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

ID: 4201

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

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

Instructor: Jill Zinckgraf, MPA
Date: Wednesday, January 23, 2019
Time: 9:30 am - 3:30 pm
Location: Rutgers Eco Complex
1200 Florence Columbus Rd , Bordentown Township, NJ

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Addictions in the Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transgender, Queer Communities: If Gay Means Happy Why Am I Always Getting High?

ID: 4333

LGBT people are more likely to use alcohol, tobacco and other drugs than the general population. They are also less likely to abstain from alcohol, tobacco and other drugs, they report higher rates of substance abuse problems, and they are more likely to continue heavy drinking into later life. The workshop examines the complexity of sexual identity and gender expression, social and cultural variables, mental health, and trauma history that influence problematic use, abuse and dependence on alcohol, tobacco, drugs and other addictions. Participants will be better able to provide LGBTQ Affirmative treatment interventions in helping clients to enact behavior changes in the process of recovery from addictions. This workshop does not qualify for NBCC clock hours.

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

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Instructor: Phil McCabe, CSW, CAS
Date: Friday, July 20, 2018
Time: 9:30 am - 3:30 pm
Location: Robins' Nest
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Instructor: Phil McCabe, CSW, CAS
Date: Thursday, December 6, 2018
Time: 9:30 am - 3:30 pm
Location: Parsippany - Octagon 10 Office Center
1719 Route 10 East, Parsippany, NJ

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Aging: Policy and Economic Considerations

ID: 1006

This is the second of the two-part basic workshop, which provides the foundation and contextual information for understanding the older adult population (Aging: The Human Process is the first part). This workshop addresses those segments of the population which are at risk, such as ethnic and racial minorities and women, and how their status affects their lives as older adults. Basic information regarding the economic status of the older adults, including work and retirement as well as social and health care policies and programs will be discussed. Experiential exercises will be used to demonstrate the interactions and interplay in these various areas.

Fee: $275.00
Continuing Ed. Hours (CEH): 15.00 Social/Cultural

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Instructor: Stephen Sidorsky, LCSW
Date: October 3, 2018 / October 10, 2018 / October 17, 2018
Time: 9:30 am - 3:30 pm
Location: 390 George St, 3rd floor - CLASSROOM A
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Bullying and Bias: Implementing New Anti-Bullying Legislation in Your Schools

ID: 4117

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

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

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

ID: 5253

This workshop will describe the adaptations of cognitive behavioral therapy for working with the Latino population. The main focus of this workshop is to discuss, and apply the fundamental concepts of Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT) and provide cultural sensitive cognitive behavioral strategies to address behavioral change, specific for bicultural individuals. Learning objectives include describing the Latino Acculturative Stress Implications, Psychotherapeutic Processes when engaging Latinos into practice; explaining fundamental concepts of CBT, and how they assist individuals in identifying, proving and changing disruptive beliefs from a cultural prospective.; understanding how to utilize and modify CBT techniques to fit and assist interpersonal problems through therapeutic exercises, and gives directive and active intervention from a bicultural point of view.

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

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Instructor: Mayte Redcay, LCSW
Date: Friday, August 10, 2018
Time: 9:30 am - 3:30 pm
Location: 390 George St, 3rd floor - CLASSROOM A
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Clinical Work with LGBTQ Youth

ID: 5230

LGBT youth have higher rates of mental health issues, substance abuse issues, involvement in the child welfare & criminal justice system and represent half of the homeless unaccompanied youth population in some cities. This workshop utilizes a framework of Minority Stress Theory and Attachment-Based Family Therapy and will discuss incorporating this framework into clinical practice. Participants will begin to understand the origins of negative outcomes, preventative strategies, suicide prevention, LGBT terminology, and provide local and national resources. We will discuss real case examples but please bring your own. This workshop will be highly interactive through case example small group & large group discussions, lecture, multimedia, and a quiz to test your knowledge.

