Counselor & Social Workers Workshop Schedule & Descriptions


  • October 17, 2014 | 9am-4pm | Bensalem Site
    Treatment of Sex Offenders Symposium (6 CEUs)
  • November 14, 2014 | 1-4pm | Bensalem Site
    ACA Ethical Code and Telehealth (3 CEUs, 3 of ethics)
  • January 23, 2015 | 9am-4pm | Bensalem Site
    Mindfulness in Day to Day Life (6 CEUs)
  • March 13, 2015 | 9am-4pm | Bensalem Site
    Trauma-Focused Cognitive-Behavioral Therapy for Children (6 CEUs)
  • June 19 , 2015 | 9am-4pm | Bensalem Site
    Making the DSM-5 a Dynamic Tool for Mental Health Providers (6 CEUs, 3 of ethics)
  • July 17, 2015 | 9am-4pm | Bensalem Site
    Good Grief: Helping People Cope with Loss (6 CEUs)
  • August 7, 2015 | 9am-12pm | Newtown Site
    Academic Honesty and APA Writing Skills (3 CEUs)


Title: Treatment with Sex Offenders Symposium
Presenter: Jackson Tay Bosley, PsyD
Date: 10/17/2014
6 CEUs

This full-day workshop for mental health providers, criminal justice workers, social service workers, and graduate students will provide an overview of the issues specific to working with sex offenders led by Nationally known expert Jackson Tay Bosley. In the afternoon, breakout sessions will focus on issues of working with victims of sexual abuse and assault, and working with juvenile sexual offenders. This symposium will be the formal Kick-off of the Correctional Counseling concentration within the Counseling Psychology graduate program.

Jackson Tay Bosley, PsyD, was raised in Kamakura, Japan, Bangkok, Thailand, and Hong Kong. He completed his BA degree in Religion and Psychology from the University of Hawaii in 1978 and his MA degree in Psychology from Antioch University (Hawaii) in 1982. He earned his Doctorate in Clinical Psychology (PsyD) from Rutgers University in 1999. Dr. Bosley has worked to reduce interpersonal violence by developing specialized treatment programs in prisons, hospitals, and in the community for over 30 years. Dr. Bosley currently works for Rutgers University Behavioral Health Care and administers community-based treatment programs for adult sexual offenders and juveniles with sexual behavior problems. He supervises clinicians, conducts research, testifies in court cases, and provides direct clinical services, including group therapy and sexual offender risk assessments.

Joanne Kirk, MS, is the Executive Director for New Jersey MENTOR/ REM New Jersey and Delaware MENTOR working with "At risk" youth and intellectually/developmentally delayed adults and children. Prior to her roles in the private sector, both for profit and non-profit, Joanne worked for 16 years as a Probation Officer and Senior Probation Officer in Middlesex County, NJ, supervising juveniles with co-occurring disorders as well as those with substance abuse and sexually problematic behaviors and offenses. Joanne has her Bachelor's Degree in both Psychology and Administration of Justice from Rutgers College, a Master's Degree in Counseling Services from Upsala College and has continued in post-graduate study at Holy Family University. She is a board member of both NJ ATSA, the state local chapter of the Association for the Treatment of Sexual Abusers and the NJACYF the New Jersey Alliance for Children Youth and Families.

Title: ACA Ethical Code and Telehealth
Presenter: Kevin Ganey, PsyD
Date: 11/14/2014
3 ethics CEUs

The focus of the workshop would entail review of the new 2014 ACA code of ethics with a special emphasis on two areas; the changes made to the code and telehealth counseling. Telehealth counseling will be defined and discussed from the perspective of the ACA code as well as PA regulations. This workshop will include didactic training and break-out roundtable discussions with given scenarios to be discussed in small groups and then brought back together as a whole group. Participants will take away a greater understanding of the revised ethics code, advances being made within the field of counseling, particularly with regards to telehealth counseling, and risks or potential ethical dilemmas to be contemplated in the current practice of counseling.

Dr. Ganey is a clinical psychologist licensed in Pennsylvania. He holds a master's degree and doctorate in clinical psychology from George Fox University. He completed his pre-doctoral internship at Philhaven Behavioral Health Services as a child and adolescent specialist. He completed his post-doctoral training at Foundations Behavioral Health, a private psychiatric hospital for children and adolescents, located in Doylestown, PA. Dr. Ganey has been working with children, adolescents and adults since 1994. He has served as a staff psychologist for Foundations Behavioral Health (2001-2010) providing assessments, BHRS evaluations, outpatient therapy, supervision, training, and directing the Pre-doctoral Psychology Internship Program (APPIC) and Delaware Valley Children's Center (2010-2013) providing BHRS evaluations, consultation and supervision for students in training. Dr. Ganey is currently is in private practice in Newtown, PA (2006-current) where he is working on developing a comprehensive center in conjunction with local physicians, medical specialists from a local hospital, chiropractor and physical therapist

Title: Mindfulness in Day to Day Life
Presenter: Diane Menago, PsyD
Date: 1/23/15
6 CEUs

Mindfulness can help us accept things as they are, experience the splendor of the present moment, and help us to separate our thoughts from inner dialogue and judgment. This full day workshop will introduce attendees to the practice of mindfulness as a helping professional and the integration of mindfulness skills in therapeutic work with clients and as a critical component to self-care as clinicians.

