General Meetings

NJAWT has been approved by NBCC as an Approved Continuing Education Provider, ACEP No. 6227, to provide continuing education credits to LPCs and LMFTs. Programs that do not qualify for NBCC credit are clearly identified.  NJAWT is solely responsible for all aspects of the programs. 

 

Social Workers: Please contact (908) 334-0261 or (973) 820-5174 for more information on NJ Course Approval. 

 

Pre-registration is not required for the evening meetings.  Walk-ins are welcome.  Non-member LPCs and LMFTs pay a $25 fee if they wish to receive 1.5 CE Hours.

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

If you would like to join us for dinner before the evening meetings, please RSVP to our Hospitality Chair, Jodi Brodsky, 908-367-3371, jodibrodsky@optonline.net

For more information, please contact Program Co-Chairs, Debra Gill, (973) 820-5174DrGill@debragill.com and Kimberly Goodrich, 908-334-0261, kgoodrichlcsw@hotmail.com

 

Next Up 

Friday, May 3, 2019

An Interactive Introduction to Somatic Psychotherapy

Presenter:Claire Kaplan, LCSW 

Registration and Coffee 9:30am-10:00am

Clinical presentation 10:00am-1:15pm with a 15-minute break

 

**Full description of program below in the 2018-2019 Calendar of General Meetings

 

2018-2019 Calendar of General Meetings

Sunday, October 14, 2018

Treatment for Childhood Relational Trauma and its Impact

The United Methodist Church of Summit

17 Kent Place Blvd.

 

Summit, NJ 07901

 

Light dinner and networking time from 6pm-7pm, 7-7:15pm brief meeting

 

Clincial presentation 7:15pm-8:45pm

Presenter: Cindy Browning, LCSW

Childhood relational trauma and its impact are frequent topics of discussion in the mental health field, particularly with the growing awareness of the Adverse Childhood Experiences study.  This discussion will focus on the not-well-enough-known work of Pia Mellody and the remarkable contributions her work can offer clinicians seeking to become more effective at the comprehensive treatment of trauma.   The psycho-educational component the client needs to prepare for the trauma work, as well as the cognitive-behavioral and groundbreaking experiential components unique to Pia Mellody’s trauma treatment model will be summarized

 

Pre-registration is not required.  Walk-ins are welcome.  

 

If you would like to join us for dinner before the meeting, please RSVP to our Hospitality Chair, Jodi Brodsky, 908-367-3371, jodibrodsky@optonline.net

 

For more information AND TO ASK QUESTIONS OR REQUEST ACCOMODATIONS FOR A DISABILITY, please contact Program Co-Chairs, Debra Gill, (973) 820-5174DrGill@debragill.com and Kimberly Goodrich, 908-334-0261, kgoodrichlcsw@hotmail.com

 

Sunday, January 27, 2019

Ethical and Legal Considerations When Using Technology in Mental Health

The United Methodist Church of Summit

17 Kent Place Blvd.

Summit, NJ 07901

 

Light dinner and networking time from 6pm-7pm, 7-7:15pm brief meeting

Clincial presentation 7:15pm-8:45pm

Presenter: Leslie S. Tsukroff, MSW, LCSW

With the proliferation of technological resources to provide services, communicate with clients and others involved in their care, record, store and disseminate information, most mental health clinicians are using some form of digital technology in their day to day work. Join Leslie S. Tsukroff, MSW, LCSW private practitioner, founder of Business Management Consulting for Mental Health Practitioners and former NASW-NJ Ethics Committee Chair as she demystifies the current expectations and guidelines around ethically and legally incorporating electronic technology into your practice. Relevant professional Codes of Ethics and state, federal and regulatory laws will be addressed.

 

Pre-registration is not required.  Walk-ins are welcome.  

 

If you would like to join us for dinner before the meeting, please RSVP to our Hospitality Chair, Jodi Brodsky, 908-367-3371, jodibrodsky@optonline.net

 

For more information AND TO ASK QUESTIONS OR REQUEST ACCOMODATIONS FOR A DISABILITY, please contact Program Co-Chairs, Debra Gill, (973) 820-5174DrGill@debragill.com and Kimberly Goodrich, 908-334-0261, kgoodrichlcsw@hotmail.com

 

 

Friday, May 3, 2019

An Interactive Introduction to Somatic Psychotherapy

The United Methodist Church of Summit

17 Kent Place Blvd.

Summit, NJ 07901

 

Registration and Coffee 9:30-10:00am

Clinical presentation 10:00am-1:15pm with a 15-minute break.

 

Presenter: Claire Kaplan, LCSW

Claire is a psychotherapist with a practice in Manhattan and South Orange, New Jersey. A former professional dancer, she brings a somatic, psychodynamic approach to therapy. Claire’s attention to the co-created movements that unfold in session with her clients is an essential therapeutic element of the healing process. She facilitates mother support groups, parent/baby communication groups and authentic movement groups. Claire’s areas of specialization include: depression, anxiety, life transitions, relationship issues, sexual abuse, trauma, and parenting. In addition to studying Gestalt psychotherapy, Claire is trained in Developmental Somatic Psychotherapy®, a relational and movement-oriented psychotherapy that is rooted in Gestalt therapy. 

 

Course Level: Beginner

 

Intended Audience: Mental Health Professionals

 

This interactive workshop will invite practitioners to become aware of their own kinesthesia (sensing one’s body) and discover what arises in their non-verbal interactions while in relation to another. In dyads, we will examine the meaning we make of our movements, learn how our history informs our present experience, and consider how this work unfolds in the therapy session with our clients. By using a somatic approach to therapy, we deepen our ability to effectively use our countertransference in our work with clients.

 

Agenda: 10:00am to 1:15pm - There will be one 15-minute break in this workshop.

  •    10:00 Introductions
  •    10:20 1st Exercise: Finding Yourself in the Room
  •    10:40  Process in large group
  •    11:00  Overview of kinesthetic resonance, and brief description of Somatic Psychotherapy
  •    11:20  15 minute break
  •    11:35  2nd Exercise: Finding the other: Break up into partners
  •    12:00  Process in pairs
  •    12:15  Process in large group
  •    12:45  Discussion and Q&A
  •    1:15    End

 

Course Objectives:

At the conclusion of the program, participants will be able to:

  • Describe kinesthetic resonance and how it informs counter transference.
  • Gain awareness of kinesthesia through relational, experiential exercises
  • Discuss application in practice with clients

NJAWT has been approved by NBCC as an Approved Continuing Education Provider, ACEP No. 6227. Programs that do not qualify for NBCC credit are clearly identified. NJAWT is solely responsible for all aspects of the programs. LPCs and LMFTs: 3 clinical CE credits will be awarded for this course.

 

NJ Social Workers: This course is approved by the Association of Social Work Boards - ASWB NJ CE Course Approval Program Provider #134 Course #2266 from 03/05/2019 to 03/05/2021. Social workers will receive the following type and number of credit(s): Clinical Practice 3.  You will be expected to sign in upon arrival and initial upon departure.  The Certificate of Completion will be handed to social workers who attend the entire session and complete a course evaluation.

 

Pre-registration is not required.  Walk-ins are welcome.  Non-members pay a $50 fee for 3.0 CE Hours. 

 

For more information AND TO ASK QUESTIONS OR REQUEST ACCOMODATIONS FOR A DISABILITY, please contact Program Co-Chairs, Debra Gill, (973) 820-5174, DrGill@debragill.com and Kimberly Goodrich, 908-334-0261, kgoodrichlcsw@hotmail.com

 

 

 

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.

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