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Basic Psychopharmacology for People with Co-Occurring Diagnoses-WEB


This webinar takes a look at best practice as it applies to prescribing (or not prescribing) psychotropic medications for a person in recovery with both a mental illness and substance abuse (MISA) di...

5th Annual Challenging Racial Disparities Conference: A Call to Action


Designed with the practitioner in mind, this livestreamed webinar will provide social workers and allied professionals with a meaningful learning opportunity on the topic of racial disparities. Atten...

Advocacy and Collaboration Skills in Case Management-WEB


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 in...

Animations, Power Points, and Interactive Strategies for Play-Based Telehealth and On-Site Sessions-WEB


The advent of social distancing required clinicians who worked with families and children/young adolescents to quickly improvise when switching to a telehealth setting. Therapists had to either comp...

Attachment Theory: A Helpful Framework for Understanding and Intervening with At-Risk Children and Their Families-WEB


Secure attachment has been found to be associated with better social, emotional, and behavioral outcomes of children. Maternal sensitivity is thought to be a major contributor to the development of ...

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


This webinar 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...

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


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...

Beyond the Individual: A Community Beset by Racial Trauma


The COVID-19 pandemic undeniably exposed endemic vulnerabilities within the black community resulting from centuries of systemic oppression. The Adverse Childhood Experiences (ACE) study is a landmar...

Building the Helping Relationship-WEB


The purpose of this webinar is to explore how several microcounseling skills, including open invitations, open questions, reflections, and information giving, can be used by case managers to build st...

CBT for Illness: Using CBT Skills for Disease Related Anxiety-WEB


Illness related anxiety is very common for clients and caregivers. CBT offers practical, often easy-to-use methods to relieve anxiety. In turn, it empowers our clients to have a set of tools they can...

CBT with Anxiety Disorders- WEB


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 li...

Clinical, Ethical, and Risk Management Consideration for Online Supervision-WEB


Supervising online presents a number of challenges for the Supervisor, many of which we are just beginning to understand. This webinar will focus on Preparation for On-Line supervision, the possible ...

Community Practice During the Covid-19 Pandemic


Since March 2020, over 550,000 people have died from the coronavirus in the United States. Some community organizations have struggled to meet the needs of residents. By contrast, others found a way...

Complex Trauma in Children-WEB


This is a 2 day webinar. Each day is 3 hours for a total of 6 CE hours. Attendees must attend both days to receive a certificate. Exposure to multiple traumatic events early in life within the cont...

Creative Approaches to Coping with Self Mutilation


The webinar is designed for clinicians who are seeking alternative interventions for their clients coping with self-harm behaviors. The intervention is the basis for a book published in 2010. Backgr...

Cultural Competency in Case Management-WEB


This webinar focuses on the importance of cultural competency when working in social services with culturally diverse populations. The training will allow participants to identify their own culture a...

Current Drug Trends and Emerging Drugs of Abuse-WEB


Many new drugs are making local and national headlines such as K2/Spice and Bath Salts. This interactive webinar will discuss the latest developments and information regarding synthetic cannabinoids...

Dealing with Challenges When Working with Parents and Families-WEB


Whether you're an educator, CST member, administrator or mental health professional you share one thing in common-dealing with difficult parents and families. All of us have experienced problematic,...

Dealing with Differences and Diversity in the Clinical Treatment of Children and Adolescents-WEB


This webinar addresses ethnic and cultural differences relevant to the assessment and treatment of children and adolescents. The webinar will use examples from Latino, African American, and African C...

Disability Policy Issues-WEB


This webinar will provide a historical perspective of disability policy in the United States, and will examine how public policy at the State and National level influences services and outcomes for p...

DSM-5: What to Know and How to Apply It-WEB


This is a 2 day webinar. Competence in assessment and diagnosis is an ongoing area of development in clinical practice. For most practitioners, this requires having a solid understanding of the DSM...

East Meets West- Coping with Transitions by the Indian Diaspora: Unpacking Biases in the Therapeutic Context-WEB


This webinar will address the cultural issues that emerge in the treatment of South Asian families. The webinar will focus on the distinct worldview of the Asian Indian immigrants and their socio-c...

