UPCOMING EVENTS
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UPCOMING EVENTS

Children as Witnesses: The Impact of Domestic Violence

Date: Thu, June 24, 2021

Time: 6:00 PM – 8:00 PM EDT

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

Facilitator: Melissa O'Connor, LMHC

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Domestic violence has been referred to as a hidden pandemic. It impacts more than 10 million adults in the United State (US) annually. Unfortunately, an alarming number of children are also impacted by exposure to domestic violence.

Children hold the heavy burden of what they have witnessed. This can have a profound effect on the child’s overall wellbeing and can shape the child's worldview. There are a number of clinical tools providers can use to help children and families work to mitigate the effects of domestic abuse and to promote healing.

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.

Gender Affirming Care For Transgender and Gender Non-Conforming Clients

Date: Sat, June 26, 2021

Time: 10:00 AM – 12:00 PM EDT

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

Facilitator: Nicholas Moran, LMHC

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This virtual training course for mental health or medical providers will develop 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 aposition 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.

Nicholas Moran, LMHC (they/them/theirs) is a queer and non-binary 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.

Criminal and Addictive Thinking

Date: Tue, July 6, 2021

Time: 6:00 PM – 8:00 PM EDT

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

Facilitator: Thurman Brown, M-CASAC

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The pervasive cognitive distortions and thinking errors used by offenders perpetuate their criminal and antisocial behaviors.

Mental health practitioners are faced with a number of challenges in working with the client who is a repeat criminal offender.

Join Thurman Brown, M-CASAC in an overview of the criminal and addictive thinking patterns and their similarities, tactics used by the addicted offender to mask their criminogenic needs, and “the lack of time perspective” which prevents them from learning from their experiences.

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.

The Primacy of Attachment Wounds in Psychotherapy

Date: Fri, Jul 16, 2021

Time: 1:00 PM – 4:00 PM EDT

4 CEs available to NYS LMHCs, LMFTs, LCSWs, LMSWs, LCATs, and NYS Licensed Psychologists provided by Hudson Valley Professional Development, LLC upon successful completion of training.

Facilitators: David Crenshaw, PhD and Sarah Caprioli

If effective therapeutic intervention is not offered, what Allan Schore calls “relational trauma” resulting from disruption or inadequacy of the empathic, sensitive, responsive bond between the parents (typically the mother) and infant can lead to cumulative deprivation throughout life. The British Object Relations psychiatrists referred to this as “double deprivation”. The original deprivation was imposed by the external circumstances but it is compounded both by later interpersonal traumas as evidenced by Adverse Childhood Experiences (ACEs) and by deprivation that is self-imposed if adequate grieving and mourning do not take place. These cumulative impingements on development are well known by clinicians who treat youth with complex trauma. Neuroscience research has elucidated more clearly the neurobiological correlates in the developmental process of such youth. In spite of the developmental challenges, in the psychotherapy process, it is crucial to not overlook strengths and the robust self-reparative drive that can lead to resilience.

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Sarah Caprioli, LMHC, is a trauma therapist in private practice in New York’s Hudson Valley. Prior to her transition to the private sector, Sarah spent approximately ten years studying trauma theory and treatment as a clinician and special projects coordinator with Family Services’ Center for Victim Safety and Support.

 

 

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.

Our Bodies, Our Sorrow: Recognizing and Responding to Somatic Grief

Date: Tue, Jul 27, 2021

Time: 10:00 AM – 12:00 PM EDT

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

Facilitator: Maria Georgopoulos, LMHC, FT

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Of all the manifestations of grief, our physical reactions have been the least addressed. Traditional counseling focuses on talking about grief but pays little attention to what is happening in the bodies of grievers. Including the body in grief work can greatly enhance outcomes since our bodies have their own way of communicating. This training will focus on ways to integrate the body in our clinical work using current models of care that are trauma-informed. Working collaboratively with clients to notice, track and regulate their physical sensations can relieve discomfort and help them develop useful resources in their grief process.

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.

Mindfulness-Based Interventions For Youth In A Changed World

Date: Tue, Aug 10, 2021

Time: 2:00 PM – 12:00 PM EDT 

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

Rebecca Marcus, LCSW

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Children and adolescents have experienced new anxiety and stress during these unprecedented and uncertain times.

This workshop focuses on the use of mindfulness-based practices and interventions for managing the anxiety and stress that children and adolescents have experienced over the past year, as well as preparing for the anticipated challenges of returning to school in the fall.

Rebecca Marcus, LCSW, works with adults, children, and families, helping them heal from life’s challenges to allow them to thrive.

She specializes in anxiety and relationships and uses a trauma-informed approach. She has expertise in mindfulness-based, and attachment and relational practices, and uses these tools to empower individuals to overcome their fears so they can live the life they want. By providing guidance and support, she helps her clients develop self-awareness and build effective coping skills to allow them to break free from anxiety and stress.

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

Date: Thu, Aug 26, 2021

Time: 1:00 PM – 4:00 PM EDT  

3 CEs available to NYS LMHCs, LMFTs, LCSWs, LMSWs, LCATs, and NYS Licensed Psychologists provided by Hudson Valley Professional Development, LLC upon successful completion of training.

Facilitator: Maria Georgopoulos, LMHC, FT

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The grief that follows the death of a significant person in a child’s life can be more complex than people imagine.

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.

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.

Therapists Affected by Client Suicide: Prevalence, Impact, Assessment

Date: Tue, Aug 31, 2021

Time: 10:00 AM – 12:30 PM EDT 

2.5 CEs available to NYS LMHCs, LMFTs, LCSWs, LMSWs, LCATs, and NYS Licensed Psychologists provided by Hudson Valley Professional Development, LLC upon successful completion of training.

Facilitator: Meredith Beardmore, LMHC

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Join Meredith Beardmore, LMHC in this virtual workshop to explore the prevalence of client suicide in order to raise awareness and decrease stigma associated with being a therapist affected by client suicide.

Recommendations and treatment for therapists affected by suicide will be made and proactive assessment will be discussed.

Mrs. Beardmore is a Licensed Mental Health Counselor in New York and currently has a private practice located in Scarsdale, NY. Mrs. Beardmore has extensive experience working in college counseling centers, including Iona College and The Ohio State University.

Mrs. Beardmore is a Certified Suicide Prevention Gatekeeper, member of CASSAP (College Alliance for Student Success and Prevention), and has presented at the 2018 Metro College Counseling Conference on Expressive Arts Techniques and their Utilization in the College Counseling Setting.

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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