Educational Events

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community have attended a
training at Four Winds Saratoga.

Educational Events

Important New Registration Information:

Four Winds Saratoga is committed to providing quality mental health education programs that are free of charge and open to the community. In the past our programs have not required registration. However, we have experienced a change in the parking situation at our facility and are now asking that you let us know if you plan to attend.

Programs are still free, and we do not want to turn people away from pursing education on the day of the event. However, we would like to know approximately how many people that we need to seat and how many cars we will need to park, prior to the program.

Thus, please give us a call (518-581-5015, ext. 3115) to let us know if you plan to attend an event and we will have your parking space, coffee, and handouts waiting for you upon arrival!

Thank you for your understanding. We hope to see you soon!


Friday, October 3, 2014  -  9 a.m. – 10:30 a.m.

“Internet and Video Game Addiction:
What Mental Health Providers Need to Know”

Presented by Paul Weigle, M.D.,
Attending Child and Adolescent Psychiatrist
Natchaug Hospital, Mansfield Center, CT

At the conclusion of this program, participants will:

  • Appreciate the extent of video game and Internet habits in the lives of American youth.
  • Identify symptoms of a behavioral addiction to video games or the Internet, and the evidence surrounding this controversial diagnosis
  • Understand research findings regarding the epidemiology of Internet and video game addiction including risks factors, comorbidity, and outcomes.
  • Be able to help parents promote healthy media habits in their children.

Please register for this free event by calling 518-581-5015, ext. 3115 or click here to register online.


Friday, October 10, 2014  -  9 a.m. – 10:30 a.m.

“Adoption Issues in Therapy & the Schools:
Strategies for Working with Children and Adults”

Presented by Marie Dolfi, LCSW
Private Practice, Albany, NY

Overview: Research has shown that there is an overrepresentation of children who were adopted in the clinical population. This program will present an overview of adoption issues and will give professionals a framework for working with individuals who were adopted, birth families and adoptive parents. Case examples given will be from foster care adoption, private domestic adoption and international adoption. Throughout this program, participants should:

  • Develop an understanding of how adoption and relinquishment may impact individuals who were adopted, adoptive families, and birth families over a lifetime.
  • Learn strategies for working with individuals who are struggling with issues around loss, identity, rejection, loyalty, guilt and other core issues of adoption.
  • Learn skills for working with individuals in open adoption relationships, search and reunion, transracial adoption and other issues unique to adoption.
  • Learn strategies to assist students who experience adoption-related difficulties within the school setting

Please register for this free event by calling 518-581-5015, ext. 3115 or click here to register online.


Check back periodically as more events will be added.

Internet and Video Game Addiction: What Mental Health Providers Need to Know”
October 3, 2014 09:00 AM - 10:30 AM

“Adoption Issues in Therapy & the Schools: Strategies for Working with Children and Adults”
October 10, 2014 09:00 AM - 10:30 AM

Four Winds Saratoga

30 Crescent Avenue
Saratoga Springs, NY  12866

Phone: 518-584-3600
Toll-Free: 1-800-888-5448

Educational Event Information & Registration: 518-581-5015, ext. 3115

Reservation Information

Grand Rounds programs are held on the Four Winds Saratoga Campus in Mastrianni Hall and are open the public.  All spring educational events are free of charge.

For programs held in Mastrianni Hall every effort will be made to accommodate all guests in the main lecture room. In the event of overflow attendance, guests may be seated in an adjoining room equipped with a simultaneous remote broadcast.

For persons requiring special services, please call prior to the program date so that the appropriate arrangements can be made.