Self-paced studies allow you the flexibility to benefit from our professional development trainings at a time and pace that is most convenient for your own schedule.

Please note that, in order to receive continuing education hours via self-study, NYS Education Department/Office of the Professions stipulates that a self-study course must incorporate a post-test to determine if the learner has mastered the knowledge, skills and abilities for the course. The learner must achieve a minimum passing score in order to qualify for continuing education credit. 

To register for a self-paced study:

 

1) Click on the "register here" button next to the described training and follow the instructions for registration.

2) After you have viewed the training at your own schedule and pace, you will be directed to the link for the course evaluation and the link for the post-test, and you will be asked to provide your license information.

3) Upon passing of the post-test, we will process your CE certificate and will email it to you within 5 business days.

SELF STUDY: Assessment and Treatment of Perinatal Mood and Anxiety Disorders (PMADs)

Duration: 2 hours

Cost: $50

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

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.

People of every age, income level, race and culture can develop Perinatal Mood and Anxiety Disorders (PMADs) during pregnancy and within the first year after delivery.

Left untreated, PMADs can result in long term consequences including chronic depression and anxiety, disruption to the family system. dysregulated attachment and long-term impact on child development.

​Learning Objectives:

1) Participants will be able to identify signs and symptoms of Perinatal Mood and Anxiety Disorders. 

2) Participants will learn about effects of untreated PMADs.

3) Participants will learn effective therapeutic tools to address perinatal mental health complications.

Join Elise Derevjanik, LMHC, PMH-C for this self paced two hour online webinar.

Elise Derevjanik, LMHC, PMH-C

Owner, Becoming Mental Health Counseling, Beacon, NY 

Elise Derevjanik LMHC, PMH-C is a licensed mental health counselor and perinatal mental health certified, with advanced training in infant loss and bereavement, and fertility. Elise is a founding board member of the New York State chapter of postpartum support international. She is the practice

owner and a therapist at Becoming Mental Health Counseling in Beacon NY and has been a practicing mental health counselor for over 10 years.

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 to becoming parents, including family planning, fertility, loss, pregnancy, birth, and early parenthood.

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SELF STUDY: In Isolation: Intimate Partner Violence During COVID-19

Duration: 2 hours

Cost: $60

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

Facilitator: Melissa O’Connor, LMHC 

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.

Join Melissa O'Connor, LMHC in this online self paced webinar.

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.

2 CEs available for NYS LMHCs, LMSWs, LCSWs, LMFTs, and NYS Licensed Psychologists upon completion of training.

Melissa O’Connor is a Licensed Mental Health Counselor and is currently working as a Trauma Therapist. She received her Bachelor’s in Psychology from Binghamton University and a Master’s in Mental Health Counseling from Marist College and is a certified domestic violence (DV) and sexual assault (SA) counselor through the state of Connecticut. Melissa has been passionately working with those affected by crime, specifically domestic violence, and sexual assault, for thirteen years. Ms. O’Connor has worked extensively with children, adolescents, and adults through various DV/SA agencies, partial- hospitalization programs, emergency foster care, residential programs and an infant and child learning and development research lab. In her current role as a Trauma Therapist, Ms. O’Connor provides therapy services, utilizing therapy modalities such as Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing (EMDR) with her individual clients. Melissa was previously the Child Counselor-Advocate for the Women’s Center in Danbury Connecticut, where she continues to provide part-time crisis assistance and consultation services. Melissa is also an active member of the Greater Danbury Multi-Disciplinary Investigation Team (MIT), working as one of the team’s forensic interviewers.

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