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Assessment of Older Adults

ID: 1003WEB

An accurate and comprehensive assessment is crucial in determining the nature and course of helping interventions and achieving goals, which improve the quality of life for elder clients. You will learn to develop a framework for assessing older adult clients with consideration of cultural and age differences. Different types, purposes and applications of assessments given under various auspices will be distinguished. You will become familiar with various data collection instruments and will be able to differentiate between dysfunctional and normal aging. Risk factors that need specialized assessments will be identified. [Required for Basic Gerontology Certificate Program]

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

Instructor: Donna Gapas, LCSW
Date: Friday, August 23, 2024
Time: 1:00 pm - 4:00 pm ET
Location: Live Interactive Online Webinar

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Case Plan Essentials

ID: 4508WEB

An effective case plan is built on a solid strengths-based assessment in collaboration with the client. It is not just a document, but rather a process that requires specialized knowledge and skills requiring the social worker to assume various roles and perform specific functions. This process begins before intake and continues through evaluation and termination. Using actual case studies, this webinar will focus on the development of an individualized case plan that supports the client in achieving their goals. [Elective for Case Management Certificate Program]

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

Instructor: Lynn Pistolas, LCSW
Date: Tuesday, July 16, 2024
Time: 1:00 pm - 4:00 pm ET
Location: Live Interactive Online Webinar

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Health and Wellness for People with Developmental Disabilities

ID: 3010WEB

Health and wellness is vital to our quality of life and overall sense of wellbeing. In this webinar we will discuss the unique challenges of promoting health and wellness in individuals with developmental disabilities. Emphasis will be placed on the importance of family health as well as society's influence on the culture of living with a developmental disability. During this interactive webinar, strategies to prevent secondary conditions will be explored utilizing a hands-on holistic approach. [Elective for Developmental Disabilities Certificate Program]

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

Instructor: Carrie Coffield, PhD
Date: Thursday, July 25, 2024
Time: 9:30 am - 12:30 pm ET
Location: Live Interactive Online Webinar

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Legal Issues and Planning for Older Adults

ID: 1013WEB

This webinar will provide an overview of important legal issues affecting older adults. You will learn about the laws affecting decision-making capacity including financial durable powers of attorney, advanced directives, health care proxies, and guardianship. Using interactive case studies, the webinar will focus on ethical considerations in the context of providing services to clients with diminished capacities. Along with an overview of Medicare and Medicaid (including Medicaid eligibility), the webinar will provide a broad-based understanding of home and community-based services with a focus on New Jersey's "new" Medicaid Managed Long Term Services and Supports (MLTSS) program. You will also learn about the rights of residents in nursing homes and assisted living. *This webinar does not qualify for NBCC (National Board for Certified Counselors) clock hours in ethics. [Required for Advanced Gerontology or Senior Housing Issues Certificate Program]

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

Instructor: Jill Hoegel
Bren Pramanik, Esq.
Date: Wednesday, August 14, 2024
Time: 9:30 am - 12:30 pm ET
Location: Live Interactive Online Webinar

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Maintaining Appropriate Professional Boundaries: Exploring Ethical Obligations of Mental Health Professionals

ID: 5409WEB

Mental health professionals are charged with the legal and ethical responsibility to maintain professional boundaries, but the obligation isn’t always so easy to discern. This webinar brings real-world context to ethical concerns often experienced by professionals in practice in maintaining appropriate professional boundaries. This webinar will provide a framework to contemplate ethical dilemmas and make informed decisions that insulate professionals from legal liability while protecting clients from harm.

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

Instructor: Kathryn Krase, PhD, JD, MSW
Date: Wednesday, July 24, 2024
Time: 9:30 am - 12:30 pm ET
Location: Live Interactive Online Webinar

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Mental and Behavioral Health Professionals as Change Agents: Policy Advocacy Tools for Practice

ID: 4225WEB

Mental & behavioral health professionals in practice often find it hard to be active policy advocates, because we are uncomfortable, and/or lack the skills and experience to engage. This workshop highlights the importance of engaging in social and political action. Knowledge vital to interacting with various levels and systems of government will be provided. Communications with elected and non-elected officials will be explored. Coalition building will be highlighted. We will brainstorm advocacy areas ripe for professional involvement of mental and behavioral health professionals, make a plan for social and political action, get the work started, and prepare for future action.

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

Instructor: Kathryn Krase, PhD, JD, MSW
Date: Wednesday, July 10, 2024
Time: 9:30 am - 12:30 pm ET
Location: Live Interactive Online Webinar

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Supporting Families through Change

ID: 3026WEB

The arrival of a child with a developmental disability has life-long implications for the family. This workshop will examine important transitions across the lifespan of individuals with disabilities in the context of their family and community. Discussion will include initial diagnosis, entrance into education and adult services, and how these stages impact the family system. Effective ways to support families as they go through these stages will also be examined. [Required for Developmental Disabilities Certificate Program]

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

Instructor: Colleen McLaughlin, MEd
Caroline Coffield, PhD
Date: Friday, August 23, 2024
Time: 9:30 am - 12:30 pm ET
Location: Live Interactive Online Webinar

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The Community Empowerment Model

ID: 7130WEB

The (CEM) Community Empowerment Model is a model utilizing existing systems and infrastructures to develop a comprehensive approach to addressing social issues. Traditional models often start with the formation of a coalition, without consideration for existing groups, coalitions and collaboratives often creating competition resulting in duplication of services and wasted effort. This interactive webinar will introduce participants to this model that encourages the development of coordinated collaboration, better alignment of existing community organizational structures that increases the capacity to create communities we want to live in. [Elective for Nonprofit and Public Management Certificate Program]

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

Instructor: John Kriger, MSM
Date: Wednesday, June 26, 2024
Time: 9:30 am - 12:30 pm ET
Location: Live Interactive Online Webinar

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

ID: 4969WEB

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 local NJ trends with regards to prescribing practices and new legislation, opioid overdoses and trends with opioid use. Participants will be able to distinguish the difference between which drugs are considered naturally occurring opiates, which are considered semi-synthetic opioids and which are considered synthetic opioids. Participants will be introduced into the assessment of and treatment of Opioid Use Disorders via the DSM 5 criteria, the latest nationally recognized medicated assisted treatment and the non-medication assisted treatment approaches when working with clients. Participants will be able to identify three different medicated assisted treatments (MAT), and discussion of medicinal marijuana being added as an MAT option. Webinar participants will be introduced to a harm reduction treatment paradigm and will be able to identify at least 3 different harm reduction principles when working with clients. Finally, participants will engage in an interactive case that will develop throughout the webinar and have different objectives (e.g., assessing a proper level of care, and then incorporating a harm reduction treatment orientation with the client in regards to their MAT decision process). [This webinar will complete your prescription opioid social work license requirement]

Fee: $60.00
Continuing Ed. Hours (CEH): 2.0 General, 1.0 Prescription Opioids

Instructor: Glenn Duncan, LPC, LCADC, CCS, ACS
Date: Monday, July 22, 2024
Time: 9:30 am - 12:30 pm ET
Location: Live Interactive Online Webinar

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Instructor: Glenn Duncan, LPC, LCADC, CCS, ACS
Date: Friday, August 2, 2024
Time: 9:30 am - 12:30 pm ET
Location: Live Interactive Online Webinar

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