Continuing Education Offerings

 

The College of Social Work’s Continuing Education Program is designed to provide lifelong learning opportunities for practicing behavioral health professionals to enhance their knowledge and skills and to meet state licensing and regulation requirements for professional practice.


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Please note that not all workshops are approved for each type of professional credit. If you have specific questions about the approval of a specific course please let us know.

 

The University of Kentucky College of Social Work presents all continuing education activities for educational purposes only.  Participants are expected to utilize their own expertise and judgment while engaged in practice and in determining a program’s relevance to their professional practice. The content of the presentations is provided solely by presenters who have been selected for presentations because of recognized expertise in their field.


For more information contact Jessica Morris jessicamorris@uky.edu 859-257-5345


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Understanding and Assessing Substance Use disorders

Professor Ted Godlaski
University of Kentucky College of Social Work


Online Programming

 

CEUs: Approved for 5.0 credit hours for licensed Kentucky and Ohio social workers  and Kentucky psychologists. Approved for KY Certified Alcohol and Drug Counselors.



Cost: $50

NOTE:  You do NOT have to finish the training all at once.  When you register and pay, you will receive a password and can log in at any time.  When you are finished, you may print off your certificate

This course gives an overview of the neurobiologic and psychosocial aspects of Substance Use Disorders together with a detailed review of their DSN-IV-TR criteria. Additionally, the course offers simple methods for assessment of Substance Use Disorders using questions drawn from the "R" and "S" Schedules of the Diagnostic Interview Schedule together with other well proven structured interviews.

Module One: Past and Current Models of Addiction: moral model, sociocultural model, medical model, psychological model, biopsychosocial model.

Module Two:
Neurobiology of Addiction and the Lessons of Early Animal Models: explores the function of the mesolymbic reward circuit, its connection with decision making and planning in the prefrontal cortex, and the effect of various substances on this central behavioral driver, describes the process of tolerance and craving in the neurons of the nucleus accumbens, reviews the work of Ellison and Seigal in early animal models emphasizing the role of stress and psychosocial conditions as part of the etiology of dependence.

Module Three:
Substance Dependence: reviews in detail the DSM-IV-TR criteria for Substance Dependence with emphasis on the underlying contructs and sample methods of assessment as well as an exploration of the sociocultural biases built into the criteria.

Module Four: Substance Abuse: reviews the DSM-IV-TR criteria for Substance Abuse Disorders with emphasis on the underlying construct and sample methods of assessment as well as an exploration of the sociocultural biases built into the criteria. In addition, this section discusses the appropriate level of care using the American Society on Addiction Medicine Patient Placement Criteria.

Module Five: Comorbidity: briefly reviews the other psychiatric disorders most frequently found in conjunction with Substance Use Disorders, emphasizing the need for practitioners to be alert to the presence of these other disorders and to move toward integrated treatment.




"HIV/AIDS: It Can Happen to You"

Mark A. Johnson and Annette Brooks
Lexington-Fayette County Health Department

Online Programming

 

CEUs: Approved for 2.0 credit hours for licensed Kentucky and Ohio social workers and Kentucky psychologists. Approved for KY Certified Alcohol and Drug Counselors.



Cost:
$50

This workshop will focus on HIV/AIDS education, information dissemination, current statistics and epidemiology, HIV testing and medical updates. The ultimate goal is to provide new ideas and practical information to professionals to prevent the further spread of HIV/AIDS. A personal story of survival is shared.

"Understanding, Avoiding, and Defusing Unwanted Symptoms or Behaviors in Persons with Dementia"

Barbara Helm, MA
Educational Services Coordinator
Council on Aging
University of Kentucky College of Public Health

Online Programming

 

CEUs: Approved for 3.0 credit hours for licensed Kentucky and Ohio social workers and Kentucky psychologists. Approved for KY Certified Alcohol and Drug Counselors.


