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We believe that given a chance to hear an author speak about his or her work through our webinars, you, the listener will have the chance to “preview the book” and have the opportunity to learn so much more by combining both online and offline learning.

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UPDATE: How to Earn Continuing Education Credits for Attending!

1. Please go to the following website to purchase CE credits BEFORE YOU REGISTER FOR THE WEBINAR Using the PayPal button for the correct course or webinar, select your license type using the dropdown menu for the course/webinar by following the NEARI link on top of the website (, and select the menu item for the correct webinar or course.

2. The questions and final post-test evaluation are available directly via links on the CE course listing on the Orlando Behavior Health services website. After you attend the webinar, please follow the links to complete your post-test evaluation.

3. Answer the test questions and save the test with your answers and post-test in a Word document.

4. Email your completed post-test with answers to  This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it and include this information in your email text:

CE type requested: (***Orlando Behavior Services can currently offer CEs to psychologists through the APA, and to licensed social workers. We would like to be able to offer CEs to LMHCs in the future, so keep checking back!):

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5. You must achieve at least 80% correct answers to receive CEs.

6. Once your test is confirmed as correct, Orlando Behavior Health Services will email your CE certificate.

7. If you do not receive your certificate within two weeks, lease contact OBHS at the email address above, or email Krysten Lobisch at  This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it .


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Ancient Ethics for Today's Healers

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Presenter: Geral Blanchard, M.A., L.P.C.
Date: September 16, 2014

Time: 2:00 PM - 3:00 PM EDT
Host: Joan Tabachnick
Technical Advisor: Greg Day

This webinar offers one Continuing Education Credit for Social Workers only.


Geral will draw insights from indigenous cultures from around the world that can inform our contemporary healing practices.  He cites fundamental tenets of indigenous healing practices that have stood the test of time -- thousands of years -- and remain solid examples of best practices.  Indigenous healing practices provide a model of ethical care that transcend today’s mechanical and technical approaches, bringing humanistic care back into the psychologist’s and doctor’s offices.  Among the topics to be addressed are the importance of ritual, ceremony, community, spirituality, patient beliefs, and methods to awaken the patient’s inner doctor by removing common obstacles to healing.

Please click here to view a recording of the webinar.


1.  Download post-test questions from Orlando Behavior Health Services at the time you purchase your CEs; you may need to scroll down to find the webinar.

To get to the test, you must complete your paypal purchase first.  In the confirmation message, click the option to go back to the vendor site ( The link will take you to a page with the download link for the questions file.  In some browsers, the page will open, and in Google Chrome, the file will load as a link at the bottom of the browser window. Click on that download link to open the questions file.

2.  Answer Yes, No or Maybe for each question;
3.  Save the test and your answers in a Word document;
4.  Email your test and answers as an attachment to Orlando Behavior Health Services at This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it to Dr. Michael Weinberg;
5.  Include your license type, license number and state;
6.  You must achieve at least 80% in order to receive CEs.  Your certificate will be emailed to you from Orlando Behavior Health Services.

If you need further assistance with Continuing Education Credits, please contact  This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it or call 860-315-0565

Please click here to purchase Continuing Education Credits for Social Workers.


Last Updated on Wednesday, 02 December 2015 19:46

Juvenile Sex Offender Registration and Notification: Emerging Research and Implications for Policy Reform and Practice with Elizabeth Letourneau and Andrew Harris

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Presenters:Elizabeth Letourneau, PhD and Andrew J. Harris, PhD
Date: June 10, 2014

Time: 3:00 PM - 4:00 PM EDT
Host: Joan Tabachnick
Technical Advisor: Greg Day

Please click here to view a recording of the webinar.

Please click here to learn about this new Youth on the Registry Research Project.

Please click here for a summary of research about the impact of registration and community notification on youth

Please click here for the presentation slides.


