Workshops & Continuing Education

JFS offers high quality continuing education seminars on relevant and innovative topics for mental health professionals in the community. These sessions are open to the general public, but are specifically offered for the benefit of colleagues and peers who are required to received educational credit hours to stay appraised of current practices and modalities.

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Cancellation Policy:  Registrants may receive a full refund up to 10 calendar days prior to the CEU event, after which time no refunds will be issued. Registrants who cancel up to 48 hours to workshop may receive a credit towards a future workshop, good for one year from date of cancellation. After 48 hours prior to workshop, no refunds or credits will be given. There will be a $10 cancellation fee included for any cancellation 48 hours prior to a workshop.


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January 2017

Continuing Ed Workshop Series Part 1 – Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (Price: $70)

January 20, 2017 @ 9:00 am - 12:00 pm
Jewish Family Services Metairie, 3300 W Esplanade Ave
Metairie, LA 70002 United States
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Workshop # 1 – Cognitive Behavioral Therapy, January 20th Workshop # 2 – Ethics, March 17th Workshop # 3 – Working with at-risk adolescents, May 19th Workshop 1 Details Presented by Stephen Phillippi, Jr., PhD, LCSW This presentation will introduce and/or review elements of Social Learning Theory, Behavioral Theory, and Social Cognitive Theory. It will also specifically offer Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT) approaches that apply to both the appraisal of the individual (ex., functional analysis of behavior, behavioral change methods…

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March 2017

Continuing Ed Workshop Series: Part 2 – Ethics and Professional Standards (Price: $60)

March 17, 2017 @ 9:00 am - 12:00 pm
Jewish Family Services Metairie, 3300 W Esplanade Ave
Metairie, LA 70002 United States
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Workshop # 1 – Cognitive Behavioral Therapy, January 20th Workshop # 2 – Ethics, March 17th Workshop # 3 – Working with at-risk adolescents, May 19th Workshop 2 Details: Friday, March 17th, 9:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m. Presented by Dana delaBretonne, LPC This workshop will address issues of confidentiality, boundaries, dual relationships and HIPAA as this defies the professional standards in our communities. This presentation is approved for 3 hours in Ethics through both LCA and LABSWE.

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May 2017

Continuing Education Workshop Series Part 3 – Therapy with At-Risk Adolescents (Price: $60)

May 19, 2017 @ 9:00 am - 12:00 pm
Jewish Family Services Metairie, 3300 W Esplanade Ave
Metairie, LA 70002 United States
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$60

Workshop # 1 – Cognitive Behavioral Therapy, January 20th Workshop # 2 – Ethics, March 17th Workshop # 3 – Working with at-risk adolescents, May 19th Part 3 Details Presented by Marvin W. Clifford, PhD, LCSW This workshop will cover adolescents who are at risk for getting worse without interventions. How to recognize these risks, as well as skills for helping, will be emphasized. Attendees earn 3 hours in Diagnosis through LCA and 3 Clinical hours through LABSWE. To register,…

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June 2017

Continuing Education Workshop – DBT: Dialectical Therapy and introduction to theory and techniques (Registration CLOSED)

June 16, 2017 @ 8:30 am - 4:30 pm
Jewish Family Services Metairie, 3300 W Esplanade Ave
Metairie, LA 70002 United States
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Presented by Daliah Bauer, PhD This workshop will provide an introduction to the principles of Dialectical Behavioral Therapy. DBT is an evidence based treatment to address problems associated with severe emotional and behavioral dysregulation. Attendees earn 6.5 hours in Diagnosis through LCA and 6.5 Clinical hours through LABSWE. Registration CLOSED 

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July 2017

Continuing Education Workshop – Grief: The Human Experience (Price: $60)

July 21, 2017 @ 8:45 am - 12:00 pm
Jewish Family Services Metairie, 3300 W Esplanade Ave
Metairie, LA 70002 United States
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$60

Presented by Katie Godshall, LCSW This workshop will discuss the grief process, various theories, societal and cultural influences, along with clinical techniques to cope with grief. We will also explore research in the area of grief and loss. Attendees earn 3 General CEU's for LCA and 3 Clinical CEU's for LABSWE To register, call 504-831-8475 or purchase tickets below.

