Field Instructor Academy    
(Department of Field Instruction Approval Required for Registration)

Instructors—Jane C. Hickerson, Ph.D., LCSW, Assistant Professor in Practice, UT Arlington

In this seminar for SSW Department of Field Instruction, you examine the goals and objectives of the UTA Bachelor of Social Work program and Master of Science in Social Work program, and their relationships to field instruction.  You will be introduced to and learn how to evaluate students’ demonstration of the ten core competencies and accompanying practice behaviors mandated by the Council on Social Work Education. You also explore ways to facilitate the integration of theory and practice with practicum students.  Course content includes field instruction approaches to supervision, student learning needs, and evaluation of student performance.  Seminar instructors use a presentation style that combines lecture, small group activities, simulation and role-playing.  New field instructors must attend this training on a one-time basis before supervising a social work student in a UTA field practicum.  Classes are restricted in size. 

Seminar Number: 0930
Date: Tuesday, Jan. 8, 2013
Time: 9 A.M. - 4 P.M.
Registration deadline: Jan. 2
Seminar Number: 0931
Date: Tuesday, May 21 2013
Time: 9 A.M. - 4 P.M.
Registration deadline: May 14

Seminar Number: 0943
Date: Tuesday, Aug. 20, 2013
Time: 9 A.M. - 1:30 P.M.
Registration deadline: Aug. 13
 
   

 

Fee: Attendance is free of charge, however a $35 CEU processing fee must accompany your registration form if you want to receive CEUs (approved for 4.5 contact hours/0.45 CEUs: LMSW • LCSW • AP • LBSW • Oklahoma State Board of Licensed Social Workers #20130138).

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Effective Supervision for Clinical Practice
Instructors—Ellen J. Elliston, Ph.D., LCSW, CDVC and Jane H. Phillips, Ph.D., LCSW

Attention Current LCSW Supervisors: This course meets the new criteria for continued supervision (See Texas Administrative Code 781.404, June 12, 2011)

This seminar is accepted by the Texas State Board of Social Work Examiners and the Texas State LPC Board to meet their 40-hour qualification to supervise candidates. (The LPC Board has approved this 40-hour course to extend beyond their three month completion requirement.) This seminar is designed for you if: 1) you want to become approved supervisors for LCSW or LPC candidates; 2) you are an established LCSW supervisor who needs to meet the new SW Board regulations for supervision; or 3) you are an experienced supervisor who wants to add to your knowledge and skills. Do you know the three major functions of supervision? Are you aware of how diversity impacts supervision? Can poor record keeping be a target for malpractice suits? Discover the answers to these and many other questions while exploring the following content: Defining clinical practice and supervision, supervisory functions and roles mentorship as a unique function, models of supervision, the Social Work and LPC Codes of Ethics, implications of diversity in practice and supervision, supervision of practice within the Social Work and LPC professions, legal and ethical issues in supervision, risk management, techniques of supervision, developing an effective supervision contract, and evaluation of practice.

NOTE: This seminar is offered in two 20-hour blocks. Classroom sessions (16 hours) will be held on Friday and Saturday with pre-course reading and writing assignments (4 hours) to be turned in to the Professional Development Program office at check-in on Friday, the first day of the classroom sessions. The reading and writing assignments will be emailed to you approximately 2 weeks prior to the seminar. Assignments MUST be turned in prior to attending the classroom session. If you do not turn in your assignment at registration check-in, you will NOT be allowed to begin the classroom hours.

Seminar Number: 0944                        Part I: Friday-Saturday, Jan. 18-19
Registration deadline: Jan. 14             Fee: *$265
Time: 8 a.m.-5 p.m.
Part I qualifies for 6 hours (0.6 CEUs) toward ethics requirement. 
Approved for LMSW, LCSW and LPC

Seminar Number: 0945                        Part II: Friday-Saturday, Apr. 19-20
Registration deadline: Apr. 15             Fee: *$265
Time: 8 a.m.-5 p.m.
Part II qualifies for 6 hours (0.6 CEUs) toward ethics requirement. 
Approved for LMSW, LCSW and LPC

Seminar Number: 0946                        Part I: Friday-Saturday, Jul. 19-20
Registration deadline: Jul. 8               Fee: *$265
Time: 8 a.m.-5 p.m.
Part I qualifies for 6 hours (0.6 CEUs) toward ethics requirement. 
Approved for LMSW, LCSW and LPC

Seminar Number: 0947                        Part II: Friday-Saturday, Sept.20-21
Registration deadline: Sept. 16           Fee: *$265
Time: 8 a.m.-5 p.m.
Part II qualifies for 6 hours (0.6 CEUs) toward ethics requirement. 
Approved for LMSW, LCSW and LPC

 

* A deposit of $100 for each of the two parts is due by the registration deadline, balance of $165 is due the first day of the seminar.

