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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
Sharon Doom
Facundo Valdez School of Social Work
Continuing Education Program
Email: socialworkceu@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 NMHU faculty and staff:
https://apply.nmhu.edu/register/ceuforinstructors

CEU registration paid by third party:
https://apply.nmhu.edu/register/ceusocialwork3rdpartypayer

Participants must arrive on time and stay for the duration of the Zoom workshop in order to get full CEU credit.

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 you must cancel your attendance, please inform the Continuing Education Office immediately by email at socialworkceu@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 socialworkceu@nmhu.edu for consideration.

Contact
Sharon Doom
Facundo Valdez School of Social Work
Continuing Education Program
Email: socialworkceu@nmhu.edu

CEUs for Mental Health ProvidersContinuing Education Schedule 2022

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February 2022

Workshop # 201
Date: 2/05 (Saturday) 9 a.m.–1 p.m. | CEUs 3.5 | Cost: $40 
Title: Medicare Overview and Options in New Mexico 
Presenter: Sean Huber, 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; when people can make changes; New Mexico’s options for beneficiaries; and programs designed for lower/chronic individuals. On top of that, we will take a look at how COVID has affected how companies have over marketed to individuals of New Mexico and the vital role of an independent agent.

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Workshop # 202
Date: 2/11 (Friday)
Time: 9 a.m.–1 p.m. | CEUs 3.5 | Cost: $40
Title: Starting a Private Practice – Part 1
Presenter: Stephen Ratcliff, MA, LPCC
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 seminar will alternate between discussion of relevant ethical and practical issues in setting up your own practice and lecture-based presentation of important relevant information including marketing tips, basic business tips, tips regarding dealing with managed care insurance companies, and paperwork tips.

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Workshop # 203
Date: 2/12 (Saturday)
Time: 9 a.m.–12 p.m. | CEUs 3.5 | Cost: $40
Title: Starting a Private Practice – Part 2
Presenter: Stephen Ratcliff, MA, LPCC

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 seminar will alternate between discussion of relevant ethical and practical issues in setting up your own practice and lecture-based presentation of important relevant information including marketing tips, basic business tips, tips regarding dealing with managed care insurance companies, and paperwork tips.

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Workshop # 204
Date: 2/18 (Friday)
Time: 9 a.m.–12 p.m. | CEUs 2.5 Cultural | Cost: $30
Title: Esperanza y Perserverancia: New Mexico’s Spanish-speaking Immigrants and Refugees and Mental Health
Presenter: Prof. Reyna Rivera, LCSW, MSW
Location: Zoom

Description: This workshop will provide an overview of the most relevant socio-political issues facing Spanish-speaking immigrants and refugees here in New Mexico and the Southwest. An orientation to legal definitions, statistics of this special population in NM, conceptualization of Tripartite Migration Model, and specific application to clinical practice through real-life case scenarios and community organizing efforts will be explored. The Facundo Valdez School of Social Work’s Master of Social Work Bilingual-Bicultural Concentration will be presented towards this aim. Throughout this presentation, community discussion and participation will be encouraged through Q&A and sharing of case work/organizing initiatives.

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Workshop # 205
Date: 2/19 (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 what are 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 # 206
Date: 2/25 (Friday)
Time: 9 a.m.–1 p.m. | CEUs 3.5 Cultural | Cost: $40
Title: Indian Child Welfare Act (ICWA): Understanding the History*
Presenter: Melissa Riley, Ph.D., Director, NMHU School of Social Work — Native American Social Work Studies Institute

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. (3.5 cultural CEUs).

This is one of a series of CE workshops sponsored by NMHU School of Social Work’s Native American Social Work Studies Institute.

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March 2022

Workshop # 207
Date: 3/04 (Friday)
Time: 9 a.m.–1 p.m. | CEUs 3.5 | Cost: $40
Title: Special Education and Social Work: Overview of Ethics, Special Considerations, Practice and Interventions
Presenter: Kim Knox, Ph.D., LCSW

Location: Zoom

Description: Social workers often practice in schools, and in New Mexico, are hired specifically to support the special education population. This workshop will explore current and relevant legislation, ethical considerations and special considerations for social workers in schools. This workshop will also examine practice with special populations, interventions and functional behavior assessments to support students in the current school environment.

