Continuing Education Course offerings
 

Workshops are approved for continuing education by

  • the Kentucky Board of Social Work,
  • the Kentucky Board of Psychology Examiners,
  • the Kentucky Board of Certified Alcohol and Drug Counselors and 
  • the Ohio Counselor, Social Worker, Marriage & Family Therapist Board

Please note that not all workshops are approved for each type of professional credit. If you have specific questions about the approval of a specific course please let us know.

  • We are unable to issue refunds for missed workshops.  You will receive credit to attend another workshop of equal value at no additional cost.
  • All credits for future classes must be used before June 30, 2012. Any unused credits will be forfeited.
  • Printed registration forms and check payments are due at least one week prior to the workshop. Access a printable registration from here. Online registration will close one day before the workshop is scheduled to begin.
  • Unfortunately we cannot accept cash as a form of payment for a workshop.
  • Checks cannot be accepted the day of the workshop.
  • A $25 fee will be charged for all returned checks

Course Information

This course gives an overview of the neurobiologic and psychosocial aspects of Substance Use Disorders together with a detailed review of their DSN-IV-TR criteria. Additionally, the course offers simple methods for assessment of Substance Use Disorders using questions drawn from the "R" and "S" Schedules of the Diagnostic Interview Schedule together with other well proven structured interviews.

Module One:Past and Current Models of Addiction: moral model, sociocultural model, medical model, psychological model, biopsychosocial model.

Module Two:
Neurobiology of Addiction and the Lessons of Early Animal Models: explores the function of the mesolymbic reward circuit, its connection with decision making and planning in the prefrontal cortex, and the effect of various substances on this central behavioral driver, describes the process of tolerance and craving in the neurons of the nucleus accumbens, reviews the work of Ellison and Seigal in early animal models emphasizing the role of stress and psychosocial conditions as part of the etiology of dependence.

Module Three:
Substance Dependence: reviews in detail the DSM-IV-TR criteria for Substance Dependence with emphasis on the underlying contructs and sample methods of assessment as well as an exploration of the sociocultural biases built into the criteria.

Module Four: Substance Abuse: reviews the DSM-IV-TR criteria for Substance Abuse Disorders with emphasis on the underlying construct and sample methods of assessment as well as an exploration of the sociocultural biases built into the criteria. In addition, this section discusses the appropriate level of care using the American Society on Addiction Medicine Patient Placement Criteria.

Module Five: Comorbidity: briefly reviews the other psychiatric disorders most frequently found in conjunction with Substance Use Disorders, emphasizing the need for practitioners to be alert to the presence of these other disorders and to move toward integrated treatment.

Instructor: Ted Godlaski, University of Kentucky College of Social Work

Program Format: Online

CEUs : Approved for 5.0 credit hours for licensed Kentucky and Ohio social workers, Kentucky psychologists, Kentucky Certified Drug and Alcohol Counselors.

Cost: $50

Register for this course.

NOTE:  You do NOT have to finish the training all at once.  When you register and pay, you will receive a password and can log in at any time.  When you are finished, you may print off your certificate

Instructors: Mark A. Johnson and Annette Brooks
Lexington-Fayette County Health Department

Program Format: Online

CEUs: Approved for 2.0 credit hours for licensed Kentucky and Ohio social workers, Kentucky psychologists and Kentucky Certified Drug and Alcohol Counselors

Cost: $50

Course Description: This workshop will focus on HIV/AIDS education, information dissemination, current statistics and epidemiology, HIV testing and medical updates. The ultimate goal is to provide new ideas and practical information to professionals to prevent the further spread of HIV/AIDS. A personal story of survival is shared.

Register for this course.

Instructor: Barbara Helm, MA Educational Services Coordinator, Council on Aging, University of Kentucky College of Public Health

Program Format: Online

CEUs: Approved for 3.0 credit hours for licensed Kentucky and Ohio social workers, Kentucky psychologists, Kentucky Certified Drug and Alcohol Counselors

Cost: $25

Course Description: Caring for people with AD and similar dementias can be challenging. These diseases affect a person's perceptions, judgment, understanding, sense of well-being, security, and responses to certain stimuli. It is important for caregivers to understand the kinds of things that may trigger certain responses. It is also important that caregivers be familiar with the life story so that appropriate diversions may be offered to defuse unwanted symptoms. This presentation identifies common symptoms, triggers, and approaches.

Register for this course.

Instructor: Professor Ted Godlaski, University of Kentucky College of Social Work

Program Format : Online

CEUs: Approved for 1.5 credit hours for licensed Kentucky and Ohio social workers and Kentucky psychologists and Kentucky Certified Drug and Alcohol Counselors  

Cost: $30

Course Description: This online workshop presents a cognitive treatment approach that is easy to learn and which can be very helpful in many areas of clinical practice. Node Link Mapping was developed at the Behavioral Research Institute at Texas Christian University and was incorporated into the rural therapy protocol developed at the University of Kentucky. Essentially, Node Link Mapping is a visual way to represent the often complex relationships among the thoughts, feelings, and experiences of clients in a way that makes it much easier to see the specific kinds of connections and relationships among them. It can be used either in individual therapy or in group therapy and has the added benefit of focusing the interaction on a specific set of problems or experiences, decreasing the amount of wandering or avoidance that often occurs in therapeutic interaction.

