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Assessing for Trauma at Intake

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Avoidance is one of the primary symptoms of trauma, and as such it can be hard to assess for and diagnose. Clinicians are sometimes as apprehensive as clients are when discussing trauma. There are often fears about “re-traumatizing” clients or being unable to help manage symptoms if they emerge during the intake process. This avoidance negatively affects prognosis, as crucial time is lost before clients receive the appropriate treatment & relief for their trauma symptoms.

This webinar will provide mental health workers with the information and tools they need to understand how trauma presents and best practice methods for exploring pertinent history in a manner that will not overwhelm nor do harm to clients.

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

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

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Assessment and Differential Diagnosis of Children

ID: 5654WEB

This four-part 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 assessment, including developmental perspectives, the use of multiple data sources and standardized assessment tools; and 2) major diagnostic categories, including disruptive behavior, reactive attachment disorder and early character dysfunction in children. The workshop will include didactic presentation and case-centered group exercises. Participants are strongly encouraged to bring sample vignettes that illustrate diagnostic difficulties and puzzles. It is suggested that participants bring a copy of the DSM-5, if possible. *This is a four-part webinar, attendees must attend all four sessions to receive a certificate of completion. [Required for Child & Adolescent Mental Health Certificate Program]

Fee: $240.00
Continuing Ed. Hours (CEH): 12.0 Clinical

Instructor: Susan Esquilin, PhD, ABPP-Clinical
Date: February 29, 2024 / March 1, 2024 / March 7, 2024 / March 8, 2024
Time: 10:00 am - 1:00 pm ET
Location: Live Interactive Online Webinar

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Attachment Based Parenting Approaches in Adoption

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In this interactive and clinical webinar, participants will explore how missing and disrupted attachments impact adopted children’s behaviors. Participants will identify symptoms of impaired attachment and discuss the emotional demands this has on adoptive parents and families. Through case examples and experiential activities, participants will learn strategies to assist parents to strengthen the parent-child relationship and implement parenting techniques that focus on attachment and building trust rather than ‘traditional’ parenting approaches. Mental health professionals will add to their clinical ‘tool box’ as they learn new techniques that will be effective for foster and adoptive families.[Required for Adoption Certificate Program]

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

Instructor: Rebecca Gallese, LCSW
Date: Friday, March 22, 2024
Time: 9:30 am - 12:30 pm ET
Location: Live Interactive Online Webinar

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

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Former title: Attachment Theory: A Helpful Framework for Understanding and Intervening with At-Risk Children & 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 a secure attachment. This webinar will provide participants with an introduction to attachment theory and its relevance to clinical practice with at risk children and their families. Important contributors to attachment theory, as well as their research will be reviewed, including John Bowlby, Mary Ainsworth, and Harry Harlow. More recent research on attachment and neurobiology, particularly by Alan Schore will be discussed. Participants will learn about the importance of sensitivity in fostering a healthy parent-child relationship, thereby laying the foundation for future mental health. Participants will learn to evaluate parent-child interactions within the context of sensitivity, and will learn strategies to improve parental sensitivity. Cultural issues and their impact on parenting and sensitivity, as well as implications for the therapist-client relationship will also be discussed. [Required for Child & Adolescent Mental Health Certificate Program]

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

Instructor: Tawanda Hubbard, DSW, LCSW
Date: Friday, July 12, 2024
Time: 10:00 am - 1:00 pm ET
Location: Live Interactive Online Webinar

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Clinical, Ethical, and Risk Management Consideration for Online Supervision

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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 effects of technology on the supervisory relationship, the development of Supervisory Protocols, and the need to incorporate a supervisory meeting structure that considers boundaries, cultural dynamics, and the socio-economic impacts that technology has on the supervisory communication and the supervisory relationship. *This webinar does not qualify for NBCC (National Board for Certified Counselors) clock hours in ethics.

