UPCOMING EVENTS
UPCOMING EVENTS
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 LMSWs
 
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.
Christopher Dennehy, LCSW-R
Chris Dennehy is a graduate of Fordham University School of Social Work and has Post-Graduate training in Gestalt Psychotherapy. Chris earned his Certified Alcoholism Counseling (CAC) in 1996, holds an International Chemical Dependency Certification, and is a Credentialed Alcohol & Substance Abuse Counselor (CASAC).
Currently the Executive Director of Child and Family Guidance Center Addiction Services/Step One, Chris has worked in supervisory positions since 1994 and direct clinical work in addiction and mental health treatment since 1988. His work has included Network Adolescent Program, Valley Hospital, Fair Oaks Hospital, Von Ost Institute, The A.K. Bean Foundation, Nyack Hospital, and Craig House Hospital in New YorkNY. Chris was the Director of Training of the Hudson Valley Counseling School in Newburgh and Fishkill, New York for professionals seeking their CASAC certification. Chris is also an Adjunct Professor of Psychology at Marist College and has a private psychotherapy practice in the Hudson Valley.
Participants will receive a unique Zoom Video Conferencing link that will provide you entry into the workshop upon registration. This link will become active approximately thirty minutes prior to the start of the event. 
To familiarize yourself with the Zoom platform, please refer to these instructional links:
https://support.zoom.us/hc/en-us/articles/201362033-Getting-Started-on-Windows-and-Mac
https://support.zoom.us/hc/en-us/articles/201362193-Joining-a-meeting
Resilience in Children Amid a Pandemic

Date: October 2

Time: 2-4pm

Cost: $65

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

 

The Resilience of Children amidst the Pandemic of 2020

 

Description:

Since March of 2020 when many schools closed and shifted from in-person to remote instruction the world of adults and children has radically shifted. 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 children

4) Participants will be able to describe disenfranchised grief in children and the importance of emotional check-ins.

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Participants will receive a unique Zoom Video Conferencing link that will provide you entry into the workshop upon registration. This link will become active approximately thirty minutes prior to the start of the event. 
To familiarize yourself with the Zoom platform, please refer to these instructional links:

https://support.zoom.us/hc/en-us/articles/201362033-Getting-Started-on-Windows-and-Mac

https://support.zoom.us/hc/en-us/articles/201362193-Joining-a-meeting

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

David A. Crenshaw, Ph.D. ABPP, is Clinical Director of the Children's Home of Poughkeepsie. He is Past-President of the New York Association for Play Therapy, a Board Certified Clinical Psychologist; a Fellow of the American Psychological Association, Division of Child and Adolescent Psychology, and a Registered Play Therapy Supervisor.  He was honored with the Excellence in Psychology Award in 2009, and a Lifetime Achievement Award in 2012 by the Hudson Valley Psychological Association, and also the NY Association for Play Therapy in 2018. He is the author/editor/co-editor of 17 books, over 100 book chapters, and journal articles on child aggression, play therapy and child trauma, his latest books co-edited with Cathy Malchiodi are What to Do When Children Clam-Up in Psychotherapy and a book co-written with Eliana Gil titled Termination Challenges in Child Psychotherapy.

 
In Isolation: Intimate Partner Violence During COVID-19

Date: October 16

Time: 2-4pm

Cost: $65

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

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.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Melissa O'Connor, LMHC

Melissa O’Connor is a Licensed Mental Health Counselor and is currently working as a Trauma Therapist at the Center of Victim Safety and Support (CVSS) program through Family Services. 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 twelve 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 and facilitates the CVSS’s DV support group. Prior to her position at Family Services, Melissa was the Child Counselor-Advocate for the Women’s Center in Danbury Connecticut, where she continues to provide part-time crisis assistance and consultation services to the current Child Counselor-Advocates. Melissa is an active member of the Greater Danbury Multi-Disciplinary Investigation Team (MIT), working as one of the team’s forensic interviewers.

Participants will receive a unique Zoom Video Conferencing link that will provide you entry into the workshop upon registration. This link will become active approximately thirty minutes prior to the start of the event. 
To familiarize yourself with the Zoom platform, please refer to these instructional links:

https://support.zoom.us/hc/en-us/articles/201362033-Getting-Started-on-Windows-and-Mac

https://support.zoom.us/hc/en-us/articles/201362193-Joining-a-meeting

Attendance Policy

In accordance with the NY State Department of Education guidelines, in order to receive continuing education contact hours, a participant needs to be present for the duration of the workshop/training. Therefore, participants who arrive late or leave the event early will not be granted a certificate of completion.

Cancellation Policy

Refunds will be provided for cancellations made in writing up to three business days prior to the start of the event.

Accommodations and Accessibility

HVPD welcomes participants with diverse abilities.  Please contact us at info@hudsonvalleyprofessionaldevelopment to request accessibility accommodations. Accommodation requests are considered in accordance with the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA), Section 504 of the Rehabilitation Act.