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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

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Instructor: Jill Zinckgraf, MPA
Date: Wednesday, January 23, 2019
Time: 9:30 am - 3:30 pm
Location: Rutgers Eco Complex
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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

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Instructor: Jessica Flint, LCSW
Date: Wednesday, January 30, 2019
Time: 9:30 am - 3:30 pm
Location: 390 George St., 3rd floor - CLASSROOM B
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Child Interviews: Understanding the Ins and Outs

ID: 5001

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

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

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Instructor: Debbie Mann, LCSW
Date: Tuesday, April 23, 2019
Time: 9:30 am - 3:30 pm
Location: Parsippany - Octagon 10 Office Center
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Conflict: Friend or Foe?

ID: 4092

This workshop will address conflict theory and interventions for use with clients, staff, board members, and our personal interactions. We will examine conflict as a motivator for change and discuss specific techniques for responding to conflict in interpersonal relationships. We will examine how alternative dispute resolution is being utilized in the legal system and the role of social workers in these interventions. *This workshop does not qualify for NBCC 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: Friday, April 19, 2019
Time: 9:30 am - 3:30 pm
Location: Parsippany - Octagon 10 Office Center
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Continuing Issues in Supervision

ID: 4937

As supervision moves beyond the basics, there are several issues which should be the focus of the supervisory relationship to improve the experience for both the Supervisee and the Supervisor. This workshop will concentrate on the importance of structuring the supervision session, expectations of the supervisee based on their developmental stage in the field, and ethical issues. This workshop does not qualify for NBCC (National Board for Certified Counselors) clock hours.

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

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Instructor: Robert Hazlett, PhD, LCSW
Date: Tuesday, April 30, 2019
Time: 9:30 am - 3:30 pm
Location: Rutgers Eco Complex
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Cross-Cultural Competence Skills: Bridging Cultural Differences with Respect and Understanding

ID: 5578

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

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

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Instructor: Paula Rodriguez Rust, PhD
Date: Friday, April 5, 2019
Time: 9:30 am - 3:30 pm
Location: Rutgers Eco Complex
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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

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Instructor: Paula Rodriguez Rust, PhD
Phil McCabe, CSW, CAS
Date: Thursday, May 9, 2019
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

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Instructor: Brett Novick, MS, LMFT, CSSW, MA
Date: Monday, February 18, 2019
Time: 9:30 am - 3:30 pm
Location: Rutgers Eco Complex
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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: Thursday, June 6, 2019
Time: 9:30 am - 3:30 pm
Location: Rutgers Eco Complex
1200 Florence Columbus Rd , Bordentown Township, NJ

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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: Thursday, May 2, 2019
Time: 9:30 am - 3:30 pm
Location: 390 George St., 3rd floor - CLASSROOM B
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Special Instructions: THIS WORKSHOP HAS BEEN RESCHEDULED FROM THE ORIGINAL DATE 5/3 TO 5/2 (THURSDAY)

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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: Wednesday, April 24, 2019
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, July 19, 2019
Time: 9:30 am - 3:30 pm
Location: 390 George St., 3rd floor - CLASSROOM B
390 George St., 3rd Floor, New Brunswick, NJ

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How Do You Work with Kids Anyway?

ID: 5078

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

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

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Instructor: Lisa Hillman, LCSW, CP
Date: Tuesday, February 5, 2019
Time: 9:30 am - 3:30 pm
Location: Rutgers Eco Complex
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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 13, 2019
Time: 9:30 am - 3:30 pm
Location: Parsippany - Octagon 10 Office Center
1719 Route 10 East, Parsippany, NJ

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

ID: 4113

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

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

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Instructor: Christine Heer, Esq, LCSW, DVS
Date: Monday, April 8, 2019
Time: 9:30 am - 3:30 pm
Location: 390 George St., 3rd floor - CLASSROOM B
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Instructor: Christine Heer, Esq, LCSW, DVS
Date: Friday, April 12, 2019
Time: 9:30 am - 3:30 pm
Location: Parsippany - Octagon 10 Office Center
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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, April 18, 2019
Time: 9:30 am - 3:30 pm
Location: 390 George St., 3rd floor - CLASSROOM B
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INTERPROFESSIONAL CASE CONFERENCE: HOSPICE

ID: 7652

This site is to register for social work CE hours only.

Fee: No Fee
Continuing Ed. Hours (CEH): 3.00

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Instructor: Multiple Instructors
Date: Monday, April 1, 2019
Time: 2:00 pm - 5:00 pm
Location: Rutgers School of Social Work, 536 George St.
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Special Instructions: This registration page is only to register for SW CE hours for the IPE event held at the School of Dental Medicine on April 1, 2019

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Invisible Wounds of Racial Trauma: Assessing and Treating Black Families

ID: 4952

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

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

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Instructor: Kristin Miller, LCSW
Michael Ajagbe, MSW
Date: Friday, January 25, 2019
Time: 9:30 am - 3:30 pm
Location: 390 George St., 3rd floor - CLASSROOM B
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Instructor: Kristin Miller, LCSW
Michael Ajagbe, MSW
Date: Wednesday, June 19, 2019
Time: 9:30 am - 3:30 pm
Location: Parsippany - Octagon 10 Office Center
1719 Route 10 East, Parsippany, NJ

