Workshops

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.

Friday, June 2, 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

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“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.”

Psychology and counseling had traditionally been problem-focused and emphasized decreasing pathology, maladaptive behaviors, and relief of stress and distress. However, the Positive Psychology movement (late 90’s) has recalibrated the evaluation of individuals’ needs, and brought about a more balanced conceptualization of how to help individuals maximize their satisfaction with life, while still aiming to decrease distress and alleviate suffering and problems. This movement has coincided with the evolution of job coaches, life coaches, mind-body interventions, and other positively-focused interventions to improve life satisfaction and happiness. Individuals need experts who are trained in both life enhancement and in issues typically addressed by social workers, psychologists, and other mental health professionals.

QOL is often a goal of Cognitive and Behavioral Therapies. Improving QOL has become an increasingly important focus of interprofessional care and behavioral medicine interventions for medical populations. This workshop is designed to teach individuals how to assess quality of life; how to help clients or patients identify areas of QOL that could be improved to enhance their resilience and prosocial areas of life to help buffer stressors and improve overall functioning; and how to use existing therapeutic skills to accomplish these goals. The workshop will address the use of cognitive- and behaviorally-based therapies to achieve these goals, and will introduce the more recently formulated QOL Therapy (Frisch, 2013). This presentation will incorporate the presenters more than 20 years of experience in focusing on QOL in clinical practice and research with varied populations, such as persons presenting for outpatient psychotherapy and couples therapy, and in- and outpatient medical populations and/or caregivers of those with cardiac conditions, cancer, ALS (Lou Gehrig’s Disease), Multiple Sclerosis, and other complex life circumstances.

Goals:

  • By the end of this workshop, participants will be able to:
  • By the end of this workshop, participants will be able to:
  • Operationally define quality of life (QOL) according to several leading sources, and guide patients to operationalize QOL for themselves.
    Be able to assess Quality of Life in all individuals who present for services, with consideration of cultural and individual differences.
  • Identify at least one general and one condition-specific QOL measure that can be used for assessment and outcome in clinical practice.
  • Identify and explain how QOL can be addressed through use of cognitive and behavioral therapies.
  • Explain what QOL Therapy (Frisch, 2013) is, and how treatment goals are made.
  • Describe how QOL fits into case conceptualization based on case example.
  • Implement at least 3 techniques to address different aspects of QOL in patients’ goals.

Objectives:

  • Learn different ways of operationally defining QOL.
  • Learn how to conduct a QOL assessment via interview and standardized measures.
  • Conceptualize QOL as targeted factors for goal-setting in therapy.
  • Learn how to match therapeutic techniques and goals to QOL assessment.
  • Identify and explain 16 areas of QOL, and therapeutic ways to improve areas of QOL, as indicated.

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 or consulting editor for several peer-reviewed journals, and is an active member of numerous organizations such as Association for Behavioral and Cognitive Therapies, American Psychological Association, Div. 12 (Clinical), Div. 38 (Health), Div. 54 (Pediatrics). 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.

Date: Friday, April 21, 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.”

 

 

Working with children and teens that have experienced a traumatic event or abuse can be challenging. In this full day training, Dr. Sue Cornbluth, Nationally Recognized Parenting Expert explains why traumatized children and teens often experience self-esteem issues, the impact it can have on their lives, and offers everyday strategies to help the child move through and beyond their trauma and build healthy self-esteem.  Dr. Sue will review with you her “Triple Empowerment Self-Esteem System” that professionals around the country are using to empower children who has suffered abuse. She will also share tips from her award winning book, “Building Self-Esteem in Children and Teens Who Are Adopted or Fostered.

Objectives:

  • Skill building in Counseling Children/Teens who have experienced Trauma
  • Learning how to connect with children/teens that have been abused
  • Learning the language of how to talk to a child/teen that has been abused
  • Learning tools to help build a traumatized child’s level of self-esteem

Presenter: Sue Cornbluth, Psy.D. 

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.

Date: Thursday, July 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.”

