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A look at Media, Misogyny, and the "Consumption" of Women

ID: 4201

This workshop invites participants to take an in-depth look at how we as a culture have become comfortable with the institutional consumption of women. The purpose of the workshop is to help prepare workers in the field to understand the insidious and often unconscious reality of the consumption of women from a biopsychosocial perspective. We will begin by exploring the deeply rooted patriarchy that ceaselessly promotes and is comfortable with the objectification and resultant consumption of women. We will examine this phenomena with a spotlight on mass media including print, entertainment, technology and social media. Next we will discuss the consequences of this patriarchal paradigm including gender-based economic injustice, the over-sexualization and objectification of women and children; labor and sex trafficking and the parallel issue of sex-worker's rights. Participants will have the opportunity to explore how they can inform positive change within their communities as individual clinicians and advocates, as well as through the tools of leadership and organization-building within the movement of violence against women and children.

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

Instructor: Jill Zinckgraf, MPA
Date: Wednesday, January 23, 2019
Time: 9:30 am - 3:30 pm
Location: Rutgers Eco Complex
1200 Florence Columbus Rd , Bordentown Township, 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, particularly the key areas of pregnancy, postpartum issues, and attachment. Participants will gain a thorough understanding of what mental health issues can surface for a woman during and after pregnancy. Participants will explore the projections and fantasies that can arise for women during pregnancy, as well as the transference issues that can surface if the therapist herself is pregnant. The symptoms and treatment of postpartum mood disorders will be discussed at length. Finally, D. W. Winnicott's concept of the "good-enough" mother will be explored in its connection to a healthy attachment from mother to baby. Case examples and interventions will be explored, and extensive resources, reading lists, and current research articles will be provided. The workshop will be a combination of lecture and group process. Participants are free to bring case examples.

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

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

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Beyond Checking and Washing: Understanding and Treating the Obsessive Compulsive Spectrum

ID: 5056

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

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

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

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Building Positive Schools Through Positive Education

ID: 4778

Research indicates that a positive school climate has been associated with higher academic achievement and healthy behavioral outcomes for students. Positive Education is teaching happiness, resilience and well-being along with traditional skills. This training will provide educators with a greater awareness of the tenets of Positive Psychology and Positive Education and the benefits of developing and implementing school-wide programs that foster positive school climate and encourage achievement through collaboration rather than competition. ****PLEASE NOTE THIS WORKSHOP HAS BEEN RESCHEDULED FROM OCTOBER 17TH TO DECEMBER 12TH

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

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

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Bullies to Buddies

ID: 4185

Since the tragedy of Columbine, schools have desperately attempted to eliminate the problem of bullying through strategies of punishing bullies, reinforcing the standard that bullying is wrong and by identifying role models who stand up against bullying. Even with all these efforts the problem of bullying is increasing. The definition of insanity is doing the same thing over and over and expecting different results. In this workshop you will learn social skills that professionals can teach students to use in response to aggression from others. You will also learn the psychological principles that make this method so effective. The Bullies to Buddies method, developed by psychologist Izzy Kalman, teaches a way to respond to a bully that immediately decreases the incidence of bullying and strengthens the victim's resilience because they have been empowered to solve the problem. You will also learn how ways to help the bully decrease aggression and increase productive social behavior. This method doesn't just change the lives of individual students; it has the potential to change the entire culture of a school and its community.

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

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Instructor: Connie Palmer, LCSW
Date: Monday, November 5, 2018
Time: 9:30 am - 3:30 pm
Location: 390 George St., 3rd floor - CLASSROOM B
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Bullying and Bias: Implementing New Anti-Bullying Legislation in Your Schools

ID: 4117

Bullying and bias are serious issues that affect student safety, the educational environment, and school liability. The "Students Anti-bullying Bill of Rights" substantially increases a schools responsibility for addressing bullying, and contains numerous specific requirements. This workshop covers schools responsibilities under the new law, as well as schools responsibilities under pre-existing laws. The workshop also provides detailed coverage of the components of an effective and comprehensive school anti-bullying program that enables school personnel to meet legal requirements using effective and resource-efficient methods that are consistent with research in the field of bullying prevention and response. Participants will gain practical understanding and skills for application in classrooms and at the school-wide level. Appropriate for support staff, administrators as well as all school-based professionals.