Fee: $60.00
Continuing Ed. Hours (CEH): 1.0 Clinical, 2.0 Ethics

Instructor: Robert Hazlett, MSW, PhD
Date: Friday, August 2, 2024
Time: 9:30 am - 12:30 pm ET
Location: Live Interactive Online Webinar

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Consideration of Ethical Boundaries in Social Work Practice

ID: 5620WEB

Maintaining proper ethical boundaries is essential to the establishment of a professional, collaborative, and helpful Social Work relationship with clients. This webinar will discuss various examples of ethical boundaries. Using discussions, group problem solving activities, and lectures, it will provide the participants with a practical experience in dealing with numerous boundary issues in Social Work Practice.

Fee: $60.00
Continuing Ed. Hours (CEH): 2.0 Clinical, 1.0 Ethics

Instructor: Robert Hazlett, MSW, PhD
Date: Friday, April 19, 2024
Time: 9:30 am - 12:30 pm ET
Location: Live Interactive Online Webinar

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Creative Interventions for Children and Adolescents with Anxiety

ID: 5745WEB

This highly experiential webinar draws from the fields of cognitive behavioral therapy, yoga, mindfulness, and expressive arts. We will explore creative strategies and activities for psychoeducation and intervention with children and teenagers ages 6-17 who experience anxiety. We will review important information about children and adolescents with anxiety, including ways to incorporate parent support. Participants will learn child & adolescent friendly ways to provide therapeutic support to their clients, including: developing appropriate psychoeducation, strategies to foster a calmer nervous system, externalizing the problem, and building a repertoire of effective coping skills. [Elective for Child & Adolescent Mental Health Certificate Program]

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

Instructor: Crystal Zelman, LCSW, CCLS, RPT-S
Date: Wednesday, June 12, 2024
Time: 10:00 am - 1:00 pm ET
Location: Live Interactive Online Webinar

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Dealing with Angry Students and Tantrums Effectively

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It seems each year we are faced 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 or otherwise irritated? What works and what does not? In this informative webinar, we will attempt to briefly look at the context that seems to foster these reactions in students. Then, and most importantly, we will look at practical and simple tools that can be used immediately to decrease the incidents of tantrums and angry behaviors within school, mental health, and home settings. The goal of this webinar will be to supplement your existing skills with new tools you can quickly implement when working with these students during their most challenging states [Elective for Child & Adolescent Mental Health Certificate]

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

Instructor: Brett Novick, MS, EdD, LMFT, CSSW
Date: Monday, June 17, 2024
Time: 1:30 pm - 4:30 pm ET
Location: Live Interactive Online Webinar

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Dealing with Challenges When Working with Parents and Families

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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, unproductive, and/or uncomfortable interactions with parents/families. Whether it be issues of defensiveness, "my child does no wrong," noncompliance, or just plain hostile parents, it can place an incredible hurdle and stress on your job duties. So what can you do? In this workshop learn effective, practical tools, geared to help productively tailor your interventions around the most common types of challenging parents/families. [Elective for Child & Adolescent Mental Health Certificate]

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

Instructor: Brett Novick, MS, EdD, LMFT, CSSW
Date: Wednesday, July 17, 2024
Time: 1:30 pm - 4:30 pm ET
Location: Live Interactive Online Webinar

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

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This is a full 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. This interactive and highly applied workshop addresses the history of the DSM as well as the substantial changes made to the most recent version of the DSM-5. Through lecture, discussion, and case study, participants will leave with a greater understanding of the main changes made to the manual and how to effectively utilize the diagnostic system’s coding, reporting procedures, and integrated assessment tools. This webinar will cover some major diagnostic categories in detail, in order to enhance participant’s application of the DSM-5 in their practice. *Attendees must attend the full day to receive a certificate of completion.

