Workshops: Advanced Clinical Practice

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Acceptance of Anxiety: A New CBT Approach for Panic, OCD, PTSD and Social Anxiety

ID: 5238

Early CBT systems developed cognitive and behavioral interventions to reduce anxiety, yet many contemporary CBT approaches do not challenge dysfunctional cognitions and maladaptive behavior. Instead, they advocate acceptance and mindfulness-based techniques (e.g. de-fusion, mindfulness, self-compassion, identifying and pursuing valued goals) for treating anxiety disorders. This workshop will review these techniques and provide case examples on how to apply them to anxiety disorders. In addition, we will discuss specific mindfulness and acceptance techniques for each of the anxiety disorders and how to integrate these into traditional CBT or psychodynamic practice. Workshop participants will have an opportunity to discuss applications of mindfulness and acceptance to their clinical work.

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

Instructor: Lynn Mollick, PhD
Date: Friday, May 3, 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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Autism, ADHD, and SPD in Childhood: Clinical Considerations and Advocacy Opportunities

ID: 5269

This interactive workshop will explore the autism spectrum disorder, attention deficit/hyperactivity disorder, and sensory processing disorder in children ages 3-10 years old. Professionals who are new to this population will gain accessible knowledge of the symptoms, interventions, and everyday experiences of the children and their caregivers. And professionals who already work in schools or community settings will explore up to date research and the nuances of working with the active and amazing children. All will leave with real world strategies for clinical interventions and opportunities to advocate for special needs of these

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

Instructor: Sandra Van Nest, LCSW
Date: Monday, June 3, 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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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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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: Wednesday, May 8, 2019 and Wednesday, May 15, 2019
Time: 9:30 am - 3:30 pm
Location: Rutgers Eco Complex
1200 Florence Columbus Rd , Bordentown Township, 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: Monday, May 6, 2019
Time: 9:30 am - 3:30 pm
Location: Rutgers Eco Complex
1200 Florence Columbus Rd , Bordentown Township, NJ

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Building Emotionally Mature Relationships

ID: 5246

This interactive workshop focuses on ways that people can strategically connect with others to enhance the quality and depth of their relationships. Participants will learn how to develop a greater awareness of their own efforts to connect with others, strategies for strengthening relationship connections, and how to apply this in the therapeutic setting. Through the lens of Bowen Family Systems Theory, participants will recognize the importance of self-definition, curiosity, and reciprocity when meaningfully connecting with others.

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

Instructor: Lauren Hammer, LCSW, MS
Date: Wednesday, April 10, 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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CBT with Latino Populations

ID: 5253

This workshop will describe the adaptations of cognitive behavioral therapy for working with the Latino population. The main focus of this workshop is to discuss, and apply the fundamental concepts of Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT) and provide cultural sensitive cognitive behavioral strategies to address behavioral change, specific for bicultural individuals. Learning objectives include describing the Latino Acculturative Stress Implications, Psychotherapeutic Processes when engaging Latinos into practice; explaining fundamental concepts of CBT, and how they assist individuals in identifying, proving and changing disruptive beliefs from a cultural prospective.; understanding how to utilize and modify CBT techniques to fit and assist interpersonal problems through therapeutic exercises, and gives directive and active intervention from a bicultural point of view.

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

Instructor: Mayte Redcay, LCSW
Date: Thursday, July 11, 2019
Time: 9:30 am - 3:30 pm
Location: Rutgers Eco Complex
1200 Florence Columbus Rd , Bordentown Township, 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
Mayte Redcay, LCSW
Date: Tuesday, January 8, 2019
Time: 9:30 am - 3:30 pm
Location: Rutgers Eco Complex
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Instructor: Mayte Redcay, LCSW
Alex Redcay, PhD, LCSW
Date: Tuesday, July 9, 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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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: Tuesday, May 7, 2019
Time: 9:30 am - 3:30 pm
Location: Parsippany - Octagon 10 Office Center
1719 Route 10 East, Parsippany, NJ

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Creative Approaches to Coping with Self-Mutilation

ID: 5239

The workshop is designed for clinicians who are seeking alternative interventions for their clients coping with self-harm behaviors. The intervention is the basis for a book published in 2010. Background information on risk factors and types of self-mutilation are discussed. The intervention, a creative approach to understanding self-mutilation, is based on narrative therapy, and will explore how clients can "express" their current life story through alternative means as well as re-appraise their situations and find new coping mechanisms for emotions or pathology. The workshop includes case examples of clients who have gone through group intervention to treat their self-mutilating behaviors, as well as additional resources

