Friday, January 24, 2020
9:00 a.m.–4:00 p.m.


Adelphi University
Garden City Campus
Swirbul Library
1 South Ave, Garden City, NY





Creating Resilience: A Clinical Toolbox for Building Distress Tolerance with Adolescents and Young Adults

This event is sold out.

We kind of created a monster. Coming out of the last decade where “everyone gets a trophy”, and “failure” became a dirty word, we found ourselves enabling a lack of emotional fortitude within young people. Today, more than ever, especially in the world of trauma, developing the ability to identify, tolerate and overcome distress is the name of the game.
In this workshop we will explore the timeline of resilience and how we arrived at where we are as a culture and what we can do about it. We will explore resilience as an overarching theme, its role in modern emotional regulation, and how we can help adolescents develop vital skills for managing distress.

We will also discuss:

  • Distress tolerance
  • Mindfulness
  • Mind/body awareness
  • GRIT
  • Peak Performance

Learning Objectives

Participants Will:

  1. Appropriately define resilience and apply it in their work with adolescents and young adults
  2. Learn strategies for helping themselves and students emotionally regulate
  3. Define difference between coping skills and emotional regulation
  4. Two step approach to stress tolerance
  5. Utilize 3 new approaches for building resilience

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Presenter Biography

Steven Pinto is a Licensed Mental Health Counselor who specializes in working with individuals, adolescents, substance abuse, and anger management counseling. Pinto has experience working with both adolescents and adults, including those with psychiatric conditions. Pinto has an orientation of mindfulness, CBT and relational approaches within his clinical practice. Professionally, Pinto has worked with Family Service League and The Long Island Council on Alcoholism and Drug Dependence. Pinto received his Mental Health Counseling degree from C.W. Post with a focus on mental health conditions and disorders.
Pinto also holds certifications from the National Board of Certified Counselors as well as the National Association of Anger Management, where he has worked with both mandated and voluntary clients. Pinto has consulted various professional organizations on substance abuse and mindfulness and continues to work extensively with local schools, agencies and community officials to provide educational programs focused on mental health. Pinto currently works in private practice.


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This program has been approved for the following continuing education credits:

  • Social Workers
  • LMHC
  • LMFT
  • CASAC Renewal
  • Psychology
  • LCAT

Successful completion for the award of approved continuing education credits requires attendance at entire training/workshop and submission of a completed evaluation form.

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New York State Office of the Professions (NYSED) regulations require that participants must be present for the entire approved educational activity in order to receive a certificate for continuing education hours. There is no accommodation in the State regulations for late arrival, late return from lunch or breaks, or early departure. According to NYSED, in order to award social work CEs; “When you offer a multi-day or multi-part course/educational activity, the learner must complete all parts in order to earn the certificate for contact hours, in the same way that a student must complete a semester-long course to receive college credit. You may not award partial credit for a program, even a one-day program, if the learner does not complete all requirements at that time.”

Cancellation Policy

Unfortunately, we cannot provide refunds for cancellations made seven working days or fewer before the event for any reason—or for no-shows.  We can provide credit towards a future workshop up to 24 hours before the event. After that, no credit will be issued.

Accessibility Statement

The Student Access Office ensures equal access to all of Adelphi University’s programs, services and facilities for students with documented needs. Through assistance, advocacy and reasonable accommodations, the office provides an accessible and supportive campus environment.

The Student Access Office provides cost-free assistance and services that are tailored to meet the needs of individuals based on their specific, appropriately documented needs, while preserving Adelphi’s academic integrity and high standards of academic expectations and performance

If you are a student with a documented disability and wish to request accommodation services, please submit a Petition for Reasonable Accommodations form along with the required information as detailed in the Guidelines for Documentation.

Please be aware that all decisions regarding accommodations and equal access are made in accordance with the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA), Section 504 of the Rehabilitation Act, and prevailing University Policy. 

For further information, please contact the Student Access Office at 516.877.3806 or

For further information, please contact:

Renee Rawcliffe, LMSW
Director, Continuing Education and Professional Development
Social Work Building, Room 235
p – 516-877-4339
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Joanna Suppa, LCSW-R
Coordinator of Continuing Education and Professional Development
p – 516.877.3216
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