Fee: $100.00
Continuing Ed. Hours (CEH): 5.0 Clinical

Instructor: Robert Hazlett, MSW, PhD
Date: Friday, April 5, 2024
Time: 9:30 am - 3:00 pm ET
Location: Live Interactive Online Webinar

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Instructor: Robert Hazlett, MSW, PhD
Date: Thursday, July 18, 2024
Time: 9:30 am - 3:00 pm ET
Location: Live Interactive Online Webinar

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Embracing Differences and Diversity in the Clinical Treatment of Children and Adolescents

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Former titled: 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 Caribbean families, but will stress the dimensions of cultural difference that clinicians should explore when working across any cultural or ethnic difference. Topics will include the evaluation and treatment implications of cultural and ethnic differences: 1) family composition and family structure; 2) child-rearing and schooling practices; 3) gender and generational role expectations; 4) definitions of mental health and illness; 5) definitions of help and help-seeking; 6) the common clashes between client expectations and the professional helpers; and 7) ways for clinicians to bridge the gaps in culture reducing the effectiveness of services. The webinar will combine didactic presentations and group exercises. [Required for Child & Adolescent Mental Health Certificate Program]

Fee: $60.00
Continuing Ed. Hours (CEH): 1.0 Clinical, 2.0 Social & Cultural Competence

Instructor: Tawanda Hubbard, DSW, LCSW
Date: Friday, March 1, 2024
Time: 10:00 am - 1:00 pm ET
Location: Live Interactive Online Webinar

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Instructor: Tawanda Hubbard, DSW, LCSW
Date: Thursday, July 25, 2024
Time: 10:00 am - 1:00 pm ET
Location: Live Interactive Online Webinar

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Ethical Issues in Social Work Practice

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This is a 5 hour webinar. Knowledge of Ethic Issues is not only an intrinsic aspect of good Social Work practice, but it also serves as a Risk Management tool to protect both the worker and the client. This webinar will expose participants to theoretical material regarding ethical decision making, and discuss and utilize guidelines for making ethical decisions. Through the use ethical case examples, participants will have hands on opportunities to recognize ethical issues in various scenarios, and develop appropriate responses to the dilemmas presented.

*This webinar does not qualify for NBCC clock hours in ethics for Licensed Professional Counselors.

Fee: $100.00
Continuing Ed. Hours (CEH): 5.0 Ethics

Instructor: Robert Hazlett, MSW, PhD
Date: Thursday, March 21, 2024
Time: 9:30 am - 3:00 pm ET
Location: Live Interactive Online Webinar

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Instructor: Robert Hazlett, MSW, PhD
Date: Thursday, July 11, 2024
Time: 9:30 am - 3:00 pm ET
Location: Live Interactive Online Webinar

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Focus on the Solution, Not the Problem: Solution Focused Practice

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Social Workers aim to support, encourage, help and empower their clients. One tool to add to your toolbox of clinical skills is Solution Focused Practice. Moving forward to success, solutions, and progress can be effective and invigorating for the client and for you. Learn the difference between these techniques and toxic positivity. Learn specific questions to ask that encourage clients to identify personal goals and move toward achievement.

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

Instructor: Anat Samid, MSW, LCSW
Date: Tuesday, May 14, 2024
Time: 1:00 pm - 4:00 pm ET
Location: Live Interactive Online Webinar

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

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Common issues for grieving children will be explored, including factors affecting the grief response, how grief is expressed and understood at various developmental stages, needs of grieving children, and how the grief experience can vary across different religious and cultural backgrounds. A variety of creative & expressive art techniques appropriate for children ages 6-17 will be presented for social workers to utilize throughout the stages of bereavement. The techniques presented in this workshop can be utilized and adapted in clinical work with individual children/teenagers, groups, and families. Interventions include ideas and activities for psychoeducation, honoring & remembering loved ones, expressing feelings, coping, and building confidence. Participants will have the opportunity to explore many of the activities experientially. [Elective for Child/Adolescent Mental Health Certificate Program]

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

Instructor: Crystal Zelman, LCSW, CCLS, RPT-S
Date: Wednesday, May 15, 2024
Time: 10:00 am - 1:00 pm ET
Location: Live Interactive Online Webinar

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

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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

