Workshops: Advanced Clinical Practice

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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: Tuesday, December 10, 2019
Time: 9:30 am - 3:30 pm
Location: Rutgers Eco Complex
1200 Florence Columbus Rd , Bordentown Township, NJ

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"We're Not Multiple": Recognizing and Working with Dissociative Self-States in Psychotherapy

ID: 4971

The common and often subtle clinical manifestations of dissociated self-states can be easily missed by even well-trained and experienced clinicians. Recognizing these phenomena can enable entry into the patient’s inner world, deepening the therapeutic alliance, and increasing therapeutic effectiveness with our most wounded, and often most clinically challenging, patients. Drawing on the recent work of Chefetz (2015) and van der Hart & Steele (2006, 2012), and the earlier work of Kluft (1984) and Putnam (1989), this workshop will provide information about the most current views on dissociation and review treatment techniques derived from the consensus guidelines on treating trauma and dissociative phenomena.

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

Instructor: Frank Schwoeri, PhD
Date: Friday, November 15, 2019
Time: 9:30 am - 3:30 pm
Location: Rutgers Eco Complex
1200 Florence Columbus Rd , Bordentown Township, NJ

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Assessing and Identifying Eating Disorders: What You Need To Know Now

ID: 5216

Eating disorders are one of the most complex and difficult problems to treat. While relatively common, they in fact have the highest mortality rate of any psychiatric illness. Most clinicians miss opportunities to be a resource and advocate for change for this very vulnerable population. Worse, a high percentage of eating disorders are not properly identified or treated because well-intentioned helpers have their own bias and stigma about weight and health. This workshop is designed for the professional with little to no experience in eating disorders. Through the material presented, and then a hands on clinical vignette, participants have an opportunity to learn and apply the basic clinical foundations in the assessment and identification of eating disorders as well as begin to expand their knowledge base about eating disorders.

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

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Instructor: Audra Sbarra, MSW, LCSW, MSci
Date: Saturday, October 26, 2019
Time: 9:30 am - 3:30 pm
Location: 390 George St., 3rd floor - CLASSROOM B
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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: Friday, November 15, 2019
Time: 9:30 am - 3:30 pm
Location: Parsippany - Octagon 10 Office Center
1719 Route 10 East, Parsippany, NJ

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Becoming a "Good-Enough" Mother: From Pregnancy to Birth to Healthy Attachment

ID: 5278

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

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

Instructor: Jessica Flint, LCSW
Date: Thursday, January 9, 2020
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 21, 2019
Time: 9:30 am - 3:30 pm
Location: 390 George St., 3rd floor - CLASSROOM B
390 George St., 3rd Floor, New Brunswick, NJ

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Building Positive Schools Through Positive Education

ID: 4778

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

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

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Instructor: Diane Lang, MA
Date: Wednesday, October 30, 2019
Time: 9:30 am - 3:30 pm
Location: Parsippany - Octagon 10 Office Center
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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

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Instructor: Scott Granet
Date: Friday, November 22, 2019
Time: 9:30 am - 3:30 pm
Location: Parsippany - Octagon 10 Office Center
1719 Route 10 East, Parsippany, NJ

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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: Thursday, July 11, 2019
Time: 9:30 am - 3:30 pm
Location: Rutgers Eco Complex
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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, November 19, 2019
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

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Instructor: Mayte Redcay, LCSW
Alex Redcay, PhD, LCSW
Date: Tuesday, July 9, 2019
Time: 9:30 am - 3:30 pm
Location: Parsippany - Octagon 10 Office Center
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Instructor: Alex Redcay, MSW
Mayte Redcay, LCSW
Date: Tuesday, October 22, 2019
Time: 9:30 am - 3:30 pm
Location: Parsippany - Octagon 10 Office Center
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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 Townsend, MA, LCADC, NCADC
Date: Friday, November 1, 2019
Time: 9:30 am - 3:30 pm
Location: Acenda Integrated Health
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Dealing With Angry Students and Tantrums Effectively

