Continuing Education EBlast from National Association of Social Workers Connecticut Chapter   
June 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/Summer 2017 Continuing Education Programs
Post-Master's Certificate and Seminars

Addictions Practicum: Cognitive & Rational Emotive Behavior Therapy
An Albert Ellis Institute program offered at the School of Social Work
3-Day Primary Certificate - June 21, 22, 23, 2017
Connecticut Certification Board (CCB) approved for 20 CEUs
Why Enroll in a Certificate Program? It is important that Social Workers continue to learn about new trends and best practices. Certificate programs are an excellent way for you to gain in-depth, specialized training that can be completed in a short period of time.
SEMINARS - Approved for 5 CECs
  • Successful Strategies for and Working with Adolescents - June 9
  • Beyond Cultural Competence * - June 14
  • Generating Empathy and Understanding in Groups * - June 16
  • Implicit Bias and Microaggressions * - June 29
  • Motivational Interviewing - July 14
  • The Art of Diagnosis * - July 24
* Satisfies the continuing education requirement for content on Cultural Competency
Visit our website for complete program descriptions.
Questions? Contact

Counseling Identity Theft Victims

Wed., July 19th, 2017 - 8am-11am
The Middletown Elks Club
This unique workshop is presented by Eric S. Rodko, BSW, LMSW, Executive Director, St. Luke's Community Services, who will intertwine counseling education and stories from his own four personal experiences with credit card and Identity Theft in his lecture "Identity Theft: A Personal Journey".  It's a presentation unlike you've ever heard before on this topic.  The event is sponsored by Seasons Federal Credit Union and will feature a representative talking about reducing the risk of identity theft.  An application is pending with NASW-CT for three (3) social work CECs.  For more information or to register go to

A Nutritional Approach to Mental Illness

June 21, 2017  ·   9:30 to 1:30
Including morning coffee & a healthy, delicious, nutritious lunch!
Copper Beech Institute, West Hartford, CT

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.
  • Leave the Workshop with Surprising and Powerful Information about Nutrition That Really Works for You and For Your Clients!  Click here for more information about the workshop.
$75 NASW Members (includes lunch)
$99 Non Members (includes lunch) **

Approved for 3 CECs 
·   Call 860 257-8066 for more information
Register HERE
**Become a member when you check in and have the difference in your admission returned to you!

NASW/CT, 2137 Silas Deane Highway, Rocky Hill, CT  06067 * * 860 257-8066


Islam in Social Work

June 24, 2017
9 am to 12 pm
Bristol Youth Services
51 High Street
Bristol, CT 06010
Presented by Welcome 2 Reality
203.754.8000 ext 434
This course will provide psycho-education and a learning opportunity for participants to explore Islam and the Muslim community. The course will explore ways in which Muslims have been interpreted and misinterpreted throughout society, including the media portrayal of Islam. The workshop will provide an overview of Muslim practices and rituals. raise awareness, increase understanding, and empower participants to effectively work with the Islamic population.
Approved for 3 CECs by NASW/CT
This workshop meets the Cultural Competency requirement for licensure

For more information and registration go to: 


Working with the Rising Spiritually-Emergent Population
Saturday, June 24, 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 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.
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.
The Sanctuary for Celestial Empowerment
10 Grassmere Ave., 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, Continental Breakfast, & Catered Luncheon provided 
Cost: $125.00 (includes Catered Lunch) after June 13th or at the door
Early Bird Fee $100.00
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 office -  (860) 798-6176 cell  -  (860) 236-1909 fax