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Please view our Continuing Education Workshop schedule below. All workshops are approved by the Kentucky Board of Social Work. If you have specific questions about a particular workshop or would like to be added to our email list, please contact our Continuing Education office at conted@louisville.edu. Please note that Kent Faculty, Alumni, and current Practicum Supervisors receive a 15% discount for select CEU workshops! Thank you for choosing the Kent School of Social Work!


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.
 Research Methods 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 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.
 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.
 Webinar- Financial Navigation for Patients in the Oncology Setting: Moving Beyond the Basics- NEW!
This workshop is a webinar that you can begin at any time: Within the rapidly changing and complex world of healthcare and health insurance policies, financial navigation for patients has become a critical service for cancer care programs. Mr. Sherman will present on how oncology social workers can best address the financial stress of patients and their families.
 Assessment, Prevention and Intervention of Family Domestic Violence and Abuse Online- New
Individuals whose ultimate goal is to care for others are often placed in unique positions to address issues of domestic and family violence and abuse. This course is designed to take an interdisciplinary approach to provide training to mental health professionals as well as nurses and other medical professionals. This course is delivered via distance learning through the University of Louisville Kent School of Social Work and will enable students to complete academic work in this topic area in a flexible manner, completely online. It is approved by the Kentucky Board of Social Work for 3.0 hours of continuing education units.
 Introduction to HIV/AIDS Clinical Training Online
This online course has been approved by the Kentucky Cabinet for Health and Family Services (CHFS) by meeting all requirements of KRS 214.610/615/620. This is a multidisciplinary course, suitable for all professional groups impacted by KRS 214.610/615/620.
January1/28/2016
1:00 PM to 4:00 PM
LCSW Supervision Training
Registration Closed
The 3 hour interactive course meets the KY state requirements to act as a supervisor of record. This workshop is approved by the Kentucky Board of Social Work.
February2/4/2016
9:00 AM to 12:00 PM
Intimate Partner Violence and Social Work: Factors for Consideration
Registration Closed
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.
2/12/2016
9:00 AM to 11:00 AM
Presenting the Option of Adoption
This workshop will include the adoption process, including working with adoptive families and birth families, with a main focus on birth parents and their adoption experience. We will focus on birth moms, their perspectives, stereotypes, grief, and other typical issues birth mothers deal with throughout their pregnancy and after with professionals (doctor's offices, in the hospital, in their community, and in their home life). Along with these topics we will focus on how to effectively work with birth parents, how to positively discuss adoption, and how doing so impacts adoptive parents, birth parents, and adopted children.
2/18/2016
9:00 AM to 12:00 PM
Social Work Ethics: Addressing Complexity- For Licensure Renewal
Event is Full
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. This workshop is approved by the Kentucky Board of Social Work.
2/19/2016
9:00 AM to 12:00 PM
“Getting It Straight: Mental Healthcare and the LGBTQ Community for Clinicians”
This workshop will help the clinician to assess their own bias, to understand the LGBTQ culture, minority stress and internalized homophobia, the coming out process, therapeutic approaches for LGBTQ clients, and positive LGBTQ identities. Participants will learn through PowerPoint, video clips, and group interaction. This workshop is geared towards mental health professionals (APRNs, social workers, psychiatrists, psychologists, counselors, etc) and other medical professionals.
2/24/2016
9:00 AM to 12:00 PM
Understanding the Impact of Drug Addiction and Development of Strategies for Prevention and Outreach
This presentation will explain the addictive process and the impact on the individual which could lead to an impact on industry, education and training and the family, as well as on its contribution to violence, crime, financial problems, housing problems, and homelessness. The presentation will focus on prevention by the use of education and community outreach strategies. This training is approved by the Kentucky Board of Social Work for 3.0 hours of continuing education units.
2/26/2016
8:30 AM to 4:30 PM
Suicide Assessment, Management, and Treatment: An Overview for Clinicians Working with Individuals and Families
This workshop is designed to meet the requirements of KRS 210.36 for social workers, licensed professional counselors, licensed psychologists, and marriage and family therapists. Materials covered in this workshop are adopted from The Assessment and Management of Suicidality (2006) by M. David Rudd, which is a resource guide for clinicians who wish to learn the skills needed to assess, manage, and treat clients at risk for suicidal behavior. This guide covers key components for mitigating suicide risk, and it remains a leading resource for training new and experienced clinicians. Role plays, examples of evaluation forms, and extensive case examples will be utilized to foster experiential learning and apply new concepts.