Elder Justice for All-WEB


Over 10,000 baby boomers will be turning 65 every day for the next 17 years and 1 in 10 will be a victim of elder abuse thus creating 1,000 victims a day! To address this ethical dilemma and human ri...

Emotional Process in Society - How it Promotes Regressive and Progressive Periods and its Influence on Families


Societal Emotional Process, a Bowen concept, describes how both progressive and regressive periods in societies are strongly influenced by an emotional system operating on a societal level. During re...

Environmental Justice: A Social Work Perspective-WEB


The water crisis in Flint, the Dakota Access pipelines, disastrous hurricanes in the Caribbean islands, and the earthquakes in Mexico when environmental issues impact marginalized populations, socia...

Ethical Issues and Values in Violence Against Women Work-WEB


This webinar will examine the ethics and values involved with violence against women work for professionals in a variety of fields. Participants will leave this webinar with an understanding of the i...

Ethical Issues in Social Work Practice-WEB


This is a 2 day webinar. Clinicians face ethical dilemmas on a daily basis and must make ethical decisions as a part of their practice. In this interactive experiential webinar, participants will ex...

Ethical Issues of Care with Older Adults-WEB


This webinar will focus on decision making capacity and tensions between personal values, the NASW Code of Ethics, and ethical principles, when working with cognitively compromised older adults. Part...

Ethics Essentials in Geriatric Care-WEB


Participants will learn to recognize ethical dilemmas in both every day and biomedical situations, especially those dilemmas commonly arising in geriatric care, and will practice methodologies for et...

Facilitating Effective Coaching Conversations


This 3-hour webinar is designed to promote the use of coaching conversations within the context of a social and human services agency. The fields of social and human services present many challenges ...

Family Treatment Approaches in Working with Trauma-WEB


When trauma impacts a family member the entire system is affected. This webinar will explore the intersection of the context and the impact of trauma on members of a family and the varied response of...

Family-Focused Therapy for Post-Institutionalized Adopted Children-WEB


Post-Institutionalized children often demonstrate a pattern of behavioral symptoms. This webinar will provide the practitioner with the assessment tools to determine what the behavioral symptoms are ...

Foundations and Models of Crisis Intervention and Trauma Response-WEB


This two-day webinar will examine the history of crisis intervention and trauma response over the past century. This will be done as a means to understand the current response models and intervention...

Getting Beyond Blaming Self or Others - Becoming Factual about 500 Pound Gorilla Multigenerational Patterns


This webinar explores the Multigenerational Transmission Process, a Bowen family systems theory concept and how understanding the facts of a family across generations is a means of identifying persis...

Girls of Color: Trauma and Punitive Response


The needs of girls of color are often overlooked, neglected or criminalized, particularly African American/black girls, leading to overrepresentation in school disciplinary actions, the pipeline to p...

Grieving Children & Teens: Creative Interventions for Individual and Group Work-WEB


Common issues for grieving children will be explored, including factors affecting grief and the grief response, tasks of mourning, stages of grief, how grief is expressed and understood at various ag...

Group Treatment Approaches in Working with Trauma-WEB


Working together in a group atmosphere provides people who have survived a traumatic event with an opportunity to substantially cope with their reactions to this event. This webinar will help partic...

Handling Crisis in Case Management-WEB


Crisis intervention and crisis management are skills necessary to case managers. In this webinar, participants will learn how to identify an authentic crisis and assist clients in crisis. The element...

How to Deal with Trauma Anniversaries: Shootings, Deaths, Suicides and Pandemics-WEB


This webinar is designed to deal with the reality that traumatic events do not disappear with the passage of time and the original trauma can be retriggered by anniversaries. We need quality ways in...

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


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 ...

Improving Networking Skills and Enhancing Interagency Relationships-WEB


This webinar will address the fundamental need of front-line workers to communicate more successfully, build effective coalitions and enhance their networking potential. Participants will learn stra...

Intervention Planning in K-12 Settings for Students Engaging in Repeated Behavior Problems-WEB


The purpose of this webinar is to provide participants with tools and resources for understanding why behavior patterns form and how to select and plan for interventions. Webinar content will focus ...

