stylianou, LCSW
Date: Saturday, July 29, 2017
Time: 9:30 am - 3:30 pm
Location: 390 George St., 3rd floor - CLASSROOM B
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Instructor: Amanda Mathisen Stylianou, LCSW
Date: Saturday, September 30, 2017
Time: 9:30 am - 3:30 pm
Location: Parsippany - Octagon 10 Office Center
1719 Route 10 East, Parsippany, NJ

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Understanding the Diversity of Trauma in the Context of Military Families

ID: 5236

In recent years, more and more social workers are encountering military and veteran families in their practice settings. In this workshop participants will become familiar with the Military as an institution with its own culture and diversity. Participants will gain a greater understanding of the relationship between military culture and family life. Using DSM criterion and other data attendees will learn the difference between civilian PTSD and military related PTSD and what is meant by culturally competent practice in the context of working with members of the military and their families. Through use of lecture, multimedia, small group exercise and case examples participants will be able to recognize different strategies and coping skills used for PTSD within the military and when working with returning military and their families.

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

Instructor: Judeth Wesley, RN, LCSW, LCADC, CPS
Date: Thursday, November 9, 2017
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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Understanding the DSM-5: Diagnostic Changes and Clinical Implications

ID: 5049

The ability to assess and diagnose is a core competency for mental health providers. The significant changes in the DSM-5 manual require practitioners to modify their current understanding of diagnostic symptoms and categories. This one-day workshop will help you become knowledgeable about the DSM-5 by covering 20 revised diagnostic categories. In addition, the new dimensional assessment will be reviewed.

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

Instructor: Judeth Wesley, RN, LCSW, LCADC, CPS
Date: Thursday, October 5, 2017
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: Amanda Mathisen Stylianou, LCSW
Date: Saturday, December 9, 2017
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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Understanding Your Client: Techniques for Working with Sexual Abuse Survivors

ID: 4939

This workshop offers an overview of sexual abuse and the emotional, psychological, and physical effects it has on the victim at each developmental stage. Participants will develop skills for working with this population in a professional setting and gain an awareness of how values, personal experiences, and culture may play a role in these interactions. Through the use of multimedia platforms, this workshop will serve as a guide for educating and supporting sexual abuse survivors. Participants will develop valuable communication skills for working with clients and will be provided with a list of resources to supplement their learning.

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

Instructor: Monica Guzman, EdM, LPC
Date: Wednesday, October 4, 2017
Time: 9:30 am - 3:30 pm
Location: Rutgers Eco Complex
1200 Florence Columbus Rd , Bordentown Township, NJ

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Who's Afraid of the Angry Client?: Using Schema Therapy to Understand and Treat Angry Modes

ID: 5096

Anger is challenging to deal with both interpersonally and professionally. This workshop will provide clinicians with strategies for discerning anger modes as they surface in your clients in the treatment room such as the angry/enraged child, bullying adolescent, angry/defiantly detached protector, critic, and aggressive overcompensator. You will learn methods for effectively addressing them, including how to: "listen" for and recognize the signs of an angry bully, resentful adult, or childlike victim; and know how/when to allow for ventilation, empathically confront, or set limits.

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

Instructor: John Gasiewski, PhD, LCSW
Date: Monday, September 11, 2017
Time: 9:30 am - 3:30 pm
Location: Parsippany - Octagon 10 Office Center
1719 Route 10 East, Parsippany, NJ

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Working with Suicidal Clients

ID: 5038

Suicide is a major mental health concern in the United States as over 30,000 people commit suicide annually. This workshop is designed to increase knowledge for professionals regarding the recognition of risk factors, warning signs and at-risk behaviors and to provide tools to effectively intervene. This training will increase clinical competency in managing suicidal clients by providing clinical knowledge and skills to help the clinician increase his/her emotional tolerance and sense of self-efficacy in treating clients in distress. Within a problem-solving conceptualization of suicidality, intervention efforts will focus on decreasing the client's emotional suffering, while simultaneously building upon the client's capacity to cope.

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

Instructor: Amanda Mathisen Stylianou, LCSW
Date: Saturday, October 28, 2017
Time: 9:30 am - 3:30 pm
Location: Parsippany - Octagon 10 Office Center
1719 Route 10 East, Parsippany, NJ

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