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

The Millennials (those born between 1980 and 2000) are the new generation of social workers. This group has displayed a more progressive set of values regarding human sexuality, technology and relationships.  This workshop will address what shaped this generation and how Millennials make meaning of specific areas of human sexuality including, sensuality, intimacy, sexual identity, human reproduction, and sexualization.  Social work practice implications for Millennial social workers and their GenX and Baby Boomer supervisors will be explored.

Goals & Objectives 

At the end the training, participants will:

Goal 1) Increase their knowledge base of intergenerational diversity similarities;
Objective 1) Identify the similarities between Millennials, GenXers, and Baby Boomers.

Goal 2) Increase their knowledge base of intergenerational diversity differences;
Objective 2) Identify the differences between Millennials, GenXers, and Baby Boomers.

Goal 3) Increase agency about the role of social media and its impact on Millennials;
Objective 3) Describe one unique impact that social media has had on shaping Millennials.

Goal 4) Increase knowledge base of human sexuality;
Objective 4) Describe two concepts in the Circles of Sexuality.  

Goal 5) Increase their awareness of counter-transference reactions about Millennials;
Objective 5) Identify and describe at least one personal and one professional value about working with Millennials.

Goal 6) Increase knowledge and skills for working with Millennials around human sexuality in social work practice;
Objective 6) Describe and demonstrate skills for effectively working with Millennials around human sexuality issues in practice.

Presenter

Brent A. Satterly, PhD, LCSW, CSE, CST is an Associate Professor and BSW Program Director in Widener University’s Center for Social Work Education.  With over 20 years clinical and educational experience, Dr. Satterly co-authored the textbook, Sexuality Concepts for Social Workers, and is well published in human sexuality and social work pedagogies, clinical work with Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual and Transgender (LGBT) populations, and LGBT professional identity management. He is a member of good standing in the American Association of Sexuality Educators, Counselors, and Therapists, the Pennsylvania Association of Undergraduate Social Work Education, and the Association of Baccalaureate Social Work Program Directors.

Date: Friday, May 12, 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.”


 

March 22, 2017 – LGBT Youth and Suicide

by Joann on January 31, 2017

Workshop Description

Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual and Transgender (LGBT) youth are perhaps one of the most vulnerable populations in the United States today. Aside from the typical developmental hurdles of adolescence, LGBT youth often face such psychosocial challenges as isolation, stigma, familial and societal rejection as well as physical, emotional, and sexual violence. Fueled by various forms of oppression, LGBT youth often feel there is nowhere to turn for support or guidance.  In a culture where difference often breeds discrimination, suicide is sometimes seen as a viable option for these youths. This workshop will explore the varying societal levels of response to LGBT youth and the responsibility that human service professionals must play to advocate on behalf of this population.

Goals & Objectives

At the end the training, participants will:

Goal 1) Increase their knowledge base of sexual orientation;

Objective 1) Identify the difference between Orientation, Behavior, and Identity.

Goal 2) Increase their knowledge based of gender identity development;

Objective 2) Identify the difference between Core Gender, Gender Role, and Gender Identity.

Goal 3) Increase their awareness of personal and professional values about LGBT youth;

Objective 3) Identify and describe at least one personal and one professional value about working with LGBT youth.

Goal 4) Increase knowledge base of psychosocial issues which affect LGBT youth;

Objective 4) Identify at least two psychosocial factors that affect LGBT youth.

Goal 5) Increase clinical skill sets when working with LGBT youth;

Objective 5) Describe one clinical skill when working with LGBT youth.

Goal 6) To increase knowledge base of LGBT-sensitive resources;

Objective 6) Identify one LGBT-sensitive resource for LGBT youth.

Presenter

Brent A. Satterly, PhD, LCSW, CSE, CST is an Associate Professor and BSW Program Director in Widener University’s Center for Social Work Education. With over 20 years clinical and educational experience, Dr. Satterly co-authored the textbook, Sexuality Concepts for Social Workers, and is well published in human sexuality and social work pedagogies, clinical work with Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual and Transgender (LGBT) populations, and LGBT professional identity management. He is a member of good standing in the American Association of Sexuality Educators, Counselors, and Therapists, the Pennsylvania Association of Undergraduate Social Work Education, and the Association of Baccalaureate Social Work Program Directors.

Date: Wednesday, March 22, 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.”