Wellness Seminar Series

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This Wellness Series will focus on you, as enhancing personal wellness is beneficial to your overall health. In addition to benefiting you personally, the skills learned in these seminars are universally beneficial and will translate into your work with clients. These seminars will run from 9 am - 12 noon at the Rutgers Center of Alcohol Studies and can be attended individually or as a series.

Individual seminar: $45.00 each
Series of 4 or more seminars: $35.00 each

**Can be free to DMHAS funded mental health, substance use, and prevention agencies. New Jersey Division of Mental Health and Addiction Services offers tuition remission for a limited number of applicants. To apply, complete the DMHAS Scholarship Application. Carefully check eligibility and application requirements. Applications must be received 2 weeks prior to requested seminar(s). Applicant will be informed of scholarship decisions ~1 week prior to the requested seminar(s).

DMHAS Scholarship Application 

Registration Form


Well0101: An Introduction to Wellness: How Can You Avoid Burnout?

Instructor: Lorraine Howard, MSW, LCSW, LCADC
This seminar will define the concepts of burnout, compassion fatigue, and vicarious trauma, and their impact on the addiction counseling professional will be discussed. Special attention will be paid to risk factors specific to the field of addiction counseling, countertransference issues, and identifying stress-related symptoms. 
CE Credits: 3


Well0201: Exploring Diet and Nutrition 

Instructor: Katherine Glick, LPC, LCADC, MAC, BCHHP, CCS
This seminar will focus on diet and nutrition, and their impact on health and wellness. The food-mood connection will be detailed, and dietary strategies that promote health will be discussed. Participants will learn about diet and nutritional interventions that decrease physical and mental health symptoms and encourage positive health indicators.  
CE Credits: 3

Well0301: Exercise/Movement and Sleep Hygiene: How Do They Impact Mental Health?

Instructor: Katherine Glick, LPC, LCADC, MAC, BCHHP, CCS
This seminar will focus on the physical health and wellness strategies of exercise/movement and sleep hygiene. The role of exercise in overall health will be discussed, with special attention paid to its positive impact on mental health and mental functioning. Sleep hygiene strategies will also be covered, including sleep's role in health promotion.  
CE Credits: 3

Well0401: Mindfulness-Based Stress Reduction: Learn How to Take the Edge Off

Instructor: Katherine Glick, LPC, LCADC, MAC, BCHHP, CCS
This seminar will provide information related to biochemical and emotional stress reduction strategies, focusing specifically on the principles of mindfulness and MSBR (Mindfulness-Based Stress Reduction). Participants will learn about new activities, techniques, and preventative practices, and how to utilize evidence-based skills and techniques in order to enhance their emotional regulation and relaxation response.  
CE Credits: 3


Well0501: Wellness Planning Strategies: Exploring Motivation to Change

Instructor: Katherine Glick, LPC, LCADC, MAC, BCHHP, CCS
This seminar will outline motivation, readiness for change, and barriers to wellness planning. Motivational factors will be discussed, as well as how to move from extrinsic to intrinsic drives. Participants will be able to identify their own barriers to making changes and come up with a concrete action plan to address/surpass those barriers. 
CE Credits: 3

Well0601: Spirituality and Creativity: Wellness Strategies

Instructor: Lorraine Howard, MSW, LCSW, LCADC
This seminar will address spirituality, creativity, and the other wellness domains not previously covered in this series that are useful in the promotion of overall health. Participants will learn ways in which to incorporate spirituality and creativity in their everyday practices, and will understand the connection of these practices to their collective role in recovery.  
CE Credits: 3