Professional Workshops

Navigating the Complexities of Race and Gender for African American Couples

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When: Friday, June 10, 2022; 12-5:30pm ET
Where: On Zoom
Presenters: Christiana Ibilola Awosan, PhD, LMFT; Nalini Calamur, LMFT; James Hawkins II, PhD, LPC; and Marjorie Nightingale, JD, LMFT
Moderator: Nancy Knudsen, LMFT
CEs: 5 CEs pending for LMFTs, LICSWs, LMHCs, and Lic. Psychologists
The impact of racial stress shows up in a multitude of ways in the lives of African American couples and families, often exacerbating difficulties in their primary relationships. This symposium is designed for couple and family therapists to hear from four experts who will each speak to how Black men and women's experiences of racism in the larger culture impact their most important relationships.
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Home Study

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Working Effectively with Black Couples

When: Any (Distance Learning/Home Study)
Instructor: Marjorie Nightingale, JD, LMFT
CEs: This program does not offer CEs
This workshop examines the importance of Self-of-the-Therapist work regarding race as a precursor to working with African American couples and encourages participants to consider the impact of their own identities on the building of therapeutic trust.
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Sexual Identity, Gender Identity: Staying Current in a Rapidly Changing Landscape — Home Study

Sexual Identity, Gender Identity: Staying Current in a Rapidly Changing Landscape — Home Study

When: Distance Learning/Home Study – anytime between August 9, 2021 and August 8, 2022
Keynote Speakers: Sidney Trantham, PhD and Acey Mercer, LMSW
Case Presentation Co-Moderated by: MaryAnna Domokos-Cheng Ham, EdD, LMFT and Nancy Knudsen, LMFT
Panelists: Sidney Trantham, PhD; Acey Mercer, LMSW; Steffani Brandenburg, LCSW, LICSW, CST; Julie Mencher, LICSW; Joseph Winn, LICSW, CST-S; and Jane Fleishman, PhD, MS, MEd, CSE
Workshops by: Acey Mercer, LMSW and Joseph Winn, LICSW, CST-S
CEs: 6 CEs approved for LMFTs, LICSWs, and Lic. Psychologists; approved for AASECT
This distance learning/home study program is from the Couple & Family Institute of New England's 2019 Fall Symposium "Sexual Identity, Gender Identity: Staying Current in a Rapidly Changing Landscape" featuring a keynote presentation, case study, and two workshops.
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Tales From the Licensing Board: Ethical Issues Facing Couple and Family Therapists — Home Study

Tales From the Licensing Board: Ethical Issues Facing Couple and Family Therapists — Home Study

When: Distance Learning/Home Study – anytime between October 8, 2021 and October 7, 2022
Instructor: I. Scott Cohen, LICSW, LMFT
CEs: 6 CEs approved for LMFTs, LICSWs, and Lic. Psychologists
This online program brings to life the AAMFT Code Of Ethics as well as some of the ethical guidelines issued by the Commonwealth of MA, in an engaging and thought-provoking way. An interview with I. Scott Cohen has been added to make this course relevant to the time of COVID-19.
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On Becoming a Family: Clinical Approaches to Fostering Healthy Relationships—Morning Panel

On Becoming a Family: Clinical Approaches to Fostering Healthy Relationships—Morning Panel

When: Any (Distance Learning/Home Study)
Presenters: Carolyn Broudy, MD; Annette Cycon, LCSW; Charles Daniels, Jr., LICSW; Nancy Knudsen, LMFT; and Mirza Lugardo, LMHC
This distance learning/home study program is from the Couple & Family Institute of New England's 2018 Fall Symposium "On Becoming A Family: Clinical Approaches to Fostering Healthy Relationships" morning panel consisting of five speakers who each address a case study, drawing upon their own theoretical perspective and particular approach to family intervention.
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