Across the United States, laws subjecting minor youth to sex offender registration and notification have become increasingly common. Despite their ostensible goal of producing a safer society, such policies may in fact compromise public safety through their impacts on youths’ psychosocial wellbeing. While such collateral impacts are well known to treatment providers and others who work with sexually abusing youth, the extent and nature of these effects have not been adequately documented in the research literature. This research gap has significant implications for those who are engaged in youth advocacy, legal proceedings, treatment, and policy work who regularly confront issues related to juvenile registration.

This webinar will discuss the current public policy and research landscape surrounding juvenile registration and notification, and will examine implications for those engaged in advocacy for legislative reform, those involved in legal proceedings, and those who work with adjudicated youth and their families. The session will also discuss a current national study examining the impacts of juvenile sex offender registration and notification policies on youth and their families, focusing specifically on measures related to youth mental health, school experiences, social relationships, attitudes, experiences of traumatic events, and family impacts.

Last Updated on Wednesday, 18 June 2014 13:07

Putting Prevention In The Hands Of Youth Serving Organizations: Applying The Situational Prevention Approach with Keith Kaufman

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Presenter: Keith Kaufman
Date: May 13, 2014
Time: 3:00 PM - 4:00 PM EDT
Host: Joan Tabachnick
Technical Advisor: Greg Day

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Please click here to view the presentation hand-out.

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This webinar will briefly describe the Situational Prevention Approach, a sustainable, self-assessment approach designed to identify risks and foster the development of practical prevention and risk reduction solutions. Promising findings will be presented from a three year national project in collaboration with Boys & Girls Clubs of America (funded by the Pennsylvania Coalition Against Rape). This approach as well as other related prevention strategies in Dr. Kaufman’s book, “The Prevention of Sexual Violence: A Practitioners’ Sourcebook” (from NEARI press) will be highlighted in this webinar.



Last Updated on Monday, 06 July 2015 13:28

Developmental Perspectives in Understanding Problematic Sexual Behaviors Among Children and Adolescents with Robert Kinscherff

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Presenter: Robert Kinscherff, Ph.D., J.D.
Date:April 16, 2014
Time: 3:00 PM - 4:00 PM EDT
Host: Joan Tabachnick
Technical Advisor: Greg Day

Please click here to view the slides.

Please click here to register for CE credits.

Please click here to view the recording on the NEARI Press Training YouTube channel!

Webinar Description:

Children and adolescents develop in dramatically different ways and a developmental context is essential to understanding problematic sexual behaviors among children and adolescents. The lenses of normative development and developmental psychopathology are essential to understanding the meaning and function of problematic or abusive sexual behavior. In turn, understanding the developmentally-informed functions and purposes of problematic sexual behaviors allows for individualized case formulation to guide further assessment, risk management, and establishing the foundations for building treatment relationships and implementing. A developmentally-informed case formulation can take into account that the same normative or problematic behaviors may have different meanings or functions among individuals, and that those meanings and functions may shift over time or context. Case illustrations include youth with Asperger’’s syndrome, intellectual disabilities, and psychiatric disabilities.


Last Updated on Monday, 06 July 2015 13:29

A Brain Based Approach to Self-Regulation and Learning with Penny Cuninggim and Shannon Chabot

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Presenters: Penny Cuninggim and Shannon Chabot
Date: March 18, 2014
Time: 3:00 PM - 4:00 PM EDT
Host: Joan Tabachnick
Technical Advisor: Greg Day

Please click here to view the webinar recording on the NEARI Training YouTube channel, and subscribe!

Please click here to register for CE credits

Please click here to view the presentation slides.


Too often the child and adolescent behaviors that we deal with daily -- inattentiveness, lack of understanding or refusal to participate -- are misunderstood as attitude or motivational problems when they stem from neurology instead. Therapists, counselors, teachers and direct care staff can both discover and mediate some of these problems. Come join us to learn best practices for brain-based strategies you can use.

Last Updated on Monday, 06 July 2015 13:30

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