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

Instructor: Sara Martino, PhD, NCC, LPC
Date: Thursday, June 6, 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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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

Instructor: Debbie Mann, LCSW
Date: Tuesday, May 21, 2019
Time: 9:30 am - 3:30 pm
Location: Parsippany - Octagon 10 Office Center
1719 Route 10 East, Parsippany, 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: Monday, February 18, 2019
Time: 9:30 am - 3:30 pm
Location: Rutgers Eco Complex
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Instructor: Brett Novick, MS, LMFT, CSSW, MA
Date: Friday, April 26, 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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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: Thursday, June 27, 2019
Time: 9:30 am - 3:30 pm
Location: Rutgers Eco Complex
1200 Florence Columbus Rd , Bordentown Township, NJ

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Dialectical Behavior Therapy: Theory, Structure, and Skills

ID: 5248

DBT is model of psychotherapy developed and researched to treat some of the most challenging populations seeking mental health treatment in our practices and agencies. Day 1 of this three-day series provides an overview of the theory and structure of the model, as well as the differences between a comprehensive DBT Program and DBT-informed psychotherapy. Day 2 and 3 will offer an experiential group skills training to provide practitioners with the opportunity to learn DBT Skills from the clients perspective. This will help therapists learn, practice, model, and teach skills to their clients.

Fee: $300.00
Continuing Ed. Hours (CEH): 15.00 Clinical

Instructor: Lona Stranieri, LCSW
Date: June 14, 2019 / June 21, 2019 / June 28, 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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Directive Play Therapy Techniques with the Family: Fun and Effective Pathways to Achieve Goals

ID: 5286

Directive play therapy which includes caregivers and family members can be an effective treatment for children and adolescents. Through fun multi-sensory activities, clients build coping skills and develop the ability to express feelings and improve on a wide range of presenting issues. In this workshop, participants will gain a basic overview of both directive and non-directive play therapies, the advantages of both, and what current research supports as evidence-based. Participants will learn a variety of directive play techniques including game play therapy, use of creative arts, bibliotherapy, and playful role play, and cognitive behavioral play therapy among others. Challenges highlighted will include social skills impairment, emotion dysregulation, low self-esteem, impulse control, and negative thinking. Play therapy credit toward RPT (Registered Play Therapist) Certification can be awarded to mental health professionals for this course.

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

Instructor: Anne Marie Ramos, LCSW RPT-S
Date: Friday, May 31, 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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DSM-5: What to Know and How to Apply

ID: 5283

Competence in assessment and diagnosis is an ongoing area of development in clinical practice. For most practitioners, this requires having a solid understanding of the DSM. This interactive and highly applied workshop addresses the history of the DSM as well as the substantial changes made to the most recent version "the DSM-5. Through lecture, discussion, and case study, participants will leave with a greater understanding of the main changes made to the manual and how to effectively utilize the diagnostic system’s coding, reporting procedures, and integrated assessment tools. This workshop will cover some major diagnostic categories in detail, in order to enhance participant’s application of the DSM-5 in their practice.

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

Instructor: Robert Hazlett, PhD, LCSW
Date: Wednesday, April 10, 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: Robert Hazlett, PhD, LCSW
Date: Friday, April 12, 2019
Time: 9:30 am - 3:30 pm
Location: Rutgers Eco Complex
1200 Florence Columbus Rd , Bordentown Township, NJ

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Instructor: Robert Hazlett, PhD, LCSW
Date: Wednesday, April 17, 2019
Time: 9:30 am - 3:30 pm
Location: Parsippany - Octagon 10 Office Center
1719 Route 10 East, Parsippany, NJ

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Instructor: Robert Hazlett, PhD, LCSW
Date: Monday, April 29, 2019
Time: 9:30 am - 3:30 pm
Location: Robins' Nest
42 South Delsea Drive, Glassboro, NJ

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Instructor: Robert Hazlett, PhD, LCSW
Date: Friday, May 3, 2019
Time: 9:30 am - 3:30 pm
Location: Cancer Care
275 Seventh Avenue, 22nd Floor , New York, NY

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Eating Disorders and Childhood Abuse: Connecting the Dots!