Register for this course.

Instructor: Professor Ted Godlaski, University of Kentucky College of Social Work

Program Format: Online

CEUs: Approved for 1.5 credit hours for licensed Kentucky and Ohio Social Workers, Kentucky Psychologists, and Kentucky Certified Drug and Alcohol Counselors

Cost: $30

Course Description: This brief continuing education online workshop is a practical presentation of why and how to screen for the presence of Substance Use Disorders in clinical practice. It offers a clear rationale of why screening for Substance Use Disorders is important in clinical practice and practical methods for implementing a standard screening procedure that is quick, inexpensive, and accurate. The presentation discusses the commonly used screening methods with an explanation of the value and shortcomings of each method. A variety of screening instruments are discussed, all of them in the public domain.

Register for this course.

Instructor: Barbara J. Helm, MA, Educational Services Coordinator, University of Kentucky College of Public Health

Program Format: Online

CEUs: 1.5 credit hours for licensed Kentucky and Ohio social workers, Kentucky psychologists and Kentucky Certified Drug and Alcohol Counselors

Cost: $30

Course Description: For most people who have a loved one in a long-term care facility, visiting can be an uncomfortable experience. Because of the discomfort and often because the individual cannot "give back," visits become fewer and farther between. This seminar provides suggestions for family members and friends who visit residential settings to have a more meaningful visit for all concerned. Suggestions are provided for visiting both the cognitively impaired and the cognitively in tact.

Register for this course.

Instructor: Blake L. Jones, MSW, LCSW, Ph.D., University of Kentucky College of Social Work

Program Format: Online

CEUs: 1.5 credit hours for licensed Kentucky and Ohio social workers, Kentucky Psychologists, Kentucky Certified Drug and Alcohol Counselors

Cost: $30

Course Description: Social workers and other mental health professionals are increasingly being called upon to complete a "bio-psycho-social-spiritual" assessment. This experiential workshop will use music, video, lecture, and small group exercises to discuss the spiritual needs of clients and how to assess them. The workshop will also give participants a chance to work through ethical dilemmas in which personal spiritual values conflict with client choices.

Register for this course.

Instructor: Blake L. Jones, Ph.D., LCSW University of Kentucky College of Social Work

Program Format: Online

CEUs: Approved for 1.0 credit hour for licensed Kentucky and Ohio social workers. Approved for Kentucky psychologists and Kentucky Certified Drug and Alcohol Counselors.

Cost: $25

Course Description : A colleague once related the story that he took his sick child to the doctor and was asked if the "mother was around so we can REALLY find out about the child's symptoms." This workshop will explore the origins of the "fatherhood" movement, discuss the current literature surrounding clinical issues and fatherhood, and provide strategies for how to include fathers in clinical and non-clinical decisions in social service agencies.

Register for this course.

HIV/AIDs: It Can Happen to You

February 11, 2014

9:00 am- 12:00 pm

Mark Johnson, MSSW

Hospice of the Bluegrass Center for Grief Education, 2409 Greatstone Point, Lexington, KY

$60 for 3.0 CEUs for KY, OH, IN Social Workers, KY Psychologists, KY LPCCs, KY CADCs

*Fulfills HIV education requirements for health care professionals

This workshop will focus on HIV/AIDS education, information dissemination, HIV testing and medical updates. The ultimate goal is to provide new ideas and practical information to professionals to prevent the further spread of HIV/AIDS. This workshop fulfills the mandatory HIV training requirement for helping professionals.

Register for this Course.


Understanding Domestic Violence

February 11, 2014

1:30 pm- 4:30 pm

Darlene Thomas, MSSW

Hospice of the Bluegrass Center for Grief Education, 2409 Greatstone Point, Lexington, KY

$60 for 3.0 CEUs for KY, OH, IN Social Workers, KY Psychologists, KY LPCCs, KY CADCs

* Fulfills Domestic Violence education requirements for professionals.

The presenter will explore multiple issues, factors, and systems as they relate to intimate partner violence and children who are exposed to batterers. The workshop will allow for exploration and discussion regarding appropriate, proactive, safe interventions when addressing families surviving intimate partner abuse. This workshop fulfills the domestic violence requirement for helping professionals.

Register for this Course.


Heroin and Prescription Drug Abuse

February 19, 2014

9:00 am – 12:00 pm

Geoff Wilson, LCSW, CADC

Hospice of the Bluegrass Center for Grief Education, 2409 Greatstone Point, Lexington, KY

$60 for 3.0 CEUs for KY, OH, IN Social Workers, KY Psychologists, KY CADCs

This workshop will provide attendees with an in-depth review of the substantial increase of Heroin use in Kentucky and across the nation. Prescription drug abuse, including the use of opiates, benzodiazepines, and other medications will be discussed as well. The impact of using these drugs on the user will be explored, along with the importance of thorough assessment and the utilization of a variety of different treatment interventions. Register for this Course.


