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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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2017


January

Title: Recovery Coaching: a Supportive and Action Technique
Presenter: Judith Bailie, MA, M.Div.
Description:
Recovery Coaching is an action and strengths based support approach to be utilized with clients who are dealing with addiction, alcoholism, codependency, gambling,sex addiction, over spending etc. We will learn the difference between therapy and recovery coaching in this workshop and how to apply it to your clients.
Location: Higher Education Center Santa Fe, 1950 Siringo Rd.
Date: January 27
Time: 9 a.m.- 4 p.m.
CEUs: 5.5
Cost:
$60.

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February

Title: Recovery from Narcissistic Abuse
Presenter:
  Magdalena Castañeda, MA, LCSW
Description: This workshop will help you recognize narcissistic abuse that your clients are being subjected to in their relationships. Learn to assess personality disorders and how narcissists engage others in relationships. We will discuss recovery strategies and how to support and honor clients recovery process from abuse by narcissists and other personality disordered people.
Location:  Higher Education Center Santa Fe, 1950 Siringo Rd.
Date: February 3
Time: 9 a.m.- 1 p.m.
CEUs: 3.5
Cost:
$40.00

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Title: Everything you Wanted to Know About Indians, But Were Afraid to Ask
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.
Location: School of Social Work Campus, Albq., 5041 Indian School Rd. NE
Date
: February 10
Time
: 9 a.m.-5 p.m.
CEUs: 6 Cultrual
Cost:
$65.00

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Title: Mindfulness: The Latest in the Field of Psychotherapy
Presenter:
  Gwen Sperling, MSW, LCSW
Description: The Mind is defined in Buddhism as a non-physical phenomenon which perceives, thinks and recognizes experiences and reacts to the environment. Being mindful and understanding how the mind works are valuable tools to have. Come and learn about the mind, mindfulness and the tools you can use for you and your clients.
Location:  Higher Education Center Santa Fe, 1950 Siringo Rd.
Date
: February 17
Time
: 9 a.m.- 5 p.m.
CEUs: 6
Cost:
$65.

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Title: Ensuring Compliance, Ethics and Laws
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.
Location: NMHU Rio Rancho Campus, 1700 Grande Court 
Date
: February 24
Time
: 9 a.m.- 5 p.m.
CEUs: 6 Ethics
Cost:
$65.

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March

Title: Stop and Think: Teaching Children Impulse Control
Presenter:
Tonia Caselman, Ph.D., LCSW
Description: This workshop is designed to describe the different types and subtypes of impulsivity, gender differences in impulsivity and the functional impairment of high levels of impulsivity. The influence of impulsivity as a cross-cutting symptom among different psychiatric diagnoses will be described and a variety of evidence based treatment techniques.
Location: Higher Education Center, Santa Fe, 1950 Siringo Rd.
Date: March 3
Time
: 9 a.m.- 4 p.m.
CEUs: 5.5
Cost:
$60.

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Cancelled-Title: Cultural Competence and Diversity in the Workplace
Presenter:
  Cassie Carrillo, LISW
Description:
Location: ENMU-Roswell Campus, Instructional Center, 58-A University Blvd.
Date: March 10
Time
: 9 a.m.- 5 p.m.
CEUs: 6 Cultural
Cost:
$65.

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Title: Dream Therapy
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.
Location: School of Social Work Campus, Albq., 5041 Indian School Rd. NE
Date: March 15
Time
: 1 – 5:30 p.m.
CEUs 4
Cost:
$45.

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Title: Introduction to Substance Abuse Treatment for LGBTQ Individuals
Presenter:
Nic Sedillo, MA, LPCC
Description: A detailed overview of substance abuse and health related issues among the LGBTQ community will be discussed, along with key terms, concepts and barriers during the application of treatment. The material will review data focused on substance abuse trends and HIV prevalence and how to improve treatment effectiveness. Evidence based strategies will be provided to help you help your clients.
Location: School of Social Work Campus, Albq., 5041 Indian School Rd. NE
Date: March 17
Time
: 9 a.m. – 1 p.m.
CEUs 3.5
Cost:
$45.

