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Instructor-Led

Hybrid Racial Justice and Liberatory Practice Series

Self-Paced

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Why Won't They Change: An Introduction to Change Management for Social Workers

Date: August 5, 2022

Time:  9 AM - Noon (3 CEUs)

Location: This course is being offered exclusively on Zoom. A direct link will be sent prior to the date and time of the class.

Course Fee: $75

Register: Here

About the Course:

We are living in a world of constant change, both at home and in the workplace. Because successful change efforts often depend on the willingness of people to change behaviors, change management practitioners utilize skill sets similar to those used by social workers. This course provides a brief introduction to the complexities of organization change and an overview of strategies to effectively implement sustainable change. Attendees will gain a basic understanding of common change theories and learn tools and techniques commonly used in corporate change management.

WHAT STUDENTS CAN EXPECT TO LEARN:

Upon concluding this course, participants will be able to:
  • Understand the motivators and requirements for successful organizational change
  • Assess a situation and determine an appropriate change strategy
  • Understand and use change tools to support change strategy

About the Instructor: 

 Presented by Alanna T, Moitzi, an Organizational Development Consultant in the Leadership Institute at the University of Texas MD Anderson Cancer Center. She received a BA in Psychology from Baylor University in Waco, Texas and an MSW from the University of Houston in Houston, Texas. Alanna currently holds a clinical social work license in the state of Texas, a Project Management Professional (PMP) certification through the Project Management Institute, a certification in change management through Prosci, and is certified in executive coaching through the International Coaching Federation.

 

Preparing for Professional Growth, Direct and Indirect Service Leadership: Effective Models for Ethical Responsibilities

Date: August 19, 2022

Time:  9 AM - Noon (3 Ethics CEUs)

Location: This course is being offered exclusively on Zoom. A direct link will be sent prior to the date and time of the class.

Course Fee: $75

Register: Here

About the Course:

We are to grow in our professional responsibilities, and this means taking leadership in the process starting with ourselves so we may impact client growth, agency/organizational change and society.  Through an examination of various leadership models and processes we will grow in our abilities to make a difference!  Come, learn how to become an effective professional!  Become the Best Professional you can be! For you! For your clients! For your agency/organization! For society!  We can make a difference, but it starts with you!

WHAT STUDENTS CAN EXPECT TO LEARN:

Upon concluding this course, participants will be able to:
  • The participant will be able to identify leadership avenues for themself
  • The participant will be able to identify leadership avenues to utilize for client, agency/organization and society growth/change
  • The participant will be able to cite the ethical responsibilities for leadership

About the Instructor: 

Presented by Cynthia F. Reibenstein, LCSW-S, CFSW, ACSW, DCSW, is the instructor for this course. Cynthia Reibenstein is certified in Financial Social Work and is very highly regarded throughout Texas as an expert in social work ethics. She has over 27 years of experience in a variety of settings like schools, medical and mental health facilities, as well as experience in supervision and social work consultation. She has developed effective presentations to assist colleagues, professionals, and the public in overcoming barriers that lead them to a more meaningful life. Currently, she teaches part-time at the University of Houston Graduate College of Social Work 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. 

 

Intermediate/Clinical Level Exam Prep

Date: September 29 - 30, 2022 

Time:  9 AM - 4 PM (12 CEUs) 

Location: This course is being offered exclusively on Zoom. A direct link will be sent prior to the date and time of the class. 

Course Fee: $200 

Register: Here 

About the Course:

In this updated course, students are taught the necessary skills to successfully prepare for the licensing exam. Helpful tips will guide students toward concentrating their preparation in areas helpful to success. Handouts include practice test questions and answers that will help students develop confidence to take the exam. 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. 

WHAT STUDENTS CAN EXPECT TO LEARN:

Upon concluding this course, participants 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 Instructor: 

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. 

 

Clinical Supervision in Social Work via ZOOM (40 hour course)

Date: September 8 - 9, October 6 - 7, 2022 

Time:  8:30 AM - 4 PM (40 CEUs including 12 Ethics CEUs) 

Location: This course is being offered exclusively on Zoom. A direct link will be sent prior to the date and time of the class. 