LCSW Supervision According to KY Law

February 19, 2014

1:30 pm- 4:30 pm

Edwin Hackney, LCSW, CADC

Hospice of the Bluegrass Center for Grief Education, 2409 Greatstone Point, Lexington, KY

$60 for 3.0 CEUs for KY, OH, IN Social Workers, KY Psychologists, KY CADCs

*Fulfills LCSW Supervision education requirements

Providing supervision for a therapist who is pursuing his or her LCSW can be both challenging and fraught with danger. At the end of this workshop, the participant will have increased knowledge of the legal and ethical requirements as specified in KRS.335; understand the supervisor/supervisee relationship and be able to appropriately complete a supervision contract; understand the Code of Ethical Conduct as specified in 201 KAR 23:080; have increased awareness of the ethical dilemmas that may arise in the supervision of social work practice; identify methods used in the provision of supervision. Register for this Course.


Social Work Ethics for Licensure Renewal

February 21, 2014

9:00 am- 12:00 pm

Blake Jones, Ph.D., LCSW

Hospice of the Bluegrass Lexington Clinical Office, 2409 Members Way, Lexington, KY

$60 for 3.0 CEUs for KY, OH, IN Social Workers

*Fulfills social work ethics education requirements

This workshop will address ethical standards as set forth in 201 KAR 23:080 and the Code of Ethics. Through cases discussions, lecture, and small group activities, participants will discuss ethical decision-making as it relates to the Code of Ethics as well as moral principles and guidelines. Special emphasis will be placed on the issues of confidentiality and boundaries. Participants will review the 201 KAR 23:080 regulation with regard to social work ethics, and practice implications will be explored. Each participant will receive a copy of the Code of Ethics. Register for this Course.


Understanding Pediatric Head Trauma

February 21, 2014

1:30 pm- 3:30pm

Jessica Morris, CSW

Hospice of the Bluegrass Lexington Clinical Office, 2409 Members Way, Lexington, KY

$45 for 2.0 CEUs for KY, OH, IN Social Workers, KY Psychologists, KY LPCCs, KY CADCs

*Fulfills pediatric head trauma education requirements for health care professionals

Pursuant to legislation passed in the 2010 Kentucky General Assembly, training on the recognition and prevention of Pediatric Abusive Head Trauma (aka – shaken baby syndrome) is mandated for many professionals including certified and licensed social workers. The training is intended to assist in preventing Pediatric Abusive Head Trauma by providing information on risk factors, diagnostic indicators and strategies for soothing a crying infant. Additionally, attendees will learn strategies for working with families in various capacities as a tool for the prevention of Pediatric Abusive Head Trauma. This session will allow attendees to be in compliance with the mandated education. Register for this Course.


Journal Writing as a Therapeutic Tool for the Client and Professional

February 28, 2014

9:00 am – 12:00 pm

Sheryl Withers Wooverton, MSSW, LCSW

Hospice of the Bluegrass Center for Grief Education, 2409 Greatstone Point, Lexington, KY

$60 for 3.0 CEUs KY, OH, IN, Social Workers, KY Psychologists, KY CADCs

Have you ever attempted to start a journal and then felt like a failure when you didn’t write every day? Journal writing is far from the days of “Dear Diary” and can be found everywhere from your calendar to social media. It can be handwritten or completed on your phone.

Research continues to show the positive benefits of journal writing for diverse client populations. This presentation will discuss leading theories and research in the field of journal therapy. Additionally participants will become aware of various writing techniques designed to achieve positive outcomes with individuals dealing with multiple stressors and issues.Register for this Course.


Gender Variance: Transgender and Gender Non-Conforming People

February 28, 2014

1:30 pm- 4:30 pm

Cassie Brown, LCSW

Hospice of the Bluegrass Center for Grief Education, 2409 Greatstone Point, Lexington, KY

$60 for 3.0 CEUs KY, OH, IN, Social Workers, KY Psychologists, KY CADCs

Gender variance is a natural part of human experience and expression. However, transgender and gender non-conforming people are often misunderstood and unnecessarily pathologized. Gender variant folks do face real and unique challenges.  Increase your knowledge of the gender spectrum, including transgender and gender non-conforming people, as well as some special clinical concerns when working with this population, to better serve your clients and increase the inclusiveness of your practice. Register for this Course.


