February CE Blast
Programs approved for 5 CECs
Feb 15

Feb 22

Feb 25

Mar 1

Mar 15

Apr 1

Apr 8

Apr 12

Apr 15
* Satisfies the continuing education requirement for training in Cultural Competency
** Satisfies the continuing education requirement for training in Veterans Services
Questions ? Contact us at SSW.CE@uconn.edu or 959.200.3617
Trans 201: Advanced Practices in Serving the Transgender Community
Friday March 1st 2019, 9am-4pm
The Lyceum, 227 Lawrence St, Hartford CT

In this engaging, interactive training, participants will deepen their knowledge in working with transgender identified clients. This training is suitable for mental health professionals who already have a foundational knowledge base of gender identity and transgender issues.
Topics include:  

  • Stages of transgender identity development 
  • Treating co-occurring gender dysphoria and mental health conditions 
  • A detailed overview of medical transition options: cross-hormone treatment and gender affirming surgeries
  • And Assessing clients' preparedness for medical transition, and writing letters of support for clients’ procedures

Presented by Sarah A. Gilbert, LCSW of Transitions Therapy, LLC

This training has been approved for 6 Cultural Competency CEC’s by NASW/CT
and the cost is $135.
Register through this link:  www.transitionstherapyllc.com/events
Brain Injury Alliance Annual Conference

Join hundreds of professionals for the Brain Injury Alliance of CT’s Annual Conference , on Friday, March 1 5 , 201 9 , at the Quinnipiac University, featuring Colleen Kelly Alexander, who is a lifelong athlete, motivational speaker, author and person with a brain injury as our keynote speaker. In 2011, Colleen was run over by a freight truck while bicycling home from work. After five weeks in a coma and twenty-nine surgeries later, Colleen survived. Rather than let the trauma and PTSD control her life, she became determined to find a way to make something positive from her pain.  Colleen will share her personal experience as a patient with a Chiari malformation and a trauma survivor, along with the impact of brain injury on her life. 
 Workshops include:
  • Updates, Best Practice, and Critical Care Management of the Patient with Traumatic Brain Injury
  • Consequences of TBI on Spatial Visual Processing
  • Self-Determination is for EVERYONE
  • Aging with TBI: A Chronic Condition?
  • Mild Traumatic Brain Injury in Veteran Populations
  • The Opioid Crisis Complicated by Traumatic Brain Injury
  • The Grass is Always Greener: TBI & the Clinical Utility of Medical Marijuana
  • Interdisciplinary Team Approach to Behavioral Challenges in the Rehabilitation Setting
  • Brain Injury: To Disclose or Not Disclose – That is the Question
Visit www.biact.org/annualconference  to view the brochure and to register on-line.
The Willow Center Spring 2019 Programs 
 All programs located at the Courtyard by Marriott, Norwich, CT 
Hurry! $99 for first 50 registrants of each program, $125 thereafter.
All programs include a light continental breakfast and sandwich lunch.
For more information/register, visit:  https://www.thewillowcenter.org/trainings.html
Each program is approved for 5 CECs by NASW/CT.
Growing Well Counseling

Advanced Clinical Practices in Holistic Treatment of Perinatal Mood & Anxiety Disorders (PMADs)

Friday April 5, 2019

9:00AM-4:30PM (Registration begins at 8:30AM, Breakfast will be served)

Guest House Retreat & Conference Center | 318 West Main Street, Chester, CT 06412

Led by Catharine McDonald, MS, NCC, CFLE, LPC, Perinatal Therapist and owner of Growing Well Counseling, we will engage in holistic self-care practicing what we teach on this day-long retreat to enhance clinical skills working with perinatal women from a holistic perspective. In this course you will learn about complementary & alternative medicine (cam) in perinatal populations; We will practice adapting traditional interventions to holistically treat the whole woman & mother-baby dyad. You will become comfortable distinguishing relevant cam therapies and psychotherapy interventions for fertility struggles, perinatal loss, prenatal & postpartum mental health. We will experience prenatal & postpartum mindfulness meditations, co-create prenatal and postpartum affirmations and postpartum planning frameworks to take back to practice. We will also explore systemic and cultural traditions and barriers around perinatal holistic health and review case studies. Breakfast, lunch and snacks are included. This program has been submitted for review to meet the Postpartum Support International Certification Requirement for Advanced Clinical training and PMH-C Continuing Education. This is a lactation-friendly event.

Register Online by March 15, 2019: growingwellcounseling.com/workshops

Email: hello@growingwellcounseling.com with any questions, dietary concerns and/or accessibility needs.

This course is pending 6.5 CECs from NASW/CT Chapter.