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Chapter CE Programs 2022

1.5 CEs Webinar: Reproductive Freedom in Rhode Island: Local Challenges in a Post-Roe World, with Nicole Jellinek, LICSW (Cross-Cultural Practice CEs).

Thursday, September 8  (12:00 - 1:30pm EST) | Online registrations are closing on Sept 6. Click here to register

In late June, the Supreme Court overturned the Roe decision which had codified the right to abortion. Here in RI, this didn’t have immediate impact, as the State had already affirmed the right to abortion in 2019 with the Reproductive Privacy Act; however 1/3 (more than 330,000 people) of Rhode Islanders have health insurance that does not cover the full range of reproductive services including abortion—and these include people on Medicaid and state employees. Our most vulnerable Rhode Islanders are most affected by this, especially people of color, lower wage earners, and LGBTQ folks. In this webinar we will review the current state of affairs both nationally and in RI, and focus on ways that social workers can advocate for change to address the systemic inequalities of the current reproductive health care delivery system and support individual clients. The current reproductive freedom situation puts the burden on more vulnerable folks, including people of color and LGBTQ individuals; we will address the systemic barriers to receiving equitable reproductive health care and ways social workers can advocate best for their clients as well as ways to work to make systemic change. Registration fees: $15 for members and $35 for non-members. 

1.5 CEs Webinar: What Will It Be Like When COVID-19 Becomes Endemic?: Considerations For Counselling College Students, with Jamall Pollock, PhD, LICSW-RI, LCSW-NY (General CEs).

Wednesday, September 14 (12:00 - 1:30pm EST) | Online registrations are closing on Sept 12. Click here to register

This workshop will examine historical and current trends in college counseling. We will consider the impact of the COVID-19 pandemic on college-age students, mental health professionals who work with those students, and the impact of “moving on” from the COVID-19 pandemic. Clinical considerations for general and unique presenting concerns, and methods for adapting practice with this population post-pandemic will be explored. Registration fees: $15 for members and $35 for non-members. 

1.5 CEs Webinar: An Introduction to Clinical Social Work in Pediatric Oncology, with Laura Moynihan, LICSW, OSW-C, APHSW-C (General CEs).

Tuesday, September 20 (12:00 - 1:30pm EST) | Online registrations are closing on September 18. Click here to register

This presentation will introduce social workers and other behavioral health clinicians to the role of social work within a medical setting and in pediatric oncology in particular. Opportunities and strategies for clinical intervention will be reviewed, as well as how clinical social workers can utilize skills from other disciplines such as palliative care in order to provide support to patients and families. Registration fees: $15 for members and $35 for non-members.

2 CEs Webinar: Starting a Private Practice, with Julia Nepini, LICSW (1.0 in Professional Ethics & 1.0 in General CEs)

Thursday, September 22 (12:00 - 2:00pm EST) | Online registrations are closing on September 20. Click here to register

We will be identifying the factors to consider before starting a private practice, discussing pros and cons, and reviewing the steps to prepare. Information and resources will be provided regarding being a business owner, setting rates, identifying ideal clients, networking, insurance billing, and outsourcing. Registration fees: $20 for members and $40 for non-members. Hosted by NASW-MA Chapter.

1.5 CEs Webinar: Becoming an Intuitive Wizard: An Integrative Approach to Social Work Practice with Bette J. Freedson, MSW, LICSW, (MA) LCSW (ME) CGP (certified group psychotherapist) (General CEs).

Thursday, September 29 (12:00 - 1:30pm EST) | Online registrations are closing on September 27. Click here to register

In this didactic and experiential workshop we will examine both linear and non-linear concepts and approaches that integrate the therapeutic use of intuition from three key perspectives: 1) Therapists' receptivity and readiness to use their intuitive ideas, sensations, images and thoughts along with intuitive strengths emerging from the client's story, 2) Intuitive utilization of metaphors, re-imagined stories, and re-framed perspectives that can be utilized for intuitive dissociation from painful memories, in the service of re-association of reframed meaning and integrative reference experiences, and 3)Utilization of an innovative 3-step model, the ACE Schema, that will guide the development of the counselor’s intuitive skills and the client's intuitive resources within a linear model. Registration fees: $15 for members and $35 for non-members. Hosted by NASW-MA Chapter.

