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UPCOMING EVENTS

The Ethical and Lawful Practice of Therapy

Date: Tuesday, May 24, 2022

Time: 6:00 PM –  9:00 PM EDT

Cost: $95

3 CEs are available for NYS LMHCs, LMSWs, LCSWs, LMFTs, LCATs , NYS Licensed Psychologists and NYS Licensed Psychoanalysts upon completion of training.

Facilitator: Jonathan D. Rubin

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Join Attorney Jonathan D. Rubin in this Zoom training focused on the ethics and laws of mental health practice.

 

Jonathan D. Rubin is Senior Partner at Kaufman Borgeest & Ryan LLP. Mr. Rubin's practice areas include Medical Malpractice Defense, Long Term Care and Nursing Home Defense, Health Care, Products Liability Defense and General Liability Defense Litigation.

Mr. Rubin represents hospitals, nursing homes, physicians and health care professionals in civil litigation matters in state and federal courts through and including trials. Mr. Rubin has given numerous presentations on topics including the litigation of complex medical malpractice matters and a variety of risk management issues for a wide variety of health professionals.

Mr. Rubin also has particular expertise in the defense of mental health providers He has lectured extensively in person and on webinars on varied topics including multiple times at the national ASHRM (American Society for Healthcare Risk Management) conference as well as presenting at conferences for The New York State Bar Association, The New York State Psychological Association Convention, NAATP (National Association of Addiction Treatment Providers) Conference, Crittenden Medical Conference and several other Medical conferences across the country.

Mr. Rubin has also represented physicians and other medical professionals in disciplinary actions before the New York State Department of Health and Department of Education. He has authored several articles related to health care issues and was an Assistant District Attorney

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Substance Use Disorder: Introduction To Assessment And Treatment

Date: Thursday, June 2, 2022

Time: 6:00 PM –  8:00 PM EDT

Cost: $55

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

Facilitator: Thurman Brown, M-CASAC, ICADC

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Practitioners often feel unsure of the level of care that would be most therapeutically appropriate for a client with a possible or diagnosed substance use disorder. Comprehensive assessment of SUD (substance use disorder) can provide a more clear understanding of the appropriate level of care for the treatment of the SUD.

The goal of screening tools is to help the clinician develop a diagnostic evaluation of the client’s substance abuse and any co-existing conditions to provide an integrated approach to treatment planning and better client outcomes.

Delve into the techniques for gathering clients' relevant histories including but not limited to alcohol and other drug abuse, mental health, and possible emergent issues. Join Thurman Brown, M-CASAC, ICADC to identify methods and procedures for obtaining corroborative information by leveraging the core functions of counseling competencies

Thurman Brown is an 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 is a Licensed Interfaith Chaplain, Certified Life Coach, 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 a long history of expertise in Medication Assisted Treatment workflows, client assessment in behavioral health settings, and client engagement both on-site and in-community.

He currently is the Deputy Executive Director for Addiction Services at The Guidance Center of Westchester (TGCW).

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Examining Race, Power, And Privilege Through A Lens Of Intersectionality

Date: Friday, June 3, 2022

Time: 1:00 PM –  4:00 PM EDT

Cost: $85

3 CEs are available for NYS LMHCs, LMSWs, LCSWs, LMFTs, LCATs , NYS Licensed Psychologists and NYS Licensed Psychoanalysts upon completion of training.

Facilitator: Nicholas Moran, LMHC

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This course is geared toward any mental health practitioners or medical agencies seeking to gain greater competencies with creating, maintaining and practicing skills to become a more equitable and inclusive provider. This training provides didactic information pertaining to racial identity models, historical information about structural oppressive forces and definitions of key terms.

Nyx Melody (Nicholas Moran), LMHC (they/them/theirs & fae/faer/faers) is a queer, panromantic, non-binary, trans femme New York State licensed mental health counselor, clinical supervisor, educator and consultant on anti-oppression, mental health, gender/sexuality, and LGBTQIA+ issues.

Nyx completed a dual Master’s degree: Master’s of the Arts in Psychological Counseling and a Master’s of Education in Mental Health Counseling from Teachers College, Columbia University, where they took extensive course work and engaged in research initiatives surrounding queer and gender-expansive microaggressions/mental health concerns.

What Ancient Cultures Can Teach Us About Mental Health

Date: Saturday, June 4, 2022

Time: 10:00 AM –  12:00 PM EDT

Cost: $60

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

Facilitator: Gerti Schoen

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This two-hour virtual training will explore basic principles of how living in community among indigenous people can support Western psychological principles to overcome adversity and heal culturally inflicted injuries like the striving for perfection, frustration, and loneliness.

