The Hoarding Disorder Resource and Training Group

Easing the emotional, psychological, social,
financial, and legal effects of Hoarding Disorder.

Event Archive

BORDERLINE PERSONALITY DISORDER: Clinical Perspectives on Symptomatology and Tx- A free 2.0 CE event

October 18, 2018
5:30 pm – 7:30 pm

The Kensington, White Plains, NY

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MENTAL HEALTH ISSUES IN THE AGING POPULATION - A free 2.0 CE event

October 17, 2018
5:30 pm – 7:30 pm

The Residence at Summer St. Stamford, CT. To register, please call Adonis Filpo at 203-883-1510

BIO-ETHICAL DECISION MAKING: Considerations for Advanced Planning - A free 2.0 CE event

October 11, 2018
5:30 pm – 7:30 pm

Victoria Home, Ossining, NY \

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ETHICAL DILEMMAS IN SELF-NEGLECT AND THE OLDER PERSON - A free 2.0 CE event

October 4, 2018
6:00 pm – 8:00 pm

Sunrise Senior Living of Dix Hills. To register, please call Patti Walsh at 631-385-1733

HOARDING DISORDER: A COLLABORATIVE COMMUNITY APPROACH

October 2, 2018 – October 3, 2018

2018 Wyoming Conference on Aging, at the UW Conference Center, Laramie, WY

DEALING WITH DIFFICULT PEOPLE - A free NYC 2.0 CE event

September 27, 2018
5:30 pm – 7:30 pm

Brookdale Battery Park 455 North End Ave NYC. 6-8 pm To register, please call John Bayeux at 646-887-2333

BORDERLINE PERSONALITY DISORDER: Impulsivity and Dysregulation -  A free 2.0 CE event

September 26, 2018
5:30 pm – 7:30 pm

King Street Rehab, Rye Brook, NY

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GRIEF WORK AND COPING WITH LOSS - A free 2.0 CE event

September 20, 2018
5:00 pm – 7:00 pm

Maplewood at Strawberry Hill, CT To register, please call Eileen Duggan at 914-534-1126

GRIEF WORK AND COPING WITH LOSS - A free 2.0 CE event

September 20, 2018
10:00 am – 12:00 pm

Maplewood at Stony Hill, CT To register, please call Eileen Duggan at 914-534-1126

GRIEF WORK AND COPING WITH LOSS - A free 2.0 CE event

September 13, 2018
7:00 pm – 9:00 pm

Maplewood at Orange, CT To register, please call Eileen Duggan at 914-534-1126

ETHICAL COMPETENCY IN SOCIAL WORK DOCUMENTATION, A WESTCHESTER 2.0 CE workshop

June 21, 2018
5:30 pm – 7:30 pm

The Bristal at White Plains, White Plains, NY

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HOARDING DISORDER: A Community Approach - A STATEN ISLAND 3.0 CE free event

June 14, 2018
5:00 pm – 8:00 pm

The Brielle at Seaview 140 Friendship Lane, Staten Island, NY To register, please call KATHY AZBELL at 929-256-3023

HOARDING DISORDER: A Community Approach - A WESTCHESTER 2.0 CE event

June 12, 2018
5:30 pm – 6:30 pm

Atria Briarcliff Manor, Briarcliff, NY

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MENTAL HEALTH ISSUES IN THE AGING POPULATION - A Free Westchester 2.0 CE Event

June 7, 2018
5:30 pm – 7:30 pm

Tarrytown Hall Care Center 20 Wood Court, Tarrytown, NY 10591, To register, please RSVP to LAURIE RACANELLI at 914-216-4020

THE SLEEPING BRAIN -  A 2.0 CE event

June 6, 2018
5:30 pm – 7:30 pm

King Street Rehab, Rye Brook, NY

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ENGAGING THE CLIENT WHO HAS HOARDING DISORDER WITH COMPASSION AND EMPOWERMENT

May 25, 2018
9:00 am – 4:00 pm

UNIVERSITY OF BUFFALO, SCHOOL OF SOCIAL WORK

HOARDING DISORDER: A Community Approach - A WESTCHESTER 2.0 CE event

May 9, 2018
5:30 pm – 7:30 pm

Atria Briarcliff Manor, Briarcliff, NY

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MINDFULNESS AND STRESS REDUCTION - A WESTCHESTER 2.0 CE event

