April CE Blast
Programs approved for 5 CECs
Apr 8
Apr 12

Apr 15
Apr 22
Apr 26
Apr 29
May 13
* Satisfies the continuing education requirement for training in Cultural Competence
** Satisfies the continuing education requirement for training in Veterans Services
Ambulatory Behavioral Healthcare Educational Road Show
PHP/IOP 101 and Measurement-Based Care
April 15, 2019
8:00 am-4:30 pm
Connecticut Hospital Association, Barnes Road, Wallingford, CT
This one-day workshop will cover key areas specific to working in ambulatory behavioral healthcare settings.  The morning session will focus on the fundamentals of Partial Hospitalization and Intensive Outpatient Program levels of care, while the afternoon will focus on Measurement-Based Care (MBC) standards and policy updates. Participants learn how to plan, structure, and conduct DBT skills classes. This workshop also addresses the targets for skills training, as well as how to apply fundamental DBT strategies in skills training. Extensive teaching and use of clinical examples are used to illustrate specific skills training procedures, assignment and review of homework with clients, and troubleshooting common skills training obstacles. This course is designed for all mental health professionals who want to learn to teach DBT skills or to improve their teaching with clients. This training will include the original DBT skills as developed by Dr. Linehan, and will incorporate material from her recently published DBT® Skills Training Manual, Second Edition.

Approved for 6 CECs by NASW/CT
Registration information: https://www.aabh.org/
TUESDAY NIGHTS APRIL 16, 2019-MAY 20, 2019

The medical model (approach) to extreme states, so-called “psychosis, schizophrenia, bipolar disorder” and other psychiatric labels, has for much too long dominated the mental health landscape. Now we have alternative views and ways to heal. This course is for all mental health professionals including social workers, counselors, and peer support specialists. Any one interested in finding meanings and understanding of distressing experiences is welcome and the course is also relevant for folks with lived experience of the mental health system, to their families, relatives and interested others. In each of 6 sessions we will view and discuss a video and talk about a revolutionary report recently out for the general public (you will get a PDF). We will examine your questions and discuss how these alternatives are coming to CT.

Approved for 12 CEC’s by NASW/CT

Register now through West Hartford Continuing Education www.whlifelearn.org . Go to Adult Enrichment then Personal Development for registration instructions. For additional information please e-mail k.blatt@comcast.net
Trans 101: An Introduction to Transgender Affirming Care
Sarah A. Gilbert, LCSW
This is a foundational course designed to provide you with an introductory knowledge base regarding transgender identities in issues. In this training, you’ll be engaged in thought-provoking discussion, engage with fellow colleagues, and leave this training inspired and prepared to start to create a trans-affirming clinical space.

3 Dates/locations available!

April 19, 2019 at 101 Centerpoint Dr, Middletown, CT 06457

May 9 th 2019 at 121 Roberts St, East Hartford, CT 06108

June 7 th 2019 at The Lyceum, 227 Lawrence Street, Hartford, CT 06106

This training has been approved for 3 Cultural Competency CEC’s through NASW/CT

Cost: $70

Friday, April 26, 2019
9:00 am – 4:00 pm
Blue Heron Healing, 43 Amato Circle, Wethersfield, CT
The Energetic Body Types are: Creator, Lover, Supporter, Achiever and Challenger. Each reflects a way of holding energy in the body that defends against pain. Adopted in childhood, these defensive patterns prevent our clients from enjoying balanced relationships and moving through life with flow, vitality and grace.

For each body type you’ll discover: how they engage in life, their main issues, their hidden agendas, how they feel, how they make others feel, how they speak, their human challenge, their spiritual life task, early imprinting, the energy centers most affected, their shadow emotions, how their overall energy feels; what physical, emotional, and psychological difficulties each body type is prone to, and the gifts and talents of each one. Short and long-term healing practices are suggested for each one.
The training goal is to begin to recognize the body types to ascertain what psycho/emotional/spiritual dynamics are at play for your clients.
To register please contact: Julie Montinieri, Energy Medicine Practitioner, at julie.montinieri@gmail.com or 860-614-0747. Visit http://blueheronhealing.blogspot.com/p/nasw-approved-cecs.html  for further information.

