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2nd Annual CE You! Winter Virtual Conference! DAY 1


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These workshops offer 20 Live Interactive Continuing Education Credits

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2nd Annual CE You! 

Winter Virtual Conference! 

The full conference includes Ethics and as well as Cultural Competence!

You can attend the full conference or select specific classes to attend.

Click class name to scroll to details. All times listed are EST.

Day 1, January 24th, 2023


9:30 am to 12:30 pm EST 

 Select one of the following classes 


Class A

Death By A thousand Nicks: Healing The Wounds of Racial Trauma - Diagnosis & Treatment (3 CE Credits)

Professor Alvin Poussaint described the cumulative impact of microaggressions as “death by a thousand nicks”. What might seem small and insignificant can become ingrained into the very fiber of one’s being, causing the body to live in a constant state of alert.

This workshop will utilize the conventional and expanded Adverse Childhood Experiences (ACE) studies to discuss how racial trauma impacts the physical, social, and psychological health of individuals and communities. Participants will recognize systemic oppressions, confront implicit bias and engage in dialogue around racial healing, empowerment and equity. 

(Trainer, Crystal  Rozelle – Bennett is an educator, an advocate, a survivor and a self-proclaimed thriver! For the past 25 years she has been driven by her personal experiences of trauma to elevate and amplify the voices of individuals and communities in order to promote healing and opportunities to move from surviving to thriving.)


Class B

The Adventure of Yea But, Forgiveness 101 (3 CE Credits)

Have you ever had a patient/client that could not forgive themselves or another?  Everyone who has difficulty forgiving someone in their life starts off by saying “Yeah But…”. Chuck Jansen, founder of the Forgiveness Institute, KC Inc has had 10 years experience in facilitating people through the complicated process of Forgiveness.  In this unique 3 hour session, we will explore the "common denominators" and factors that all people experience as they struggle with forgiveness.  Truths will be discussed and explored as we watch video clips of 9 individuals who have graciously agreed to be filmed as they share their personal experience of forgiveness.

Jermaine Wilson went to prison in Leavenworth, and then became mayor of Leavenworth. Kim had an alcoholic father, Katherine got divorced after 19 years of marriage, Alison's father was murdered, and Jim, a large business owner, went to prison for white collar crime. These are just some of the "Yea But faculty". This presentation includes video appearances from Dr Mack Harnden, Licensed  Psychologist, Ph. D, and "Live Inspired" national best seller author and speaker John O'Leary. These inspiring testimonies will assure that you pick up some helpful tools in helping your clients forgive themselves or someone in their life. And in the words of one, “When you forgive, you set yourself free”. 

(Trainer, Charles Jansen, founder of the Forgiveness Institute, KC Inc, has been teaching Forgiveness 101 to organizations, business's, church groups, and helping professionals for 10 years. He is presently teaching in Lansing Correctional facility, collaborating with BiBR (Brothers in Blue Re-entry). His Forgiveness 101 course has received the endorsement of the archdiocese of Kansas City Ks. Charles has a masters degree from Loyola U in Chicago, with an emphasis on counseling, and 25 years real estate sales experience. He has been married since 1980.)


1:10 pm - 5:30 pm EST

Select one of the following classes 


Class A 

Mental Health Treatment Planning: How to develop a treatment plan to promote success (4 CE Credits) 

This interactive program will provide a review of the most common mental health and substance abuse disorders as they are defined in the Diagnostic and Statistical Manual of Mental Health Disorders Fifth Edition (DSM-V). It will also provide guidance and best practices for mental health professionals and providers to develop effective treatment plans/ and interventions for their clients that promote growth and quality of care.

(Trainer, Alesha Perkins is a Licensed Clinical Social Worker in Virginia and North Carolina and a Certified Case Manager. She received her Bachelor of Arts in Psychology from the University of North Carolina at Greensboro and her Master of Social Work from the University of Central Florida. Alesha has over 20 years of experience in the social work field with vast knowledge in medical social work, child protective services, case management, mental health and substance abuse counseling. For over 10 years she has created and facilitated numerous trainings for mental and medical professionals, state and national organizations. Alesha is a former Clinical Director for a mental health agency and currently works for a health insurance provider as a Senior Program Manager. In addition, she provides clinical supervision and has a part-time private practice. She is also an instructor for Perkins Medical Services, which is owned by her mother a nurse educator, and has been in business for over 20 years providing quality medical and mental health trainings.)


Class B

Understanding Ways That Implicit Bias Can Influence Mental Health Treatment (4 CE credits)

Implicit Bias is defined as an unconscious association, belief, or attitude towards any social group.  It can lead to stereotyping and since it occurs at an unconscious level, it may not be fully intentional and may be difficult to recognize or control.

The purpose of this class is to help raise awareness of how implicit bias affects us all.  We need to find ways to recognize this bias and to guard against its consequences.  We also need to discuss ways to appreciate people from different backgrounds and cultures. Participants will look at how cultural differences can affect the diagnosing of psychiatric conditions and clinical treatment.

(Trainer: Dr. Donna Veraldi, PhD is retired from over 40 years practice as a psychologist. Most of Dr. Veraldi's work involved a private practice of clinical and forensic work in Billings Montana. Dr. Veraldi has presented numerous papers and publications, is a past president of the Yellowstone Psychological Association, has taught at the college level, and has been a frequent presenter for the American College of Forensic Psychology.)


