Continuing Education EBlast from National Association of Social Workers Connecticut Chapter  
May 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.

The Diagnosis and Treatment of PTSD & Dissociative Disorders

Sat. May 13, 2017 9:30 am - 4:30 pm 

Location:  1253 Whitney Avenue, Hamden, CT

This training will provide an overview of the identification and treatment of PTSD with dissociative symptoms and dissociative disordered clients. Through lecture, video analysis and case examples, clarification will be given on how to work effectively and safely with this population, including: diagnosis, the phases of trauma treatment, that assist with stabilization, orienting parts to the present, and decreasing negative transferences.  Participants will learn a protective format for processing traumatic material. This workshop is appropriate for clinicians with or without EMDR training.
$159 Register at:
5.5 CEUs
Joanne Twombly, LISCW, is a recognized author, lecturer and clinician specializing in the field of trauma and dissociation.

Aging Veterans and Poly-Trauma :

Examining the Mental Health of Aging Veterans
from a Human Ecology Perspective

Hosted by...
The Gatekeeper School for Holistic Aging and Ecological Integration
(Unique Continuing Education Credit (CEC) Workshops for Geriatric Social Service Professionals)
Tuesday, May 23rd, 2017   7:30am-11:30am
The Crystal Ballroom, Middletown Elks Club
44 Maynard Street, Middletown, CT 06457

Using a human ecology theoretical perspective, this professional forum will provide continuing education and comprehensive discussion on the fundamental aspects of the social determinants of aging veterans' mental health concerns relative to  poly-trauma: PTSD, Traumatic brain injury and Dementia.

Approved for 3 CECs by NASW/CT and meets the Veterans Services requirement for license renewal.


Enhancing Your Career with the

  Tuesday, June 6th, 2017 - 9:00 am-5:00 pm  
Breakfast & Lunch included - Seating is Limited  

Location:  Altria Senior Living
One Hamilton Heights Drive
West Hartford, CT  06119

Registration required by May 30 th   -  Call (860)769-6938

Registration Fees:    $27.95 or 
Register before May 22 for only $19.95

First 30 to Register Will Receive a Free Copy of the Book "Don't Go Broke in the Nursing Home

Approved for 7 CECs by NASW/CT and meets the continuing education criteria for LMSWs, LCSWs, LPCs, LMFTs, and Licensed Psychologists.  NASW/CT approves the content but does not endorse any particular law firm.

Register online at:  

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

  • 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
  • Understanding Implicit Bias and Microaggressions - June 2
  • Successful Strategies for Understanding and Working with Adolescents - June 9
  • Beyond Cultural Competence: Intersecting Identities and World Views - June 14
  • Generating Empathy and Understanding in Groups: Practice Skills in Challenging Times * - June 16
  Post-Master's Certificate
  • 3-Day RE/CBT Practicum on Addictions - 20 CECs - June 21, 22, 23
*  Satisfies the continuing education requirement for content on Cultural Competency
Visit our website for complete program descriptions and to Register Now!
Questions? Contact

Finding Connection, Purpose and Hope:
The Role of Work-based Therapeutic Communities for Young Adults
and Adults living with psychiatric illness and dual diagnosis

Friday, June 2, 2017
11:30 to 3:45
At Spring Lake Ranch in Cuttingsville, VT

This is a free ½ day professional development program designed for social workers and clinicians looking for alternative treatment solutions for complex or hard to treat clients.  The program will provide an overview of the philosophy and history of work-based therapeutic communities and the role of meaningful work in healing and recovery. 

Come join us for Lunch, a Work Crew Tour, and a Panel Presentation.
To register, reply to or call 508-333-6545

Approved for 3 CECs by NASW/VT and good for CT Social Workers

The Good, the Bad, and the Ugly: From A Social Work Perspective
Presented by: Marcus Stallworth, LMSW

June 2, 2017
9 AM to 3:30 PM
At Welcome 2 reality, 83 Prospect Street, Waterbury, CT  06702

Marcus Stallworth, MSW, is the Director of Learning and Organizational Development at Welcome 2 Reality. Marcus is a national consultant and trainer for Child Welfare League of America and professor. He is an author of a journal article published in the 23rd volume of Child Welfare League of America's  Children's Voice.

The training provides information on areas where children and youth who are increasingly vulnerable need proper education and supervision. Topics include internet safety, cyberbullying, media marketing, the impact of music on values and behavior, and desensitization to violence via video games. Risk factors will be identified and realistic strategies to protect youth will be presented. This training utilizes a variety of learning methods that are aligned with the principles of adult learning. Multiple opportunities will be provided to gather information, share experiences, utilize self-assessment, and practice skills.


 "Service Without Sacrifice"

Learn about secondary/vicarious trauma and how to prevent Secondary Trauma, Compassion Fatigue and Burnout.  As human beings, we WILL have effects from the ongoing witnessing of other's suffering.  

Secondary Trauma or Vicarious Trauma is real.
And You A re Not Alone...or Weak!!

June 3, 2017
8:00 am - 4:00 pm
Mystic Marriott
635 North Rd (Rte 117), Groton, CT 06340
Cost: $99.00 - pay on my website:
This program has been approved for six (6) Continuing Education Credit Hours by NASW/CT and meets the continuing education criteria for CT LCSW, LMSW, LMFT, LPC, and Licensed Psychologist license renewals.
Sponsored and presented by:
Meg Berry, LCSW, Certified Expert Trauma Professional, Distance Credentialed Counselor, and owner of Holistic Encouragement for the Authentic Life (HEAL)
567 Vauxhall St. Ext., Suite 207, Waterford, CT  860-501-9767

A Nutritional Approach to Mental Illness 

 June 21 · 9:30 to 1:30 
Including morning coffee & a healthy, delicious, nutritious lunch! 
Copper Beech Institute, West Hartford

 A unique and fascinating look at the food we eat and how it impacts our brains and our mental health. 

Presented by Dr. Georgia Ede, Staff Psychiatrist at Smith College, nutrition researcher, writer, and speaker, the workshop will address the value of healthy eating habits in relation to mental health and how complementary and alternative medicines can enhance or replace pharmaceutical approaches while increasing energy and mental clarity and allowing for deeper engagement in the therapeutic process. Clinicians will learn how to put to use immediately dozens of effective interventions for mental health disorders including simple assessment tools for nutritional deficiencies that contribute to anxiety, anger, and depression. The presentation will be in 3 parts with plenty of time for discussion & questions in between. · Brain Food: How nutrients (proteins, fats, carbohydrates, cholesterol, and minerals) work in the brain ·Why is Sugar so Bad for the Brain (and Body?). Review of the Research: What We Know about Diet and Mental Health Disorders.

Leave the Workshop with Surprising and Powerful Information about Nutrition That Really Works for You and For Your Clients! 

$75 NASW Members (includes lunch)
 $99 Non Members (includes lunch) ** 

Approved for 3 CECs - Call 860-257-8066 for more information
Register HERE

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approximately 3,000 Social Workers for only $99?
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