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UPCOMING CHAPTER CE PROGRAMS


WEBINAR: Pandemic Transitions: What’s Next for Your Sessions? Virtual, In-Person, or Hybrid? (1.5 General CEs) 

  • Date: Thursday, May 6, 2021 (12:00pm - 1:30pm) 
  • Speaker: Sherry Cohen, MEd, MSW, LICSW
  • Description: This dynamic workshop will discuss the practical, clinical, ethical, financial and emotional factors related to re-opening sessions from Tele Mental Health to hybrid, in-person or virtual. Focus on self-care and what you need to navigate this transition comfortably and successfully. When is it time to re-open or is it? What is right for you? NASW & CDC Guidelines will be reviewed.
  • Register Online Here | Online registrations closing on 05/04/21
  • Webinar will be hosted by NASW-MA Chapter - CEs have been approved by the NASW-RI Chapter.

WEBINAR: Aligning Clinical Best Practices And Documentation With Managed Care Requirements For Improved Client Care (1.5 General CEs)  

  • Date: Thursday, May 13, 2021 (12:00pm - 1:30pm) 
  • Speaker: David Nefussy & Lisa Blanchard
  • Description: This is a presentation that can be used for both NEW and existing behavioral health providers to develop the skills and knowledge needed to not just provide excellent clinical care, but to ensure appropriate documentation that supports ethical billing and meets medical necessity criteria. Specific assessment, progress note, and treatment plan documentation skills and formats will be reviewed. Too often excellent clinicians documentation does not reflect the care given and can put the clinician or program at risk of services not being covered or reimbursed. Clear documentation that supports the charges submitted and the services provided ensure coverage in a managed care environment.
  • Register Online Here | Online registrations closing on 05/11/21
  • Webinar will be hosted by NASW-MA Chapter - CEs have been approved by the NASW-RI Chapter.


BIPOC WEBINAR SERIES: Clinicians of Color Can Private Practice: Tips to Get You Started 

This series of 3 webinars will be a safe space for clinicians of color to learn the first steps to developing a private practice. Hear from clinicians who have successfully developed part-time and full-time practices. Topics will include defining your practice, payment options, effective and efficient documentation and more. We welcome BIPOC clinicians to join for any or all of the webinar series. These webinar will be hosted by NASW-MA Chapter (CEs have been approved by the NASW-RI Chapter)

SESSION 1:  Taking the First Steps (1.5 General CEs) 

  • Date: Saturday, May 8, 2021 (12:00pm - 1:30pm)  - free attendance for NASW-RI members / $15 per person for non-members
  • Speaker: Kathy Lopes, LICSW, Jasmine Welcome, LICSW, Tamara Leroy-London, LICSW, & Shavon Fulcher, LICSW
  • Description: During this panel discussion, you will learn about defining your practice, identifying your niche or area of specialization and logistics of getting started.
  • Register Online Here | Online registrations closing on 05/06/21
  • Webinar will be hosted by NASW-MA Chapter - CEs have been approved by the NASW-RI Chapter

SESSION 2:  Money Matters: Dealing with the Financial Aspects of your Practice (1.5 General CEs) 

  • Date: Saturday, May 22, 2021 (12:00pm - 1:30pm)  - free attendance for NASW-RI members / $15 per person for non-members
  • SpeakersKathy Lopes, LICSW, Tamara Leroy-London, LICSW, & Erica Kirsners, LICSW
  • Description: This webinar will help demystify the steps involved in getting paid for your work as a private practitioner.  We will cover many issues, including: choosing an insurance-based or self-pay practice, how to get on insurance panels, billing, submitting claims, cancellation fees, and more.
  • Register Online Here | Online registrations closing on 05/20/21
  • Webinar will be hosted by NASW-MA Chapter - CEs have been approved by the NASW-RI Chapter.

SESSION 3:  If it’s not Written Down, it Didn’t Happen: Why Documentation is Key (1.5 Professional Ethics CEs) 

  • Date: Saturday, June 05, 2021 (12:00pm - 1:30pm)  - free attendance for NASW-RI members / $15 per person for non-members
  • SpeakersIne Ogagan, LCSW, Melanie Robinson-Findlay, LICSW, Melissa Dagher, LICSW, & Marie Andrée Pierre-Victor, LICSW
  • Description: This workshop will provide participants with the knowledge necessary to open a clinical chart to begin psychotherapy. Participants will learn about required forms (eg. HIPAA, consent to treat, Authorization to Release Information) as well as those needed for various phases of treatment (assessment, SOAP notes, treatment plan, discharge).
  • Register Online Here | Online registrations closing on 06/03/21
  • Webinar will be hosted by NASW-MA Chapter - CEs have been approved by the NASW-RI Chapter.





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 RI 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.