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How Movies Enhance Clinician Capacity for Empathy & Compassion: Expanding our Understanding of Mental Illness

ID: 5373WEB

If you enjoy watching and talking about movies, this webinar is an opportunity to have fun while learning and earning continuing education hours. This training uses film as a medium for mental health providers to broaden their understanding & capacity for compassion when working with clients who live with depression, anxiety, and trauma disorders.

An entertaining learning experience, this webinar elicits clinicians to glean new insight from theories and practices that may have begun feel stale or out of date. By viewing excerpts of films together, clinicians are immersed in learning environments that foster camaraderie, discussion and debate enhancing their understanding of various mental health disorders. Presented by Ellen Blaufox, LCSW-R, a former professional actor, this webinar is an immersive, interactive experience for providers who are seeking creative new ways to invigorate their practice.


Fee: $60.00
Continuing Ed. Hours (CEH): 3.0 Clinical

Instructor: Ellen Blaufox, LCSW-R
Date: Wednesday, May 1, 2024
Time: 9:30 am - 12:30 pm ET
Location: Live Interactive Online Webinar


Webinar Objectives

At the conclusion of this webinar, participants will be able to:

  • Recognize countertransference by viewing dramatizations that incorporate empathy for characters
  • Analyze dysfunctional behavior patterns in clients with anxiety, depression and trauma through the use of film
  • Apply their increased understanding to future interventions directly with clients

    Target Audience

    Social Workers and Allied Health Professionals

    Content Level

    Beginner - Advanced

    Webinar Completion Requirements

    To earn CE credit, social workers must log in at the scheduled time, attend the entire course, and complete an online course evaluation. Certificates of completion will be emailed within 10 business days of course completion.

    System Requirements

    • Operating Systems: Windows XP or higher, MacOS 9 or higher, Android 4.0 or higher
    • Internet Browser: Internet Explorer 9.0 or higher, Google Chrome, Firefox 10.0 or higher
    • Broadband Internet connection: Cable, High-speed DSL & any other medium that is internet accessible.

    About the Instructor

    Ellen Blaufox, LCSW-R is a licensed, clinical, social worker with more than 25 years of experience and expertise working with children, adolescents, adults, and families who live with chronic stress, psychiatric illness, and are survivors of trauma. Currently in private practice, Ms. Blaufox was Clinical Director of the Mann and Goldsmith Residential Psychiatric Treatment Facilities at the Jewish Board for more than ten years. During her time at the Jewish Board, Ellen had the opportunity to participate as a Core Team Member in the National Child Traumatic Study Network Learning Collaborative with the founders of Trauma Focused–Cognitive Behavioral Therapy.

    She is an experienced Trauma-Focused Cognitive Behavioral Therapy practitioner, supervisor, and consultant. Additionally, Ellen was a Core Team Member of the implementation of the Sanctuary Model on the Westchester Campus of the Jewish Board where she led multi-disciplinary teams in the adaptation of the Sanctuary Model from an adult modality to address the needs of adolescent populations. She also collaborated with the Creators of SPARCS (Structured Psychotherapy for Adolescents Responding to Chronic Stress) in implementation of a pilot program for the Jewish Board. Ms. Blaufox is currently in private practice in Westchester, NY.

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