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The Office of Professional Development is pleased to offer a wide variety of training options for community agencies. All trainings are adapted to your unique agency needs and client populations. We also offer fully customized training sessions. Please browse our menu options and scheduling instructions below. We look forward to hearing from you!

 

Addiction

Navigating Sex and Sobriety

3 hours
David Landsman-Wohlsifer, PhD, LCSW

Description:

“What do you want your sex life to look like now that you are no longer using?”

The intersectionality of sex and sobriety is a complex dynamic to navigate when working with clients. Many of our clients, who may no longer be using drugs/alcohol, do not have experience being sexual while not using and therefore resort back to the sexual and relational patterns that were familiar to them during active substance use. This often leaves them confused, in pain, questioning their wellness, and might jeopardize their recovery. Through a case presentation approach this workshop will provide an opportunity to explore treatment approaches to help clients find fulfilling, satisfying, and healthy sex lives as sober people.

Learning Objectives:

At the close of this workshop, participants will be able to:

  • Describe the complexities surrounding the intersectionality of sex, addiction, recovery, and sobriety;
  • Recognize the impact that homophobia, transphobia, and overall sex negativity has on clients who suffer from or have suffered from substance use disorders;
  • Apply postmodern theory and a sex positive approach when working clinically clients around sexual issues.

About the Presenter:

David Landsman-Wohlsifer, Ph.D., LCSW is a Diplomate and Certified member of the Academy of Cognitive Therapy.Dr. Wohlsifer is the co-founder of The Boca Raton Center for Psychotherapy in Boca Raton, FL, and on the faculty of Florida Atlantic University’s School of Social Work. He was formerly a clinical faculty member and therapist at Center for Cognitive Therapy, Perelman School of Medicine, University of Pennsylvania and have extensive experience as a CBT therapist, supervisor, and trainer. He is also a Florida certified sex therapist.

The Role of Couple Therapy in Substance Use Disorder

3 hours
Erin McNamee, DSW, LCSW

Description:

Couple therapy has been represented in the literature with over 40 years of studies including randomized controlled trials in which it was found to be more effective at treating Substance Use Disorder than individual therapy alone. Yet, most treatment centers do not use couple therapy to treat their clients. In this presentation, participants will learn the value of using couple therapy with clients who are married or cohabitating. Therapists will learn the basic tenets of Behavioral Couples Therapy that can be incorporated into their practice. This presentation is ideal for clinicians and those in positions of clinical leadership.

Learning Objectives:

  • Explore recommendations from the literature regarding couples and addiction
  • Learn the basic tenets of Behavioral Couples Therapy
  • Discuss challenges to incorporate couple therapy to treat addiction

About the Presenter:

Erin McNamee, DSW, LCSW is a Licensed Clinical Social Worker who has been in clinical practice in the state of Florida since 2006. She has extensive experience working in addiction treatment, most recently serving as the Chief Clinical Officer for a women’s recovery program in Delray Beach. Erin recently completed the Doctor of Social Work program at Florida Atlantic University studying barriers to treating Substance Use Disorder. She maintains a private practice in Boca Raton, Florida specializing in trauma, addiction, and codependency.

 

Trauma

Understanding and Working with Layered Trauma: A Case Study Clinical Approach

3 hours
Laurie Suttenberg, DSW, LCSW, DCSW

Description:

Multiple traumatic events experienced by a person result in a layering effect and deeply impact cognitions and life philosophies. Many clients that present for therapy have histories and narratives that are filled with layered trauma, some of which may be intergenerational transmitted. Therapists must determine the specific layer of trauma that is associated with maladaptive cognitions and recognize that automatic thoughts which may be adaptive and appropriate in response to a specific layer of trauma may be dysfunctional outside of that trauma.

This workshop will present a working model for understanding layered trauma through the lens of a case study that was published by Dr. Suttenberg.

Learning Objectives:

  • Attendees will gain insight into identifying whether layered trauma is a factor in a client’s presenting problem.
  • Attendees will gain an understanding of how multiple traumas result in the nesting, compressing, and ingraining of automatic thinking and beliefs.
  • Attendees will gain an understanding of what theoretical modalities can be best applied to identify layered trauma.
  • Attendees will gain an understanding of why, when intervening with layered trauma, interventions that work at one layer of trauma may not be effective in dealing with another layer of trauma.

About the Presenter:

Laurie Suttenberg, DSW, LCSW, DCSW, is an instructor at the FAU Phillis and Harvey Sandler School of Social work. She earned a doctorate in clinical social work (DSW) from Rutgers, The State University of New Jersey. She holds an MSW from Washington University in St. Louis and an MSW from the University of Pennsylvania, as well as a BA in Psychology and Spanish from Washington University in St. Louis. She is a licensed clinical social worker (LCSW) in Florida and New Jersey and is a diplomate in clinical social work (DCSW). She completed a two year post graduate training program in structural family therapy and person of the therapist with Harry Aponte, ACSW, in Philadelphia, and she has had extensive training in cognitive behavioral therapy at the Ellis Institute in New York City. Dr. Suttenberg has been in private practice for over 20 years. She is a FL and NJ clinical social work supervisor, and she has worked in a multitude of mental health settings, including family service agencies, inpatient psychiatric hospitals and a partial hospitalization program. She has designed and presented workshops in corporate and community settings, performed critical incident stress debriefings (CISD) and consulted with a major hospital system in the design and implementation of a women’s behavioral health program.

ACEs, Trauma Informed Care and Toxic Stress

3 hours
Anne-Marie Brown, LCSW, MSW, MCAP, CIP, ICADC

Description:

Adverse Childhood Experiences (ACEs) have been linked to disease, disability, and early death and negatively impact not only individuals, but communities as a whole. Increasing knowledge of ACEs and developing skills to create resilience can reduce the damaging impact of trauma and facilitate healing. This training will provide an in-depth review of the ACEs study, long-term impacts of ACEs and stress, the power of resiliency and how to develop resiliency in others, and will increase your ability to provide trauma-informed care. 

Learning Objectives:

  • Develop an understanding of Adverse Childhood Experiences and their impact on health and behavior.
  • Increase knowledge of stress types and how to increase resiliency.
  • Expand knowledge of Trauma-Informed Care
  • Develop skills to work with traumatized individuals and individuals at risk for trauma 

About the Presenter:

Anne-Marie Brown, LCSW, MSW, MCAP, CIP, ICADC, has worked in the field of mental health for over 15 years. She is an EMDRIA Certified Therapist and Approved Consultant, a TF-CBT Certified Therapist, a Registered Circle of Security Parenting Facilitator, and a Qualified Supervisor for Clinical Social Workers and addiction professional candidates. Anne-Marie is a member of EMDRIA, the National Association of Social Workers, the Florida Association for Play Therapy, and the National Association of Alcoholism and Drug Abuse Counselors. Anne-Marie has been published in EMDRIA Magazine “Go With That” and the Journal of Global Drug Policy and Practice and most recently served as the EMDRIA Child & Adolescent SIG Communications Chair. Anne-Marie has presented on the topics of Trauma and Resiliency, Child Development, and Adverse Childhood Experiences at state conferences for the National Association of Social Workers, the Department of Juvenile Justice, the Georgia Partnership Against Domestic Violence, local workshops and on-boarding training for ChildNet, the Department of Children and Families, and the Palm Beach County Unified Family Court Department. Anne-Marie currently focuses on providing individual and family therapy for children and caregivers who have experienced sexual abuse, physical abuse, and neglect as the Director of the Childhood Trauma Response Program at Center for Child Counseling and at her private practice in South Florida. 

The Helper’s Role in Transforming Adversity into Resilience

3 hours
Crystal Morris, MS, CTRT-E

Description:

There is a phenomenon known to many in the help profession call Wounded Healers. A Wounded Healer is a person who has experienced and overcome traumatic experiences in their lives and has sought to show others how to overcome their adversity. Though this is an excellent thing for them to dedicate their lives to doing, many helpers inadvertently retraumatize those they seek to help by providing their services through their lens and world views and not the ones of the clients they serve. This workshop will offer reflective opportunities for individuals to assess their approach to service and identify how to incorporate their clients in a more meaningful way to reshape their lives’ narrative, moving from adversity and limiting thoughts to resilience and empowering beliefs.

Learning Objectives:

After attending this workshop, participants will be able to:

  • Describe ACEs and how they result in maladaptive outcomes in adulthood.
  • Explore different communication styles and how they affect vulnerable communities.
  • Understand how stress increases the projection of unconscious bias.
  • Identify their style of conflict resolution and how to move towards healthier strategies to promote desired outcomes.
  • Practice creating self-awareness to identify triggers to bring about regulation and positive interaction with clients.
  • Learn the building blocks of meaningful relationships to increase positive outcomes.

This three-hour experience incorporates case studies and reflection to create a multi-sensory learning experience that will transform how we show up and help others.

About the Presenter:

Crystal Morris, MS, CTRT-E is the founder and CEO of One Caring Adult in Port St. Lucie, Florida. She uses her resilience-focused approach to educate agencies on the lifelong impact of unconscious bias that stems from the intergenerational transmission of trauma to partners to creating safe and inclusive spaces for staff and clients alike. She is a licensed facilitator with STARR Commonwealth and trains helping professionals in youth-serving organizations gain certification as Trauma and Resilience-Focused Practitioners (CTRP).

