COVID-19 information

COVID-19 information

Continuing Education Units School of Social Work

CEU operations during COVID-19

Due to the COVID-19 restrictions in our state, NMHU School of Social Work Continuing Education Program has converted our CEU Workshops entirely over to Zoom.

We advise you to check with your Board(s) to see if they are making any concessions for licensure requirements during this time. Thank you for your patience and understanding. Please be safe.

Zoom workshops

The School of Social Work Continuing Education Program is committed to providing 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.

Contact
Emerson Grey, MSW CE Coordinator
School of Social Work
Continuing Education Program
Ph: 505-454-3087
Email: emersongrey@nmhu.edu

Registration, Payment and Cancellation

Everyone must register and pay online. Please fill out the appropriate online registration form below. A confirmation email will be sent verifying registration. Payment is due online at the time of registration. No refunds are given unless the university cancels the workshop.

CEU Registration: https://apply.nmhu.edu/register/ceusocialwork

CEU Registration Non-Credit: https://apply.nmhu.edu/register/ceusocialworknoncredit

CEU Registration for Instructors:  https://apply.nmhu.edu/register/ceuforinstructors

Participants must arrive on time to the Zoom workshop to get full CEU credit; otherwise we are required to prorate the CEUs.

Most of our workshops are capped at 30 attendees unless otherwise specified. Anyone who does not need CEUs pays only a $20.00 registration fee to attend.

The last day to register for a workshop is three days prior to start date.

Cancellations:
A minimum of 10 participants will be needed for a workshop to be held; otherwise, it will be canceled.
If a workshop is canceled due to low enrollment, participants will be notified via email at least three 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 you must cancel your attendance, please inform the Continuing Education Office immediately at 505-454-3087 or email emersongrey@nmhu.edu. This will allow someone else to attend if the workshop is filled.

Interested in presenting a topic?

Fill out your proposal request here and email it to Emerson Gray for consideration.

Emerson Grey, MSW CE Coordinator
School of Social Work
Continuing Education Program
Ph: 505-454-3087
Email: emersongrey@nmhu.edu

 

2021 CEU Workshops

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


January 2021

Workshop # 345
Date: 1/22 (Friday)
Time: 9 a.m. – 1 p.m. | CEUs 3.5 | Cost: $40
Title: Medicare Overview and Options in New Mexico
Presenter: Terry Tucker & Dan Vincent Med-Care Senior Insurance Solutions LLC

Location: Zoom

Description: Participants will have a better understanding of Medicare Parts A, B, C & D; who qualifies; election periods (when someone can change their plan); and other Medicare programs such as Medicare Supplement Plans, Medicare Advantage Plans, and prescription drug plans. Furthermore, participants will also learn how Medicare and Medicaid work together; who qualifies for those programs; other assistance programs; and how to help beneficiaries find this assistance. Lastly, this workshop will look at how Medicare Advantage Plans are addressing the social determinants of health to help lower healthcare costs.

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February 2021

Workshop # 346
Date: 2/5 and 2/6 (Friday and Saturday)
Time: 9 a.m. – 1 p.m. both days | CEUs: 7 |Cost: $80
Title: Health-in-All-Policies for New Mexico: Addressing the Social Determinants of Health to Promote Health Equity as We Recover From the COVID-19 Pandemic
Presenter: Judy Barnstone, M.S.W., Ph.D.

Location: Zoom

Description: We do not all have the same opportunity for good health or mental health. This is evident in the higher rates of illness and the shorter life expectancy of some population groups. Unfortunately, these patterns of disparity can also be seen in the unequal rates of infection, illness, and death due to COVID-19. This workshop will investigate the barriers, hazards, resources, and opportunities present in our physical and social environments that contribute to unequal health outcomes, with a focus on economic hardship and discrimination, in particular. We will also explore how knowledge of these social determinants of health can be used to inform social programs and economic policies. The workshop will conclude by looking at how social workers can use their skills to mitigate the effects of environmental risks for their clients and to advocate for a health-in-all-policies approach for New Mexico, in support of an equitable recovery from the COVID-19 pandemic.

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Workshop # 347
Date: 2/19 (Friday)
Time: 9 a.m. – 1 p.m. | CEUs 3.5 | Cost: $40
Title: Leaning into Leadership: What Does Social Work Have to Do With It?
Presenter: Jaqlyn Baldwin, L.C.S.W., M.B.A.

Location: Zoom

Description: As social work practitioners, we’re all pretty aware of the many roles we play. So, what about the role of being a leader? Leading other practitioners, leading an organization, use of organizational practices(s) to promote larger social justice initiatives, responsibility to further your reach as you progress in career trajectory–all of this has implications for leaders who are social workers. If you are interested in focusing on your own leadership development, this course is a fit for you.