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

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Instructor: Paula Rust, PhD
Date: Tuesday, October 9, 2018
Time: 9:30 am - 3:30 pm
Location: 390 George St, 3rd floor - CLASSROOM A
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CBT with Anxiety Disorders

ID: 5481

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

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

Instructor: Scott Granet
Date: Friday, November 30, 2018
Time: 9:30 am - 3:30 pm
Location: 390 George St, 3rd floor - CLASSROOM A
390 George Street, 3rd floor, New Brunswick, NJ

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Child Interviews: Understanding the Ins and Outs

ID: 5001

There is a world of difference between conducting adult and child interviews. A different skill set is required to be effective with each age group. This workshop is designed to give participants a deeper understanding of the art of interviewing young children. Participants will increase their knowledge and understanding of how the childs brain functions and what particular strategies can be utilized to build rapport and elicit information from children in a non-threatening way.

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

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Instructor: Debbie Mann, LCSW
Date: Tuesday, July 31, 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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Cross-Cultural Competence Skills: Bridging Cultural Differences with Respect and Understanding

ID: 5578

This workshop provides professionals with the knowledge and skills necessary to communicate effectively across cultural differences in a variety of contexts. Inter-Cultural Competence calls for a framework which supports recognizing individuality and variation within each culture. The focus of this workshop will be on ethnic and cultural differences, and will also touch upon other forms of difference including ability/disability, religion, and sexual orientation. In addition to information about specific cultural and other differences, participants will gain understanding of the dimensions along which cultures differ from each other to enable the application of inter-cultural communication skills to a variety of cultural contexts.

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

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Instructor: Paula Rust, PhD
Date: Friday, November 2, 2018
Time: 9:30 am - 3:30 pm
Location: 390 George St., 3rd floor - CLASSROOM B
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Cyberbullying: Nothing Virtual About It

ID: 4069

Cyber bullying is a growing problem for youth that can have tragic consequences. This workshop provides tools for professionals working with children, teens, or parents in clinical, school, service organizations, or other settings to recognize, respond to, and prevent cyber-bullying. Topics include differences between cyber bullying and "traditional" bullying, types of cyber bullying, the reasons youth choose to cyber bully, social and psychological effects of cyber bullying, sexting & texting, legal issues, parental and school responsibilities, online safety, the electronic generation gap between adults and teens, and various electronic venues including social networking sites, gaming sites, IM, and chat rooms. The workshop provides participants with specific recommendations, procedures, and resources for preventing cyber-bullying and responding to incidents of cyber-bullying, including resources for educating youth aged 5-18 & parents about cyber safety. No prior knowledge of electronic communications technology is necessary.

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

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Instructor: Paula Rust, PhD
Date: Tuesday, November 13, 2018
Time: 9:30 am - 3:30 pm
Location: Rutgers Eco Complex
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Dealing With Angry Students and Tantrums Effectively

ID: 5061

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

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

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Instructor: Brett Novick, MS, LMFT, CSSW, MA
Date: Friday, July 27, 2018
Time: 9:30 am - 3:30 pm
Location: 390 George St., 3rd floor - CLASSROOM B
390 George St., 3rd Floor, New Brunswick, NJ

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

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Disproportionality in Special Education: Implications & Interventions

ID: 4965

Disproportionality is defined by the State of NJ as, the over representation of specific racial/ethnic groups in special education. Disproportionality adversely affects minority and low income children in special education the most; specifically in the areas of social/emotional and academic outcomes. This workshop will focus on defining the problem, outlining the causes, and identifying interventions available to mental health professionals. Therapists and child advocates working with students and families regarding school related concerns will benefit from learning how disproportionality affects your clients and what our roles can be regarding education and advocacy.

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

Instructor: Latesha Jenkins, MS, LSW
Date: Tuesday, February 19, 2019
Time: 9:30 am - 3:30 pm
Location: 390 George St., 3rd floor - CLASSROOM B
390 George St., 3rd Floor, New Brunswick, NJ

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Enhancing Critical Thinking for Improved Outcomes

ID: 4212

Issues faced by individuals, families, groups, and communities are complex and multi-layered. To effectively address the current challenges of practice, social workers and other helping professionals need to be adept at reflective thinking, critically appraising situations, and evaluating evidence to better inform decision making and problem-solving. Critical thinking is essential to effective practice and guides the change process. This interactive workshop will examine the skill of critical thinking, barriers to critical thinking, and the nexus between critical thinking and professional judgement. We will also explore strategies to enhance critical thinking skills through small group activities, case studies and experiential exercises.