After earning her Bachelor of Arts in Psychology with a minor in Criminal Justice, Crystal began her professional career with the Florida Dependency Court system. She saw first hand the long-term impact of developmental trauma and the need for systemic reform. She then completed her Master of Science in Counseling from Capella University and worked as a therapist serving children and families on the Treasure Coast. Her vocation is fueled by her passion for having equitable spaces normalized, creating institutional justice throughout all fields.

Foundations in Trauma and Resilience

15 hours
Jeffrey Shearer, ACSW, LCSW, MCAP; Suzanne Spencer, Ed.D.; Sherrie Raz, Psy.D.; Gavin Malcolm, LCSW; Erin McNamee, DSW, LCSW; Anne-Marie Brown, LCSW, MSW, MCAP, CIP, ICADC (Presenters may vary, based upon availability.)

This course brings together six experienced trauma experts and educators to provide a broad overview of trauma. In five modules, we will explore the historical context of trauma, self care for those working with trauma survivors, the impact of trauma, common factors in interventions, and resilience in the face of adversity.

Module 1: History of Trauma

In this module, we will explore the history of trauma and how it represents itself over time. Each vulnerable group and culture navigate trauma from different perspectives.  The knowledge you gain will help you understand how to be trauma-informed as you treat your clients so that you can better serve them.  The work you do in this module will provide the lens to understand trauma throughout the course.

Learning Objectives:

  • Understand the historical context related to mental health that perpetuates shame.
  • Understand the unique aspects of intergenerational trauma and apply it to your practice.
  • Understand trauma of vulnerable populations and learn population-centric interventions.
  • Understand the impact of trauma on the community at large to broaden your understanding of client needs.
  • Understand the importance of evaluating all clients for a trauma history due to the universality of the experience.

Module 2: Compassion Fatigue and Self Care

This module will explain the necessity for self-care and the diverse constructs that have been offered to describe Self -Care for therapists and health care providers. As well, we will extensively discuss providers’ reactions to working with victimized and traumatized clients. Some of the constructs we will describe are the following by Miechenbaum (2015): Vicarious Traumatization; Secondary Traumatic Stress or what Figley (1995) calls Compassion Fatigue; Burnout; Countertransference; Vicarious Resilience.

Learning Objectives:

  • Demonstrate an understanding of the layers of trauma and its cumulative effect.
  • Gain an understanding of the vicarious traumatization process and its impact on one’s belief system.
  • Recognize signs and symptoms of secondary trauma.
  • Create personal and organizational strategies to reduce personal risk.
  • Understand the critical factors of resilience by learning the 8 Most popular and empirically based Resilience Scales in Positive Psychology, and how to use and interpret them with clients.

Module 3: Understanding Trauma and the Neurobiology

This module will focus on understanding the various forms of trauma that impact neurobiological structure and processes, including behavior and cognition. Special attention will be given to the developmental stages in neurobiological structures and how trauma at different ages results in variances in observable behavioral and cognitive responses.  Emphasis will be placed on understanding both the structures as well as assessing the observable responses and recommended interventions.

Learning Objectives:

  • Understand the definition of adverse childhood events (ACE).
  • Understand the neurobiological structures impacted by trauma.
  • Describe the stages of development of neurobiological structures and impact of trauma at different stages.
  • Describe the impact of trauma on neurobiological processes as evidenced by behavioral and cognitive responses.
  • Understand interventions to respond to various trauma.

Module 4: Common Factors in Interventions Across Modalities

Therapists in practice today are tasked with treating issues related to trauma in the individuals, couples, and families that they serve. However, becoming “trauma informed” may only mean understanding the effects of trauma on an individual or family system. In order to treat trauma, therapists must choose a specific trauma modality in which to get trained. This module will provide information on the basic tenets of current trauma modalities as well as identify the common activating interventions that transcend multiple modalities.

Learning Objectives:

  • Identify different trauma modalities used in current practice.
  • Explore the common factors that are present in multiple modalities.
  • Identify areas and experts for ongoing training.

Module 5: Resilience Factors

Therapists in practice today are tasked with treating issues related to trauma in the individuals, couples, and families that they serve. However, becoming “trauma informed” may only mean understanding the effects of trauma on an individual or family system. In order to treat trauma, therapists must choose a specific trauma modality in which to get trained. This module will provide information on the basic tenets of current trauma modalities as well as identify the common activating interventions that transcend multiple modalities.

Learning Objectives:

  • Develop a deeper understanding of the history of resiliency and its relationship to trauma theory and attachment theory.
  • Increase understanding of the principles and components of resiliency.
  • Identify and implement two resilience-building activities for clients or self.
  • Understand the critical factors of resilience by learning the 8 most popular and empirically based Resilience Scales in Positive Psychology, and how to use and interpret them with clients.

About the Presenters:

Anne-Marie Brown, LCSW, MSW, MCAP, CIP, ICADC has worked in the field of mental health for over 15 years. She is an EMDRIA Certified Therapist and Approved Consultant, a TF-CBT Certified Therapist, a Registered Circle of Security Parenting Facilitator, and a Qualified Supervisor for Clinical Social Workers and addiction professional candidates. Anne-Marie is a member of EMDRIA, the National Association of Social Workers, the Florida Association for Play Therapy, and the National Association of Alcoholism and Drug Abuse Counselors.

Anne-Marie has been published in EMDRIA magazine Go With That and the Journal of Global Drug Policy and Practice and most recently served as the EMDRIA Child & Adolescent SIG Communications Chair. Anne-Marie has presented on the topics of Trauma and Resiliency, Child Development, and Adverse Childhood Experiences at state conferences for the National Association of Social Workers, the Department of Juvenile Justice, the Georgia Partnership Against Domestic Violence, local workshops and on-boarding training for ChildNet, the Department of Children and Families, and the Palm Beach County Unified Family Court Department.

Anne-Marie currently focuses on providing individual and family therapy for children and caregivers who have experienced sexual abuse, physical abuse, and neglect as the Director of the Childhood Trauma Response Program at Center for Child Counseling and at her private practice in South Florida.

Gavin Malcolm, LCSW is the Director of Population Health at Broward Health as well as an Adjunct professor at Florida Atlantic University School of Social Work.  Broward Health is located in Fort Lauderdale, Florida and is one of the largest public health systems in the country.  Gavin has been with Broward Health since 2005, where he started as Trauma Social Worker and Supervisor for the social work staff. He has been teaching as an adjunct professor at Florida Atlantic University since 2010.

He attended Oberlin College for his bachelors in Psychology and English.  He obtained his MSW from Boston University with a focus on gerontological studies.

Gavin was present at Broward Health North to receive victims from the MSD shooting in 2018 and continued working with some of the survivors to help them cope with the trauma of that day.  He is passionate about trauma and ensuring the best possible outcomes for his clients.

Erin McNamee, DSW, LCSW has been in clinical practice in the state of Florida since 2006. She has trained extensively in EMDR, psychodrama, trauma stage processing, and internal family systems as well as completed a certification in equine assisted psychotherapy. Erin recently completed the Doctor of Social Work program at Florida Atlantic University studying barriers to treating Substance Use Disorder. She maintains a private practice in Boca Raton, Florida specializing in treating trauma, addiction, and codependency.

Sherrie Raz, Psy.D. has a doctoral degree in Clinical Psychology and has worked in the field of traumatic stress for over 30 years throughout the world. She is President and founder of the International Coalition in Trauma and Resilience.   She has lectured on traumatic stress and the effects of War, in Universities in Russia and England as well as at the Oxford world Economic Council, in Oxford England. She now gives lectures on the Psychological effects of terrorism and terrorists, trauma and resilience at Florida Atlantic University, and South University, where she is an adjunct teacher. She presently works with notables throughout the Middle East, in creating solutions for peace. She is the inventor of the MSRU (Mobile Stress Reduction Unit), for front line disasters. As well as an international lecturer on the effects of stress and how to turn stress into productivity and success.  Past president of Green Cross Projects and Team Leader to the World Trade Center Disaster in 2001 in Mental Health through Home Land Security Projects, of which she is a founding member. Past Member of DMAT FL-3, of Homeland Security, first responder in Hurricane Katrina and the Tsunami Disaster in Indonesia. Dr. Raz is a certified Forensic Counselor, and certified in Hospital Psychology.

Dr. Raz is the founder and past president of the International Association for Psychology and the Performing Arts which is dedicated to promoting a healthy society through psychology and performance. Dr. Raz authored The Role Transformation Assessment, an assessment that reveals roles that are easy and difficult to achieve for individuals. The underlying assumption of the assessment is that healthy stress free individuals are readily able to transforms roles throughout the day without stress reactions.

Jeff Shearer, ACSW, LCSW, MCAP earned his Master’s in Social Work from Florida State University in 1992 and attained his LCSW in 1994. He is a member of the Academy of Certified Social Workers and is a Certified Addictions Professional credential from the Florida Certification Board, as well as Nationally Roster Child Parent Psychotherapist. Mr. Shearer served as the Chief Executive Office and co-founder of Tykes & Teens, Inc. in Stuart, Florida, an agency that provides counseling services to infants, children, adolescents and their families, and is currently in private practice in Wilton Manors.

Suzanne Spencer, Ed.D. brings a wealth of experience and expertise in nonprofit Leadership and for-profit organizations to her career in community organizing and has been recognized for innovations in the field of mental health and addiction.

Suzanne has pioneered innovative practices within the health and wellness terrain by mobilizing organizations, community partners, and diverse stakeholders to inform and transform the workplace, workforce, and community. Her most recent initiative as co-founder of Heads Up Florida addresses vicarious trauma in school systems due to school personnel’s chronic exposure to students with adverse childhood experiences.

