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Adverse Childhood Experiences: Implications for Health, Mental Health and Early Death Throughout the Lifespan

ID: 5722

The Adverse Childhood Experiences Study links childhood trauma to adult chronic medical illness, behavioral health disorders, and early death. This study, conducted by the CDC and Kaiser Permanente Health Services will show the alarming prevalence of childhood trauma among a group of 17000 typical American participants of the study. Attendees will learn about the Adverse Childhood Experiences Study, the effects of childhood trauma in adult life, the neurobiology of child trauma, the role of Attachment Theory plays in childhood trauma, and current attachment based treatments for trauma.

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

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Instructor: Alex Seidler, LCSW
Date: Friday, December 14, 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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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

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Instructor: Sandra Van Nest, LCSW
Date: Monday, August 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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Instructor: Sandra Van Nest, LCSW
Date: Monday, October 15, 2018
Time: 9:30 am - 3:30 pm
Location: Parsippany - Octagon 10 Office Center
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Basic Psychopharmacology for People with Co-Occurring Diagnoses

ID: 5028

This workshop takes a look at best practice as it applies to prescribing (or not prescribing) psychotropic medications for a person in recovery with both a mental illness and substance abuse (MISA) diagnosis. Each medication class will be discussed in terms of benefits and side effects and, whenever possible, recommendations of one medication type over another for the dually-diagnosed consumer. Introductory material relating to the neuroanatomy and physiology of the central nervous system will also be presented and linked to why some medications should be prescribed and why others should be avoided for this problem.

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

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

ID: 5278

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

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

Instructor: Jessica Flint, LCSW
Date: Wednesday, January 30, 2019
Time: 9:30 am - 3:30 pm
Location: 390 George St., 3rd floor - CLASSROOM B
390 George St., 3rd Floor, New Brunswick, NJ

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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: Thursday, November 29, 2018
Time: 9:30 am - 3:30 pm
Location: Parsippany - Octagon 10 Office Center
1719 Route 10 East, Parsippany, 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

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Instructor: Anat Samid, MSW, LCSW
Date: Monday, August 13, 2018
Time: 9:30 am - 3:30 pm
Location: 390 George St., 3rd floor - CLASSROOM B
390 George St., 3rd Floor, New Brunswick, NJ

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Instructor: Anat Samid, MSW, LCSW
Date: Monday, December 3, 2018
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. ****PLEASE NOTE THIS WORKSHOP HAS BEEN RESCHEDULED FROM OCTOBER 17TH TO DECEMBER 12TH

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

Instructor: Diane Lang, MA
Date: Friday, December 7, 2018
Time: 9:30 am - 3:30 pm
Location: Parsippany - Octagon 10 Office Center
1719 Route 10 East, Parsippany, 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: Friday, November 30, 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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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

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Instructor: Mayte Redcay, LCSW
Date: Friday, August 10, 2018
Time: 9:30 am - 3:30 pm
Location: 390 George St, 3rd floor - CLASSROOM A
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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

Instructor: Alex Redcay, MSW
Mayte Redcay, LCSW
Date: Tuesday, January 8, 2019
Time: 9:30 am - 3:30 pm
Location: Rutgers Eco Complex
1200 Florence Columbus Rd , Bordentown Township, NJ

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Co-Occurring Disorders: Going Beyond the Boundaries of Diagnosis

ID: 5224

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

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

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

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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

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Instructor: Debbie Mann, LCSW
Date: Tuesday, August 7, 2018
Time: 9:30 am - 3:30 pm
Location: Parsippany - Octagon 10 Office Center
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Instructor: Debbie Mann, LCSW
Date: Monday, October 29, 2018
Time: 9:30 am - 3:30 pm
Location: Bergen- DHS, Hackensack, 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: Monday, December 10, 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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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 27, 2018
Time: 9:30 am - 3:30 pm
Location: 390 George St., 3rd floor - CLASSROOM B
390 George St., 3rd Floor, New Brunswick, NJ

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Instructor: Brett Novick, MS, LMFT, CSSW, MA
Date: Monday, February 18, 2019
Time: 9:30 am - 3:30 pm
Location: Rutgers Eco Complex
1200 Florence Columbus Rd , Bordentown Township, NJ

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Diet, Nutrition, and Eating Behaviors: Helping Clients Make Changes

ID: 5255

This workshop will discuss the role that nutrition and diet play in overall brain and body functioning, with a specific focus on the food-mood connection and mental, emotional, and behavioral domains. Nutritional guidelines will be discussed, including specific nutritional interventions that have demonstrated efficacy with psychological and behavioral symptoms. Strategies to assist clients with making changes will be reviewed, and participants will have the opportunity to practice skills to help clients overcome barriers to making changes in food choice and eating patterns.