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Title: Therapeutic Use of Medical Cannabis with Clients
Presenter:
Ralph Moya, LISW, LPCC
Description: This workshop will allow clinicians to better address the use of Cannabis by their patients as well as to discuss the role and effectiveness of Cannabis in the alleviation of some symptoms associated with chronic illness.
Location: Higher Education Center, Santa Fe, 1950 Siringo Rd.
Date: March 24
Time
: 9 a.m. – 4 p.m.
CEUs 5.5
Cost:
$60.

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April

Title: Ethics in Indian Country
Presenter:
  Charles Baca, LADAC
Description: This workshop will define and explore how Colonialism has affected the Native American workplace and the role negative cultural and clinical stereotypes of Native Americans have affect intertribal dynamics and professional ethics.
Location: NMHU Rio Rancho Campus, 1700 Grande Court
Date: April 7
Time
: 9 a.m.- 5 p.m.
CEUs: 6 Ethics
Cost:
$65.

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Title: Understanding the Changes in the DSM 5
Presenter:
  Suzen James, ACSW, LISW
Description: This workshop will provide an overview of the DSM-5 and its historical roots. Participants will learn of changes made to the DSM 5 and how to use the manual and best practices associated with its usage.
Location: School of Social Work Campus, Albq., 5041 Indian School Rd. NE
Date: April 12
Time
: 9 a.m.- 4 p.m.
CEUs: 5.5
Cost:
$60.

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Title: The Journey of Complicated Grief
Presenter:
  Magdalena Castañeda, LCSW
Description: What is complicated grief? What are the symptoms of this condition of the spirit, mind and body? And in what ways can caregivers and therapists support a loved one or a client experiencing this depth of grieving?
Location:
NMHU Rio Rancho Campus, 1700 Grande Court
Date
: April 21
Time
: 9 a.m.- 1 p.m.
CEUs: 3.5
Cost:
$40.

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Title: Self-Care Yoga
Presenter:
  Ella Lende
Description: This workshop will introduce techniques and strategies for personal and professional relief using yoga as a form of self-care. We will discuss self-care intervention techniques and emotional and mental boundary management techniques that both you and your clients can use.
Location: NMHU Las Vegas Campus, 806 Douglas Ave., Lora Shields Bldg
Date
: April 21
Time
: 1:30-5 p.m.
CEUs: 3
Cost:
$35.

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Title: Politics of Cultural Indian Identity; Past, Present and Future
Presenter:
  Rebecca Moore, Ph.D
Description: This workshop presents an overview of historical Indian-White relations; how the politics of identity contributed to developing educational strategies for survival and why Indigenous support programs are important in higher education systems.
Location: Higher Education Center, Santa Fe, 1950 Siringo Rd.
Date
: April 26
Time
: 9 a.m.- 5 p.m.
CEUs: 6 Cultural
Cost:
$65.

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Cancelled – Title: Discrimination or Personality Conflict: Immutable Characteristics and Civil Rights Law
Presenter:
  Janice Hightower, MA, LPCC
Date
: April 28
Time
: 8:30 a.m.- 4:30 p.m.
CEUs: N/A
Cost:
  N/A

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May

Title: Unhealthy Relationships: Helping Clients Understand Attachment and Betrayal Bonds
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 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.
Location: NMHU Rio Rancho Center, 1700 Grande Court
Date
: May 5
Time
: 8:30 a.m.- 12:30 p.m.
CEUs: 3.5
Cost:
$40.

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Title: Feminist Multicultural Counseling: Advanced Techniques
Presenter:
  Linda Najjar, Ph.D.
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. It will also include interactive discussion and experiential activities that will facilitate learning how to incorporate feminist multicultural counseling techniques into practice.
Location: NMHU Rio Rancho Center, 1700 Grande Court
Date
: May 5
Time
: 1-5 p.m.
CEUs: 3.5 Cultural
Cost:
$40.