She holds an undergraduate degree in Organizational Management, a Graduate degree in Leadership, and a Doctorate in Education Leadership. Dr. Spencer continues to pursue her research focus by helping the helpers mitigate personal and organizational risk from vicarious/secondary trauma.

Circle of Courage

3 hours
Crystal Morris, MS, CTRT-E

Description:

Trauma-informed practitioners know there is no such thing as a bad child, only children with unmet needs. The same thing is true for adults. Based on concepts derived from Indigenous People, the Circle of Courage is an evidence-based model that promotes meeting the universal needs of belonging, mastery, independence, and generosity to cultivate discipline and build resilience. This three-hour workshop will explore:

Learning Objectives:

  • View trauma as an experience with short and long term outcomes
  • Understand the link between unmet needs and behaviors
  • Signs and symptoms of secured and broken Circles of Courage
  • Incorporate Circle of Courage proactively to prevent maladaptive behaviors
  • Practice and coaching

About the Presenter:

Crystal Morris, MS, CTRT-E is the founder and CEO of One Caring Adult in Port St. Lucie, Florida. She uses her resilience-focused approach to educate agencies on the lifelong impact of unconscious bias that stems from the intergenerational transmission of trauma to partners to creating safe and inclusive spaces for staff and clients alike. She is a licensed facilitator with STARR Commonwealth and trains helping professionals in youth-serving organizations gain certification as Trauma and Resilience-Focused Practitioners (CTRP).

After earning her Bachelor of Arts in Psychology with a minor in Criminal Justice, Crystal began her professional career with the Florida Dependency Court system. She saw first hand the long-term impact of developmental trauma and the need for systemic reform. She then completed her Master of Science in Counseling from Capella University and worked as a therapist serving children and families on the Treasure Coast. Her vocation is fueled by her passion for having equitable spaces normalized, creating institutional justice throughout all fields.

FlockED

6 weeks – 2 hours per week
Crystal Morris, MS, CTRT-E

Description:

"I've come to believe that preaching to the choir is exactly the right thing to do. If I can help those who already share certain beliefs and dreams sing their song a little clearer, a little more confidently, I know they will take their song back to their networks. We gain courage from learning we are a part of a choir. We sing better when we know we're not alone." Margaret Wheatley

This 6-week opportunity allows educators and helpers experiencing burnout and compassion fatigue to find respite in a community of their peers where their personal and professional selves can be validated and empowered.

Learning Objectives:

  • Tapping into the power of Emotional Intelligence
  • Challenging disempowering thoughts
  • Cultivating a healthy locus of control to promote self-advocacy
  • Demonstrating empathy for those we disdain
  • Building resilience through supportive relationships and connections

About the Presenter:

Crystal Morris, MS, CTRT-E is the founder and CEO of One Caring Adult in Port St. Lucie, Florida. She uses her resilience-focused approach to educate agencies on the lifelong impact of unconscious bias that stems from the intergenerational transmission of trauma to partners to creating safe and inclusive spaces for staff and clients alike. She is a licensed facilitator with STARR Commonwealth and trains helping professionals in youth-serving organizations gain certification as Trauma and Resilience-Focused Practitioners (CTRP).

After earning her Bachelor of Arts in Psychology with a minor in Criminal Justice, Crystal began her professional career with the Florida Dependency Court system. She saw first hand the long-term impact of developmental trauma and the need for systemic reform. She then completed her Master of Science in Counseling from Capella University and worked as a therapist serving children and families on the Treasure Coast. Her vocation is fueled by her passion for having equitable spaces normalized, creating institutional justice throughout all fields.

 

Advanced Clinical Skills in Child, Adult and Elder Care

Modalities

Cognitive Behavioral Therapy Certificate

30 hours
David Landsman-Wohlsifer, Ph.D., LCSW and Jeff Shearer, ACSW, LCSW, MCAP

Description:

This course is recommended for masters and doctoral level mental health professionals and students in their final internships.

Proficiency in Cognitive Behavioral Therapy is an area of clinical expertise that remains in high demand in all areas of practice. Obtaining a certificate in CBT from a regionally accredited university will distinguish your resume as well as communicate to your clients and potential employers a level of sophisticated clinical acumen. This certificate program will extend CBT theory beyond the introductory graduate course level and provide the participant with the skills and knowledge to utilize CBT from a more advanced practice perspective.

The curriculum for the program is as follows:

Day 1: Review of the CBT Model and CBT Treatment for Depressive Disorders (David)

Day 2: CBT Treatment for Trauma Related Disorders (Jeff)

Day 3: CBT Treatment for Personality Disorders (David)

Day 4: CBT Treatment for Substance –Related and Addictive Disorders & Motivational Interviewing (Jeff)

Day 5: CBT Treatment for Anxiety, Obsessive-Compulsive and Related Disorders (morning) and CBT Treatment for Couple and Family Therapy (afternoon, David)

Upon completion of the course, you will receive a frameable certificate.

The program begins with grounding in the cognitive behavioral therapy model and accompanying theory. Emphasis is placed on learning to use the cognitive therapy model to specifically treat various issues and clinical disorders. Participants are taught how to apply cognitive therapy techniques in both psychotherapy practice, as well as in a myriad of other clinical practice settings such as schools, hospitals, medical settings, and substance abuse treatment centers.

Learning Objectives:

At the completion of each course unit participants will be able to:

  • Apply the cognitive therapy case conceptualization and theory to the specific disorder covered in the course unit
  • Implement specific CBT techniques when providing treatment in a myriad of social work settings
  • Create treatment plans utilizing CBT theories and interventions
  • Describe the DSM-5 categorical grouping as per the disorder discussed in the course unit
  • Integrate CBT with other approaches to treatment

This program plus the Consultation in Cognitive Behavioral Therapy course fulfills the education requirement of the Academy of Cognitive and Behavioral Therapies (A-CBT) of a minimum of 40 credit hours of specific education in CBT. For more information about certification in CBT, go to A-CBT.

About the Presenters:

David Landsman-Wohlsifer, Ph.D., LCSW is a Diplomate and Certified member of the Academy of Cognitive Therapy. Dr. Wohlsifer is the co-founder of The Boca Raton Center for Psychotherapy in Boca Raton, FL, and on the faculty of Florida Atlantic University's School of Social Work. He was formerly a clinical faculty member and therapist at Center for Cognitive Therapy, Perelman School of Medicine, University of Pennsylvania and have extensive experience as a CBT therapist, supervisor, and trainer. He is also a Florida certified sex therapist.

Jeff Shearer, ACSW, LCSW, MCAP earned his Master’s in Social Work from Florida State University in 1992 and attained his LCSW in 1994. He is a member of the Academy of Certified Social Workers and is a Certified Addictions Professional credential from the Florida Certification Board, as well as Nationally Roster Child Parent Psychotherapist. Mr. Shearer served as the Chief Executive Office and co-founder of Tykes & Teens, Inc. in Stuart, Florida, an agency that provides counseling services to infants, children, adolescents and their families, and is currently in private practice in Wilton Manors.

Consultation in Cognitive Behavioral Therapy

10 hours
David Landsman-Wohlsifer, Ph.D., LCSW and Jeff Shearer, ACSW, LCSW, MCAP

Prerequisite:

Completion of the FAU Sandler School of Social Work Cognitive Behavioral Therapy Certificate Course

Description:

Consistent with all models of psychotherapy training, the participant will have the opportunity to meet with the instructors for case consultation. Participants will be expected to present case material, protecting all identifying information for the sake of confidentiality, utilizing the CBT case conceptualization as well as CBT specific interventions. Participants will receive feedback and suggestions from instructors as well as other students.

Learning Objectives:

  • Discuss clients utilizing the CBT Case Conceptualization
  • Identify specific CBT interventions for issues clients present in treatment
  • Compare CBT to other empirically supported approaches of psychotherapy

This program plus the Cognitive Behavioral Therapy Certificate Course (click for details) fulfills the education requirement of the Academy of Cognitive and Behavioral Therapies (A-CBT) of a minimum of 40 credit hours of specific education in CBT. For more information about certification in CBT, go to A-CBT.

About the Presenters:

David Landsman-Wohlsifer, Ph.D., LCSW is a Diplomate and Certified member of the Academy of Cognitive Therapy. Dr. Wohlsifer is the co-founder of The Boca Raton Center for Psychotherapy in Boca Raton, FL, and on the faculty of Florida Atlantic University's School of Social Work. He was formerly a clinical faculty member and therapist at Center for Cognitive Therapy, Perelman School of Medicine, University of Pennsylvania and have extensive experience as a CBT therapist, supervisor, and trainer. He is also a Florida certified sex therapist.

Jeff Shearer, ACSW, LCSW, MCAP earned his Master’s in Social Work from Florida State University in 1992 and attained his LCSW in 1994. He is a member of the Academy of Certified Social Workers and is a Certified Addictions Professional credential from the Florida Certification Board, as well as Nationally Roster Child Parent Psychotherapist. Mr. Shearer served as the Chief Executive Office and co-founder of Tykes & Teens, Inc. in Stuart, Florida, an agency that provides counseling services to infants, children, adolescents and their families, and is currently in private practice in Wilton Manors.

Dialectical Behavior Therapy

42 hours (or individual modules of 6 or 12 hours)
Michelle Quilter, PsyD, CASAC

Description:

Module 1: Introduction and overview of DBT Basics (Principles, Development, and Research)

This module will provide an introduction to Dialectical Behavioral Therapy. The foundations for the development of DBT will be explored including concepts of Zen Buddhism and Cognitive Behavioral Therapy. Marsha Linehan’s conceptualization of individuals through the Biosocial Theory and the subsequent modifications she created in the DBT program will be presented. Early research regarding BPD and chronic depression will be presented as well as more current research that supports the use of DBT with a variety of population.

