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Continuing Education Workshops

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The School of Social Work Continuing Education Program is committed to provide accessible and affordable ongoing learning opportunities for practicing social workers. Workshops offered throughout the year focus on a variety of topics that help enhance the skills and knowledge for effective practice with the populations of New Mexico.

In keeping with the school’s mission, several workshops focus on working with Hispanic and Native American populations of New Mexico and the Southwest. These workshops meet the required continuing education licensure renewal requirements as set forth by the NMSWEB.

Most workshops are on site in Santa Fe, Las Vegas, Albuquerque, Rio Rancho, Roswell and Farmington. The array of locations allows participants access to ongoing professional development.

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Month

November || December || January || February || March || April || May || June || July


November 2018

Title: Politics of Indian Identity
Location: NMHU Las Vegas Campus, 806 Douglas Ave., Lora Shields Bldg.
Presenter: Dr. Rebecca Moore, Ph.D.
Description: This workshop presents an overview of historical Indian-White relations; how the politics of identity contributes to larger socio-political issues and why developing community initiated education strategies for survival are critical.
Date: November 16, 2018
Time: 8:30 a.m. – noon
CEUs:  3 Cultural
Cost: $35.

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December 2018

Title: Doing Therapy with 1st Responders
Location: Santa Fe Higher Education Center, 1950 Siringo Rd.
Presenter: Mary Baca, LPCC, CCTP
Description: This workshop will look at the specialized needs of first responders and how to help them in their time of need.  We will look at personality characteristics, avoidant behaviors and explore aspects of the occupation that cause acute stress and PTSD.
Date: December 14, 2018
Time: 9 a.m. – 12:30 p.m.
CEUs: 3
Cost: $35.

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February 2019

Title: Soothing our Nervous System: An Embodied Approach to Integration and Well-being
Location:  Santa Fe Higher Education Center, 1950 Siringo Rd.
Presenter: Silvia Stenitzer, MA, LPCC, LMT
Description: In this experiential workshop, participants will learn about group dynamics and how to use them for best possible outcomes with clients.  We will practice specific experiential and embodied exercises to create a cohesive and supportive environment and learn how these avenues provide us with a window into unconscious patterns and behavior.
Date: February 1, 2019
Time: 10 a.m. – 5 p.m.
CEUs: 5.5
Cost: $60.

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Title: The Emotional Journey for Families with Children of Special Needs
Location: NMHU Albuquerque Campus, 5041 Indian School Rd., NE
Presenter: John Chimarusti, Ph.D.
Description: This workshop is designed to look at the emotional journey for families who have children with special needs and what they go through.  We will also discuss some of the transitional issues that mental health providers should consider when working within a child’s life span from ages 0-21.
Date: February 8, 2019
Time: 9 a.m.– 4 p.m.
CEUs: 5.5
Cost: $60.

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Title:  EMDR, Brain Spotting and the Traumatized Brain
Location: NMHU Rio Rancho Campus, 1700 Grande Blvd.
Description: Psychological trauma affects the brain and the body.  Sometimes traditional talk therapies fail and the mental health sectors become a revolving door.  We will discuss how trauma is stored in the body and how to help our clients reclaim their personal power in their lives.  This workshop covers a basic introduction to eye movement desensitization, reprocessing, brain spotting and self-directed spiritual practices and how they heal traumatized brain and body.
Presenter: Sharon Baty, Ph.D., LPCC
Time: 9 a.m.– 1 p.m.
Date: February 15, 2019
CEUs: 3.5
Cost: $40.

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Title: Feminist Multicultural Counseling: Advanced Techniques
Location: NMHU Rio Rancho Campus, 1700 Grande Blvd.
Description: Feminist multicultural counseling operates on the premise of egalitarianism and views clients as their own best experts from a perspective of positive coping rather than pathology.  This workshop will provide some advanced techniques of feminist multicultural counseling with the applied topics of domestic violence and body politics.  It will also include interactive discussion and experiential activities that will facilitate learning and how to incorporate feminist multicultural counseling techniques into practice.
Presenter: Linda Najjar, Ph.D.
Time: 1–4:30 p.m.
Date: February 22, 2019
CEUs: 3 Cultural
Cost: $40.