May 3, 2018
5:30 pm – 7:30 pm

Victoria Home, Ossining, NY

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DEALING WITH DIFFICULT PEOPLE - COMPLIMENTARY 2.0 CE event with catered dinner

April 25, 2018
6:00 pm – 8:00 pm

sponsored by the Paramount at Somers
Salem Golf Club, North Salem, NY To register: Contact Tiffany Prigitano at tprigitano@theparamountrehab.com or call 914-373-6454

EXPAND YOUR CULTURAL INTELLIGENCE - a 2.0 CE event

April 11, 2018
5:30 pm – 7:30 pm

King Street Rehab, Rye Brook, NY - contact Anne Pagano at abpagano@yahoo.com for space availability.

ETHICAL COMPETENCY IN SOCIAL WORK DOCUMENTATION - A WESTCHESTER 2.0 CE event

April 5, 2018
5:30 pm – 7:30 pm

The Bristal at Armonk, Armonk, NY

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BORDERLINE PERSONALITY DISORDER: A Clinical Perspective on Symptomatology and Treatment (Advanced)

March 21, 2018
5:30 pm – 7:30 pm

The Kensington Assisted Living, White Plains, NY

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MINDFULNESS AND STRESS REDUCTION - A COMPLIMENTARY LONG ISLAND 2.0 CE event

March 14, 2018
6:00 pm – 8:00 pm

Sunrise Senior Living of Plainview - to register - please call 516-932-5151

MINDFULNESS AND STRESS REDUCTION - A WESTCHESTER 2.0 CE event

March 8, 2018
5:30 pm – 7:30 pm

Victoria Home, Ossining, NY - RESCHEDULED FOR May 3, 2018 due tp inclement weather

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EXPAND YOUR CULTURAL INTELLIGENCE - a 2.0 CE event

March 7, 2018
5:30 pm – 7:30 pm

King Street Rehab, Rye Brook, NY - RESCHEDULED FOR 4/11 DUE TO WEATHER

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MINDFULNESS AND STRESS REDUCTION - A 2.0 CE event

December 13, 2017
5:30 pm – 7:30 pm

Victoria Home, Ossining, NY Free event. To register, please contact Nancy Korte at (914) 941-2450

SPIRITUAL AND CULTURAL DIMENSIONS OF AGING -  A Complimentary 2.0 CE event

December 7, 2017
5:30 pm – 7:30 pm

The Bristal at White Plains

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THE MANY FACES OF DEMENTIA -  A 2.0 CE event

December 5, 2017
5:00 pm – 7:00 pm

Edge Hill Assisted Living, Stamford CT. Free event. To Register, Please call Brad Burkart at (203) 595-2397

WHAT IS HOARDING DISORDER? - A Community non-CEU event with Spanish Translation

November 20, 2017
11:00 am – 12:00 pm

El Corazon Neighborhood NORC, New York, NY. for information, please contact Vickiana Ramirez at (212)342-9617

ETHICAL DILEMMAS IN SELF NEGLECT AND THE OLDER PERSON -  A 2.0 CE event

November 15, 2017
5:30 pm – 7:30 pm

Belair Nursing and Rehab, Bellmore, NY (LI) Free event. To Register, Please call Doreen Fiscina at (516) 542-0990 by 11/8

THE MANY FACES OF DEMENTIA -  A 2.0 CE event

November 14, 2017
5:30 pm – 7:30 pm

SUNRISE OF EAST SETAUKET, EAST SETAUKET, NY (LI) Free event. To register, please call Erin Engmann at (631) 941-4455

BORDERLINE PERSONALITY DISORDER: Impulsivity and Disregualtion - A 2.0 Westchester CE event

November 2, 2017
5:30 pm – 7:30 pm

The Kensington Assisted Living, White Plains, NY REGISTRATION NOW CLOSED - capacity reached

ETHICAL DILEMMAS IN SELF NEGLECT AND THE OLDER PERSON -  A 2.0 CE event

October 26, 2017
5:30 pm – 7:30 pm

Victoria Home, Ossining, NY REGISTRATION NOW CLOSED - capacity reached

GRIEF WORK AND COPING WITH LOSS - A NYC 2.0 CE event

October 12, 2017
5:30 pm – 7:30 pm

Brookdale Battery Park, NY, NY

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DEALING WITH DIFFICULT PEOPLE: A 2.0 CE event

