Friday, October 12, 2018
9:00 a.m.–4:00 p.m.


Hauppauge Center
55 Kennedy Drive
Hauppauge, New York

Introduction to the Havening Techniques: a Psychosensory Approach to Healing and Emotional Growth

With Steve Ruden, DDS, PC

CEs and CASAC Hours: 6

Cost of Workshop:

$125 Tuition – Regular

$115 Tuition – Adelphi Alumni

$95 Tuition – Current Adelphi Field Instructor/Adjunct

$50 Tuition – Current Adelphi Graduate Student

Current literature in neuroscience is charting pathways to help understand new approaches to mental health and wellness. The Havening Techniques (HT) utilizes this information to craft protocols and procedures to alter the landscape of the brain and thus change behavior. It has become clear that the limbic system, which regulates our emotional state, is a major contributor to our expression of the world around us. Access to the limbic system has been elusive. HT represents a breakthrough in the rapid and effective treatment of stress-related physical and psychological conditions. Havening uses touch , attention and imagination to trigger electrochemical changes in the brain (limbic system) that alter how memories are processed and therefore responsiveness to stimuli.

There are five basic applications of HT:

  1. Reducing allostatic load/relieving negative stress
  2. Boosting resilience/access to positive emotional states
  3. Enhancing achievement motivation/goal orientation
  4. Reducing present moment distress
  5. Depotentiating traumatically encoded memories

Havening Techniques are an exquisitely simple, easy-to-apply and infinitely flexible set of tools that may be adapted and integrated into any therapeutic philosophy, healing profession, and scope of practice.

Learning Objectives

Participants will be able to discuss:

  • An overview of Havening Techniques
  • the neuroscience of behavior
  • the underlying principles of traumatic encoding and their downstream consequences
  • Potentiation and depotentiation of the lateral nucleus of the amygdala and why this is important
  • Experiencing the potential of self care to reduce vicarious traumatization
  • PTSD from a Havening perspective

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About the Speaker

Dr. Steve Ruden

Dr. Steven Ruden, DDS collaborated with his twin brother for over ten years in the development of the Havening Techniques. He earned his Doctor of Dental Surgery from New York University in 1971. He enjoys a successful practice for over 40 years and has published in the area of dental phobias. In addition Dr. Ruden is a certified hypnotherapist. He is also a consultant and coach for individuals and Fortune 500 companies including PepsiCo and Smith Barney in the area of communication.


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

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

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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