Webinars

Professional Education offers a series of webinars throughout the year for social workers and other clinicians. Webinars cover a range of topics from clinical supervision, therapeutic interventions and emerging theories. Conveniently offered during noon lunch hours, webinars are designed to help clinicians go beyond without taking time off from work.

 

Upcoming Webinars

Many professionals who work with children or teens with ADHD, ASD or other learning disabilities, and parents who live with them, feel frustrated and thwarted in their efforts to teach responsibility, motivation and follow through. Parents want to make sure that their child has the executive functioning skills they need to succeed in life, but they can’t seem to work together towards a common goal.

Sharon Saline, veteran psychologist and author of What your ADHD child wishes you knew: Working together to empower kids for success in school and life and The ADHD solution card deck believes that successfully motivating teens who are out-of-the-box thinkers relies on a strength-based, collaborative approach. When they are included in creating solutions to daily challenges, their buy-in, along with their motivation, increases. Saline will show participants how to create and use strategies to teach all-important executive functioning skills that increase personal accountability and foster independence.

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This webinar will serve as an overview of core social justice concepts such as privilege, power, intersectionality and oppression. These forces are at play in our day-to-day lives, our culture, our institutions and our clinical settings but often they go unnamed and unexamined. In this webinar, participants will explore the difference between diversity and social justice as frameworks and learn key social justice concepts including oppression, privilege, intersectionality, social identity and matrix of oppression. Finally, this webinar will help those attending to analyze their own experiences of privilege and oppression and identify concrete steps to apply a liberatory consciousness to their own spheres of influence. 

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This webinar will explore the ramifications of the COVID-19 pandemic stay-at-home orders for survivors of partner abuse, their families, communities and the advocates who serve them. Safety from abuse is most often conceptualized as separation from an abuser, but with shut downs and social distancing orders in place, movement is restricted and access to familiar institutional resources, such as emergency shelter space, courts and restraining orders is limited.

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This webinar will discuss the history of palliative care/hospice services, including social work. Discussing the myths and the truths surrounding this field will clarify the distinctions between palliative care, hospice and comfort care and will provide a lens on some of the social justice issues affecting this part of medical care. The seminar will introduce a social worker’s role in the micro, meso and macro levels of health-related organizations and the community, and will also share how the experienced practitioner is likely to incorporate all of these approaches. 

CEs: 1.5 CEs are available for social workers.

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