Workshops

The ongoing dilemma of what to do when both parents think that a child belongs with him/her alone can be confusing and create a great deal of conflict. In a custody battle parents often think in black and white terms. Parents will usually claim that they are the best parent. Egos and the desire to control the other parent tend to take presence over what is in the child’s best interest.  Negotiating what is best for the child between their parents can be difficult but not impossible. In this training, attendees will learn how to break through the barriers of high conflict divorce.

Outline:

  • Changing the divorce parent’s mindset.
  • Letting go of the anger towards the ex. spouse.
  • Managing the Narcissistic Parent-Learn to create a civil relationship.
  • Understanding the Child’s Mindset Regarding the Divorce.
  • Setting Boundaries
  • Building a Strategic Plan

Objectives

  • Teach attendees the difference between High Conflict Divorce & Regular Divorce.
  • Learn skills on how to decrease animosity between divorced parents.
  • Understand the child’s perspective of the divorce.
  • Create a strategic plan to create civility between divorced parents.

Presenter:

Dr. Sue Cornbluth is a nationally recognized and certified parenting expert in high conflict parenting situations. In 2013, Dr. Sue created the consulting firm Parenting Beyond Trauma, LLC which helps parents move through and beyond their high conflict divorces.

Dr. Sue earned her reputation as a leading expert in child abuse and victims’ rights during the Jerry Sandusky trial. She is a regular mental health contributor for an array of networks and television shows such as NBC, FOX and CBS. Currently she is the host of her own radio show called, “The Dr. Sue Show” on streamcityradio.org.  She has contributed to several national publications as well.  Her new best-selling book, “Building Self-esteem in Children and Teens Who Are Adopted or Fostered” is available now.

Dr. Sue’s passion is to make a difference in the lives of traumatized children by educating parents and professionals about how to help children succeed in life. She travels throughout the country speaking at conferences about her work.

Recently, Dr. Sue was named one of the most “Distinctive Women” in the country by Women’s Distinctive Business Magazine. Dr. Sue holds a doctoral degree in Clinical Psychology and was a former psychology professor at Temple University.  She lives outside of Philadelphia, PA with her husband and two children.

Thursday, November 9, 2017

Time: 8:30am registration, workshop: 9am to 12pm
Location: Belmont Behavioral Health, 4200 Monument Road, Philadelphia, PA 19131
Credits: 3 CEU’s for PA Social Workers; MFT’s and PC’s
Fee: $60.00

Cancellation requests submitted five (5) business days before the start of the workshop will receive a 50% refund. Cancellation requests received less than 5 business days before the start of the workshop will receive a credit towards another workshop of equal value.

Social Work prn reserves the right to CANCEL and/or RESCHEDULE any workshop at any time. In the event Social Work prn cancels a scheduled workshop, we will notify all registered participants immediately, and provide either a full refund or credit towards another workshop.

Please allow up to five (5) business days for refund to be processed.

RSVP by paying for the workshop on-line below

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“NASW-PA Chapter is a co-sponsor of this workshop. 3 CEU’s will be awarded for completion of this course. NASW has been designated as a pre-approved provider of professional continuing education for social workers (Section 47.36), Marriage and Family Therapist (Section 48.36) and Professional Counselors (Section 49.36) by the PA State Board of Social Workers, Marriage & Family Therapists and Professional Counselors.”

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

It has been my good fortune to have been supervised by several good supervisors. It has also been my misfortune to have had unpleasant experiences. Because of this I am convinced that good supervisors are born but all benefit from training where they focus on supervision knowledge and skills reflect on their role and responsibilities and learn to integrate teaching, counseling and consulting skills. This training teaches these preliminary skills, such as being comfortable with authoritative and evaluative functions, how personal traits and interpersonal style affects supervision, and how to employ a variety of supervision interventions.

GOALS AND OBJECTIVES

By the end of this training the student will be able to:

  • Understand the three functions of supervision
  • List the characteristics of a good and poor supervisor
  • Explain the three developmental stages of a supervisor and supervised
  • Effectively prepare for supervision
  • Understand and be aware of resistance within supervises
  • Give difficult feedback effectively
  • Be aware of ethical issues in supervision
  • Document effectively

Presenter: Allene Lyons, LCSW, M.Ed.

Allene has over 40 years of experience providing both clinical and administrative services in the mental health field. This experience included working as Supervisor, Director and Regional Director of both outpatient and BHRS programs, providing clinical supervision to staff and social workers working towards their LCSW, and conducting training in clinical, documentation and compliance areas.

Currently, Allene is in private practice providing psychotherapy and management assistance to various agencies.

Allene holds an LCSW license and received her MSW from the University of Connecticut and M.A. in Education from Chestnut Hill College.

