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REGISTRATION is OPEN thru JUNE !  

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Get lost in the magic of movies, illuminate 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, compassionate and entertaining films that responsibly depict a myriad of mental health conditions.  Learning is enhanced with lively conversation and resource-rich take-home materials.  Healthy refreshments & popcorn are served.  Our seminars are conveniently located in mid-town Manhattan. We provide a FUN, intimate, 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

NOTE: when you register for our seminars, the code at the bottom of our registration is case sensitive.  When registering from your iPhone or iPad, your device will automatically CAP LOCK (or upper case) the first letter in this code.  You MUST  bypass the CAP LOCK and enter a lower case letter for your registration to go through.

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PSYCHOPHARM: when good meds go bad 3.5 live-in-person CEs.  A charming coming-of-age movie serves as a springboard for discussion about the uses and abuses of prescription medication.  Seminar is augmented with interactive discussion and resource-rich take home materials.

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).]

To REGISTER for PSYCHOPHARM: uses & abuses:  PRESS HERE.    

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MENTAL HEALTH & THE (IN)JUSTICE SYSTEM 6 live-in-person CEs.  Two movies about our penal system and it’s impact on society and mental health.  Powerful films. Provocative conversation. Alternatives to incarceration.

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).]

To REGISTER for MENTAL HEALTH & THE (IN)JUSTICE SYSTEMPRESS HERE.    

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WELCOME TO DSM-5!  3.5 live-in-person CEs,  This seminar is designed to understand and implement essential changes that went into effect with the publication of DSM-5.  There is no movie.  It is not a course on all of the DSM diagnoses. Those are covered in other seminars.  Seating is extremely limited.

WHEN:  Saturday, May 4, 2019, 12:45 – 4:30 pm. 
WHERE: our Home Office, 400 W 43 St; Suite 6-S (corner of 9th Ave); NYC, NY.
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 6 CE seminar certificate will be charged (payment can be made via our Support Us button).]

To REGISTER for WELCOME TO DSM-5!: PRESS HERE.   

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THE MIND IS A TERRIBLE THING TO LOSE:  descent into dementia 6 live-in-person CEs.  Two movies, multiple views, early onset dementia and new research into Alzheimer’s. 

WHEN: Monday, May 13, 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 THE MIND IS A TERRIBLE THING TO LOSEPRESS HERE.

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CONNECTING DOTS: the enchanted series14 live-in-person NY SED approved CEs.  Back by popular demand!  This series was sold out two months in advance last year – we encourage early enrollment.  Four animated movies illuminate mental health conditions through the lifespan.  Claymation and graphic novels unfold – no Disney films here –  simply enchanting!  All 4 seminars must be taken for series credit.  To view printable PDF of brochure for this series: press HERE.

WHEN: 4 consecutive Saturdays, June 1, 8, 15 and 22, 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: the enchanted seriesPRESS HERE – be sure to enter your discipline AND license number please!     

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The parallel CONNECTING DOTS: the enchanted series for a limited number of participants on Wednesdays May 29 – June 19.  Same CEs is now FULL.  To be placed on the wait list contact us at: julieridge@frmf.org

WHEN: 4 consecutive Wednesday evenings, May 29, June 5, 12, & 19, 2019, 5:15-9:00 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).]

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

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*NY LMSWs, LCSWs, LMHCs, LMFTs, LPs and LCATs must receive 36 Continuing Education credits (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.   There is no State restriction as to how many of your 36 credits you can earn from a single provider or within a single calendar year.

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Our Cancellation PolicyCancellations received 72 hours (3 business days) or more in advance of a seminar date can be applied to future seminars or receive a refund, less a 15% administrative processing fee.  Cancellations received less than 72 hours (3 business days) from seminar date and no shows, receive no refund or credit towards future seminars.  In case of serious emergency (e.g. accident, hospitalization, death of a loved one), contact us and we will do our best to work with you. Because your credit card information is encrypted for your protection, refunds are issued by check.

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Our grateful thanks to the 150+ people who attended our Actors’ Equity staged reading of BIPOLAR & THE ENGLISH CHANNEL last December 13 – 16, 2018 at the Studio Theatre, Off Broadway in NYC, NY.   The 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.  Press HEREhttps://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9NICwwxQFes to see the clip.

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.