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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.

Trauma & Resiliency Training Series 

This 3 part workshop series will provide participants with foundational knowledge around the topics of trauma and resilience as well as provide strategies that participants can use in their work with clients who have experienced trauma and adversity. We will define trauma, discuss the many types of trauma/adversity, explore the impact of trauma on the brain and behavior, introduce resilience, and discuss SAMHSA's 4 Rs of trauma-informed care. 

Date(s): July 6, August 3, and September 7, 2023, from 10 am - 12p

Location: Virtual 

CE Hours: 2 Contact I hours per session (6 CE Contact Hours total)

Sponsor: Greater Richmond SCAN

Contact/Registration Information: Contact Joseph Feldman: at or call (502) 432-7067.

Sexual Exploitation Treatment and Training Services (SETTS)

The Virginia Department of Criminal Justice Services (DCJS) is hosting two 2-day Sexual Exploitation Treatment and Training Services (SETTS) 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): July 24 -25, from 8:30 a.m. - 4 p.m.

Location: In Person - Hilldale Convention Center Charlottesville, Virginia

CE Hours: 11 hours

Sponsor: Department of Criminal Justice Services (DCJS)

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

2023 Mental Health America Conference: 'Next Gen Prevention'

The 2023 Mental Health America( MHA) Conference is a week-long event in Washington, D.C., that will include Policy Institute Day on June 6, MHA Affiliate Day on June 7, and Annual Conference Days on June 8-10. All events will be offered in hybrid formation our custom platform and will include in-person, live-streamed, and virtual sessions with closed captioning.


Attendees will learn about how to serve out hand young adults by creating solutions in partnership with young people. Participants will learn about the social determinants of mental health (SDOMH) and how to identify, respond to, and understand SDOMH and their impact on health equity. Attendees will learn about the continuum of prevention and how to promote well-being, prevent illness, increase resilience, and foster recovery.


Participants will learn about crisis response and how to respond to mental health crises and deaths of despair, 988 implementations, and new pathways in harm reduction.


Attendees will learn about recovery and resilience and how to incorporate peer support, lived experience, and storytelling into their practice. Lastly, attendees will learn about innovation and emerging trends in mental health treatment and well-being promotion, including digital mental health support, alternative therapies, the role of the metaverse, spirituality, and more.

Date(s): June 7-10

Location: In Person

Contact Hours: 45 hours

Sponsor: Mental Health America

Contact/Registration Information: Contact Catherine Reynolds:

Understanding Perinatal Mood & Anxiety Disorders (PMADs

Understanding &Treating Perinatal Mood and Anxiety Disorders (PMADs) is a 14-hour training that is designed for mental health professionals and anyone who is interested in learning and expanding their knowledge on assessing for and treating perinatal mood and anxiety disorders (PMADs). The learning Objectives of this training will cover:

  • Demonstrate an understanding of how to cultivate cultural humility, trauma-informed care, and antiracist practices in your practice

  • Discuss the spectrum of perinatal mood and anxiety disorders and identify the challenges when treating perinatal individuals and families. 

  • Discuss symptoms of perinatal mood and anxiety disorders and differentiate the diagnosis of perinatal depression, anxiety, bipolar disorder, obsessive-compulsive disorder, pain disorder, posttraumatic stress disorder, and psychosis

  • Discuss the importance of assessing suicidality

  • Recognize the impact of untreated PMADs on babies, perinatal individuals, spouses/partners/supports/family system, and the community

and more. ​

Date(s): June 22-23, 2023

Location: Virtual 

CE hours: 14 hours

Sponsor: Postpartum Support Virginia

Contact/Registration Information: Emily Rose at or call 540-364-5215.

VSIAS 2023 Conference

VSIAS is in its 19th year providing its educational conference to mental health professionals, medical professionals, clergy, personnel from corrections probation/parole for both youth and adult, treatment providers, and social workers. We are offering ethics in almost every session, motivational interviewing, recovery sessions, neurobiology of addiction, Emotional Freedom Techniques, updates on the opioid epidemic, and mindfulness.

Date(s): July 16 - 19, 2023 Sunday-3:30 - 5:30 PM, Monday-7:45 AM - 4:45 PM, Tuesday-8:30 AM - 4:45 PM, and Wednesday-7:45 AM - 4:45 PM

Location: The Woodlands Hotel & Suites/Conference Center, Williamsburg, VA

CE Hours: 23 hours

Ethics Hours: 14

Sponsor: Virginia Summer Institute for Addiction Studies

Contact/Registration Information: Email Cathy Reiner at or call 804-254-0110

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