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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

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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Creating Effective Training Presentations

ID: 8001

At the heart of every training is how well the trainer transmits their knowledge and experience. Heres a workshop designed to enhance the trainers ability to create thorough, effective and interesting presentations. This workshop will also address the components of a professional presentation style and identify proficient public speaking skills. Techniques presented and skills practiced will allow participants to: 1) create behaviorally specific objectives for training presentations; 2) produce succinct and effective presentations; 3) appear more confident and dynamic in their delivery of information; and 4) maximize audience interest through use of visual aids and interactive exercises. This workshop does not qualify for NBCC (National Board for Certified Counselors) clock hours.

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

Instructor: Robert Hazlett, PhD, LCSW
Date: Tuesday, June 26, 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

Instructor: Paula Rodriguez Rust, PhD
Date: Tuesday, June 12, 2018
Time: 9:30 am - 3:30 pm
Location: Parsippany - Octagon 10 Office Center
1719 Route 10 East, Parsippany, NJ

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Cultural Competence and Equity in LGBT Health Care: Strategies for Medical and Mental Health Providers

ID: 4204

This workshop provides health care practitioners with strategies to promote culturally competent medical and mental health care to lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender individuals. Topics include affirmative terminology and LGBT cultural information, as well as discussion of the unique medical and mental health needs of LGBT individuals, including needs associated with coming out, gender-confirming transition, sexual activity, STDs, aging, minority stress, suicide, and substance use. The workshop also explores the reasons for historical inadequacies in LGBT health care that might affect current health status, including disproportionate lack of insurance coverage, non-disclosure to health care practitioners, lack of provider awareness of LGBT health care needs, and previous negative health care experiences.

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

Instructor: Paula Rodriguez Rust, PhD
Phil McCabe, CSW, CAS
Date: Friday, June 8, 2018
Time: 9:30 am - 3:30 pm
Location: Rutgers Eco Complex
1200 Florence Columbus Rd , Bordentown Township, NJ

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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 Rodriguez Rust, PhD
Date: Wednesday, April 11, 2018
Time: 9:30 am - 3:30 pm
Location: Parsippany - Octagon 10 Office Center
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Dealing With Angry Students and Tantrums Effectively

ID: 5061

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

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

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

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Dealing with Supervisory Challenges in Non-Clinical Settings

ID: 5268

The supervisory relationship is one of the most critical relationships in the development of the helping professional through the course of a career. This relationship and its dynamics model elements of leadership, management, conflict resolution and mentorship that influence future supervisory relationships. In this interactional workshop, participants through short lecture, PowerPoint, small and large group discussion learn to recognize types of challenging behaviors that are addressed in supervision; identify and utilize appropriate supervisory responses; and implement concrete tools to manage and plan for challenges in the supervisory relationship.

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

Instructor: Robert Hazlett, PhD, LCSW
Date: Friday, June 8, 2018
Time: 9:30 am - 3:30 pm
Location: Robins' Nest
42 South Delsea Drive, Glassboro, NJ

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Developing Cultural Competence in a Multicultural Society

ID: 4951

Commitment to cultural competence is growing among healthcare professionals and providers. This interactive workshop will explore cultural competence from a global perspective and demonstrate how all healthcare professionals, specifically social workers, care managers and mental health professionals, can infuse cultural competence into their practice. This training will provide comprehensive strategies to respond to the healthcare needs of a diverse population. Participants will learn the difference between cultural awareness and cultural competence. The workshop will address different learning styles by including classroom discussion, individual and group activities. Participants will ultimately learn to utilize cross-cultural skill based approaches that can be universally applied.

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

Instructor: Sophia Jones, PhD
Date: Tuesday, June 5, 2018
Time: 9:30 am - 3:30 pm
Location: Parsippany - Octagon 10 Office Center
1719 Route 10 East, Parsippany, 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

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Instructor: Latesha Jenkins, MS, LSW
Date: Friday, January 19, 2018
Time: 9:30 am - 3:30 pm
Location: 390 George St, 3rd floor - CLASSROOM A
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East and West Converge in the Present Moment: How Mindfulness Practice Activates Innate Healing and Happiness

ID: 4162

Mindfulness involves focusing awareness and non-judgmental attention to the experience of the present moment. Modern day scientists are identifying a wealth of empirical evidence of the physical and emotional benefits of mindfulness practice that Eastern masters have known for centuries. As a result, mindfulness skills are increasingly being taught by therapists and other health professionals to help clients address stress, addiction, pain and other physical and emotional challenges. This workshop will provide participants with an update on the latest scientific findings as well as the opportunity to learn and practice a variety of mindfulness exercises. As Jon Kabbat-Zinn, founder of the Harvard Mindfulness-Based Stress Reduction (MBSR) program has stated, "You can't stop the waves, but you can learn to surf."

