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

ID: 5051

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

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

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Instructor: Jennifer Vazquez, LCSW
Date: Thursday, February 8, 2018
Time: 9:30 am - 3:30 pm
Location: 390 George St., 3rd floor - CLASSROOM B
390 George St., 3rd Floor, New Brunswick, NJ

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Instructor: Jennifer Vazquez, LCSW
Date: Thursday, June 7, 2018
Time: 9:30 am - 3:30 pm
Location: St. Francis Community Center
4700 Long Beach Blvd, Long Beach Twp, NJ

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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, 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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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: Thursday, August 23, 2018
Time: 9:30 am - 3:30 pm
Location: Northbrook Behavioral Health
425 Woodbury-Turnersville Road , Blackwood, NJ

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Becoming a Trans-Inclusive Clinician: A Basic Overview of Transgender Concerns and Clinical Considerations

ID: 5485

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

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

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Instructor: Tracey Post, LCSW
Date: Thursday, February 8, 2018 and Thursday, February 15, 2018
Time: 9:30 am - 3:30 pm
Location: 390 George St., 3rd floor - CLASSROOM B
390 George St., 3rd Floor, New Brunswick, NJ

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Beyond Healing to Thriving: Post Traumatic Growth through Mindfulness, Cognitive Behavior Therapy, and the Arts

ID: 5098

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

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

Instructor: Anat Samid, MSW, LCSW
Date: 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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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: Friday, June 15, 2018
Time: 9:30 am - 3:30 pm
Location: Cancer Care
275 Seventh Avenue, 22nd Floor , New York, NJ

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Challenging Cognitive Distortions in School-Age Children

ID: 5088

Cognitive-behavioral interventions (CBI) can be a viable approach to remediate behavioral deficits and excesses by providing clients with the tools necessary to control their own behavior. Cognitive behavioral therapy is a highly structured and goal-directed form of treatment that has been shown to provide effective symptom relief for a wide range of mood, anxiety, and behavioral disorders. CBIs involve teaching the use of inner speech ("self-talk") to modify underlying cognitions that affect overt behavior. This workshop will provide a brief overview of cognitive behavioral therapy and provide specific interventions to teach clients to control their thoughts and behaviors through the use of a coping template. Participants will gain a greater understanding of the basic components of Cognitive and Behavioral Therapies and will be able to identify and utilize CBI for school-age children.

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

Instructor: Natalie Contreras, MA, LPC
Date: Tuesday, June 19, 2018
Time: 9:30 am - 3:30 pm
Location: Parsippany - Octagon 10 Office Center
1719 Route 10 East, Parsippany, NJ

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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
Date: Tuesday, June 12, 2018
Time: 9:30 am - 3:30 pm
Location: Cancer Care
275 Seventh Avenue, 22nd Floor , New York, NJ
Special Instructions: If you are a Psychologist who needs the CEHs please copy and paste the following link into your browser in order to register through GSAPP and receive your certificate. There is an extra $25 charge: https://ce-catalog.rutgers.edu/coursedisplay.cfm?schID=68370

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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: Tuesday, March 27, 2018
Time: 9:30 am - 3:30 pm
Location: Monmouth Cares
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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, August 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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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

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Instructor: Sara Martino, PhD, NCC, LPC
Date: Tuesday, May 15, 2018
Time: 9:30 am - 3:30 pm
Location: 390 George St., 3rd floor - CLASSROOM B
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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

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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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

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Instructor: Brett Novick, MS, LMFT, CSSW, MA
Date: Friday, January 26, 2018
Time: 9:30 am - 3:30 pm
Location: St. Francis Community Center
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Instructor: Brett Novick, MS, LMFT, CSSW, MA
Date: Thursday, June 28, 2018
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

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Instructor: Lona Stranieri, LCSW
Date: June 1, 2018 / June 29, 2018 / July 20, 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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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

Instructor: Katherine Glick, LPC, LCADC, CCS, ACS, MAC
Date: Wednesday, June 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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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

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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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: Thursday, June 7, 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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Instructor: Robin Bilazarian, LCS, DCSW, DCEP, AAMET
Date: Friday, June 22, 2018
Time: 9:30 am - 3:30 pm
Location: Parsippany - Octagon 10 Office Center
1719 Route 10 East, Parsippany, NJ

