2021 Continuing Education Offerings

E&B WEBINAR: Ethics and Boundaries: Stepping Forward when Colleagues Cross the Line

February 23rd, 2024, 9 AM - 1 PM

NASWWI Chapter 0 1311

Presented by Dana Johnson, MSW

Dana Johnson

Ethics & Boundaries has never been this fun to learn! You will learn and enhance professional skills in conflict resolution and understanding conflict theories. Exploring difficult crucial conversations; you will build skills in the 5 Essentials to Navigating Difficult Conversations with peers and gain the ability to hold colleagues accountable when needed. Communication styles and mitigation of risk is examined through personal and professional review of workplace culture. This workshop focuses on appropriate ethics and boundaries in client-social worker, therapist, counselor and peer-to-peer relationships.  Use of workbook activities, case scenarios and personal reflection will foster understanding of ethical, reflective practice with clients, agency and colleague ethical challenges in the workplace, and building skills in communication, and cooperative confrontation. We will examine how appreciation in the workplace can relieve ethical dilemmas and improve decision making. You won’t learn this content anywhere else!  


Member - $85
Member - Student or Retired - $65
Non-Member - $115

WEBINAR: AI and Social Work Ethics

January 10th, 2024, Noon - 1 PM

NASWWI Chapter 0 951

Presented by Frederic G. Reamer, PhD
Frederick Reamer

Description: Artificial intelligence (AI) is becoming increasingly prevalent in social work. AI is being used to conduct client risk assessments, assist people in crisis, strengthen prevention efforts, identify systemic biases in the delivery of social services, provide social work education, and predict social worker burnout and service outcomes, among other uses. This webinar will examine cutting-edge ethical issues related to social workers’ use of AI; apply relevant ethical standards; and outline elements of a strategy for social workers’ ethical use of AI. Join Dr. Frederic Reamer as he examines ethical issues and risks related to informed consent and client autonomy; privacy and confidentiality; transparency; potential client misdiagnosis; client abandonment; client surveillance; plagiarism, dishonesty, fraud, and misrepresentation; algorithmic bias and unfairness; and use of evidence-based AI tools.  
Learning objectives: At the conclusion of this webinar, participants will be able to 

  • Identify ethical issues and challenges associated with the use of artificial intelligence in social work 
  • Apply social work ethics standards 
  • Develop ethics-informed policies and protocols to protect clients and social workers 


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


WEBINAR: South Asians in the United States: A Guide for Social Workers and Other Helping Professionals

January 12th, 2024 Noon - 1PM CST

NASWWI Chapter 0 653

Presented by Dr. Shreya Bhandari


Currently, about 5.4 million South Asians live in the United States, with family origins in India, Pakistan, Bangladesh, Nepal, Sri Lanka, the Maldives, and Bhutan. When working with South Asian clients, it is crucial to understand their level of acculturation to the mainstream and the profound impact it has on their stress levels, coping mechanisms, and lived experiences. Hence, an intricate understanding of their immigration history, struggles with the immigration systems, and strong reliance on familial values is extremely important to serve them in a culturally responsive manner. This unique book debunks the myth of the “model minority,” a term often used to describe South Asians in the United States due to the rapid financial and cultural success of some.

After listening to the webinar, you will be able to:

  1. Identify the intricacies of various social issues that South Asians experience in the United States
  2. Apply the theory of intersectionality to South Asians in the United States and their social issues
  3. Exemplify the important concepts on South Asians in the US and social issues


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

WEBINAR: Psychedelics in Psychotherapy: Focusing on Ketamine Assisted Psychotherapy

January 17th, 2024 Noon - 1PM CST

NASWWI Chapter 0 850

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.


  • 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


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 0 804

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

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. 


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


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