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About Our Workshops


    All of our Workshops are facilitated by Mary-Michael Levitt ED.S., LPC, LMFT and are held at Riverview Counseling Center (unless otherwise stated).  Workshop locations vary depending on attendance, date, time, etc.


    PRE SCHOOL  'In Service Training for Pre School Teachers and Staff' - Understanding and managing anxiety in
                           pre school children.Registration Form (pdf)

    PARENTING  'Parenting Survival Kit' - Understand how to respond positively to your child's needs. Registration Form (pdf)

    DEPRESSION  'What Is Depression? Do I Have It?' - Learn the difference between feeling depressed and being depressed.
                                                                                                                                                    Registration Form (pdf)

    DIVORCE  'Separated And Divorced Support Systems' - Develop coping skills. Get emotional support. Registration Form (pdf)

    HUMOR  'Humor The Best Stress Buster' - Laugh, learn, relax, and let go of negative stress!  Registration Form (pdf)


In Service Training for Pre School Teachers and Staff


Understanding and Managing Anxiety in Pre School Children


                What You Will Learn

                          The Nature of Anxiety:   Research based overview.

                          Behavioral Understanding of: 

        • Separation Anxiety
        • Understanding the role of anxiety in Aggressive behavior
        • Difficulty with Transition between activities
        • Limited Play Ability
        • Excessive Stranger Anxiety
        • Defiant behavior

                         Recognize the line between Natural Developmental Anxiety and Disruptive Fears.

                         Summarize 10 ways to respond to an Anxious Child.

                         Demonstration:  How to communicate teacher concerns to parents.

                         Question & Answer Period.

In Service Training for Pre School Teacher and Staff

Date/Time: TBD

Fee: $30.00 per person

Registration: Registration is required

Location: Riverview Counseling Center

Registration: Registration is required; Limited to 15
Registration Form(pdf)       Course Description (pdf)

'Parenting Survival Kit' Workshop


Have you lost your parenthood instruction booklet, not to mention your "marbles, memory, patience, hair and sense of humor?

Your child's disruptive behavior may be a cry for help with internal emotional stress. Perceived laziness, irresponsibility, lack of motivations, poor grades may be warning signs of several possibilities, including feelings of sadness, simple anxiety or undiagnosed learning disability.

Disruptive behavior in the home or school may be due to low self-esteem, emotional distress with peers, social isolation, family loss, sibling rivalry, fears about their safety or simply attempts to adjust to changes in the family.

Parent-Child Issues - Workshop at Riverview Couseling Center, northern Jersey

Conflict with children are commonly found related to:

Homework
Chores or keeping the room clean
TV, ipod, computer, cell phone, video game usage
Going to bed or getting up for school
Clothing choices
Choice of friends
Curfew

Workshop Objectives

We will reframe the meaning of your child's behavior and therefore understand how to respond positively to what the child needs. Positive discipline reduces angry exchanges, gives the child security, promotes cooperation and keeps lines of communication open.

What you will take home from this workshop

  • How to communicate when you are angry at your child.
  • Strategies to help your child want to do homework
  • Positive and effective discipline tools
  • Understand peer pressure and how to help when they have conflict
  • Sibling rivalry solutions
'Parenting Survival Kit' Workshop

Date/Time: TBD

Fee: $125 per parent. $235 per couple.

Location: Riverview Counseling Center

Registration: Registration is required; Limited to 15
Registration Form (pdf)

What Is Depression? Do I Have It?


Do you know someone you care about that is feeling depressed or maybe you are worried that your feeling blue is getting worse?

The information on depression can be confusing and leave you not really knowing how to help a loved one or get help for yourself. Come bring a family member or friend, you will leave feeling hopeful, not hopeless. Knowledge is power and the more you know about how you are feeling the better you will be able to take care of yourself. Depression Workshop - Riverview COunseling Center, hackettstown, NJ

Ever wake up and find that all you want to do is stay in bed all day?

Maybe you feel exhausted no matter how much sleep you get.

Is your stomach queasy and do your muscles feel sore for no reason?

Do you feel blue or hopeless?

Have you ever asked yourself the question, 'Am I depressed?' ?

There is a difference between feeling depressed and being depressed. This workshop will answer all your questions.

You will learn...

  • The signs and symptoms of each age group - Child, Teen, Adult & Senior.
  • The best way to help a child, spouse, parent grandparent, or friend who you are worried about!
  • The difference between feeling blue and depression, between situational and major depression.
  • How to identify what is truly a sign or symptom and how to get the help you need.
What is Depression? - Workshop

Date/Time: TBD

Fee: $30.00 per person

Location: Riverview Counseling Center

Registration: Registration is required; Limited to 15
Registration Form (pdf)

Separated And Divorced Support Systems


No one who marries ever thinks their marriage will end in divorce. Our society is NOT providing couples with the coping skills they need to take care of these issues. More and more couples are struggling with raising their children in stress free homes and staying healthy in the process.

This course will provide you the emotional support you need to take care of your families.

Depression Workshop - Riverview COunseling Center, hackettstown, NJ Are you trying to work through a maze of decisions about:

Single parenting
Finances, employment decisions
Child custody
Remarriage and blended families
Family reactions to the news
Visitation
Legal conflicts
Single life
Managing holiday and special events schedules

We will discuss the specific needs of the children when they learn about the separation and how to work to support them as they adjust to the divorce. Starting with reassuring children that the divorce is not their fault to supporting them when they worry about which parent to say hello to first after a little league baseball game to parenting teens whose busy schedules make them rebel against the visitation schedule.

For parents, we will talk about how to stay healthy when you feel exhausted or worry if there will be enough money, and how to eat, sleep and exercise when you are so angry and hurt you could scream.

Separated And Divorced Support

Date/Time: TBD

Fee: $100.00 per person.

Location: Riverview Counseling Center

Registration: Registration is required; Limited to 15
Registration Form (pdf)


'Humor The Best Stress Buster' Workshop


"A person without a sense of humor is like a wagon without springs -- jolted by every pebble in the road." Henry Ward Beecher

Stress Management at Riverview Counseling Center, Warren County, NJ
STRESSED OUT?

DON'T KNOW WHETHER TO LAUGH OUT LOUD OR... CRY FOR HELP!

Stress can affect quality of relationships, work performance, academic achievement and athletic accomplishments for anyone from children to adolescents to adults.

'Humor The Best Stress Buster' is a workshop designed specifically for anyone who wants to laugh, learn, relax, and let go of negative stress.

What you can expect when you participate in this workshop:

  • Belly laughing
  • How to bring out your sense of humor
  • Strategies to include positive humor when relationships get tense
  • How to introduce respectful humor in the workplace
  • How families can laugh together
Humor as Stress Buster - Workshop Details

Date/Time: TBD

Fee: $30.00 per meeting.

Location: Riverview Counseling Center

Registration: Registration is required; Limited to 15
Registration Form (pdf)

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