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. *This course is being offered at a reduced rate for a limited amount of time.

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. *This course is being offered at a reduced rate for a limited amount of time.

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. *This course is being offered at a reduced rate for a limited amount of time.

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. *This course is being offered at a reduced rate for a limited amount of time.

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. *This course is being offered at a reduced rate for a limited amount of time.

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. *This course is being offered at a reduced rate for a limited amount of time.

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

Program Format: Online

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

Cost: $40

Course Description: This series of recorded lectures reviews the significant changes from the DSM IV (TR) to the DSM 5 with emphasis on changes in the overall structure of the way disorders are categorized, the new and modified criteria for various disorders, and the alternate method for diagnosis of personality disorders

Register for this course.

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

Program Format: Online

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

Cost: $20

Course Description: Motivational Interviewing is a client centered and directive approach to therapy that assists individuals in resolving their ambivalence about positive change. It was developed by William Miller, University of New Mexico, and Richard Rollnick, University of New South Wales, as a treatment for substance misusing individuals. However, it has proven very successful in dealing with a wide range of human problems- both emotional and medical- where significant changes in entrenched behaviors are necessary to bring about healing. Through the use of video recorded lecture and power point this training focuses on the basic principles and strategies of initial work with clients who might benefit from such an approach.

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Instructor: Darlene Thomas, MSSW, Executive Director Greenhouse17 (formerly the Bluegrass Domestic Violence Program)

Program Format: Online

CEUs: Approved for 3.0 credit hours for licensed Kentucky and Ohio social workers and Kentucky psychologists and Kentucky Certified Drug and Alcohol Counselors. This course fulfils the domestic violence requirement for helping professionals.

Cost: $60

Course Description: This course uses narrated and interactive slides, video clips, and research articles to present learners with current information regarding intimate partner violence (IPV), The course covers statistics about IPV, current theories regarding IPV, the impact of IPV on both child and adult victims, and requires learners to research resources in their areas available to victims of IPV. This course meets the KY domestic violence education requirement.

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Classroom Trainings

Directions to training locations


Click this link for a PDF of current course offerings, or see the list below:

Spring 2015 Workshop Schedule


Social Work Ethics for Licensure Renewal

January 23, 2015

9:00 am- 12:00 pm

Sheryl Withers Woolverton, LCSW

Hospice of Hope, 909 Kenton Station Drive, MAYSVILLE, KY

$75 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 Courses


HIV/AIDs: It Can Happen to You

January 23, 2015

1:00 pm- 4:00 pm

Mark Johnson, MSSW

Hospice of Hope, 909 Kenton Station Drive, MAYSVILLE, KY

$75 for 3.0 CEUs for KY, OH, IN Social Workers, KY Psychologists, KY LPCCs, KY CADCs, KY Nurses 

*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 Courses


HIV/AIDs: It Can Happen to You

February 4, 2015

9:00 am- 12:00 pm

Mark Johnson, MSSW

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

$75 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 Courses


Understanding Domestic Violence

February 4, 2015

1:30 pm- 4:30 pm

Darlene Thomas, MSSW

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

$75 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 Courses


Social Work Ethics for Licensure Renewal

February 6, 2015

9:00 am- 12:00 pm

Sheryl Withers Woolverton, LCSW

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

$75 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 Courses


Understanding Pediatric Head Trauma

February 6, 2015

1:30 pm- 3:30pm

Jessica Morris, CSW

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

$50 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 Courses


Heroin and Prescription Drug Abuse

February 11, 2015

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.

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LCSW Supervision According to KY Law

February 11, 2015

1:30 pm- 4:30 pm

Sherri Weisenfluh, LCSW

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

$75 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 Courses


HIV/AIDs: It Can Happen to You

March 12, 2015

9:00 am- 12:00 pm

Mark Johnson, MSSW

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

$75 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 Courses


Understanding Domestic Violence

March 12, 2015

1:30 pm- 4:30 pm

Darlene Thomas, MSSW

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

$75 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 Courses


Understanding Pediatric Head Trauma

March 13, 2015

10:00 am- 12:00pm

Jessica Morris, CSW

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

$50 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 Courses


Dialetical Behavior Therapy: Theoretical Background and Applications in Clinical Practice

March 6, 2015

9:00 am – 4:15pm

Maria Grazia Levin, Dottorato di Laurea, LPP, LCSW

Eastern State Hospital, 1350 Bull Lea Road, Lexington, KY

$120 for 6.0 credit hours for KY, OH, IN Social Workers, KY Psychologists, 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-morbid disorders. 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. Team work and Consultation approach to maintain effectiveness of intervention and prevent burnout

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Social Work Ethics for Licensure Renewal

March 13, 2015

1:30 pm- 4:30 pm

Blake Jones, Ph.D., LCSW

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

$75 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 Courses


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

April 10, 2014

9:00 am- 4:30pm

Keith Haas, MSW, LCSW

Eastern State Hospital, 1350 Bull Lea Rd, Lexington

$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.

