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  • Dementia Care and Support for Family Caregivers (8/12/2021 8:30 AM - 12:30 PM)

    Dementia Care and Support for Family Caregivers

    3 Formal CEUs - live webinar

    About this event

    Dementia Care and Support for Family Caregivers

    Lori P. McKenna, LICSW

    Lisa K. Lax, LICSW, EdD

    This workshop has been approved for three formal CEUs by NASW VT. Approval #1053

    This workshop will first provide an overview of different categories of dementia and Mild Cognitive Disorder (MCI), diagnosis, and treatment. We will explore the impact of symptoms and the progression of the condition on individuals and their family caregivers. We will consider the implications for social work practice in such settings as medical practice, behavioral health, and community mental health agencies, and we will address the current system of care and community-based services for people affected by dementia. We will also provide an example of a unique evidence-based program for family caregivers.

    Learning Objectives

    Participants will be able to:

    • Discuss the symptoms and behaviors associated with Mild Cognitive Disorder (MCI) and the major categories of dementia, and current treatment approaches.
    • Describe the impact of psychological and practical aspects of dementia and MCI, and will actively consider the implications for social work practice with individuals who have these conditions.
    • Describe f the psychological and practical aspects of dementia and MCI on family caregivers and will actively consider the implications for social work practice.
    • Discuss community-based resources that serve people with dementia and their family caregivers.
    • Discuss new evidence-based group therapy approaches for working with family caregivers in dementia care.

    About the Presenters

    Lisa K. Lax, LICSW, EdD

    University of Vermont Medical Center, Neurology Memory Program

    Lisa has served as a mental health clinician and geriatric clinical social worker for the Memory Program since 2018. In addition, she has a part time private practice located in Burlington. She has over 30 years’ experience as a social worker in Vermont, in a variety of settings that include the Howard Center, the Burlington Community Health Center, Vermont Department for Children and Families, and Invest Employee Assistance Program. She has also served as a program administrator and adjunct faculty member at the UVM Department of Social Work. In addition to earning an MSW degree in 1983, Lisa earned a Doctorate of Education in Leadership and Policy Studies in 2012.

    Lori P. McKenna, LICSW

    University of Vermont Medical Center, Neurology Memory Program

    Frederick C. Binter Center for Parkinson’s disease and Movement Disorders Huntingto

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  • Policy Committee (8/17/2021 12:00 PM - 1:00 PM)

    Policy Committee

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    https://zoom.us/j/94534277829?pwd=ckNRZnZOYWFhU01iM0pvdnZkMWQ2dz09

    Meeting ID: 945 3427 7829
    Passcode: 891241

     

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  • Branch B Meeting (8/19/2021 7:30 AM - 8:30 AM)

    Branch B Meeting

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    https://zoom.us/j/92478756316?pwd=My95OG00cUtlWXY2ZTVIaHc3UTRpZz09

    Meeting ID: 924 7875 6316
    Passcode: 733714

     

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  • Psychosocial Assessment (8/23/2021 8:30 AM - 3:00 PM)

    Psychosocial Assessment

    6 CEs - live webinar

    About this event

    Psychosocial Assessment

    Wendy St. Pierre, PhD, LCSW, MSW

    Lynn Stanley, LICSW

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    Six (6) clinical contact hours approved by NASW ME

    This course will include a review of the components of a psychosocial assessment and present various assessment formats. We will review factors that should be considered part of an assessment and explore ways to best collect information. Participants will have the opportunity to practice skills and discuss approaches.

     

    About the Presenters

    Wendy St. Pierre, Ph.D., LCSW, MSW, a social worker in Maine for over twenty years has experience in crisis intervention, case management, working with homeless youth, and in regulatory affairs. She has been a school-based clinician as well.  For the last 4 years she has been working full time in acadedmia, first at Kennebec Valley Commuity College and now as Assistant Professor of Mental Health and Human Services at the University of Maine at Augusta.

     Lynn Stanley, LICSW is the Interim Executive Director of NASW Maine, ED for NASW NH, and Interim ED for NASW VT. She is also adjunct faculty for the UNH Social Work Department. Lynn has been a social worker for over 25 years in a variety of settings.

    Wendy and Lynn are both proud members of NASW.