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June

Title: Everything you Wanted to Know About Indians, But Were Afraid to Ask
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.
Location: Northern New Mexico College Campus, Espanola, 921 N. Paseo de Onate, Bldg. TBA
Date
: June 2
Time
: 9 a.m.- 5 p.m.
CEUs: 6 cultural
Cost:
$65.

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Title: Assessing Clients Who Are Suicidal or Homicidal
Presenter:
Gwen Sperling, MSW, LCSW
Description: This workshop will cover the difference between acute crisis vs chronic crisis. Which is which? What situation needs a trip to the emergency room or a session with a Therapist? Does someone who needs to be evaluated and hospitalized always express suicidal ideation? What populations should not be hospitalized or how do you get someone hospitalized if they need to be. The day will be spent answering these questions and more.
Location: NMHU Santa Fe Higher Education Center, Rm TBA
Date
: June 7
Time
: 9-5 p.m.
CEUs: 6
Cost:
$65.00

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Title: Prevention Ethics
Presenter:
Bob Phillips, Ph.D.
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 being followed in their profession.
Location: ENMU-Roswell Campus, Instructional Center, 58-A University Blvd.
Date
: June 9
Time
: 9 a.m.- 5 p.m.
CEUs: 6 Ethics
Cost:
$65.00

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Title: Helping Clients to De-escalate Stress and Learn How Not to Lose Their Cool
Presenter:
Judith Bailie, MA, M.Div.
Description: The stress of living in a violent world with overloaded 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 the learning the value of respectful speech and conscious choices.
Location: Higher Education Center, Santa Fe, 1950 Siringo Rd.
Date
: June 16
Time
: 9 a.m.-1 p.m.
CEUs: 3.5
Cost:
$40.

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Title: Curanderismo from a Generalists Perspective
Presenter:
Carol Horwitz, Ph.D.
Description: Curanderismo is a healing modality based upon indigenous wisdom and spiritual guidance. Through lecture, sharing and discussion this workshop will look at the roots of Curanderismo, explore the different types of curandera/os; learn about problems treated and their “remedies,” and think about applications for today. All will be done from a generalist perspective.
Location: Northern New Mexico College, 921 N. Paseo de Onate, Bldg. TBA
Date
: June 16
Time
: 1-5 p.m.
CEUs: 3.5
Cost:
$40.

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Title: The Social Brain: Interpersonal Neurobiology
Presenter:
Silvia Stenitzer, MA, LPCC, LMT
Description: The brain is responsible for our thoughts, feelings and behavior. We will study brain function and basic building blocks with a focus on the “social brain” and the nervous system. We will look at attachment theory and the impact of the early caregiving environment on emotional, mental and psychosocial development. We will apply principles of interpersonal neurobiology including empathy, relationship and brain- to-brain connections as tools for our work with clients and our personal lives.
Location: NMHU Rio Rancho Campus, 1700 Grande Court
Date
: June 30
Time
: 9 a.m.- 4 p.m.
CEUs: 5.5
Cost:
$ 60.

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July

Title: Sex Positive Psychotherapy
Presenter: 
Stephen Ratcliff, LPCC  
Description: This workshop will focus on raising personal awareness and sensitivity so a provider can help create an environment where their clients feel comfortable and supported sharing issues around sexuality. Sex positivity is a framework attributed to Wilhelm Reich and has been adapted since to provide a lens through which to view and support sexual identities and experiences in a positive light.
Location: NMHU Rio Rancho Center, 1700 Grande Court
Date
: July 7
Time
: 8:30 a.m.- 12:30 p.m.
CEUs: :  3.5
Cost:
$ 40.

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Title: Ethics in Indian Country
Presenter: 
Charles Baca, LADAC   
Description: This workshop will define and explore how Colonialism has affected the Native American workplace, the role negative cultural and clinical stereotypes of Native Americans affect intertribal dynamics and professional ethics.
Location: Northern New Mexico College, 921 N. Paseo de Onate, Bldg. TBA
Date
: July 14
Time
: 9 a.m.- 5 p.m.
CEUs: 6 Ethics
Cost:
$ 65.00

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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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