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

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Instructor: Lori Schlosser, PhD
Date: Friday, April 13, 2018
Time: 9:30 am - 3:30 pm
Location: Rutgers Eco Complex
1200 Florence Columbus Rd , Bordentown Township, 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: Tuesday, April 10, 2018
Time: 9:30 am - 3:30 pm
Location: Rutgers Eco Complex
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Instructor: Robert Hazlett, PhD, LCSW
Date: Thursday, April 12, 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, June 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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Experiential and Interactive Training Methods

ID: 8004

Experiential and interactive training methods are vital parts of the trainer's toolkit. In this training session, we will begin by demonstrating and discussing experiential methods, i.e., methods that make use of participants' experiences. Examples from various training programs will be given, and trainers will learn methods to develop their own experiential activities. You will learn to make use of different interaction formats that make the learning experience fun and memorable. Various examples of dyadic, triadic, and small group exercises will be demonstrated. Trainees are encouraged to bring examples of their training programs for further discussion. This workshop does not qualify for NBCC (National Board for Certified Counselors) clock hours

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

Instructor: John Kriger, MSM, CADC, CPS
Date: Thursday, June 14, 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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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

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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Gang Identification: Trends in NJ Communities

ID: 4051

This powerful multimedia workshop will examine the basics of gang identification, including history, graffiti, hand signs, clothing, jewelry, and tattoos. The workshop will also discuss current and past trends with and within the gangs. Gang structure, gang wars, "set tripping," and "line tripping" will also be explored. Actual gang cases will be presented and the psychology of the gang member will be discussed.

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

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Instructor: Jack Farrell, LCSW
Date: Thursday, May 17, 2018
Time: 9:30 am - 3:30 pm
Location: Parsippany - Octagon 10 Office Center
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Helping Couples Get the Love They Want

ID: 5700

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

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

Instructor: Maya Kollman, MA
Date: Friday, August 17, 2018
Time: 9:30 am - 3:30 pm
Location: 390 George St., 3rd floor - CLASSROOM B
390 George St., 3rd Floor, New Brunswick, NJ

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Human Trafficking-Protecting the Most Vulnerable

ID: 4205

New Jersey has increasingly become aware of the presence of the human trafficking and domestic minor sex trafficking. Healthcare providers play a crucial role in helping victims of human trafficking with physical and psychological care. This interactive workshop will explore human trafficking from an international and local perspective; and demonstrate how all healthcare professionals play a vital role in the fight against human trafficking. Healthcare professionals, social workers, care managers and mental health professionals can benefit from learning effective guidelines for approaching and assisting victims of trafficking. The workshop will provide comprehensive strategies for responding to victims of trafficking. Participants will learn the different forms of human trafficking and also address different complex needs of victims of trauma. Using various learning styles including classroom discussion, individual and group activities, participants will ultimately learn to identify and respond to the needs of trafficking victims and survivors.

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

Instructor: Sophia Jones, PhD
Date: Thursday, June 21, 2018
Time: 9:30 am - 3:30 pm
Location: 390 George St., 3rd floor - CLASSROOM B
390 George St., 3rd Floor, New Brunswick, NJ
Special Instructions: PLEASE NOTE THIS WORKSHOP HAS BEEN RESCHEDULED FROM JUNE 7TH TO JUNE 21ST AND THE LOCATION HAS BEEN CHANGED TO NEW BRUNSWICK