Cost: $25

Caring for people with AD and similar dementias can be challenging. These diseases affect a person's perceptions, judgment, understanding, sense of well-being, security, and responses to certain stimuli. It is important for caregivers to understand the kinds of things that may trigger certain responses. It is also important that caregivers be familiar with the life story so that appropriate diversions may be offered to defuse unwanted symptoms. This presentation identifies common symptoms, triggers, and approaches.

"Screening for Substance Use Disorders in Social Work Practice"

Professor Ted Godlaski
University of Kentucky College of Social Work

Online Programming

CEUs: Approved for 1.5 credit hours for licensed Kentucky and Ohio social workers  and Kentucky psychologists. Approved for KY Certified Alcohol and Drug Counselors.

Cost: $30

This brief continuing education online workshop is a practical presentation of why and how to screen for the presence of Substance Use Disorders in clinical practice. It offers a clear rationale of why screening for Substance Use Disorders is important in clinical practice and practical methods for implementing a standard screening procedure that is quick, inexpensive, and accurate. The presentation discusses the commonly used screening methods with an explanation of the value and shortcomings of each method. A variety of screening instruments are discussed, all of them in the public domain.

"Cognitive Node Link Mapping: A Very Helpful Treatment Technique"

Professor Ted Godlaski
University of Kentucky College of Social Work

Online Programming

CEUs: Approved for 1.5 credit hours for licensed Kentucky and Ohio social workers and Kentucky psychologists . Approved for KY Certified Alcohol and Drug Counselors.

Cost: $30

This online workshop presents a cognitive treatment approach that is easy to learn and which can be very helpful in many areas of clinical practice. Node Link Mapping was developed at the Behavioral Research Institute at Texas Christian University and was incorporated into the rural therapy protocol developed at the University of Kentucky. Essentially, Node Link Mapping is a visual way to represent the often complex relationships among the thoughts, feelings, and experiences of clients in a way that makes it much easier to see the specific kinds of connections and relationships among them. It can be used either in individual therapy or in group therapy and has the added benefit of focusing the interaction on a specific set of problems or experiences, decreasing the amount of wandering or avoidance that often occurs in therapeutic interaction.

"Helping Families Have Meaningful Visits"

Barbara J. Helm, MA
Educational Services Coordinator
University of Kentucky College of Public Health

Online Programming

CEUs: 1.5 credit hours for licensed Kentucky and Ohio social workers and Kentucky psychologists. Approved for KY Certified Alcohol and Drug Counselors.

Cost: $30

For most people who have a loved one in a long-term care facility, visiting can be an uncomfortable experience. Because of the discomfort and often because the individual cannot "give back," visits become fewer and farther between. This seminar provides suggestions for family members and friends who visit residential settings to have a more meaningful visit for all concerned. Suggestions are provided for visiting both the cognitively impaired and the cognitively in tact.

"Spirituality and Social Work Practice"

Blake L. Jones, MSW, LCSW, Ph.D.
University of Kentucky College of Social Work

Online Programming

CEUs: 1.5 credit hours for licensed Kentucky and Ohio social workers and Kentucky psychologists. Approved for KY Certified Alcohol and Drug Counselors.

Cost: $30

Social workers and other mental health professionals are increasingly being called upon to complete a "bio-psycho-social-spiritual" assessment. This experiential workshop will use music, video, lecture, and small group exercises to discuss the spiritual needs of clients and how to assess them. The workshop will also give participants a chance to work through ethical dilemmas in which personal spiritual values conflict with client choices.

"Is the Child's Mother Around to Give More Information? Valuing Fathers in Social Service Agencies"

Blake L. Jones, Ph.D., LCSW
University of Kentucky College of Social Work

Online Programming

CEUs: Approved for 1.0 credit hours for licensed Kentucky and Ohio social workers and Kentucky psychologists. Approved for KY Certified Alcohol and Drug Counselors.

Cost: $25

A colleague once related the story that he took his sick child to the doctor and was asked if the "mother was around so we can REALLY find out about the child's symptoms." This workshop will explore the origins of the "fatherhood" movement, discuss the current literature surrounding clinical issues and fatherhood, and provide strategies for how to include fathers in clinical and non-clinical decisions in social service agencies.

