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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
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

CEU Registration Paid by Third Party:
https://apply.nmhu.edu/register/ceusocialwork3rdpartypayer

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

June || July


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 # 345
Date: 6/9 (Wednesday)
Time: 4 – 8 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), 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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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 #366
Date: 6/16/21 Wednesday
Time: 4-8 | CEUs 3.5 | Cost: $40 |
Title: Social Work and Research: The How, When, and Why
Presenter: Ray C. Martinez, LCSW, Ph.D.

Location: Zoom

Description: Picture this scenario. You’re ready to evaluate the effectiveness of your practice and to engage in the development of new knowledge that often result from research efforts but are not sure where to begin. Maybe you’re not ready to join the dark side but find yourself thinking about treatment outcomes, client progress and programmatic impact. This workshop will review ways of generating new knowledge, and provide an overview of research ethics, measurement, sampling, causation, and various quantitative and qualitative research methods. This workshop is designed to build upon your current knowledge in order to be more proficient within the social work knowledge base to solve practical problems in social work practice or social work policy.

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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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Workshop #366
Date: 7/23/2021 Friday
Time: 9-1 | CEUs 3.5 | Cost: $40 |
Title: Social Work and Research: The How, When, and Why
Presenter: Ray C. Martinez, LCSW, Ph.D.
Location: Zoom

Description: Picture this scenario. You’re ready to evaluate the effectiveness of your practice and to engage in the development of new knowledge that often result from research efforts, but are not sure where to begin. Maybe you’re not ready to join the dark side but find yourself thinking about treatment outcomes, client progress and programmatic impact. This workshop will review ways of generating new knowledge, and provide an overview of research ethics, measurement, sampling, causation, and various quantitative and qualitative research methods. This workshop is designed to build upon your current knowledge in order to be more proficient within the social work knowledge base to solve practical problems in social work practice or social work policy.

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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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