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A Review of Evidence Based Practices and Optimal Treatment Models for Complex Trauma


This workshop will present an overview of single event and complex trauma, including a discussion of different types of traumatic events. The participants will learn about the Post Traumatic Stress ...

Acceptance of Anxiety: A New CBT Approach for Panic, OCD, PTSD and Social Anxiety


Early CBT systems developed cognitive and behavioral interventions to reduce anxiety, yet many contemporary CBT approaches do not challenge dysfunctional cognitions and maladaptive behavior. Instead,...

Active Integrated Psychodynamic Treatment of Eating Disorders: A Contemporary Relational Approach to Treatment


This workshop will focus on how to apply embodied contemporary, relational psychodynamic theory and practice in the treatment of eating and body image disorders. Participants will learn to understan...

Advocacy and Collaboration Skills in Case Management


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...

An Integrative Approach to Couples Therapy: Using Object Relations, Attachment and Systems Perspectives


Successful couples recognize their responsibility for regulating themselves as well as their partner. Couples therapists require basic knowledge of intimate partnership dynamics in or-der to organize...

Assessment and Differential Diagnosis of Children


This workshop seeks to enhance the clinicians ability to diagnose child mental disorders accurately and comprehensively. We will address two major topic areas: 1) the key factors in accurate assessme...

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...

Becoming a Trans-Inclusive Clinician: A Basic Overview of Transgender Concerns and Clinical Considerations


Transgender people are frequently ignored or presented as a subset of lesbian and gay populations in both physical and mental health settings. This training will specifically address clinical conce...

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 ...

Brief Therapeutic Practices and Lifestyle Changes to Enhance Recovery


Lifestyle and behavioral choices have a profound impact on the health of adults and may contribute to premature death, particularly for those with addiction and/or mental health issues. One of the b...

Building Emotionally Mature Relationships


This interactive workshop focuses on ways that people can strategically connect with others to enhance the quality and depth of their relationships. Participants will learn how to develop a greater ...

Building the Helping Relationship


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 s...

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...

Challenging Racial Disparities Conference: Race and Justice in America Today


This year's keynote speaker is Dr. Jelani Cobb. One of the strongest and clearest voices on the complex issues of race in America, he is a Columbia University professor, a celebrated author, and an a...

Challenging Racial Disparities Conference: Special Section for Rutgers SSW Students


THIS SPECIAL $30 RATE IS ONLY FOR CURRENT SSW STUDENTS - LUNCH INCLUDED ONLY 30 SEATS ARE RESERVED FOR STUDENTS. REGISTER EARLY!

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...

Children's Mental Health and Developmental Disabilities


This workshop will focus on a variety of related topics, including: differential diagnosis of disability and mental illness, adapting treatment supports to better serve those with developmental disab...

Clinical Work with LGBTQ Youth


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 populat...

Co-Occurring Disorders: Going Beyond the Boundaries of Diagnosis


We used to call individuals with mental illness and co-occurring substance use disorders a "special" population, but over the years we have become aware that the prevalence is so great that they are ...

Common Health Problems and Medication Use with Older Adults


This workshop will provide an overview of common health problems in the older adult population, such as malnutrition, dehydration, skin conditions, cardio-pulmonary disease, pneumonia, congestive hea...

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...

Community Services and Supports for Adults with Disabilities: Evolving Approaches


Over the past years, the approach utilized in supporting adults with developmental disabilities has been evolving and changing from an institution-based service delivery system to a community-based s...

Complex Trauma in Children


Exposure to multiple traumatic events early in life within the context of the caregiving system can have profound and long-lasting impacts. These experiences affect how people experience others and ...

Conceptualizing Crisis Intervention when working with Adoptive Families


This workshop clearly presents the therapeutic nuances that must be comprehended when helping adoptive families work through crisis. Roberts' Seven-Stage Model of Crisis Intervention is used as the f...

Conflict, Friend or Foe


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 ...

Continuing Issues in Supervision


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 w...

Coping with Functional Loss and Environmental Changes


This workshop focuses on the impact of functional losses and environmental changes experienced throughout the aging process and the varied coping responses that are possible. Attention will be given ...

Core Issues in Clinical Supervision


This interactive workshop will focus on demonstrating major elements of clinical supervision in social work and counseling. Participants will have the opportunity to observe modeled activities, disc...

Creating Effective Training Presentations


At the heart of every training is how well the trainer transmits their knowledge and experience. Heres a workshop designed to enhance the trainers ability to create thorough, effective and interestin...

Creative Approaches to Coping with Self-Mutilation


The workshop 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. Backg...

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


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 fra...

