Workshops: Case Management

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Advocacy and Collaboration Skills in Case Management

ID: 4505

In providing case management services, social workers often confront systematic language barriers between service providers as well as competing agendas and misconceptions among agencies. In this interactive workshop, participants will learn the components of being an effective case manager as well as a program advocate. Strategies for outreach, developing common agendas, and building relationships for enhanced interagency cooperation and collaboration will also be explored.

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

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Instructor: John Kriger, MSM, CADC, CPS
Date: Friday, April 20, 2018
Time: 9:30 am - 3:30 pm
Location: Rutgers Eco Complex
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Building the Helping Relationship

ID: 4504

The purpose of this workshop is to explore how several microcounseling skills, including open invitations, open questions, reflections, and information giving, can be used by case managers to build strong helping relationships with clients. Videotapes of effective skills will be shown and handouts containing an overview of microcounseling skills will be provided. Participants will practice and critique their skills through interactive exercises.

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

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Instructor: John Kriger, MSM, CADC, CPS
Date: Tuesday, May 15, 2018
Time: 9:30 am - 3:30 pm
Location: Rutgers Eco Complex
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Instructor: Peter Arney, MSW, LCSW
Date: Friday, June 15, 2018
Time: 9:30 am - 3:30 pm
Location: Parsippany - Octagon 10 Office Center
1719 Route 10 East, Parsippany, NJ

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Community Organizing and Ethics

ID: 1316

This workshop will focus primarily on community organizing and will help prepare participants to be effective leaders in advocating for their clients and social justice. This workshop will examine the history of community organizing in the United States, as well as the different theories and approaches to effective grassroots organizing. Particular attention will be given to applying professional ethics in all community organizing activities. Participants will leave the workshop with a clearer understanding of how they can apply these approaches and theories to their everyday 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 Ethical

Instructor: Jill Zinckgraf, MPA
Date: Wednesday, June 6, 2018
Time: 9:30 am - 3:30 pm
Location: Care Plus NJ
610 Valley Health Plaza, Paramus, 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, January 29, 2018
Time: 9:30 am - 3:30 pm
Location: 390 George St., 3rd floor - CLASSROOM B
390 George St., 3rd Floor, New Brunswick, NJ

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Instructor: Christine Heer, Esq, LCSW, DVS
Date: Thursday, April 12, 2018
Time: 9:30 am - 3:30 pm
Location: Parsippany - Octagon 10 Office Center
1719 Route 10 East, Parsippany, NJ

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Instructor: Christine Heer, Esq, LCSW, DVS
Date: Thursday, June 14, 2018
Time: 9:30 am - 3:30 pm
Location: 390 George St., 3rd floor - CLASSROOM B
390 George St., 3rd Floor, New Brunswick, NJ

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Instructor: Christine Heer, Esq, LCSW, DVS
Date: Wednesday, August 8, 2018
Time: 9:30 am - 3:30 pm
Location: Parsippany - Octagon 10 Office Center
1719 Route 10 East, Parsippany, NJ

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Improving Networking Skills and Enhancing Interagency Relationships

ID: 4502

This workshop will address the fundamental need of front-line workers to communicate more successfully, build effective coalitions and enhance their networking potential. Participants will learn strategies to break down communication barriers that interfere with constructive interagency relationships and practice skills needed to work effectively with different types of agencies. The value of dialogue over discussion will be addressed as well as techniques to find common ground.

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

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Instructor: John Kriger, MSM, CADC, CPS
Date: Friday, May 18, 2018
Time: 9:30 am - 3:30 pm
Location: Robins' Nest
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Interviewing Skills Throughout the Lifespan

ID: 4142

In this workshop, the use of basic interviewing techniques will be explored throughout the life cycle. Developmental theories will be discussed and utilized as a guide to the interview process. Practical tips will be offered for professionals working with clients who may be experiencing barriers to communication.

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

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Instructor: Donna Gapas, LCSW
Date: Friday, February 9, 2018
Time: 9:30 am - 3:30 pm
Location: 390 George St., 3rd floor - CLASSROOM B
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Instructor: Donna Gapas, LCSW
Date: Saturday, June 16, 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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Practical Case Management with Older Adults

ID: 1004

Case Management practice is based on two important principles. The first involves respect and support for independence. The second involves the principle of using the least restrictive alternative in helping clients with lifestyle changes. You will learn practical skills such as: 1) making realistic plans with the client; 2) determining the frequency and nature of client contacts needed to implement the case plan; 3) using existing support systems; 4) addressing cultural and ethnic factors; 5) ongoing assessment; 6) networking effectively with other agencies; 7) clarifying respective roles; and 8) scheduling case management time and case recording.

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

Instructor: Judith Parnes, LCSW
Date: Wednesday, June 20, 2018
Time: 9:30 am - 3:30 pm
Location: Parsippany - Octagon 10 Office Center
1719 Route 10 East, Parsippany, NJ

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Safety in Practice

ID: 4923

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

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

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

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Working with Kids and Families in Crisis

ID: 4507

This workshop will provide information on working with children and families in crisis. Participants will learn a theoretical as well as practical framework applicable to working with kids and families. This workshop will cover: assessment of the youth and family, identification of potential crisis triggers, maintaining professional boundaries, identifying warning signs that a youth or family is heading into crisis, strategies that can remediate the situation or avoid a crisis, de-escalation techniques. We will also cover how to prevent crisis by building rapport and developing a helping relationship to engage the youth and family in the counseling process.

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

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Instructor: Karen McGrellis Mihatov, MA, LPC, CTS, DRCC, MPA
Date: Friday, April 27, 2018
Time: 9:30 am - 3:30 pm
Location: 390 George St., 3rd floor - CLASSROOM B
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