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The following programs are available in DVD format. Each program is eligible for Continuing Education Credits (CEUs) and is available for a two-week rental. Upon return of the rental along with a completed assessment, you will receive a certificate of workshop completion. The fee for the two-week rental and CE certificate is $44 (per viewer).

The videos are available for purchase by organizations for multiple viewings. Contact Jodie Hansen at or 207-294-4414 for more information.

Psychosocial Assessment - NEW VERSION!

(6-hour video/6 CEUs)
Amy Simonds, LCPC

This workshop will provide a comprehensive overview of key aspects of psychosocial assessment including interview skills/strategies and alternatives to direct questioning, such as genograms, observations and games. It will focus on who the assessment is for and writing to that audience in a single document. This workshop fulfills Maine's requirement for psychosocial assessment.

Trauma, Anxiety, Depression and Self-harming Behaviors: Living on the Borderline

(5-hour video/ 5 CEUs)
Karen Ludwig, LCPC

What happens to children who survive severe childhood abuse or neglect? Many have deep wells of resilience and go on to live their lives without apparent impairment. Others, however, face enormous challenges in maintaining well-being. This program explores the ways child abuse can continue to haunt people for years after the abuse has ended, leading people to develop "solutions" to the pain that may allow survival, but can interfere with relationships and personal growth. A narrative approach to understanding trauma histories can open up possibilities for healing and recovery.

Treating Difficult Children and Their Families

(6-hour video/6 CEUs)
Andy Abbott, PhD

Approaching treatment from both an individual and family perspective, this workshop will provide strategies for building trust and establishing a collaborative relationship with the child and family. Effective interventions dealing with difficult children and families will be a focus.

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I would just like to thank Chris Kerr and the entire staff at the Plymouth location for helping our children learn some "real-life" coping skills. Every other program we have been involved with just perpetuated the problem, generation after generation, by refusing to allow these kids to accept...

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