Professional Education Workshops

Current Workshops

Wed, November 7, 2018
8:30 a.m. to 12:00 p.m.

School Refusal and Anxiety

Anxiety and school refusal are common problems in children and adolescents, and a particular concern due to the potential short- and long-term impact on academic, social, emotional, and family functioning. Furthermore, the longer a child misses school or avoids other important areas of his/her life, the more likely these problems are to develop. This insightful workshop will discuss the identification and evaluation of the most common anxiety disorders in youth, the most common reasons for school refusal behavior, and the most effective treatments for targeting these issues.

Presented by

Randi Pochtar, Ph.D.
Clinical Assistant Professor
Hassenfeld Children's Hospital at NYU Langone
Department of Child & Adolescent Psychiatry
Child Study Center

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Wed, December 5, 2018
8:30 a.m. to 12:00 p.m.

Girls with Autism: Social Perception, Language, and Camouflaging

Girls are four times less likely to be diagnosed with autism spectrum disorder (ASD) than boys, but the reason for this sex disparity is unclear. Researchers have begun to measure how girls and boys with ASD are similar, and how they are different. In this enlightening workshop, Dr. Parish-Morris will address recent studies of social perception, language and camouflaging in girls with ASD and discuss implications for diagnosis and treatment planning.  

Presented by

Julia Parish-Morris, Ph.D.
Research Assistant
Professor of Psychology
Department of Psychiatry
Perelman School of Medicine
University of Pennsylvania

Register for the Morning Workshop Only!

Wed, December 5, 2018
1 p.m. - 4 p.m.

Ethics Boundaries Potpourri: Records, Minors, Email, Cell Phones, Texting, and Telehealth

We're sorry, but this workshop has sold out.

This valuable workshop will explore ethical and boundary considerations for mental health professionals that are associated with records, minors, emails, cell phones, texting and telehealth. Applicable Pennsylvania rules will be emphasized, as well as the manner by which these issues arise in everyday practice. The discussion will focus upon integrating these principles as part of good clinical practice, rather than merely viewing these considerations from a risk management perspective. 

Presented by

Allan Tepper, J.D., Psy.D.
Renowned psychologist/attorney

General Information

FCP provides between five and six 3-hour Professional Education Workshops in the Spring and Fall of each year. Our target audience includes psychologists, social workers, licensed professional counselors, marriage and family therapists, educators, and other professionals in the field of human services. The lay public is also welcome. The instructional level for our workshops is intermediate.

Workshop Continuing Education Credits

Three (3) continuing education credits will be offered for PA Social Workers & Licensed Professional Counselors, Psychologists, NBCC Counselors, and Act 48 credits will be uploaded to the Pa. Department of Education web site for those who attend a morning workshop.

Psychologists: Foundations Community Partnership is approved by the American Psychological Association to sponsor continuing education to psychologists. FCP maintains responsibility for this program and content.


NBCC: Foundations Community Partnership (FCP) has been approved by NBCC as an Approved Continuing Education Provider, ACEP No. 6164. Programs that do not qualify for NBCC credit are clearly identified. Foundations Community Partnership is solely responsible for all aspects of the programs.


PA Social Workers: PA State Board accepts APA and NBCC approval for SW, MFT, and LPC. All workshops provide three Continuing Education Credits.

Educators: Application has been approved by the Pennsylvania Department of Education for three Act 48 Continuing Education Credits.

FCP’s Workshop Grievance Procedure can be viewed here: Grievance Procedure

For more information on contact hours, cancellation policy, or requests for participants with special needs please call Caroline O’Connell Sinton at 267-247-5584.