Learning Objectives:

At the close of this course, participants will be able to:

  1. Identify the foundational components of DBT
  2. Develop a basic understanding of the word “Dialectical”
  3. Recognize the implications of research findings on the increased use of DBT with various populations
  4. Recognize the biosocial theory behind DBT
  5. Discuss the concept of invalidation as presented in the biosocial theory and have a basic understanding of the six levels of validation as per DBT theory

Module 2: DBT Skills Training, Common Protocols and Behavioral Chain Analysis

This module includes a discussion of the impact of the Biosocial Theory on the conceptualization of behavior and how this is addressed in DBT, the four modules of DBT and how they relate back to the biosocial theory. Common protocols will include the suicide protocol as well as protocols for placing clients on vacation from treatment due to interfering behaviors. Behavioral Chain Analysis and accompanying Solution Analysis will also be presented.

Learning Objectives:

At the close of this course, participants will be able to:

  1. Identify and explain the four modules of DBT which include Mindfulness, Distress Tolerance, Emotional Regulation and Interpersonal Effectiveness.
  2. Develop a basic understanding of the relation between the four modules of skills training and the Biosocial Theory.
  3. Identify and describe the common protocols used in DBT including the suicide protocol, egregious behavior protocol, PE protocol and Self-Harm Protocol
  4. Be able to comprehend and complete all of the components of a Behavioral Chain Analysis and accompanying Solution Analysis

Module 3: Strategies in DBT: DBT Structure and Modes of Delivery

This module will include discussions of the structure of treatment including stages of treatment, skills training, individual DBT sessions, the first few sessions and obtaining commitment. The creation and structure of a DBT program, as well as the structure and development of a consultation team, will be explored.

Learning Objectives:

At the close of this course, participants will be able to:

  1. Identify the four components of comprehensive DBT and have an understanding of the purpose of each component
  2. Develop a basic understanding of the structure of a DBT individual therapy session and be able to identify commitment strategies that are use in the pre-treatment and commitment phase of therapy
  3. Prioritize life-threatening, self-harming, and treatment interfering behaviors
  4. Integrate the use of diary cards into your client’s treatment plans
  5. Formulate a consultation team and have a basic understanding of the consultation meeting agenda, format and purpose.
  6. Have the ability to structure a DBT skills training group and a general understanding of how to structure a DBT program at varying levels of care (private practice, residential, inpatient, acute care, PHP and IOP)
  7. Use personal stories and anecdotes to enhance skills training sessions and use creativity to develop interesting skills presentations which will increase the feeling that clinician is genuine and increase the motivation for group members

Module 4: DBT Oriented Case Conceptualization and Stylistic Strategies of DBT

In this module, participants will learn to identify stage of treatment, as well as identifying primary and secondary targets for the client. Case conceptualization will be taught in detail and participants will gain an understanding of how to create treatment goals and structure treatment using the case conceptualization as the foundation.

Learning Objectives:

At the close of this course, participants will be able to:

  1. Identify the stages of DBT treatment
  2. Develop a basic understanding of the difference between primary and secondary targets and be able to identify primary and secondary targets for a client
  3. Formulate a DBT case conceptualization with fidelity to the DBT model, which will include identifying the client’s life worth living goals, the target behaviors, and the stage of treatment for the client
  4. Apply DBT treatment strategies in the clinical setting
  5. Recognize the biosocial theory behind case conceptualization in DBT
  6. Discuss the concept of validation and the six levels of validation as per DBT theory
  7. Identify and possess an understanding of the four categories of DBT treatment strategies

This program fulfills the education requirement of the DBT-Linehan Board of Certification of a minimum of 40 credit hours of specific education in DBT. For more information about certification in DBT, go to DBT-Linehan Board of Certification.

About the Presenter:

Michelle Quilter is a licensed clinical psychologist who earned her Doctorate in Clinical Psychology from Florida Institute of Technology. Her dissertation focused on Post Traumatic Stress Disorder and Traumatic Brain Injury. She also holds two Masters degrees – an MA in Community and Counseling Psychology from Marist College and an MS in Clinical Psychology from Florida Institute of Technology. A Credentialed Alcohol and Substance Abuse Counselor since 2006, Dr. Quilter has received specialized training in both Forensic Psychology and Neuropsychology. She has worked in an array of settings, including inpatient hospitals, emergency psychiatric care, and multiple levels of care in substance abuse treatment. Certified by DBT-Linehan Board of Certification in Dialectical Behavior Therapy, Dr. Quilter has been utilizing this approach for over a decade in clinical practice and currently serves as the director of the DBT program at Lifeskills South Florida.

Motivational Interviewing: Understanding the Key Concepts

3 hours
Aisha McDonald, LMHC

Description:

Motivational Interviewing is a proven approach to help support patients who struggle with health behavior change. The purpose of this workshop is to teach the key concepts and principles to help guide participants into building a collaborative relationship with clients in order to explore the behavioral changes necessary to achieving their goals. Attendees will explore the key concepts of Motivational Interviewing and how to apply them. Additionally, discussion will focus on the Stages of Change model and how it affects a person’s ability to make positive changes while being empowered and given autonomy over their lives.

Learning Objectives:

  • Learn and explore the key concepts of Motivational Interviewing
  • Discuss the strategies for building a collaborative relationship using Motivational Interviewing
  • Explore how to strengthen an individual’s motivation for behavioral changes
  • Learn and discuss the Stages of Change model
  • Increase understanding of ambivalence and build skills toward empathy

About the Presenter:

Aisha T. McDonald is a Licensed Mental Health Counselor who has worked in the social services arena for over 10 years. She has worked with marginalized populations within South Florida specifically those with severe and persistent mental illness, forensic population, individuals with co-occurring mental health and substance use disorders, youth in the welfare system, and individuals who are involuntarily hospitalized. She is the Lead Trainer for the Mental Health First Aid program at United Way of Broward County and also facilitates community wide trainings on various topics as well as monthly workshops on mental health and substance use issues for the Crisis Intervention Team training for our local sheriff's department and municipal police agencies. She has focused on mental health awareness and education, victim advocacy, educating on toxic masculinity and its effects on violence, substance use and mental health issues with the forensic population as well as diversity and inclusion and social equity.

Solution Focused Brief Therapy

6 hours
Christine Beliard, PhD, LMFT

Description:

Abstract Summary: Solution-Focused Brief Therapy (SFBT) is a collaborative, strengths-based approach that has been shown to be effective in a plethora of settings. This workshop is designed to explore the use of Solution-Focused Brief Therapy and provide pragmatic tools to help empower clinicians in their work. The use of SFBT to address clinicians’ and clients’ relationships with larger socio-contextual variables will also be explored. This session will provide an overview of current research, case vignettes, and specific clinical tools to help assess and intervene using this strengths-based approach.

Session Narrative: This workshop is designed to create a trustworthy space for therapists to explore their current clinical needs and the usefulness of SFBT in their clinical work. This presentation is interactive by design and participants will be given opportunities to partake in small group and large discussions. The presenter will open space to discuss the current practices that have been shown to be helpful for clinicians using SFBT interventions. Participants will learn and practice the five main SFBT interventions and how to use them systemically and relationally, specifically how to apply SFBT in a culturally-relevant way. The workshop will end with an experiential that focuses on how clinicians will take these skills into their areas of influence, with the intentional goal of helping to equip clinician with practical and useful tools for their clinical work. 

Learning Objectives:

  • Participants will gain an understanding of the major tenets and philosophy of Solution-Focused Brief Therapy.
  • Participants will learn the five main SFBT interventions and how to best apply them in their work.
  • Participants will become familiar with relevant research and innovative practices informed by SFBT.

About the Presenter:

Dr. Christine Beliard is an Associate Professor of Family Therapy, a licensed family therapist, and approved clinical supervisor. She is committed to social justice and the provision of relevant mental health services through best practices in training and service delivery. Dr. Beliard has provided advanced training in family therapy and social justice work for over 10 years, both nationally and internationally. Her most powerful clinical experience to date was her selection to a clinical team that provided SFBT crisis support to clinicians and families directly after Hurricane Katrina. Dr. Beliard provides several community trainings and serves as a consultant and board member for several groups that align with her areas of interest.

Foundations of Client-Centered Play Therapy: What You Need to Get Started

6 hours  (Can also be approved for APT CEs – APT Approved Provider # 19-983)
Tara McDonnell, LCSW, RPT

Description:

This workshop will provide participants with the foundational skills for using client-centered play therapy in a clinical setting. The presenter will discuss how this evidence-based treatment can be utilized as an intervention for children who have experienced trauma, neurodivergent children, as well as those struggling with anxiety, depression, grief, and other issues. Participants will be introduced to the history of play therapy, creating a therapeutic playroom, the structure of play therapy sessions, how to make skilled responses, and how to work with parents.

Learning Objectives:

  • Participants will be able to describe the origins and principles of Child-Centered Play Therapy as a developmentally appropriate clinical intervention for children, and the foundation for providing play therapy.
  • Participants will identify and explain situations where Child-Centered Play Therapy is an appropriate intervention and how to apply it.
  • Participants will be able to recognize and demonstrate basic play therapy skills such as: reflection, encouragement, limit setting, and enlarging the meaning.

