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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...

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 ...

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...

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...

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 ...

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...

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 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,...

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...

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...

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...

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...

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...

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...

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...

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...

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...

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...

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 ...

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...

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...

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 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...

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 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 ...

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 ...

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 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...

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...

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...