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HOMESTUDY- (course access is 14 days)
*this course was made using a previously recorded CE Program.
Guns in the Home, Community & Referral Behaviors
Jennifer Benjamin, PhD, LPC & Edwin Lindsey, MA
(see bio below)
About This Course:
If you work with youth and family members ages 1-44 there is a great likelihood a death in their system will be caused by a gun (CDC, 2022). This reality means a systemic family therapist must attune to the system’s beliefs concerning guns. What will you do when fear abruptly activates your limbic system, and you still have an obligation to create safety, parental leadership, co-regulation, and attachment in the family system? This intermediate level program will focus on engaging as a systemic family therapist regarding gun behaviors and beliefs for the family being serviced. Participants will explore widening their relational lens to further join with families regarding their community and environment. Participants will also explore the use of multiple recorded sessions to further their understanding of application.
1.Identify the five domains of behaviors and beliefs for guns in a person’s ecosystem.
2.Identify how structure, context and meaning informs relational engagement amongst the family, client, guns, & community.
3.Differentiate first order versus second order change when preparing caregivers for discharge when a gun was present in the referral behavior.
Psychologists, Mental Health Workers, Social Workers, Human Service Providers, Social Service Workers, Counselors & Supervisors
CE Credit Hours are available:
2.5 APA CE Credit Hours-General
Cost:$50.00 for program and CE credits.
Participants must complete both attestations, watch 2 videos and pass corresponding post tests with a score of 75% or higher, to get access to evaluation and certificate. Assignments-none.
The Philadelphia Child and Family Therapy Training Center is approved by the American Psychological Association to sponsor continuing education for psychologist. The Philadelphia Child and Family Therapy Training Center maintains responsibility for this program and its content.
*There is no known conflict of interest or commercial support for the CE program, presentation, or instructor.
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Instructor – Jennifer Benjamin, PhD, LPC
Dr. Jennifer Benjamin received her doctorate degree in Industrial and Organizational Psychology from Capella University and a master of arts degree in Counseling Psychology from Immaculata University. She is a licensed professional counselor (LPC) an independent practitioner in the greater Philadelphia Region treating families and individuals with a history of failed treatment, complex medical needs/medical trauma, and life threatening behaviors.
Dr. Benjamin is the Continuing Education Administrator for the Philadelphia Child and Family Therapy Training Center and the Clinical Fidelity Specialist. Her responsibilities include Chair of the CE Committee, curriculum development for clinical trainings and the COAMFTEE program, researching the ESFT model and assessment tools, and developing the organizational practices to ensure the integration of socialcultural diversity, social location and social ecology across all trainings, supervisions, case conceptualizations, and clinical consultations.
As a former Clinical Director Dr. Benjamin led a comprehensive Dialectical Behavioral Therapy (DBT) program for youth (11–18-years) in Pennsylvania, and an in-home systemic family therapy program in Delaware for severally emotionally disturbed youth dealing with life altering circumstances and life threatening behaviors. While in this role she oversaw the doctoral practicum students, outpatient evidence-based treatment, DBT parent training, site management of research/treatment outcomes, was the in-house DBT trainer, systemic supervisor, & developed fidelity processes. Finally, as a former adjunct Dr. Benjamin taught in the Graduate Counseling Program and the Undergraduate Psychology Program at Rosemont College.
Instructor – Edwin Lindsey, MA
Mr. Edwin Lindsey is the Program Director of an intensive in-home family therapy program in PA that specializes in youth with extreme emotional disturbance with life threatening behaviors. These youth are at risk for out of home placement. Formerly Mr. Lindsey was a community activist and Reverend in Brooklyn, NY. His responsibilities included engaging key stakeholders in the community and governing bodies. Mr. Lindsey’s life study has been facilitating life changing relational engagement in the face of life threatening, and life altering situations. This also includes 9/11, first responding to reported acts of violence/weapons/guns, and gang conflicts/violence.