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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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Escape from the Land of the Hungry Ghosts: Using Meditation to Enhance Addictions Treatment and Recovery

ID: 5042

Life's difficult issues have an enormous impact on our attitudes, interactions and ability to function, and can impact our ability to embrace spirituality, meaning and purpose. Quality recovery and life management depend on caring for all aspects of self. We need a concrete framework of what it means to be spiritual, and how we can tap into spirituality daily. This workshop offers a bio-psycho-social understanding of life and recovery management, with an emphasis on using tools like meditation to clarify and enhance treatment and recovery work. This workshop weaves the principles, goals and impact of each of the 12 steps with specific meditations, designed to enhance the working of each step. Techniques will be explored for use with self and with clients to promote relaxation, manage stress, and encourage wellness and resiliency. No matter what level of stress or recovery you may have, this workshop will give you insight on the use of several meditative techniques to enhance spirituality and recovery work - especially when using the 12 steps. Wear loose, comfortable clothes for this class!

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

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Instructor: Kathryn Bedard, MA, LCADC, NCADC
Date: Wednesday, April 18, 2018
Time: 9:30 am - 3:30 pm
Location: Rutgers Eco Complex
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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: Friday, June 22, 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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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, June 29, 2018
Time: 9:30 am - 3:30 pm
Location: Monmouth Cares
185 State Rt. 36, West Long Branch, NJ

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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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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

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Instructor: Jennifer Vazquez, LCSW
Date: Tuesday, January 9, 2018
Time: 9:30 am - 3:30 pm
Location: Monmouth Cares
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Instructor: Jennifer Vazquez, LCSW
Date: Thursday, May 17, 2018
Time: 9:30 am - 3:30 pm
Location: St. Francis Community Center
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Instructor: Jennifer Vazquez, LCSW
Date: Thursday, August 2, 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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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

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Instructor: Cynthia Lischick, PhD, DVS
Date: Friday, May 11, 2018 and Friday, May 18, 2018
Time: 9:30 am - 3:30 pm
Location: 390 George St, 3rd floor - CLASSROOM A
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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, July 13, 2018
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: 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, May 11, 2018
Time: 9:30 am - 3:30 pm
Location: Parsippany - Octagon 10 Office Center
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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, August 17, 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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How is Anxiety Good for You?

ID: 5089

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

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

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Instructor: Lauren Hammer, LCSW, MS
Date: Friday, June 15, 2018
Time: 9:30 am - 3:30 pm
Location: 390 George St, 3rd floor - CLASSROOM A
390 George Street, 3rd floor, New Brunswick, NJ

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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

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
390 George St., 3rd Floor, New Brunswick, NJ

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Identification and Clinical Strategies for Working with Co-Occurring Adolescent Disorders

ID: 5068

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

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

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

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Instructor: Sarah Kautz, LCSW
Date: Friday, January 12, 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

Instructor: Sharon Lohrmann
Date: Wednesday, July 18, 2018
Time: 9:30 am - 3:30 pm
Location: The Boggs Center on Developmental Disabilities
335 George Street, 3rd Fl. , New Brunswick, NJ

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Introduction to Comprehensive Integrative Psychotherapy