March3/9/2016
1:00 PM to 4:00 PM
Understanding the Types of Dementia and Managing Behavioral Symptoms while Promoting Dignity in Practice
The number of individuals who are diagnosed with dementia is projected to double by 2030. There is a growing demand for resources to assist families and professionals who are working with this population. This course provides education on the types of dementia, the disease course, the importance of obtaining a diagnosis, and effectively dealing with the practical, social and emotional consequences of dementia. This training is approved by the Kentucky Board of Social Work for 3.0 hours of continuing education units.
3/10/2016
9:00 AM to 12:00 PM
Children Exposed to Intimate Partner Violence: Trauma-Informed Response and Support
At the conclusion of this workshop, participants will have new stabilizations skills to help clients prepare for trauma work, or to help with reducing dissociative tendencies and/or hyperarousal. Participants will also learn the basics of the Adaptive Information Processing theory foundational in EMDR therapy. Participants will also have an introduction to the use of Eye Movements in treating trauma, anxiety disorders, and other mental health concerns.
3/12/2016
9:00 AM to 12:00 PM
Taking a Sex-Positive Approach to Facilitating Sexuality Topics with High Need Youth and Adults- Saturday Series: New Option!
In this highly interactive training aimed at professional learning groups who work with high need adults and youth, the presenter will engage participants in a guided imagery where they will explore on their own and in a group setting, how their own sexuality education has helped to form their values, attitudes, and beliefs about sexuality.
3/16/2016
1:00 PM to 3:00 PM
The Injustice in the Justice System
The main aspect of the presentation would be to talk about the barriers to re-entry after incarceration. This would include a number of areas of discussion. It will include a discussion of the legal charges themselves and what that entails, as well as the culture and lifestyle of clients. There will be a brief discussion on expungement of charges.
3/17/2016
9:00 AM to 12:00 PM
DSM 5 for Social Work
This session's primary focus is on the changes to the DSM that are most pertinent to social workers, and will not include those perspectives of psychiatry and psychology disciplines. This workshop is approved by the Kentucky Board of Social Work. This training is approved by the Kentucky Board of Social Work for 3.0 hours of continuing education units.
3/18/2016
9:00 AM to 12:00 PM
Cultural Considerations for Mental Health and Addiction Services
This workshop will examine the cultural norms and values of African American, Latino, Women and LGBT client populations in regards to mental health and substance abuse services. The impact of the most prevalent barriers and biases of 'mainstream' clinical treatment on these minority populations from the perspective of clients and clinicians will be explored. Using case scenarios, culturally competent best practices for engaging specific minority populations will be explored. This training is approved by the Kentucky Board of Social Work for 3.0 hours of continuing education units.
3/24/2016
9:00 AM to 12:00 PM
LCSW Supervision Training
The 3 hour interactive course meets the KY state requirements to act as a supervisor of record. This workshop is approved by the Kentucky Board of Social Work.
3/25/2016
9:00 AM to 11:00 AM
HIV – The Virus, Prevention, and Ethics
This presentation will cover HIV from Micro, Mezzo, and Macro perspectives, sprinkled with personal experiences. The origins of the virus, what it does in the body, the ways it can and cannot be spread will be covered extensively. We will review the history of HIV and how that narrative has altered over time. The physical symptoms and opportunistic infections the virus can bring onto the body will be explained. The various modes of transmission of HIV, the fluids in which HIV can be found, and the different levels of risk associated with different activities. We will discuss the risks associated with HIV and pregnancy/child birth. This training is approved by the Kentucky Board of Social Work for 2.0 hours of continuing education units.
3/28/2016
1:00 PM to 4:30 PM
Assessing and Treating Sexual Dysfunction after cancer treatment: The role of the Oncology Social Worker
The presentation will include a biopsychosocial approach to understanding sexual dysfunction after cancer treatment and to providing treatment that enhances the recovery of sexual function, confidence and relationship. Attention will be given to the grief process which begins at the time of cancer diagnosis and is evident as individuals and couples cope with sexual dysfunction after cancer treatment. Oncology social workers are a primary resource for patients’ and families’ grief response to cancer. The presentation will describe the way in which attentiveness to sexual issues and facilitation of access to appropriate resources can become a critical component of oncology social workers’ skills.
3/30/2016
9:00 AM to 11:00 AM
Working Effectively with Refugees and Interpreters
This presentation will review current refugee populations in Louisville and provide an overview of the refugee resettlement process and policies. We will discuss different cultural issues and practices and explore the dynamics of successful cross-cultural communication. We will provide skills for working with interpreters and limited English speaking clients. We will review interpreter expectations and roles. This training is approved by the Kentucky Board of Social Work for 2.0 hours of continuing education units.