Topics to be examined include current research on the benefits of intergenerational and community support; integrating children into community life; peer-to-peer relationships; initiation; mentorship and life’s purpose; deep nature connection; the role of ritual and grieving practices; creative movement; and specific strategies for applying these insights to working with individuals, couples, and groups in therapy.

Gerti Schoen is a psychotherapist in private practice in New York City and Woodstock, NY. For 20 years she has been exploring and applying an eclectic combination of Western mental health practices, Eastern meditation, and mindfulness techniques, dream exploration, as well as eco-and forest therapy.

Her years of experience and interest in spirituality have led her to combine the insights of modern psychology with the wisdom of nature and ancient humanity.

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How Children Understand Death, How We Can Support Them In Their Grief

Date: Tuesday, June 7, 2022

Time: 10:00 AM –  1:00 PM EDT

Cost: $90

3 CEs are available for NYS LMHCs, LMSWs, LCSWs, LMFTs, LCATs , NYS Licensed Psychologists and NYS Licensed Psychoanalysts upon completion of training.

Facilitator: Maria Georgopoulos, LMHC, FT

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The issues faced by grieving children and adolescents are many, whether the death was anticipated in some way or tragic and sudden. This training will provide information on how children’s understanding of death evolves developmentally and provide useful insights into having difficult conversations with children about death.

Interventions utilizing the creative arts along with practical suggestions on how to engage grieving children will be the main focus of this virtual training.

Participants will have the opportunity to engage in a rich dialogue to increase their understanding of this important topic.

Maria Georgopoulos, LMHC, FT, is a Licensed Mental Health Counselor and Fellow in Thanatology, whose work focuses on grief, loss and trauma. She obtained her Master’s degree in Mental Health Counseling from New York University’s Steinhardt School of Culture, Education and Development and received additional clinical training through The Institute for Contemporary Psychotherapy’s Psychoanalytic Training Program and The Sensorimotor Psychotherapy Institute.

Currently, as the Director of Bereavement Services at Calvary Hospital, she is responsible for overseeing 33 bereavement support groups across three sites in Brooklyn, the Bronx and Manhattan that serve hundreds of adults, children and teenagers each year; leads a team of 8 bereavement counselors and spearheads Calvary’s efforts to expand the hospital’s professional learning programs in the New York area. She also worked with grieving families at The American Red Cross of Greater New York after 9/11.

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Engaging In Compassionate And Brave Cross-Cultural Dialogue

Date: Friday, June 10, 2022

Time: 1:00 PM –  4:00 PM EDT

Cost: $85

3 CEs are available for NYS LMHCs, LMSWs, LCSWs, LMFTs, LCATs , NYS Licensed Psychologists and NYS Licensed Psychoanalysts upon completion of training.

Facilitator: Nicholas Moran, LMHC

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This course is geared toward any mental health practitioners or medical agencies seeking to gain greater competencies with creating, maintaining and practicing skills to become a more equitable and inclusive provider. This training offers didactic information about intersectionality and the racial healing framework postulated by Anneliese Singh, PhD, LPC as well as the Radical Healing Framework.

Nyx Melody (Nicholas Moran), LMHC (they/them/theirs & fae/faer/faers) is a queer, panromantic, non-binary, trans femme New York State licensed mental health counselor, clinical supervisor, educator and consultant on anti-oppression, mental health, gender/sexuality, and LGBTQIA+ issues.

Nyx completed a dual Master’s degree: Master’s of the Arts in Psychological Counseling and a Master’s of Education in Mental Health Counseling from Teachers College, Columbia University, where they took extensive course work and engaged in research initiatives surrounding queer and gender-expansive microaggressions/mental health concerns.

Vulnerability And The Spiritual Journey: Therapeutic Higher Consciousness

Date: Saturday, June 11, 2022

Time: 10:00 AM –  1:00 PM EDT

Cost: $90

3 CEs are available for NYS LMHCs, LMSWs, LCSWs, LMFTs, LCATs , NYS Licensed Psychologists and NYS Licensed Psychoanalysts upon completion of training.

Facilitator: Richard Schaub, PhD

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Crisis - whether from loss, illness, betrayal, pandemics, trauma and/or heightened sensitivity to change - calls on clinicians to help clients discover additional resources to cope and go forward. Safe, effect, time-tested methods to introduce clients experientially to their innate higher consciousness can become a new resource of self-knowledge and self-care.