ID: 5265

Comprehensive Integrative Psychotherapy (CIP) is a psychotherapy model designed to treat the great range of clients who suffer from psychological distress due to negative life experiences in their past. Used in both individual and couples/family treatment, it takes concepts and techniques from psychodynamic psychotherapy and cognitive-behavioral therapy and places them atop a foundation derived from evolutionary psychology. Who this series is for: This intensive series presents a model of psychotherapy that can be easily taught and learned. Early career clinicians can benefit by learning a comprehensive and structured model that applies to most patients yet can be taught concisely and that incorporates interventions from different theories. Experienced clinicians can benefit most from the parts of the model that apply to difficult, stuck patients and to those with personality disorders. They can also learn a model that they can use to supervise beginning clinicians to get them up and running in a short period of time. Day 1 - Introduction and Overview of Comprehensive Integrative Psychotherapy Day 1 introduces CIP and its basic elements and teaches participants how to interview new clients thoroughly for both symptoms and underlying past causes of psychological problems. It then explains how to use this information to quickly form a case conceptualization that determines the areas of focus for the treatment. Participants will learn how negative life experiences cause blocked emotions, negative ego states, and maladaptive interpersonal stances, and how to integrate all of these into a coherent narrative that can be used with each client to effect change. Different treatment techniques will be presented to remedy problems in each area. Interpersonal Stance Theory is also introduced in Session 1. Day 2 Integrating Psychodynamic and Cognitive-Behavior Therapy with Evolutionary Psychology The morning session shows how psychodynamic psychotherapy (PP) can be integrated with CBT by accepting that PP and CBT have different conceptualizations of root causes (PP: repression, CBT: maladaptive thoughts and behaviors) which are not mutually exclusive but complementary. It then reconceptualizes the repression model for modern-day society, catalogs the toolboxes of techniques for PP and CBT, and shows how tools from each toolbox can be used to treat both repression and maladaptive thoughts and behaviors. The afternoon session covers basic concepts in evolutionary psychology, and shows how Interpersonal Stances (Dominant, Submissive, Cooperative, Nurturant, Dependent, Romantic, Hate, and Group) are psychological modules programmed into human beings by evolution. It covers how and why these stances become features of personality, and the emotions, thoughts, and behaviors that accompany each one. Day 3 Dominance, Submission, Abuse, Trauma, Hate: The Authoritarian Complex and How to Treat It. Day 3 covers issues of power and control over others, including abuse from the perspectives of both abuser and victim. It begins with the Authoritarian Spiral (Dominant and Submissive stances reinforcing each other) and how Submissive Stance clients can be taught to interrupt it peacefully. Next it covers feelings of excessive entitlement and obligation and how and how to treat them. Then Defensive Dominance and the Hate Stance are explained in evolutionary terms, and participants are taught how to normalize hate and discuss it objectively with clients who experience it, while maintaining reasonable moral judgments. Finally countertransference issues regarding dominance, entitlement, and hate are covered and discussed. Day 4 Neediness, Love, and Despair: Treating Attachment Problems and Attachment-Related Personality Problems in CIP Day 4 covers attachment issues in CIP, and their impacts on emotions, thoughts, and behavior. The emotion of Love is precisely defined and the Attachment Dyad is explained, including both Nurturant and Dependent Stances, along with the blocked emotions and negative ego states typical of attachment-related problems. The Dependent Stance is covered in depth along with its possible developmental pathways, and participants are taught how to recognize overdependence, fixated dependence, and counterdependence, and how to treat them. Dependent Stance entitlement is covered as an aspect of overdependence, and excessive displays of distress are covered as an aspect of fixated dependence. Then treatment of counterdependence is covered using education, suggestion, positive reinforcement, and shaping. Day 5 Romantic Attraction and its Frustrations: Treating Clients Who Have No Game, Way Too Much Game, or Who Keep Playing the Wrong Game. Day 5 covers psychological problems associated with the Romantic Stance, which generates romantic and sexual attraction. Topics include: Stuck in the friend zone, subclinical body-dysmorphic disorder (BDD), bad-boy attraction, and serial infidelity. The Romantic Stance is analyzed along with the emotional blockages, negative ego states, and maladaptive behaviors that accompany the various Romantic Stance problems. The Romantic-Submissive Fusion is explained as the source of both bad-boy attraction and being stuck in the friend zone, and treatment of Romantic-Submissive Fusion is explained and discussed. Identifying and treating subclinical BDD using negative ego state treatment is also covered.

Fee: $475.00
Continuing Ed. Hours (CEH): 25.00 Clinical

Instructor: Deborah McKinley, LPC
Tom Hollenbach, PhD
Date: April 20, 2018 / April 27, 2018 / May 11, 2018 / May 18, 2018 / June 1, 2018
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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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: Thursday, June 14, 2018
Time: 9:30 am - 3:30 pm
Location: Cancer Care
275 Seventh Avenue, 22nd Floor , New York, NJ
Special Instructions: If you are a Psychologist who needs the CEHs please copy and paste the following link into your browser in order to register through GSAPP and receive your certificate. There is an extra $25 charge: https://ce-catalog.rutgers.edu/coursedisplay.cfm?schID=68371

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Mindfulness and Acceptance-Based CBT for Anxiety

ID: 5238

Early CBT systems developed cognitive and behavioral interventions to reduce anxiety. But many contemporary CBT approaches do not challenge dysfunctional cognitions and maladaptive behavior. Instead they advocate acceptance and mindfulness-based techniques for treating anxiety disorders (e.g. de-fusion, self-compassion, mindfulness). In this workshop Dr. Mollick will describe these new techniques and provide case examples of how to apply them to anxiety disorders. The workshop will also include opportunities to experience acceptance and mindfulness exercises firsthand. In addition, Dr. Mollick will discuss specific mindfulness and acceptance techniques for each of the anxiety disorders and how to integrate these into traditional CBT or psychodynamic practice.

