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.

Let the Child Lead While the Therapist Follow, Using Child Center Play Therapy

This workshop  will explore the central skills and tenants of Child Centered Play Therapy(CCPT) and offer participants the opportunity to practice some of the most basic, yet essential, tools of play therapy. Participants will learn the theoretical rationale for CCPT, how to implement CCPT, and practice how to incorporating them into play therapy sessions as well as how to work with family members from this theoretical approach. Participants will practice reflecting feelings, content, and meaning, as well as tracking, limit setting, and encouragement versus praise. Participants should be prepared to have lots of fun playing, and are encouraged to discuss the ways in which CCPT can fit in to your own practice

Dates: September 18 2022, November 13, 2022 and December 11, 2022 

Location: Live virtual 

CE Hours: 6

Sponsor: Next Place Therapy Services, LLC

Contact/Registration Information: 522-323-1798 / sabrastarnes@nextplacetherapy.com

2022 Virginia Health Catalyst Annual Summit

Join us at the 2022 Virginia Health Catalyst Annual Summit on October 7 in Richmond, VA! The Summit will help us understand Virginia’s healthcare landscape, and equip us with the tools and knowledge to create meaningful and lasting change that ensures everyone in the Commonwealth has equitable access to comprehensive healthcare that includes oral health. To that end, the 2022 Summit features expert speakers from Virginia and beyond. Keynote sessions will help us create action plans to advance equity, understand ways to meaningfully engage communities in improving their health, and embrace our roles in leading these changes. You’ll also hear from partners and colleagues from across the commonwealth share their strategies and lessons learned in addressing relevant healthcare topics. 

Dates: October 7, 2022

Location: Westin Richmond - 6631 W. Broad St., Richmond VA 23230

CE Hours: 4.5

Sponsor: Virginia Health Catalyst

Contact/Registration Information: dhillard@vahealthcatalyst.org, 804-269-8723, https://vahealthcatalyst.org/catalyst-annual-summit/ 

Trauma and Trauma Informed Practice with Diverse Populations Across the Lifespan 

Historical, environmental, and situational trauma is experienced within ourselves, our families, and the communities in which we live and serve. Its impact is diverse and the capacity for persons to healthily understand, integrate, and perceive an internal locus of control minimizes or exaggerates the impact within their biological, emotional, and responsive systems. What goes unhealed/unresolved is passed on to the next generation. If we are to wait for social justice to resolve what ails our community, we will remain waiting for generations for a systematic shift that yields a solution that will transform the nervous systems of those negatively impacted the most. As social workers and members of these diverse communities we have the opportunity to support the people we serve through a post traumatic growth process. In this session we will explore our grounding theories and practices that can hold the history and impact of trauma, in tandem with opportunities to experience well being, desire, and joy.

Dates: October 28, 2022 from 8:30 a.m. - 12:30 p.m.

Location: Live virtual

CE Hours: 2

Sponsor: James Madison University

Contact/Registration Information: https://www.alumni.jmu.edu/s/1591/18/home.aspx?sid=1591&gid=3&pgid=61