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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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$110

Marketing, Public Relations, Branding and Advocacy

April 7 @ 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: Marketing, Public Relations, Branding and Advocacy” by Julia Cuba, MSW and Meg Poag, MSW. Register Here.

This session offers an in-depth guide to how organizations can most effectively tell their stories, create community awareness, and advocate for their missions on a political scale. Messaging about an organization’s mission through traditional and non-traditional routes can be integral to the overall health and sustainability of an organization, impact funding, and in some cases, create significant positive change in community thinking about your agency or organization.

Participants will be able to:

  • Describe how marketing, branding and PR have a profound effect on organizational health
  • Utilize affordable options for designing awareness-raising campaigns about your organization’s mission
  • Describe and use strategies involved in effective legislative advocacy
  • Critically examine the inherent ethical issues associated with the promotion of social service organizations.

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

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$35

Children of Immigrants/Testifying in Court Webinar

April 15 @ 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm

Evaluating Children of Immigrants and Testifying in Immigration Court with Luis Zayas. Register Here.

This webinar will introduce participants to the legal and mental health issues facing children of undocumented immigrants. Three classes of children will be discussed: U.S.-born citizen children, undocumented children brought to the U.S. by their parents, and unaccompanied children who entered the U.S. alone. The effects of migration will be reviewed. The principles and practice of evaluating children in their communities or in detention facilities will be discussed including appropriate instruments, culturally sensitive interaction, interacting with immigration attorneys and government attorneys, and writing the psychosocial reports. Approaches to testifying in immigration court and handling cross-examination by government attorneys will be discussed.

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$125

Art & Science of Somatic Experiencing

April 17 @ 10:00 am - 5:00 pm

How the Body Releases Trauma and Restores Goodness: The Art and Science of Somatic Experiencing by Dr. Peter Levine. Register Here.

Trauma is neither a disease nor a disorder, but is rather an injury caused by fright, helplessness and loss. By enlisting the wisdom of the living sensing body, and engaging our innate capacity to self-regulate high states of arousal and intense emotions, trauma can be transformed. Drawing on over forty years as a body oriented clinician, and a parallel study of stress, biology, and recent developments in the neurosciences, Dr. Levine shows that it is possible to live life robustly with pleasure and creativity in the face of the most painful assaults to our humanity, as well as in face of the deceptively trivial ones. From an evolutionary understanding of the source of trauma, to a spiritual dimension of how we as human beings can be strengthened by traumatic healing, this journey unfolds–if we learn to listen to the “unspoken voice of the body.”

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$105

Cultural Competence in Caregiving: Latino Populations

April 24 @ 9:00 am - 4:00 pm

Key Cultural Considerations in the Delivery of Services to Latino Older Adults by Dr. Lyda Arévalo-Flechas. Register Here.

Specific issues central to Latino caregiving and their cultural explanation will be presented, as well as strategies to provide culturally competent services aimed at supporting the Latino caregiver. The role of cultural literacy as a key component of health literacy will be discussed. Attendees are introduced to significant demographic, socioeconomic, and historical facts contributing to the understanding of who the Hispanics of the United States are and where they come from. Providing services to the largest ethnic minority in the United States can be challenging when Hispanic cultural values, and deeply rooted traditions and customs are not known or understood. An overview of the cultural competence continuum provides a framework for discussion of support services delivery to Hispanic/ Latino families caring for their older adult relatives. Make plans to attend this excellent opportunity for interprofessional education around best practices in work with older adults.

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May 2015
$65

Ethically Treating Dual Disorders: Mental Illness/Substance Use

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

Replenishing Practitioner Hope – Effectively and Ethically Treating Persons with Dual Disorders: Mental Illnesses and Substance Use by Dr. Deborah Webb. Register Here.

If we take an honest inventory, most practitioners in the related treatment fields of substance use disorders, mental health, and dual disorders will admit having experienced frustration around ethical dilemmas and a sense of ineffectiveness when trying to assist clients with severe mental illnesses and substance use problems. This workshop will help clinicians reframe what we do and why we do it, shoring up our boundaries and replenishing our own hope for the eventual successful dual recovery of even our most challenged clients. Experience a renewed sense of freedom to ethically assist others without taking on the responsibility of working their recovery programs for them. Come prepared to informally share and problem-solve, as a group, baffling dual disorder scenarios from your practice. Lastly, update your language and conceptualization of substance use disorders utilizing the DSM 5 terminology and ideology (APA, 2013).

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