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

Instructor: Michelle LeVere, MSW, LICSW
Date: Monday, December 10, 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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Ethical Issues in Social Work Practice

ID: 5418

Clinicians face ethical dilemmas on a daily basis and must make ethical decisions as a part of their practice. In this interactive experiential workshop, participants will explore theories of ethical decision making, discuss guidelines for ethical decision-making, and practice using a framework for ethical decision-making. Codes of ethics as well as issues around dual relationships will be addressed. 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: Robert Hazlett, PhD, LCSW
Date: Monday, July 30, 2018
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: Thursday, December 6, 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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Fatherhood

ID: 4926

What is the role of the modern day father and how do we cultivate a climate of participation and inclusion. Modern day family structure and concept is morphing on a regular basis. As a result of divorce and children born of unwed parents, the definition and role of parents requires purposeful action and clear intent with family. Is the system inherently biased? While children historically have tended to remain primarily with the moms, does a father's involvement really make that much of a difference? And what about the father's who are physically present yet are functional absentees. This training highlights the correlation between positive involvement by fathers in their children's lives and the dynamic structural and systemic elements that impose barriers to healthy involvement. Best strategies to connect and support greater father involvement highlighted.

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

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Instructor: Rob Mann, LCSW
Date: Friday, August 3, 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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Helping Couples Get the Love They Want

ID: 5700

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

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

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Instructor: Maya Kollman, MA
Date: Friday, August 17, 2018
Time: 9:30 am - 3:30 pm
Location: 390 George St., 3rd floor - CLASSROOM B
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How Do You Work with Kids Anyway?

ID: 5078

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

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

Instructor: Lisa Hillman, LCSW, CP
Date: Tuesday, February 5, 2019
Time: 9:30 am - 3:30 pm
Location: Rutgers Eco Complex
1200 Florence Columbus Rd , Bordentown Township, NJ

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If it isn't in Writing, it Didn't Happen: Documentation to Protect Your Client, Yourself, and Your Organization

ID: 4113

Documentation is vital part of the professional's responsibility; however, it is often given insufficient attention. Writing progress notes, reports & letters requires the human service professional to consider many factors including the purpose of the communication, the recipient of the communication & the goal(s) of the writer. This workshop will focus best practices in professional documentation for social workers and other professionals with topics including, but not limited to: how to memorialize your assessment, prognosis & action plan in your documentation; how to appropriately convey these issues in communications to others; when to draft reports narrowly versus broadly; how to advocate & persuade on your client's behalf; how to convey objectivity; ethical & legal issues in documentation. *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 Ethical

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Instructor: Christine Heer, Esq, LCSW, DVS
Date: Wednesday, August 8, 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: Christine Heer, Esq, LCSW, DVS
Date: Thursday, October 4, 2018
Time: 9:30 am - 3:30 pm
Location: 390 George St., 3rd floor - CLASSROOM B
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Instructor: Christine Heer, Esq, LCSW, DVS
Date: Thursday, October 11, 2018
Time: 9:30 am - 3:30 pm
Location: Parsippany - Octagon 10 Office Center
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Instructor: Christine Heer, Esq, LCSW, DVS
Date: Monday, November 5, 2018
Time: 9:30 am - 3:30 pm
Location: Rutgers Eco Complex
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Incorporating Cultural Competence into Ethical Decision Making

ID: 4088

This interactive workshop will explore several different perspectives regarding ethical decision making. It will examine the role of cultural competence in making ethical decisions and outline how the social worker can synthesize ethical decision making and cultural competence into their practice. The workshop will utilize varied learning methods including short lectures, discussions, case examples and interactive group activities. By the end of the workshop, participants will be able to identify cultural competence issues in several areas of their work and how to apply ethical decision making models to guide their practice. *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 Social/Cultural, Ethical

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Instructor: Robert Hazlett, PhD, LCSW
Date: Thursday, August 2, 2018
Time: 9:30 am - 3:30 pm
Location: 390 George St, 3rd floor - CLASSROOM A
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Instructor: Robert Hazlett, PhD, LCSW
Date: Friday, August 3, 2018
Time: 9:30 am - 3:30 pm
Location: Rutgers Eco Complex
1200 Florence Columbus Rd , Bordentown Township, NJ