ID: 5061

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

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

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Instructor: Brett Novick, MS, LMFT, CSSW, MA
Date: Monday, September 30, 2019
Time: 9:30 am - 3:30 pm
Location: Mercer County Family Support Organization
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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: Thursday, July 25, 2019
Time: 9:30 am - 3:30 pm
Location: Rutgers Eco Complex
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Deepening Therapy: Finding “Wow” Moments with Clients

ID: 5737

Ever feel stuck working with a client? This workshop will give you new creative tools and a fresh perspective on building strong connections with clients so they stay past the intake and work harder in session. We will explore holistic and creative approaches as well as how to weave those approaches with already established and researched techniques. This workshop is highly interactive to help you get to those “wow" moments in therapy you and your clients are looking for.

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

Instructor: Amy Nolan, EdS, MA, ACS, LPC
Date: Thursday, January 16, 2020
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: Thursday, November 7, 2019
Time: 9:30 am - 3:30 pm
Location: Camden - Rutgers School of Social Work
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DSM-5: What to Know and How to Apply It

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

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Instructor: Robert Hazlett, PhD, LCSW
Date: Wednesday, October 2, 2019
Time: 9:30 am - 3:30 pm
Location: Bergen- DHS, Hackensack, NJ
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Instructor: Robert Hazlett, PhD, LCSW
Date: Thursday, October 3, 2019
Time: 9:30 am - 3:30 pm
Location: 390 George St., 3rd floor - CLASSROOM B
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Instructor: Robert Hazlett, PhD, LCSW
Date: Monday, December 9, 2019
Time: 9:30 am - 3:30 pm
Location: Northbrook Behavioral Health
425 Woodbury-Turnersville Road , Blackwood, NJ

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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 5, 2020
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: Tuesday, March 3, 2020
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: Tuesday, January 28, 2020
Time: 9:30 am - 3:30 pm
Location: 390 George St., 3rd floor - CLASSROOM B
390 George St., 3rd Floor, New Brunswick, NJ

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Ethical and Legal Issues in Substance Abuse Counseling

ID: 5598

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

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

Instructor: Glenn Duncan, LPC, LCADC, CCS, ACS
Date: Monday, December 9, 2019
Time: 9:30 am - 3:30 pm
Location: Rutgers Eco Complex
1200 Florence Columbus Rd , Bordentown Township, NJ

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Instructor: Glenn Duncan, LPC, LCADC, CCS, ACS
Date: Thursday, January 9, 2020
Time: 9:30 am - 3:30 pm
Location: Parsippany - Octagon 10 Office Center
1719 Route 10 East, Parsippany, NJ

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Ethical Decision Making in Private Practice

ID: 5490

Clinicians in private practice often face complex clinical and ethical dilemmas without the support of immediately accessible colleagues. Decisions about how to resolve complicated situations require a model for ethical decision making. Otherwise, the clinician may find him or herself using intuition alone to solve such dilemmas. This workshop will provide the private practitioner with three ethical models for solving challenging clinical situations in therapeutic relationships. Participants are invited to bring their own case examples. 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: Russell Healy
Date: Friday, November 8, 2019
Time: 9:30 am - 3:30 pm
Location: 390 George St., 3rd floor - CLASSROOM B
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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: Wednesday, October 23, 2019
Time: 9:30 am - 3:30 pm
Location: Rutgers Eco Complex
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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, October 25, 2019
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 11, 2019
Time: 9:30 am - 3:30 pm
Location: Parsippany - Octagon 10 Office Center
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Grieving Children & Teens: Creative Interventions for Individual and Group Work

ID: 5732

Common issues for grieving children will be explored, including factors affecting the grief response, tasks of mourning, how grief is expressed and understood at various ages and stages of development, needs of grieving children, and how the grief experience can vary across different religious and cultural backgrounds. A variety of creative & expressive art techniques will be presented for professionals to utilize throughout the stages of bereavement, including anticipatory grief, recent loss, and grief over time. The techniques presented in this workshop can be utilized and adapted in clinical work with individual children/teenagers and groups, as well as families. These interventions provide psychoeducation (for both parents & children), and opportunities for honoring & remembering loved ones, expressing feelings, coping (esteem building), and moving forward (termination). Participants will have the opportunity to explore the activities experientially, utilizing hands-on materials appropriate for use with children and teenagers ages 6-17.

