Earn 3 CEU's per Session

LOCATION:  2219 Claiborne ~ Shreveport, LA 71103

**All workshops are $45.00 during pre-registration and $50.00 the day of workshop

Saturday, January 25, 2020

Social Work Professional Ethics

8:30 a.m. – 12:00 p.m.

  • Participants will become better acquainted with the NASW Code of Ethics and identify the standards of social work practice.

  • Participants will discuss and recite each core value of the social work profession.

  • Participants will be able to learn and utilize a problem-solving approach to address ethical issues/dilemmas.

  • Attendees will learn by participating in group discussions and exercises on how to identify and resolve ethical issues.

  • Recognize Dual Relationships and the proper way to address them.

 


 

 

 

 

 

 

Saturday, February 15, 2020

Post-Traumatic Slave Syndrome

8:30 a.m. – 12:00 p.m.

  • Attendees will increase their awareness of how racism, oppression, microaggressions and other forms of attention impact African-American ways that their profession is just beginning to understand.  

  • Participants will participate in an open discussion on how to learn ways our clients and clinicians are able to process healing.

  • Participants will engage in a discussion of adaptive behaviors that were learned for survival (negative or positive) and re-evaluate behaviors that will promote and sustain healing. 

  •  Attendees will be provided and participate in reviewing research on the link between racism and PTSD.

  • Participants will become familiar with the literature that supports Epigenetics and the work of Dr. Joy De Gruy

 


 

 

 

 

 

 

Saturday,

March 7, 2020

Motivational Interviewing

8:30 a.m. – 12:00 p.m

  • Participants will learn evidence-based strategies on how to elicit change in working with clients who lack motivation.

  • Participants will become familiar with skills clinicians need to effectively use motivational interviewing.

  • Participants will increase their understanding of how to become an Active Listener

  • Attendees will increase their  familiarity on how to better engage clients

  • We will earn how to address resistance, barriers to effective listening, barriers to effective listening, and counterbalance to negative self-talk.

 

 

 

Direct Practice/Indirect Practice

1:00 p.m. – 4:30 p.m

  • Participants will review the intervention process and increase their learning

  • Participants will become more competent and understanding and applying several practice theories. 

  • Attendees will learn basic information on how to organize on a macro/community level.

  • Class participants will discuss program planning and development, policy analysis, administration, and program evaluation.

 

Saturday,

March 21, 2020

PTSD

8:30 a.m. – 12:00 p.m

  • Participants will be able to:

  •  To overview the link between PTSD and substance abuse and identify critical treatment issues   

  • To review the DSM —V  diagnostic criteria for PTSD and describe two types of trauma events and their impact

  • To overview the theoretical and empirical foundations of Cognitive — Behavioral Therapy   

  •   To increase clinical knowledge and skill in applying CBT treatment methods to individuals with co-occurring PTSD and SA

  • A closer look at African Americans with PTSD and Substance Use Disorder  

 

 

 

Test-Taking Strategies

1:00 p.m. – 4:30 p.m.

Participants will:

  • Learn how test questions are constructed

  •        How to plan, organize and develop a plan of action to study.

  •  Participants will  learn the content of the Masters and Advanced Clinical social work license  examination

  •  Attendees will review and discuss case vignettes and will arrive at answers within each group activity

  •   Participants will review test items from the major components of the examination

 


 

 

 

 

Saturday,

April 4, 2020

Child Welfare (What We Need To Know)

1:00 p.m. – 4:30 p.m.​​

 

Child Abuse Reporting Objectives:

  • Explain the definitions and indicators of child abuse and neglect (Ch. C. Art. 610 (B) and (C).

  • Explain the legal basis for child abuse and neglect services and reporting.

  • Describe when a report of child maltreatment is warranted.

  • Explain how to report incidents of suspected child maltreatment.

  • Participants will be able to identify mandated reporters.

  • Participants will be able to explain the legal protections afforded reporters as well as the consequences for not reporting.

 

 


 

 

 

 

Saturday,

JULY 25, 2020

Neurodevelopmental Disorder

8:30 a.m. – 12:00 p.m

Objectives:

  • Participants will become better acquainted with the Diagnostic criteria for Developmental Disorders.

  • Participants will discuss and review the severity levels for each diagnostic criterion listed as described in the DSM V.

  • Participants will become more aware of the Development and course of each Neurodevelopmental Disorder.

