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The Frank Ridge Memorial Foundation, Inc. is a NY State Ed approved provider for Continuing Education contact hours (CEs) for ALL NY licensed Psychologists (#PSY-0009), Social Workers (#SW-0096), Mental Health Counselors (#MHC-0010), Marriage & Family Therapists (#MFT-0014), Creative Arts Therapists (#CAT-0065), and Psychoanalysts (#P-0018). 

Our specialty is finding accurate, responsible, compassionate depictions of mental health conditions and topical issues in movies.  Your film watching is enhanced with up-to-date, comprehensive study materials to support 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.

To view descriptions and registration for ALL of seminars currently open for registration: SCROLL DOWN THE ENTIRE PAGE.  Self study seminars are posted after the hybrid (Zoom-live-in-person + self study) classes. We allow only 9 participants in our Zoom classes and they fill quickly – early registration is recommended. 

The New York State Education (SED) Office of the Professions is 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

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 in the code MUST be lower case.
  • When you register for a self study seminar, I will send custom-tailored study materials and instructions. The study packets are sent individually 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. The link to our 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.

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NOW OPEN FOR REGISTRATION. [If a session is FULL, please email me to be placed on the wait list at jridgemha@aol.com. Thank you!]

EATING DISORDERS: it’s personal 6 Total CEs (3 Zoom-live-in-person + 3 self study). NEW.  This session is now FULL.  The next delivery of this seminar is August 10. Scroll down the page to register.  Eating disorders aren’t about the disorders, they’re about people. Two engaging movies explore anorexia and bulimia – the documentary film Love, Gilda, and Brittany Runs a Marathon. I do not provide a link to the movies.  How you access the films will depend on your cable network and premium channels. PLEASE WAIT UNTIL YOU RECEIVE THE STUDY MATERIALS TO WATCH THE MOVIES – they guide your viewing and I want the movies to be fresh in your mind for our Zoom session. I will be send study materials five days before we meet and the link to our Zoom the day before our class. 

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 6 CE seminar certificate will be charged (payment can be made via our Support Us button).]

REGISTRATION for the May 11 session EATING DISORDERS: it’s personal is FULLScroll down the page to register for the Tuesday, August 10, 7:00 – 9:30 pm session.  Registration for the August session is OPEN.  

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Due to popular demand, an extra session of QUESTIONABLE ETHICS IN RESEARCH, 6 Total CEs (3 Zoom-live-in-person & 3 self study) has been scheduled. Two movies explore human experiments deliberately performed on unknowing recipients. Conversation will include discussion about responsibility in research and betrayal of public trust. Movies featured are 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.  Only 9 participants per session. (Only FOUR seats left.)  PLEASE WAIT UNTIL YOU RECEIVE THE STUDY MATERIALS TO WATCH THE MOVIES – they guide your viewing and I want the movies to be fresh in your mind for our Zoom session. I will be send study materials five days before we meet and the link to our Zoom the day before our class.   This course IS NY State approved for Psychologists’ Ethics requirement.  

WHEN: Zoom-live-in-person session – Wednesday, May 19, 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 6 CE seminar certificate will be charged (payment can be made via our Support Us button).]

To REGISTER for QUESTIONABLE ETHICS IN RESEARCH 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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CONNECTING DOTS: the Classics!  16 total CEs (8 Zoom-live-in-person CEs & 8 self study CEs)NEW.  Four weekly Zoom-live-in-person group conversations, four consecutive Thursdays, four classic movies portraying mental illnesses. Through the lens of some of the greatest playwrights of the 20th Century, this series takes a journey through time and history.  All four Zoom sessions must be attended for series credit.  This series features:  The Snake Pit (an historical view of a post WWII mental asylum, starring Olivia de Havilland), A Streetcar Named Desire (by Tennessee Williams, starring Vivian Leigh), Who’s Afraid of Virginia Woolf (by Edward Albee, starring Elizabeth Taylor and Richard Burton), and The Death of a Salesman (by Arthur Miller, starring Dustin Hoffman, Kate Reid and John Malkovich). All four movies are available on Amazon Prime video. Instructions will be sent upon confirmation of  your registration. Only 9 participants per session. (Only TWO seats left.) PLEASE WAIT UNTIL YOU RECEIVE THE STUDY MATERIALS TO WATCH THE MOVIES – they guide your viewing and I want the movies to be fresh in your mind for our Zoom session. I will be send study materials five days before we meet and the link to our Zoom the day before our class.

WHEN: Zoom-live-in-person sessions – Thursdays June 3, 10, 17 & 24, 2021 – 7:00 – 9:00 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 16 CE seminar certificate will be charged (payment can be made via our Support Us button).]

To REGISTER for CONNECTING DOTS:  the Classics!:  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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THE GENESIS OF VIOLENCE: could any of us be a murderer? 6 Total CEs (3 Zoom-live-in-person & 3 self study). ALL NEW.  Courts and the public focus on the act of violence. Psychiatrists and mental health professionals want to understand the why.  Two movies – Crazy, Not Insane (2020 – HBO Documentary) and The Experimenter (2015) – delve into the childhood traumas often lurking beneath violent crime, and what motivates violent behavior in ordinary people. How you access the films will depend on your cable network and premium channels.  Only 9 participants per session.  (Only TWO seats left.) PLEASE WAIT UNTIL YOU RECEIVE THE STUDY MATERIALS TO WATCH THE MOVIES – they guide your viewing and I want the movies to be fresh in your mind for our Zoom session. I will be send study materials five days before we meet and the link to our Zoom the day before our class.