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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: Monday, January 29, 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: Christine Heer, Esq, LCSW, DVS
Date: Thursday, April 12, 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, June 14, 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: 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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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, June 7, 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, June 14, 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: Thursday, June 28, 2018
Time: 9:30 am - 3:30 pm
Location: Parsippany - Octagon 10 Office Center
1719 Route 10 East, Parsippany, 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: Christine Heer, Esq, LCSW, DVS
Date: Friday, February 16, 2018
Time: 9:30 am - 3:30 pm
Location: 390 George St, 3rd floor - CLASSROOM A
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Instructor: Christine Heer, Esq, LCSW, DVS
Date: Friday, February 23, 2018
Time: 9:30 am - 3:30 pm
Location: Parsippany - Octagon 10 Office Center
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Instructor: Robert Hazlett, PhD, LCSW
Date: Friday, April 6, 2018
Time: 9:30 am - 3:30 pm
Location: Camden - Rutgers School of Social Work
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Instructor: Robert Hazlett, PhD, LCSW
Date: Friday, April 20, 2018
Time: 9:30 am - 3:30 pm
Location: 390 George St., 3rd floor - CLASSROOM B
390 George St., 3rd Floor, New Brunswick, NJ

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Instructor: Robert Hazlett, PhD, LCSW
Date: Saturday, June 2, 2018
Time: 9:30 am - 3:30 pm
Location: 390 George St., 3rd floor - CLASSROOM B
390 George St., 3rd Floor, New Brunswick, NJ

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Instructor: Christine Heer, Esq, LCSW, DVS
Date: Monday, June 4, 2018
Time: 9:30 am - 3:30 pm
Location: Parsippany - Octagon 10 Office Center
1719 Route 10 East, Parsippany, NJ
Special Instructions: PLEASE NOTE THIS WORKSHOP HAS BEEN RESCHEDULED FROM 5/7/18 TO 6/4/18

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Instructor: Robert Hazlett, PhD, LCSW
Date: Monday, June 25, 2018
Time: 9:30 am - 3:30 pm
Location: Parsippany - Octagon 10 Office Center
1719 Route 10 East, Parsippany, NJ

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LGBT Issues and the Law

ID: 4073

Being lesbian, gay, bisexual or transgendered often requires clients to view who they are and what their rights are as defined by law. A general understanding of what the law says is required in many situations, such as: legalizing a relationship, ending a relationship, housing, protecting civil rights in employment, and asserting one?s rights when it comes to discrimination and hate crime victimization. This workshop will address what the helping professional needs to know when it comes to the New Jersey civil union and domestic partnership statutes, adoption law, the Law Against Discrimination and Hate Crimes Act, as well as the impact of Federal laws such as The Civil Rights Act, the Defense of Marriage Act, and the Employment Nondiscrimination Act, among other things. The participant will also learn who they can refer their client to and what kind of assistance is available to them, as well what changes are currently pending to make New Jersey safer and more equal for LGBT clients. Knowledge of the law is not necessary as the presenter is committed to making law understandable for social workers and other helping professionals. *This workshop does not qualify for NBCC clock hours in ethics

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

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Instructor: Christine Heer, Esq, LCSW, DVS
Date: Friday, February 2, 2018
Time: 9:30 am - 3:30 pm
Location: Rutgers Eco Complex
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Living on the Edge: Poverty, Hunger, and the Role of Advocacy in NJ

ID: 4138

As the economic divide widens in America, more people are living in or on the edge of poverty. This workshop examines hunger and food insecurity as symptoms of poverty and the various causes of this growing problem. Health and economic consequences of hunger will be discussed as well as social and political factors. Several anti-hunger/nutrition programs will be highlighted with emphasis on ways to reach at risk populations, such as older adults and children. Through lecture, video and case studies, workshop participants will gain an in-depth understanding of the issue and the role of social work in eradicating poverty and hunger through outreach, education and advocacy.

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

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Instructor: Lisa Pitz, MSW
Date: Thursday, January 25, 2018
Time: 9:30 am - 3:30 pm
Location: 390 George St., 3rd floor - CLASSROOM B
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Mindfulness and the Teenage Brain

ID: 4765

Current research in neuroscience is giving us a better understanding of the teenage brain. The changes that occur in brain circuitry during this period offer fertile opportunities for creativity and growth, while also creating risks for impulsivity and dangerous behavior. Mindfulness practices show great promise in giving teens powerful tools to navigate this important life stage, and a rewarding adulthood, as well. This workshop provides participants with information on the latest research regarding the developing teenage brain, followed by experiential practice in mindfulness exercises that are specifically designed for use with adolescents.

