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REGISTRATION is OPEN thru AUGUST !  

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Get lost in the magic of movies, illuminate your understanding of mental health concerns, and earn NY SED approved live-in-person CEs!  Now celebrating our sixth year, our specialty is finding accurate, compassionate and entertaining films that responsibly depict a myriad of mental health conditions.  Learning is enhanced with lively conversation and resource-rich take-home materials.  Healthy refreshments & popcorn are served.  Our seminars are conveniently located in mid-town Manhattan. We provide a FUN, intimate, interactive atmosphere conducive to higher learning.  Seating is limited. Registration is required for all seminars. 

ALL of the Frank Ridge Memorial Foundation’s learning seminars and events are NY SED approved for live-in-person Continuing Education credits for NY licensed Social Workers (#SW-0096), Mental Health Counselors (#MHC-0010), Marriage & Family Therapists (#MFT-0014), Psychoanalysts (#P-0018) and Creative Arts Therapists (#CAT-0065).*  Seminars are facilitated by Julie Ridge, LCSW-R, a master trainer with over 25 years experience teaching and working with children, adolescents, families, foster parents and professionals. Questions? email us at: julieridge@frmf.org

[NOTE: when you register for our seminars, the code at the bottom of our registration is case sensitive.  When registering from your iPhone or iPad, your device will automatically CAP LOCK (or upper case) the first letter in this code.  You MUST  bypass the CAP LOCK and enter a lower case letter for your registration to go through.]

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CONNECTING DOTS: the enchanted series14 live-in-person NY SED approved CEs.  Back by popular demand!  Four animated movies illuminate mental health conditions through the lifespan.  Claymation and graphic novels unfold – no Disney films here –  simply enchanting!  All 4 seminars must be taken for series credit.  To view printable PDF of brochure for this series: press HERE.  (Only FOUR seats left)

WHEN: 4 consecutive Saturdays, June 1, 8, 15 and 22, 2019, 12:45 – 4:30 pm. 
WHERE: 505 Eighth Avenue (between 35th & 36th Street – closer to 35th); NYC, NY.  20th floor – the Lavender Room. (Training room and bathrooms are wheelchair accessible.)
COST: $300 for NY licensed SWs, MHCs, MFTs, LPs and CATs. [NOTE:  If you are licensed in more than one discipline (SW, MHC, MFT, LP, CAT), the State allows you to earn certificates for each discipline in this seminar. An administrative fee of $50 for each additional 14 CE seminar certificate will be charged (payment can be made via our Support Us button).]  Adults (non-mental health professionals): $175; Students: $125. 

To REGISTER for CONNECTING DOTS: the enchanted seriesPRESS HERE – be sure to enter your discipline AND license number please!     

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CONNECTING DOTS: the enchanted series.  14 live-in-person NY SED approved CEs.  For people who cannot attend the Saturday seminars, we are offering this parallel series on Wednesday evenings (dates and location below) for a strictly limited number of participants.  Same seminars, same enchanting animated movies.  (Only ONE seat left.) 

WHEN: 4 consecutive Wednesday evenings, May 29, June 5, 12, & 19, 2019, 5:15-9:00 pm. 
WHERE: our Home Office, 400 W 43 St; Suite 6-S (corner of 9th Ave); NYC, NY.
COST: $300 for NY licensed SWs, MHCs, MFTs, LPs and CATs. [NOTE:  If you are licensed in more than one discipline (SW, MHC, MFT, LP, CAT), the State allows you to earn certificates for each discipline in this seminar. An administrative fee of $50 for each additional 14 CE seminar certificate will be charged (payment can be made via our Support Us button).]

To REGISTER for the last chair in the evening CONNECTING DOTS: the enchanted series: PRESS HERE

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AUTISM:  the full spectrum6 live-in-person CEs.  Two new movies explore autism across the full spectrum, throughout the lifespan.