Friday, October 20, 2017

Time: 8:30am registration, workshop: 9am to 4pm (1 hour lunch break)
Location: Belmont Behavioral Health, 4200 Monument Road, Philadelphia, PA 19131
Credits: 6 CEU’s for PA Social Workers; MFT’s and PC’s
Fee: $115.00

Cancellation requests submitted five (5) business days before the start of the workshop will receive a 50% refund. Cancellation requests received less than 5 business days before the start of the workshop will receive a credit towards another workshop of equal value.

Social Work prn reserves the right to CANCEL and/or RESCHEDULE any workshop at any time. In the event Social Work prn cancels a scheduled workshop, we will notify all registered participants immediately, and provide either a full refund or credit towards another workshop.

Please allow up to five (5) business days for refund to be processed.

RSVP by paying for the workshop on-line below

Add to Cart

“NASW-PA Chapter is a co-sponsor of this workshop. 6 CEs will be awarded for completion of this course. NASW has been designated as a pre-approved provider of professional continuing education for social workers (Section 47.36), Marriage and Family Therapist (Section 48.36) and Professional Counselors (Section 49.36) by the PA State Board of Social Workers, Marriage & Family Therapists and Professional Counselors.”

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Problem-solving therapy, originated by Marvin Goldfried and further developed by Thomas D’Zurilla, Arthur Nezu, and colleagues, is based in cognitive-behavioral theory and uses many familiar cognitive and behavioral techniques. Effective problem solving, according to the social problem-solving model, offers a structured approach to coping and adjustment to major and minor life events. In brief, social problem solving is a rational and systematic way of thinking about problems in daily living. The major components of social problem solving include the following: problem orientation, problem definition and formulation, generation of alternatives, decision-making, solution implementation and verification.

This introductory training is designed to provide learners with an understanding and ability to implement this empirically-supported, manually-driven approach to help persons cope with daily medical and non-medical problems resulting from diagnosis, treatment, terminal illness, or living with medical conditions. Emphasis will be on problem-solving therapy for persons with medical conditions such as cancer, irritable bowel syndrome, diabetes, and cardiac disorders; discussion and examples of problem-solving therapy’s application to treatment of anxiety and depression will also be highlighted. Problem solving techniques can also be used in stress management training, couples therapy, management of acute, chronic, and terminal health-related problems, and programs or interventions designed to enhance quality of life and well-being.

Methods of instruction will include interactive lecture, video and live demonstrations, and role-playing. Foundations in cognitive and behavioral therapies are useful for advancing participants’ ability to implement this therapy.

Course Goals & Objectives

After completion of this course, participants will be able to:

  • Explain the social problem-solving model of distress, and how to assess and teach problem-solving skills to persons with medical conditions and other emotional difficulties.
  • Examine individual differences and diversity among persons and populations and how problem-solving therapy can be instrumental in facilitating individual coping across backgrounds.
  • Identify, define, and help clients overcome maladaptive behavioral response styles to problems.
  • Understand how to adapt problem solving therapy and skills training for different formats (i.e., couples, groups, workshops).

Stephanie H. Felgoise, Ph.D., ABPP

Dr. Felgoise is a licensed psychologist, Professor, Director of the Psy.D Program in Clinical Psychology, and Vice-Chair of the Department of Psychology at the Philadelphia College of Osteopathic Medicine. She earned her degrees and postdoctoral fellowship from Hahnemann (Drexel) University, and completed an APA-accredited internship UMDNJ-Robert Wood Johnson Medical School, in Piscataway, NJ.  Dr. Felgoise earned her diplomate in clinical psychology by the American Board of Professional Psychology in 2003, and is a Fellow of the American Academy of Clinical Psychology.

Dr. Felgoise is a clinician, educator, mentor, scholar, researcher, and consultant trained in the scientist-practitioner model. She teaches doctoral courses and gives workshops regularly in Problem-Solving Therapy for Medical Patients and general clinical populations; Grief, Loss and Bereavement; Improving Quality of Life; Sexual Dysfunction and Sexual Health; Qualitative Methodology, and Interprofessional Education, among others.

Her clinical research focuses on quality of life in, and psychosocial aspects of, ALS (Lou Gehrig’s disease) and Long QT Syndrome (LQTS, a life-threatening cardiac arrhythmia condition). She has had numerous presentations and publications on these and related topics.  Dr. Felgoise is Associate Editor of the Journal of Clinical Psychology, and Consulting Editor for Journal of Consulting and Clinical Psychology, and Professional Psychology: Research and Practice. She also serves as an ad-hoc reviewer for Psycho-Oncology and others.

