September 2022 CE Blast

The CT/NY September Webinar Series

The CT and NYS chapters are launching an innovative project to expand the continuing education webinars offered through CT NASW. This collaboration between chapters, the first of its kind amongst NASW chapters, will bring NYS sponsored continuing education webinars to CT social workers. These CECs are accepted in Connecticut for licensure renewal.

In September, we are offering:

Wednesday, September 7, 2022 | 5:00PM-8:00PM

Connection: Major DepressiveDisorder(MDD) and Suicidality

(3.0 CEs)

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Friday, September 9, 2022 | 9:00AM-12:00PM

Playing the Unspeakable: An Introduction to Drama and Creative Arts Therapy

(3.0 CEs)

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Saturday, September 17, 2022 | 9:00AM-12:00PM

(PP) Positive Psychology: Cultivating Hope, Resiliency and Happiness in Ourselves, Our Clients & Community

(3.0 CEs) 

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Thursday, September 22, 2022 | 6:00PM-7:00PM

Strategies for Supporting Grieving Youth

(1.0 CE) 

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Friday, September 23, 2022 | 9:00AM-11:00AM

From Reaction to Creation: Acupressure (Tapping-EFT) to Calm Your Brain and Reprogram Limiting Beliefs

(2.0 CE)

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Live Webinars for Social Workers
Approved for CECs

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

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

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

Building a Private Practice3 parts

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

Recovery Capital: Factors that Support Substance Use Recovery

Motivational Interviewing – 2 parts

Thurs, Sept 8

2 pm – 4 pm

Wed, Sept 14

10 am – 12 pm

Thurs, Sept 22

6 pm – 8 pm

Thurs, Sept 15, 29, & Oct 6

10 am – 12 pm

Fri, Sept 23

10 am – 12 pm

Sat, Oct 15

10 am - 12 pm

Thurs, October 20 and 27

9 am – 12 pm

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

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Aware Cares CEU Webinar Series:

Managing Burnout, Compassion Fatigue and Countertransference

for Mental Health Professionals

Wed, September 14, 2022

9:00 AM – 10:00 AM EDT

Many individuals enter the mental health profession to help others. However, they do not always anticipate the impact that their work may have on them over time and depending on the population that they are serving. There are also subtle yet important differences between burnout, compassion fatigue, and countertransference that impact both prevention and management strategies. This live webinar is part of the "Aware Cares" Series which is centered around caring and providing education to help mental health professionals.

1 CEC approved by NASW/CT

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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)

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Reflections on Money Matters in the Therapist/Patient Dyad

September 23, 2022

7:30 pm - 9:30 pm

Online Event

The impact of the exchange of money between patient and therapist and its characterological implications has not received the attention it warrants in literature focused on this complex therapeutic interaction. Issues surrounding money can foreshadow ways patients and therapists project private meaning systems and display character within the dyad. Irwin Hirsch, PhD will discuss the integration of money matters and financial transactions with his recent writing on the analyst’s avoidance of countertransferential discomfort.

2 CECs approved by NASW/CT

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A Shimmering Landscape:

The Actual and the Imaginative in Psychic Life

October 21, 2022

7:30 p.m. to 9:30 p.m.

Online Event

The poet Elizabeth Bishop’s grandmother had a glass eye. The glass eye often looked heaven-ward, or off at an angle, while the real eye looked directly at you. Bishop’s grandmother’s bifurcated gaze is a useful metaphor for the inherent strain involved in coming to terms with reality, distinct from what psychoanalysis commonly describes as conflict between reality and pleasure. We neither simply “see” an objective reality nor invent a subjective one.

2 CECs approved by NASWCT

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CTAMFT Annual Conference

Trauma Threads: Advancing the Treatment of Trauma Through a Systemic Lens

September 23 & 24, 2022

Water's Edge Resort & Spa, Westbrook, CT

Join CTAMFT as we celebrate the return of our in-person two-day conference

September 23rd and 24th, 2022! 

CTAMFT is excited to welcome you back to our annual in-person conference. This year we will be diving into trauma through a systemic lens. We are excited to share a variety of workshops, networking opportunities, and a poster session. Breakfast and lunch included with registration. 

NASW/CT CECs pending

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October 17 - 19, 2022

The Connecticut Women’s Consortium’s Trauma & Recovery Conference aims to explore the realities of trauma as it manifests through individual and community experiences whilst simultaneously acknowledging the multiple pathways to recovery. With a combination of national and local keynote and breakout session presenters, we strive to push the boundaries of traditional trauma treatment and expand the definition of recovery, creating comprehensive, inclusive systems of care. Join us at this inaugural conference, as we seek to promote evidence-based solutions for the many people across the world struggling with the effect of trauma and searching for recovery. 

Learn more about the Trauma & Recovery Conference at

This program is Approved by the National Association of Social Workers

(Approval # 886706082-2648) for 15 continuing education contact hours.