Professional Development Schedule

CORA Services offers a broad range of professional development opportunities to equip professionals in the educational, social services and psychological fields to do their work effectively.

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2020/2021 Schedule

9/22/20 (Tues) – VIRTUAL EVENT
Speaking with Influence
Laura Sicola, Ph.D., Founder
Vocal Impact Productions

 

10/2/2020 (Fri) – VIRTUAL EVENT
Multicultural Considerations & Working with South Asian Families
Bindu Methikalam, Ph.D.
Associate Professor and Assistant Director of Clinical Training
Chestnut Hill College

 

10/20/2020 (Tues) – VIRTUAL EVENT
The Impact of Trauma on Education
Katherine Streit, MSW, LSW, M.S.Ed.,
Uplift Center for Grieving Children
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View the brochure for this event Here: Trauma on Education

The goal of this presentation is to equip the school psychologists, counselors, educators, and speech therapists in the audience with relevant knowledge and tools they can use within their specific roles. There is an emphasis on interactive activities & experiential learning throughout the training, with the goal of obtaining concrete skills, strategies, activities, and talking points to immediately apply in work with youth or in one’s own life/work experiences.

 

11/4/2020 (Wed) – VIRTUAL EVENT
Managing Difficult People
Senior Vice-President/Chief Operation Officer – Access Services
Vice-President of Behavioral Health Integration – Refresh Mental Health
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12/2/2020 (Wed) – VIRTUAL EVENT
Eating Disorders
Laura Whitman, MEd, NCC, LPC
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This workshop will provide an opportunity for providers of different service areas to gain awareness and better understanding of how to recognize, engage, and support students who may present with eating disorders.
Presenter: Laura Whitman is a Licensed Professional Counselor, a Nationally Certified Counselor and a Certified School Counselor.

12/15/2020 (Tues) – VIRTUAL EVENT
Autism and Comorbidities:  Recent Research and Implications for Intervention
Giacomo Vivanti, Ph.D., Associate Professor
AJ Drexel Autism Institute, Drexel University
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 1/15/2021 (Fri)
Clinical Assessment and Management of Suicide Risk in a Virtual World
Terri A. Erbacher, Ph.D.
School Psychologist and Assistant Professor
Philadelphia College of Osteopathic Medicine
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This session will introduce suicide risk factors including racial and socioeconomic disparities indicated during and after the COVID19 pandemic. Both challenges as well as tips and strategies for assessing risk in a virtual world will be presented. This includes building relationships virtually and assessing the social, financial and emotional impact of COVID19. Research on intervening with suicidal clients virtually will also be presented. Participants will leave this workshop with many specific tips and strategies and skills that can be implemented immediately.
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2/26/2021 (Fri)
Understanding S-Cat as a Treatment for Selective Mutism and the Development of Strategies for Children of all Ages
Jennifer Brittingham, LPC
Counselor & SM School Consultant
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The purpose of this presentation is to educate treatment professionals and school staff members about the childhood anxiety disorder, Selective Mutism (SM), Social Communication Anxiety Treatment (S-CAT®), and the development of strategies.  When a child is silent; not initiating interaction or communicating in social settings, such as school; treatment professionals and educators are often perplexed and unsure of ‘what to do.’ It is often these professionals, such as SLP’s, Social Workers, Counselors and School psychologists who are consulted in order to provide answers and help with these children.

 

3/24/2021 (Wed)
Navigating Self Care & Wellness for Professionals, Students and Families in the Age of Covid 19
Troy Brindle, LCSW, Vice President
Springfield Psychological and NASW Washington D.C.
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Workshop Objectives:
1) Enhance awareness around emotional warning signs, balancing online learning (hybrid learning) and need to promote self-care and wellbeing.
2) Identify & establish key strategies that support emotional health, personal wellbeing, and foster academic success.
3) Provide strategies to assist in partnering with parents and students to promote physical, social, emotional, and academic success.
4) Learn 3 ways to promote authentic and sustainable self-care.

 

4/23/2021 (Fri)
Key Strategies to Navigate Anxiety and promote Student Well-Being in a Post COVID Era
Troy Brindle, LCSW, Vice President
Springfield Psychological and NASW Washington D.C.
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As a result of this interactive workshop, participants will be able to:

• Identify three key stressors impacting students during COVID 19
• Identify & establish key strategies to navigate anxiety and stress as students resume in person learning post COVID 19
• Teach and incorporate three well ness strategies with students to promote personal student well-being
• Provide the A-Z strategies that promote authentic and sustainable self-care for students

 

5/13/2021 (Thurs)
Moving Forward After the Death of a Client
Katherine Streit, MSW, LSW, M.S.Ed.,
Uplift Center for Grieving Children
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Check back with us for new additions to the schedule!

 

Continuing Education Credits

CORA is approved by the American Psychological Association to sponsor continuing education for Psychologists. CORA Services maintains responsibility for the program and its content. CORA Services is approved by the Pennsylvania Department of Education to sponsor continuing education for certification under Act 48. The PA Board of Social Workers, Marriage and Family Therapists and Professional Counselors has approved the credit hours for this conference. CORA Services has been approved by NBCC as an Approved Continuing Education Provider, ACEP No. 5802. Programs that do not qualify for NBCC credit are clearly identified. CORA Services is solely responsible for all aspects of the programs. Certificates of attendance will be awarded to participants who attend the entire workshop and complete the evaluation form. Partial credits will not be awarded. Late arrival or early departure will preclude awarding of CE credits.

 

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