Month
Date
Upcoming Event
Statistics for the Social Sciences Prerequisite Course
This online course is available for students admitted to a social work program or any other program in which you may need a Statistics prerequisite course. It is recommended that non-UofL Students obtain prior approval that these courses meet the criteria of your institution before completing your registration.
Human Biology for the Social Sciences Prerequisite Course
This online course is available for students admitted to a social work program or any other program in which you may need a Biology prerequisite course. It is recommended that non-UofL Students obtain prior approval that these courses meet the criteria of your institution before completing your registration.
Research Methods for Social Work Prerequisite Course
This online course is available for students admitted to a social work program or any other program in which you may need a Research Methods prerequisite course. It is recommended that non-UofL Students obtain prior approval that these courses meet the criteria of your institution before completing your registration.
August
8/7/2020
to 10/12/2020
LCSW Supervision Training- Online
The 3 hour interactive course meets the KY state requirements to act as a supervisor of record. Concepts covered include: supervision objectives, supervision models, supervisory contracts, parallel process, clinical supervision records, transference/counter transference, and phases of the supervision process.
8/10/2020
to 12/31/2020
Assessing and Diagnosing Substance Use Disorders- Online
People with substance use disorders can be a challenging population to work with as therapists. Substance and non-substance use disorders effect a fair amount of the population. Therapist that aren’t familiar with addictive and the treatment process can feel insecure, overwhelmed and inadequate when working with this population. Because of the prevalence in the community, therapist that aren’t specialized in addiction treatment can have a profound impact in therapy. This workshop will have role playing opportunities and case conceptualizations that require interaction with instructor and audience.
8/10/2020
to 12/31/2020
Borderline Personality Disorder- Online
Borderline personality disorder (BPD) is a serious mental illness that centers on the inability to manage emotions effectively. The disorder occurs in the context of relationships: sometimes all relationships are affected, sometimes only one. It usually begins during adolescence or early adulthood. While some persons with BPD are high functioning in certain settings, their private lives may be in turmoil. Most people who have BPD suffer from problems regulating their emotions and thoughts, impulsive and sometimes reckless behavior, and unstable relationships. The diagnosis of BPD is frequently missed and a misdiagnosis of BPD has been shown to delay and/or prevent recovery. Officially recognized in 1980 by the psychiatric community, BPD is more than two decades behind in research, treatment options, and family psycho-education compared to other major psychiatric disorders. BPD has historically met with widespread misunderstanding and blatant stigma. However, evidenced-based treatments have emerged over the past two decades bringing hope to those diagnosed with the disorder and their loved ones. As treatment providers, we have a responsibility to learn, understand and begin to dispel the stigmas surrounding BPD and to not only seek education ourselves but elicit education for clients and other mental health providers, as well. This workshop will provide education, the origins of BPD, possible causes, the brain differences in someone with BPD and the latest research on treatment for individuals who suffer from this illness. Upon completion of the workshop/training you will have more confidence in diagnosing, understanding and having compassion and empathy for those suffering from this debilitating mental illness.
8/10/2020
to 12/31/2020
DSM-5 for Social Workers- Online
This presentation will provide an overview of the DSM-5. The presentation will discuss the history of the DSM and the changes from the DSM-IV to the DSM-5. A comprehensive overview of each section will be discussed and the criterion associated with disorders. The presentation will also highlight assessment and provide case conceptualizations.
8/10/2020
to 12/31/2020
Mindfulness seminar- Online
Emerging from meditative and contemplative traditions, mindfulness is increasingly used in Western psychology and medicine to alleviate an array of conditions. Mindfulness practices can help across a wide spectrum of issues from relationships issues, health issues, workplace effectiveness and reducing anxiety and depression. With the increased pace and often conflicting demands of practicing in the field of Mental Health we are subject to the effects of internal and external stress. Mounting evidence shows that mindfulness practice can reduce job burnout, anxiety, depression and stress, improve focus and empathy, and increase well-being for practitioner and patient alike. It can also provide an excellent conduit for self-care which has become a necessity and requirement for practicing in the field of Mental health, Social Work and Psychology. This workshop will provide a conceptual framework for mindfulness, a variety of tools and techniques for mindfulness practice, along with ample time for guided mindfulness practices, dialogue and Q&A. Therapists, Psychologists and Case Managers alike are welcome, including those new to the field or veterans.
