Upcoming Continuing Education Events

October
Saturday October 5, 2019
Category: Mindfulness

Presenter: Ken Verni, Psy.D. 

5 CE credits
Instructional level: Introductory 
 

Mindfulness Practice is often defined as the process of paying attention, on purpose, in the present moment, without judgment.  We all have this innate capacity to be aware of what is happening within us and around us. However, this present-centered awareness is often overshadowed by our habits of judging our experience, worrying about the future or re-working the past and becoming desensitized to the body’s wisdom. 


Date: Sat, 10/5/2019 - 9:00 am to 3:00 pm
Location: 41 Gordon Rd. Piscataway , NJ 08854
Friday October 18, 2019
Category: Assessment, Child/Adolescent Issues

Steven Korner, Ph.D. 

5 CE credits
Instructional level: appropriate for all levels 
 

Child study team evaluations have traditionally focused on the determination of eligibility using the ability-discrepancy and response to intervention criteria sanctioned by the special education code. However, current science in the form of CHC theory explains the flaws in these approaches and offers a best practice model, the patterns of strengths and weaknesses, that not only offers a more accurate way to diagnose learning disabilities, but also bridges the gap between assessment and instruction that has developed when eligibility is the sole goal of testing.  


Date: Fri, 10/18/2019 - 9:00 am to 3:00 pm
Location: 41 Gordon Rd, Piscataway, NJ 08854
Friday October 25, 2019
Category: Culture, Diversity

5 CE Credits

 

KEYNOTE:

If Elephants Could Talk: Racial Literacy for Everyday Racism

Howard Stevenson, PhD

 

Given the American climate of polarized politics, today’s race relations has suffered significantly. In no other place than education, has this suffering become more evident. Since the 2016 Presidential election, the number of hate crimes and attacks have increased dramatically and schools have often been the sites of racial, gender, sexual identity, and religious bigotry, to name a few. Given this polarization, most Americans are becoming more fearful of having racial discussions and without courage to engage racial moments, the skills to navigate racial conflicts are sorely lacking. Many schools are seeing that racial literacy skills development should be a high priority for k-12 education across the country to meet the unique challenges of race relations for the 21st century. This workshop will focus on how to help educators, clinicians, students, and parents change avoidant “deer-in-the-headlights,” “walking on eggshells” coping responses with more assertive, problem-solving strategies. Racial literacy training has been proposed as a trauma healing approach to help individuals engage racial encounters where practice of racial mindfulness, stress management and assertiveness can provide the skills of negotiation more readily.


Date: Fri, 10/25/2019 - 9:00 am to 3:30 pm
Location: Busch Campus Center
November
Friday November 1, 2019
Category: Child/Adolescent Issues, Developmental Disabilities

Presenters: Deb Paone, PhD, BCBA-D & Marlene Brown, M.S., BCBA, LBA
3 CE Credits
Instructional Level: Intermediate
 

With the increasing need for behavior consultation to schools and community programs, it is necessary to examine which practices are most effective in providing this service. This workshop examines those variables that increase and decrease the extent to which consultation is effective. Participants will learn how to identify barriers to follow-through and maintenance of the consultant’s recommendations. We will discuss the importance of contextual fit when designing and implementing evidence-based interventions. The importance of treatment integrity data and how to use it to guide programming will be reviewed. We will discuss the importance of giving feedback to staff and measures of client satisfaction. Research regarding effective methods to provide feedback will be reviewed.


Date: Fri, 11/1/2019 - 9:00 am to 12:00 pm
Location: 41 Gordon Rd, Piscataway, NJ 08854
Friday November 8, 2019
Category: Culture, Diversity

Presenter: Anita McLean, PsyD

6.5 CE Credits
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, 11/8/2019 - 9:00 am to 5:00 pm
Location: 41 Gordon Rd, Piscataway, NJ 08854