“No Such Thing As a Bad Kid: Understanding and Responding to At-Risk Children, Youth & Families Using Positive, Trauma-Informed, Strength-Based Theories and Techniques"

Charlie Applestein, MSW

Applestein Training Resources LLC

Friday, February 28
9:00 a.m – 4:30 p.m. EST


Location: Fayette County Extension Office, 1140 Red Mile Place, Lexington, KY 


CEUs: Approved for 6.0 credit hours for licensed Kentucky and Ohio Social Workers. Approved for KY Psychologists and KY Certified Drug and Alcohol Counselors

Cost: $125 Individual Registration

Group Rates: $100 5-29 people

                     $75 30+ people

Contact Jessicamorris@uky.edu for group rates

 

UK College of Social Work students, faculty, staff and adjuncts get in free

Please RSVP to Christina.Hoglen@uky.edu

 

Strength-based practice is an emerging approach to guiding at-risk children, youth and families that is exceptionally positive and inspiring. Its focus is on strength-building rather than flaw-fixing. It begins with the belief that all individuals have or can develop strengths and utilize past successes to mitigate problem behavior and enhance functioning. This presentation will highlight many of the key principles and techniques of this transforming modality.  Areas covered include: What is strength-based practice & the power of a positive attitude & culture; the effects of trauma and positive emotions on the brain; strength-based communication principles and techniques - including reframing, using solution-focused questions, positive predicting and inspirational metaphors; self-esteem building & activities for at-risk children and youth; respecting cultural diversity; how to help cognitively inflexible young people; the importance of being family friendly; why, how, and when to use incentive plans; the importance of controlling personal emotions (i.e. managing number one first); respectful limit setting; and a host of creative cognitive behavioral strategies.

Register for this Course.



Dialectical Behavior Therapy: Theoretical Background and Applications in Clinical Practice

March 14, 2014

9:00 am - 4:15pm

Hospice of the Bluegrass Lexington Clinical Office, 2409 Members Way, Lexington, KY

Maria Grazia Levin, Dorrato Di Laurea, LPP, LCSW

Hospice of the Bluegrass Lexington Clinical Office, 2409 Members Way, Lexington, KY

$120 for 6.0 CEUs for KY, OH, IN Social Workers, KY Psychologists, KY LPCCs, KY CADCs

This workshop will provide participants with a presentation of the theoretical background that supports the Dialectical Behavior Treatment intervention. It will focus on the integration of mindfulness and wisdom with the more traditional cognitive approach to assessment, problem solving, and effective skills use in the areas of emotions regulation, interpersonal relationships and distress tolerance. It will also support the didactic component of Skills Group and how it can be used in a clinical setting to create innovative but research-based group work. Finally it will emphasize how teamwork is an essential part of the treatment of clients with co-morbidity.

Participants will learn about:

1.) The innovative elements of dialectics, mindfulness, and wisdom as they are integrated with cognitive theory, physiological components of emotions and interpersonal affective dynamics

2.) The biosocial theory and the role of invalidation in creating emotional and behavioral dysregulation

3.) Application of DBT theory to clinical practice (goals and targets of treatment, commitment, therapy-interfering behaviors, and change strategies with particular attention to suicidal and para-suicidal behavior management)

4.) Skills-group structure and function with reference to Wise Mind, Interpersonal Effectiveness, Emotions Regulation and Distress Tolerance skills presentation

5.) Use of diary cards as ongoing feedback of progress

6.) Teamwork and Consultation approach to maintain effectiveness of intervention and prevent burnouts

Register for this Course.


Technology’s Impact on Vulnerable Populations

March 25, 2014

9:00 am - 3:30 pm

Kids First: David Flannery, Kristin Jenkins, Kellie Warren, Jesse Harris

Hospice of the Bluegrass Lexington Clinical Office, 2409 Members Way, Lexington, KY

$110 for 5.5 CEUs for KY, OH, IN, Social Workers, KY Psychologists, KY CADCs

This workshop explores the significant impact of technology to our world and specifically, its impact on critical social issues of our time including child sexual abuse, domestic violence, exploitation, bullying, teen suicide and other high risk adolescent behaviors. The technological impact to these issues is so significant, it becomes necessary for all of those serving people to be able to identify and adequately address these factors.

Instructors with diverse background experiences including law enforcement, parenting, child protection and technology deliver information using a multi-faceted approach. Together, the instructors will teach concrete strategies and provide skill building opportunities that can be used to mitigate identified risks and resources to assist in “keeping up” with the ever changing landscape of technology.

This workshop is interactive and provocative in nature. It addresses multiple perspectives to the issues and how conflict sometimes presents itself amongst the varied perspectives. The workshop includes small and large group work, lecture, hands on demonstration and honest dialogue to evaluate participants’ understanding of the issues. Safety strategies discussed include technological, parenting, communication and service delivery components. This workshop is relevant to individuals who are technologically savvy as well as those who are not as comfortable with mobile technology and features. Register for this Course.


Social Work Ethics for Licensure Renewal

March 28, 2014

10:00 am- 1:00 pm

Blake Jones, Ph.D., LCSW

Hospice of the Bluegrass Northern KY Office, 7388 Turfway Rd, FLORENCE, KY 41042

$60 for 3.0 CEUs for KY, OH, IN Social Workers

*Fulfills social work ethics education requirements

This workshop will address ethical standards as set forth in 201 KAR 23:080 and the Code of Ethics. Through cases discussions, lecture, and small group activities, participants will discuss ethical decision-making as it relates to the Code of Ethics as well as moral principles and guidelines. Special emphasis will be placed on the issues of confidentiality and boundaries. Participants will review the 201 KAR 23:080 regulation with regard to social work ethics, and practice implications will be explored. Each participant will receive a copy of the Code of Ethics.Register for this Course.


