Upcoming Continuing Education Events

Wednesday December 4, 2019
Category: Child/Adolescent Issues, Developmental Disabilities

Presenter: Robert LaRue, Ph.D., BCBA
5 CE Credits
Instructional Level: Intermediate

Functional behavioral assessment is a process designed to identify the factors that maintain maladaptive behavior. A substantial body of literature has shown that these procedures, when used properly, make behavioral interventions both more effective and more efficient. Although these procedures are now federally mandated and expected practice in the field, no guidelines for implementation exist. The purpose of the current workshop is to provide practitioners with empirically-based procedures for determining the factors that contribute to problem behavior.  Suggestions regarding informant methods, descriptive, and experimental methods of functional assessment will be discussed. In addition, strategies for linking assessment results to effective behavioral intervention, such as antecedent and consequence-based strategies, will be described.

Date: Wed, 12/4/2019 - 9:00 am to 3:00 pm
Location: 41 Gordon Rd, Piscataway, NJ 08854
Friday December 6, 2019
Category: Anxiety, Child/Adolescent Issues, Cognitive Behavioral Therapy

4 CE Credits
Instructional level: Introductory
Instructor: Meir Flancbaum, PsyD

Anxiety disorders are among the most common mental health conditions affecting children. They significantly impact youth at home and at school, as well as their parents and teachers. While anxiety is often a healthy and adaptive emotion, it can become problematic when it becomes disproportionate to the actual danger in a given situation and results in avoidance. Cognitive behavior therapy is an evidence-based treatment for childhood anxiety that focuses on helping youth to understand the interconnectedness between their thoughts, feelings, and behavior. Using skills targeting these areas, youth learn to decrease dysfunctional and inaccurate thoughts and reduce avoidance. This workshop is designed for mental health professionals interested in acquiring a greater knowledge of anxiety and its treatment. A framework for understanding anxiety and empirical support for its treatment using cognitive-behavior therapy will be presented. Core treatment components for the management of anxiety will then be reviewed, including how to educate clients about their anxiety and specific treatment techniques. This workshop is designed for psychologists, social workers, and counselors interested in learning more about practical techniques for helping children manage anxiety.


Date: Fri, 12/6/2019 - 9:30 am to 2:30 pm
Location: 41 Gordon Rd, Piscataway, NJ 08854
Friday January 17, 2020
Category: Ethics and Professional Issues

Presenter: James Wulach, PhD, JD
3 CE credits for Psychologists
Instructional Level: Introductory
This presentation will review current laws and regulations affecting NJ psychologists, emphasizing current developments, and those regulations and situations that create the highest legal risk for psychologists in clinical and forensic practice.  Past decisions of the NJ State Board will be summarized and reviewed, in terms of disciplinary trends and common pitfalls to avoid.  Risk avoidance strategies will be discussed, including procedures, and likely outcomes of unexpected Board complaints, lawsuits, and their resolution.

Date: Fri, 1/17/2020 - 10:00 am to 1:00 pm
Location: 41 Gordon Rd, Piscataway, NJ 08854
Friday January 31, 2020
Category: Child/Adolescent Issues

5 CE credits
Instructional Level: Intermediate
Presenter: Kenneth Barish, PhD

Most children referred for therapy present complex problems that require a multi-faceted approach to treatment. In this workshop, Dr. Barish will present an integrative theory of pathological development in childhood and an inclusive model of therapeutic change, based on a contemporary understanding of children’s emotions and emotional needs.

Date: Fri, 1/31/2020 - 9:00 am to 3:00 pm
Location: 41 Gordon Rd, Piscataway, NJ 08854
Monday March 2, 2020

Presenter: Leslie  Becker-Phelps, PhD

6 CE credits
Instructional level: Intermediate

Therapy rooms are filled with clients who are difficult to treat, whether they suffer with depression, anxiety, PTSD, personality disorders, relationship problems, or other issues. They relate to themselves and others in ways that leave them feeling essentially flawed or inadequate, often leading them to be self-critical, self-loathing, and to be sensitive to rejection. They often perceive others as not emotionally available to them; and so they relate in a guarded or hostile manner. These issues interfere with their ability to regulate their emotions, and they negatively impact all aspects of their lives. In their vigilant attempts to protect themselves from potential harm, they block even positive outside influence. This makes them resistant even to therapists’ efforts to help them.

Date: Mon, 3/2/2020 - 9:00 am to 4:00 pm
Location: 41 Gordon Rd.Piscataway , NJ 08854