CEU


NOVO: Renewing Joy in Life is committed to continuing education for professionals. In an effort to offer opportunities for area professionals to acquire knowledge for professional development and licensure CEU requirements, NOVO has the following schedule of courses available in 2015.

How to Register & Pay

1st: You Need to Register

Please register for each class by filling out the following form:

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    Novo Renewing Joy in Life
    104 S. 2nd Ave
    Saint Charles, IL 60174
    Atten: Events
Call 630-297-3617 with any questions.

CEU Classes

October 17, 2016 Cultural and Ethical principal from Islamic perspective For mental health professionals

Cultural and Ethical principal from Islamic perspective For mental health professionals
Presented by Mazher Ahmed in Saint Charles, IL

 

This training will provide information about Islam, the cultural difference between Muslims from different countries, ethical and emotional issues based on cultural practices, and early forms of Muslim culture. Due to the rapid and widespread expansion of Islam there is variation in beliefs due to cultural influences but the basic teaching of Islam doesn’t change. It will help you know what to look out for when dealing with Muslim patients.

* Understanding of Islam/Muslim

* Cultural aspect of Muslims from around the world.

* Languages and their importance.

* Gender sensitivity.

* Islamic art free of human and animal figure.

* Marriage and family values

 

 

Date:
October 17, 2016
Time:
6pm to 9pm
Location:
NOVO: Renewing Joy in Life, PC
104 S. 2nd Avenue
Saint Charles, IL 60174
Cost:
$30 (including 3 hr CEU certificate)

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July 18, 2016 - Ethics and Illinois Providers

Ethics and Illinois Providers
Presented by Jennifer Dowling in Sycamore, IL



Objectives
*  To review best practices and ethics that social workers should abide by.

*  To discuss mental health trends and current family functioning that can impact treatment (including technology)

*  To review common risks and dilemmas social workers face.

*  To discuss Erin’s Law and how it is currently being implemented in school systems.



The purpose of this course will be to provide a review and discussion around the best practice of social work ethics. Being knowledgeable with current laws to ensure that professionals are working to meet clients’ needs while upholding best standards of practice. Discussions will include the impact of technology on clients and guidelines that professionals should be following.

Erin’s Law will be discussed as well to ensure that mental health professionals are aware of the education that is occurring in our schools and the state of Illinois.

Date:
July 18, 2016
Time:
6pm to 9pm
Location:
NOVO: Renewing Joy in Life, PC
156 West State, Suite B
Sycamore, IL 60178
Cost:
$30 (including 3 hr CEU certificate)

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May 16, 2016 - Disability in the Family

Disability in the Family

 
This three hour workshop will focus on disability and how it effects relationships within a family system.  The knowledge you gain will give you a better understanding of how to better support families and couples where a disability is involved.  The following are the major points will be highlighted:
  • Assumptions of Disability (Assume = Ass out of You and Me)
  • Commonalities Among the Disability Community
  • Difficulties of Parents Raising a Child with a Disability
  • “The Lost Child,” Siblings of a Person with a Disability
  • Romantic Relationships
  • Resources for Helping Professionals 
Date:
May 16, 2016
Time:
6pm to 9pm
Location:
NOVO: Renewing Joy in Life, PC
156 West State, Suite B
Sycamore, IL 60178
Cost:
$30 (including 3 hr CEU certificate)

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April 18, 2016

Introduction to Neuroscience for Therapy:
Increasing understanding of brain function for designing effective interventions and treatment planning
  
This three hour workshop is intended to provide a basic understanding of brain form and function and how it relates to the behavioral and emotional issues of typical clients.  This understanding will allow you to craft more effective interventions for lasting change. It will also allow you to more quickly identify clients that need referrals for neurological testing or pharmacological assistance.
 
1: Neuroplasticity : What is it and why is it important. 
2: Major Brain Areas and Functions 
3: Factors that can affect neurofunction 
4: Designing interventions and treatment plans that use neuroplasticity
 
 The brain is constantly changing throughout our life. It is uncontrolled and maladaptive change that results in so much of the emotional misery that brings clients into therapy.  Therapy works by utilizing the brain's neuroplastic abilities but a lack of understanding of the underlying functional processes can leave therapists feeling like they are playing a giant game of blind man's bluff or marco polo.
Understanding how brain function controls behavior, emotional responses and sets limits on ability will make you a more effective therapist. Understanding how to utilize changes in multiple life areas to facilitate brain change will improve outcomes and can shorten treatment lengths.
 
Join us for this fascinating workshop.