For almost 20 years, Dr. Felgoise has been an active member of the Association for Behavioral and Cognitive Therapies, American Psychological Association, Div. 12 (Clinical), Div. 38 (Health), Div. 54 (Pediatrics), the Society for Behavioral Medicine, the American Academy of Clinical Psychology, and the American Board of Professional Psychology. In addition to her academic career, she has been in private practice for 18 years helping individuals cope and adjust to daily life stressors, medical conditions, sexual health and dysfunction, couples and family problems, anxiety, grief, depression, and helping individuals improve their overall quality of life and positive experiences by use of problem solving therapy and other empirically-supported cognitive behavioral therapy techniques.

October 13, 2017

Time: 8:30am registration, workshop: 9am to 4pm (1 hour lunch break)
Location: Belmont Behavioral Health, 4200 Monument Road, Philadelphia, PA 19131
Credits: 6 CEU’s for PA Social Workers; MFT’s and PC’s
Fee: $115.00

Cancellation requests submitted five (5) business days before the start of the workshop will receive a 50% refund. Cancellation requests received less than 5 business days before the start of the workshop will receive a credit towards another workshop of equal value.

Social Work prn reserves the right to CANCEL and/or RESCHEDULE any workshop at any time. In the event Social Work prn cancels a scheduled workshop, we will notify all registered participants immediately, and provide either a full refund or credit towards another workshop.

Please allow up to five (5) business days for refund to be processed.

RSVP by paying for the workshop on-line below

Add to Cart

“NASW-PA Chapter is a co-sponsor of this workshop. 6 CEs will be awarded for completion of this course. NASW has been designated as a pre-approved provider of professional continuing education for social workers (Section 47.36), Marriage and Family Therapist (Section 48.36) and Professional Counselors (Section 49.36) by the PA State Board of Social Workers, Marriage & Family Therapists and Professional Counselors.”

Divorce is a dissolution of the legal contract between a married couple. It means the transforming of a family, not the ending of a family. When parents separate, their family isn’t broken. Children still have parents. Parents still have children. Everyone still needs each other. Instead of thinking of the family as being broken, it is better to think of the family as reorganizing. While change is often difficult, it does not have to be destructive.

The course teaches advanced skills to promote healthy co-parenting. The goal of the course is to help parents learn to get along in high conflict divorce situation which removes their children from the middle of their divorce.

Objectives

  1. Learn advanced skills on how to counsel divorced couples.
  2. Become Familiar with break through parenting techniques.
  3. Teach clients how to validate their children’s feelings about the divorce.

Presenter: Dr. Sue Cornbluth

Dr. Sue Cornbluth is a nationally recognized and certified parenting expert in high conflict parenting situations. In 2013, Dr. Sue created the consulting firm Parenting Beyond Trauma, LLC which helps parents move through and beyond their high conflict divorces.

Dr. Sue earned her reputation as a leading expert in child abuse and victims’ rights during the Jerry Sandusky trial. She is a regular mental health contributor for an array of networks and television shows such as NBC, FOX and CBS. Currently she is the host of her own radio show called, “The Dr. Sue Show” on streamcityradio.org.  She has contributed to several national publications as well.  Her new best-selling book, “Building Self-esteem in Children and Teens Who Are Adopted or Fostered” is available now.

Dr. Sue’s passion is to make a difference in the lives of traumatized children by educating parents and professionals about how to help children succeed in life. She travels throughout the country speaking at conferences about her work.

Recently, Dr. Sue was named one of the most “Distinctive Women” in the country by Women’s Distinctive Business Magazine. Dr. Sue holds a doctoral degree in Clinical Psychology and was a former psychology professor at Temple University.  She lives outside of Philadelphia, PA with her husband and two children.

Thursday, September 28, 2017

Time: 8:30am registration, workshop: 9am to 12pm
Location: Belmont Behavioral Health, 4200 Monument Road, Philadelphia, PA 19131
Credits: 3 CEU’s for PA Social Workers; MFT’s and PC’s
Fee: $60.00

Cancellation requests submitted five (5) business days before the start of the workshop will receive a 50% refund. Cancellation requests received less than 5 business days before the start of the workshop will receive a credit towards another workshop of equal value.

 Social Work prn reserves the right to CANCEL and/or RESCHEDULE any workshop at any time. In the event Social Work prn cancels a scheduled workshop, we will notify all registered participants immediately, and provide either a full refund or credit towards another workshop.

 Please allow up to five (5) business days for refund to be processed. 

RSVP by paying for the workshop on-line below

Add to Cart
“NASW-PA Chapter is a co-sponsor of this workshop. 3 CEU’s will be awarded for completion of this course. NASW has been designated as a pre-approved provider of professional continuing education for social workers (Section 47.36), Marriage and Family Therapist (Section 48.36) and Professional Counselors (Section 49.36) by the PA State Board of Social Workers, Marriage & Family Therapists and Professional Counselors.”