February 2020 CE Blast
26 CEC’s approved by NASW/CT
Authenticity Therapy © Certification Training with Trauma Skills

PRESENTER: Yudit Maros, LMFT, C.Ht., AAMFT Supervisor

DATES: Fridays, 2/7, 2/21, 3/6, and 3/20, 2020

TIME: 9:30 a.m. – 5 p.m.

The Authenticity Therapy © Certification Training is the most comprehensive, streamlined, and cost-effective training for clinical excellence. This workshop will help you to streamline your work, ensure progress from session to session, shorten the duration of treatment by significantly boosting its effectiveness, earn a solid trauma resolution skill, as well as love yourself!

FOR MORE INFORMATION and to REGISTER visit www.yuditmaros.com
Continuing Education Seminars
Programs Approved for 5 CECs
Crimes against animals reflect a wide array of behaviors and levels of seriousness. Mental health professionals must develop the competencies to conduct forensic animal maltreatment evaluations and develop a functional understanding of assessment and intervention strategies with their clients.

Philip Tedeschi, LCSW, from the Institute for Human-Animal Connection at the University of Denver will examine current research, typologies and clinical characteristics of individuals involved in animal abuse, and the connections between animal abuse and other interpersonal violence. Learn more .

Other upcoming seminars:
*  Provides at least one hour of content on cultural competence.
** Provides at least two hours of content on service for veterans and military families.
Energetic Body Types:  What They Reveal About Your Clients

Presented by Julie Montinieri, Energy Medicine Practitioner
Friday, February 21, 2020
9:00 am – 4:00 pm
Blue Heron Healing, 43 Amato Circle, Wethersfield, CT
$159 includes catered lunch

The Energetic Body Types are: Creator, Lover, Supporter, Achiever and Challenger. Like energetic armor, each type reflects a way of holding energy in the body that defends against pain. Adopted in childhood, these defensive patterns served in the past but now prevent our clients from 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. You’ll learn short and long-term healing practices for each.
The training goal is to begin to recognize the body types -- to ascertain what psycho/emotional/spiritual dynamics are at play for your clients. You can put this fascinating information to immediate use in your practice. Questions? Contact Julie at Julie.Montinieri@gmail.com or 860.614.0747

This program is NASW/CT approved for 6 CECs.

Trans 201: Advanced Practices in Serving the Transgender Community
Sarah A. Gilbert, LCSW

Wednesday, March 11 th , 9am-4pm    
Sobon & Associates Business Center
615 W Johnson Ave., Suite 202, Cheshire, CT

Approved for 6 Cultural Competency CEC’s through NASW/CT

This training is suitable for mental health practitioners who already have some foundational knowledge of gender identity, and some experience in working with transgender clients. This is not your typical mental health training where you’re talked at all day. Here, you’ll be engaged in interesting discussions, engage with fellow colleagues, and think about your work in new ways to build a solid trans-affirming clinical space.
In this training you will:

  • gain an in-depth knowledge of various social, medical and legal transition options
  • learn how to assess for readiness/suitability for gender affirming surgeries
  • gain knowledge on treatment of co-occurring gender dysphoria and other diagnoses
  • learn about writing letters of support for clients for cross-hormone treatment and gender affirming surgery according to WPATH guidelines
  • gain insight into how to advocate for transgender clients with insurance companies and other medical/mental health providers.

Payment is expected at the time of registration to reserve your seat. Payments can be made via check, credit card, or PayPal. Cost: $150

Social Work Month Forum

NASW/CT is pleased to invite you to attend

Treating Anxiety in Anxious Times
David Tolin, PhD, ABPP
Founder and Director of
Anxiety Disorders Center & Center for Cognitive Behavioral Therapy, Institute of Living
 March 13, 2020
8:30 to 3:30
Trumbull Robinson Auditorium at
The Village for Families & Children
1680 Albany Avenue, Hartford 06105

Co-sponsored by The Village for Families and Children,
 this workshop is a special Social Work Month offering, limited to only 100 attendees
and eligible for 5.5 CECs.