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

Instructor: Alex Redcay, MSW
Mayte Redcay, LCSW
Date: Tuesday, January 8, 2019
Time: 9:30 am - 3:30 pm
Location: Rutgers Eco Complex
1200 Florence Columbus Rd , Bordentown Township, NJ

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Cross-Cultural Competence Skills: Bridging Cultural Differences with Respect and Understanding

ID: 5578

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

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

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Instructor: Paula Rust, PhD
Date: Friday, November 2, 2018
Time: 9:30 am - 3:30 pm
Location: 390 George St., 3rd floor - CLASSROOM B
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Cultural Competency in Trauma Treatment

ID: 5017

The workshop will begin with a definition of trauma and the large array of situations which may produce traumatic experiences. It will then proceed with an introduction of the research available stipulating the importance and ethical significance of considering different aspects of culture in diagnosis, assessment and treatment of trauma. Cultural competency at an organizational level will be examined using handouts for participants to review and discuss in small groups. Different presentations among various cultural and ethnic groups will be described, as well as unique situations, such as in cases of immigration trauma, political torture and exposure to war. The latter part of the presentation will focus on case vignettes intended to spark discussion among participants in regards to how knowledge, self awareness, and cultural sensitivity/respect can be infused into our diagnosis, assessment and treatment of trauma.

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

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Instructor: Aileen Torres, PhD
Date: Thursday, July 26, 2018
Time: 9:30 am - 3:30 pm
Location: Parsippany - Octagon 10 Office Center
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Cyberbullying: Nothing Virtual About It

ID: 4069

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

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

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Instructor: Paula Rust, PhD
Date: Tuesday, November 13, 2018
Time: 9:30 am - 3:30 pm
Location: Rutgers Eco Complex
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Differences and Diversity in the Experience, Effects and Treatment of Trauma

ID: 5852

New Jersey is the fifth most culturally diverse state in our nation. Traumatic stress reactions are greatly influenced by an individual's culture, ethnicity and spirituality. In addition, pre-existing and comorbid conditions such as mental illness and substance abuse will effect outcomes. In this workshop we will examine how cultural issues influence the experience, effects and treatment of trauma and discuss culturally specific needs and interventions for trauma survivors. The needs of some special populations will be explored as well.

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

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Instructor: Nicci Spinazolla, EdS, LMFT, LPC, ACS
Date: Tuesday, August 7, 2018
Time: 9:30 am - 3:30 pm
Location: Rutgers Eco Complex
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Special Instructions: ***PLEASE NOTE: This workshop has been rescheduled from Friday, August 3 to Tuesday, August 7!

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End-of-Life Issues

ID: 1103

Professionals working with clients at the end of their life are dealing with a powerful and complex process. This workshop will address the topic of "What is dying well?" (physically, emotionally and spiritually) and the religious and cultural differences that play a role in this. Other topics include how to empower caregivers in the end-of-life situation, advocacy for the client, grieving rituals, and how to help clients with the planning of the funeral.

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

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Instructor: Robin Hoffman, M.Div, ThM
Date: Tuesday, July 24, 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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Ethnogeriatrics: Working with Older Adults of Various Cultures

ID: 1023

Understanding of an older adult's culture is essential to effective work with them and their family. In this workshop participants will learn about different cultures in New Jersey and the values and beliefs that shape the behavior of these elders. Specific beliefs regarding health, illness and aging will be addressed. The workshop will focus on the barriers older adults may have in accessing and using public social services and programs. Culturally sensitive approaches and skills will be presented and practiced.

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

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Instructor: Donna Gapas, LCSW
Date: Saturday, August 4, 2018
Time: 9:30 am - 3:30 pm
Location: 390 George St., 3rd floor - CLASSROOM B
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Fatherhood

ID: 4926

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

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

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Instructor: Rob Mann, LCSW
Date: Friday, August 3, 2018
Time: 9:30 am - 3:30 pm
Location: 390 George St, 3rd floor - CLASSROOM A
390 George Street, 3rd floor, New Brunswick, NJ

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Incorporating Cultural Competence into Ethical Decision Making

ID: 4088

This interactive workshop will explore several different perspectives regarding ethical decision making. It will examine the role of cultural competence in making ethical decisions and outline how the social worker can synthesize ethical decision making and cultural competence into their practice. The workshop will utilize varied learning methods including short lectures, discussions, case examples and interactive group activities. By the end of the workshop, participants will be able to identify cultural competence issues in several areas of their work and how to apply ethical decision making models to guide their practice. *This workshop does not qualify for NBCC (National Board for Certified Counselors) clock hours in ethics.

