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January 2015
$65

Addressing Shame in the Therapeutic Process

January 30 @ 9:00 am - 12:00 pm

Journey to Awareness – Embracing Your Shadow: Addressing Shame in the Therapeutic Process by Dr. Abi Williams. Register Here.

How often have we wondered why our clients, or ourselvesact or react in a particular way?  Early in our lives, most of us learned to hide parts of ourselves we were told were “bad”. This is what Carl Jung identified as “shadow”. These parts, however, in spite of our best efforts to avoid, continue to show up unexpectedly. By uncovering the messages or self-talk rooted in shame, we can learn from them and transform them into positive life-changing allies. This presentation examines the early life contributions that led to the need to disown parts of one’s personality and powerful tools utilized in The Daring Way™ curriculum to discover the full spectrum of one’s self. This workshop offers an opportunity to learn about healing processes that can support us, and ultimately, our clients.

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February 2015
$550

Art of Clinical Supervision **Course is Full**

February 2 @ 8:30 am - February 4 @ 5:30 pm
Thompson Conference Center,
2405 Robert Dedman Drive , Austin, TX United States
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“The Art of Clinical Supervision: A Relational-Cultural Model of Training (A Board-Approved Supervision Certification Program for Licensed Clinicians)” by Tammy Linseisen, ACSW, LCSW.

This 40-hour course is approved by the Texas State Board of Social Work Examiners and the Texas State Board of Professional Counselors to meet training qualifications to supervise candidates for clinical licensure. The classroom sessions will be collaborative, experiential, and interactive with an emphasis on practical applications and skill building. LCSWs: When considering registration for this course, note that according to Texas Social Work Licensing Board rules, supervision status will only be approved after clinician has held license for two years.

Professor Linseisen is a clinical associate professor at the School of Social Work at The University of Texas at Austin. Her teaching focuses on social work practice issues, and child and adult attachment. She also maintains a private clinical supervision practice. Her areas of practice interest and expertise include attachment, child welfare, clinical supervision, cultural diversity, and clinical practice with children, adults and families.

Course Content Sections: Relationship and Professional Identity, Power and Diversity in Clinical Supervision, Conflict, Criticism, and Evaluation.

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$110

Program Evaluation, Planning, and Community Engagement

February 3 @ 9:00 am - 4:00 pm
Thompson Conference Center,
2405 Robert Dedman Drive , Austin, TX United States
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” Non-profit Boot Camp Certificate Program: Program Evaluation, Planning, and Community Engagement” by Julia Cuba, MSW and Meg Poag, MSW. Register Here.

This session offers an in-depth guide to nuts and bolts of program evaluation, and strategically engaging the broader community to improve organizational outcomes. A key leadership trait of organizations is informed, macro level thinking about balanced planning, evaluation and community engagement to maximize program performance.

Participants will be able to:

  • Describe how planning and evaluation can positively or negatively impact program effectiveness
  • Discuss how community engagement is essential to successful programs
  • Critically examine the roles of Executive Directors and direct service staff in planning, evaluating and facilitating community engagement
  • Understand common ethical dilemmas Executive Directors encounter as they plan, evaluate and facilitate community engagement

CEUs : 6.0 CEU/contact hours including 1.0 ethics CEUS •   Approved for Social Workers • LPC • LMFT

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$35

Ethics of Case Management Webinar (Part 2)

February 11 @ 12:00 pm - 1:30 pm

“Ethics of Comprehensive Case Management” by Cossy Hough, LCSW. Register Here.

The National Association of Social Workers implemented updated Case Management Standards for Social Workers in 2013. The Standards outline the components of comprehensive, quality case management services. This webinars will review the Standards and the NASW Code of Ethics using the topic areas of professionalism, quality services, systems focus and advocacy and service documentation and advocacy. As these topics are reviewed issues facing today’s case mangers, such as client choice, conflicts of interest and cultural humility, will be discussed. The webinar will also include a review of what case manager supervisors should focus on as they provide oversight to their supervisee’s services.

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School Social Workers Conference

February 25 - 27

24th Annual Texas School Social Workers Conference: School Social Workers: Vital for Texas Education. Register Here.

