Upcoming Seminars

DATE(S)LOCATIONPRESENTER(S)
  April 29th, 2017 Staten Island, NY Constance Salhany, Ph.D. 

Course Information

PTSD

This workshop begins with an overview of Posttraumatic Stress and efficacy of various treatment approaches. It then focuses on Cognitive Processing Therapy, and highlights a specific protocol developed by Ehlers and Clark with a very high effect size (greater than 2 .5). The workshop includes demonstrations and an opportunity to practice skills. For:Psychologists, Psychiatrists, Social Workers, MFTs, Counselors and Nurses.
 

Speaker

Constance Salhany, LMHC, Ph.D., ACT, Diplomate and Fellow, Cognitive Therapy, Certified Trainer and Consultant, Academy of Cognitive Therapy is the Founder and Clinical Director of Cognitive Therapy of Staten Island, PSLMHC, PLLC. Dr. Salhany is a licensed psychologist and has been treating individuals with a broad range of anxiety and depressive disorders for more than 25 years. She received a Master’s of Science in School & Community Counseling from CUNY, the College of Staten Island and her Doctorate in Clinical Psychology from Walden University. Dr. Salhany is a licensed Psychologist in New York and New Jersey as well a Licensed Mental Health Counselor in New York and Licensed Professional Counselor in New Jersey.
Dr. Salhany completed an Extramural Program from the prestigious Beck Institute for Cognitive Therapy and Research. She was personally supervised by Judith Beck, Ph.D., a best-selling author, researcher and expert in cognitive therapy. Dr. Beck’s father is the Aaron T. Beck, M.D., the internationally known scientist who created Cognitive Therapy and was recently recognized as one of the most influential therapists of all time. From this specialized training, Dr. Salhany received certification from the distinctive Academy of Cognitive Therapy (A.C.T.). It is important to note that while many identify themselves as cognitive therapists, The Academy of Cognitive Therapy is the only certifying organization for cognitive therapists that actually evaluates applicants’ knowledge and ability before granting certification. Dr. Salhany remains the only A.C.T. Certified Psychologist on Staten Island and one of the select few in the New York Area. She is one of only 130 people in the world to hold advanced certification as consultant and trainer in Cognitive Therapy.

In terms of OCD treatment, Dr. Salhany has an expertise in this area. She is proficient in using interventions such as Exposure and Response Prevention, cognitive strategies, behavioral experiments, Reid Wilson's Cognitive (strategic) Therapy, and Acceptance and Commitment Strategies. In OC Related Disorders, she uses Stimulus Control and Habit- Reversal. Dr. Salhany's experience of over 25 years’ training and experience in OCD treatment includes Reid Wilson's 2 day intensive treatment group, and completion of the Behavior Therapy Training Institute, sponsored by Mass. General Hospital and taught by leading experts in North America.

As a Certified Trail Based Cognitive Therapist, Dr. Salhany mastered new techniques for working on more deeply embedded beliefs, called core beliefs. She has the honor to have training and individualized consultation with Christine Padesky. Other training include; Compassion Focused Treatment with Paul Gilbert, Kristin Neff, and Dennis Tirch; Dialectical Behavior Therapy with Marsha Linehan; Transformational Chair work with Scott Kellog; Acceptance and Commitment Therapy with such people as Steve Hayes and Russ Harris.

In addition to her clinical practice, Dr. Salhany remains an active educator with various teaching credentials. She is currently a Clinical Instructor for the Psychiatric Residents at Richmond University Medical Center and Northwell, Staten Island University Hospital. She is also an Adjunct Professor at the College of Staten Island and Wagner College for the Department of Psychology. She formerly served as faculty at St. Paul’s School of Nursing and St. Vincent’s School of Nursing and was Acting Administrator for the new Mental Health Counselors Program at the College of Staten Island, Graduate Division. Dr. Salhany enjoys mentoring psychologists and other mental health professionals.

Dr. Salhany is well known to the community of Staten Island and is a Board Member with the non-profit patient advocacy organization, Freedom From Fear, and spent many years at Clinical Management Consultants. She has given lectures and presentations to various local entities, at professional conferences, and has appeared on local television. She has been recognized for her contributions to the community with a Borough President's Certificate for her outreach efforts in the aftermath of Hurricane Sandy, Visiting Nurse Association, Smith Stanley Award, Caregivers Award from Freedom From Fear, Louis Capporicci Community Service Award, Faculty Appreciation Award from The C.S.I. Dolphins, and has obtained Lifetime Membership in the Psi Chi , The National Honor Society in Psychology. Dr. Salhany also is co-founder of Staten Island Cognitive-Behavioral Therapy Association and founder of Catholic Mental Health Professionals.

