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Theoretical, Practical and Relational Dimensions of Clinical Supervision

Date: Friday, May 21, 2021

Time: 9:00 AM -12:00 PM EST, via Zoom

Cost: $90

3 CE contact hours available from Hudson Valley Professional Development, LLC for NYS Licensed Psychologists, LMHCs, LMFTs, LCSWs, and LMSWs upon successful completion of training.

Facilitator: Dr. John Mills, Ph.D., ABPP

 

This Zoom workshop will use lecture, discussion, and demonstration to describe major approaches to supervisory intervention, practical techniques for supervision, the significance of the person of the supervisor and supervisee, and professional issues that are unique to supervision and are significant to the process and outcome of supervision.

Join Dr. John Mills in this workshop to explore the theoretical, practical, relational, and professional dimensions of clinical supervision.

Grief and Mourning in Therapy

 

Date: Two-part series: Wednesdays Apr 21 & 28, 2021

Time: 6:00 PM - 9:00 PM EST, via Zoom

Cost: $180

6 CE contact hours available from Hudson Valley Professional Development, LLC for NYS Licensed Psychologists, LMHCs, LMFTs, LCSWs, and LMSWs upon successful completion of training.

Facilitator: Lori Wynters, EdM, MFA, PhD, Rabbinical Chaplain 

While the DSM diagnosis offers some exploration, this workshop will examine grief from the current neuroscience, psychological, somatic and spiritual responses to loss. In this two-part Zoom workshop led by Rabbinical Chaplain Lori Wynters, EdM, MFA, PhD, participants will explore practices from contemporary psychologies, and from several wisdom traditions.

Protecting the Vulnerable: Understanding Childhood Sexual Abuse

Date: Sat, Apr 24, 2021

Time: 9:00 AM -12:00 PM EST, via Zoom

Cost: $85

3 CE contact hours available from Hudson Valley Professional Development, LLC for NYS Licensed Psychologists, LMHCs, LMFTs, LCSWs, and LMSWs upon successful completion of training.

Facilitator: Melissa O'Connor, LMHC

With National Child Abuse Prevention and Sexual Assault Awareness month upon us, it is important to raise awareness about sexual violence, to teach effective strategies that can help to protect our communities, and to provide support to families and their children when abuse does occur. In order to help our communities, helping professionals must be educated on what sexual abuse is, the dynamics around the abuse, and be able to help families set up strategies to improve protection against abuse.

Join Melissa O'Connor, LMHC in this three-hour Zoom training to explore the dynamics of sexual abuse against children.

 
Assessment and Treatment of Perinatal Mood and Anxiety Disorders (PMADs)

Date: 12/7/20

Time: 6-8pm

Cost: $50

2 CE contact hours available for NYS LMHCs, LMFTs, LCSWs, and LMSWs

Facilitator: Elise Derevjanik, LMHC, PMH-C, Owner, Becoming Mental Health Counseling, Beacon, NY 

Recognizing the importance of quality maternal mental health support during her own experience of becoming a mother, she has dedicated her practice to meeting this need in the community. Her practice is focused on supporting the mental health needs of women and families on their journey

In Isolation: Intimate Partner Violence During COVID-19

Date: 10/16/20

Time: 2-4pm

Cost: $65

2 CE contact hours available for NYS LMHCs, LMFTs, LCSWs, and LMSWs

Facilitator: Melissa O'Connor, LMHC, LMHC, Trauma Therapist at the Center of Victim Safety and Support (CVSS)

The COVID-19 pandemic has impacted everyone’s life in some form or fashion. Though the country and the world begin to slowly reopen and adjust to the “new normal”, there continues to be much uncertainty, and for some, continued isolation.

With the social distancing guidelines still being recommended, we may find ourselves continuing to work, learn, and play from the comfort and safety of homes. Unfortunately, for victims of violence, spending more time at home may not be considered safe or comforting.

Learning Objectives:

1) Participants will learn the basic dynamics of abuse and how it aids an abuser in gaining power and control over their victim.

2) Participants will learn how COVID-19 has impacted victims of domestic violence and will identify contributing factors that have caused victims to be at an increased risk of violence.

3) Participants will gain knowledge about the measures taken in the state of New York to try to better assist victims and will learn about available resources for victims of intimate partner violence.

Empowering Clients to Understand and Prevent Relapse

 

Date: Thu, Jun 3, 2021

Time: 6:00 -8:00 PM

2 CEs available to NYS LMHCs, LMFTs, LCSWs, LMSWs, and NYS Licensed Psychologists provided by Hudson Valley Professional Development, LLC upon successful completion of training.

