UPCOMING EVENTS
UPCOMING EVENTS
Addiction Counseling Competencies: Introduction to the SAMHSA TAP 21 and 12 Core Functions of Counseling.   

Date: 1/30/21

Time: 9am-4pm, via Zoom

Cost: $100

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.

NYS OASAS Certified 6 Clock Hour Certificates are available for initial CASAC credentialing, CASAC renewal, CPPs (Certified Prevention Professionals) and CPSs (Certified Prevention Specialists) from Thurman Brown Consultant, Inc. upon successful completion of training. This course meets the requirements for Introduction to the SAMHSA TAP 21 and 12 Core Functions of Counseling.

 

Facilitator: Thurman Brown, M-CASAC

In this comprehensive online workshop, participants will:

Understand a variety of models and theories of addiction and other problems related to substance use.

Recognize the social, political, economic, and cultural context within which addiction and substance abuse exist, including risk and resiliency factors that characterize individuals and groups and their living environments.

Describe the behavioral, psychological, physical health, and social effects of psychoactive substances on the person using and significant others .

Recognize the potential for substance use disorders to mimic a variety of medical and mental health conditions and the potential for medical and mental health conditions to coexist with addiction and substance abuse.

Describe the philosophies, practices, policies, and outcomes of the most generally accepted and scientifically supported models of treatment,recovery, relapse prevention, and continuing care for addiction and other substance-related problems.

Recognize the importance of family, social networks, and community systems in the treatment and recovery process.

Understand the importance of research and outcome data and their application in clinical practice * Understand the value of an interdisciplinary approach to addiction treatment.

Understand the established diagnostic criteria for substance use disorders, and describe treatment modalities and placement criteria within the continuum of care.

Describe a variety of helping strategies for reducing the negative effects of substance use, abuse, and dependence.

Tailor helping strategies and treatment modalities to the client’s stage of dependence, change, or recovery.

Provide treatment services appropriate to the personal and cultural identity and language of the client.

Adapt practice to the range of treatment settings and modalities.

Be familiar with medical and pharmacological resources in the treatment of substance use disorders.

Understand the variety of insurance and health maintenance options available and the importance of helping clients access those benefits.

Recognize that crisis may indicate an underlying substance use disorder and may be a window of opportunity for change.

Understand the need for and the use of methods for measuring treatment outcome.

Understand diverse cultures, and incorporate the relevant needs of culturally diverse groups, as well as people with disabilities, into clinical practice.

Understand diverse cultures, and incorporate the relevant needs of culturally diverse groups, as well as people with disabilities, into clinical practice.

Understand the importance of self-awareness in one’s personal, professional, and cultural life.

Understand the addiction professional’s obligations to adhere to ethical and behavioral standards of conduct in the helping relationship.

Understand the importance of ongoing supervision and continuing education in the delivery of client services.

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

Thurman has been credentialed since 2013 and holds a Master’s degree in Human Administration and Mental Health, and a Bachelor’s degree in Psychology and Social/Criminal Justice.

Thurman Brown has expertise in Medication Assisted Treatment workflows and client assessment in behavioral health settings, client engagement both onsite and in-community. As a project manager for a Center of Treatment Innovation he coordinated increase access to MAT services at the state and federal level.

Thurman is the owner of Thurman Brown Consultant, Inc., recognized by the NYS Office of Alcoholism and Substance Abuse Support as an approved provider of continuing education, #1390.

The Therapeutic Potential of Disclosures of Abuse and Scary Secrets in Child Therapy  

Date: Fri, February 26, 2021

Time: 10:00 AM – 12:00 PM EST, via Zoom

Cost: $60

2 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: David Crenshaw,Ph.D. ABPP

 

The Therapeutic Potential of Disclosures of Abuse and Scary Secrets in Child Therapy

Child and adolescent clinicians may experience a child's disclosure of abuse or toxic secrets, a "breaking of the silence" as a "sacred moment" akin to what Daniel Stern in Psychoanalytic Therapy characterized as "Moments of Meeting". These deep heart to heart encounters have the potential to be transformative not only for the youth but also for the therapist. Yet, therapeutic potential is often compromised by the anxiety caused to both the youth and the therapist, related to reporting requirements, real life, and perhaps legal consequences of the disclosures. This Zoom training will focus on what is involved for the child/adolescent in breaking their silence, the implications for the therapeutic alliance, and the impact on both client and therapist. Since the topic is likely to evoke considerable thought, and questions, the last 1/2 hour will be alloted to Q. and A.

Objectives:

1) Participants will be able to list three important considerations regarding the timing of breaking the silence by a child/adolescent in therapy.

2) Participants will be able to delineate at least 3 ways to follow-up after disclosures to enhance safety.

3) Participants will be able to describe three ways to assess what used to be called "ego strengths", now more likely referred to as "windows of affect tolerance."

4) Participants will list three important contributions to healing of trauma resulting from the unburdening.

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.

Cultivating Healthy Boundaries to Reduce Compassion Fatigue

Date: March 20, 2021

Time: 10:00 AM – 12:00 PM EST, via Zoom

Cost: $55

2 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: Paul Singleton III, CMT ATR LCAT

Those of us who work in the helping professions enter this work because of our sense of caring (empathy). When we overextend ourselves to deliver this care, it can lead to compassion fatigue (or, sometimes, vicarious trauma). This is a big contributing factor in work burnout.

Once burnout is reached, we are not able to meet the therapeutic needs of our clients. The overwhelm that comes with compassion fatigue can cause a shutdown of the parts of us that make us great at our job. In this interactive workshop, led by Paul Singleton III, CMT ATR LCAT, participants will learn to identify hidden traps that bring about compassion fatigue. This workshop will include mindful breathing exercises, writing and drawing exercises, as well as group discussion, all designed to make this an interactive learning experience.

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

Objectives:

Participants will learn to identify compassion fatigue symptoms, and will learn to identify attitudes and behaviors that contribute to compassion fatigue.

Participants will learn the differences between "helping", "fixing" and "serving" and the implications for the therapeutic relationship.

Participants will learn about the Buddhist concept of "The Three Poisons" as it relates to the helping profession.

Participants will learn effective tools and strategies for maintaining healthy boundaries that will protect both professionals and the people we serve.

Paul Singleton III, CMT ATR LCAT (he/him) is a Licensed Creative Arts Therapist (ATR, LCAT), and Certified Mindfulness Teacher (CMT 200hr). Paul was first inspired to study Buddhist Psychology while practicing meditation as a teen. He received his formal training as a Buddhist monk under Pema Chodron at Gampo Abbey, and completed Mindfulness Teacher training through The Interdependence Project.

A student of Art Therapist and Origami Master Toshiko Kobayashi, Paul teaches origami to groups as a mindfulness practice. Some of the organizations that Paul has led workshops with include Artistic Noise, The Okra Project, The Trevor Project, and Lululemon. As a practicing artist, Paul was a recipient of the 2020 Jersey City Arts Council Grant Award.

Hudson Valley Professional Development, LLC 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. 

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