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

Instructor—Jane C. Hickerson, Ph.D., LCSW, Director of Field Education, 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: 0995
Date: Thurs., Jan. 9, 2014
Time: 9 A.M. - 1:30 P.M.
Registration deadline: Jan. 2
Seminar Number: 0996
Date: Tue., May 20, 2014
Time: 9 A.M. - 1:30 P.M.
Registration deadline: May 13
 
     
Seminar Number: 0997
Date: Tue., Aug. 19, 2014
Time: 9 A.M. - 1:30 P.M.
Registration deadline: Aug. 12
   

 

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 #20140138).

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

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 Board of Examiners of Professional Counselors (LPC) to meet their 40- hour training requirement to become clinical supervisors of candidates who are working toward an LCSW or LPC. (The LPC Board has approved this 40-hour training to extend beyond their three month completion requirement.) The training is appropriate for new supervisors of clinical practice, as well as established supervisors who want to add to their knowledge and skills. The instructors are both clinical supervisors with a combined total of 45+ years of clinical experience. They have presented the state-approved forty hour clinical supervisory training for over five years. Discussion topics include: models of supervision, the Social Work and LPC Codes of Ethics, implications of diversity in practice and supervision, legal and ethical issues in supervision, risk management, techniques of supervision, developing an effective supervision contract, and evaluation of practice.

CLASSROOM VERSION of this training is offered in two separate 20 hour seminars. Each seminar includes 16 hours of classroom sessions and 4 hours of pre-course reading and written assignments to be completed prior to and turned in at check-in, the first day of the classroom sessions. Assignments MUST be completed before attending the classroom session. If you do not complete your assignment by the deadline, you will NOT be allowed to begin the classroom hours.

To be an approved supervisor for LCSW or LPC candidates, you are required to complete both of the 20 hour seminars. Completing the seminars in sequence is not necessary, but it is recommended. Each course provides 2.0 CEUs/20 contact hours including 0.6 CEUs/6 contact hours toward ethics requirement. 

 Seminar Number: 0991                  Part I: Fri.-Sat., Feb. 21-22, 2014
Registration deadline: Feb. 17         Fee: *$269
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: 0992                   Part II: Fri.-Sat., Apr. 18-19, 2014
Registration deadline: Apr. 14         Fee: *$269
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: 0993                    Part I: Fri.-Sat., Jul. 18-19, 2014
Registration deadline: Jul. 14           Fee: *$269
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: 0994                   Part II: Fri.-Sat., Sep. 19-20, 2014
Registration deadline: Sept. 15        Fee: *$269
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 $169 is due the first day of the seminar.

COMING SOON TO ONLINE: Supervision for Clinical Practice  

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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 (#20140138)
Social Workers (0.3 CEUs approved for ethics)

LIMITED SEATING - REGISTER EARLY!

#0979  Thurs.-Fri., Jan. 30-31, 2014, 8:30 A.M. - 3:30 P.M. 
Registration deadline: Jan. 20

#0980  Thurs.-Fri., Feb. 27-28, 2014, 8:30 A.M. - 3:30 P.M. 
Registration deadline: Feb. 17

#0981  Thurs.-Fri., Mar. 20-21, 2014, 8:30 A.M. - 3:30 P.M. 
Registration deadline: Mar. 10

#0982  Thurs.-Fri., Apr. 17-18, 2014, 8:30 A.M. - 3:30 P.M. 
Registration deadline: Apr. 7

#0983  Thurs.-Fri., Jun. 12-13, 2014, 8:30 A.M. - 3:30 P.M. 
Registration deadline: Jun. 2

#0984  Thurs.-Fri., Jul. 24-25, 2014, 8:30 A.M. - 3:30 P.M. 
Registration deadline: Jul. 14

#0985  Thurs.-Fri., Sept. 25-26, 2014, 8:30 A.M. - 3:30 P.M. 
Registration deadline: Jul. 15

