Below are 5 CEU Workshops (5 CEU’s each) being offered through the 2020 Renewal period.
*Working Effectively & Ethically with Preteens, Teens and Parents
- Friday October 25th, 2019 – 9am to 3pm Register Today!
- Friday March 20th, 2020 – 9am to 3pm Register Today!
- Saturday June 6th, 2020 – 9am to 3pm Register Today!
- Friday September 9th, 2020 – 9am to 3pm Register Today!
*A Daily Dose of Dad: Working with Men, Dads, Husbands
- Friday February 21st, 2020 – 9am to 3pm Register Today!
- Saturday September 24th, 2020 – 9am to 3pm Register Today!
*Growing and Expanding Ethically Your Professional Career in the 21st Century
- Saturday November 9th, 2019 – 9am to 3pm Register Today!
- Saturday March 21st, 2020 – 9am to 3pm Register Today!
- Friday September 23rd, 2020 – 9am to 3pm Register Today!
*Mindfulness, Cognitive Therapy and Treating Anxiety
- Saturday October 26th, 2019 – 9am to 3pm Register Today!
- Friday February 7th, 2020 – 9am to 3pm Register Today!
- Friday June 5th, 2020 – 9am to 3pm Register Today!
- Saturday September 10th, 2020 – 9am to 3pm Register Today!
*Sports Psychology and Ethics When Working With Athletes
- Friday November 8th, 2019 – 9am to 3pm Register Today!
- Saturday September 10th, 2020 – 9am to 3pm Register Today!
What is important to know?
- All CEU Workshops are offered on multiple dates
- All Workshops are 5 CEU’s
- All CEU Workshops will take place in Woodstock, Georgia – Location TBA
- All CEU Workshops are $110 which includes lunch (a working lunch for all CEU Workshops)
- All CEU Workshops are interactive.
- Call Joseph with any questions #678-640-0000
1) Working Effectively & Ethically with Preteens, Teens and Parents [BUY BUTTON]
Working with young people is both an art and a science. Learn specific strategies, approaches, concepts and ethical considerations which will support and enhance a practitioner’s effectiveness when working with young people and their parents.
Joe Gandolfo, M.A., LPC offers 30 years of professional expertise and insight about what is effective and not effective when working with pre-teens, teens and young adults and their parents. He will provide practitioners and helping professionals with insights, ideas and information they need to understand, communicate with and support young people and their parents.
This program will teach practical strategies and approaches which have been successful when working with pre-teens, teens and parents. It will offer fresh ideas and powerful concepts which have been developed and tested with clients.
What you will learn:
- The Challenges & Opportunities of Connecting with Young People
- 3 Things YOU MUST KNOW about Teenagers. The Great Teenage Myth reveled
- Managing the Therapeutic Relationship/Creating an Environment for Self-Growth
- Adolescent Development – Unfoldings & Milestones
- The “We” vs. the “Me” in Families
- Successful Parenting Strategies for Preteens & Teenagers
- Ethical considerations when working with preteens, teens and parents
Learning objectives of the program – for continuing education (CE) approval:
- Adolescent Development – The Golden Key to working with preteens, teens and their parents
- Creating and managing the Therapeutic Relationship with preteens, teens and their parents
- Shattering The Great Teenage Myth
- Ethical Considerations
2) A Daily Dose of Dad: Working with Men, Dads, Husbands [BUY BUTTON]
A heart warming program about the undeniable importance of fatherhood. This program will stir emotions, provoke thought and inspire action. Joe not only shares his expertise, but shares his journey as a father. Joe has participated in training from the National Center for Fathering.
- The 7 Secrets of Effective Fathers***
- Connecting With Your Kids***
- Dads of Destiny***
- ***Joe is a Certified Trainer of these NCF Seminars
Dads are powerful influences, role models, teachers, parents, and leaders. There are several studies suggesting that the time Dads spend with their children now, helps shape their behaviors and has an impact on the choices they make that might affect the rest of their lives.
With football season about to start and baseball heading into October, sport stats are something that Dads find intriguing and love. Here are a few “Dad Stats” that may intrigue as well:
• Father involvement is important even for very young children. Good fathering during infancy and early childhood contributes to the development of emotional security, curiosity, and math and verbal skills.
• Dads really do have an effect on the behavior of their children. Just being involved in your child’s life decreases the chance that he or she will engage in unhealthy or risky behaviors now, as an older teen, and as an adult.
• Higher levels of involvement by fathers in activities with their children, such as eating meals together, going on outings, and helping with homework, are associated with fewer behavior problems, higher levels of sociability, and a higher level of school performance among children and adolescents.
• Involvement by fathers in children’s schooling, such as volunteering at school and attending school meetings, parent-teacher conferences, and class events, is associated with higher grades, greater school enjoyment, and lower chances of suspension or expulsion from school.
• It has been found that children whose fathers share meals with them, spend their leisure time with them, or help them with their homework do significantly better academically than children whose fathers do not.
• A healthy father-daughter relationship fosters a sense of competence in mathematical ability and a stronger sense of femininity. In addition, they are less likely to engage in early sexual behavior and in the use of alcohol or illicit drugs.
• Although negative peer influence is the major reason kids use drugs, research suggests that positive family influence is the main reason kids don’t use drugs. Both boys and girls have a reduced risk of drug and alcohol use if their fathers are involved in their lives.
• When Dads engage in regular and positive activity with their children over the course of a year, their children are 46 percent less likely to use drugs, 27 percent less likely to use alcohol, and 52 percent less likely to skip school.