Course Fee: $650 

Register: Here 

About the Course:

This 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 24 hours of face to face classroom work online via Zoom and in 16 hours of supervised independent structured work designed for course preparation, exploration, reflection, and integration of content. This 4-day course will consist of 8 3-hour modules and 16 hours of independent work to be completed throughout the course period. Independent work consists of an in-depth review of the TSBSWE rules and regulations regarding LCSW clinical supervision, exploration of supervisory fit and style, assigned readings, and development of essential supervisory forms.

WHAT STUDENTS CAN EXPECT TO LEARN:

Upon concluding this course, participants will be able to:
  • Define Clinical Supervision in Social Work
  • Develop an Effective Clinical Supervisory Relationship 
  • Understand Ethical Responsibilities of Clinical Supervision 
  • Learn the State of Texas Rules and Regulations for the Practice of Social Work 
  • Learn the Process and Phases of Clinical Social Work Supervision 
  • Develop Knowledge and Skills of Methods and Techniques 
  • Recognize the Influence of Culture, Technology and Generations 
  • Face the Challenges in the Supervisory Relationship 

About the Instructor: 

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

 Ada Cheung, Ph.D., LCSW-S and Shubhra Endley, LCSW-S Course faculty are clinical social work practitioners, approved LCSW supervisors with extensive experience in providing clinical supervision to social workers, and have served as Faculty and Adjunct Faculty at the University of Houston Graduate College of Social Work.

 

Motivational Interviewing (MI) Theory and Practice Training: An Overview

Date: September 16, 2022 

Time:  9 AM - 5 PM (7 CEUs) 

Location: This course is being offered exclusively on Zoom. A direct link will be sent prior to the date and time of the class. 

Course Fee: $100 

Register: Here 

About the Course: 

Motivational Interviewing (MI) is a person-centered, directional, evidence-based counseling method utilized to elicit and strengthen intrinsic motivation for positive change. Researchers and clinical practitioners have demonstrated the effectiveness of MI with behavioral behaviors such as substance abuse, alcohol abuse, managing mental disorders, smoking disorders, smoking cessation, diet and exercise, and other behaviors. Much of the evidence for Motivational Interviewing and adaptions of MI comes from randomized control trials. This course is an introduction training to the model and skills of Motivational Interviewing (MI). In this workshop, participants will learn the essential elements of the theory, model, spirit, and core clinical skills of MI and have an opportunity to practice some of these core clinical skills. In addition, this course will focus on evidence-based MI treatment, strategies, and techniques to engage and work with clients. 

WHAT STUDENTS CAN EXPECT TO LEARN: 

By the end of this workshop, fully engaged participants will be able to:  

  • Learn the core philosophy, processes, spirit, and approach of Motivational Interviewing 
  • Learn how Motivational Interviewing can empower clients to change 
  • Understand evidence-based engagement strategies of MI, including how to approach client's ambivalence to change 
  • Be familiar with some core strategies, practice skills, and techniques for using MI 

About the Instructor:  

Dr. Robin E. Gearing is a Professor of Social Work and the Director of the Center for Mental Health Research and Innovation in Treatment Engagement and Services (The MH-RITES Research Center) and holds a clinical faculty appointment at the University of Texas Health McGovern Medical School Department of Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences. Dr. Gearing's research focuses on improving the mental health outcomes of adolescents and young adults with serious mental illnesses and their families. His research s driven by interest in informing and improving engagement to empirically-supported psychological and medication treatment and developing evidence-based interventions. This interest is the result of more than 25 years of clinical work with youth, resulting in firsthand professional knowledge of the needs and gaps in the field. As a researcher, his areas of expertise are schizophrenia spectrum disorders, depressive disorders, and suicide intervention. Dr. Gearing's work focuses on engagement with mental health services, including culturally informed adaptations of empirically-supported interventions. In addition to other forums, findings from Dr. Gearing's research have appeared in over 75 peer-reviewed journal publications. 

 

Self-Care Starts with ME: 4 Strategies to Help Implement Your Practice

Date: October 21, 2022  

Time:  9 AM - 12:30 PM (3 CEUs)

Location: This course is being offered exclusively on Zoom. A direct link will be sent prior to the date and time of the class. 

