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As a mid-town Manhattan based agency, the Frank Ridge Memorial Foundation will be offering self study and Zoom-live-in-person seminars indefinitely.   For those who prefer the live-in-person-classroom experience, when it is safe to re-open our conference room, we WILL do so.  New seminars are created regularly. All materials are updated annually.  

To view descriptions and registration for ALL of our seminars: SCROLL DOWN THE ENTIRE PAGE.  Self study seminars are posted after the hybrid (Zoom-live-in-person + self study) classes. We allow only 8 participants in our Zoom classes, so they fill quickly – early registration is recommended. 

IMPORTANT UPDATES:  The New York State Education (SED) Office of the Professions is now accepting self study Continuing Education contact hours (CEs) in lieu of live-in-person CEs for all license renewals thru JANUARY 1, 2022!  For those of you with renewal dates AFTER Jan 1, 2022, you can earn all of your CEs from self study or Zoom-live-in-person, IF you elect to get them all before January 1, 2022. To follow updates directly with NY SED Office of the Professions go to:  http://www.op.nysed.gov/COVID-19.html

The Frank Ridge Memorial Foundation, Inc. is a NY State Ed approved provider for Continuing Education contact hours (CEs) for ALL NY licensed Social Workers (#SW-0096), Mental Health Counselors (#MHC-0010), Marriage & Family Therapists (#MFT-0014), Creative Arts Therapists (#CAT-0065), Psychoanalysts (#P-0018), and Psychologists (#PSY-0009). We do not have approved provider status for states outside of NY, however some states have reciprocity (e.g. Florida). Check with your state licensing bureau to determine eligibility.

To complete our self study and Zoom-live-in-person seminars:

  • Register and make payment online.  Payment must be made when you register. If you encounter difficulty, email me at: jridgemha@aol.com. The code on the registration page is case sensitive – the first letter MUST be lower case.
  • When you register for a self study seminar, I will send study materials and instructions. The study packets must be sent manually and will not arrive instantly upon registration. If you are participating in a Zoom-live-in-person seminar or series, I will send study materials 3-5 days in advance of our Zoom session. An invitation to our group online Zoom session will be sent the day before we meet.  Zoom sessions can be taken from any device that has a camera and microphone (e.g. iPad, phone, most computers).  If you are new to Zoom and need an assist, email me and we can schedule a test Zoom session.  The Zoom app is free.
  • You access and watch the movie or mini-series required for the seminar.  How you access the movie or series will depend on your cable network and premium channels.  Some are available for purchase on DVD. I do not provide a link to the movie(s) or mini-series.
  • After our Zoom-live-in-person session, or when you complete your self-study seminar, I will send your post quiz and evaluation.  As per NY State regulations you need a 70% or higher to pass the post quiz to receive your Certificate of Completion.

Our specialty is finding accurate, responsible, compassionate depictions of mental health conditions and topical issues in movies.  Your movie viewing is supported with up-to-date, comprehensive study materials to enrich learning. All seminars presented by the Frank Ridge Memorial Foundation, Inc. are NY State Education Department (SED) approved for self study and live-in-person Continuing Education contact hours (CEs). Seminars are designed and facilitated by Julie Ridge, LCSW-R, a master trainer with 30 years experience teaching mental health professionals, parents, foster parents, individuals living with mental illnesses, and adolescents.  Our refund policy is at the bottom of this page.

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NOW OPEN FOR REGISTRATION: 

CONNECTING DOTS: Triage – where do we begin?  16 total CEs (10 Zoom-live-in-person CEs + 6 self study CEs)ALL NEW. Four weekly Zoom-live-in-person group conversations, four consecutive Tuesdays, four movies about individuals who present with multiple layers of mental health concerns.  All four Zoom sessions must be attended for series credit.  This series features:  OC87 (2010), a documentary by Bud Clayman, Honey Boy (2019), a biop starring Shia LaBeouf and Lucas Hedges,  Heaven is a Traffic Jam on the 405 (2018 Academy Award winner for best short documentary), and The Life Ahead (2020), starring Sophia Loren.  All films for this series are available on Amazon Prime and other platforms.  I cannot provide links.  Only 8 participants per series. [Only SIX seats left.] Instructions will be sent upon confirmation of  your registration. Study materials will be sent 3-5 days in advance.  I will send the link to our Zoom Sessions the day before each session. Though you may be tempted, please do NOT watch the films in advance. Your study materials guide your viewing and I want the films to be fresh in your mind for discussion.