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Introduction to Psychedelic Assisted Psychotherapy (PAP) for Mental Health Practitioners

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This webinar seeks to provide mental health practitioners with an overview of Psychedelic Assisted Psychotherapy (PAP) as it stands today, including the use of ketamine, MDMA and psilocybin. The field of psychedelic assisted psychotherapy is changing and evolving, with new laws being introduced across the country at a rapid pace. This webinar will include a brief history of psychedelics and the field of psychology in the US, as well as ethical considerations and an overview of current legal limitations and laws. Our presenters will discuss the anatomy of a PAP session, harm reduction in the field of psychedelic work, cultural concerns and considerations, as well as increasing accessibility for under-served populations. Special consideration will be paid to the importance of preparation and integration work for all clients, which providers qualify to provide PAP, the role of “sitters” or non-licensed practitioners, clients who make good PAP referrals, and mental health challenges and issues which may be helped or improved by PAP. Finally this webinar will explore PAP clinics and retreats, both domestic and abroad.

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

Instructor: Denise Rue, LCSW
Elizabeth Flores Farrell, LCSW
Leland Newman, LCSW
Rena Beyer, LCSW
Stephanie Field, LCSW, LCADC
Date: Thursday, June 6, 2024
Time: 9:30 am - 12:30 pm ET
Location: Live Interactive Online Webinar

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Let's Talk about Opposition in Adolescence

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Opposition in adolescence has become synonymous with oppositional defiant disorder. This view of opposition as a disorder is limiting and puts adults in conflict with youth. This webinar will focus on discussing the need to see opposition on a continuum. Participants will identify and discuss their personal constructs about oppositionality in adolescence. They will explore my construct of opposition as advocacy and power expression in adolescence which facilitates the youth's development of a healthy sense of self and purpose that will equip them to transition into a healthy, productive, and satisfying adulthood. Participants will discuss the importance of focusing on the caregiver-adolescent relationship and using relational interventions. [Elective for Child & Adolescent Mental Health Certificate]

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

Instructor: Tawanda Hubbard, DSW, LCSW
Date: Friday, June 7, 2024
Time: 10:00 am - 1:00 pm ET
Location: Live Interactive Online Webinar

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Normality versus Pathology: An Exploration of Child Developmental Health

ID: 5650WEB

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 functioning. This webinar will explore the interrelationship between children's developmental stages and interpersonal functioning with peers and within family relationships. Participants will move along developmental lines, from separation anxiety to separation and individuation, and explore what separates "normal" child developmental struggles from extremes in behavior indicative of a range of mental health issues. Participants will also explore age-appropriate treatment approaches. [Required for Child & Adolescent Mental Health Certificate Program]

*Please note this webinar was formerly titled: Normality or Pathology: An Exploration of Child Development and Mental Health

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

Instructor: Tawanda Hubbard, DSW, LCSW
Date: Wednesday, August 7, 2024
Time: 10:00 am - 1:00 pm ET
Location: Live Interactive Online Webinar

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

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This webinar will explore play & art-based activities and techniques for engagement, rapport building, and assessment with children ages 6-17. We will review the concepts of attunement, attachment, co-regulation and the importance of the therapeutic relationship. Participants will learn child & adolescent friendly ways to explore important content areas during the assessment phase of therapy. Participants will have the opportunity to explore many of these play & art-based assessment activities experientially. [Elective for Child & Adolescent Mental Health Certificate]

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

Instructor: Crystal Zelman, LCSW, CCLS, RPT-S
Date: Wednesday, May 1, 2024
Time: 10:00 am - 1:00 pm ET
Location: Live Interactive Online Webinar

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Practical Social Skills Workshop for Children and Students with Developmental Disabilities

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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 practical socialization skills in individual and group settings to do such things as: build friendships, transfer acquaintances to friendship relationships, avoiding behaviors that may serve to distance possible relationships as well as appropriate skills necessary for the real world. In additions, we will discuss what works in applications from instruction with social skills and what may not create difficulty from instruction to "real world" application. [Elective for Child & Adolescent Mental Health Certificate Program]

