Building Connections

Expanding one’s social circle can grow increasingly difficult as we age. Join us in a fun, supportive environment for an opportunity to meet and connect with other seasoned citizens from your community. We’ll share stories and resources and make new memories along the way! This group is facilitated by Syntero Older Adult Community Support Specialist Charity Eilerman.

To register, please call 614-842-6320.

Internal Family Systems Therapy Training

In Syntero’s Internal Family Systems (IFS) Therapy training, attendees will be provided with an overview of the increasingly popular IFS Therapy model. The training will focus specifically on providing participants with a general understanding of the model, what sets it apart from similar approaches, and where to go for further training or resources. Attendees will leave having gained an understanding of the following:

  • An overview of the model and what it is all about
  • What distinguishes IFS from other models that conceptualize parts of self
  • The concept of self energy and the types of parts, with their respective roles according to IFS
  • The flow of the model
  • Where to go for more resources and further training

This training is approved for one CEU through the CSWMFT Board for counselors and social workers and will be facilitated by Syntero Clinical Site Manager Maggie Dangler, MSW, LISW-S.

Cost: $20 for community members; free for Syntero staff and interns

Syntero Training: LGBTQ+ 201

LGBTQ+ 201: Getting Past Basics & Navigating Toward Culturally Competent Community & Clinical Practice  includes discussion of best practices, relevant research and an epistemologically-unique framework for understanding and “mapping” the variability of human experience around sex assigned at birth, gender and sexuality, utilizing iconographic illustrations that can be adapted as worksheets or easily-reproducible in-session diagrams for psychoeducational demonstrations or assessment with clients.

Fee: free for Syntero employees and interns; $40 for community members

Approved for 2 ethics CEUs for counselors and social workers.

Facilitator: Syntero LGBTQ+ Program Coordinator Michael Eblin, MSW, LSW or for questions

Syntero Training: Gender Dysphoria and Letter Writing

In the Gender Dysphoria and Letter Writing training, attendees will gain knowledge relevant to the treatment of gender dysphoria and best practices for writing letters of support as outlined by the World Professional Association for Transgender Health. Workshop will include basics for supporting transgender and gender nonconforming individuals. Attendees will leave being able to: better diagnosis gender dysphoria and ask culturally competent assessment questions, gain a deeper understanding of concepts related to the diversity of human gender, especially as it relates to transgender and other gender minorities, identify and apply interventions best suited to treat/manage gender dysphoria, and better facilitate culturally competent letter writing process and collaborate with care team.

Participation is FREE for current Syntero employees and student intern and just $40 for community members!

This training is approved for two ethics CEUs through the CSWMFT Board for counselors, social workers and marriage and family therapists and will be facilitated by Syntero LGBTQ+ Program Coordinator Michael Eblin, MSW, LSW.

Forever Dublin: Preventing Senior Scams

Join us for a very informative workshop presented by the Ohio Attorney General’s office where you will learn about some of the latest and most common scams targeting older Ohioans.

The Ohio Attorney General’s office wants to prevent costly scams perpetrated against older citizens. Scammers use a variety of tactics to make their offers seem legitimate. Their initial contact usually occurs by telephone, letters, door-to-door solicitations, fliers, e-mails and phony websites. They often try to convince consumers to send them money or give personal information, such as back account numbers and Social Security numbers. A Dublin city policy officer will be on hand to share how victims of a scam can file a police report.

Boxed lunch will be provided by Forever Dublin, and it’s all free!

Space is limited, so please reserve your spot by Thursday, May 19th. Register online at, call 614.889.5722 x810 or email to register.

Forever Dublin is a partnership between the City of Dublin and Syntero aimed at providing resources for residents to make Dublin their forever home.

Note: This event is not sponsored by, nor affiliated with, the Ohio Attorney General’s Office. The Ohio Attorney General’s office does not endorse or recommend Forever Dublin or any products or services affiliated with Forever Dublin.

50+ Connections

Socially “connect” and learn from professionals who provide practical and resourceful information so we can “thrive” and not merely “survive” daily life. This is a relaxed and enjoyable forum, which encourages participation among attendees. This group meets from 1:00 – 2:15 PM and is facilitated by Syntero Older Adults Community Support Specialist Charity Eilerman. Any older adult in Columbus is welcome to attend.

  • May 20th –  Downsizing – Whether this sounds like an enjoyable trip down memory lane or an overwhelming task, we’ll discuss your experiences and learn from each other about resources and helpful strategies. Upper Arlington Senior Center; Room 104

Participants must register and complete a waiver prior to participation. To register, please call the Upper Arlington Senior Center at 614-583-5320.