Upcoming Continuing Education Events

Monday May 20, 2019
Category: Child/Adolescent Issues

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

Presenter: Daniel Bromberg, PhD, ABPP

Sexual thoughts, feelings, and behaviors are of central importance throughout the lifespan and across cultures. Currently in the United States, considerable attention is being given to the management of children, adolescents, and adults whose sexual behaviors cross acceptable boundaries and infringe on the well-being of others. Because experiences throughout childhood and adolescence have a significant impact on development throughout the lifespan (Fox & Rutter, 2010), understanding the origins of sexual interests and behaviors is clearly of importance. Paradoxically, relatively little is known about “normal” sexual development because of the assortment of ethical and practical obstacles to studying sexual development in humans. Attendees will learn what is currently known about human sexual development early in the lifespan and about factors that derail sexual development. Significant emphasis will be placed on differentiating between children and adolescents with sexual behavior problems, adolescent sex offenders, and adult sex offenders. An overview of assessment and treatment strategies for all three populations will be provided.

Date: Mon, 5/20/2019 - 10:00 am to 4:30 pm
Location: 41 Gordon Rd, Piscataway, NJ 08854
Friday May 31, 2019
Category: Domestic Violence

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Instructor: Richard Kessler, PhD, NCC, DVS
4 DOMESTIC VIOLENCE CE Credits for Psychologists
Instructional Level: Introductory to Intermediate

This 4-hour workshop is structured to provide the participant with research based information on a wide range of spouse abuser topics believed to be important in making ethical and appropriate treatment decisions. Topics to be covered include domestic violence definitions, rates, abuser characteristics, typologies, risk factors, assessment methods, outcome research results, and applicable treatment modalities & models.

Date: Fri, 5/31/2019 - 9:00 am to 1:30 pm
Location: 41 Gordon Rd, Piscataway, NJ 08854
Monday June 10, 2019

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4 CE Credits for Psychologists
4 Clinical, Social & Cultural CE hours for NJ, NY, & PA Social Workers, Marriage and Family Therapists, & Teachers
Instructional Level: Intermediate
Instructor: Leslie Becker-Phelps, PhD

People generally enter therapy to help them with their inner struggles, as well as their relationships with others. Their inability to regulate their emotions well negatively impacts all aspect of their lives. All of this can be understood through the lens of attachment theory. And more importantly, attachment theory offers guidance for how to help them grow emotionally stronger, become more resilient, develop healthier relationships, and feel happier in their lives. By integrating attachment theory into your conceptualization and approach to psychotherapy, you can increase your effectiveness with most patients. Because it is a developmental theory, not a form of psychotherapy, it can be applied within the treatment framework of many different theoretical approaches. This workshop is designed for those with a basic understanding of attachment theory and who are looking for how that understanding can be used to enhance the treatment they offer. During the workshop, participants will be encouraged to apply the concepts offered, such as through case discussions.

Date: Mon, 6/10/2019 - 8:30 am to 1:00 pm
Location: 41 Gordon Rd, Piscataway, NJ 08854
Saturday September 7, 2019
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: Sat, 9/7/2019 - 9:00 am to 1:15 pm
Location: 41 Gordon Rd, Piscataway, NJ 08854
Friday September 13, 2019
Category: Assessment, Psychoanalysis


Presenter: Nancy McWilliams, PhD, ABPP
3 CE Credits
Instructional Level: Intermediate
Since 1980, official psychiatric taxonomies have implicitly grappled with research problems more than clinical challenges. The 2006 and 2017 editions of the Psychodynamic Diagnostic Manual, based on both empirical research and clinical scholarship and intended to complement the DSM and ICD, were international projects oriented toward therapists. Despite its origins in psychodynamic psychology, clinicians of other orientations have found the PDM useful. The manual construes problems dimensionally and contextually rather than categorically, addresses the subjective experiences of patients and therapists, includes attention to diversity, and considers the possible meanings of known syndromes. It addresses psychological issues developmentally, in adults, adolescents, children, infants, and the elderly, respectively. This workshop will familiarize participants with the PDM and its clinical applications.

Date: Fri, 9/13/2019 - 9:00 am to 12:00 pm
Location: 41 Gordon Rd, Piscataway, NJ 08854