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

Instructor: Brett Novick, MS, EdD, LMFT, CSSW
Date: Tuesday, June 18, 2024
Time: 10:00 am - 1:00 pm ET
Location: Live Interactive Online Webinar

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Psychopharmacology for People with Co-Occurring Diagnoses

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Former title: Basic Psychopharmacology for People with Co-Occurring Diagnoses. This webinar 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) diagnosis. Each medication class will be discussed in terms of benefits and side effects and, whenever possible, recommendations of one medication type over another for the dually-diagnosed consumer. Introductory material relating to the neuroanatomy and physiology of the central nervous system will also be presented and linked to why some medications should be prescribed and why others should be avoided for this problem.

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

Instructor: Craig Strickland, PhD
Date: Thursday, June 20, 2024
Time: 9:30 am - 12:30 pm ET
Location: Live Interactive Online Webinar

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Psychopharmacology with Children and Adolescents

ID: 5652WEB

Approximately 1 in 5 children/adolescents has a diagnosable mental health condition. Rates of anxiety and depression have particularly been increasing, with the American Academy of Pediatrics declaring a national mental health emergency in this patient population in 2021. There are fewer evidence-based, FDA-approved psychotropic medication options available for pediatric patients, leading to frequent “off-label” use. Children may also be more vulnerable to adverse effects from medication compared to adults. Front-line healthcare workers, such as social workers, are in a prime position to monitor patients who are taking psychotropic medications for symptom improvement and adverse effects to aid in appropriate team-based care.[Requirement for Child & Adolescent Mental Health Certificate Program]

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

Instructor: Megan Maroney, PharmD, BCPP
Date: Wednesday, February 28, 2024
Time: 9:30 am - 12:30 pm ET
Location: Live Interactive Online Webinar

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Should Psychotherapy Be Fun? Let's Talk About Dopamine

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There are many goals of psychotherapy including managing difficult feelings, dealing with trauma, and making healthier behavioral choices. This webinar explores mechanisms of healing including utilizing the therapeutic relationship and understanding that what we expose ourselves to (people, the arts, movement) changes our neurotransmitters and therefore how we experience the world. This interactive workshop examines how we can help those we serve, and ourselves, to find areas of control and inspiration to elevate our mood and increase our sense of well-being. Utilizing various videos, this webinar reflects on what neurotransmitters are stimulated when we enjoy music, comedy, and physical movement. Using a strength-based approach, participants are encouraged to incorporate discussion of the arts, comedy, and physical movement into psychotherapy to stabilize and increase mood and foster empowerment among those we treat.

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

Instructor: Elaine Edelman, PhD, LCSW
Larry Hochwald, CPRP
Date: Wednesday, April 10, 2024
Time: 1:00pm - 4:00 pm ET
Location: Live Interactive Online Webinar

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Social Workers as Wounded Healers: Childhood Trauma, and its Impacts on Practice

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There is repeated evidence that social workers experience elevated rates of mental illness and substance abuse (Sieber, 2004; Straussner, 2018; Thomas, 2016). Such findings could be explained by historic trauma. Among a sample of social work students, 42% reported experiencing four or more adverse childhood experiences (ACES), 3.3 times that of the general population (Thomas, 2016). In studies comparing social work students with business and English majors, social workers had higher rates of substance abuse, childhood histories of physical and sexual abuse, mental and physical illness, and in their families of origin, suicide completions and attempts. (Black, et al.,1993; Coombes & Anderson 2000; Rompf & Royce, 1994). Such experiences might draw social workers into the profession and impart empathic skills, but can fuel problematic countertransference reactions if not brought to awareness and addressed (Hollis, 2021). In this webinar, we will review the existing literature and explore a theoretical explanation of how childhood trauma and family of origin dysfunction may attract social workers to the profession but also interfere with their effectiveness. As a result of this webinar, participants will be able to identify and address these issues in ways that make them more effective clinicians.