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Instructor: Robert Hazlett, PhD, LCSW
Date: Tuesday, December 4, 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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Instructor: Robert Hazlett, PhD, LCSW
Date: Tuesday, December 11, 2018
Time: 9:30 am - 3:30 pm
Location: Parsippany - Octagon 10 Office Center
1719 Route 10 East, Parsippany, NJ

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Invisible Wounds of Racial Trauma: Assessing and Treating Black Families

ID: 4952

In order to provide culturally competent services with better treatment outcomes, it is essential to understand the history of race in America, which has resulted in years of racial trauma and significantly impacted the mental health of black families. In this workshop we will examine the concept of race as a social and political construct that is used to maintain power, especially within a historical context. We will explore the concept of racial trauma and discuss the ways that institutional racism, white privilege, and microaggressions continue to negatively impact black lives. We will examine the ways that racism and racial oppression may contribute to clients presenting problems. Moreover, we will explore ways to incorporate race into our assessments so that we can more accurately identify problems for treatment. Finally, we will discuss concepts and provide techniques that will increase ones ability to incorporate race into treatment.

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

Instructor: Kristin Miller, LCSW
Michael Ajagbe, MSW
Date: Friday, January 25, 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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LCSW/LSW Examination Preparation Course

ID: 5153

It is wise to do everything you can to pass the exam the first time. This popular interactive workshop will give participants the opportunity to learn test-taking strategies, practice test-taking with sample questions, and identify those content areas of the test where they have strengths as well as content areas where they need to improve their knowledge base. The workshop will include hands-on activities, practice test questions, discussions, PowerPoint presentations, and short lectures. Note: This course is not eligible for CEHs and it does not qualify for NBCC (National Board for Certified Counselors) clock hours.

Fee: $129.00
Continuing Ed. Hours (CEH): 0.00

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Instructor: Robert Hazlett, PhD, LCSW
Date: Saturday, August 4, 2018
Time: 9:30 am - 3:30 pm
Location: 390 George St, 3rd floor - CLASSROOM A
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Instructor: Robert Hazlett, PhD, LCSW
Date: Saturday, December 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: Robert Hazlett, PhD, LCSW
Date: Thursday, December 13, 2018
Time: 9:30 am - 3:30 pm
Location: Camden - Rutgers School of Social Work
217 N. 6th Street - Room B110, Camden, NJ

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Instructor: Robert Hazlett, PhD, LCSW
Date: Friday, December 21, 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: Robert Hazlett, PhD, LCSW
Date: Saturday, December 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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Mini-Certificate in Complex Trauma

ID: 8886

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Instructor: Monica Indart
Date: January 15, 2019 / January 22, 2019 / January 29, 2019 / February 5, 2019 / February 12, 2019
Time: 9:30 am - 3:30 pm
Location: Parsippany - Octagon 10 Office Center
1719 Route 10 East, Parsippany, NJ

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Outside the Classroom: Treating Adolescents

ID: 5279

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

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

Instructor: Zachary Alti, LMSW
Date: Saturday, February 16, 2019
Time: 9:30 am - 3:30 pm
Location: 390 George St., 3rd floor - CLASSROOM B
390 George St., 3rd Floor, New Brunswick, NJ

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Positive Parenting

ID: 5772

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

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

Instructor: Diane Lang, MA
Date: Wednesday, February 20, 2019
Time: 9:30 am - 3:30 pm
Location: 390 George St, 3rd floor - CLASSROOM A
390 George Street, 3rd floor, New Brunswick, NJ

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Safety in Practice

ID: 4923

In any helping profession, direct contact with families and clients is essential to practice. Risk is an inevitable part of this relationship and can present in multiple forms. Interpersonal, environmental, emotional risks are all a part of reasonable expectation of the work. The question becomes how can we practice in a way that mitigates risk and preserves the positive relationship between providers and those in need. The workshop is a multifaceted delivery that includes assessment of the persons with whom your interact, associated persons and ways to minimize likeliness of harm. The workshop addresses the physical environment, what to look for and how to identify and prepare for or react to threats seen or unseen. The workshop presents with strong emphasis on awareness and preparedness.

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

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Instructor: Rob Mann, LCSW
Date: Friday, July 27, 2018
Time: 9:30 am - 3:30 pm
Location: Parsippany - Octagon 10 Office Center
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Self-Care all Day

ID: 4960

This interactive workshop focuses on the importance of self-care and introduces participants to specific strategies they can incorporate in to their lives on a daily basis. The role of self-care is critical when working and dealing with individuals who have experienced any type of trauma. Many times, staff become so focused on providing critical services and meeting their clients needs, that self-care gets lost. Research has shown that burnout and poor health outcomes are connected to the absence of self-care. At the end of the day, participants will walk away with practical, simple and impactful tools for establishing and maintaining self-care.