ID: 5207

Remarkable research findings reveal that a majority of adult women with serious eating problems (EP) have a history of childhood abuse. Perhaps more surprising is that the abuse is primarily emotional, rather than sexual or physical (i.e. behavioral). Despite childhood emotional abuse (CEA) being most clearly associated with eating pathology later in life, professional attention tends to focus mainly on behavioral abuse. This workshop shifts the focus to highlight CEA and its role, along with psychological factors, in the development and maintenance of EP in adulthood. Participants will be able to connect the dots between various forms of childhood abuse and current eating problems. There also is an opportunity to examine innovative approaches for addressing the CEA-EP relationship, including the often neglected role of self-criticism and unresolved anger.

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

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Instructor: Marjorie Feinson, PhD
Date: Wednesday, February 13, 2019
Time: 9:30 am - 3:30 pm
Location: 390 George St., 3rd floor - CLASSROOM B
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Eating Disorders and Recovery: Highlighting Spiritual Practices

ID: 5233

Women with disordered eating behaviors (DEB) often describe their (mis)use of food as a way of providing comfort, filling a void or a healing “hole in the soul”. Emerging treatment strategies are focusing on spiritual growth. 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 examine (a) the meanings of recovery and (b) the role of spiritual practices�"often neglected, but potentially powerful treatment resources. Sustainable recovery depends on 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 on-going recovery.

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

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Instructor: Marjorie Feinson, PhD
Date: Wednesday, March 6, 2019
Time: 9:30 am - 3:30 pm
Location: 390 George St., 3rd floor - CLASSROOM B
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Eating Disorders: Highlights and Relevant Clinical Issues

ID: 5206

In contrast to traditional treatment that views eating disorders as the problem, an atypical approach is taken in this workshop. Specifically, eating disorder (ED) and disordered eating behaviors (DEB) often begin as (misguided) attempts to handle or in some cases survive overwhelming emotional situations, including childhood abuse and trauma. As you might suspect, this perspective requires not only a shift in understanding, but also innovative and more relevant treatment strategies. Emerging research is presented together with recent findings about the significant roles of self-criticism and unresolved anger. Assessment tools are provided along with untraditional treatment strategies that clinicians may find especially relevant for adult female clients.

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

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Instructor: Marjorie Feinson, PhD
Date: Wednesday, February 6, 2019
Time: 9:30 am - 3:30 pm
Location: 390 George St., 3rd floor - CLASSROOM B
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Emotional Freedom Techniques (EFT) - a Mind-Body Approach to the Anxiety Spectrum Disorders

ID: 5053

This how-to-do-it workshop focuses on learning meridian techniques to treat the anxiety spectrum disorders - including simple phobias, generalized anxiety, panic, acute stress reaction and trauma. These disorders overwhelmingly report physiological symptoms as well as emotional. Learn how to incorporate several complementary and integrative meridian techniques to quell these mind-body complaints, using methods emanating from China and Asia that are 2000 years old. These methods are emerging into the mainstream in both the mental health and coaching arenas.

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

Instructor: Robin Bilazarian, LCS, DCSW, DCEP, AAMET
Date: Friday, May 17, 2019
Time: 9:30 am - 3:30 pm
Location: Parsippany - Octagon 10 Office Center
1719 Route 10 East, Parsippany, 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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Evolutionary Psychology in Clinical Practice

ID: 5284

This workshop presents Interpersonal Stance Theory (IST), developed at the Integrative Therapy Institute of New Jersey. It covers basic concepts in evolutionary psychology, including modules and critical periods, and how Interpersonal Stances are determined by evolution. It explains how Stances become features of personality, and the emotions, thoughts, and behaviors that accompany them. Participants learn to use IST in treatment using case vignettes, and to educate patients about their own stance patterns and those of others to improve their functioning and relationships. Please go to integrativetherapyinstitute-nj.com if interested to more about IST and CIP.