About the Presenter:

Tara McDonnell is a Licensed Clinical Social Worker (LCSW), Registered Play Therapist (RPT) and co-founder of the Center for Mindful Families, a group practice in West Palm Beach, Florida. Tara is dedicated to providing early intervention to help families create a strong and healthy foundation for a lifetime of health and well-being. She specializes in working with children under 6, gifted and highly sensitive children, as well as those with sensory processing difficulties.

Psychodynamic Psychotherapy: Caring for the Mind in Conflict

6 hours
Manny John González, PhD, LCSW-R

Description:

Psychodynamic psychotherapy is an effective therapeutic approach in the treatment and clinical management of a wide range of mental health conditions and problems-in-living, including depression, anxiety, panic, stress-induced physical symptoms, life transitions, work-related stress, maladaptive coping patterns and impaired interpersonal relationships. Research has provided evidence that the benefits of psychodynamic therapy not only endure but increase with time. As a treatment approach, psychodynamic therapy focuses on the psychological roots of emotional suffering. Its hallmarks are self-reflection and self-examination, and the use of the relationship between therapist and patient as a window into problematic relationship patterns in the patient’s life. Its goal is not only to alleviate distressing symptoms but to help people lead healthier lives via the development and strengthening of inner resources and capacities. In addition to symptom amelioration, individuals who are treated psychodynamically benefit from increased self-esteem, the ability engage in more satisfying and authentic relationships, increased confidence in personal abilities, and an increased understanding of self and others—while recognizing and tolerating a wider range of positive and negative emotions. In this workshop, participants will be introduced to the theoretical and treatment principles of contemporary psychodynamic psychotherapy and its effectiveness in the care of individuals in clinical and human service settings.

Learning Objectives:

Upon completion of the workshop, participants will be able to:

  • State what psychodynamic psychotherapy is and how it can be used in clinical and human service settings
  • Discuss the basic skills of psychodynamic psychotherapy including listening with the “third ear,” pattern-dynamic and developmental reflection, and supportive and expressive therapeutic intervention
  • Understand how affect, resistance, transference and countertransference, unconscious conflict, ego defenses and dreams inform individual psychosocial functioning and the process of dynamic treatment

About the Presenter:

Manny John González, PhD, LCSW-R earned his master’s degree from New York University and his PhD from Adelphi University. He is an Associate Professor at the Phyllis and Harvey Sandler School of Social Work at Florida Atlantic University. Prior to his current appointment at Florida Atlantic University, he held tenured faculty positions at the Silberman School of Social Work at Hunter College and The Graduate Center of the City University of New York and Fordham University Graduate School of Social Service.

Dr. González’s research and scholarship interests include mental health/mental illness, the application of developmental and psychodynamic theories to clinical practice, psychological and physical well-being among Hispanic immigrants and minority populations, the psychodynamics of fathering and fatherhood, men’s issues, doctoral education and clinical research using qualitative and quantitative methods. He has taught graduate courses at the master’s and PhD level in clinical practice, relational psychotherapy, group therapy, psychopathology, evidence-based mental health practice, translational science, research proposal development, contemporary psychodynamic theories and pedagogy in higher education.

Dr. González has published numerous peer-reviewed articles and chapters on mental health practice with immigrants and refugees, clinical practice with Hispanics, urban children and families, evidence-based practice, clinical practice and interprofessional collaboration in the treatment of Parkinson’s disease. His book credits (co-edited) include Mental Health Care of New Hispanic Immigrants: Innovations in Contemporary Clinical Practice (Haworth Press) and Multicultural Perspectives in Working with Families: A Handbook for the Helping Professions (Springer Press). He has practiced as a clinician for over 33 years specializing in community mental health—and has maintained a private practice in psychodynamic psychotherapy and clinical supervision.

 

Specialized Populations & Topics

Sex and Autism Spectrum Disorders

3 hours
David Landsman-Wohlsifer, PhD, LCSW

Description:

People on the Autism Spectrum (ASD) are often misunderstood sexually. Working from a perspective of empowerment this workshop seeks to challenge the dominant neurotypical discourse about all aspects of sexuality and make room for the experiences of people on the ASD spectrum.  This workshop will serve as an opportunity to examine the complexities of sexuality, sexual expression, sexual identity, gender expression, and relationships from a perspective of people on the ASD spectrum. Emphasis will be placed on best practices in addressing sexual concerns in psychotherapy when working with people on the ASD spectrum.

Learning Objectives:

At the close of this workshop attendees will:

  1. Increase their understanding of sexuality and its complexities for people on the ASD spectrum.
  2. Distinguish best practices for addressing sexual concerns when working with people on the ASD spectrum in psychotherapy.
  3. Identify the dynamics by which the dominant neurotypical discourse around issues of sexuality marginalizes people on the ASD spectrum.

About the Presenter:

David Landsman-Wohlsifer, Ph.D., LCSW is a Diplomate and Certified member of the Academy of Cognitive Therapy.Dr. Wohlsifer is the co-founder of The Boca Raton Center for Psychotherapy in Boca Raton, FL, and on the faculty of Florida Atlantic University’s School of Social Work. He was formerly a clinical faculty member and therapist at Center for Cognitive Therapy, Perelman School of Medicine, University of Pennsylvania and have extensive experience as a CBT therapist, supervisor, and trainer. He is also a Florida certified sex therapist.

Working with Trans/gender Variant Kids, Teens, and Their Families

3 hours
David Landsman-Wohlsifer, PhD, LCSW

Description:

In recent years there has been an increased number of kids and teens identifying as trans/gender variant. New concepts of self-knowledge and self-expression are emerging. Parents, family members, teachers, therapists, and other professionals, often well intended, struggle to find a way to understand and help kids who may be struggling to understand themselves. Influences such as the internet can be valuable resources as well as possess danger. Utilizing a systemic and developmental lens, this course will exam the biopsychosocial concerns that trans/gender variant children, teens, and their families frequently bring to psychotherapy. Emphasis will be placed on best and empowering practices with trans/youth and their families.

Learning objectives:

At the close of this workshop participants will be able to:

  1. Increase their understanding of how to approach this population in a manner that is gender affirming.
  2. Improve their knowledge of the biopsychosocial issues that trans/gender variant kids, teens, and their families are experiencing today.
  3. Incorporate techniques for clinical practice that will enable therapists to not only help but also empower trans/gender variant kids and teens clients and their families.

About the Presenter:

David Landsman-Wohlsifer, Ph.D., LCSW is a Diplomate and Certified member of the Academy of Cognitive Therapy.Dr. Wohlsifer is the co-founder of The Boca Raton Center for Psychotherapy in Boca Raton, FL, and on the faculty of Florida Atlantic University’s School of Social Work. He was formerly a clinical faculty member and therapist at Center for Cognitive Therapy, Perelman School of Medicine, University of Pennsylvania and have extensive experience as a CBT therapist, supervisor, and trainer. He is also a Florida certified sex therapist.

Suicide Prevention

3 hours
Aisha McDonald, LMHC

Description:

The purpose of this training is to discuss the importance of suicide prevention in our community. It will explore the risk factors of suicide as well as protective factors. This workshop will address the strategies for suicide prevention and highlight how to identify signs of suicidal behaviors while building awareness of the key issues related to it.

Learning Objectives:

  • Identify risk and protective factors of suicide
  • Learn to identify and understand signs of suicidal thoughts and behaviors
  • Discuss ways to assess for and address signs and symptoms
  • Explore key concepts of suicide awareness
  • Understand the importance of postvention strategies

About the Presenter:

Aisha T. McDonald is a Licensed Mental Health Counselor who has worked in the social services arena for over 10 years. She has worked with marginalized populations within South Florida specifically those with severe and persistent mental illness, forensic population, individuals with co-occurring mental health and substance use disorders, youth in the welfare system, and individuals who are involuntarily hospitalized. She is the Lead Trainer for the Mental Health First Aid program at United Way of Broward County and also facilitates community wide trainings on various topics as well as monthly workshops on mental health and substance use issues for the Crisis Intervention Team training for our local sheriff's department and municipal police agencies. She has focused on mental health awareness and education, victim advocacy, educating on toxic masculinity and its effects on violence, substance use and mental health issues with the forensic population as well as diversity and inclusion and social equity

Affirming Practice with LGBTQ+ Students

3 hours
David Landsman-Wohlsifer, Ph.D., LCSW

Description:

A key competency for all mental health clinicians is the ability to work with diverse populations. This course will offer the participants an opportunity to explore and improve their understanding with regard to clinical work with LGBTQ+ clients in particular in the school (K-12) setting. Emphasis will be placed on increasing cultural competence with this population as well as incorporating affirming assessment and treatment skills when working with students who identify as LGBTQ+.

Learning Objectives:

  • Utilize affirmative practice approaches when working with LGBTQ+ students
  • Identify risk factors as well as strengths specific to LGBTQ+ students
  • Explain the array of distinct as well as intersecting identities encompassed by the acronym LGBTQ+

About the Presenter:

David Landsman-Wohlsifer, Ph.D., LCSW is a member of the faculty of Florida Atlantic University's Sandler School of Social Work. He is also the co-founder of The Boca Raton Center for Psychotherapy in Boca Raton, FL. Dr. Landsman-Wohlsifer is an AASECT Certified Sex Therapist, Florida certified sex therapist, member of WPath, as well as Diplomate and Certified member of the Academy of Cognitive Therapy. He has 27 years of experience working with the LGBTQ+ community.