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August 2017

Continuing Education Workshop – LGBTQ 101: An Overview of Sexual and Gender Diversity (Price: $60 pre-registration/$70 day of)

August 18, 2017 @ 8:45 am - 12:00 pm
Jewish Family Services Metairie, 3300 W Esplanade Ave
Metairie, LA 70002 United States
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$60

Presented by Carrie Patterson, LMSW from Diversity House This workshop will provide an overview of sexual and gender diversity providing practitioners the opportunity to increase their cultural fluency in working with Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transgender, Questioning and Queer client populations. Attendees earn 3 General CEU’s for LCA and 3 Clinical CEU’s for LABSWE To register, call 504-831-8475 or purchase tickets below.

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September 2017

Continuing Education Workshop – Suicide Prevention: Theoretical, Clinical, and Interventional Approaches (Price: $60 pre-registration/$70 day of))

September 15, 2017 @ 8:45 am - 12:00 pm
Jewish Family Services Metairie, 3300 W Esplanade Ave
Metairie, LA 70002 United States
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$60

Presented by Lauren Miller, LMSW This workshop will present up to date theoretical orientations, research, and assessment approaches and protocols when working with suicidal individuals. Attendees will earn 3 Diagnosis CEU’s for LCA and 3 Clinical CEU’s for LABSWE To register, call 504-831-8475 or purchase tickets below.

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October 2017

Continuing Education Workshop – Living With Infertility (Price: $60 pre-registration/$70 day of)

October 20, 2017 @ 8:45 am - 12:00 pm
Jewish Family Services Metairie, 3300 W Esplanade Ave
Metairie, LA 70002 United States
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$60

Presented by Teri Groves, LCSW Become familiar with the psychological, relational and emotional effects of infertility and its treatment. Gain knowledge of topics to be mindful of when working with this population. Attendees earn 3 General CEU’s for both LCA and LABSWE. To register, call 504-831-8475 or purchase tickets below.

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November 2017

Continuing Education Workshop – Board Approved Clinical Supervisory Initial Training (Price: $150)

November 17, 2017 @ 8:30 am - 4:30 pm
Jewish Family Services Metairie, 3300 W Esplanade Ave
Metairie, LA 70002 United States
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$150

This Continuing Education Workshop is SOLD OUT. Thank you for your interest. Presented by Amelia Doty, LCSW-BACS. This workshop is for new BACS applicants and will review supervision types, ethics, and documentation of supervision. The objectives are to understand different supervision styles and their approach to supervision, identify ethical decision-making model to utilize in practice and supervision and understand process and documentation requirements for successful licensing supervision. Attendees earn 6.5 CEUs.  

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December 2017

Continuing Education Workshop – Accessing Primary Emotions Using Emotionally Focused Therapy Skills-SOLD OUT

December 15, 2017 @ 8:45 am - 1:00 pm
Jewish Family Services Metairie, 3300 W Esplanade Ave
Metairie, LA 70002 United States
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$70

This CEU is SOLD OUT.  Thank you for your interest. Please check out the Events Calendar for our upcoming Continuing Education Workshops. Presented by Michele Louviere, LMFT. Helping clients access and express primary, vulnerable emotions results in lasting changes and greater connection in relationships. Often times, clients struggle to go beyond secondary emotions, such as anger and withdrawal. In this workshop, counselors will be introduced to Emotionally Focused Therapy and learn the EFT technique "RISSSC" to help access primary emotions.…

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January 2018

Cultural Competence in Counseling and Supervision- FULL

January 26 @ 8:45 am - 12:00 pm
Jewish Family Services Metairie, 3300 W Esplanade Ave
Metairie, LA 70002 United States
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$60

This CEU has been filled. If you would like to be placed on the wait list, please email jfs@jfsneworleans.org. Speaker: Dr. Cirecie Olatunji Price: $60  pre-registration/$70 day of This workshop provides an overview of current models of cross-cultural supervision and includes experiential activities to aid participants in gaining a clear understanding of the use of these approaches when working with trainees from diverse cultural and social backgrounds. Particular attention is paid to ethical concerns and how to outline concrete objectives…