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

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Instructor: Katherine Glick, LPC, LCADC, CCS, ACS, MAC
Date: Friday, October 19, 2018
Time: 9:30 am - 3:30 pm
Location: Rutgers Eco Complex
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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: Friday, December 7, 2018
Time: 9:30 am - 3:30 pm
Location: Camden - Rutgers School of Social Work
217 N. 6th Street - Room B110, Camden, NJ

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Instructor: Robert Hazlett, PhD, LCSW
Date: Monday, December 10, 2018
Time: 9:30 am - 3:30 pm
Location: 390 George St., 3rd floor - CLASSROOM B
390 George St., 3rd Floor, New Brunswick, NJ

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Instructor: Robert Hazlett, PhD, LCSW
Date: Wednesday, December 12, 2018
Time: 9:30 am - 3:30 pm
Location: St. Francis Community Center
4700 Long Beach Blvd, Long Beach Twp, NJ
Special Instructions: PLEASE NOTE The date is different than the one published on the catalog

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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

Instructor: Marjorie Feinson, PhD
Date: Wednesday, February 13, 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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Eating Disorders and Obsessive Compulsive Disorder: Sorting Out a Complicated Symptom Picture

ID: 5261

Eating disorders and OCD are 2 extremely complicated illnesses and often times, their symptoms overlap. The eating disorder client obsesses about calories and compulsively exercises. The Obsessive Compulsive client can present as a 16 yr. old who obsesses about eating clean but doesnt necessarily fit criteria for an eating disorder. Understanding in detail both of these disorders and their overlap can greatly impact treatment. This workshop will illustrate the complexities in these 2 disorders especially when they occur together. The workshop will utilize case material, role plays, interactive exercises and lecture.

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

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Instructor: Suzanne Rubinetti, LCSW
Date: Wednesday, July 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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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

Instructor: Marjorie Feinson, PhD
Date: Wednesday, March 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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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

Instructor: Marjorie Feinson, PhD
Date: Wednesday, February 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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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

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Instructor: Robin Bilazarian, LCS, DCSW, DCEP, AAMET
Date: Friday, July 13, 2018
Time: 9:30 am - 3:30 pm
Location: Robins' Nest
42 South Delsea Drive, Glassboro, NJ

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Ethical and Legal Issues in Substance Abuse Counseling

ID: 5598

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

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

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

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

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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

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Instructor: Brett Novick, MS, LMFT, CSSW, MA
Date: Friday, August 3, 2018
Time: 9:30 am - 3:30 pm
Location: 390 George St., 3rd floor - CLASSROOM B
390 George St., 3rd Floor, New Brunswick, NJ

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Instructor: Brett Novick, MS, LMFT, CSSW, MA
Date: Wednesday, August 8, 2018
Time: 9:30 am - 3:30 pm
Location: Rutgers Eco Complex
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Instructor: Brett Novick, MS, LMFT, CSSW, MA
Date: Monday, October 8, 2018
Time: 9:30 am - 3:30 pm
Location: Parsippany - Octagon 10 Office Center
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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

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
1719 Route 10 East, Parsippany, NJ

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Family Therapy 101

ID: 5201

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

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

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Instructor: Paula Ochs, LCSW
Date: Thursday, August 2, 2018
Time: 9:30 am - 3:30 pm
Location: 390 George St., 3rd floor - CLASSROOM B
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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

Instructor: Connie Palmer, LCSW
Date: Friday, January 11, 2019
Time: 9:30 am - 3:30 pm
Location: Parsippany - Octagon 10 Office Center
1719 Route 10 East, Parsippany, 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