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Workshop # 208
Date: 3/11 (Friday)
Time: 9 a.m.–1 p.m. | CEUs 3.5 | Cost: $40
Title: Rural Social Work
Presenter: John Tourangeau, Ph.D., LADAC, LCSW

Location: Zoom

Description: This workshop will focus on social work in rural contexts and the culture of rural people and their unique gifts and challenges. Social work practice, policy, diversity and ethics in rural communities will be explored, with examples from the presenter’s 20+ year history of social work in New Mexico. Case scenarios will be provided for small and large group discussions and consideration as well.

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Workshop # 209
Date: 3/19 (Saturday)
Time: 9 a.m.–1 p.m. | CEUs 3.5 Cultural | Cost: $40
Title: Social Work Practice with Native Elders*
Presenter: Prof. Caroline Dailey, MSW

Location: Zoom

Description: This workshop will examine a multi-cultural approach in working with Native elders in tribal communities and embrace adaptive practice approaches in order to allow for tribal elder empowerment through the inclusion of ancestral wisdom and culturally driven service delivery. (3.5 cultural CEUs).

*Sponsored by NMHU School of Social Work’s Native American Social Work Studies Institute.

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Workshop # 210
Date: 3/25 (Friday)
Time: 9 a.m.–1 p.m. | CEUs 3.5 Cultural | Cost: $40
Title: Understanding Tribal Jurisdictions in Social Work*
Presenter: Melissa Riley, Ph.D.

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. (3.5 cultural CEUs).

*Sponsored by NMHU School of Social Work’s Native American Social Work Studies Institute.

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April 2022

Workshop # 211
Date: 4/02 (Saturday)
Time: 9 a.m.–1 p.m. | CEUs 3.5 | Cost: $40
Title: Human-Animal Interactions: Implications for Social Work
Presenter: Emerson Grey, MSW

Location: Zoom

Description: This workshop will look at the relevance of human-animal interaction (HAI) as it relates to social work. A brief history will be presented on animal-assisted interventions (AAI) as well as the human-animal bond (HAB). The main focus will be on understanding, biological, psychological, and social benefits of human-animal interactions within a strengths and family systems perspective. This workshop will also examine the link between violence toward humans and violence toward animals; companion animal loss; and animal companionship and human diversity.

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Workshop # 212
Date: 4/08 (Friday)
Time: 9 a.m.–1 p.m. | CEUs 3.5 | Cost: $40
Title: Growing a Private Practice After Launch
Presenter: Stephen Ratcliff, MA, LPCC

Location: Zoom

Description: This workshop will 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 telemental 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 # 213
Date: 4/15 (Friday)
Time: 9 a.m.–1 p.m. | CEUs 3.5 | Cost: $40
Title: Military Cultural Competence
Presenter: Prof. Christin Barden, LCSW

Location: Zoom

Description: This course explores the practical methods of providing support to service members, veterans, and military families. Topics include components of military structure and culture; challenges that service members and veterans face; stigma and other obstacles to seeking treatment; and factors supporting resilience in children and adults in military families.

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Workshop # 214
Date: 4/16 (Saturday)
Time: 9 a.m.–1 p.m. | CEUs 3.5 | Cost: $40
Title: Opioids 101
Presenter: Megan Aragon, LCSW, MPA, MAC

Location: Zoom

Description: This workshop will better help clinicians understand opioids, the various types of opioids and how they are used by individuals. It will also explain the different types of treatment options from medication assisted treatment to talk therapy. Workshop will explore the impact of opioids in New Mexico.

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Workshop # 215
Date: 4/22 (Friday)
Time: 9 a.m.–1 p.m. | CEUs 3.5 Cultural | Cost: $40
Title: A Journey: American Indian Behavioral Health Programs Building Culturally Competent Clinical Skills and Adapting Evidence-Based Treatments*
Presenter: Charlene Poola, Ph.D., LCSW
Location: Zoom

Description: American Indian/Alaska Native (AI/AN) communities experience behavioral health needs that are often addressed through evidence-based treatments (EBT) that do not reflect their culture, language, and traditions. These EBTs often emphasize evidence-based findings that were not discovered with AI/AN populations. Although these treatments are frequently used, little is known about the adaptation process of EBTs in American Indian behavioral health (AIBH) organizations. Thus, it is vital to explore how AIBH organizations adapt EBTs for AI/AN clients to ensure cultural relevancy. (3.5 cultural CEUs).

Sponsored by NMHU School of Social Work’s Native American Social Work Studies Institute.