Cultural Competence and Equity in LGBT Health Care: Strategies for Medical and Mental Health Providers


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 ...

Current Drug Trends and Emerging Drugs of Abuse


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

Cutting, Self Mutilation, and Suicide


Despite the seemingly growing rate of self-injurious behavior across all cultures, particularly among adolescent and college populations, therapists and other helping professionals often fail to ask ...

Dads are Parents Too: Improving How Human Service Professionals Work with Fathers


This workshop will examine the issue of engaging fathers in the social service delivery system. This two-hour workshop will explore the role of fathers, review specific barriers to fatherhood involve...

Data Analysis For Social Workers


Today, more than ever, statistical training is vital for high quality social work practice. Whether you are a clinician or administrator, a student or seasoned professional, you will find statistics ...

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 ...

Dealing with Challenges When Working with Parents and Families


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


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

Developing Cultural Competence in a Multicultural Society


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 al...

Developing Objectives and Planning Your Workshop


This workshop will address the basic elements needed to present a successful training program. You will explore how adults learn and how that impacts on the instructional techniques you use. You will...

Dialectical Behavior Therapy: Theory, Structure, and Skills


DBT is model of psychotherapy developed and researched to treat some of the most challenging populations seeking mental health treatment in our practices and agencies. Day 1 of this three-day series ...

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...

Directive Play Therapy Techniques with the Family: Fun and Effective Pathways to Achieve Goals


Directive play therapy which includes caregivers and family members can be an effective treatment for children and adolescents. Through fun multi-sensory activities, clients build coping skills and ...

Doing Attachment-Based Therapy with Couples


Using attachment theory as a lens for understanding bonding and intimacy, this workshop will introduce participants to secure and insecure attachment styles, and to how these can be observed and addr...

DSM-5: What to Know and How to Apply


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. This interactive and hi...

East and West Converge in the Present Moment: How Mindfulness Practice Activates Innate Healing and Happiness


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 Freedom Techniques (EFT) - a Mind-Body Approach to the Anxiety Spectrum Disorders


This how-to-do-it workshop focuses on learning meridian techniques to treat the anxiety spectrum disorders - including simple phobias, generalized anxiety, panic, acute stress reaction and trauma. T...

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...

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...

Environmental Justice: A Social Work Perspective


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 and Legal Issues in Substance Abuse Counseling


This interactive workshop focuses on the major elements of legal and ethical issues for those clinicians working in the substance abuse field. It is important to know that the legal/ethical standards...

Ethical Considerations for Mental Health Professionals Working with Children and Adolescents I: Approaches to Ethics, Practice Issues, Confidentiality, and Custody/Parenting Time


This workshop will outline the ethical and legal requirements in providing general mental health services to children and families. The first half of the workshop will be devoted to an examination o...

Ethical Considerations for Mental Health Professionals Working with Children and Adolescents II: Approaches to Ethics, Practice Issues, Confidentiality, and Custody/Parenting


This workshop will outline the ethical and legal requirements in providing mental health services to children and families in a child welfare context. The first half of the workshop will be devoted ...

Ethical Dilemmas in Working with Older Adults


This workshop will present valuable information to professionals working with families who have an elderly relative. Participants will learn practical methods to identify and analyze ethical dilemma...

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 of Care with Older Adults


This workshop 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. Par...

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...

Experiential and Interactive Training Methods


Experiential and interactive training methods are vital parts of the trainer's toolkit. In this training session, we will begin by demonstrating and discussing experiential methods, i.e., methods tha...

Family Therapy 101


This workshop offers a tool kit for the child/family therapist working in both agency and private practice settings. The goal is to provide attendees with enhanced skills and techniques to build the...

Family Treatment Approaches in Working with Trauma


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

Family-Focused Therapy for Post-Institutionalized Children


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

Financial Empowerment with Survivors


Violence against women comes in all forms, including physical, emotional, sexual and financial abuse. The use of economic or financial abuse to control and manipulate a partner is a topic that has re...

Foundations and Models of Crisis Intervention and Trauma Response


This two-day workshop 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 interventio...

Fundraising Essentials


This introductory workshop is designed for nonprofit professionals who are employed in today's highly competitive environment. Participants in this workshop will learn the basic concepts, theories an...

Gestalt Theory, Therapy, Technique Level II


This Gestalt level II workshop will deepen your understanding of Gestalt theory and its application in the therapy session. The workshop will build upon the theory and therapy techniques covered in t...

Gestalt Theory, Therapy, Technique: An Introduction to the Gestalt Approach


This is an introductory workshop for those interested in Gestalt therapy one of the most dynamic and enduring theories in psychotherapy. In this workshop, we experientially explore and discuss the ...

