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The following trainings have been approved through the "Course Accreditation Program (CAP") of the NASW-Virginia Chapter or the NASW-Metro DC Chapter for Continuing Education Hours. Please contact the sponsoring organization using the Contact information if you are interested in any of these trainings.

Military Cultural Competence and Lethal Means Safety

This training program will offer an opportunity to cultivate one's cultural humility as well as gain cultural competency in our military-connected populations. Participants will learn the military ethos of the 6 branches of the U.S. Military, cultural norms and values, and implications of this unique culture. Participants will also learn about unique stressors and challenges associated with service members and their families. Evidence-based practices that are shown to improve a variety of mental health conditions will be highlighted for use with the military-connected population. Additional topics include risk for suicide, access to lethal means and lethal means counseling as well as resources available for providers and SMVF.

Date(s): March 13, 2024, and May 22, 2024

Time: 9 a.m. - 12 p.m.

Location: Virtual 

CE Hours: 2.5 Contact I hours

Sponsor: The Up Center

Contact/Registration Information: Contact April Green at or call (757) 348.9316.


Clinical Supervision Training

The primary goal of clinical supervision is to protect the client's welfare and ensure the integrity of clinical services. Developing the alliance between the counselor and the supervisor is the key to good supervision. The goal of this clinical supervision course is to provide counselors with the key components highlighted through research and clinical practice that are essential for every supervisor who serves as a gatekeeper to the field of counseling and social work.

Date(s): March 21-23, 2024

Time: March 21, 2024, 12:30 a.m. - 4:30 p.m. I March 22-23, 2024 8:30 a.m. - 5:30 p.m.

Location: Virtual 

CE Hours: 20 Contact I hours (which includes 3 Ethics Contact Hours)

Sponsor: Virginia Counselors Association

Contact/Registration Information: Contact Vicky Wheeler at vcaoffice@vcacounselors.orgor call 757-766-5466.


Sexual Exploitation Treatment and Training Services (SETTS)

The Virginia Department of Clinical Justice (DCJS) is hosting two, 5 day Sexual Exploration and Training Services (DCJS) courses. The course will be instructed by Deepa Patel, Founder of the SETTS Curriculum. This course provides education and training to professionals whose work intersects with sex trafficking survivors. The SETTS curriculum ensures that all participants have a base knowledge of sexual exploitation and complex trauma before moving into treatment modalities. Ms. Patel then uses her experience working with trafficking survivors to teach practical, evidence-based tools for screening, assessment, and intervention. Practitioners who take this course will come away with knowledge and skills to identify human trafficking and intervene with survivors, sex buyers, and traffickers. 

Date(s): March 18-22, 2024 and Apil 22-26, 2024

Time: 8 a.m. - 5 p.m.

Location: Virtual 

CE Hours: 27.5 Contact I hours

Sponsor: Virginia Department of Criminal Justice

Contact/Registration Information: Contact Blane Sawyer at​or call 804-914-4649.


Telehealth in 2024: What Have We Learned

The transition to Telehealth therapy services during the COVID-19 pandemic posed significant challenges for many providers. Most clinicians entered this mode of therapy ill-informed, overwhelmed, and, at times, skeptical. To ensure the continuity of services, corners were cut, and certain restrictions were temporarily lifted. Fast forward to 2024, and the landscape has evolved; telehealth therapy is now a permanent fixture. This training session will delve into the insights gained over the past four years, highlighting effective strategies and pitfalls to avoid. The course will explore the latest research and ethical considerations surrounding telehealth, focusing on those who benefit the most and the least from this format, including individuals located outside our immediate area.

Date(s): May 24, 2024

Time: 9:00 a.m. - 12:15 p.m.

Location: Virtual 

CE Hours: 3 Contact I hours (which includes 3 Ethics Contact Hours)

Sponsor: Lighthouse Counseling of Fredericksburg

Contact/Registration Information: Contact Carmen Greiner at, or call 540-907-0121.

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