Certificates and Series offered by NASW Virginia

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Upcoming certificates and series

NASW VA/Metro DC Chapters, in conjunction with yourceus.com, present:

Essential Neuroscience for the 21st Century Clinician

A four-part series on the most important emerging mental health science

The "Essential Neuroscience for the 21st Century Clinician" series of continuing education (held over 4 standalone sessions; 5 CE hours to be earned per session), will provide the mental health clinician with a powerful learning experience for absorbing and applying the latest knowledge and skills from recent research and practice in affective neuroscience.

 

This series will advance the knowledge base of each attendee concerning some of the most important key scientists and clinicians advancing our understandings in this area of practice,  and learn how to apply their key concepts in an easy to follow, practical way to improve client outcomes. While each day will provide a self-contained cohesive and complete learning experience, knowledge from each day will accumulate to provide a more complete picture of how to approach 21st Century practice more effectively through the use of neuroscience-based knowledge. To improve application of learning, attendees will examine and discuss numerous clinical scenarios.

Wednesday, September 14, 2022 - 9:30am-3:30pm EST - Essential Neuroscience for the 21st Century Clinician Part 1: The Most Essential Concepts for the Neuroscience-informed Clinician

Thursday, September 15, 2022 - 9:30am-3:30pm EST - Essential Neuroscience for the 21st Century Clinician Part 2: Leading Voices in Affective Neuroscience and their Contributions to Clinical Practices    

Friday, September 16, 2022 - 9:30am-3:30pm EST - Essential Neuroscience for the 21st Century Clinician Part 3: The Complex Neuroscience of Conscious Control

Saturday, September 17, 2022 - 9:30am-3:30pm - EST - Essential Neuroscience for the 21st Century Clinician: Part 4: Neuroscience and 21st Century Case Conceptualization 

 

For clinicians who want to work at the highest level of practice - you need to have the most up to date knowledge and skills. Leaders in the field of mental health acknowledge that we are now in the affective neuroscience era, and we all need to be up to date in order to operate with best practices.  We can make this material easy to understand, easy to digest, and easy to apply in powerful ways to improve your practice.

 

Objectives for each part:

 

Upon completion, participants will:

Part 1:

  • Demonstrate knowledge of the Ethical and Clinical Reasons for Integrating Neuroscience into Your Practice

  • Describe the Roadmap from Current Practice to Neuroscience-informed Practice

  • Apply the Core Vocabulary of 21st Century Neuroscience

  • Apply the Key Concepts of 21st Century Neuroscience in their clinical practice

  • Integrate 21st Century Neuroscience and the Nature, Nurture, Environment Question

  • Describe 21st Century Case Conceptualization Incorporating Neuroscience

 

Part 2:

  • Describe the Essential Neuroscientists' Work and Applications to Practice

  • Integrate 21st Century Neuroscience Principles with Attachment Theory

  • Integrate 21stCentury Neuroscience principles with Psychodynamic Therapy

  • Apply Neuroscience to the improved Use of Self in Practice

  • Utilize Neuroscience to Inform High-level Psychoeducation to Clients

  • Identify Uses of Neuroscience to Inform Choice of Clinical Approaches

 

Part 3:

  • Describe the work of the Essential Neuroscientists Addressing Executive Control

  • Identify the Relationship between Affective Material and Conscious Control

  • Apply the Neuroscience of Conscious Control to Use of Self in Practice

  • Utilize the Neuroscience of Conscious Control to Inform High-level Psychoeducation to Clients

  • Identify the Uses of Neuroscience of Conscious Control to Inform Choice of Clinical Approaches

  • Apply the Neuroscience of Conscious Control to Cognitive Approaches to Treatment

 

Part 4:

  • Apply the Concept of Adaptive Work in Case Conceptualization

  • Identify the Role of Emotion, Conscious Control and Memory in Adaptive Work

  • Apply 21st Century Case Conceptualization to Selection of Neuroscience-informed Treatment

  • Integrate 21st Century Neuroscience Principles with Major Schools of Therapy

  • Apply 21st Century Neuroscience Principles to Understanding Invalidated or Outdated Therapy Approaches and Clinical Knowledge to Avoid

  • Describe the Consolidation of Change from a Neuroscience Perspective


Registration Information:


Sign up on the yourceus.com web site at www.yourceus.com. You will create an account (there is no charge for this), then go to the Live Training link at the top of the home page to find the upcoming courses. You will select and add to your shopping cart then check out like on any other site. 

