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Professional Development

Professional development is a priority.

As part of our commitment to the professional development of employees, FCA encourages employees to participate in on-going training.

The ALPHA Program
We are thrilled to offer our employees and others “Advanced Learning for Professionals in Health & Addiction” (ALPHA). 

ALPHA is the premier training destination for professionals working in the fields of Substance Use, Public Health, Human Services, Mental Health, Education and others.

Attend a Workshop
If you are a professional and would like to attend a workshop, please see contact information below and check back periodically to see our latest workshop offerings. 

Present a Workshop
Do you have expertise in a specific area of health and human services? If you are interested in presenting a workshop, please see contact information below.

Call (516) 746-0350
Jinny Ferro, Director of Education & Training, FCA

Getting To Know Anxiety: A CBT Toolbox (1.5 CEUs)                              Wednesday, February 10th, 2020 from 10am - 11:30am [$40.00]   


Learn what anxiety is, and the essentials of cognitive behavior therapy (CBT) to treat anxiety disorders in this workshop. You will learn how to conceptualize anxious patients through a CBT framework, plan for treatment, and use specific CBT techniques to help reduce anxiety. These will include a focus on addressing avoidance behaviors that are common in anxiety, as well as how to help patients reduce physiological symptoms and address maladaptive cognitions.


Understanding Grief & Adaptation to Loss During the COVID-19 Pandemic                                                                                                  Wednesday, February 24th, 2020 from 10am - 11:30am  [$40.00]


In this webinar, Dr. Natalia Skritskaya will describe a model of grief and adaptation to loss that is derived from clinical and experimental research. She will discuss the new diagnosis of Prolonged Grief Disorder and identify some unique challenges posed by a COVID loss and explain why bereavement during the pandemic is associated with increased risk for developing prolonged grief disorder (i.e. complicated grief). She will present a simple approach to grief therapy, based on proven efficacious treatment for prolonged grief disorder.