WHEN: Zoom-live-in-person sessions – Tuesdays, March 2, 9, 16 & 23, 2021 – 7:00 – 9:30 pm.
LOCATION: Your home/office and Zoom.
COST: $300 for all NY licensed SWs, MHCs, MFTs, LPs, CATs and Psychologists.  [NOTE:  If you are licensed in more than one discipline (SW, MHC, MFT, LP, CAT or Psychologist), the State allows you to earn certificates for each discipline in this seminar. An administrative fee of $20 for each additional 15 CE seminar certificate will be charged (payment can be made via our Support Us button).]

To REGISTER for CONNECTING DOTS: Triage – where do we begin?:  PRESS HERE

IMPORTANT: Fill in all fields.  Enter BOTH your discipline (SW, MHC, MFT, LP, CAT or Psychologist) and license number to complete your registration. I cannot complete your registration without that information. Thank you.

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WOMEN’S RIGHTS & MENTAL HEALTH.  6 Total CEs (3 Zoom-live-in-person + 3 self study). This Seminar is now FULL.  To be placed on the wait list please email me at: jridgemha@aol.com.   Two movies explore women’s fervent fight for the right to vote, from both the British and American perspectives.  This seminar features:  Iron Jawed Angels, starring Hillary Swank (available on HBO), and Suffragette, starring Carey Mulligan (available on Amazon). I do not provide a link to the movies.  How you access the films will depend on your cable network and premium channels.   Only 8 participants per session.  Study materials and instructions will be sent 3-5 days before our session. I will send the link to our Zoom Session the day before we meet. Though you may be tempted, please do NOT watch the films in advance – they are subject to change. Your study materials guide your viewing and I want the films to be fresh in your mind for discussion.

WHEN: Zoom-live-in-person session – Wednesday, March 10, 2021, 7:00 – 9:30 pm.
LOCATION: Your home/office and Zoom.
COST: $150 for all NY licensed SWs, MHCs, MFTs, LPs, CATs and Psychologists.  [NOTE:  If you are licensed in more than one discipline (SW, MHC, MFT, LP, CAT or Psychologist), the State allows you to earn certificates for each discipline in this seminar. An administrative fee of $20 for each additional 15 CE seminar certificate will be charged (payment can be made via our Support Us button).]

REGISTRATION for WOMEN’S RIGHTS & MENTAL HEALTH is now FULL.  To be placed on the wait list email me at: jridgemha@aol.com.

IMPORTANT: Fill in all fields.  Enter BOTH your discipline (SW, MHC, MFT, LP, CAT or Psychologist) and license number to complete your registration. I cannot complete your registration without that information. Thank you.

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CONNECTING DOTS: portraits in courage16 total CEs (10 Zoom-live-in-person CEs + 6 self study CEs). ALL NEW.  Four weekly Zoom-live-in-person group conversations, four consecutive Saturdays, four movies about individuals who became reluctant heroes in their quests to aid mankind.  All four Zoom sessions must be attended for series credit.  Series movies include: Radioactive (the story of Marie Curie, starring Rosamund Pike), Hacksaw Ridge (the story of Desmond Doss, a WWII medal of honor recipient who never fired a shot, starring Andrew Garfield), He Named Me Malala (the documentary of a school girl who stood up against the Taliban), and Dark Waters (the story of Robert Billot and his take-down of DuPont, starring Mark Ruffalo). All films in this series are available on Amazon Prime and/or other Premium Channels.  I cannot provide links.  Only 8 participants per series. Instructions will be sent upon confirmation of  registration. Study materials will be sent 3-5 days in advance.  I will send the link to our Zoom Sessions the day before each session. Though you may be tempted, please do NOT watch the films in advance. Your study materials guide your viewing and I want the films to be fresh in your mind for discussion. 