"Clinical Applications of Mindfulness: Bringing Presence, Openness and Compassion into Therapy"

Keith Haas, MSW, LCSW
University of Kentucky Healthcare

Friday, May 9
9:00 a.m.- 4:30 p.m. EST


Location: Hospice of the Bluegrass Lexington Clinical Office, 2409 Members Way, Lexington
Directions can be found at http://www.hospicebg.org/lexington.html
CEUs: Approved for 6.0 credit hours by the Kentucky Board of Social Work, the Kentucky Board of Psychological Examiners, the Kentucky Board of Certified Alcohol and Drug Counselors, and by the Ohio Counselor, Social Worker, and Marriage and Family Therapist Board, Kentucky Licensed Professional Counseling Board.
Cost: $120

The practice of Mindfulness has become a significant force in the field of mental health, with an ever-increasing range of applicability and a deepening base of empirical support.  Clinicians are finding that the cultivation of mindful awareness, which entails attending to present moment experience with openness, acceptance and compassion, helps patients struggling with a wide variety of difficulties, from chronic pain/illness to depression, anxiety and substance abuse problems.  What's more, clinicians themselves are benefitting from this practice as it helps them develop resilience and presence in the face of the daily suffering of their patients.  Mindfulness is not merely a technique, but a way of being, in which one's relationship to pain is transformed in such a way that we are able to remain effective, engaged and in touch with our values amidst the constant wave of difficulties life throws our way.

 

Those attending this training should come ready to engage the material with their hearts, bodies and minds.  To learn about and cultivate the way of Mindfulness is not achieved by the intellect; it is by nature an experiential, non-conceptual pursuit.  That said, participants will be asked to take part in a variety of experiential exercises meant to bring the central points of this training to life.  If you are interested in learning how to cultivate the ability to stay present, engaged and effective in the face of life's difficulties, and help your patients do the same, then please join us.

 



"HIV/AIDS: It Can Happen to You"

Mark A Johnson, MSW
Lexington-Fayette County Health Department

Wednesday, May 14
9:00 a.m.- 12:00 p.m. EST


Location: Hospice of the Bluegrass Center for Grief and Education, 2409 Greatstone Point, Lexington
Directions can be found at http://hospicebg.org/lexington.html
CEUs: 3.0 CEUs Approved by the Kentucky Board of Social Work, the Kentucky Psychology Board, the Kentucky CADC Board, and the Kentucky LPCC Board. Approved for social work credit by the Ohio Counselor, Social Worker and Marriage and Family Therapist Board. Approved by the Indiana Behavioral Health and Human Services Board.
Cost: $60


This workshop will focus on HIV/AIDS education, information dissemination, HIV testing and medical updates. The ultimate goal is to provide new ideas and practical information to professionals to prevent the further spread of HIV/AIDS. This workshop fulfills the mandatory HIV training requirement for helping professionals.




"Understanding Domestic Violence"

Darlene Thomas, MSW
Executive Director, Bluegrass Domestic Violence Program

Wednesday, May 14
1:30 p.m.- 4:30 p.m. EST

Location: Hospice of the Bluegrass Center for Grief and Education, 2409 Greatstone Point, Lexington
Directions can be found at http://hospicebg.org/lexington.html
CEUs: 3.0 CEUs Approved by the Kentucky Board of Social Work, the Kentucky Psychology Board, the Kentucky CADC Board, and the KY LPCC Board. Approved for social work credit by the Ohio Counselor, Social Worker and Marriage and Family Therapist Board. Approved by the Indiana Behavioral Health and Human Services Board.
Cost: $60

The presenter will explore multiple issues, factors, and systems as they relate to intimate partner violence and children who are exposed to batterers. The workshop will allow for exploration and discussion regarding appropriate, proactive, safe interventions when addressing families surviving intimate partner abuse. This workshop fulfills the domestic violence requirement for helping professionals.