Leadership, Learning and Change: Improvising Out of Our Comfort Zone! (formerly Change Leadership)-WEB


There has never been a time in our lives where we have had to adapt to change as quickly or suddenly as we have had to do now. Even though we all know that change is inevitable and that we must be a...

Legal and Ethical Issues in Child/Adolescent Mental Health-WEB


This is a two day webinar will outline the legal and ethical requirements in providing mental health services to children and adolescents. The first webinar will set out the legal framework as defin...

Legal and Ethical Issues in Developmental Disabilities-WEB


This webinar will focus on the major ethical issues and legal concerns practitioners confront in working with people with developmental disabilities and their families. Participants will be asked to ...

Legal Issues and Planning for Older Adults-WEB


This webinar will provide an overview of important legal issues affecting older adults. You will learn about the laws affecting decision-making capacity including financial durable powers of attorney...

Let's Talk about Opposition in Adolescence-WEB


Opposition in adolescence has become synonymous with oppositional defiant disorder. This view of opposition as a disorder is limiting and puts adults in conflict with youth. This webinar will focus...

LGBT Issues and the Law-WEB


Being lesbian, gay, bisexual or transgendered often requires clients to view who they are and what their rights are as defined by law. A general understanding of what the law says is required in man...

Living Your Best Life: Empowered Conversations for End-of-Life Issues-WEB


This webinar will provide education for professional staff who are assisting consumers with navigating end-of-life issues. Participants will learn strategies on how to initiate and maintain meaningf...

LSW/LCSW Examination Preparation Course-WEB


This is a 2 day webinar. It is wise to do everything you can to pass the exam the first time. This popular interactive webinar will give participants the opportunity to learn test-taking strategies,...

Managing Differences and Challenging Dynamics in Clinical Supervision-WEB


The focus of this interactive webinar will be major elements of managing differences and difficult supervisees in supervision. In addition to discussing the cultural contexts of the supervisory rela...

Managing Family Dynamics in Caring for Older Adults-WEB


Older adults are living longer lives. As they age, however, they may need increased supports from family members. This webinar will explore the multiple dimensions of family responses to caring for a...

Medical Aid in Dying: The Basics-WEB


In August of 2019, the NJ Medical Aid in Dying for the Terminally Ill Act (MAID) took effect. MAID allows an adult New Jersey resident, who has the capacity to make health care decisions and who has ...

Medical and Legal Marijuana in NJ: Practice and Policy Issues-WEB


The goal of this interactive webinar is to identify the changes that have occurred in the NJ Medical Marijuana Program. The history of marijuana legalization and major events that have shaped this hi...

Mindfulness & Meditation: Helping You and Helping Others in a Health Crisis-WEB


Current literature shows that mindfulness and meditation benefits people in a myriad of ways. They are commonly used to decrease stress, anxiety and depression and improve sleep and overall health. W...

Mindfulness Practice for Children: Keys to Success in the Age of Distraction-WEB


The latest research in teaching mindfulness to children demonstrates that they experience better focus and concentration, increased patience and frustration tolerance, improved relationship skills, s...

Normality or Pathology: An Exploration of Child Development and Mental Health-WEB


Where does normality end and pathology begin? This question is especially pertinent for clinicians working with children whose developmental stage has a tremendous impact on their current level of fu...

Parents as Healers: Recovering from the Trauma of Domestic Violence-WEB


This webinar will introduce an overall approach, Parents as Healers, which among other things gives the caregiver the knowledge and encouragement they need to be a dynamic partner with the therapist ...

Perinatal Mood & Anxiety Disorders: Diagnosis, Current Research, and Providing Effective Treatment-WEB


Perinatal Mood and Anxiety Disorders (PMAD) occur in 1 in 5 pregnant mothers, and 1 in 7 new mothers. Experts agree that this statistic may be drastically underestimated, as more than 80% of new moms...

Play-Based Engagement, Rapport Building, and Assessment Techniques for Children-WEB


This webinar will explore engagement, rapport building, assessment, and psychoeducation with children through play and art based activities. We will review the concepts of attunement, attachment, co...

Prescription Opioid Misuse and Dependence: What Social Workers Need to Know-WEB


This webinar takes a deep dive into prescription opioid misuse and dependence, including its role in the addiction and overdose crisis facing our state and nation. Attendees will be informed of the a...