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Workshop # 348
Date: 2/20 (Saturday)
Time: 9 a.m. – 1 p.m. | CEUs 3.5 | Cost: $40
Title: Substance Abuse Basics — What You Really Need to Know
Presenter: Megan Aragon, LCSW, MPA, MAC

Location: Zoom

Description: This workshop will focus on the 10 classes of drugs and better understanding of the 10 classes. It will also explore how New Mexico is being impacted by substance use and the major substances of concern in our state. The workshop will also look at special populations, like adolescents and pregnant women and how they are impacted by substance use.

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March 2021

Workshop # 349
Date: 3/5 (Friday)
Time: 9 a.m. – 1 p.m. | CEUs: 3.5 | Cost: $40
Title: Stepping Off a Cliff and Discovering You Can Fly: Approaching Career Uncertainties During COVID
Presenter: Kathleen Fallon, Ph.D.; B.C.C.

Location: Zoom

Description: This workshop is designed to benefit both counselors and clients. Both have experienced increased stress and anxiety, particularly around career issues-job losses, economic strain, and an unknown future. It’s easy to respond with fear, paralyzed like a deer in the headlights. What if this is your chrysalis moment to transform? Grounded in career theory and using a coaching approach, we will approach practical issues like job searching and career uncertainty that will expand proactivity and empowerment. Come for yourself and your clients and discover you can fly!

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Workshop # 350
Date: 3/12 (Friday)
Time: 9 a.m. – 1 p.m. | CEUs: 3.5 Cultural | Cost: $40
Title: Creating a Trauma Informed Culture
Presenter: Chelsea Lucero M.S.; L.P.C.C.; L.A.D.A.C.

Location: Zoom

Description: This presentation is designed to inform participants about adverse childhood experiences (ACEs), trauma, PTSD, and the challenges related to trauma that include substance misuse, addiction, and mental health problems. There will be a review of the elements of a trauma-informed culture as well as the six core values of trauma-informed care. Participants will gain knowledge on how to go from trauma-informed principles to taking action and how to create a culture that is trauma informed. Lastly, there will be a review of vicarious trauma, compassion fatigue, and the importance of self-care when working in a trauma informed environment.

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Workshop # 351
Date: 3/19 and 3/20 (Friday and Saturday)
Time: 9 a.m. – 1 p.m. | CEUs: 7 Ethics | Cost: $80
Title: Clinical Psychotherapy Ethics
Presenter: Stephen Ratcliff, M.A., L.P.C.C.

Location: Zoom

Description: This workshop will discuss various topics in clinical psychotherapy ethics, such as legal lawsuits, ethics code revisions, legal changes, technology ethics, and evolving shifts in the therapy field. The first part of this presentation will cover general topics and technology ethics. The second part will cover class selected electives such as suicide, self-harm, and multiple relationships.

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Workshop # 352
Date: 3/26 (Friday)
Time: 9 a.m. – 1 p.m. | CEUs: 3.5 | Cost: $40
Title: Psychotropic Medication Use and Issues in Intellectual Disabilities for Non-Prescribers
Presenter: Louise La Plante, LISW

Location: Zoom

Description: Psychotropic medications are frequently prescribed to people with intellectual disabilities. It is important for supporters to monitor the use of these potent medications. In this workshop the reasons for use of these as well as common pitfalls of these medications will be reviewed. Questions to ask the prescriber will also be discussed. Examples of the various classes of psychotropic medications will also be presented. The workshop will focus on people with intellectual disabilities, but the information can be useful in supporting anyone prescribed psychotropic medications.

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April 2021

Workshop # 353
Date: 4/14 (Wednesday)
Time: 4 – 8 p.m. | CEUs: 3.5 Cultural | CEUs: 7 | Cost: $40
Title: Indian Child Welfare Act (ICWA): Understanding the History*
Presenter: Dr. Melissa Riley, Ph.D. M.S.W.

Location: Zoom

Description: The course, titled “Indian Child Welfare Act (ICWA): Understanding the History” will offer participants an overview of ICWA and its influence in the field of tribal and state social work. The course will also offer an overview of landmark ICWA cases and government-to-government relations regarding Indian children. Participants will engage in a critical discussion surrounding ICWA, application, and practices that will increase their understanding of the law and ways to enhance response systems, case planning, communication, and relationship building with tribes.

*This is one of three CE workshops sponsored by NMHU School of Social Work’s Native American Social Work Studies Institute and is taught by its director, Dr. Melissa Riley.


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Workshop # 354
Date: 4/23 (Friday)
Time: 9 a.m. – 1 p.m. | CEUs: 3.5 Cultural | Cost: $40
Title: Transgender 101 for Behavioral Health Providers
Presenter: Adrien Lawyer, Co-Founder and Co-Director of the Transgender Resource Center

Location: Zoom

Description: Did you know that transgender folks are twice as likely to experience homelessness as the general population? They are also twice as likely to experience unemployment. For transgender people of color that goes up to a staggering four times! Transgender people experience discrimination and even physical violence on a consistent basis. Transgender 101 will be an introduction to transgender people, lives, and issues. Transgender people are not known and understood by others, and this workshop is meant to address this lack of information and experience.