"Social Work Ethics for Licensure Renewal"

Blake L Jones, Ph.D., LCSW
University of Kentucky College of Social Work

Friday, May 16
9:00 a.m.- 12:00 p.m. EST


Location: Hospice of the Bluegrass Lexington Clinical Office, 2409 Members Way, Lexington
Directions can be found at http://hospicebg.org/lexington.html
CEUs: Approved for 3.0 credit hours for licensed Kentucky, Ohio, and Indiana Social Workers. Fulfills the Ethics requirement for Social Workers.
Cost: $60

This  workshop will address ethical standards as set forth in 201 KAR 23:080 and the Code of Ethics. Through cases discussions, lecture, and small group activities, participants will discuss ethical decision-making as it relates to the Code of Ethics as well as moral principles and guidelines.  Special emphasis will be placed on the issues of confidentiality and boundaries. Participants will review the 201 KAR 23:080 regulation with regard to social work ethics, and practice implications will be explored.  Each participant will receive a copy of the Code of Ethics.


"Understanding Pediatric Abusive Head Trauma"

Jessica Morris, CSW
University of Kentucky College of Social Work

Friday, May 16
1:30 p.m.- 3:30 p.m. EST


Location: Hospice of the Bluegrass Lexington Clinical Office, 2409 Members Way, Lexington
Directions can be found at http://hospicebg.org/lexington.html
CEUs: 2.0 CEUs Approved by the Kentucky Board of Social Work, the Kentucky Psychology Board, the Kentucky CADC Board, and the KY LPCC Board. Approved for social work credit by the Ohio Counselor, Social Worker and Marriage and Family Therapist Board. Approved by the Indiana Behavioral Health and Human Services Board.
Cost: $45

Pursuant to legislation passed in the 2010 Kentucky General Assembly, training on the recognition and prevention of Pediatric Abusive Head Trauma (aka – shaken baby syndrome) is mandated for many professionals including certified and licensed social workers.  The training is intended to assist in preventing Pediatric Abusive Head Trauma by providing information on risk factors, diagnostic indicators and strategies for soothing a crying infant.  Additionally, attendees will learn strategies for working with families in various capacities as a tool for the prevention of Pediatric Abusive Head Trauma. This session will allow attendees to be in compliance with the mandated education.


Learning Objectives


Participants will be prepared to:


1.) identify common risk factors and dynamics associated with Pediatric Abusive Head Trauma


2.) describe diagnostic criteria and physical mechanism of brain injury


3.) describe the potential outcomes for a child who suffers from Pediatric Abusive Head Trauma


4.) share soothing techniques with families as a tool for preventing Pediatric Abusive Head Trauma


5.) identify evidence based models of prevention based on effective strategies for soothing infants




"HIV/AIDS: It Can Happen To You"

Mark A Johnson, MSW
Lexington-Fayette County Health Department

Wednesday, June 4
9:00 a.m.- 12:00 p.m. EST

Location: Hospice of the Bluegrass Center for Grief and Education, 2409 Greatstone Point, Lexington
Directions can be found at http://hospicebg.org/lexington.html
CEUs: 3.0 CEUs Approved by the Kentucky Board of Social Work, the Kentucky Psychology Board, the Kentucky CADC Board, and the KY LPCC Board. Approved for social work credit by the Ohio Counselor, Social Worker and Marriage and Family Therapist Board. Approved by the Indiana Behavioral Health and Human Services Board.
Cost: $60

This workshop will focus on HIV/AIDS education, information dissemination, HIV testing and medical updates. The ultimate goal is to provide new ideas and practical information to professionals to prevent the further spread of HIV/AIDS. This workshop fulfills the mandatory HIV training requirement for helping professionals.