September 27, 2017
5:30 pm – 7:30 pm

King Street Rehab, Rye Brook, NY

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SUPPORT FOR CARE-GIVING FAMILIES AND CARE PARTNERS -  a 2.0 CE event

September 14, 2017
5:30 pm – 7:30 pm

The Bristal at Armonk - REGISTRATION NOW CLOSED - at capacity

As the popluation ages, more and more people will be challenged with the role of formal or informal care-giver.  This introductory workshop provides an overview for professionals of the emotional / physical / financial cost of care-giving.  Participants will learn how to assess caregiver stress using standardized assessment tools along will assessment challenges and barriers; the importance of counseling for caregiver burnout; family "roles" and conflict mediation; and how to build a cirlcle of care for the primary care-giver.  Case examples and role play scenarios will be utilized to enhance participants understanding of intervention techniques.

THE MANY FACES OF DEMENTIA - a 2.0 CE event

September 13, 2017
4:30 pm – 7:30 pm

Atria Woodlands, Ardsley, NY For registration information: contact Arielle Sicluna at the Atria at 914-693-7700 ext 130

EXPAND YOUR CULTURAL INTELLIGENCE - a 2.0 CE event

September 6, 2017
4:30 pm – 7:30 pm

Kendal on Hudson REGISTRATION NOW CLOSED - at capacity

DEALING WITH DIFFICULT PEOPLE - Private non-CE Webinar

August 16, 2017
7:00 pm – 9:00 pm

Institute for Challenging Disorganization - for members only

DEALING WITH DIFFICULT PEOPLE - A 2.0 CE event

July 13, 2017
6:00 pm – 8:00 pm

White Plains Hospital - this is a private event

DEALING WITH DIFFICULT PEOPLE - A 2.0 COMPLIMENTARY CE event

June 29, 2017
6:00 pm – 8:00 pm

Sunrise Senior Living of Plainview

HOARDING AND SELF-NEGLECT IN DEMENTIA

June 27, 2017

2017 Philadelphia Hoarding Conference Philadelphia, PA

INTRODUCTION TO HOARDING: A free presentation for the community at large

June 23, 2017
10:30 am – 11:30 am

Jefferson Village Club House, Yorktown Heights, NY

MOTIVATIONAL INTERVIEWING:  - a Complimentary Westchester 2.0 CE program

June 15, 2017
5:30 pm – 7:30 pm

The Bristal at White Plains

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MINDFULNESS AND STRESS REDUCTION - A BROOKLYN 3.0 CE event

June 14, 2017
3:00 pm – 7:00 pm

Sunrise at Mill Basin, Brooklyn, NY

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GRIEF WORK AND COPING WITH LOSS - A NYC 2.0 CE event

June 8, 2017
4:30 pm – 7:30 pm

Brookdale Battery Park, NY, NY - Postponed until October

HOARDING DISORDER: A Community Approach - A 3.0 WESTCHESTER CE event

June 7, 2017
5:00 pm – 8:00 pm

King Street Rehab, Rye Brook, NY

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PLENARY SPEAKER:  7th Annual Southwest Conference on Hoarding

June 2, 2017

Mental Health America of Greater Dallas
Dallas, TX - for info go to: www.mhadallas.org

MINDFULNESS AND STRESS REDUCTION - A WESTCHESTER 2.0 CE event

May 24, 2017
5:30 pm – 7:30 pm

Atria on the Hudson, Ossining, NY

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HOARDING DISORDER: A Community Approach - A COMPLIMENTARY CONNECTICUT 3.0 CE event

May 11, 2017
5:30 pm – 8:30 pm

Sponsored by The Villa at Stamford. To register please call Lisa Ortiz at (203) 241-5523

DEALING WITH DIFFICULT PEOPLE - A COMPLIMENTERY CONNECTICUT 2.0 CE event

May 10, 2017
5:00 pm – 7:00 pm

Maplewood at Stony Hill, Bethel, CT - to register, please contact Eileen Duggan at 914-534-1126 by May 5th

DEALING WITH DIFFICULT PEOPLE - A COMPLIMENTARY 3.0 STATEN ISLAND CE event

May 4, 2017
4:00 pm – 7:00 pm

The Brielle at Seaview, Staten Island. Contact Kathy Azbell for registration at (929) 269-5005

DEALING WITH DIFFICULT PEOPLE - A LONG ISLAND 2.0 CE event

April 20, 2017
6:00 pm – 8:00 pm

Sunrise Senior Living of West Babylon

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DEALING WITH DIFFICULT PEOPLE - A STATEN ISLAND 3.0 CE event

