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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.

The counseling board accepts School of Social Work CEUs. It is recommended that you check with your accrediting board to ensure proper CEU acceptance.

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

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


 

October 2017

Title: Exploring White Privilege: Moving Beyond the Guilt and Confession
Location: Albuquerque Campus, 5041 Indian School Rd. NE
Presenter:  Gary Hirshberg, LCSW
Description:
This workshop will move beyond what has become the standard when exploring this topic: people who identify as white feeling guilty about their privileged status and people of color being left in the role of dispensing absolution.  We will focus on both the external and internal manifestations of white privilege and how each contributes to the resistance and authentic action.
Date: October 20, 2017
Time: 9 a.m.- 4 p.m.
CEUs:  5.5
Cost: $60.

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November 2017

Title: Unhealthy Relationships: Understanding Attachment and Betrayal Bonds
Location: 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 how to 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: November 3, 2017
Time: 9 a.m. – 4:30 p.m.
CEUs:  6
Cost: $65.

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December 2017

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 marketing tips, basic business tips and tips on dealing with
managed care insurance companies.
Date: December 8, 2017
Time: 9 a.m. – 5 p.m.
CEUs: 6
Cost: $65.

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February 2018

Title: Starting a Private Practice
Location:  NMHU Albuquerque Campus, 5041 Indian School Rd., NE
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 marketing tips, basic business tips and tips on dealing with managed care insurance companies.
Date: February 8, 2018
Time: 9 a.m. – 5 p.m.
CEUs: 6
Cost: $65.

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Title: Experiential Group Therapy: Interpersonal Neurobiology and Action Methods
Location: NMHU Rio Rancho Center, 1700 Grande Blvd.
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 16, 2018
Time: 9 a.m.– 4 p.m.
CEUs: 5.5
Cost: $60.

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Title:  The Neuroscience of Emotion: Where Does it Come From?
Location:  Santa Fe Higher Education Center, 1950 Siringo Rd.
Description:  This workshop will cover how emotion has an anatomical and physiological basis.  In Buddhist tradition, emotion is often considered to be a part of “the mind.” Mindfulness practice allows us to be aware of the emotion and teaches specific skills to help regulate that emotion.
Presenter: Gwen Sperling, MSW, LCSW
Time: 9 a.m.– 4 p.m.
Date: February 23, 2018
CEUs: 5.5
Cost: $60.

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March 2018

Title: Narcissistic Abuse in Relationship and Healing
Location: NMHU Albuquerque Campus, 5041 Indian School Rd., NE
Presenter: Magdalena Castaneda, LCSW
Description: This workshop will cover characteristics of abusive relationships with personality disordered partners.  Safety and support strategies for clients will be discussed including cultural and ethical aspects that effect implementation.  Bring your own experience and stories to share.
Date:  March 2, 2018
Time: 9 a.m.– 4 p.m.
CEUs: 5.5
Cost: $60.

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Title:  Helping Children Develop and Enhance Empathy
Location:  Santa Fe Higher Education Center, 1950 Siringo Rd.
Presenter: Tonia Caselman, Ph.D.
Description:  This workshop will focus on effective strategies in helping children/youth increase empathy.  Empathy is essential to healthy relationships and success at school and in the workplace.  This workshop will describe normal empathy development and its emotional, cognitive and behavioral features, along with evidence-based interventions for empathy training.
Date: March 9, 2018
Time: 9 a.m. – 12:30 p.m.
CEUs: 3
Cost: $35.

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Title:  The Concept of Life Review
Location:  NMHU Albuquerque Campus, 5041 Indian School Rd., NE
Presenter:  Cirilo Sandoval, LICSW
Description:  A review of one’s life is a normal process that helps older adults protect their identity, cope with grief and personal loss and maintain a healthy self-esteem in the process.  This workshop will discuss the importance of allowing older adults to tell their own story. We will look at how we should initiate a life review with someone while promoting their life at the same time.
Date: March 9, 2018
Time:  1 – 5 p.m.
CEUs: 3.5
Cost: $40.

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Title: Working with Transgender Issues in Therapy
Location: NMHU Rio Rancho Campus, 1700 Grande Blvd.
Presenter: Adrien Lawyer
Description: We will do an introduction to transgender people and issues to start.  The workshop will then dive more deeply into therapeutic concerns of transgender clients.  We will discuss how to create a welcoming environment for transgender and gender non-conforming clients.  This workshop is a safe place to ask those questions you are not sure how to ask.
Date:  March 16, 2018
Time: 9 a.m.– 4 p.m.
CEUs: 5.5
Cost: $60.
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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: The neural wiring of our nervous system is greatly shaped by our early care-giving environment.  The quality of attunement and empathy received in that period influences the way we cope with stress and life as adults. Interpersonal Neurobiology (IPNB) and Stephen Porge’s plyvagal theory provide the physiological and neuroscientific research about the healing power of relationship, non-verbal communication and safety for growth and positive change in our brains
Date: March 23, 2018
Time: 10 a.m.– 5 p.m.
CEUs: 5.5
Cost: $60.

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April 2018

Title:  Helping Clients De-escalate Stress and Learn How to Keep Their Cool
Location:  Santa Fe, Higher Education Center, 1950 Siringo Rd.
Presenter: Judith Bailie, MA, M.Div.
Description: The stress of living in a violent world with over loaded schedules, too many responsibilities characterized by individualism seems to give some mysterious permission to sound off at family, co-workers and others caught in the crossfire.  We will examine the emotional cost of losing your cool and learning the value of respectful speech and conscious choices.
Date: April 6, 2018
Time:  9 a.m.– 1 p.m.
CEUs: 3.5
Cost: $40.