Course Fee: $75 

Register: Here 

About the Course: 

In order for social workers to achieve social, racial, economic, and political justice, we need to provide services with competency and at our highest level of service. It is imperative that social workers take care of themselves, so that they can give their best to the individuals, communities, and systems we serve. This program provides a framework for professionals to move their self-care to action and model these behaviors for students, supervisees, and colleagues.

Self-care is about taking care of you, so you can give your best to others. A healthy person intentionally cares for themselves, and is a more productive social worker and colleague, successful leader, and engaged family member. This interactive program provides participants with tools to support emotional, physical, and spiritual health. Join us and learn four (4) strategies to help you align your mind, body, and soul, and begin implementing your self-care practice today!

WHAT STUDENTS CAN EXPECT TO LEARN:  

Upon concluding this course, participants will be able to:  

  • Discover self-care starts with each individual and how this relates to one's professional growth 
  • Acquire techniques and resources for supporting your emotional, physical, and spiritual health 
  • Understand ethical responsibility and social work code of ethics as it relates to self-care
  • Learn 4 strategies to move your self-care to action 

About the Instructor:  

Becky Corbett, MSW, ACSW is a national speaker, trainer, and executive coach in intentional growth, leadership and career development. She is dedicated to inspiring people to lead and help communities, organiations, and individuals move ideas to action. She has over 15 years of experience increasing organizational capacity, improving leadership skills, and enhancing personal growth and development. 

 

Advanced Clinical Supervision in Social Work (Refresher Course)

Date: October 26, 2022  

Time:  9 AM - 4 PM (6 CEUs)

Location: This course is being offered exclusively on Zoom. A direct link will be sent prior to the date and time of the class. 

Course Fee: $100 

Register: Here 

About the Course: 

Using the ground-breaking work of Stephen R. Covey (Seven Habits of Highly Effective People) as a framework, this 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 work 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. 

(The class will be held as a 6 hour class to meet the expected TX State Licensing Board and BHEC new rules for continuing education requirements for LCSW-S which is currently in discussion; If the Board and BHEC CE requirements for LCSW-S remain as they are at the current 3 hours of CE requirements for the Advanced Clinical Supervision course, the course will be held as a 3 hour course). If the 3 hour course requirement does not change, the course will be held as a 3 hour course and the fee will change to $75. A CE course credit of $25 will be given to those who have registered prior to the decision to be used toward a future GCSW CE course of choice.

New rules and regulations will be covered through instruction, breakout discussions, case studies and exercises.

WHAT STUDENTS CAN EXPECT TO LEARN:  

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 
  • Learn important updates on Board changes and their impact on LCSW supervision 

About the Instructor:  

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

 

Animal-Assisted Counseling (A Roadmap to Harnessing the Therapeutic Power of the Human-Animal Bond)

Date: November 18, 2022  

Time:  9 AM - 12 PM (3 CEUs)

Location: This course is being offered exclusively on Zoom. A direct link will be sent prior to the date and time of the class. 

Course Fee: $75

Register: Here 

About the Course: 

A growing body of research supports what many professionals have already experienced with their own pets - that the human-animal bond can be emotionally, psychologically, and physically beneficial. This course offers a roadmap to mental health professionals considering taking the next step towards bringing the healing power of animals into their counseling. The fundamentals of Animal-Assisted Therapy will be covered by exploring the history of animals in counseling, clarifying terminology, discussing benefits and risks, and experiencing some AAT interventions. 

Research evidence supports that Animal-Assisted Therapy can be beneficial to a wide range of ages, genders, and cultures. It has been researched and is currently being provied in numerous countries. As such, it offers emotional healing to diverse clients. Additionally, animals typically interact with clients without consideration of their social, racial, economic, or political status, which gives clients an opportunity for genuine, healthy, therapeutic relationship.