"Understanding Domestic Violence"

Darlene Thomas, MSW
Executive Director, Bluegrass Domestic Violence Program

Wednesday, June 4
1:30 p.m.- 4:30 p.m. EST

Location: Hospice of the Bluegrass Center for Grief and Education, 2409 Greatstone  Point, Lexington
Directions can be found at http://hospicebg.org/lexington.html
CEUs: 3.0 CEUs Approved by the Kentucky Board of Social Work, the Kentucky Psychology Board, the Kentucky CADC Board, and the KY LPCC Board. Approved for social work credit by the Ohio Counselor, Social Worker and Marriage and Family Therapist Board. Approved by the Indiana Behavioral Health and Human Services Board.
Cost: $60


The presenter will explore multiple issues, factors, and systems as they relate to intimate partner violence and children who are exposed to batterers. The workshop will allow for exploration and discussion regarding appropriate, proactive, safe interventions when addressing families surviving intimate partner abuse. This workshop fulfills the domestic violence requirement for helping professionals.




"Social Work Ethics for Licensure Renewal"

Blake L Jones, Ph.D., LCSW
University of Kentucky College of Social Work

Friday, June 13
9:00 a.m.- 12:00 p.m. EST


Location: Hospice of the Bluegrass Lexington Clinical Office, 2409 Members Way, Lexington
Directions can be found at http://hospicebg.org/lexington.html
CEUs: Approved for 3.0 credit hours for licensed Kentucky, Ohio, and Indiana Social Workers.
Fulfills the Ethics requirement for Social Workers.
Cost: $60

This  workshop will address ethical standards as set forth in 201 KAR 23:080 and the Code of Ethics. Through cases discussions, lecture, and small group activities, participants will discuss ethical decision-making as it relates to the Code of Ethics as well as moral principles and guidelines.  Special emphasis will be placed on the issues of confidentiality and boundaries. Participants will review the 201 KAR 23:080 regulation with regard to social work ethics, and practice implications will be explored.  Each participant will receive a copy of the Code of Ethics.



"Understanding Pediatric Abusive Head Trauma"

Jessica Morris, CSW
University of Kentucky College of Social Work

Friday, June 13
1:30 p.m.- 3:30 p.m. EST

Location: Hospice of the Bluegrass Lexington Clinical Office, 2409 Members Way, Lexington
Directions can be found at http://hospicebg.org/lexington.html
CEUs: 2.0 CEUs Approved by the Kentucky Board of Social Work, the Kentucky Psychology Board, the Kentucky CADC Board, and the KY LPCC Board. Approved for social work credit by the Ohio Counselor, Social Worker and Marriage and Family Therapist Board. Approved by the Indiana Behavioral Health and Human Services Board.
Cost: $45

Pursuant to legislation passed in the 2010 Kentucky General Assembly, training on the recognition and prevention of Pediatric Abusive Head Trauma (aka – shaken baby syndrome) is mandated for many professionals including certified and licensed social workers.  The training is intended to assist in preventing Pediatric Abusive Head Trauma by providing information on risk factors, diagnostic indicators and strategies for soothing a crying infant.  Additionally, attendees will learn strategies for working with families in various capacities as a tool for the prevention of Pediatric Abusive Head Trauma. This session will allow attendees to be in compliance with the mandated education.


Learning Objectives


Participants will be prepared to:


1.) identify common risk factors and dynamics associated with Pediatric Abusive Head Trauma


2.) describe diagnostic criteria and physical mechanism of brain injury


3.) describe the potential outcomes for a child who suffers from Pediatric Abusive Head Trauma


4.) share soothing techniques with families as a tool for preventing Pediatric Abusive Head Trauma


5.) identify evidence based models of prevention based on effective strategies for soothing infants




"Preparation for the Bachelor's Level Exams in Social Work Practice"

Sophia Dziegielewski, PhD, LISW
University of Central Florida

Friday, June 20
8:30 a.m.- 4:30 p.m. EST

Location: Hospice of the Bluegrass Lexington Clinical Office, 2409 Members Way, Lexington
Directions can be found at http://hospicebg.org/lexington.html
CEUs: Approved for 7.0 hours by the Kentucky Board of Social Work, the Indiana Behavioral Health and Licensing Board and the Ohio Counselor, Social Worker and Marriage and Family Therapist Board.
Cost: $147

This course offers strategies for taking the Master’s, Advanced Generalist, or Clinical level of the social work licensure exam required by the state of Kentucky. Topics covered include test-taking strategies; assessment, diagnosis, and intervention planning; direct and indirect practice; theories, principles, and techniques of communication; professional relationships, professional values, ethics and policies governing service, and issues of diversity; clinical supervision, staff development, practice management, administration, and service delivery; and elements of therapeutic communication and worker/client relationships. Sample tests and individualized support are provided.