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Workshop # 366
Date: 4/24 (Saturday)
Time: 9 a.m. – 1 p.m. | CEUs: 3.5
Title: Fundamentals of Online Clinical Supervision
Presenter: Kelley Renae Holladay, Ph.D., L.P.C.C., N.C.C., C.C.C.  

Location: Zoom

Description: Clinical supervision models which are applied to professionals across professional settings will be shared. Expanding upon this, best practices for providing online live supervision of students providing tele-mental health services will be covered. The logistics of providing online live supervision, including legal and ethical implications, will be covered. The presenter will share case studies and clinical examples to highlight the intersection of developmental supervision models with online-based supervision.

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May 2021

Workshop # 355
Date: 5/1 (Saturday)
Time: 9 a.m. – 1 p.m. | CEUs: 3.5 | Cost: $40
Title: Substance Abuse Basics–What You Really Need to Know
Presenter: Megan Aragon, L.C.S.W., M.P.A., M.A.C.

Location: Zoom

Description: This workshop will focus on the 10 classes of drugs and better understanding of the 10 classes. It will also explore how New Mexico is being impacted by substance use and the major substances of concern in our state. The workshop will also look at special populations like adolescents and pregnant women and how they are impacted by substance use.

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Workshop # 356
Date: 5/7 (Friday)
Time: 9 a.m. – 1 p.m. | CEUs: 3.5 | Cost: $40
Title: Access and Inclusion: Physical and Sensory Disability on Both Sides of the Chart
Presenter: Cathryn Glenday, M.P.H., M.A., L.P.C.C.

Location: Zoom

Description: This workshop is presented by a psychotherapist (L.P.C.C.) who has 40 years of lived experience with a mobility disability. The presentation utilizes scholarly research as well as peer responses from a non-random survey of persons with physical and sensory disabilities. The presentation is designed to increase access, inclusion, comfort, and respect for people with a disability both as therapists and clients.

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Workshop #357
Date: 5/8 (Saturday)
Time: 9 a.m. – 1 p.m. | CEUs: 3.5 Cultural | Cost $40
Title: Immigrants’ Rights
Presenter: Maria Griego, Director of Economic Equity/Supervising Attorney at the New Mexico Center on Law and Poverty

Location: Zoom

Description: This workshop will focus on law and public policy regarding the rights of immigrants and the roles and duties of governmental and nongovernmental organizations in upholding those rights. Attendees will gain important understanding of key issues facing immigrant communities including access to healthcare and public benefits, labor rights, and language access. Specifically, the workshop will examine how some immigrants are excluded from public health benefits programs and, for those immigrants who are not excluded, the barriers they experience in accessing these programs. The workshop will also cover the ever-evolving rights of immigrants in the workplace. Lastly, the workshop will highlight the rights of Limited English Proficient persons in gaining language access in the provision of services and accommodations by governmental and non-governmental entities.

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Workshop # 358
Date: 5/14 and 5/15 (Friday and Saturday)
Time: 9 a.m. – 1 p.m.  | CEUs: 7 | Cost: $80
Title: Cognitive Behavior Therapy: Why it Works
Presenter: Gwen Sperling, M.S.W., L.M.S.W.

Location: Zoom

Description: What exactly is cognitive behavioral therapy? How can clinicians use it? How do our thoughts shape our perceptions and how can our thoughts lead to self-defeating behavior? This will all be discussed in this workshop along with the need for human control. This workshops looks at how our brain needs order, and a sense of control, along with how one’s sense of self impacts perceptions, and ways in which to change these perceptions.

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Workshop # 359
Date: 5/21 (Friday)
Time: 9 a.m. – 1 p.m. | CEUs: 3.5 Cultural | Cost: $40
Title: Understanding Tribal Jurisdictions in Social Work*
Presenter: Dr. Melissa Riley, Ph.D., M.S.W.

Location: Zoom

Description: This workshop will offer participants information regarding jurisdictions on tribal land and the importance of understanding social workers’ roles and responsibilities. Serious cases of child abuse that occur on reservations and are beyond the scope of tribal jurisdiction are investigated by federal law enforcements systems. Social worker roles and responsibilities are critical to the protection of child victims. This workshop will also include in-depth discussion of current tribal social work practices while working with multiple jurisdictions.

*This is one of three CE workshops sponsored by NMHU School of Social Work’s Native American Social Work Studies Institute and taught by its Director Dr. Melissa Riley.