  • Attendees will review the Risk and Prognostic Factors

 

 

LMSW/LCSW TEST PREPARATION

1:00 p.m. – 4:30 p.m

Participants will:

  • Learn how test questions are constructed

  • How to plan, organize and develop a plan of action to study.

  • Participants will  learn the content of the Masters and Advanced Clinical social work license  examination

  • Attendees will review and discuss case vignettes and will arrive at answers within each group activity

  • Participants will review test items from the major components of the examination

Saturday,

May 2, 2020

BACS Renewal

8:30 a.m. – 12:00 p.m

  • Understand the basics of supervision from a social work perspective.

  • Be able to distinguish between and engage in some practical examples of administrative and clinical supervision.

  • Become aware of various supervisory types and accountabilities.

  •  Develop an understanding of the performance of supervision, style, and how they are developed.

  • Investigate a collection of supervisory interactions and have the opportunity to use these investigations in role-plays and practical applications.

  • Review and try out some supervisory techniques.

  • Consider some thorny issues in supervision and how to deal with building trust, complicated relationships, shame, honesty, forgiveness, and power and authority.

 

 

 

 

DSM-V Overview

1:00 p.m. – 4:30 p.m

  •  To gain a better comprehension of the diagnostic criteria of each Disorder within the DSM-V

  • To engage in a critical discussion of DSM changes and any ramifications of how it impacts the client and subsequent systems

Saturday,

May 30, 2020

Cognitive Therapy

8:30 a.m. – 12:00 p.m

  • Participants will be able to:

  •  To overview the link between PTSD and substance abuse and identify critical treatment issues   

  • To review the DSM —V  diagnostic criteria for PTSD and describe two types of trauma events and their impact

  • To overview the theoretical and empirical foundations of Cognitive — Behavioral Therapy   

  • To increase clinical knowledge and skill in applying CBT treatment methods to individuals with co-occurring PTSD and SA

  •  A closer look at African Americans with PTSD and Substance Use Disorder  

 

 

 

Engaging Clients/Bldg Trust

1:00 p.m. – 4:30 p.m

  •  To gain a better comprehension of the diagnostic criteria of each Disorder within the DSM-V

  • To engage in a critical discussion of DSM changes and any ramifications of how it impacts the client and subsequent systems

Saturday,

June 6, 2020

Professional Relationship: Ethics

8:30 a.m. – 12:00 p.m

  • Participants will increase their learning and understanding of their Professional Obligations to the Profession of Social Work and others

  • Review the primary mission of the social work profession

  •  Attendees will be able to recall the core values of the social work profession and engage in open group discussion critical discussion of each value.

  • Relationship according to research

  • Attendees will be able to identify and discuss ethical issues within the Therapeutic Relationship.

 

 

 

 

Practice Theories

1:00 p.m. – 4:30 p.m

  • Attendees will increase their understanding of various practice models

  •  Participants will participate in a critical discussion on each theory presented and how to apply theories in actual practice with clients and client systems.  

  • Participants will learn to identify which practice theory is a good fit for particular clients.

  • Attendees will contribute to the discussion of various trauma-based theories that are trending.  

Saturday,

June 27, 2020

LGBTQ

8:30 a.m. – 12:00 p.m

  • Participants will have an increased understanding of the literature based on verifiable research on LGBTQ

  • Participants will learn to recognize their biases (if any) towards the LGBTQ population and how such biases may impact services delivery

  • Participants will learn the language and norms of the LGBTQ community

  • Participants will be able to recognize the daily stressors that LGBTQ population experiences

  • Participants will learn to identify the various categories of the transgender population

  • As a result of this training, participants will be aware of the need for social advocacy addressing oppression and other systemic issues facing this population.

Critical Thinking

1:00 p.m. – 4:30 p.m.

  • Participants will be able to summarize the definition of critical thinking

  • Attendees will review the literature on critical thinking in social work education and practice with individuals and client systems.

  • Participants will be challenged to identify biases in their thinking and how erroneous thinking and biases interfere with the helping process.

  • Participants will be engaged in a discussion on self-awareness and encouraged to take

  • a comprehensive inventory of our feelings, values, behaviors and attitudes and how they may hinder the client’s progress.

  • Attendees will examine models and strategies for promoting critical thinking in social

  • work practice.

Visit

2219 Claiborne

Shreveport, LA 71103

Call

Cell (318) 458-5158

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