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.

Building Healthy Foundations to Enhance Learning and Behavior for Those on the Autism Spectrum: On Demand until 7/5/2022

The world has changed, and with it, one in 6 children today has a diagnosis. Could our lifestyle choices be playing a part in why so many children are struggling with health, learning, and behavioral problems? In this provocative presentation, a licensed, professional counselor with over 50 years experience working with families, educators, and healthcare professionals, will review what comprises a healthy learning and working environment for those on the spectrum. Practical, cost effective strategies for remediating many different types of stressors will be offered.

Date: Available until July 5, 2022

Location: On demand virtual training

CE Hours: 1

Sponsor: CA Human Services

Contact/Registration Information: 804-355-0300 /

Autism and Substance Use Disorders: Live virtual training on 6/7/2022 and On Demand until 8/6/2022

Studies suggest individuals with ASD may have a higher risk of developing a substance use disorder (SUD) than the general population. Discussion will include protective and risk factors of ASD for developing an SUD, current research on the connections between ASD and substance use, and strategies for professional and family support.

Date: On demand until August 6, 2022

Location: Live virtual and on demand training

CE Hours: 2

Sponsor: CA Human Services

Contact/Registration Information: 804-355-0300 /

VSIAS 2022 Conference: 7/17-20/2022

VSIAS is in its 18th year providing its educational conference to mental health professionals, medical professionals, clergy, personnel from the corrections & parole for adult and youth, treatment providers, and social workers. We are offering a keynote speaking on ethics, group therapy skills, motivational interviewing, recovery sessions, substance abuse and recovery in the older adult, yoga therapy, cultural competency, Virginia advocacy update for 2022, and harm reduction techniques. 

Date: July 17-20, 2022, Sunday (7/17) 3:30-5:30 p.m., Mon-Wed (7/18-20) 8:30 a.m. - 4:45 p.m. EST

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

CE Hours: 22

Sponsor: Virginia Summer Institute for Addiction Studies

Contact/Registration Information: Cathy Reiner/ / 804-254-0110 /

Introduction to Sandtray - 8/14/2022

This 5 hour interactive webinar will introduce you to the world of Sand play Therapy! It will be an interactive webinar, you will have opportunities to interact with the presenter and other participants. This will make for an enjoyable and fun webinar! Sandtray therapy is a powerful technique that can be used with children, teens and adults, families, and couples in play therapy sessions. It is a fun tool to incorporate into play therapy sessions using a directive or non-directive approach. We will discuss how to create physical and virtual sandtrays.

Date: August 14, 2022 from 12:30 p.m. - 5:45 p.m. EST

Location: virtual

CE Hours: 5

Sponsor: Next Place Therapy Services, LLC

Contact/Registration Information:

Understanding Perinatal Mood & Anxiety Disorders

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).

Date: September 8-9, 2022 from 9:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m. EST

Location: virtual

CE Hours: 14

Sponsor: Postpartum Support Virginia

Contact/Registration Information: / 540-364-5215