Continuing Education EBlast from National Association of
Social Workers Connecticut Chapter   
July 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. 
NASW/CT approves the content of programs for continuing education (CE) credit. CE approval does not constitute NASW/CT endorsement of the CE provider.

Upcoming seminars include:

* Art of Diagnosis *- July 24

We look forward to you visiting us at our new location!
If you have any questions, please reach out to us at or call 959-200-3617.

Working with the Rising 
Spiritually-Emergent Population
Saturday, September 9, 2017
8:15 am to 5 pm   
The Sanctuary for Celestial Empowerment, West Hartford, CT

Experiential and didactic workshop presented by
Celeste E. Mattingly, LCSW and Dory Dzinski, MA, LPC, NCC

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 uptick 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 psychedelic 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, psychedelic trends for practitioners. We will provide experiential exercises, practical suggestions, concrete examples and case studies for determining diagnosis.

This program has been approved for  7.5  Continuing Education Credit Hours by NASW/CT and meets the continuing education criteria for Social Work, LPCs, and LMFTs Licensure renewal.

Cost: $135.00 (includes Catered Lunch) after June 13th or at the door
Early Bird Fee $110.00
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Heart Path Therapy 

This integrative approach inspires you as therapists to find your gifts as you heal in order to heal others:  Inspire your heart, intuition, along with inner child work, guided imagery, some Family Constellation concepts, and the use of energy, intention, and concepts from native and sacred traditions.  

A one day introductory training as well as a training program consisting of 7 classes begins in September.  Third Thursday drop in evening groups which meet in Bloomfield from 7 - 8:30 are also available for therapists.  A Weekend Retreat with a  sweat lodge, sound healing, and yoga alongside training in the beautiful Catskills including wise elder Maestro Manuel Rufino is planned for late summer 2017.  All trainings have been approved for CECs by NASW/CT.  
For more information go to or 
contact Debra Franklin at 860-844-1069

Send her an email requesting to be on her email list: 


Working with the Post 9/11 Veteran: What
a Civilian Social Worker Needs to Know

October 6, 2017
9:00 am - 11:30 am
  Central Connecticut State University
1615 Stanley Street
New Britain, CT 06320  

This workshop will help you better understand military culture and the unique needs of veterans, allowing you to explore how you can apply your current knowledge base to work effectively with this population.  Presented by Sharon Young, Ph.D., LCSW and Jennifer Lewis, LCSW.

Approved for 2 CECs by NASW/CT and meets the Veterans Services requirement for license renewal.

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Managing Your Private Practice

November 4, 2017
8:30 am - 12 pm
 Port N Starboard
1225 Ocean Avenue
New London, CT 06320

For Social Workers Looking to Start or Enhance their Private Practice.   Are you considering going into private practice? Or are you looking to improve the business functions of your current practice? This workshop will address all of the questions you might have at this juncture in your professional career including setting up the practice, using collateral contacts, deciding upon specialty practice areas, maintaining good records, the "business" of billing, changes in billing and developing both a clinical plan and a business plan. 

Presented by private practitioner, Patricia Carl-Stannard, LCSW, ACSW with 19 years of private practice experience and Ginna Swan, a claim specialist and sole proprietor of Med-Direct, LLC, serving mental health offices in Connecticut and New Jersey. 

Approved for 3 CECs by NASW/CT

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