As I have written before, Moms are important too (I do not want you all to feel slighted), but my eyes are that of a Dad. So as the school year begins, as well as the rest of our kids’ life, I encourage Dads to stay involved and get more involved. Deeply realized the importance you have to your kids and the powerful impact you do make in their lives each and every day. Yes Dad, you are “da stat man”!
3) Growing and Expanding Your Professional Career in the 21st Century [BUY BUTTON]
The practice of counseling no longer is limited to 4 walls, a chair and a couch. Breaking through the 4 walls by leveraging technology and the internet will allow you to expand and transform your career. In today’s world, a therapist’s impact and reach can go beyond the “the 4 walls” they work in. With the use of technology, social media, multi-media tools, professional education mixed with their imagination and a focused structure plan – any therapist can learn to package their expertise and passion into products, programs and services.
In this workshop attendees will have the opportunity to clarify or pick their 1 or 2 therapeutic topics/expertise, learn the various ways they can package their content – written, audio, video – and gain insights and steps to the various distribution paths – online and offline. Attendees will also learn how to leverage social media to expand their reach, how to position themselves as an expert and how to collaborate with other therapists for elevated success.
Attendees will learn about article writing and distribution, book publishing, audio program creation, podcasting, video creation, information products, list building, and delivering their message/expertise through speeches, keynote presentations, workshops.
What you will learn:
- Breaking Out of the 4 walls
- Packaging Your Knowledge = $$$$$$$$$
- How to establish an effective web presence
- Writing for Magazines, Ezines and the Internet.
- Is there a book in you? Writing and Publishing made easy.
- Internet Audio Podcasting: share your unique message and ideas with the world!
- Leveraging YouTube
- Teleseminars and Webinars
- The Value of Growing your Data Base. Staying “Top of Mind” with your date base.
- Marketing Is A Must!
The World Is Your New Zip Code! As we breakthrough into the 21st century, technology and the World Wide Web offers all practitioners an opportunity of a lifetime. Although the goal stays the same – to connect with, support, guide, offer ideas and different points of view, or to just listen – all allowing the client to connect with their own inner strength, make needed decisions and take action. What has changed is the many different ways and opportunities we can deliver our ideas, information, programming, counseling, coaching or our expertise by leveraging technology and the World Wide Web.
Three Learning Objectives:
- Learn how to create a “suite” of information products, programs and support materials for use by their client or to leverage for additional sources of revenue.
- Learn the various ways to distribute
- Working with and supporting parents through the therapeutic process.
When Joseph first began in private practice in 1991, he had no idea it would lead to over 350+ speaking presentations, workshops and keynotes, self-publishing 1 book, co-authoring 2 books and authoring his own book – The Great Teenage Myth. As well, he is working on his new Parenting APP – The Successful Parenting Academy™.
4) Mindfulness, Cognitive Therapy and Treating Anxiety [BUY BUTTON]
5) Sports Psychology and Ethics When Working With Athletes [BUY BUTTON]
Learning mental strength skills and mental game approaches is a three-step process:
EDUCATE the athlete, coach and/or teaching professional about each mental skill and mental game approach so they can (a) recognize that these skills and approaches can be learned, (b) understand how each of these skills and approaches positively effect one’s athletic performance, and (c) learn how to develop these mental skills and mental game approaches.
ACQUIRE these mental skills and mental game approaches through a structured training program using the best information and support available.
PRACTICE these mental skills and mental game approaches so that they are developed, strengthened and integrated into one’s athletic training and competition. The only way these skills and approaches can become well developed, like athletes’ physical skills, is to practice them until they become habit.
What you will learn …
“Side 1 of the Coin” – Mental Skill Training
I like to think of mental skill training like we think about physical exercise. Just like there are various exercises and strategies to strengthen the physical body, likewise, there are various exercises and strategies to strengthen the mind.
The mental skills training you will learn:
- Relaxation Training
- Visualization Training
- 4 Modes of Focus
- Concentration Enhancement
- Managing Thoughts and Emotions
- Goal Setting
“Side 2 of the Coin” – Mental Game Preparation and Approaches
An atlete, to the best of their ability, needs to focus all of their mechanical, physical and psychological efforts and energies on that “one shot at hand”.
I must expand on this concept. For me, this concept of “one shot at a time” is about the difference in golfers’ playing in “outcome mode” vs. “process mode”.
Playing in “outcome mode” means that a golfer’s focus and attention, are on one or more of the following:
• Thinking about an upcoming hole.
• Watching the leaderboard.
• Wondering about what others are thinking of them as a golfer.
• Staying frustrated about a bogey on hole #6, when they are playing hole #8.
• “Forecasting” their final score, when they are on hole #10.
There are many others. What this all means is that the golfers thoughts, emotions and energy are channeled/focused onto other “things” when they should be focused on “the shot at hand”. This playing in “outcome mode” pulls a golfers’ energies – mechanical, physical and psychological – away from “the shot at hand”. This will decrease a golfers’ ability to perform at an optimal level.
Playing in “outcome mode” decreases a golfer’s probability of executing the “next shot at hand” to the best of their ability.
Playing in “process mode” simply means that a golfer is able to keep himself in a “one shot at a time” mentality. Staying in the moment.
For the golfer, being able to bring forth and apply their best mechanical, physical and mental effort to the “shot at hand” will increase the probability of executing the desired shot. It is the developed ability to continually focus all of their energies – mechanical, physical, and psychological – “on the shot at hand”, which will increase a golfers’ ability to perform at a peak level.
Realistically speaking, most golfers will vacillate between playing in “process mode” and “outcome mode” during a round. But a golfer who develops the ability to get themselves back into “process mode”, when in “outcome mode”, will ultimately play at more consistent and higher levels as their golf game develops.