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:
Date: 4/12 - 4/14  
Program Title: EFT Level 1 & Level 2
Program Content: Emotional Freedom Techniques (EFT) aka Tapping, is an interesting combination of psychotherapeutic approaches along somatic acupressure stimulation, which has shown outstanding results for stress reduction, anxiety, depression, PTSD, chronic pain and weight issues. This training is tailored to practitioners wanting to learn and incorporate tapping as both a practitioner led intervention and as a client-performed self-regulation tool. 
Presenter: Craig Weiner, DC, AAMET Trainer
Presenter Webpage: https://www.efttappingtraining.com/eft-level-1-2-brockport-new-york-april-12-14-2019/
Sponsored by: 
Location: SUNY Brockport, Brown Building, 350 New Campus Drive, Brockport, NY 14420
Length of Presentation:
Meeting Time: 9 am to 6 pm each day
CEU's: 21
RSVP to: Amy Gaesser: agaesser@brockport.edu/drcraig@chirozone.net
Date: 4/9 - 4/14  (six sessions)   
Program Title: Dream Sharing Workshop
Program Content:  Participants will learn about the many layers of meaning and messages each dream provides, and learn how to work with clients' dreams in therapy sessions.
Presenter: Lynn Acquafondata, LMHC
Presenter Webpage: 
Sponsored by: Crossbridge Counseling
Location: Crossbridge Office Park, 2000 S. Wilson Rd, Bldg 4 First Floor
Brighton, NY 14618
Length of Presentation: 1 hour
Meeting Time: 6-7:30 pm
CEU's: 9 
RSVP to: acquafondatal@gmail.com, 585- 330-1340
Registration: www.crossbridgewellness.com/dreamsharingworkshop
Date: 5/11/19  
Program Title: Maintaining Wholeness in the Face of Challenge:  The role of resiliency
Presenter: Christopher Smith, LCAC, LMHC, LMFT
Presenter Webpage: 
Sponsored by: Staten Island Chapter
Location: St. John University, Staten Island Campus, DaSilva Building, Rm 110
Length of Presentation: 1 1/2 hours
Meeting Time: 10:30 - noon
CEU's: 1.5
RSVP to: Caroldemeo@si.rr.com by 5/5/19
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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: 4/19/19
Program Title: Trauma Center Sensitive Yoga (TCTSY)
Program Content: This training will cover the theoretic underpinnings and key aspects of the model, methodology, class dynamics, an overview of the research and experiential exercise. You will learn how TCTSY directly impacts individuals and their ability to heal from past trauma. 
Presenter: Lisa Maynard, LMSW, ACSW, TCTSY
Presenter Webpage: eaparochest
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: Reservations required/ Alexis Slanika - ams@alexistherapy.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: 05/10/19
Program Title: Every Child Is Our Own: Addressing Suicide and Creating A Culture of Mental Wellness for Our Children 
Program Content: Join us as we bring together content experts, providers and community members to learn and create dialogue towards solutions for creating community-led, culturally responsive approaches to care and healing for our youth.
Presenters: Joseph D. Fantigrossi, Ed.D., Sarah Felman- Peer Support Mentor, Dr. David Garrison, MD,
William F. Hurley, LMSW, Anthony Jordan, Kit Miller, Dr. Lesli Myers-Small, Ed.D., Heather Starks, LCSW,
Ruth Turner, LCSW 
Presenter Webpage: https://www.mharochester.org/every-child-is-our-own/
Sponsored by: The Mental Health Association of Rochester, NY
Location: Jewish Community Center, 1200 Edgewood Dr, Rochester 14618 
Meeting Time: 8 AM to 4 PM
CEU's: 4
Registration/RSVP to: https://www.mharochester.org/every-child-is-our-own/



Date: May 15 & 16, 2019
Program Title: Facilitating Grief Support Groups After Suicide or Substance-use Death
Program Content: 
This two-day training provides a foundation for facilitating mutual-help grief support groups for those who have lost a loved one to suicide or substance-use death. The program will discuss characteristics of these unique types of loss, basic support group facilitation and instruction to develop the skills helpful in addressing the needs of the bereaved in a support group. The training will use group discussion, interactive presentation and skill-building practice groups that employ role-playing to prepare the facilitators.
Presenters: Franklin Cook, MA, CPC & Joanne L. Harpel, MPhil, JD 
Presenter Webpage: https://www.nysfda.org/index.php/affiliates/nys-tribute-foundation/nys-tribute-news/872-facilitator-training-programs-scheduled-for-substance-use-bereavement-support-groups
Sponsored by: NYS Funeral Directors Association
Location: 1 South Family Drive, Albany, NY 12205 
Meeting Time: Day One: Noon to 8 PM. 
                       Day 2: 8:30 AM to 4 PM
CEU's: 6
RSVP to: Kelly Deitz at kelly@nysfda.org or 518-452-8230 

Date: 05/19/19
Program Title: A Reason to Get Up in the Morning: Promoting Wellness in Early Memory Loss 
Program Content: This workshop will provide an overview of an integrated suite of services (inclusive of counseling) that can help persons with early memory loss achieve and maintain wellness. The theoretical framework of this approach will also be explored. 
Presenter: Ellen Somers, LMHC, Judith Huober, MHC 
Sponsored by: Central Region Chapter
Location:  The Community Restaurant, 10 N. Main St., Cortland, NY 13045
Meeting Time: 1 to 3 PM
CEU's: 2
RSVP to: el.al@verizon.net