Workshops

FALL CONTINUING EDUCATION TRAINING SERIES

(NY State-Approved Continuing Education – CEU – for Social Work and Mental Health Counseling)

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LATINA GIRLS AT RISK FOR SUICIDE AND OTHER SELF-HARMING BEHAVIORS: PRINCIPLES AND PRACTICES

FRIDAY, October 18, 2019, 9:15 A.M. – 12:30 P.M.

Presenter:  Regina Barros-Rivera, Associate Director, North Shore Child & Family Guidance Center and founder of the Latina Girls’ Project

This workshop will address how to best approach the needs of young Latina adolescents at-risk for suicide.  Participants will learn core principles for clinical practice and program development in working with this population of young Latina girls and their families. This will include culturally sensitive strategies for effective practice in engaging and sustaining a therapeutic alliance, across the mental health delivery system, with this underserved population.

Direct practice illustrations and film clips will be used to bring to life core practice principals and address issues including sexual abuse, witness to violence, victim of violence, immigration trauma and suicide risk. The presentation will incorporate steps for developing a triage response to suicidal thinking and behavior and the use of alternative group activities to supplement the core clinical work and expand the girls’ experiences, horizons and opportunities. 

Approved for 3.0 Social Work and Mental Health Counselor Continuing Education Hours (CEUs) in NY State.

PLANNING FOR SUCCESSFUL GROUPS… ESSENTIAL FOR ANYONE WORKING WITH GROUPS

FRIDAY, November 1, 2019, 9:00 a.m. -1:00 p.m.

Presenter:  Andrew Malekoff, Executive Director, North Shore Child & Family Guidance Center; author, Group Work with Adolescents: Principles and Practice; and Editor-in-Chief, Social Work with Groups

In this essential workshop, participants will learn a comprehensive model for planning groups that will improve the quality of care in their direct practice. Planning is the most neglected phase of group development and the number one reason why groups don’t get off the ground or end prematurely. 

This training is organized in a combination mini-lecture and group interactive activity aimed at learning a comprehensive model for planning groups in any setting and with any age group. Although the workshop is aimed at work with children and adolescents, the model applies to groups of all ages.

The foundation for this workshop is the evidence-based model that will be taught through an inductive process. The participants will actually build the model in order to learn and integrate its components. 

Approved for 4.0 Social Work and Mental Health Counselor Continuing Education Hours (CEUs) in NY State

AN INTRODUCTION TO COGNITIVE BEHAVIORAL THERAPY WITH ADOLESCENTS

FRIDAY, November 8, 2019, 9:15 a.m. -12:30 p.m.

Presenter:  Erika Orbon, Licensed Mental Health Counselor, North Shore Child & Family Guidance Center

This workshop will offer a sound understanding of Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT) as it applies to working with adolescents. This will include a basic knowledge of adolescent brain development, emotional intelligence and maturity. Participants can expect to learn the 10 most common cognitive distortions and how to help teenage clients fix them. Through case examples and experiential activities participants can expect to: develop a greater understanding of common adolescent mental health diagnoses (depression, anxiety, disruptive behaviors, ADHD) and formulate creative behavioral interventions for teens and their families to help them thrive through their adolescence and adult years. 

Approved for 3.0 Social Work and Mental Health Counselor Continuing Education Hours (CEUs) in NY State.

AN INTRODUCTION TO CHILD AND ADOLESCENT PSYCHIATRY FOR NON-MDs

FRIDAY, November 22, 2019, 9:15 a.m. -12:30 p.m.

Presenter:  Reena Nandi, M.D., Director of Psychiatry, North Shore Child & Family Guidance Center, Child and Adolescent Psychiatrist

This three-hour workshop will offer an overview of symptomatology, differential diagnosis and treatment options for common psychiatric disorders in children and adolescents (mood, anxiety, psychosis, ADHD, and other behaviors). The workshop will include a discussion of standard guidelines for assessment, diagnosis, treatment formulation and need for psychiatric evaluation. A brief overview on current psychotropic medications in use, risks and benefits, and related issues will be presented.

At the end of the course, participants will be able to recognize the presentation, diagnosis and current treatment options available for common psychiatric disorders in children and adolescents. In addition, course participants should also be able to recognize risk management issues associated with adolescent substance and alcohol use and safe use of psychotropic medication, suicide risk and other related metabolic issues and prevention.

Approved for 3.0 Social Work and Mental Health Counselor Continuing Education Hours (CEUs) in NY State.

AN INTRODUCTION TO CHILDHOOD TRAUMA

FRIDAY, December 6, 2019, 9:15 a.m. -12:30 p.m.

Presenter:  Jennifer Pearlman, Licensed Mental Health Counselor and Clinical Supervisor, North Shore Child & Family Guidance Center

This workshop will provide participants with a solid understanding of childhood trauma and its relationship to child development. Key concepts of childhood trauma will be presented including types, causes, symptoms and neurobiology of trauma. The presentation will also include a review of some of the most common treatment modalities for trauma. Through case examples and experiential activities, participants can expect to learn how to identify trauma and better understand its impact on a child’s emotional and physical well-being.

Approved for 3.0 Social Work and Mental Health Counselor Continuing Education Hours (CEUs) in NY State. 

North Shore Child & Family Guidance Association Inc. is recognized by the New York State Education Department’s State Board for Social Work and State Board for Mental Health Practitioners as an approved provider of continuing education for licensed social workers #0409 and mental health counselors #MHC-0101.

Note: Participants must attend the entire approved educational activity in order to receive CEU credits. No partial credits will be given.

Register Early – Space is Limited

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Registration including Social Work and Mental Health Counselor CEUs – 11/22show details + $65.00 (USD)  
Registration without CEUs, including students – 11/22show details + $50.00 (USD)  
Registration including Social Work and Mental Health Counselor CEUs – 12/6show details + $65.00 (USD)  
Registration without CEUs, including students – 12/6show details + $50.00 (USD)  


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