Understanding Pediatric Head Trauma

March 28, 2014

2:00 pm- 4:00 pm

Jessica Morris, CSW

Hospice of the Bluegrass Northern KY Office, 7388 Turfway Rd, FLORENCE, KY 41042

$45 for 2.0 CEUs for KY, OH, IN Social Workers, KY Psychologists, KY LPCCs, KY CADCs

*Fulfills pediatric head trauma education requirements for health care professionals

Pursuant to legislation passed in the 2010 Kentucky General Assembly, training on the recognition and prevention of Pediatric Abusive Head Trauma (aka – shaken baby syndrome) is mandated for many professionals including certified and licensed social workers. The training is intended to assist in preventing Pediatric Abusive Head Trauma by providing information on risk factors, diagnostic indicators and strategies for soothing a crying infant. Additionally, attendees will learn strategies for working with families in various capacities as a tool for the prevention of Pediatric Abusive Head Trauma. This session will allow attendees to be in compliance with the mandated education.Register for this Course.


Mindfulness, Resilience and Self Care: Stress Reduction and Burnout Prevention for Mental Health Professionals

April 5, 2014

9:00 am - 5:00 pm

Keith Haas, MSW, LCSW

Furnace Mountain Zen Center, 840 Harwickscreek Road, Clay City, KY 40312

$250 (includes $50 retreat fee and lunch) for 7.0 CEUs for KY, OH, IN, Social Workers, KY Psychologists, KY CADCs

About the Retreat Setting: Furnace Mountain Zen Center is a Buddhist retreat center located on more than 800 acres of rugged woodland (part of the Daniel Boone National Forest) in the Red River Gorge region, near Clay City, KY. Offering complete facilities and a quiet, reflective setting for contemplative practice, Furnace Mountain is open to individuals from all secular and spiritual/religious backgrounds. For more information, please feel free to contact Keith Haas, LCSW at keith.haas@uky.edu or visit the website at www.zenmind.org

Behavioral health professionals are called upon to be present, empathic, and responsive in the face of their client's pain and complex clinical problems, often while managing limited resources in the face of increasing demand for services. In light of such demands social workers, counselors and others are challenged to balance their professional and personal lives, striving to stay healthy, effective and available for the people who need them. If these pressures and responsibilities are not managed well, those in the helping professions run the risk of burnout, demoralization and even vicarious traumatization that can result from chronic stress and a lack of awareness of the effects of such stress. At some point in our careers we all ask ourselves: "How do I cultivate resilience and stay effective in my work over the long haul? How can I keep my mind sharp and my heart open in the face of so much pain and suffering?"

Mindfulness practice, or the cultivation of awareness via non-judgmental attention to present experience as it unfolds, offers a solid foundation of self-care and self-development for anyone facing chronic stress, and can be an indispensable tool for those in the helping professions. During this day-long retreat, you will have the opportunity to explore what it means to cultivate the kind of self-awareness and internal resources necessary for burnout prevention and resilience building. We will explore the dynamics of stress reactivity, including the impacts of chronic stress on the nervous system, and ways to break the cycle of stress reactivity in order to maintain a sense of balance and wellness even in the face of daily pain, suffering and difficulty. Theory and practice informed by Mindfulness Based Stress Reduction and other contemplative modes of practice will be applied to the self-care and self-development of the clinician. If you are interested in spending a day away from the demands of work with like-minded professionals in a quiet, reflective setting in the service of health and longevity, then please join us.

At the conclusion of this training, participants will be able to do the following:

1.) Identify the effects of chronic stress, and the signs/symptoms of stress reactivity, burnout and vicarious trauma

2.) Define resilience and identify stress resistant personality traits

3.) Identify personal risk factors and behavioral patterns that put you at risk for burnout/vicarious trauma

4.) Practice mindfulness in its various forms, including meditation, mindful yoga, and "mindfulness in action," and specify ways to implement these and other practices in your own personal self-care plan with an emphasis on developing empathy for self and others.

Register for this Course.


HIV/AIDs: It Can Happen to You

April 16, 2014

9:00 am- 12:00 pm

Mark Johnson, MSSW

Hospice of the Bluegrass Center for Grief Education, 2409 Greatstone Point, Lexington, KY

$60 for 3.0 CEUs for KY, OH, IN Social Workers, KY Psychologists, KY LPCCs, KY CADCs

*Fulfills HIV education requirements for health care professionals

This workshop will focus on HIV/AIDS education, information dissemination, HIV testing and medical updates. The ultimate goal is to provide new ideas and practical information to professionals to prevent the further spread of HIV/AIDS. This workshop fulfills the mandatory HIV training requirement for helping professionals. Register for this Course.


