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.

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Creativity and Healing

  • Wednesday, February 28, 2024
  • 12-1pm

Led by Geneve Hein, participants will be introduced to different dimensions of creativity, specifically as they are connected to psychology and counseling.

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Understanding and Engaging the Trauma Focused Cognitive Behavioral Therapy Model (TF-CBT) for Children and Adolescents

  • Tuesday, March 5, 2024
  • 10-11:30am

  • JCFS Chicago Seigle Campus
    5140 Golf Rd.
    Skokie, IL 60077
    United States

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Learners in this course will get an overview of the clinical indications for engaging this model. They will learn relevant definitions and how integrate this model into their practice. Using real case examples, sessions will focus on not only diagnostic and symptom considerations, but the PRACTICE acronym and tangible activities that providers can engage in with clients. Participants will be able to bring in their own cases as well, to explore ways that this model can be used in their offices.

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Understanding and Engaging the Trauma Focused Cognitive Behavioral Therapy Model (TF-CBT) for Children and Adolescents

  • Tuesday, March 5, 2024
  • 10-11:30am

  • JCFS Chicago Seigle Campus
    5140 Golf Rd.
    Skokie, IL 60077
    United States

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Learners in this course will get an overview of the clinical indications for engaging this model. They will learn relevant definitions and how integrate this model into their practice. Using real case examples, sessions will focus on not only diagnostic and symptom considerations, but the PRACTICE acronym and tangible activities that providers can engage in with clients. Participants will be able to bring in their own cases as well, to explore ways that this model can be used in their offices.

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Understanding Ketamine-Assisted Psychotherapy: Referrals & Collaboration

  • Wednesday, April 10, 2024
  • 9am-12:15pm

Explore the world of Ketamine-Assisted Psychotherapy (KAP) with certified psychedelic-assisted therapy provider Jordan Dobrowski, LCSW. Learn what it is and how it differs from other higher levels of care. There are important roles a therapist plays around KAP. Learn how to evaluate clients as appropriate referrals to KAP. Develop the skills needed to collaborate as a primary therapist with your patients' KAP treatment team.

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Understanding and Engaging the Trauma Focused Cognitive Behavioral Therapy Model (TF-CBT) for Children and Adolescents

  • Tuesday, March 5, 2024
  • 10-11:30am

  • JCFS Chicago Seigle Campus
    5140 Golf Rd.
    Skokie, IL 60077
    United States

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Learners in this course will get an overview of the clinical indications for engaging this model. They will learn relevant definitions and how integrate this model into their practice. Using real case examples, sessions will focus on not only diagnostic and symptom considerations, but the PRACTICE acronym and tangible activities that providers can engage in with clients. Participants will be able to bring in their own cases as well, to explore ways that this model can be used in their offices.

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Embracing Mental Health: Empowering individuals, Eradicating Stigma

  • Wednesday, May 29, 2024
  • 12-1pm

Led by Jean Rock, in this presentation we will delve into the important topic of mental health awareness, with a focus on recognizing burnout, self-care options, coping techniques, seeking help, and destigmatizing mental illness. Our aim is to empower individuals with knowledge and strategies to foster their well-being and create a supportive environment for mental health.

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Understanding and Engaging the Trauma Focused Cognitive Behavioral Therapy Model (TF-CBT) for Children and Adolescents

  • Tuesday, March 5, 2024
  • 10-11:30am

  • JCFS Chicago Seigle Campus
    5140 Golf Rd.
    Skokie, IL 60077
    United States

    View Map

Learners in this course will get an overview of the clinical indications for engaging this model. They will learn relevant definitions and how integrate this model into their practice. Using real case examples, sessions will focus on not only diagnostic and symptom considerations, but the PRACTICE acronym and tangible activities that providers can engage in with clients. Participants will be able to bring in their own cases as well, to explore ways that this model can be used in their offices.

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Demystifying EMDR

  • Wednesday, June 26, 2024
  • 12-1pm

Led by Ben Goldberger, EMDR Basics will provide an overview of the process of EMDR (Eye Movement Desensitization Reprocessing) from assessment through various potential treatment paths.

This Lunch & Learn will cover the background of EMDR, approaches to case formulation, preparing clients for the process, and varieties of EMDR processes and tools. We will also learn about some of the many applications and populations for this unique and powerful therapeutic tool.

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Understanding and Engaging the Trauma Focused Cognitive Behavioral Therapy Model (TF-CBT) for Children and Adolescents

  • Tuesday, March 5, 2024
  • 10-11:30am

  • JCFS Chicago Seigle Campus
    5140 Golf Rd.
    Skokie, IL 60077
    United States

    View Map

Learners in this course will get an overview of the clinical indications for engaging this model. They will learn relevant definitions and how integrate this model into their practice. Using real case examples, sessions will focus on not only diagnostic and symptom considerations, but the PRACTICE acronym and tangible activities that providers can engage in with clients. Participants will be able to bring in their own cases as well, to explore ways that this model can be used in their offices.

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