WHEN: Monday, July 15, 2019, 9:45 am – 4:30 pm.
WHERE:   505 Eighth Avenue (between 35th & 36th Street – closer to 35th); NYC, NY. 20th floor – the Lavender Room. (Training room & bathrooms are wheelchair accessible.)
COST: $150 for NY licensed SWs, MHCs, MFTs, LPs and CATs.  [NOTE:  If you are licensed in more than one discipline (SW, MHC, MFT, LP, CAT), the State allows you to earn certificates for each discipline in this seminar. An administrative fee of $20 for each additional 6 CE seminar certificate will be charged (payment can be made via our Support Us button).]

To REGISTER for AUTISM: the full spectrum: PRESS HERE.

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DISSOCIATIVE IDENTITY DISORDER (formerly split personality disorder)3.5 live-in-person CEs.  A classic film explores this rare disorder, treatment and recovery.

WHEN: Saturday, August 3, 2019, 12:45 pm – 4:30 pm.
WHERE:   505 Eighth Avenue (between 35th & 36th Street – closer to 35th); NYC, NY. 20th floor – the Lavender Room. (Training room & bathrooms are wheelchair accessible.)
COST: $75 for NY licensed SWs, MHCs, MFTs, LPs and CATs.  [NOTE:  If you are licensed in more than one discipline (SW, MHC, MFT, LP, CAT), the State allows you to earn certificates for each discipline in this seminar. An administrative fee of $10 for each additional 3.5 CE seminar certificate will be charged (payment can be made via our Support Us button).]

To REGISTER for DISSOCIATIVE IDENTITY DISORDER: PRESS HERE.

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BIPOLAR or SCHIZOPHRENIA?  the many faces of psychosis.  6 live-in-person CEs.  Two movies explore the many sides of bipolar, schizophrenia and psychosis. 

WHEN: Monday, August 19, 2019, 9:45 am – 4:30 pm.
WHERE:   505 Eighth Avenue (between 35th & 36th Street – closer to 35th); NYC, NY. 20th floor – the Lavender Room. (Training room & bathrooms are wheelchair accessible.)
COST: $150 for NY licensed SWs, MHCs, MFTs, LPs and CATs.  [NOTE:  If you are licensed in more than one discipline (SW, MHC, MFT, LP, CAT), the State allows you to earn certificates for each discipline in this seminar. An administrative fee of $20 for each additional 6 CE seminar certificate will be charged (payment can be made via our Support Us button).]

To REGISTER for BIPOLAR or SCHIZOPHRENIA?PRESS HERE.

 

If you would like to receive notifications as soon as registrations open, email us at: julieridge@frmf.org to be placed on our mailing list. We thank you for passing our information along to your colleagues.  Your support keeps us going strong!

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*NY LMSWs, LCSWs, LMHCs, LMFTs, LPs and LCATs must receive 36 Continuing Education credits (CEs) every 3 years to renew their license.  24 of those CEs must be live-in-person. For more information about Continuing Education credits go to the New York State Office of the Profession’s website at:  www.op.nysed.gov/prof   Select your profession, then click on Continuing Education on the left for requirements and listing of approved agencies.   There is no State restriction as to how many of your 36 credits you can earn from a single provider or within a single calendar year.

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Our Cancellation PolicyCancellations received 72 hours (3 business days) or more in advance of a seminar date can be applied to future seminars or receive a refund, less a 15% administrative processing fee.  Cancellations received less than 72 hours (3 business days) from seminar date and no shows, receive no refund or credit towards future seminars.  In case of serious emergency (e.g. accident, hospitalization, death of a loved one), contact us and we will do our best to work with you. Because your credit card information is encrypted for your protection, refunds are issued by check.

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Our grateful thanks to the 150+ people who attended our Actors’ Equity staged reading of BIPOLAR & THE ENGLISH CHANNEL last December 13 – 16, 2018 at the Studio Theatre, Off Broadway in NYC, NY.   The one-woman production can be presented at your venue.  Please email us at: julieridge@frmf.org to discuss the possibilities.  For fun, some friends excavated the vintage footage of my 1983 appearance on the David Letterman Show.  Press HEREhttps://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9NICwwxQFes to see the clip.

We serve healthy refreshments at all of our seminars.  Alcohol will never be served at our events.  We are proud to provide a safe and sober environment.