#0986  Thurs.-Fri., Oct. 30-31, 2014, 8:30 A.M. - 3:30 P.M. 
Registration deadline: Oct. 20

#0987  Thurs.-Fri., Nov. 13-14, 2014, 8:30 A.M. - 3:30 P.M. 
Registration deadline: Nov. 3 

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 (#20140138)  

#0988 Fri., Apr. 25, 2014, 9:00 A.M. – 4:00 P.M.
Registration deadline: Apr. 21

#0989 Fri., Jul. 18, 2014, 9:00 A.M. – 4:00 P.M.
Registration deadline: Jul. 14

#0990 Fri., Nov. 21, 2014, 9:00 A.M. – 4:00 P.M.
Registration deadline: Nov. 17

LIMITED SEATING - REGISTER EARLY!

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TRA 3016  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 LBSW, LMSW, AP, LCSW, LPC, LMFT
Approved for Oklahoma State Board of Licensed Social Workers (#20140138)

Seminar Number: TRA 3016               0.6 CEU/6 contact hours
Date: Fri., Feb. 7, 2014                       Time: 9 A.M. – 4 P.M.
Fee: $105                                          Registration deadline: Feb. 3

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TRA 3017  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 LBSW, LMSW, AP, LCSW, LPC, LMFT
Approved for Oklahoma State Board of Licensed Social Workers (#20140138)

Seminar Number: TRA 3017               0.6 CEU/6 contact hours
Date: Fri., Feb.  14, 2014                     Time: 9 A.M. – 4 P.M.
Fee: $105                                          Registration deadline: Feb. 10
Approved for 3 hours (0.3 CEU) of Ethics

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TRA 3019  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 LBSW, LMSW, AP, LCSW, LPC, LMFT
Approved for Oklahoma State Board of Licensed Social Workers (#20140138)

Seminar Number: TRA 3019               0.6 CEU/6 contact hours
Date: Fri., Mar. 28, 2014                      Time: 9 A.M. – 4 P.M.
Fee: $105                                          Registration deadline: Mar. 24

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TRA 3021  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 LBSW, LMSW, AP, LCSW, LPC, LMFT
Approved for Oklahoma State Board of Licensed Social Workers (#20140138)

Seminar Number: TRA 3021                0.6 CEU/6 contact hours
Date: Fri., May 9, 2014                        Time: 9 A.M. – 4 P.M.
Fee:  $105                                         Registration deadline: May 5

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TRA 3024  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 LBSW, LMSW, AP, LCSW, LPC, LMFT
Approved for Oklahoma State Board of Licensed Social Workers (#20140138)

Seminar Number: TRA 3024                0.6 CEU/6 contact hours
Date: Fri., Jun. 20, 2014                      Time: 9 A.M. – 4 P.M.
Fee: $105                                          Registration deadline: Jun. 16
Approved for 3 hours (0.3 CEU) of Ethics

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TRA 3018  Depression and Trauma
Instructor—Gishela Satarino, LPC-Supervisor

The first half of this seminar will focus on understanding the psychological and biological aspects of depression in adults. The second half will focus on the effects of child abuse on the brain and child development.  Through this interactive seminar you will gain greater knowledge on how these prevalent topics work and treatment considerations. The seminar format will include PowerPoint, video, group discussions and exercises.

ELECTIVE - Trauma and Abuse Certificate Program
Approved for LBSW, LMSW, AP, LCSW, LPC, LMFT
Approved for Oklahoma State Board of Licensed Social Workers (#20140138)

Seminar Number: TRA 3018                0.6 CEU/6 contact hours
Date: Fri., Mar. 7, 2014                        Time: 9 A.M. – 4 P.M.
Fee:  $105                                         Registration deadline: Mar. 3

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TRA 3020  Technology-Facilitated Sex Crimes Against Children and Minors
Instructor—Thomas J. Tiefenwert, Ph.D., MPS, MS, MPA, LPC-S, LSOTP-S, AAC, ASC-II, CCHP

This seminar is designed to familiarize law enforcement and criminal justice professionals with the various types of internet sex crimes against children. Learn how the internet and cyberspace have become the new playground for child sex predators, along with the challenges for law enforcement. There will be a detailed analysis of deviant sexual preferences for children and minors, along with a classification of internet sex predators. It will compare and contrast the paraphilic-crimes of pedophilia, hebephilia, and child sexual molestation, by their internet sex predators through relevant case studies. Seminar format will include didactic lecture, PowerPoint presentation and case study analysis. (Caveat: Portions of this training are exceedingly graphic).

