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Did you know that CCNY offers online training courses for a small fee?? These courses were developed with experts in their respective fields and are perfect for anyone working in human service related disciplines (behavioral health, juvenile justice, child welfare, health care, education, etc.), who is eager to learn more.   Sign Up Here Our online course catalog includes:
Principles and Practice of Motivational Interviewing: 2 parts

Expert: Dr. Jonathan Fader is a licensed clinical psychologist. He is an assistant professor of Family Medicine at the Albert Einstein College of Medicine and teaches in the Beth Israel Residency Program in Family Medicine in New York City. The Department of Family Medicine is housed within the larger organization of the Institute for Family Health (IUFH). – See more at:

Course Objectives:

At the completion of this program, participants should be able to:

  1. Identify the principles of Motivational Interviewing
  2. Understand the grounding theory of Motivational Interviewing
  3. Know the techniques involved
  4. Understand the spirit of this approach within the learner
  5. Know the Motivational Interview Technique
  6. Understand the OARS technique as it applies to Motivational Interviewing
  7. Identify the OARS technique during an example interview with a client

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Integrating Solution Focused Skills into  Trauma-Informed Systems of Care : 3 parts


Denise J. Krause, LCSW-R, is currently the Associate Dean for Community Engagement and Alumni Relations at the School of Social Work at the University at Buffalo, The State university of New York. Denise is the first clinical faculty member at UBSSW to achieve the rank of Professor.  Denise teaches courses in solution focused practice, and Foundation and Advanced practice of Social Work.

Susan A. Green, LCSW-R,  is currently a Clinical Associate Professor at the School of Social Work at the University at Buffalo, The State University of New York.  Susan teaches or has taught courses in social work interventions with children, adults, families, groups and communities, trauma theory and treatment, trauma and human rights, risk and resilience and diversity.

For more information on Denise J. Krause, LCSW-R and Susan A. Green, LCSW-R please visit

Course Objectives:

After completing the course, participants will have an understanding of:

  1. The concepts solution focused skills
  2. The difference between problem solving and solution focused work
  3. The assumptions of solution focused work
  4. Applying solution focused work to your everyday work
  5. The history of trauma
  6. Solutions focused strategies as they relate to the trauma-informed environment
  7. The concepts of trauma- informed care
  8. The environment of trauma
  9. Connecting the five guiding principles of trauma-informed practice with the assumptions of solution focused practice

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