WHAT STUDENTS CAN EXPECT TO LEARN:  

Upon concluding this course, participants will be able to:  

  • Identify characteristics of Animal-Assisted Therapy in Counseling and differentiate from other therapeutic applications of the human-animal bond
  • List at least 3 research-based benefits of partnering with animals in counseling
  • List at least 3 risks of including an animal in counseling and describe ways of mitigating those risks
  • Identify at least 3 indicators of stress and at least 3 indicators of consent for canines and equines
  • Describe at least 3 different animal-assisted counseling interventions

About the Instructor:  

Kim Sullivan, LPC, RPT, NCC lives in Round Rock, Texas, where she and her canine counseling partner, Gordon, work with clients ages 3 to adult. She also teams up with her equine counseling partners, Lewis and Rocky (a miniature donkey and miniature horse) to work with patients at nearby mental health facilities as well to engage in community support events. Kim is certified as an Animal-Assisted Counselor through Texas State University's Animal-Assisted Counseling Academy, where she also serves as a trainer. She has completed Level 2 training in Natural Lifemanship, a trauma-informed equine-based approach, and is currently engaged in the Natural Lifemanship certification process as both a Mental Health and Equine professional.

Each of the 4 courses in the Racial Justice and Liberatory Practice series can be taken separately and independently of the other courses. There are no prerequisite courses. There is a discounted fee for those that do choose to take all 4 courses.

Social Identity, Positionality & Defining Racism

Date: August 29 through September 16, 2022 

9 hours of Self-Paced instruction with 1 hour required Zoom sessions on: September 1, 8, 15, 2022 at 11-12 CST

Time:  11 AM - Noon CST (12 CEUs)

Location: This course is being offered via a combination of Zoom and self-paced coursework. A direct link will be sent prior to the date and time of the class.

Course Fee: $240

Register: Here

About the Course:

In this course, we look at racism as a system and our positions within that system, with an emphasis on social, economic and political power. We explore racial identity development and characteristics of dialogue about race and racism. We utilize book chapters, articles, videos, podcasts, websites, discussions and more as ways of learning, with a focus on theory and action.
This course is part of a larger series that will explore the historical and modern-day context of racism, white supremacy, and oppression from a systemic and interpersonal perspective. The following issues and themes will be discussed: colonization, enslavement, genocide, social construction of race, whiteness, anti-Black racism, the myth of meritocracy, racial colorblindness, the role of policy, ethics, intersectionality, sexism, heterosexism, ableism, ageism, reistance movements, and more. Participants will learn generalist frameworks and skills that contribute to a racial justice and liberatory practice.

WHAT STUDENTS CAN EXPECT TO LEARN:

Upon concluding this course, participants will be able to:
  • Identify their social identity and positionality and the implications on their practice
  • Explore concepts, theories, and definitions about what race and racism are
  • Better understand how racism operates systemically and the implications of this in the personal/professional settings they occupy

About the Instructor: 

Presented by:

Shimon Cohen, MSW, LCSW

Shimon Cohen is a social work educator, podcaster and change agent. He is passionate about racial justice and liberatory social work. He is the host and producer of the nationally recognized podcast Doin’ the Work: Frontline Stores of Social Change.

Charla Cannon Yearwood, MSSW, LCSW

Charla Cannon Yearwood is an Indianapolis based clinical social worker. Her professional work, which includes clinical services, consulting, and teaching, are all rooted in liberation. Her research interests include challenging white supremacy in the social work profession and liberation based clinical mental health care.

 

White Supremacy, White Privilege, Racism & Oppression in Social Work

Date: September 19 through October 7, 2022

9 hours of Self-Paced instruction with 1 hour required Zoom sessions on: September 22, 29, and October 6, 2022 at at 11-12 CST

Time:  11 AM - Noon CST (12 CEUs)

Location: This course is being offered via a combination of Zoom and self-paced coursework. A direct link will be sent prior to the date and time of the class.

Course Fee: $240

Register: Here

About the Course:

In this course, we look at the systems of whiteness, white supremacy, and white privilege/advantage, with an emphasis on why and how they were created and are maintained. We examine how white supremacy and racism show up within social work and are perpetuated by social work, both historically and present-day. We challenge the concept of cultural competence and look at ways to work for social change, not social control. We utilize book chapters, articles, videos, podcasts, websites, discussions and more as ways of learning, with a focus on theory and action.

This course is part of a larger series that will explore the historical and modern-day context of racism, white supremacy, and oppression from a systemic and interpersonal perspective. The following issues and themes will be discussed: colonization, enslavement, genocide, social construction of race, whiteness, anti-Black racism, the myth of meritocracy, racial colorblindness, the role of policy, ethics, intersectionality, sexism, heterosexism, ableism, ageism, reistence movements, and more. Participants will learn generalist frameworks and skills that contribute to a racial justice and liberatory practice.