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

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Instructor: Deborah McKinley, LPC
Tom Hollenbach, PhD
Date: Saturday, February 23, 2019
Time: 9:30 am - 3:30 pm
Location: Parsippany - Octagon 10 Office Center
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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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Fostering Resilience in Children Coping with Loss

ID: 5275

One in three children is grieving a loss due to death, divorce, abandonment, foster care, illness, incarceration, or deportation, leaving them at higher risk for suicide, substance abuse, and aggressive behavior. Learning how to support grieving children enables them to live emotionally healthy, meaningful and productive lives. This workshop provides an understanding of the impact of loss on children and youth. Attendees will learn the definitions and interrelatedness of loss, grief and mourning. The dominant culture encourages children to win and succeed, but doesn’t teach them how to lose. This essential life skill is learned when social workers and other professionals provide support to grieving children. While this workshop will focus primarily on how to help children cope with loss due to death, these concepts are transferable to all types of loss

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

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Instructor: Connie Palmer, LCSW
Date: Friday, January 11, 2019
Time: 9:30 am - 3:30 pm
Location: Parsippany - Octagon 10 Office Center
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Foundations and Models of Crisis Intervention and Trauma Response

ID: 5850

This two-day workshop will examine the history of crisis intervention and trauma response over the past century. This will be done as a means to understand the current response models and intervention techniques which will be specified and discussed particularly as they relate to different affected populations (civilians, first responders, schools, etc.). Relevant research will be considered as a means to evaluate the effectiveness of these crisis response models. Community resources related to crisis and trauma will be identified. This workshop will include lecture, discussion and experiential formats.

Fee: $225.00
Continuing Ed. Hours (CEH): 10.00 Clinical

Instructor: Cynthia Lischick, PhD, DVS
Date: Friday, May 3, 2019 and Friday, May 10, 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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Gestalt Theory, Therapy, Technique Level II

ID: 5260

This Gestalt level II workshop will deepen your understanding of Gestalt theory and its application in the therapy session. The workshop will build upon the theory and therapy techniques covered in the Introductory Gestalt workshop, including a deeper exploration of field theory, the paradoxical theory of change, figure and ground, the contact cycle, self-regulation, and creative adjustment. Participants will learn both theory and technique with an emphasis on contact and experimentation. Participants will learn to clinically assess contact and contact interruptions and the concept of therapeutic dialogue will be introduced. Gestalt work is quite experiential and therefore learning will be a bit more experiential in nature for this level II workshop. Participants will come away with knowledge and practical tools to begin layering the Gestalt approach into their work.

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

Instructor: Laura Carite, LPC
Date: Friday, April 19, 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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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, March 29, 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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Helping Couples Get the Love They Want

ID: 5700

Counseling couples can be the most challenging work of all. Do you ever find yourself working with couples and feeling like you have no idea what to do? Imago Theory and skills will give you a clinical road map to help you feel more effective in your work. In this master trainer led workshop, you will receive a toolbox that will assist you in helping couples to have necessary breakthroughs that move them from conflict into connection. This workshop is led by Maya Kollman, a dynamic and internationally sought trainer. She is one of five Imago Master Trainers and has worked closely with Harville Hendrix, the originator of Imago Therapy.

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

Instructor: Maya Kollman, MA
Date: Friday, July 19, 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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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

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Instructor: Lisa Hillman, LCSW, CP
Date: Tuesday, February 5, 2019
Time: 9:30 am - 3:30 pm
Location: Rutgers Eco Complex
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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

Instructor: Sharon Lohrmann
Date: Tuesday, July 9, 2019
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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Learning from Anxiety: Managing Anxiety from a Bowen Family Systems Perspective

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. This workshop was formerly called "How is Anxiety Good for You?"

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

Instructor: Lauren Hammer, LCSW, MS
Date: Wednesday, March 27, 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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Legal and Ethical Issues in Working with Trans Youth

ID: 5254

What if we are going on an overnight field trip? Questions like this arise regarding the obligations for school districts, residential, inpatient facilities, employers when working with Trans Individuals. This engaging workshop will present the essential Trans friendly terminology, ethical dilemmas, Trans related legal history, employment & federal requirements and implementation for your specific setting. Videos, small group discussions, a quiz, and other interactive methods will be used to entertain you while you learn. This workshop does not qualify for NBCC clock hours in ethics.