8/10/2020
to 12/31/2020
Pediatric Abusive Head Trauma and Safe Sleep for Social Work Professionals - Online
This training will cover the recognition and prevention of pediatric abusive head trauma as defined in KRS 620.020. Topics will include definition of pediatric abusive head trauma and the injuries and conditions that accompany it. It will also include information on risk factors, diagnostic indicators and strategies for working with families to prevent inflicted injury.
8/10/2020
to 12/31/2020
Social Work Ethics: Addressing Complexity- For Licensure Renewal- Online
Social work professionals are increasingly dealing with clients and colleagues who hold very different views of ethical and moral issues. The purpose of this workshop is to examine potential conflicts so that social workers may better determine proactive responses to them. Participants will review the 201 KAR 23:080 regulation with regard to social work ethics, and practice implications will be explored. This workshop is approved by the Kentucky Board of Social Work.
8/12/2020
to 12/31/2020
Dialectical Behavioral Therapy- Online
Will facilitate workshop on Dialectical Behavioral Therapy and its origins, will provide information on the origins of personality disorders including environmental and genetic contributing factors, as well as characteristics and features of Borderline Personality Disorders. Will inform and provide evidence-based research on attachment disorders in children and adults which contribute to personality disorders. Will introduce historical information and origins of DBT Therapy, including Marsha Linehan and others who have contributed to the evolution of the theory and therapy. Will explain contract for DBT treatment and give sample, rules in DBT groups and reasoning behind crisis calling and individual therapy in conjunction with group therapy requirements. Will review all modules for DBT therapy including Mindfulness, Emotion Regulation, Interpersonal Effectiveness and Distress Tolerance skills.
8/12/2020
to 12/31/2020
The Elderly Client: A Systematic Approach to maintaining Health- Online
This workshop will examine the mental health symptoms that elderly population exhibit as they begin to age in our society. The various types of mental health diagnoses will be discussed with the most prevalent ones (Depression and Anxiety) to be at the forefront of the conversation. The manner which mental illness present symptomatically will be examined so that the practitioner may begin to assess whether its origin is organic or a true mental illness. Evidenced Based Practices will be introduced for participants to become familiar with what modalities of treatment are therapeutically viable and yield the best clinical benefits for the clientele
8/17/2020
to 12/31/2020
Preventing and Reducing the Impact of Adverse Childhood Experiences- Online
Preventing and Reducing the Impact of Adverse Childhood Experiences (ACEs) is a dynamic training course that defines and explores the effect of trauma on children, why ACEs is classified as a public health epidemic by the Centers for Disease Control and research based techniques to prevent and/or reduce ACEs.
8/17/2020
to 12/31/2020
Anxiety in Youth- Online Training
Today’s youth face additional challenges than prior generations. The Internet creates yet another setting to navigate. There are more pressures to achieve and succeed than ever before. Active shooter drills in schools. Sexting. Cutting. Isolation. Panic, anxiety, eating disorders have become common. This workshop examines anxiety in youth, signs and symptoms of anxiety in youth, as well as psychoeducation techniques and clinical treatment strategies to support youth in navigating the adolescent stage.
8/17/2020
to 12/31/2020
Impact of Social Media On Youth- Online
Research reflects adolescents spend several hours daily on social media. To manage social media use, it is necessary to understand social media itself, cyberbullying and other online threats, and impact on youth mental health. This workshop examines prevalence, history of social media, in-depth exploration of the impact of social media on youth, empowerment and strengths-based strategies for proactive address, tips to manage social media use, adolescent developmental stages and tasks, and theoretical treatment approaches for clinical treatment of associated anxiety, depression and other disorders.