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Preparation for the LMSW, LCSW, & AP Exams
Instructor—Norman H. Cobb, Ph.D., LCSW, Associate Professor, UT Arlington

This two-day seminar prepares individuals for the Intermediate (Licensed Master Social Worker), Advanced Clinical (Licensed Clinical Social Work), and Advanced Generalist Practice (Advanced Practice) exams. It provides a comprehensive review of the six areas included in the examination: Direct Practice, Human Behavior, Research, Administration, Ethics, and Policy. You are presented with knowledge, additional resources, and test-taking strategies that should greatly enhance your likelihood of passing.

**If you do not pass the licensing exam, you may take this course again! There is no registration fee for the repeat course, however a $35 administrative fee will be charged. The course must be repeated within one year of the original course date.  Contact the Professional Development Program office for further details to qualify for this offer, 817-272-3921.

Fee: $170                                                       
1.2 CEUs approved for LMSW, LMSW-AP, LCSW, and Oklahoma State Board of Licensed (#20130138)
Social Workers (0.3 CEUs approved for ethics)

LIMITED SEATING - REGISTER EARLY!

#0948  Thursday-Friday, Jan. 31-Feb. 1, 8:30 A.M. - 3:30 P.M. 
Registration deadline: Jan. 22        CLOSED

#0949  Thursday-Friday, Feb. 28-Mar. 1, 8:30 A.M. - 3:30 P.M. 
Registration deadline: Feb. 18        CLOSED

#0950  Thursday-Friday, Mar. 21-22, 8:30 A.M. - 3:30 P.M. 
Registration deadline: Mar. 11

#0951  Thursday-Friday, Apr. 25-26, 8:30 A.M. - 3:30 P.M. 
Registration deadline: Apr. 15

#0952  Thursday-Friday, Jun. 13-14, 8:30 A.M. - 3:30 P.M. 
Registration deadline: Jun. 3           CLOSED

#0953  Thursday-Friday, Jul. 25-26, 8:30 A.M. - 3:30 P.M. 
Registration deadline: Jul. 15

#0954  Thursday-Friday, Sept. 26-27, 8:30 A.M. - 3:30 P.M. 
Registration deadline: Sept. 16

#0955  Thursday-Friday, Oct. 24-25, 8:30 A.M. - 3:30 P.M. 
Registration deadline: Oct. 14

#0956  Thursday-Friday, Nov. 14-15, 8:30 A.M. - 3:30 P.M. 
Registration deadline: Nov. 4

LIMITED SEATING - REGISTER EARLY!

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Preparation for the LBSW Exam
Instructor—Norman H. Cobb, Ph.D., LCSW, Associate Professor, UT Arlington

This one-day seminar prepares individuals for the basic level Licensed Bachelor Social Worker exam. It provides a comprehensive review of the six areas included in the examination: Direct Practice, Human Behavior, Research, Administration, Ethics, and Policy. You are presented with knowledge, additional resources, and test-taking strategies that should greatly enhance your likelihood of passing the exam.

**If you do not pass the licensing exam, you may take this course again! There is no registration fee for the repeat course, however a $35 administrative fee will be charged. The course must be repeated within one year of the original course date.  Contact the Professional Development Program office for further details to qualify for this offer, 817-272-3921.

Fee: $115                                        
0.6 CEUs approved for LBSW and Oklahoma State Board of Licensed Social Workers (#20130138)  

#0936 Friday, Apr. 19, 9:00 A.M. – 4:00 P.M.
Registration deadline: Apr. 8

#0958 Friday, Jul. 19, 9:00 A.M. – 4:00 P.M.
Registration deadline: Jul. 8

#0959 Friday, Nov. 8, 9:00 A.M. – 4:00 P.M.
Registration deadline: Oct. 28

LIMITED SEATING - REGISTER EARLY!

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TRA 3001  It Starts at Home: Intervention with Adult Victims of Abuse/Violence
Instructor—Ellen J. Elliston, Ph.D., LCSW, CDVC

Family violence is not always a consistent pattern of abuse, and people who are living in chaotic and abusive homes may not identify with words such as “abused”, “battered” or “victim”. Discussions will include theories of victimization, types of abuse, barriers to recovery, and the intergenerational cycle of abuse supported by  clinical case examples. You will learn effective screening techniques, recognition of individual responses of victims including differences between female and male victims, successful intervention techniques, and typical ethical dilemmas providers face in this work.  Seminar format includes lecture, group discussions, and case studies.

