Upcoming Continuing Education Events

October
Saturday October 13, 2018
Category: Addictions/Substance Use

Presenter: Arnold Washton, PhD
 
3 CE Credits for Psychologists
3 CE Credits for CADC/LCADCs
3 Clinical CE hours for NJ, NY, & PA Social Workers, Marriage and Family Therapists, & Teachers
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
Thursday October 18, 2018
Category: School of Social Work

Offered by Rutgers School of Social Work

5 CE credits for psychologists
5 Clinical CEH for social workers

Instructor: Susan Esquilin, PhD, ABPP-Clinical

Exposure to multiple traumatic events early in life within the context of the caregiving system can have profound and long-lasting impacts. These experiences affect how people experience others and react to events, and often lead to dysfunction in a variety of ways: problems in establishing stable relationships; problems managing emotions; problems controlling behavior; and problems in planning and following through on plans. The difficulties typically go beyond the basic criteria for PTSD. Often, these children do not have narrative memories for the events that occurred. If the problems they present are not understand as reactions to complex trauma, the interventions chosen to address them are not helpful and the children often fail in the many systems they enter. This workshop will provide an overview of what constitutes complex trauma, the ways in which individuals with these histories are impacted, as well as a discussion of how understanding these issues can make our interventions more successful.


Date: Thu, 10/18/2018 - 9:30 am to 3:30 pm
Location: 610 valley health plaza, paramus nj
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
Friday October 26, 2018
Category: School of Social Work

Offered by Rutgers School of Social Work

Instructor: Paula Rodriguez Rust, PhD

4.5 CE credtis for psychologists
5.00 Social/Cultural  CEH for social workers
Instructional level: Introductory
 

This workshop provides an in-depth examination of sexual orientation and gender identity diversity, with a focus on the psychological and social issues facing lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender people, as it relates to the provision of care in the social service context. Topics include LGBT subculture, the impact of prejudice, discrimination, and the "heterosexual assumption" on LGBT individuals and on the LGBT community. Use of inclusive language and other techniques for creating environments that are welcoming for LGBT individuals will be addressed, and how professionals can help youth and adults who are questioning their sexualities or genders. The workshop also examines common stereotypes and attitudes toward LGBT people, including the origins of these stereotypes, related research findings, and effective techniques for addressing the stereotypes and attitudes of others.


Date: Fri, 10/26/2018 - 9:30 am to 3:30 pm
Location: Parsippany - Octagon 10 Office Center 1719 Route 10 East, Parsippany, NJ
Friday October 26, 2018
Category: School of Social Work

Offered by Rutgers School of Social Work

Instructor: Colleen Daly Martinez, PhD, LCSW, RPT-S

5 CE credits for psychologists
5 Clinical CEH for social workers
Instructional level: Introductory
 
Play is the language of the child. Attempting to assess and treat children in a primary talk therapy modality can be difficult for the client and the clinician. Play therapy is growing in popularity in the mental health professions, and is recognized as an effective means of addressing many developmental and psychological issues of children and adolescents. In this workshop, play and art techniques for assessment, intervention, and termination in individual, group and family therapy will be presented through lecture, experientially, and through case discussion. The presenter will discuss what the most basic play therapy materials needed are and provide cost-effective strategies for making or obtaining the basic tools. Participants will leave the workshop prepared with the information, enthusiasm, and confidence to start using play techniques immediately.

Date: Fri, 10/26/2018 - 9:30 am to 3:30 pm
Location: 610 Valley Health Plaza, Paramus, NJ