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Addiction and Recovery 2022: Where We Have Been, Where We Are Going


This course examines how the field of addiction treatment and recovery has evolved since the development of 12-step recovery spaces in the 1950’s, from societal conceptualizations about addicti...

Advocacy and Collaboration Skills in Case Management


This highly interactive and fast-moving course assists participants in examining impediments to working with others and assisting the understanding working relationships. Discover strategies you can...

Aging: The Human Process


This two-day webinar provides the foundation and context for understanding older adults clients. They will address the physical, mental, social and spiritual health of the older adults as seen from ...

An Introduction to Developmental Disabilities


To better serve individuals with developmental disabilities in all settings, it is important for social workers and other social services professionals to have an understanding of the various develop...

Assessment and Differential Diagnosis of Children


This four day webinar seeks to enhance the clinician's ability to diagnose child mental disorders accurately and comprehensively. We will address two major topic areas: 1) the key factors in accurate...

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


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 ...

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


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


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 with Anxiety Disorders


An estimated 40 million adults in the U.S. reportedly suffer from one of the anxiety disorders in a given year. The causes may be quite variable, ranging from reactions to life events to personality ...

Clinical Presentations of Survivors: Impacting Our Lives, Impacting Our Communities


In this webinar, participants will learn how violence against women and children impacts survivors on an individual, relational and community level. We will touch on topics such as the multiple compo...

Clinical, Ethical, and Risk Management Consideration for Online Supervision


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 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


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 Interventions for Children and Adolescents with Anxiety


This highly experiential webinar draws from the fields of yoga, mindfulness, expressive arts, and play therapy. We will explore creative strategies and activities for psychoeducation and interventio...

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 webinar will discuss the latest developments and information regarding synthetic cannabinoids...

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


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...

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


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...

Emotional Freedom Technique (EFT): A Mind-Body Approach to the Anxiety Spectrum Disorders and Pain


This How-to Do-IT, neurologically informed workshop focuses on learning self-applied, meridian techniques to treat the anxiety spectrum disorders that includes GAD, Social Anxiety, Phobias, unwanted ...

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...

Ethical and Legal Issues in Substance Abuse Counseling


This interactive webinar focuses on the major elements of legal issues surrounding counselors in working with patients who have substance use disorders. In this webinar, participants will learn about...

Ethical Dilemmas for Administrators and Managers


In running their programs and organizations, Senior Service Administrators/Managers strive to promote a caring, respectful and compassionate culture for the clients they serve on a daily basis. In o...

Ethical Dilemmas in Working with Older Adults


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

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 webinar, participants will explore theories of ethical ...

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...

Generating Ease in Troubled Times: Lessons from Neuroscience


During this pandemic, all of us are facing challenges and stressors we never imagined we would experience in our lifetime. We need simple, quick “hacks” to regulate our stress response a...

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...

Grieving Children and Teens: Creative Interventions for Individual and Group Work


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 Counseling with Survivors


This webinar 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 ...

Harm Reduction: From Principles to Practice


This interactive webinar will discuss all aspects of harm reduction. Participants will be able to identify at least 3 principles of harm reduction work. Participants will be able to define harm reduc...

Helicopter Parenting while in Perpetual Conflict with an Underfunctioning Co-pilot . .. A Love Story


The Bowen family systems theory concept Nuclear Family Emotional Process describes the basic patterns of emotional functioning among and between members of two successive generations of a family - mo...

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...

How to Avoid Getting Voted off the Island – Understanding and Managing Relationship Triangles


Remember your junior high cafeteria? If you generally artfully navigated through the dozens of relationship challenges, then skip this workshop. However, if those years still conjure up a bewilderi...

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 ...

Improving Networking Skills and Enhancing Interagency Relationships


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...

Incorporating Anti-Racism Practice into Violence Prevention Work


This webinar explores the ways that racism and oppression have shaped anti-violence movements and how we can dismantle these in our own work with clients, within our organizations and in our communit...

Incorporating Cultural Competence into Ethical Decision Making


This interactive webinar will explore several different perspectives regarding ethical decision making. It will examine the role of cultural competence in making ethical decisions and outline how the...

Individual Treatment Approaches in Working with Trauma


The decision for someone to seek help, rely on oneself, or do nothing about a problem after a traumatic event is a complicated one. Providing clinicians with an overview of the major stages for the h...

Interventions for Parents with Personality Disorders


This webinar will address dependent, borderline, and narcissistic personality disorders in parents and other caregivers. Topics covered include: the definitions of personality traits and the common f...

Leadership, Learning and Change: Improvising Out of Our Comfort Zone!


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...

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...

Managing Family Dynamics in Caring for Older Adults


As individuals continue to live longer lives, they many need increased supports from family members and the community. This webinar will describe and discuss the multiple dimensions of family respon...

Medical and Legal Marijuana in NJ: Practice and Policy Issues


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...