One of five seminars required for the Trauma and Abuse Certificate Program
Approved for LMSW, AP, LCSW, LPC, LMFT
Approved for LBSW CEUs but not eligible for certificate program
Approved for Oklahoma State Board of Licensed Social Workers (#20130138)

Seminar Number: TRA 3001                0.6 CEU/6 contact hours
Date: Friday, February 15                     Time: 9 A.M. – 4 P.M.
Fee: $105                                          Registration deadline: February 11
Approved for 3 hours (0.3 CEU) of Ethics

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TRA 3002  The Treatment of Young Traumatized Children
Instructor—Janet E. Finch, Ph.D., LCSW

The effects of trauma on young children will be addressed throughout this seminar. The three areas covered will include the identification of young children who have been traumatized, addressing the immediate symptoms, and implications for long term effects and remediation of trauma. The seminar format includes assessment, lecture and role play.

One of five seminars required for the Trauma and Abuse Certificate Program
Approved for LMSW, AP, LCSW, LPC, LMFT
Approved for LBSW CEUs but not eligible for certificate program
Approved for Oklahoma State Board of Licensed Social Workers (#20130138)

Seminar Number: TRA 3002                0.6 CEU/6 contact hours
Date: Friday, March 1                          Time: 9 A.M. – 4 P.M.
Fee: $105                                          Registration deadline: February 25

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TRA 3003  Battling the Scary Monsters: Helping Children and Teens Overcome Abuse
Instructor—Melissa Reilly, LCSW

For some children and teens, scary monsters are make-believe. Yet, others can tell you about the real life “scary monsters” who have abused them. Helping these children and teen victims overcome the abuse can be challenging at times. Explore how children and teens are impacted directly and indirectly by abuse and violence. Group discussion will focus on common challenges and different stages of treatment. You will learn different interventions to help clients start the healing process.

One of five seminars required for the Trauma and Abuse Certificate Program
Approved for LMSW, AP, LCSW, LPC, LMFT
Approved for LBSW CEUs but not eligible for certificate program
Approved for Oklahoma State Board of Licensed Social Workers (#20130138)

Seminar Number: TRA 3003                0.6 CEU/6 contact hours
Date: Saturday, April 6                        Time: 9 A.M. – 4 P.M.
Fee: $105                                          Registration deadline: April 1

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TRA 3004  Secrets of the Heart: The "Silent Crime" of Sexual Assault
Instructor—Ellen J. Elliston, Ph.D., LCSW, CDVC

The U.S. has the highest sexual assault rate of any country that reports such information and these numbers represent only a small portion of the sexual assaults that occur. Sexual assault has been called “the silent crime” because a large majority of the sexual assaults go unreported.  You will examine the ethical issues inherent in interventions with sexual assault victims and the myths and realities of sexual assault that affect cultural attitude. Information based on research and clinical practice will be presented to help you understand victims’ responses and recovery.  Seminar format includes case studies and group discussion.

One of five seminars required for the Trauma and Abuse Certificate Program
Approved for LMSW, AP, LCSW, LPC, LMFT
Approved for LBSW CEUs but not eligible for certificate program
Approved for Oklahoma State Board of Licensed Social Workers (#20130138)

Seminar Number: TRA 3004                0.6 CEU/6 contact hours
Date: Friday, May 17                           Time: 9 A.M. – 4 P.M.
Fee: $105                                          Registration deadline: May 13
Approved for 3 hours (0.3 CEU) of Ethics

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TRA 3005  Chaotic Families and Custody Disputes
Instructor—Jane H. Phillips, Ph.D., LCSW

An often overlooked area of abuse and neglect is that which occurs for children in families where parents attend to their adult relationship desires ahead of the needs of their children. This can be seen in families where parents separate or divorce; families where parents have a series of romantic relationships and particularly in families where one parent makes a concerted effort to exclude the other parent from the child’s life despite previously close relationships between parent and child when the family was together. Learn how to effectively engage with children and adults in these situations, address unresolved grief and loss related to parental separation and divorce, practical interventions for reducing parental conflict to minimize custody disputes and to address post-separation/post-divorce dynamics that maintain chaos for children.

One of five seminars required for the Trauma and Abuse Certificate Program
Approved for LMSW, AP, LCSW, LPC, LMFT
Approved for LBSW CEUs but not eligible for certificate program
Approved for Oklahoma State Board of Licensed Social Workers (#20130138)

Seminar Number: TRA 3005                0.6 CEU/6 contact hours
Date: Friday, June 21                          Time: 9 A.M. – 4 P.M.
Fee: $105                                          Registration deadline: June 17

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TRA 3006  Working with Challenging Families
Instructor—Janet E. Finch, Ph.D., LCSW

This seminar will identify obstacles faced by social workers when working with challenging families, through lecture, case scenarios, and guided discussion. A PACES process will be utilized as a systematic approach to guide you to a more meaningful partnership with families in a family centered approach to service delivery. Special attention will be given to unique populations of families who have been reported to Child Protective services and/or who have family members with mental illness or other challenging behaviors. Though the content will focus on families with young children, the principles can be applied to all family situations. Most important, self-care for you will be addressed. Seminar format will include lecture and role play.