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Instructor: Laura Carite, LPC
Date: Friday, July 13, 2018
Time: 9:30 am - 3:30 pm
Location: Parsippany - Octagon 10 Office Center
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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

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Instructor: Laura Carite, LPC
Date: Friday, October 26, 2018
Time: 9:30 am - 3:30 pm
Location: 390 George St., 3rd floor - CLASSROOM C
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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

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Instructor: Maya Kollman, MA
Date: Friday, August 17, 2018
Time: 9:30 am - 3:30 pm
Location: 390 George St., 3rd floor - CLASSROOM B
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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, February 5, 2019
Time: 9:30 am - 3:30 pm
Location: Rutgers Eco Complex
1200 Florence Columbus Rd , Bordentown Township, NJ

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How NOT To Fail as a Therapist: Strategies for Preventing Premature Termination in Psychotherapy

ID: 5259

This workshop will detail the research evidence on variables affecting premature dropout and poor outcomes in psychotherapy. Elements of the therapeutic role and process, from intake through termination, will be discussed with specific attention paid to predictors of premature termination. Strategies for reducing client dropout will be discussed and applied to case examples, and participants will have the opportunity to try out new skills to navigate through therapeutic ruptures and other premature dropout risk factors.

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

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Instructor: Katherine Glick, LPC, LCADC, CCS, ACS, MAC
Date: Friday, July 13, 2018
Time: 9:30 am - 3:30 pm
Location: 390 George St., 3rd floor - CLASSROOM B
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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: Saturday, February 9, 2019
Time: 9:30 am - 3:30 pm
Location: Rutgers Eco Complex
1200 Florence Columbus Rd , Bordentown Township, NJ

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Inner Relationship Focusing: Listening Deeply to Self and Others

ID: 5271

In this workshop, participants will gain a beginning understanding of this body-mind awareness method that can be integrated into other methods of therapy or healing modalities such as CBT, EMDR, meditation, or yoga. Based on the work of Ann Weiser Cornell, participants will gain a beginning understanding of how our intrapsychic life is made up of parts and how these parts interact with each other, often in ways that leave our clients stuck in painful patterns of feelings and behaviors. Self-in-Presence is that undamaged aspect of ourselves which, once accessed, can support these unintegrated and burdened aspects in ways that allow us to show up in life more centered, whole, and available for ourselves and others. Participants will experience parts and presence and will be given clear ways in which to help clients begin to invite this new way of listening to themselves

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

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Instructor: Annie Fisher, MSW, LCSW
Date: Friday, November 2, 2018
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

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Instructor: Sharon Lohrmann
Date: Wednesday, July 18, 2018
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) familiarization with common clinic based treatment models for these disorders; and (3) participants will learn specific techniques and how to apply these strategies with their clients. The workshop encourages participants to share case examples, and utilize role plays.

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

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Date: Monday, October 22, 2018
Time: 9:30 am - 3:30 pm
Location: 390 George St., 3rd floor - CLASSROOM B
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Introduction to Comprehensive Integrative Psychotherapy

ID: 5265

Comprehensive Integrative Psychotherapy (CIP) is a new psychotherapy model developed at the Integrative Therapy Institute of New Jersey. It integrates psychodynamic psychotherapy and CBT with evolutionary psychology. The workshop teaches participants to interview new clients for both symptoms and underlying past causes of psychological problems and to form a case conceptualization that determines the treatment. Interpersonal Stance Theory, which is derived from evolutionary psychology, is also introduced. The workshop includes free use of the ITSI interview, progress note, and treatment plan templates, which can be viewed at integrativetherapyinstitute-nj.com, along with additional materials detailing the CIP model.

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

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Instructor: Deborah McKinley, LPC
Tom Hollenbach, PhD
Date: Saturday, October 27, 2018
Time: 9:30 am - 3:30 pm
Location: Parsippany - Octagon 10 Office Center
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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

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

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Life Coaching and the Evolution of Psychotherapeutic Practice

ID: 5272

Social workers and counselors inherently have the knowledge to help clients cope with life challenges and personal achievement, which makes the practice of life coaching a logical career move. Life Coaching focuses on helping others achieve their personal best. The goal is to create ease, enhance power, and take action. This workshop will show you how to include coaching in your practice and cover the coaching tools that empower clients to transform their lives, situations, and outcomes.

