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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. Click here for addresses
 


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2014 CEU Schedule
Title   Location Date Time CEUs
 
2014

October

Understanding Changes in the DSM V    Albuquerque Oct. 3 9 a.m.- 4 p.m. 5.5 CEUs
Cost $60

Presenter:  Susan James, ACSW, LISW

Description: This workshop will provide an overview of the DSM-V 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.   


IOP Matrix
(2 day training. Max. 20)
CCTP Program
Albuquerque
Oct. 9&10 9 a.m.- 4 p.m. 12 CEUs
Cost $300

Presenters: Herman Delgado, LISW, ACSW & Francisco Chavez, LMSW

Description: The goal of this presentation is to train practitioners to develop and utilize the evidence-based treatment program for Alcohol and Substance Use Disorders. Intensive Out-Patient Matrix Model was developed by the Matrix Institute on Addictions and the University of California at Los Angeles  Integrated Substance Abuse Programs. The Model is endorsed by the Center for Substance Abuse Treatment (CSAT) and the Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration, (SAMHSA), and the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (DHHS).  


Narrative Couples Therapy Las Vegas
Oct. 17 1- 5 p.m. 3.5 CEUs
Cost $40

Presenter:  Don McAvinchey, LISW

Description: The Narrative Approach lends itself to helping couples find new ways to connect, externalizing problems, sharing their unique knowledge about each other and finding pathways to more empowering and intimate themes. This workshop will explore these dynamic modalities within this exciting way of working with couples, helping attendees to become co-authors with couples in a therapy that frees couples up to find their heart connections with each other again.

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November

Healing When Your Grief is Judged Santa Fe
Nov. 7 8:30 a.m.- 1 p.m. 4 CEUs
Cost $45

Presenter:  Janice Ladnier, LPCC, LMHC

Description: Explore disenfranchised grief, where the relationship, the loss, the griever, or the method of grieving are not socially accepted or publicly acknowledged.


Narrative Therapy with Adolescents and Their Families Rio Rancho
Nov. 14 1- 5 p.m. 3.5 CEUs
Cost $40

Presenter:  Don McAvinchey, LISW

Description: Adolescents are often viewed by therapists as troublesome, 'conduct-disordered' or worse.  Many therapists dread those hours when they have to work with young people in this age group and simply avoid it at all costs.  Learn how adolescents present for us a wonderful opportunity to explore their inherent wisdom, their exuberant energy, and their ability to speak the truth, no matter how much it hurts at first. This will be a fun workshop and will change your mind about working with young people in this age group!

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December

Anger Management: Controlling Your Own and Helping Others Control Theirs Santa Fe
Dec. 12 8:30 a.m.- 4:30 p.m. 6 CEUs
Cost: $65.00

Presenter:  Robert Schout, LMSW

Description: Anger related behavior in whatever form, passive aggressiveness, outbursts, turf battles, etc., is triggered internally and sustained by a team or an organization that may be inadvertently stoking the flames of discontent by its leadership practices. This workshop will help professionals identify and remediate anger within clients, self and work settings.

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2015

January

IOP Matrix
(2 day training. Max. 20)
CCTP Program
Albuquerque
Jan. 8 & 9 9 a.m.- 4 p.m.

12 CEUs
Cost $300

Presenters: Herman Delgado, LISW, ACSW & Francisco Chavez, LMSW

Description:  The goal of this presentation is to train practitioners to develop and utilize the evidence-based treatment program for Alcohol and Substance Use Disorders. Intensive Out-Patient Matrix Model was developed by the Matrix Institute on Addictions and the University of California at Los Angeles  Integrated Substance Abuse Programs. The Model is endorsed by the Center for Substance Abuse Treatment (CSAT) and the Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration, (SAMHSA), and the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (DHHS).  


Understanding Changes in the DSM V Albuquerque
Jan. 16 9 a.m.- 4 p.m. 5.5 CEUs
Cost: $60.00

Presenter:  Susan James, ACSW, LISW

Description: This workshop will provide an overview of the DSM-V 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.


