Upcoming Continuing Education Events

Friday March 29, 2019
Category: Addictions/Substance Use, Domestic Violence, Trauma

Wait List Available

Conference Hosted by GSAPP Continuing Education and GSAPP Center of Alcohol Studies

Date: Fri, 3/29/2019 - 9:00 am to 4:30 pm
Location: rutgers inn and conference center
Wednesday April 3, 2019
Category: Child/Adolescent Issues, Developmental Disabilities

Speaker: Kate Fiske, PhD, BCBA-D
3 CE Credits for Psychologists
3 CE Credits for BCBAs

In New Jersey, approximately 1 in 34 families are raising a child diagnosed with autism spectrum disorder (ASD). Professionals treating individuals with ASD must not only provide high-quality services to the individuals with ASD, but also support to their families. Teachers, psychologists, behavior analysts, medical personnel, and other professionals can benefit from an understanding of the family experience and its impact on their relationship with the family. Autism: The Family Experience will provide valuable insight into the everyday lives of parents and siblings of individuals with ASD. Dr. Kate Fiske will summarize the research on the experiences of family members living with and raising individuals with ASD, and a panel of parents and siblings will provide additional insight into those experiences. Recommendations for how best to support family members of children and adults with ASD will be provided.t5

Date: Wed, 4/3/2019 - 5:00 pm to 8:00 pm
Location: Busch Campus Center, Center Hall
Friday April 12, 2019

Instructor: Robert Staffin, PsyD, ABPH

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

Utilization can be conceived of as a state of readiness; a readiness to access and harness aspects and elements of the client, the clinician and the context within which the clinical encounter takes place.  Stories, a variant of utilization in and of themselves, will be presented as a tool of strategic intent. How they can be used to: orient the client to change, deliver a therapeutic message, model solutions, etc., will be articulated and modeled.  At the close of this workshop, participants will be able to recognize, discuss and formulate ways in which they can utilize aspects of themselves, i.e. their training, clinical experience and paraverbal dimensions of communication, e.g. tone, rate and prosody of speech, as well as the history, presenting problem and life experience of their clients, to facilitate rapport and promote engagement in the service of enhancing the therapeutic alliance and the impact of treatment.

Date: Fri, 4/12/2019 - 9:00 am to 12:45 pm
Location: 41 Gordon Rd, Piscataway, NJ 08854
Monday April 15, 2019
Category: Child/Adolescent Issues, Developmental Disabilities

Wait List Available

Catriona Francis M.Ed, BCBA 
Debra Paone, PhD, BCBA-D 

2.75 CE credits for Psychologists 
2.75 CE credits for BCBA/BCABA 
Instructional Level: Intermediate 

Research supports the use of early intensive behavioral intervention using the principles of applied behavior analysis with learners with autism.  With a vast literature that is continually growing, professionals and clinicians can find it overwhelming to stay on top of a changing field in order to best address the needs of their learners. The purpose of this workshop is to equip the clinician with eight essential teaching strategies that are designed to address a variety of common challenges faced by those who work with individuals on the autism spectrum.  These essential strategies are intended to help guide effective instructional practice. The first two strategies, “Make it Worthwhile” and “Don’t Give it Away,” address challenges clinicians may encounter when trying to establish a learner's motivation. “Wait for It,” guides clinicians to address deficits in the area of attending.  “Hands Off” will assist clinicians in identifying appropriate prompting strategies.  “Talk Less,” focuses on how to use language effectively when working with learners on the spectrum.  Finally, “Make it Meaningful,” “Quality over Quantity,” and “Individualize,” will provide the clinician with guidance to plan and implement effective instructional programming for learners with varying profiles.   

Date: Mon, 4/15/2019 - 9:00 am to 12:00 pm
Location: 41 Gordon Rd. Piscataway , NJ 08854
Thursday April 25, 2019
Category: Child/Adolescent Issues, Psychoanalysis

April 25 - April 27, 2019


19.5 CE credits for Psychologists

19.5 Clinical CEH for NY & NJ Social Workers, NJ Marriage and Family Therapists, and NJ Teachers

Instructional Level: Intermediate


Presenter: Norka Malberg, PsyD


This is a three-day workshop that introduces participants to the theoretical and research foundations of a short term therapeutic intervention with school age children. This course covers an introduction to the concept of mentalizing, and its use in clinical work with children in middle childhood (5-12) and their parents. It will provide an overview of the development of mentalizing in middle childhood, and how it can be assessed; an introduction to a time-limited model of MBT-C; and will give opportunities to practice specific skills for working with children from a mentalizing perspective, as well as the parallel work with parents. Videos and Role plays will be used to illustrate and practice techniques and the overall process this model of psychotherapy proposes.

Date: Thu, 4/25/2019 - 9:00 am to Sat, 4/27/2019 - 4:30 pm
Location: 41 Gordon Rd, Piscataway, NJ 08854