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Fall CE Programs and Conferences 2024

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Virtual | 1.5 CEs | Living in the In-Between: Unpacking Mental Health, Assimilation, and Acculturation in First-Generation Latine Immigrants | Tuesday, September 3 (12-1:30pm EST)

This workshop explores the mental health experiences of first-generation U.S. Latine immigrants as they navigate the complexities of assimilation and acculturation. The session covers various acculturation strategies, factors influencing assimilation and integration, and practical recommendations to support mental health and well-being within immigrant communities. Speaker: Ysabel Garcia, MPH. Hosted by NASW-MA (CEs also approved for NASW-RI attendees). Fees: $15 NASW members & $35 for non-members. Click here to Register.


Virtual | 1.5 CEs| Childhood Trauma & Emotional Eating: A Trauma-Informed, Self-Compassion Approach to Healing | Thursday, September 12 (12-1:30pm EST)

Research shows a link between early trauma and emotional eating. This workshop presents a weight-neutral and trauma-informed self-compassion-based approach to healing emotional eating for trauma survivors. Participants will learn how trauma affects their clients’ stress response and relationship with food, emotions, and their body and offers practical steps to heal. Speaker: Diane Petrella, MSW. Fees: $15 NASW members & $35 for non-members.  Click here to Register.


Virtual | 1.5 CEs| Unmasking Gambling Disorder: History, Risk Factors, and Pathways to Help | Tuesday, September 17 (12-1:30pm EST)

This training session is designed to equip professionals with a deeper understanding of gambling disorder. We will explore the history of gambling, tracing its evolution and societal impacts. Participants will learn to identify the key signs and symptoms of gambling disorders, recognizing the behaviors and patterns associated with gambling addiction. The session will also delve into the various risk factors that contribute to the development of gambling problems, including psychological, social, and economic influences and pathways to help including information on available resources, treatment options, and support networks that can assist individuals affected by gambling disorder. Speakers: Desiree Soto, MSW, LICSW and John Cipolla, Project and Helpline Coordinator. Fees: $15 NASW members & $35 for non-members  Click here to Register.


Virtual | 1.5 CEs| Starting a Private Practice | Wednesday, September 25 (12-1:30pm EST)

In this webinar, we will discuss considerations when starting a private practice, pros and cons, as well as the steps involvedSpeaker: Julia Nepini MSW, LICSW, ACSW. Hosted by NASW-MA (CEs also approved for NASW-RI attendees). Fees: $15 NASW members & $35 for non-members. Click here to Register.


Virtual | 1.5 CEs| How to Run a Successful Insurance Based Practice | Wednesday, November 6 (12-1:30pm EST)

Participants will be provided with the considerations, pros and cons, and steps to accepting insurance in their private practice. Speaker: Julia Nepini MSW, LICSW, ACSW. Hosted by NASW-MA (CEs also approved for NASW-RI attendees). Fees: $15 NASW members & $35 for non-members. Click here to Register.


In-Person | 6 CEs (3 in Professional Ethics & 3 in General)| NASW-RI & RISSWA Annual School Social Work Summit: Ethics and Advocacy for School Social Workers| Friday, November 8 (8-3:45pm EST)

Join us at the Crowne Plaza Providence Warwick (801 Greenwich Avenue, Warwick, RI  02886) for our Annual School Social Work Summit 2024. Take a look at our conference workshop session - Morning Workshop: Ethical and Risk Management Challenges in School Social Work: Essential Knowledge for Today's Practitioners, with Frederic Reamer, Ph.D.: This training 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 liability.  Emphasis will be on practical strategies designed to protect children, professionals, and other school personnel and administrators.  Afternoon Workshop: Office of the Child Advocate 101 and More!, with Katelyn Medeiros, Esquire and Kara A. Foley, MSW: The Office of the Child Advocate (OCA) is the independent state agency that oversees the Department of Children, Youth and Families (DCYF). We will provide an overview of the responsibilities of the OCA as the oversight agency to DCYF, and how the OCA is a resource to the Rhode Island community. The OCA will also discuss how the office intervenes on individual cases and how the OCA monitors the children served by the child welfare, children’s behavioral health, and juvenile justice systems in Rhode Island. Fee: $60 for NASW members and non-members (registration fees are being subsidized by a RI Department of Education Grant. Click here to Register.


Virtual | 1.5 CEs| Ethics Management: Reducing Your Risk & Liability in Social Work | Tuesday, November 12 (12-1:30pm EST)

In this webinar, attendees will learn about the basics of ethics that impact their clinical practice, such as boundaries, clinical documentation and conflicts of interest. Strategies to reduce practitioner risk and liability will be explored. This webinar is geared towards newly licensed and practicing Social Workers & therapists. Speaker: Melissa Santoro, LICSW. Fees: $15 NASW members & $35 for non-members. Click here to Register.


Virtual | 1.5 CEs| Addressing Depression And Substance Use Disorders During The Holidays | Tuesday, December 10 (12-1:30pm EST)

An overview of symptoms, relapse warning signs, intervention strategies, and coping skills for depression and substance use disorders during the holiday season. Coping skills and intervention strategies presented will focus on how to help client's navigate the holidays while experiencing depression or early recovery from substances. Speaker: Kendra Apici, LICSW. Fees: $15 NASW members & $35 for non-members. Click here to Register.


Please note: if you are an nasw-ri member and the member fee doesn't appear, please email angie at assoc.naswri@socialworkers.org before registering.



Participant Expectations for Virtual Programs and Conferences

Our chapter is committed to providing the best online experience for all program and conference participants. we expect participants: 

    • to be respectful, professional, and collaborative with the presenter(s), staff, and all other participants in the virtual room.
    • to refrain from interrupting a presentation unless asked by the presenter or staff to join conversation or unmute yourself.
    • to refrain from harassing, discriminatory, intimidating, or demeaning behavior and language, in the room or the chat.
    • to not share personal information from another participant during/after the program and without their consent. 

Participants who fail to comply with our code of conduct will be removed from the room, and will not receive a refund.     

Participation: all participants are muted throughout the full program. Add your questions and comments in the chat. If instructed by the presenter or staff, participants can unmute themselves to contribute to a discussion. The last 15 minutes are reserved for a session.

Recordings: most programs and conferences are recorded and later posted to the nasw online ce institute. These are available on this site for purchase. participants will be notified in the beginning of the program if it is being recorded. Please note, if you're attending a program live, you must stay for the full duration to receive ce credit. Recording links will not be shared post-session. 

Certificate: all participants must complete a course evaluation form to receive credit. CE certificates will be emailed 1-2 weeks post-webinar. 



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.

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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.