Principles of Differential Diagnoses in Adolescents-WEB


This is a 2 day webinar. Diagnosing mental disorders in adolescents can pose special difficulties. The clinical presentations of certain important disorders can differ from what is typical in adulth...

Promoting Wellness in Older Adults-WEB


This Webinar examines seven interrelated dimensions of wellness and their importance in the lives of older adults. Professionals will explore strategies and programming to assess and maximize wellnes...

Providing Culturally-Responsive and Integrative LGBTQIAP+ Addictions Treatment-WEB


This is a 2 day webinar. Research supports the fact that LGBTQIAP+ communities experience a high level of stress and leading to a disparity in the level of mental health and addiction issues. Thes...

Psychopharmacology with Adolescents and Children-WEB


A comprehensive psychiatric assessment is crucial for determining the appropriate use of psychotropic medications as part of mental health treatment of children or adolescents. This webinar explores...

Racial Justice in Social Work Practice-WEB


This webinar explores the topic of racial justice and how it relates to social work. We will engage in conversations about racial justice work that help to foster authentic engagement with social wor...

Responding to Disaster-WEB


In this webinar, mental health professionals will explore the psychosocial impact of disasters and terrorism, as well as strategies and systems for assessing the need for mental health intervention a...

Rough Roads Can Lead to Great Destinations: Best Practices in Adoption


This engaging, empowering training will provide participants with a unique view into the hearts, minds and souls of the adopted person experience. Participants will learn how to lead open and crucial...

School to Prison Pipeline: Understanding the Relationship Between School Discipline, Dropout, and Incarceration-WEB


The school-to-prison pipeline is an epidemic that is plaguing schools across the nation. Far too often, students are suspended, expelled or even arrested for minor offenses that leave visits to the p...

Screening and Assessment of Trauma in Children and Adolescents


This webinar will explore Screening for Trauma and Assessment of Trauma in children and adolescents. We will review the use of both formal and informal tools as well as other clinical methodologies....

Sexual and Relationship Violence on College Campuses-WEB


As outlined in a 2014 White House Report, recent attention and awareness has grown concerning sexual violence on college campuses. Learn from the Rutgers staff mentioned in this report about the impl...

Social Media's Influence on Self-harm Behaviors and Self-regulation-WEB


This webinar will begin with an introduction to how social media influences both self-esteem and self-regulating behaviors. We will then move into examining various social media outlets. Newer soci...

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


This webinar will examine the impact social media, music, and advertising have on today's society. Overexposure to certain media outlets can influence how people develop their value system and how th...

Social Skills and Mental Health


Social skills and SEL are becoming increasing priorities in youth education and counseling. Yet, these are more than just buzzwords; as the ability to socialize and express one's emotions appropriate...

Social Work, Ethics and Professional Responsibility-WEB


This is a two-day webinar. This webinar will examine the ethical and professional responsibilities that social workers have to their clients, to their colleagues and to the profession. Topics will i...

Social Workers in Health Care


Description: Social workers in the health care system are often faced with a variety of unique circumstances: brief, possibly one-time interactions with clients, working in an interdisciplinary ...

Somatic Psychotherapy: Being and Treating Bodies in Talk Therapy-WEB


What is Somatic Psychotherapy? If trauma is stored in the body, how do we help clients release it? What are our own bodies telling us during sessions? Drawing on Gestalt, Somatic Experiencing and mor...

Spiritually Sensitive Social Work and Mental Health Practice


Participants will discuss the importance of spiritually sensitive social work and mental health practice. Dr. Nicotera will present insights, experiences, and scholarship from the spirituality, socia...

Strategies for Creating Trauma Responsive Institutions: Concrete Actions, Activities and Approaches-WEB


This webinar is designed to provide individuals within organizations that serve traumatized individuals, with particular attention to clients/patients affected by COVID-19, with concrete strategies t...

Suicide Prevention with Trans Youth-WEB


The risk of suicide increases for trans individuals when they participate in single gendered therapy group(s) and other treatment modalities with cisgender patients. Trans individuals are often ...