     

    The details:

    • The zoom link and materials will be sent to you prior to the workshop
    • We will start at 8:45 am EST. There will be a 15 minute break in the morning and afternoon and a 30 minute lunch break.
    • If you would prefer to write a check: NASW ME, PO Box 5065, Augusta, ME 04332  Please include your name, email, phone number, and if you are an NASW member. 
    • If you need any accommodations to fully participate in the training, please email Barbara at bsteward.naswme@socialworkers.org

    We are committed to providing information and resources to help all social workers in their professional lives. We are able to do this because of NASW Members - membership dues are a major part of our Chapter's budget. If you are not a member, please consider becoming one today. When you become a member of NASW, you automatically become a member of your Chapter and help support our work.

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  • Branch A Meeting (8/23/2021 5:30 PM - 6:30 PM)

    Branch A Meeting

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    https://zoom.us/j/97271053935?pwd=bC9MWVVjVEk3bHFPMFdSVkNTYUo2dz09

    Meeting ID: 972 7105 3935
    Passcode: 043452

     

     

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  • School Social Work Committee (8/25/2021 4:00 PM - 5:00 PM)

    School Social Work Committee

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    https://zoom.us/j/91085855486?pwd=Y0V5cmM3UUdLQU9OKysyOXNFdmo2dz09

    Meeting ID: 910 8585 5486
    Passcode: 192191

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  • From Risk to Rehabilitation: Understanding and Treating People Who Sexually Abuse (9/15/2021 1:00 PM - 4:30 PM)

    From Risk to Rehabilitation: Understanding and Treating People Who Sexually Abuse

    3 Formal CEUs - live webinar

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    From Risk to Rehabilitation: Understanding and Treating People Who Sexually Abuse

    David S. Prescott, LCSW

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    This workshop has been approved for three formal CEUs by NASW VT

    From the origins of the child welfare system to the #metoo movement, preventing sexual violence has been at the forefront of efforts by social workers to build healthier lives and safer communities for all. This workshop examines what we do and don’t know about people who abuse. It explores re-offense rates of adults and juveniles, provides an overview of assessment methods, and provides discussion around what works in treatment, including with individuals who deny harming others. The presenter has produced 20 book projects on this and related topics, presided over the world’s largest professional organization for treating people who sexually abuse, and has presented on these topics around the world.

    Learning objectives:Participants will be able to discuss:

    • The latest studies of sexual re-offense and their implications for practice
    • The major risk factors for sexual abuse
    • Three principles of effective intervention
    • Key components and approaches of treatment programming
    • Characteristics of effective treatment providers
    • Ideas for working with people who deny sexually abusing others

    About the Presenter

    David Prescott is the Clinical Services Development Director for the Becket Family of Services. He also provides consultation to agencies around the world. Mr. Prescott has produced 20 book projects and numerous articles and chapters in the areas of assessing, treating sexual violence and trauma, and psychotherapy for diverse conditions. His work has been translated into Japanese, Korean, German, Polish, French, and Spanish. Mr. Prescott is a past president of the Association for the Treatment of Sexual Abusers, the largest professional organization of its kind in the world. He is the recipient of three lifetime awards from international professional organizations.

    Workshop Details:

    • The zoom link will be sent to you prior to the workshop
    • The workshop will begin at 1:00 PM EST.
    • There will be a break at the midpoint
    • Want to pay by check? Email Susan - sfriedburg.naswvt@socialworkers.org - then mail your check made out to NASW VT to NASW NH, 4 Chenell Drive, Concord NH 03301
    • Questions? Email Lynn - lstanley.naswvt@socialworkers.org
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  • Branch B Meeting (9/16/2021 7:30 AM - 8:30 AM)

    Branch B Meeting

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    https://zoom.us/j/92478756316?pwd=My95OG00cUtlWXY2ZTVIaHc3UTRpZz09

    Meeting ID: 924 7875 6316
    Passcode: 733714

     

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  • Cultural Differences in Suicide Prevention, Assessment, and Response (9/17/2021 8:30 AM - 12:00 PM)

    Cultural Differences in Suicide Prevention, Assessment, and Response

    3 Category A CEUs in Suicide Prevention - live webinar

    About this event

    Cultural Differences in Suicide Prevention, Assessment, and Response

    Sonyia Richardson, Ph.D., L.C.S.W.