September
9/25/2020
9:00 AM to 3:30 PM
Suicide Assessment for Clinicians Working with Individuals & Families - Webinar
Registration Closed
As a field, Suicidology offers a variety of trainings in assessing and treating individual risk for suicide. However, these trainings fail to integrate a family component. During assessment, family members can provide collateral information that allows a clinician to develop a richer picture of suicide risk. It is also important to assess how much family members contribute to suicide risk or present barriers both to receiving treatment and to treatment being effective. Family Navigation for Suicide Risk will cover a variety of topics needed for professionals to become Certified Family Navigators for Suicide Risk. Over 3 days, attendees will (a) learn how to conduct a suicide risk assessment and determine the appropriate level of response, (b) specific family factors affecting both youth and adult suicide risk, (c) how to consider a family component even when working with only the suicidal individual, (d) how to help families understand how they can best support their suicidal loved one. Each day 5-6 modules that end by a content-specific experiential exercise. These include multiple opportunities to review case studies, complete scripted role-plays, and review critical thinking worksheets.
9/28/2020
to 12/31/2020
Risks and Benefits of Technology for Social Work Practice- Online
This workshop will address the wide range of risk factors related to technology for populations served by social work. There will be a discussion mental health risks associated with social media use, technology addiction and habits, predatory practices, and more. There is significant evidence on the negative effect of these forms of technology on depression, anxiety, abuse and other trauma experiences, social isolation, and relationship conflict. The workshop will review these risks and impacts, as well as assessment strategies to screen clients for these risk factors and promote safe and healthy technology practices. In the second half of this workshop on the benefits of technology for social work populations, there will be a review of a range of technology based interventions. This will include web- and app-based interventions such as the computerized cognitive behavioral therapy program for depression that the presenter has conducted research on for the past few years. Other technology based interventions that will be discussed include telehealth and social media based interventions. Telehealth takes a variety of forms and can be used to addressed mental health, relationship, and other issues. This may include disease management/education, phone or video based therapy, or support sessions related to live or web-based therapy. There are best practice, ethical, and legal guidelines that will be discussed. There are also a wide range of social media based interventions that can offer support and education with proper guidelines which may be provided by social work professionals. The workshop will discuss research on these risks and benefits, best practice guidelines, ethical considerations and future directions for social work and technology.
November
11/6/2020
9:00 AM to 3:30 PM
Suicide Assessment for Clinicians Working with Individuals & Families - Webinar
As a field, Suicidology offers a variety of trainings in assessing and treating individual risk for suicide. However, these trainings fail to integrate a family component. During assessment, family members can provide collateral information that allows a clinician to develop a richer picture of suicide risk. It is also important to assess how much family members contribute to suicide risk or present barriers both to receiving treatment and to treatment being effective. Family Navigation for Suicide Risk will cover a variety of topics needed for professionals to become Certified Family Navigators for Suicide Risk.
December
12/9/2020
9:00 AM to 12/11/2020 3:30 PM
Family Navigation for Suicide Risk- Webinar
As a field, Suicidology offers a variety of trainings in assessing and treating individual risk for suicide. However, these trainings fail to integrate a family component. During assessment, family members can provide collateral information that allows a clinician to develop a richer picture of suicide risk. It is also important to assess how much family members contribute to suicide risk or present barriers both to receiving treatment and to treatment being effective. Family Navigation for Suicide Risk will cover a variety of topics needed for professionals to become Certified Family Navigators for Suicide Risk. Over 3 days, attendees will (a) learn how to conduct a suicide risk assessment and determine the appropriate level of response, (b) specific family factors affecting both youth and adult suicide risk, (c) how to consider a family component even when working with only the suicidal individual, (d) how to help families understand how they can best support their suicidal loved one. Each day 5-6 modules that end by a content-specific experiential exercise. These include multiple opportunities to review case studies, complete scripted role-plays, and review critical thinking worksheets.