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Clinical Supervision in Social Work

Intermediate/Clinical Level Exam Prep - Part I

Advanced Clinical Supervision in Social Work (Refresher Course)

Intermediate/Clinical Level Exam Prep - Part II

After the Storm: How to Effectively Help Clients Move Forward Post-Disaster Trauma

The Ethics of the New Normalcy In Today's American Culture: Performing Above and Beyond

How to Be a Better Activist

 

  • To register for courses: Email Ann Liberman at aliberman@uh.edu with CE Course title, your name and email address.  

Clinical Supervision in Social Work

Date: Thursday & Friday, September 14-15 and October 12-13, 2017

Time: 8:30 AM - 4:30 PM, plus 12 hours of independent, structured work

Location: University of Houston Graduate College of Social Work - Multipurpose Room

Course Fee: $550

Course Number: 17FSW0288C

CEUs: 40 CEUs including 6 Ethics CEUs

About the Course

This 40-hour course is designed for Licensed Clinical Social Workers who are interested in advancing their knowledge, skill, and experience in clinical social work supervision and in fulfilling licensing requirements to be an approved LCSW supervisor (as set forth by the Texas State Board of Social Worker Examiners 781.102). This course will be delivered in 28 hours of face to face classroom work and in 12 hours of supervised independent, structured work designed for course preparation, exploration, reflection, and integration of content.


This 40-hour course will consist of five modules:

  • Module 1 - Key Elements of Clinical Social Work Supervision: The Framework for an Effective Supervisory Relationship
  • Module 2 - Process and Phases of Clinical Social Work Supervision: Developing the Novice to Master
  • Module 3 - Supervisory Models and Methods: Developing Conceptual Knowledge of Methods and Techniques
  • Module 4 - Critical Issues in Clinical Social Work Supervision: Facing the Challenges in the Supervisory Relationship
  • Module 5 - Ethical and Legal Issues in Clinical Social Work Supervision
Participants will receive a 40 hour certificate of completion for the course (includes 6 hours of ethics training) if they have attended all 28 hours of face to face classroom work and completed all 12 hours of independent work.

About the Instructors

Sandra A. Lopez, LCSW, ACSW, DCSW is a retired clinical professor of the University of Houston Graduate College of Social Work and maintains a consulting practice in Houston. She has over 34 years of social work experience and has provided supervision and consultation to numerous social workers pursuing their LCSW.

Kay G. Schiller, LCSW, ACSW, DCSW is a social worker with over 23 years of social work experience and maintains a clinical practice in Houston. She has served as Adjunct Faculty at the University of Houston Graduate College of Social Work and has provided LCSW supervision to social workers across a variety of social work settings.


Patricia Taylor, Ph.D., LCSW is a social worker with over 27 years of clinical practice and consultation experience in Houston and Longview, Texas. She has served as Adjunct Faculty at the University of Houston Graduate College of Social Work and has provided LCSW supervision to many LMSW’s since 1991. She has also taught a course on supervision and consultation within the UHGCSW.

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Intermediate/Clinical Level Exam Prep - Part I

Date: Friday, September 29, 2017

Time: 9:00AM - 4:00 PM

Location: University of Houston Graduate College of Social Work

Course Fee: $100 for Part I    $180 for Part I and Part II

Course Number:
17FSW0289AB (if registering for both parts, Part I and Part II)
17FSW0289C (if registering only for Part I)
17FSW0290C (if registering only for Part II)

CEUs: 6 CEUs

About the Course

In this revised format, students are taught the necessary test-taking strategies and skills to prepare for the licensing exam. There are intensive reviews of major topics with new instruction on DSM-5. Handouts and practice texts for the LMSW, LMSW-AP, and LCSW exams are included. Develop the necessary confidence to take the exam.

Objectives

Upon concluding this course, students will be able to:

  • List the values and standard areas in the NASW code of ethics
  • List the primary concepts for at least 3 different theories of psychosocial development
  • List at least 3 theoretical frameworks for direct social work practice with individuals, families, and groups

About the Instructors

Patricia Taylor, Ph.D., LCSW is a licensed clinical social worker and approved Texas LCSW supervisor who has practiced in the Houston area and taught clinical courses at the University of Houston Graduate College of Social Work for the last 12 years. She is currently Curriculum Coordinator for the Child Welfare Education Project and adjunct faculty member at the University of Houston Graduate College of Social Work. She presented numerous workshops for the Protective Services Training Institute of Texas and presented research by invitation at professional meetings. She is also highly experienced at teaching Intermediate/Clinical Level Exam Prep.

