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February 2021

Cultural Humility in Mental Health Treatment

February 4, 2021 9:00 AM

Zoom

This workshop provides an opportunity to discuss the clinical implications of care of oppressed and disenfranchised people. The workshop intends to increase provider capacity in the areas of social justice and creating equitable practices for care. Presenter: Wilfred H. Farquharson IV, PhD, the Director of Child and Adolescent Psychiatry Outpatient Services at Stony Brook Renaissance School of Medicine, Department of Psychiatry and Behavioral Health.

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Screen Smart Counseling: A Media Age Guide to Therapy

February 12, 2021 10:00 AM

Zoom

During the last two decades there have been profound sociocultural shifts in how we use and experience technology. The purpose of this workshop is to demonstrate ways to effectively navigate and utilize technology and social media in clinical practice with adolescents and young adults and to teach mental health professionals and parents how to work with, rather than against, it. Presenter: Dr. Kristin Biri, a Licensed Clinical Social Worker who completed her BSW degree at Marist College and her MSW degree at Adelphi University.

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Taking the ‘Bad’ out of Borderline: Understanding Borderline Personality Disorder through Education, Treatment, and Community Interventions

February 25, 2021 9:00 AM

Zoom

Course material will correct the misperceptions about borderline personality disorder by providing an overview of updated research about borderline personality disorder (BPD) symptoms from a neurobiological, behavioral, and psychological perspective. Presenters: Paula Tusiani-Eng, LMSW, Founder and Executive Director of Emotions Matter Inc.; and, Maria Solomon, LCSW-R, a Senior Clinical Social Worker at New York-Presbyterian Hospital.

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