PAST EVENTS
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.

 
 
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.
An often misunderstood and stigmatized clinical condition, sexual addiction is painful and destructive, and warrants informed treatment interventions.  
 
Learning Objectives:
 
Participants will gain an increased understanding of the characteristics of sex addiction.
Participants will identify appropriate treatment interventions based on the stage/progression of a client’s sexual addiction.
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.