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September 2020

Social and Emotional Learning: Its Vital Role in School Transition

September 25, 2020 9:00 AM


This workshop will cover a brief history of Social Emotional Learning (SEL) in K-12 schools. The application of SEL in the proactive management of youth mental health during the COVID-19 transition back to school will also be discussed. Evidence-based curricula will be reviewed as well as mindfulness strategies that can be implemented. Participants will engage in a live demonstration of these mindfulness practices. Presenter: Dr. Anthony Pantaleno. a former School Psychologist of 38 years from the Elwood School District in East Northport, Long Island.

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October 2020

To Eat or Not to Eat: Treating Clients with Eating and Body Image Issues

October 2, 2020 9:00 AM


We all live in a society focused on food, weight and body perfection. But for many, their relationship to food and their bodies can become such an obsession that it interferes with their functioning—and even become symptomatic of a severe illness. This 3-hour presentation will introduce the complexities of disordered eating versus full-blown eating disorders in clinical practice. Presented by Cynthia Pizzulli, LCSW, PhD, a seasoned individual, couples and family psychotherapist and former Vice President of the National Eating Disorders Association Long Island Chapter.

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Ethical Dilemmas in the Digital Age in Clinical Practice

October 7, 2020 9:00 AM


Advances in technology along with the availability of and access to the Internet are impacting how behavioral health counseling professionals deliver treatment services and what constitutes typical standards of care. This training will review the current literature regarding new ethical dilemmas related to technology and the Internet and provide guidance and recommendations for both counselors and clinical supervisors.  Presenter: Dr. Delores Blackwell is a multijurisdictional licensed clinical social worker, a master addiction counselor, a certified trauma professional, and a certified compassion fatigue professional.

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