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May 2021

Practice Skills for Working with LGBTQ Youth

May 27, 2021 9:00 AM


LGBTQ youth are over-represented in the child welfare system, making up 20% of youth in care. In many jurisdictions, the majority of LGBTQ youth in care are also youth of color. This workshop is the first of a two-part workshop offering practice-based knowledge and activities that facilitate the development of skills for affirming, intersectionally grounded, and anti-racist practice with child welfare involved LGBTQ youth. Presenters: June Paul, Ph.D., an Assistant Professor in the Social Work Department at Skidmore College, and Sarah Mountz, Ph.D., an Assistant Professor at University at Albany School of Social Welfare.

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June 2021

If Nothing Changes, Nothing Changes: Creating Behavior Change in Therapy

June 10, 2021 9:00 AM


This workshop will help participants identify several factors that can contribute to therapists and patients feeling stuck in treatment. Participants will learn how to generate behaviorally specific targets to help clients effect change. Presenter: Linda McLehose, LCSW-R, who earned her Master’s Degree in Social Work from SUNY Stony Brook, and is a DBT-Linehan Board of Certification, Certified Clinician™.

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Utilizing Expressive Arts Activities in Your Practice to Engage Children

June 24, 2021 10:00 AM


This workshop will increase your therapeutic skills by offering concrete descriptions of expressive arts activities to engage children. The workshop will introduce activities that can be introduced in person or virtually to clients. Presenters: Joanna Formont, LMHC, has been working at SIBSPlace, an affiliate of Mount Sinai South Nassau Hospital, since 2004, and Kerri L. Wagner, MA the Child and Family Life Specialist for SIBSPlace, an affiliate of Mount Sinai South Nassau.

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