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Informative and experiential workshop held in a nurturing and professional environment

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Trauma Certificate Programs

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Registration for the Level I and Level II Certificates in Advanced Trauma Treatment is now open.  

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Our exciting, state-of-the-art CEU’s provide clinicians with current theory, tools for assessment, evaluation and diagnosis, and creative treatment strategies.  The combination of didactic and experiential trainings will deepen your knowledge and re-energize your work!

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The Dynamics Behind High Sensation-Seeking People

They dive off of bridges, zoom on motorcycles, and bungee jump. If you didn’t know better, you might think they have a death wish or they have a variety of bipolar disorder.

The Adolescent Brain and Substance Abuse

Two great quotes can be found in Principles of Adolescent Substance Use Disorder Treatment: A Research Based Guide:  “The adolescent brain

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Asking for Forgiveness

This is an important time of year for the Jewish people. It’s our New Year and a time when we

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