Bridging Policy and Practice: Advocacy and Support for Families Experiencing Homelessness and Housing Instability

3 hours
Mona Duffus, LCSW

Description:

This course will be designed to engage students to critically evaluate how policy (past and current) impacts families that are at-risk or are currently experiencing homelessness. Understanding the micro and macro impact policies have for families seeking services due to homelessness and housing instability It will equip students and understanding how to advocate, steer families toward resources, and mitigate barriers caused by certain policies.

Learning Objectives:

  • Understand the real-world impact of policies on families experiencing homelessness.
  • Identify key ways to ameliorate barriers at a micro, mezzo, and macro level for families experiencing homelessness and housing instability.
  • Develop strategies to effectively advocate to change policies that create barriers for families seeking safe, stable housing.

About the Presenter:

Mona Duffus has extensive experience building the capacity of social service agencies to better serve communities. She is known for being a thought-leader, innovator, and leading high-performing agencies through executive program operations, community partnership development, quality assurance, and fiscal management. Through her leadership, agencies have significantly increased their fundraising and expanded programs to reach communities in need.

Mona is the Chief Executive Officer (CEO) of Dawning Family Services, any agency provides emergency shelter, housing, employment assistance, and other support services to homeless families. Prior to joining Dawning Family Services, Mona was the Chief Program Officer at the Lord’s Place in West Palm Beach, a $12 million-dollar agency serving nearly 2,000 individuals and families.

For more than two decades, Mona has led social service agencies that addressed homelessness, behavioral health, workforce development, and child welfare issues. She also served as an adjunct professor at FAMU. Mona is adept at creating community collaborations involving governmental agencies, the private sector, donors, and key, community stakeholders. Throughout her career, Mona has been successful in increasing revenues, balancing agency budgets, leading high-performing teams, and driving top-quality programs. Moreover, Mona’s advocacy work and her ability to develop strong partnerships have positively impacted communities, at-large.

Mona is a graduate of Leadership Palm Beach County, Class of 2020. She is a Licensed Clinical Social Worker (LCSW), who earned a Master’s Degree in Social Work (MSW) from Florida State University. At present, she is pursuing an MBA from the University of South Florida, St. Petersburg (USFSP). Mona is a member of the National Association of Social Workers (NASW), the Statewide Taskforce on Homelessness, previously served on the Executive Committee of Palm Beach’s Housing and Homeless Alliance, as well as, on a number of community and advisory boards.

 

General

LCSW Exam Prep Course

6 hours (0 CEUs)
David Landsman-Wohlsifer, PhD, LCSW

Description:

The LCSW is the premier credential in the field of social work. It opens doors and establishes you as licensed mental health professional. Don’t be afraid of the licensure exam! This course will help you master the material. You will learn how to answer the questions by understanding what is expected by test makers. This 6-hour course includes a comprehensive workbook and study aids (including study materials for DSM 5).

Learning Objectives:

  1. The exam structure
  2. Study and test-taking tips
  3. Extensive review of test questions & answers, provided by a special program from ASWB only available for use at Schools of Social Work
  4. Review of course content areas
  5. Strategies for home study

About the Presenter:

David Landsman-Wohlsifer, PhD, LCSW is a Clinical Instructor at the School of Social Work at FAU. He is also the owner of the Boca Raton Center for Psychotherapy. He has been a clinical social worker and social work educator for 23 years and has extensive experience teaching licensee applicants how to PASS the LCSW exam.

DSM-5: What Clinicians Need to Know

6 or 12 hours
David Landsman-Wohlsifer, PhD, LCSW

Description:

The ability to utilize the DSM has become a standard competency in clinical practice. This course will offer a thorough introduction and overview of the DSM 5. Participants will learn the process of making a differential diagnosis using the DSM 5.  Participants will be instructed on how to utilize the DSM-5 as a resource for the assessment and treatment of clients.  Discussion will include the use of the text as a reference for intervention both as clinicians and solo practice as well as when working as part of a treatment team.  Specific attention will be paid to the challenges the DSM-5 continues to present when paired with the values of the profession.

Learning Objectives:

  1. Demonstrate improved competency utilizing the DSM-5 in clinical practice
  2. Differentiate specifics of the range and classification of the disorders listed in the DSM-5
  3. Explain the limits of the DSM-5, in particular with regard to the text’s continued assumption of universal applicability.

About the Presenter:

David Landsman-Wohlsifer, Ph.D., LCSW is a Diplomate and Certified member of the Academy of Cognitive Therapy. Dr. Wohlsifer is the co-founder of The Boca Raton Center for Psychotherapy in Boca Raton, FL, and on the faculty of Florida Atlantic University’s School of Social Work. He was formerly a clinical faculty member and therapist at Center for Cognitive Therapy, Perelman School of Medicine, University of Pennsylvania and have extensive experience as a CBT therapist, supervisor, and trainer. He is also a Florida certified sex therapist.

Sexual Harassment in the Workplace

1 hour
Gabrielle Zaidman, MS, PHR, SHRM C-P

Description:

In this training, sexual harassment will be defined. Related laws will be explained, along with discussion of court cases. The two types of sexual harassment will be identified, with examples. Steps to take in case of an individual believing they are being sexually harassed at work and the importance of preventing sexual harassment at work will be reviewed.

Learning Objectives:

By the end of this training, the staff will be able to:

  • Define sexual harassment.
  • Understand the importance of prevention of sexual harassment in the workplace.
  • Identify steps to take if you feel that you are being harassed.
  • Explain employee responsibilities in the prevention and elimination of sexual harassment in the workplace.

About the Presenter:

Gabrielle Zaidman, MS, PHR, SHRM C-P is currently the Employee Relations Manager in the Department of Human Resources at Florida Atlantic University. She received her Master’s Degree in Industrial Organizational Psychology from the University of Tennessee at Chattanooga. Prior to beginning work at FAU about 2 ½ year ago, she worked for aviation companies. She has over 20 years of Human Resources experience and has completed Sexual Harassment Trainings and investigations through her years of employment. She also earned HR certification from both HR Certificate Institute and Society of Human Resources.

Qualified Supervisor Training

12 hours
Erin McNamee, LCSW, DSW

Description:

This 12-hour course satisfies the training requirements for clinical social workers, mental health counselors, and marriage and family therapists who want to become qualified supervisors in the state of Florida. The virtual training, presented in 3, 4-hour days (total of 12 hours) is interactive and dynamic and encourages participants to take an active role in their learning.

Learning Objectives:

  • Become familiar with the major models of supervision for clinical social work, marriage and family therapy or mental health counseling.
  • Gain skills to develop a personal model of supervision, drawn from existing models of supervision and from preferred styles of therapy.
  • Understand the co-evolving dynamics of therapist-client and supervisor-therapist-client relationships.
  • Explore distinctive issues that arise in supervision.
  • Address the contextual variables in practice such as culture, gender, ethnicity, power and economics.
  • Become familiar with the ethical, legal and regulatory issues of supervision.
  • Review the Florida laws and the board rules governing interns and supervision.
  • Understand the role of evaluation in supervision.

About the Presenter:

Dr. Erin McNamee, LCSW, DSW has been in clinical practice in the state of Florida since 2006. She is a qualified supervisor in clinical social work who has supervised numerous clinicians in both master’s level internships and completing the requirements for clinical licensure. Erin recently completed the Doctor of Social Work program at Florida Atlantic University studying barriers to treating Substance Use Disorder. She maintains a private practice in Boca Raton, Florida specializing in trauma, addiction, and codependency.

Qualified Supervisor Renewal Training

4 hours
Erin McNamee, LCSW, DSW

Description:

This 4-hour course satisfies the supervisory training continuing education requirements for qualified supervisors in the state of Florida that is due every third biennium. The virtual training is interactive and dynamic and encourages participants to take an active role in their learning.

Learning Objectives:

  • Review changes to Florida laws and rules relating to Interns and Supervisors,
  • Discuss various electronic delivery systems for supervision and methods for ensuring confidentiality,
  • Discuss ethical, legal and regulatory issues of supervision, including documentation of the supervisory sessions,
  • Review research of effective supervision models,
  • Review challenges in supervision,
  • Address how cultural issues can affect the supervisory relationship,
  • Discuss accountability of both the supervisor and the intern in the supervisory relationship,
  • Discuss the business aspects of supervision,
  • Discuss the ethical, legal, and regulatory issues of teletherapy.

About the Presenter:

Dr. Erin McNamee, LCSW, DSW is a Licensed Clinical Social Worker who has been in clinical practice in the state of Florida since 2006. She is a qualified supervisor in clinical social work who has supervised numerous clinicians in both master’s level internships and completing the requirements for clinical licensure. Erin recently completed the Doctor of Social Work program at Florida Atlantic University studying barriers to treating Substance Use Disorder. She maintains a private practice in Boca Raton, Florida specializing in trauma, addiction, and codependency.

Moving from Diversity to Justice

3 hours
Crystal Morris, MS, CTRT-E

Description:

This workshop is designed to create a safe space to learn about our personal biases, sit in the uncomfortable feelings that arise and then go forward with changing the way we offer services. We will get the opportunity to look at how our worldviews were constructed and how our social location impacts the thoughts and attitudes we have regarding racial justice. The workshop is the beginning of the journey towards systemic change that comes from adopting a new mindset, not harboring guilt or shame.

Learning Objectives:

  • Understand and identify priming
  • Define implicit bias
  • Recognize the impact of implicit bias
  • Be able to counter implicit bias
  • Understand how to create justice
  • Identify a call to action

About the Presenter:

Crystal Morris, MS, CTRT-E is the founder and CEO of One Caring Adult in Port St. Lucie, Florida. She uses her resilience-focused approach to educate agencies on the lifelong impact of unconscious bias that stems from the intergenerational transmission of trauma to partners to creating safe and inclusive spaces for staff and clients alike. She is a licensed facilitator with STARR Commonwealth and trains helping professionals in youth-serving organizations gain certification as Trauma and Resilience-Focused Practitioners (CTRP).

