Continuing Education Seminars
Programs approved for 5 CECs

* Satisfies the continuing education requirement for content on Cultural Competency

Questions ? Contact us at or 959.200.3617.







Enhancing Your Career with the

Tuesday, June 5th, 2018 - 8:00am-5:00pm
EARN 7 CE's*
Breakfast & Lunch included - Seating is Limited
On site sign-in and breakfast starts at 8:00am, Program starts at 9:00am
Brookdale Mountain Laurel
1177 Hebron Avenue
Glastonbury, CT 06033
  Registration required by May 30th - Call (860)769-6938
or register online at:
Registration Fees:   $34.95 or Register before May 21st for only $24.95         
Learn about the new MOLST law and changes to Powers of Attorney


DBT Skills with Multi-Problem Adolescents
Skills Updates, Teaching Strategies, and Engaging Teens and Caregivers
June 7-8, 2018
20 York Street, New Haven, CT
Co-hosted by Yale New Haven Hospital
One of the most important developments in Dialectical Behavior Therapy (DBT) over the past decade is the adaptation of DBT for adolescents with multiple problems who are at high risk for suicidal and self-injurious behavior. DBT for adolescents was developed by Drs. Alec Miller, Jill Rathus, and Marsha Linehan to address the complex and unique challenges that arise during treatment with these adolescents and their families. In this training, you will learn about DBT skills training with teens and their families. The trainers will provide an overview of the adaptations made to standard DBT to address the needs of adolescents and their families, including a particular focus on multi-family skills training classes and the latest DBT skills for adolescents and their caregivers. Strategies for bringing DBT principles to skills training, engaging teens and caregivers, and group management will be provided. Ample demonstrations, experiential exercises, and role plays will help illustrate workshop content. This training will be of most benefit to those who have comprehensive training in standard DBT.
Approved for 12.5 CEC by NASW/WA (accepted in CT)


Two Programs from Welcome2Reality
presented by Marcus Stallworth, LMSW

Self-Care For Child Welfare:
June 11, 2018
9 AM to 4 PM
Connecticut River Academy, 1 Riverside Drive, East Hartford, CT 06118

Child Welfare is a challenging yet rewarding job that comes with a high level of stress. When chronically overlooked, daily stressors can impact work performance and personal relationships. This workshop is designed to highlight the importance of self-care, and how to identify ways to incorporate self-care into day-to-day life. Participants will be provided with ways on how to identify realistic, cost effective ways to support physical emotional and mental well-being.
Participants will:  Identify the physiological and emotional signs of stress; Identify stressors which contribute to overall stress including: readily apparent stressors; subtle or hidden stressors; positive stressors; negative stressors; Recognize the common origins and consequences of work-related stress in the field of public child welfare; Describe how vicarious trauma, secondary traumatic stress and other forms of stress contribute to burnout and ineffectiveness.

Approved for 6 CECs by NASW/CT
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June 22, 2018
9am - 4pm 
The Children's Law Center of Connecticut , 30 Arbor Street - 2nd Floor , Hartford, CT 06106

This course will examine the impact social media, music, and advertising have on today's society. Overexposure to certain media outlets can influence how people develop their value system and how they make decisions on moral issues and peer relationships. We know this to be particularly true with individuals who have experienced trauma and significant losses. By examining music, videos, and advertisement campaigns, we will identify the negative impact of imagery and subliminal messages and discuss ways to help individuals identify why they make the choices they make online. We will explore how to increase media literacy by educating and empowering individuals to use critical thinking skills and to see the direct and unintended consequences associated with technology. The importance of legislative advocacy will also be discussed.

Approved for 6 CECs by NASW/CT
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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

Mad in America:
Why We Need to Create a New Paradigm of Care
June 15, 2018
9 am to 1 pm
Four Points by Sheraton, 275 Research Parkway, Meriden
"In 1980, the American Psychiatric Association adopted a "disease model" for diagnosing and treating mental disorders when it published the third edition of its Diagnostic and Statistical Manual. We soon learned that major disorders were diseases of the brain, characterized by chemical imbalances, and that psychiatric drugs fixed those imbalances, like insulin for diabetes. However, while that was a story that benefits psychiatry's guild interests and the interests of pharmaceutical companies, it was belied by psychiatry's own research. The biological causes of major mental disorders remain unknown, and there is a growing body of evidence that psychiatric drugs, on the whole, worsen long term outcomes. The challenge for our society today is to organize psychiatric services around a new narrative, one that is truly science-based, rather than the commercially-driven narrative that drives care today. "  

Presented by Robert Whitaker, author of five books, three of which tell of the history of psychiatry.
Approved by NASW/CT for 4 CECs
Co-sponsored by NASW/CT and the NASW Clinical Social Worker Network

Member Cost is $70 Non-member cost is $95
Register at


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 . Questions about the conference can be directed to Michelle Louise Bicking at
Psychotherapy & Its Role in Contemporary Healing - 4 Part Series
Celeste E. Mattingly, LCSW, Creator of Celestial Psychology®
"All healing comes from the Mind" ACIM ~ Each stand-alone workshop in this cumulative four-part series is designed to give clinicians a profound opportunity to incorporate the latest enlightening and state-of-the-art spiritual practices into their own lives and the lives of their clients.
Thursdays: from 5:30 to 9 pm - 3 credits each
June 21 - Topics covered: yoga, meditation, mindfulness & CBT,
July 19 - Topics covered: energy healing, Shamanism, and mind control
August 23 - Topics covered: mediumship, paranormal, anomalous & multi-dimensional experiences
Saturday: September 22, 2018 from 9:30 am to 4 pm - 6 credits - Celestial Psychology®
These programs are Pending for 15 total Continuing Education Credit Hours by NASW/CT and meet the continuing education criteria for LCSWs, LMSWs, LPCs, LMFTs and Licensed Psychologists for Licensure renewal.
Cost for the first 3, 3-credit workshops: $65.00 each or $150.00 if paid in advance (includes refreshments)
Cost for Saturday, September 22, 2018 is $150.00 (includes Catered Lunch)
Watch NASW listings and/or Call Celeste 860-586-8700 for more information