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Advanced Clinical Supervision in Social Work

Date: Wednesday, October 18, 2017

Time: 9:00 AM - 12:00 PM

Location: University of Houston Graduate College of Social Work

Course Fee: $65

Course Number: 17FSW0291C

CEUs: 3 CEUs

About the Course

Using the ground-breaking work of Stephen R. Covey (Seven Habits of Highly Effective People) as a framework, this 3-hour session will explore seven areas of significance to clinical social work supervisors. This highly interactive session will briefly define the significance of areas in the process of supervision, allow for individual participant’s assessment of their strengths and limitations, and ultimately identify specific strategies for improving one’s effectiveness as an ethically competent clinical social supervisor. This session is designed for social workers who have met the earlier requirements of a 40-hour course and who now want to meet the established requirements for advanced clinical supervisor training as set forth by the Texas State Board of Social Work Examiners.

Objectives

Upon concluding this course, participants will be able to:

  • Develop a framework for understanding seven key areas related to the process and practice of clinical supervision in social work
  • Assess their strengths and limitations around these seven established areas
  • Identify specific strategies for improving one’s effectiveness as an ethically competent clinical supervisor

About the Instructors

Sandra A. Lopez, LCSW, ACSW, DCSW is a retired clinical professor from the University of Houston Graduate College of Social Work and maintains a clinical and consulting practice in Houston. She has over 34 years of social work experience and has provided supervision and consultation to numerous social workers pursuing their LCSW.

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Intermediate/Clinical Level Exam Prep - Part II

Date: Friday, October 20, 2017

Time: 9:00 AM - 4:00 PM

Location: University of Houston Graduate College of Social Work

Course Fee: $100 for Part II    $180 for Part I and Part II

Course Number:
17FSW0290C (if registering only for Part II)
17FSW0289AB (if registering for both parts, Part I and Part II)

CEUs: 6 CEUs

About the Course

In this revised format, students are taught the necessary skills to prepare for the DSM-5 section of the licensing exam. There are intensive reviews of major topics with particular attention to DSM-5. Handouts and practice tests for the LMSW, LMSW-AP, and LCSW exams are included. Students develop the necessary confidence to take the exam.

Objectives

Upon concluding this course, students will be able to:

  • Identify the diagnostic criteria for five different types of schizophrenia
  • Identify the diagnostic criteria for Bipolar I and Bipolar II mood disorders
  • Identify the diagnostic criteria for three different types of personality disorders

About the Instructors

Patricia Taylor, Ph.D., LCSW is a licensed clinical social worker and approved Texas LCSW supervisor who has practiced in the Houston area and taught clinical courses at the University of Houston Graduate College of Social Work for the last 12 years. She is currently Curriculum Coordinator for the Child Welfare Education Project and adjunct faculty member at the University of Houston Graduate College of Social Work. She presented numerous workshops for the Protective Services Training Institute of Texas and presented research by invitation at professional meetings. She is also highly experienced at teaching Intermediate/Clinical Level Exam Prep.

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After the Storm: How to Effectively Help Clients Move Forward Post-Disaster

Date: Friday, October 27, 2017

Time: 9:00 AM- 12:00 Noon

Location: CPS, 2525 Murworth, Houston, TX

Course Fee: $65 FREE PARKING

Course Number: 17FSW0294C

CEUs: 3 CEUs 

About the Course

This 3-hour seminar, geared toward intervention with families, children and caregivers, provides an overview of the 3 stages of intervention post disaster and the factors in each stage along with casework intervention options. Learning the art of conversation for identification as well as when to utilize therapeutic avenues is highlighted. Three theoretical frameworks are reviewed for Acute Stress Disorder as well as predicators for risk. Regardless of practice setting, we will all see signs post “storm”, and share avenues where we can intervene.

Objectives

Upon concluding this course, students will be able to:
  • Identify the three basic theories and models for working with victims of disaster. 
  • Apply the three stages of principle-driven strategies for early intervention. 
  • Identify the problems with carrying out the intervention. 
  • Identify tools to assit with this need. 
  • Be knowledgeable about self-care needs for the provider. 

