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Clinical Supervision in Social Work (Spring 2015)
Intermediate/Clinical Level Exam Prep (LMSW, LMSW-AP, LCSW) Part I
Intermediate/Clinical Level Exam Prep (LMSW, LMSW-AP, LCSW) Part II
Why Conversations? Why Now?
8 Guiding Principles for Professional Growth and Supervision

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Clinical Supervision in Social Work (Spring 2015)

Date: January 28 - 29 & February 5 - 6, 2015

Time:   8:30AM - 4:30PM (1 hour lunch)

Location:   Bo's Place, 10050 Buffalo Speedway, Houston, Texas 77054 

Course Fee: $550 (Early Bird Registration)     $600 (Registration after January 16, 2015) 

Course Number: 15SSW0218C

CEUs: 40 CEUs 

About the Course:

This 40-hour course is designed for Licensed Clinical Social Workers who are interested in advancing their knowledge, skill, and experience in clinical social work supervision and in fulfilling licensing requirements to be an approved LCSW supervisor (as set forth by the Texas State Board of Social Worker Examiners 781.102). This course will be delivered in 28 hours of face to face classroom work and in 12 hours of supervised independent, structured work designed for course preparation, exploration, reflection, and integration of content. This four day course will consist of five modules and twelve hours of independent work to be completed throughout the course period. Independent work consists of and in-depth review of the TSBSWE rules and regulations regarding LCSW clinical supervision, exploration of supervisory fit and style, assigned readings, and development of supervisory forms.

Objectives:

At the end of the 40 hour training, participants will be able to:

  • Define and understand key elements of the clinical social work supervisor, creating and sustaining an effective supervisory relationship. 
  • Understand the process and phases of clinical social work supervision-promoting growth, development and self-care.
  • Identify and develop conceptual knowledge of models, methods and techniques. 
  • Understand critical issues in clinical social work supervision-managing clinical challenges in the supervisory relationship. 
  • Understand cultural competence, ethical and legal issues and maintain an ethical practice in clinical supervision. 
  • Receive a 40-hour certificate of completion for the course (including 6 hours of ethics training.)

About the Instructors:

Sandra A. Lopez, LCSW, ACSW, DCSW is a retired Clinical Professor from the University of Houston Graduate College of Social Work and maintains a clinical and consulting practice in Houston. She has 34 years of social work experience and has provided supervision and consultation to numerous social workers pursuing their LCSW. 

Kay G. Schiller, LCSW, ACSW, DCSW is a social worker with 25 years of social work experience and maintains a clinical practice in Houston. She has served as Adjunct Faculty at the University of Houston Graduate College of Social Work and has provided LCSW supervision to social workers across a variety of social work settings. 

Patricia Taylor, Ph.D., LCSW is a social worker with 29 years of clinical practice and consultation experience in Houston and Longview, Texas. She has served as Adjunct Faculty at the University of Houston Graduate College of Social Work and has provided LCSW supervision to many LMSWs since 1991. She has also taught a course on supervision and consultation within the UHGCSW.  

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Intermediate/Clinical Level Exam Prep (LMSW, LMSW-AP, LCSW) Part I

Date: January 16 OR May 1, 2015

Time:   9:00AM - Noon 

Location:   UH Graduate College of Social Work

Course Fee: Sign-up for both courses for $150.00 or each individual course is $90.00

Course Number: 15SSW0219C (January 16, 2015) OR 15SSW0221C (May 1, 2015)

CEUs: 3 CEUs

About the Course:

In this revised format learn the skills necessary to take the licensing exam. Intensively review major topics with a section devoted solely to four major categories of the DSM-IV-TR. Handouts and practice tests for the LMSW, LMSW-AP, and LCSW are included. Develop the necessary confidence to take the exam.  

Objectives:

At the end of the 3 hour training, participants will be able to:

  • List the values and standard areas in the NASW code of ethics.
  • List the primary concepts of at least three different theories of psychosocial development. 
  • List at least three theoretical frameworks for direct social work practice with individuals, families and groups. 

About the Instructor:

Patricia Taylor, PhD, LCSW is a Licensed Clinical Social Worker and approved Texas LCSW supervisor. An experienced practitioner, she currently is the Curriculum Coordinator for the Child Welfare Education Project and Adjunct Faculty at the Graduate College of Social Work, University of Houston. She has presented numerous workshops for the Protective Services Training Institute of Texas and invited papers at professional meetings. 

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Intermediate/Clinical Level Exam Prep (LMSW, LMSW-AP, LCSW) Part II

Date: January 23 OR May 8, 2015

Time:   9:00AM - 4:00PM

Location:   UH Graduate College of Social Work

Course Fee: Sign-up for both courses for $150.00 or each individual course is $90.00

Course Number: 15SSW0220C (January 23, 2015) OR 15SSW0222C (May 8, 2015)

CEUs: 3 CEUs

About the Course:

In this revised format learn the skills necessary to take the licensing exam. Intensively review major topics with a section devoted solely to four major categories of the DSM-IV-TR. Handouts and practice tests for the LMSW, LMSW-AP, and LCSW are included. Develop the necessary confidence to take the exam.  