WHEN: Zoom-live-in-person sessions – Saturdays, April 10, 17, 24, & May 1, 2021  – 1:00 – 3:30 pm.   [note change in dates: this series was originally scheduled for Tuesdays – it’s been switched to 4 consecutive Saturdays upon request.]
LOCATION: Your home/office and Zoom.
COST: $300 for all NY licensed SWs, MHCs, MFTs, LPs, CATs and Psychologists.  [NOTE:  If you are licensed in more than one discipline (SW, MHC, MFT, LP, CAT or Psychologist), the State allows you to earn certificates for each discipline in this seminar. An administrative fee of $20 for each additional 15 CE seminar certificate will be charged (payment can be made via our Support Us button).]

To REGISTER for CONNECTING DOTS: portraits in courage: PRESS HERE.

IMPORTANT: Fill in all fields.  Enter BOTH your discipline (SW, MHC, MFT, LP, CAT or Psychologist) and license number to complete your registration. I cannot complete your registration without that information. Thank you.

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QUESTIONABLE ETHICS IN RESEARCH.  6 Total CEs (3 Zoom-live-in-person + 3 self study). ALL NEW.  This seminar is now FULL.  To be placed on the wait list, email me at: jridgemha@aol.com.  (Note that this seminar will be taught again on Wed, July 14, 7-9:30 pm.)  Two movies explore human experiments deliberately performed on unknowing recipients. Conversation will include discussion about responsibility in research and betrayal of public trust. Movies will include: 3 Identical Strangers and Miss Evers Boys. I do not provide a link to the movies.  How you access the films will depend on your cable network and premium channels. I watch them on Amazon Prime.  Only 8 participants per session.  Study materials and instructions will be sent 3-5 days before our session. I will send the link to our Zoom Session the day before we meet. Though you may be tempted, please do NOT watch the films in advance – they are subject to change. Your study materials guide your viewing and I want the films to be fresh in your mind for discussion. This course IS NY State approved for Psychologists’ Ethics requirement.  

WHEN: Zoom-live-in-person session – Wednesday, April 14, 2021, 7:00 – 9:30 pm.
LOCATION: Your home/office and Zoom.
COST: $150 for all NY licensed SWs, MHCs, MFTs, LPs, CATs and Psychologists.  [NOTE:  If you are licensed in more than one discipline (SW, MHC, MFT, LP, CAT or Psychologist), the State allows you to earn certificates for each discipline in this seminar. An administrative fee of $20 for each additional 15 CE seminar certificate will be charged (payment can be made via our Support Us button).]

REGISTRATION for QUESTIONABLE ETHICS IN RESEARCH is now FULL. To be placed on the wait list email me at: jridgemha@aol.com

IMPORTANT: Fill in all fields.  Enter BOTH your discipline (SW, MHC, MFT, LP, CAT or Psychologist) and license number to complete your registration. I cannot complete your registration without that information. Thank you.

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EATING DISORDERS: it’s personal 6 Total CEs (3 Zoom-live-in-person + 3 self study). ALL NEW.  Two movies explore anorexia and bulimia, but eating disorders aren’t about the disorders, they’re about people.  Movies are the documentary film Love Gilda, and Brittany Runs a Marathon (based on a true story). I do not provide a link to the movies.  How you access the films will depend on your cable network and premium channels. I watch them on Amazon Prime.  Only 8 participants per session.  Study materials and instructions will be sent 3-5 days before our session. I will send the link to our Zoom Session the day before we meet. Though you may be tempted, please do NOT watch the films in advance. Your study materials guide your viewing and I want the films to be fresh in your mind for discussion.

WHEN: Zoom-live-in-person session – Tuesday May 11, 2021, 7:00 – 9:30 pm.
LOCATION: Your home/office and Zoom.
COST: $150 for all NY licensed SWs, MHCs, MFTs, LPs, CATs and Psychologists.  [NOTE:  If you are licensed in more than one discipline (SW, MHC, MFT, LP, CAT or Psychologist), the State allows you to earn certificates for each discipline in this seminar. An administrative fee of $20 for each additional 15 CE seminar certificate will be charged (payment can be made via our Support Us button).]

To REGISTER for EATING DISORDERS: it’s personalPRESS HERE.

IMPORTANT: Fill in all fields.  Enter BOTH your discipline (SW, MHC, MFT, LP, CAT or Psychologist) and license number to complete your registration. I cannot complete your registration without that information. Thank you.