Understanding Domestic Violence

April 16, 2014

1:30pm- 4:30 pm

Darlene Thomas, MSSW

Hospice of the Bluegrass Center for Grief Education, 2409 Greatstone Point, Lexington, KY

* Fulfills Domestic Violence education requirements for professionals

$60 for 3.0 CEUs for KY, OH, IN Social Workers, KY Psychologists, KY LPCCs, KY CADCs

The presenter will explore multiple issues, factors, and systems as they relate to intimate partner violence and children who are exposed to batterers. The workshop will allow for exploration and discussion regarding appropriate, proactive, safe interventions when addressing families surviving intimate partner abuse. This workshop fulfills the domestic violence requirement for helping professionals. Register for this Course.


Social Work Ethics for Licensure Renewal

April 18, 2014

9:00 am- 12:00 pm

Blake Jones, Ph.D., LCSW

Hospice of the Bluegrass Lexington Clinical Office, 2409 Members Way, Lexington, KY

$60 for 3.0 CEUs for KY, OH, IN Social Workers

*Fulfills social work ethics education requirements

This workshop will address ethical standards as set forth in 201 KAR 23:080 and the Code of Ethics. Through cases discussions, lecture, and small group activities, participants will discuss ethical decision-making as it relates to the Code of Ethics as well as moral principles and guidelines. Special emphasis will be placed on the issues of confidentiality and boundaries. Participants will review the 201 KAR 23:080 regulation with regard to social work ethics, and practice implications will be explored. Each participant will receive a copy of the Code of Ethics. Register for this Course.


Understanding Pediatric Head Trauma

April 18, 2014

1:30 pm- 3:30pm

Jessica Morris, CSW

Hospice of the Bluegrass Lexington Clinical Office, 2409 Members Way, Lexington, KY

$45 for 2.0 CEUs for KY, OH, IN Social Workers, KY Psychologists, KY LPCCs, KY CADCs

*Fulfills pediatric head trauma education requirements for health care professionals

Pursuant to legislation passed in the 2010 Kentucky General Assembly, training on the recognition and prevention of Pediatric Abusive Head Trauma (aka – shaken baby syndrome) is mandated for many professionals including certified and licensed social workers. The training is intended to assist in preventing Pediatric Abusive Head Trauma by providing information on risk factors, diagnostic indicators and strategies for soothing a crying infant. Additionally, attendees will learn strategies for working with families in various capacities as a tool for the prevention of Pediatric Abusive Head Trauma. This session will allow attendees to be in compliance with the mandated education. Register for this Course.


Suicide Assessment for Clinicians

April 23, 2014

9:00 am- 12:00pm

Mary Chandler Bolin, Ph.D.

Hospice of the Bluegrass Center for Grief Education, 2409 Greatstone Point, Lexington, KY

$60 for 3.0 CEUs for KY, OH, IN Social Workers, KY Psychologists, KY LPCCs, KY CADCs

This training will focus on core competencies for clinicians regarding the assessment and management of suicide risk, including the knowledge and skills necessary to assess risk factors and to enhance protective factors. Training highlights include: The QPR (Question, Persuade, Refer) gatekeeper concepts that can be passed along to families of suicidal clients, how to respond sensitively to Survivors of Suicide (SOS), evaluation of a variety of risk factors for suicide, and how to handle a suicide attempt or death of a client. Extensive case examples and discussion will be used to apply the concepts to real cases. Register for this Course.


LCSW Supervision According to KY Law

April 23, 2014

1:30 pm- 4:30 pm

Edwin Hackney, LCSW, CADC

Hospice of the Bluegrass Center for Grief Education, 2409 Greatstone Point, Lexington, KY

$60 for 3.0 CEUs for KY, OH, IN Social Workers, KY Psychologists, KY LPCCs, KY CADCs

Providing supervision for a therapist who is pursuing his or her LCSW can be both challenging and fraught with danger. At the end of this workshop, the participant will have increased knowledge of the legal and ethical requirements as specified in KRS.335; understand the supervisor/supervisee relationship and be able to appropriately complete a supervision contract; understand the Code of Ethical Conduct as specified in 201 KAR 23:080; have increased awareness of the ethical dilemmas that may arise in the supervision of social work practice; identify methods used in the provision of supervision. Register for this Course.


Clinical Applications of Mindfulness: Bringing Presence, Openness and Compassion into Therapy

May 9, 2014

9:00 am- 4:30pm

Hospice of the Bluegrass Lexington Clinical Office, 2409 Members Way, Lexington, KY

$120 for 6.0 CEUs for KY, OH, IN Social Workers, KY Psychologists, KY LPCCs, KY CADCs

The practice of Mindfulness has become a significant force in the field of mental health, with an ever-increasing range of applicability and a deepening base of empirical support. Clinicians are finding that the cultivation of mindful awareness, which entails attending to present moment experience with openness, acceptance and compassion, helps patients struggling with a wide variety of difficulties, from chronic pain/illness to depression, anxiety and substance abuse problems. What's more, clinicians themselves are benefitting from this practice as it helps them develop resilience and presence in the face of the daily suffering of their patients. Mindfulness is not merely a technique, but a way of being, in which one's relationship to pain is transformed in such a way that we are able to remain effective, engaged and in touch with our values amidst the constant wave of difficulties life throws our way.