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June 2020

Workshop # 360
Date: 6/4 and 6/5 (Friday and Saturday)
Time: 9 a.m. – 1 p.m. (both days) | CEUs: 7 | Cost: $80
Title: How to Start a Private Clinical Mental Health Practice

Presenter: Stephen Ratcliff , M.A., L.P.C.C.

Location: Zoom

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.” This class will alternate between discussion of relevant ethical and practical issues in setting up your own practice and lecture based presentation of important relevant information and marketing tips, basic business tips, tips regarding dealing with managed care insurance companies, and paperwork. This workshop will also focus on relevant concerns for individuals already in private practice including ethical concerns in running their practice, growing a practice, supervision, isolation, consultation building, hiring employees, expanding into other relevant clinical areas, growing into tele-mental health, utilizing private pay and various additional insurance panels, and anticipating and keeping up with the rapid progression of the field of psychotherapy.

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Workshop # 361
Date: 6/11 and 6/12 (Friday and Saturday)
Time: 9 a.m. – 1 p.m. (both days) | CEUs: 7 | Cost: $80
Title: Introduction to Motivational Interviewing
Presenter: Ivette Bibb, L.C.S.W., M.S.W.

Location: Zoom

Description: Motivational interviewing is a directive, person-centered, evidence-based practice modality used to help people explore and resolve ambivalence about making needed changes. The knowledge and skills learned in this course will be applicable to a wide range of diverse kinds of settings, problems, and populations. Participants will have the opportunity to learn and practice MI strategies in an in-depth manner. Each session will include a brief lecture, followed by demonstrations and then guided practice sessions.

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Workshop # 362
Date: 6/18 and 6/19 (Friday and Saturday)
Time: 9 a.m. – 1 p.m. | CEUs: 7 | Cost: $80
Title: Personality Disorders
Presenter: Gwen Sperling, M.S.W., L.M.S.W.

Location: Zoom

Description: Personality disorders have been found to have a frequency of occurrence between 10 and 16% of the U.S. population. That means anywhere between 1 and 10 or even 1 and 5 clients we serve can have a personality disorder. In this workshop, we will explore the various personality disorders examining the nature vs. nurture theories and inventions. We will also look at the importance of the therapeutic relationship, what ingredients go into an effective relationship and which disorders are the most challenging.

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Workshop # 363
Date: 6/25 (Friday)
Time: 9 a.m. – 1 p.m. | CEUs: 3.5 Cultural | Cost: $40
Title: Data-Informed Tribal Social Work Practices*
Presenter: Dr. Melissa Riley, Ph.D., M.S.W.

Location: Zoom

Description: This workshop will identify the various forms of data that exist in a social work program. Data collection can be used to inform social service programs and their service delivery. Data collection and analysis can be viewed or experienced as a tedious and exhausting task. This workshop will employ a practical approach to assist social workers with how to collect, analyze, and apply to current practices. The outcome of effective data collection can result in funding opportunities, program planning, needs analysis, and much more.

*This is one of three CE workshops sponsored by NMHU School of Social Work’s Native American Social Work Studies Institute and taught by its director, Dr. Melissa Riley.

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July 2020

Workshop # 364
Date: 7/9 (Friday)
Time: 9 a.m. – 1 p.m. | CEUs: 3.5 | Cost: $40
Title: School Social Work
Presenter: Cecy Barffuson Franco, L.C.S.W., L.S.S.W., M.B.A.

Location: Zoom

Description: At a time where social/emotional learning and mental health guidance is crucial for our students, school social workers are in demand. The purpose of this training is to explore the focus of school social work as a specialty practice and how other states handle this specialty license, while exploring innovating and culturally diverse strategies and interventions to use in the school setting. In addition, a multi-disciplinary panel will discuss the collaboration of school social workers with the three systems: school, family, and community.

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Workshop # 365
Date: 7/30 (Friday)
Time: 9 a.m. – 1 p.m. | CEUs: 3.5 | Cost: $40
Title: Self-Care and Support for the Supporters During COVID
Presenter: Louise LaPlante, M.S.W., L.I.S.W.

Location: Zoom

Description: COVID-19 has proven to be an especially difficult time for people with intellectual disabilities and for their supporters. With the pandemic creating an increase in anxiety, this workshop will focus on self-care strategies from breathing and relaxation techniques to getting outdoors. Ideas for self-care that can presented remotely will be emphasized. The workshop will include interactive activities for participants. The objective will be for the participants to be reminded of the importance of self-care as well as how they can share these ideas with their clients. 

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Physical Locations

In order to allow participants access to ongoing professional development, all 2021 Continuing Education classes will be held only on Zoom.

Contact
Emerson Grey, MSW CE Coordinator
School of Social Work
Continuing Education Program
Ph: 505-454-3087
Email: emersongrey@nmhu.edu

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

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

Las Vegas
NMHU Main 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

Farmington
San Juan College
4601 College Blvd.
Farmington, NM 87402

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

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