Learn More About Veterans Benefits

Atria Farmington invites you to an educational program on veterans benefits.  Henry Weatherby of Weatherby & Associates, PC will outline the types of benefits available and how social workers can help senior clients and their families navigate the application process. 

Thursday, Oct 12
6:00 - 7:30 pm
Atria Farmington
111 Scott Swamp Rd

Approved for 1.5 CECs by NASW/CT and qualifies towards 
the Veterans Services Requirement for license renewal

RSVP by October 8 at 860.284.0505

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 Saturday classes begins on October 28.  Third Thursday drop in evening groups which meet in Bloomfield from 7 - 8:30 are also available for therapists. 

All trainings have been approved for CECs by NASW/CT.  
For more information go to  progressivepsychotherapy.com or 
contact Debra Franklin at 860-844-1069

Send her an email requesting to be on her email list:  debrafranklin@progressivepsychotherapy.com 


 "Double Trouble: Older Adults Coping With
Coexisting Medical & Behavioral Issues"

Hosted by the Acute Care Geriatric Nursing Collaborative
Friday November 3, 2017
 8 AM - 3:30 PM
Anthony's Ocean View
 450 Lighthouse Road
 New Haven, CT 06512

Do many of the older adults you work with have coexisting medical and behavioral issues that increase the complexity of their care? This interprofessional conference will address this topic with the goal of imparting new knowledge and skill to the attendee in the identification, treatment, and management of individuals and families facing these issues across the care continuum.

Application for 5.5 CECs is pending with NASW/CT
Conference Cost is $90.00 and includes lunch 
(reduced rate of $75.00 for poster presenters or undergraduate social work students)
For more information and to register on line visit https://acgnc.nursingnetwork.com/

Questions? Call Christine Waszynski DNP, RN, GNP-BC at 860-490-0227


Managing Your Private Practice


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

Presented by Patricia Carl-Stannard, LCSW
and Ginna Swan from Med-Direct, LLC

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. 

Approved for 3 CEC's by NASW/CT
NASW Members:  $50    Non-Member:  $80


Adoption Today: Navigating Complexities in Family  Relationships and Broader Society

Thursday, November 9, 2017
Registration & Coffee: 8:15 a.m.     Program:   9:00 a.m - 4:00 p.m.
Fantasia, 404 Washington Avenue,  North Haven, CT

Presented by Dr. Harold Grotevant, Founding Director of Rudd Adoption Research Program at the University of Massachusetts/Amherst, this training addresses the adoption of children across racial, ethnic, and cultural lines in the context of family and community; as well as how adoptive family members navigate contact between members of the child's adoptive and birth families within the contexts of domestic, foster care, and international adoptions from placement into young adulthood .

Approved for 5.75 CECs by NASW/CT including 1.5 CECs for Cultural Competence. 

For full conference information and registration, please visit www.ctadopt.org

Or you may register online click here


A conference for patients, families, caregivers, and health care providers presented by Sacred Heart University's College of Nursing

Saturday, November 11, 2017
9 am to 2 pm
Martire Business & Communications Center
5401 Park Avenue, Fairfield, CT

Guest speakers with be Robert Fitton, M.D., Director of Palliative Care at St. Vincent's Medical Center speaking on "Palliative Care: Rethinking the Name and the Need" and Lisa Caramico, M.D., Anesthesiology, Bridgeport Hospital, speaking on "18 Months and Beyond".  Breakout sessions include Caregiver Support, Care of Mind, Body, and Spirit, Rehabilitation, and Legal Issues.

Free to healthcare providers.  $25 if CE Certificate requested.
Continental Breakfast and Lunch Included.
Approved for 4 CECs by the Sacred Heart School of Social Work

Working with the Rising Spiritually-Emergent Population
Saturday, December 9, 2017
8:15 am to 5 pm
Celeste E. Mattingly, LCSW and Dory Dzinski, MA, LPC, NCC
Culturally-acceptable anomalous experiences often resemble psychiatric diagnoses. Religious/spiritual conflicts and practices often create diagnosable conditions. Know the difference. Cut through the profession's bias and fear of the unknown.   Keep up with 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, Multidimensional, 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 LCSWs, LMSWs, LPCs, LMFTs and Licensed Psychologists for Licensure renewal.
Cost: $135.00 (includes Catered Lunch) after November 27th or at the door
Early Bird Fee $110.00 (Call for group discount rates)
Register online Here