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REGISTRATION is OPEN thru March of 2019!   Scroll down the ENTIRE page for descriptions and registration details.

Our grateful thanks to the 150+ people who attended our Actors’ Equity staged reading of BIPOLAR & THE ENGLISH CHANNEL from December 13 – 16, 2018 at the Studio Theatre, Theatre Row, an Off Broadway venue in NYC, NY.   Our Actors’ Equity contract prohibited us from recording the performance.  However, the two-hour, one-woman production can be made available for presentation at your agency.  Please email us at: julieridge@frmf.org to discuss the possibilities.  And for 2019 fun, some friends excavated the vintage footage of my 1983 appearance on the David Letterman Show.  To access the clip press HEREhttps://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9NICwwxQFes.  Looking forward to seeing you in the New Year!

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INTRODUCING OUR 2019 FILM SEMINARS! Registration is now open.

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 entering our sixth year, our specialty is finding accurate and compassionate films that responsibly depict a myriad of mental health conditions.  Learning is enhanced with lively conversation and resource-rich take-home materials.  Healthy refreshments are served.  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 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

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Registration is OPEN for: RESILIENT OR TRAUMATIZED? why do some individuals bounce back and others don’t?  6 live-in-person CEs. Two movies, a multitude of powerful life forces, and factors that impact divergent outcomes.   [NOTE: this seminar is nearly full – if you are unable to register, notify us at: julieridge@frmf.org for instructions.]

WHEN: Monday, January 28th, 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 RESILIENT OR TRAUMATIZED: press HERE

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Registration is OPEN for: WOMEN’S RIGHTS & MENTAL HEALTH.  6 live-in-person CEs. Two powerful movies about women who fought for the rights we enjoy today and the struggles ahead.

WHEN: Monday, February, 11, 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 WOMEN’S RIGHTS: press HERE.

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Registration is OPEN for: CONNECTING DOTS: when multiple disorders collideALL NEW!  This brand new series features individuals living with several health conditions simultaneously, and the complex challenges facing them and those who care for them.  This 4-part series features all new films and is worth 14 live-in-person NY SED approved CEsAll 4 seminars must be taken for series credit.  To view brochure of the series: press HERE.

WHEN: 4 consecutive Saturdays, February 23, March 2, March 9 and March 16, 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 6 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: press HERE

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For those who cannot attend the Saturday series, Registration is Open for a small parallel CONNECTING DOTS: when multiple disorders collide series. Same films, same seminars, evening dates.

WHEN: 4 consecutive Thursdays, Feb 21 & 28, and March 7 & 14, 2019, 5:30-9:00 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 6 CE seminar certificate will be charged (payment can be made via our Support Us button).]

To REGISTER for the parallel CONNECTING DOTS series: press HERE

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Registration opening soon for: PSYCHOPHARM: uses and abuses 3.5 live-in-person CEs.  This seminar features an enjoyable coming of age movie demonstrating the uses and abuses of psychopharmalogical medication.  Seminar is augmented with interactive discussion and resource-rich take home materials. To pre-register email us at: julieridge@frmf.org for instructions.

WHEN: Saturday, April 13th, 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 & 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).]

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Registration opening soon forMENTAL HEALTH & THE (IN)JUSTICE SYSTEM 6 live-in-person CEs.  Two movies about the (in)justice system in America and it’s impact on society and mental health.  To pre-register email us at: julieridge@frmf.org for instructions.

WHEN: Monday, April 15th, 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).]

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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 seminar subjects and our 2019 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.]

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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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.