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

Instructor: Carol L. Rickard, LCSW, TTS
Date: Thursday, November 15, 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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Self-Care: Holistic Health for Clinician and Client

ID: 4213

The term “self-care” is vague and overused. This workshop aims to reclaim self-care as a principle of holistic mental, emotional, physical, and spiritual health, rather than as a buzzword for underdeveloped treat yourself sessions. This workshop will help clinicians to integrate the core principles of any healthy and effective self-care regimen, including responses to acute stress. You will learn to recognize the relationship between holistic health and true self-care. Discover common issues hindering self-care, such as a tendency for brain hyperfrontality, chronic hyperthermia, lack of hormesis response, chronic inflammation, carcinogenic diets, and emotional deprivation. Learn to employ core medical principles that are essential to all mental health clinicians’ toolbox.

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

Instructor: Zachary Alti, LMSW
Date: Saturday, January 26, 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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Sexual Orientation and Gender Identity Diversity: Understanding the Needs of LGBT Individuals

ID: 5579

This workshop provides an in-depth examination of sexual orientation and gender identity diversity, with a focus on the psychological and social issues facing lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender people, as it relates to the provision of care in the social service context. Topics include LGBT subculture, the impact of prejudice, discrimination, and the "heterosexual assumption" on LGBT individuals and on the LGBT community. Use of inclusive language and other techniques for creating environments that are welcoming for LGBT individuals will be addressed, and how professionals can help youth and adults who are questioning their sexualities or genders. The workshop also examines common stereotypes and attitudes toward LGBT people, including the origins of these stereotypes, related research findings, and effective techniques for addressing the stereotypes and attitudes of others.

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

Instructor: Paula Rust, PhD
Date: Wednesday, November 28, 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 A DIFFERENT DATE THAN THE ONE PUBLISHED ON THE CATALOG

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Shame: The Master Emotion

ID: 5077

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

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

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

ID: 4949

Clients often present with a limited capacity to meet the varying demands and challenges of introspection in treatment and recovery. Many individuals are so busy reacting to what life throws at them that they dont realize the need, or take the time to build the necessary cognitive and coping skills to develop multiple options in approaching life's problems. Professionals often learn about family dynamics, dealing with resistance and getting clients unstuck, but may lack the practical knowledge or experience to initiate, provide, and model, a variety of skills for shifting paradigms and challenging perceptions. You may have been asked to think out-of-the-box but, have you ever been told how to do it? To paraphrase Albert Einstein, we cant use the same thinking to solve a problem that got us into it. This workshop provides a variety of strategies for clients and professionals to help them actually think out-of-the-box, and generating greater options.

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

Instructor: John Kriger, MSM, CADC, CPS
Date: Tuesday, December 11, 2018
Time: 9:30 am - 3:30 pm
Location: Rutgers Eco Complex
1200 Florence Columbus Rd , Bordentown Township, NJ

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Social Media: The Good, the Bad and the Ugly from a Social Work Perspective

ID: 4206

This workshop will examine the impact social media, music, and advertising have on todays society. Overexposure to certain media outlets can influence how people develop their value system and how they make decisions on moral issues and peer relationships. We know this to be particularly true with individuals who have experienced trauma and significant losses. By examining music, videos, and advertisement campaigns, we identify the negative impact of imagery and subliminal messages, and discuss ways to help individuals identify why they make the choices they make online. We will explore how to increase media literacy by educating and empowering individuals to use critical thinking skills and to see the direct and unintended consequences associated with technology. The importance of legislative advocacy will also be discussed.