This program is NASW/CT approved for 6 CECs.
FREE Breakfast Workshop
Understanding Medicaid Eligibility Basics

Tuesday, April 30, 2019
8:30 am – 9:30 am (Breakfast served starting at 8 am)
The Village at South Farms, 645 Saybrook Road, Middletown, CT 06457

Medicaid rules are complicated. To add to the confusion, the rules change regularly. In this FREE session led by Certified Elder Law Attorney Brendan Daly , you’ll learn about Medicaid as it applies to the state of Connecticut’s senior population, including a general overview of Medicaid and the application process. You'll learn through real-life examples how different techniques can be used to help your clients protect some of their assets. Whether you’re a Medicaid novice or familiar with the rules, you’ll walk away with an understanding of the most current Medicaid rules and how and if your clients could benefit.

Approved for 1 CEC by NASW/CT.
Join over 500 Social Workers and Behavioral Health Professionals
for a day of education and networking at the Premier
Connecticut conference focused on Social Work 
NASW/CT’s 34 th Annual Conference
May 3, 2019
Red Lion Hotel, Cromwell, CT
Earn up to 6 CE Credits!

Cultural Competency and Veterans Services Workshops **
Learn New Skills
Discover New Resources
Meet New People
Challenge Yourself with New Topics
(**1 hour of Cultural Competency required per year and
2 hours of Veterans Services required every 6 years)

50 Chapman Place, East Hartford, CT  8:30 AM to 4 PM
This conference will explore the complex and unique roles of girls, women, daughters, sisters, and mothers impacted by incarceration; and will also explore the common pathways of criminal justice-involved women, recovery and the struggles and joys of motherhood post-incarceration. The afternoon workshops will focus  on child trafficking identification skills and transformative methods of helping families in crisis heal.

Pending 6 CECs with NASW/CT

$ 35.00  Early Bird Regular (register by 4/21/19)
                      (1) $40.00 Regular         (2) $15.00 Students       (3) $15.00 Non-CEU’s

For questions or more information, contact I. Terry at reachhealthychildren@gmail.com , 860-325-2963 or C.J. Boggs Bernier @ 860-870-9294 or cjbbernier@gmail.com

Conference Sponsored by: East Hartford Youth Services and
Reach Training Healthy Children Initiative, Inc .
15th Annual Yale National Education Alliance for
Borderline Personality Disorder Conference:
Overcoming the Impact of Trauma
Friday, May 3, 2019
9:00 AM - 4:30 PM
Mary S. Harkness Auditorium
Sterling Hall of Medicine
333 Cedar Street, New Haven, CT 06519

Featured presenters:  Melanie Harned, PhD, ABPP; David Klonsky, PhD;
                       Daniel Lee, PhD;  and  Monnica Williams, PhD, ABPP

This conference will address research, treatment, and support options for individuals who struggle with problems associated with borderline personality disorder (BPD) and posttraumatic stress disorder (PTSD) and their families. Our presenters include researchers, treatment developers, master clinicians, and individuals with lived experience. Our hope is that this conference will contribute to better understanding, support, and assistance for trauma survivors suffering from emotional dysregulation, and decrease stigma for them and their families.
The Conference is aimed at mental health professionals, training clinicians, researchers, as well as those with lived experience and family members.
*American Sign Language interpretation will be available if requested in advance*
Approved for 6 CECs by NASW/CT
Register online at  www.psychiatry.yale.edu/bpdconference. Fees are $150 for Professionals ($130 for Early Bird registration by April 5). Please find further information and videos from past conferences at  www.psychiatry.yale.edu/bpdconference   or email questions to  bpdconference@yale.edu
Enhancing Your Career with the
Friday June 7 th , 2019 - 8:00am-5:00pm
Pending 7 CEC’s* Includes 2 hours of VA CE’s
Breakfast & Lunch included - Seating is Limited  
On site sign in and Breakfast Starts at 8:00 AM Program Starts at 9:00 AM

University of Hartford
200 Bloomfield Avenue
Gengras Student Union
West Hartford, CT 06117

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

Registration Fees:    $54.95 or Register before May 1 for only $45.95
Late registration (After May 30 and before June 7) $69.95
Learn about last October’s changes to Veteran’s Benefit Rules
First 35 to Register Will Receive
A Free Copy of the Book
Don’t Go Broke in the Nursing Home