Apr 13
Apr 30
Jun 8
Coming Up in May & June . . .
A Bag of Tricks: Brief Interventions with Children & Teens
Art of Diagnosis
Ethics for Supervisors and Managers *
Emotional Freedom Technique, Level 1 & 2
Using The DSM 5: Case Studies & Multiculturally Competent Diagnostic Formulation *
Group Work Practice
And More!
* Satisfies the continuing education requirement for content on Cultural Competency

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


The Alzheimer's Association Connecticut Chapter
is pleased to present its
21st Annual Dementia Education Conference
Thursday, April 19, 2018
at the Mohegan Sun Convention Center in Uncasville, CT
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!
Approved for 5.25 CECs by NASW/CT with a workshop in Cultural Competence and a workshop on Veterans Services
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. 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 .
John J. Randolph, PhD, ABPP, will present Promoting Cognitive Health in General Clinical Practice: Empirical Foundations and Practical Applications on Thursday, May 24th, at the Crestview Country Club in Agawam, MA from 8:30 AM to 4:00 PM.
Dr. Randolph's focus will be on brain and cognitive health over the lifespan, lifestyle choices that can potentially enhance cognitive abilities, and practical strategies for incorporating cognition-promoting interventions into one's clinical repertoire. The Brattleboro Retreat's Office of Continuing Education is approved to provide 6 CE contact hours for most professional disciplines upon completing this workshop. For more information, click on the title above, call 802-258-4359, or go the Brattleboro Retreat's website at www.brattlebororetreat.org/continuing-education .
Trauma Stabilization: A Map and Rules for the Road will follow one week later on Thursday, May 31st at the Crestview Country Club in Agawam. Certified practitioner of Sensorimotor Psychotherapy, and founding member of Partners in Healing, Sharon Gold-Steinberg, PhD , will guide clinicians through the too often unwieldy terrain of helping trauma survivors develop realistic treatment goals, learn skills for safety and regulation, and integrate competing or conflicting parts of self. Click on the title above to learn more, call the Office of Continuing Education at 802-258-4359, or visit the Retreat's website at www.brattlebororetreat.org/continuing-education . The Brattleboro Retreat is approved to provide 6 CE contact hours to most professional disciplines upon completing this workshop.

Guided Visualizations and Hypnotherapy for Cancer Patients:
A Guide for Clinicians

Tuesday, April 24th, 9:00am-12:00pm 
[8:30am Registration]
Gaylord Hospital, Chauncey Pavilion, Wallingford, CT
Presented by Kathy Hayes-Bloch, LCSW

Despite advances in cancer care, patients can experience side effects from ongoing treatment and disease.  This can include both physical and emotional pain.
In this interactive workshop that includes lecture, demonstration, and practice, clinicians will learn about the evidence-based contributions of clinical hypnosis to the fields of psychotherapy and pain management.  Participants will also experience hypnosis and guided visualization for self-care.
Approved by NASW/CT for 3 CECs

Link to the registration for the conference here:

Join Us
33rd Annual Conference

May 4, 2018
Radisson Hotel, Cromwell, CT

Join your colleagues for an amazing day of varied workshops, exhibitors with resources, networking, a student poster session, a wine and cheese reception, and great camaraderie with other social workers and those in allied mental health professions.
This is the only conference of its kind in Connecticut-eclectic in its topics but focused on the mission of social work and social work education*.

Earn 6 CECs for the day!
*With workshops that will satisfy requirements for Cultural Competency and Veterans Services.
Registration details and the brochure describing all the workshops are available at www.naswct.org NOW!

Eating Disorders: Integrating Brain, Body & the Therapeutic Relationship
Friday, May 4, 2018
9:00 am - 4:00 pm
Hilton Stamford Hotel & Executive Meeting Center, 1 First Stamford Place * Stamford, CT 06902
REGISTER NOW for The Renfrew Center Foundation's Spring Seminar Training. The Renfrew Center Foundation is dedicated to eliminating eating disorders by advancing education, prevention, advocacy, research and treatment. This workshop weaves together current research, treatment trends and clinical insight. Conceptualizing eating disorders as biopsychosocial phenomena puts to rest the validity of any dichotomy between the biology and the psychology of lived experience. Plato's philosophical stance that "the cure of the part should not be attempted without treatment of the whole" underscores an emerging treatment paradigm blending holistic approaches with traditional practices to produce a "whole" that is greater than the sum of its parts. The seminar
offers 6 CE Credits, approved by NASW, and includes a continental breakfast and networking luncheon.
For more information on this training or to register, please visit www.renfrewcenter.com or call 1-877-367-3383.

