Clinical Connections

JFS Clinical Connections is an educational group for mental health professionals, which meets on Fridays monthly throughout the academic year. Programs provide the opportunity for learning, earning continuing education units (CEUs) and networking with colleagues.

All programs are worth 2 CEUs and will take place from 12-2pm at the Levin Jewish Community Center.

Programs are $30 in advance. $35 cash or check only at the door. Pay for the whole series ($270) in advance and receive one two-hour session, free.

To register and pay in advance for the 2016-2017 programs, scroll down to complete the form. Send checks made out to the “Jewish Federation of Durham-Chapel Hill ” to 1937 West Cornwallis Road, Durham, NC 27705. For more information contact Jenny Schwartz 919-354-4922 or

Bring a vegetarian/dairy lunch. Drinks are provided.

Make sure you’re on our email list to receive reminders. Write to to be added to our list.

2016-2017 Programs 

Friday, September 9, 2016, From Tobacco Use to Obesity: Addiction and Policy in Clinical Practice, Adam Goldstein, M.D., M.P.H.

Friday, October 14, 2016, Ethics of End-of-Life Planning, Jonathan Fischer, M.D., C.A.Q.H.M.

Friday, November 11, 2016, Couples Therapy, Don Baucom, Ph.D.

Friday, December 9, 2016,  A Critical Look at the DSM and Biomedical Model of Psychiatric Disorders, Jonathan Abramowitz, Ph.D.

Friday, January 13, 2017, Practices and Interventions for Autism Spectrum Disorders in the Community Setting, Laura Hiruma, Ph.D .

Friday, February 10, 2017, ADHD Assessment and Treatment in Adults, Naomi Ornstein Ph.D.

Friday, March 10, 2017Breaking up is Hard to Do: When the Therapist Ends the Therapy, Marjorie Scheer, M.F.A, L.C.S.W., C.H.W.C.

Friday, April 7, 2017Reflections on Mindfulness Practice: A Far Ranging Discussion about Theory, Practice, and Skillful ApplicationJeff Brantley, M.D.

Friday, May 12, 2017Diversity and MulticulturalismScott Schwartz, Ph.D.

Friday, June 9, 2017Working with Children and Adolescents with OCD and AnxietyChristian Mauro, Ph.D.

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