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

Instructor: Bailey Frumen, LCSW
Date: Monday, December 3, 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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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

Instructor: Monica Indart
Date: January 15, 2019 / January 22, 2019 / January 29, 2019 / February 5, 2019 / February 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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Motivational Interviewing: Inviting and Acknowledging Change Talk

ID: 5209

This workshop is for clinicians seeking an advanced level of Motivational Interviewing (MI) training. The learner will consider MI's application to a broad use of behavior changes ranging from health behaviors to substance use. The workshop offers a hands-on experiential learning approach with ample opportunity for role-plays, discussion, and case conceptualization. Participants will learn tangible skills for eliciting change talk with their clients, helping them to enhance motivation towards meaningful behavioral changes. Learners will leave with advanced knowledge of clinical interventions to utilize with clients to collaboratively address problem behaviors.

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

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Instructor: Bernard Showers, LCSW, CAADC
Date: Friday, July 20, 2018
Time: 9:30 am - 3:30 pm
Location: Rutgers Eco Complex
1200 Florence Columbus Rd , Bordentown Township, 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

Instructor: Zachary Alti, LMSW
Date: Saturday, February 16, 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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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

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Instructor: Eric Kispert
Date: Friday, October 19, 2018
Time: 9:30 am - 3:30 pm
Location: Parsippany - Octagon 10 Office Center
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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 20, 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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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: Tuesday, July 17, 2018
Time: 9:30 am - 3:30 pm
Location: Middlesex Regional Educational Services Commission
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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
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: Tuesday, October 23, 2018
Time: 9:30 am - 3:30 pm
Location: Rutgers Eco Complex
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Psychotherapy and Counseling with Older Adults

ID: 1070

This workshop will dispel the all-too-common assumption that psychotherapy and counseling are not effective treatment modalities with senior adults. Contrary to the belief that seniors are "inflexible and stuck in their ways" as well as having diminished cognitive and reflective capacity, studies indicate that they can benefit as much from these modalities as younger persons, albeit with some different approaches, techniques and goals. In this workshop we will consider the special strengths and challenges of senior adults, the place of their particular life cycle issues and how to understand and use transference, resistance, support and interpretation in working with this population. Many case examples and exercises will be offered.

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

Instructor: Stephen Sidorsky, LCSW
Date: Wednesday, November 14, 2018
Time: 9:30 am - 3:30 pm
Location: Parsippany - Octagon 10 Office Center
1719 Route 10 East, Parsippany, NJ

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Relationship Reboot: Tech Support for Love

ID: 5093

This timely divorce/break up prevention workshop, provides clinicians and couples with the best of the best cutting edge techniques and skills Dr. Debra Castaldo has developed in over twenty-five years as a couples and marriage therapist. In the tradition of solution-focused therapy, she uses her optimistic, solution-focused coaching style to teach clinicians how to coach couples on becoming their own Tech Squad for Love: an expert solution-searching team! She operates from her commitment to the belief that the best experts to save a relationship are the couple themselves! Dr. Castaldo guides clinicians and couples through her step-by-step program with practical, solution-focused exercises that teach how to: get powered back up, design unique solutions, and get relationships back online quickly and permanently!

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

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Instructor: Debra Castaldo, PhD, LCSW
Date: Tuesday, July 24, 2018
Time: 9:30 am - 3:30 pm
Location: Parsippany - Octagon 10 Office Center
1719 Route 10 East, Parsippany, NJ

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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

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
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: Thursday, December 13, 2018 and Friday, December 14, 2018
Time: 9:30 am - 3:30 pm
Location: Parsippany - Octagon 10 Office Center
1719 Route 10 East, Parsippany, NJ

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Shame: The Master Emotion

ID: 5077

Unaddressed shame has destructive consequences for individuals, for families and for communities. Shame can cause and exacerbate depression, anxiety, addictions, criminal activity, aggression, abusive behavior. This workshop will define shame, explore its impact and give an overview of the literature on the topic of shame, including the work of shame researcher, Brene Brown. Those who attend will learn how shame influences, parenting, our response to loss and trauma, and school culture. The workshop will describe how men, women and different cultures differ in their experience of shame. Participants will learn the principles for the treatment of shame.