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


This workshop 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 persi...

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...

Grant Writing Essentials


This introductory workshop on grant writing covers strategies to effectively pursue funding with federal, state, and local government agencies; corporate philanthropy; private foundations; and high n...

Group Counseling with Survivors


This workshop will identify and explore techniques relative to group counseling with survivors of violence and allow participants to gain an understanding of skill application in group process, group...

Group Skills For Trainers


This workshop will focus on the skills every trainer needs to conduct effective training sessions that are interactive and engaging for the adult learners. Group discussion skills such as focusing, p...

Group Treatment Approaches in Working with Trauma


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 workshop will help parti...

Growing Old Together: Aging and Family Caregiving


This workshop explores the aging process as it impacts the functional ability and cognition of individuals with developmental disabilities. Particular attention will be paid to the cumulative impact ...

Handling Crises in Case Management


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

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...

Human Resources Management


Human Resource administration can be an organization's biggest challenge. Successful management of human resources promotes and enhances the skills and abilities of employees by creating and engaging...

Human Trafficking-Protecting the Most Vulnerable


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 ...

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 ...

Improving Networking Skills and Enhancing Interagency Relationships


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 str...

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...

INTERPROFESSIONAL CASE CONFERENCE: HOSPICE


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

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


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

Invisible Wounds of Racial Trauma: Assessing and Treating Black Families


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 signif...

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...

Learning from Anxiety: Managing Anxiety from a Bowen Family Systems Perspective


While many do their best to avoid feeling anxious, anxiety is not all bad, in fact it can be good for you. It functions as a cue for examining how stress is managed and what contributes to an anxiou...

Legal and Ethical Issues in Clinical Supervision


This interactive workshop focuses on major legal and ethical issues involved in clinical supervision. Participants will have the opportunity to rate their own ethical and legal knowledge, discuss the...

Legal and Ethical Issues in Working with Trans Youth


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 Individ...

LGBT Issues and the Law


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 as a Multicultural Family: An Adoptive Family Perspective


When people choose to build a multicultural family through adoption, they incur the responsibility of redesigning their entire family's cultural identity. To succeed, parents must explore what it mea...

Management of Budgeting and Finance


Included in the job descriptions of most senior and executive non-financial management personnel are various accounting and financial responsibilities they are required to oversee and manage. Their i...

Managing Affairs: Harnessing the Power of Infidelity


The aftermath of affairs is a frequent presenting problem of couples entering conjoint therapy. The wounded partner often experiences the discovery of a betrayal as trauma. The participating partne...

Managing Differences and Challenging Dynamics in Supervision


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 rel...

Managing Family Dynamics in Caring for Older Adults


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

Managing Secondary Traumatic Stress


The impact of Trauma on the helper is under recognized and under explored. This workshop will provide an overview of trauma, compassion fatigue, secondary traumatic stress and trauma informed care. ...

Medical and Legal Marijuana in NJ: Practice and Policy Issues


The goal of this interactive workshop 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 h...

Memory Care Innovation-Practical Tools, Tips, Techniques and Approaches


Step into the world of Memory Care. This interactive workshop will offer participants the opportunity to gain a better understanding of dementia. Practical and person directed approaches to caring fo...

Mental Health and Violence Against Women


Research has shown that survivors of violence against women have a greater risk of experiencing a myriad of mental health issues and are more likely to experience depression, post-traumatic stress di...

Mindfulness and the Teenage Brain


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...

Mindfulness in Trauma Treatment


Mindfulness is the new buzz word, both in the therapy and personal growth world. But what exactly is mindfulness and how can therapists use mindfulness interventions to address trauma-salient issues ...

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


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...

Models and Techniques of Clinical Supervision


The goal of this workshop is to provide a theoretically based, focused, and practical experience in the use of supervision models. This interactive workshop will focus on three different models of su...

Moving from Self-Criticism to Self-Care: The Healing Power of Self-Compassion


Most people raised in Western cultures have been socialized to believe that expression of self-confidence is egotistical and that self-acceptance and self-compassion will hamper their motivation to s...

Multicultural Perspectives in Developmental Disabilities


In this workshop participants will learn about ways for exploring and discovering the values and belief systems that shape the behavior of various ethnic groups, and the ways that various cultures ap...

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


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...

Older Adults, Disasters and the Service Providing Agency


Older adults are disproportionately impacted by disasters in terms of their psychosocial and economic losses, injuries, and even death. Service-providing agencies will be called on for an increase i...

