Speech-Language Pathology - Continuing Education

Molloy College offers programming wherein participants are eligible to receive CEUs from the American Speech-Language-Hearing Association (ASHA), the accrediting organization for speech pathologists and audiologists. Programs are offered throughout the year, normally once in the fall and once in the spring. If you would like to be placed on our mailing list, email Cindy Thomas at cthomas@molloy.edu or call 516.323.3554.

The following program was offered offered in Fall, 2016:

Solution Focused Brief Therapy: A Cutting-Edge Approach in Counseling for SLP

Friday, October 28, 2016; 8:30 a.m.-4:00 p.m. ● Atrium, Molloy Suffolk Center campus 

The Communication Sciences and Disorders Department and the Office of Continuing Education at Molloy College are pleased to welcome Beryl T. Adler and Cyndi Stein-Rubin, both of whom will be presenting, "Solution Focused Brief Therapy: A Cutting-Edge Approach in Counseling for SLP", on Friday, October 28, 2016. The program is offered for 0.6 ASHA CEUs (Intermediate level; Professional area). A certificate of completion will be issued at the conclusion of the program.  

Description of SFBT
Solution Focused Brief Therapy (SFBT) is an effective and empowering approach in counseling that has been shown to engender hope, motivation, and progress for the speech-language pathologist's clients and family members. SBFT applies the skills and attitudes needed for a therapist to create an effective and powerful relationship with the client. There is a strong emphasis on deep listening and language. The model may be used diagnostically and therapeutically for clients of all ages. 

Program Description
This experiential and interactive course explores the therapeutic relationship and how the SFBT approach is applicable to our profession.  The presenters examine clinician fears, attitudes, and strengths that may impact upon the therapeutic relationship. The presenters further provide attitudes and strategies, to alleviate and manage these fears, and to raise clinician confidence.  The techniques of SFBT are demonstrated through films and roleplay. Participants have opportunities to practice using this approach.

Presentation Structure
In this experiential presentation on SFBT, we deliver content specific to the skills needed for clinicians to counsel, the method of SFBT and how to apply it, clinical examples based on our years as supervisors and clinicians, video excerpts with actual clients, engage the audience in reflective and interactive exercises, and train the audience on how to apply this technique with their clients and family members. 

As a result of this conference the participant will be able to:

1. Identify the characteristics and attitudes needed to form and maintain an effective therapeutic relationship.
2. Recognize how SFBT fits with a person-centered model of service delivery.
3. Apply deep listening and empowering language when engaging with clients and family members.
4. Identify the parts of an SFBT session.

About the Speakers
Beryl Adler has been a practicing Speech-Language Pathologist for over forty years, with extensive experience in language, fluency, articulation, and voice disorders. She worked as Clinical Supervisor and Instructor at Brooklyn College. Beryl Adler has been in private practice since 1978. Ms. Adler's expertise in working with clients' and their families led to the development of a graduate course on the therapeutic relationship in communication disorders, which she has taught at Brooklyn College since 1988. She was the first recipient of the Alumni Award in 2010 for her impact on students in the graduate division of the Speech-Language and Hearing Department of Brooklyn College (CUNY). Beryl Adler has lectured on the therapeutic relationship as it applies to a range of allied health professions and classroom teachers throughout the city and Long Island. She coauthored a chapter in the textbook, "A Guide to Clinical Assessment and Professional Report Writing in Speech-Language Pathology" (Cengage Learning, 2012) on counseling. Presently she is again a co-author with Cyndi Stein-Rubin for a new book, "Counseling in Communication Disorders: Facilitating the Therapeutic Relationship," SLACK Inc. due to print in Fall 2016.

