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Professional Development Workshops

MaineStay Youth & Family Services and Chicago Behavioral Hospital (CBH) have partnered together to provide free professional development workshops to help support the valuable work licensed professionals perform in our community every day. Continuing education units (CEUs) are offered for free to social workers, counselors, marriage and family therapists, psychologists, and nurses.

MaineStay and CBH host 6 morning professional development workshops along with 4 evening community education seminars each year featuring engaging and knowledgeable speakers on a variety of relevant topics related to mental health, clinical treatment strategies, and common family concerns. Events are held at the Maine Township Town Hall located at 1700 Ballard Road in Park Ridge, unless otherwise noted.

Upcoming Events

The Importance of Expression: How Language Processing and Sophistication Impacts How We Think and Function
Garrett Hartman
Friday, April 13, 2018
9:00-11:00 AM

Friday, June 15, 2018 - TBD

Friday, September 21, 2018 - TBD

Friday, October 12, 2018 - TBD

Friday, January 25, 2019 - TBD (9:00-4:00)

Friday, March 15, 2019 - TBD

Friday, April 19, 2019 - TBD

Friday, June 7, 2019 - TBD

Past Events

Mandated Reporting and Beyond: Understanding the Role of a Mandated Reporter and What Happens After That Call Is Made
Nora Harms-Pavelski
Friday, March 16, 2018
9:00-11:00 AM

Using Developmental Psychology in Psychotherapy
Dr. Michael Maniacci
Friday, January 19, 2018
9:00 AM - 4:00 PM

Introduction to Mindfulness Practice: Clinical and Personal Applications for Mindfulness with Children and Adolescents
Greta Nielsen
Friday, October 27, 2017
9:00-11:00 AM

Understanding Procrastination: It's NOT About Time
Rev. Dr. Joseph Ferrari
Friday, September 29, 2017
9:00-11:00 AM

Father Hunger and Father Wounds: Clinical Interventions with Clients Who Are Impacted by Fatherlessness Across the Life Span
Mark Sanders
Friday, June 9, 2017
9:00-11:00 AM

Fetanyl, Sizzurp, Vaping and other Current Drug Trends
Rachel Obafemi
Friday, May 12, 2017
9:00-11:00 AM

The Use of the Cardinal Virtue of Humor in Therapy: A Serious Discussion
Dr. Michael Smith
Friday, March 17, 2017
9:00-11:00 AM

Working With Challenging High-Risk Adolescents: An Individualized Family Therapy Approach
Matthew Selekman
Friday, January 20, 2017
9:00 AM - 4:00 PM

Anger and Addiction
Glen Cannon
Friday, October 14, 2016
9:00-11:00 AM

Managing the Memories: How to Help Veterans with PTSD
Steve Ruohomaki
Friday, September 9, 2016
9:00-11:00 AM

Don't Try Harder, Try Different
Dr. Patrick McGrath
Friday, June 3, 2016
9:00-11:00 AM
Maine Township