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

Instructor: Crystal Zelman, LCSW, CCLS, RPT
Date: Wednesday, December 4, 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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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, July 19, 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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Instructor: Maya Kollman, MA
Date: Wednesday, October 23, 2019
Time: 9:30 am - 3:30 pm
Location: 390 George St., 3rd floor - CLASSROOM B
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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: Thursday, January 23, 2020
Time: 9:30 am - 3:30 pm
Location: Rutgers Eco Complex
1200 Florence Columbus Rd , Bordentown Township, NJ

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

ID: 5300

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

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

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Instructor: Sharon Lohrmann
Date: Tuesday, July 9, 2019
Time: 9:30 am - 3:30 pm
Location: The Boggs Center on Developmental Disabilities
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Legal and Ethical Issues in Working with Trans Youth

ID: 5254

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

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

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Instructor: Alex Redcay, PhD, LCSW
Date: Wednesday, July 10, 2019
Time: 9:30 am - 3:30 pm
Location: Parsippany - Octagon 10 Office Center
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Instructor: Alex Redcay, MSW
Date: Friday, November 8, 2019
Time: 9:30 am - 3:30 pm
Location: Camden - Rutgers School of Social Work
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Making Meaning from an Illness: Transforming a Health Crisis into a Healing Experience

ID: 5735

This workshop will provide clinicians with the necessary tools and techniques to help clients and caregivers make meaning out of a life-altering illness such as cancer, HIV, or heart disease. When clients and caregivers are informed of life-altering illness, the question of “Why” is often rhetorically asked. This question can raise existential angst. For some, thinking of mortality or the pressure to now “seize the day” can feel overwhelming. This workshop will provide clinicians the opportunity to guide and support clients through these evidence-based techniques to improve their coping.

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

Instructor: Kristy Case, LCSW, OSW-C
Date: Tuesday, January 14, 2020
Time: 9:30 am - 3:30 pm
Location: 390 George St., 3rd floor - CLASSROOM B
390 George St., 3rd Floor, New Brunswick, NJ

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Positive 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 12, 2020
Time: 9:30 am - 3:30 pm
Location: Parsippany - Octagon 10 Office Center
1719 Route 10 East, Parsippany, NJ

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Positive Psychology for Clinical Practice

ID: 5085

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

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

Instructor: Diane Lang, MA
Date: Wednesday, January 15, 2020
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 Broad Strategies for Change

ID: 5293

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

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

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Instructor: Carlos Rojas, MS, MSW, LCSW
Date: Monday, August 19, 2019
Time: 9:30 am - 3:30 pm
Location: 390 George St., 3rd floor - CLASSROOM B
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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

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Instructor: Carlos Rojas, MS, MSW, LCSW
Date: Monday, August 12, 2019 and Thursday, August 15, 2019
Time: 9:30 am - 3:30 pm
Location: 390 George St., 3rd floor - CLASSROOM B
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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 and codependent 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 18, 2019
Time: 9:30 am - 3:30 pm
Location: Parsippany - Octagon 10 Office Center
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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: Wednesday, November 6, 2019
Time: 9:30 am - 3:30 pm
Location: 390 George St., 3rd floor - CLASSROOM B
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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: Wednesday, October 2, 2019
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: Monday, November 4, 2019
Time: 9:30 am - 3:30 pm
Location: Rutgers Eco Complex
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Supporting Adults, Teens, and Children Coping with Loss

ID: 5294

Adults, teens and children experience many different types of loss: death, divorce, abandonment, foster care, illness, incarceration and deportation leaving them at higher risk for mental and physical illness, substance abuse and aggressive behavior. Learning how to support people after a loss enables them to live emotionally healthy, meaningful and productive lives. This workshop provides an understanding of the impact of loss on children and youth and adults. Attendees will learn the definitions and interrelatedness of loss, grief, mourning and resilience. The dominant culture encourages winning and success, but doesn’t focus on learning how to lose. This essential life skill can be learned as social workers and other professionals provide support to those who are grieving. This workshop will explore the connection between grief and shame as well as differing cultural "grief beliefs" after a loss. While this workshop will focus primarily on how to help people cope with a 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, November 15, 2019
Time: 9:30 am - 3:30 pm
Location: 390 George St., 3rd floor - CLASSROOM C
390 George St., 3rd floor, New Brunswick, NJ

