New York Mental Health Counselors Association

                     Continuing Education Program

NYMHCA's  continuing education program was developed to provide you with the continuing education programs that you need to fulfill your LMHC license renewal process every 3 years. 

NYMHCA will offer only live, in-person programs such as workshops given during our regional chapter meetings, webinars and workshops given during our biennial conventions. Attendees will fill out and hand in a survey and receive their completion certificates!
Are you interested in becoming a presenter for CEU presentations?

Click here for info and to apply.
*** If you attend a CEU workshop presented by one of NYMHCA's 10 Regional Chapters the 
     fee schedule is as follows:

       - If you are a NYMHCA Chapter Member - $5 per CEU
       - If you are a NYMHCA member but not a chapter member - $10 per CEU
       - If you are not a NYMHCA member - $20 per CEU
       - Students, new grads and members of other professions are welcome to attend these 
         workshops. You will only pay if you require CEU's.

  - Certified Rehabilitation Counselors (CRCs), and CASACs can use these CEU workshops to 
    fulfill a portion of the continuing education requirements for the renewal of their 
    certifications.
Questions? Contact our Continuing Education Program Coordinator, Tom Porpiglia
CE Presentations:
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Date: Sept  
Program Title: Introduction to Accelerated Experiential Dynamic Psychotherapy (AEDP)
Presenter: Kate Halliday, LCSW, Certified AEDP Supervisor
Presenter Webpage: 
Sponsored by: Central Region Chapter
Location: The Community Restaurant, 10 N. Main St., Cortland, NY 13045
Length of Presentation: 2 hours 
Meeting Time: 1 - 3 PM
CEU's: 2
RSVP to: Ellenand allan@verizon.net
Date:  6/8/19
Program Title: Collaborative and Proactive Solutions - CPS Presentation
Presenter: Laurie Simons, LMHC, Leon Tsao, MHC
Presenter Webpage: 
Sponsored by: Staten Island Chapter
Location: St. John's University S.I Campus, 300 Howard Avenue, Da Silva Building, Rm 110
Length of Presentation: 1 1/2 hours 
Meeting Time: 10:30 am
CEU's: 1.5
RSVP to: caroldemeo@si.rr.com
Date: 6/8/19
Program Title: The Road to Reconciliation
Program Content: This presentation is relevant for any clinician working with either the victim or the perpetrator in a relationship affected by selfishness, violence, abuse, addiction, or infidelity. It offers pragmatic advice on how to help clients find safety, assert needs, apologize, make amends, and promote change. 
Presenter: Keith Wilson, LMHC, CASAC
Presenter Webpage: 
Sponsored by: Rochester Chapter
Location: Warner School/ LeChase Hall at the U of R campus
Length of Presentation: 1 1/2 hours 
Meeting Time: 11 am - 12:30 am
CEU's: 1.5
RSVP to: if CEU's are desired/ Lauren Giglia - lauren.giglia@gmail.com
Date: 9/20/19
Program Title: The Road to Reconciliation
Program Content:  This presentation is relevant for any clinician working with either the victim or the perpetrator in a relationship affected by selfishness, violence, abuse, addiction, or infidelity. It offers pragmatic advice on how to help clients find safety, assert needs, apologize, make amends, and promote change. 
Presenter: Keith Wilson, LMHC, CASAC
Presenter Webpage: eaparochest.com
Sponsored by: EAPA meeting
Location: Locust Hill Country Club, 2000 Jefferson Rd.,Pittsford, NY 14534
Length of Presentation: 1 1/2 hours 
Meeting Time: 9 am - 10:30 am
CEU's: 1.5
RSVP to: Alexis Slanika/ams@alexistherapy.com - reservations required
Date: 06/14/19
Program Title: Acceptance and Commitment Therapy 
Program Content: Participants will understand the targeted dimensions within the ACT model and will be able to use the ACT matrix as a clinical tool in sessions with patients. 
Presenter: Jaci Rolffs, M.A 
Presenter Webpage: n/a  
Sponsored by: Strong Recovery
Location: 2613 W Henrietta Rd, Rochester, NY 14623 
Meeting Time: 11 AM
CEU's: 1.5
RSVP to: David Fortuna, David_Fortuna@URMC.Rochester.edu, 585-478-2287 

Date: August 30 to Sept 1
Program Title: INTEGRATING SPIRITUALITY IN CLINICAL PRACTICE    Flyer: https://tinyurl.com/yykhevwm
Program Content: Gestalt Pastoral Care is rooted in the Christian ministry of healing, and integrates Gestalt growth work, spiritual companioning and prayer for healing. For over thirty years, GPC practitioners have been refining and refocusing counseling strategies based on their faith, the faith of their clients, and the Holy Spirit’s presence within and among them. GPC may be used to bring new shape to already established therapeutic, social work, and nursing practices, as well as ministries of the local church and pastoral care. 
Presenters: Michelle Zechner, PhD, LSW, CPRP 
                 Spiritually Minded Care: Connecting Spiritual and Emotional Wellness in Mental Health Care 
                 08/30/19 7:15 PM to 9:30 PM 

                 David Janvier, MA, LPC, CST, GPCM 
                 Integrating Faith, Neuroscience and the Healing Ministry of Jesus in a Traumatized World 
                 08/31/19 1:45 PM to 5 PM 

                 Rev. Debra A. Flint, LCSW, GPCM 
                 Healing the Body and Mind of Personal and Generational Trauma 
                 08/31/19 9 AM to 12:15 PM 

                 Rev. Sara Goold, M.Div, LP, NYState, GPCM 
                 Embodiment in Transformational Processes 
                 09/01/19 9 AM to 12:15 PM 

Presenter Webpage: https://www.gestaltpastoralcare.org/
Sponsored by: Gestalt Pastoral Care of Staten Island
Location: Chautauqua Institute 1 Ames Ave, 
Meeting Time: See above.
CEU's: 11
RSVP to: Lynn Holden: lynnholdenllc@gmail.com


Date: 07/14/19
Program Title: Meeting the Client Where They Are: Using Telehealth Services to Provide Counseling
Program Content: This presentation will explore telehealh and telecounseling methods that may be used to expand accessibility and reduce barriers to treatment for underserved community members. Attendees will be educated on the rules and regulations for telehealth counseling services, be provided with strategies to support the telehealth model, and examples of platforms that may be used for telehealth based counseling.
Presenter: Steven DiMarzo, LMHC 
Presenter Webpage: www.secondnaturecounseling.com
Sponsored by: Central NY Chapter of NYMHCA
Location: Central NY Chapter Meeting @ Community Restaurant, Cortland, NY - Non-members are welcome to attend this workshop
Meeting Time: 1 PM to 2:30 PM
CEU's: 1.5
RSVP to:Ellen Somers & Allan Kolsky el.al@verizon.net

Non-members are welcome to attend NYMHCA chapters' CEU workshops.  See fee schedule above!