Registration fees:
 

Registration fees for each individual course are $90, or purchase the Four-part Discounted Package Deal of All 4 Programs for $300 - a savings of $60 from purchasing all four parts separately. 

Each part includes 5 CE hours (a total of 20 CE hours if you attend all 4 parts). 

 

Location:


Each part of this course will be presented via Zoom at your home or office and will offer 5 Contact Hours per part. Start time is 9:30am EST for each part.

Conducting Ethical Telemental Health Practice: An Intensive 9-hour TMH Skill Building Program

Course Objectives Day One

  • Utilize the key legal, ethical and clinical knowledge base and skill sets that must be part of the active vocabulary of any clinician who wishes to engage in telemental health services.

  • Mitigate the ethical complexities within telemental health approaches to managing privacy and confidentiality, client safety, best practices / HIPAA compliant record keeping, and key resources, systems and structures needed for ethical practice

  • Apply ethical decision making models to telemental health practice.

  • Describe each of the different modalities for providing telemental health services and understand the indications and contraindications for the use of each modality.

  • Mitigate the key complications related to the maintenance of confidentiality and privacy when operating in distance counseling formats.

 

Course Objectives Day Two 

  • Resolve the special complexities of informed consent, client verification and establishing best practice client agreements when operating in distance counseling formats.

  • Apply best practices forms and templates for clinical paperwork to accompany distance counseling formats.

  • Develop the essential back-up resources and systems necessary to conduct ethical distance counseling services.

  • Apply systematic approach to best practices in telemental health from point of first contact to point of termination.

  • Apply best practices in crisis management when engaging in telemental health services.

  • Utilize best practices forms and templates for effective telemental health practice

  • Describe the key competencies of effective telemental health services.

  • Understand the key clinical and ethical issues related to effective termination when using telemental health services.

  • Select the telemental health model(s) that is best for you.

 

CEUs: 9 Category I Contact Hours 

Both Days (9:00 AM EST to 2:15 EST, 4.5 Contact Hours each day)
 

Instructors: Charlie Safford, LCSW; Ken Scroggs, LCSW, LPC, LMFT, CEAP, DCC 

 

Registration Fees - includes CE certificate (emailed after completion)

NASW Member       $150
Non-Member          $215
 

REGISTRATION DEADLINE: October 4, 2022

Advanced Telemental Health Experiential Training: Intensive 8-hour TMH skill building program

Course Objectives Day One

  • Deliver best practices pre-screening for the appropriateness of Telemental Health in practice simulations with complex client presentations

  • Apply best practices in telemental health informed consent in practice simulations with complex client presentations

  • Provide best practices in the development and implementation of an emergency plan in practice simulations with complex client presentations

  • Apply best practices forms and templates for the management of pre-screening, informed consent, and emergency and crisis plan development and implementation in practice simulations with complex client presentations

 

Day 1 of the course will include interactive scenario analysis addressing the kinds of complex clinical dilemmas that may be created in Telemental Health Services.

 

Course Objectives Day Two

  • Deliver best practices assessment procedures via distance technologies in practice simulations with complex client presentations

  • Apply best practices in telemental health treatment sessions in practice simulations with complex client presentations

  • Provide best practices in the management and response of an emergency or crisis situation in practice simulations with complex client presentations

  • Deliver best practices case termination and transfer procedures via distance technologies in practice simulations with complex client presentations

  • Apply best practices forms and templates for the management of assessment, client sessions, and emergency and crisis situations and client termination and referral in practice simulations with complex client presentations

 

Day 2 of the course will include interactive scenario analysis addressing the kinds of complex clinical dilemmas that may be created in Telemental Health Services.