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

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Instructor: Alex Redcay, MSW
Date: Wednesday, January 9, 2019
Time: 9:30 am - 3:30 pm
Location: Rutgers Eco Complex
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Instructor: Alex Redcay, PhD, LCSW
Date: Monday, May 13, 2019
Time: 9:30 am - 3:30 pm
Location: Rutgers Eco Complex
1200 Florence Columbus Rd , Bordentown Township, NJ

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Instructor: Alex Redcay, PhD, LCSW
Date: Wednesday, July 10, 2019
Time: 9:30 am - 3:30 pm
Location: Parsippany - Octagon 10 Office Center
1719 Route 10 East, Parsippany, NJ

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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.

Week Five: The morning section will focus on self-care for clinicians, and why it is an ethical imperative for clinicians who work with trauma to focus on their own wellness. Didactic and experiential exercises will be integrated throughout the morning session. The morning will conclude with a discussion of building "communities of practice" that can sustain the vitality of this important work through providing support and guidance for clinicians. The afternoon section will examine the latest research on resilience - its role and its limitations - in attachment-focused complex trauma interventions. This module further develops and deepens the competencies acquired through previous modules as well, 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 prominent clinicians and scholars in the field, specific issues are examined in the "real world" application of a complex trauma model, such as culturally informed/culturally responsive trauma treatment, working with dissociative clients, and addressing safety needs in the contexts of domestic violence.

Fee: $750.00
Continuing Ed. Hours (CEH): 25.00 Clinical

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Instructor: Monica Indart
Date: January 15, 2019 / January 22, 2019 / January 29, 2019 / February 5, 2019 / March 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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Outside the Classroom: Treating Adolescents

ID: 5279

This workshop draws from the experience of the presenter as a NYC public middle school teacher in Brooklyn, as well as his training and experience as a social worker and therapist, to explore the unique stresses that face today’s youth. Covering topics of online bullying, social media addiction, gender dysphoria, complications of autism, and the traditional stresses of childhood, this workshop will help clinicians to work with adolescents in a variety of settings. This workshop will help clinicians to: 1) Discover the gap between academics and mental health in schools, 2) Recognize the unique challenges that adolescents face, 3) Identify the neurological changes an adolescent brain undergoes, and 4) Integrate effective techniques for working with this traditionally resistant population. $129

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

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Instructor: Zachary Alti, LMSW
Date: Saturday, March 2, 2019
Time: 9:30 am - 3:30 pm
Location: 390 George St., 3rd floor - CLASSROOM B
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Parents as Healers: Dynamic Ways to Integrate Caregivers in Play Therapy

ID: 5215

Therapists are increasingly interested in the value of including the caregiver in impactful ways in treatment sessions. This workshop will teach an overall approach, “Parents as Healers” where parents/caregivers are dynamically involved in the play therapy process from the beginning. Participants will discover how to make parents a dynamic part of play therapy sessions with children and adolescents through learning to incorporate them in creative collaboration, directive play, mindfulness, CBT, playful psychoeducation and more. They will also learn about evidence-based parent-led therapies through experiential activities and fun! Challenges highlighted will include oppositional behaviors, trauma, anxiety, ADHD, and ED among others. Play therapy credit toward RPT (Registered Play Therapist) Certification can be awarded to mental health professionals for this course.

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

Instructor: Anne Marie Ramos, LCSW RPT-S
Date: Friday, April 12, 2019
Time: 9:30 am - 3:30 pm
Location: Care Plus NJ
610 Valley Health Plaza, Paramus, 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, May 1, 2019
Time: 9:30 am - 3:30 pm
Location: 390 George St, 3rd floor - CLASSROOM A
390 George Street, 3rd floor, New Brunswick, NJ
Special Instructions: This workshop has been rescheduled from the original date of 2/20/19 and 4/3/19

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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

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Instructor: Diane Lang, MA
Date: Thursday, January 24, 2019
Time: 9:30 am - 3:30 pm
Location: Parsippany - Octagon 10 Office Center
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Releasing Resentment and Cultivating Self-Forgiveness

ID: 5276

Clients experiencing acute or long-term illness have an array of emotions. They may experience self-directed shame, blame, distrust, and punishment as it relates to their illness, relationships, and life choices. This workshop will provide education on the clinical relevance of resentment and how it causes emotional suffering for clients. Participants will learn tools and techniques to mitigate the effects of resentments and create a greater sense of self-compassion through self-forgiveness. Lastly, it will enhance your clinical social work toolbox with unique exercises and solid skills.

