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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: Thursday, October 17, 2019
Time: 9:30 am - 3:30 pm
Location: Parsippany - Octagon 10 Office Center
1719 Route 10 East, Parsippany, NJ

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

ID: 5278

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

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

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

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

ID: 5056

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

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

Instructor: Scott Granet
Date: Thursday, November 21, 2019
Time: 9:30 am - 3:30 pm
Location: 390 George St., 3rd floor - CLASSROOM B
390 George St., 3rd Floor, New Brunswick, NJ

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Bioethical Decision Making: Considerations for Advanced Planning

ID: 4145

As the American health care system grows more complex, there is a growing public awareness of the need for advance planning involving end of life decisions. Conflicts among health care professionals, patients, families and payors are almost inevitable given the growing number of choices available, particularly when it comes to terminal prognoses and death. Participants in this workshop will learn of the controversy surrounding the living will, the use of the out-of-hospital do not resuscitate orders, and legal considerations of capacity that impact the individuals right to voluntary decision making. Issues of voluntary versus involuntary approaches to ethical decision making will be explored using clinical examples. *This workshop does not qualify for NBCC clock hours in ethics.

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

Instructor: Helen Hunter, ACSW, LSW
Date: Wednesday, February 12, 2020
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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Building Positive Schools Through Positive Education

ID: 4778

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

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

Instructor: Diane Lang, MA
Date: Wednesday, October 30, 2019
Time: 9:30 am - 3:30 pm
Location: Parsippany - Octagon 10 Office Center
1719 Route 10 East, Parsippany, NJ

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CBT with 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 22, 2019
Time: 9:30 am - 3:30 pm
Location: Parsippany - Octagon 10 Office Center
1719 Route 10 East, Parsippany, NJ

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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, November 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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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: Monday, September 30, 2019
Time: 9:30 am - 3:30 pm
Location: Mercer County Family Support Organization
3535 Quakerbridge Road (IBIS Plaza) Suite 400, Hamilton, NJ

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Educators, Colleagues, and Parents Working Together With All Stakeholders

ID: 4961

Whether you're an educator, CST member, administrator, or other educational professional, you share two things in common: dealing with challenging parents and families as well as colleagues that can be difficult to relate to. Every educator has experienced problematic, unproductive, and/or uncomfortable interactions with parents, families or some colleagues. Whether it be issues of defensiveness, noncompliance, the belief that his or her child "does no wrong," or just plain hostility, it can place an incredible stress on your job duties. Utilize this workshop to equip yourself with effective, practical tools geared to help productively tailor your interventions around the most common types of challenging parents, families, and colleagues.

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

Instructor: Brett Novick, MS, LMFT, CSSW, MA
Date: Tuesday, November 5, 2019
Time: 9:30 am - 3:30 pm
Location: Middlesex Regional Educational Services Commission
1690 Stelton Road, Piscataway, NJ

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Elder Economic Security, Social Equity and the Reality of Longevity for Seniors in New Jersey

ID: 4202

Faced with increasing costs and fixed incomes, many of New Jersey's seniors are living on the edge of poverty. As professionals, you may come across seniors in this situation. NJFA has produced the Elder Economic Index to demonstrate the economic struggle of seniors in New Jersey. In this workshop, we will look at the research and discuss the reality of seniors in New Jersey. We will also explore resources and solutions in this interactive workshop. 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

Instructor: Melissa Chalker, MSW
Date: Thursday, January 30, 2020
Time: 9:30 am - 3:30 pm
Location: Rutgers Eco Complex
1200 Florence Columbus Rd , Bordentown Township, 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: Thursday, October 24, 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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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

Instructor: Robert Hazlett, PhD, LCSW
Date: Monday, September 23, 2019
Time: 9:30 am - 3:30 pm
Location: Bergen- DHS, Hackensack, NJ
Bergen County Administration Building, Hackensack, NJ

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Instructor: Robert Hazlett, PhD, LCSW
Date: Tuesday, October 1, 2019
Time: 9:30 am - 3:30 pm
Location: EcoComplex
1200 Florence Columbus Rd, Bordentown, NJ

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Foundational Counseling Skills: Understanding Change Behavior

ID: 4220

Foundational counseling skills are a critical change agent in the clinician’s toolbox. In this workshop, participants will engage in role-play, small group exercises, in-class discussion, and case consultation to enhance micro-counseling skills. Additionally, participants will understand how to improve assertive communication and increase their awareness of non-verbal communication in the therapeutic relationship. Participants will gain a greater understanding of the importance of personal and professional self-awareness in creating and modeling the healthiest possible relationship with a client.