ELECTIVE - Trauma and Abuse Certificate Program
Approved for LMSW, AP, LCSW, LPC, LMFT
Approved for LBSW CEUs but not eligible for certificate program
Approved for Oklahoma State Board of Licensed Social Workers (#20130138)

Seminar Number: TRA 3006                0.6 CEU/6 contact hours
Date: Friday, May 10                           Time: 9 A.M. – 4 P.M.
Fee: $105                                          Registration deadline: May 6

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#0960   Ethics Can Be Fun!
Instructor—Janet E. Finch, Ph.D., LCSW           

Ethics can be fun! See how values you learned in your childhood affect the way you approach ethical decision making.  Through group participation, you will examine ethical principles and learn how to apply them to common ethical dilemmas.  This seminar provides tools to help you with ethical and moral decision making.

Date: Friday, January 25                     0.3 CEU/3 contact hours
Time: 9 A.M. – Noon                           Registration deadline: January 21
Fee: $59                                          Approved for LBSW, LMSW, AP, LCSW, LPC, LMFT
Approved for Oklahoma State Board of Licensed Social Workers (#20130138)
Approved for 3 hours (0.3 CEU) of Ethics

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#0963 State Licensing Laws, Ethics, and Risk Management
Instructor—Thomas L. Hartsell, Jr., J.D., Attorney at Law           

This seminar teaches you how to avoid complaints to the licensing board, suits for malpractice, and other actions that make you vulnerable as a social worker. The licensing board notifies you that a complaint has been filed-do you know how to react? You receive a letter from the attorney of an unreasonable client-do you know what to do in your own best interest? What complaints and suits have been filed in the past, and most assuredly will be filed in the future? Rules and regulations of the state licensing board change dramatically from year to year and common sense alone will not suffice as technical requirements are constantly promulgated. Do you know what is and is not covered by your professional liability policy? Have you read it? There is a difference between experience and instinct! This seminar provides information for protecting you as a social worker, your employer, and your supervisor.

Date: Friday, February 22                   0.6 CEU/6 contact hours
Time: 9 A.M. – 4 P.M.                         Registration deadline: February 14
Fee: $99                                          Approved for LBSW, LMSW, AP, LCSW, LPC, LMFT
Approved for Oklahoma State Board of Licensed Social Workers (#20130138)
Approved for 6 hours (0.6 CEU) of Ethics

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#0964   Culturally Competent and Ethical Social work Interventions in End of Life Care                                                                              
Instructors—Muriel Yu, Ph.D. and Kim Olmedo, LCSW, CCM, CSW-G

Due to continuous and expanded medical technology and increasing ethnic and culturally diversity in the United States, ethical and cultural relevant practice is paramount for all social workers working with clients on end of life care. Given the professional mandates of providing cultural competent and ethical practice, social workers need to be current in evidence-based knowledge and develop required skills in delivering relevant and appropriate comprehensive supportive care for this population.  Presentation format will include lecture, case analysis, group discussions and video.

Date: Friday, March 8                         0.6 CEU/6 contact hours
Time: 9 A.M. – 4 P.M.                         Registration deadline: March 4
Fee: $99                                          Approved for LBSW, LMSW, AP, LCSW, LPC, LMFT
Approved for Oklahoma State Board of Licensed Social Workers (#20130138)
Approved for 3 hours (0.3 CEU) of Ethics

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#0966    Death, Divorce and Other Disasters: Preparing for Worse Case Scenarios
Instructors—Patricia A. McArdle, LMSW, ASW-G Registered Guardian and Myra Kirkland, J.D., LMSW 

Inadequate planning can be disastrous. This seminar will help Social Workers, Counselors, Professional Helpers and others, to identify important milestones, including death, divorce, incapacities, etc. and realize the importance of pre-planning options. While we all expect the best…it is important to prepare for the worst. This seminar will include PowerPoint, videos, and interactive discussions.

Date: Friday, April 12                          0.6 CEU/6 contact hours
Time: 9 A.M. – 4 P.M.                         Registration deadline: April 8
Fee: $99                                          Approved for LMSW, AP, LCSW, LPC, LMFT
Approved for Oklahoma State Board of Licensed Social Workers (#20130138)
Approved for 3 hours (0.3 CEU) of Ethics

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#0967    Ethical Dilemmas in High Conflict Families
Instructor—Jane H. Phillips, Ph.D., LCSW

When clients report the family is in conflict due to divorce, separation, or custody disputes, a unique set of therapeutic skills are necessary to facilitate the healthy functioning of the family system. The members will remain a family system, regardless of where the members reside. These families can pose unique ethical dilemmas for practitioners, and may seek to involve the practitioner in the family’s litigation. This interactive seminar will equip you with skills to provide ethical interventions in the context of the litigating family. You will gain an understanding of legal processes in working with separated family members and the family unit. You will also have an opportunity to practice skills unique to the high conflict family through the use of role-play and group discussion.