ELECTIVE - Trauma and Abuse Certificate Program
Approved for LBSW, LMSW, AP, LCSW, LPC, LMFT
Approved for Oklahoma State Board of Licensed Social Workers (#20140138)

Seminar Number: TRA 3020                0.6 CEU/6 contact hours
Date: Fri., Apr. 4, 2014                        Time: 9 A.M. – 4 P.M.
Fee: $105                                          Registration deadline: Mar. 31

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TRA 3022  "No One Asked the Right Questions": Adult Male Survivors of Childhood Abuse
Instructor—Ellen J. Elliston, Ph.D., LCSW, CDVC

Sexual abuse of male children and teens is under-identified and under-reported according to Prevent Child Abuse America. Male children do not receive services as often as female children who were assaulted, and males are less often removed from the home after abuse has occurred. Research has demonstrated that boys are strongly affected by their experiences as victims of childhood abuse but often don’t have the assistance or support to heal effectively. Seminar format includes lecture, group discussions and case examples.

ELECTIVE - Trauma and Abuse Certificate Program
Approved for LBSW, LMSW, AP, LCSW, LPC, LMFT
Approved for Oklahoma State Board of Licensed Social Workers (#20140138)

Seminar Number: TRA 3022                0.6 CEU/6 contact hours
Date: Fri., May 23, 2014                       Time: 9 A.M. – 4 P.M.
Fee: $105                                          Registration deadline: May 19
Approved for 3 hours (0.3 CEU) of Ethics

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TRA 3023  Searching for Oblivion: Substance Abuse and Trauma
Instructor—Kay Colbert, LCSW

Two-thirds of all people in treatment for substance use disorders report a trauma history. Individuals with a trauma history are at greater risk (up to 50%) for having problematic substance use. Untreated trauma is correlated with relapse on substances. Treatment of both conditions concurrently is best practice. During this seminar you will review the latest data on substance abuse and current trends in use and abuse. You will learn about common drugs of abuse including new street drugs and supplements. Co-occurring trauma, PTSD, and substance use disorders will be presented. At-risk populations and working with children of addicts will also be discussed. A variety of evidence-based treatments and interventions will be presented. Seminar format will include lecture, PowerPoint presentation, case study, video, and small group discussions.

ELECTIVE - Trauma and Abuse Certificate Program
Approved for LBSW, LMSW, AP, LCSW, LPC, LMFT
Approved for Oklahoma State Board of Licensed Social Workers (#20140138)

Seminar Number: TRA 3023                0.6 CEU/6 contact hours
Date: Fri., Jun. 6, 2014                        Time: 9 A.M. – 4 P.M.
Fee: $105                                          Registration deadline: Jun. 2

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#2000   Seasons of Change: Metaphoric Perspective on Grief and Loss
Instructor—Kenneth Fallin, Ph.D., BA, MA, MSSW           

There are seasons in our lives just as there are seasons in nature. As in nature, some life-seasons change gradually. Others change more abruptly. The abrupt changes and transitions are what bring people to therapy with significant stories of grief, loss, trauma, pain, and despair. Viewing these experiences through the metaphor of seasonal change enables the client to gain meaningful perspectives on their grief and loss. In this seminar, special emphasis will be placed on the challenge of parental grief in adapting to the death of a child. Seminar format will include PowerPoint, lecture, and group discussions.

