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Welcome to the New York Mental Health Counselors Association's Learning Academy!

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 Welcome to the NYMHCA's Learning Academy!  It was developed to address the continuing education needs of New York’s LMHC’s. As of January 1, 2017, LMHC's are required by the NY State Education Department to complete 36 hours of continuing education in order to renew their licenses every 3 years.

-      One third of those 36 hours can be self-study. Self-study includes self reviewed PowerPoints and therapeutic books. 

-      Two thirds of the requirement are live in-person and live online. Live in-person and live online (webinar) includes interactions with the presenter (question and answer opportunities). 

  NYMHCA’s Learning Academy can provide you with the continuing education that you need!

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 Self-Study

Systems Theory in Action by Shelly Smith-Acuna (3 continuing education hours-$120, $90, $60)

Catalog: Lynn Acquafondata 

Self Study

ADHD: What Does Checkers Have To Do With It (2 continuing education hours-$80, $60, $40)

Catalog: Christie Weidenhamer and Child and Adolescent

 Live Event

Saturday, February 10, 2018

Time: 10:30 am to 12:30 am

Presentation title: Ethical Issues in Counseling

Location: St. John's University-Staten Island Campus

Presenter: Gary Bisogna LMHC

Register with: caroldemeo@si.rr.com by Thursday, February 8, 2018 by 11:59 pm

Continuing Education Hour: 2 

Price: $80 (non-members), $60 (NYMHCA member), $40 (NYMHCA and chapter member)

Live Event

Friday:, February 16, 2018

Time: 8:30 am to 10:30 am

Presentation title: Opioid Epidemic in NYS: Trends and Community Response

Location: Locust Hill Country Club in Henrietta, NY

Presenter: Jennifer Faringer MS-ED, CPPg

Register with: Alexis Slaninka at ams@alexistherapy.com

Continuing Education Hours: 2

Price: $25 ($20 for food and $5 for CEU) for EAPA members and $30 ($25 for food and $5 for CEU) for non-EAPA members

 Live Event

Saturday, February 17, 2018

 Time: 9:30 - 11:30 am

 Presentation title: Introduction to Emotional Freedom Techniques

 Location: Wellness Center in Fairport, NY

 Presenter: Tom Porpiglia, LMHC

 Register with: Linda Demme linda.demme@gmail.com at 585-797-5752

 Continuing Education Hour(s): 2

 Price: $25

 Live Event

 Thursday, February 22, 2018

 Time: 7:00 to 8:00 pm

 Presentation title: Healing Self and Others with Family Systems Interventions: Triangles, Self-Differentiation and the Identified Patient

Location: Crossbridge Counseling in Brighton, NY

 Presenter: Lynn Acquafondata

 Register with: Lynn Acquafondata-acquafondatal@gmail.com or 585-330-1340

 Continuing Education Hour: 1

 Price: $50 for 1, see Lynn for multiple offerings and rates

Live Event

Thursday, March 1, 2018

Presentation title: Intimate Partner Violence Workshop for Mental and Behavioral Health Professionals

Location: The Irondequoit Conference Center at I-Square in Irondequoit, NY

Presenter(s): Jack Brennick, MS Ed., LMHC; Peter Mavratil, LCSW-R, ACSW, CASAC; Kate Dunlavey, LCSW; Amy Loblaw, ATR-BC, LCAT

Register at: www.resolve-roc.org

Continuing Education Hour(s): 7.5

Price: Early Bird $169 before 2/9/18, $199 after 2/9/18

            Register as 3 in a group $149 before 2/9/18, $159 after 2/9/18

Live Event

Thursday, March 8, 2018

Time: 7:00 to 8:00 pm

Presentation title: Healing Self and Others with Family Systems Interventions: Emotional Cut-Offs, Family Secrets and the Multi-Generation Transmission Process

Location: Crossbridge Counseling in Brighton, NY

Presenter: Lynn Acquafondata

Register with: Lynn Acquafondata-acquafondatal@gmail.com or 585-330-1340

Continuing Education Hour: 1

Price: $50 for 1, see Lynn for multiple offerings and rates

Live Event

Thursday, March 22, 2018

Time: 7:00 to 8:00 pm

Presentation title: Healing Self and Others with Family Systems Interventions: Asking Systems Questions: How to Think Systemically

Location: Crossbridge Counseling in Brighton, NY

Presenter: Lynn Acquafondata

Register with: Lynn Acquafondata-acquafondatal@gmail.com or 585-330-1340

Continuing Education Hour: 1

Price: $50 for 1, see Lynn for multiple offerings and rates

NYMHCA Convention          April 13-15, 2018

Friday, April 13, 2018

Time: 3:00 pm to 6:00 pm

Presentation title: Discovering & Strengthening Parts of Self Through Mask Work and Enactment

Location: NYMHCA Convention-Albany, NY

Presenter: Laura Wood  PhD.

