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LIU Post to Hold Sixth Annual Mental Health Counseling Symposium Nov. 10


Rita Langdon,Associate Provost for Communications, Public Relations & Marketing
Long Island University, LIU Post

Brookville, N.Y. -- The sixth annual Mental Health Counseling Symposium at LIU Post will focus on the latest treatment methods and strategies available to mental health counselors. The program, “Clinical Practice and Treatment Concerns,” which will be held on Saturday, November 10, from 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. at Hillwood Commons on the LIU Post campus, is co-sponsored by the Department of Counseling and Development at LIU Post and the Long Island Chapter of the New York Mental Health Counselors Association.

“The Mental Health Counseling Symposium series has been extremely successful over the past five years with over 200 mental health counseling professionals and practitioners attending yearly," said James J. Colangelo, Psy.D., LMHC, LMFT, ACS, chair of the Department of Counseling and Development at LIU Post (formerly known as the C.W. Post Campus of Long Island University. “It is an excellent forum for clinicians and graduate students to network and attend workshops that address significant clinical issues confronting practitioners and to also learn viable evidence-based treatment options.”

The symposium's opening address will provide updated information regarding New York State licensure law and other important areas of concern for mental health counselors and practitioners, and will be led by NYMHCA executive director Judith Ritterman. A panel discussion will cover all aspects of becoming a New York State Licensed Mental Health Counselor, including a question-and-answer session with recent graduates who have recently gone through the process.

In addition, there will be a variety of workshops and seminars covering a broad range of clinical issues confronted by mental health counselors in agency settings and private practice, including trauma informed assessment; substance abuse and addiction; resolving family conflicts; eating disorders; dialectical behavior therapy; strength-based counseling approach; working with lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgendered youth; treating self-injurious behavior; parent fatigue syndrome; and behavior modification techniques.

Cost is $50 for professionals and $30 for graduate students and includes breakfast and lunch. All interested professionals within the mental health community are welcome to attend. Attendees of the conference who are licensed professionals are eligible for seven continuing education credits from the National Board of Certified Counselors and the New York Mental Health Counselors Association.

Hillwood Commons is located on the LIU Post campus at 720 Northern Boulevard (Route 25A) in Brookville, New York. For more information call Dr. Colangelo at (516) 299-3674 or email

Posted 10/08/2012

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