The cost is $100 for NASW Members and $150 for yet to be Members
 Cost includes a light breakfast and lunch

BIAC/CT Annual Conference
Friday, March 20, 2020, 7:30 a.m. to 4:00 p.m.
Trinity College
Mather Hall, 300 Summit Street, Hartford, CT
Join hundreds of professionals for the Brain Injury Alliance of CT’s Annual Conference, on Friday, March 20,. 2020 , at Trinity College in Hartford, CT featuring Holly Kostrzewski, MPH, who will be presenting a talk entitled “You Look Normal! Understanding and Living with the Fractured Sense of Self after a TBI”. Holly’s path forever changed, when at the age of 18 she sustained a life-changing traumatic brain injury, as a result of a motor vehicle crash. She went on to earn a Master’s degree in Public Health, and is currently writing her dissertation to complete a PhD in Public Health/Community Health. Holly will explain the challenges she has encountered in living with a brain injury including working, dating, seizures, and how grief and trauma have affected her life.
 Workshops include:
  • Management of Fatigue & Lethargy in the TBI Patient across the Continuum of Care
  • Cultural Humility in the Rehabilitation Setting
  • Transition to Community & Care Planning after Brain Injury
  • Psychopharmacology Following Brain Injury
  • Destigmatizing Traumatic Brain Injury in Veterans
  • Under-Identification of Brain Injury in the Student population
  • Biomarkers in Concussion
  • Co-occurring Substance Use Disorder and Acquired Brain Injury
  • Management of Spasticity: Clinical Implications for Intervention.

6 CECs pending with NASW/CT

Visit www.biact.org/annualconference  to view the brochure and to register on-line.

MARCH 20 & 21, 2020
  • Want an engaging, educational & inexpensive way to earn UP TO NINE (9) Diversity CECs?
  • Want to build your clinical skills with a growing population?
  • Want to explore best practices with LGBTQ+ youth and families?

School Social Worker Conference in March!

Inside and Outside the School House Door Conference
and the School of Health and Human Services’ Interprofessional
Education Day join together for a Special 2020 Conference Supporting
K-12 Professionals and Students

Transdisciplinary Approaches to Empathetic Education

Monday, March 23, 2020
8:30 registration, 9:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m.

Southern Connecticut State University
Michael J. Adanti Student Center, Ballroom
345 Fitch Street, New Haven, CT 06515

This year’s conference topics are in response to district needs:

Classroom Management
Support for Student Development
Vaping/Substance Use

5 CECs for those attend and complete the entire conference approved by NASW/CT

Event Fee: $95.00 / $25.00 for students (no CECs awarded to students)

Lunch is included.

Inside and Outside the School House Door & HHS Interprofessional Educate (IPE) Day, Conference Chair: Dr. Carmela F. Smith, SCSU Social Work Department. This year’s co-sponsor: The Connecticut Alliance of School Social Workers, a Network of National Association of Social Workers/CT.

Working with the Military: An Overview in Cultural Competence
Christopher Morse, LCSW, MVF-ASW

Friday, April 17, 2020

9:00 am - 4:00 pm

Location: Sacred Heart University, 5151 Park Ave., Fairfield, CT, Martire Building

(Martire Forum)
This seminar satisfies the continuing education requirement for content on military members, veterans and their families or the cultural competence requirement.

As our Active Duty, Veterans and Military Families continue to provide us a sense of freedom that often costs them great sacrifice due to their selfless acts of service, it is incumbent upon Social Work professionals to provide  environments that are conducive to this populations’ well- being. Social Work practitioners, clinicians and educators encounter the families, children and soldiers on a regular basis throughout their professions. Whether it be interfacing in educational settings with the Veterans, children and caregivers of military families, providing health care, offering clinical services or the myriad of other services that social workers provide, it is imperative that we be as prepared as possible to meet their needs.  This seminar will provide the opportunity   to better serve military members and families based on their unique needs and explore potential resources. 

 In accordance to our understanding of the impact of culture in providing services, this seminar will also increase your conceptualization of the Veteran culture. Particularly, it will address the difficulty with readjustment to civilian life that both Veterans and Active Duty personnel encounter and the impact it has on their families. Social workers will be provided knowledge to engage planfully and respectfully.

5 CECs Approved
35th Annual Conference

May 29, 2020

Mystic Marriott Hotel, Groton, CT

Join your colleagues for an amazing day of varied workshops, exhibitors with resources, networking, 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 will be available at www.naswct.org the middle of February 2020.