May 2019
Trans 101: An Introduction to Transgender Affirming Care
Sarah A. Gilbert, LCSW
This is a foundational course designed to provide you with an introductory knowledge base regarding transgender identities and issues. In this training, you’ll be engaged in thought-provoking discussion, engage with fellow colleagues, and leave this training inspired and prepared to start to create a trans-affirming clinical space.
May 9 th 2019 at 121 Roberts St, East Hartford, CT 06108

June 7 th 2019 at The Lyceum,
227 Lawrence Street, Hartford, CT 06106

This training has been approved for 3 Cultural Competency CEC’s through NASW/CT

Cost: $70

Southern Connecticut State University is hosting


World-Renowned Speaker on Autism/Asperger’s

Cross-Peer Communication and its importance to equality
in the “Three As of Autism.”

Testimony from cross-peer participants in CT
Expanding opportunities to local communities

The Event is FREE and Open to Everyone

Thursday May 9, 2019 from 6:45 - 8:30 p.m.

Southern Connecticut State University
Engleman Hall, Room A120
501 Crescent Street, New Haven, CT 06515
Join us for our upcoming seminars, including programs featuring School of Social Work Faculty
Alex Gitterman, EdD

Monday, May 20, 2019

This seminar will focus on the knowledge, methods and skills involved in forming and beginning groups, building mutual support, and dealing with dysfunctional interpersonal processes. Practice examples will be drawn from the participants and from Dr. Gitterman’s practice and teaching.
Lisa Werkmeister Rozas, PhD
Associate Professor

Friday, May 31, 2019

The goal of this seminar is to help social workers reflect on their own unconscious biases and become aware of microaggressions that are a part of their everyday lives. Dr. Werkmeister Rozas will emphasize identifying and managing unconscious biases and microaggressions and understanding how they affect interpersonal relationships, whether with clients or colleagues.
Antonia Cordero, DSW
Associate Professor

Friday, June 7, 2019

Using a multi-dimensional, theoretical framework, Dr. Cordero will incorporate Attachment Theory, Historic Trauma, Ethnic-Sensitive, and Trauma-Informed Practice to examine the impact of family violence and related practice considerations. 
* Satisfies the continuing education requirement for training in Cultural Competence.

Visit our website for a complete schedule of all our seminars:
Questions ? Contact us at or 959.200.3617

Friday, May 24, 2019
9:00 a.m. - 4:00 p.m.
Blue Heron Healing, 43 Amato Circle, Wethersfield, CT
The Energetic Body Types are: Creator, Lover, Supporter, Achiever and Challenger. Like energetic armor, each body type reflects a way of holding energy in the body that defends against pain. Adopted in childhood, these defensive patterns 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. This is fascinating information you can put to immediate use in your practice.

To register please contact: Julie Montinieri, Energy Medicine Practitioner, at or 860-614-0747. Visit  for further information. $159 includes catered lunch.

This program is NASW/CT approved for 6 CECs.
Professional Development Program for Social Work Supervisors
of Direct Practice Across the Life Course

Beginning September 2019 – Enrollment Limited to 25

Many MSW supervisors find themselves thrust into supervisory roles without the skills, knowledge, or support they need to succeed. The Social Work Practice Fellows is a 36 hour certificate program featuring an advanced curriculum with a focus on the most complex issues facing social work supervisors today.
The program, taught by practice-based experts, will utilize didactic presentations, group-based discussions of real cases and supervision experiences, and extensive educational materials.
Content areas:
  • Increasing Skills in Individual and Group Supervision
  • Teaching Social Work Assessment Skills
  • Advancing Knowledge of Health Challenges
  • Strengthening Knowledge of Mental Health and Substance Use Challenges
  • Building Capacity among Staff for Effective Practice with Families
  • Confronting Performance and Organizational Challenges

Early Bird Discount available until June 30. Apply today!

Learn more about the Social Work Practice Fellows Certificate Program.

Questions? or 959-200-3617