Continuing Education Hour(s): 3

Price: Free with convention registration

 

Time: 3:00 pm to 6:00 pm

Presentation title: Who Let The ANTS Out! Helping Children Managing Anxiety Using CBT and Play Therapy

Location: NYMHCA Convention-Albany, NY

Presenter: Sonia Hinds APRN-PMH, BC, RPT-S

Continuing Education Hour(s): 3

Price: Free with convention registration

 

Time: 3:00 pm to 6:00 pm

 Presentation title: The Use of Creative Arts Therapies in Outpatient Mental Health: Non-Verbal Approaches to Recovery

Location: NYMHCA Convention-Albany, NY

Presenter: Pamela Faith Lerman, MEd, LMHC, LCAT, BC-DMT

Continuing Education Hour(s): 3

Price: Free with convention registration

  

Saturday, April 14, 2018

Time: 9:00 am to 10:15 am

Presentation title: Interactive and Multisensory Tools for CBT: The Reality Box

Location: NYMHCA Convention-Albany, NY

Presenter: Marsha Mandel, MA, LMHC

Continuing Education Hour(s): 1.25

Price: Free with convention registration

 

Time: 9:00 am to 10:15 am

Presentation title: Trauma Informed Care: Innovative Approaches to Healing 

Location: NYMHCA Convention-Albany, NY

Presenter: Shannon Hodges, PhD., MS, TCC

Continuing Education Hour(s): 1.25

Price: Free with convention registration

 

Time: 10:30 am to 11:45 am

Presentation title: Depression: Working with the Elderly

Location: NYMHCA Convention-Albany, NY

Presenter: Christie E. Weidenhamer LMHC, NCC, BCPC, ACS

Continuing Education Hour(s): 1.25

Price: Free with convention registration

 

Time: 10:30 am to 11:45 am

 Presentation title: Mental Health Services for underserved School-Age Children: Establishing a School, Family, and Community Partnership for Treatment

Location: NYMHCA Convention-Albany, NY

Presenter: Jennifer A. Gullesserian, PhD.

Continuing Education Hour(s): 1.25

Price: Free with convention registration

 

Time: 2:15 pm to 3:30 pm

Presentation title: Social, Emotional, and Cognitive Ramifications of Trauma Exposure Among Early Adolescents: A Primer

Location: NYMHCA Convention-Albany, NY

Presenter: Jason S. Frydman, MA, RDT, LCAT

Continuing Education Hour(s): 1.25

Price: Free with convention registration

 

Time: 2:15 pm to 3:30 pm

Presentation title: The Role of Language in Assessment and Counseling of Latino Clients

Location: NYMHCA Convention-Albany, NY

Presenter: Maren Westphal, PhD.

Continuing Education Hour(s): 1.25

Price: Free with convention registration

 

Time: 2:15 pm to 3:30 pm

Presentation title: Conceptualizing the Counseling Session: The STEPs for Progress Notes

Location: NYMHCA Convention-Albany, NY

Presenter: Rhonda Sutton, PhD., LPC, LPC-S

Continuing Education Hour(s): 1.25

Price: Free with convention registration

 

Time: 3:45 pm to 5:00 pm

Presentation title: We Can’t “Just Stop”! The Experience and Treatment of Body Focused Repetitive Behaviors

Location: NYMHCA Convention-Albany, NY

Presenter: Susan Price MS, LMHC, NCC

Continuing Education Hour(s): 1.25

Price: Free with convention registration

  

Time: 3:45 pm to 5:00 pm

Presentation title: The Power of Metaphor: Using Metaphoric Stories to Facilitate the Navigation of Transitions

Location: NYMHCA Convention-Albany, NY

Presenter: Jason T. Duffy PhD., LMHC, NCC, ACS

Continuing Education Hour(s): 1.25

Price: Free with convention registration

  

Time: 3:45 pm to 5:00 pm

Presentation title: Bringing Religion and Spirituality into Counseling: A Process Based Model for Pluralistic Practice

Location: NYMHCA Convention-Albany, NY

Presenter: Paul J. Deal PhD., NCC

Continuing Education Hour(s): 1.25

Price: Free with convention registration

  