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LCSW/LSW Examination Preparation Course

ID: 5153

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

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

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Instructor: Robert Hazlett, PhD, LCSW
Date: Friday, April 5, 2019
Time: 9:30 am - 3:30 pm
Location: Rutgers Eco Complex
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Instructor: Robert Hazlett, PhD, LCSW
Date: Saturday, April 20, 2019
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 26, 2019
Time: 9:30 am - 3:30 pm
Location: Camden - Rutgers School of Social Work
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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 31, 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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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: Friday, May 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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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: January 15, 2019 / January 22, 2019 / January 29, 2019 / February 5, 2019 / March 5, 2019
Time: 9:30 am - 3:30 pm
Location: Parsippany - Octagon 10 Office Center
1719 Route 10 East, Parsippany, NJ

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Outside the Classroom: Treating Adolescents

ID: 5279

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

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

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Instructor: Zachary Alti, LMSW
Date: Saturday, March 2, 2019
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: Wednesday, May 1, 2019
Time: 9:30 am - 3:30 pm
Location: 390 George St., 3rd floor - CLASSROOM B
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Special Instructions: This workshop has been rescheduled from the original date of 2/20/19 and 4/3/19

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Self-Care: Holistic Health for Clinician and Client

ID: 4213

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

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

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Instructor: Zachary Alti, LMSW
Date: Saturday, January 26, 2019
Time: 9:30 am - 3:30 pm
Location: 390 George St., 3rd floor - CLASSROOM B
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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

Instructor: Lori Schlosser, PhD
Date: Friday, June 7, 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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Sexual Orientation and Gender Identity Diversity: Understanding the Needs of LGBT Individuals

ID: 5579

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

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

Instructor: Mayte Redcay, LCSW
Alex Redcay, PhD, LCSW
Date: Monday, July 8, 2019
Time: 9:30 am - 3:30 pm
Location: Cancer Care
275 Seventh Avenue, 22nd Floor , New York, NY

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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
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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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

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

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Tools for Reducing Parental Stress and Improving Family Well-being: Breaking the Legacy of Trauma

ID: 6033

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

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

Instructor: Lori Schlosser, PhD
Date: Friday, June 14, 2019
Time: 9:30 am - 3:30 pm
Location: Rutgers Eco Complex
1200 Florence Columbus Rd , Bordentown Township, NJ

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Understanding and Treating the Sexual Desire Disorders

ID: 5154

One of the greatest challenges in treating couples with sexual problems is resolution of sexual desire conflicts. Such problems range from the "low-sex" or the "no-sex" relationship, to problems related to the controversial phenomenon of sexual addiction. Most couples therapists and sex therapists report this to be among the most common sexual complaints presented in therapy, yet it is also one of the most difficult to successfully treat. This workshop will attempt to develop a better understanding of this clinical phenomenon, and discuss some of the treatment strategies that have been useful in assisting individuals and couples resolve this frustrating situation. The information presented will be relevant to all therapists who see couples complaining of problems related to sexual desire.

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

Instructor: Daniel Watter
Date: Monday, June 3, 2019
Time: 9:30 am - 3:30 pm
Location: Parsippany - Octagon 10 Office Center
1719 Route 10 East, Parsippany, NJ

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Understanding Military Culture

ID: 4189

Our Marines, Soldiers, Sailors, Airmen and their families sacrifice to serve this country. As a practitioner you ask yourself, how do I help? Where do I start? As with any person we serve, we start with social and cultural competence. We ensure we understand their values, try to understand some of their language, understand their common struggles and the strengths within that culture. This interactive workshop will discuss some of those unique cultural aspects, challenges and benefits of military life. With the increased understanding comes improved trust from the client, improved connection with the worker and an overall improved therapeutic relationship. By the conclusion of the workshop the attendees will have an understanding of the various military branches, the modern military demographics, stressors frequently faced by military personnel and the families of those who are serving.

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

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Instructor: Patricia Spencer, LCSW, LSW
Date: Monday, May 6, 2019
Time: 9:30 am - 3:30 pm
Location: 390 George St., 3rd floor - CLASSROOM B
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Understanding Sexual Orientation and Gender Identity 101

ID: 4935

This workshop will offer an in depth examination of the spectrums of sexual orientation and gender identity. What does it mean to be gender fluid, cisgender, questioning or gender diverse? How do we make our practices, office and forms inclusive and welcoming? Topics include basic terminology, an overview of the layers of sexual identity, the impact of prejudice, discrimination, and assumed heterosexuality on LGBT individuals and on the LGBT community. The workshop will offer the opportunity to explore personal values, and practice skill-building. Ways to dispel myths, misconceptions, and avoid reinforcing negative stereotypes will be highlighted. This workshop is available individually or as part of the Topics In-Depth packages.

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

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Instructor: Paula Rodriguez Rust, PhD
Date: Thursday, April 25, 2019
Time: 9:30 am - 3:30 pm
Location: 390 George St., 3rd floor - CLASSROOM B
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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, June 14, 2019
Time: 9:30 am - 3:30 pm
Location: Parker at Stonegate - Highland Park
443 River Road, Highland Park, NJ

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Working with Narcissism

ID: 5280

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

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

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