14th Annual Yale NEA-BPD
Borderline Personality Disorder Conference:
Emotional Dysregulation in Families: Treatment and Support

Friday, May 4, 2018, 9:00 AM - 4:30 PM, New Haven, CT

FEATURED PRESENTERS: Marie-Paule de Valdivia, MBA, LCSW; Alan Fruzzetti, PhD; Francheska Perepletchikova, PhD; and Nancy Suchman, PhD

TARGET AUDIENCE: Mental health professionals, training clinicians, researchers, those with lived BPD experience and family members. *American Sign Language interpretation will be available if requested in advance*

CONTINUING EDUCATION CREDITS: Approved by the National Association of Social Workers - Connecticut Chapter for 6 Continuing Education Contact Hours; and has been submitted for 5.25 American Psychological Association Continuing Education Units.
PROVIDED BY: Yale University School of Medicine, Department of Psychiatry; National Education Alliance for BPD; Yale-New Haven Psychiatric Hospital; and Yale Instruction/Investigation/Intervention in Emotional Liability and Dysregulation (YIELD)

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.
FEES: $1,995. Early Registration: $1,895

2nd Annual Alzheimer's Disease and Dementia Symposium: Greater Insight & Practical Solutions
June 15, 2018
7:15 to 4:00
Aqua Turf, Plantsville, CT
Families as well as healthcare professional struggle to not only treat the person with dementia but also to care for the caregiver. This Symposium will provide greater insight into the disease; discuss the different stages of the illness while providing strategies to care for the person with dementia and the caregiver. Learn about practical approaches to care from professionals and informal caregivers, communication strategies, innovative techniques to provide care, and how to strategically plan for future needs. To register call 1-877-424-4641 or Click Here
to link to more information and registration.
Approved for 6 CECs by NASW/CT

Heart Path Therapy
Weekend Retreat for Therapists
June 22-25, 2018
In the Catskills

Become an inspired and empowered psychotherapist as you heal yourself in order to help others heal. This 3-day weekend retreat will provide an inner journey to experiencing life in a new way. The Heart Path Therapy model combines powerful healing approaches from ancient spiritual wisdom with modern uses of guided imagery, Family Constellations, inner child work, sound healing, and energy psychology. This special weekend integrates the gifts of Maestro Manuel Rufino, a Spiritual Teacher from Taino tradition, as well as the Golden Drum Community. Exceptional vegetarian food is provided and local hotel options will be provided upon registration.

Approval pending for 16 CECs by NASW/CT

Please contact Debra Franklin at 860 844-1069 for more information about the retreat or email her at

NASW-CT Goes International

NASW-CT announces that, for the first time, it is granting 16.5 CECs with a cultural competence inclusion to a program taking place in South America! Enjoy travel, food, music, and free time along with educational workshops over 8 days in Carlos Paz, a village in Cordoba Province.

"Caring for the Ones Who Care" is a week-long program that includes self-care practices, family systems theory, and Mindfulness with CT's own NASW Member, Millie Grenough, LCSW as Keynote Guest Speaker!

June 23rd-30th, 2018. Córdoba, Argentina.

For more information visit:



June 28 - June 30

New Haven, CT

On Thursday, June 28, 2018 through Saturday, June 30, 2018, Hidden Acres Farm, Inc. is proud to host the region's first
 "Where Women Gather: A Celebration of Women in Agriculture" Conference and Vendor Symposium at the Omni Hotel at Yale University and Gateway Community College in New Haven, Connecticut, respectively. The conference will host the Honorable Mayor Toni Harp of New Haven and Connecticut's Department of Agriculture Commissioner, Steven K. Reviczky.

Featured speakers include Rowen White (Indigenous Seed Keepers Network), Lisa Kivirist (author, Soil Sisters), Katie Stagliano (Katie's Krops), Lise Metzger (photographer, The Grounded Women Project) and Eric Holt-Gimenez and Ahna Kruzic (Food First).
"The contributions of women and girls to agriculture are rarely recognize as core to humankind's survival", observed Michelle Louise Bicking, Executive Director of Hidden Acres Farm, Inc. "We need to recognize and share that legacy in order to lay the groundwork for succeeding generations."

Where Women Gather is open to the general public. Exhibitors of all ages, backgrounds and lived experiences are welcomed, with an emphasis on Latinx, First Nations, African American/Black and Asian American Pacific Islander business owners. Breakfast and snacks will be provided, as well as access to a "self-care clinic" featuring integrative health modalities at no additional charge.
CEUs are available through the Connecticut Certification Board, and NASW/CT, the National Association of Social Workers, Connecticut Chapter, has approved 3.75 CECs for specific workshops.  
Registration can be completed online ONLY at www.wherewomengather.eventbrite.com . Questions about the conference can be directed to Michelle Louise Bicking at ourhiddenacresfarm@gmail.com .