Homecoming September 13 - September 22

Continuing Education Units School of Social Work

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.

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.

 

Locations | Contact Information | Registration Information | Proposal Form


Month

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


December 2019

Date: 12/13/19 (Friday)
Time: 9 – 4:30  CEUs: 6 Ethics
Cost: $65.00
Title: Clinical Psychotherapy Ethics
Presenter: Stephen Ratcliff, MA, LPCC
Location: NMHU Albuquerque Campus, 5041 Indian School Rd., NE
Description: This workshop will discuss relevant recent legal malpractice concerns, ethical code revisions, federal law changes, ethical technological concerns and shifts in the field of psychotherapy to help the practitioner keep up with the rapidly evolving trends in clinical ethics.

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January 2020

Date: 1/24/20 (Friday)
Time: 9 – 4:30
CEUs: 6
Cost: $65.00
Title: EMDR, Brain Spotting and the Traumatized Brain
Presenter: Sharon Baty, Ph.D., LPCC
Location: NMHU Rio Rancho Campus, 1700 Grande Blvd.
Description: Psychological trauma affects the brain and the body. Sometimes traditional talk therapies fail and the mental health sectors become a revolving door. We will discuss how trauma is stored in the body and how to help our clients reclaim their personal power in their lives. This workshop covers a basic introduction to eye movement desensitization, reprocessing, brain spotting and self-directed spiritual practices and how they heal traumatized brain and body.

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February 2020

Date: 2/7/20 (Friday)
Time: 9 – 4:30
CEUs: 6
Cost: $65.00
Title: Starting a Private Practice
Presenter: Stephen Ratcliff, MA, LPCC
Location: NMHU Rio Rancho Campus, 1700 Grande Blvd.
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.” We will alternate between discussion of relevant ethical and practical issues to tips on marketing, basic business and dealing with managed care insurance companies.

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Date: 2/21/20 (Friday)
Time: 9 – 1:00
CEUs: 3.5
Cost: $40.00
Title: Doing Therapy with 1st Responders
Presenter: Mary Baca, LPCC, CCTP
Location: Santa Fe Higher Education Center, 1950 Siringo Rd.
Description: This workshop will look at the specialized needs of first responders and how to help them in their time of need. We will look at personality characteristics, avoidant behaviors and explore aspects of the occupation that cause acute stress and PTSD.

 


March 2020

Date: 3/6/20 (Friday)
Time: 9 – 4:30
CEUs: 6
Cost: $65.00
Title: Fundamentals of Clinical Supervision
Presenter: Kristopher Goodrich, Ph.D., LPCC
Location: NMHU Rio Rancho Campus, 1700 Grande Blvd.
Description: Clinical supervision models will be presented and how they are applied to professionals in a variety of settings. Best practices in Clinical Supervision and how they are instructed across various supervision models from both a developmental as well as a process-based perspective will be presented. The presenter will integrate supervision theory to real world examples, as well as demonstrate how these models may be employed.
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Date: 3/18/20 (Wednesday)
Time: 9 – 1:00 | CEUs: 3.5
Cost: $40.00
Title: Don’t Find Fault, Find Remedies: Successful Leadership
Presenter: Judith Bailie, MA, Div.
Location: Santa Fe Higher Education Center, 1950 Siringo Rd.
Description: Leadership is learned and applied with the understanding of ones culture, values and equanimity to benefit the greatest needs with or without the label of leader. There are opportunities for many leaders to assess and repair their capacities. Join us and share this modern view of leadership.

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Date: 3/20/20 (Friday)
Time: 9 – 4:00
CEUs: 5.5
Cost: $60.00
Title: What is the Disability Culture and What I Should Consider? Presenter: John Chimarusti, Ph.D., LMSW
Location: NMHU Albuquerque Campus, 5041 Indian School Rd., NE
Description: This workshop will look at the culture of working with people with disabilities and what to consider when helping encourage individuals with disabilities to look at their future. The presenter will also go over the resources that are available and how to use those resources for families and individuals with disabilities.

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Date: 3/27/20 (Friday)
Time: 9 – 4:30
CEUs: 6 Ethics
Cost: $65.00
Title: Ethics in Indian Country
Presenter: Charles Baca, MA, LADAC
Location: NMHU Rio Rancho Campus, 1700 Grande Blvd.
Description: This workshop will define and explore how Colonialism has affected the Native American workplace. We will discuss the role negative cultural and clinical stereotypes of Native Americans affect intertribal dynamics and professional ethics.

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April 2020

Date: 4/3/20 (Friday)
Time: 9 – 4:30
CEUs: 6
Cost: $65.00
Title: EMDR, Brain Spotting and the Traumatized Brain
Presenter: Sharon Baty, Ph.D., LPCC
Location: NMHU Rio Rancho Campus, 1700 Grande Blvd.
Description: Psychological trauma affects the brain and the body. Sometimes traditional talk therapies fail and the mental health sectors become a revolving door. We will discuss how trauma is stored in the body and how to help our clients reclaim their personal power in their lives. This workshop covers a basic introduction to eye movement desensitization, reprocessing, brain spotting and self-directed spiritual practices and how they heal traumatized brain and body.