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

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Instructor: Lynn Mollick, PhD
Date: Thursday, April 19, 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

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Instructor: Monica Indart
Date: April 10, 2018 / April 17, 2018 / April 24, 2018 / May 8, 2018 / May 22, 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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Mothers, Daughters and Food: Understanding Disordered Eating

ID: 5488

This workshop will explore the relationship between mothers, daughters and food and how the dynamics of disordered eating originate. An overview of the role of food and eating at each developmental stage, beginning in infancy, will be discussed. Participants will leave with a greater understanding of different patterns present between mothers and daughters and how those patterns can be addressed clinically. We will explore the role of the therapist and specific intervention strategies that can be used in clinical treatment. The workshop will utilize lecture, clinical vignettes, small group discussion, interactive exercises, and role playing to facilitate the learning experience.

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

Instructor: Suzanne Rubinetti, LCSW
Date: Wednesday, June 13, 2018
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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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

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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Parents as Healers: Dynamic Ways to Integrate Caregivers in Play Therapy

ID: 5215

There is increasing evidence that involving parents in play therapy is more effective than treating the child alone. This workshop will teach an overall approach, "Parents as Healers," where parents/caregivers are dynamically involved in the play therapy process from the beginning. The workshop will provide an overview of some of the most effective parent-led play therapy approaches to address a wide range of mental health issues and will include resources for further study in each method. Approaches covered include: including directive play therapy strategies, cognitive behavioral play therapy, and directive play using principles of dialectical and behavioral therapy. Participants will learn to enable the caregiver to be the primary "healer" in the session while making their concerns a priority and having them continue the healing with home-based strategies. Play therapy credit cannot be awarded to non-mental health professionals.

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

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Instructor: Anne Marie Ramos, LCSW RPT-S
Date: Friday, January 26, 2018
Time: 9:30 am - 3:30 pm
Location: Parsippany - Octagon 10 Office Center
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Instructor: Anne Marie Ramos, LCSW RPT-S
Date: Friday, June 22, 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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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

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Instructor: Diane Lang, MA
Date: Monday, April 16, 2018
Time: 9:30 am - 3:30 pm
Location: 390 George St., 3rd floor - CLASSROOM B
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Special Instructions: RESCHEDULED FROM MARCH 7TH

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Instructor: Diane Lang, MA
Date: Tuesday, May 8, 2018
Time: 9:30 am - 3:30 pm
Location: Middlesex Regional Educational Services Commission
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Positive Psychology for Clinical Practice

ID: 5085

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

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

Instructor: Diane Lang, MA
Date: Tuesday, July 17, 2018
Time: 9:30 am - 3:30 pm
Location: Middlesex Regional Educational Services Commission
1690 Stelton Road, Piscataway, NJ

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Practical Parenting Toolbox

ID: 5257

The purpose of this engaging multimedia workshop is to teach professionals an overview of practical, "ready to use," skills regarding parenting techniques. The overarching goal of the workshop is to help professionals hone techniques that are necessary for the ever-changing and dynamic world that is the hallmark of modern parenting. These objectives include: developing an understanding of what a child is attempting to communicate, versus what they say, and the multitude of skills youth utilize to get what they want. An exploration and recognition of one's idiosyncratic parenting/personality style(s). The workshop will additionally gain better understanding of punishment versus discipline and how to teach logical and natural consequences as a manner of parental philosophy. Finally, a look at why behavioral contracts and reward systems succeed or fail and a review of common topics such as sibling rivalry and peer pressure.

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

Instructor: Brett Novick, MS, LMFT, CSSW, MA
Date: Wednesday, June 27, 2018
Time: 9:30 am - 3:30 pm
Location: Rutgers Eco Complex
1200 Florence Columbus Rd , Bordentown Township, 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: Wednesday, January 31, 2018
Time: 9:30 am - 3:30 pm
Location: The Boggs Center on Developmental Disabilities
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Prison Break: Working with the Criminal Justice Client

ID: 4068

Working with criminal justice connected clients can be challenging work. Having insight into the special needs of this population and specialized skills to work with them can make a significant difference in the effectiveness of your work. This population of clients includes those that are community-based as well as the criminal offender re-entering society. This workshop will provide a model for treatment to help clinicians address issues facing these clients. Areas covered will include identification of the criminal justice client, treatment planning strategies, self-awareness when working with this population, use and misuse of counter-transference, and cultural differences.

