Continuing Professional Education

Physicians, Psychologists and other Health Care Professionals
  • STFM
  • Behavioral Sciences Forum
  • American Balint Society
  • Pa Psychological Association
Human Resources Professionals
  • Berks County (PA) Chamber of Commerce

Customized Programs (examples)

  • Smith Barney (NJ office) - dealing with the aftermath of 911
  • Accountants - stress management at tax season
  • Attorneys - strategic planning following a merger
  • Universities - Academic intra-department relationships, Preparation for increased diversity of student population,
  • Service Companies - employee orientation, manager coaching
  • Manufacturers - leadership development, team development

Invited Keynote Presentations:

“Balint Groups: A Structured Group Process Focused on Doctor-Patient Relationship,” Invited Program, PPA Colleague Assistance Committee, Middletown, Pa., October, 2004

“Preventing and Addressing Violence in the Workplace,” Invited Keynote Address, Greater Reading Chamber of Commerce, Human Resources Summit, Reading, PA, April 9, 2008

“Balint Groups: The Process, The Power, and The Potential,” Invited Address, Presented to the International Balint Federation meeting, April 19, 2009, Chicago, IL

“Multicultural Competencies: Integrating Diversity in the Mental Health Profession,” First Annual Diversity Conference, Immaculata University, March 23, 2010

“Teaching Behavioral Sciences: Working at the Intersection of our Personal and Professional Lives,” Invited Plenary, Forum for Behavioral Sciences, Chicago, September 24, 2014

“Teaching Self Reflection,” PPA Graduate Program Director’s Summit, Pennsylvania Psychological Association, October 17, 2015, Harrisburg, PA

Honors:

Community Spirit Award, Department of Family Medicine, Lehigh Valley Hospital, June 12, 2004

Asclepius (Teacher of the Year) Award in Family Medicine, Lehigh Valley Hospital, June 8, 2007

“This I Believe,” Honorable Mention, 2008 Annual Conference STFM: Northeast Region, Baltimore, MD, October 30 – November 2, 2008 “I believe that doctors who tend to their own wounds are better healers”

The Behavioral Science Forum Impact Award for the 2008 presentation “Teaching Physicians How to Cope with Their Emotional Reactions to a Series of Patient Encounters” at The 29th Forum for Behavioral Science in Family Medicine, September 2008, Chicago, IL  (This is one of four programs recognized in 2009)

The Behavioral Science Forum Impact Award for the 2008 presentation “The Balint Group Experience: An Introduction and Demonstration” at The 29th Forum for Behavioral Science in Family Medicine, September 2008, Chicago, IL (This is one of four programs recognized in 2009)

Community Spirit Award, Lehigh Valley Health Network, Family Medicine Residency, Class of 2011, June 2011

The Behavioral Science Forum Impact Award for the 2011 presentation “Introducing and Integrating Reflective Practices in Residency Training,”at The 32nd Forum for Behavioral Science in Family Medicine, September 2011, Chicago, IL (This is one of four programs recognized in 2012)

The Behavioral Science Forum Impact Award for the 2016 presentation “Boundaries, Dilemmas and Awareness,”at The 37th Forum for Behavioral Science in Family Medicine, September 2017, Chicago, IL (This is one of two programs recognized in 2017)

 

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What’s important to me about my work: In any program I conduct, I care and value that participants experience me as authentic and genuine, fully present and integrating head, heart and gut. That means stimulating thought, incorporating feelings and being aware of the impact our work has on ourselves and on others. This is why I appreciate feedback such as the following:

“Very professional! Jeff was very knowledgeable on the subject and real-life examples are important for learning and applying to my own life. I liked how an instructor addressed every question presented in a positive and concerned manor.”

“Dr. Sternlieb’s really an inspirational balance of competence, caring and authenticity.”

“Not only was it enlightening to learn about our professional journey, it was equally enlightening to hear your guidance on navigating the intersection of the personal and professional. Everyone who attended could take away practical advice applicable to all phases of career development. You made it real.”

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