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HIV/AIDs: It Can Happen to You

April 16, 2015

9:00 am- 12:00 pm

Mark Johnson, MSSW

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

$75 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 Courses


Understanding Domestic Violence

April 16, 2015

1:30 pm- 4:30 pm

Darlene Thomas, MSSW

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

$75 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 Courses


Social Work Ethics for Licensure Renewal

April 17, 2015

9:00 am- 12:00 pm

Sheryl Withers Woolverton, LCSW

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

$75 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 Courses


Understanding Pediatric Head Trauma

April 17, 2015

1:30 pm- 3:30pm

Jessica Morris, CSW

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

$50 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 Courses


Issues of Aging

April 22, 2015

9:00 a.m. – Noon

Barb Helm, MA

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

Until recently, the fastest growing segment of the population was the 85+ group. It is now the 100+ group. Baby Boomers started reaching 50 in 1996. This seminar provides information on how people age and how they face their own aging. Demographics will be discussed in addition to the social, psychological, emotional and spiritual changes that take place over time.

At the end of this presentation, participants will be able to:

  1. Discuss current demography of aging trends in America
  2. Describe social and psychological issues facing adults as they age
  3. Discuss emotional and spiritual concerns of older adults
  4. List common stereotypes about aging

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LCSW Supervision According to KY Law

April 22, 2015

1:30 pm- 4:30 pm

Edwin Hackney, LCSW, CADC

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

$75 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 Courses


Treatment of Bi-Polar Disorder in Young Adults

May 15, 2015

8:30 a.m. – 4:30 p.m.

Russ Federman, Ph.D., ABPP

Eastern State Hospital, 1350 Bull Lea Rd., Lexington, KY 40511

$ 140 for 7.0 CEUs for KY, OH, IN Social Workers, KY Psychologists, KY CADCs

This one-day workshop will provide an overview of clinical and policy issues pertaining to the treatment of bipolar disorder in the young adult, university student population.   The didactic program will integrate lecture, audience discussion, observation of videos and role-play interactions. 

Specific content will include bipolar epidemiology, genetics of bipolar disorder, clinical diagnostic assessment issues, differentiation from other forms of similarly presenting psychopathology, discussion of treatment approaches, recommendations pertaining to multidisciplinary systems approach including student support group(s) and discussion of the intersect between normal late adolescent developmental issues and lifestyle modifications required of the bipolar student.

Participants in this workshop will be able to:

  1. Apply and analyze data pertaining to current bipolar disorder epidemiology is it applies to differences between university and non-university populations.
  2. Identify the salient clinical characteristics of bipolar disorder as it presents in the university population.
  3. Distinguish differences between bipolar II and bipolar I and the unique challenges that each represent
  4. Distinguish differences between bipolar psychopathology and other disorders often confused as representing bipolar pathology.
  5. Identify the prevalence of cognitive dysfunction in the bipolar population and become sensitized to the process of introducing this issue to university counseling center clients.
  6. Identify normal developmental processes of late adolescent separation/individuation and explain how these conflict with specific lifestyle modifications required for the bipolar student.
  7. Describe a specific systems approach that can successfully manage high complexity students without excessive outlay of counseling center resources.

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Understanding Pediatric Head Trauma

May 22, 2015

10:00 am- 12:00pm

Jessica Morris, CSW

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

$50 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 Courses


Social Work Ethics for Licensure Renewal

May 22, 2015

1:30 pm- 4:30 pm

Blake Jones, Ph.D., LCSW

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

$75 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 Courses


HIV/AIDs: It Can Happen to You

May 28, 2015

9:00 am- 12:00 pm

Mark Johnson, MSSW

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

$75 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 Courses


Understanding Domestic Violence

May 28, 2015

1:30 pm- 4:30 pm

Darlene Thomas, MSSW

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

$75 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 Courses


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

Friday and Saturday, June 26-27

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

Sophia Dziegielewski, PhD, LISW

Eastern State Hospital, 1350 Bull Lea Rd., Lexington, KY 405011

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.

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For more information, please contact: Jessica Morris