October CE Blast
DBT Skills Training:
The Essentials
co-hosted by Yale New Haven Psychiatric Hospital

October 11-12, 2018
Yale New Haven Hospital –Saint Raphael Campus
Cronin Auditorium
1450 Chapel Street
New Haven

This two-day workshop covers the fundamentals of Dialectical Behavior Therapy (DBT) skills: Core Mindfulness, Distress Tolerance, Emotion Regulation, and Interpersonal Effectiveness. Participants learn how to plan, structure, and conduct DBT skills classes. This workshop also addresses the targets for skills training, as well as how to apply fundamental DBT strategies in skills training. Extensive teaching and use of clinical examples are used to illustrate specific skills training procedures, assignment and review of homework with clients, and troubleshooting common skills training obstacles. This course is designed for all mental health professionals who want to learn to teach DBT skills or to improve their teaching with clients. This training will include the original DBT skills as developed by Dr. Linehan, and will incorporate material from her recently published DBT® Skills Training Manual, Second Edition.

To register, click here:

Approved for 12.5 CECs by the Washington State NASW Chapter
These credits are accepted by the CT Department of Public Health.
Intensive Level 1 Training Program in Internal Family Systems sm (IFS) Therapy
The Central Connecticut State University MFT program, in collaboration with the
 Center for Self-Leadership, announces the offering of IFS Therapy Training
 starting on October 12-14, 2018 in New Britain, CT.

The evidence-based IFS model was developed by Dr. Richard Schwartz over the past thirty years and is rapidly gaining recognition as a powerful modality for working with individuals, couples, families, and larger systems using a combination of family systems and intra-psychic concepts. The model was developed out of work with trauma and abuse victims, and offers a rapid and gentle alternative to many of the current treatments for these presenting issues. The training program offers new knowledge, experiential practice of new techniques, demonstrations, videotapes of actual sessions, and supervision. Emphasis in the training is placed on the “Self-leadership” of the therapist to be able to bring out the Self of clients as a healing agent for their own “internal systems.” Co-Lead Trainers are
Ann Sinko, LMFT and Ralph Cohen, PhD.
The program is a 108-hour experience, which takes place for six 3-day weekends during a 1-year period, spaced approximately 2 months apart.  The fee for the training is broken into an automatic payment plan over the length of the program, to make the program more accessible during this difficult economic time.
Sessions start in October and end in May of 2019 running on Fridays, 9:30 am—6:00 pm; Saturdays, 9:30 am—6:00 pm; and Sundays, 9:00 am—1:00 pm.
The program is open to professionals in mental health and human service fields and is approved for continuing education by NASW/CT for 108 CECs for LCSWs, LMSWs, LPCs, LMFTs, and licensed psychologists.
Space is limited to 30 participants. Applications will be evaluated as they are received.  Slots are filled on a first-come, first served basis Please enclose your resume or curriculum vita with your application.
Application Deadline is: 10/6/18.
To Apply : Click on the link to the CCSU Continuing Education registration website for the IFS Level 1 program or copy and paste it into your internet browser:
Please contact the Continuing Education coordinator, Judy Ratcliffe at ratcliffejuv@ccsu.edu or call at 860-832-2276 for information regarding
payment options.  For further inquiries , please contact Dr. Ralph Cohen
at 860-832-2122 or rcohenifs@aol.com .
Join NASW/CT for an engaging workshop to examine emerging knowledge

Sacred Science for Clinicians
October 16, 2018
Copper Beech Institute, West Hartford
9 AM to 12:30 PM
Followed by an amazingly delicious and healthy lunch
Approved for 3.5 CECs

Given the interest in complimentary alternative methods of treatment expressed by members of NASW/CT, we are following up on the workshop offered at our Spring Conference with this informative seminar presented by Jessica Serra, LCSW. The workshop will focus on two treatment paradigms within the realm designated as the “sacred sciences”—Ayurvedic Medicine and Botanical/ Earth Medicine.
Workshop participants will be guided through the Ayurvedic philosophy, a 5,000-year-old system of natural healing that has its origins in Northern India. How this eastern psychological and "whole self-health" framework conceptualizes anxiety, depression, trauma, and chronic stress will be explored. Attendees will learn about balancing nutrition/digestion and sample herbal and botanical supports for mental wellness and the role they play as healers while learning fundamental self-care rituals that can be adapted to clinical work with clients. Comfortable clothing is suggested as this experiential workshop may include some simple stretching and a short walk.
Facilitator: Jessica Serra, LCSW, C-IAYT, AHC, E-RYT is clinical faculty within Yale University’s Department of Psychiatry as well as a seasoned integrative wellness practitioner and educator. Her work in the mental health arena of evidence-based practice and trauma informed care has spanned the last two decades. Jessica is an Ayurvedic Health Counselor through the Himalayan, Institute/National Ayurvedic Medical Association. She is trained in holistic nutrition, herbalism, somatic/energy healing, indigenous and community medicine and is an IAYT certified yoga therapist who leads workshops and retreats both locally and internationally.
Investment: $75 Members + $99 "Non Yet" Members * Price includes lunch
Click here to register:
Psychotherapy Healing Services, LLC
offers 4 State-of-the-art Practical Applications Workshops
Fall 2018/Winter 2019