Parents as Healers: Dynamic Ways to Integrate Caregivers in Play Therapy


Therapists are increasingly interested in the value of including the caregiver in impactful ways in treatment sessions. This workshop will teach an overall approach, “Parents as Healers” ...

Positive Parenting


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 ...

Practical Case Management with Older Adults


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...

Preparing Adoptive Families to Support LGBTQI Youth


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 ...

Preparing Children for Adoption


In this interactive workshop, clinicians will define and develop their role as the adoption therapist in relation to working with foster and adoptive families. Clinicians will describe the impact of...

Principles of Differential Diagnosis in Adolescents


Diagnosing mental disorders in adolescents can pose special difficulties. The clinical presentations of certain important disorders can differ from what is typical in adulthood and be harder to diffe...

Promoting Wellness in Older Adults


Whole-person wellness depends on at least seven dimensions: physical, emotional, spiritual, vocational, environmental, social and intellectual. This workshop addresses each of these primary dimension...

Psychopharmacology with Children and Adolescents


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 workshop explore...

Responding to Disaster


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

Rethinking Therapeutic Approaches with Older Adults


Most therapeutic approaches assume all adults are the same�"regardless of where they are in the lifespan. However, we know that older adults are a distinct population with specific needs and c...

Schema Therapy Broad Strategies for Change


Schema therapy is an innovative psychotherapy approach developed by Dr. Jeffrey Young for personality disorders, chronic depression, and other difficult individual and couples problems. Schema therap...

Schema Therapy: Basics and Beyond


Schema therapy is an innovative psychotherapy approach developed by Dr. Jeffrey Young for personality disorders, chronic depression, and other difficult individual and couples problems. Schema therap...

School Social Work and Urban Education


This workshop focuses on the role that school social workers can play in addressing the issues in urban education. We start by outlining the major challenges to urban schools (i.e. poor facilities, ...

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


The school-to-prison pipeline: 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 pri...

Self and Soul: The Journey Toward Meaning and Purpose in Recovery


The focus of this workshop is to provide a new way for helping professionals to assist clients in creating an environment to explore and tell the story of their journey toward recovery by incorporati...

Self Care in Trauma Work


Trauma hurts everyone it touches. Expect to be different, not worse, as a consequence of working in the field of trauma and loss. What happens to you? What happens to your clients? What does it m...

Senior Moments Redefined: Mindfulness Practices for Older Adults and Their Caregivers


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 an...

Sexual Orientation and Gender Identity Diversity: Understanding the Needs of LGBT Individuals


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 ...

Social Justice Practicum: Managing Conflicts and Challenges in the 21st Century


This workshop is designed for professional in human services, criminal justice, education, and related fields. In this workshop, participants will advance their knowledge about social justice and rel...

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


This workshop 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 soc...

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


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 th...

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...

Starting Out: From Diagnosis through Early Childhood


Involvement with service systems for individuals with developmental disabilities begins for some families when their children are infants, toddlers, and preschoolers. Families' experiences with early...

Staying Safe While Thinking Dangerously: Attachment, Intersubjectivity and the Deepening of Clinical Practice


Attachment goes to the heart of human existence, and our attachment histories have everything to do with our ability to stay safe while thinking dangerously. Many of the difficulties that patients pr...

Strategies for Managing Behaviors in Adoptive Families


The primary focus of work with traumatized children is to teach and support them to learn new ways of effectively managing their emotions and behaviors. In this interactive/skill based workshop, cli...

Stress Management for Managers and Supervisors


Program managers are responsible for the bottom line in their programs. They also are in the middle position in the organization between the Executive Director and the direct practice social workers...

Successful Aging - Spirituality, Healing and Reducing Stress


As the older population continues to grow, and many more individuals are living longer, it has been shown that a person’s attitude can affect how successfully they age. This workshop will addre...

Supervision in Uncertain Times: Challenges and Techniques to Help Keep You and Your Staff Safe


Many professionals assume some risk as a part of the job, but in doing so may overlook steps that can be taken to maintain a safer environment for themselves and their client. As stated in the NASW G...

The Art of "Prezentation"


In this highly interactive session, discover concrete methods to design laser focused presentations, deliver more professionally and have your attendees remember your information longer! Learn powerf...

The Assessment and Treatment of Dissociative Disorders


Chronic trauma that occurs early in life has profound effects on personality development and can lead to the development of dissociative identity disorder (DID). This workshop will present an overvie...

The Basic Elements and Skills Necessary for Effective Volunteer Management


This two-day workshop focuses on the elements and skills which are necessary to ensure a well run, productive volunteer program. As the manager of a volunteer program, you will learn to: 1) create a ...

