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    • Tuesday, November 10, 2020
    • 7:00 PM - 9:00 PM (CST)
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    Professionals in Learning Disabilities and Special Education

    presents

    Radical Compassion in the Supportive Professional:  Cultivating hidden gifts for strengthening teachers, students and communities

    Presented by Ashley Plotnick, LSW and

    David Rakofsky, PsyD.

    Tuesday, November 10, 2020

    7:00 PM

    Zoom

    By viewing this presentation, participants will better understand the conceptual framework around "Radical Compassion" as it pertains to their self-care and the strengthening of inner resources in students, throughout their career. They will have the opportunity to gain a beginner-level or greater level of comfort in introducing developmentally appropriate meditations to students and parents, with an emphasis on using meditations as a practice (not just as intervention). They will also begin to master an understanding of mindfulness as it relates to maintaining presence in difficult times.

    Ashley Plotnick, LSW, is a clinical therapist at Wellington Counseling Group and also Director of Congregational Learning at Makom Solel Lakeside. She has a Master's in Social Work and also in Sexual Education and Jewish Studies, and recently completed a certificate in social emotional learning through Rutgers University. Ashley is a trained Spiritual Director through the Morei Derekh program for Jewish spiritual direction. She resides in the suburbs of Chicago with her husband and three children. 

    David Rakofsky, PsyD. is president and founder of the Wellington Counseling Group in Chicago and suburbs. A licensed clinical psychologist since 2004, he has had extensive experience working with depression, anxiety, relationship struggles and communication issues in traditional and non-traditional households. He has developed a sub-focus in working with men at midlife crossroads. He is also deeply interested in the training of early career psychologists and master level psychotherapists and has consulted with individuals in many varied segments of the community, including law enforcement, academia, and immigrant and civil rights law.

    PLD/SE membership is required for CPDU credits.  Members will receive 1.5 CPDUs for this program.

    DISCLAIMER:  Professionals in Learning Disabilities and Special Education is a not-for-profit organization offering continuing education programs to inform members of current instructional practices, assessment, and policy issues in the field of learning disabilities. PLD/SE also offers a referral service to the community, providing qualified professionals for diagnostics and remediation. PLD/SE provides programs as a service to its members. PLD/SE does not endorse any specific program, speaker, instructional materials, method, treatment, or evaluation center for children with disabilities.

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Tuesday, November 13, 2018 The Emotional Child: Anxiety, Depression, and OCD presented by Lynn Denton
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Professionals in Learning Disabilities and Special Education is a not-for-profit organization offering continuing education programs to inform members of current instructional practices, assessment, and policy issues in the field of learning disabilities.  PLD/SE also offers a referral service to the community, providing qualified professionals for diagnostics and remediation.  PLD/SE provides programs as a service to its members.  PLD/SE does not endorse any specific program, speaker, instructional materials, method, treatment, or evaluation center for children with disabilities.  

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