Richard Schaub, PhD, is a counseling psychologist and director of the Huntington Meditation and Imagery Center. Since 1980, he has trained health professionals internationally in the clinical applications of meditation and imagery and is on the faculty of the Italian Society for Psychosynthesis Therapy, Florence.

Co-written with his wife, Bonney, his five books focus on awakening the transpersonal aspect of human nature to reduce suffering and inspire new development.

His proudest professional role was 15 weeks of training of the mental health staff of a Veterans Administration hospital in clinical meditation and imagery, resulting in a book, Transpersonal Development, written and published under a Federal grant.

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Devoted Or Dangerous? Ideological Violence In Emerging Adulthood

Date: Tuesday, June 4, 2022

Time: 6:00 PM –  8:00 PM EDT

Cost: $65

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

Facilitator: Brielle Stark-Adler, Ph.D.

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Emerging adults’ developmental openness to new ideas, as well as their motivation for connection and belonging, can transform into an all-encompassing worldview that impacts cognition, emotion, and behavior. Explore the psychological trajectory from ideological passion to extremist thinking and violent ideation. Risk and protective factors in personality, behavior, and environment will be reviewed.

This session will examine the psychological process through which the potential for ideologically based violence may develop, with specific focus on the developmental framework of emerging adulthood. The training will address the mental health provider’s role in assessment, consultation, and management of safety concerns both on college campuses and in private practice settings. Clinicians are often in the challenging, perplexing, and sometimes frightening position of assessing emerging adult clients’ potential for violence and advising on action plans for those suspected of violent ideation. Clinical administrators are called upon to recommend safe and ethical courses of action and to respond to personal safety concerns among those interacting with such clients – including other clinicians.

Grounded in a positive, integrative, strengths-based model of mental health and well-being, Brielle Stark-Adler, Ph.D. provides insight-oriented psychotherapy, counseling, supervision, and consultation, with special expertise in clinical work with young adults, college/graduate students, competitive athletes, and religiously observant individuals.

Brielle is a licensed psychologist in New York State and received her Ph.D. In Counseling Psychology from Fordham University. Brielle’s professional background includes years of clinical leadership, clinical supervision, and direct psychotherapy service delivery on college campuses. This equips her with special expertise in working with young adults, college and graduate students, and athletes, including athletes competing at NCAA Division I and national/international levels.

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Systemic Racism And Black Girls' Vulnerability To Sexual Exploitation

Date: Wednesday, June 15, 2022

Time: 2:00 PM –  4:00 PM EDT

Cost: $65

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

Facilitator: Crystal Bennett, LMSW

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Human trafficking is a crime that preys on vulnerabilities and although it occurs across age, ethnicity, race and socioeconomic status, Black girls have an increased vulnerability to sexual exploitation as a result of racism and systemic oppression. Although Black women and girls make up 13% of the US population, they represent 40% of sex trafficking victims and account for 51% of prostitution arrests. Black girls are oversexualized, dehumanized and often treated as criminals rather than being allowed to exist in environments that provide hope and healing.

We each have a shared responsibility to combat human trafficking. In order to prevent trafficking and work to create environments for survivors to thrive, we must address the root causes of trafficking.

Through the use of personal testimony, video clips, and group dialogue, Crystal Bennett, LMSW, will explore the experiences of trafficking and sexual exploitation for Black girls and explore the racial roots that contribute to the dehumanization and sexualization of Black girls. Participants will recognize how systematic oppression increases vulnerability to the push/pull factors of human trafficking and evaluate the use of trauma and survivor-informed approaches in order to avoid re-traumatization and build resilience.

Crystal is an educator, an advocate, a survivor and a self-proclaimed thriver! For the past 25 years she has been driven by her personal experiences of trauma to elevate and amplify the voices of individuals and communities in order to promote healing and opportunities to move from surviving to thriving.

Crystal has demonstrated a passion in sharing her experiences in order to help individuals heal from their personal traumas and work alongside professionals to create trauma-informed, culturally inclusive, and person-centered spaces. Her experiences include advocacy within the child welfare system, oversight of child and youth programs, crisis hotline response, delivery of community-based mental health services, and implementing trauma-informed strategies and programs for school districts.

