Current Workshops

MARCH 25, 2019   9:00AM – 4:00PM

Affirmative Care for LGBTQ Clients

$149 | 6 CONTACT HOURS

Join us for Affirmative Care for LGBTQ Clients with Deb Coolhart, PhD, LMFT

This workshop will educate clinicians about what it means to take an affirmative approach when working with LGBTQ clients. It will cover developmental aspects of growing into an LGBTQ identity, making decisions about coming out to others, and explore some of the mental health challenges along the way as a result of oppressive societal messages and level of family support. Suggestions will be provided for helping families, schools, and other institutions to become more supportive of their LGBTQ members. Also, ways to assist in the gender transition process will be discussed, including helping families make decisions about youth who are presenting with gender expansive expressions.

Deb Coolhart is a professor in the Marriage and Family Therapy Department of Falk College at Syracuse University, as well as a private clinician. Deb specializes in clinical care with LGBTQ clients.

  • Date: March 25th, 2019
  • Time: 9:00am – 4:00pm
  • Contact Hours: 6 contact hours  for NY State Licensed Master Social Workers and Licensed Clinical Social Workers, Licensed Marriage & Family Therapist, and Licensed Mental Health Counselors
  • Instructors: Deb Coolhart, PhD, LMFT
  • Location: Borg Warner Room, Tompkins County Public Library
  • Questions: Contact Libby at edemarest@fcsith.org or 607-273-7494

APRIL 9, 2019   9:00AM – 4:00PM

Treating Families with Complex Trauma

$149 | 6 CONTACT HOURS

Join us for Treating Families with Complex Family Trauma with Tracey Reichert Schimpf, LMFT.

Trauma is widely recognized as an issue in mental health and human services. However, many interventions concentrate on pathology and treat only the individual. Complex trauma is embedded in relationships. This workshop will identify ways to think systemically about trauma and identify clinical inventions that work with relationships.

Tracey currently serves as the Director of Clinical Services for the Department of Marriage and Family Therapy at the The Falk College at Syracuse University. Tracey’s experience and expertise in trauma, family systems, as well as in youth and family therapy is extensive.

  • Date: April 9, 2019
  • Time: 9:00am – 4:00pm
  • Contact Hours: 6 contact hours for NY State Licensed Master Social Workers (LMSW) and Licensed Clinical Social Workers, Licensed Mental Health Counselors, and Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist
  • Instructor:  Tracey Reichert Schimpf, LMFT
  • Location: Borg Warner Room, Tompkins County Public Library
  • Questions: Contact Libby at edemarest@fcsith.org or 607-273-7494

APRIL 25, 2019  9:00AM – 12:00PM

SafeTalk: A Suicide Alertness Educational Program

$59 | 3 CONTACT HOURS

SafeTALK is a training that prepares anyone over the age of 15 to identify persons with thoughts of suicide and connect them to suicide first aid resources. Most people with thoughts of suicide invite help to stay safe. Alert helpers know how to use these opportunities to support that desire for safety. Powerful video clips illustrate both non-alert and alert responses. Discussion and practice help stimulate learning. Learn steps that contribute to saving lives.

  • Date:  April 25, 2019
  • Time: 9:00am – 12:00pm
  • Contact Hours: 3 contact hours for NY State Licensed Master Social Workers (LMSW) and Licensed Clinical Social Workers, Licensed Mental Health Counselors, and Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist
  • Instructors: Lee-Ellen Marvin, PhD & Garra Lloyd-Lester
  • Location: Education Center, Family & Children’s Service
  • Questions: Contact Libby at edemarest@fcsith.org or 607-273-7494