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

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Instructor: Kristy Case, LCSW, OSW-C
Date: Tuesday, January 15, 2019
Time: 9:30 am - 3:30 pm
Location: 390 George St., 3rd floor - CLASSROOM B
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Schema Therapy Broad Strategies for Change

ID: 5293

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 Schema Therapy Basics workshop. It expends on the main components of the Schema Therapy Model and it will focus primarily on broad strategies for change. We will use case studies and videos to highlight the theory and techniques.

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

Instructor: Carlos Rojas, MS, MSW, LCSW
Date: Wednesday, May 15, 2019
Time: 9:30 am - 3:30 pm
Location: Parsippany - Octagon 10 Office Center
1719 Route 10 East, Parsippany, NJ

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Instructor: Carlos Rojas, MS, MSW, LCSW
Date: Wednesday, August 21, 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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Schema Therapy: Basics and Beyond

ID: 5274

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 two-day workshop will offer an introduction to the Schema Therapy Model and its main components including the 18 maladaptive schemas. Day two expends on the main components of the Schema Therapy Model and focuses primarily on maladaptive modes. We will use case studies and videos to highlight the theory and techniques.

Fee: $225.00
Continuing Ed. Hours (CEH): 10.00 Clinical

Instructor: Carlos Rojas, MS, MSW, LCSW
Date: Wednesday, August 14, 2019 and Thursday, August 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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Social Media's Influence on Self-harm Behaviors and Self-regulation

ID: 5249

This workshop will begin with an introduction to how social media influences both self-esteem and self-regulating behaviors. We will then move into examining various social media outlets. Newer social media outlets will be explored including the level of involvement different age groups and genders have with them. Finally, the workshop will move into social medias influence on self-regulating behaviors. The workshop will provide strategies for lessening clients exposure to social media.

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

Instructor: Sara Martino, PhD, NCC, LPC
Date: Tuesday, June 11, 2019
Time: 9:30 am - 3:30 pm
Location: Rutgers Eco Complex
1200 Florence Columbus Rd , Bordentown Township, NJ

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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, March 27, 2019
Time: 9:30 am - 3:30 pm
Location: Parsippany - Octagon 10 Office Center
1719 Route 10 East, Parsippany, NJ
Special Instructions: RESCHEDULED FROM THE ORIGINAL DATE 2/20/19

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The Assessment and Treatment of Dissociative Disorders

ID: 5542

Chronic trauma that occurs early in life has profound effects on personality development and can lead to the development of dissociative identity disorder (DID). This workshop will present an overview of trauma and dissociation. The diagnostic assessment of DID, formerly known as Multiple Personality Disorder will be reviewed and the stages of treatment and specific intervention strategies will be covered. Through case examples the treatment of DID will be discussed including: pacing treatment, balancing containment and processing trauma. (This workshop can also be used as an elective towards the Trauma Response and Crisis Intervention certificate program.)

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

Instructor: Marsha Heiman, PhD
Date: Friday, April 26, 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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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, May 17, 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: Craig Strickland, PhD
Date: Friday, June 7, 2019
Time: 9:30 am - 3:30 pm
Location: Rutgers Eco Complex
1200 Florence Columbus Rd , Bordentown Township, 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, April 25, 2019
Time: 9:30 am - 3:30 pm
Location: Rutgers Eco Complex
1200 Florence Columbus Rd , Bordentown Township, NJ

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Triggered in Sessions? Tools to Handle Delicate Situations

ID: 5264

All clinicians occasionally experience reactions or countertransference when working with a particular client. This workshop offers guidance and a toolkit to be used in the management of delicate moments when we, the clinicians, get triggered. Using lecture, discussion, and optional experiential activities, we will learn some of the typical indications that you may be triggered and/or in a dissociative state. This workshop explores why it matters if and when you are triggered, and participants will process when and how to calm the body and mind, as well as how to use the wealth of information our reactions provide about the therapeutic process taking place. This workshop will provide attendees with enhanced skills and techniques to further build their practice repertoire.

