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REGISTRATION IS OPEN thru the END of 2018! 

Scroll down the ENTIRE page for all seminars, including information about our special FREE presentation of  BIPOLAR & THE ENGLISH CHANNEL December 13 – 16, 2018 at the Studio Theatre, Theatre Row, an Off Broadway venue, NYC, NY.

Information regarding the NY State Education Department’s Continuing Education requirements and our cancellation policies can be found at the bottom of this page.

Get lost in the magic of movies, enhance your understanding of mental health concerns, and earn NY SED approved live-in-person CEs all at the same time.  Now in our 5th year, our specialty is finding accurate and compassionate films that responsibly depict a myriad of mental health conditions.  Learning is enhanced with lively conversation, resource-rich take-home materials, and healthy refreshments.  Our seminars are conveniently located in mid-town Manhattan. We provide a FUN, intimate, highly interactive atmosphere conducive to higher learning.  Seating is limited. Registration is required for our 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 all 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

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THE INTERNET & MENTAL HEALTH. 6 live-in-person NY SED approved CEs.  Two movies, multiple perspectives. Explore staying safe in cyberspace, Internet and cell phone addiction, and more.  This seminar is almost full. Register at your earliest convenience to secure your seat!  [If class has filled before you get a chance to register, email us at: julieridge@frmf.org to be wait listed.]

WHEN: Monday, September 24th, 2018, 10:00 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 THE INTERNET & MENTAL HEALTH: press HERE

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WELCOME TO DSM-5! 3 live-in-person NY SED approved CEs.  This seminar will bring you up to speed on the changes, modifications and updates made from DSM-IV to DSM-5.  [There is no film.]  Only 1 seat left. If class is full when you go in to register, contact us at: julieridge@frmf.org to be placed on the wait list.

WHEN: Monday, October 1st, 2018, 5:30 – 8:30 pm.
WHERE:  our home/office at 400 West 43rd Street (corner of 9th Avenue), Suite 6-S, NY, NY.
COST: $60 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 CE seminar certificate will be charged (payment can be made via our Support Us button).] 

To REGISTER for WELCOME TO DSM-5!:  press HERE

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CONNECTING DOTS: the global seriesFour powerful films highlight mental health issues around the world.  14 live-in-person CEs for this 4-part film series. Only 6 seats remain for this ALL NEW series. Register at your earliest convenience to reserve your seat!  All 4 seminars must be taken for series credit.  [Note: Bonus Self Study credits available during this series – plus, 2 CE credits for our end of the year BIPOLAR & THE ENGLISH CHANNEL performance are free with participation as well.]  For downloadable PDF brochure with details on the series press HERE.

WHEN: 4 consecutive Saturdays, Oct 13, 20 & 27, and Nov 3, 2018, 1:00 – 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: $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).]  COST for series for non-mental health professionals: $175; COST for series for students: $125.

To REGISTER for CONNECTING DOTS: the global series: press HERE

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THE EXPERIMENTER: why do we comply?  6 live-in-person CEs. Two movies, a ground-breaking experiment, provocative discussion on the psychology of obedience to authority. Rule breakers – this one is for you!

WHEN: Monday, November 5th, 10 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 THE EXPERIMENTER: press HERE

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We are excited to announce our Actor’s Equity Association staged reading performances of  BIPOLAR & THE ENGLISH CHANNEL.  Hear the unlikely tale of how a casual mile-a-day pool lapper became an English Channel swimmer in nine short months and how her zig-zag journey across the grey murky Channel seas parallels her life with bipolar disorder. 

WHEN: Thursday, December 13th, 7 – 9 pm,
Friday, December 14th, 8 – 10 pm,
Saturday, December 15th, 8 – 10 pm,
Sunday, December 16th, 3 – 5 pm.
WHERE:   The Studio Theatre @ Theatre Row Theatres, 410 West 42nd Street (between 9th & 10th Avenues), NYC, NY. 
COST:  FREE !   Our Actor’s Equity Association staged reading contract prohibits us from charging admission or soliciting donations during performances.  However, NY licensed social workers, mental health counselors, marriage & family therapists, psychoanalysts and creative arts therapists can earn 2 live-in-person CEs for a certificate processing fee of $20.  All individuals who have completed a CONNECTING DOTS series in 2018 will earn 2 live-in-person CEs compliments of the Frank Ridge Memorial Foundation as our thanks for your participation.  If you wish to make a charitable contribution to our non-profit organization and support the work we do, please visit our SUPPORT US button. All donations are tax deductible.  Thank you!

To RESERVE A SEAT email us at: julieridge@frmf.org with your name, email address, date(s) you wish to attend, and discipline(s) & license number(s) if applicable.  The $20 payment for your 2 live-in-person CE certificate can be made by way of our SUPPORT US button.

NOTE: Registration is NOT required. Walk-ins are welcome. However, seating is limited – first come first served!  When you arrive at the Theatre Row theatres, tell them you’re here to see BIPOLAR & THE ENGLISH CHANNEL and you will be sent upstairs to the Studio Theatre to check in.  No tickets required.  Theatre and restrooms are wheelchair accessible. If you require special accommodations, please let us know.

For a downloadable PDF of our event for distribution press HERE.

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IMPORTANT NOTE:  If you encounter difficulty during registration, it is probably one of the two following issues:  Issue #1: When registering with your mobile phone, be certain the first letter in the code is lower case.  Most phones automatically make this an upper case letter and it will block you.  Make the proper adjustment (the code is case sensitive) and you will have no difficulty proceeding to the payment page.  Issue #2: If you cannot read the code to complete your registration and proceed to payment, we are aware that many office and State systems block pop-ups. Please try later from your personal computer or contact us to assist by telephone.  We apologize for any inconvenience.

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If you would like to receive notifications as soon as registrations open, email us at: julieridge@frmf.org. If you want to attend our CONNECTING DOTS series but are unable to attend Saturday sessions, please contact us.  If there is enough interest, we can run the same series simultaneously on a weeknight.

For more information on individual seminars and our 2018 CONNECTING DOTS series, see our SEMINARS pulldown tab.  

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*NY LMSWs, LCSWs, LMHCs, LMFTs, LPs and LCATs must receive 36 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.   [Note: 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.

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.