CE Course Descriptions

Addressing Ethical Challenges: Integrating a Trauma Perspective in Clinical Practice
Dreams: Organizational Growth and Personal Achievement- Our Ethical Role
Intermediate/Clinical Level Exam Prep (LMSW, LMSW-AP, LCSW) Part I

Intermediate/Clinical Level Exam Prep (LMSW, LMSW-AP, LCSW) Part II
Clinical Supervision in Social Work

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Addressing Ethical Challenges: Integrating a Trauma Perspective in Clinical Practice - Part 1 in a Series

Dates: Thursday, October 22 & Friday, October 23, 2015

Time: 9:00 AM – 4:00 PM

Location: Bo’s Place 10500 Buffalo Speedway, Houston, TX 77054

Course Fee: $250 (Includes the cost of both days of Part 1)

Course Number: 15FSW0232

CEUs12 CEUs (including 3 hours of ethics training)

About the Course

In the last decade, trauma has gained increasing attention in the United States as it relates to diverse populations. Ethical standards call for clinicians to have working knowledge and skill about trauma and its potential for long-lasting impact. This highly interactive, intensive two-day course, will provide participants with a valuable framework for understanding contemporary research about trauma, its manifestations, types, neurobiological aspects, and post-traumatic growth. Evidence based practices for clinical assessment and interventions with trauma will be addressed. Using a problem-based learning approach, participants will have an opportunity to integrate a trauma perspective in clinical practice through case vignettes and experiential exercises.

Objectives

At the end of the 12-hour training, participants will learn to:

  • Identify and address the ethical challenges in clinical practice with trauma
  • Develop a theoretical framework for understanding trauma, its various manifestations, types, influencing factors, neurobiological aspects, and opportunity for post-traumatic growth
  • Formulate a clinical assessment for working with trauma
  • Distinguish the most appropriate evidence based practices for trauma treatment with various populations
  • Integrate a trauma practice perspective in clinical practice

About the Instructors

Sandra A. Lopez, LCSW, ACSW, DCSW is a Licensed Clinical Social Worker with 35 years of clinical practice and consultation experience. Her primary areas of clinical expertise include trauma and grief. She is a retired Clinical Professor from the University of Houston Graduate College of Social Work.

Patricia Taylor, Ph.D., LCSW is a Licensed Clinical Social Worker with 30 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. In the spring of 2011, Sandra A. Lopez and Patricia Taylor also co-developed and taught the first Trauma and Social Work Practice course at the UHGCSW. They both have had extensive training in problem based teaching of a national gold standard training curriculum called “Core Concepts of Childhood and Adolescent Trauma.” They have completed the two day training in Trauma Focused Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (TFCBT).

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Dreams: Organizational Growth and Personal Achievement -
Our Ethical Role

Date: Friday, October 16, 2015

Time: 9:00 – 12:00 Noon

Location: University of Houston Graduate College of Social Work

Course Fee: $65 (Early Bird Registration) $80 after September 25, 2015

Course Number: FSW0236C

CEUs3 Ethics CEUs

About the Course

Want your department, your agency/company to grow? The relationship between organizational growth and personal and professional growth are intertwined. Come explore the strategies you can employ to embark on new growth, change that can enhance the agency’s effectiveness. Dreams are “out of the box” and harnessing personal and professional visions give your agency the lift, the energy from within for growth. Our ethical role in this process guides the effectiveness of our work. Be BOLD! Come and identify how your dreams can effect change: organizational and professional.

Upon concluding this course, participants will be able to:

  • Identify the role that dreams play in relationship to organizational growth, professional growth and personal growth.
  • Identify strategies to enhance the capacity to acknowledge one’s dreams
  • Identify action steps each person can take towards one’s dreams
  • Identify agency aspects to meet the dreams of employees and, thus, enhance the agency.
  • Identify the ethics that help us see the importance of collegial, professional and employee growth.

About the Instructors

Cynthia F. Reibenstein, LCSW, ACSW, DCSW has over 25 years of social work experience in multiple areas: schools, medical environments, mental health environments, supervision consultation practices. Through this she has developed presentations to colleagues, professionals, and the public grow to overcome their barriers enabling them to lead a more meaningful life. She currently teaches at UH GCSW part-time, works with the elderly, and has a supervision/consultation practice. Reibenstein and Associates is dedicated to ethical, quality service delivery that increases effectiveness, not only on the professional level, but on the personal level as well. This vision motivates, inspires and develops the potential in us all to be the best we can be.