Sunday, April 15, 2018

Time: 9:00 am to 10:15 am

Presentation title: Power of the Parallel: Using Culturally Appropriate Approaches to Create Positive Therapy Outcomes when Working with Service Members and Veterans

Location: NYMHCA Convention-Albany, NY

Presenter: Marco Bongioanni, LMHC

Continuing Education Hour(s): 1.25

Price: Free with convention registration

 

Time: 9:00 am to 10:15 am

Presentation title: Meditation and Anxiety Reduction: The New Understanding and New Techniques

Location: NYMHCA Convention-Albany, NY

Presenter: Richard Schaub, PhD., LMHC

Continuing Education Hour(s): 1.25

Price: Free with convention registration

 

Time: 9:00 am to 10:15 am

Presentation title: Trauma and Addiction

Location: NYMHCA Convention-Albany, NY

Presenter: Herb Cohen LCAT, EMDR Certified, EMDR Consultant

Continuing Education Hour(s): 1.25

Price: Free with convention registration

 

Time: 10:30 am to 11:45 am

Presentation title: Couples Therapy: Using Techniques for Effective Treatment

Location: NYMHCA Convention-Albany, NY

Presenter: Tabitha Gonzalez, LMHC

Continuing Education Hour(s): 1.25

Price: Free with convention registration

 

Time: 10:30 am to 11:45 am

Presentation title: Link Between Therapists’ Class Attributions and Their Clients From a Low Socioeconomic Status

Location: NYMHCA Convention-Albany, NY

Presenter: Dan Sharir

Continuing Education Hour(s): 1.25

Price: Free with convention registration

 

Time: 10:30 am to 11:45 am

Presentation title: Difficult Conversations: Talking with Kids about Death and Loss

Location: NYMHCA Convention-Albany, NY

Presenter: Carolyn Cullen, PhD.

Continuing Education Hour(s): 1.25

Price: Free with convention registration

 

Live Event

Thursday, May 10, 2018

 Presentation title: Intimate Partner Violence Workshop for Mental and Behavioral Health Professionals

 Location: The Irondequoit Conference Center at I-Square in Irondequoit, NY

 Presenter(s): Jack Brennick, MS Ed., LMHC; Peter Mavratil, LCSW-R, ACSW, CASAC; Kate Dunlavey, LCSW; Amy Loblaw, ATR-BC, LCAT

 Register at: www.resolve-roc.org

 Continuing Education Hour(s): 7.5

 Price: Early Bird $169 before 4/13/18, $199 after 4/13/18

             Register as 3 in a group $149 before 4/13/18, $159 after 4/13/18

 Live Event

Saturday, May 12, 2018                     Time: 11:30 am to 3:30 pm

Presentation title: Improv for Building the Counseling Relationship

Location: Magnet Training Center in Manhatten, NY

Presenter: Joan Ingalls EdD, LMHC

Continuing Education Hours: 4

RSVP to joansingalls@gmail.com by Monday, May 7, 2018 by 11:59 pm

Price: $80 for chapter members and $100 for non-chapter members

  Up Coming Events & Continuing Education Offerings

Self-Study: The Complete Family Guide to Schizophrenia by Kim T. Muesser (PhD) and Susan Gingerich (MSW) (12 continuing education hours-$480, $360, $240)

Presentation title: Creating Relationship: Techniques and Methods for Relationally Based Mental Health Counseling 

Date: TBD

Location: TBD

Presenter: Carol Merle-Fishman MA, CMT, LCAT, LMHC

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FAQ (Frequently Asked Questions)

 How much does it cost for continuing education hours through the NYMHCA Learning Academy?

    • Continuing education hours costs $40 per contact hour if you are not a NYMHCA member. Members can receive a discount as follows:. 
      • NYMHCA members pay $30 per contact hour!
      • If you are also a member of a NYMHCA regional chapter you pay only $20 per contact hour!
    • You can receive discounts with a coupon you can use when you pay for your continuing education. If you do not use your coupon at the time of your purchase you will forfeit the discount. 
  • How do I receive my member discount coupon?
    • When you register as a learner with NYMHCA's Learning Academy, an e-mail will be sent to the system administrator who will verify your NYMHCA membership. Once your membership has been verified, you will receive the coupon code via e-mail. 
  • How do I create my profile so I can access programs now and in the future?    
    • You need to set up an account and profile in the academy but will not have to pay anything until you choose a topic of study from one of our catalogs.  When you do that you will be prompted to pay for it by credit card.  Once you have paid, you will have full access to the program and the quiz that (when passed) will generate a personalized Certificate of Completion!

 

 

 

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