Supporting Youth with Disabilities in the Transition to Adult Life-WEB


Adopting the roles of adults, such as worker, post-secondary student, or family member, can be difficult and intimidating for any young person. When the young person has a disability, the challenges ...

The Comprehensive Assessment and Case Plan: Development, Implementation and Evaluation-WEB


This is a 2 day webinar. The case plan is a partnership agreement between the case manager and the client. Its development and implementation require a complex set of activities usually involving se...

The Effects of Trauma Across the Developmental Spectrum-WEB


A traumatic event has dramatic short and long term effects across all stages of human development. In this webinar we will examine these effects on infants, children, adolescents and adults, as well ...

The Ethics and Culture of Victimology


This webinar is designed to highlight some of the current ethical issues in Victimology, including the continuing gender divide in types of victims and the types of crimes committed and how this impa...

The Language of Adoption-WEB


Learning to speak a new language is a skill that takes time and practice. When working with families formed by adoption, the words we use make a difference. Utilizing the principles of Object Relatio...

The Neurobiology of Trauma/PTSD-WEB


The overall goal of this webinar is for practitioners to understand that the development of Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD) is not merely a psychosocial phenomenon and to be better able to prov...

The Opioid Crisis in NJ: Current Trends and Evidence Based Treatment Options-WEB


In this webinar, the latest developments and trends regarding natural opiates, semi-synthetic opioids, and synthetic opioids will be discussed. Participants will also be introduced to another drug t...

The Role of Diversity in Trauma Treatment: Overcoming Barriers and Empowering Ethnic Identity-WEB


Trauma treatment requires culturally compassionate and responsive clinical interventions. Culture, race, ethnicity, gender, and other identities play a significant role in how trauma affects not onl...

The Role of Leadership and Change


This 3-hour webinar is designed to review and reinforce the principle of, “Leadership is an ACTION, not a position”. Participants will be exposed to key leadership behaviors and concepts ...

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


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 ...

The Therapeutic Dance: Keeping One Eye on the Client and One Eye on Ourselves-WEB


As the pandemic continues and helping professionals experience their own trauma and the cumulative trauma of the clients they serve, it is more important than ever to become aware of how our own expe...

Through Our Eyes: Children, Violence and Trauma -WEB


In this webinar, we will look at the incidence, patterns, and occurrences of Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD). Additionally, the webinar will review how PTSD negatively affects children in var...

Trauma Risk and Recovery-WEB


Individuals with Developmental Disabilities are likely to experience some form of trauma during their lifetime. There is often a failure to recognize the effects of trauma on people with DD and the s...

True Colors: Knowing Thyself and Working with Others-WEB


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...

Understanding Child Development Through a Cultural Lens-WEB


The challenges that children face while growing up are largely impacted by their environment. It is important to understand this environment through the "cultural looking glass". This webinar will he...

Understanding Violence Against Women - WEB


This webinar is geared toward professionals who are eager to expand their knowledge of the issues of violence against women, this important webinar provides participants with an understanding of the ...

Violence Against Women and Healthcare Response-WEB


This webinar will explore the healthcare system's role in responding to violence against women and children and provide participants with an understanding of the impact of violence and abuse on women...

Violence Against Women and Technology-WEB


Participants taking this workshop will learn about the ways perpetrators of domestic violence, sexual violence, and stalking use various technologies to harm and control victims. Additionally, parti...

What's Eating You? The Psychology of Eating


This webinar focuses on understanding the psychological processes underlying humans development of eating behaviors and the adoption of both healthy and maladaptive cognitions and behaviors concernin...

Working in the Here and Now


This course explores the theory and practice of the Here and Now technique, in the experiential process-group format. The course content encompasses several opinions on theory and technique all relat...

Working with Immigrant and Undocumented Clients: A Deeper Understanding of the Core Principles of Trauma Informed Care and the Impact of Domestic Violence


Using the basic understanding of the first workshop, we will explore the dynamics of domestic violence through specific examples of abusive tactics that are used to control immigrants. This interacti...

Working with Undocumented Clients: Addressing the Myths and Understanding the Challenges-WEB


Many immigrants living in the US have experienced unique stressors that have significantly shaped their lives. This webinar will explore the myths about undocumented immigrants, leading to a better u...