Upcoming Continuing Education Events

Monday October 5, 2020
Category: Child/Adolescent Issues, Forensic Issues

5 CE credits for Psychologists - this workshop will fulfill the NJ Domestic Violence CE requirement
5 Clinical CE hours for NJ, NY, & PA Social Workers, Marriage and Family Therapists, & Teachers
Instructional Level: Introductory
Presenter: Daniel Bromberg, PhD, ABPP
Child abuse and neglect in its various forms often has a significant impact on the developmental trajectories of children and youth. Mental health professionals involved in the assessment and treatment of minors alleged or confirmed to have experienced maltreatment need to have a unique set of professional knowledge and skills that usually cannot be acquired without postdoctoral training and/or years of experience in the field of child protection. This workshop is intended to serve as an introduction to the practice of child protection. Statutes and practices unique to New Jersey will be presented. Issues of domestic violence (DV), co-occurrence with other forms of maltreatment, and its impact on children and youth will be discussed.

Date: Mon, 10/5/2020 - 10:00 am to 4:00 pm
Monday November 2, 2020
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: Mon, 11/2/2020 - 9:00 am to 12:00 pm
Friday November 6, 2020
Category: Addictions/Substance Use

3 CE credits for Psychologists
Instructional Level: Introductory

Presenter: Arnold Washton, PhD

The ongoing prescription opioid epidemic highlights the need for all therapists, regardless of professional discipline or specialty area, to know how to evaluate, diagnose, engage, treat, and/or refer opioid-using clients they will inevitably encounter in office-based practice or other clinical settings. Although medication is often the first-line treatment for opioid use disorders, the combination of targeted pharmacotherapy and psychotherapy is often more effective than either one alone. This presentation will describe the epidemiology of opioid use and related health consequences; the relevant clinical pharmacology of opioid drugs, clinical assessment and diagnostic strategies, individualized treatment planning, medications for treating opioid dependence (including buprenorphine and naltrexone), guidelines for coordinating care with medication prescribers, and a client-centered approach that integrates evidence-based behavioral and pharmacological interventions.  Lecture material will be interspersed with case vignettes to illustrate the practical application of an individualized treatment approach.

Date: Fri, 11/6/2020 - 9:00 am to 12:00 pm