Addiction Counselor Ethics (participants should currently be working in addictions) Albuquerque
Jan. 30 9 a.m.- 5 p.m. 6 CEUs
Cost: $65.00

Presenter: Herman Delgado, LISW, ACSW

Description: This workshop is designed to raise awareness of the importance of ethical professional practice to assure the health, safety and recovery of persons suffering from addictions or their families.

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February

The Wisdom of Children: A Narrative Approach Santa Fe
Feb. 13 1- 5 p.m. 3.5 CEUs
Cost: $40.00

Presenter: Don McAvinchey, LISW 

Description: This workshop explores creative and fun approaches to working with Children and their families in the Narrative Therapy approach. Moving beyond 'serious problems' to the use of humor, imagination, fun and artful connection and most importantly, accessing the wisdom of children in everything from 'super-powers' to 'unseen worlds'.   We will explore what children bring to therapy that honors them for the great wealth and contribution they make in families' lives.


Motivating Unmotivated Clients Santa Fe
Feb. 20 8:30 a.m.- 4:30 p.m. 6 CEUs
Cost: $65.00

Presenter: Robert Schout, LMSW

Description: As professionals we understand that self-esteem is at the core of a person’s strength, hope and growth.  We must act to help clients change beliefs and perceptions towards the status quo.  This workshop engages helping professionals in the understanding of the cycles of changing beliefs and attitudes and promoting hope and self-esteem within our clients’ minds.


Professional Ethics in Indian Country Rio Rancho
Feb. 27 8:30 a.m.- 4:30 p.m. 6 Ethics CEUs
Cost: $65.00

Presenter: Charlie 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.

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March

Differentiating Between Guilt and Shame When Helping Clients Santa Fe
Mar. 5 8:30 a.m.- 4:30 p.m. 6 CEUs
Cost: $65.00

Presenter: Robert Schout, LMSW       

Description: Guilt and shame are not the same.  Guilt is a situational response to an action or behavior.  Shame on the other hand, is an infection of a person’s consciousness and self-image.  This workshop will help participants understand the underpinnings of guilt as a tool to help others.  We will also review how to interrupt the cycle of shame within a person.


Imago Therapy: Reconstructing Childhood Images Las Vegas
Mar. 6 1- 5 p.m. 3.5 CEUs
Cost: $40.00

Presenter: Dolores Ortega, Ph.D.          

Description: Based on the work of Harville Hendrix (1970s), this workshop explores the application of the Imago (Image) couples and families carry from childhood into adulthood relationships. The approach highlights the importance of constructing meaningful dialogues between couples.


Ethics of Technology Rio Rancho
Mar. 13 9 a.m.-1 p.m. 3.5 Ethics CEUs
Cost: $40.00

Presenter: Roger Aguiar III, LPCC   

Description: This workshop will cover the ethical pros and cons surrounding the use of technology in the helping professions and what guidelines can helping professionals use to guide them?


Curanderismo in the 21st Century Las Vegas
Mar. 20 8:30 a.m.-12:30 p.m. 3.5 CEUs
Cost: $40.00

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.


Dream Therapy Albuquerque
Mar. 20 1-5:30 p.m. 4 CEUs
Cost: $45.00

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.


Suicide Prevention: Early Intervention and Treatment Rio Rancho
Mar. 27 8:30 a.m.- 4:30 p.m 6 CEUs
Cost: $65.00

Presenter: Stephen Ratcliff, MA, LPCC       

Description: This workshop will review risk/protective factors associated with suicide, research supported prevention techniques, the QPR gatekeeper methodology, clinical treatment options and suicide triage procedures.  The focus will be on providing easily applicable tools for clinical audiences and how it all applies to diverse New Mexico populations.

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April

Co-occurring Disorders           Rio Rancho
Apr. 10 9 a.m.- 4 p.m. 5.5 CEUs
Cost: $60.00

Presenter: Susy Ashcroft, MA, LPCC/LADAC          

Description: Co-occurring Disorder is not a healthy recognized disorder.  If it is not recognized, assisting clients with addiction into recovery will be problematic.  Addiction is usually provoked by an underlying problem.  The use of substances is used to medicate the brain and suppress the emotion and underlying stress.  It is important that both the mental health issues and the addiction be diagnosed at the same time.