Course Objectives

  1. Summarize the research and efficacy of  different treatment approaches.
  2. Demonstrate components of a model for treatment developed by Ehlers and Clark.
  3. Utilize Socratic questioning in the restructuring of “hot spots”.
  4. Practice behavioral experiments in the treatment approach.
  5. Apply exposure techniques.
  6. Conduct Imagery sessions.
 

Agenda

9:30-11:00 Overview of Cognitive Therapy, rationale, structure and components, cognitive model, levels of thought
11:00-11:15  Break
11:15-12:30 Case conceptualization including safety-behaviors
12:30-1:15 Lunch Break
1:15-3:30 Strategies for change including dysfunctional thought record
   
 
 

Continuing Education

Satisfactory Completion
Participants must have paid tuition fee, signed in, attended the entire seminar, completed an evaluation, and signed out in order to receive a certificate. Failure to sign in or out will result in forfeiture of credit for the entire course. No exceptions will be made. Partial credit is not available.

Psychologists 
R. Cassidy Seminars is approved by the American Psychological Association (APA) to offer continuing education for psychologists.  R. Cassidy Seminars maintains responsibility for this program. 5 CE hours.
NY: R. Cassidy Seminars is recognized by the New York State Education Department’s State Board for Mental Health Practitioners as an approved provider of continuing education for licensed psychoanalysts. #P-0005. 
5 clock hours.

Social Workers 
R. Cassidy Seminars, ACE provider #1082, is approved as a provider for social work continuing education by the Association of Social Work Boards (ASWB) www.aswb.org, through the Approved Continuing Education (ACE) Program. R. Cassidy Seminars maintains responsibility for the program. Approval Period: April 15, 2015-April 15, 2018. Social workers should contact their regulatory board to determine course approval. Social workers participating in this course will receive 5 continuing education clock hours. 
CA: The Board of Behavioral Sciences has deferred CE course approvals to APA and ASWB for its licensees. See those approvals under Psychologists and Social Workers
NY: R. Cassidy Seminars is recognized by the New York State Education Department's State Board for Social Work as an approved provider (#0006) of continuing education for licensed social workers. This program is approved for 5 contact hours live.
OH: Provider approved by the Ohio Counselor, Social Worker and Marriage and Family Therapist Board for (5) clock hours, #RCST110701

Counselors/Marriage and Family Therapists 
CA: The Board of Behavioral Sciences has deferred CE course approvals to APA and ASWB for its licensees. See those approvals under Psychologists and Social Workers.
Other States: If your state is not specifically listed, nearly all state Counselor and MFT boards accept either APA or ASWB approval, or are reciprocal with other state licensing board approvals, such as those listed below. Check with your board to be sure. The Ohio Board includes Counselors and MFTs.
IL: Illinois Dept of Professional Regulation, Approved Continuing Education Sponsor, #168-000141.  (5) hours.
NY-LMHCs: R. Cassidy Seminars is recognized by the New York State Education Department’s State Board of Mental Health Practitioners as an approved provider of continuing education for licensed mental health counselors. #MHC-0015. (5) contact hours. 
NY-LMFTs: R. Cassidy Seminars is recognized by the New York State Education Department’s State Board of Mental Health Practitioners as an approved provider of continuing education for licensed marriage and family therapists. #MFT-0011. (5) contact hours.
OH: Provider approved by the Ohio Counselor, Social Worker and Marriage and Family Therapist Board for (5) clock hours, #RCST110701
TX: Approved CE Sponsor through the Texas State Board of Examiners of Marriage & Family Therapists. 5 CE contact hours. Provider #151.

Creative Arts Therapists
NY: R. Cassidy Seminars is recognized by the New York State Education Department’s State Board of Mental Health Practitioners as an approved provider of continuing education for licensed creative arts therapists. #CAT-0005. (5) contact hours.

This course is co-sponsored by R. Cassidy Seminars, P.O. Box 14473, Santa Rosa, CA 95402

Disability Access - If you require ADA accommodations please contact our office 30 days or more before the event. We cannot ensure accommodations without adequate prior notification.

Please Note: Licensing Boards change regulations often and while we attempt to stay abreast of their most recent changes, if you have questions or concerns about this course meeting your specific board’s approval, we recommend you contact your board directly to obtain a ruling.