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

Instructor: Michael C. LaSala, Ph.D., LCS
Date: Friday, March 29, 2024
Time: 9:30 am - 12:30 pm ET
Location: Live Interactive Online Webinar

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Taking ACTion: An Introduction to Acceptance and Commitment Therapy (ACT)

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Taking ACTion: An Introduction to Acceptance and Commitment Therapy (ACT)" will provide an overview of ACT and highlight the ways in which ACT methods enhance and support traditional Cognitive Behavior Therapy (CBT). Dr. Schmidt will cover the foundations of ACT, including the six core components; Acceptance, Defusion, Present Moment, Self As Context, Values and Committed Action. This interactive webinar will demonstrate the core components while emphasizing the role of psychological flexibility, openness and willingness. Similarities and differences between ACT and traditional CBT will also be covered and participants will learn how to integrate these methods. This interactive presentation includes exercises and case examples to model ACT techniques and their application in work with clients. Participants will gain a solid understanding of the foundations of ACT and learn how to apply ACT methods in their practice.

Fee: $40.00
Continuing Ed. Hours (CEH): 2.0 Clinical

Instructor: Andrew Schmidt, PhD, LCSW-R
Date: Tuesday, March 5, 2024
Time: 9:00 am - 11:00 am ET
Location: Live Interactive Online Webinar

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The Effects of Trauma Across the Developmental Spectrum

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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 as explore the effects of trauma on the emotional, cognitive, neurological, physical, and spiritual human systems. The neurophysiological and neurochemical changes which result from traumatic events will be addressed as well. Practical skills and therapeutic interventions needed in helping both children and adults cope in the aftermath of trauma will be discussed. Both traditional and creative arts treatment approaches will be explored. [Required for Trauma Response & Crisis Intervention Certificate Program]

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

Instructor: Brett Novick, MS, EdD, LMFT, CSSW
Date: Tuesday, June 18, 2024
Time: 1:00 pm - 4:00 pm ET
Location: Live Interactive Online Webinar

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The Neurobiology of Trauma/PTSD

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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 provide treatment interventions based on changes in the nervous system. PTSD has been found to be prevalent, but it is important to study PTSD to understand why some individuals develop the disorder and others, also exposed to specific traumatic events, do not. Studying the symptomology of PTSD, as it relates to possible neural mechanisms, may provide some insight toward answering these questions. By the end of this webinar, you will be able to: list the three general categories of symptoms exhibited by individuals with PTSD; describe the role of the limbic system in the production of memory dysfunction in traumatized individuals; understand how the hypothalamus and pituitary gland are involved in the fight or flight response; and the benefits and side-effects of the most common pharmacological agents used to treat PTSD/Trauma. [Elective for Trauma Response & Crisis Intervention Certificate Program]

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

Instructor: Craig Strickland, PhD
Date: Thursday, June 13, 2024
Time: 9:30 am - 12:30 pm ET
Location: Live Interactive Online Webinar

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The Secret Life of Hoarding

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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 hoarding, throughout the lifespan, has occurred due to clinical issues such as unhealthy living conditions that impact individuals, families, and communities. This webinar will concentrate on the older adult who meets the criteria of Hoarding Disorder as per the DSM 5. Participants will practice skills in working with the older adult who meets this criteria as well as identifying strategies for family members who are involved with an older adult who is diagnosed with this disorder. [Elective for Gerontology Certificate Program]

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

Instructor: Robin Wiley, DSW, LCSW
Date: Friday, April 12, 2024
Time: 9:30 am - 12:30 pm ET
Location: Live Interactive Online Webinar

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

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In these unprecedented times, it is more important than ever to become aware of how our own experiences and traumas affect our relationships with clients. This webinar will provide a review of attachment theory and the prevalence of traumatic transference when working with trauma survivors. Participants will have the opportunity to examine how their own attachment style affects their approach with clients. The concepts of transference and countertransference, collisions and collusions are presented including red flags that participants can look out for to avoid inappropriate boundary crossings and other behaviors that are detrimental to the therapeutic relationship. When we do not care for ourselves or keep an eye on the therapeutic dance with clients, the likelihood of burnout, vicarious traumatization and empathic strain are real dangers for the health and well -being of the helper and the therapeutic relationship. [Elective for Trauma Response & Crisis Intervention Certificate Program]

