DSW Program in Clinical Social Work
NYU Silver School of Social Work's three-year, part-time DSW program prepares licensed social workers for leadership roles in academic and agency settings. 
The curriculum is geared toward enhancing your skills in academia, clinical supervision, and practice theories with a focus on advances in theoretical and practice models, clinical research, and policies that directly impact practice. 
  • Study with renowned faculty, who hold leadership roles in professional organizations, scholarly journals, national research committees, and task forces
  • Take intensive writing workshops and participate in publication development
  • Secure a clinical supervision or teaching internship 
  • Submit a graduation portfolio in lieu of a dissertation




Randy O. Frost, PhD , internationally known expert and author of Buried in Treasures: Help for Compulsive Acquiring, Saving, and Hoarding, will present  Understanding and Treating Compulsive Hoarding Disorder  on Friday, March 23rd from 8:30 AM to 4:00 PM at the Crestview Country Club in Agawam, MA. This 6 CE contact hour learning event is administered by the Brattleboro Retreat's Office of Continuing Education. The program is approved by the ASWB which is accepted by CT DPH for CT social workers. For more information, click on the title above, call 802-258-4359, or go to the Brattleboro Retreat's web site, www.brattlebororetreat.org/continuing-education .


TUESDAY NIGHTS April 17, 2018- May 22, 2018

6:30 PM - 8:30 PM
West Hartford Continuing Education

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 anyone interested in finding meanings and understanding of distressing experiences. This course is relevant for all mental health professionals, for persons 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 some videos and talk about a revolutionary report 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 CECs by NASW/CT, 2 CECs per session.

Go to www.whlifelearn.org under Adult Enrichment then Personal Development for registration instructions.

For more information please e-mail k.blatt@comcast.net

Thursday, April 19, 2018
Mohegan Sun Convention Center, Uncasville

The Alzheimer's Association Connecticut Chapter is pleased to present its 21st Annual Dementia Education Conference on April 19, 2018 at the Mohegan Sun Convention Center.

Throughout the years, the Alzheimer's Association has united experts worldwide to present the latest information in dementia care practices to participants from Connecticut and surrounding states.  Our goal is to share best practices and creative interventions for the care, treatment, and preservation of the quality of life of persons with Alzheimer's and related dementias.

New this year we are excited to offer a session track for persons living with early stage dementia and a track for facility administrators!

Pending approval for CEC's with NASW/CT.  Upon Approval one workshop will meet the 1-hour cultural competence requirement for licensure and a second workshop will meet 1.25 hours of the 2-hour requirement for Veterans Services.

Early Bird Registration ends on April 1!

For more information or to register please visit www.alz.org/ct or call 1-800-272-3900.

On  Friday, April 20th , the Office of Continuing Education at the Brattleboro Retreat will offer Well-being and the Personal Narrative  at the  Crestview Country Club in Agawam, MA from 8:30 AM until 4:00 PM.   Paula Butterfield, PhD , will deliver strategies and evidence-based practices for helping clients feel better through re-writing their stories and redirecting their energy.  Most professional disciplines will earn 6 CE contact hours. Program approved by ASWB which is accepted by CT DPH for CT social workers. For more information about this workshop and Dr. Butterfield, click on the title above, call  802-258-4359 , or go the Brattleboro Retreat's website at www.brattlebororetreat.org/continuing-education .

Multiculturalism and Control-mastery Theory

May 18th, 2018
9:00 am - 12:00 noon
107 Wilcox Road, Stonington, CT
Cost - $75.00
Approved for 3 CECs by NASW/CT

Control-mastery is an empirically supported, cognitive, psychodynamic, relational theory of psychotherapy. Rather than providing specific techniques for psychotherapy, it describes a stance that is generous, non-pathologizing, and practical for working with even the most challenging cases.

The focus of this workshop will be on how both the client's and therapist's ethnic and cultural identities shape the psychotherapeutic process, using Control-mastery Theory as the framework. The Theory of Control-mastery will be introduced, as well as the concept of cultural responsiveness. In addition to the introduction of Control-mastery Theory, a major focus will be on cultural transference, countertransference and how to utilize this information clinically to benefit the client. While the workshop instructor will provide case examples, participants will also be invited to contribute their own case material.

Presented by Jo Nol, Ph.D., MS, LCSW  who has been a clinical social worker for 33 years. She was a partner at the Women's Center for Psychotherapy in West Hartford, Connecticut, from which she recently retired and continues to teach as an adjunct professor at the University of Connecticut School of Social Work. She has also taught at Michigan State University School of Social Work, Smith College School for Social Work, and St. Josephs College, Department of Social Work. Dr. Nol has been studying, practicing and teaching Control-mastery Theory for 22 years.
For more information contact Jo Nol, Ph.D. MS, LCSW drjonollcsw@gmail.com
Registration limited. Please send payment by May 1, 2018
Send check made out to -- Jo Nol, 59 Woodchuck Hill Road, West Simsbury, CT 06092

EMDR Basic Training
May 31, June 1, June 2, September 20, 21, 22
in Stamford, CT
This program offers complete EMDRIA-Approved basic training in EMDR therapy through lecture, clinical case consultation and experiential practicum training for the integration of this highly effective approach into clinical practice.  It has been designed to spread learning and skills development consisting of two three-day modules (Thursdays/Fridays/Saturdays) over a 3 month period. This comprehensive training format includes the 10 hours of EMDRIA consultation hours required for EMDRIA's Certificate of Completion of Basic Training. Clinicians previously trained in EMDR can attend at the Reviewer's Track rate, with 10 of the practicum hours applicable towards EMDRIA Certification. The training is presented by Karen Alter-Reid, PhD, EMDR Institute Regional Trainer.

For more information, contact Dr. Alter-Reid at 203-329-2701 or  karen.alterreid@gmail.com, or go to:

This course has been approved for 40 CEC's by NASW/CT.

FEES: $1,995. Early Registration: $1,895 (prior to March 30th)

The Brain Likes Novelty:  
Using Counseling Theories in Innovative and
Creative Ways
Friday June 8th 2018 starting at 9 am to 
Sunday June 10th 2018 at 3 pm
At Creative Therapies Wellness Center Rocky Hill CT 06067
Learn to talk to your client's ears, eyes, body and brain! Learn to listen with a theoretical Ear! This workshop is grounded in Impact Therapies which is an active, multi-sensory, creative, brief and theory-driven approach to treatment.

Learn how to:
  • Add creative, visual and multi-sensory techniques to your tool box, stimulating more parts of the brain allowing for lasting impact and change.
  • Build rapport quickly with most clients.
  • Make sessions more active and interesting for both your client and yourself.
  • Use with almost any theoretical approach with individuals, couples, families and groups.                                                                                                                   
Presented by Asha Patlikh, LMFT, a repeat presenter at
many NASW/CT Annual Conferences.

Early bird Special is $ 325 before March 15th, then $375.
Approved for 21 CE Credits by NASW/CT
Please call Asha at (860) 538-5460 or email her at creativecounselingct@gmail.com for more information


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* Satisfies the continuing education requirement for content on Cultural Competency
** Satisfies the continuing education requirement for content on Military members, Veterans, and their Families

Questions? Contact us at SSW.CE@uconn.edu or 959.200.3617.