Continuing Education

Continuing Education

                                 Continuing Education Opportunity for Social Workers, Counselors & Psychologists

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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:

  • Describe differences between adjustment disorders and other mental health disorders.
  • Utilize symptom experiences to determine appropriate diagnoses.
  • Assess symptom experiences to determine diagnostic changes.
  • 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 licensed 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      

September 2017

Play and Expressive Art Therapies in the Office

By attending this event you will be able to:

  • The ability to summarize expressive arts and play therapy techniques that you will actively be able to begin implementing with clients.
  • Participants will observe demonstrations and instructions of several expressive arts and play therapy techniques. 
  • Participants will also develop the ability to create a treatment plan for clients based on play and expressive arts therapy.

Presenters: Daniel LaLuna, PsyD,  Holly Mauer, LPC, Lauren Roseberry, LCPC

Come join Dr. Daniel Laluna and clinical therapists Holly Mauer and Lauren Roseberry, as they share their combined years of experience in implementing play and expressive arts therapies with children and adolescents. Dr. Laluna is a licensed clinical psychologist who focused his dissertation on the use of expressive arts in therapy. Dr. Laluna conducts expressive arts therapy groups and also utilizes these techniques with children ages 4 and up in individual therapy.  Ms. Mauer specializes in the use of play and expressive therapies with children with developmental disabilities, but also utilizes these strategies with a wide array of diagnoses. Ms. Roseberry is also well versed in play therapy techniques across a wide array of diagnoses. She has experience implementing these techniques with anxiety, depression, trauma and behavioral issues.

Thursday September 14, 2017

9AM – 12PM 

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

Training Brochure: 2017 Play Therapy Flyer


October 2017

Acceptance and Commitment Therapy: Practicing Psychological Flexibility in Individual Sessions

 By attending this training, participants will be able to:

  • Explain the consequences inherent in experiential avoidance.
  • Utilize the psychological flexibility model to target treatment goals.
  • Lead a clinical mindfulness exercise with individual clients.
  • Identify psychological inflexibility in clients.
  • Conduct a values exercise with clients.

Presenter: Jancey Wickstrom, AM, LCSW

Jancey Wickstrom, AM, LCSW is the Site Director at The Renfrew Center of Chicago. She has worked in residential, outpatient and inpatient treatment settings. Ms. Wickstrom is intensively trained in contextual therapeutic approaches like Dialectical Behavior Therapy, Acceptance and Commitment Therapy, and the Unified Protocol. Ms. Wickstrom’s vast knowledge of third-wave CBT therapies, engaging personality, compelling case examples, and hands-on approach will provide attendees with a strong foundation in ACT and the ability to begin applying it.

Friday October 13, 2017

9am- 4pm

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

Training Brochure: ACT Flyer 10.2017

November 2017

Non-Suicidal Self-Injury: Why People Hurt Themselves, and What You Can Do.

This presentation is designed to help Clinicians:

  • Describe common and less common forms of non-suicidal self-injury, list  common features of non-suicidal self-injury, and explain significant conceptual models
  • Assess clients who present with non-suicidal self-injury using formal and informal tools, including knowledge regarding the relationship between non-suicidal self-injury and Suicide.
  • Conceptualize self-injury cases.
  • Begin to intervene more effectively with clients who engage in self-injury.

Presenter: Corinne Fleming, PsyD

Corinne Fleming, Psy.D., is a Licensed Clinical Psychologist at Edgewood Clinical Services. She has experience with assessment and treatment of children and adolescents in a variety of settings, including an inpatient psychiatric hospital and therapeutic day schools. She is passionate about providing services to clients experiencing a wide range of social and emotional concerns, including anxiety-related challenges, mood difficulties, self-injury, and trauma.

Monday November 13, 2017


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

Training Brochure: Self-Injury 2017 Flyer   


**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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