 For reservations please call 630-297-3617 or email mail@novocounsel.com

630-297-3617
www.getbrainchange.com
Date:
April 18, 2016
Time:
6:00pm to 9:00pm
Location:
NOVO: Renewing Joy in Life, PC
104 S. 2nd Ave
Saint Charles, IL 60174
Cost:
$30.00

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March 21, 2016

Psychopharmacology
Presented by Dr. Phillip Epstein
in Sycamore, IL

Advanced Neurodiagnostic Perspectives on Attachment and
Translational Neuroscience


Part One: A neurosemiotic perspective on alexithymia, attachment and translational neuroscience
Alexithymia
- Attachment
- Neurosemiotic
- Translational
- Sign Transformation
- Signal Casecades
- Synaptic Plasticity
- Endocannabinoid Neurocircuitry
- Combinatorial Therapeutics
- Advanced Neurodiagnostics, Therapeutics and Clinical Neuroscience

Part Two: Personalized Medicine: an update from the frontiers of science and neurodevelopmental interpersonal psychotherapeutics
This presentation is concerned with a brief summary of how technological, procedural and conceptual advances provide the basics for a more sensitive and refined approach for understanding the functionalityof autobiographical memory neueourcuitry within the empathic holding environment where adaptation, coping and communicational behavior skills are presented to facilitate the creative development of a self narrative.

 Part Three: A Psychiatric Neuroscience perspective on Bio Energetic Diagnostics and Therapeutics. 
How is it helpful:
- Multimodality Neuroimaging
- QEEG/Neurotherapeutics
- Neuropsychopharmacotherapy
- Nutrition/Neutraceutical
- Traditional Eastern medicine
- Oriental
- Indian
- Educational Counseling
- Psychotherapeutic individual/family Systems
- Social Phenomenology
- Semiotics, Spirituality, Intimacy and Faith

Join us for this fascinating workshop.

 For reservations please call 630-297-3617 or email mail@novocounsel.com

630-297-3617
www.getbrainchange.com

Date:
March 21, 2016
Time:
6:00 to 9:00 pm
Location:
NOVO: Renewing Joy in Life, PC
156 West State Street
Sycamore, IL 60178
Cost:
$30.00

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January 18, 2016

Money Matters - Marriage and Divorce Considerations

Presenter - Mike Fulkerson, AWMA

Whether we admit or not, money is at the forefront of all relationships. Strong marriages often have key financial foundations in place. Without this foundation the relationship may feel one sided to a spouse. Join us as we explore Marriages and Divorce from a financial perspective . The session will be broken into three areas:

Successful Financial Relationships - what are the keys to a solid financial foundation in a realtionship

Impact of Considering Divorce - what areas do you need to review when looking at getting a divorce

Finances After the Divorce - what needs to be done financially once the divorce takes place

About the Presenter:

Mike Fulkerson is an Independent Financial Advisor for individuals and small businesses. He is an Accredited Wealth Management Advisor designee with over 13 years of experience. Mike's unique approach centers largely on client education and interaction. This approach allows clients to be part of the team rather than bystanders. Outside of the office Mike can be found coaching youth football for his older son and working on HO scale hobby trains with his younger son.

Date:
January 18, 2016
Time:
6pm to 9pm
Location:
1601 E. Main Street
Ste 1C
St. Charles, IL 60174
Cost:
$30

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September 21st

Ethics: Perspectives in Social Work Practice

Presenter: Carol McIntyre, LCSW

Ethical and legal boundaries are very difficult for clients and even therapists to understand or implement because there is a lot of gray. There are no black and white answers or perfect ways of doing anything in therapy. But there are common sense ways to protect everyone involved. This workshop examines the situational ethics all practitioners must deal with in everyday practice both at work and with peers. We will review the decision-making process when faced with ethically challenging situations. An opportunity to discuss participants’ experiences will be available as well as case examples.

Goals:

1. Participants will be able to understand the issues of ethical boundaries with clients in regards to HIPAA, client confidentiality, and therapist confidentiality.

2. Participants will be able to understand the new boundaries and ethics of social and electronic media.

3. Participants will have to the tools to make decisions regarding client boundaries at social events and how to handle client requests for their presence or professional services outside the therapeutic relationship.

About the presenter:

Carol McIntyre, LCSW, C-ASWCM has been active in the field of clinical social work since 1982. She has worked in community mental health, geriatrics, social work administration, medical social work and care management, psychotherapy and legal social work and disability consultation.

Date:
September 21, 2015
Time:
6pm to 9pm
Location:
NOVO: Renewing Joy in Life, PC
156 West State, Suite B
Sycamore, IL 60178
Cost:
$30 (including 3 hr CEU certificate)

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All presentations include a 3 CEU certificate.
Each is held from 6pm to 9pm on the dates above.
The cost (including CEU certificate) is $30.00.
Seating is limited!

To register please see instructions above or call (630) 297-3617 with questions.