Continuing Education

Continuing Education

                                  Continuing Education Opportunity for Social Workers, Counselors & Psychologists

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June 2017

TITLE: Ethics: Legal and Ethical Issues Faced by Clinicians

This presentation will provide an overview as to legal and ethical issues in Family Law faced by clinicians.

The objectives of the program are as follows:

  • To discuss recent changes in the Illinois Marriage and Dissolution of Marriage Act and the Illinois Parentage Act commencing 1/1/2016, which changed the landscape of issues relating to the care and parenting of minors in a divorce or paternity matter. Discuss remedies available under the Illinois Domestic Violence Act including Orders of Protection.
  • To discuss mental health as an issue from the perspective of the litigant under Illinois law.
  • To discuss the perspective from a lawyer’s point of view about mental health care and treatment of a litigant during a family law matter.
  • To discuss guardianships and the use of said guardianship to accomplish objectives of care.
  • Finally, the program will include a discussion of a holistic approach to Family Law and the collaboration that can result in mutually working towards the objectives of the client.

PRESENTER: Gwendolyn J. Sterk, JD

Gwendolyn J. Sterk has been practicing family law since 1989 and successfully started her own law firm, Gwendolyn J. Sterk and the Family Law Group P.C., in 2015. Gwendolyn and her team believe in a holistic approach to the practice of family law and strive to not only service a client’s legal needs, but also help manage a client’s emotional and over-all well-being. Gwendolyn and the family law team have worked hard to establish connections with a vast network of counselors, support groups, and various other non-traditional service providers, who the team regularly partner with to assist clients on a case by case basis.  Gwen Sterk and The Family Law Group strive to provide clients with the tools they need to be empowered by their life changes, and be encouraged to move on with integrity and dignity.

Monday, June 19th, 2017

9AM – 12PM 

Location: Aurelio’s Restaurant, 1975 Springbrook Square Dr. Naperville, Illinois 60564

Training Brochure: Legal and Ethical Issues Faced by Clinicians

August 2017 



Adjustment Disorders: To Use or Not to Use. Effective Diagnosing Using the DSM 5

By attending this event you will be able to:

  1. Describe differences between adjustment disorders and other mental health disorders.
  2. Utilize symptom experiences to determine appropriate diagnoses.
  3. Assess symptom experiences to determine diagnostic changes.
  4. Describe common controversies surrounding diagnoses from multiple theoretical perspectives.

Presenter: Deborah Brozewski, M.S.Ed, CADC, LCPC.

Deborah Brozewski, M.S.Ed, CADC, LCPC, is a licenced clinical professional counselor and certified alcohol and other drug counselor in the state of Illinois. Deb has 16 years of experience providing direct services to adolescents and adults in a variety of treatment settings. In addition to providing direct services, Deb has served in administrative and faculty positions providing education and supervision to new counselors.

Tuesday August 15, 2017

9AM – 12PM 

Location: Aurelio’s Restaurant, 1975 Springbrook Square Dr. Naperville, Illinois 60564

Training Brochure: DSM 5 Flyer 2017      


**These trainings are provided at no cost to: D203/204/202 professionals, Ask an Expert Live partners, Linden Oaks and SamaraCare Employees.

Social Workers/Psychologists/Counselors

CE Credits for Social Workers, Psychologists, Mental Health Counselors



FEE (Includes Lunch at Noon):

3 hour CEU cost- $ 45

6 hour CEU cost-$ 90

 Please email to register or for questions about any of our upcoming Continuing Education opportunities. 

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