WHAT STUDENTS CAN EXPECT TO LEARN:

Upon concluding this course, participants will be able to:

  • Explore concepts, theories and definitions of whiteness, white supremacy and white privilege/advantage
  • Identify the reasons why whiteness, white supremacy and white privilege/advantage were created, how they were embedded in laws, policies and dominant cultural views, and how they are maintained
  • Examine racism and white supremacy within social work, both historically and present-day, including whitewashed history, family separation, internment, surveillance, social control and discriminatory practices

About the Instructor: 

Presented by:

Shimon Cohen, MSW, LCSW

Shimon Cohen is a social work educator, podcaster and change agent. He is passionate about racial justice and liberatory social work. He is the host and producer of the nationally recognized podcast Doin’ the Work: Frontline Stores of Social Change.

Charla Cannon Yearwood, MSSW, LCSW

Charla Cannon Yearwood is an Indianapolis based clinical social worker. Her professional work, which includes clinical services, consulting, and teaching, are all rooted in liberation. Her research interests include challenging white supremacy in the social work profession and liberation based clinical mental health care.

Using Critical Race Theory & Intersectionality in Practice

Date: January 9 through January 27, 2023

9 hours of Self-Paced instruction with 1 hour required Zoom sessions on: January 12, 19, 26, 2023 at 11-12 CST

Time:  11 AM - Noon CST (12 CEUs)

Location: This course is being offered via a combination of Zoom and self-paced coursework. A direct link will be sent prior to the date and time of the class.

Course Fee: $240

Register: Here

About the Course:

In this course, we look at critical race theory and how to use it in practice. We break down the concepts of color-blind racism and the myth of meritocracy and look at how they show up in social work and related disciplines. We explore intersectionality as a framework to understand how oppression operates and how we can use this framework in our practice. We utilize book chapters, articles, videos, podcasts, websites, discussions and more as ways of learning, with a focus on theory and action.
This course is part of a larger series that will explore the historical and modern-day context of racism, white supremacy, and oppression from a systemic and interpersonal perspective. The following issues and themes will be discussed: colonization, enslavement, genocide, social construction of race, whiteness, anti-Black racism, the myth of meritocracy, racial colorblindness, the role of policy, ethics, intersectionality, sexism, heterosexism, ableism, ageism, reistence movements, and more. Participants will learn generalist frameworks and skills that contribute to a racial justice and liberatory practice.

WHAT STUDENTS CAN EXPECT TO LEARN:

Upon concluding this course, participants will be able to:
  • Explore critical race theory (CRT) as a framework for their practice
  • Examine the myths of racial colorblindness and meritocracy and how they affect their practice
  • Examine intersectionality as a framework to understand how forms of oppression operate in society and interact significantly with racism
  • Understand that intersectionality comes from a Black Feminist perspective, has a specific analysis, and is not simply "diversity"

Presented by:

Shimon Cohen, MSW, LCSW

Shimon Cohen is a social work educator, podcaster and change agent. He is passionate about racial justice and liberatory social work. He is the host and producer of the nationally recognized podcast Doin’ the Work: Frontline Stores of Social Change.

Charla Cannon Yearwood, MSSW, LCSW

Charla Cannon Yearwood is an Indianapolis based clinical social worker. Her professional work, which includes clinical services, consulting, and teaching, are all rooted in liberation. Her research interests include challenging white supremacy in the social work profession and liberation based clinical mental health care.

 

Racial Justice & Anti-Oppressive Practice

Date: January 30 through February 17, 2023

9 hours of Self-Paced instruction with 1 hour required Zoom sessions on: February 2, 9, 16, 2023 at 11-12 CST

Time:  11 AM - Noon CST (12 CEUs)

Location: This course is being offered via a combination of Zoom and self-paced coursework. A direct link will be sent prior to the date and time of the class.

Course Fee: $240

Register: Here

About the Course:

In this course, we explore how to engage in racial justice and anti-oppressive practices. We look at how to do this work at the individual level, within organizations, and at the policy level. We review dangerous myths of why the racial wealth gap exists and ways to address it. We look at the impact of current social movements, such as Black Lives Matter. We examine how challenging antisemitism and Islamophobia are essential to this work. We utilize book chapters, articles, videos, podcasts, websites, discussions and more as ways of learning, with a focus on theory and action.