The Dynamics of Addiction, Domestic Violence and Child Abuse


It is clear that all forms of abuse are destructive. This workshop will address the interrelationships between addiction, domestic violence and child abuse and the devastating impact they have on all...

The Effects of Trauma Across the Developmental Spectrum


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

The Ethics and Culture of Victimology


This workshop 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 imp...

The Impact of Gangs on Trauma Informed Care


Gangs have become their own cultural dynamic in the community today. Intergenerational gang membership has redefined the concept of family and family values. Gang values have reshaped our neighborhoo...

The Language of Adoption


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 Link between Trauma and Substance Abuse: Causes, Signs, and Treatment Indications


This workshop is designed to educate both the substance abuse counselor and mental health professional on the prevalence of substance abuse and Post-traumatic Stress Disorder, and importance of cross...

The Neurobiology of Trauma/PTSD


The overall goal of this workshop 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 pro...

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


In this workshop, 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 ...

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 Silver Wave: Medication Use in Older Adults


Over the next 25 years, it is expected that individuals greater than 65 years of age will become 20% of the US population. The impact this population shift will have on our social, healthcare, and s...

Through our Eyes- Children, Violence and Trauma


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

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


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 fami...

Training Needs Assessment and Evaluation


In this workshop you will learn different types of training needs assessment and an approach to conducting a needs assessment interview when you are asked to do training for an agency or group. Also,...

Trauma Informed Programs: A Forum for Agency Planning and Change


This workshop is designed for program administrators, supervisors and individuals who have a desire to become a trauma informed care setting, and who can affect systems change within their agency. W...

Treatment of Adult Survivors of Child Sexual Abuse


Geared toward professionals providing clinical services, this dynamic workshop presents clinical information on working with and treating adult survivors of child sexual abuse (CSA). As a result of ...

Triggered in Sessions? Tools to Handle Delicate Situations


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

True Colors - Knowing Yourself and Working with Others


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 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 and Treating Children and Adolescents in the Context of Their Families


Treatment of children and adolescents by definition involves an understanding of their family context. This workshop is designed to highlight the interface between children/adolescents and the family...

Understanding and Treating the Sexual Desire Disorders


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 rel...

Understanding Child Development Through a Cultural Lens


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 workshop will h...

Understanding Military Culture


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 ...

Understanding Sexual Orientation and Gender Identity 101


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 w...

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...

Understanding the Impact of Trauma and Community Violence


Definitions of trauma refer to circumstances that are outside the realm of normal human experience. Unfortunately, this definition does not always hold true. For some, trauma can occur frequently and...

Understanding Trauma: Lessons from the 21st Century


This workshop offers an overview of trauma and its impact. We will examine current research findings about how our minds, bodies and behaviors are affected by traumatic experiences. The differences...

Understanding Violence Against Women


Geared toward professionals who are eager to expand their knowledge of the issues of violence against women, this important workshop provides participants with an understanding of the fundamental iss...

Violence Against Women and PTSD


It is important for individuals working within the field of violence against women to have a strong understanding of PTSD, including symptoms and treatment options. While all individuals impacted by ...

Violence Against Women and Technology


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...

Violence Against Women in Diverse Populations


Recognizing the critical impact that issues of race, culture, sexual orientation, religious identity, ability and other diverse identities has on victims' experiences of violence, this workshop provi...

Violence Against Women: Techniques in Screening, Assessment and Basic Interventions


Appropriate responses to victims and survivors require a coordinated community response in which professionals and community members understand the types of violence perpetrated against women and chi...

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 ...

Wherever I Go, There I Am (Eventually) - Repercussions of Escaping an "Impossible" Family


Emotional cutoff, a Bowen family systems theory concept, describes how unresolved emotional issues with parents, siblings, and other family members are managed by reducing or totally cutting off emot...

Working with Asian Indian- Hindu Families: Moving towards Culturally Responsive Interventions


This workshop is designed to offer clinicians strategies and techniques necessary to offer culturally responsive treatment to Asian Indian- Hindu clients. Key concepts of Hinduism such as the theory ...

Working with Case Studies and Role Plays in Training


In this workshop you will learn to develop case studies and role-plays for your workshops. The basic elements of case studies and role-plays and how they relate to the training objectives will be pre...

Working with Narcissism: A Schema Therapy Approach


Treating clients with narcissism can be complex and challenging. The Schema Therapy Model can help provide diagnostic clarity and useful treatment strategies to address life-long self-defeating patte...

Working with Perpetrators of Domestic Violence


Geared towards professionals providing clinical services, this workshop presents information on working with perpetrators of domestic violence. Participants will become familiar with perpetrator cha...