August 2022 CE Blast

Affirming Gender Diversity in Treatment

Live webinar presented on Zoom by Sarah A. Gilbert, LCSW

Offered on either

Thursday Aug 11th, 2022 or

Friday Sept 9th 8:30am-12:30pm


In this engaging, interactive, live webinar, you will be given a foundational knowledge of the diverse array of gender identities, gender expressions, and transition options for clients of all ages. We’ll start off with an exploration of gender diversity and elements of identity, to help us then understand how expressions of gender diversity in the context of personal, interpersonal, and societal experiences. Along the way you’ll be given practical, actionable tips to implement in your practices, to create affirming and impactful clinical experiences for clients of various gender identities.

Approval pending for 4 Cultural Competency CEC’s through NASW/CT

Fee: $100

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Working with Gender & Sexuality Diverse Clients:

Best Practices for Non-LGBTQ+ Clinicians

August 26th, 2022

9:00 A.M. to 12:00 P.M.

Presented by Shane Scott, LCSW

Online via zoom. Link sent to registrants prior to training.

As someone with lived and professional experience, Shane is excited to facilitate this live, interactive training. This training will discuss working with the LGBTQ+ community and is designed for clinicians who have some experience working with this community but may not have lived experience. In this presentation, we will:

  • Identify/reinforce the concepts of gender and sexuality from an intersectional lens;
  • Discuss the risk factors that impact Gender & Sexuality Diverse Client's;
  • Learn the core identity development theories and discuss ways to assist clients in exploring their own gender & sexuality in an open & affirming manner;
  • Reinforce & explore the ways in which individuals experience sex, attraction, relationships, and monogamy/non-monogamy;
  • Explore how to create a framework for assessing client's views on intimate partner relationships;
  • Discuss shame and internalized phobia;
  • Explore our own blind spots as providers;
  • Lastly, we will explore creating a body positive, sex-positive environment for client's.

Participants will leave this training feeling more comfortable and at ease working with this community and experience increased self-awareness around their own biases. Attendees will feel empowered to create spaces with their client’s and be able to continue to do this important work in an open and affirming manner.

Registration information:

3 Cultural Competence CECs approved by NASW/CT

Live Webinars for Social Workers
Approved for CECs

“Good Trouble” at School: A Call to Action for School Social Workers

Why the DSM 5 Doesn’t Acknowledge Sensory Integration Symptoms and How that Harms All of Our Clients

Helping Parents Navigate the New Normal: Promoting a Child’s Social and Emotional Wellness

Who is Thich Nhat Hanh and How do I do His “One Stone” Meditation with Clients?

Motivational Interviewing – 2 days

Thurs, Sep 8, 2 pm – 4 pm

Wed, Sep 14, 10 am – 12 pm

Thurs, Sept 22, 6 pm – 8 pm

Fri, Sept 23, 10 am – 12 pm

Thurs, October 20 and 27

9 am – 12 pm

*Program provides at least 1 hour of content on cultural competence.

Visit our website for complete program description details and registration details.

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The NASW/CT Diversity Committee Presents

The Roles and Responsibilities of Social Workers

During the Journeys of Immigrants and Refugees

Join us to explore the different levels of social work with immigrants, how social workers can help immigrants acclimate as well as the impact of helping this population and how to manage such. This program will also include the first hand experiences of individuals who immigrated from the Democratic Republic of the Congo and Afghanistan.

Friday, September 16th, 2022

10:00 a.m. to 11:30 a.m.

via Zoom

1.5 Cultural Competence CECs

$25 / members ~ $40 / non-members

$15 / student members ~ $20 / student non-members (no CECs awarded)

For additional information, please contact NASW/CT at

Click here to register

The Global Exchange Conference

November 1 – 4, 2022

Walt Disney World Resort, Orlando

The Global Exchange Conference 2022 (GXC) is an exciting, four-day conference of continuing education presentations, experiential workshops, and 'Magical' events. For the first time ever, GXC brings together professionals and organizations from Mental Health, Addiction Treatment, and Holistic Wellness. Attendees will be educated and inspired,

all at the 'Happiest Place on Earth'!

Presenters include: Dr. Gabor Maté, Dr. Richard Schwartz, Deepak Chopra, Russell Brand, Rob Lowe, Marianne Williamson, Whoopi Goldberg and many, many more.


Click on the link below to see the full list of workshops and presenters on mental health, addiction and wellness.


This is a Continuing Educational Conference approved for CT Social Workers 

with up to 115 learning hours available live and on-demand!  CECs approved by ASWB are accepted in Connecticut.

Click here to register: 


Use code NASW10 for your 10% discount;

offer ends September 1st, so don't delay!