This course is part of a larger series that will explore the historical and modern-day context of racism, white supremacy, and oppression from a systemic and interpersonal perspective. The following issues and themes will be discussed: colonization, enslavement, genocide, social construction of race, whiteness, anti-Black racism, the myth of meritocracy, racial colorblindness, the role of policy, ethics, intersectionality, sexism, heterosexism, ableism, ageism, reistence movements, and more. Participants will learn generalist frameworks and skills that contribute to a racial justice and liberatory practice.

WHAT STUDENTS CAN EXPECT TO LEARN:

Upon concluding this course, participants will be able to:
  • Define racial justice and anti-oppressive practice (AOP)
  • Explore strategies for implementing racial justice and AOP into their practice
  • Begin to develop a plan of action for application of racial justice and AOP into their work

About the Instructor: 

Presented by:

Shimon Cohen, MSW, LCSW

Shimon Cohen is a social work educator, podcaster and change agent. He is passionate about racial justice and liberatory social work. He is the host and producer of the nationally recognized podcast Doin’ the Work: Frontline Stores of Social Change.

Charla Cannon Yearwood, MSSW, LCSW

Charla Cannon Yearwood is an Indianapolis based clinical social worker. Her professional work, which includes clinical services, consulting, and teaching, are all rooted in liberation. Her research interests include challenging white supremacy in the social work profession and liberation based clinical mental health care.

 

 

Ethical Practices in Telehealth Services for Social Workers (Self-Paced)

Date: Ongoing beginning January 15, 2021 

Time:  24 Hours a Day/7 Days a Week (3 Ethics CEUs)

Location: This course is being offered exclusively online via Canvas. A direct link will be sent once the participant has registered.

Course Fee: $50

Register: Here

About the Course:

Technology impacts our work on a variety of fronts, service delivery and organizationally, therefore learning how to make our work HIPAA compliant will enhance protections of a client's PHI. Avenues with case scenarios and situations will illustrate the material readings along with some media sidebars. Resources are given and the state laws, federal laws and our professional ethics are given as they guide our practice in all situations.

WHAT STUDENTS CAN EXPECT TO LEARN:

This course, as part of the new normal, is vital for any clinical or macro social worker who is providing telehealth services. Upon completing this course, participants will be able to:

  • Apply the scope of practice with technology as the medium.
  • Identify the ethical standards impacting the use of technology in social work practice.
  • Identify the legal aspects needed to ensure ethical social work practice using technology.
  • Implement problem-solving with strong ethical practice

About the Instructor:

Cynthia F. Reibenstein, LCSW-S, CFSW, ACSW, DCSW, is the instructor for this course. Cynthia Reibenstein is certified in Financial Social Work and is very highly regarded throughout Texas as an expert in social work ethics. She has over 27 years of experience in a variety of settings like schools, medical and mental health facilities, as well as experience in supervision and social work consultation. She has developed effective presentations to assist colleagues, professionals, and the public in overcoming barriers that lead them to a more meaningful life. Currently, she teaches part-time at the University of Houston Graduate College of Social Work 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.

 

Record Keeping and Documentation: Ethical Challenges in Our Professionalism (Self-Paced)

Date: Ongoing beginning June 9, 2021 

Time:  24 Hours a Day/7 Days a Week (3 Ethics CEUs)

Location: This course is being offered exclusively online via Canvas. A direct link will be sent once the participant has registered.

Course Fee: $50

Register: Here

About the Course:

Record keeping and documentation are the backbone on which our professionalism stands. Without these skills we stand to lose credibility and value within our organizations, our profession and our society. Learn the skill sets that can enhance your communication, your professional worth, and your viability. The laws that govern these vital areas will be reviewed in light of issues and situations we find ourselves in our practice micro to macro. The ethical challenges present opportunities for professional growth.

A link to the newly revised NASW Code of Ethics will be sent.

WHAT STUDENTS CAN EXPECT TO LEARN:

Upon concluding this course, participants will be able to:

  • Identify ethics that involve record keeping, documentation, and storage.
  • Identify new laws that embody the rules of record-keeping, documentation and storage.
  • Understand the financial consequences of poor records management that place you at risk.
  • Learn the best possible approach to clinical records.
  • Learn the 5 steps of record keeping.

