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Yachad Professional Development Series

Monday, Oct, 15, 2012 11:00 AM to 1:00 PM

Monday, October 15th 2012     (registration deadline Friday, October 5th, 2012)
“Cognitive Behavioral Therapy – Counseling Techniques in Working with Individuals with Cognitive and/or Emotional Challenges”
Lecturer: Dr. Jeffrey Lichtman, National Director, Yachad/NJCD
Discussant:  Dr. Joe Goldfarb, Assistant Director, Yachad/NJCD

Monday, November 12th 2012     (registration deadline Friday, November 2nd, 2012)
“Reframing the ‘Difficult’ Family – Practical Clinical Techniques and Interventions to Understand, Empower, and Ally Families with Mental Health Challenges, Cognitive Disabilities, and Cultural Barriers”
Lecturer: Amanda Levy, LCSW, Coordinator, Family & Clinical Services, Yachad/NJCD
Discussant:  Chani Herrmann, MSW, Director, New Jersey Yachad

Monday, December 10th, 2012    (registration deadline Friday, November 30th, 2012)
“The Language We Use – Appropriate and Accurate Clinical Terminology, Phraseology, and Professionalism When Describing and Assessing Clients with Disabilities”
Lecturer: Dr. Joe Goldfarb, Assistant Director, Director Yachad/NJCD
Discussant:  Dr. Jeffrey Lichtman, National Director, Yachad/NJCD

Monday, January 14th, 2013    (registration deadline Friday, January 4th, 2013)
“Sexuality, Relationships, and Marriage – Developmental Challenges and the Desire for Love, Closeness, and Companionship”
Lecturer: Dr. Jeffrey Lichtman, National Director, Yachad/NJCD
Discussant: Nicole Bodner, LMSW, Director of New York Yachad/NJCD

Monday, February 11th 2013     (registration deadline Friday, February 1st, 2013)
“The New York City Origins of the American Disability Rights Movement – An Historical and Family Exploration of the Hard-Won Street Battles for Physical Accessibility and
Inclusion Policy in the U.S.”
Lecturer: Warren Shaw, J.D., Disability Historian, Author
Discussant: Dr. Jeffrey Lichtman, National Director, Yachad/NJCD

Monday, March 4th, 2013     (registration deadline Friday, February 22nd, 2013)
“Effective Collaboration with Other Agencies — Representing Your Organization and Navigating the System to Promote the Best Interest of Your Clients with Disabilities”
Lecturers/Panel: Dr. Deborah Mann, Director of School Programs, Yachad/NJCD Schools; Nicole Bodner, LMSW, Director, New York Yachad Michael Appelbaum, Director, Day
Hab, Yachad/NJCD
Discussant: Dr. Jeffrey Lichtman, National Director, Yachad/NJCD

Monday, April 8th, 2013      (registration deadline Friday, March 29th 2013)
“Addressing Siblings’ Needs – Group Therapy and Clinical Interventions for Sisters and Brothers of Children with Disabilities”
Lecturers/Panel: Chani Herrmann, MSW, Director, New Jersey Yachad
Discussant: Rebecca Schrag, MSW, Program Director, Senior Yachad

If you have any questions or requests, please contact lecture series producer, Deborah Berman, LCSW, Senior Social Worker, Yachad/NJCD
Phone: 212-613-8229 / 8172

ASL interpreter provided upon request with 7 days advance notice.
The building, lecture hall, and bathrooms are wheelchair accessible.

Registration fee for each lecture is $40
If you prefer not to pay on this site by credit card, you may make a check out to Yachad.

Please mail check to:
Yachad/NJCD Attn: Lecture Series
11 Broadway, 13th Floor
New York, NY 10004

Media Inquiries:  Stephen Steiner, Director of Public Relations, Orthodox Union
Phone: 212-613-8318

All participants must register below.  If you would like to pay with a credit card, please do so on the next page after hitting ‘Submit’.  If you would like to pay with cash or check, please submit the registration below without filling in the credit card details on the next page and bring the payment to the session.