 

CEUs: 8 Category I Contact Hours 

Both Days (9:00 AM EST to 1:45 PM EST, 4 Contact Hours each day)
 

Instructors: Charlie Safford, LCSW; Ken Scroggs, LCSW, LPC, LMFT, CEAP, DCC 

 

Registration Fees - includes CE certificate (emailed after completion)

NASW Member       $120
Non-Member          $200
 

REGISTRATION DEADLINE: October19, 2022

Introduction to the Enneagram (Sept 23)

Sep 23, 2022 09:15am - Sep 23, 2022 12:30pm

Introduction to the Enneagram (this is a series with a second part titled, "Understanding the Enneagram level 2," offered September 18 for an additional fee. See below and review all professional development opportunities here.

This workshop introduces the attendee to the Enneagram. The Enneagram is a personality system that promotes the integration of psychology and spirituality, and enhances self-knowledge and growth. The Enneagram has both ancient and modern roots and is exceptionally accurate at helping reveal a person’s unconscious, hidden motivation for their behavior. It also provides a “blueprint for transformation” based on an individual’s Enneagram Type. It is both a very fascinating and useful tool for promoting mindfulness and highlights the unity of an individual’s mind, body and spirit!

Learning Objectives for Introduction to the Enneagram Theory:

1. The participant will learn an overview and basic introduction of the Enneagram theory.

2. The participant will learn the applicability of the Enneagram to promote personal growth for clinicians and clients alike

3. The participant will learn about the potential clinical application of the Enneagram.

4. The participant will be offered experiential opportunities in this training that may include small group discussion.

 

Attendees will earn 3 Category I Contact Hours.

 

Speaker: Teresa Tivenan, LCSW

 

Registration Fees - includes CE certificate (emailed after training)

NASW Member       $50
Non-Member          $72

Understanding the Enneagram: A Journey Towards Transformation, Level 2 (Nov 18)

*Note: While there is no prerequisite required to attend this Level 2 Enneagram Workshop, participants may find it helpful to also attend the Introduction to the Enneagram, a workshop to be held on September 23, 2022, and/or the Understanding the Enneagram: A Journey Towards Transformation, Level 1 training to be held on October 22, 2022.

This workshop is a Level 2 continuation of the Understanding the Enneagram: A Journey Towards Transformation, Level 1 workshop that will be held on September 23 2022. The Enneagram is a personality system that promotes the integration of psychology and spirituality, and enhances self-knowledge and growth. The Enneagram has both ancient and modern roots and is exceptionally accurate at helping reveal a person’s unconscious, hidden motivation for their behavior. It also provides a “blueprint for transformation” based on an individual’s Enneagram Type. It is both a very fascinating and useful tool for promoting mindfulness, wholeness and presence, highlighting the unity of mind, body and spirit in the human person.

The clinical application of the Enneagram can have significant impact, both on the therapeutic relationship, as well as in the healing process for the client.  The Enneagram can help a client enhance their self- knowledge, communication skills and relationship skills. For clinicians, these instruments can also provide a deeper self-knowledge, thereby enhancing the clinician’s use of self in their clinical work. The workshop also promotes social work values of honoring the dignity of the individual, and celebrating both the diversity and unity of the human family.

The format of the training will include both didactic and experiential components, for a total of 3 hours.

Learning Objectives:

1. This workshop will build upon the material from Level 1 Enneagram workshop. Thus, the participant will learn a Level 2, more intermediate level of theoretical underpinnings of the Enneagram theory.

2. The participant will learn the applicability of the Enneagram to promote personal growth for clinicians and clients alike.

 3. The participant will learn the relevance of the Enneagram in individual therapy, as well as couples and parent-child therapy.

4. The participant will be offered experiential opportunities in this training that may include small group discussion.

 

Attendees will earn 3.0 Category 1 Contact Hours

 

Speaker: Teresa Tivenan, LCSW

 

Registration Fees - includes CE certificate (emailed after training)

NASW Member       $50
Non-Member          $72
 

REGISTRATION DEADLINE: November 16, 2022