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March 2019

Title: Starting a Private Practice
Location: NMHU Rio Rancho Campus, 1700 Grande Blvd.
Presenter: Stephen Ratcliff, MA, LPCC
Description: This workshop will focus on practical tips and important information needed for launching out on your own as a clinician and “hanging up your shingle.”  We will alternate between discussion of relevant ethical and practical issues to tips on marketing, basic business and dealing with managed care insurance companies.
Date:  March 1, 2019
Time: 9 a.m.– 4:30 p.m.
CEUs: 6
Cost: $65.

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Title:  Working with Religious and Spiritual Beliefs in Therapy
Location:  Santa Fe Higher Education Center, 1950 Siringo Rd.
Presenter: Elaine Casquarelli, LMHC
Description: This workshop will focus on addressing religious or spiritual faith in therapy.  We will explore the importance of attending to these issues and discuss related interventions, difficulties therapists may experience when their own spirituality conflicts with their clients’ faith and ways of effectively working through these experiences for the benefit of the client.
Date: March 8, 2019
Time: 9 a.m. – 4 p.m.
CEUs: 5.5
Cost: $60.

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Title:  Greening the Lifecycle: Art, Aging and Nature
Location:  NMHU Albuquerque Campus, 5041 Indian School Rd., NE
Presenter:  Madeline Rugh, Ph.D.
Description:  In this art and nature workshop, we will learn about the relationship between the biological metamorphosis of the aging body and the ecological principle that all life transforms and changes.  Participants will experience nature based exercises related to the three ecological principles processed through art making in a relaxed and non-judgmental atmosphere.  We will be creating an “elder doll” from both natural and human made materials with the goal of working toward healing our narrow perceptions of growing old as well as healing our disconnect from the natural world.
Date: March 15, 2019
Time: 9 a.m. – 4:30 p.m.
CEUs: 6
Cost: $65.

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Title: Transgender 101
Location: NMHU Rio Rancho Campus, 1700 Grande Blvd.
Presenter: Adrien Lawyer
Description: We will do an introduction to transgender people, our lives and issues and recommended etiquette.  Transgender people are often not known and understood by others. This workshop is meant to address the lack of information and experience to those who provide services.  The objective is to engage in dialogue with members of the transgender community and personalize transgender folks and to increase visibility and awareness while decreasing the discrimination, fear and hostility that is often directed towards these communities.
Date:  March 22, 2019
Time: 9 a.m.– 4 p.m.
CEUs: 5.5
Cost: $60.
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April 2019

Title:  Unhealthy Relationships: Understanding Attachment and Betrayal Bonds
Location:  NMHU Rio Rancho Campus, 1700 Grande Blvd.
Presenter: Sharon Baty, Ph.D.
Description: This workshop will look at helping the client understand the “why” of attraction to unhealthy relationships and can help facilitate the change process within the client.  This workshop will define 8 perspectives that explain why people become drawn to and stay in unhealthy relationships.
Date: April 5, 2019
Time:  9 a.m.– 4:30 p.m.
CEUs: 6
Cost: $65.

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Title: Attachment and Trauma
Location: Santa Fe, Higher Education Center, 1950 Siringo Rd.
Presenter: Gwen Sperling, MSW, LCSW
Description: What are the after effects of being raised in impoverished environments?  What neurobiological changes take place in the brain?  Why is the client/therapist relationship key to the healing process?  We will discuss how environments affect the developing brain and personality and how interventions can address the deficits of trauma.
Date: April 12, 2019
Time: 9 a.m. – 4 p.m.
CEUs: 5.5
Cost: $60.

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Title: Prevention Ethics
Location:  ENMU Roswell Campus, Instructional Center Bldg. 58-A University Blvd.
Presenter: Bob Phillips, Ph.D, LMSW, LADAC
Description:   The goal of the Prevention Ethics workshop is to provide the Prevention Professionals with the knowledge and critical thinking skills needed to participate in decisions that will affect the individuals and communities they work with.  This workshop will help the participants understand and develop a definition of ethics based on current requirements and past historical experiences. We will discuss the identification of federal and state agency regulations and guidelines be followed in their profession. Finally, we will offer an opportunity to develop and plan of action for your agency or practice.
Date: April 26, 2019
Time: 9 a.m. – 4:30 p.m.
CEUs: 6 Ethics
Cost: $65.