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

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Instructor: Connie Palmer, LCSW
Date: Friday, October 26, 2018
Time: 9:30 am - 3:30 pm
Location: 390 George St, 3rd floor - CLASSROOM A
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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

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Instructor: Debra Castaldo, PhD, LCSW
Date: Tuesday, August 7, 2018
Time: 9:30 am - 3:30 pm
Location: 390 George St., 3rd floor - CLASSROOM B
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Instructor: Debra Castaldo, PhD, LCSW
Date: Wednesday, February 20, 2019
Time: 9:30 am - 3:30 pm
Location: Parsippany - Octagon 10 Office Center
1719 Route 10 East, Parsippany, 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

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Instructor: Nicci Spinazolla, EdS, LMFT, LPC, ACS
Date: Tuesday, November 6, 2018
Time: 9:30 am - 3:30 pm
Location: 390 George St., 3rd floor - CLASSROOM B
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Suicide Prevention with Trans Youth

ID: 5258

Suicide risk increases for trans individuals when they participate in a single gender therapy group with cisgender patients where microaggressions are unaddressed and clinicians, social work professors, and students are unaware of the neurological and genetic research literature. This interactive workshop will entertain and answer all of your questions.

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

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Instructor: Alex Redcay, MSW
Date: Tuesday, July 10, 2018
Time: 9:30 am - 3:30 pm
Location: Camden - Rutgers School of Social Work
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Instructor: Alex Redcay, MSW
Date: Thursday, January 10, 2019
Time: 9:30 am - 3:30 pm
Location: Rutgers Eco Complex
1200 Florence Columbus Rd , Bordentown Township, NJ

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The Effects of Autism Spectrum Disorder on the Family

ID: 5277

Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD) is a complex neuropsychiatric disorder that can impact a child’s social interactions, communication skills, and imaginative play. Children with ASD frequently experience co-occurring psychiatric disorders and can also display troublesome behaviors in the form of physical aggression and property destruction. Parents, siblings, and the family as a whole can experience chronic unrelenting stress as the child with ASD matures throughout the life cycle. The parental divorce rate is well above the norm and neurotypical siblings often experience depression, lower educational success, and a loss of peer relationships. This workshop will clarify and expand the role of the professional treating children with ASD and their families, identify the stressors experienced by the family, and recommend specific psychosocial interventions, both for the child with ASD as well as their family. The workshop will contain didactic presentation, small group discussion, and video.

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

Instructor: Alex Seidler, LCSW
Date: Friday, January 18, 2019
Time: 9:30 am - 3:30 pm
Location: Rutgers Eco Complex
1200 Florence Columbus Rd , Bordentown Township, NJ

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The Emotional Freedom Technique (EFT) and Tapping: Level II Evidence-Based Treatment for Emotional & Physical Pain

ID: 5263

Level II EFT is for clinicians that want to continue to fine tune and expand their EFT skills. Pre-requisite is having taken any day long EFT training, including these in this brochure AND have recently practiced EFT at least 10 times with you, friends, colleagues or clients. After a quick review to assure all are on the same page, we will move quickly using EFT to desensitize issues and upsets in the present, past and the future, and to free the individual to take thoughtful action. There are now over 80 published research articles proving EFT is evidence-based practice. We will also review the pain protocol as an alternative to opioid medication, a possible preventive model in this horrible opioid epidemic.

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

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Instructor: Robin Bilazarian, LCS, DCSW, DCEP, AAMET
Date: Thursday, August 9, 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 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

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Instructor: Craig Strickland, PhD
Date: Thursday, October 11, 2018
Time: 9:30 am - 3:30 pm
Location: Robins' Nest
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The Psychology of Forgiveness: Overview and Basic Skills

ID: 5543

Forgiveness can be a powerful tool to heal strained relationships and relieve emotional pain: this is a skill that one can learn. This workshop will focus on forgiveness through the utilization of principles of cognitive/behavioral therapy and narrative approach. Participants will discuss the major underpinnings of grievance formation and practice the steps to create "positive refocusing" through exercises of mindfulness and guided imagery. See the follow up workshop offered on June 12 (#5550).