Date: Friday, May 3                           0.6 CEU/6 contact hours
Time: 9 A.M. – 4 P.M.                         Registration deadline: April 29
Fee: $99                                          Approved for LBSW, LMSW, AP, LCSW, LPC, LMFT
Approved for Oklahoma State Board of Licensed Social Workers (#20130138)
Approved for 3 hours (0.3 CEU) of Ethics

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#0961    Marketing Strategies for Starting and Growing A Private Practice
Instructor—Beau A. Nelson, MA, LCSW

Learn the basic concepts of marketing a private practice. You will discuss your own personal style and look at possible tools that can help with marketing. You will discuss concepts such as a website, advertising, and networking in addition to ways to plan and structure your marketing activity for the most impact. You will also discuss helpful tips that will help you to effectively use your time and money to reach out and expand an existing practice or to attract clients to your new practice.

Date: Friday, February 1                     0.3 CEU/3 contact hours
Time: 9 A.M. – Noon                          Registration deadline: January 28
Fee: $59                                          Approved for LBSW, LMSW, AP, LCSW, LPC, LMFT
Approved for Oklahoma State Board of Licensed Social Workers (#20130138)

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#0962   Shades of Grey: Promoting Long Term Sexual Passion     
Instructor—Donald K.Granvold, Ph.D.

A majority of couples that present for treatment report sexual dissatisfaction. This seminar addresses the treatment of couples who do not suffer from sexual dysfunction. The focus here is on those who are unhappy with the frequency and/or quality of love play, intercourse, and orgasm, along with the ways sexual behavior (or lack of it) is deleteriously affecting the quality of their relationship. Sensual/sexual intimacy has long been recognized as a powerful bonding agent in coupling. Couples therapists are obligated to develop their knowledge of sexual treatment both conceptually and methodologically. This seminar addresses the meanings of sexual intimacy, initiating sex play, common sexual myths, talking openly about desires, boredom and much more. Along with a knowledge base, therapist comfort with the topic is a necessary ingredient for effective sexual treatment. You should come prepared to discuss meaning making as it relates to human sexuality and its expression. Cognitive-behavioral and constructivist sexual treatment strategies will be described and discussed and specific ways of enhancing sexual pleasure will be considered.

Date: Friday, February 8                     0.6 CEU/6 contact hours
Time: 9 A.M. – 4 P.M.                         Registration deadline: February 4
Fee: $99                                          Approved for LBSW, LMSW, AP, LCSW, LPC, LMFT
Approved for Oklahoma State Board of Licensed Social Workers (#20130138)

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#0965  Reality Isn't What it Used to Be: Post-Modern Implications and Appplications to Clinical Practice
Instructor—Donald K. Granvold, Ph.D.             

Social workers and other mental health professionals are increasingly embracing postmodern therapies both philosophically and methodologically. Constructivism and Social Constructionism are the leading forms of postmodernist thinking. Constructivism represents the first major “evolution” within the cognitive revolution of the 1960s and 1970s in mainstream psychology. Currently, constructivism is one of the most exciting, provocative developments in psychological thought. Helping professionals who are open to postmodern thinking will find the movement to be ripe with possibilities. In this seminar you will be exposed to post-modern philosophy and its implications for practice. Goals of intervention, treatment of emotion, and intervention styles will be discussed. Attention will then be turned to specific interventions including cognitive elaboration, journaling, experiential interventions, and use of therapeutic ceremonies and rituals. There will be on-going opportunities for group discussion.

Date: Friday, April 5                           0.6 CEU/6 contact hours
Time: 9 A.M. – 4 P.M.                         Registration deadline: March 29
Fee: $99                                          Approved for LBSW, LMSW, AP, LCSW, LPC, LMFT
Approved for Oklahoma State Board of Licensed Social Workers (#20130138)

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#0968    Guardianship and Mental Illness: Should the Two Ever Meet?
Instructor—Margaret D. Webster, LMSW, Texas Certified Guardian, National Certified Guardian

What is a family to do when their loved one’s mental illness places them at risk? Should guardianship be a part of the plan for immediate intervention or long-term plan? As a practitioner you need to have the information to assist in sound treatment planning whether the alternative is popular or not. Questions about guardianship, less restrictive alternatives, and case studies to support or not, will be reviewed and discussed throughout this seminar.