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

Instructor: Edwin Torres, Lt
Date: Wednesday, June 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
Special Instructions: PLEASE NOTE THAT DUE TO A CHANGE IN INSTRUCTOR THIS WORKSHOP IS NO LONGER CLINICAL

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Psychodynamic Concepts for the Child Therapist: How it Applies to Todays Therapeutic Interactions

ID: 5256

Psychodynamic theory has evolved past Sigmund Freud, specifically in regards to treating children and adolescents. This workshop will help participants understand different psychodynamic schools of thought and psychodynamic concepts as well as be introduced to the Psychodynamic Diagnostic Manual-2s mental functioning capacities. This workshop uses discussion of theory to illustrate concepts alongside case illustrations of psychodynamic concepts. Workshops attendees are invited to bring case material to the workshop.

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

Instructor: Sarah Kautz, LCSW
Date: Friday, June 22, 2018
Time: 9:30 am - 3:30 pm
Location: Rutgers Eco Complex
1200 Florence Columbus Rd , Bordentown Township, NJ

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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

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Instructor: Stephen Sidorsky, LCSW
Date: Friday, April 6, 2018
Time: 9:30 am - 3:30 pm
Location: Bergen- DHS, Hackensack, NJ
Bergen County Administration Building, Hackensack, NJ

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Relationship Connections and the Role You Have in Strengthening Them

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

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Instructor: Lauren Hammer, LCSW, MS
Date: Wednesday, May 16, 2018
Time: 9:30 am - 3:30 pm
Location: 390 George St., 3rd floor - CLASSROOM B
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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

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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Schema Therapy - Beyond the Basics

ID: 5227

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

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

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Instructor: Carlos Rojas, MS, MSW, LCSW
Date: Friday, February 16, 2018
Time: 9:30 am - 3:30 pm
Location: Parsippany - Octagon 10 Office Center
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Schema Therapy Basics

ID: 5080

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

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

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Instructor: Carlos Rojas, MS, MSW, LCSW
Date: Friday, February 2, 2018
Time: 9:30 am - 3:30 pm
Location: Parsippany - Octagon 10 Office Center
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Social Media's Influence on Self-esteem 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: Monday, June 11, 2018
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: Tuesday, June 19, 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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Successful Treatment for Criminal Justice Clients: A Social Work Perspective

ID: 5492

Participants of this workshop will become aware of the diversity and oppression that exists in the prison system. This workshop will also describe the set of symptoms, coined by Terence Gorski, called "Post Incarcerated Syndrome" (PICS) that is present in currently incarcerated and recently released prisoners, and relate them to successful treatment and discharge.

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

Instructor: Krystin Mutchler, LCSW
Date: Friday, June 8, 2018
Time: 9:30 am - 3:30 pm
Location: 390 George St., 3rd floor - CLASSROOM C
390 George St., 3rd floor, New Brunswick, NJ
Special Instructions: PLEASE NOTE THIS WORKSHOP HAS BEEN RESCHEDULED FROM 5/15/18 TO 6/8/18, THE LOCATION HAS BEEN CHANGED TO NEW BRUNSWICK AND THE INSTRUCTOR IS NOW KRYSTIN MUTCHLER

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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

Instructor: Alex Redcay, MSW
Date: Tuesday, July 10, 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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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, June 22, 2018
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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The Attachment Theory Base of the Integrative Approach

ID: 5242

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

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

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Instructor: Ellie Muska, LCSW
Susan D'Aloia, LCSW
Nancy Hicks, PsyD
Date: Sunday, February 11, 2018
Time: 9:30 am - 3:30 pm
Location: 390 George St., 3rd floor - CLASSROOM B
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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

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

Instructor: Craig Strickland, PhD
Date: Monday, June 11, 2018
Time: 9:30 am - 3:30 pm
Location: Northbrook Behavioral Health
425 Woodbury-Turnersville Road , Blackwood, NJ

