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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). ALL of our self study, zoom-live-in-person, and live-in-person seminars are NY SED approved for CE contact hours.  For details on all seminars currently open for registration: SCROLL DOWN THE ENTIRE PAGE.  Self study seminars are posted after live-in-person classes.

Our specialty is finding accurate, responsible, compassionate depictions of mental health conditions and topical issues in movies.  Your viewing is supported with up-to-date, comprehensive study materials to enhance learning. Seminars are created and facilitated by Julie Ridge, LCSW-R, a master trainer with 30 years of teaching experience.  Our refund policy is at the bottom of this page.

 NOTE:  The New York State Education (SED) Office of the Professions’ deadline to receive any or all of your CEs from self study is JANUARY 1, 2023 regardless of your renewal date.  Get this renewal cycle’s requirements out of the way and take some CE seminars before the end of this year. To follow updates directly with NY SED Office of the Professions go to:  http://www.op.nysed.gov/COVID-19.html

To complete our seminars:

  • Register and make payment online.  Note that 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 email custom-tailored study materials and instructions by PDF attachments. They will not arrive instantly upon registration. If you are participating in a Zoom-live-in-person seminar or series, I will email study materials by PDF attachments 3-5 days in advance of our Zoom session. The link to our Zoom session will be sent the day before we meet.   
  • For Zoom and self study seminars, you access and watch the movie or mini-series required for the seminar or series.   I do not provide a link to the movie(s) or mini-series. For FULLY live-in-person seminars, films will be shown during class.
  • After Zoom-live-in-person sessions, or when you complete your self-study seminar, I will email your post quiz and evaluation by PDF attachments.  As per NY State regulations you need a 70% or higher to pass the post quiz and receive your Certificate of Completion. Post quizzes and evaluations will be completed on site for fully live-in-person seminars.

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 OUR FALL LINE-UP

BRAND NEW – CONNECTING DOTS: mental health professionals in movies. 16 CEs (8 self study + 8 zoom-live-in person).  Four consecutive Thursday evening zoom sessions, four movies about traditional, non-traditional, revolutionary & controversial therapeutic techniques. Only 11 participants. I will send the study materials the Friday prior to our class and the link to the zoom room the day before we meet. 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.  All four seminars must be taken for series CEs.

WHEN: Zoom sessions, Thursdays Sept 8, 15, 22 & 29, 7:00 – 9:00 pm.
WHERE: Your home/office and Zoom.
COST: $350 for all NY licensed SWs, MHCs, MFTs, LPs, CATs and Psychologists. 

REGISTER  for CONNECTING DOTS: mental health professionals in movies: 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. 

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The EXACT SAME CONNECTING DOTS: mental health professionals in movies, 16 CEs – all LIVE-IN-PERSON, will be taught simultaneously LIVE on four consecutive Saturday afternoons. All 4 seminars must be taken for series CEs.

WHEN: Saturdays Sept 10, 17, 24 & Oct 1, 1:00 – 5:00 pm.
WHERE: Our home office: 400 West 43rd Street, (corner of 9th Avenue), 41-E, NYC, NY 10036.
COST: $350 for all NY licensed SWs, MHCs, MFTs, LPs, CATs and Psychologists.  Seating is EXTREMELY limited (only 3 seats remain). We urge you to register NOW. Proof of vaccination required.

REGISTER  for CONNECTING DOTS: mental health professionals in movies: 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. 

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BRAND NEW – THE UPSIDES & DOWNSIDES OF AGING: about neucognitive disorders and healthy aging6 LIVE-IN-PERSON CEs.  Movies about neurocognitive disorders & healthy aging. Proof of vaccination required.  Full day must be attended for CE contact hours. 

WHEN: Monday, September 19, 10:00 am – 4:30 pm.
WHERE: Our new home/office: 400 West 43rd Street (@ 9th Ave), Suite 41-E, NYC, NY 10036.
COST: $150 for all NY licensed SWs, MHCs, MFTs, LPs, CATs and Psychologists. This seminar is now FULL. To be placed on the Wait List email me at: jridgemha@aol.com. Proof of vaccination required.

THE UPSIDES & DOWNSIDES OF AGING 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. 

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Tickets are NOW ON SALE for the return engagement of my one-woman show, BIPOLAR & THE ENGLISH CHANNEL, Off Broadway, with the International United Solo Theater Festival. All NY licensed SWs, MHCs, MFTs, LPs, CATs and Psychologists can earn 2 LIVE-IN-PERSON CEs by attending the performance, showing proof of attendance (ticket stub), and completing post performance evaluation. Send me your discipline and license number after you’ve purchased your ticket. Fifty percent of the tickets are sold – get your seats in this intimate theater now.

WHEN:  Saturday, October 8, 2:00 pm.
WHERE: Studio Theater, 410 W 42 St, (between 9th & 10th Ave), NYC, NY.
COST:  The price of your ticket ($46.50 – includes handling fees).  To purchase tickets go to: https://unitedsolo.org/the-13th-annual-united-solo-theatre-festival/.  The United Solo website is tricky. You’ll need to scroll down to my show on October 8th, press Buy Tickets, then scroll all the way down the next page to my show again and press Buy Tickets. That takes you to yet another page, which you must scroll all the way down to select dates. Select October 8, 2:00. Once you’ve gotten your ticket or if you’re having difficulty, email me at: jridgemha@aol.com with your profession and license number to register for CEs. 

I mention my David Letterman interview in my show. If you’d like to watch the clip for fun,  press HERE1983 – Julie Ridge with David Letterman.