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

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Instructor: Lori Schlosser, PhD
Date: Friday, May 4, 2018
Time: 9:30 am - 3:30 pm
Location: Rutgers Eco Complex
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Mindfulness Practice for Children: Keys to Success in the Age of Distraction

ID: 4182

The latest research in teaching mindfulness to children demonstrates that they experience better focus and concentration, increased patience and frustration tolerance, improved relationship skills, stronger impulse control and an ability to handle stress in healthier ways. Teaching mindfulness to children gives them the keys to social and emotional intelligence and the awareness they need to succeed in this era of ever increasing stressors and demands. It may be the most powerful play there is! This workshop blends the latest scientific research about mindfulness and its effects on the brain and body with activities, games and playful practices that have been proven to resonate with children. Participants will practice these activities and leave the workshop with a variety of resources that they can apply in educational settings, in their professional work with children and their parents, as well as within their own families, with their own children.

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

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Instructor: Lori Schlosser, PhD
Date: Wednesday, April 25, 2018
Time: 9:30 am - 3:30 pm
Location: Rutgers Eco Complex
1200 Florence Columbus Rd , Bordentown Township, NJ
Special Instructions: PLEASE NOTE THIS WORKSHOP HAS A DIFFERENT DATE THAN THE ONE LISTED ON THE PRINTED CATALOG. IT HAS BEEN RESCHEDULED TO APRIL 25TH

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Mini-Certificate in Complex Trauma

ID: 8886

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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Instructor: Monica Indart
Date: April 10, 2018 / April 17, 2018 / April 24, 2018 / May 8, 2018 / May 22, 2018
Time: 9:30 am - 3:30 pm
Location: 390 George St., 3rd floor - CLASSROOM B
390 George St., 3rd Floor, New Brunswick, NJ

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Mothers, Daughters and Food: Understanding Disordered Eating

ID: 5488

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

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

Instructor: Suzanne Rubinetti, LCSW
Date: Wednesday, June 13, 2018
Time: 9:30 am - 3:30 pm
Location: 390 George St., 3rd floor - CLASSROOM C
390 George St., 3rd floor, New Brunswick, NJ

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Moving from Self-Criticism to Self-Care: The Healing Power of Self-Compassion

ID: 4183

Most people raised in Western cultures have been socialized to believe that expression of self-confidence is egotistical and that self-acceptance and self-compassion will hamper their motivation to succeed and to reach their highest potential. Thus, few of us give ourselves the loving-kindness, forgiveness and acceptance we can freely give to a dear friend, a partner, a colleague or even a stranger. In fact, our self-talk is often riddled with self-criticism, self-doubt and continual comparison with unattainable images and standards. Current research is confirming that these long-held beliefs are myths that are actually negatively affecting our physical, as well as our emotional health. There is evidence that self-compassion can to create emotional healing, reduce anxiety, improve health, enhance quality of life and even facilitate weight loss! This workshop will present the current research on self-compassion, including case studies of its transformative effects. Participants will learn to practice techniques and exercises to cultivate self-compassion that they can teach to clients and use in their own lives.

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

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Instructor: Lori Schlosser, PhD
Date: Friday, May 18, 2018
Time: 9:30 am - 3:30 pm
Location: 390 George St., 3rd floor - CLASSROOM B
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Parents and School Success

ID: 4955

This workshop will provide social workers with basic information and skills needed for enabling parents to help their children succeed in school. Studies have shown that healthy involvement of parents in their childrens education is a critical ingredient in academic success. The workshop will be divided into three parts: Preparing children to succeed in school, Encouraging positive classroom and home behaviors & Parent as Coach to reinforce academic skill growth and success. Through lecture, activities and video presentations, participants will gain skills and insights into the School-Smart Home; healthy, productive discipline techniques and academic reinforcement skills that have been proven to enrich and support academic success. Parent-teacher relationships will also be explored for the best possible problem-solving outcomes for children.

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

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Instructor: Michael Katz
Date: Thursday, January 25, 2018
Time: 9:30 am - 3:30 pm
Location: Rutgers Eco Complex
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Instructor: Michael Katz
Date: Thursday, May 17, 2018
Time: 9:30 am - 3:30 pm
Location: 390 George St., 3rd floor - CLASSROOM B
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Positive Parenting

ID: 5772

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

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

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

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Instructor: Diane Lang, MA
Date: Tuesday, May 8, 2018
Time: 9:30 am - 3:30 pm
Location: Middlesex Regional Educational Services Commission
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Prison Break: Working with the Criminal Justice Client

