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Employee Assistance On-line Educational Certificate

Students complete two, 4 week classes. The first course is EAPs in the New Millennium and the second course is Optional EAP Services. Both courses are taught by Dr. Dale Masi, CEAP, who is a resident scholar at NCSSS and Professor Emeritus from the University of Maryland


Program cost

1) Certificate (includes both classes) – regular enrollment = $399.00
2) Certificate (includes both classes) – NASW/EAPrefer members = $325.00
3) Individual course = $199.00 per course

Course Schedule

EAPs in the New Millennium (Domain I)
September 10 - October 10, 2014
-EAP Conceptual Framework
-EAP Models
-Components of EAP Policy
-Legal and Ethical Issues Facing EAPs
-Management Consultations
-Differences Between Formal, Informal and Mandatory Referrals
-10 Aspects of an EAP Clinical Assessment
-Dealing with Critical Incidents in the Workplace (especially workplace violence and sexual harrassment)

Optional EAP Services (Domain II)
October 20 - November 20, 2014
-Substance Abuse in the Workplace
-Legal Services
-Financial Services
-Wellness Programs
-Telephone Counseling
-Skype Counseling

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PTSD: Understanding how the victim becomes the accused

Friday, April 25, 2014
Presenter: Veronica Cruz, MSW, LCSW-C
Location: Caldwell Hall, The Catholic University of America
Cost: $60 ($40 for Field Instructors, $20 for Students)
CEU: 3
Description:This workshop will focus on understanding the role of posttraumatic stress disorder and the link between someone being a victim and becoming the accused. Specifically the role of physical and emotional trauma will be explored. Studies show that children who are exposed to domestic violence, trauma, neglect and abuse are more likely to develop depression, anxiety and aggression. I have worked on murder cases and have been asked numerous times….”how can you work with that monster.” My response is always the same. “No one is born a monster; if you look at their social history they tend to have horrible traumas. So if they are monsters, they were socially created.” This workshop will explore the thin line between victim and abuser. This is an interactive workshop with case scenarios presented and discussed.
 Upon completion of this intermediate course, participants will be able to:
  1. Understand what PTSD is and its link to the criminal justice system.
  2. Increase ones knowledge of PTSD and be able to articulate coping skills and preventative measures that can be addressed with client.
  3. Identify the impact of childhood trauma and the link between being victimized and becoming an accused. 



Attachment Based Family Therapy (ABFT)

A One day Training Opportunity

Date: Friday June 6, 2014

Time: 9am to 5pm

CEUs: 7

Location: The Catholic University of America, Pryzbyla Building, Great Room B

Presenters: Guy S. Diamond, PhD & Suzanne A. Levy, PhD

Cost: $120  ($100 field instructors, $60 students)

Description: ABFT is the only manualized, empirically informed family therapy model specifically designed to target family and individual processes associated with adolescent suicide and depression.  ABFT emerges from interpersonal theories that suggest adolescent depression and suicide can be precipitated, exacerbated or buffered against by the quality of interpersonal relationships in families.  It is a trust-based, emotion-focused psychotherapy model that aims to repair interpersonal ruptures amd rebuild an emotionally protective, secure-based parent-child relationship.