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

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

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Instructor: Robert Hazlett, PhD, LCSW
Date: Tuesday, December 4, 2018
Time: 9:30 am - 3:30 pm
Location: St. Francis Community Center
4700 Long Beach Blvd, Long Beach Twp, NJ

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

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Invisible Wounds of Racial Trauma: Assessing and Treating Black Families

ID: 4952

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

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

Instructor: Kristin Miller, LCSW
Michael Ajagbe, MSW
Date: Friday, January 25, 2019
Time: 9:30 am - 3:30 pm
Location: 390 George St., 3rd floor - CLASSROOM B
390 George St., 3rd Floor, New Brunswick, NJ

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Legal and Ethical Issues in Working with Trans Youth

ID: 5254

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

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

Instructor: Alex Redcay, MSW
Date: Wednesday, January 9, 2019
Time: 9:30 am - 3:30 pm
Location: Rutgers Eco Complex
1200 Florence Columbus Rd , Bordentown Township, NJ

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Looking Through the Invisible Borders: A Cross Cultural Response to Trauma Survivors

ID: 1328

This workshop's scope utilizes a cross cultural perspective in examining, exploring and identifying appropriate clinical strategies in trauma response. Sexual violence is endemic amongst all races, cultures and ethnicities nationally and internationally. Culture, context and identity are inherently woven within a trauma survivors experience as it is within a professional responding to the trauma survivor. Through this workshop we will attempt to understand the trauma experience cross culturally and the use of the professional's sense of self and identity in strategizing appropriate response. This workshop is offered in collaboration with NJ CASA. 5 NJ DVS credits: Intervention Skills

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

Instructor: Rupa Khetarpal, LCSW
Julie Roebuck, LCSW
Date: Friday, February 22, 2019
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 its original date of October 17, 2018 to February 22, 2019

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Managing Differences and Difficult Supervisees

ID: 5307

The focus of this interactive workshop will be major elements of managing differences and difficult supervisees in supervision. In addition to discussing the cultural contexts of the supervisory relationship, participants will be exposed to research regarding difficulties in supervision, practice problem solving with case examples, and discuss the role of supervisory style as it impacts the interaction between supervisor and supervisee.

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

Instructor: Robert Hazlett, PhD, LCSW
Date: Wednesday, December 19, 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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Sexual Orientation and Gender Identity Diversity: Understanding the Needs of LGBT Individuals

ID: 5579

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

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

Instructor: Paula Rust, PhD
Date: Wednesday, November 28, 2018
Time: 9:30 am - 3:30 pm
Location: Parsippany - Octagon 10 Office Center
1719 Route 10 East, Parsippany, NJ
Special Instructions: ***PLEASE NOTE THIS WORKSHOP HAS A DIFFERENT DATE THAN THE ONE PUBLISHED ON THE CATALOG

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

ID: 4206

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

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

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Instructor: Qur-an Webb, MSW
Marcus Stallworth, LMSW
Date: Friday, November 9, 2018
Time: 9:30 am - 3:30 pm
Location: Parsippany - Octagon 10 Office Center
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Spanish for Social Service Settings

ID: 4166

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

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

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Instructor: Cynthia Anamaria, MSW
Date: September 8, 2018 / September 15, 2018 / September 29, 2018 / October 6, 2018 / October 20, 2018
Time: 9:30 am - 12:30 pm
Location: 390 George St., 3rd floor - CLASSROOM B
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Special Instructions: *** PLEASE NOTE: This workshop has been rescheduled from its original date

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Suicide Prevention with Trans Youth

ID: 5258

Suicide risk increases for trans individuals when they participate in a single gender therapy group with cisgender patients where microaggressions are unaddressed and clinicians, social work professors, and students are unaware of the neurological and genetic research literature. This interactive workshop will entertain and answer all of your questions.

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

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Instructor: Alex Redcay, MSW
Date: Tuesday, July 10, 2018
Time: 9:30 am - 3:30 pm
Location: Camden - Rutgers School of Social Work
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Instructor: Alex Redcay, MSW
Date: Thursday, January 10, 2019
Time: 9:30 am - 3:30 pm
Location: Rutgers Eco Complex
1200 Florence Columbus Rd , Bordentown Township, NJ

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Understanding the Immigration Process and Supporting Immigrant Families through their Traumatic Experiences

ID: 5262

Immigrants experience many traumatic experiences on their journey to arrive in the United States. Immigrants to the U.S. experience stress related to acculturation, discrimination, employment, legal status and potential deportation, language acquisition, and separation from family and community of origin. They also experience many losses loss of family, friends, professional status, language, culture, and sense of belonging. This workshop will review the immigration process and the traumatic experiences along with common issues such as family separation and reattachment. It will provide a trauma focused lens on working with this population.

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

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Instructor: Natalie Contreras, MA, LPC
Date: Tuesday, July 31, 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

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