Facilitator: Thurman Brown, M-CASAC

 

This virtual training will help therapists working with substance-addicted clients to understand relapse as a process, rather than an isolated event. A relapse progression may lead to renewed alcohol or drug use, physical or emotional collapse, or suicide. The relapse process is marked by predictable and identifiable warning signs that begin long before a return to use or collapse occurs. Relapse prevention therapy empowers people to recognize and manage these warning signs so that they can interrupt the progression early and return to the process of recovery. This training seeks to arm providers with that knowledge.

Thurman Brown is a M-CASAC (Comprehensive Alcohol and Substance Abuse Counselor) and an International Certified Alcohol and Drug Counselor (ICADC) with 20 years of experience in the substance abuse field.

The Ethical and Lawful Practice of Therapy

Date: Wednesday June 2,  2021

Time: 6:00 - 9:00

Cost: $95

3 CE contact hours available from Hudson Valley Professional Development, LLC for NYS Licensed Psychologists, LMHCs, LMFTs, LCSWs, and LMSWs upon successful completion of training.

Facilitator: Jonathan D. Rubin, Atty

A review of the foundations of the ethical and lawful practice of therapy, and an introduction to new regulations for lawful practice.

Resilience in Children Amid a Pandemic 

Date: 10/2/20

Time: 2-4pm

Cost: $65

2 CE contact hours available for NYS LMHCs, LMFTs, LCSWs, and LMSWs

Facilitator: Dr. David Crenshaw, PhD., ABPP, Clinical Director of the Children’s Home of Poughkeepsie

During a time of unprecedented stress and ambiguity,  the world of adults and children has radically shifted. Since March of 2020 when many schools closed and shifted from in-person to remote instruction, uncertainty and ambiguity has been the rule and structure and clarity the exception. Stress has been high for both children and the adults who care for them and guide them. On the other side of the ledger is the remarkable self-reparative resources of children commonly known as resilience or hardiness. Neither side of the equation should be minimized and requires our respect and awareness. The disenfranchised grief of children is also important to recognize in the current context of disruption, rapid change, and threats to the health of our children and their loved ones.

Learning Objectives:

1) Participants will describe at least three features of the “Ordinary Magic of Resilience” (Credit to Ann Masten)

2) Participants will be able to explain the “window of stress tolerance and its relation to resilience.

3) Participants will describe three features of the pandemic especially stressful to children4) Participants will be able to describe disenfranchised grief in children and the importance of emotional check-ins.

Clinician’s Workshop: Evidence-Based Clinical Interventions In Working With The Sex Addicted Client

 

Date: 9/24/20
Time: 7-9pm
Cost: $65
2 CE contact hours available for NYS LMHCs, LMFTs, LCSWs, and LMSW
Facilitator: Chris Dennehy, LCSW-R, Executive Director of Child and Family Guidance Center Addiction Services/Step One
 
An often misunderstood and stigmatized clinical condition, sexual addiction is painful and destructive, and warrants informed treatment interventions.  
 
Workshop Description:
In a small group (10 participant max) interactive format, this workshop will include a presentation of diagnostic material, clinical demonstrations by the facilitator, and clinical case discussion.
 
Effective, evidence-based treatment interventions will be illustrated and processed.
Let's Talk About Racism Series:
Privilege and the Clinical/Helping Relationship

 

This training will be held online, via Zoom.

Date: 8/19/20

Time: 2-4pm

Cost: $60

2 CE contact hours available for NYS LMHCs, LMFTs, LCSWs, and LMSWs

Instructor: Joel Oppenheimer, LCSW, SUNY New Paltz Counseling Center

 

As helping professionals, we have all been socialized in a racist society, and as a result, we may inadvertently participate in and support racist systems. As clinicians, we must be open to self-reflection and to take ownership of the role of race in therapy.   

Learning Objectives:
Participants will learn the importance of personal and professional understanding of racism and its daily impacts.
Participants will understand how white fragility maintains racist structures and systems.
Participants will increase awareness of whiteness and how it can show up personally and professionally.
Participants will learn about transference and countertransference as it pertains to race in the clinical relationship.
Sexual Addiction in the Digital Age: Assessment, Countertransference, and Treatment
This training will be held online, via Zoom.

Date: 7/30/20

Time: 7-9pm

Cost: $60

2 CE contact hours available for NYS LMHCs, LMFTs, LCSWs, and LMSWs

Instructor: Chris Dennehy, LCSW-R, Executive Director of Child and Family Guidance Center Addiction Services/Step One

The increased accessibility and availability of pornography and sexual partners via the internet and technology have had implications for those dealing with sexual addictions. An often misunderstood and stigmatized clinical condition, sexual addiction is painful and destructive, and warrants informed treatment interventions.  

Participants will gain an increased understanding of the characteristics of sex addiction in the age of digital technology. Participants will increase their ability to recognize countertransference issues that may inhibit treatment.

Participants will learn about best assessment practices and effective treatment interventions for those struggling with sex addiction.