Date: Friday, May 10                          0.6 CEU/6 contact hours
Time: 9 A.M. – 4 P.M.                         Registration deadline: May 6
Fee: $99                                          Approved for LBSW, LMSW, AP, LCSW, LPC, LMFT
Approved for Oklahoma State Board of Licensed Social Workers (#20130138)

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#0969    Special Needs Offenders: Dealing With Mental Illness, Family Violence Abusers, Sex Offenders, Substance Abusers, and Geriatric Offenders
Instructor—Thomas J. Tiefenwerth, Ph.D., MPS, MA, MPA, LPC-S, LSOTP-S, AAC, ADC-III, CCHP                        

This didactic and experiential presentation is designed to acquaint law enforcement personnel, juvenile and adult probation officers, along with mental health professionals, with the unique challenges of dealing with various categories of special needs offenders, as well as providing a framework for understanding symptomatic behaviors, along with interview and interrogation strategies. Behavioral and symptomatic descriptions of each of the major categories of special needs offenders will be examined, along with the practical issues of dealing with them from both criminal justice and mental health perspectives.     

Date: Friday, June 28                         0.6 CEU/6 contact hours
Time: 9 A.M. – 4 P.M.                         Registration deadline: June 24
Fee: $99                                          Approved for LBSW, LMSW, AP, LCSW, LPC, LMFT
Approved for Oklahoma State Board of Licensed Social Workers (#20130138)

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#MIL 5031   Neuroscience Underpinnings of the Impact of Trauma on Military Populations
Instructor—Alexa Smith-Osborne, Ph.D., MSW, LCSW, ACSW

This seminar will review the latest neuroscience research literature and the impact of trauma on individuals and families in military populations. Neurological underpinnings related to lifespan development issues will be reviewed and discussed. Assigned readings, case presentations, and group discussions will be used to demonstrate application of the complicated neurological information. 

Date: Saturday, January 26                 0.6 CEU/6 contact hours
Time: 9 A.M. – 4 P.M.                         Registration deadline: January 14
Fee: $105                                        Approved for LBSW, LMSW, AP, LCSW, LPC, LMFT

If you are part of the Military/Veteran Certificate Program, only the following are approved: LMSW, AP, LCSW, LPC, LMFT, Oklahoma State Board of Licensed Social Workers (#20130138)

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#MIL 5032   Assessment and Diagnosis of Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder in Combat Veterans, Part I
Instructor—Charles T  Overstreet, Ph.D., LCSW, LMFT

This seminar focuses on the assessment for and diagnosis of Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder symptomology specific to combat veterans returning from operations in Iraq and Afghanistan.  There is a critical need for mental health professionals to assess and treat veterans and their families who are suffering from the stresses and psychological injuries common in combat operations.  Assessment instruments for relevant DSM-IV-TR diagnostic criteria will be described and discussed.

Date: Friday, March 22                       0.6 CEU/6 contact hours
Time: 9 A.M. – 4 P.M.                         Registration deadline: March 18
Fee: $105                                        Approved for LBSW, LMSW, AP, LCSW, LPC, LMFT

If you are part of the Military/Veteran Certificate Program, only the following are approved: LMSW, AP, LCSW, LPC, LMFT, Oklahoma State Board of Licensed Social Workers (#20130138)

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#MIL 5033 Prolonged Exposure and Cognitive Restructuring Therapy Skills Practicum I
Instructor—Jose Carbajal, MSW, MTS, LCSW

This seminar is designed for professionals at all levels of experience and across practice levels and settings. The focus is on demonstration and skills rehearsal of specific cognitive-behavioral intervention techniques to treat people with PTSD. The evidence suggests that the active element of these techniques is in vivo or imaginal prolonged exposure, with efficacy found for a number of methodologies in which the exposure may be embedded and the following habituation sessions for each traumatic event may be conducted. Therefore, this seminar will be interactive to ensure the core techniques, as well as variant methodologies in which they are embedded, are correctly applied. The seminar will be conducted as an introductory skills lab in the application of these interventions.

Date: Friday, April 12                          0.6 CEU/6 contact hours
Time: 9 A.M. – 4 P.M.                         Registration deadline: April 8
Fee: $105                                        Approved for LBSW, LMSW, AP, LCSW, LPC, LMFT

If you are part of the Military/Veteran Certificate Program, only the following are approved: LMSW, AP, LCSW, LPC, LMFT, Oklahoma State Board of Licensed Social Workers (#20130138)

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#MIL 5034   Prolonged Exposure Therapy Skills Practicum II
Instructor—Alexa Smith-Osborne, Ph.D., MSW, LCSW, ACSW

This seminar is designed for professionals at all levels of experience and across practice levels and settings. This is the second skills practicum in the military certificate program, building in the skills foundation provided in Practicum I, and must be taken and passed in order to receive the certificate of completion. The focus is on advanced application of the primary evidence-based modality to treat people with PTSD, prolonged exposure therapy (aka trauma-focused cognitive-behavioral therapy [CBT]). Therefore, this seminar will be interactive to ensure the techniques are correctly applied. You are required to bring (or submit online) videotape(s) of a prolonged exposure therapy session(s) you have conducted with a live or simulated client with all identifying information redacted. This seminar will be devoted to coaching in refining the prolonged exposure and associated CBT intervention techniques. Time permitting, topics of a typical case presentation and working with specific issues such as dissociation will also be addressed.