ID: 4068

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

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

Instructor: Edwin Torres, Lt
Date: Wednesday, June 13, 2018
Time: 9:30 am - 3:30 pm
Location: 390 George St., 3rd floor - CLASSROOM B
390 George St., 3rd Floor, New Brunswick, NJ
Special Instructions: PLEASE NOTE THAT DUE TO A CHANGE IN INSTRUCTOR THIS WORKSHOP IS NO LONGER CLINICAL

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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

Instructor: Rob Mann, LCSW
Date: Friday, July 27, 2018
Time: 9:30 am - 3:30 pm
Location: Parsippany - Octagon 10 Office Center
1719 Route 10 East, Parsippany, NJ

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Senior Moments Redefined: Mindfulness Practices for Older Adults and Their Caregivers

ID: 4946

This workshop blends the latest scientific research about mindfulness and its effects on the brain and body with activities, games and practices that have been proven to resonate with older adults and are modified to accommodate people of all physical abilities. These practices will also reduce caregiver stress and offer caregivers new methods to foster relaxation and support in the relationship between the caregiver and the person being cared for. Participants will practice these activities and leave the workshop with a variety of resources that they can apply in their professional work with seniors and/or their caregivers, as well as within their own families.

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

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Instructor: Lori Schlosser, PhD
Date: Friday, May 11, 2018
Time: 9:30 am - 3:30 pm
Location: Rutgers Eco Complex
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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

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Instructor: Paula Rodriguez Rust, PhD
Date: Wednesday, May 9, 2018
Time: 9:30 am - 3:30 pm
Location: 390 George St., 3rd floor - CLASSROOM B
390 George St., 3rd Floor, New Brunswick, NJ
Special Instructions: If you are a Psychologist who needs the CEHs please copy and paste the following link into your browser in order to register through GSAPP and receive your certificate. There is an extra $25 charge: https://ce-catalog.rutgers.edu/coursedisplay.cfm?schID=68368

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Instructor: Paula Rodriguez Rust, PhD
Date: Tuesday, May 29, 2018
Time: 9:30 am - 3:30 pm
Location: Spence-Chapin Services to Families & Children
410 East 92nd Street, 3rd Floor , New York, NJ
Special Instructions: If you are a Psychologist who needs the CEHs please copy and paste the following link into your browser in order to register through GSAPP and receive your certificate. There is an extra $25 charge: https://ce-catalog.rutgers.edu/coursedisplay.cfm?schID=68368

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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

Instructor: Qur-an Webb, MSW
Marcus Stallworth, LMSW
Date: Friday, June 15, 2018
Time: 9:30 am - 3:30 pm
Location: 390 George St., 3rd floor - CLASSROOM B
390 George St., 3rd Floor, New Brunswick, NJ

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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: Wednesday, March 28, 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: 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

Instructor: Christine Heer, Esq, LCSW, DVS
Date: Monday, June 18, 2018
Time: 9:30 am - 3:30 pm
Location: Rutgers Eco Complex
1200 Florence Columbus Rd , Bordentown Township, NJ

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Instructor: Christine Heer, Esq, LCSW, DVS
Date: Friday, June 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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Instructor: Christine Heer, Esq, LCSW, DVS
Date: Thursday, July 12, 2018
Time: 9:30 am - 3:30 pm
Location: Monmouth Cares
185 State Rt. 36, West Long Branch, NJ

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

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

Instructor: Cynthia Anamaria, MSW
Date: August 18, 2018 / August 25, 2018 / September 8, 2018 / September 15, 2018 / September 22, 2018
Time: 9:30 am - 12:30 pm
Location: 390 George St., 3rd floor - CLASSROOM B
390 George St., 3rd Floor, New Brunswick, 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

Instructor: Rupa Khetarpal, LCSW
Date: Friday, August 10, 2018
Time: 9:30 am - 3:30 pm
Location: 390 George St., 3rd floor - CLASSROOM B
390 George St., 3rd Floor, New Brunswick, NJ

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Understanding the DSM-5: Diagnostic Changes and Clinical Implications

ID: 5049

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

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

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

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

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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

Instructor: Peter Arney, MSW, LCSW
Date: Friday, August 10, 2018
Time: 9:30 am - 3:30 pm
Location: Parsippany - Octagon 10 Office Center
1719 Route 10 East, Parsippany, NJ

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Working with Latino Cultures

ID: 5095

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

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

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

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