Crystal has been called upon to provide training, coaching, and consultation across the nation in the subject areas of human trafficking, suicide prevention, motivational interviewing, child trauma and maltreatment, and racial trauma. She is a fierce advocate for social justice and leads courageously to dismantle oppressive systems and create equitable and just services, policies, and programs.

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Relational Therapy With Consensually Non-Monogamous And Polyamorous Clients

Date: Friday, June 17, 2022

Time: 1:00 PM –  4:00 PM EDT

Cost: $90

3 CEs are available for NYS LMHCs, LMSWs, LCSWs, LMFTs, LCATs , NYS Licensed Psychologists and NYS Licensed Psychoanalysts upon completion of training.

Facilitator: Nicholas Moran, LMHC

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This training is geared toward mental health professionals seeking to gain greater competencies with creating, maintaining and practicing skills to become a more equitable and inclusive provider to people who practice consensual and/or ethical non-monogamy and/or polyamory.

This training provides distinctions between the aforementioned concepts and how they are practiced, introduces a wealth of terms to become familiar with when working with clients who practice non-monogamy, and a helpful framework for working with more than two clients in relationship counseling (both virtually and in person).

This training assists participants with helpful strategies to practice and obtain affirming language to utilize when working with non-monogamous and polyamorous clients. This course provides reflective questions and case examples that aim to assist participants with identifying areas that may create barriers and challenges for working with or maintaining relationships with non-monogamous and polyamorous clients.

Nyx Melody, LMHC (legal name: Nicholas Moran, pronouns: they/them/theirs & fae/faer/faers) is a queer, panromantic, non-binary, trans femme New York State licensed mental health counselor, clinical supervisor, educator and consultant on anti-oppression, mental health, gender/sexuality, and LGBTQIA+ issues. They have had experience working with individuals, couples, and groups who are struggling with various issues, including but not limited to: trauma/abuse, gender/sexual identity, anxiety, depression, substance use, acculturation, racial identity exploration, and dismantling internalized inferiority and/or superiority.

Nyx completed a dual masters degree: Masters of the Arts in Psychological Counseling and a Masters of Education in Mental Health Counseling from Teachers College, Columbia University, where faer took extensive course work and engaged in research initiatives surrounding queer and gender-expansive microaggressions/mental health concerns.

Narrative Sand Therapy

Date: Wednesday, June 22, 2022

Time: 6:00 PM – 9:00 PM EDT

Cost: $85

3 CEs are available for NYS LMHCs, LMSWs, LCSWs, LMFTs, LCATs , NYS Licensed Psychologists and NYS Licensed Psychoanalysts upon completion of training.

Facilitator: Dee Preston-Dillon, MA, PhD

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Sand therapy is nested in the larger context of human story-telling, including centuries of oral traditions across cultures. This experiential session introduces Narrative Sand Therapy©, exploring metaphors and symbols in sand through client-clinician-symbol collaboration.

Guiding the process is existential psychotherapy, a search for meaning emphasizing depth and presence. Through the use of metaphor, poetics, symbols and story we honor and validate client experience. We unpack social-cultural constructions; distortions of the wounded self from shame, trauma, and alienation. Participants will have an opportunity to practice symbol resonance and amplification, activate imagination and wonderment, and explore how flow and silence empower voice. The gift of existential depth is permission for spontaneity and imagination, in life and in therapy.

Dee Preston-Dillon, MA, PhD is the Founder of the Center for Culture and Sandplay and The Sand Therapy Training Institute. Dee’s cross-cultural research compared indigenous experience with implications for social justice and cultural competency when using symbols in sand. Essential to competency is a therapist’s immersion in their own sand scenes, deepening their experience of symbols and metaphors.

Over three decades of clinical consultation with therapists' sand scenes led to her development of Narrative Sand Therapy© and clinician competency scales, an Advanced Sand Therapy certificate program, and online Sand Therapy courses. Presenting at over 40 conferences on ethics, theory and practice for clinical use of symbols in sand, Dee integrates metaphor, humanistic, existential and post-modern approaches to sand scenes. Her research is grounded in neuroscience and paleontology.

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Gender Affirming Care For Transgender And Gender Non-Conforming Clients

Date: Friday, June 24, 2022

Time: 9:00 AM –  12:00 PM EDT

Cost: $90

3 CEs are available for NYS LMHCs, LMSWs, LCSWs, LMFTs, LCATs , NYS Licensed Psychologists and NYS Licensed Psychoanalysts upon completion of training.

