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      Connecticut Counseling Association Fall Professional Development Day - 2019 in Middletown

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      November 15, 2019

      Friday   8:00 AM

      70 Main Street
      Middletown, Connecticut 06457

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      Connecticut Counseling Association Fall Professional Development Day - 2019

      Print an Event Flyer: click here Connecticut Counseling Association and the Connecticut Mental Health Counselors Association presents:  2019 Fall Professional Development Day Join us for a day of learning!  Friday, November 15, 2019 Registration Opens at 8:15am; Program Begins at 9:00am 9:00-10:30am An Introduction to SPACE (Supportive Parenting for Anxious Childhood Emotions) Treatment & the Role of Familial Accommodation in Anxiety Disorders 10:45am-12:00pm Compassion Fatigue: Prevention And Resilience Skills to Sustain Compassion And Passion As Healers 12:45-4:00pm Opportunities for Treatment Accessibility and Engagement Inn at Middletown 70 Main Street, Middletown [Full breakfast and lunch included] The Connecticut Counseling Association has been approved by NBCC as an Approved Continuing Education Provider, ACEP No. 2007. Programs that do not qualify for NBCC credit are clearly identified. The Connecticut Counseling Association is solely responsible for all aspects of the programs.  A total of up to 6.0 clock hours may be earned. Clock hours may be awarded if sessions are attended in their entirety, a completed Evaluation form is submitted prior to leaving the event, and the attendee signs in and out of the event. CCA membership is encouraged in order to receive the best registration rate. Individuals may apply for membership by emailing CCA at An Introduction to SPACE (Supportive Parenting for Anxious Childhood Emotions) Treatment & the Role of Familial Accommodation in Anxiety Disorders Eli Lebowitz, Ph.D. Associate Professor, Yale Child Study Center Director Program for Anxiety Disorders, Yale Child Study Center Anxiety disorders are the most common mental illness in the US affecting 40 million adults and approximately 8% of children in the US.  The two most recognized evidence-based treatments are Cognitive Behavioral Therapy and medication. SPACE (Supportive Parenting for Anxious Childhood Emotions) is a new, parent-based treatment for childhood anxiety and obsessive-compulsive disorder that has been found to be as efficacious as individual cognitive-behavioral therapy. Dr. Eli Lebowitz will talk with us about his parent-based treatment protocol and his current research which focuses on the development, neurobiology, and treatment of anxiety and related disorders.   Learning Outcomes Describe a minimum of three common forms of family accommodation of childhood anxiety Assess family accommodation Explain to parents how reducing family accommodation can help children overcome anxiety       Dr. Lebowitz studies and treats childhood and adolescent anxiety and is Director of the Program for Anxiety Disorders at the Yale Child Study Center. His research focuses on the development, neurobiology, and treatment of anxiety and related disorders, with special emphasis on cross-generational and familial influences in these disorders. Dr. Lebowitz is the lead investigator on multiple funded research projects, and is the author of numerous research papers, books, and chapters on childhood and adolescent anxiety.  Compassion Fatigue: Prevention And Resilience Skills to Sustain Compassion And Passion As Healers Lauren Goldstein, LCSW The content of this course outline is inspiring, challenging and uplifting. Lauren Goldstein, LCSW, draws from scientific study and from her rich history of 30 years as a professional therapist to provide this program. Her commitment to her mission to serve first responders and caregivers is evident throughout the program. She hopes your takeaway becomes part of an integrative approach in your own work whereby love, meaning, joy and purpose remains ever present. Participants will leave this course feeling empowered, energized and healthy pursuing their career choice knowing they have tools for resiliency!  Learning Outcomes Understand the history, causes and symptoms of compassion fatigue, burnout, secondary traumatic stress, vicarious traumatization  Learn about the neurophysiology and the role of autonomic nervous plays in creating and exacerbating the negative effects of our work  Gain professional maturation through intentionality and self regulation  Receive tools to prevent and eradicate own compassion fatigue Lauren Goldstein is a nationally recognized Licensed Clinical Social Worker in Connecticut, New York, New Mexico and Arizona with 30 years experience in the field. Lauren has a Master's Degree from Adelphi University and an undergraduate degree in Criminology/Correctional Counseling from St. John's University. She is a Certified Clinical Trauma Professional (CCTP), EMDRIA trained and a Compassion Fatigue Specialist. Lauren is in a private practice setting with experience in working with adolescents, adults and families. She has made advancements in her practice by extending her expertise to the first responder population, applying her Compassion Fatigue and Trauma expertise. In addition to private practice, Lauren teaches at Housatonic Community College in the Human Service division. As a volunteer, Lauren participates in the The Maren Sanchez Home Foundation and pioneered workshops to teach girls/women to defend themselves against psychological, emotional and physical abuse. Lauren has also engaged in public speaking engagements on compassion fatigue, post traumatic, vicarious trauma and secondary stress while supplying tools for resiliency to local fire departments. Lauren is an active member of many professional organizations, including the National Association of Social Workers and Academy of Certified Social Workers, and her expertise has qualified her as a Board Certified Diplomate in the field. Opportunities for Treatment Accessibility and Engagement Melissa Monroe, LPC & Michelle Weller Voegtle, M.Ed., LPC   This interactive workshop will review the challenges and solutions providers face when trying to coordinate care for their patients.  Presenters will identify ways to remove barriers while maximizing timely interventions and smooth transition of care to community providers. The talk highlights opportunities for community providers to leverage their substance abuse and mental health expertise in working with medical providers, hospitals, and healthcare systems in their local communities.   Learning Outcomes List three ways you can work to remove barriers while maximizing timely interventions Identify three best practice approaches when coordinating care with other providers Identify three ways in which you can create better accessibility to care in your workplace Melissa Monroe, LPC, is a clinical director at Rushford, A Hartford Healthcare Partner. Melissa has worked in the field of addiction services for more than fifteen years, with a continuous focus on opioid dependency and treatment. During her time with Rushford, Melissa has been instrumental in the creation of medicated assisted treatment program and is currently the operational leader of expanding MAT to all Hartford Healthcare behavioral health programs as well as implementing a digital communication tool and telehealth pilot at Rushford. Michelle Voegtle, LPC is a clinical program manager at Rushford, A Hartford Healthcare Partner.  Michelle has worked in the counseling field for over 20 years, with a focus ranging within addiction and integrative wellness, education and hospice services.  Michelle has worked with Rushford for the past seven years and was instrumental in developing a Recovery Yoga Program. Most recently, Michelle is Program Manager for a $1.5 million federal grant toward increasing accessibility of care.  Michelle is Project Director the grant and manages the Recovery Support Specialists, Telehealth and Mobile Intervention programs. Questions:  Karla Troesser, CCA Executive Director -

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