About the Instructor:

Cynthia F. Reibenstein, LCSW-S, CFSW, ACSW, DCSW, is the instructor for this course. Cynthia Reibenstein is certified in Financial Social Work and is very highly regarded throughout Texas as an expert in social work ethics. She has over 27 years of experience in a variety of settings like schools, medical and mental health facilities, as well as experience in supervision and social work consultation. She has developed effective presentations to assist colleagues, professionals, and the public in overcoming barriers that lead them to a more meaningful life. Currently, she teaches part-time at the University of Houston Graduate College of Social Work 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.

 

The Ethics and Role of Social Work in Addressing Socio-Economic Disparity and in Achieving Financial Literacy to Help Overcome It (Self-Paced)

Date: Ongoing beginning July 15, 2021 

Time:  24 Hours a Day/7 Days a Week (3 Ethics CEUs)

Location: This course is being offered exclusively online via Canvas. A direct link will be sent once the participant has registered.

Course Fee: $50

Register: Here

About the Course:

Socio-economic disparity is a reality that is under-addressed in our work. The divide impacts the client’s ability to “make ends meet” and to lead a life with the knowledge of their relationship with money and finances. Families’ livelihoods impact mental health, emotional health and is the source of many communication problems. The tension underscores a culture of poverty. Beginning with children, financial literacy can enhance their growth, and avenues to have a positive relationship with money, will close the economic gap. Social work has a role, and our ethics provide the template for addressing this both on the individual and societal levels.

WHAT STUDENTS CAN EXPECT TO LEARN:

Upon concluding this course, participants will be able to:

  • Improve their ability to address socio-economic disparity in their client’s life.
  • Enhance their ability to address the socio-economic disparity in the systems that will engage with the client.
  • Identify basic terms in financial literacy and the 2 theoretical models for financial social work.
  • Identify the ethics that guide our work with those affected by social economic disparity.
  • Apply financial health to their life.

About the Instructor:

Cynthia F. Reibenstein, LCSW-S, CFSW, ACSW, DCSW, is the instructor for this course. Cynthia Reibenstein is certified in Financial Social Work and is very highly regarded throughout Texas as an expert in social work ethics. She has over 27 years of experience in a variety of settings like schools, medical and mental health facilities, as well as experience in supervision and social work consultation. She has developed effective presentations to assist colleagues, professionals, and the public in overcoming barriers that lead them to a more meaningful life. Currently, she teaches part-time at the University of Houston Graduate College of Social Work 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.

 

Play Therapy 101: Introduction to Play Therapy (Self-Paced)

Date: Ongoing beginning August 25, 2021 

Time:  24 Hours a Day/7 Days a Week (3 Ethics CEUs)

Location: This course is being offered exclusively online via Canvas. A direct link will be sent once the participant has registered.

Course Fee: $50

Register: Here

About the Course:

This is a self-paced, recorded lecture.

This continuing education course teaches participants the basic theories of play, Play Therapy, and the neurobiological impacts of play. Participants will learn the core Therapeutic powers of play and learn through case examples how Play Therapists utilize the powers to achieve therapeutic treatment goals. Participants

will learn about the Association for Play Therapys credentialing process and requirements for becoming a Registered Play Therapist. Completion of a Post-Test and Evaluation are required for participants to earn 3 non-contact APT Approved Play Therapy continuing education hours as well as the 3 CEUs for the course.

WHAT STUDENTS CAN EXPECT TO LEARN:

Upon concluding this course, participants will be able to:

  • Differentiate between regular play and therapeutic play.
  • Describe the therapeutic powers of play and the basic elements of Play Therapy.
  • Identify the neurobiological impacts of play and Play Therapy.
  • Identify major theoretical foundations and empirical research base for Play Therapy.
  • List the requirements for the attainment of the RPT Credential and define what it means to call oneself a Play Therapist.