Those attending this training should come ready to engage the material with their hearts, bodies and minds. To learn about and cultivate the way of Mindfulness is not achieved by the intellect; it is by nature an experiential, non-conceptual pursuit. That said, participants will be asked to take part in a variety of experiential exercises meant to bring the central points of this training to life. If you are interested in learning how to cultivate the ability to stay present, engaged and effective in the face of life's difficulties, and help your patients do the same, then please join us. Register for this Course.


HIV/AIDs: It Can Happen to You

May 14, 2014

9:00 am- 12:00 pm

Mark Johnson, MSSW

Hospice of the Bluegrass Center for Grief Education, 2409 Greatstone Point, Lexington, KY

$60 for 3.0 CEUs for KY, OH, IN Social Workers, KY Psychologists, KY LPCCs, KY CADCs

*Fulfills HIV education requirements for health care professionals

This workshop will focus on HIV/AIDS education, information dissemination, HIV testing and medical updates. The ultimate goal is to provide new ideas and practical information to professionals to prevent the further spread of HIV/AIDS. This workshop fulfills the mandatory HIV training requirement for helping professionals. Register for this Course.


Understanding Domestic Violence

May 14, 2014

1:30pm- 4:30 pm

Darlene Thomas, MSSW

Hospice of the Bluegrass Center for Grief Education, 2409 Greatstone Point, Lexington, KY

$60 for 3.0 CEUs for KY, OH, IN Social Workers, KY Psychologists, KY LPCCs, KY CADCs

* Fulfills Domestic Violence education requirements for professionals

The presenter will explore multiple issues, factors, and systems as they relate to intimate partner violence and children who are exposed to batterers. The workshop will allow for exploration and discussion regarding appropriate, proactive, safe interventions when addressing families surviving intimate partner abuse. This workshop fulfills the domestic violence requirement for helping professionals. Register for this Course.


Social Work Ethics for Licensure Renewal

May 16, 2014

9:00 am- 12:00 pm

Blake Jones, Ph.D., LCSW

Hospice of the Bluegrass Lexington Clinical Office, 2409 Members Way, Lexington, KY

$60 for 3.0 CEUs for KY, OH, IN Social Workers

*Fulfills social work ethics education requirements

This workshop will address ethical standards as set forth in 201 KAR 23:080 and the Code of Ethics. Through cases discussions, lecture, and small group activities, participants will discuss ethical decision-making as it relates to the Code of Ethics as well as moral principles and guidelines. Special emphasis will be placed on the issues of confidentiality and boundaries. Participants will review the 201 KAR 23:080 regulation with regard to social work ethics, and practice implications will be explored. Each participant will receive a copy of the Code of Ethics. Register for this Course.


Understanding Pediatric Head Trauma

May 16, 2014

1:30 pm- 3:30pm

Jessica Morris, CSW

Hospice of the Bluegrass Lexington Clinical Office, 2409 Members Way, Lexington, KY

$45 for 2.0 CEUs for KY, OH, IN Social Workers, KY Psychologists, KY LPCCs, KY CADCs

*Fulfills pediatric head trauma education requirements for health care professionals

Pursuant to legislation passed in the 2010 Kentucky General Assembly, training on the recognition and prevention of Pediatric Abusive Head Trauma (aka – shaken baby syndrome) is mandated for many professionals including certified and licensed social workers. The training is intended to assist in preventing Pediatric Abusive Head Trauma by providing information on risk factors, diagnostic indicators and strategies for soothing a crying infant. Additionally, attendees will learn strategies for working with families in various capacities as a tool for the prevention of Pediatric Abusive Head Trauma. This session will allow attendees to be in compliance with the mandated education. Register for this Course.


HIV/AIDs: It Can Happen to You

June 4, 2014

9:00 am- 12:00 pm

Mark Johnson, MSSW

Hospice of the Bluegrass Center for Grief Education, 2409 Greatstone Point, Lexington, KY

$60 for 3.0 CEUs for KY, OH, IN Social Workers, KY Psychologists, KY LPCCs, KY CADCs

*Fulfills HIV education requirements for health care professionals

This workshop will focus on HIV/AIDS education, information dissemination, HIV testing and medical updates. The ultimate goal is to provide new ideas and practical information to professionals to prevent the further spread of HIV/AIDS. This workshop fulfills the mandatory HIV training requirement for helping professionals. Register for this Course.


Understanding Domestic Violence

June 4, 2014

1:30pm- 4:30 pm

Darlene Thomas, MSSW

Hospice of the Bluegrass Center for Grief Education, 2409 Greatstone Point, Lexington, KY

$60 for 3.0 CEUs for KY, OH, IN Social Workers, KY Psychologists, KY LPCCs, KY CADCs

* Fulfills Domestic Violence education requirements for professionals.

The presenter will explore multiple issues, factors, and systems as they relate to intimate partner violence and children who are exposed to batterers. The workshop will allow for exploration and discussion regarding appropriate, proactive, safe interventions when addressing families surviving intimate partner abuse. This workshop fulfills the domestic violence requirement for helping professionals. Register for this Course.