Objectives:

At the end of the 3 hour training, participants will be able to:

  • Identify the diagnostic criteria for five different types of schizophrenia.
  • Identify the diagnostic criteria for Bipolar I and Bipolar II mood disorders. 
  • Identify the diagnostic criteria for three different types of personality disorders. 

About the Instructor:

Susan Robbins, PhD, LCSW is a Professor at the University of Houston's Graduate College of Social Work. She holds licenses as an Advanced Clinical Social Worker and Licensed Chemical Dependency Counselor (LCDC) in Texas and a Diplomat in Forensic Social Work from the American Board of Forensic Social Workers. She also holds a Diplomat in Clinical Social Work from the National Association of Social Workers and from the American Board of Examiners in Clinical Social Work. She has presented numerous workshops and invited papers at professional meetings as well as for the Texas Protective Services Training Institute and the State of New Mexico Permanency Planning Project. She also serves on several editorial boards and is a consulting editor for Social Work and the Journal of Social Work Education.   

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Why Conversations? Why Now? 

Date: March 27, 2015

Time:   9:00AM - Noon 

Location:   UH Graduate College of Social Work

Course Fee: $60.00 (Early Bird Registration) $80.00 (After March 12, 2015)

Course Number: 15SSW0223C

CEUs: 3 CEUs

About the Course:

In our fast-paced, technologically enhanced society, we seem to have less time to talk face-to-face about things that really matter. Living in our self-made silos, we navigate around each other, connected globally by our tech-toys, yet isolated locally, even while sharing the same physical space. Often the most isolated among us are our young people. In this interactive workshop we will explore ways to engage in conversations that stimulate intellectual expression, social and emotional connection with young people. 

Objectives:

At the end of the 3 hour training, participants will be able to:

  • Develop awareness of research illuminating the need for a balance of technological and face-to-face connections.
  • Identify concrete strategies for creating space to facilitate real time face-to-face conversations with and among youth. 
  • Use neuroscience and EQ (Emotional Intelligence) skills to improve the art of conversation by a) inviting self-expression and b) expressing thoughts and feelings in ways that deepen the quality of relationships. 

About the Instructors:

Heather Constantine, LMSW-IPR is a licensed master social worker with independent practical recognition and an approved supervisor by the Texas Board of Social Worker Examiners. She has over twenty years of experience serving children and families with the student support and drop-out prevention program at Communities at Schools of Houston. In her current role, Heather provides coaching, training, supervision and service delivery support to social service professionals within the organization and the Communities in Schools National network. 

Deborah Havert is an accomplished educator who has supported schools, community organizations, and families for over 35 years. Most recently, Deborah has worked as the Associate Head of the innovative Synapse School in Melano Park, California. Synapse is a K-8 lab school focused on blending the Six Seconds' Emotional Intelligence programs with leading edge instruction (brain-based, project-driven, constructivist learning in school-wide themes.) For the past decade, Deborah has been a champion for Emotiona Intelligence development as an educator, master trainer, consultant and coach. She was trained by the largest, global Emotional Intelligence organization, Six Seconds, which is a nonprofit network of change makers committed to supporting 1 billion people to practice Emotional Intelligence. 

Heather and Deborah co-authored, Conversing on the Real: Authentic Conversations about Living Plugged in. The book is a practical "how-to" guide designed for adults to facilitate conversations with young people about living life. 

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8 Guiding Principles for Professional Growth and Supervision

Date: April 17, 2015

Time:   9:00AM - Noon 

Location:   UH Graduate College of Social Work

Course Fee$60.00 (Early Bird Registration) $80.00 (After March 17, 2015)

Course Number: 15SSW0224C

CEUs: 3 Ethics CEUs

About the Course:

This course examines 8 guiding principles from "You Can, You Will", as they are seen from the profession of social work ethics, our professional work, and our supervisory positions. Join the group in this examination of how these principles can enhance your work. 

Objectives:

At the end of the 3 hour training, participants will be able to:

  • Identify the eight guiding principles and give insight as to their relevance in one's work.
  • Articulate how the Social Work Code of Ethics interfaces with the principles' action steps. 
  • Utilize at least 3 of the guiding principles into their professional life.
  • Examine how the guiding principles impact our supervisory role.  

About the Instructor:

Cynthia Reibenstein, LCSW, ACSW, DCSW has over 25 years of experience in multiple areas: schools, the medical environment, the mental health arena, in supervision and consultation. She has extensive experience developing presentations that assist colleagues, professionals, and the public in growing to overcome their barriers so that they may live a more meaningful life. She currently teaches at the University of Houston Graduate College of Social Work part-time, and has a supervision/consultation practice. She also works with the elderly and people with disabilities. She stays active on several boards with a focus on education. Reibenstein and Associates is dedicated to ethical, quality service delivery for increasing effectiveness, not only on a professional level, but on a personal level as well. This motivates, inspires and develops the potential in us all. 

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