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

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Instructor: Jed Rosen, LCSW
Date: Friday, October 19, 2018
Time: 9:30 am - 3:30 pm
Location: 390 George St., 3rd floor - CLASSROOM B
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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

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Instructor: Brett Novick, MS, LMFT, CSSW, MA
Date: Friday, July 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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Triggered in Sessions? Tools to Handle Delicate Situations

ID: 5264

All clinicians occasionally experience some 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. The workshop goals include an understanding of why we might get triggered, how to resource ourselves when we are in session, and to explore implications in support of our clients. 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

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Instructor: Anat Samid, MSW, LCSW
Date: Friday, August 10, 2018
Time: 9:30 am - 3:30 pm
Location: Rutgers Eco Complex
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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: Wednesday, November 28, 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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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

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Instructor: Robert Hazlett, PhD, LCSW
Date: Tuesday, July 31, 2018
Time: 9:30 am - 3:30 pm
Location: Rutgers Eco Complex
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Instructor: Robert Hazlett, PhD, LCSW
Date: Wednesday, August 1, 2018
Time: 9:30 am - 3:30 pm
Location: 390 George St, 3rd floor - CLASSROOM A
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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

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Instructor: Natalie Contreras, MA, LPC
Date: Tuesday, July 31, 2018
Time: 9:30 am - 3:30 pm
Location: Parsippany - Octagon 10 Office Center
1719 Route 10 East, Parsippany, 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, January 9, 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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Whats Eating You? The Psychology of Eating

ID: 5247

This workshop focuses on understanding the psychological processes underlying humans development of eating behaviors and the adoption of both healthy and maladaptive cognitions and behaviors concerning food, eating, and our bodies. Issues to be addressed include: food choice, the development of food preferences, motivation to eat, cultural influences on eating patterns, weight-regulation, body image, dieting behaviors, obesity, eating disorders, and the treatment of unhealthy and clinical eating problems. The psychology of eating will be emphasized, and psychological problems associated with eating will be highlighted.

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

Instructor: Katherine Glick, LPC, LCADC, CCS, ACS, MAC
Date: Friday, December 21, 2018
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, LCSW, PhD
Date: Monday, January 28, 2019
Time: 9:30 am - 3:30 pm
Location: Cancer Care
275 Seventh Avenue, 22nd Floor , New York, NY

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Why Therapy Doesn't Work, and What to Do About It

ID: 5270

Despite its 500 different schools and approaches, the practice of psychotherapy continues to be an elusive and ambiguous calling even for those of us who have devoted our careers to it. Yet, to be truly effective, therapists need to be crystal clear about their role and about the mechanisms of change. In this workshop, we will discuss several guidelines that clarify, enhance, and simplify the therapeutic mission. Drawing upon concepts from cybernetics theory, we will also debunk a series of clinical myths and half-truths that unnecessarily complicate and mystify the therapeutic task. Participants can expect to learn about the two principles essential to therapeutic success and four factors that hinder client progress.

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

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Instructor: Jay Efran, PhD
Bruce Loria, EdD
Date: Wednesday, October 17, 2018
Time: 9:30 am - 3:30 pm
Location: 390 George St., 3rd floor - CLASSROOM B
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Working with Latino Cultures

ID: 5095

This training will expose the participants to the Stages of Cultural Identity Development Model. Through small group discussions, role plays, case vignettes and large group participation, they will increase their knowledge of Latino cultural norms including machismo, personalismo, etc, identity in the US and group differences stemming from country or region of origin, cultural and family factors that influence relationships and perceptions of heath/illness and mental health services. Participants will also learn skills and techniques to facilitate positive engagement with Latino families.

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

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Instructor: Natalie Contreras, MA, LPC
Date: Tuesday, July 10, 2018
Time: 9:30 am - 3:30 pm
Location: Parsippany - Octagon 10 Office Center
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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

Instructor: Zachary Alti, LMSW
Date: Saturday, February 23, 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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