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REGISTRATION IS OPEN thru JULY, 2018! 

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Information regarding the NY State Education Department’s Continuing Education requirements and our cancellation policies can be found at the bottom of this page.

ALL of the Frank Ridge Memorial Foundation’s learning seminars are NY SED approved for live-in-person Continuing Education credits for ALL 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).*  Opportunities for Self Study CEs are provided in some of our CONNECTING DOTS series.

Our seminars feature lovingly selected movies about the topic of the day, enhanced by resource-rich take-home materials. We provide a FUN, intimate, highly interactive atmosphere conducive to higher learning.  Seating is limited. Pre-registration is required.  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. Healthy refreshments are served!    Questions? email us at: julieridge@frmf.org

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REGISTRATION IS OPEN for our ALL NEW:  ALL DAY AUTISM seminar worth 6 live-in-person NY SED approved CEs.  Featuring two documentaries about remarkable individuals on the autism spectrum, augmented with resource-rich take-home materials. 

WHEN: Monday, May 14, 2018, 10:00 am – 4:30 pm.
LOCATION: NEW SITE for our Super-Monday-All-Day seminars!
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).  If you have questions, email us at: julieridge@frmf.org.] 

To REGISTER for ALL DAY AUTISM: Press HERE

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REGISTRATION IS OPEN for our June, 2018 CONNECTING DOTS: womb to tomb 5-part seminar series – featuring mental health conditions from birth to death, as depicted compassionately and accurately in feature and documentary films.  Series earns 15 live-in-person NY SED approved CEs.  All seminars must be taken in the series for CE credit.  Only 7 seats remain.  Register NOW to secure your chair.

WHEN: 5 consecutive Saturdays,
 June 2nd, 9th, 16th, 23rd and 30th, 2018; 1:00 – 4:15 pm.
WHERE: 482 West 43rd Street; close to 10th Avenue; NYC, NY.
Manhattan Plaza Health Club (MPHC),
Club Conference Room, ground floor.  (Training room & bathroom are wheelchair accessible.)
COST: $300 for NY licensed SWs, MHCs, MFTs, LPs and CATs earning 15 CEs.
Adults (non-licensed mental health professionals): $150; Students: $75.   [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 series. An administrative fee of $50 for each additional 15 CE certificate will be charged (payment can be made via our Support Us button).  If you have questions, email us at: julieridge@frmf.org.]

To REGISTERpress HERE be sure to enter your discipline and license number!    To see the full series brochure: press HERE  

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REGISTRATION IS OPEN for our ALL NEW:  BEYOND DIAGNOSIS: connection & the art of storytelling  worth 3 live-in-person NY SED approved CEs.  Before diagnosis and treatment comes connection.  A compassionate film looks at engagement and care through a new lens.

WHEN: Saturday July 7, 2018, 1:00 pm – 4:15 pm.
LOCATION: 482 West 43rd Street (at 10th Ave); New York, NY.
MPHC Club Conference Room; Ground floor.  (Training room & bathroom are wheelchair accessible.)
COST: $60 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 CE seminar certificate will be charged (payment can be made via our Support Us button).  If you have questions, email us at: julieridge@frmf.org.]

To REGISTER for BEYOND DIAGNOSIS: connection & the art of storytelling: press HERE

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REGISTRATION IS OPEN for:  ASSIMILATING LEARNING DIFFERENCES: academically, behaviorally and socially seminar worth 6 live-in-person NY SED approved CEs.  Two movies, a broad swath of learning styles, augmented with resource-rich take-home materials. 

WHEN: Monday, July 16, 2018, 10:00 am – 4:30 pm.
LOCATION: NEW SITE for our Super-Monday-All-Day seminars!
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).  If you have questions, email us at: julieridge@frmf.org.] 

To REGISTER for ASSIMILATING LEARNING DIFFERENCES: press HERE

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REGISTRATION OPENING SOON for:  CONNECTING DOTS: focus on children, adolescents & families worth 12 live-in-person CEs.  Four consecutive Saturdays, beginning July 28, running through August 18.  All four seminars must be taken for series credit.  To pre-register contact us at: julieridge@frmf.org.  To view series brochure press HERE.

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IMPORTANT NOTE:  If you encounter difficulty with our registration page, 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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If you would like to receive notifications as soon as registrations open, email us at: julieridge@frmf.org

For more information on individual seminars and our 2018 CONNECTING DOTS series, see our SEMINARS pulldown tab.   Anyone interested in attending a special seminar “Welcome to DSM-5!” contact us at: julieridge@frmf.org.  Small study groups can be arranged.

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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.]

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Our Cancellation Policy:  In case of inclement weather, we will notify you within 24 hours of the seminar time if we must cancel.  You will be given the option to come on a rescheduled date, or credit your tuition to a future seminar, or receive a refund.  Participant cancellations received more than 7 days in advance can be applied to future seminars or receive a 75% refund.  Cancellations received up to 48 hours in advance of seminar receive a 50% refund. Cancellations received less than 48 hours from seminar date or no shows, receive no refund or credit.  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.