Fee: $60.00
Continuing Ed. Hours (CEH): 1.5 Clinical, 1.5 Ethics

Instructor: Lori Schlosser, PhD, MSW
Date: Thursday, March 28, 2024
Time: 10:00 am - 1:00 pm ET
Location: Live Interactive Online Webinar

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Through Our Eyes: Children, Violence and Trauma

ID: 5202WEB

In this webinar, we will look at the incidence, patterns, and occurrences of Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD). Additionally, the webinar will review how PTSD negatively affects children in various developmental stages and the potential lifelong impact. Further, a discussion of grief versus trauma, complex PTSD and its relation to self-concept and later anxiety issues, neurological issues, and the resilience that children employ will all be reviewed. CBT, EDMR, and other treatment modalities will be addressed - including their effectiveness. Finally, we will tackle how to avoid the pitfalls of burnout in the mental health and related fields. [Elective for Trauma Response & Crisis Intervention Certificate Program]

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

Instructor: Brett Novick, MS, EdD, LMFT, CSSW
Date: Monday, June 17, 2024
Time: 9:30 am - 12:30 pm ET
Location: Live Interactive Online Webinar

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Treatment of Adult Survivors of Child Sexual Abuse

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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 this webinar, participants will gain an understanding of the various types of sexual abuse, common diagnoses, and therapeutic approaches and techniques for working with survivors of CSA in a clinical setting. 3 NJ DVS credits: Sexual Abuse. [Required for Violence Against Women Clinical Certificate Program]

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

Instructor: Elaine Edelman, PhD, LCSW
Date: Wednesday, May 8, 2024
Time: 1:00 pm - 4:00 pm ET
Location: Live Interactive Online Webinar

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Triggered in Sessions? Tools to Handle Delicate Situations

ID: 5264WEB

All clinicians occasionally experience reactions or countertransference when working with a particular client. This webinar offers guidance and a toolkit to be used in the management of delicate moments when we, the clinicians, get triggered. Using lecture, discussion, and optional experiential activities, we will learn some of the typical indications that you may be triggered and/or in a dissociative state. This workshop explores why it matters if and when you are triggered, and participants will process when and how to calm the body and mind, as well as how to use the wealth of information our reactions provide about the therapeutic process taking place. This webinar will provide attendees with enhanced skills and techniques to further build their practice repertoire.

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

Instructor: Anat Samid, MSW, LCSW
Date: Tuesday, May 7, 2024
Time: 1:00 pm - 4:00 pm ET
Location: Live Interactive Online Webinar

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Understanding and Treating Body Dysmorphic Disorder

ID: 5426WEB

Attendees of this workshop will gain a thorough understanding of the DSM 5 diagnostic criteria for BDD, as well as the rationale for its inclusion in the new category of Obsessive-Compulsive and Related Disorders in the DSM 5. Symptoms most often identified, such as mirror checking/mirror avoidance, comparing and camouflaging will be reviewed, as will potential causal factors such as abuse, bullying and family dysfunction. This workshop will highlight treatment strategies, with an emphasis on cognitive-behavioral therapy, especially the use of exposure and response prevention therapy. Cognitive distortions and the importance of understanding core beliefs will also be addressed. However, BDD is not simply OCD about physical appearance and treatment needs to reflect that. In particular, the role of trauma is important to explore as many people suffering from BDD appear to have that in their background. In addition, the impact of COVID-19 on those with BDD will be discussed, especially in terms of social isolation and the use of video platforms, such as Zoom.