About the Instructor:

Steven L Parks, LCSW-S, MBA, Registered Play Therapist Supervisor (RPT-S) is the instructor for this course. Steven L. Parks is a Licensed Clinical Social Worker and Supervisor that specializes in the clinical practice with children, adolescents, and adults who have experienced trauma and attachment disruptions. Steven holds a Bachelors Degree in Psychology from Texas Tech University and both a Master of Business Administration (MBA) and Master of Social Work (MSW) from the University of Houston. Steven is also a Registered Play Therapist, Supervisor, and an Association for Play Therapy Approved Provider of Play Therapy Continuing Education. Steven is currently a lecturing faculty professor at the Graduate College of Social Work at the University of Houston and operates a part-time private practice, The Healing Place in Sugar Land, Texas.

 

Behavior Change Tools/Techniques in Our Practice of Financial Social Work - Private Practitioners, School Social Workers, Agency Case Managers (Self-Paced)

Date: Ongoing 

Time:  24 Hours a Day/7 Days a Week (3 Ethics CEUs)

Location: This course is being offered exclusively online via Canvas. A direct link will be sent once the participant has registered.

Course Fee: $50

Register: Here

About the Course:

Through this three-hour self-paced instructor-recorded course, one will become more acquainted with the tools and techniques, an overview of models, for working with clients and systems in the area of financial social work. Addressing the disparity will enhance one’s ability to provide for not only basic living and decision making but also address means in building a successful financial relationship and retirement. In the work, the tools and techniques highlighted from Motivational Interviewing an Transtheoretical Model of Change and more will also be held in one of the social work’s basic ethics, that of self-determination as well as professional growth ethics.

WHAT STUDENTS CAN EXPECT TO LEARN:

Upon concluding this course, participants will be able to:

  • To identify at least three tools/techniques in building a client’s relationship with their money
  • To identify tools/techniques in working with a clients financial habits
  • To identify how their relationship with money impacts their financial social work
  • To identify how our ethics impacts the client/worker relationship
  • To identify how motivational interviewing, the Transtheoretical Model of Behavior Change, and the Transformational learning model impacts financial wellness work

About the Instructor: 

Cynthia F. Reibenstein, LCSW-S, CFSW, ACSW, DCSW, is the instructor for this course. Cynthia Reibenstein is certified in Financial Social Work and is very highly regarded throughout Texas as an expert in social work ethics. She has over 27 years of experience in a variety of settings like schools, medical and mental health facilities, as well as experience in supervision and social work consultation. She has developed effective presentations to assist colleagues, professionals, and the public in overcoming barriers that lead them to a more meaningful life. Currently, she teaches part-time at the University of Houston Graduate College of Social Work 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.

 

Challenges and Update on Confidentiality Ethics, All Settings: Private Practice, Schools, Agencies, Healthcare and Technology! (Self-Paced)

Date: Ongoing 

Time:  24 Hours a Day/7 Days a Week (3 CEUs) 

Location: This course is being offered exclusively online via Canvas. A direct link will be sent once the participant has registered. 

Course Fee: $50 

Register: Here 

About the Course: 

Confidentiality is a core value in our profession. Through cases, scenarios and your discussion, the challenges that confidentiality holds in our work will be examined with the ethical decision-making model. Confidentiality is a core ethic that builds the relationship for effective practice. Our practice settings will bring to life some real-life situations and cases illustrating the updates we need to stay current in our practice. Come and participate! 

WHAT STUDENTS CAN EXPECT TO LEARN: 

Upon concluding this course, participants will be able to:  

  • Identify strengths to aide in maintaining confidentiality 
  • Identify vulnerable times that put confidentiality at risk 
  • Identify practice strategies to safeguard one's ethics 
  • Distinguish between privacy and confidentiality and privileged communication 
  • Grasp the many roles and relationships one has while at work 
  • Understand how the funding source impacts confidentiality 
  • Identify the updates in confidentiality areas, especially with technology 

About the Instructor:  

Cynthia F. Reibenstein, LCSW-S, CFSW, ACSW, DCSW, is the instructor for this course. Cynthia Reibenstein is certified in Financial Social Work and is very highly regarded throughout Texas as an expert in social work ethics. She has over 27 years of experience in a variety of settings like schools, medical and mental health facilities, as well as experience in supervision and social work consultation. She has developed effective presentations to assist colleagues, professionals, and the public in overcoming barriers that lead them to a more meaningful life. Currently, she teaches part-time at the University of Houston Graduate College of Social Work 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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