Mental Health Conference

Save the Date!

Fourth Annual Interdisciplinary Mental Health Conference

New Approaches to the Treatment of Addictions:
Brain Science Engagement and Mindfulness

Featuring: Dr. Gabor Maté

Friday, March 10, 2017; 8 a.m. - 1 p.m., Madison Theatre, Public Square
Molloy College, Rockville Centre campus

The Clinical Mental Health Counseling Master of Science program will be hosting it's Fourth Annual Interdisciplinary Mental Health Conference on March 10, 2017 at the Rockville Centre campus.

While all the details and speakers have not been confirmed as of this date, we are pleased to announce that Dr. Gabor Maté, a renowned speaker, and bestselling author, has been confirmed as one of our speakers. Dr. Gabor Maté is highly sought after for his expertise on a range of topics including addiction, stress and childhood development.

Details on the conference are expected to be available in January 2017. A conference brochure and an email announcement will be sent out once the conference details are finalized. However, the most up-to-date conference information can be found on the conference webpage at: To be placed on our mailing/email list, call Cindy Thomas at 516.323.3554 or email

Continuing Education Credit:

Mental Health Counselors, Marriage and Family Therapists, Creative Arts Therapists and Psychoanalysts
As of January 1, 2017 a new law will take effect in NY State that will require that each mental health counselor, marriage and family therapist, creative arts therapist and psychoanalyst, licensed under the Education Law, must complete 36 hours of continuing education (CE) from a Department approved provider during each three-year registration period. Molloy College, Continuing Education Department, is in the process of applying to NY State to be an approved provider. If Molloy College is approved as a provider, this conference will be offered for continuing education credit for licensed mental health counselors, marriage and family therapists, creative arts therapists and psychoanalysts. If and when approval is granted, this webpage will be updated and an email will go out to anyone who has either attended or inquired about the Annual Interdisciplinary Mental Health Conference. Further information on the new requirements can be found on the following NY State webpage:

Social Work Continuing Education Credit
CEU's for NYS Licensed Social Workers: Molloy College, Continuing Education & Professional Development Social Work CPE 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 #0110. This program will apply for a total of four (4) CE contact hours  for NYS Licensed Social Workers.

Credentialed Alcohol and Substance Abuse Counselors (CASAC)
CE credit through the New York State Office of Alcoholism and Substance Abuse Services (NYS-OASAS) will be applied for 4 clock hours in the following areas:
Initial Credentialing: CPP and CPS
Renewal: CASAC, CPP and CPS

Nursing Continuing Education Credit
Molloy College, Continuing Education Department, is an approved provider of continuing nursing education by the New Jersey State Nurses Association, an accredited approver by the American Nurses' Credentialing Center's Commission on Accreditation. 4 contact hours for the conference will be applied for.

Music Therapy Continuing Education
Molloy College will be applying for 4 Continuing Music Therapy Education (CMTE) credits. Molloy College maintains responsibility for program quality and adherence to CBMT policies and criteria.
Program Background and Description
Molloy College is a nationally recognized private, Long Island college. Molloy provides a value-centered, multidimensional liberal arts education with more than 50 quality academic undergraduate and graduate degree programs grounded in the Catholic faith, ideals of truth and respect for the dignity and worth of every individual.

Description to come

Who should attend?
The intended audience includes anyone involved in the mental healthcare profession, including: clinical mental health counselors, addiction and substance abuse counselors, social workers, nurses, teachers, psychiatrists, psychologists, music therapists, and other creative arts therapists, physicians, marriage and family therapists, students and all those interested in their own health and well-being.

Conference Agenda

Speaker Bio

Learning Objectives

Speaker Discloser

Speaker disclosure: TBA.

Tuition Rates



The conference will be given in the Madison Theatre in the Public Square Building at Molloy's Rockville Centre campus located at 1000 Hempstead Avenue, Rockville Centre, NY, 11571. The campus is located about 40 minutes east of New York City by train on Long Island. Travel directions will be sent with your confirmation, but can also be found by clicking here.

If you should need hotel arrangements, please click here or call 516.323.3554.

Conference Brochure
The conference brochure will be mailed in late January/early February. To be placed on our mailing list or to be mailed a brochure, please contact Cindy Thomas, Assistant to the Director, Summer Sessions and Conference Services by email at: or by phone at:516.323.3554.

Exhibitor Information
A limited number of exhibitors will be permitted for the conference. The fee to exhibit is $400 ($200 non-profit) for the day, from 8:30 a.m. - 4 p.m. Space is limited, so only 6 exhibitors will be able to attend.  Exhibitors will be provided with a 6 ft. table and one conference admission (additional admission: $50 each).  The exhibit tables will be in the lobby of the Madison Theatre (where the breakfast, all of the sessions and the morning break will be held). Please download the Exhibitor form and return it by February 17, 2017 if you are interested in exhibiting at the conference.



Clinical Mental Health Counseling Program
Please click here for the webpage for the Master of Science Program in Clinical Mental Health Counseling at Molloy College.

Questions regarding conference content or speakers?
Contact Conference Chair: Laura B. Kestemberg, Ph.D., Associate Professor in Psychology, Chair, Associate Dean and Director, Master of Science in Clinical Mental Health Counseling Program, Molloy College
Phone: (516) 323-3842

Questions regarding registration?
Contact Cindy Thomas, Assistant to the Director, Summer Sessions and Conference Services
Phone: 516.323.3554