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Intermediate/Clinical Level Exam Prep (LMSW, LMSW-AP, LCSW) Part I (Now Including New Instruction on DSM-5)

Date: August 21, 2015

Time: 9:00AM - 4:00PM 

Location: UH Graduate College of Social Work

Course Fee: Sign-up for both courses for $180.00 or each individual course is $100.00.

Course Number: 15SSW0233C

CEUs: 6 CEUs

About the Course

In this revised format learn the skills necessary to take the licensing exam. Intensively review major topics with new instruction on the DSM-5. Handouts and practice tests for the LMSW, LMSW-AP, and LCSW exams 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 for 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, Ph.D., LCSW is a Licensed Clinical Social Worker and approved Texas LCSW supervisor who has practiced in the Houston area and taught clinical courses at the University of Houston Graduate College of Social Work for the last 12 years. She is currently Curriculum Coordinator for the Child Welfare Education Project and adjunct faculty member at the University of Houston Graduate College of Social Work. She has presented numerous workshops for the Protective Services Training Institute of Texas and presented research by invitation at professional meetings.  Dr. Taylor is also highly experienced in teaching Intermediate/Clinical Level Exam Prep.

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Intermediate/Clinical Level Exam Prep Part II (LMSW, LMSW-AP, LCSW) (Now Including New Instruction on DSM-5)

Date: August 28, 2015

Time: 9:00AM - 4:00PM 

Location: UH Graduate College of Social Work

Course Fee: Sign-up for both courses for $180.00 or each individual course is $100.00.

Course Number: 15SSW0234C

CEUs: 6 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-5. Handouts and practice tests for the LMSW, LMSW-AP, and LCSW exams are included. Develop the necessary confidence to take the exam.

Objectives

At the end of the 6-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 Instructors

Danielle Parrish, MSW, Ph.D.  Dr. Danielle Parrish is Associate Professor at the University of Houston Graduate College of Social Work.  She began her social work career as a clinical social worker in a large public mental health system where she provided infant mental health, outpatient mental health and juvenile justice mental health services.  Dr. Parrish has a passion for bridging the research-practice gap by 1) encouraging students to become critical consumers of practice research and skilled evaluators of their practice, and 2) developing and disseminating feasible and effective prevention and behavioral health interventions that translate seamlessly to real practice settings with high-risk populations.

Sarah Narendorf, MSW, Ph.D.  Dr. Sarah Narendorf is Assistant Professor of Social Work at the University of Houston Graduate College of Social Work and has a particular interest in the transition to young adulthood for youth with mental disorders who are involved in public systems of care.  She has investigated where, when, and what type of mental health services can most effectively support these young people as they navigate both developmental and institutional transitions.  She has taught Research and Knowledge Building in Social Work Practice and Clinical Applications of the DSM.  Her interests also include the experience of psychotropic medication treatment and racial differences in mental health service use.

Jodi Berger Cardoso, MSSW, Ph.D.  Dr. Jodi Berger Cardoso is Assistant Professor of Social Work at the University of Houston Graduate College of Social Work.  Her research examines how exposure to trauma and psychosocial stress before, during and post-migration affects the mental health of immigrants and their children.  Her recent research examines the unique parenting stressors associated with raising children in the context of deportation risk.  Her research interests also include the development and adaptation of evidenced based approaches for the treatment of trauma and substance use with Latino immigrants.  Her research focuses on how cultural stressors, such as those associated with acculturation and minority status, contribute to a constellation of health disparities, including alcohol and drug use, risky sexual behaviors and mental health problems in the Latino community.  Dr. Cardoso has also applied a model of cultural stress to understand obesity and obesity related health behaviors in Hispanic adults.

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Clinical Supervision in Social Work 

Date: Thursday & Friday, September 10 & 11, 2015 and Thursday & Friday, October 8 & 9, 2015

Time: 8:30AM - 4:30PM

Location: UH Graduate College of Social Work 

Course Fee: $550 (Early Bird Registration)  $600 (Registration after August 28, 2015)

Course: 15SSW0231C

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 an in-depth review of the TSBSWE rules and regulations regarding LCSW clinical superivison, exploration of supervisory fit and style, assigned readings, and development of supervisory forms. 

Objectives

At the end of this 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 Instructor

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, PhD, LCSW is a social worker with 29 years of clinical practice and consultation experience in Houston and Longview, Texas. She 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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