Evening Sessions 

5:30 pm – 8:30 pm EST

Class A

Insights into the origins of Sexual Trauma and Clinical Interventions (3 CE Credits) 

This new training will review the research and current models of the evolution of sexual trauma. We will explore the differences between men and women in their response to childhood trauma and the evolutionary psychological foundations for these differences. Importantly, this training will introduce some specific interventions for practitioners to help people afflicted with the adult manifestations of childhood trauma. Many of these will be based on recently published research by Dr. Mike Abrams. 

During this class we will look at the use of objective measures in assessing sexual problems. Clinicians will receive assistance in determining the point at which a sexual style becomes a dysfunction. Case studies will be presented to clarify some of the techniques that are discussed in this training. 

(Trainer, Dr. Mike Abrams, PhD, MBA, ABPP, is a psychologist and co-author with Albert Ellis of several works on rational emotive behavior therapy (REBT) and cognitive behavioral therapy (CBT). Dr. Abrams is best known for extending CBT to include principles of evolutionary psychology and collaborating with the founder of CBT Albert Ellis to develop many new applications for these clinical modalities. Dr. Abrams’ new clinical method which applies evolutionary psychology and behavioral genetics to CBT is called Informed Cognitive Therapy (ICT). His current research has found new connections between childhood abuse and adult sexual functioning.

Dr. Abrams is an Adjunct Full Professor in the M.A. Program in Psychology at New York University where he teaches graduate level courses in modern psychotherapeutic technique, Cognitive Behavioral Therapy, and the Psychology of Sexuality. 

Prior to his work with Ellis and his more recent contributions to psychotherapy research, Abrams worked with people suffering from life-threatening illnesses and was the first non-gay psychologist to volunteer to counsel people with AIDS at the Gay Men's Health Crisis in New York. This work led to a book co-authored with Ellis on Death and Dying. In it, he and Ellis rejected the stage theory of Kubler-Ross and replaced it with a constructivist model of the psychology of confronting mortality.)


Class B


Culturally Competent Approaches: Mindfulness & CBT with Immigrant Populations (3 CE Credits – Cultural Competence)

This new training introduces attendees to a unique program that uses evidence based mental health approaches for working with immigrants who experienced trauma, depression, anxiety and PTSD. Due to the challenges families face when trying to access mental health care during the pandemic and because of language/cultural barriers, this 10 week program was developed to meet their needs.  Participants learn Psychological First Aid Approach used in crisis situations as well as the Cognitive Behavior Therapy Model and its uses in understanding this populations responses to trauma, (thoughts, feelings & Behavior after trauma).  Learn healthy responses and strategies such as progressive muscle relaxation, breathing exercises, mindfulness, gratitude and behavioral activation. 

(Trainer, Dr. Joan deSouza has been a practicing psychologist for 25 years. She has worked for the State of Michigan, Forensic Center, Dearborn Schools, and has been an Adjunct Professor at the University of Michigan and Siena Heights University. Dr. deSouza has been a guest Lecturer at Wayne State University and Henry Ford Community Colleges. 

Dr. deSouza has published several articles in peer reviewed journals and has received awards from the University of Michigan for teaching and research awards for excellence in education.)

Earn up to 10 CEs!

This presentation is open to:
  • Social Workers
  • Professional Counselors
  • Therapists
  • Psychologists
  • Licensed Mental Health Practitioners
  • Other professionals interacting with populations engaged in mental health based services
Course Level: introductory
Level of Clinician: beginner
  • New practitioners who wish to gain enhanced insight surrounding the topic
  • Experienced practitioners who seek to increase and expand fundamental knowledge surrounding the subject matter
  • Advanced practitioners seeking to review concepts and reinforce practice skills and/or access additional consultation
  • Managers seeking to broaden micro and/or macro perspectives

Participants will receive their certificate electronically upon completion of the webinar and course evaluation form.

  • NEFESH International is recognized by the New York State Education Department's State Board for Mental Health Practitioners as an approved provider of continuing education for Mental Health Counselor #MHC-0082
  • NEFESH International is recognized by the New York State Education Department's State Board for Mental Health Practitioners as an approved provider of continuing education for licensed marriage and family therapists #MFT-0046
  • CE You! is an approved sponsor of the Maryland Board of Social Work Examiners for continuing education credits for licensed social workers in Maryland. CE You! maintains responsibility for this program..
  • CE You LLC is recognized by the New York State Education Department's State Board for Social Work as an approved provider of continuing education for licensed social workers #SW-0437
  • CE You LLC #1573 is approved to offer social work continuing education by the Association of Social Work Boards (ASWB) Approved Continuing Education (ACE) program. Organizations, not individual courses, are approved as ACE providers. State and provincial regulatory boards have the final authority to determine whether an individual course may be accepted for continuing education credit. CE You LLC maintains responsibility for this course. ACE provider approval period 3/27/2021-3/27/2024. Social workers completing this course receive 20 continuing education credits.

Registrants who are unable to attend a CE You! seminar or live workshop may ask for, and will receive, a credit or refund (your choice). Refund requests will be processed within 3 business days. When an attendee knows in advance that they are unable to attend we ask that they inform CE You! ahead of time by emailing [email protected] or by calling or texting (631) 202-1010 / (607) 249-4585 this allows us to free up the spot in the training in the event that a training is at or near capacity.