WJCS Edythe Kurz Educational Institute

Maintaining quality service in a rapidly evolving environment is the mission of the WJCS  Edythe Kurz Educational Institute, which is the training branch of the agency. WJCS offers the most current training for our staff, other professionals and the community at large. Through courses, workshops, seminars, conferences, and other educational initiatives for agency staff, community partners, and the community-at-large, WJCS increases the capacity of Westchester County to maintain a highly skilled human services work force. Annual conferences include the Edythe Kurz Clinical Conference, which highlights issues for professionals in the human services field, and the Dr. Samuel Kahn Memorial Lecture, which focuses on family matters with an emphasis on parenting and mental health.

An annual Edythe Kurz Clinical Conference highlights issues for professionals in the human service field.

The Dr. Samuel Kahn Memorial Lecture is open to the community and focuses on family matters with an emphasis on parenting and mental health. 

WJCS also provides clinical internships and field placements for students pursuing doctoral degrees in psychology, externships in psychology and internships for undergraduate and graduate students of social work. Click here for our 2018-19 catalog.

Continuing Education Units (CEUs)

WJCS also offers several fee-based courses for Continuing Education Units (CEUs) that enable professionals to maintain their certifications.

Course Listing 2020-2021

7/7 & 7/14/20

Introduction to DBT**

9-10:30

Chris Libby

7/21, 8/4, 8/11/20

Organizational Skills Training

9-10:30

Elana Spira

8/18/20

Common Factors in Trauma Treatment**

9-10:30

Liane Nelson

9/1/20

Assessing and Treating Dissociation**

9-10:30

Liane Nelson

9/15, 9/29/20

Advanced DBT**

9-10:30

Chis Libby

10/6, 10/13/20

Motivational Interviewing

9-11:30

Rachel Held

10/20/20

Differential Diagnosis

9-12:00

Kathryn Hickman

11/3, 11/10/20

Assessing & Treating Clients with Co-occurring Mental Health and Substance Use Conditions

9-11:00

Drew Mullane

11/17/20

Adjusting Psychological Treatments for the DD client**

9-10:30

Ken Mann

12/1 & 12/8/20

Assessment of Adults**

9-10:30

Kathy McKay

12/15/20

Time Limited psychotherapy**

9-10:30

Kenn Mann

1/19/21

Emotional Trauma and the Physical Self**

9-10:30

Kenn Mann

2/2, 2/9, 2/16/21

STAIR-NST

9-12:00

Carol Chu-Peralta

Stacey Nolan Meaney

3/2, 3/9/21

Forensic Assessment**

9-10:30

Kathy McKay

3/16/21

CBT for Pain Management

9-10:30

Rachel Held

4/20, 5/4, 5/11/21

CBT for insomnia

9-10:30

Rachel Held

 **current courses that do not offer CEU’s


Contact John Alterman, LCSW, director
914-949-7699 x2474; [email protected]

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