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May 2022

Workshop #216
Date: 5/6 (Friday)
Time: 9-1:00 | CEUs 3.5 Cultural | Cost: $40
Title: Beyond Blue and Pink- Educating Transgender Communities
Presenter: Jess Clark, Education and Prevention Manager, Solace Crisis Treatment Center
Location: Zoom

Description: An introduction to terms, best practices, and the creative navigation of binary systems for transgender and non-binary communities will be addressed in this workshop. More transgender people are coming out than ever before. This progression in visibility means that families, peers, community organizations, and businesses are quickly needing guidance on how to best support trans people in a system not built for their needs. The presenter will lead an interactive discussion on basic terminology while re-framing common myths and exploring ways to move in solidarity with transgender and non-binary communities. Many cultural competency workshops focus only on teaching new terms and best practices. While those are necessary elements, when inviting participants to learn about a community with which they may have little experience, the primary focus must be on how our shared values are lived in the context of that community. This workshop will teach about transgender and non-binary communities through helping participants identify how rigid gender norms affect their lives and the ways their everyday actions can contribute to reducing the impact of rigid gender norms for all.

Workshop #217
Date: 5/13 and 5/14 (Friday and Saturday)
Time: 9-1:00 | CEUs 7 | Cost: $80
Title: Cognitive Behavioral Therapy
Presenter: Gwen Sperling, MSW, LMSW
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. These workshops look at how our brain needs order, a sense of control, and how one’s sense of self impacts perceptions, and ways in which to change these perceptions, as well as teaching others how their brain drives their behavior.

Workshop #218
Date: 5/20 (Friday)
Time: 9-1:00 | CEUs 3.5 | Cost: $40
Title: Under this Colorful Umbrella: Underlying and Coinciding Conditions in Intellectual and Developmental Disabilities
Presenter: Louise la Plante, MSW, LISW, Behavior Support Consultant
Location: Zoom

Description: Social workers will encounter people with developmental disabilities in most areas of practice and may not have a complete understanding of how to support these unique individuals. A basic understanding of the conditions affecting this population is a good way to gain more expertise in how best to serve and support them. This workshop will provide definitions of intellectual and developmental disabilities. Conditions that often correlate or cause these disabilities will be introduced. Information on conditions including Autism, Down syndrome, Fragile X syndrome, Cir du chat, Fetal alcohol syndrome, cerebral palsy, epilepsy, just to name a few, will be presented. Louise la Plante specializes and has worked with people with developmental and intellectual disabilities for over 30 years and loves to share with and learn from others.

Workshop #219
Date: 5/21 (Saturday)
Time: 9-1:00 | CEUs 3.5 | Cost: $40
Title: School Social Work
Presenter: Cecy Barffuson Franco, LCSW, LSSW, MBA, School Social Worker at Albuquerque Bilingual Academy
Location: Zoom

Description: At a time when 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 innovative 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.

Workshop #220
Date: 5/27 (Friday)
Time: 9-1:00 | CEUs 3.5 | Cost: $40
Title: Working with Families of Prisoners & Returning Families
Presenter: Ann Edenfield Sweet, Founder at Wings for LIFE International
Location: Zoom

Description: This workshop will share why working with families of prisoners is important and how rescinded rates can be cut by returning citizens (former inmates). Learn about Search Institute’s 40 Developmental Assets that give us all a language to help minimize at-risk behaviors and help individuals dealing with ACEs (Adverse Childhood Experiences). Ann Edenfield Sweet will share her personal experiences of a husband in prison, why she wrote “Family Arrested: How To Survive the Incarceration of a Loved One”, and how her 27-year history with Wings can help other family members and those coming home become productive, law-abiding citizens.

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June 2022

Workshop #221
Date: 6/3 (Friday)
Time: 9-1:00 | CEUs 3.5 | Cost: $40
Title: CPS 101 for Non-Child Welfare Professionals
Presenter: Sarah Meadows, LMSW, Research, Assessment & Data Bureau Chief at CYFD Office of Performance & Accountability
Location: Zoom

Description: The child welfare system can be mystifyingly complex, yet social workers in all manner of occupations are likely to interact with it during their careers. This workshop–intended for professionals working outside of the child protective services system, but in roles that, at minimum, mandate them to report suspected child abuse or neglect–will provide an overview of New Mexico laws, policies, and procedures around child maltreatment reporting, investigations, foster care, and permanency. Presenter will address poorly understood aspects of the system (“Why didn’t my report get investigated?”), frequently asked questions (“Should I report anonymously, or identify myself?”), and take non-case-specific questions from attendees who want to better understand, and collaborate with, the child protection system.