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CONNECTING DOTS: Just Mercy – the criminal (in)justice system.  16 total CEs (10 Zoom-live-in-person CEs + 6 self study CEs)ALL NEW. Four weekly Zoom-live-in-person group conversations, four consecutive Thursdays, four movies about our broken criminal (in)justice system.  All four Zoom sessions must be attended for series credit.  This series will include:  True Justice (the Bryan Stevenson story), The Stanford Prison Experiments, and more. [The other two films are still under consideration.] Only 8 participants per series.  Instructions will be sent upon confirmation of  your registration. Study materials will be sent 3-5 days in advance.  I will send the link to our Zoom Sessions the day before each session. Though you may be tempted, please do NOT watch the films in advance. Your study materials guide your viewing and I want the films to be fresh in your mind for discussion.  [PLEASE NOTE: If you have taken our 6 CE seminar JUST MERCY, you can not take this series – content and movies overlap.]

WHEN: Zoom-live-in-person sessions – Thursdays June 3, 10, 17 & 24, 2021 – 7:00 – 9:30 pm.
LOCATION: Your home/office and Zoom.
COST: $300 for all NY licensed SWs, MHCs, MFTs, LPs, CATs and Psychologists.  [NOTE:  If you are licensed in more than one discipline (SW, MHC, MFT, LP, CAT or Psychologist), the State allows you to earn certificates for each discipline in this seminar. An administrative fee of $20 for each additional 15 CE seminar certificate will be charged (payment can be made via our Support Us button).]

To REGISTER for CONNECTING DOTS:  Just Mercy – the criminal (in)justice system:  PRESS HERE

IMPORTANT: Fill in all fields.  Enter BOTH your discipline (SW, MHC, MFT, LP, CAT or Psychologist) and license number to complete your registration. I cannot complete your registration without that information. Thank you.

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SELF STUDY SEMINARS available NOW:

ADDICTION & ITS IMPACT ON FAMILY – self study. 3.5 self study NY SED approved CEs.  A powerful, personal film highlights the impact addiction has on family members.  To complete this seminar you will watch the movie Beautiful Boy, starring Timothee Chalamet.  I do not provide a link to it.  How you access the film depends on your cable network and premium channels.  Upon receipt and confirmation of your registration, you will be sent the class materials and instructions.  Study packets are sent manually and will not arrive instantaneously. Thank you for your patience. Though you may be tempted, please do not watch the movie before you receive the study materials – they guide your viewing.

COST: $75  for all NY licensed SWs, MHCs, MFTs, LPs, CATs and Psychologists.  [If you are licensed in more than one discipline (SW, MHC, MFT, LP, CAT or Psychologist), 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 ADDICTION & ITS IMPACT ON FAMILY – self study:  PRESS HERE.

IMPORTANT: Fill in all fields. Enter BOTH your discipline (SW, MHC, MFT, LP, CAT or Psychologist) and license number to complete your registration. I cannot complete your registration without that information. Thank you.

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AUTISM SPECTRUM DISORDERS (ASD) – self study. 3.5 self study NY SED approved CEs.  “If you’ve met one person with autism, you’ve met one person with autism.”  This spectrum disorder expresses itself across a wide range and no two people with ASD are alike.  This Self Study seminar features a documentary of one person’s adventure from early childhood through young adulthood, and the impact his condition has on his family. To complete this seminar you will watch the documentaries: Life Animated, featuring Owen Suskind, and Spectrum: a story of the mind. I do not provide a link to it.  How you access the film depends on your cable network and premium channels. Upon receipt and confirmation of your registration, you will be sent the class materials and instructions.   Study packets are sent manually and will not arrive instantaneously. Thank you for your patience. Though you may be tempted, please do not watch the movie before you receive the study materials – they guide your viewing.

COST: $75  for all NY licensed SWs, MHCs, MFTs, LPs, CATs and Psychologists.  [If you are licensed in more than one discipline (SW, MHC, MFT, LP, CAT or Psychologist), 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 AUTISM SPECTRUM DISORDERS – self study: PRESS HERE.

IMPORTANT: Fill in all fields. Enter BOTH your discipline (SW, MHC, MFT, LP, CAT or Psychologist) and license number to complete your registration. I cannot complete your registration without that information. Thank you.