April 17, 2017
9:45 am – 10:45 am

The Brielle at Seaview, Staten Island. Contact Kathy Azbell for registration at (929) 269-5005

HOARDING DISORDER: A Community Approach

April 13, 2017
1:00 pm – 3:00 pm

R.A.I.N., Bronx, NY - private event

HOARDING DISORDER AND SELF NEGLECT IN DEMENTIA

April 6, 2017
2:30 pm – 3:45 pm

Alzheimers Association of CT Annual Dementia Conference

LUNCH AND LEARN - DEALING WITH DIFFICULT PEOPLE

April 4, 2017
12:00 pm – 1:00 pm

Lutheran Hospital, Brooklyn, NY Private event

MENTAL HEALTH ISSUES IN THE AGING POPULATION - A complimentary 2.0 CE event

March 16, 2017
5:30 pm – 7:30 pm

The Bristal at Armonk

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THE MANY FACES OF DEMENTIA - A Complimentaty 3.0 CE event

March 9, 2017
2:00 pm – 6:00 pm

The Sunrise at Sheepshead Bay, Brooklyn NY

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GRIEF WORK AND COPING WITH LOSS - A 2.0 CE event

March 7, 2017
5:30 pm – 7:30 pm

Atria Rye Brook, Rye Brook, NY

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ETHICAL COMPETENCY IN SOCIAL WORK DOCUMENTATION - A 2.0 CE event

March 2, 2017
5:30 pm – 7:30 pm

King Street Rehab, Rye Brook, NY

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UNDERSTANDING GERIATRIC DEPRESSION - A 2.0 CE event

February 1, 2017
5:30 pm – 7:30 pm

Atria Woodlands, Ardsley, NY

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MINDFULNESS PART III: Therapeutic Mindfulness with Clients - A 2.0 CE event

January 11, 2017
5:30 pm – 7:30 pm

Brightview on New Canaan.

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MINDFULNESS PART II: Integrating Mindfulness into you Personal and Professional Life

December 8, 2016
5:30 pm – 7:30 pm

Brightview on New Canaan.

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HOARDING DISORDER: A Community Approach - A 2.0 CEU program

December 1, 2016
4:30 pm – 7:30 pm

Dominican Village, Amityville, NY

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INTRODUCTION TO HOARDING: A free presentation for the community at large

November 12, 2016
10:00 am – 11:00 am

Brightview Tenafly 55 Hudson Ave. Tenafly, NJ 07670 To register: please call (201) 510- 2060

INTRODUCTION TO MINDFULNESS: Finding Internal Balance - A 2.0 C.E. program

November 3, 2016
5:15 pm – 7:30 pm

Brightview on New Canaan.

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SPIRITUAL AND CULTURAL ASPECTS OF AGING - a 2.0 CE program

November 2, 2016
5:30 pm – 7:30 pm

King Street Rehab, RyeBrook, NY

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FREE BROOKLYN 3 CE WORKSHOP ON BIO-ETHICAL DECISION MAKING

October 18, 2016
3:00 pm – 6:00 pm

Right at Home of Brooklyn
Sunrise at Mill Basin

Advances in biology and medicine have created new situations and possibilities with controversial ethical implications.  Bio-ethics is the study of these issues, as well as moral discernment as it relates to medical policy, practice and research.  When should decisions transition from focus on life-sustaining treatment to promoting a good death? This workshop will address the ethical issues often encountered by professionals and clients dealing with chronic and terminal illness. 

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DEALING WITH DIFFICULT PEOPLE WITH HOARDING DISORDER

October 6, 2016
5:00 pm – 9:00 pm

Bergen County Department of Human Services: Division of Senior Services and Aging
Bergen County Division of Senior Services One Bergen County Plaza, Hackensack, NJ This is a free event for the public.

This is a free event with multiple presentations for the public.  For registration information, please contact Lorraine Joewono, Director of the Bergen County Division of Senior Services at 201-336-7418.

BIO-ETHICAL DECISION MAKING: Considerations for Advance Planning. A 2.0 CE Workshop (Ethics)

September 28, 2016
5:30 pm – 7:30 pm

King Street Rehab, Care Patrol and Salvatore DiCostanzo, Esq.
King Street Rehab, Rye Brook, NY


Advances in biology and medicine have created new situations and possibilities with controversial ethical and legal implications.
Bio-Ethics is the study of these issues, as well as moral discernment as it relates to medical policy, practice and research.  When should focus regarding life-sustaining treatment shift to supporting a "good death".
This workshop will address the ethical issues often encountered by professionals and clients dealing with chronic and terminal illness.



