Mental Health Networking and CEU Workshop with Lisa Ferentz

Unfortunately the venue that we have selected has limited space, and therefore we had to limit the number of participants to the 100 we have already. We hope to have future CEU programs available and will reach out to you when we do.

  • Earn 3 or 6 CEUs
    • Morning Only Ethics Program (3 Ethics CEUs) = $100
      Morning & Afternoon Program (3 Ethics CEUs + 3 Trauma CEUs) = $175
  • February 10th
    • 8:30am –  Networking and Registration – Continental breakfast will be available
    • 9:00am-12:00pm – Ethics CEU
    • 12:00pm – 1:00pm – Break for lunch
    • 1:00pm – 4:00pm – Trauma CEU
  • Registration below
  • McLean Community Center, 1234 Ingleside Ave, McLean, VA 22101
Lisa is a recognized expert in the strengths-based, depathologized treatment of trauma and has been in private practice for 34 years. She has been an Adjunct Faculty member at University of Maryland School of Social Work, University of Baltimore at Maryland, University of Maryland Department of Family Medicine, and is the founder of The Ferentz Institute.
She was voted the “Social Worker of Year” by the Maryland Society for Clinical Social Work. Lisa is the author of Treating Self-Destructive Behaviors in Trauma Survivors: A Clinician’s Guide, now in its second edition, Letting Go of Self-Destructive Behaviors: A Workbook of Hope and Healing, and Finding Your Ruby Slippers: Transformative Life Lessons from the Therapist’s Couch.
Lisa will spend the morning with us providing a program on ethics (The Slippery Slope of Clinical Practice: Processing Ethical Scenarios) and in the afternoon working with patients in trauma (Creative Strategies to Enhance Affect Regulation in Traumatized Clients).
Morning Learning Objectives: 
  1. Describe the ethical parameters of the client-therapist relationship and the red flags that represent the blurring of boundaries.
  2. Describe at least three counter-transferential reactions that put therapists on an ethical “slippery slope.”
  3. Explain the clinical rationale for ethically using self-disclosure in therapy: when it’s appropriate and when it’s not.
  4. Identify the ethical grounds for transferal and termination.
All three hours will be devoted to processing case scenarios, exploring the potential ethical dilemmas and conflicts, and then discussing ethical solutions.
Afternoon Learning Objectives:
  1. Identify and implement at least two treatment strategies designed to teach traumatized clients how to modulate emotional arousal.
  2. Describe and implement at least two strategies to help clients with containment and the avoidance of flooding.
  3. Describe and implement at least three examples of somatic resourcing.
  4. Describe and implement at least two breathing strategies to navigate both hypo-arousal and hyper-arousal.

The Ferentz Institute, Inc. is an approved sponsor of the Maryland Board of Social Work Examiners for continuing education credits for licensed social workers in Maryland. CEU approval for all trainings is also granted to Psychologists, LCPC’s and MFT’s. In addition, reciprocity has been granted for clinicians in Washington, DC, Virginia, and West Virginia. The Institute also maintains full responsibility for all programming.

Registration is Closed.