NASW Wisconsin Calendar

WEBINAR: Psychedelics in Psychotherapy: Focusing on Ketamine Assisted Psychotherapy

January 17th, 2024 Noon - 1PM CST

NASWWI Chapter 0 669 Article rating: 5.0

Presented by Nicole V. Zellner, LCSW, SAC 

Nicole Zellner

Ketamine has emerged over recent years as the only legal “psychedelic” treatment option at this time.  As such, a “wild west” of treatment centers around the country, with variable models of treatment and outcomes have emerged.  News outlets have reported on big name ketamine companies while local clinics continue to pop up, peaking client’s interest. Learn the nuts and bolts of what ketamine is and how it became a player in the mental health treatment scene.  We will discuss the numerous models, routes of administration and treatment philosophies as well as clinical research of the pros and cons of this treatment option.  We will focus on the role of the therapist and what preparation and integration is in ketamine assisted psychotherapy.  We will also explore ketamine in Wisconsin and the options, appropriateness, and accessibility of this treatment on a local level.  A brief overview of additional psychedelic medicines currently being researched for mental health treatment will also be provided.

Objectives

  • Provide update of the current state of research involving MDMA and psilocybin as mental health treatment options
  • Discuss history of ketamine and clinical research in ketamine as a mental health treatment
  • Explain various uses, approaches, potential risks and benefits to using ketamine in mental health treatment

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Cost
Member - $25
Member - Student or Retired - $20
Non-Member - $35

WEBINAR: 4-Step Approach to Treating Co-Occurring Disorders

January 18th, 2024, Noon - 1 PM CST

NASWWI Chapter 0 635 Article rating: 5.0

Presented by Ted Izydor, LPC, CSAC, ICS, MBA
Ted Izydor

Description:
Ted Izydor, LPC, CSAC, ICS will go through the 4-Step Approach to Understanding and Treating Co-Occurring Disorders.  This approach provides a model for beginning and even veteran therapists/social workers to effectively assess, diagnose, decide and treat clients who are struggling with both mental health and addiction issues.  Ted Izydor will cover the key assessment and diagnosis components as well as how to conceptualize addiction/mental health issues using the 6 dimensions of ASAM and how to decide what type of treatment approach to use. 

6 Learning Objectives

Participants will understand and learn:

  1. The 4-steps to treating co-occurring disorders. 
  2. The key components of a biopsychosocial assessment for co-occurring disorders.
  3. The Big 5 substances to screen for.
  4. The 11 DSM-V-TR substance use disorder criteria and how to apply this criteria to substance use diagnosis. 
  5. The 6 ASAM dimensions related to co-occurring disorders and how to use them to assess high risk issues with co-occurring disorders.
  6. The 8 evidenced based treatment approaches to co-occurring disorders. 

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Cost
Member - $25
Member - Student or Retired - $20
Non-Member - $35

WEBINAR: Putting a Name to Silent Suffering: Treating Perinatal Mental Health

January 24th, 2024, Noon - 1PM CST

NASWWI Chapter 0 535 Article rating: No rating

Presented by Sheng Lee Yang, MSW, LCSW

Sheng Lee Yang

Perinatal mental health is a widespread issue, however, often overlooked and rarely discussed within the helping profession. The reality and experiences of new parents are disregarded with an expectation that having a baby is “the best time of your life,” so parents suffer in silence. Untreated perinatal mental health leads to psychiatric needs and shattered families; having generational impact. The purpose of this course is to draw attention to the relevance of perinatal mental health, recognize signs, symptoms and interventions, while, normalizing the matter. The workshop will address these issues through a combination of interactive dialogue, focused discussion, applied-practice exercises, and small group work.
Learning Objectives:

  1. Increase awareness of perinatal mental health, identify risk factors and who it impacts.
  2. Become familiar with true experiences of individuals facing perinatal mental health.
  3. Using the DSM-5-TR, identify and distinguish mental health disorders.
  4. Identify best practices in assessing and treating individuals experiencing perinatal mental health.

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Cost
Member - $25
Member - Student or Retired - $20
Non-Member - $35

WEBINAR: Social Work Licensure Portability in a Post-COVID-19 World

February 16th, 2024 Noon - 1 PM CST

NASWWI Chapter 0 718 Article rating: No rating

Presented by Dawn Apgar, PhD, LSW, ACSW

Dawn Apgar
This webinar will explore the significance of social work licensure and heightened challenges in a post-COVID world. This insightful session will delve into the complexities of social work licensure and how it is evolving in the aftermath of the pandemic. The webinar will address the growing need for licensure portability, discussing the challenges and opportunities it presents to social workers in an increasingly interconnected and remote-working landscape. Whether you are an experienced social work professional or just embarking on your career, this webinar promises to offer valuable insights into the changing dynamics of social work licensure.
Learning Objectives

  1. Participants will be able to articulate the history of social work licensure and its requirements.
  2. Participants will understand social work licensure requirements and the differences between states.
  3. Participants will be able to differentiate between models to enhance portability including endorsement versus mutual recognition.

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Cost
Member - $25
Member - Student or Rtired - $20
Non-Member - $35

WEBINAR: Relearning Griefwork: Forget the 5 Stages and use 5 Questions to Guide the Work

February 24th, 2024 Noon - 1 PM CST

NASWWI Chapter 0 893 Article rating: 5.0

Presented by Judith L.M. McCoyd, PhD, LCSW

jUDITH mCcOYD

Many social workers were trained to engage with griefwork using Kübler-Ross’ stages of dying, yet people came to apply them broadly to grief generally- a misapplication with problematic implications. Despite most grief theorists’ and researchers’ rejection of the stage approach, people continue to force a 5 stage model.   After explaining the problematic aspects of this, we will discuss an alternate approach that centers the grievers’ experience by asking questions rather than assuming standardized responses. Questions that help grievers reflect on areas that current grief theory identifies as important will be suggested as a better map for clinical work with people who are grieving.

Learning Objectives:

  1. Be able to differentiate the common phrase “five stages of grief” from Kübler-Ross’ original work.
  2. Describe some of the destructive and anti- social work aspects of applying stage theory to grief.
  3. Identify at least two newer grief theories that support a question-based intervention.

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Cost
Member - $25
Member - Student or Retired - $20
Non-Member - $35

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