Energy Healing & Quantum Cognition/Psychology
Thursday, October 18, 2018 - 5:30 to 9:00

Mediumship, Paranormal, Psychedelic & Transpersonal Psychology
Thursday, January 10, 2019, 5:30 to 9:00

Mindfulness, Meditation, Yoga & Cognitive Behavioral Therapy
Thursday, February 7, 2019 - 5:30 to 9:00
The above workshops are approved for 3 CECs each by NASW/CT and the cost of $65 per workshop includes handouts and refreshments. Workshops take place at the office of Psychotherapy Healing Services at
10 Grassmere Avenue, Suite #300, West Hartford, CT 06110

On Friday January 18, 2019 and repeated on Saturday, January 19, 2019 Psychotherapy Healing Services will offer Celestial Psychology ® Practical Applications from 9:30 am to 4 pm. This workshop will propel your professional and personal work to new levels of expanded consciousness and awareness.
Approved for 6 CECs by NASW/CT . The cost is $150.00
and includes handouts & a Catered Lunch

For more information, click here or call CE Mattingly, LCSW (workshop presenter and creator of Celestial Psychology®) at 860-586-8700
The CEC credits meet the continuing education criteria for LCSWs, LMSWs, LPCs, LMFTs and Licensed Psychologists for Licensure renewal.
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** Satisfies the continuing education requirement for training in Veterans Services
Questions ? Contact us at SSW.CE@uconn.edu or 959.200.3617
The Willow Center Fall Programs 
with Dr. Berton, LICSW, CADC-II
 All programs located at the Courtyard by Marriott, Norwich, CT 

Hurry! $99 for first 50 registrants of each program, $125 thereafter.
All programs include a light continental breakfast and sandwich lunch.
For more information/register, visit:  https://www.thewillowcenter.org/trainings.html
Each program has been approved for 5 CECs by NASW/CT.
Connecticut Council on Adoption
Progressing from Child Placement to
Family Success

November 1, 2018

404 Washington Avenue, North Haven, CT 06473
8 am to 4 pm

National adoption experts, Adam Pertman and Allison Davis Maxon, LMFT, presenting together for Adoption Month, offer valuable knowledge, insights and inspiration enabling children and their families to succeed. Drawing from extensive research/evidence and broad experience relating to adoption policy and clinical practice they will provide a framework to help professionals and caregivers facilitate permanency-focused, attachment-based care and services. They will address Attachment Theory and how family systems attachment therapy empowers the family system to become the healing source for the child.  Approved for 6 CECs by NASW/CT. For registration,
click on link below.

For other information, go to info@ctadopt.org
Managing Your Private Practice
For Social Workers Looking to Start
or Enhance a Private Practice

Saturday, November 3, 2018
9 to 12:30 (Registration and Coffee from 9 to 9:30)
Village at East Farms, 180 Scott Road, Waterbury 06705

Presented by Patricia Carl-Stannard, LCSW and
Ginna Swan, Founder and CEO of Med-Direct,LLC

Are you considering going into private practice? Are you looking to improve the business functions of your current practice? This workshop will address the questions you might have at this juncture in your professional career including setting up a practice, getting paneled, maintaining good records, the “business” of billing, and developing both a clinical plan and a business plan. Learn about claim forms and billing, communicating with insurance companies, and balancing the therapy side of your business with the revenue side. A Q & A session will follow the presentation.
Patricia Carl-Stannard, LCSW, ACSW has over 20 years of private practice experience and Ginna Swan, medical claims specialist, opened Med-Direct LLC
in Cromwell over 20 years ago after working for 11 years in
a private mental health practice.
Fee includes morning coffee and tea, handouts, and a CEC Certificate
$50 for NASW Members
$80 for Not Yet Members
Approved for 3 CECs by NASW/CT
Go to www.naswct.org for more information. Registration to open 9/1/18