Cyndi Stein-Rubin, is a retired full-time faculty member, lecturer and clinical supervisor in the Department of Speech, Language and Hearing Department Brooklyn College of the City University of New York (CUNY). She is a certified speech/language pathologist, professional life coach, and specialist in the field of human development. Mrs. Stein-Rubin the recipient of the 2009 college-wide Award for Excellence in Teaching and has served on the committee, for the past four years, to select future award winners. Her area of expertise is in coaching and counseling students, clients, and families in the area of communication disorders, and her private practice focuses primarily on adults with disorders of fluency and voice. Cyndi Stein-Rubin delivers interactive and experiential workshops and presentations, drawing from fields such as psychology, counseling, and leadership. She lectures at universities, in the community, as well as internationally. Cyndi Stein-Rubin, is the first author of a co-authored textbook, A Guide to Clinical Assessment and Professional Report Writing in Speech-Language Pathology (Cengage Learning, 2012). Her second book, co-authored by Beryl Adler, "Counseling in Communication Disorders: Facilitating the Therapeutic Relationship," is due to print in fall 2016 with SLACK Inc.

Speaker disclosure: the speakers have disclosed that they do not have any financial or any non-financial relationships to disclose.

Time Ordered Agenda 
8:30- 9 a.m. - Registration, check-in and breakfast

9-9:30 a.m. - Introduction and Overview (Medical and Person-Centered Models)    

9:30-10- Fears, attitudes, and skills related to the therapeutic relationship.

10-10:45 - Giving Permission to be human

10:45- 11 - Listening and Language

11- 12 p.m. - Origin, philosophy, and segments of the SFBT approach.          

12 - 1 p.m. - Lunch

1-2 p.m. -  Applying  the SFBT approach

2-3:15 - Film excerpts, debriefing of the film, role play, and interactive exercises.

3:15- 4 p.m. - Concluding remarks and questions

Date and Time
The program will take place on Friday, October 28 with the breakfast, check-in and registration being held from 8-9:00 a.m., and the program running from 9:00-4:00 p.m.

The program is offered for 0.6 ASHA CEUs (Intermediate level; Professional area).

The conference will be given in the Atrium on Molloy's Suffolk Center campus located at 7180 Republic Airport, East Farmingdale, NY 11735. Travel directions will be sent with your confirmation, but can also be downloaded by clicking here.

If you should need hotel arrangements, please click here for a list of area hotels or call 516.323.3554.

Tuition Rates (includes Lunch and Breakfast):
Regular Registration, until 10/7: $125
Late Registration, 10/8-10/27: $135
October 27 or at the door: $145
Molloy Students: $10 (must register by 10/7)
Non-Molloy Students (provide copy of student ID at door): $50 (must register by 10/7)
Molloy Alumni 10% discount
Molloy Faculty and Staff: No Charge

You can click here to register online. The Early Registration fee category is listed by default in the fee listing. The other fee categories will appear once you click "Enroll Yourself" and log on. Please note that if you are registering online, after you enter your charge card information you should click "Continue to Checkout" just once. It can take up to a minute or two for the charge to be processed. If you click more than once the system will void the registration and you will need to call the CE Office at 516-323-3550 to register.

Click here to register in person, by phone, fax or mail. Confirmation of your registration and classroom assignments will be sent to you upon receipt of your registration.

Refund Policy
A full refund will be granted as long as you contact us one week prior to the start of each program. However, substitutions can be made until the day of the program at no charge.

Brochure and Mailing List
Click here to download a program brochure. The brochure will be mailed out in early September to people on our mailing list. To be placed on our mailing list, call Cindy Thomas at 516.323.3554 or email cthomas@molloy.edu.

If you should have any questions concerning registration or the program, call 516.323.3554 or email lcino@molloy.edu.

 Current schedule of programs

Communication Sciences and Disorders Department

Molloy's Communication Sciences and Disorders Department continues to offer a comprehensive undergraduate program in Speech-Language Pathology/Audiology and also offers an M.S. in Speech-Language Pathology. The M.S. program in speech-language pathology at Molloy College is accredited by the Council on Academic Accreditation in audiology and Speech-Language Pathology (CAA) of the American Speech-Language-Hearing Association. Additionally, our Speech, Language and Hearing Center is located off campus in a new facility and continues to serve the community by providing an array of evaluation and treatment services.

The Speech, Language and Hearing Center is located at 30 Hempstead Avenue, Rockville Centre and continues to serve the community by providing an array of evaluation and treatment services.

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