Two Continuing Education Webinars

Wednesday 14 October 2020

You must be an active SSEU Local 371 member to participate in this webinar.

Registration information has been requested and will be confirmed by SSEU Local 371. 

1: Exposure Therapy 101: Cultivating Courage, Helping Our Clients & Ourselves Face Our Fears

Please ensure that your e-mail is correct in registration as all correspondence for the webinar will be sent via e-mail. If you have not received any e-mails, please check your spam/junk folders first. 

Exposure therapy is a specific type of cognitive-behavioral  psychotherapy designed to help people face problematic fears step-by-step. Clients often present with a wide range of common fears in counseling: social anxiety, public speaking anxiety, or test anxiety, for example. When chronic fears are not addressed, they can develop into phobias such as social phobia, intimacy phobia, and/or trauma-related phobias. Through the use of various systematic cognitive and behavioral techniques, a client is gradually exposed to the situation that causes them distress with the aim of gradually neutralizing or reducing the fear. The goal of exposure therapy is to create a safe environment in which a client can reduce anxiety, decrease avoidance of dreaded situations, and improve one's quality of life.

 

Participants in this course will be offered practical strategies to apply directly into clinical practice.  

With this workshop, participants will be able to:

    • Understand the mechanism of anxiety and how it triggers chronic cycles of avoidance or develop into phobias
    • Understand the fundamentals of Exposure Therapy
    • Set-up fear hierarchies specific to a client's temperament, circumstances, and abilities
    • Draw from a range of cognitive and behavioral strategies to help clients develop the courage to progress forward through progressive exposure experiments and integrate competence into self-concept

 

2 SW CE Contact Hours

Dr. Reji Mathew, LCSW is a senior clinical social worker with over 15 years of direct clinical treatment experience at the New York University, Counseling & Wellness Student Health Center in college mental health. 

 

She is a CE and MSW clinical instructor specializing in evidence-based integrative skill therapies – DBT, CBT, ACT, Positive Psychology, Interpersonal Psychotherapy, CFT, Exposure Therapy, and Mindfulness. Dr. Mathew is a frequent instructor at NYU- Washington Square, NYU - SSW, NYU- STAC (St. Thomas Aquinas College), NYU - Sarah Lawrence, and also has taught at Hunter College School of Social Work, and the Brooklyn OHEL Institute for Training.

 

Dr. Mathew's social justice activism perspective drawn from her work in narrative therapy and narrative journalism. She is a freelance health advocacy journalist and a professional member of ASJA (American Society of Authors and Journalists.)

 

Dr. Mathew is also working toward certification as a REAT (Registered Expressive Arts Therapist). She is an active expressive arts advocate and maintains a visual arts project on “Positivity, Hope & The Art of Pause.”

NASW-NYC is happy to try and fulfill any reasonable special accommodations requests following NYS laws, submitted in writing to workshops.naswnyc@socialworkers.org at least  fifteen business days prior to the workshop date. Requests received after the deadline may not be able to be processed or fulfilled in time for the event.

NASW-NYC Certificates Policy

As per New York State Continuing Education guidelines, attendees must arrive on time and attend the ENTIRE workshop to receive their Continuing Education Contact Hours. Any attendees who arrive late or leaves early to a workshop will not receive their certificate. 

 

Register Here for Exposure 101

 

Please ensure that your registration information is accurate as this may impact your continuing education certificates. SSEU Local 371 and NASW-NYC is not responsible for the accuracy of your registration information. To receive your certificate of completion, you must be present for the entire webinar and complete an evaluation.

 

 

2: Wills, Trusts, Beneficiary Designations and Estate Planning​​​​​​​

Please ensure that your e-mail is correct in registration as all correspondence for the webinar will be sent via e-mail. If you have not received any e-mails, please check your spam/junk folders first.

 

This course will focus on estate planning and administration of estates.In exploring estate planning, we will discuss Wills, Trusts, beneficiary designations, and jointly-owned property.The emphasis will be on cost-effective solutions, including provisions for elderly or disabled family members, and for children.Also, we will look at estate taxes, and strategies for avoiding family disputes. 

 

The discussion of estate administration will look at what happens when you have a Will, and what happens when you die without a Will. We will compare probate, administration under New York law, and trust administration.  

With this workshop, participants will be able to:

 

    • Understand Wills and Trusts, and how they are used
    • Understand beneficiary designations and jointly-owned property, and how they can be used to create an effective estate plan in appropriate situations at little or no cost
    • Understand what to expect when someone dies, and when court proceedings will be needed and how they work

 

 

2 SW CE Contact Hours

David Cutner, Esq. is a founder of Lamson & Cutner, P.C., a preeminent New York Elder Law firm. Mr. Cutner has authored numerous articles and special reports for seniors, disabled persons, and their families and caregivers, including the first chapter in Elder Law Client Strategies in New York, published by Thomson Reuters.

 

Mr. Cutner often gives seminars at nursing homes, hospitals, and elsewhere, and is sought out by the media for his comments on Elder Law issues.

NASW-NYC is happy to try and fulfill any reasonable special accommodations requests following NYS laws, submitted in writing to workshops.naswnyc@socialworkers.org at least  fifteen business days prior to the workshop date. Requests received after the deadline may not be able to be processed or fulfilled in time for the event.

 

NASW-NYC Certificates Policy

As per New York State Continuing Education guidelines, attendees must arrive on time and attend the ENTIRE workshop to receive their Continuing Education Contact Hours. Any attendees who arrive late or leaves early to a workshop will not receive their certificate. 

 

Register Here for Wills, Trusts, Beneficiary Designations and Estate Planning

 

Please ensure that your registration information is accurate as this may impact your continuing education certificates. SSEU Local 371 and NASW-NYC is not responsible for the accuracy of your registration information. To receive your certificate of completion, you must be present for the entire webinar and complete an evaluation.

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