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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: April 12, 2018
Time: 1-5:30 p.m.
CEUs: 4
Cost: $45.

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Title: Risk Assessment: Taking the Risk out of the Assessment Process
Location:  Santa Fe, Higher Education Center 1950 Siringo Rd.
Presenter: Gwen Sperling, MSW, LCSW
Description:  This workshop will help clinicians learn the difference between suicidal and para-suicidal behaviors.  We will identify who is in acute crisis, with possible acute exacerbation, can they express either para-suicidal (vague threats, superficial cutting) or suicidal threats (OD, hanging).  Which is which?  What situation needs a trip to the emergency room or a session with their therapist?  What are some of the guidelines for hospitalization and who can write a commitment will all be discussed.
Date: April 13, 2018
Time: 9 a.m. – 4 p.m.
CEUs: 5.5
Cost: $60.

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Title:  Compassion Fatigue, Burnout and the Strengths-Based Workplace
Location:  ENMU Roswell Campus, Instructional Center Bldg. 58-A University Blvd.
Presenter: Bob Phillips, D.Bh, LMSW, LADAC
Description:  This presentation will define and distinguish health-risks commonly experienced by helping professionals, specifically burnout and compassion fatigue.  The workshop emphasizes both risk and protective factors for these stresses within individuals and organizations.  Means will be provided to assess one’s personal vulnerability to these.
Date: April 20, 2018
Time: 9 a.m.– 4:30 p.m.
CEUs: 6
Cost: $65.

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May 2018

Title: Ethics and Supervision
Location: NMHU Albuquerque Campus, 5041 Indian School Rd. NE
Presenter: Dianna Allen, MA, LPCC
Description: This workshop will discuss the value of quality effective supervision vs. inadequate supervision, the power differential in supervising relationships, neglectful supervision, laissez faire vs micromanagement and much more.  We will discuss self-care and discussing delicate information with supervisees, best practices and dual relationships.
Date: May 4, 2018
Time: 9 a.m.– 4:30 p.m.
CEUs: 6 Ethics
Cost: $65.

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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 popular 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: May 11, 2018
Time: 9 a.m.– 4:30 p.m.
CEUs: 6 Cultural
Cost: $65.

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Title: The Politics of Indian Identity: Past, Present and Future
Location: NMHU Las Vegas Campus, 806 Douglas Ave., Lora Shields Bldg.
Presenter: 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: May 16, 2018
Time: 9 a.m.– 4:30 p.m
CEUs: 6 Cultural
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 how to 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: May 18, 2018
Time: 9 a.m. – 4:30 p.m.
CEUs:  6
Cost: $65.

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Title:  Curanderismo: Medicina Tradicional Mesoamricana
Presenter: Julie Zuniga, Ph.D.
Location: Espanola Northern New Mexico College Campus, 921 N. Paseo de Onate, Bldg. TBA
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: May 25, 2018
Time: 1 – 5 p.m.
CEUs: 3.5 Cultural
Cost: $40.

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June 2018

Title: Ensuring Compliance Ethics and Laws
Location: NMHU Rio Rancho Campus, 1700 Grande Blvd.
Presenter: Stephen Ratcliff, MA, LPCC
Description: The focus of this presentation will be on helping experienced clinicians ensure compliance with ethical and legal statues while also having concrete tools to address ethical dilemmas in a successful way.  We will review HIPAA, FERPA and HITECH compliance.
Date: June 1, 2018
Time: 9 a.m. – 5 p.m.
CEUs: 6 Ethics
Cost: $65.

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Title: Everything you Wanted to Know About Indians but Were Afraid to Ask
Location:  Santa Fe Higher Education Center, 1950 Siringo Rd.
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 popular 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 8, 2018
Time: 9 a.m. – 4:30 p.m.
CEUs6 Cultural
Cost: $65.

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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 13, 2018
Time: 9 a.m.– 4 p.m.
CEUs: 5.5
Cost: $60.

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Title: Killing Them With Kindness
Location: NMHU Albuquerque Campus, 1950 Indian School Rd., NE
Presenter: Dianna Allen, MA, LPCC
Description: The discussion will be driven by participant’s experiences, questions and ethical concerns or dilemmas.  Educational pieces will focus on developing awareness of co-dependency and family dynamics surrounding addiction. Family efforts and helping the addict often creates more harm.  Identifying tools to help family members recognize the dangerous dynamic created by co-dependency will be given.
Date:  June 15, 2018
Time: 8:30 a.m. – 1 p.m.
CEUs: 3
Cost: $35.

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Title: Grief and Transformation
Location: Santa Fe Higher Education Center, 1950 Siringo Rd.
Presenter: Magdalena Castaneda, LCSW
Description:  This workshop will define grief, the stages and ways to cope.  We will explore the impact of different forms of death on adults, children and families.  Bring yours and your clients experiences and stories.
Date: June 22, 2018
Time: 9 a.m.– 4 p.m.
CEUs: 5.5
Cost: $60.

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July 2018

Title: Ethics in Indian Country
Location: NMHU Rio Rancho Campus, 1700 Grande Blvd.
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 13, 2018
Time: 9 a.m.– 5 p.m.
CEUs: 6 Ethics
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. Credit cards will not be accepted. 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

Española
921 N Paseo de Onate
Northern New Mexico College
Española, 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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