• Webinar: Back To School During COVID-19 : What Parents Need To Know – August 18, 2020 at 7:30pm

    Tuesday, August 18th
    7:30 pm – 8:30 pm

    Join us as we discuss what families can do when creating an effective plan on returning to school in the fall. Listen to Craig Springer, Ph.D., and Susan Ilias, M.Ed., talk about treatment and academic support options for children and adolescents during this time of uncertainty.

    Our Speakers:

    Dr. Craig Springer is a clinical psychologist who is licensed as a practicing psychologist in New York (016741) and New Jersey (35SI00449700) and credentialed by the National Register of Health Service Psychologists. He earned his MA and PhD in Clinical Psychology at Fairleigh Dickinson University and completed his undergraduate degree summa cum laude at New York University. He is Principal and Managing Partner of the Good Life Center for Mental Health in Cranford, New Jersey. Dr. Springer is The former Director of the Center for Psychological Services, overseeing 10 doctoral training clinics, at the Graduate School of Applied and Professional Psychology at Rutgers University. Also, Dr. Springer was Co-Director of the New Jersey Coordination Center for Child Abuse and Neglect Forensic Evaluation and Treatment. Prior to that, he served as Supervising Psychologist at Newark Beth Israel Medical Center, where he developed a model for treating trauma.

    Dr. Springer has extensive experience in developing, conducting, supervising, and researching evidence-based psychotherapeutic programs for children, adolescents and adults. He has given over 50 professional presentations and workshops, published numerous theoretical and empirical manuscripts and he is the coauthor of a book entitled “Game-Based Cognitive Behavioral Therapy for Child Sexual Abuse: An Innovative Approach.” Dr. Springer served on the Practice Guidelines Committee of the American Professional Society on the Abuse of Children and was an editorial board member for the Journal of Child Sexual Abuse and reviewer for Psychological Trauma: Theory, Research, Practice and Policy. Dr. Springer has expertise in the assessment and treatment of trauma, anxiety, mood problems, behavioral difficulties, and interpersonal problems. He is Level 2 certified in TEAM Therapy, has an advanced certificate in perinatal mental health and has received specialized training in mindfulness and trauma-informed treatments.

    Susan Ilias is currently the Director of the Homework Café at Fusion Academy in Morristown. As a member of the leadership team, her work focuses on the social emotional well-being of each student, academic support, and acting as liaison between administration, staff, students, and parents. She attended the Kent Place School before earning a BA in Political Science from Drew University. Susan was then accepted at Columbia University Teacher’s College where she earned a Master of Arts in Curriculum and Teaching. She also holds a Master of Arts in Educational Administration from Kean University. Susan is a New Jersey state certified principal, supervisor, and teacher. Her professional experiences include classroom teaching in grades K-12 in New York Public Schools, Boston Public Schools, and New Jersey, post-graduate coaching and teaching for Harvard University Graduate School of Education, curriculum writing and development, and professional development. Personally, she lives in Morristown with her husband and three children ages 17, 13, and 9 – they are diverse personalities and learners.

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