 






"Preparation for the Master's/Clinical Level Exams in Social Work Practice"

Sophia Dziegielewski, PhD, LISW
University of Central Florida

Friday and Saturday, June 20-21
8:30 a.m.- 4:30 p.m. EST


Location: Hospice of the Bluegrass Lexington Clinical Office, 2409 Members Way, Lexington
Directions can be found at http://hospicebg.org/lexington.html
CEUs: Approved for 14.0 hours by the Kentucky Board of Social Work, the Indiana Behavioral Health and Licensing Board, and the Ohio Counselor, Social Worker and Marriage and Family Therapist Board.
Cost: $295

This course offers strategies for taking the Master’s, Advanced Generalist, or Clinical level of the social work licensure exam required by the state of Kentucky. Topics covered include test-taking strategies; assessment, diagnosis, and intervention planning; direct and indirect practice; theories, principles, and techniques of communication; professional relationships, professional values, ethics and policies governing service, and issues of diversity; clinical supervision, staff development, practice management, administration, and service delivery; and elements of therapeutic communication and worker/client relationships. Sample tests and individualized support are provided.

 






"Adolescents and Young Adults on the Autism Spectrum in Psychotherapy"

Eva Markham, Ed.D., Licensed Psychologist
University of Louisville School of Medicine

Wednesday, June 25
9:00 a.m.- 12:00 p.m. EST


Location: Hospice of the Bluegrass Center for Grief and Education, 2409 Greatstone Point, Lexington
Directions can be found at http://www.hospicebg.org/lexington.html
CEUs: Approved for 3.0 credit hours by the Kentucky Board of Social Work, the Kentucky Board of Psychological Examiners, the Kentucky Board of Certified Alcohol and Drug Counselors and by the Ohio Counselor, Social Worker, and Marriage and Family Therapist Board. Credit for Kentucky Board of Licensed Professional Counselors and Kentucky Licensed Marriage and Family Therapists pending.
Cost: $60

Persons having autism spectrum disorders are just as likely as others to have concerns that might be approached through therapy. Many therapists, however, report feeling uncertain about how best to approach the needs of this population. In a number of cases, traditional techniques, such as Cognitive-Behavioral Treatment for anxiety are appropriate. In order to work effectively with this population, the clinician must be aware of the core symptoms of autism, and how these symptoms might present challenges in doing therapy. This workshop will present ways to enhance success in therapy for these clients.



"LCSW Supervision According to Kentucky Law"

Edwin Hackney, MSW, LCSW, CADC
Private Practice Consultant

Wednesday, June 25
1:30 p.m.- 4:30 p.m. EST

Location: Hospice of the Bluegrass Center for Grief and Education, 2409 Greatstone Point, Lexington
Directions can be found at http://hospicebg.org/lexington.html
CEUs: Approved for 3.0 credit hours for licensed Kentucky, Ohio, and Indiana Social Workers. This training fulfills the LCSW Supervision training requirement.
Cost: $60

Providing supervision for a therapist who is pursuing his or her LCSW can be both challenging and fraught with danger. At the end of this workshop, the participant will have increased knowledge of the legal and ethical requirements as specified in KRS.335; understand the supervisor/supervisee relationship and be able to appropriately complete a supervision contract; understand the Code of Ethical Conduct as specified in 201 KAR 23:080; have increased awareness of the ethical dilemmas that may arise in the supervision of social work practice; identify methods used in the provision of supervision.



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