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Date: 4/8/20 (Wednesday)
Time: 9-1:00
CEUs: 3.5 Cultural
Cost: $40.00
Title: Culturally Competent work with Sexual and Gender Minority Clients
Presenter: Stephen Ratcliff MA, LPCC
Location: NMHU Albuquerque Campus, 5041 Indian School Rd., NE
Description: This workshop will discuss relevant cultural competence concerns for clinicians working with sexual and gender minority clients. Special attention will be paid to encouraging clinicians to confront their own bias and potential value imposition situations. Minorities will cover lesbian, gay, bisexual, gender diverse, kink, consensual, non-monogamy, asexual and more.

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Date: 4/17/20 (Friday)
Time: 9-4:30
CEUs: 6
Cost: $65.00
Title: The Slow Dance into Darkness: The Journey of Dementia Care
Presenter(s): Elaine Casquarelli, Ed.S, NCC, LMHC and Kathleen Fallon, Ph.D., BCC
Location: Santa Fe, Higher Education Center, 1950 Siringo Rd.
Description: This workshop will cover the early signs, progression and the diagnostic process of dementia. We will talk about the impact of dementia on the caregiver and the counseling needs one must seek. We will learn about how to access services and the impact dementia has on the family. This will all be done using role play, scenarios and large group processing. How this applies to practice will also be covered.

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Date: 4/24/20
Time: 9-4:30
CEUs: 6 Ethics
Cost: $65.00
Title: Prevention Ethics
Presenter: Bob Phillips, Ph.D., LMSW, LADAC
Location: ENMU Roswell Campus, 52 University Blvd., Bldg., TBA.
Description: The goal of the Prevention Ethics workshop is to provide 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 followed in their profession. Finally, we will offer an opportunity to develop a plan of action for your agency or practice.

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May 2020

Date: 5/1/20 (Friday)
Time: 9-4:30
Date: CEUs: 6
Cost: $65.00
Title: Intimate Partner Violence: New Directions
Presenter: Rick Froyd, Ph.D.
Location: Farmington, San Juan College Campus, 4601 College Blvd., Bldg., TBA.
Description: The presenter will discuss a deeper, more nuanced understanding of domestic violence in terms of violence type, batterer type, as well as the power and control dynamics assist with the differentiation of these types. We will also cover how the differentiation of domestic violence can assist court professionals in the screening and assessing of families in child custody cases.

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Date: 5/6/20 (Wednesday)
Time: 9-1:00
CEUs: 3.5 Ethics
Cost: $40.00
Title: Technology, Safety and Ethics
Presenter: Stephen Ratcliff, MA, LPCC
Location: NMHU Rio Rancho Campus, 1700 Grande Blvd.
Description: Increasingly, mental health providers are being called upon to utilize technology in the therapy process. This sensitive data and the risks of data breaches have raised ethical and legal concerns. This workshop will provide concrete recommendations for security experts, field norms and relevant laws to keep you and your clients safe.

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Date: 5/8/20 (Friday)
Time: 9-4:00
CEUs: 5.5
Cost: $60.00
Title: Transgender 101
Presenter: Adrien Lawyer
Location: NMHU Rio Rancho Campus, 1700 Grande Blvd.
Description: We will do an introduction to transgender people, our lives and issues and recommended etiquette. Transgender people are often not known and understood by others. This workshop is meant to address the lack of information and experience to those who provide services. The objective is to engage in dialogue with members of the transgender community and personalize transgender folks and to increase visibility and awareness while decreasing the discrimination, fear and hostility that is often directed towards these communities.

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Date: 5/15/20 (Friday)
Time: 9-4:30
CEUs: 6 Cultural
Cost: $65.00
Title: Everything you wanted to Know About Indians but Were Afraid to Ask
Presenter: Charles Baca, MA, LADAC
Location: NMHU Rio Rancho Campus, 1700 Grande Blvd.
Description: This workshop will define the role “Rite of Passage” plays in treatment within the Native American and other populations. We will look at 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.

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Date: 5/20/20 (Wednesday)
Time: 9-1:00
CEUs: 3.5 Cultural
Cost: $ 40.00
Title: Politics of Indian Identity
Presenter: Dr. Rebecca Moore, Ph.D., LMSW
Location: NMHU Las Vegas Campus, 806 National Ave., Lora Shields Bldg., TBA.
Description: With most contemporary Indigenous populations, mental, emotional, physical and spiritual challenges are grounded in historical trauma and intergenerational loss and grief. In this workshop, we will discuss Indigenous/non-Indigenous relations, historical trauma, and trauma informed care. You will increase your knowledge of trauma and loss as significant assessment factors and raise your awareness of cultural practices for restoring balance within individuals.