   
 

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HOARDING DISORDER: A Legal Perspective

August 10, 2016
1:00 pm – 2:30 pm

The Vera Institute of Justice, The Guardianship Project - this is a closed event

ALZHEIMER’S DISEASE: A Quality of Life Approach - a 2.0 CE event

June 30, 2016
5:30 pm – 7:30 pm

The Bristal Assisted Living at Armonk

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MINDFULNESS AND STRESS REDUCTION - a 2.0 CE program

June 14, 2016
5:30 pm – 7:30 pm

The Bristal Assisted Living at Armonk

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DEALING WITH DIFFICULT PATIENTS / CLIENTS / RESIDENTS-  2.0 CE program in NYC

June 2, 2016
5:30 pm – 7:30 pm

Brookdale Battery Park

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DEALING WITH DIFFICULT PATIENTS / CLIENTS / RESIDENTS-  2.0 CE program

May 25, 2016
5:30 pm – 7:30 pm

The Bristal Assisted Living at Armonk

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BIO-ETHICAL DECISION MAKING: Considerations for Advance Planning

May 18, 2016
5:30 pm – 7:30 pm

FountainView at College Road, Monsey, NY

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ASSESSING AND ADDRESSING HOARDING DISORDER IN LTC FACILITIES

May 13, 2016
11:00 am – 1:00 pm

Presentation at the NJ LTC Conference to be held at the Robert Woods Johnson Conference Center, Mercerville, NJ

HOARDING DISORDER: Diagnosis, Causes, Interventions and Treatments

May 9, 2016
9:00 am – 4:00 pm

Rutgers University Behavioral Health Care Technical Assistance Center
Private event for NJ Mental Health Screener Re-certification training

HOARDING DISORDER: Diagnosis, Causes, Interventions and Treatments

May 2, 2016
9:00 am – 4:00 pm

Rutgers University Behavioral Health Care Technical Assistance Center
Private event for NJ Mental Health Screener Re-certification training

SENIORS AND HOARDING: It’s More Common Than You Think

April 28, 2016
6:00 pm – 8:00 pm

FieldHome 2300 Catherine Street, Cortlandt Manor, NY 10567 Free and open to the community. No registration required.

ALZHEIMER’S DISEASE: A Quality of Life Approach - a 2.0 CE event

April 6, 2016
5:30 pm – 7:30 pm

The Atria Riverdale, Riverdale, NY

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6 hour CEU WORKSHOP ON HOARDING

March 31, 2016
8:30 am – 4:00 pm

Marble Collegiate Church, NYC

Join us for our comprehensive training program on hoarding disorder

Morning Session: Hoarding Behavior: From Clutter to Chaos

Afternoon Session:  Hoarding Disorder: Diagnosis, Assessment, Treatment and Intervention

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DEALING WITH DIFFICULT PATIENTS / CLIENTS / RESIDENTS-  2.0 CEU program

March 29, 2016
5:00 pm – 7:00 pm

The Five Star Premier Residence, Yonkers, NY

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MOTIVATIONAL INTERVIEWING:  A Therapeutic Change Model 1.5 CEU program

March 14, 2016
5:30 pm – 7:00 pm

The Fountains at Rivervue, Tuckahoe, NY

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BIO-ETHICAL DECISION MAKING: CONSIDERATIONS FOR ADVANCE PLANNING

March 9, 2016
4:30 pm – 7:00 pm

The Kensington
White Plains, NY

Bioethics is the study of the typically controversial ethical issues emerging from new situations and possibilities brought about by advances in biology and medicine. It is also moral discernment as it relates to medical policy, practice, and research. Bioethicists are concerned with the ethical questions that arise in the relationships among life sciences, biotechnology, medicine, politics, law, and philosophy. It also includes the study of the more commonplace questions of values

This introductory level program will delve into issues of capacity, decision-making, options for powers of attorney, and ethical principles including autonomy, beneficence and do-no-harm.