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UPDATES:

  • We will be returning to our Conference Room space near Penn Station, NYC in 2023.
  • If you are need to fulfill your ETHICS requirement before the end of 2023 (the subject is REQUIRED for all licensed psychologists), PLEASE EMAIL ME.  I will schedule another session of QUESTIONABLE ETHICS IN RESEARCH 6 CEs (3 zoom-live-in-person + 3 self study) in August or November.

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SELF STUDY SEMINARS

NEW – BORN THIS WAY – about a myriad of neurodevelopmental disorders.  6 self study NY SED approved CEs. With the documentary Far From the Tree, based on Andrew Solomon’s Best Seller of the same name, and the romantic comedy Keep the Change, participants will explore a myriad of neurodevelopmental disorders – from learning disabilities to Dwarfism. 

COST: $150  for all NY licensed SWs, MHCs, MFTs, LPs, CATs and Psychologists.   

To REGISTER  for BORN THIS WAY: 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.

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NEW – VOICES IN MY HEAD: about schizophrenia. 3 self study NY SED approved CEs. With the documentary A Guy Called Dad: a daughter’s journey, Stavon Arnold – a sweet, kind, gentle father, husband and son – provides us a glimpse into the world of schizophrenia. His daughter Kacey Arnold shows us how his chronic condition impacts individuals trying to care for a beloved family member. I do not provide a link to the movie.  How you access it depends on your cable network and premium channels.  It is available on Amazon Prime, or purchase on DVD.  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.   

To REGISTER  for VOICES IN MY HEADPRESS HERE

IMPORTANT: Fill in all fields. Enter BOTH your discipline (SW, MHC, MFT, LP, CAT or Psychologist) and license number to complete your registration. 

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NEW – THE REVOLVING DOOR OF INSTITUTIONAL CARE.  6 self study NY SED approved CEs.   Have you ever wondered why individuals with severe mental illness go round and round in the seemingly endless revolving doors of institutional care (e.g. hospitals, asylums, jails, prisons)?  For this self study you will watch two documentaries: Bedlam and Out of Sight, Out of Mind ,which explore the question in depth.  I do not provide links 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 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 movies before you receive the study materials – they guide your viewing.

COST: $150  for all NY licensed SWs, MHCs, MFTs, LPs, CATs and Psychologists.  

To REGISTER  for THE REVOLVING DOOR – 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.

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NEW – THE GENESIS OF VIOLENCE. 6 self study NY SED approved CEs.  The courts are interested in what the murderer did, mental health professionals are interested in the why.  With the movies Crazy, Not Insane and Experimenter (about Stanley Milgram’s Obedience to Authority studies) as the springboard, participants will explore the etiology of violence and explore the question: could any of us be a murderer?  I do not provide links 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 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 movies before you receive the study materials – they guide your viewing.

COST: $150  for all NY licensed SWs, MHCs, MFTs, LPs, CATs and Psychologists. 

To REGISTER  for THE GENESIS OF VIOLENCE – 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.

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NEW – WARNING: addiction may be hazardous to your health.  6 self study NY SED approved CEs.  Two movies – All That Jazz (1979), starring Roy Scheider and Four Good Days (2021), starring Glenn Close and Mila Kunis – delve into the opioid crisis, the roots of addictions, the need to uncover their sources for healing to begin, and the challenges of ongoing recovery.  I do not provide links 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 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 movies before you receive the study materials – they guide your viewing.

COST: $150  for all NY licensed SWs, MHCs, MFTs, LPs, CATs and Psychologists.  

To REGISTER  for WARNING: addiction may be hazardous to your health – 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. 

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NEW – AUTISM ALL GROWN UP.  6 self study NY SED approved CEs.  All of us know something about the autism spectrum, but most seminars focus on children. What about life on the spectrum after childhood?  This self study features the 2022 binge-worthy dramedy Amazon series As We See It, starring 3 atypical young adults.  Study materials focus on the perspectives of those living on the spectrum and those caring for them.

COST: $150  for all NY licensed SWs, MHCs, MFTs, LPs, CATs and Psychologists.  

To REGISTER  for AUTISM ALL GROWN UP – 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. 

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IS IT BIPOLAR? IS IT SCHIZOPHRENIA?  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.  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.   

To REGISTER  for IS IT BIPOLAR? 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. 

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LEWY BODY DEMENTIA (LBD).  3 self study NY SED approved CEs. LBD is a type of dementia most of us had never heard of until Robin Williams’ widow, Susan Schneider, brought it to public attention.  To complete this seminar you will watch the heartfelt documentary, Robin’s Wish.  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 movie before you receive the study materials – they guide your viewing.

COST: $75 for NY licensed SWs, MHCs, MFTs, LPs, CATs and Psychologists.  

To REGISTER for LEWY BODY DEMENTIA – 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. 

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*NY LMSWs, LCSWs, LMHCs, LMFTs, LPs, LCATs and Psychologists must receive 36 Continuing Education contact hours (CEs) every 3 years to renew their licenses.  Typically, twenty-four of those CEs must be live-in-person (or Zoom-live-in-person) and 12 of those credits can be earned through Self Study. Special exemptions have been made during the COVID pandemic. For more information about Continuing Education contact hours 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 after completion of each seminar.  If you lose your certificate and require a replacement, an administrative fee of $20 will be charged.

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REFUND POLICY:  Cancellations received more than 5 days in advance of a Zoom-live-in-person session, can receive an 85% refund or full credit toward a seminar of equal price.  Cancellations for a Zoom-live-in-person session  after you have gotten your study materials, cannot be refunded, nor can tuitions be applied to future seminars.  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.