1.5 CEs Webinar: Political Social Work, Political Justice, & Voting, with Shannon Lane, LMSW, PhD (General CEs).

Thursday, October 6 (12:00 - 1:30pm EST) | Online registrations are closing on October 4. Click here to register

Learn about practical ways that social workers can engage with the political system to increase political justice and support their clients and communities, including both partisan and non-partisan activities. We will talk specifically about the role that social workers can play in voting as we get closer to the 2022 elections. The presentation will highlight the ways in which our current political systems disadvantage individuals based on race, ethnicity, physical and mental health/ability, and economic status. Registration fees: $15 for members and $35 for non-members. Hosted by NASW-MA Chapter.

1.5 CEs Webinar: Disabled vs. Differently Abled: How To Talk About Our Shared Human Experience, with Fanny Chalfin, BA, AM, LICSW (Cross-Cultural Practice CEs).

Wednesday, October 26 (12:00 - 1:30pm EST) | Online registrations are closing on October 24. Click here to register

In this webinar, we will explore important ways of forming connection through compassion and wisdom outside of the political and academic discourse.  While political and academic discourse have their place, this webinar will encourage respectful conversation about human variation through the lens of our different abilities and what it feels like to be “different”. The goal will be to move from theoretical concepts of inclusivity to creating space for dialogue with one another that can help us see each other as complex, amazing individuals. Registration fees: $15 for members and $35 for non-members. Hosted by NASW-MA Chapter.

Two-part Webinar: 1.5 CEs available per webinar, with Roxann Mascoll, LICSW, & Keith Mascoll, SAG-AFTRA, AEA (Cross-Cultural Practice CEs per webinar). (Hosted by NASW-MA) 

Part 1: Shattering the Silence - Tuesday, November 1 (12:00 - 1:30pm EST): The showing of the one man show Triggered Life. The Triggered Life experience is a 90m long tour de force followed by a guided grounding exercise, and talkback. Registration fees: $15 for members and $35 for non-members. Registrations are closing on October 30. Click here to register. 

Part 2: Nurturing the Healing of Black Men - Tuesday, November 8 (12:00 - 1:30pm EST): This webinar will offer treatment modalities for one of the main characters of Triggered Life, Ishmael.  Roxann will also talk about how social workers can show up for Black men to support their journey to healing . Registration fees: $15 for members and $35 for non-members. Registrations are closing on November 6. Click here to register. 

1.5 CEs Webinar: Never Too Old: Intimacy, Sexuality and Aging, with Jessica Rowe, MSW, LCSW-C (Maryland) (Cross-Cultural Practice CEs).

Thursday, November 3 (12:00 - 1:30pm EST) | Online registrations are closing on November 1Click here to register

There is sex after 60! We’ll explore the role social workers play in preserving the right to sexuality and intimacy for all older adults, including those in the LGBTQ community. Registration fees: $15 for members and $35 for non-members. 

1.5 CEs Webinar: Learning From Lived Experiences of Trauma, with Amy Ebbeson, LCSW (General CEs). 

Wednesday, November 16 (12:00 - 1:30pm EST) | Online registrations are closing on November 14. Click here to register

Relational trauma, especially from childhood experiences, is at the root of the majority of mental health issues. American Culture frequently invalidates psychological trauma and its life-long consequences. This program will give a high level overview of the implications of this and offer strategies for social workers seeking to support impacted individuals, including themselves. Registration fees: $15 for members and $35 for non-members. 

