MaineStay Youth & Family Services, in partnership with Chicago Behavioral Hospital (CBH), provides free professional development workshops to help support the valuable work licensed professionals perform in our community every day. Continuing education units (CEUs) are offered for free to social workers, counselors, marriage and family therapists, psychologists, and nurses.

MaineStay and CBH host morning professional development workshops, along with evening community education seminars, featuring engaging and knowledgeable speakers on a variety of relevant topics related to mental health, clinical treatment strategies, and common family concerns. Events are held at the Maine Township Town Hall located at 1700 Ballard Road in Park Ridge, unless otherwise noted.

Upcoming Events

Past Events

The Power of ESAs to Heal and the Role of the Therapist
Daniel Maigler, Craig Scalise
Friday, December 8, 2023

Cultural Competency Training: Understanding the Impact of Historical, Intergenerational, and Migratory Trauma on the Individual and Community
Pamela Fullerton
Friday, August 18, 2023

Adult Protective Services: Identifying and Reporting
Holly Lichtman
Friday, March 3, 2023

Providing Trauma-Informed Counseling to Intimate Partner Violence (IPV) Survivors in LGBTGEQIA+ Populations

Arielle Kalvelage
Tuesday, May 10, 2022

Helping Emerging Adults Become the Best Versions of Themselves: Infusing Positive Psychology with Cognitive Behavioral Therapy
Dr. Norman Miller, Jessica Cannone, Angela Moyer, Alexa Prodromakis
Thursday, April 21, 2022

The Power to Change: Group Work and Domestic Violence
Megan Wiesner
Monday, June 7, 2021

Complex Healing for Patients and Families: Assessment and Interventions for Mood, Anxiety, and Eating Disorders
Friday, January 31, 2020

Activities That Work
Dr. Charla Waxman
Friday, October 25, 2019

Self-Compassion: A Powerful Path to Well-Being
Dr. Liz Maloney
Friday, September 27, 2019

Innovative and Integrative Approach to Managing Bipolar Disorder
Catherine Ness
Friday, June 7, 2019

Getting to the Core: Understanding Attachment Patterns in Eating Disorders
Juliet Cáceres
Friday, April 19, 2019

Prescription Drug Abuse and the Gateway to Heroin
Karen Wolownik Albert
Friday, March 15, 2019

Comprehensive Treatment and Evidence-Based Outcomes for Opioid and Alcohol Use Disorders
Friday, January 25, 2019

Navigating the Complexities of Domestic Violence
April Flores Brayton
Friday, October 12, 2018

Borderline Personality Disorder and Trauma Patients
Melissa O’Neill
Friday, September 21, 2018

Addressing Trauma with Integrative and Holistic Therapy Approaches
Amy Schillinger, Megan Baumdicker, Svitlana Volos, Rachel Ackerman
Friday, June 15, 2018

The Importance of Expression: How Language Processing and Sophistication Impacts How We Think and Function
Garrett Hartman
Friday, April 13, 2018

Mandated Reporting and Beyond: Understanding the Role of a Mandated Reporter and What Happens After That Call Is Made
Nora Harms-Pavelski
Friday, March 16, 2018

Using Developmental Psychology in Psychotherapy
Dr. Michael Maniacci
Friday, January 19, 2018

Introduction to Mindfulness Practice: Clinical and Personal Applications for Mindfulness with Children and Adolescents
Greta Nielsen
Friday, October 27, 2017

Understanding Procrastination: It’s NOT About Time
Rev. Dr. Joseph Ferrari
Friday, September 29, 2017

Father Hunger and Father Wounds: Clinical Interventions with Clients Who Are Impacted by Fatherlessness Across the Life Span
Mark Sanders
Friday, June 9, 2017

Fetanyl, Sizzurp, Vaping and other Current Drug Trends
Rachel Obafemi
Friday, May 12, 2017

The Use of the Cardinal Virtue of Humor in Therapy: A Serious Discussion
Dr. Michael Smith
Friday, March 17, 2017

Working With Challenging High-Risk Adolescents: An Individualized Family Therapy Approach
Matthew Selekman
Friday, January 20, 2017

Anger and Addiction
Glen Cannon
Friday, October 14, 2016

Managing the Memories: How to Help Veterans with PTSD
Steve Ruohomaki
Friday, September 9, 2016

Don’t Try Harder, Try Different
Dr. Patrick McGrath
Friday, June 3, 2016