After earning her Bachelor of Arts in Psychology with a minor in Criminal Justice, Crystal began her professional career with the Florida Dependency Court system. She saw first hand the long-term impact of developmental trauma and the need for systemic reform. She then completed her Master of Science in Counseling from Capella University and worked as a therapist serving children and families on the Treasure Coast. Her vocation is fueled by her passion for having equitable spaces normalized, creating institutional justice throughout all fields.

Resilience-Focused Communication and De-escalation

3 hours
Crystal Morris, MS, CTRT-E

Description:

What would be different if we changed the way we view conflict. Instead of seeing it as a confrontation, we redefine conflict to mean a signal that growth and change are about to occur as individuals with opposing viewpoints commit to stepping outside of their comfort zones to learn and understand each other's perspectives and experiences. This three-hour workshop offers several opportunities to reflect on cultural norms related to communication, how they impact clients with trauma exposure, and trauma-informed, resilient, focused approaches to de-escalating conflict.

Learning Objectives:

  • Understanding the origins of our communication styles
  • Create the link between private logic and behavior
  • Identify broken universal needs that result in personal triggers
  • Understand the differences between traditional and resilience-focused communication and the impacts of each
  • Practice resilience-focused verbal de-escalation techniques.

About the Presenter:

Crystal Morris, MS, CTRT-E is the founder and CEO of One Caring Adult in Port St. Lucie, Florida. She uses her resilience-focused approach to educate agencies on the lifelong impact of unconscious bias that stems from the intergenerational transmission of trauma to partners to creating safe and inclusive spaces for staff and clients alike. She is a licensed facilitator with STARR Commonwealth and trains helping professionals in youth-serving organizations gain certification as Trauma and Resilience-Focused Practitioners (CTRP).

After earning her Bachelor of Arts in Psychology with a minor in Criminal Justice, Crystal began her professional career with the Florida Dependency Court system. She saw first hand the long-term impact of developmental trauma and the need for systemic reform. She then completed her Master of Science in Counseling from Capella University and worked as a therapist serving children and families on the Treasure Coast. Her vocation is fueled by her passion for having equitable spaces normalized, creating institutional justice throughout all fields.

Restorative Practices

2 days – 6 hours per day
Crystal Morris, MS, CTRT-E

Description:

Restorative Justice Education is a model of resilience, relationship building, and conflict resolution that finds its roots in the way of life of Indigenous People. This mindset seeks to mitigate conflict and harm, understanding that individuals responsible for the offense experience harm as well, by not only focusing on the maladaptive behaviors but the cause, impact, ripple effects, and strategies for meeting the unmet need to promote accountability and prevent recidivism. Facilitators would guide participants in this two-day workshop through the following:

Learning Objectives:

  • Core of Restorative Relationships
  • Basic Principles of Restorative Practices
  • Understanding the Restorative Practices Continuum
  • Planning for the pre-conference, conference, and re-entry
  • Practice and coaching

About the Presenter:

Crystal Morris, MS, CTRT-E is the founder and CEO of One Caring Adult in Port St. Lucie, Florida. She uses her resilience-focused approach to educate agencies on the lifelong impact of unconscious bias that stems from the intergenerational transmission of trauma to partners to creating safe and inclusive spaces for staff and clients alike. She is a licensed facilitator with STARR Commonwealth and trains helping professionals in youth-serving organizations gain certification as Trauma and Resilience-Focused Practitioners (CTRP).

After earning her Bachelor of Arts in Psychology with a minor in Criminal Justice, Crystal began her professional career with the Florida Dependency Court system. She saw first hand the long-term impact of developmental trauma and the need for systemic reform. She then completed her Master of Science in Counseling from Capella University and worked as a therapist serving children and families on the Treasure Coast. Her vocation is fueled by her passion for having equitable spaces normalized, creating institutional justice throughout all fields.

Thinking of Launching a DEI Initiative? An uncomfortable conversation leaders should have upfront

2 hours
Crystal Morris, MS, CTRT-E

Description:

Many organizations have great intentions to start initiatives that struggle to make it past the starting blocks because key variables, threats, were not accounted for in the planning process. Transformational change can never be attained through traditional transactional means and require relationships from a leadership team that embraces vulnerability as much as productivity. Is your organization creating a Corporate Social Responsibility compact or wanting to take a deeper dive into becoming more equitable and inclusive? Are you ready to commit to shifting mindsets, not just creating policies? This Intro two hour workshop seeks to help leaders reflect on their organizational readiness and ways to prepare for the journey ahead.

Learning Objectives:

  • Core values in Inclusive leadership
  • Determining organizational culture and norms
  • Systems of Power
  • Barriers to transformation
  • Cost of inaction over Return on investment

About the Presenter:

Crystal Morris, MS, CTRT-E is the founder and CEO of One Caring Adult in Port St. Lucie, Florida. She uses her resilience-focused approach to educate agencies on the lifelong impact of unconscious bias that stems from the intergenerational transmission of trauma to partners to creating safe and inclusive spaces for staff and clients alike. She is a licensed facilitator with STARR Commonwealth and trains helping professionals in youth-serving organizations gain certification as Trauma and Resilience-Focused Practitioners (CTRP).

After earning her Bachelor of Arts in Psychology with a minor in Criminal Justice, Crystal began her professional career with the Florida Dependency Court system. She saw first hand the long-term impact of developmental trauma and the need for systemic reform. She then completed her Master of Science in Counseling from Capella University and worked as a therapist serving children and families on the Treasure Coast. Her vocation is fueled by her passion for having equitable spaces normalized, creating institutional justice throughout all fields.

 

Wellness for Professionals

Compassion Fatigue

3 hours
Heather Howard, MSW, PhD, LICSW

Description:

The purpose of this course is to discuss the importance of self-care and wellness in the workplace and within daily living. This course will assist individuals in the helping profession to develop coping skills and adaptive behaviors that will assist in experiencing more joy in daily living and the workplace. The focus will be on a variety of self-care exercises and wellness practices. The course will be interactive and will include self-reflective exercises, and an examination of our use of self within a variety of settings. The course will also identify the factors that contribute to occupational burnout, compassion fatigue, and secondary traumatic stress, and explore the connection of professional ethics to these areas. Finally the theoretical approach of transactional stress and coping and structural empowerment will be applied to discuss best practices within the helping professions.

Learning objectives:

  1. Increase knowledge of risk and protective factors of occupational burnout, compassion fatigue, and secondary traumatic stress
  2. Apply a theoretical lens to address these issues
  3. Identify ethical concerns when not addressed
  4. Complete an individualized wellness packet.

About the Presenter:

Heather Howard’s research and clinical expertise focus on gender-specific and trauma-informed care for women that reduces stigma and encourages health empowerment.  She has been awarded several local and national foundation grants for clinical research involving women’s health issues such as substance use disorders and trauma. Prior to her position at Florida Atlantic University, she was a perinatal social worker specializing in perinatal mental health and maternal substance use for over 20 years. Her recent peer-reviewed publications focus on factors associated with adherence to standard of care and the use of shared decision making with pregnant women presenting with opioid use disorder. These publications emphasize the importance of decreasing stigma for perinatal women who are opioid dependent, and to utilizing multi-disciplinary approaches involving clinicians, social workers, and health educators, focusing primarily on health disparities and public health responses to maternal substance use.  She is active in the peer-recovery oriented community in South Florida, and created the trauma-informed care-learning module for the Florida Perinatal Quality Collaborative Neonatal Abstinence Syndrome Initiative. She is a co-investigator with FAU’s College of Medicine for the SAMHSA State Opioid Response Grant Curriculum Development and Implementation Project.  Her current research is a community-based study with mothers impacted by substance use and the intersection of the child welfare system with preliminary results of pregnant women needing information regarding treatment resources and non-stigmatic support due to the traumatic experience of infant removal.

Emotional Intelligence

1 hour
Donna Drucker, LCSW

Description:

Emotional Intelligence is the set of skills involved in healthy communication through words and actions while knowing the effects on relating to others.  In this workshop we will explore the five basic competencies of Emotional Intelligence: Awareness, Handling emotions, motivation, empathy and social skills.   Together we will look at knowing and recognizing our own emotions.  Each participant will build their Emotional Intelligence personal strategic plan.

Learning Objectives:

  1. Explore and gain an understanding of managing emotional impulses
  2. To understand the Benefits of Emotional Intelligence
  3. To identify the major skills that make up Emotional Intelligence
  4. To develop strategies to enhance personal EI
  5. To understand the difference between IQ and EI

About the Presenter:

Donna Drucker, LCSW brings 30 years of combined professional experience as: a Licensed Clinical Social Worker, an EAP trainer and Crisis Responder, a faculty member with FAU Phyllis and Harvey School School of Social Work, trainer for FAU Professional Development, holding her own private practice, and in serving as President of the S. Florida EAPA Board.    This balance keeps her current on the ever-evolving issues and depth of concerns individuals carry with them each day.  Donna’s work focuses on building through equipping and empowering each one to be balanced, productive, and at the top of their capabilities.   It is said that Donna’s trainings are educational, interactive and relatable, with a friendly splash of humor.  When “Life gets in the way”; Donna is there to guide, link resources, and to assist in regaining a work-life balance; to restore and renew for maximum quality of life.