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The New Therapist Workshop - Private Practice

ID: 5223

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

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

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Instructor: Zachary Alti, LMSW
Date: Saturday, January 20, 2018
Time: 9:30 am - 3:30 pm
Location: 390 George St., 3rd floor - CLASSROOM B
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The Relational Base of the Integrative Approach

ID: 5243

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

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

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Instructor: Daniel Goldberg, PhD
Sandra Sinicropi, LCSW
Date: Sunday, March 25, 2018
Time: 9:30 am - 3:30 pm
Location: 390 George St., 3rd floor - CLASSROOM B
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The Therapists Toolbox

ID: 5234

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

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

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Instructor: Zachary Alti, LMSW
Date: Friday, February 16, 2018
Time: 9:30 am - 3:30 pm
Location: 390 George St., 3rd floor - CLASSROOM C
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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, June 21, 2018
Time: 9:30 am - 3:30 pm
Location: Rutgers Eco Complex
1200 Florence Columbus Rd , Bordentown Township, NJ

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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

Instructor: Anat Samid, MSW, LCSW
Date: Friday, August 10, 2018
Time: 9:30 am - 3:30 pm
Location: Rutgers Eco Complex
1200 Florence Columbus Rd , Bordentown Township, NJ

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Understanding the DSM-5: Diagnostic Changes and Clinical Implications

ID: 5049

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

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

Instructor: Robert Hazlett, PhD, LCSW
Date: Tuesday, June 5, 2018
Time: 9:30 am - 3:30 pm
Location: 390 George St., 3rd floor - CLASSROOM B
390 George St., 3rd Floor, New Brunswick, NJ
Special Instructions: PLEASE NOTE THIS IS A DIFFERENT INSTRUCTOR THAN THE ONE ADVERTISED ON THE CATALOG

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Instructor: Robert Hazlett, PhD, LCSW
Date: Wednesday, June 13, 2018
Time: 9:30 am - 3:30 pm
Location: Parsippany - Octagon 10 Office Center
1719 Route 10 East, Parsippany, NJ
Special Instructions: PLEASE NOTE THIS WORKSHOP HAS BEEN RESCHEDULED FROM MAY 22. THE INSTRUCTOR IS ALSO DIFFERENT THAN THE ONE PUBLISHED ON THE CATALOG

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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, 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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What does Recovery Look Like? Understanding Recovery Through a Person Centered Lens

ID: 5229

The goal of this workshop is to help participants move from an all or nothing understanding of recovery to a new paradigm of recovery from different perspectives. By using a person centered approach the presenters will explore models of recovery including harm reduction and abstinence based models, medication assisted recovery (including the use of Suboxone, Naltrexone, Vivitrol and Methadone), an overview of psychosocial interventions such as motivational interviewing and Dialectical Behavioral Therapy (DBT), and the role of individual factors in recovery. This will include a discussion of dopamine and its role in addiction as well as helping clients learn how to replenish their own dopamine by stimulating personal sources of joy and hope in their lives.

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

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Instructor: Elaine Edelman, PhD, LCSW
Amanda Wexler, LCSW
Date: Thursday, April 26, 2018
Time: 9:30 am - 3:30 pm
Location: 390 George St., 3rd floor - CLASSROOM B
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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: Tuesday, May 22, 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

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Instructor: John Gasiewski, LCSW, PhD
Date: Monday, April 9, 2018
Time: 9:30 am - 3:30 pm
Location: Rutgers Eco Complex
1200 Florence Columbus Rd , Bordentown Township, NJ
Special Instructions: If you are a Psychologist who needs the CEHs please copy and paste the following link into your browser in order to register through GSAPP and receive your certificate. There is an extra $25 charge: https://ce-catalog.rutgers.edu/coursedisplay.cfm?schID=68363

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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, May 30, 2018
Time: 9:30 am - 3:30 pm
Location: 390 George St., 3rd floor - CLASSROOM B
390 George St., 3rd Floor, New Brunswick, NJ
Special Instructions: PLEASE NOTE THIS WORKSHOP HAS BEEN RESCHEDULED FROM APRIL 25

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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

Instructor: Natalie Contreras, MA, LPC
Date: Tuesday, July 10, 2018
Time: 9:30 am - 3:30 pm
Location: Parsippany - Octagon 10 Office Center
1719 Route 10 East, Parsippany, NJ

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