Facilitator: Nicholas Moran, LMHC

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Join Nicholas Moran, LMHC in this virtual course for mental health or medical providers seeking to gain greater competencies with creating, maintaining and practicing skills to become gender affirming providers.

This course provides distinctions between gender and sexuality, gender identity and gender expression, and gender euphoria and gender dysphoria.

This collaborative and interactive workshop explores gender-affirming care from a position of trust and informed consent by offering frameworks and practice strategies to mental health and wellness providers that are essential to provide TGNC clients with the competent and affirming care that they both need and deserve.

3 CEs are available for NYS LMHCs, LMSWs, LCSWs, LMFTs, LCATs, NYS Licensed Psychologists and NYS Licensed Psychoanalysts upon completion of training.

See Nyx Melody, LMHC, bio above.

Writing Letters of Support for Gender Affirming Procedures for TGNC Clients

Date: Friday, June 24, 2022

Time: 1:00 PM –  4:00 PM EDT

Cost: $90

3 CEs are available for NYS LMHCs, LMSWs, LCSWs, LMFTs, LCATs , NYS Licensed Psychologists and NYS Licensed Psychoanalysts upon completion of training.

Facilitator: Nicholas Moran, LMHC

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Join Nicholas Moran, LMHC in this three-hour virtual training to gain greater competencies with creating, maintaining and practicing skills to become a gender- affirming provider.

This course provides applicable skills regarding drafting a letter of support for gender- expansive clients seeking gender-affirming medical procedures to affirm the client’s gender identity. Participants will learn about the World Professional Association for Transgender Health (WPATH) standards of care for gender-affirming surgeries.

With an in-depth exploration of each necessary component of a letter of support for gender-affirming procedures, participants will also be provided a template for letter writing upon completion and an opportunity to ask reflective questions and receive case consultation.

3 CEs are available for NYS LMHCs, LMSWs, LCSWs, LMFTs, LCATs, NYS Licensed Psychologists, and NYS Licensed Psychoanalysts upon completion of training.

See Nyx Melody, LMHC, bio above.

Group Therapy: Basics And Beyond

Date: Tuesday, July 5 2022

Time: 6:00 PM –  8:00 PM EDT

Cost: $65

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

Facilitator: Dr. Phil Feldman

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This training will focus on the most important therapeutic factors that make group therapy effective. Clinicians will learn about innovative ways to engage clients, provide support, and work through conflicts. The training will focus on ways to lead the group, define expectations and rules, set limits, and encourage interaction. Clinicians will learn specific skills and techniques they can use for a variety of presenting problems.

Topics explored include goals and objectives of group therapy, therapeutic and curative factors within group therapy, effective group therapy skills, clinical interventions, working through conflicts and resistance, identifying clients' roles in the group, and the practitioner's role during engagement, working phase and termination phase.

Dr. Phil Feldman has 30 years of experience as a Clinical Director, psychotherapist, and supervisor. He is currently the Clinical Director at Journey to Wellness substance abuse program in NJ.

He has taught numerous clinical topics as an Adjunct Professor at Rutgers University MSW Program since 1995. As a professional speaker, he has presented more than 300 Clinical CEU Seminars.

 

He is also the author of "The Psychotherapy Manual," "Co-occurring Disorders Manual," and "Shame Affect." (on amazon.com). He completed his PhD at Rutgers, MSW at Yeshiva University, and BA at Emory College.

De-Escalation And Crisis Communication

Date: Friday, July 8, 2022

Time: 12:00 PM –  4:00 PM EDT

Cost: $125

4 CEs are available for NYS LMHCs, LMSWs, LCSWs, LMFTs, LCATs , NYS Licensed Psychologists and NYS Licensed Psychoanalysts upon completion of training.

Facilitator: Dana Wyss, PhD, LMFT, ATR-BC

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Every clinician experiences clients with some form of aggression during their tenure. Aggression towards self and others usually manifests from unmet needs. A trauma-responsive approach is essential in offering support and de-escalating these situations.

Join Dana Wyss, PhD, LMFT, ATR-BC in exploring activities and events that address our self-control to respond rather than react. A brief review of fight, flight, freeze and submit/comply is included. The facilitator will guide participants through activities that support symptom management and de-escalation in response to depression, frustration, fear/anxiety, and manipulation. The goal of this training is to deconstruct the behaviors being experienced into the motivations for aggression.

Dana Wyss, PhD, LMFT, ATR-BC is a licensed marriage and family therapist, board-certified clinical art therapist, and is co-author of The Invisible String Workbook. Her doctorate in expressive therapies has led her to create programs integrating art, music, poetry, dance and animal-assisted therapy in the healing process for clients and the self-care of staff.