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3 CEs School Social Work Conference: Ethical and Risk Management Challenges, with Frederic Reamer, Ph.D (Professional Ethics CEs).

Friday, November 18 (8:30 - 11:45am EST) | Online registrations are closing on November 16Click here to register

This webinar will provide participants with a comprehensive overview of ethical, malpractice, and risk-management issues pertaining to school social work and the delivery of services to minors and their families. Using extensive case material, participants will learn how to handle complex practice-based ethical dilemmas, prevent professional malpractice, and avoid licensing board complaints. Key topics will include confidentiality, privacy, and privileged communication; disclosures to parents and guardians; responding to subpoenas in child custody disputes, divorce proceedings, and other litigation; conducting high-risk assessments; parents’ access to minors’ confidential records; documentation challenges; use of technology to serve clients remotely; protecting third parties; and relevant statutes, regulations, and court orders. Registration fees: $45 for members and $65 for non-members.

  • Participants will be familiar with common ethical dilemmas pertaining to school social work.
  • Participants will be able to apply ethical standards to ethical dilemmas in school social work.
  • Participants will be able to design practical strategies to protect clients and prevent litigation and licensing board complaints. 

1.5 CEs Webinar: Are You Ready To Become An Anti-Racist Organization?, with Susan Yi-Millette, MSW, & Taylor Hall, Ph.D (Cross-Cultural Practice CEs).

Wednesday, November 30 (12:00 - 1:30pm EST) | Online registrations are closing on November 28. Click here to register

Social workers have been complicit in facilitating racial injustice and are integral in both perpetuating and alleviating racial inequities. While this is fact, the Social Work Code of Ethics states that social workers should not practice, condone, facilitate, or collaborate with any form of discrimination on the basis of race, ethnicity, national origin, color, sex, sexual orientation, age, marital status, political belief, religion, or mental or physical disability. It has become clear that White Supremacy Culture and Racial Injustice/Inequities have been occurring in our institutions, as well as within policies, practices, and procedures. This workshop presents a model of developing a Racial Justice Council within an organization to document evidence of racial/ethnic injustices and provide data-driven recommendations for change and racial justice. Registration fees: $15 for members and $35 for non-members. 

1.5 CEs Webinar: A Public Health Approach to Veteran Suicide Awareness, Prevention, and Intervention, with Kimberly Ferrante, LICSW (General CEs). 

Thursday, December 8 (12:00 - 1:30pm EST) | Online registrations are closing on December 6. Click here to register

Suicide is a national issue affecting the Veteran and general population. This training will demonstrate the importance of approaching suicide prevention through a public health model. In addition, this training identifies strategies to utilize when speaking with Veterans who are at risk for suicide. Registration fees: $15 for members and $35 for non-members. 

Social Work Online CE Institute

NASW offers hundreds of continuing education (CE) courses in a variety of formats—webinars, webcasts, podcasts, presentations, and more. All courses offered through this program are accredited by either the NASW National Office or one of NASW Chapters and NASW members receive discounted prices. 

Please note that NASW accreditation does not imply automatic acceptance by all State Boards. Individuals should check with their licensing Board on whether a specific program will be accepted for continuing education purposes.

Post-Master’s Certificate in Childhood and Adolescent Trauma

Graduate level degree holders (and above) from social work and other master’s degree disciplines can participate in a workshop series in childhood and adolescent trauma through Rhode Island College. The series concentrates on trauma-informed assessment, treatment and evaluation models working with these populations while incorporating discussions of the relevance of the NCTSN’s Twelve Core Concepts of Trauma.

Learn more about this RIC certificate program

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The Rhode Island Social Work Licensing Law requires that all Licensed Clinical Social Workers (LCSW) and Licensed Independent Clinical Social Workers (LICSW) receive a total of 30 CE credits per licensing cycle: three (3) of which must be in professional ethics; and three (3) in cross-cultural practice to include the alleviation of oppression.