Essential Neuroscience for Clinical Practice

NASWME Chapter 0 2382
20 Formal CEUs including 2 in Ethics - live webinar

About this event

NASW Vermont is pleased to bring you this special professional development opportunity

Essential Neuroscience for Clinical Practice

Charlie Safford, LCSW & Celia Grand, LCSW


20 Formal CEUs (2 in ETHICS) approved by NASW VT. NASW VT Approval #1050


October 7, 14, 21 & 28, 2021

8:45 am - 2:45 pm EST

There will be a break in the morning and a 45 minute lunch break

Presenting a four-day conference, 20 hours total, of learning. This workshop will provide the mental health clinician a powerful learning experience for absorbing and applying the latest knowledge and skills in affective neuroscience. Based on research and evidence-based practice, this conference will increase the knowledge base of each attendee of the key scientists and clinicians and advance understandings in this area of practice. Participants will learn how to apply their key concepts in an easy to follow, practical way to improve client outcomes.

Leaders in the field of mental health acknowledge that we are now in the affective neuroscience era, and we all need to be up to date to operate with best practices. We can make this material easy to understand, easy to digest, and easy to apply in powerful ways to improve your practice.

Objectives for this Course:

1. Describe how our neurological systems operate in readily understandable ways that can enhance your clinical skills and be directly applied to more effective psychoeducation for clients

2. Explain the practical vocabulary and concepts of affective neuroscience for more effective emotional clarification work, skill building in the use of emotions, and strengthening emotional control skills (emotional granularity)

3. Discuss the different interacting components of a person’s executive function skills (XFS), how they develop, what can go wrong, and what interaction strategies can be used to support XFS development and repair XFS impairments

4. Incorporate knowledge on the inborn neurological and temperamental differences that people present in ways that allow for more accurate client assessment, diagnosis and treatment, better parent education, and building motivation for treatment

5. Discuss the current leading voices bridging the world of neuroscience and the world of clinical practice: who they are, their important contributions, and the practical applications for work with trauma, anxiety, depression and other common precipitants for mental health interven

Supporting Sexual and Gender Minority Clients

NASWME Chapter 0 393

Social workers will review affirming practices to support sexual and gender minority clients in the general practice setting, followed by discussion and case review.


If you have specific questions and or case scenario’s you would like to discuss, please submit to your branch chair in advance.

Brandy Brown, LCSW

Free CE for NASW Members

$25 for not-yet-members

Neuroscience Directed Treatment for Domestic Violence Cases

NASWME Chapter 0 1386
A live webinar domestic violence training for experienced clinicians.

About this event


This training will be conducted via live webinar for six two-hour sessions. Participants will be able to ask questions, converse with trainers and other participants, and get their required DV training from their own computers.

Mod 1 - Nov 3rd 9 - 11 am EST

Mod 2 - Nov 3rd 11:15 am - 1:15 pm EST

Mod 3 - Nov 10th 9 - 11 am EST

Mod 4 - Nov 10th 11:15 am - 1:15 pm EST

Mod 5 - Nov 17th 9 - 11 am EST

Mod 6 - Nov 17th 11:15 am - 1:15 pm EST

You may choose to participate in any or all of the trainings.

Please note, to avoid having participants pay the handling charges of six separate tickets, we have set the first training date as the date of the training. After registering for the number of trainings you wish to attend, you will be asked which ones you are choosing (Modules 1 - 6). Modules 5 & 6 also qualify for Ethics.

If you prefer to pay by check, please send it to NASW ME, PO Box 5065, Augusta ME 04332. Please let us know if you are an NASW Member and which modules you will be attending. You will receive confirmation through Eventbrite once we register you.

About the Presenters:

Charlie Safford, LCSW

Charles Safford, LCSW is the President and owner of, Inc., since 2001 a national company based in Atlanta, GA that develops and provides web-based and live continuing education training for mental health clinicians. Mr. Safford has been providing counseling services since he received his graduate degree from Boston University in 1981. In private practice since 1985, he has been helping individuals, families and couples to create better and happier lives for almost forty years. Since moving to Atlanta in 1988, he has also been engaged in the development and delivery of innovative training programs and consulting services to enrich the personal and work life of the employees and managers of numerous corporate and governmental organizations. In 2001, he merged his training and therapy skills to create, Inc., a company that teaches and trains mental health clinicians on a nationwide basis, offering both live and web-based programs encompassing the best and most recent knowledge and skills in the field of mental health. Mr. Safford grew up in Falmouth, Maine.

Celia Grand, LCSW

Celia is a psychotherapist in private practice specializing in healing trauma for ov

Teen Anxiety and Cognitive Behavior Therapy - An Introduction

NASWME Chapter 0 527
1.5 CEs - live webinar

About this event

Teen Anxiety and Cognitive Behavior Therapy - An Introduction

Robin Barstow, LCSW


1.5 Clinical CEs approved by NASW Maine

Sometimes young people/teens escalate instead of communicate. I call this “emergency mind.” When responding to a situation as though it were an emergency when it isn’t, we convey anxiety instead of information.

Fortunately, there are great treatments for anxiety. In this workshop we will use Cognitive-Behavioral Therapy (CBT) for learning to understand how thoughts contribute to our behaviors and anxiety symptoms. Each of us has a stream of automatic thoughts running through our minds. Many young people/teens believe they are simply anxious, so they struggle to identify specific trigger thoughts. Writing is the first step in cognitive-behavioral therapy to bringing stressful thoughts into consciousness. Only when we are conscious of our thoughts do we gain the power to question them. In the first part of the workshop I will provide an overview of CBT working with this population.


About the Presenter

Robin Barstow is a psychotherapist, writer, speaker, and founder of MINDWELTH, a Holistic Mental Health private practice. Driven by her goal of helping people to suffer less, cognitive behavioral therapy (CBT) is the foundation of her social work. She also practices CBT on herself daily, and that experience informs her understanding of this profound, practical method. Robin Barstow holds a MA from Columbia University, a PhD from Yale University, and LCSW from the University of Maine. She has extensive training and knowledge from working inpatient and outpatient, with both children and adults. Her hobbies include swimming in the sea, knitting and traveling.


Workshop details:


  • A zoom link and handouts will be sent prior to the workshop
  • The workshop will start at 9:00, please join us a few minutes early to ensure your technology is working
  • All participants receiving a CE Certificate are required to sign their full name into the chat
  • Evaluations will be sent to participants after the workshop. Certificates will be emailed upon receipt of your completed evaluation
  • Want to pay by check? Email Barbara -

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