Compass Health Center is proud to offer webinars to our community. Please see below for upcoming events as well as links to past videos.

Upcoming Events:


The Intersection of Acceptance and Commitment Therapy with Exposure and Response Prevention: Practical Applications

When: Dec 16, 2021 at 3:00 PM – 5:00 PM

Register HERE

This free 2-credit CEU webinar for licensed clinicians will define and discuss how Acceptance and Commitment Therapy (ACT) can be effectively used within Exposure and Response Prevention (ERP) treatment for OCD and anxiety disorders from childhood through adulthood.

Participants will learn how to: 

  1. Define Acceptance and Commitment Therapy (ACT)
  2. Describe how ACT is used to treat OCD and anxiety disorders
  3. Define Exposure and Response Prevention (ERP)
  4. Describe how ERP is used to treat OCD and anxiety disorders
  5. Effectively incorporate ACT in ERP treatment through the discussion of various clinical vignettes


  • Joseph Serio, MA MSEd LCPC, Chief Clinical Officer – Northbrook
  • Jennifer Smith, LCPC , Director of OCD & Complex Anxiety Programs – Northbrook


Lunch & Learn: When to Refer Adults to Intensive Behavioral Health Care in a Virtual Setting

When: January 27, 2021 at 12:00 PM – 1:00 PM

Registration link coming soon

Many individuals needing immediate psychiatric care often end up on waiting lists, in the Emergency Department, or an inpatient psych unit due to the lack of access to high-quality behavioral health services across Illinois. Learn when to refer to PHP/IOP and how Compass virtual programming is an ideal way to support the mental health needs of adults without removing them from their home, school, or work environments.


  • Taryn Konevich, LCSW, Senior Director of Virtual Programs
  • Lizzie Goodman, LCSW, Associate Director, Virtual Adolescent Programs
  • Chloe Zimmeth, MAT, Educational Specialist
  • Amanda Berenguel Smolka, LSW, Virtual Adolescent Therapist

Learning Objectives:

  • What is PHP/IOP
  • How does PHP/IOP work in a Virtual Setting?
  • How do school mental health professionals utilize PHP/IOP services
  • When to refer
  • What to expect during treatment

Past Recorded Community Events:

Supporting Student Mental Health Needs In The 2020/2021 School Year:

Compass Health Center Adolescent OCD and Complex Anxiety LCSW and Education Specialist discuss:

  • Supporting changing mental health and educational needs of students and families
  • Identifying the range of reactions to COVID-19
  • Understanding symptoms of depression, anxiety, and grief/loss
  • Presenting coping skills and more

American Foundation for Suicide Prevention:

American Foundation for Suicide Prevention and Compass Health Center’s experts join in a 2 part webinar series to discuss Suicide Prevention.

Loyola Webinar:

Loyola Academy and Compass Health Center are partnering to present this parent webinar. Please join Margaret Lewis, LCSW, and Emily Crane, M.Ed., education specialist, as they focus on self-care, limits, coping tools, and how parents can support their teen during hybrid learning with strategies for academics and social-emotional wellbeing. Registration is required.

District 113 Webinars:

Supporting Teachers Mental Health | Compass Health Center’s team works in conjunction with District 113 to support the mental health of school administration and teachers.

From School to Summer |  District 113 Webinar & Compass Health Center’s Child and Adolescent Therapy team discuss opening up conversations about COVID-19 as a family.

Loyola Webinar:

Compass staff presented on “How Parents Can Support their Students’ Mental Health Over the Summer” for Loyola Academy faculty. As the school year ends, students are preparing for their next transition to summer which can bring a lot of anxiety and uncertainty during COVID-19.

Catch Webinars:

Compass Health Center partnered with CATCH – Community Action Together for Children’s Health to present “Managing the Flood of Emotions Brought on by a Pandemic,” a two-part webinar designed to help our community navigate these uncertain times and protect our mental health. Compass Health Center clinical staff, including trauma experts, are the presenters.

Part 1 – Helping Adults Cope:

Part 2 – Supporting our Children’s Ongoing Needs: