General Meetings

 

COVID-19 Information:  Due to the uncertainty of the public health crisis and for the safety of all of our members and their families, we have decided to hold the start of 2021 General Meetings virtually via Zoom. We hope to be able to resume in-person programming later in 2021.

 

Pre-registration is not required for the evening meetings.  Walk-ins are welcome.  

General Meetings are held at The United Methodist Church of Summit.  17 Kent Place Boulevard, Summit. 

 Parking is available on the street for evening meetings. There is a lot on the corner of DeForest & Woodland Ave. Enter church via the driveway on DeForest Ave. 

If you would like to join us for dinner before the evening meetings, please RSVP to our Hospitality Chair, Christine Valentin, 718-314-9280 christine@cmvalentin.com

 
 
CONTINUING EDUCATION CREDIT
 
 
Please contact Acting Program Chair, Kimberly Goodrich, 732-455-1523, kimberly@kgoodrichtherapy.com for information on CEUs for New Jersey LCSWs, LPCs, LMFTs, Nurses and Psychologists.

 

 

 

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Friday, May 7, 2021

Asian Americans:Cultural Issues and Efective Treatment Strategies

Time: 10:00am-1:15pm

Format: Virtual

Presenter: Yuko Inzana, MSW, LCSW

 

Asian Americans were categorized as “others” until 2000, and are currently one of the fastest growing populations in the US.  Studies on Asian American’s mental health issues are limited and they are often referred to as “the modal minorities.”  Some studies show that the misconception and limited knowledge of mental health issues among Asian Americans are the main reasons for their underutilization of treatment and social services.  This workshop will identify the diversity and complexity of Asian Americans and address common clinical and cultural issues.  The participants will also learn effective and practical approaches and techniques to establish a therapeutic alliance with the population.

 

2021 Calendar of General Meetings

 

Friday, May 7, 2021

Asian Americans:Cultural Issues and Efective Treatment Strategies

Time: 10:00 am - 1:15 pm

Format: Virtual

Presenter: Yuko Inzana, MSW, LCSW

 

Asian Americans were categorized as “others” until 2000, and are currently one of the fastest growing populations in the US.  Studies on Asian American’s mental health issues are limited and they are often referred to as “the modal minorities.”  Some studies show that the misconception and limited knowledge of mental health issues among Asian Americans are the main reasons for their underutilization of treatment and social services.  This workshop will identify the diversity and complexity of Asian Americans and address common clinical and cultural issues.  The participants will also learn effective and practical approaches and techniques to establish a therapeutic alliance with the population.

 

 

Sunday, January 31, 2021
 
Supporting Clients Coping with Loss
 
Time: 7:00 pm - 8:45 pm
Format: Virtual

Presenter: Connie Palmer, LCSW

 
Whether it is their presenting problem or a part of their life before seeking counseling, grief and loss are a part of every client's history. Supporting Clients Coping with Loss is an interactive webinar which will offer the opportunity for therapists to learn the definitions for loss, grief, mourning and resilience, understand how children, teens and adults grieve differently, identify how grief affects behavior, discern the difference between grief and depression and development and to explore interventions with grieving clients.
 
 
Sunday, November 14, 2021
Topic: TBD
 
Time: 6 pm - 7 pm Networking/Dinner
7 pm - 8:45 pm Business/Presentation
Location: The United Methodist Church
 
Presenter: TBD
 
 

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Please note: All General Meetings will be held at the United Methodist Church of Summit, 17 Kent Place Boulevard, Summit NJ.  Please enter at the DeForest Avenue side entrance.  

Parking is available nearby; closest is the lot on the corner of DeForest & Woodland Ave. Enter church via the driveway on DeForest Ave. 

Click here for details on time and format for the General Meetings.