July 2023 CE Blast

Online and In-person Continuing Education and Professional Development

Behavioral Addictions: Treatment Strategies for Clinical Practice (2-parts) – Virtual

Presenter: Thomas E. Broffman, PhD, LICSW, CAADAC, CCS, CEAP

Mondays, July 10 & 17, 9 am – 12 pm

6 CECs


Group Work with Involuntary Clients: Addressing Challenges with the Group and within Ourselves In-person

Presenter: Liz Davis, LICSW - Lead Counselor in the Programs Department of the Hampden County, MA Sheriff’s Office

Monday, August 7, 9:30 am - 4:30 pm

5 CECs


Visit our website to view our entire schedule. Questions? Contact [email protected].

Pursuing Racial Justice In

Social Work Practice & Supervision 

July 18, 2023 1p – 3p EST

Training will discuss implicit bias, and the differences between equality and equity, what do equitable practices look like. Participants will learn to talk about race constructively within their workplace and with colleagues, and in supervision. Gain opportunities and next steps for applying concepts and strategies to advance racial equity.

2 Continuing Education Credits To Those Eligible Approved by NASW/CT.


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has three upcoming trainings approved by NASW/CT:

07/26/23, Conduct Disorder and the Antisocial Personality Disorder Spectrum (The Once Sociopathy to Psychopathy Continuum)

The issue of asocial, antisocial, and antisocial personality disordered behavior will be compared and contrasted. When does the continuum of normative end and where does pathology begin will be a major focus as well as the need to diagnose “traits” to facilitate treatment of undermining behavioral dynamics. How this diagnosis has incorporated the sociopathy-to-psychopathy continuum will also be addressed.

5 CECs

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08/30/23, Understanding the Use of Psychiatric Medications, What They Are Today, and What Does the Future Hold

A review of common signs and symptoms and current psychiatric medications will be reviewed for both mental health disorders and substance use disorders.  This course will be interactive utilizing lectures, large group discussions, as well as case studies to reinforce the materials presented.

5 CECs

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09/27/23, Utilizing a Client's Emotional Intelligence and DBT Skills in the Treatment Process to Promote Stabilization and Recovery

In more recent history, the credibility of an “emotional intelligence” factor determined to be equally important has emerged.  The ability for people to “thrive” versus “survive” on a daily basis appears to be more the result of a combination of both types of thinking, processing, and perceiving. This underlying premise, combined with pragmatic behavioral strategies, allows individuals to process experiences utilizing IQ and EQ and choose self-management and emotion regulation to have more productive experiences and relationships. This training will be very interactive to include video vignettes, small group breakouts, and large and small group discussions.

5 CECs

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Writing Referral Letters for Gender-Affirming Healthcare 

Offered 2 times:

Thursday Aug 17th 5:30pm-7pm and Thursday Sept 7th 8:30am-10am 

live webinar

Presented by Sarah Gilbert, LCSW of

Trans & non-binary clients seeking access to gender-affirming healthcare are typically required to get referral letters from mental health professionals.  Unfortunately, far too often, these individuals struggle with finding providers who feel comfortable writing these letters. 

In this 90 minute interactive webinar, you will be given the information you need to be able to provide a referral letter for gender-affirming healthcare, which will leave you feeling confident in providing this valuable service for your clients. In our time together, you will:

  • Understand the harms that gatekeeping creates for trans/non-binary clients' experience in accessing gender-affirming treatment, and how to avoid replicating this in our own practices.
  • Learn about the WPATH Standards of care, and understand how to navigate using the SOC in conjunction with insurance policies, physician's requirements to help write letters that will be successful in getting approvals for gender-affirming healthcare.
  • Up to date information about specific guidelines for clients with Husky/CT Medicaid insurance.
  • Tips for advocacy with insurance companies in navigating denials for gender-affirming surgeries.

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Approved for 1.5 cultural competency CEC’s through NASW/CT