Prevention Ethics Roswell
ENMU Roswell
Apr. 17 8:30 a.m.- 4:30 p.m. 6 Ethics CEUs
Cost: $65.00

Presenter: MaryAnn Philomena Luiz, 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 being followed in their profession. Finally, we will offer an opportunity to develop a plan of action for your agency or practice.


Family Therapy Camp 
(2 day training. Max. 20)
Santa Fe
Apr. 24 & 25 10 a.m.- 4 p.m. 9 CEUs
Cost: $100.00

Presenter: Don McAvinchey, LISW       

Description: Family Therapy Camp is a two day workshop that will explore working with families from four empowering approaches, combining them into a rich tapestry:  Narrative Therapy—Systems Approaches—Strategic Family Therapy—Solution Focused Therapy.  From the combination of these perspectives, we will weave together our two days of exploration, seeing films of these approaches, and if possible, viewing a live family therapy session. Come with your 'Creative Thinking Cap' on–it's going to be a very generative Camp experience!


Creativity in Social Work: Obstacles and Openings Santa Fe
Apr.  24 1- 4:30 p.m. 3 CEUs
Cost: $35.00

Presenter: Ellen Shabshai Fox, LISW       

Description: The focus of this workshop is on waking or reawakening creativity in your practice of social work.  We will explore your “felt sense” of creative energies and then we will begin to introduce basic neuroscience.  We will then explore divergent and convergent thinking and how they apply in social work. 


Self Care and Compassion Fatigue Prevention Santa Fe
Apr. 30 8:30 a.m.- 4:30 p.m. 6 CEUs
Cost: $65.00

Presenter: Robert Schout, LMSW    

Description: As helping professionals, we each have an innate yearning to be of service to others in ways that promote healthy choices and wholeness in life.  Yet we often don’t take care of ourselves in many of the same ways that we expect our clients to care for themselves. This workshop will review the reasons why we delay self-care and some techniques and strategies for personal and professional relief.

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May

Caring for Rape Survivors in a Rape Culture Rio Rancho
May 1 8:30 a.m.- 12 p.m. 3 CEUs
Cost: $35.00

Presenter: Liza Wolff-Francis, MA   

Description: It is common for rape and sexual assault survivors to experience a wide range of trauma symptoms.  In this workshop, we will examine what rape is, how it is used as an act of power and control, how it is perceived in society and the many different ways it affects survivors of rape and those close to them, including the helping practitioner.


Mind & Body Approaches to Pain Relief Rio Rancho
May 1 1-5 p.m. 3.5 CEUs
Cost: $40.00

Presenter: Susan Barclay, MA, CHt        

Description: Hypnosis has been clinically shown effective in the management of many types of pain, so why aren’t more medical and mental health professionals making use of this non-narcotic, non-surgical, low cost approach to relieving pain?  This workshop will give you all you need to successfully use self-hypnosis to put you back in control of your life by getting yourself out from under chronic pain and how to help others with it.


Cultural Competence and Diversity in the Workplace Roswell
ENMU Roswell
 May 22 8:30 a.m.- 4:30 p.m. 6 Cultural CEUs
Cost: $65.00

Presenter: Cassie Carrillo, LISW       

Description: This workshop is designed to assist professionals with cultural sensitivity in the workplace.  Too often, we tend to get overly involved in the day-to-day aspects of working with our clients and trying to maintain caseloads that we forget that being culturally sensitive is just as important in our work as the work itself.  This workshop will provide participants with tools and opportunities to evaluate their level of cultural competence.


Forgiveness: Unshackling Yourself from the Past
(2 day training. Max. 20)
Rio Rancho

May 28&29 8:30 a.m.- 4:30 p.m. 12 CEUs
Cost: $130.00

Presenter: Robert Schout, LMSW     

Description: The definition of “forgiveness” is to “unshackle or unbind on-self or others from the past, an emotional condition or from shame.”  This act seems to elusive to so many people yet it is one of the most critical elements for the healing of self and relationships.  This provocative seminar will walk helping professionals through the steps in the forgiveness process; a process that can come to fruition in a moment but for many, can take more time.  The first day will explore the dynamics at play in the forgiveness process and the second day will reveal the practices that can be engaged in, in order for forgiveness to take root and to last.