Social Work Ethics for Licensure Renewal

June 13, 2014

9:00 am- 12:00 pm

Blake Jones, Ph.D., LCSW

Hospice of the Bluegrass Lexington Clinical Office, 2409 Members Way, Lexington, KY

$60 for 3.0 CEUs for KY, OH, IN Social Workers

*Fulfills social work ethics education requirements

This workshop will address ethical standards as set forth in 201 KAR 23:080 and the Code of Ethics. Through cases discussions, lecture, and small group activities, participants will discuss ethical decision-making as it relates to the Code of Ethics as well as moral principles and guidelines. Special emphasis will be placed on the issues of confidentiality and boundaries. Participants will review the 201 KAR 23:080 regulation with regard to social work ethics, and practice implications will be explored. Each participant will receive a copy of the Code of Ethics. Register for this Course.


Understanding Pediatric Head Trauma

June 13, 2014

1:30 pm- 3:30pm

Jessica Morris, CSW

Hospice of the Bluegrass Lexington Clinical Office, 2409 Members Way, Lexington, KY

$45 for 2.0 CEUs for KY, OH, IN Social Workers, KY Psychologists, KY LPCCs, KY CADCs

*Fulfills pediatric head trauma education requirements for health care professionals

Pursuant to legislation passed in the 2010 Kentucky General Assembly, training on the recognition and prevention of Pediatric Abusive Head Trauma (aka – shaken baby syndrome) is mandated for many professionals including certified and licensed social workers. The training is intended to assist in preventing Pediatric Abusive Head Trauma by providing information on risk factors, diagnostic indicators and strategies for soothing a crying infant. Additionally, attendees will learn strategies for working with families in various capacities as a tool for the prevention of Pediatric Abusive Head Trauma. This session will allow attendees to be in compliance with the mandated education. Register for this Course.


“Preparation for the Bachelor’s/Master’s/Clinical Level Exams in Social Work Practice”

 Sophia Dziegielewski, PhD, LISW

University of Central Florida

Friday and Saturday, June 20-21

8:30 a.m.-4:30 p.m.

 Location: Hospice of the Bluegrass Clinical Office, 2409 Members Way, Lexington

 CEUs: 

Bachelor’s Exam Prep Approved for 7.0 hours by the Kentucky Board of Social Work, Indiana Behavioral Health and Licensing Board and the Ohio Counselor, Social Worker and Marriage and Family Therapist Board.

Master’s and Clinical Exam Prep Approved for 14.0 hours by the Kentucky Board of Social Work, Indiana Behavioral Health and Licensing Board and the Ohio Counselor, Social Worker and Marriage and Family Therapist Board.

Cost: Bachelor’s (Friday only) $147               Master’s and Clinical (both days) $295

This course offers strategies for taking the Master’s, Advanced Generalist, or Clinical level of the social work licensure exam required by the state of Kentucky. Topics covered include test-taking strategies; assessment, diagnosis, and intervention planning; direct and indirect practice; theories, principles, and techniques of communication; professional relationships, professional values, ethics and policies governing service, and issues of diversity; clinical supervision, staff development, practice management, administration, and service delivery; and elements of therapeutic communication and worker/client relationships. Sample tests and individualized support are provided.  Register for this Course.



Adolescents and Young Adults on the Autism Spectrum in Psychotherapy

June 25, 2014

9:00 am – 12:00 pm

Eva Markham Ed. D., Licensed Psychologist

Hospice of the Bluegrass Center for Grief Education, 2409 Greatstone Point, Lexington, KY

$60 for 3.0 CEUs for KY, OH, IN Social Workers, KY Psychologists, KY LPCCs, KY CADCs

Persons having autism spectrum disorders are just as likely as others to have concerns that might be approached through therapy. Many therapists, however, report feeling uncertain about how best to approach the needs of this population. In a number of cases, traditional techniques, such as Cognitive-Behavioral Treatment for anxiety are appropriate. In order to work effectively with this population, the clinician must be aware of the core symptoms of autism, and how these symptoms might present challenges in doing therapy. This workshop will present ways to enhance success in therapy for these clients. Register for this Course.


LCSW Supervision According to KY Law

June 25, 2014

1:30 pm- 4:30 pm

Edwin Hackney, LCSW, CADC

Hospice of the Bluegrass Center for Grief Education, 2409 Greatstone Point, Lexington, KY

$60 for 3.0 CEUs for KY, OH, IN Social Workers, KY Psychologists, KY LPCCs, KY CADCs

* Fulfills the LCSW Supervision education requirement

Providing supervision for a therapist who is pursuing his or her LCSW can be both challenging and fraught with danger. At the end of this workshop, the participant will have increased knowledge of the legal and ethical requirements as specified in KRS.335; understand the supervisor/supervisee relationship and be able to appropriately complete a supervision contract; understand the Code of Ethical Conduct as specified in 201 KAR 23:080; have increased awareness of the ethical dilemmas that may arise in the supervision of social work practice; identify methods used in the provision of supervision. Register for this Course.


For more information, please contact: Jessica Morris

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