Workshop #222
Date: 6/4 (Saturday)
Time: 9-1:00 | CEUs 3.5 Cultural | Cost: $40
Title: Data-Informed Tribal Social Work Practices
Presenter: Melissa Riley, Ph.D., Director at NMHU Native American Social Work Studies Institute
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 on 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 several CE workshops sponsored by NMHU School of Social Work’s Native American Social Work Studies Institute, of which Dr. Riley is Director.

Workshop #223
Date: 6/10 (Friday)
Time: 9-1:00 | CEUs 3.5 | Cost: $40
Title: Cognitive Behavior Therapy for Substance Use Disorders
Presenter: Jenna Norton, LCSW
Location: Zoom

Description: This course will provide an overview of the rationale, evidence, and strategies for implementation of Cognitive Behavior Therapy (CBT) in the treatment of substance use disorders. Participants will review the basics of substance use including the diagnosis and evaluation of substance disorders, include major trends in both policy and use patterns in New Mexico. Next, clinicians will learn to implement CBT including the identification of cognitive distortions, challenging perceptions, and assisting clients in developing healthy sober supports, coping skills, and relapse prevention skills. At the conclusion of this course, clinicians will be able to apply the cognitive model in a variety of case positions in an evidence-based and effective matter.

Workshop #224
Date: 6/11 (Saturday)
Time: 9-1:00 | CEUs 3.5 | Cost: $40
Title: Creating a Trauma Informed Culture
Presenter: Chelsea Lucero, MS, LPCC, LADAC, NCC, Therapist at El Centro Family Health
Location: Zoom

Description: This presentation is designed to inform participants about adverse childhood experiences (ACE’s), 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.

Workshop #225
Date: 6/17 and 6/18 (Friday and Saturday)
Time: 9-1:00 | CEUs 7 | Cost: $80
Title: Personality Disorders
Presenter: Gwen Sperling, MSW, LMSW
Location: Zoom

Description: Personality disorders have been found to have a frequency of occurrence between 10-16% of the U.S. population. That means anywhere between 1-10 or even 1-5 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 interventions. We will also look at the importance of the therapeutic relationship, what ingredients go into an effective relationship and which behaviors our clients can display that can make being the therapist challenging.

Workshop #226
Date: 6/24 (Friday)
Time: 9-1:00 | CEUs 3.5 | Cost: $40
Title: Dominance & Marginalization in the Body: Exploring the Neurobiology of Stress and Trauma with Somatic Awareness
Presenter: Bhanu Joy Harrison, LCSW & Farah Council, MA
Location: Zoom

Description: The current socio-political context beckons us towards learning new tools and building communities of practice where we can share, discuss, reflect and creatively confront the impact of historical, intergenerational, and contemporary trauma from systemic oppression and marginalization. We will focus on understanding the neurobiology of stress, trauma and safety, map our social identities focusing on where we have been marginalized and where we hold power and then build somatic/body awareness of how we hold oppression and dominance in our bodies. In understanding our individual body responses to oppression, trauma and dominance, we can increase our capacity for self-regulation and build resilience, not only in ourselves, but in those we serve.

Workshop #227
Date: 6/25 (Saturday)
Time: 9-1:00 | CEUs 3.5 | Cost: $40
Title: Working with Adolescents
Presenter: Spring Ron, LMSW, School Social Worker at Siembra Leadership High School
Location: Zoom

Description: This workshop will focus on working with adolescents. We will talk about teen mental health with a focus on post-pandemic work as well as how to build youth resiliency. We will also explore interventions with youth.

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July 2022

Workshop #228
Date: 7/8 (Friday)
Time: 9-1:00 | CEUs 3.5 | Cost: $40
Title: Using Art as a Support Tool
Presenter: Louise la Plante, MSW, LISW, Behavior Support Consultant
Location: Zoom

Description: Using art with adults is a powerful tool for expression in folks who sometimes have trouble communicating feelings, needs, and wants. Art ideas and success stories will be presented. Participants will create a piece of art. The focus of the workshop will be supporting adults with intellectual disabilities, but the ideas presented in the workshop can be used with anyone in most areas of social work. Participants will need blank white (and/or colored) paper, pencils, coloring supplies, scissors, and a glue stick to complete a project presented in the workshop.

Workshop #229
Date: 7/9 (Saturday)
Time: 9-1:00 | CEUs 3.5 | Cost: $40
Title: Co-Occurring Disorders and Diagnosing
Presenter: Chelsea Lucero, MS, LPCC, LADAC, Therapist at El Centro Family Health
Location: Zoom

Description: This training is geared towards behavioral health providers who are treating or plan to treat patients with co-occurring disorders. This includes working with patients with Serious Mental Health (SMI) and Co-Occurring disorders (COD) or mental health, substance abuse conditions and life stressors and crises. Participants will learn about the different substance use and mental health screens and how to implement effective and evidenced-based treatments for those with CODs. This includes learning how to use the DSM-5 to more accurately diagnose those with co-occurring disorders.