Date: Fri., Feb. 7, 2014                         0.3 CEU/3 contact hours
Time: 9 A.M. – Noon                             Registration deadline: Feb. 3
Fee: $59                                         

Approved for LBSW, LMSW, AP, LCSW, LPC, LMFT
Approved for Oklahoma State Board of Licensed Social Workers (#20140138)

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#2002  Latino Cultural, Educational, Historical and Political Issues in the United States
Instructor—Richard Gonzales, BA, MSSW, LMSW           

U.S. 2010 Census reflects that Latinos are the largest and fastest growing ethnic minority group in the United States. The population comparison to non-Hispanics reflects a young population that lives in all 50 states with large populations in California, Texas, southwestern and northern states. At the same time Latinos demographics show educational, political and economic challenges that prevent them from assuming positions of leadership, power reflective of their numbers. A thorough understanding of Latino educational, political and cultural challenges will assist social services and mental health professionals to engage this growing population to overcome socioeconomic and mental health issues. Seminar format will include PowerPoint, lecture, discussion and Q & A.

Date: Fri. Mar. 14, 2014                    0.6 CEU/6 contact hours
Time: 9 A.M. – 4 P.M.                       Registration deadline: Mar. 10
Fee: $99                                            

Approved for LBSW, LMSW, AP, LCSW, LPC, LMFT
Approved for Oklahoma State Board of Licensed Social Workers (#20140138)

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#2001  Disability and Social Work: Implications for Ethical Practice
Instructor—Penny Acrey, BSW, LMSW          

In an increasingly diverse society, it is critical for social workers to understand the needs of people with disabilities, laws affecting practice, and the availability of resources to support effective practice. Group exercises, discussion of social and political action, and the effects of trauma, will provide you an opportunity to synthesize theory and implement practical strategies into ethical practice. Application of the NASW Code of Ethics will be presented in relation to people with disabilities.

Date: Sat. Mar. 15, 2014                      0.6 CEU/6 contact hours
Time: 9 A.M. – 4 P.M.                           Registration deadline: Mar. 10
Fee: $99                                            

Approved for LBSW, LMSW, AP, LCSW, LPC, LMFT
Approved for Oklahoma State Board of Licensed Social Workers (#20140138)
Approved for 3 hrs. (0.3 CEU) of Ethics

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#2003  Guardianship and Less Restrictive Alternatives: What Social Workers, Families and Caregvers Need to Know
Instructors—Patricia A. McArdle, LMSW, ASW-G, Registered Guardian and Myra Kirkland, J.D., LMSW           

Guardianship is a legal process that is designed to protect vulnerable persons from abuse, neglect and exploitation. No matter what the cause, the decision to seek guardianship is often painful and difficult for the person, as well as families, because it removes certain rights and privileges from that person. It is important (and mandated by the court) that less restrictive alternatives are explored and proper evidence is presented. This seminar will provide important information so that social workers, families and those in our community can assist those who may be losing capacity.

Date: Fri. Apr. 11, 2014                        0.6 CEU/6 contact hours
Time: 9 A.M. – 4 P.M.                           Registration deadline: Apr. 7
Fee: $99                                            

Approved for LBSW, LMSW, AP, LCSW, LPC, LMFT
Approved for Oklahoma State Board of Licensed Social Workers (#20140138)
Approved for 6 hrs. (0.6 CEU) of Ethics

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#2004  Thicker Than Water: The History of Adoption and Its Effects on Client Systems
Instructor—Katy Perkins, MSSW, LMSW

Adoption has become interwoven in the fabric of our society, yet it is often misunderstood. Far from an isolated event, adoption affects all those involved throughout the lifespan. With nearly 2 million adoptees in the United States, even social workers who do not work in the adoption field will encounter individuals and families affected by adoption. This seminar is designed to serve as a primer for social workers interested in supporting individuals and families who may be dealing with adoption related issues. You will learn about how the history of adoption has influenced the institution as we know it today, the lifelong impacts of adoption for all parties, how to support clients interested in or experiencing search, reunion, and/or rejection, and how adoption fits in to a social justice framework.