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

Instructor: Sharon Thomas, MS, LPC, N
Date: Friday, January 10, 2020
Time: 9:30 am - 3:30 pm
Location: Acenda Integrated Health
42 South Delsea Drive, Glassboro, NJ

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Helping Couples Get the Love They Want

ID: 5700

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

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

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Instructor: Maya Kollman, MA
Date: Friday, July 19, 2019
Time: 9:30 am - 3:30 pm
Location: 390 George St, 3rd floor - CLASSROOM A
390 George Street, 3rd floor, New Brunswick, NJ

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Instructor: Maya Kollman, MA
Date: Wednesday, October 23, 2019
Time: 9:30 am - 3:30 pm
Location: 390 George St., 3rd floor - CLASSROOM B
390 George St., 3rd Floor, New Brunswick, 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

Instructor: Christine Heer, Esq, LCSW, DVS
Date: Thursday, October 10, 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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Instructor: Christine Heer, Esq, LCSW, DVS
Date: Thursday, October 24, 2019
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: Thursday, January 16, 2020
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

Instructor: Robert Hazlett, PhD, LCSW
Date: Wednesday, December 11, 2019
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: Wednesday, December 18, 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

Instructor: Robert Hazlett, PhD, LCSW
Date: Thursday, September 26, 2019
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: Saturday, October 5, 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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Life on the Inside: A Social Work Perspective of the Criminal Justice Client

ID: 4210

When over 2 million people reside in prisons and jails in the United States, it behooves everyone not social workers to understand the reasons behind this large number. This workshop will help participants understand the construction of the criminal justice system as well as the numerous issues facing criminal justice clients inside and outside of confinement. Learning objectives include identifying the processes and policies that created the mass incarceration movement in the late 20th century; Describe issues that face a typical criminal justice client; understanding the issues facing criminal justice clients inside and outside of prison; and to identify and discuss social work avenues of engagement and advocacy to create change.

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

Instructor: Sarah Kautz, LCSW
Date: Saturday, January 18, 2020
Time: 9:30 am - 3:30 pm
Location: 390 George St., 3rd floor - CLASSROOM B
390 George St., 3rd Floor, New Brunswick, NJ

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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-compassion will hamper their motivation to succeed. 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 negatively affect our physical and emotional health. Evidence shows that self-compassion can 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 techniques 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

Instructor: Lori Schlosser, PhD
Date: Friday, October 11, 2019
Time: 9:30 am - 3:30 pm
Location: Rutgers Eco Complex
1200 Florence Columbus Rd , Bordentown Township, NJ

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Positive Parenting

ID: 5772

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

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

Instructor: Diane Lang, MA
Date: Wednesday, February 12, 2020
Time: 9:30 am - 3:30 pm
Location: Parsippany - Octagon 10 Office Center
1719 Route 10 East, Parsippany, NJ

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Practical Tips for Engaging Non-Residential Fathers

ID: 4228

This interactive workshop will provide participants with concrete skills that have proven to be effective in assisting non-residential fathers to become more engaged in their children’s lives. Workshop participants will identify the importance of the father’s role in supporting a child’s development into a well-adjusted adult. Participants will also have an opportunity to apply strategies to address personal barriers and biases that may affect their ability to engage and support non-residential fathers in their efforts to develop ongoing positive relationships with their children.