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May 2019

Title: Rites of Passage: Culture of Recovery and Addiction and the Recovery of Culture
Location: NMHU Rio Rancho Campus, 1700 Grande Blvd.
Presenter: Charles Baca, LADAC
Description: This workshop will explore in depth exactly how cultural Anthropology’s Rites of Passage model explains the ritualistic transformation process and changes from non-drug/ETOH using individuals, to severe substance dependent individuals and various recovery cultures and how the clinician can help create healthy change.
Date: May 3, 2019
Time: 9 a.m.– 4:30 p.m.
CEUs: 6 Cultural
Cost: $65.

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Title: Supporting Clients with Addictions: Learning the 12 Steps and Selected 12 Step Groups
Location: Santa Fe, Higher Education Center, 1950 Siringo Rd.
Presenter: Judith Bailie, MA, Div.
Description: AA is a 12 step rehabilitation program that helps countless people who cope with alcoholism.  This workshop will examine the history, growth, basic 12 steps and other groups grown out of the first model.
Date: May 10, 2019
Time: 9 a.m.– 4 p.m.
CEUs: 5.5
Cost: $60.

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Title: How to Identify the Narcissist in Your Life
Location: Santa Fe, Higher Education Center, 1950 Siringo Rd.
Presenter: Gwen Sperling, MSW, LCSW
Description: In this workshop, we will cover all the key features, behaviors, emotional states and patterns of both the narcissist and the people the narcissist impacts.  People are encouraged to bring their stories of working with an individual who is a narcissist.
Date: May 17, 2019
Time: 9 a.m.– 4 p.m
CEUs: 5.5
Cost: $60.

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Title: Clinical Psychotherapy Ethics
Location: NMHU Albuquerque Campus, 5041 Indian School Rd. NE
Presenter: Stephen Ratcliff, MA, LPCC
Description: This workshop will discuss relevant recent legal malpractice concerns, ethical code revisions, federal law changes, ethical technological concerns and shifts in the field of psychotherapy to help the practitioner keep up with the rapidly evolving trends in clinical ethics.
Date: May 24, 2019
Time: 9 a.m. – 4:30 p.m.
CEUs:  6 Ethics
Cost: $65.

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Title: Native Americans Grief and Substance Abuse
Presenter: Rick Froyd, Ph.D.
Location: Farmington, San Juan College 4601 College Blvd. Rm TBA
Description: The objective of this workshop is to provide information as we explore the unique and complex issues of treating unresolved grief in the context of the Native American cultural norms in a Northwestern New Mexico substance abuse treatment setting.
Date: May 31, 2019
Time: 9 a.m. – 4:30 p.m.
CEUs: 6 Cultural
Cost: $65.

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June 2019

Title: Everything you Wanted to Know About Indians but Were Afraid to Ask
Location: NMHU Rio Rancho Campus, 1700 Grande Blvd.
Presenter: Charles Baca, LADAC
Description: This workshop will define the role “Rite of Passage” plays in treatment within the Native American and other populations.  We will look at negative cultural and clinical stereotypes of American Indians and how they refute treatment; along with the historical relationship between Native Americans and ETOH.  We will examine the “dignity model” as it relates to providing treatment to Natives and for those working in tribal agencies.
Date: June 7, 2019
Time: 9 a.m. – 4:30 p.m.
CEUs:  6 Cultural
Cost: $65.

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Title: Dream Therapy
Location:  NMHU Albuquerque Campus, 5041 Indian School Rd., NE
Presenter:  Mark Dyke, Ph.D.
Description: Dreams are one of the ways in which the unconscious-self communicates with the conscious self.  Dreams have the capacity to remind us of what we know and can inform us of new aspects of our personalities that want to be acknowledged. In this workshop, we will learn how to do dream work from a Jungian perspective.   We will learn how to encourage dreams, learn the language of dreams and reoccurring themes or images and learn how to work with this knowledge.
Date:  June 14, 2019
Time: 1– 5:30 p.m.
CEUs: 4
Cost: $45.

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Title: PTSD: A Common Disorder That May Not Always Be Recognized
Location: NMHU Las Vegas Campus, 806 Douglas Ave., Lora Shields Bldg.
Presenter: Gwen Sperling, MSW, LCSW
Description:  PTSD:  What exactly is it?  What causes it?  What are the demographics and what populations has literature found highest in frequency?  How can it be treated and what are the co-morbid illnesses?  What is the neurobiology of it?  These questions will be discussed throughout the day in additions to role plays.
Date: June 21, 2019
Time: 9 a.m.– 4 p.m.
CEUs: 5.5
Cost: $60.

