2021 Continuing Education Offerings

WEBINAR: Ethics & Boundaries: Things That Make You Go Hmm…Boundaries, Barriers, and Shame Oh My!

Presented by Dana Johnson, MSW, CAPSW

NASWWI Chapter 0 1714

(This webinar is now full)

Have that gut instinct, feeling of rumbling in your stomach, those things that make you go hmm…? This training offers participants an opportunity to explore the difference between boundaries and barriers in peer-to-peer and client relationships. It explores personal boundaries, trust, shame, vulnerability, and use of self-assessment tools. Participants learn new strategies in paradigm thinking, communication and conflict management in the workplace; through examining challenges they face when colleagues are unethical or cross professional boundaries. The training provides related information to enhance the workplace, conflict resolution strategies, and developing ethically informed decision-making model of practice with peer to peer and client to practitioner relationships. It furthers the development of teams, colleague’s adherence to the NASW Code of Ethics and improves performance in agency ethical decision making.

4 Ethics and Boundaries CEH's


NOON HOUR WEBINAR: Burnout and Self-Care in Social Work: A Guidebook in Mental Health and Related Professions

Presented by SaraKay Smullens, MSW, LCSW, DCSW, CGP, CFLE, BCD

NASWWI Chapter 0 916

This webinar is based on findings in SaraKay’s fourth book, Burnout and Self-Care in Social Work:  A Guidebook for Students and Those in Mental Health and Related Professions, ed 2, (NASW Press), where 5 burnout arenas, 4 underlying psycho-social causes (attendant syndromes), and care strategies (both self and societal) to address and alleviate burnout are highlighted.  SaraKay explains: “Like life itself, there is nothing neat about my evidence-based categorizations. They hold a great deal of overlap and are offered for understanding, prevention, and discussion.”  This edition also notes both differences and similarities between burnout and depression from a social work perspective.  Deeply concerned about what she calls “pathologized human reactions,” SaraKay emphasizes that in both burnout and depression reactions are usually understandable and appropriate reactions to life events. (She does discuss, however, when depressive reactions are psychiatric illnesses, requiring more than “the talking cure.”)  

1.5 CEH's


NOON HOUR WEBINAR: Introduction to the Diagnosis and Treatment of Dissociation Identity Disorder

Presented by Gregory L. Nooney, MSW, LISW

NASWWI Chapter 0 1145

The etiology and prevalence of DID will be explored, along with how to differentiate it from other disorders, including borderline personality disorder. Useful tips in diagnosing DID will be discussed, including reducing false positives and false negatives. An eleven-step treatment process, designed to be implemented using therapeutic tools already possessed by most therapists, will be presented.



NOON HOUR WEBINAR: Emerging from the Pandemic: A Public Health Crisis into a Public Mental Health Crisis: Telehealth and its implications on Social Workers and Best Practice

Presented by Roberta Bronecki, MSW, LCSW, Kristen Golat, MSW, LCSW, Barbara Perkins, MSW, LCSW

NASWWI Chapter 0 982

Social workers in all walks of practice are emerging from this pandemic in a different world. Our practices have changed, and not by a thoughtful plan or by choice, but rather, we were thrown into a world of technology that many of us were unfamiliar with and equally uncomfortable executing. As we emerge, we are now mindfully thinking about telehealth and its practical implications in clinical social work. In this session we will explore the question of best practice in telehealth services through the domains of care. What clients are best suited for telehealth services? How do we assess for appropriateness for telehealth services? What are the risks and legal implications of the use of telehealth services? And lastly, how do we, as social workers, embrace and execute services thoughtfully in this new world?



NOON HOUR WEBINAR: Veterinary Social Work: Honoring the Human-Animal Bond & Bolstering Staff Wellness

Presented by Taylor St. Onge, MSW, APSW

NASWWI Chapter 0 1174

Veterinary Social Work (VSW) is a relatively new and actively growing field within social work. The root of the practice is to honor and tend to the human needs that arise within the complex relationship between humans and animals.  In this lecture, we will discuss the conception of VSW practice, what current VSW practice looks like within animal hospitals, the future for VSW across the globe, and how to become a VSW.  Learning objectives of this lecture will include: the ability to describe what VSWs do for their community; a deeper understanding on the importance of honoring the human-animal bond; and an adeptness in discerning the numerous mental and emotional challenges that veterinary professionals face in their every-day job, and why social workers are vital in bolstering their wellness.




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