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

Instructor: Larry Williams
Date: Monday, December 9, 2019
Time: 9:30 am - 3:30 pm
Location: 390 George St, 3rd floor - CLASSROOM A
390 George Street, 3rd floor, New Brunswick, NJ

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Shame: The Master Emotion

ID: 5077

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

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

Instructor: Connie Palmer, LCSW
Date: Friday, October 18, 2019
Time: 9:30 am - 3:30 pm
Location: Parsippany - Octagon 10 Office Center
1719 Route 10 East, Parsippany, NJ

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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 don’t 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 can’t use the same thinking to solve a problem that got us into it. This workshop provides a variety of strategies for professionals and their clients 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, October 15, 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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Silent Anguish: Understanding the Impact of the Death of a Pet

ID: 4083

There is nothing as special as the human-animal bond. Our pets give us companionship, joy, a reason to live, a connection to the world, and most importantly, unconditional love. When a companion animal dies, it can be a devastating and incomprehensible loss. This workshop will explore: the human-animal bond; the grieving process and what makes it the same and different from other losses; euthanasia; rituals and memorials; special needs of children; and unique situations; i.e. working with veterinarians, vet techs, breeders, rescue Groups, violent situations, and life changes. Video will be used as well as an interactive forum. At the end of this workshop participants will be able to recognize the importance of animal relationships and know how to help and support their clients through illness, trauma, or losses of their beloved pets.

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

Instructor: Nancy Saxton Lopez, LCSW
Date: Friday, November 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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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
Date: Friday, August 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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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: Thursday, November 7, 2019
Time: 9:30 am - 3:30 pm
Location: Rutgers Eco Complex
1200 Florence Columbus Rd , Bordentown Township, NJ

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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: Monday, November 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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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

Instructor: Nicci Spinazolla, EdS, LMFT, LPC, ACS
Date: Wednesday, October 2, 2019
Time: 9:30 am - 3:30 pm
Location: 390 George St., 3rd floor - CLASSROOM B
390 George St., 3rd Floor, New Brunswick, NJ

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The Assessment and Treatment of Transgender Adolescents and their Families

ID: 5493

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

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

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

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The Rose that Bloomed from the Concrete: How African American Male Students Manage to be Academically Successful

ID: 4968

The problem of black male underachievement has captured the attention of school social workers, policy makers and theorists. Rather than focus on how and black male students “fall through the cracks” this workshop explores how they manage to be academically successful and “make it.” Drawling on resiliency theory, participants who attend this workshop will learn effective empirically based strategies, which can be used to support black male students as they travel through the educational k-12 pipeline.

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

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Instructor: Marc Freeman, MSW, MDiv/MSW
Date: Wednesday, July 31, 2019
Time: 9:30 am - 3:30 pm
Location: 390 George St., 3rd floor - CLASSROOM B
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True Colors - Knowing Yourself and Working with Others

ID: 4967

This interactive workshop will focus on a model for understanding self and others based on a well-respected individual personality index. Participants will obtain insight into their intrinsic values and learn how to tailor their communication skills to enhance relationships with friends and family members who have different values, motivations and communication approaches.

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

Instructor: Larry Williams
Date: Tuesday, October 22, 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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Working with Undocumented Clients: Addressing the Myths and Understanding the Challenges

ID: 4215

Many immigrants living in the US have experienced unique stressors that have significantly shaped their lives. This interactive workshop will explore the myths about undocumented immigrants, leading to a better understanding of the immigration and acculturation process and experience. The workshop will include case presentations, statistical data, and stories that will expand a service provider’s knowledge on immigrant populations and their journey. Participants will be introduced to the Core Principals of Trauma Informed Care for displaced populations and learn useful assessment tools for working with clients. As a result, service providers will have a better understanding of the immigration processes, the challenges and myths of undocumented clients, and a greater ability to provide enhanced culturally competent services to the clients and families they serve.

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

Instructor: Monica Roldan, LCSW
Date: Saturday, February 1, 2020
Time: 9:30 am - 3:30 pm
Location: 390 George St., 3rd floor - CLASSROOM B
390 George St., 3rd Floor, New Brunswick, NJ

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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 Social/Cultural

Instructor: K. Toi Washington-Simon, Ed.S., LPC, LAMFT
Date: Friday, January 10, 2020
Time: 9:30 am - 3:30 pm
Location: Parsippany - Octagon 10 Office Center
1719 Route 10 East, Parsippany, NJ

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