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March 2018

Continuing Education Workshop – Board Approved Clinical Supervisory Initial Training (Price: $150)

March 6 @ 8:45 am - 4:45 pm
Jewish Family Services Metairie, 3300 W Esplanade Ave
Metairie, LA 70002 United States
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$150

Presented by Amelia Doty, LCSW-BACS. Price: $150 pre-registration/$160 day of This workshop is for new BACS applicants and will review supervision types, ethics, and documentation of supervision. The objectives are to understand different supervision styles and their approach to supervision, identify ethical decision-making model to utilize in practice and supervision and understand process and documentation requirements for successful licensing supervision. This workshop has been approved for 6.5 supervision hours by LABSWE

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Understanding, Predicting, and Changing Behavior: Cognitive Behavioral Therapy to Shape Your Practice-SOLD OUT

March 23 @ 8:45 am - 4:00 pm
Jewish Family Services Metairie, 3300 W Esplanade Ave
Metairie, LA 70002 United States
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This workshop is sold out. If you are interested in being placed on the wait list, please email us at jfs@jfsneworleans.org. Should a spot open, you will be notified; no walk ins will be accepted. Speaker: Dr. Stephen Phillippi, Jr., LCSW        Price: $120 pre-registration   This workshop will introduce and review Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT) approaches that apply to the appraisal of the individual (ex., functional behavioral analysis) and research supported behavior change methods.   This workshop…

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April 2018

How Pleasure and Memory Rewire our Brain in Addiction- SOLD OUT

April 20 @ 8:45 am - 12:00 pm
Jewish Family Services Metairie, 3300 W Esplanade Ave
Metairie, LA 70002 United States
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This workshop is sold out. If you are interested in being placed on the waitlist, please email us at jfs@jfsneworleans.org. Should a spot open, we will reach out to you via email; no walk-ins will be accepted. Speaker: Dana delaBretonne, LPC   This CEU explores the connection between pleasure, memory, and learning and the changes that occur to the brain that drive addiction. Both psycho social and biological aspects of addiction will be covered. We will focus on drugs, food,…

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June 2018

CEU Bootcamp- SOLD OUT

June 7 @ 8:45 am - June 8 @ 4:15 pm
Jewish Family Services Metairie, 3300 W Esplanade Ave
Metairie, LA 70002 United States
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DAY 1: A Tricky Situation: Ethical Decision Making Guidelines and Best Practices- SOLD OUT A Tricky Situation is sold out; our other workshops are still available. If you are interested in being placed on the waitlist, please email us at jfs@jfsneworleans.org. Should there be an opening, you will be contacted via email; there will be no walk in's accepted. Speaker: Dr. Erin Dugan, NCC, CRC, LPC-S-P, RPT-S Time: 8:45 am-12 pm This ethics workshop will present attendees with an overview…

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July 2018

Body-Oriented Psychotherapy for Clients Affected by Trauma- CLOSED

July 20 @ 8:45 am - 12:00 pm
Jewish Family Services Metairie, 3300 W Esplanade Ave
Metairie, LA 70002 United States
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This workshop is full. To be placed on the waitlist, please email us at jfs@jfsneworleans.org. Speaker: Christina James, LCSW, MPP Time: 8:45am-12:00pm This workshop presented by Christina James, LCSW, MPP will help participants learn ways in which developmental trauma affects the body, and how to use body-oriented concepts and strategies in psychotherapy with clients affected by trauma. This workshop has been approved for 3 General hours by LCA and 3 Clinical hours by LABSW.

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August 2018

Acceptance & Commitment Therapy (ACT) CLOSED

August 10 @ 8:45 am - 12:00 pm
Jewish Family Services Metairie, 3300 W Esplanade Ave
Metairie, LA 70002 United States
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This event is closed; we will not be accepting walk-ins. If you would like to be placed on the wait list, please email us at jfs@jfsneworleans.org and you will be contacted should a spot open. Speaker: Corey Porche, MS, LPC This workshop presented by Corey Porche, MS, LPC on Acceptance and Commitment Therapy (ACT) is an empirically based cognitive behavioral model of psychotherapy which incorporates acceptance and mindfulness practices alongside commitment and behavioral change strategies to increase psychological flexibility.  Corey…

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