2.0 CEU contact hours for Social Workers (Ethics) and Case Managers.

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ETHICAL DILEMMAS OF SELF NEGLECT OF THE OLDER PERSON WITH HOARDING DISORDER - 2 CEU workshop

March 4, 2016
1:00 pm – 2:00 pm

King Street Rehab, RyeBrook, NY

A COMMUNITY APPROACH TO HOARDING

March 2, 2016
9:30 am – 10:30 am

Bergen County Aging and Disabilities Resource Connection
One Bergen County Plaza, Second floor Hackensack, NJ 07601 Non-CEU event. No registration required

ETHICAL DILEMMAS OF SELF NEGLECT OF THE OLDER PERSON: Advanced Treatment Interventions in Hoarding

February 17, 2016
4:30 pm – 8:00 pm

The Kensington
White Plains, NY

A 2 CEU (Ethics) workshop for Social Workers and Case Managers.

Come learn about our isolated "hidden elders" - the self-neglecting older persons who may have challenges connecting with helpful networks due to agism and social bias.  Participants will explore the health, safety and mental health implications of self-neglect, and ethical social work interventions.  Ethical theories, as well as the NASW Code of Ethics, will be reviewed.

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FREE 6 CEU program on HOARDING DISORDER: A Hidden Epidemic

December 9, 2015
8:30 am – 3:30 pm

The Ambassador Scarsdale
White Plains, NY

Hoarding Disorder is a complex mental health condition recognized as a distinct psychiatric disorder.  Individuals with this disorder have a pathological attachment to their possessions, which is often more important to them than human relationships.

This is an all day workshop event with a  "Part I" session in the morning and  "Part II" session in the afternoon.

Part I     Hoarding Behavior: From Clutter to Chaos (registration, continental breakfastand networking from 8:30 am- 9:00 am) Morning session runs from 9:00 am to 12:00 pm., and addresses the DSM-V criteria for a diagnosis of hoarding disorder; what and why people hoard, and the distress that is caused by compulsive hoarding.  Consideration will be given to balancing the individual's right to self-determination with concern for public health and safety.  Lecture includes case vignettes for discussion. 

Part II    Hoarding Disorder: Diagnosis, Assessment, Treatment and Intervention ( lunch and networking from 12:00 pm to 12:30 pm) Program runs from 12:30 pm to 3:30 pm., and will provide participants ability to assess and develop an expanded plan of care with clients in a hoarding situation, through review of diagnostic criteria, research based evidence, use of standardized assessment and evaluation tools and case presentation.  A strength-based perspective is discussed to uphold client dignity, autonomy and sense of self.  Participants will explore the different levels of severity of hoarding conditions to identify situations of imminent risk, and to collaborate with the hoarding individual on building a harm reduction treatment plan with clear, measurable and time limited goals.

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MINDFULNESS AND STRESS REDUCTION

December 3, 2015
5:00 pm – 7:30 pm

The Kensington
White Plains, NY

Feeling stressed and overwhelmed is neary unavoidable in our current culture of instant and constant communication.  This introductory / intermediate level program looks to help participants identify how stress impacts our emotions, behaviors, health, work productivity and interpersonal relationships. Participants will explore and learn how to apply stress reduction techniques through the use of Mindfullness interventions, based on the theory of Dialectical Behavior Therapy for emotional regulation and distress tolerance.

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Free 3.0 CEU event HOARDING BEHAVIOR: From Clutter to Chaos (Part I of two Part training program)

November 19, 2015
4:30 pm – 8:00 pm

Care One of Wellington and People Care
Care One of Wellington, Hackensack, NJ

Hoarding Disorder is a very complex mental health condition and psychiatric disorder.  This entry level program will address the DSM-V criteria for a diagnosis of hoarding disorder, the behavioral pathology, and the distress that is caused by compulsive hoarding.  Consideration will be given to balancing the individual's right to self-determination with concern for public health and safety.

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ALZHEIMER’S DISEASE: A Quality of Life Approach

November 18, 2015
8:30 am – 10:30 am

The Kensington
White Plains, NY

Alzheimer's disease affects more than 5 million Americans and their families.  In a year's time, Alzheimer's affects more people than cancer, heart disease and AIDS combined, and it's the fifth leading cause of death for people aged 65 and over.  Care costs for Alzheimer patients exceed 200 billion worldwide.  In this introductory level program, participants will explore the effects of this insidious disease, and identify treatment options during the different stages of the disease and quality of life intervention and program modalities for caregivers, both families and professinals, to consider.

