Wednesday, July 22, 2020; 10:00am-12:00pm (EST)

2.0 Contact Hours of CE ($39) – Online Zoom Webinar

“Use the Force, Luke!” Managing Number One First . . .

and Staying Motivated to Do the Job

Presenter: Charlie Appelstein, MSW


Working day after day with at-risk children and youth elicits difficult feelings that can compromise a professional’s performance. This presentation examines the major triggers and provides strategies for self-management that keep enthusiasm alive. Focal points include: how to respond instead of react when personalizing difficult situations, how to manage effectively when support is lacking, why and how to check personal baggage at the door, strategies for appropriate affect control, verbal & non-verbal interventions that engage and inspire, strategies for maintaining staff cohesion, and a new definition for success in working with at-risk populations.


Thursday, July 30, 2020; 10:00am-12:00pm (EST)

2.0 Contact Hours of CE (FREE) – Online Zoom Webinar

Cultural and Historical Traumas:

Invisible Barriers to Healing and Change

Presenter: Anita Mandley. MS, LCPC

*This special presentation is free to attend, thanks to our co-sponsors:

Glove House and ProAction of Steuben & Yates, Inc.


Cultural and historical trauma appears and is influenced in your work more than you think, especially if you work with people of color, war survivors, refugees and their descendants. Additionally, if the people you work with  differ from you in the areas of race, culture, religion, sexuality, class or gender, your own biases are likely to come out. Join Anita Mandley as she brings these issues out of the shadows and into consciousness, and opens a new path toward addressing the hidden grief of cultural and historical wounds.

Providing trainings for over 25 years to Counselors, Therapists, Social Workers, and Human Service Professionals.

We appreciate everyone’s support during this difficult time of COVID-19. Our Professional Training Institute has hosted in-person trainings for over 25 years. We have enjoyed seeing so many of you at these trainings. For at least the next few months, all of our trainings will be webinars offered via Zoom.

We hope you can join us for one or more of these exciting educational opportunities.