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The Assessment and Treatment of Transgender Adolescents and their Families

ID: 5493

Most clinicians who work with teenagers are likely to encounter a young person who reports that they do not believe that their actual gender conforms to their biologically assigned gender. These adolescents and their families present unique challenges and thus require unique assessment and treatment. This workshop will provide an overview of the assessment and treatment of transgender adolescents. Ethical concerns and controversies will be explored. Also, the current Standards of Care will be reviewed and made available to participants. Experience with this population is not required, but please bring an open and curious mind.

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

Instructor: Russell Healy
Date: Friday, January 17, 2020
Time: 9:30 am - 3:30 pm
Location: Rutgers Eco Complex
1200 Florence Columbus Rd , Bordentown Township, NJ

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The Bereaved Child: Children, Caregivers, and Schools

ID: 5094

Dealing with loss in childhood can be complex and scary for any practitioner. This workshop will help participants identify loss in different developmental stages, recognize different types of losses in childhood and in the school environment, and how to work with caregivers and other providers to provide grief sensitive interactions. Participants are encouraged to bring case examples to aid in workshop discussion. This workshop does not specifically discuss therapeutic modalities but is geared towards helping practitioners feel more comfortable working with grief and loss.

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

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Instructor: Sarah Kautz, LCSW
Date: Saturday, October 12, 2019
Time: 9:30 am - 3:30 pm
Location: 390 George St., 3rd floor - CLASSROOM B
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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: Friday, July 19, 2019
Time: 9:30 am - 3:30 pm
Location: Rutgers Eco Complex
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Instructor: Craig Strickland, PhD
Date: Thursday, December 12, 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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Trauma in Schools: Response Matters

ID: 5736

1 in 4 children experience trauma in their lives. With natural disasters, rising suicide rates, schools shootings, and every day trauma, the aftermath of trauma continues to stall educational benchmarks and mental health recovery. In this workshop we will explore how to identify the at-risk student, how to respond to traumatic events, and ways schools can better respond while building resilience in their students and staff.

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

Instructor: Amy Nolan, EdS, MA, ACS, LPC
Date: Wednesday, December 4, 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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Understanding Attachment in the Context of Childhood Trauma

ID: 5083

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

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

Instructor: Rebecca Gallese, LCSW
Date: Friday, December 6, 2019
Time: 9:30 am - 3:30 pm
Location: Rutgers Eco Complex
1200 Florence Columbus Rd , Bordentown Township, 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: Thursday, December 12, 2019
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 27, 2020
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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Working with Narcissism: A Schema Therapy Approach

ID: 5285

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

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

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Instructor: Carlos Rojas, MS, MSW, LCSW
Date: Thursday, August 22, 2019
Time: 9:30 am - 3:30 pm
Location: 390 George St, 3rd floor - CLASSROOM A
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Working with Suicidal Clients: Applying EBP Interventions

ID: 5741

This workshop provides an introduction to an integrated, evidence-based model of treating and managing suicidal risk in adult clients. Recent changes in suicide rates and demographics, as well as significantly limited hospital stays have led to the need for more clinicians to develop the necessary competencies to effectively treat and manage suicidal risk on an outpatient basis. This workshop will be divided into three primary sections: 1) competent assessment of suicidal risk based on current research and conceptualizations; 2) examination and application of an integrated model of intervention, based upon three evidence-based models; and 3) management of acute suicide risk as well as chronic suicidality, including clinician self-awareness and wellness.

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

Instructor: Monica Indart
Date: Friday, December 6, 2019
Time: 9:30 am - 3:30 pm
Location: Parsippany - Octagon 10 Office Center
1719 Route 10 East, Parsippany, NJ

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