Upcoming Continuing Education Events

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
Friday March 6, 2020
Category: Domestic Violence

Presenter: Rebecca Vazquez, PhD, LAC, NCC

4 Domestic Violence CE credits for Psychologists
Instructional level: Intermediate

This workshop includes brief historical, political, and cultural perspectives on domestic violence against women as well as the current state of this issue. Following this overview, we discuss various forms of violence against women that impact their emotional, physical, and psychological well-being. Although the content of this workshop are not exhaustive, the hope is to provide participants with a fundamental knowledge of how domestic violence has manifested throughout society and how to approach survivors using a trauma-informed, intersectional, clinical framework. Finally, vicarious trauma and self-care will be discussed, along with how to promote posttraumatic growth in clients will be discussed.

Date: Fri, 3/6/2020 - 9:00 am to 1:15 pm
Location: 41 Gordon Rd, Piscataway, NJ 08854
Friday March 27, 2020
Category: Child/Adolescent Issues, Trauma

3 CE credits
Instructional Level: Intermediate

Presenter: Alexander Alperin, PsyD

As many as 68% of children and adolescents experience at least some form of trauma. The American Psychological Association indicates that trauma can lead to children and adolescents displaying emotional dysregulation, social and interpersonal difficulties, and somatic symptoms. As schools are often the primary provider of mental health services for children and adolescents, it is imperative that they are trauma informed in their practices. Through adopting a trauma informed approach, schools can potentially diminish the impact that prior trauma has had on a particular child or adolescent.   This workshop, designed for mental health professionals and educators such as psychologists, school psychologists, social workers, teachers, and paraprofessionals, aims to help attendees understand how to incorporate trauma informed approaches in a school system.

Date: Fri, 3/27/2020 - 9:00 am to 12:00 pm
Location: 41 Gordon Rd, Piscataway, NJ 08854
Monday March 30, 2020

3 CE credits for Psychologists
Instructional Level: Intermediate
Instructor: Jeffrey Axelbank, PsyD

A workshop for psychologists in leadership positions of professional associations, religious organizations, social justice groups, schools or educational institutions, community groups, or businesses, Ever feel that the organization is just “spinning wheels,” keeps struggling with the same issues, and keeps getting “stuck”? Do you wonder if it’s all worthwhile? Can we ever get this thing going in a way that matches the potential? Is there a problem of breaking down barriers, tapping the diversity of people and opinions and getting people to work together for a common purpose? Most of us will answer YES to these questions, but there is hope! Future Search was developed in the 1980s by Marv Weisbord and Sandra Janoff, based on principles of social psychology and group dynamics, and has been used all over the globe to bring people together to find common ground and work together more effectively


Date: Mon, 3/30/2020 - 9:00 am to 12:15 pm
Location: 41 Gordon Rd, Piscataway, NJ 08854