Date: Sat., Apr. 26, 2014                   0.3 CEU/3 contact hours
Time: 9 A.M. – Noon                          Registration deadline: Apr. 21
Fee: $59                                          

Approved for LBSW, LMSW, AP, LCSW, LPC, LMFT
Approved for Oklahoma State Board of Licensed Social Workers (#20140138)

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#2005    Suicide Prevention: Current Statistics and Intervention Techniques
Instructors—Janice Freeman, LCSW and Merily Keller 

Suicide has been identified as a national public health concern. It is important for all mental health professionals to recognize the risk factors and warning signs that may contribute to suicide. In this seminar you will learn to understand the scope of this public health concern, enhance your identification of risk factors, increase confidence in intervening in early signs of suicide prevention and gain tools to assist in the post-vention work of suicide.

Date: Sat., May 3, 2014                      0.6 CEU/6 contact hours
Time: 9 A.M. – 4 P.M.                         Registration deadline: Apr., 28
Fee: $99                                         

Approved for LMSW, AP, LCSW, LPC, LMFT
Approved for Oklahoma State Board of Licensed Social Workers (#20140138)

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#MIL 5052   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: Fri., Feb. 21, 2014                    0.6 CEU/6 contact hours
Time: 9 A.M. – 4 P.M.                        Registration deadline: Feb. 17
Fee: $105             

One of four seminars REQUIRED for the Military and Veteran Affairs  Certificate Program                          

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 (#20140138)

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#MIL 5053   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: Sat., Mar. 1, 2014                      0.6 CEU/6 contact hours
Time: 9 A.M. – 4 P.                             Registration deadline: Feb. 24
Fee: $105      

One of four seminars REQUIRED for the Military and Veteran Affairs  Certificate Program                                 

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 (#20140138)

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#MIL 5056 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: Sat., May 17, 2014                    0.6 CEU/6 contact hours
Time: 9 A.M. – 4 P.M.                         Registration deadline: May 12
Fee: $105         

One of four seminars REQUIRED for the Military and Veteran Affairs  Certificate Program                               

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 (#20140138)

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#MIL 5059   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: Fri., Jun. 27, 2014                     0.6 CEU/6 contact hours
Time: 9 A.M. – 4 P.M.                         Registration deadline: Jun.23
Fee: $105          

One of four seminars REQUIRED for the Military and Veteran Affairs  Certificate Program                             

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 (#20140138)

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#MIL 5054  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 social workers 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: Fri., Mar. 21, 2014                    0.6 CEU/6 contact hours
Time: 9 A.M. – 4 P.M.                        Registration deadline: Mar. 17
Fee: $105

ELECTIVE - Military and Veteran Affairs  Certificate Program

Approved for LBSW, LMSW, AP, LCSW, LPC, LMFT
Approved for 3 hrs. (0.3 CEU) of Ethics


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 (#20140138)

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#MIL 5057   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: Fri., May 2, 2014                       0.6 CEU/6 contact hours
Time: 9 A.M. – 4 P.M.                         Registration deadline: Apr. 28
Fee: $105   

ELECTIVE - Military and Veteran Affairs  Certificate Program

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 (#20140138)

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#MIL 5055   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: Fri., Apr. 11, 2014                    0.6 CEU/6 contact hours
Time: 9 A.M. – 4 P.M.                        Registration deadline: Apr. 7
Fee: $105   

ELECTIVE - Military and Veteran Affairs  Certificate Program

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 (#20140138)

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#MIL 5058   Advanced Applocations in Practice or Substance Use Disorders in Military Populations
Instructors—Alexa Smith-Osborne, Ph.D., MSW, LCSW, ACSW

This seminar is designed for social workers 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: Sat., Jun. 7, 2014                   0.6 CEU/6 contact hours
Time: 9 A.M. – 4 P.M.                       Registration deadline: Jun. 2
Fee: $105  

ELECTIVE - Military and Veteran Affairs  Certificate Program

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 (#20140138)

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