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.

Sexual Exploitation Treatment and Training Services: 1/10-14/2022, 3/7-11/2022, and 5/16-20/2022

The Virginia Department of Criminal Justice Services (DCJS) is hosting three, 5-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): January 1-10, March 7-11, and May 16-20 2022 from 9:00 a.m. - 4:00 p.m.

Location:  Live virtual

CE hours:  27.5 

Sponsor:  Virginia Department of Criminal Justice Services

Contact/Registration information: https://www.dcjs.virginia.gov/training-events/sexual-exploitation-treatment-training-services-setts-0

Perinatal Mood & Anxiety Disorders Basic Training: 1/21/2022

This training includes an in-depth look at Perinatal Mood and Anxiety Disorders (PMADs). This training is appropriate for any mental health provider that serves people during child-bearing years who would like to expand their knowledge and practice.

 

  • Attendees will be able to define and explain the spectrum of PMADs and differential diagnosis criteria for this array of struggles.

  • Attendees will be able to discuss the unique considerations related to therapeutic needs when working with women pregnant and postpartum.

  • Attendees will be able to identify and practice implementing screening and assessment tools for use in assessing of PMADs in women pregnant and postpartum.

  • Attendees will learn treatment options and Path to Wellness in treating PMADs

  • Attendees will gain insight into Substance Abuse considerations and screening related to pregnancy and the co-morbidity of Substance  Abuse and PMADs

  • Attendees will be able to discuss the importance of self-care and professional considerations unique to working with this population of women pregnant and postpartum

  • Attendees will practice learned knowledge and skills via role-play

Date: January 21, 2022 from 9:00 a.m. - 4:30 p.m.

Location:  Live virtual

CE hours:  7

Sponsor:  Postpartum Support Virginia

Contact/Registration information:  Sultana Karim, skarim@postpartumsupportva.org or Danielle Cauley, dcauley@postpartumsupportva.org 

Advanced Perinatal Mood and Anxiety DisordersTraining: Practical Techniques and Tools to Use in Private Therapy Settings:

1/23/2022

This training curriculum includes a review of the PMADs spectrum and explanation of differential diagnosis criteria. Attendees will be able to discuss:

  • The unique considerations related to therapeutic treatment planning

  • Identify and practice implementing and screening, assessment, and diagnostic tools appropriate for PMADs

  • At least 3 therapeutic modalities appropriate for use in treating women at risk and experiencing PMADs

  • Explore a variety of new tools and techniques to add to their therapeutic toolbox.

  • Discussion of case studies relating to the PMAD spectrum, assessment, diagnosis and treatment planning will occur

  • Attendees will review the importance of self-care and professional considerations unique to working with this population (pregnant and postpartum women)

Date: January 23, 2022 from 9:00 a.m. - 4:30 p.m.

Location:  Live virtual

CE hours:  7

Sponsor:  Postpartum Support Virginia

Contact/Registration information:  Sultana Karim, skarim@postpartumsupportva.org or Danielle Cauley, dcauley@postpartumsupportva.org