WHEN: Zoom-live-in-person session – Wednesday, June 23, 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 6 CE seminar certificate will be charged (payment can be made via our Support Us button).]

To REGISTER for THE GENESIS OF VIOLENCE: 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). This session is now FULL. To be placed on the wait list email me at jridgemha@aol.com 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.  Only 9 participants per session. PLEASE WAIT UNTIL YOU RECEIVE THE STUDY MATERIALS TO WATCH THE MOVIES – they guide your viewing and I want the movies to be fresh in your mind for our Zoom session. I will be send study materials five days before we meet and the link to our Zoom the day before our class.  This course IS NY State approved for Psychologists’ Ethics requirement.  

WHEN: Zoom-live-in-person session – Wednesday, July 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 6 CE seminar certificate will be charged (payment can be made via our Support Us button).]

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

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Back by popular demand CONNECTING DOTS: the history of global diseases and their impact on mental health.  16 total CEs (8 Zoom-live-in-person CEs & 8 self study CEs).  Three weekly Zoom-live-in-person group conversations, three consecutive Saturdays, three movies and mini-series about global pandemics from the Bubonic Plague to present day. All three Zoom sessions must be attended for series credit.  This series features:  Coronavirus Explained (a Netflix min-series), The Hot Zone about Ebola, and The Normal Heart, starring Mark Ruffalo and Matt Bomer. Instructions will be sent upon confirmation of  your registration. Only 9 participants per session. PLEASE WAIT UNTIL YOU RECEIVE THE STUDY MATERIALS TO WATCH THE MOVIES – they guide your viewing and I want the movies to be fresh in your mind for our Zoom session. I will be send study materials five days before we meet and the link to our Zoom the day before our class. BONUS self study CEs available for this series  for those who register and watch The Line from The Public Theater’s YouTube channel before June 20. Contact me for details: jridgemha@aol.com 

WHEN: Zoom-live-in-person sessions – Saturdays July 17, 24 & 31 – 1:00 – 3:30 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 16 CE seminar certificate will be charged (payment can be made via our Support Us button).]

To REGISTER for CONNECTING DOTS: global diseases:  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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JUST MERCY: the criminal (in)justice system. 6 Total CEs (3 self study & 3 Zoom-live-in-person).  The first delivery of this seminar was last summer in the wake of George Floyd’s murder.  One year later, his murderer has been found guilty of all charges. Two movies, Fruitvale Station, starring Michael B Jordan and True Justice, the Bryan Stevenson story, address the systemic racism in our criminal (in)justice system and the over-representation of the mentally ill in our prisons.  How you access the films will depend on your cable network and premium channels.  Only 9 participants per session. PLEASE WAIT UNTIL YOU RECEIVE THE STUDY MATERIALS TO WATCH THE MOVIES – they guide your viewing. I will be send them five days before we meet. I will send the link to our Zoom Session the day before our class.

WHEN: Zoom-live-in-person session – Tuesday, July 20, 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 6 CE seminar certificate will be charged (payment can be made via our Support Us button).]

To REGISTER for 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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EATING DISORDERS: it’s personal. 6 Total CEs (3 Zoom-live-in-person & 3 self study). Eating disorders aren’t about the disorders, they’re about people. Two engaging movies explore anorexia and bulimia – 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.   Only 9 participants per session. PLEASE WAIT UNTIL YOU RECEIVE THE STUDY MATERIALS TO WATCH THE MOVIES – they guide your viewing. I will be send them five days before we meet. I will send the link to our Zoom Session the day before our class.

WHEN: Zoom-live-in-person session – Tuesday August 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 6 CE seminar certificate will be charged (payment can be made via our Support Us button).]

To REGISTER for EATING DISORDERS: it’s personal: 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, 6 Total CEs (3 Zoom-live-in-person & 3 self study). NEW.  Two movies explore this rarely discussed, frequently misdiagnosed disorder – from the first reported case to present day. Movies for this seminar are: The Three Faces of Eve and The Woman with 15 Personalities. I do not provide a link to the movies.   How you access the films will depend on your cable network and premium channels.  Only 9 participants per session.  PLEASE WAIT UNTIL YOU RECEIVE THE STUDY MATERIALS TO WATCH THE MOVIES – they guide your viewing and I want the movies to be fresh in your mind for our Zoom session. I will be send study materials five days before we meet and the link to our Zoom the day before our class.     

WHEN: Zoom-live-in-person session – August 26, 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 6 CE seminar certificate will be charged (payment can be made via our Support Us button).]

To REGISTER for DISSOCIATIVE IDENTITY DISORDERS: 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 

ADDICTION & ITS IMPACT ON FAMILY – self study  3 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 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 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. The second short documentary shows individuals of all cultures on all ends of the spectrum. 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 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 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 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 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 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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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 study  6 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 study  3 self study NY SED approved CEs. 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 $10 for each additional 3 CE seminar certificate will be charged (payment can be made via our Support Us button).]

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THE OPIOID CRISiS – self study 3 self study NY SED approved CEs.  NEW.  Featuring J.D. Vances’ Hillbilly Elegy, about his escape from ‘Hillbilly Country’ where opioid addiction runs rampant. This biopic tells the true story of Vance’s mother’s torment with the addiction and his grandmother’s support toward a productive successful life for Vance.  I do not provide a link to the movie. How you access the film depends on your cable network and premium channels.  [NOTE: this seminar focuses on the opioid crisis and is distinctly different from ADDICTION & ITS IMPACT ON FAMILIES.]

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 $10 for each additional 3 CE seminar certificate will be charged (payment can be made via our Support Us button).]

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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.  Typically, 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. Special exemptions are being made during the COVID pandemic. 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.