About the Instructor

Cynthia F. Reibenstein, LCSW, ACSW, DCSW has over 27 years of experience in multiple care settings, such as schools, medical environments, the mental health arena as well as in supervision and social work consultation. She had developed highly effective presentations to assist colleagues, professionals and the public in overcoming barriers that lead them to a more meaningful life. Currently, she teaches at the University of Houston Graduate College of Social Work, part-time, and has a supervision/consultation practice. Cynthia also works with the elderly and with people with disabilities and serves on several boards that focus on education. Reibenstein and Associates is dedicated to ethical, quality service that helps individuals be motivated and inspired to develop their full potential. 

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 The Ethics of the New Normalcy in Today's American Culture

Date: Friday, November 17, 2017

Time: 9:00 am-12:00 Noon 

Location: University of Houston Graduate College of Social Work 

Course Fee: $65 

Course Number: 17FSW0295C

CEUs: 3 CEUs 

About the Course

This course instructs students on how to ethically develop and meet expectations in themselves, their teams, and their colleagues and perform above and beyond in today’s American culture.

Course Objectives 

  • Define normalcy given our ever-changing American culture. 
  • Build ethical workplace conduct to perform above and beyond. 
  • Identify at least 5 traits for success in today's new normalcy.
  • Identify tools for ethical delivery of care and services.
  • Identify the ethics involved with "above and beyond".  

About the Instructor

Cynthia F. Reibenstein, LCSW, ACSW, DCSW has over 27 years of experience in multiple care settings, such as schools, medical environments, the mental health arena as well as in supervision and social work consultation. She had developed highly effective presentations to assist colleagues, professionals and the public in overcoming barriers that lead them to a more meaningful life. Currently, she teaches at the University of Houston Graduate College of Social Work, part-time, and has a supervision/consultation practice. Cynthia also works with the elderly and with people with disabilities and serves on several boards that focus on education.

Reibenstein and Associates is dedicated to ethical, quality service that helps individuals be motivated and inspired to develop their full potential.

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How to Be a Better Activist

Date: Friday, December 8, 2017

Time: 9:00 AM - 12:00 PM

Location: University of Houston Graduate College of Social Work

Course Fee: $65

Course Number: 17FSW0292C

CEUs: 3 CEUs

About the Course

Drawing on his vast experience as a community activist, Ray Hill seeks to teach participants how to be more effective activists. In doing so, Mr. Hill will attempt to place the participant in the correct frame of mind to affect change, help them to be more assertive in promoting their causes, examine the realistic potential consequences of their actions and better explain how to protect themselves and others as they promote the causes of social justice.

Objectives

Upon concluding this course, students will be able to:

  • Learn the right mindset to affect change.
  • Learn to identify your passion and determine what is worth fighting for.
  • Learn how to use the media to work for your cause.
  • Challenge yourself by asking how much of your freedom you are willing to risk to accomplish your goal.
  • Help ethically protect those you may be leading into possible civil disobedience.

About the Instructors

Ray Hill is a well-known Houston activist. He served as the General Manager of Pacifica Radio, KPFT-FM, co-founder and executive director of the Houston Human Rights League, past president of the Houston Gay, Lesbian, Transgender Political Caucus, co-founder of the Montrose Counseling Center (now the Montrose Center), co-founder of the Montrose Clinic (now Legacy Community Health Services), co-founder of the Kaposi’s Sarcoma Foundation (now AIDS Foundation Houston).

Mr. Hill was imprisoned for 5 years in the Texas Prison System and from that experience became a lifelong advocate for prison reform. He was founder and producer of the Prison Show and remains active to this day in promoting prison reform. Mr. Hill was winner of the landmark First Amendment US Supreme Court Case, Houston v Hill, S.Ct2502 and was labeled by one Supreme Court Justice as a “Citizen Provocateur”.

Among his many awards, Mr. Hill was presented the Lifetime Achievement Award by the ACLU, the First Amendment Award from the Houston Trial Lawyers Foundation, a Lifetime Achievement Award from the Unity Committee (several organizations supporting equality for transgendered people), and the John P. McGovern Award presented by the University of Texas School of Public Health.

Mr. Hill is also a playwright and performer of Ray Hill, The Prison Years and Ray Hill and the Sex Police, as well as Ray Hill in Love, among others. He is the subject of 3 documentaries, Citizen Provocateur, Ray Hill’s Texas Prison Show, and The Trouble with Ray. He remains a strident community activist with intense interest in LGBT and prison reform issues.

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