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, Marjukriage & 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, 2015. 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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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Classroom Trainings

Directions to training locations

Heroin and Prescription Drug Abuse

August 13, 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
August 13, 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
August 22, 2014
9:00 am- 12:00 pm
Sheryl Withers Woolverton, 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
August 22, 2014
1:30 pm- 3:30pm
Joel Griffith, Prevent Child Abuse Kentucky
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
August 28, 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
August 28, 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.


Safe and Supportive Environments for Frail and Cognitively Impaired Older Adults and Caregivers
September 4, 2014
9:00 am - 4:30 pm
Barbara Helm, MA
UK College of Public Health
Hospice of the Bluegrass Center for Grief Education, 2409 Greatstone Point, Lexington, KY
$130 for 6.5 CEUs for KY, OH, IN Social Workers, KY Psychologists, KY CADCs

There is an estimated 5.5 million people in the US that have some type of progressive dementing illness. There is currently no known definitive cause(s) and no effective, lasting treatment or cure. Until an effective treatment or cure can be found, families and caregivers must provide ongoing care, which can last up to 20 years, with no predictor for how long the disease with last and no predictor for how severe symptoms will be. Over the years, many effective approaches and communication techniques have been discovered and/or developed that can not only help caregivers understand why the diagnosed person is exhibiting certain symptoms, but also provide ways to avoid and defuse those symptoms. This presentation will provide insight into effective approaches and communication techniques for those experiencing dementing diseases.

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Family Therapy: History, Family Dynamics and Treatment Strategies from a Structural Family Therapy Perspective
September 12, 2014
9:00 am – 12:00 pm
Richard Welsh, LCSW
UK Department of Psychiatry
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 focus upon the causes of family breakdown, diagnostic family interviewing [structural family therapy approach], how to conduct the initial family therapy interview and application of specific family therapy techniques. This workshop will also include therapy tapes and reading material.

Register for this course.


Reexamining Comorbidity
September 12, 2014
1:30 pm – 4:30 pm
Theodore Godlaski, MDiv, CADC
UK College of Social Work
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

Epidemiologic studies indicate that comorbid condition are more common that mental health disorders found in there pure forms. The question that is almost never asked is “Why?” This workshop explores some possible answers to this question that have significant implications for treatment. Using a lecture and Power Point presentation, the workshop first presents epidemiologic data on comorbidity and then offers some potential answers to why disorders so often co-occur. Some of these issues pose real consequences in terms of assessment and treatment approach.

Register for this course.


Understanding Pediatric Head Trauma
September 19, 2014
10:00 am- 12:00pm
Joel Griffith, Prevent Child Abuse Kentucky
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.


Social Work Ethics for Licensure Renewal
September 19, 2014
1:30 pm- 4:30 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.


HIV/AIDs: It Can Happen to You
September 25, 2014
9:00 am- 12:00 pm
Mark Johnson, MSSW
Hospice of the Bluegrass Lexington Clinical Office, 2409 Members Way, 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
September 25, 2014
1:30 pm- 4:30 pm
Darlene Thomas, MSSW
Hospice of the Bluegrass Lexington Clinical Office, 2409 Members Way, 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.


Mindfulness, Resilience and Self Care: Stress Reduction and Burnout Prevention for Mental Health Professionals
October 10, 2014
9:00 am - 5:00 pm
Keith Haas, MSW, LCSW
MindBody Studio, 517A Southland Dr., Lexington, KY
$130 (includes boxed lunch) for 7.0 CEUs for KY, OH, IN, Social Workers, KY Psychologists, KY CADCs

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.

Register for this course.


Social Work Ethics for Licensure Renewal
October 17, 2014
9:00 am- 12:00 pm
Sheryl Withers Woolverton, 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
October 17, 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
October 24, 2014
9:00 am- 12:00pm
Mary Chandler Bolin, Ph.D.
Hospice of the Bluegrass Lexington Clinical Office, 2409 Members Way, 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
October 24, 2014
1:30 pm- 4:30 pm
Edwin Hackney, LCSW, CADC
Hospice of the Bluegrass Lexington Clinical Office, 2409 Members Way, 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.


HIV/AIDs: It Can Happen to You
October 29, 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
October 29, 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.


Social Work Ethics for Licensure Renewal- Northern Kentucky
November 14, 2014
9:00 am- 12:00 pm
Sheryl Withers Woolverton, LCSW
Hospice of the Bluegrass Northern KY Office, 7388 Turfway Rd, Florence, 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.


HIV/AIDs: It Can Happen to You
December 3, 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
December 3, 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.


Understanding Pediatric Head Trauma
December 5, 2014
10:00 am- 12:00pm
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.


Social Work Ethics for Licensure Renewal
December 5, 2014
1:30 pm- 4:30 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.


Spirituality and Social Work Practice
December 10, 2014
9:00 am – 12:00 pm
Blake Jones, Ph.D., LCSW
$60 for 3.0 CEUs for KY, OH, IN Social Workers, KY Psychologists, KY CADCs

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. An overview of the major forms of spiritual/religious expression—including Islam, Christianity and Judaism—will be discussed.

Register for this course.


LCSW Supervision According to KY Law
December 10, 2014
1:30 pm- 4:30 pm
Edwin Hackney, LCSW, CADC
Hospice of the Bluegrass Lexington Clinical Office, 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 Courses



For more information, please contact: Jessica Morris