Donna’s background includes: Behavioral Health First Responder, Critical Incident, and teaches in the Disaster Management Certification Program at FAU.   Donna’s Professional Development trainings cover such areas of:  Work-Life balance, Conflict Resolution, Resiliency, Professional Behaviors, Parenting, Digital Distractions and the Brain, Caregiving, Stress, Mindfulness, and Work Ethics.   These workshops are custom designed for the population she is serving, in our communities and for many National EAP’s:  Police and Fire/Rescue, School Personnel, School Families, Airlines, Banks, Professional Organizations, Hospitals, Churches and Community Organizations.

Resilience and the Trending Track for Success

1 hour
Donna Drucker, LCSW

Description:

Resilience is a trait that is taught and learned as it enhances our lives by acting as a buffer against the stressors placed on us.  Together we will explore:  Acceptance of change, Emotional Awareness AND Emotional Self-Regulation, Internal Locus of Control, Social Connections, Problem Solving Skills, Realistic Positivity and the importance of having a personal sense of meaning and purpose.  Each participant will be equipped and empowered with the tools to assess a situation through one’s own emotional reactions while being aware of the behavior of those around them.

Learning Objectives:

  1. To identify the ability to adapt positively to change, challenge and adversity
  2. To gain skills to bounce back stronger after a set back
  3. To identify one’s personal “never give up” attitude
  4. To build a personal action plan:improvise, adapt, overcome
  5. To learn and practice infusing positive cognitive thinking skills in our own processing

About the Presenter:

Donna Drucker, LCSW brings 30 years of combined professional experience as: a Licensed Clinical Social Worker, an EAP trainer and Crisis Responder, a faculty member with FAU Phyllis and Harvey School School of Social Work, trainer for FAU Professional Development, holding her own private practice, and in serving as President of the S. Florida EAPA Board.    This balance keeps her current on the ever-evolving issues and depth of concerns individuals carry with them each day.  Donna’s work focuses on building through equipping and empowering each one to be balanced, productive, and at the top of their capabilities.   It is said that Donna’s trainings are educational, interactive and relatable, with a friendly splash of humor.  When “Life gets in the way”; Donna is there to guide, link resources, and to assist in regaining a work-life balance; to restore and renew for maximum quality of life.

Donna’s background includes: Behavioral Health First Responder, Critical Incident, and teaches in the Disaster Management Certification Program at FAU.   Donna’s Professional Development trainings cover such areas of:  Work-Life balance, Conflict Resolution, Resiliency, Professional Behaviors, Parenting, Digital Distractions and the Brain, Caregiving, Stress, Mindfulness, and Work Ethics.   These workshops are custom designed for the population she is serving, in our communities and for many National EAP’s:  Police and Fire/Rescue, School Personnel, School Families, Airlines, Banks, Professional Organizations, Hospitals, Churches and Community Organizations.

Peace in Our Home! Active Parenting Planning during a Pandemic (For Ages 4-12 or for Ages 12-18)

6 weeks, 1 hour per week or 3 weeks, 1.5 hours per week
Donna Drucker, LCSW

Description:

All we are asking for is a little peace!  This pandemic has turned our homes upside down and inside out – we know what needs to be done, and we are all functioning as best we can.   Many homes are now described as having “organized chaos”.    Together we will look at a family plan for success that includes:  Cooperation, Healthy Communication, Discipline, Mutual Respect, and Responsibility.   We will utilize Dr. Michael Hopkins Active Parenting Now;   a Video program with interactive discussion as a base line for each family to build their own plan for peace and success.

Learning Objectives:

To support the development of human potential through the family structure by providing parents with the information and skills to foster in their children the qualities necessary for thriving in a democratic society:  Cooperation, Courage, Responsibility, Self-esteem, and Respect.

About the Presenter:

Donna Drucker, LCSW brings 30 years of combined professional experience as: a Licensed Clinical Social Worker, an EAP trainer and Crisis Responder, a faculty member with FAU Phyllis and Harvey School School of Social Work, trainer for FAU Professional Development, holding her own private practice, and in serving as President of the S. Florida EAPA Board.    This balance keeps her current on the ever-evolving issues and depth of concerns individuals carry with them each day.  Donna’s work focuses on building through equipping and empowering each one to be balanced, productive, and at the top of their capabilities.   It is said that Donna’s trainings are educational, interactive and relatable, with a friendly splash of humor.  When “Life gets in the way”; Donna is there to guide, link resources, and to assist in regaining a work-life balance; to restore and renew for maximum quality of life.

Donna’s background includes: Behavioral Health First Responder, Critical Incident, and teaches in the Disaster Management Certification Program at FAU.   Donna’s Professional Development trainings cover such areas of:  Work-Life balance, Conflict Resolution, Resiliency, Professional Behaviors, Parenting, Digital Distractions and the Brain, Caregiving, Stress, Mindfulness, and Work Ethics.   These workshops are custom designed for the population she is serving, in our communities and for many National EAP’s:  Police and Fire/Rescue, School Personnel, School Families, Airlines, Banks, Professional Organizations, Hospitals, Churches and Community Organizations.

The Ethics of Professional Self-Care: 5 Pillars to Prevent Burnout and Build Sustainable Resilience

8 hours (shorter overview sessions also available)
Ellen Rondina, LMSW

Description:

Helping professionals must value wellness enough to build a life and professional practice around self-care and support one another to do the same. Self-care is personal and cultural, so it is defined and experienced differently. We will engage with one another to explore what self-care is to us and how it relates to social work practice. We will explore what we are doing for self-care now, and what the barriers are to us practicing self-care. We will cover the details and importance of definitions and understanding of self-care within the profession and why self-care is so critical in social work practice, and recognizing professional impairment and compassion fatigue and the implications for ethics and practice.

Self-care requires mindfulness, compassion, and intention. Most helping professionals understand that they must practice self-care, but don’t always know where to begin or how to sustain their practice. This professional development opportunity will give you the why, what, and how for establishing self-care as a permanent and important part of your every-day life and work. The pillars we will cover are:

Pillar #1          Define Self-Care

Pillar #2          Write a Values Statement

Pillar #3          Make a Self-Care Plan

Pillar #4          Recognize Impairment and Focus on Prevention

Pillar #5          Support Others in Their Self-Care Plans

These pillars challenge these myths:

  • A sustained self-care practice requires additional resources like time and money
  • Self-care is about indulgences and rewards like a night out and a massage
  • Self-care is selfish
  • Self-care is something we practice alone
  • Our professional ethics require us to practice self0care, therefore we are all practicing diligently and effectively

Self-care requires a written plan, sustained action, and support from others. Self-care is something we can practice collectively as an act of love and sometimes defiance.

Learning Objectives:

Upon completion, participants will have:

  • Increased hope and resilience
  • A working definition of their own self-care
  • A written values statement for their life and work
  • Increased knowledge of professional impairment with a focus on prevention
  • Increased knowledge of self-care as a professional ethical mandate
  • A written plan for sustained self-care
  • An introductory experience with several self-care strategies

About the Presenter:

Ellen Rondina, LMSW has more than 30 years of professional music performance experience, 25+years of music teaching, social service work, advocacy, facilitation, curriculum, program design and administration, professional coaching and wellness work, and 15 years working in community education and higher education. Her work exists at the crossroads of social justice and art and social justice and wellness. She is committed to providing the space, intention, insight, and support that allows for people and communities to have conversations that empower each other’s wellness and personal growth. Her professional style is a collaborative, social-constructivist, experientially-based approach. She creates safe spaces where all ideas are welcomed and respected, critical thinking is encouraged and expected, and creative approaches to problem solving are honed. She sees her role as a teacher as that of facilitator and model to guide students to think broadly. In this way, they learn to teach themselves.

EQ=Equity

3 hours
Crystal Morris, MS, CTRT-E

Description:

Research shows that the strongest predictor of success is emotional intelligence. EQ is knowing what you feel and regulating those feelings to build healthy interpersonal relationships that mitigate conflict with empathy. Qualitative and quantitative data have proven that implicit bias training is ineffective, and more is needed to create transformational change within organization training. EQ=Equity is a three-hour introductory workshop that normalizes self-reflection to build awareness of possible dissonance between aspirational and practice core values to engage in intentional values-based work that promotes equity to gain desired outcomes.

Learning Objectives:

  • Why do we need to prioritize EQ
  • The impact of EQ- bankrupt leadership
  • Unpacking Equity and the need for it
  • Connecting EQ to Equity
  • Creating an environment that prioritized EQ fosters Equity

About the Presenter:

Crystal Morris, MS, CTRT-E is the founder and CEO of One Caring Adult in Port St. Lucie, Florida. She uses her resilience-focused approach to educate agencies on the lifelong impact of unconscious bias that stems from the intergenerational transmission of trauma to partners to creating safe and inclusive spaces for staff and clients alike. She is a licensed facilitator with STARR Commonwealth and trains helping professionals in youth-serving organizations gain certification as Trauma and Resilience-Focused Practitioners (CTRP).

After earning her Bachelor of Arts in Psychology with a minor in Criminal Justice, Crystal began her professional career with the Florida Dependency Court system. She saw first hand the long-term impact of developmental trauma and the need for systemic reform. She then completed her Master of Science in Counseling from Capella University and worked as a therapist serving children and families on the Treasure Coast. Her vocation is fueled by her passion for having equitable spaces normalized, creating institutional justice throughout all fields.

 

Next Steps: Please connect with the Professional Development Coordinator at socialworkprodev@fau.edu to discuss the training needs for your agency.