Professional Training

The Professional Training Institute (PTI) offers 4 to 6 high-quality professional trainings annually to address timely and relevant issues related to abuse, addiction, grief and loss, mental health, and more. JCFS Chicago offers Continuing Education Credits (CEUs) for Social Workers, Counselors, Psychologists, Illinois Certified Domestic Violence Professionals (through a partnership with Between Friends), and Certified Alcohol and Drug Abuse Counselors.

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JCFS Chicago opens some of its internal professional training to outside professionals.  These opportunities are listed in our calendar listings.

For additional information about professional training opportunities, contact JCFS Training.

Date Event Location Contact
Professional & Community Training

10-11:30am

Professional & Community Training

A new seminar series led by Sally Herschman and focusing on providing therapeutic services to people age 0-18 years old. The series is clinically focused but that does NOT mean it is for clinicians only!  Explore all aspects of working with and treating clients, from engagement to termination, using a lens of consideration for trauma experiences, race, developmental disabilities, and presentation along the full gender and sexuality spectrum.  Supervisors and direct service staff are highly encouraged to attend.

Professional & Community Training

Seigle Building
5140 Golf Road
Skokie, IL 60077
United States

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Professional & Community Training
Professional & Community Training

10-11:30am

Professional & Community Training

A new seminar series led by Sally Herschman and focusing on providing therapeutic services to people age 0-18 years old. The series is clinically focused but that does NOT mean it is for clinicians only!  Explore all aspects of working with and treating clients, from engagement to termination, using a lens of consideration for trauma experiences, race, developmental disabilities, and presentation along the full gender and sexuality spectrum.  Supervisors and direct service staff are highly encouraged to attend.

Professional & Community Training

Seigle Building
5140 Golf Road
Skokie, IL 60077
United States

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Professional & Community Training
Professional & Community Training

10-11:30am

Professional & Community Training

A new seminar series led by Sally Herschman and focusing on providing therapeutic services to people age 0-18 years old. The series is clinically focused but that does NOT mean it is for clinicians only!  Explore all aspects of working with and treating clients, from engagement to termination, using a lens of consideration for trauma experiences, race, developmental disabilities, and presentation along the full gender and sexuality spectrum.  Supervisors and direct service staff are highly encouraged to attend.

Professional & Community Training

Seigle Building
5140 Golf Road
Skokie, IL 60077
United States

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Professional & Community Training
Professional & Community Training

10-11:30am

Professional & Community Training

A new seminar series led by Sally Herschman and focusing on providing therapeutic services to people age 0-18 years old. The series is clinically focused but that does NOT mean it is for clinicians only!  Explore all aspects of working with and treating clients, from engagement to termination, using a lens of consideration for trauma experiences, race, developmental disabilities, and presentation along the full gender and sexuality spectrum.  Supervisors and direct service staff are highly encouraged to attend.

Professional & Community Training

Seigle Building
5140 Golf Road
Skokie, IL 60077
United States

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Professional & Community Training
Professional & Community Training

1-4:15pm

Professional & Community Training

How can we help our clients make positive changes -- without nagging, shaming, persuading, cajoling, arguing, or trying to do all the “heavy lifting” ourselves? Motivational interviewing (MI) is an evidence-based counseling style that can help individuals achieve their goals, connect with their own inner motivation, and change behaviors they might feel ambivalent about or “stuck” in.

Professional & Community Training
Professional & Community Training
Professional & Community Training

10-11:30am

Professional & Community Training

Acceptance and Commitment Therapy (ACT) is a third-wave behavioral psychotherapy that has been shown to be effective in the treatment of a wide range of issues including depression, anxiety, psychosis, and chronic pain.  ACT integrates mindfulness skills with values-guided living. It helps clients develop a compassionate relationship to painful thoughts and feelings versus attempting to avoid or control them.  This shift allows clients to focus instead on clarifying personal values and using that knowledge to take action that promotes a rich, meaningful life.

Professional & Community Training

Siegel Building
5140 Golf Road
Skokie, IL 60077
United States

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Professional & Community Training
Professional & Community Training

10-11:30am

Professional & Community Training

Acceptance and Commitment Therapy (ACT) is a third-wave behavioral psychotherapy that has been shown to be effective in the treatment of a wide range of issues including depression, anxiety, psychosis, and chronic pain.  ACT integrates mindfulness skills with values-guided living. It helps clients develop a compassionate relationship to painful thoughts and feelings versus attempting to avoid or control them.  This shift allows clients to focus instead on clarifying personal values and using that knowledge to take action that promotes a rich, meaningful life.

Professional & Community Training

Siegel Building
5140 Golf Road
Skokie, IL 60077
United States

View Map
Professional & Community Training
Professional & Community Training

10-11:30am

Professional & Community Training

Acceptance and Commitment Therapy (ACT) is a third-wave behavioral psychotherapy that has been shown to be effective in the treatment of a wide range of issues including depression, anxiety, psychosis, and chronic pain.  ACT integrates mindfulness skills with values-guided living. It helps clients develop a compassionate relationship to painful thoughts and feelings versus attempting to avoid or control them.  This shift allows clients to focus instead on clarifying personal values and using that knowledge to take action that promotes a rich, meaningful life.

Professional & Community Training

Siegel Building
5140 Golf Road
Skokie, IL 60077
United States

View Map
Professional & Community Training
Professional & Community Training

10-11:30am

Professional & Community Training

Acceptance and Commitment Therapy (ACT) is a third-wave behavioral psychotherapy that has been shown to be effective in the treatment of a wide range of issues including depression, anxiety, psychosis, and chronic pain.  ACT integrates mindfulness skills with values-guided living. It helps clients develop a compassionate relationship to painful thoughts and feelings versus attempting to avoid or control them.  This shift allows clients to focus instead on clarifying personal values and using that knowledge to take action that promotes a rich, meaningful life.

Professional & Community Training

Siegel Building
5140 Golf Road
Skokie, IL 60077
United States

View Map
Professional & Community Training
Professional & Community Training

10-11:30am

Professional & Community Training

Acceptance and Commitment Therapy (ACT) is a third-wave behavioral psychotherapy that has been shown to be effective in the treatment of a wide range of issues including depression, anxiety, psychosis, and chronic pain.  ACT integrates mindfulness skills with values-guided living. It helps clients develop a compassionate relationship to painful thoughts and feelings versus attempting to avoid or control them.  This shift allows clients to focus instead on clarifying personal values and using that knowledge to take action that promotes a rich, meaningful life.

Professional & Community Training

Siegel Building
5140 Golf Road
Skokie, IL 60077
United States

View Map
Professional & Community Training