    Assistant Professor, UNC Charlotte School of Social Work

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    3 Clinical Category A CEUs in Suicide Prevention approved by NASW NH. NASW NH Approval #3835

    Part of our responsibility to our clients is gaining a better understanding of cultural differences and its impact. This is particularly important when assessing and responding to the risk of suicide. This workshop will focus on the variances in suicide risk and protective factors among diverse populations; strategies for suicide prevention from a cultural lens; considerations to practical suicide assessment strategies; and best practice approaches.

    Learning Objectives

    • To discuss variances in suicide risk and protective factors among diverse populations.
    • To describe strategies for suicide prevention from a cultural perspective and lens.
    • To apply cultural considerations to practical suicide assessment strategies.
    • To examine best practice approaches to suicide response for diverse populations.

    About the Presenter

    Dr. Sonyia Richardson is an Assistant Professor in the School of Social Work at the University of North Carolina at Charlotte. Her research focuses on equity in clinical practice and culturally adapted suicide prevention and intervention strategies for diverse populations. Dr. Richardson is the founding owner of Another Level Counseling and Consultation located in Charlotte, North Carolina which she has operated for over 14 years. She has over 16 years of practice experience as a licensed clinical social worker and has focused on advocating for the needs of marginalized populations. Recently, Dr. Richardson was appointed by Governor Roy Cooper to serve on the Andrea Harris Social, Economic, Environmental, and Health Equity Force. She possesses a Ph.D. in Curriculum and Instruction (University of North Carolina Charlotte), M.S.W. (University of North Carolina Chapel Hill), and a B.A. in Psychology (University of North Carolina Charlotte).

    Workshop Details

    • The zoom link & handouts will be sent to you prior to the workshop
    • The workshop will begin at 8:45 am EST. There will be a 15 minute break at the midpoint
    • You will be sent an evaluation form after the workshop. CEU certificates will be emailed to you upon completion of the evaluation
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  • Introduction to Mindfulness-Based Stress Reduction (9/21/2021 12:00 PM - 1:30 PM)

    Introduction to Mindfulness-Based Stress Reduction

    .5 Clinical CEUs pending approval - live webinar

    About this event

    Introduction to Mindfulness-Based Stress Reduction

    Rossana Lorentz Magalhaes, MS. EdS

    Irena Danys MD

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    Workshop Description:

    This is a 90-minute program introducing Mindfulness-Based Stress Reduction, an 8-week program considered to be the gold standard in mindfulness training, developed in 1979 by Jon Kabat-Zinn. Participants in the program consistently report benefits associated with increased well-being and quality of life. Evidence based outcomes include reduction in a variety of symptoms, including anxiety, depression, and chronic pain. Scientific investigations have revealed structural changes in brain regions involved in learning and memory, emotion regulation, sense of self, and perspective taking.

    Mindfulness is a non-judgmental awareness of what is actually happening, in the here and the now. It allows clear presence in a calm, non-reactive way, opening the space for wise responding even under difficult circumstances. Mindfulness practices open the door into our naturally present deep resources of wisdom, compassion and healing. Practical application of mindfulness in daily life allows for improved self-awareness, stress coping, resilience and interpersonal communication.

    Inspired by the growing needs of the pandemic stressors, Rossana Magalhaes and Irena Danys teamed up to teach together and created the MBSR Collaborative Program, a live online version of MBSR taught by Zoom. This differs from traditional MBSR programs with its small class sizes, support of individuals between classes, and a post-program continuation series automatically included. In addition to serving individuals, Rossana and Irena are dedicated to expanding the reach of MBSR to others and are excited to describe the program, its outcomes and their own experiences.

    Learning objectives

    Upon completion of this activity, participants will be able to :

    • Define Mindfulness, the direct experience of short Mindfulness practices and the benefits of incorporating Mindfulness practices in daily social work interventions.

    • Describe evidence-based outcomes for Mindfulness-Based Stress Reduction (MBSR) as related to anxiety, depression, chronic pain and wellbeing

    • Explain the pathway for becoming a Certified MBSR - Mindfulness-Based Stress Reduction Teacher

    About the Presenters

    Rossana Lorentz Magalhaes, MS. EdS., is a Board Certified Clinical Mental Health Counselor and a former mindfulness instructor at the Brain Mechanisms of Pain and Health Laboratory at the Department of Neurobiology and Anatomy at Wake Forest Baptist Hospital.

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