April4/6/2016
9:00 AM to 12:00 PM
Case Management: The Client Centered Approach
This workshop will cover topics that encompass client centered case management. Relationship building with clients will be explored. Approaches to case planning that involve discovering clients’ needs, goal setting, & making appropriate referrals will be addressed. Participants will also learn the significance of case managers working as a team with direct care staff/ youth workers, program directors, & community partners to provide holistic care for the client. Advocacy on a micro level & systemic level will be discussed. The workshop will emphasize the importance of self care for social service providers to help decrease burn out & compassion fatigue. The content of the workshop applies to both new & experienced case managers. For participants that are new to the field of case management, the workshop will provide them with the elements involved in successful case management. For experienced case managers they will learn the client centered approach to case management & new case management intervention models to add to their existing practice. Case managers that are new to the field as well as experienced case managers can form collaborations during group activities.
4/8/2016
8:30 AM to 4:30 PM
Suicide Assessment, Management, and Treatment: An Overview for Clinicians Working with Individuals and Families: (This session will focus on LMFTs)
This workshop is designed to meet the requirements of KRS 210.36 for social workers, licensed professional counselors, licensed psychologists, and marriage and family therapists. Materials covered in this workshop are adopted from The Assessment and Management of Suicidality (2006) by M. David Rudd, which is a resource guide for clinicians who wish to learn the skills needed to assess, manage, and treat clients at risk for suicidal behavior. This guide covers key components for mitigating suicide risk, and it remains a leading resource for training new and experienced clinicians. Role plays, examples of evaluation forms, and extensive case examples will be utilized to foster experiential learning and apply new concepts.
4/14/2016
9:00 AM to 11:00 AM
Dying with Dignity
This workshop will explore the issue of assisted dying (suicide) in depth and will address both historical developments and ethical implications. This training is approved by the Kentucky Board of Social Work for 2.0 hours of continuing education units.
4/15/2016
9:00 AM to 12:00 PM
An Introduction to EMDR Therapy
Target audience for this presentation is licensed therapists or interns on a licensure track in Social Work, Psychology, or Mental Health Counseling. Presentation will include lecture, videos, and a “practice session” in dyads to give participants an opportunity to integrate learning of clinical skills such as Calming, Grounding, Eye Movements, and Acute Trauma Incident Processing.
4/21/2016
9:00 AM to 11:00 AM
Human Trafficking in Kentucky: What Social Workers Need to Know
This training will present the multiple forms utilized to sell humans for labor, sex, and eventually profit in Kentucky. The training provides an introduction to ways of critically thinking about this problem from the perspective of a social worker. The training will follow the adult learning model consisting of presenter facilitation of material, short video, and interactive discussion. This training is approved by the Kentucky Board of Social Work for 2.0 hours of continuing education units.
4/29/2016
9:00 AM to 1:00 PM
Preparing for the CSW and LCSW Examinations
This 4 hour workshop is designed to help social workers become familiar with the testing format of the certification/licensure process. The workshop also addresses the anxiety that such tests can provoke, and how that anxiety can seriously impair performance on the test.
May5/19/2016
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. This workshop is approved by the Kentucky Board of Social Work.
5/19/2016
1:30 PM to 3:30 PM
HIV – The Virus, Prevention, and Ethics
This presentation will cover HIV from Micro, Mezzo, and Macro perspectives, sprinkled with personal experiences. The origins of the virus, what it does in the body, the ways it can and cannot be spread will be covered extensively. We will review the history of HIV and how that narrative has altered over time. The physical symptoms and opportunistic infections the virus can bring onto the body will be explained. The various modes of transmission of HIV, the fluids in which HIV can be found, and the different levels of risk associated with different activities. We will discuss the risks associated with HIV and pregnancy/child birth. This training is approved by the Kentucky Board of Social Work for 2.0 hours of continuing education units.
5/20/2016
9:00 AM to 11:00 AM
My Generous Heart: Mindfulness as a Path for Service
This is a contemplative workshop that will explore and demonstrate mindfulness meditation techniques that can help to strengthen a helping professional’s capacity for being with and responding to others’ suffering.
June6/16/2016
1:00 PM to 4:00 PM
DSM 5 for Social Work
This session's primary focus is on the changes to the DSM that are most pertinent to social workers, and will not include those perspectives of psychiatry and psychology disciplines. This workshop is approved by the Kentucky Board of Social Work. This training is approved by the Kentucky Board of Social Work for 3.0 hours of continuing education units.
 
 





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