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

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Instructor: Qur-an Webb, MSW
Marcus Stallworth, LMSW
Date: Friday, November 9, 2018
Time: 9:30 am - 3:30 pm
Location: Parsippany - Octagon 10 Office Center
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Social Work Ethics: Dealing with Serious Practice Challenges

ID: 4121

This workshop will review selected ethical principles from the Social Work Code of Ethics and provide an opportunity for practicing social workers at all levels, and in all sectors, to discuss the nuances of their practice. Changes in social mores and key societal shifts leading to modifications in the Code will be discussed (e.g. the use of technology related to social service practice). Case studies will be provided to ensure the relevance of the discussion. Participants will be taught to differentiate between ethical violations and errors in judgment or violations of the law. The workshop will also include a discussion of the role of the supervisor ethical conduct and the ramifications of ethical breaches. A strategy for assessing ethical dilemmas will be presented and discussed. 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 Ethical

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Instructor: Shelly Wimpfheimer, DSW, LCSW, CSWM, DSC
Date: Tuesday, July 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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Social Work, Ethics and Professional Responsibilities

ID: 5407

This workshop will examine the ethical and professional responsibilities that social workers have to their clients, to their colleagues and to the profession. Topics will include confidentiality and evidentiary privilege, duties and standards of care, and the role of the NASW Code of Ethics and licensure regulations. Participants should be prepared to discuss hypothetical situations and strategize responses that include both legal and social work ethical requirements. *This workshop does not qualify for NBCC (National Board of Certified Counselors) clock hours in ethics.

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

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Instructor: Christine Heer, Esq, LCSW, DVS
Date: Thursday, July 12, 2018
Time: 9:30 am - 3:30 pm
Location: Monmouth Cares
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Instructor: Christine Heer, Esq, LCSW, DVS
Date: Wednesday, August 1, 2018
Time: 9:30 am - 3:30 pm
Location: 390 George St., 3rd floor - CLASSROOM B
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Special Instructions: PLEASE NOTE THIS WORKSHOP HAS BEEN RESCHEDULED FROM 6/21/18 TO 8/1/18

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Spanish for Social Service Settings

ID: 4166

This highly interactive five-week, three hour per session course is designed for people working in the Social Services who come in contact with Spanish speaking clients and need some fundamental understanding of the Spanish Language. The course will cover elementary and useful Spanish; including the vocabulary, sentence structure, and basic grammar needed to collect information in diverse situations, such as: intake sessions, mental health, education, medical, and crisis scenarios, and assessments. In addition time will be devoted to discussing and explaining the very diverse Spanish speaking world, its differences in language, culture, and beliefs. Prior knowledge of Spanish is not required. **PLEASE NOTE THE 2018 DATES HAVE BEEN CHANGED FROM DATES IN THE PRINTED CATALOG.

Fee: $400.00
Continuing Ed. Hours (CEH): 15.00 Social/Cultural

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Instructor: Cynthia Anamaria, MSW
Date: September 8, 2018 / September 15, 2018 / September 29, 2018 / October 6, 2018 / October 20, 2018
Time: 9:30 am - 12:30 pm
Location: 390 George St., 3rd floor - CLASSROOM B
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Stress Management for Regaining Life's Balance

ID: 4947

Todays fast paced life style and the accompanying stressors can leave you with less satisfaction in your life, greater anxiety and even depression. Stress contributes to diabetes, high blood pressure, and a whole host of other physical ailments that may be preventable. This interactive workshop identifies common contributors to stress and numerous opportunities to offset it. Learn how to develop a "rebalancing plan" to reduce stress and better manage what life throws at you and your clients.

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

Instructor: John Kriger, MSM, CADC, CPS
Date: Tuesday, December 4, 2018
Time: 9:30 am - 3:30 pm
Location: Rutgers Eco Complex
1200 Florence Columbus Rd , Bordentown Township, NJ

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Suicide Prevention in the School Setting: Identification and Intervention

ID: 5829

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

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

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Instructor: Nicci Spinazolla, EdS, LMFT, LPC, ACS
Date: Tuesday, November 6, 2018
Time: 9:30 am - 3:30 pm
Location: 390 George St., 3rd floor - CLASSROOM B
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The Psychology of Forgiveness: Overview and Basic Skills

ID: 5543

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

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

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Instructor: Jed Rosen, LCSW
Date: Friday, October 19, 2018
Time: 9:30 am - 3:30 pm
Location: 390 George St., 3rd floor - CLASSROOM B
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Tools for Reducing Parental Stress and Improving Family Well-being: Breaking the Legacy of Trauma

ID: 6033

Throughout history, parenting, although perhaps the most rewarding and fulfilling of roles, has also been characterized as the hardest job in the world. The stress placed on the modern American family is at an all-time high and is amplified for single parents and parents of children with special needs. Parental stress has a direct impact on the growth and development of children. Current research on attachment emphasizes the importance of the attunement of parents to their children for the development of self-regulation, focus, healthy relationships and resilience. Parents often perceive stress management as yet one more impossible demand on their time. This experiential workshop will give you a take-home stress management toolkit to offer the parents you work with. All of the tools provided will be simple, practical, time efficient and often, fun! Findings from the field of neuroscience are confirming the effectiveness of these tools for enhancement of physical and emotional well-being.

