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Autism, ADHD, and SPD in Childhood: Clinical Considerations and Advocacy Opportunities


This interactive workshop will explore the autism spectrum disorder, attention deficit/hyperactivity disorder, and sensory processing disorder in children ages 3-10 years old. Professionals who are ...

Basic Psychopharmacology for People with Co-Occurring Diagnoses


This workshop 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) d...

Beyond Healing to Thriving: Post Traumatic Growth through Mindfulness, Cognitive Behavior Therapy, and the Arts


This workshop will facilitate a better understanding of Posttraumatic Growth, how to encourage and promote it, and its implications to clinical practice and our communities. Participants will learn ...

CBT with Latino Populations


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 o...

Child Interviews: Understanding the Ins and Outs


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 d...

Communicating With Adolescents: Speaking Their Language


When parents and helping professionals try to start a conversation with adolescents, they often get one-word answers or no answers at all. Many families and helping professionals struggle to underst...

Cultural Competency in Trauma Treatment


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 stip...

Dealing With Angry Students and Tantrums Effectively


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 ...

Differences and Diversity in the Experience, Effects and Treatment of Trauma


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-existin...

Eating Disorders and Obsessive Compulsive Disorder: Sorting Out a Complicated Symptom Picture


Eating disorders and OCD are 2 extremely complicated illnesses and often times, their symptoms overlap. The eating disorder client obsesses about calories and compulsively exercises. The Obsessive ...

End-of-Life Issues


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...

Ethical Issues in Social Work Practice


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...

Ethical Issues in the Schools


This workshop will examine current ethical issues facing school social workers, guidance counselors, and teachers. Topics to be included are alcohol and substance abuse, eating disorders, mental hea...

Ethical Social Work Practice in a Digital Age


Are you and your practice ready for the new revisions to the NASW Code of Ethics involving technology, digital communications and social media? Join attorney, social worker and ethicist David C. Barr...

Ethics Essentials in Geriatric Care


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...

Ethnogeriatrics: Working with Older Adults of Various Cultures


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...

Family Therapy 101


This workshop will cover the basic skills and theory needed to conduct family therapy, including how to engage a family, asses the family dynamics, and intervene effectively within the family system....

Fatherhood


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 divo...

Helping Couples Get the Love They Want


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 clinic...

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


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 ...

Incorporating Cultural Competence into Ethical Decision Making


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 th...

LCSW/LSW Examination Preparation Course


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 wit...

Lost in a New Land: Conducting Psychological Evaluations for At-Risk Immigrants


Each year, thousands of individuals fleeing persecution in their homelands come to the United States requesting asylum. Many are immigrants fleeing torture, domestic violence, human trafficking and s...

Relationship Reboot: Tech Support for Love


This timely divorce/break up prevention workshop, provides clinicians and couples with the best of the best cutting edge techniques and skills Dr. Debra Castaldo has developed in over twenty-five yea...

Safety in Practice


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, environ...

Social Work, Ethics and Professional Responsibilities


This workshop will examine the ethical and professional responsibilities that social workers have to their clients, to their colleagues and to the profession. Topics will include confidentiality and ...

Solution-Focused Practice


In a managed care environment, where treatment is often driven and constrained by time limits, it is critical for clinicians to have a diverse knowledge base of skills that enable them to provide eff...

Spanish for Social Service Settings


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 unde...

The Emotional Freedom Technique (EFT) and Tapping: Level II Evidence-Based Treatment for Emotional & Physical Pain


Level II EFT is for clinicians that want to continue to fine tune and expand their EFT skills. Pre-requisite is having taken any day long EFT training, including these in this brochure AND have recen...

Triggered in Sessions? Tools to Handle Delicate Situations


All clinicians occasionally experience some reactions or countertransference when working with a particular client. This workshop offers guidance and a toolkit to be used in the management of delicat...

Understanding and Improving Relationships in Later Life


Relationships in older adults are varied, rich and complex. The quality of these relationships has an enormous impact on the coping ability of clients and their caregivers. Providers of treatment ar...

Understanding Sexual Harassment: The Not-So Hidden Acts of Privilege and Power


Sexual harassment is a prevalent and pervasive social epidemic that has a devastating impact on our community. This workshop will increase your understanding about the dynamics of sexual harassment, ...

Understanding the DSM-5: Diagnostic Changes and Clinical Implications


The ability to assess and diagnose is a core competency for mental health providers. The significant changes in the DSM-5 manual require practitioners to modify their current understanding of diagnos...

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


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...

Vicarious Traumatization: Sometimes the Cost of Caring


As professionals working with trauma, we sit with and vicariously live through--watching, listening, feeling another's plight. The empathic engagement with those who have experienced trauma, be it, a...

Walking the Four-Fold Way- How Ancient Archetypes Can Inform End-of-Life Care


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 ...