The Texas School Social Workers Conference has been developed to provide school-based service providers a wide array of effective techniques and programs to enhance their work in schools as they meet the challenges found in today’s school settings. Conference participants will gain new strategies and tools to empower children, parents and school personnel.

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March 2015
$110

Financial Management and Budgeting

March 3 @ 9:00 am - 4:00 pm
Thompson Conference Center,
2405 Robert Dedman Drive , Austin, TX United States
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“Non-Profit Boot Camp Certificate Program: Financial Management and Budgeting” by Russell Smith, LMSW. Register Here. 

This session offers an in-depth guide to non-profit financial statements, budgeting, and financial performance measures. Using examples, and through lecture and discussions, participants will learn how these tools are developed and utilized; understand how the various financial statements and tools are connected; get hands-on experience reviewing and analyzing financial statements, audits, and budgets; understand and recognize trends and forecasting; learn about financial ratios and other measures of non-profit performance; and will examine how social work ethics and values relate to these areas.

Participants will be able to:

• Read and understand the basic four non-profit financial statements, audits and tax returns

• Describe the basic concepts of budgeting and its use as a management tool

• Utilize forecasting, ratios, and other measures of non-profit financial performance

• Address ethical considerations in financial management of human service non-profits

CEUs : 6.0 CEU/contact hours including 1.0 ethics CEUS •   Approved for Social Workers • LPC • LMFT

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$105

Dance Movement Therapy: Ethics of Therapeutic Group Work

March 6 @ 9:00 am - 4:00 pm

Dance Movement Therapy: Embodying the Ethics of Therapeutic Group Work by Barbara Jo Stetzelberger. Register Here.

Dance and movement hold the ancient origins of nervous system to nervous system connection and communication. The healing power of Dance Movement Therapy (DMT) an embodied therapeutic practice, lies in the balance between clinical processes, and the creation of meaningful, safe, visceral experiences.We will identify ethical issues, and responsibilities of utilizing embodied practices in creating safety in therapeutic group work. This experiential program weaves three theoretical models into the application of specific DMT interventions. We will explore the skillful use of embodied practices as we playfully explore dancing with the individual self, self in relationship, and self in community. Please dress comfortably and come ready to learn, relax, refuel, and enjoy some serious play. Please bring a towel or small blanket.

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$105

Dialectical Behavior Therapy

March 12 @ 9:00 am - 4:00 pm
Thompson Conference Center,
2405 Robert Dedman Drive , Austin, TX United States
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“The Basics of Dialectical Behavior Therapy: Definitions, Framework and Interventions” by Andrea E. Marquez, LCSW. Register Here.

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Social Work Licensing Exam Prep Course

March 27 - 28

Social Work Licensing Examination Preparation Course by Dr. Karen Knox, and Andrew Marks, LMSW. Register Here.

This course will be an in-depth exploration and review of the content to prepare for the national clinical and masters level licensure examinations. The review is based on the newly-revised two volume Social Work Examination Services (SWES) Comprehensive Program. Participants will engage in lecture, group exercise and didactic learning experiences to assist in preparing for the examination. This workshop is designed to prepare social workers for the examinations to qualify for both the LMSW and the LCSW licenses.

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April 2015
$65

Advancing Clinical Supervision Skills: Ethical Considerations

April 1 @ 9:00 am - 12:00 pm

Advancing Clinical Supervision Skills: Ethical and Relational Management of Supervision Challenges with Tammy Linseisen. Register Here.

In Texas, Social Work licensing requires three hours of continuing education in clinical supervision topics and Professional Counselor licensing mandates six hours per biennium in order to renew approved supervisory status, recognizing the need for ongoing learning, consultation, and skill practice in this area. Clinical supervisors are often faced with challenging situations, and in many cases face these in relative isolation. Utilizing case method teaching and consultative process, this advanced training will build on the participants’ knowledge of the relational model of clinical supervision, and will address ethical considerations in supervision. The workshop will highlight supervisory situations involving professional boundaries and use of self, and is designed to enhance ethical and effective communication patterns. Take this opportunity to refresh existing skills, and to build advanced clinical supervision expertise.

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