Month
Date
Upcoming Event
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.
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.
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.
February
2/28/2020
1:00 PM to 4:00 PM
An Introduction to EMDR (Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing)
This presentation will provide an overview to the basics of EMDR and the use in practice. The presentation will discuss research findings in the effectiveness of EMDR therapy in comparison to other therapeutic interventions. Participants will gain an understanding of the three-pronged approach to processing and the eight phases of EMDR. Information about use of EMDR with trauma and other adverse life experiences will be discussed. The information presented will provide an overview to EMDR therapy the use in practice and will discuss the process of becoming trained in EMDR therapy. Please note: This presentation does not fulfill requirements to become trained to implement EMDR therapy in practice.
March
3/5/2020
1:00 PM to 4:00 PM
Introduction to Sex Addiction
The sex addiction training will consist of: definition for sex addiction, neuroscience of sex addiction, causal factors in sex addiction, addictive system explanation, treatment implications, an overview of sexual health/sobriety, specific interventions for the addict and family, and explanation of relevant differential diagnosis. The information will be presented with the use of PowerPoint presentation slides as a vehicle for the data, flipcharts and markers (or dry erase board) to demonstrate addictive system and treatment techniques, hard copy handouts of critical data/concepts, and brief small-group experiential exercises to increase kinesthetic understanding of concepts.
3/6/2020
9:00 AM to 3:30 PM
Families & Suicide Risk: A 1-Day Navigate Training
Whether working with youth or adults, we have all seen how family dynamics can either help or hinder suicidal feelings. Often, family members desperately want to help but do not know how. This training will give participants the tools they need to address common challenges faced by suicidal individuals and their family members. They will leave with a better understanding of suicide risk, what family members can do, and tip sheets for talking directly with individuals and their families. Please note: This training does not meet the Suicide Prevention CEU required by KRS 210.366
3/12/2020
4:00 PM to 7:00 PM
Live Stream Option-Social Work Ethics: Addressing Complexity
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.
3/12/2020
4:00 PM to 7:00 PM
Social Work Ethics: Addressing Complexity- For Licensure Renewal
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.
3/24/2020
8:00 AM to 10:30 AM
Advancing Equity in Cancer Care for People with Serious Mental Illness: Research, Clinical Care and Coalition Building
This talk will focus on the inequities that people with a serious mental illness and a cancer diagnosis face from the time of diagnosis to the end of life. I will discuss the research that led to the building of a clinical program at the Massachusetts General Hospital Cancer Center and how this has evolved into our Engage Initiative, a collaboration that seeks to make sure mental health is never a barrier to cancer care.
3/26/2020
1:00 PM to 4:00 PM
Assessing and diagnosing Substance Use Disorders
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.
3/27/2020
9:00 AM to 11:00 AM
Pediatric Head Trauma for Social Workers
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.
3/27/2020
9:00 AM to 11:00 AM
Live Stream Option- Pediatric Head Trauma for Social Workers
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.
3/27/2020
1:00 PM to 4:00 PM
Domestic Violence and Elder Abuse Training
This workshop will examine the dynamics between batterers and victims of Intimate Partner Violence/domestic violence. Causal variables relating to this social problem will be explored and therapeutic techniques will be discussed. The inclusion of resources for further assistance for victims will be included as well for this course. This training is approved by the Kentucky Board of Social Work for 3.0 hours of continuing education units.
April
4/3/2020
1:00 PM to 4:00 PM
Transactional Analysis: A Therapy Focusing on Ego States
Transactional Analysis (TA) has lost it’s popularity as a theoretical framework for therapy over the last 40 years. As a new generation of therapist emerge, it’s validity and therapeutic impact has resurfaced. TA focuses on ego construct (Parent, Adult, Child) and has evolved into redecision therapy. TA views personality structure as adaptive; rather than, pathological. TA is a dynamic and interactive therapy the begins with a Contract for Change. Participants will have opportunity to create personal Contract for Change and to role-play different ego-states. Participants will have time to practice in dyads techniques learned in training.
4/24/2020
9:00 AM to 4:00 PM
Mindfulness seminar
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.
4/29/2020
4:00 PM to 7:00 PM
LCSW Supervision Training
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.
May
5/15/2020
9:00 AM to 11:00 AM
Pediatric Head Trauma for Social Workers
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.
5/15/2020
9:00 AM to 11:00 AM
Live Stream Option- Pediatric Head Trauma for Social Workers
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.
5/29/2020
9:00 AM to 12:00 PM
Live Stream Option-Social Work Ethics: Addressing Complexity
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.
5/29/2020
9:00 AM to 12:00 PM
Social Work Ethics: Addressing Complexity- For Licensure Renewal
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.
June
6/5/2020
1:00 PM to 4:00 PM
DSM-5 for Social Workers
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.
6/5/2020
1:00 PM to 4:00 PM
Live Stream: Overview of DSM-5 for Social Workers
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.
6/12/2020
9:00 AM to 12:00 PM
Borderline Personality Disorder
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.
6/12/2020
1:00 PM to 4:00 PM
The Elderly Client: A Systematic Approach to maintaining Health
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
6/26/2020
1:00 PM to 4:00 PM
LCSW Supervision Training
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.