Alexis Cate, LCSW brings attendees helpful perspectives on Suicide risk assessment and intervention techniques. Attendees will gain insight with respect to confronting the uncomfortable aspects of addressing suicide risk when engaged in direct conversation with clients, developing tools to take action and safety planning strategies surrounding client disclosures, and identifying and/or monitoring high risk individuals in the context of emotional symptoms and behavioral presentation. Earn 2 CE Contact Hours.


Examine the multilayered aspects of bullying with Clinical Social Worker Sarah Gugluizza, LCSW. This presentation will assist practitioners with the review of Bullying and its defining characteristics, the various manifestations of bullying, along with a deeper look into the social and emotional aspects of how and why bullying occurs to aid in assessment and intervention strategies, and an understanding of its broader impact. Earn 2 CE Contact Hours.


Welcome to another evening with Simple Spaces founder, professional organizer Katie Tracy as we dig deeper into how we are impacted by the space that surrounds us! Participants will review research on the current impact of clutter on American families, examine differences between clutter and hoarding, (as well as warning signs) and discuss common causes of clutter and disorganization. Earn 2 CE Contact Hours.


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Join Nora Simpson and Diana File, MA as we examine how trauma and dissociation lead to avoidance of financial clarity and tasks, and how trauma based hyper-arousal can lead to patterns of financial crisis. Participants will also gain an anthropological understanding of human behavior and tools to help clients re-imagine associated perception. Earn 2 CE Contact Hours.


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CE You! welcomes back therapist, author and lecturer Rev. Dr. Karen Herrick as we study the spiritual side of Jungian psychology. Participants will be able to better comprehend differences between Freudian Psychology and Jungian Analytical Psychology, the relevance of Jungian Analytical approaches in understanding the life problems social workers address, Jung’s views on religion and the spiritual experience. Earn 2 CE Contact Hours.


Adoption Social Worker Megan Montgomery shares fascinating insights surrounding personal identity through the adoption perspective. Participants will learn how social media has impacted family search and reunion, explore ethical considerations for practitioners assisting clients pursuing family searches, and identifying the positive and negative aspects of DNA testing and social media. Earn 2 CE Contact Hours.


Journey through a day in the life of today’s teens with Dr. Steven Levey. Participants will explore the ethical considerations when promoting self-determination with teenage clients, the environmental factors experienced in school versus home, and navigating conflicts that may arise when all the various systems meet each other; as well as building tools and insights to help teens succeed. Earn 2 CE Contact Hours.


As our society reflects on and re-examines the admissions process, we invite you to join Dr. Steven Antonoff for a meaningful conversation about higher education, and the resulting system applicants must navigate. Participants will enjoy Dr. Antonoff’s perspectives surrounding the national and international college admission scene with emphasis on recruitment, selectivity, and resulting social impact; resources (financial and other) available to assist students and families pursuing higher education, particularly in under-served populations. Earn 2 CE Contact Hours.


Study the Ethical imperatives that inform and guide the delicate balance of managerial and clinical obligations within organizational policy and decision making. Nicole DelPrete, LMSW delves into the why and how of working relationships, and the values that create a compassionate culture and supportive climate, promoting an inclusive mission-centered approach. Earn 2 CE Contact Hours.


Re-write history with Alexis Cate, LCSW! Participants will gain insight surrounding the basic premises of Narrative Therapy in separating patient’s from their problem focused narratives, some fundamental tenets of a narrative approach and interventions to utilize in practice, as well as ways to incorporate narrative a perspective into treatment planning goals and objectives. Earn 2 CE Contact Hours.


Join Milton Mankoff, Ph.D., LMSW for a closer examination of many commonly misperceived patterns of human sexuality which impact on client mental health and affect both clinical interventions and social policies. The utilization of social scientific literature on human sexuality as a resource for clinicians, mental health clients, and in policy formation, will be emphasized. Earn 2 CE Contact Hours.


Deborah Levinson, LCSW takes participants on a journey through the adjustment process following the loss of a spouse or life partner. Attendees will gain deeper comprehension surrounding the loss of an anchor, the impact on relationship quality, stages of adjustment, and the growth process, as well as variables for practitioners to consider including gender and age at the time of loss, and application of treatment models. Earn 2 CE Contact Hours.


Where might Social Workers and Accountants find common ground? Ask forensic accountant and Long Term Care Ombudsman Rani Gupta, CPA!
Rani shares her unique insights showing us how a review of the books can reveal much more than just numbers. Participants will review financial abuse risk factors for seniors and other vulnerable populations, enhance awareness skills and tools for preventing financial abuse and exploitation, and gain a deeper understanding of warning signs that may prompt referrals to adult protective agencies. Earn 2 CE Contact Hours.


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Explore the neurophysiological side of mental health with Rev. Dr. Karen Herrick, PhD., LCSW, LMSW, CADC. Participants will gain an overview of repressed trauma in the body and how these repressed memories trigger fearful behaviors in clients, the neurophysiological processes of the body and the reactions clients have to other people and their environment, theories of James, Jung, Maslow and Grof, and the differences between Spiritual Experiences and psychotic hallucinations. Earn 2 CE Contact Hours.