Dr. Menago is a licensed psychologist in private practice in the Newtown, Bucks County area. She also is a full-time assistant professor and advisor of Clinical Mental Health students in the graduate counseling psychology program at Holy Family University. Dr. Menago has worked with a variety of organizations developing and presenting workshops in the areas of behavioral health, anxiety and stress management, and mindfulness based approaches.

Title: Trauma-Focused Cognitive-Behavioral Therapy for Children
Presenter: Adina Rosenberg, MCAT, LPC
Date: 3/13/15
6 CEUs

Trauma-focused cognitive behavioral therapy (TF-CBT) is an evidence based treatment approach shown to help children, adolescents and their caregivers overcome trauma related difficulties. It is designed to reduce negative emotional and behavioral responses following child sexual abuse, domestic violence, traumatic loss, and other traumatic events. The treatment – based on learning and cognitive theories – addresses distorted beliefs and attributions related to the abuse. It provides a supportive environment in which children are encouraged to talk about their traumatic experience. TF-CBT also helps parents who were not abusive to cope effectively with their own emotional distress and develop skills that support their children. This workshop would interest counselors, social workers, psychologists and those that would like to offer trauma-focused care to their clients. This workshop includes didactic, video and experiential learning that will enhance the key concepts of TF-CBT.

Ms. Rosenberg, MCAT, BC-DMT, LPC, is a 1987 graduate of Temple University, BA in Psychology, 1989 graduate of Hahnemann University Graduate School's Master of Creative Arts in Therapy program (currently Drexel University's MCAT program) specializing in Dance/Movement Therapy (board-certified in dance/movement therapy), former Director of Children's Behavioral Health Services at Interac, Inc., a Philadelphia community mental health center, and former Clinical Supervisor in the Behavioral Health Outpatient department at Family Service Association of Bucks County. She is a current lecturer at Holy Family University's Master's in Counseling Psychology program and adjunct faculty at Drexel University's Dance/Movement Therapy program. She maintains a private practice in Fairless Hills, PA and provides supervision to those individuals seeking their LPC or BC-DMT.

Title: Making the DSM-5 a dynamic tool for mental health providers
Presenter: Linda Thompson, PhD, LPC
Date: 6/19/15
6 CEUs, with 3 hours of ethics included

Changes to the process of diagnosis with the introduction of the DSM-5 have many clinicians confused about the value of the new approach. This workshop will provide an over view of changes, and how to make the changes enhance the clinical diagnostic process and improve treatment planning. Also discussed are the ethical implications of the new DSM-5 from a clinical and forensic perspective.

Linda Thompson, PhD, LPC, is currently the director of the Counseling Psychology Program at Holy Family University. Her career in mental health and administration includes more than 25 years in community mental health, managed care, residential care, and forensics. Dr. Thompson graduated from Saint Louis University with a doctorate in Marriage and Family Therapy. She serves on the executive board of the Pennsylvania Counseling Association and continues her clinical work as a contracted consultant for the Department of Defense and a private practitioner with an office in Newtown, PA.

Title: Good Grief: Helping People Cope with Loss
Presenter: James Huber, PhD, LMFT
Date: 7/17/15
6 CEUs

In this six-hour, interactive seminar, Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist Dr. Jim Huber will affirm the strengths of professional counselors, marriage and family therapists, social workers, hospice providers, and clergy members and offer practical suggestions for understanding grief, responding to the bereaved, and working well in a professional relationship with persons who may be struggling to live beyond loss.

James R. Huber, PhD, LMFT, Associate Professor at Holy Family University, is a Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist with a private practice in Wyomissing, PA. Dr. Huber has over 25 years of clinical experience in working with individuals, couples, and families across the lifespan on loss, grief, bereavement, and recovery. Dr. Huber is a member of both AAMFT and ACA and has presented numerous workshops, courses, and training programs for corporate, governmental, educational, human service, and religious organizations in the US, Canada, Greece, and the Czech Republic. An award-winning educator, speaker, and author, Dr. Huber's interactive presentation style is an enjoyable combination of affirmation, information, and skill building.

Title: Academic Honesty and APA Writing Skills
Presenters: Ellen Henderson, EdD, and Diane Shea, PhD
Date: 8/7/15
3 CEUs

This is a workshop designed for PACES audience on student academic integrity and developing graduate level scholarly writing skills. It is based on current literature and best practice models on academic honesty, faculty/administrative responses and practices, and will provide a collaborate platform to discuss teaching practices for developing writing skills at the graduate level.

Dr. Henderson is a student affairs professional with over 10 years of experience in counseling and administration. She is a full-time assistant professor and advisor in the Counseling in Student Affairs in Higher Education concentration in the graduate counseling psychology program at Holy Family University. Dr. Henderson has researched both student and faculty ethical decision-making in issues involving academic integrity. She was a co-founding member of the Council for Academic Integrity at Temple University and has presented her research at several conferences and workshops.

Diane J. Shea, PhD, is an assistant professor at Holy Family University. She is also a member of Menago Associates, who offer educational and consultant services to various Intermediate Units in PA. Dr. Shea was the former Director of Residential Services for the Child Welfare Division of Elwyn Institute. She has served as supervisor for school counselors and school psychologists in the non-public schools throughout Bucks County. She has experience working as a therapist for adolescents in the Juvenile Justice system in MI and was director of a residential facility for homeless teenage mothers and babies in NY. Dr. Shea received her BA in from Immaculata University, her MA in School Psychology from St. John's University, and her PhD in Academic/Counseling Psychology from Walden University. Dr. Shea is a PA certified school psychologist, a nationally certified psychologist, and a PA licensed professional counselor.