Continuing Education Program
Two Day Workshop - August 16th and August 23rd
(Must attend BOTH days to get CEU credits)
Who Should Attend This Workshop:
- For Clinical Supervisors of those seeking licensure with a need to comply with the new state supervision rules.
- Clinical supervisors and others who would benefit from learning the functions and skills of clinical supervision in offering critical and ethical feedback to supervisees.
About the Presenter:
Lee Pozzi Rush is a Clinical Assistant Professor at the University of New Hampshire where she has taught a supervision curriculum for internship supervisors for 19 years. She is a Licensed Independent Clinical Social Worker and maintains a clinical social work practice in Bedford, NH, where she has supervised individuals for licensure for many years. Lee is also a consultant to supervisors of MSW interns. In addition, she brings her many years of experience as an Employee Assistance Professional offering training & consultation to local employers/supervisors.
Registration starts June 12th
An Introduction to Emotionally Focused Couples Therapy
September 29, 2017
Important relationships in our lives evoke strong emotions, both positive and negative. It is not uncommon for a therapist who hears about negative emotions dominating a love relationship, whether in the context of couple or individual therapy, to conclude that this is an indicator that the couple no longer loves one another or that the relationship isn’t viable. This is rarely the case. Emotionally Focused Couple Therapy (EFT), with its grounding in an understanding of adult attachment, offers a radically different perspective. An evidence-based approach with a proven effectiveness rate, EFT provides the therapist with a way of understanding relationship distress and a way to work with it that is of tremendous value, whether you are a couples therapist or working with individuals around relationship issues.
This one-day workshop will introduce the basic theory of EFT and describe the EFT road map for how to move a couple from relationship distress to a secure bond.
Jill Fischer, LICSW, is a seasoned couples therapist with thirty years of experience in the field. She is a certified supervisor and therapist of Emotionally Focused Couples Therapy, and is certified in the Gottman Method. Jill currently has a private practice in Lebanon, Maine.
Registration starts July 31st
An Introduction to Working with Returning Veterans and their Families
October 27, 2017
Over 2 million Americans have served in the last 15 years of the Global War on Terrorism. Many are returning home and looking for the anonymity of community mental health centers and private practices for mental health care. This workshop will prepare the non-military helping professional for culturally-informed relationships with this unique population. The focus will be on the values, beliefs and attitudes toward seeking help as well as the unique language used in different military branches. Returning veterans often complain about having to spend their first session explaining military culture to civilian professionals. Clinical implications of working with a military member will be explored through case vignettes. Cultural sensitivity will inform the practice approaches of workshop participants.
Linda T. (Lynn) Sanford, LICSW has worked as a military Family Life Consultant on Ramstein Air Force Base in Germany, Joint Base Elmendorf Richardson (Army) in Alaska and Marine Corps Air Base in Iwakuni, Japan. Sanford has taught at various graduate schools of social work in Massachusetts, achieving the rank of Professor of Practice in 2009. She is the author of Strong at the Broken Places: Building Resiliency in the Lives of Survivors (1990, 2004) and The Silent Children (1980). Sanford is also co-author of Women and Self-Esteem (1984) and In Defense of Ourselves (1978). Because she has not been based in Iraq or Afghanistan, she usually co-presents with a returning combat veteran who has extensive public speaking experience. Gabe Nutter, co-presenter, has conducted outreach operations throughout the Commonwealth of Massachusetts focusing on identifying populations of Veterans and barriers to benefits.
Registration starts July 31st