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IS IT BIPOLAR OR IS IT SCHIZOPHRENIA? – self study.  3.5 self study NY SED approved CEs.  Discerning between bipolar and schizophrenia is difficult for experienced clinicians and psychiatrists.  This seminar explores their similarities and differences, and the challenges of teasing them apart. To complete this seminar you will watch the movie Love & Mercy, starring Paul Dano and John Cusack.  I do not provide a link to it.  How you access the film depends on your cable network and premium channels.  It is available on Amazon Prime, or purchase on DVD.  [If you have taken a seminar with us on Bipolar and Schizophrenia within this renewal cycle, check with me before registering for this class.] Upon receipt and confirmation of your registration, you will be sent the class materials and instructions. Study packets are sent manually and will not arrive instantaneously. Thank you for your patience. Though you may be tempted, please do not watch the movie before you receive the study materials – they guide your viewing.

COST: $75  for all NY licensed SWs, MHCs, MFTs, LPs, CATs and Psychologists.  [If you are licensed in more than one discipline (SW, MHC, MFT, LP, CAT or Psychologist, 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 IS IT BIPOLAR OF IS IT SCHIZOPHRENIA? – self study: PRESS HERE

IMPORTANT: Fill in all fields. Enter BOTH your discipline (SW, MHC, MFT, LP, CAT or Psychologist) and license number to complete your registration. I cannot complete your registration without that information. Thank you.

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WELCOME TO DSM-5! – self study.  3.5 self study NY SED approved CEs.  This seminar helps facilitate understanding and implementation of the essential changes that went into effect with the publication of DSM-5.  It is not a seminar on all of the DSM diagnoses.  Those are covered in other seminars.  There is no movie. Upon receipt and confirmation of your registration, you will be sent a 20-point, true/false Pre-Quiz with instructions. The Pre-Quiz is sent manually and will not arrive instantaneously. Thank you for your patience.

COST: $75 for NY licensed SWs, MHCs, MFTs, LPs, CATs and Psychologists.  [If you are licensed in more than one discipline (SW, MHC, MFT, LP, CAT or Psychologist), 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 WELCOME TO DSM-5! – self study: PRESS HERE

IMPORTANT: Fill in all fields.  Enter BOTH your discipline (SW, MHC, MFT, LP, CAT or Psychologist) and license number to complete your registration. I cannot complete your registration without that information. Thank you.

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DISSOCIATIVE IDENTITY DISORDERS (previously known as split personality disorder). 3.5 self study NY SED approved CEs.  With the assistance of the classic film The 3 Faces of Eve starring Joanne Woodward, participants will delve into this rare and unusual condition.  I do not provide a link to the movie. How you access the movie depends on your cable network and premium channels.  Upon receipt of your registration and payment, you will be sent class materials and instructionsStudy packets are sent manually and will not arrive instantaneously. Thank you for your patience. Though you may be tempted, please do not watch the movie before you receive the study materials – they guide your viewing.

COST: $75 for NY licensed SWs, MHCs, MFTs, LPs, CATs and Psychologists.  [NOTE:  If you are licensed in more than one discipline (SW, MHC, MFT, LP, CATs or Psychologists, 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 DISORDERS – self study: PRESS HERE

IMPORTANT: Fill in all fields. Enter BOTH your discipline (SW, MHC, MFT, LP, CAT or Psychologist) and license number to complete your registration. I cannot complete your registration without that information. Thank you.

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PERSONALITY DISORDERS: people who can ruin your lives – self study.  6 self study NY SED approved CEs. People with Cluster ‘B’ personality disorders (antisocial, borderline, histrionic and narcissistic) can wreck havoc with our personal and professional lives.  This seminar’s mini-series provides a glimpse into the symptomology, warning signs and consequences of one of the most evil geniuses of our time.  AN ALL NEW seminar.  To complete this seminar you will watch the 4-part ABC mini-series Madoff, starring Richard Dreyfuss and Blythe Danner.  I do not provide a link to it.  How you access the film depends on your cable network and premium channels. It is available on Amazon Prime.  Upon receipt and confirmation of your registration, you will be sent the class materials and instructionsStudy packets are sent manually and will not arrive instantaneously. Thank you for your patience.  Though you may be tempted, please do not watch the mini-series before you receive the study materials – they guide your viewing.

COST: $150 for NY licensed SWs, MHCs, MFTs, LPs, CATs and Psychologists.  [NOTE:  If you are licensed in more than one discipline (SW, MHC, MFT, LP, CAT or Psychologist), 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 PERSONALITY DISORDERS – self studyPRESS HERE.

