Professional Development Seminar Series
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Education & Training
To expedited the process, please send the registration form (or register online) along with the scholarship application.
2013 - 2014 Seminars
The Professional Development Seminar Series reflects cutting-edge topics in the field and provides an opportunity for individuals to attend recertification courses. Seminars are generally held during the academic year on Thursdays from 9 am to 4 pm. Each seminar is approved for 6 continuing education hours.
Note: Special Offering seminar hours vary and are indicated within the brochure and online.
Movie Seminar Series
This year we are excited to offer a Movie Seminar Series presented by Anthony Tobia, MD.
Dr. Tobia currently holds the titles of Associate Professor of Psychiatry and Clinical Associate Professor of Internal Medicine at Rutgers-Robert Wood Johnson Medical School. Dr. Tobia has dual appointments with the Department of Psychiatry and Division of Internal Medicine.
Movies will be viewed at the start of the seminar in conjunction with a live twitter feed hosted by Dr. Tobia for Commentary and Q&A. The film will be followed by a discussion of the film and a presentation on the affects of addiction on each of the disorders featured in the film. 5 movie seminars will be offered over the course of the year.
If you sign up for all five in advance, tuition for one film will be waived. The following films will be featured:
Fee for ALL 5 movie seminars: $300.00
Fee for each individual seminar: $75.00
**$75 fee WAIVED for all students, but $10 for lunch**
We recommend signing up for a free Twitter account, if you do not already have one. Please bring your personal electronic devices (laptops, smartphones, or tablets) to tweet your thoughts and any questions for Dr. Tobia throughout the film. In order to participate you should follow Dr. Tobia on twitter: @atobiamd.
Please note that a Twitter account is not required for the seminar.
Each 6 hour seminar will include education materials distributed by the faculty, a light breakfast, and lunch.
Intensive Motivational Interviewing Seminar Series
Learn the Basics, apply MI to group work, and develop MI Focused Supervision skills with Stephen R. Andrew, LCSW, LADC, CCS, CGP. Stephen is a member of the International Motivational Interviewing Network of Trainers (MINT). He is also a MIA-STEP (supervisor) trainer and has over 100 hours of training in Motivational Interviewing. Stephen provides coaching and training domestically and internationally for social service agencies, health-care providers, substance abuse counselors, criminal justice and other groups.
This training series incorporates:
For beginners: Motivational Interviewing: The Basics (April 29 - 30, 2014)
Add The Power of Groups Using Motivational Interviewing to either two day seminar and get both for $250.
Attend all three seminars for $400.
Note: The Power of Groups Using Motivational Interviewing can also be taken individually for $75
See what previous participants have to say about the seminars:
“Very informative and valuable. I will use this skill everyday with my clients.”
“I loved this training. I learned and got to practice many new things that I am working on being able to use in sessions now.”
“I came away with a much deeper level understanding of the spirit of M.I. and much less concern about using particular tools.”
"This material is transformative -- it is changing all of my encounters. Thank you, you are a blessing in my life, for personal and professional growth."
“This is very exciting. It has expanded my learning skills. It has made me think about how I can better serve my clients and help to make my work more effective.”
“Stephen’s style and workshop outline, his creativity and commitment to MI are energizing and motivating.”
“Challenging, rewarding, and extremely relevant.”
Students may register online or by completing the registration form and faxing or mailing it to the Education and Training Division.
The tuition fee for seminars is $75.00 per day, which includes a light breakfast, lunch and educational materials distributed by faculty. A $25.00 non-refundable deposit per seminar should be paid at the time of registration; this deposit will be applied toward the tuition fee. Final payment is due one week prior to attendance. If you elect to mail in your registration, all checks and money orders should be made payable to Rutgers, The State University of New Jersey. MasterCard, Visa, and American Express are also accepted. Tuition support is available.
Funding support from New Jersey Division of Mental Health and Addiction Services enables the Education & Training Division to offer tuition remission for up to 3 seminars to a limited number of applicants who meet the following criteria:
- Be a New Jersey resident.
- Be employed at a NJ-DMHAS licensed program, licensed substance abuse, mental health, or state hospital at time of application and at time of the seminar.
- Have a clinical license or certification (e.g. LPC, CADC, LCADC, LCSW, psychologist, etc.) and be able to provide license/certification number on application material
*Note: scholarship may not fully cover special offerings.
Rutgers Center of Alcohol Studies Education and Training
Continuing Education Credits
- Please note that participants may not be eligible for continuing education credits if they are not on time and present for the entire session.
- Participants must sign in and out.
- Participants must submit a completed evaluation form at the end of the program.
- Partial credits will not be awarded to those arriving late or leaving early.
Rutgers Center of Alcohol Studies is an NBCC Approved Continuing Education Provider (ACEPTTM) and sponsor of this program. Rutgers Center of Alcohol Studies may award NBCC approved clock hours for events that meet NBCC requirements. The ACEP maintains responsibility for the content of this program (6 clock hours for standard weekly seminars). Approval Number 6619. NBCC approved courses qualify for CACD/LCADC recertification in NJ.
Drug & Alcohol Counselors
- Rutgers Center of Alcohol Studies is an NAADAC Approved Education Provider. Rutgers Center of Alcohol Studies meets nationally approved standards of education developed for the alcoholism and drug abuse counseling field. Program participants are assured that the contact hours or CEUs provided will be accepted toward national credentialing by the NAADAC Certification Commission. Approval Number 124.
- This course is approved for renewal (recertification) credits by the Addiction Professionals Certification Board of NJ, Inc. This course was approved for 6 hours. Rutgers Center of Alcohol Studies approval # 2252011
Social Worker (The New Jersey Board of Social Work Examiners)
This program is approved for social work continuing education hours by Rutgers Center of Alcohol Studies in accordance with New Jersey administrative code 13:44G -6.4 and recognized by The New Jersey Board of Social Work Examiners. This program is approved for 6 continuing education hours.
Social Workers must be prepared to write in their Social Work license/certification/registration number and license jurisdiction on the sign in sheet. Please be sure to bring this information with you to the training.
New Jersey Public Health Continuing Education
The Rutgers Center of Alcohol Studies has been approved by the New Jersey Department of Health and Senior Services, as a provider of New Jersey Public Health Continuing Education Contact Hours (CEs) and agrees to comply with all policies and procedures of the Providership Program as outlined in the New Jersey Public Health Continuing Education Providership Program and Procedures Manual. Participants who successfully complete this educational program will be awarded 6 NJ Public Health Continuing Education Hours (CEs). Approval provider code: PHCE387-2013/06/03
Department of Education
This program meets continuing education for the Department of Education Certifications.
Approved Provider Information
As a university-based center, all professional development opportunities meet necessary continuing education guidelines for the state of New Jersey in addictions, social work, and education. Continuing Education Units are awarded for participation in all professional development programs. The Rutgers Center of Alcohol Studies has been approved by the New Jersey Department of Health and Senior Services, as a provider of New Jersey Public Health Continuing Education Contact Hours. Recertification for CADC and LCADC is approved by The Certification Board, Inc. The Seminar Series is also approved for continuing education units by the National Board for Certified Counselors (NBCC) and the National Association of Alcoholism and Drug Abuse Counselors (NAADAC).