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

Instructor: Lori Schlosser, PhD
Date: Friday, November 30, 2018
Time: 9:30 am - 3:30 pm
Location: Rutgers Eco Complex
1200 Florence Columbus Rd , Bordentown Township, NJ

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Understanding Sexual Harassment: The Not-So Hidden Acts of Privilege and Power

ID: 4207

Sexual harassment is a prevalent and pervasive social epidemic that has a devastating impact on our community. This workshop will increase your understanding about the dynamics of sexual harassment, the relationship with privilege and power, and its varied faces while increasing your awareness about appropriate responses and interventions. The workshop will use dynamic interactive breakout sessions and audiovisual tools to explore the psychological impact, aftermath and empowerment strategies for survivors of sexual harassment. The workshop will explore appropriate responses for survivors as they disclose or report in the media, within social work classrooms, in private practice settings, in agency settings, and within your communities. Countertransference exercises will be utilized to examine the impact of power and control on social workers.

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

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Instructor: Rupa Khetarpal, LCSW
Date: Friday, August 10, 2018
Time: 9:30 am - 3:30 pm
Location: 390 George St., 3rd floor - CLASSROOM B
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Understanding the DSM-5: Diagnostic Changes and Clinical Implications

ID: 5049

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

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

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Instructor: Robert Hazlett, PhD, LCSW
Date: Tuesday, July 31, 2018
Time: 9:30 am - 3:30 pm
Location: Rutgers Eco Complex
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Instructor: Robert Hazlett, PhD, LCSW
Date: Wednesday, August 1, 2018
Time: 9:30 am - 3:30 pm
Location: 390 George St, 3rd floor - CLASSROOM A
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Walking the Four-Fold Way- How Ancient Archetypes Can Inform End-of-Life Care

ID: 5055

End-of-life care must go beyond the traditional medical model in order to provide a more holistic approach to the support of terminally ill patients and their families. This includes addressing the physical, psychosocial, and spiritual needs of both the patient and their family. This interactive workshop builds on the foundational work of cultural anthropologist and author Dr. Angeles Arrien, with specific examples of how ancient archetypes and their associated human characteristics can assist hospice professionals to be present, caring and supportive of patients and families and the challenges they face at end of life. We will explore ancient archetypes found among indigenous peoples and cultures, including the warrior/leader, healer, visionary and teacher and their associated human resources and characteristics of power, love, creativity and wisdom. For each archetype and resource, we will explore relevant skills and applications to effective clinical work with terminally ill patients and families. Participants may expect the workshop to include lecture with discussion, group activities, and use of a case study.

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

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Instructor: Peter Arney, MSW, LCSW
Date: Friday, August 10, 2018
Time: 9:30 am - 3:30 pm
Location: Parsippany - Octagon 10 Office Center
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Working with Latino Cultures

ID: 5095

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

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

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

ID: 5280

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

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

Instructor: Zachary Alti, LMSW
Date: Saturday, February 23, 2019
Time: 9:30 am - 3:30 pm
Location: 390 George St., 3rd floor - CLASSROOM B
390 George St., 3rd Floor, New Brunswick, NJ

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You're Incarcerated but We're Locked Up: Working with Families of Criminal Justice Involved Loved Ones

ID: 4211

One out of every 12 American children, more than 5.7 million kids under age 18, have experienced parental incarceration at some point during their lives. It is fair to state that, as a professional educator, therapist, counselor, or social worker, at least one of your clients has been impacted by a family member’s involvement in the criminal justice system. As a workshop participant, you will learn about the fundamental issues faced by families when a loved one is incarcerated. You might be surprised how people react and respond when a family member has to “go up top” or “do a bid”. Let’s have a frank discussion about how, as a professional, you can help foster resiliency and help children and families thrive during and post incarceration.

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

Instructor: K. Toi Washington-Simon, Ed.S., LPC, LAMFT
Date: Friday, February 1, 2019
Time: 9:30 am - 3:30 pm
Location: Parsippany - Octagon 10 Office Center
1719 Route 10 East, Parsippany, NJ

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