General Meetings

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LCSWs, LPCs and LMFTs: An application will be made to the Association of Social Work Boards for consideration of 3.0 clinical CE credits for the May 1, 2020 General Meeting Program.
 
Please contact Program Chair, Kimberly Goodrich, 732-455-1623, kimberly@kgoodrichtherapy.com for information on NJ Course Approval.

 

 

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 nearby; closest is the 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, Jodi Brodsky, 908-367-3371, jodibrodsky@optonline.net

For more information, please contact Program Chair, Kimberly Goodrich, 732-455-1623, kimberly@kgoodrichtherapy.com

 

Next Up 

Sunday, October 20, 2019

When Addiction and Motherhood Collide: Treating Pregnant Women with Substance Use Disorders

 

Presenter:Debra Ruisard, DSW, LCSW, LCADC 

 

Networking and Light Dinner 6:00pm-7:00pm

Clinical presentation 7:00pm-8:45pm 

 

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

 

2018-2019 Calendar of General Meetings

Sunday, October 20, 2019

When Addiction and Motherhood Collide: Treaating Pregnant Women with Substance use Disorders

Presenter:Debra Ruisard, DSW, LCSW, LCADC 

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: Debra Ruisard, DSW, LCSW, LCADC

From 2002 – 2013 the largest increase in heroin use was among women and in 2018 the rate of opioid use during pregnancy was approximately 14.4 per 1000 births. With more and more pregnant and parenting women seeking treatment, addiction professionals must balance the legal mandates of child welfare with the provision of effective, trauma-informed care to these women. In addition, providing attachment-based parenting interventions can be an effective way to disrupt the intergenerational transmission of trauma, substance abuse and child abuse/neglect. This presentation will explore the intersectionality of motherhood, addiction, and child protection, and examine best practices for treating this challenging population.

 

 

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 Chair, Kimberly Goodrich, 732-455-1623, kimberly@kgoodrichtherapy.com

 

Sunday, January 19, 2020

(Snow Date: January, 26, 2020)

Navigating Narcissism: Mastering the Art of Empathetic Confrontation

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: Wendy Behary, LCSW

Peeking into the complexities of the narcissistic client can arouse our curiosity. Treating them individually or in the context of couple’s work can arouse our sense of inadequacy and frustration.  Maintaining a firm and flexible posture, assessing the necessary leverage for change, understanding our own personal triggers – along with the narcissist’s makeup – helps us to bypass obstacles when dealing with them, promoting a sturdy stance for (empathically) confronting and holding the narcissist accountable.  In this  presentation, you will be introduced to a treatment approach for narcissism and NPD informed by Schema Therapy; how to use empathic confrontation to gain and maintain leverage and avoid power struggles, address entitlement and lack of reciprocity, access empathy, remorse, and responsibility, set limits, and meet early unmet needs.

 

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 Chair, Kimberly Goodrich, 732-455-1623, kimberly@kgoodrichtherapy.com

 

 

Friday, May 1, 2020

The Power of the She: Spirituality, Intuition and Action in Working with Women Trauma Survivors

The United Methodist Church of Summit

17 Kent Place Blvd.

Summit, NJ 07901

 

Networking and Light Breakfast 9:30-10:00am

Clinical presentation 10:00am-1:15pm

Presenter: Monica Indart, Psy.D.

The power of women’s spirituality and intuition has long been a recognized force in psychological and sociological theories and in psychotherapy.  Although the terms themselves may not always be given precedence in more scientifically/empirically-based theories, the undeniable value and contribution of constructs such as spirituality and intuition provides a strong, enduring current of strength that supports women across socioeconomic and cultural contexts, racial and ethnic groups, political affiliations, and generations.  Our current understanding of gendered norms may lead us to de-emphasize “the power of the ‘she’” in favor of more gender-neutral models, yet it is this very female energy that can be so vital to the recovery and healing of women who have experienced a wide range of traumatic experiences. This presentation will examine how women’s spirituality and intuition can promote healing actions, how we can honor and nurture these powerful therapeutic forces in general, and how we can apply them to trauma-focused psychotherapy in particular.  

 

LCSWs, LPCs and LMFTs: An application will be made to the Association of Social Work Boards for consideration of 3.0 clinical CE credits for the May 1, 2020 General Meeting Program. You will be expected to sign in upon arrival and initial upon departure. The Certificate of Completion will be handed to those who attend the entire session and complete a course evaluation. There is no fee for NJAWT members. Non-members pay $50 for 3.0 CE hours.

 

Pre-registration is requested.  

 

If you would like to join us for breakfast 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 Chair, Kimberly Goodrich, 732-455-1623, kimberly@kgoodrichtherapy.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.  

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

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