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June

Family Therapy Farmington
June 5 9 a.m.- 4 p.m. 5.5 CEUs
Cost: $60.00

Presenter: Charles Stacey, MA, LMFT         

Description: Using the Satir Model Sculpting this workshop will demonstrate the interlocking theories that form systemic therapy including Postmodern Narrative and then add how the latest in brain research supports this approach to creating second order change in both an individual and in that person’s system.  The second order change will be demonstrated in both systemic interventions and the use of rain state change interventions that are easily learned by both the therapist and client.


Emotional Intelligence Skills for Helping Professionals Española
June 11 8:30 a.m.- 4:30 p.m. 6 CEUs
Cost: $65.00

Presenter: Robert Schout, LMSW       

Description: Emotional Intelligence is the ability to identify, understand, use and channel your own emotions as well as to assess and communicate in a relationship and to de-escalate the emotions of others in social settings.  During this workshop, participants will further enhance their own emotional intelligence quotients as well as learn how to apply EI skills in counseling and organizational settings.


Everything you Wanted to Know About Indians but Were Afraid to Ask Rio Rancho
  June 12 8:30 a.m.- 4:30 p.m. 6 Cultural CEUs
Cost: $65.00

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.


Curanderismo in the 21st Century Española
June 18 8:30 a.m.-12:30 p.m. 3.5 CEUs
Cost: $40.00

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.


The Relationship Between Conflict Resolution and Emotional Intelligence Rio Rancho
June 19 8:30 a.m.- 4:30 p.m. 6 CEUs
Cost: $65.00

Presenter: Elaine Williams, LMSW, CHt      

Description: Conflict can cause a ‘knot’ in our stomach and pull the lever on flight, fight or freeze.  One of the reasons conflict is hard to deal with is that most of us have not seen it role modeled very well; nor, have we had it ‘normalized’ in our lives as a natural part of a strong communication process.  Emotional Intelligence is a simple process that can have relationship changing results while strengthening both our attitude and coping abilities to better deal with conflict.


Ensuring Compliance, Ethics and Laws: Making Sense of It All Albuquerque
 June 26 8:30 a.m.- 4:30 p.m. 6 Ethics CEUs
Cost: $65.00

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.

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July

Diary of an Addict DWI/DUI Farmington
July 3 8:30 a.m.-4:30 p.m. 6 CEUs
Cost: $65.00

Presenter: Lendell Jones, LADAC   

Description: This workshop will explain coping skills vs. chemical dependency of offenders, recidivism and relapse prevention and DUI laws.  Participants will learn how to build in an assessment tool into their program and how to identify in their clients progress or regression along with learning the therapy tools needed to address these issues.


Co-occurring Disorders Albuquerque
July 10 9 a.m.- 4 p.m. 5.5 CEUs
Cost: $60.00

Presenter: Susy Ashcroft, MA, LPCC, LADAC     

Description: Co-occurring Disorder is not a healthy recognized disorder.  If it is not recognized, assisting clients with addiction into recovery will be problematic.  Addiction is usually provoked by an underlying problem.  The use of substances is used to medicate the brain and suppress the emotion and underlying stress.  It is important that both the mental health issues and the addiction be diagnosed at the same time.


Ethics of Technology Albuquerque
July 17 9 a.m.- 1 p.m. 3.5 Ethics CEUs
Cost: $40.00

Presenter: Roger Aguiar III, LPCC        

Description: This workshop will cover the ethical pros and cons surrounding the use of technology in the helping professions and what guidelines can helping professionals use to guide them?


Critical Communication with Compassion Albuquerque
July 17 2- 5:30 p.m. 3 CEUs
Cost: $40.00

Presenter: Karon Clayton, MA    

Description: Stressful and awkward conversations require more strategy and sensitivity.  Learn how to achieve your desired outcome while being deliberate and remaining thoughtful.  We will cover assertive communication, building confidence to initiate conversations, becoming fearless and increasing self-awareness.


 

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Address

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

CCTP program Albuquerque
401 Roma, NW,
Albuquerque, NM

Española
To be Announced

Las Vegas
New Mexico Highlands University Campus
Box 9000
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)
P.O. Box 6000
Roswell, N.M. 88202-6000

Santa Fe
To be Announced

 

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last updated 9/3/14