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Welcome to the Wonderful World of the Enneagram!!

February 28, 2020 in Richmond

This personality system can be a wonderful enhancement to both your own diagnostic tool kit, as well as a marvelous aid to your personal growth and self -care! The Enneagram is both old and new, psychological and spiritual and psychological, simple and complex!


Come learn about the healing properties of this wonderful tool that unlocks the key to understanding both a person’s unacknowledged and idiosyncratic gifts, as well their hidden motivations for behaviors that get in the way of their progression toward the integration of a person’s mind-body- spirit.


The Enneagram can help a person learn if their orientation to the world is through either their gut, heart or mind. Additionally, the Enneagram can help people understand why they have a greater affinity toward some people, while they have challenges in getting along with others. Of course, the Enneagram have enormous implication for the improvement of communication, the development of empathy and compassion, all of which can help heal broken relationships


Many of us are familiar with various personality systems, such as the Myers- Briggs Type Indicator. These instruments are very helpful in understanding the intricacies of personality. However, the Enneagram helps us understand personality and then goes further. As mental health clinicians, we are oriented toward helping our clients strengthen their egos. This is good and necessary work.

This workshop is designed for both new and past participants who have attended some of Teresa Tivenan’s previous Enneagram trainings. There will be some review, some new material, but much more experiential components than previous trainings. Additionally, no previous training in the Enneagram is necessary to attend this training.

Further, the Enneagram, is both a tool for self-care for clinicians, as well as a powerful clinical tool in working with clients.


The format of the training will be of a combination of both didactic and experiential material experiential material, for a total of 7 hours. This training does not provide for ethics hours.


However, as all the spiritual traditions of the world challenge us, as we grow and mature, we are called to transcend our ego. The Enneagram provides us with and individual “blueprint” or “map” of how to go about it. Give yourself the gift of familiarity with this wonderful instrument that can lead to incredible personal transformation!


Attendees will earn 7.0 Category 1 Contact Hours

Presented by By Teresa Tivenan, LCSW

Workplace Bullying and Violence: Tactical & Ethical Guidance for Social Work

April 24, 2020 in Roanoke


Incidents of workplace bullying and violence have intensified over the past decade, particularly in health and behavioral health settings. Their presence interferes with all that these settings strive to be; safe, client-centered, quality-driven, and approached through an interprofessional team effort. In addition, practitioners are being exposed to concerning levels of risk, plus trauma from each incident.


This presentation explores the varied dynamics of two concerning disrupters for workforce, workplace bullying and violence. Focus will be on the scope and incidence of both issues as they impact the social work field instruction community.  Tactical guidance will be provided on how to identify and manage bullying boss and leadership situations, violence on the job, plus workforce resilience strategies. Special attention will be placed on how bullying contradicts with professional ethical codes and standards of practice across the social work profession. Attendees will be introduced to emerging laws and industry initiatives, plus unique strategies to empower their ability to manage these oppressive, traumatic, and often fatal behaviors.


Behavioral learning objectives:

  1. Explore the demographics and manifestations of workplace bullying

  2. Identify how workplace violence impacts the health and behavioral health industry.

  3. Explore new dimension of trauma for health care sector victims.

  4. Review current legislative and professional initiatives for both disrupters

  5. Provide strategies to empower workforce resilience, and

  6. Discuss way to enhance safety across practice settings


Relevance to Social Work And Allied Health and Behavioral Health:

Bullying has fostered a dangerous culture of silence in the industry, one impacting patient safety, and quality of care delivery. This behavior also poses long term behavioral health implications for professional exposed to it, whether directly or vicariously. Add the escalating numbers specific to workplace violence and the trends speak to an atmosphere of safety and quality in the health care workplace, which puts both clients and professionals at risk.


Attendees will earn 6.0 Category I Contact Hours, including 6.0 Category I Contact Hours of Ethics.

6 CCM ethics CEs pending approval


Presented by Ellen Fink-Samnick, MSW, ACSW, LCSW, CCM, CRP

Cutting-edge Ethical Issues in Social Work: Protecting Clients (& Ourselves)

May 1, 2020 in Richmond

Ethical issues in social work change with the times. Standard ethics topics include boundary issues, dual relationships, conflicts of interest, confidentiality, privileged communication, informed consent, clients’ rights, termination of services, and impaired professionals.  In recent years, social workers have faced newer, unprecedented ethical issues involving their increased use of digital and other technology to deliver services, communicate with clients, and manage sensitive client information.  

In this engaging conference, Dr. Frederic Reamer will move beyond introductory ethics concepts and explore difficult cases with practical strategies designed to protect clients, social workers, and agency administrators. Dr. Reamer will share challenging ethics cases involving conflicting professional duties and discuss practical steps that professionals can take to manage ethical issues skillfully.  

Dr. Reamer will discuss relevant ethical standards involving supervision and consultation as well as those relating to Virginia and federal statutes, regulations, and case law.  He will also focus on complex documentation issues while addressing ways to prevent ethics-related licensing board complaints and lawsuits.   


Attendees will earn 6.0 Category I Contact Hours, including 6.0 Category I Contact Hours of Ethics.


Presented by Dr. Frederick G. Reamer

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National Association of Social Workers - Virginia Chapter

4860 Cox Road, Suite 200 Glen Allen, VA 23060