Upcoming Continuing Education Events

Friday January 25, 2019
Category: Child/Adolescent Issues

Steven Korner, Ph.D. 

5 CE credits for Psychologists 
5 General CE hours for NJ, NY, & PA Social Workers, Marriage and Family Therapists, & Teachers
Instructional level: appropriate for all levels 

Child study team evaluations have traditionally focused on the determination of eligibility using the ability-discrepancy and response to intervention criteria sanctioned by the special education code. However, current science in the form of CHC theory explains the flaws in these approaches and offers a best practice model, the patterns of strengths and weaknesses, that not only offers a more accurate way to diagnose learning disabilities, but also bridges the gap between assessment and instruction that has developed when eligibility is the sole goal of testing.  

Date: Fri, 1/25/2019 - 9:00 am to 3:00 pm
Location: 607 Allison Road, Piscataway NJ
Monday January 28, 2019
Category: School of Social Work

Offered by Rutgers School of Social Work

Instructor: John F. Gasiewski  LCSW, PhD
5 CE credits for psychologists
5 Clinical CEH for social workers
Instructional level: Introductory
Anger is challenging to deal with both interpersonally and professionally. This workshop will provide clinicians with strategies for discerning anger modes as they surface in your clients in the treatment room such as the angry/enraged child, bullying adolescent, angry/defiantly detached protector, critic, and aggressive overcompensator. You will learn methods for effectively addressing them, including how to: "listen" for and recognize the signs of an angry bully, resentful adult, or childlike victim; and know how/when to allow for ventilation, empathically confront, or set limits.


Date: Mon, 1/28/2019 - 9:30 am to 3:30 pm
Location: 275 Seventh Avenue, 22nd Floor, New York, NJ
Thursday February 7, 2019
Category: Addictions/Substance Use, Trauma

Offered by GSAPP's Center of Alcohol Studies
6 Credits for Psychologists
Instructional Level: Introductory
Presenter: Debra Ruisard, DSW, LCSW, LCADC
Providers of substance abuse treatment recognize that most clients have trauma histories that complicate treatment and compromise recovery. Kaiser Permanente’s Adverse Childhood Experiences study has officially established the link between traumatic childhood experiences and the risk of developing addictions. Therefore, providing trauma-informed substance abuse treatment is imperative; and this requires a paradigm shift in how we think about addiction and how we interpret and respond to the behaviors commonly seen in individuals with substance use disorders. This session will define and describe a trauma informed approach to addiction treatment and will assist clinicians in creating trauma-sensitive environments and providing effective trauma-focused interventions. Participants will be guided in a critical examination of current addiction treatment models through a trauma lens and be informed as to how to make the changes necessary in their practice to provide trauma-informed addiction treatment that will improve treatment outcomes.

Date: Thu, 2/7/2019 - 9:00 am to 4:00 pm
Location: 607 Allison Road, Piscataway NJ
Friday February 15, 2019
Category: Culture, Diversity

Presenter: Anita McLean, PsyD

6.5 CE Credits for Psychologists
6.5 Clinical, Social & Cultural CE hours for NJ, NY, & PA Social Workers, Marriage and Family Therapists, & Teachers
Instructional Level: Intermediate

This course will discuss the cultural issues that emerge in the treatment of South Asian families in which the parents are immigrants but the children have grown up in the US. It will focus on the particular way that the family unit is defined, the cultural expectations for children, the impact of situating the family in American culture and the potentially devastating clinical impact on adolescents and young adults. The course will focus on identifying the possible cultural clash of values (especially regarding autonomy and independence) between South Asian families and non-South Asian providers that can affect outcomes. The presentation will use clinical case examples.


Date: Fri, 2/15/2019 - 9:00 am to 5:00 pm
Location: 41 Gordon Rd, Piscataway, NJ 08854
Saturday March 9, 2019
Category: Psychoanalysis

​​Presenters: Lewis Aron, Ph.D., ABPP & Galit Atlas, Ph.D.

4 CE credits for Psychologists
4 Clinical CE hours for NJ, NY, & PA Social Workers, Marriage and Family Therapists, & Teachers
Instructional level: Intermediate

This clinical workshop will present the principles of Dramatic Dialogue as developed in the presenters co-authored book, Dramatic Dialogue: Contemporary Clinical Practice (Published by Routledge, 2018).   We will discuss contemporary perspectives on working with aggression, enactment, sexual material and​ more. ​ Atlas and Aron will illustrate the working use of Generative Enactment, the Prospective Function, multiple self-states, principles of analytic action and analytic traction, and the use of the analyst's mind.  The workshop will include ​demonstrations​ and detailed examination of clinical moments, as well as clarification of theory and comparative psychoanalytic study.  The audience will have an opportunity to engage the speakers and participate in discussion. ​ ​

Date: Sat, 3/9/2019 - 10:00 am to 3:00 pm
Location: Busch Campus Center, 604 Bartholomew Road, Piscataway, NJ 08854