Microaggressions: Impact and Interventions


What are microaggressions and how do they impact our work with survivors of intimate partner violence? How do they come up in interactions with professional colleagues and in our day to day lives? T...

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...

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


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...

Practical Case Management with Older Adult Clients


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...

Practical Social Skills Workshop for Children and Students with Developmental Disabilities


This webinar will focus on the practical skills needed to help children and adolescents with developmental disabilities such as autism spectrum disorders. The goal in this webinar is to teach about p...

Preparing Children for Adoption


In this interactive webinar, 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 Diagnoses in Adolescents


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...

Privilege: The Challenge for White Social Workers and Counselors


It is a social worker’s role to become ‘woke’ to cultural differences and systems of racial oppression in order to have essential conversations with coworkers and clients. This webi...

Psychopharmacology with Adolescents and Children


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...

Psychotherapy and Counseling with Older Adults


This webinar will dispel the all-too-common assumption that psychotherapy and counseling are not effective treatment modalities with senior adults. Contrary to the belief that seniors are "inflexible...

Racial Justice in Social Work Practice


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...

Resources for Older Adults


Are you challenged by locating services and benefits for older adults? If so, this session is for you. As an individual who works with the senior population, you may need additional knowledge about...

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....

Shame: The Master Emotion


Unaddressed shame has destructive consequences for individuals, for families and for communities. Shame can cause and exacerbate depression, anxiety, addictions, criminal activity, aggression and cod...

Shifting Perspectives: Developing a Culturally Syntonic Approach for Working with Black Clients


There has been considerable attention to the impact of racism, structural oppression, and other abuses suffered by Black people. This webinar seeks to advance this conversation from a problem focused...

Social Media's Influence on Self-Harm Behaviors and Self-Regulation


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 Work Meets Sports


This training will discuss how athletes, as a group, are generally a more vulnerable and susceptible population who are more prone to mental health issues whether by injury or environmental factors a...

Starting Out: From Diagnosis to 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...

The Birth Order Blues - Understanding Sibling Position Strengths, Blind Spots, and Liabilities


The Bowen family systems theory concept of Sibling Position asserts that people who grow up in the same sibling position in families tend to have important common characteristics. For example, oldest...

The Co-Creation of "Squeaky Wheel" Kids & Developing Reality-Based Relationships with our Children


A child's degree of relationship dependence is a product of forces that promote and undermine that child's emotional separation from the family. According to Bowen family systems theory, when parent...

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


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


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 Neurobiology of Trauma/PTSD


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


This interactive webinar will discuss the latest developments and trends regarding natural opiates, semi-synthetic opioids, and synthetic opioids. Participants will be able to identify national and l...

The Realities of Growing Old Together for Adults with Developmental Disabilities and their Caregivers


Families have always been the primary caregivers for individuals with intellectual and/or developmental disabilities (I/DD) throughout their lives. In the U.S. today, over 75% of adults with I/DD liv...

The Secret Life of Hoarding


According to the International OCD Foundation (IOCD): "Hoarding has been a hidden disorder for many years and before the early 1990?s, there was little research on topic." Increased awareness with ho...

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


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...

This is a Time of Suffering: Comforting Ourselves through Self-Compassion


There is no denying that this time in our history is one of the most stressful in our lifetime. Prolonged exposure to stress is scientifically proven to be detrimental to our physical and emotional ...

Trauma Informed Person-Centered Care


As various systems, including mental health and criminal justice services, strive to support those we work with to achieve their goals, we are regularly faced with challenging behaviors from our clie...

Treatment of Adult Survivors of Child Sexual Abuse


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

Triggers and Boundary Crossings


When we work with other human beings, it is inevitable that we will be triggered at one time or another. A trigger has been likened to “emotional shrapnel,” and can serve as a guidepost ...

Understand the Trans/Nonbinary Experience & Providing Affirming Care


Many transgender and non-binary people struggle to find therapists that are affirming of their identities, and even clinicians that are well meaning often have to be educated by their clients when it...

Understanding and Meeting the Unique Needs of Kinship Families


This webinar will explore the unique issues and life style changes that kinship caregivers experience as a temporary stay of a child turns in to a permanent placement. Participants will identify the...

Understanding Tech Dependence in the Context of Current Life Stressors.


This timely webinar examines the convergence and impact of technology and stress in the midst of Covid-19. Learn how today’s technology inhibits learning, creates attention issues, negatively ...

Understanding the intersection of IPV and Reproductive Health through a Social Justice Lens


Working with clients who are survivors of intimate partner violence (IPV) poses a unique area of learning in order to offer individuals and families the best support. In recent years, the field has p...

Understanding Violence Against Women


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: 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...

Waiting for the Mud to Settle: Mindfulness as a Coping Strategy During Chaotic Times


During times of uncertainty and chaos, feelings of fear, anxiety, overwhelm and grief are likely to rise to the surface and dominate our awareness. Mindfulness involves focusing awareness and non-ju...

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...