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

Instructor: Scott Granet, LCSW
Date: Monday, March 4, 2024
Time: 1:00 pm - 4:00 pm ET
Location: Live Interactive Online Webinar

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Understanding and Using the DSM-5-TR and Associated Diagnostic Processes

ID: 5834WEB

Revisions made to the Diagnostic and Statistical Manual, version 5 (DSM5) include more emphasis on culture, race and language as these terms relate to diagnostic processes. This workshop will review the basic structure and organization of the DSM5 and its’ predecessors as well as more recent changes included in the DSM5-TR (text revised). Using case vignettes, participants will engage in assessing and diagnosing several disorders.

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

Instructor: Craig Strickland, PhD
Date: Tuesday, June 11, 2024
Time: 9:30 am - 12:30 pm ET
Location: Live Interactive Online Webinar

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Working with the Body Online: A Contemporary Gestalt Therapy Approach

ID: 5339WEB

This webinar draws on contemporary gestalt therapy to work with the body experientially. Since the pandemic, many of us have moved to working online. Working with the body online presents challenges. Gestalt therapists have particular interest and training in moment-to-moment awareness and bodily resonances (noticing micro-movements or subtle, energetic shifts, intuitive bodily awareness, and experimenting with these sensibilities). We will discuss possible ways to work with the body online in the here-and-now with our clients.
This webinar will explore the contemporary gestalt therapy concepts of embodiment, aesthetic relational knowledge, presence, the between, and absence. As a phenomenological psychotherapy, we will invite attendees to explore their lived bodily experience. There will be opportunities for clinical and theoretical discussion and participants will be invited to explore movement online, including how this may be used within their own remote clinical practice.

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

Instructor: Andy Lapides, MSW, LCSW, BCD
Claire Spiller, (UKCP Reg.), EAGT, ECP
Date: Wednesday, April 17, 2024
Time: 9:30 am - 12:30 pm ET
Location: Live Interactive Online Webinar

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Working with Trauma: Understanding Vicarious Trauma, Vicarious Resilience, and the Importance of Self-Care

ID: 5851WEB

Former title: Self Care in Trauma Work. Trauma affects everyone it touches. Working with trauma survivors and ongoing exposure to traumatic material puts professionals and their supervisors at risk for secondary traumatic stress (vicarious trauma), burnout and compassion fatigue. These are serious occupational hazards that can increase liability and compromise effectiveness with clients as well as the physical, emotional and spiritual well-being of the professional. This webinar provides professionals with easy to use, valid and reliable tools for assessing and identifying the signs of vicarious trauma and burnout in their staff and in themselves. The importance of self-care and its relationship with best practice and professional ethics are examined. A variety of physical, emotional, spiritual and recreational self-care techniques that prevent and/or reverse compassion fatigue and burnout are presented and practiced. Participants will leave the webinar with a toolkit of quick, easy and free tools for self-care. [Required for Trauma Response & Crisis Intervention Certificate]

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

Instructor: Lori Schlosser, PhD, MSW
Date: Monday, February 26, 2024
Time: 9:30 am - 12:30 pm ET
Location: Live Interactive Online Webinar

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Instructor: Lori Schlosser, PhD, MSW
Date: Monday, June 3, 2024
Time: 10:00 am - 1:00 pm ET
Location: Live Interactive Online Webinar

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Yoga for Emotional Regulation and Resilience

ID: 1022WEB

In this three hour webinar, participants will learn yoga and mindfulness based interventions that aid in bolstering resilience and help tolerate distress. Participants will gain an understanding of the impact of yoga on the nervous system, discuss current research on the efficacy of yoga based practices, and experience practical applications of these somatic interventions. Participants should dress comfortably and be prepared to practice accessible yoga, meditation, deep breathing, and relaxation. A yoga mat, two pillows, two blankets, a towel and washcloth are recommended for the experiential portion of the workshop.

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

Instructor: Jamie Hanley, MS, LPC, ERYT-500
Date: Saturday, April 13, 2024
Time: 9:30 am - 12:30 pm ET
Location: Live Interactive Online Webinar

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