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SUBSTANCE ABUSE AMONG OLDER ADULTS

November 10, 2015
8:30 am – 10:30 am

The Kensington
White Plains, NY

Alcohol and drug abuse is often difficult to detect in older persons - mistaking symptoms for signs of aging.  Physicians receive very little education on substance dependence, and misdiagnosis is frequent.  Addicted elders are often isolated from their loved ones.  They may hide their use, or it is percieved to be "one of their few pleasures" in life.  In this introductory level program, participants will explore the statistics of older age substnce abuse and how to identify symptoms of chemical dependence.  Treatment and intervention options will be reviewed.

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HOARDING DISORDER: Causes, Diagnosis, Interventions and Treatments

November 4, 2015
12:30 pm – 3:30 pm

The Kensington
White Plains, NY

This intermediate level Part 2 program on Hoarding Disorder expands on information from the introductory program "Hoarding Behavior: From Clutter to Chaos", and delves into the intervention strategies and treatment options.  Participants will explore how to assess for imminent risk, harm reduction and who should be involved in multidisciplinary intervention collaborations.  Treatment techniques of motivational interviewing and cognitive behavioral therapy will also be presented. *** It is highly recommended that attendees complete Part one prior to registering for this program.

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HOARDING BEHAVIOR: From Clutter to Chaos

November 4, 2015
8:30 am – 12:00 pm

The Kensington
White Plains, NY

Hoarding Disorder is a complex mental health condition recognized as a distinct psychiatric diagnosis.  Individuals with this disorder have a pathological attachment to their posessions, which is often more important to them than human relationships.  This introductory level program on hoarding will address the DSM-V criteria for a diagnosis of hoarding disorder, what and why people hoard, and the distress that is caused by compulsive hoarding.  Consideration will be given to balancing the individual's right to self-determination with concern for public health and safety.

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HOARDING DISORDER: Community Interventions in Residential Settings

September 22, 2015
2:30 pm – 3:30 pm

AristaCare Health Services
Private event for AristaCare Health Services, South Plainfield, NJ

Private event

The Many Faces of Dementia

August 19, 2015
5:30 pm – 7:30 pm

Five Star Premier Residences of Yonkers; Salvatore DiCostanzo, Esq., John-Paul Saitta, New York Life, and Calvary Hospice
Five Star Premier Residences of Yonkers

A variety of medical conditions cause dementia, and certain types may be reversible.  This course will examine the most common conditions affecting cognitive function - Alzheimer's Disease, vascular dementia and multi-infarct dementia - as well as Pick's, Creutzfeld-Jakov, Huntington's and Parkinson's.  Participants will learn how to recognize the symptoms of dementia, evaluate for the disorder, and identify causes of various dementia processes.  Treatment options and caregiver support services and programs will be discussed.

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SELF-NEGLECT AND THE OLDER ADULT: Advanced Treatment Intervention in Hoarding Disorder

June 17, 2015
9:00 am – 12:00 pm

Care One at Livingston and NJ-NAPGCM
Livingston, NJ

Self-neglect represents the highest percentage of elder abuse cases.  The Public Policy Institute of AARP estimates that self-neglect encompasses 40-50 percent of cases reported to state Adult Protective Services agencies.  Self-abusers do not fit a uniform profile as there are many factors which may lead one to self-neglect.  Participants will learn indicators of self-neglect, ways to assess for this complex problem and advanced intervention strategies.  Participants will also become knowledgeable of the challenges faced balancing the individual's right to autonomy with society's obligation to protect as-risk adults.

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BIOETHICAL DECISION-MAKING: Considerations for Advance Planning

May 21, 2015
5:00 pm – 8:00 pm

County Manor Rehabilitation and Healthcare
Tenafly, NJ

Join us for a free ethics CEU event (and gourmet buffet dinner!) hosted by County Manor Rehabilitation and Healthcare

As the American health care system grows more complex, especially in the wake of the Terri Schiavo case, there is a growing public awareness of the need for advance planning invovlving end of life decisions. Conflicts among health care professionals, patients, families and payors are almost inevitable given the growing number of choices available, particularly when it comes to terminal prognoses and death.  Participants in the seminar will learn of the controversy surrounding the living will, the use of out-of-hospital do not resuscitate orders and legal considerations of capacity that impact the individual's right to voluntary decision making.  Issues of voluntary decision making versus involuntary approaches to ethical decision making will be explored using clinical examples.

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