Workshop #230
Date: 7/15 (Friday)
Time: 9-1:00 | CEUs 3.5 | Cost: $40
Title: New Onset Psychosis: Assessment, Conceptualization and Intervention
Presenter: Sandra Naigle, LCSW at UNMH CONNECT Program, Dawn Halperin, LPCC at UNM Department of Psychiatry, Dr. Rhoshel Lenroot
Location: Zoom

Description: Psychosis is often misunderstood, which can lead to stigmatization, isolation, confusion and shame for individuals experiencing symptoms. This presentation aims to challenge myths and misunderstandings about psychosis. Presenters will share thoughtful approaches and strategies to discuss and educate clients and treatment partners about symptoms of psychosis. Presenters will discuss research findings, brain science, psychopharmacology and differential diagnoses in addition to warning signs and risk factors. Participants will develop understanding of psychosis and treatment strategies for addressing early onset.

Workshop #231
Date: 7/16 (Saturday)
Time: 9-1:00 | CEUs 3.5 | Cost: $40
Title: Helping Heroes: Veterans in Recovery
Presenter: Nathan Deleon, LCSW Social Worker at Veteran’s Health Administration
Location: Zoom

Description: United State Military Veterans are a unique population who come with a unique set of problems. Military service often has a profound effect on men’s and women’s mental health and civilian readjustment. Understanding the specific mental health, substance use, and psychosocial needs of the veteran population is important for health care professionals. This course covers military culture, common mental health disorders, common substance use disorders, and difficulties with readjustment to civilian life. This course also provides evidence-based treatment options commonly used with military veterans.

Workshop #232
Date: 7/22 (Friday)
Time: 9-1:00 | CEUs 3.5 Cultural | Cost: $40
Title: Indigenizing Mental Health and Wellbeing
Presenter: Autumn Drags Wolf, LCSW & Tonya M. Louis, LMSW
Location: Zoom

Description: In this workshop facilitators will lead participants in decolonizing understandings of mental health by critically examining dominant ways of approaching mental health and generating their own collective definition of mental health. The workshop will increase knowledge of and empathy for Indigenous people and culture therefore, improving mental health services for Indigenous patients. This workshop is grounded in cultural competency, cultural humility, and decolonialism. Participants will leave with new language around mental health and expanded approaches to care, for themselves and for each other. The workshop aims to increase knowledge, awareness, and skills which can be implemented in a variety of settings.

Workshop #233
Date: 7/23 (Saturday)
Time: 9-1:00 | CEUs 3.5 Cultural | Cost: $40
Title: Practicing the MECA model with Immigrant Families: Cultural Bridges in Clinical Practice and Supervision
Presenter: Marie C. Weil, PsyD, ABPP, Clinical Psychologist, Rilke Crane, BUS, Fizz Ehlert Perkal, MA, Raquel Guzman Vega, BA
Location: Zoom

Description: This workshop presents Celia Falicov’s (2014) postmodern framework (MECA) that centers migration, cultural change, and sociopolitical ecologies at the center of clinical practice and supervision with Latinx immigrant families in the exploration of cultural bridges and connectedness. In this interactive and applied workshop, participants will utilize the DSM-5 Cultural Formulation Interview supplementary modules for working with immigrant families and prepare a MECAmap cultural self-reflection in the context of clinical practice and supervision. Emphasis is placed upon cultural humility and critical questioning of majority European American professional training in work with immigrant Latinx families in New Mexico. Pre-workshop self-reflection practice required.

Workshop #234
Date: 7/29 & 7/30 (Friday & Saturday)
Time: 9-1:00 | CEUs 7.0 | Cost: $80
Title: Discovering DBT: An Introduction to DBT Skills in Clinical Practice
Presenter: Jenna Norton, LCSW
Location: Zoom

Description: This course will provide an introduction to Dialectical Behavioral Therapy Skills and their implementation in the clinical setting.  The workshop aims to facilitate understanding and utilization of key DBT strategies to assist clients in changing behavioral, emotional, and interpersonal patterns.  Over the course of two sessions, participants will learn to teach, reinforce, and strengthen client skills through the use of mindfulness, modulation, distress tolerance, and interpersonal effectiveness techniques.

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