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Date: 5/22/20 (Friday)
Time: 9-4:30
CEUs: 6
Cost: $65.00
Title: Unhealthy Relationships: Understanding Attachment and Betrayal Bonds
Presenter: Sharon Baty, Ph.D., LPCC
Location: NMHU Rio Rancho Campus, 1700 Grande Blvd.
Description: This workshop will look at helping the client understand the “why” of attraction to unhealthy relationships and can help 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.

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Date: 5/29/20 (Friday)
Time: 9-4
CEUs: 5.5
Cost: $60.00
Title: How to Identify the Narcissist in Your Life
Presenter: Gwen Sperling, MSW, LCSW
Location: Santa Fe, Higher Education Center, 1950 Siringo Rd.
Description: In this workshop, we will cover all the key features, behaviors, emotional states and patterns of both the narcissist and the people the narcissist impacts. People are encouraged to bring their stories of working with an individual who is a narcissist.

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June 2020

Date: 6/5/20 (Friday)
Time: 9-4:30
CEUs: 6 Cultural
Cost: $65.00
Title: Native Americans Grief and Substance Abuse
Presenter: Rick Froyd, Ph.D.
Location: Farmington, San Juan College, 4601 College Blvd., Bldg., TBA.
Description: The objective of this workshop is to provide information as we explore the unique and complex issues of treating unresolved grief in the context of the Native American cultural norms in a Northwestern New Mexico substance abuse treatment setting.

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Date: 6/10/20 (Wednesday)
Time: 9-1:00
CEUs: 3.5
Cost: $40.00
Title: Historical View of People with Intellectual and/or Developmental Disabilities
Presenter: Louise LaPlante, MSW, LISW
Location: NMHU Las Vegas Campus, 806 National Ave., Lora Shields Bldg.
Description: The unique history of adults with intellectual disabilities is presented using biographies of several people. We will discuss the history of services and the foundations of support in disabilities, along with the role eugenics and ableism have played throughout time.

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Date: 6/17/20 (Wednesday)
Time: 9-1:00
CEUs: 3.5
Cost: $40.00
Title: A Calm Mind in an Inconsistent World
Presenter: Judith Bailie, MA, Div.
Location: Santa Fe, Higher Education Center, 1950 Siringo Rd.
Description: The latest research suggests that each of us has the potential to continue developing and transforming our minds from birth to our death. We will find meaning amid the chaos out of how we think, act and relate to others and how to do this in a way that is mutually beneficial.

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Date: 6/19/20 (Friday)
Time:
9-4:30
CEUs: 6 Cultural
Cost: $65.00
Title: Social and Cultural within the LGBTQ+ Populations
Presenter: Kristopher Goodrich, Ph.D., LPCC
Location: NMHU Rio Rancho Campus, 1700 Grande Blvd.
Description: Social and cultural issues within the LGBTQ+ populations will be discussed. The presenter will explore the distinction of cultures in this larger umbrella, as well as discuss how therapists can integrate this knowledge in more ethical and appropriate ways. A discussion of relevant competencies and standards of care will be reviewed as well as specific cultural issues to be aware of for the most ethical care.

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Date: 6/26/20 (Friday)
Time: 9-4:30
CEUs: 6
Cost:
$65.00
Title: Cognitive Behavior Therapy: Why it Works
Presenter: Gwen Sperling, MSW, LMSW
Location: Santa Fe, Higher Education Center, 1950 Siringo Rd.
Description: What exactly is it? 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.

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July 2020

Date: 7/10/20 (Friday)
Time: 9-4:30
CEUs: 6 Ethics
Cost: $65.00
Title: When the Needs of Clients Collide with the Agency
Presenter: Leslie Reambeault, MSW, LCSW
Location: Santa Fe, Higher Education Center, 1950 Siringo Rd.
Description: This workshop will provide both enforceable and aspirational guidance to therapists no matter the environment. Through lecture and experiential input, the tough and essential questions therapists have around ethics and the support they should get from their agency will be addressed.

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Date: 7/17/20 (Friday)
Time: 9-4:30
CEUs: 6
Cost: $65.00
Title: The Language of Play Therapy
Presenter: Wendy Ludlow, MSW, LCSW
Location: Santa Fe, Higher Education Center, 1950 Siringo Rd.
Description: Participants will get an intensive overview of the language skills utilized when providing child centered play. Although considered a basic skill, many clinicians working with children have never had a training specific to the language of child centered play. This workshop will facilitate your ability to provide therapeutic intervention with children, teens, parents and families

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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. We are not set up to take accept credit cards. 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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Proposal Form

CEU Workshop Proposal form

Use this form to submit a proposal for a Continuing Educational workshop. This form is fillable and should be emailed or faxed to Lou Ann Romero.

Contact information:

Lou Ann Romero MSW
Social Work
Continuing Education Coordinator
Phone: 505.454.3087
Email: laromero@nmhu.edu

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Locations

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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