Date: Friday, June 28                         0.6 CEU/6 contact hours
Time: 9 A.M. – 4 P.M.                         Registration deadline: June 24
Fee: $105                                        Approved for LBSW, LMSW, AP, LCSW, LPC, LMFT

If you are part of the Military/Veteran Certificate Program, only the following are approved: LMSW, AP, LCSW, LPC, LMFT, Oklahoma State Board of Licensed Social Workers (#20130138)

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#MIL 5035   EMDR and Fraser's Dissociative Table: An Advanced Trauma Reprocessing Technique
Instructors—Jose Carbajal, MSW, MTS, LCSW and Sharon K. Walker, LCSW

This seminar is designed for experienced clinicians who are familiar with or trained in EMDR. The theory on dissociation will be reviewed. Frazer’s Dissociative Table will be presented and demonstrated. You will receive the protocol to implement Frazer’s Dissociative Table.

Date: Friday, January 25                     0.6 CEU/6 contact hours
Time: 9 A.M. – 4 P.M.                         Registration deadline: January 21
Fee: $105                                        Approved for LBSW, LMSW, AP, LCSW, LPC, LMFT

If you are part of the Military/Veteran Certificate Program, only the following are approved: LMSW, AP, LCSW, LPC, LMFT, Oklahoma State Board of Licensed Social Workers (#20130138)

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#MIL 5036   Traumatic Brain Injuries: Diagnosis and Treatment
Instructor—Charles Overstreet, Ph.D., LCSW, LMFT

One of the most common combat-related injuries in the current wars in Iraq and Afghanistan are blast injuries from Improvised Explosive Devices (IEDs). A significant number of service members are returning home with Traumatic Brain Injuries (TBIs) and Mild Traumatic Brain Injuries (MTBIs) as a result. This seminar includes a discussion of the sequelae of symptoms that result from varying types of brain injury, assessment and diagnostic techniques and treatment considerations. Correlates and differentials with TBI and PTSD will be considered.

Date: Friday, March 8                         0.6 CEU/6 contact hours
Time: 9 A.M. – 4 P.M.                         Registration deadline: March 4
Fee: $105                                        Approved for LBSW, LMSW, AP, LCSW, LPC, LMFT

If you are part of the Military/Veteran Certificate Program, only the following are approved: LMSW, AP, LCSW, LPC, LMFT, Oklahoma State Board of Licensed Social Workers (#20130138)

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#MIL 5037   Overview of Primary and Adjunct PTSD Treatments for Military and Their Families, Part II
Instructor—Charles T  Overstreet, Ph.D., MS, LCSW, LMFT

This seminar focuses on the treatment of Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder in combat veterans returning from operations in Iraq and Afghanistan.  There is a critical need for mental health professionals to assess and treat veterans and their families who are suffering from the stresses and psychological injuries common in combat operations.  Biological, Cognitive and Behavioral theories of Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder, Mild Traumatic Brain Injuries and related Cognitive-Behavioral treatment strategies will be discussed.

Date: Friday, April 26                         0.6 CEU/6 contact hours
Time: 9 A.M. – 4 P.M.                        Registration deadline: April 22
Fee: $105                                        Approved for LBSW, LMSW, AP, LCSW, LPC, LMFT

If you are part of the Military/Veteran Certificate Program, only the following are approved: LMSW, AP, LCSW, LPC, LMFT, Oklahoma State Board of Licensed Social Workers (#20130138)

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#MIL 5038   Military Culture and Ethical Issues for Practice with Military and Veteran Populations
Instructors—Kristen E. Conner, LCSW, ACSW, LPC and Jim Steelman, LPC

This seminar will provide you with information about military culture in relation to the specific branches of the military, including the National Guard and Veterans. It will also provide insight into informal cultural issues which may impact the counseling process. Ethical concerns which are specific to work with the military and exploration of military protocol will also be introduced. You will be actively involved in discussion, review of audio-visual materials and role play in order to assist with implementation of information provided during the seminar.       

Date: Friday, May 3                            0.6 CEU/6 contact hours
Time: 9 A.M. – 4 P.M.                         Registration deadline: April 29
Fee: $105                                         Approved for 6 hours (0.6 CEU) of ethics

Approved for LBSW, LMSW, AP, LCSW, LPC, LMFT
If you are part of the Military/Veteran Certificate Program, only the following are approved: LMSW, AP, LCSW, LPC, LMFT, Oklahoma State Board of Licensed Social Workers (#20130138)

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#MIL 5039   Introduction to Theoretical Models and Ethical Issues in Practice with Substance Use Disorders for Military Populations
Instructor—Alexa Smith-Osborne, Ph.D., MSW, LCSW, ACSW

This seminar is designed for professionals at all levels of experience and across practice levels and settings.  The focus is on updating their knowledge and synthesis of the emerging theoretical models and empirical evidence supporting them, and performing critical examination and analysis of ethical  issues confronting social workers in clinical and administrative practice with client systems with substance use disorders/comorbid conditions they are serving in today’s social environment.  The theoretical models to be examined are stages of change (aka the transtheoretical model), motivational interviewing, and the harm reduction perspective.

