Continuing Education EBlast - National Association of Social Workers Connecticut Chapter - April 2017
Continuing Education EBlast

At the beginning of every month, NASW/CT will notify members by email of upcoming educational programs. These listings are a combination of paid advertising and chapter sponsored programs. Not all programs may be approved by NASW/CT for continuing education credits. Unless specifically noted that a program has been approved, please contact the provider directly for additional information.

Spring 2017 Continuing Education Series
Programs approved for 5 CECs, unless noted otherwise

  • Ethics for Supervisors and Managers* - April 12
  • Family Violence: Understanding Generational Patterns & Practice Considerations* -  May 5
  • Impact of Social Media and Technology on Children and Families: The Good, the Bad and the Ugly - Implications for Social Work Practice - May 19
  • Ecotherapy: Linking Social Work and the Natural World - May 22
  • Beyond Commitment: Leadership for Culturally Competent Social Justice Practice* - May 23
  • Integrative Mind-Body-Spirit Social Work Practice - May 24
  • And More!
Post-Master's Certificates
  • 3-Day RE/CBT Child & Adolescent Therapy Practicum - 22 CECs                   May 15, 16 & 17
  • 3-Day RE/CBT Practicum on Addictions - 20 CECs                                       June 21, 22, 23
*  Satisfies the continuing education requirement for content on Cultural Competency
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Cultural Diversity Utilizing Art, Sand, & Play Therapy
This Workshop Meets the Cultural Competence Requirement
 for License Renewal
Approved by APT and NASW/CT for 6 CECs
Saturday, April 29, 2017, 9-4 pm

Hyatt House
830 Bridgeport Avenue
Shelton, CT  06484
This workshop will address cultural awareness and its impact on the therapeutic experience by mental health professionals. Through group interaction and experiential creative activities, attendees will develop effective communication skills when working with clients from diverse cultural groups.  Attendees will utilize art, sand, and play therapy to increase awareness of how assumptions, values, beliefs, and stereotypes impact treatment sessions. Enhance your knowledge using these creative therapies for more culturally sensitive interventions, treatment plans, and discharge planning.  
Presenters: Barbara Carriero, LMFT, RPT-S and Ed Perten, LMFT, MPS
 Cost:  $150 (students $125) includes Lunch and a Continental Breakfast.

Pre-Registration is required
Make checks payable to Barbara Carriero, LMFT, RPT-S and mail to her at
Counseling & Family Therapy Center
60 Katona Drive, Suite 22
Fairfield, CT  06825
Barbara: 203/908-3303   or
Ed: 203/878-9190

Working with the Rising Spiritually-Emergent Population
Saturday, April 29, 2017
8:00 am to 5 pm
Experiential and didactic workshop presented by
Celeste E. Mattingly, LCSW and Dory Dzinski, MA, LPC, NCC
This program IS PENDING approval for 7.5 Continuing Education Credit Hours by NASW/CT and meets the continuing education criteria for
Social Work, LPCs, and LMFTs Licensure renewal.
Over the past century the helping professions including Psychiatry, Psychology, Social Work, and Psychotherapy have been sorely devoid of Spiritual knowledge and application. This remains the case, in spite of an explosive interest and need by individuals and cultures world-wide. This upsurge in interest is evidenced by the rising popularity of Yoga, meditation, Shamanism, Energy Medicine, Higher Consciousness, mediumship, paranormal and anomalous experiences, UFO-logy, and the resurgence of psychotropic use for mental health. In this workshop we provide an in-depth review of the meaning of Spiritual Emergence and the application of Spiritual practices as identified by the Integrative, Multi-Dimensional, Transpersonal, Humanistic, and Psychedelic trends for Practitioners. We will provide experiential exercises, practical suggestions, concrete examples and case studies for determining diagnosis.
The Sanctuary for Celestial Empowerment
10 Grassmere Avenue, Suite #300 2nd Floor, West Hartford, CT  06110 
(ample parking, elevator and handicap accessible entrance next to the loading dock)
Handouts, Glossary of Terms, Bibliography, and Catered Luncheon provided 
Cost: $125.00 (includes Catered Lunch) after deadline or at the door
Early Bird Fee $100.00 if 10 days prior
Register online at
Credit card payments accepted over the phone, or mail check to:
Celeste E. Mattingly, LCSW 
10 Grassmere Avenue, Suite #300, West Hartford, Ct  06110
860-586-8700 phone  -  860-236-1909 fax

Mindfulness and Reality Acceptance for Personal and Professional Practice
New Canaan, CT
May 4-5, 2017
Co-sponsored by: Behavioral Tech and Silver Hill Hospital
Mindfulness has emerged as an important focus of several empirically supported treatments. The mindfulness skills taught in this workshop come from Dialectical Behavior Therapy (DBT), an empirically supported treatment for individuals with difficulties regulating emotions and impulsive behavior. Participants learn mindfulness skills to use in their own practice and with clients, as well as strategies for integrating these skills into clinical practice.
This workshop is approved for 12 CE hours.

