Date & Time: February 9, 2021 9:30am – 12:30pm
Location: Virtual

2/9/21: We are aware of an issue where some registrants for today’s workshop have NOT received the Zoom link for today’s event.

This appears to be an issue related to Optonline Email addresses, however, if you did NOT receive the link, please email Erin Gerrato ( and/or Joanna Suppa ( from an alternative email. Thank You!

About 25%-35% of humans are born with a more sensitive nervous system. This means, you pick up on more information from your environment, leading you to a stronger ability to empathize, experience intuition, be detail oriented, and notice subtle changes in your environment. Western culture encourages the perspective that we as citizens need to be tougher, less emotional, and be able to handle high levels of stress without breaking a sweat.

For many Highly Sensitive People, that approach only leaves you feeling depleted, anxious, and stuck in survival mode. This empty tank often takes a toll on their sense of self-efficacy and their relationships as drawing physical and emotional boundaries can feel impossible.

As a HSP you think deeply about world events and your life, you feel deeply when something challenging or positive happens, and you feel a strong desire to be of service to the world in a meaningful way. Even though you might feel burdened by this trait, these are some of the gifts of being a HSP. Join us for a presentation that will expand your awareness of what it really means to be a Highly Sensitive Person so you can properly assess your clients and provide appropriate resources accordingly.

Credit: 3 CEs

Learning Objectives

Participants will be able to:

  1. Explain how to administer assessment practices to determine if a client has the Highly Sensitive Person temperament.
  2. List and describe ‘The 4 Traits that Make Up the HSP Temperament’ and Common Misconceptions of Highly Sensitive People.
  3. Discuss and effectively apply HSP research via psychoeducation in a clinical setting related to Differential Susceptibility, HSPs in Romantic Relationships, Parenting for HSPs, and HSPs in the Workplace.


  • Registration Fee: $80
  • Alumni, Adjuncts, Field Instructors Rate: $60
  • Student Rate: Free

Register for this event here.

Faculty Bios

Karina Antonopoulos is the founder of The Center for Highly Sensitive People in New Paltz, NY. She has been working as a Life and Health Coach with Highly Sensitive People since 2012 and facilitating small and large group experiences to help educate global and local communities about what it really means to be a Highly Sensitive Person. She has facilitated HSP Meetup communities in New York, Colorado, California, and Hawaii since 2013 teaching and presenting on topics that empower and educate HSPs to embrace their trait and learn how to make it work for them rather than against them. She currently works 1:1 virtually with her private clients, facilitates online educational group programs, hosts retreats and support groups for HSPs who struggle with emotional overwhelm, codependent relationships and love addiction, finding work as a HSP, spiritual growth and development, and general education on the HSP trait.

Ashley Walko  is a Licensed Mental Health Counselor and Director of Infinity Mental Health Counseling in New Paltz, NY. In addition to her work as a therapist, Ashley supervises a group of therapists providing individual, group and family therapy to individuals living with a wide range of mental health concerns as well as those looking to expand their self-awareness and connect with others in a more meaningful way. Within the clinical setting, Ashley primarily treats teenagers and young adults through a person-centered, attachment-based and psychodynamic framework. Ashley is the creator and administrator of the Hudson Valley Therapist in Practice facebook group (HV-TIP). In addition, Ashley is the founder of Infinity Presents; a platform for monthly presentations geared toward building community and improving mental health services through
continuing education talks by experts in the field.

Adelphi University School of Social Work is an approved provider for continuing education credits for the following:

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

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

See full credentialing information and CEUs

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.

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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.

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