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June 2018

Ethics Related to Working With High Risk Adolescents and Adults


3 Continuing Education Credits Supreme Court Chief Justice Potter Stewart said, “Ethics is knowing the difference between what you have a right to do, and what is right to do.” Much of the literature regarding the ethics of treating high risk behavior in adolescents and adults integrates informed consent, HIPAA, and legal issues. Less has been taught how to address the unique therapeutic challenges of treating these young people. This workshop is intended to help clinicians work with clients who…

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June 19, 2018 @ 9:00 am - 12:00 pm
JSSA, Ina Kay Building, 200 Wood Hill Road
Rockville, MD 20850 United States

July 2018

Deaf Social Club: Art Talk at the American Art Museum

JSSA Deaf Social Club touring American Art Museum

Join JSSA's Deaf Social Club for a gallery tour presented in American Sign Language (ASL) at the Smithsonian American Art Museum in Washington, DC. The Deaf Social offers monthly outings for adults ages 18-35 who identify as deaf or hard of hearing. To become a member, please contact Lizbeth Katz, LCSW-C, at lkatz@jssa.org or 301-838-4200 for an interview and application.      

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July 15, 2018 @ 1:00 pm - 3:00 pm
Smithsonian American Art Museum, 8th and F Streets, NW
Washington, DC 20004 United States

September 2018

Cultural Considerations at the End of Life

Understanding the work of hospice chaplains

Learn how a patient’s culture can affect their end-of-life decisions and explore how your own cultural beliefs may influence your work with patients. A certificate of attendance will be provided for 2 CE Category I credits. Breakfast will be served. Speaker:  Arlen Gaines, LCSW-C  

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September 13, 2018 @ 9:00 am - 11:00 am
Sunrise Chevy Chase, 2201 Colston Drive
Silver Spring, MD 20910 United States

February 2019

Understanding Trauma and Attachment: Incorporating Elements of Play Therapy and EMDR Techniques in Working with Trauma Clients (adults and children)

This presentation will highlight the intersection of trauma and attachment. Helping clients understand how trauma impacts their mind and body, and attachment relationships is an important part of healing. Through the therapeutic relationship, clients can become empowered to re-script and repair the wounds trauma has left on the mind, body, and spirit. Using play and expressive therapy, elements of EMDR, and attachment theory, this training will allow participants to refresh their understanding of trauma and learn ways to work with…

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February 19 @ 9:00 am - 12:30 pm

Ivymount Special Needs Resource Fair

  Join JSSA and many other community partners as we participate in the Ivymount Special Needs Resource Fair on February 24, 2019 from 12:00 p.m. - 3:00 p.m at the Ivymount School in Potomac, MD. The resource fair is open to the public and is a wonderful opportunity to learn about services and resources for children and young adults with special needs, including autism, and their families in the Washington, D.C., metropolitan area. Last year, over 40 exhibitors participated representing a…

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February 24 @ 12:00 pm - 3:00 pm
The Ivymount School, 11614 Seven Locks Road
Rockville, MD 20854 United States

March 2019

Road to Independence Resource Fair

Join JSSA and 35 other organizations at the 3rd annual Disability Inclusion Resource Fair for young individuals with disabilities and their families. Learn about social, recreational, vocational, employment, housing and financial resources and opportunities. Once again, we will also offer two specialized workshops led by industry experts in the field of creating independence and a social life. At this time, the workshops have met max capacity. We welcome everyone to join us to visit all the vendor tables and will…

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March 31 @ 1:00 pm - 3:30 pm

April 2019

Uncommon Opportunities: Solutions for Today’s Workforce – REGISTER NOW

  Join us for a special VIP networking breakfast event supporting JSSA's Specialized Employment program.  The event will feature an expert panel of companies who, in a very tight job market, are innovating the workplace by employing adults with differing abilities. OPENING REMARKS FROM CONGRESSSMAN DAVID TRONE & MONTGOMERY COUNTY EXECUTIVE MARC ELRICH We will also honor the success of two JSSA clients and the forward-thinking companies who understand their potential. Thursday, April 4th, 2019 Doors open at 7:30 a.m.…

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April 4 @ 7:30 am - 10:00 am
VisArts, 155 Gibbs Street
Rockville, MD 20850 United States

Coming of Age Overnight Trip

JSSA and the Bender JCC are partnering on a special overnight trip for seniors called: “Start Spreading the News!” Overnight Trip to NYC  Broadway Musical  Wyndham New Yorker Hotel  Gulliver’s Gate: A World of Iconic Miniatures  Guggenheim Museum  Dinner at Molyvos Restaurant  Lunch at The Brass Rail Restaurant  Luxury Motor Coach COST: $575/Double Occupancy; Single Supplement/Add $100 Program Code: 19472 For more information, contact Frieda Enoch 301-348-38 or fenoch@benderjccgw.org.

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April 9 - April 10

Healthcare Decisions Day 2019

Beyond Hospice: Palliative Care in Montgomery County Silver Spring Civic Center 1 Veterans Place, Silver Spring, MD 20910 About The Program This program will feature a panel discussion addressing palliative care from all perspectives. Topics include: The role of palliative care in helping ensure quality of life during serious illness The current status of palliative care services in Montgomery County Key challenges in providing these important resources to patients and families Panelists Tim Cox (moderator), Senior Director, Home Based-Post Acute Care…

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April 16 @ 8:30 am - 11:00 am

Neurofeedback 101: A Crash Course for Professionals

  Presenters: Katherine Thorn, LPC and Liz Schroth, LCPC TIME: 9 a.m. - 12:30 p.m. COST: $65 Neurofeedback training is an amazing treatment tool that can help calm anxiety, lift depression, and improve attention and focus. Originally developed for NASA pilots, neurofeedback is a non-invasive treatment that produces long-lasting results by training brain waves, correcting brain dysregulation, and improving communication between networks. This interactive and dynamic presentation will use case examples and demonstrations to help providers understand how neurofeedback works,…

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April 16 @ 9:00 am - 12:30 pm
JSSA, Ina Kay Building, 200 Wood Hill Road
Rockville, MD 20850 United States
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