Do Our Biases Lead to Prejudice and Oppression

Friday, April 7, 2017
The Port n' Starboard @ Ocean Beach Park
1225 Ocean Avenue
New London, Connecticut 06320
8:30AM - 12PM

This Cultural Skills and Diversity Training have been designed to assist practitioners with examining the causes of stereotypes and prejudices in our society. Participants will have an opportunity to explore biases and their affects on one's professional role in the delivery of counseling and mental health services. The training program will introduce a cultural competence framework for effectively addressing diversity challenges within a professional setting.

Presenter Bio:
Deoshore F. Haig, LCSW, Director of Haig and Associates Consulting, is a social worker and consultant with over 25 years' experience working with culturally diverse communities and organizations. 

Ms. Haig has particular expertise in designing and conducting diversity and cultural competence need assessments and organizational development. Deoshore draws on years of experience and research to implement best practices in diversity and cultural competence. 

8:30 - 8:45AM Registration & Welcome & Introduction
8:45 - 12:00PM "Do Our Biases Lead to Prejudice and Oppression" (there will be 15 minute break during workshop)

CE Credits & Licensing Information:  
This workshop has been approved for 3 CEC's in cross-cultural practice and qualifies for re-licensure in CT and RI.

This Workshop is Co-Sponsored by the Connecticut and Rhode Island Chapters of the NASW.

Trauma and the Hidden Effects on Children of 
Criminal-Justice-Involved Parents

Friday, May 5, 2017,   8AM - 4PM
East Hartford Community Cultural Center
50 Chapman Place, East Hartford, CT
Research indicate that there are over 2.7 Million children have one or both parents who criminal justice involved. Now is the time to hear how parental incarceration is impacting your community and families. Our 2017 Prevention Conference is unique among our field. We blend evidence based practices, systemic, socio drama and lived transitional educational experiences in a powerful networking event.

Patricia Wilcox, LCSW Vice President for Strategic Development Klingberg Family Center
HOSTED BY: Reach Training Healthy Children

  • $35 Early Bird (before 4/21/17), $50 Regular, $25 Non-CEU
  • 8AM - 8:45AM: Registration and Breakfast / 9AM: Welcome  /  4PM: Close
  • Or Mail to P.O. Box 564, Hartford, CT  06141 (PAYABLE TO: RTCHI)
* Continental Breakfast & Lite Lunch Served
Approved for 6 CECs by NASW/CT

13th Annual Yale NEA-BPD Conference
Prevention and Early Intervention for Borderline Personality Disorder
May 5, 2017,   9:00am - 4:30pm, New Haven, CT
Michael Crowley, PhD, Shirley Yen, PhD, Jill Rathus, PhD, Blaise Aguirre, MD, AND David Fitzpatrick, MFA, Author of Sharp: My Story of Madness, Cutting, and How I Reclaimed My Life
TARGET AUDIENCE: Mental health professionals, training clinicians, researchers, those with lived BPD experience and family members. *American Sign Language interpretation will be provided*
PROVIDED BY: Yale University School of Medicine, Department of Psychiatry; National Education Alliance for BPD; Yale-New Haven Psychiatric Hospital; and Yale Instruction/Investigation/Intervention in Emotional Liability and Dysregulation (YIELD)
SPONSORED BY: Clearview Treatment Programs and Silver Hill Hospital
INFORMATION AND REGISTRATION : *EARLY BIRD DISCOUNT* through April 7    Email questions to  
Social Workers : This program approved by the National Association of Social Workers /Connecticut Chapter for 5.5 Continuing Education Contact Hours.
Psychologists: This conference will provide 5.25 hours of educational programming and will offer 5.25 CE credits. Please see details  here

Early BIRD Registration Ends 
April 19th

NASW/CT's 32nd Annual Conference
May 12, 2017
Radisson Hotel, Cromwell, CT

Save this date for a day of varied workshops, exhibitors with resources, networking, a student poster session, a wine and cheese reception, and positive camaraderie with other social workers and those in allied mental health professions.  

This is the only conference of its kind in Connecticut-eclectic in its topics but focused on the mission of social work and social work education*.

Earn 6 CECs for the day!

* With workshops that will satisfy requirements for Cultural Competency and Veterans Services.

The brochure and registration are now available

Who Cares for The Caregiver

June 9, 2017                                
9 am - 1 pm
Courtyard by Marriott - 181 West Town Street, Norwich CT

This workshop will address the importance of self-care when working in the human services field. Learn to recognize signs of vicarious trauma and burnout. Develop individualized prevention and intervention techniques. For more information, contact Jay Erlandson at: or (860) 887-6536.

Presented by:
Tara Beatty, LCSW, Reliance Health Clinician
Danielle Riley, LCSW, Reliance Health Clinician

Register at: by May 26th, 2017 - Cost $75

4 CEU credits will be provided 

Do you want to advertise your Continuing Education Program to 
approximately 2,600 Social Workers for only $99?
Contact Cara Parsons at

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