Date: Friday, May 31                         0.6 CEU/6 contact hours
Time: 9 A.M. – 4 P.M.                        Registration deadline: May 27
Fee: $105                                        Approved for 3 hours (0.3 CEU) of ethics

Approved for LBSW, LMSW, AP, LCSW, LPC, LMFT
If you are part of the Military/Veteran Certificate Program, only the following are approved: LMSW, AP, LCSW, LPC, LMFT, Oklahoma State Board of Licensed Social Workers (#20130138)

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#MIL 5040   Advanced Applications in Practice for Substance Use Disorders in Military Populations
Instructor—Alexa Smith-Osborne, Ph.D., MSW, LCSW, ACSW

This seminar is designed for professionals at advanced levels of experience and across practice settings.  The focus is on critical examination and analysis of specific cases with substance use disorders, substance misuse, and dual diagnoses, application of the newer practice theories/models, and the evidence for best practices in military social work, including active duty, military family, and veteran client systems. The practice theories/models to be applied are the transtheoretical model, motivational interviewing, harm reduction, and psychosocial rehabilitation. It is recommended that, before taking this advanced seminar you take the elective Introduction to Theoretical Models and Ethical Issues in Practice with Substance Use Disorders.

Date: Friday, June 14                        0.6 CEU/6 contact hours
Time: 9 A.M. – 4 P.M.                        Registration deadline: June 10
Fee: $105                                        Approved for LBSW, LMSW, AP, LCSW, LPC, LMFT

If you are part of the Military/Veteran Certificate Program, only the following are approved: LMSW, AP, LCSW, LPC, LMFT, Oklahoma State Board of Licensed Social Workers (#20130138)

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#MIL 5041   Trends, Theoretical Bases, and Ethical Issues in Resilience Training in the Military
Instructor—Alexa Smith-Osborne, Ph.D., MSW, LCSW, ACSW

This seminar is designed for professionals at all levels of experience and across practice levels and settings which serve military and veteran populations. The Air Force and Army have instituted training programs stated to develop resilience in service members. This seminar will review these programs, their varying theoretical underpinnings (e.g., resilience theory, stress coping theory, positive psychology therapy), their evidence of effectiveness to date, and the related ethical issues. Implications for non-diagnostically driven interventions and strengths-based approaches will be discussed. Interventions discussed will include innovative treatment adaptations such as resilience-based supported education for veterans, services promoting resilience in military/veteran children, mindfulness cognitive behavioral therapy (CBT), and other CBT approaches focused on facilitating positive emotions.

Date: Friday, February 8                    0.6 CEU/6 contact hours
Time: 9 A.M. – 4 P.M.                        Registration deadline: April 22
Fee: $105                                        Approved for 3 hours (0.3 CEU) of ethics


Approved for LBSW, LMSW, AP, LCSW, LPC, LMFT
If you are part of the Military/Veteran Certificate Program, only the following are approved: LMSW, AP, LCSW, LPC, LMFT, Oklahoma State Board of Licensed Social Workers (#20130138)

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#MIL 5042   Veterans, Trauma, and Cardiovascular Health
Instructors—Alexa Smith-Osborne, Ph.D., MSW, LCSW, ACSW and Tracey M. Barnett, LGSW

This seminar is designed for professionals at all levels of experience and across practice levels and settings which serve military and veteran populations. High levels of chronic or long-term stress associated with combat and military life can contribute to increased susceptibility to stress-related physical illnesses such as cardiovascular disease, hypertension, and diabetes, as well as co-morbid mental health problems. Persons exposed to this type of stress are also more likely to exhibit health risk behaviors and lifestyles that compromise holistic health status. Veterans in health disparities groups are at higher risk of these combined physical and mental health threats. Integrated behavioral health/medical stepped care approaches and innovations in inclusive intervention planning and risk assessment will be discussed as means for mental health professionals to address these needs effectively.

Date: Friday, June 7                         0.6 CEU/6 contact hours
Time: 9 A.M. – 4 P.M.                       Registration deadline: June 3
Fee: $105                                       Approved for 3 hours (0.3 CEU) of ethics

Approved for LBSW, LMSW, AP, LCSW, LPC, LMFT
If you are part of the Military/Veteran Certificate Program, only the following are approved: LMSW, AP, LCSW, LPC, LMFT, Oklahoma State Board of Licensed Social Workers (#20130138)

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