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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

May 2019

Transition to Employment Open House

JSSA Transition to Employment Open House | Disability Employment | Rockville, MD

JSSA's Specialized Employment Services invites you to learn about our transitioning youth services: Career exploration and assessments Work adjustment training Job development and coaching Social engagement programs New pre-transitional youth program DDA programs Have your questions answered by key transition resources: Disability employment staff Partnering employers State and County transition representatives Light refreshments will be served. ASL and Spanish-speaking specialists available. Please let us know if you will need an interpreter. REGISTER HERE

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May 20 @ 6:30 pm - 8:30 pm
JSSA, Ina Kay Building, 200 Wood Hill Road
Rockville, MD 20850 United States

Schema Therapy: Breaking Through with the Treatment Resistant Client

Presenter: Paul DelGrosso, LCSW-C, LICSW  DATE: TUESDAY, May 21, 2019 TIME: 9AM-12:30PM COST: $65 TRAINING OVERVIEW: Schema therapy is an innovative, integrative therapeutic approach, originally developed (by Dr. Jeffrey Young) as an expansion of traditional cognitive-behavioral treatments.  Schema therapy is particularly well-suited for difficult, resistant clients with entrenched, chronic psychological disorders, including personality disorders (such as BPD and narcissism), eating disorders, intractable relationship problems, and criminal offenders. It is also effective for relapse prevention in depression, anxiety, and substance abuse. This…

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May 21 @ 9:00 am - 12:30 pm
JSSA, Ina Kay Building, 200 Wood Hill Road
Rockville, MD 20850 United States

June 2019

JSSA’s Annual Mental Health Symposium: The Legacy of Albert Ellis and the Origin of Cognitive Therapies

  Registration opens at 8:30 a.m. Program: 9:00 a.m. - 4:30 p.m. Bender JCC of Greater Washington 6125 Montrose Road Rockville, MD 20852 EARLY BIRD SPECIAL $100 UNTIL APRIL 30; $150 AFTER REGISTER HERE This is an age of uncertainty. We live in a troubled world with many people suffering from hopelessness, anxiety and more serious mental disorders. With so much on violence, terrorism, and confrontation seen in our world, and fanaticism and religious intolerance growing, it is time to…

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June 13 @ 8:30 am - 4:30 pm
Bender JCC, 6125 Montrose Road
Rockville, MD 20852 United States

September 2019

Clinical Supervision: Key Strategies for Transforming the Workplace

  PRESENTER: Dr. Gillian Berry This interactive workshop is intended for anyone who supervises, or wishes to supervise, in a human services environment. The importance of a supervisor in creating a positive work environment will be examined by taking a realistic look at the many challenges they face. The session seeks to identify key strategies that can be used to transform the workplace to effectively support our work. Practical tools along with the opportunity to practice will be provided.  …

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September 6 @ 9:00 am - 12:15 pm
JSSA, Ina Kay Building, 200 Wood Hill Road
Rockville, MD 20850 United States

Depression in Teens

PRESENTER: Dr. Kenneth Towbin Dr. Kenneth Towbin will provide a current review of literature, with case examples and opportunities for Q & A. The topics covered will include screening and assessment of major depression, and assessment and response to risk in major depression in adolescents. Dr. Towbin will also address both pharmacological and psychological treatments, factors that influence outcomes, and limitations in applying research findings to clinical practice.

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September 17 @ 9:00 am - 12:15 pm
JSSA, Ina Kay Building, 200 Wood Hill Road
Rockville, MD 20850 United States
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