For the last 20 years, Dr. Wyss has worked in psychiatric hospitals, group homes, and nonpublic school settings to manage crisis, conduct trainings, coach staff, and support children and families. Dr. Wyss is currently a Corporate Clinical Training Specialist and Clinical/Art therapy supervisor at Stars Behavioral Health Group, a company specializing in the treatment of complex developmental trauma. Dr. Wyss is a national trainer and consultant with the Center for Trauma Training and national trainer to raise awareness of commercial sexual exploitation of children. She uses her creativity for her own healing as well as to support others.

Abusive Trauma Bonding In Intimate Partner Violence

Date: Friday, July 9, 2022

Time: 10:00 AM –  2:00 PM EDT

Cost: $120

4 CEs are available for NYS LMHCs, LMSWs, LCSWs, LMFTs, LCATs , NYS Licensed Psychologists and NYS Licensed Psychoanalysts upon completion of training.

Facilitator: Karen Landmann, LCSW

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Abusive Traumatic Bonding (ATB™) is a phenomenon present in many, if not all, cases of Intimate Partner Violence. It is closely related to the cycle of violence. ATB™ usually begins after the climax stage in the cycle of violence and is solidified during the second (and ongoing) honeymoon period(s). As the cycle of violence progresses, the bond becomes stronger and stronger, until it is almost impossible for the victim to leave.

 

COVID-19 has impacted Intimate Partner Violence (IPV) to a great extent. More than ever, clinicians need to be aware of the increasing need for skilled interventions to address ATB™.

Join Karen Landmann in an exploration of the implications of race, gender, culture/ethnicity, sexual orientation, level of ability, and socio-economic status in ATB™. Countertransferential responses can impact the therapeutic relationship and treatment outcomes, and providers must have a “toolbox” at hand to cope with these feelings.

Karen Landmann is a Licensed Clinical Social Worker in private practice in Manhattan. Educated at Columbia University, she has been in the field for 27 years. Her clientele consists primarily of persons dealing with depression, trauma, and chronic illness. They come from a great variety of ethnic and cultural origins.

Ms. Landmann has been working with persons in abusive relationships in which Abusive Traumatic Bonding ™(ATB™) is present throughout her career. She is informed by up-to-date research and her professional experience in developing her interventions.

Exploring Sexuality And Alternative Sexual Practices In Psychotherapy

Date: Friday, July 15, 2022

Time: 1:00 PM –  4:00 PM EDT

Cost: $90

3 CEs are available for NYS LMHCs, LMSWs, LCSWs, LMFTs, LCATs , NYS Licensed Psychologists and NYS Licensed Psychoanalysts upon completion of training.

Facilitator: Nyx Melody, LMHC

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This collaborative and interactive training explores the topics of sex, sexuality,sensuality, and the engagement in alternative sexual practices, such as kinks, fetishes, BDSM, and more by offering frameworks and practice strategies to mental health and wellness providers that are essential to provide affirming care to clients who are members of the LGBTQIPA+ community and/or engage in alternative sexual practices.

This course provides distinctions between the aforementioned concepts and how they are practiced and introduces a wealth of terms to become familiar with when working with clients who are members of the LGBTQIPA+ community and/or engage in alternative sexual practices.

Learn helpful strategies to practice and employ with clients in therapeutic settings. This training provides reflective questions and case examples that aim to assist participants with identifying areas that may create barriers and challenges for working with or maintaining relationships with clients who are members of the LGBTQIPA+ community and/or engage in alternative sexual practices.

yx Melody, LMHC (legal name: Nicholas Moran, pronouns: they/them/theirs and fae/faer/faers) is a queer, panromantic, non-binary, trans femme New York State licensed mental health counselor, clinical supervisor, educator and consultant on anti-oppression, mental health, gender/sexuality, and LGBTQIA+ issues. They have had experience working with individuals, couples, and groups who are struggling with various issues, including but not limited to: trauma/abuse, gender/sexual identity, anxiety, depression, substance use, acculturation, racial identity exploration, and dismantling internalized inferiority and/or superiority.

 

Nyx completed a dual masters degree: Masters of the Arts in Psychological Counseling and a Masters of Education in Mental Health Counseling from Teachers College, Columbia University, where faer took extensive course work and engaged in research initiatives surrounding queer and gender-expansive microaggressions/mental health concerns.

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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