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Title: Curanderismo: Medicina Tradicional Mesoamericana
Location: NMHU Albuquerque Campus, 5041 Indian School Rd., NE
Presenter: Julie Zuniga, Ph.D.
Description: This workshop will provide information on the history, traditions and rituals of Curanderismo.  We will explore how our ancestors used traditional healing/spiritual methods and how that has shaped our cultural diversity over time and what the future of Curanderismo might be.  The workshop will include demonstrations and hands-on activities of Curanderismo rituals.
Date:  June 28, 2019
Time: 1– 5 p.m.
CEUs: 3.5  Cultural
Cost: $40.

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July 2019

Title: Ethics in Indian Country
Location: NMHU Las Vegas Campus, 806 Douglas Ave., Lora Shields Bldg.
Presenter: Charles Baca, LADAC
Description: This workshop will define and explore how Colonialism has affected the Native American workplace.  We will discuss the role negative cultural and clinical stereotypes of Native Americans affect intertribal dynamics and professional ethics.
Date: July 12, 2019
Time: 9 a.m.– 4:30 p.m.
CEUs: 6 Ethics
Cost: $65.

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Title: Unhealthy Relationships: Understanding Attachment and Betrayal Bonds
Location: NMHU Albuquerque Campus, 5041 Indian School Rd. NE
Presenter: Sharon Baty, Ph.D.
Description: This workshop will look at helping the client understand the “why” of attraction to unhealthy relationships and can help facilitate the change process within the client.  This workshop will define 8 perspectives that explain why people become drawn to and stay in unhealthy relationships.
Date: July 19, 2019
Time: 9 a.m.– 4:30 p.m.
CEUs: 6
Cost: $65.

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Contact

Lou Ann Romero, Coordinator
School of Social Work
Continuing Education Program
Box 9000
Las Vegas, NM 87701
Ph: 505.454.3087
Fax: 505.454.3290
Email: laromero@nmhu.edu

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Registration Information

How to register:

  • To register for a workshop, email or call Lou Ann Romero at laromero@nmhu.edu 505.454.3087 with the following information: Full name, phone number, workshop date, title and email address. A confirmation will be sent via email verifying registration.
  • Full payment is required regardless of the time people show up. Participants must arrive on time to the workshop to get full CEU credit, otherwise we are required to prorate the CEUs. We encourage all attendees to research the locations of each workshop ahead of time to ensure on time arrival.

Important Information:

  • Payment is due the day of the workshop via check, money order or purchase order. We are not set up to take accept credit cards. No refunds are given unless the university cancels the workshop. Anyone who does not need CEUs only pays a $20.00 registration fee to attend.
  • Everyone must preregister. We cannot guarantee you a spot in the workshop if you show up the day of and want to participate. Most of our workshops are capped at 30 attendees unless otherwise specified.

Cancellations:

  • A minimum of 10 participants are needed for a workshop to make, otherwise, it will be canceled. If a workshop is canceled due to low enrollment, participants will be notified via email at least 3 days before the workshop takes place. If a workshop is canceled due to inclement weather, then we will follow the university inclement weather policy on school closures and all fees if any will be reimbursed. Workshops canceled will not be rescheduled. Please visit www.nmhu.edu/weather-alert for inclement weather policy and other university policy information.
  • If a participant has to cancel, please inform the Continuing Education Office ASAP at 505.454.3087 or laromero@nmhu.edu. This will allow someone else to attend if the workshop is filled.

Interested in Presenting a Topic?
Go to www.nmhu.edu/ceuproposalrequest. Proposals will be considered for future
workshops.

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Address

Albuquerque
NMHU School of Social Work Albuquerque
5041 Indian School NE Ste. 100
Albuquerque, NM 87110

Farmington
San Juan College
4601 College Blvd.
Farmington, NM

Las Vegas
New Mexico Highlands University Campus
School of Social Work
Laura Shields bldg.
806 National Ave.
Las Vegas, N.M. 87701

Rio Rancho
NMHU Center at Rio Rancho
1700 Grande Court, Suite 100
Rio Rancho, NM 87124

Roswell
Highlands at Eastern New Mexico University-Roswell (ENMU-R)
52 University Blvd
Roswell, N.M. 88202-6000

Santa Fe
Higher Education Center-Corner of Siringo and Yucca – HEC building
1950 Siringo Rd.
Santa Fe, NM 87508
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