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

Instructor: Anat Samid, MSW, LCSW
Date: Friday, May 17, 2019
Time: 9:30 am - 3:30 pm
Location: Rutgers Eco Complex
1200 Florence Columbus Rd , Bordentown Township, NJ

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Instructor: Anat Samid, MSW, LCSW
Date: Monday, June 10, 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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Understanding and Treating the Sexual Desire Disorders

ID: 5154

One of the greatest challenges in treating couples with sexual problems is resolution of sexual desire conflicts. Such problems range from the "low-sex" or the "no-sex" relationship, to problems related to the controversial phenomenon of sexual addiction. Most couples therapists and sex therapists report this to be among the most common sexual complaints presented in therapy, yet it is also one of the most difficult to successfully treat. This workshop will attempt to develop a better understanding of this clinical phenomenon, and discuss some of the treatment strategies that have been useful in assisting individuals and couples resolve this frustrating situation. The information presented will be relevant to all therapists who see couples complaining of problems related to sexual desire.

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

Instructor: Daniel Watter
Date: Monday, June 3, 2019
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 Immigration Process and Supporting Immigrant Families through their Traumatic Experiences

ID: 5262

Immigrants experience many traumatic experiences on their journey to arrive in the United States. Immigrants to the U.S. experience stress related to acculturation, discrimination, employment, legal status and potential deportation, language acquisition, and separation from family and community of origin. They also experience many losses loss of family, friends, professional status, language, culture, and sense of belonging. This workshop will review the immigration process and the traumatic experiences along with common issues such as family separation and reattachment. It will provide a trauma focused lens on working with this population.

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

Instructor: Natalie Contreras, MA, LPC
Date: Tuesday, May 14, 2019
Time: 9:30 am - 3:30 pm
Location: Parsippany - Octagon 10 Office Center
1719 Route 10 East, Parsippany, 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

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Instructor: John Gasiewski, LCSW, PhD
Date: Monday, January 28, 2019
Time: 9:30 am - 3:30 pm
Location: Cancer Care
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Working with Asian Indian- Hindu Families: Moving towards Culturally Responsive Interventions

ID: 5203

This workshop is designed to offer clinicians strategies and techniques necessary to offer culturally responsive treatment to Asian Indian- Hindu clients. Key concepts of Hinduism such as the theory of Karma, goals of human life, information about the prominent gods/idols that are worshiped will be discussed. Socio-cultural diversity found amongst the people of India will be explored in order to understand sub-cultures. Participants will gain practical information regarding the distinct worldview of Asian Indian- Hindu clients. The workshop will address some challenges that are faced by them as they seek mental health treatment and implications of working with them.

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

Instructor: Amisha Desai, MPS, LMFT
Date: Wednesday, June 12, 2019
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 Narcissism

ID: 5280

What therapist hasn’t seen a patient who displayed the signs of either clinical or sub-clinical narcissism? How many of us have successfully treated one of these individuals either in individual or couples therapy? Narcissists are a notoriously resistant treatment population, and one of the riskiest to work with. Emotional seductiveness, dishonesty, and manipulation are some of the reasons most clinicians prefer to refer these clients elsewhere. As we proceed further into what many social theorists term “The Age of the Narcissist” it will be essential for clinicians to understand how to work with this growing and difficult population. As this treatment population grows, it will be ever-more critical for clinicians to understand how to identify, relate to, and treat narcissistic clients. This workshop will help clinicians to: 1) Discover the traditional, conceptual, and neurobiological explanations of narcissism, 2) Judge case studies and reflect on the clinician’s own terminal ruptures with narcissistic clients, and 3) Integrate the basics of effectively treating narcissistic clients.

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

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Instructor: Zachary Alti, LMSW
Date: Saturday, February 23, 2019
Time: 9:30 am - 3:30 pm
Location: 390 George St., 3rd floor - CLASSROOM B
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Working with Narcissism: A Schema Therapy Approach

ID: 5285

Treating clients with narcissism can be complex and challenging. The Schema Therapy Model can help provide diagnostic clarity and useful treatment strategies to address life-long self-defeating patterns of functioning. We will use case studies and videos to highlight Schema theory and techniques and how they can be utilized in the treatment of narcissism. This workshop builds on the concepts covered in the Schema Therapy Basics & Beyond workshop

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

Instructor: Carlos Rojas, MS, MSW, LCSW
Date: Wednesday, May 22, 2019
Time: 9:30 am - 3:30 pm
Location: Parsippany - Octagon 10 Office Center
1719 Route 10 East, Parsippany, NJ

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Instructor: Carlos Rojas, MS, MSW, LCSW
Date: Thursday, August 22, 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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