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In this webinar, we will discuss assessment, interviewing and joining techniques that allow you to learn about your client as well as form the basis for a continued, healthy therapeutic alliance. Some key skills that will be taught are:

Joining, helping defuse tension feeling at ease, setting the stage.

Assessment of the problem

Strengths-based interviewing

Related history taking

Reflection, collaboration, checking and refining

responding to personality disorders in intake process

statement of boundaries, appointment making etc


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Simcha Feuerman is a clinical social worker with 25 years experience treating individuals, families and couples. His current practice specializes in high conflict couples and families and male sexual health


intro 10 min

explain practitioner state of mind and focus 10 min

skill set one (20 min): joining, helping defuse tension feeling at ease, setting the stage.

skill set two (20 min) Assessment of the problem

skill set three (20 min) Strengths-based interviewing

skill set four (20 min) Related history taking

skill set five (20 min) Reflection, collaboration, checking and refining

skill set six (20 min) personality disorders

skill set seven (20 min) Conclusion, statement of boundaries, appointment making etc

Q and A and summary (20 min)

Learning Objectives:

  • Practitioners will learn how to conduct effective intake and interview
  • Practitioners will learn techniques to assess and join with client
  • Practitioners will learn techniques to set goals and collaborate in the development of plan for treatment
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
This online class is offered at an intermediate level ,and is beneficial for an intermediate level clinician:
  • 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

Course Length: 3 Hours

This Webinar Offers 3 Continuing Education Credits
This webinar is recorded and will not grant live credits.

    • 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

Official information:

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Disability Access: If you require ADA accommodations, please contact our office 30 days or more before the event. We cannot ensure accommodations without adequate prior notification.
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Satisfactory Completion: Participants must have paid the tuition fee, logged in and out each day, attended the entire webinar, and completed an evaluation to receive a certificate (If this is a pre-recorded program, a post-test with a passing grade of 80% to receive a certificate.) Failure to log in or out will result in forfeiture of credit for the entire course. No exceptions will be made. Partial credit is not available. Certificates are available after satisfactory course completion by clicking here
Participants will receive their certificate electronically upon completion of the webinar and course evaluation form.
There is no conflict of interest or commercial support for this program.
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