Upcoming Continuing Education Events

September
Friday September 7, 2018
Category: Anxiety, Cognitive Behavioral Therapy, Mindfulness

Presenter: Lynn Mollick, PhD

5 CE Credits for Psychologists
Instructional Level: Intermediate

 

Early CBT developed cognitive and behavioral interventions to reduce anxiety, but more recently the field has taken a radically different approach: acceptance of the anxiety experience. Dr. Mollick will explain how struggling to avoid anxious thoughts and feelings only intensifies them. Instead of trying to change dysfunctional cognitions and maladaptive behavior, contemporary CBT teaches: Defusion, Mindfulness, Self-compassion, and Identifying and pursuing valued goals. Dr. Mollick will give precise instructions for how to implement these new acceptance techniques, and how to integrate them into a traditional CBT or psychodynamic practice. In addition, Dr. Mollick will provide illustrations of specific acceptance techniques for treating panic, OCD, PTSD, and social anxiety.

 

Date: Fri, 9/7/2018 - 9:30 am to 3:30 pm
Location: 41 Gordon Rd, Piscataway, NJ 08854
Friday September 21, 2018
Category: Culture, Diversity

Presenter: Anita McLean, PsyD

6.5 CE Credits for Psychologists
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, 9/21/2018 - 9:00 am to 5:00 pm
Location: 41 Gordon Rd, Piscataway, NJ 08854
October
Saturday October 6, 2018
Category: Couples, Domestic Violence

Elisabeth Brown, PsyD & Alan Groveman PhD 

4 CE credits for Psychologists 
Instructional Level: Introductory 

The workshop is structured to fully meet the four CE credits in Domestic Violence required to renew your psychology license in the biennial period 2017-2019 


Date: Sat, 10/6/2018 - 9:00 am to 1:30 pm
Location: 41 Gordon Rd. Piscataway, NJ 08854
Saturday October 13, 2018
Category: Addictions/Substance Use

Presenter: Arnold Washton, PhD
 
3 CE Credits for Psychologists
Instructional Level: Introductory
 

The epidemic use of prescription painkillers and other opioids has resulted in a tidal wave of overdose deaths, emergency room visits, and treatment admissions.  Because an increasing number of opioid users seek professional help from office-based mental health practitioners, it is imperative for all psychotherapists to understand the relevant pharmacology of opioid drugs and know how to properly assess, engage, treat, and/or refer these clients whether or not substance use is a primary or presenting complaint.  This presentation will provide an overview of the relevant pharmacology of opioid drugs, clinical assessment/diagnostic strategies, medications for treating opioid dependence (including buprenorphine and naltrexone), how to coordinate care with medication prescribers, and the elements of an integrated client-centered approach that incorporates a variety of evidence-based psychotherapeutic and pharmacological interventions.


Date: Sat, 10/13/2018 - 9:00 am to 12:15 pm
Location: 41 Gordon Rd, Piscataway, NJ 08854
Friday October 26, 2018
Category: Culture, Diversity

5 CE Credits

This full-day training will provide participants with a greater understanding of how to work effectively with African American clients and families. Participants will learn how to utilize cultural strengths such as the extended family network, kinship care, religion and spirituality, and survival skills in their work. Special attention will be paid to the therapist’s use of self in engaging African American children, adolescents, adults, couples, and families. Healthy cultural suspicion of many African Americans in response to racism will be explored. The process of raising the issues of race and racism with clients will be discussed. The fears of African American families for their children, especially their sons, will be addressed. Techniques for assessing and treating drug and alcohol abuse in African American clients will be presented. Clinical case examples and videotaped material will be utilized throughout.


Date: Fri, 10/26/2018 - 9:00 am
Location: Busch Campus Center, 604 Bartholomew Road, Piscataway, NJ 08854