IMPORTANT: Fill in all fields. Enter BOTH your discipline (SW, MHC, MFT, LP, CAT or Psychologist) and license number to complete your registration. I cannot complete your registration without that information. Thank you.

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THE MIND IS A TERRIBLE THING TO LOSE: the descent into dementia (about Neurocognitive Disorders) – self study6 self study NY SED approved CEs.  Two films explore Alzheimer’s, from early onset to typical age of onset, care options, and the impact on loved ones. To complete this seminar you will watch the movies Still Alice, starring Julianne Moore and What They Had, starring Blythe Danner.  I do not provide a link to the movies.  How you access them depends on your cable network and premium channels.  Upon receipt and confirmation of your registration, you will be sent the class materials and instructionsStudy packets are sent manually and will not arrive instantaneously. Thank you for your patience. Though you may be tempted, please do not watch the movies before you receive the study materials – they guide your viewing.

COST: $150 for NY licensed SWs, MHCs, MFTs, LPs, CATs and Psychologists.  [NOTE:  If you are licensed in more than one discipline (SW, MHC, MFT, LP, CAT or Psychologist), 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 MIND IS A TERRIBLE THING TO LOSE – self study: PRESS HERE.

IMPORTANT: Fill in all fields.  Enter BOTH your discipline (SW, MHC, MFT, LP, CAT or Psychologist) and license number to complete your registration. I cannot complete your registration without that information. Thank you.

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IN DEVELOPMENT:

LEWY BODY DEMENTIA: – a rare neurocognitive disorder – self study3.5 self study NY SED approved CEs. ALL NEW. The touching documentary film Robin’s Wish (2020), brought to us by his widow Susan Schneider, explores this frequently misdiagnosed illness, Robin Williams’ experience with it, and his final days.  I do not provide a link to it.  How you access the film depends on your cable network and premium channels. It is available on Amazon Prime.   

COST: $75 for NY licensed SWs, MHCs, MFTs, LPs, CATs and Psychologists.  [NOTE:  If you are licensed in more than one discipline (SW, MHC, MFT, LP, CAT or Psychologist), 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).]

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CONDUCT & INTERMITTENT EXPLOSIVE DISORDERS – self study3.5 self study NY SED approved CEs.  ALL NEW.  Set in a rural Nevada maximum security prison, a convict regains his humanity in a program training wild mustangs. To complete this seminar you will watch the movie The Mustang (2019).  I do not provide a link to it.  How you access the film depends on your cable network and premium channels. It is available on Amazon Prime.    

COST: $75 for NY licensed SWs, MHCs, MFTs, LPs, CATs and Psychologists.  [NOTE:  If you are licensed in more than one discipline (SW, MHC, MFT, LP, CAT or Psychologist), 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).]

MUCH MORE TO COME!

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

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*NY LMSWs, LCSWs, LMHCs, LMFTs, LPs, LCATs and Psychologists must receive 36 Continuing Education credits (CEs) every 3 years to renew their licenses.  Twenty-four of those CEs must be live-in-person (or Zoom-live-in-person). 12 of those credits can be earned through Self Study.  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.  We present Certificates of Completion at the end of each seminar.  If you lose your certificate and require a replacement, an administrative fee of $20 will be charged.

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I was honored that my one-woman show BIPOLAR & THE ENGLISH CHANNEL was selected out of 500 international entrants for presentation in the 2020 United Solo Festival this past Fall.  Sadly, because NYC theater went dark in March of 2020, all Festival performances were canceled.  We hope to return in 2021!  Our grateful thanks to the 160+ people who attended my Actors’ Equity staged reading of BIPOLAR & THE ENGLISH CHANNEL in December of 2018 Off Broadway in NYC, NY.   This 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 after I swam twice consecutively around Manhattan Island.  To see the clip, press HERE1983 – Julie Ridge with David Letterman.  

REFUND POLICY:  Cancellations received 72 hours in advance of a Zoom-live-in-person session can receive an 85% refund or credit toward a seminar of equal price.  Cancellations less than 72 hours of a Zoom-live-in-person session cannot be refunded or credited toward another seminar.  Cancellations for Self Study seminars cannot be refunded. If you have extenuating circumstances, please contact me and I will do my best to reach an equitable solution with you.

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