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, 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
  • Participants must attend the entirety of each session and complete the workshop evaluation to obtain full credit. Certificates are awarded at the conclusion of each workshop. Participants that did not pre-register will receive their certificates via email 3-5 business days after the workshop.
  • To request accommodations for individuals with disabilities contact Jessica Morris at jessicamorris@uky.edu or 859-257-5345

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: 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: Chris Flaherty Ph.D., University of Kentucky College of Social Work

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

Cost: $60

Course Description: This course is a series of recorded lectures and video clips providing a basic overview of social work practice with military members, veterans, and military families. Training highlights include a two part introduction into military culture, special considerations of women warriors, discussion of the deployment cycle and coming home.

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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

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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: $75

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.

Register for this course.



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 Worker to Manager: Core Competencies for Effectively Bridging the Gap between Direct Service and Leadership

June 18, 2015

9:00 am – 4:00 pm

Lisa Gilbert Williams, MSSA
Eastern State Hospital,1350 Bull Lea Rd, Lexington, KY

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

Over the next decade, a leadership gap is predicted in the nonprofit sector.  By 2016, it is estimated that these organizations will need to recruit and develop almost 80,000 new high-level managers each year.  While social workers can be highly effective leaders (e.g., managers, directors, administrators) of nonprofit organizations, many overlook these opportunities since the majority of their training and experience has been providing direct services.  Those who do transition often have important skill or knowledge deficits that limit their success.  Based on recommendations from the Nonprofit Leadership Alliance, this highly interactive workshop will provide professionals with an understanding of the core skills needed to transition into leadership positions. This course is appropriate for professionals who have recently been promoted into management roles, or who are interested in making this transition.

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Social Work Ethics for Licensure Renewal

June 19, 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.

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Understanding Pediatric Head Trauma

June 19, 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.

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Gender Variance: Transgender and Gender Non-Conforming People

June 24, 2015

9:00 am- 12:00 pm

Cassie Brown, LCSW

Eastern State Hospital,1350 Bull Lea Rd, 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.

At the conclusion of this workshop, participants will be able to:

  • understand and define basic concepts related to gender, such as physical sex, gender identity, and sexual orientation, including understanding the inter-relationships of these concepts. 
  • gain knowledge of the prevalence and diversity of gender variance and the challenges faced by gender variant people. 
  • increase awareness of clinical concerns common to the gender-variant and transgender population.

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LCSW Supervision According to KY Law

June 24, 2015

1:30 pm- 4:30 pm

Edwin Hackney, LCSW, CADC

Eastern State Hospital,1350 Bull Lea Rd, 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.

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Suicide Risk Assessment, Treatment and Management for Clinicians

June 25, 2015

9:00 am – 4:00 pm

Mary Chandler Bolin, Ph.D.                                

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

$150 for 6.0 CEUs for KY, OH, IN Social Workers, KY Psychologists, KY CADCs. Includes a copy of  “The Assessment and Management of Suicidality: A pocket guide for the practitioner.” Lunch on your own.  

This training is designed to meet the requirements set forth in the new KRS 210.336 regulation and will focus on core competencies for clinicians regarding the assessment, treatment and management of suicide risk, including the knowledge and skills necessary to mitigate risk factors and to enhance protective factors.  The primary resource utilized in the training will be “The Assessment and Management of Suicidality: A pocket guide for the practitioner” by M. David Rudd, Ph.D., ABPP, (2006) Professional Resource Press, Sarasota.  (Materials used with written permission of the author.) 

Additional training highlights include the: QPR (Question, Persuade, Refer) gatekeeper concepts that that can be passed along to families of suicidal clients; evaluation of a variety of risk factors for suicide; use of Rudd’s standardized form to enhance the therapeutic relationship, gather history, assess both chronic and acute risk, plan for potential risk escalation and appropriate response, plan for on-going patient commitment to treatment; how to respond sensitively to Survivors of Suicide (SOS); and how to handle a suicide attempt or death of a client. Extensive case examples, sample evaluation forms, role plays, and discussion will be used to apply the concepts. Participants will also receive a copy of the reference text to keep.

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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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Social Work Ethics for Licensure Renewal

July 31, 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

July 31, 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


 

HIV/AIDs: It Can Happen to You

August 6, 2015

9:00 am- 12:00 pm

Mark Johnson, MSSW

Eastern State Hospital, 1350 Bull Lea Rd, 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

August 6, 2015

1:30 pm- 4:30 pm

Darlene Thomas, MSSW

Eastern State Hospital, 1350 Bull Lea Rd, 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


Suicide Risk Assessment, Treatment and Management for Clinicians

August 7, 2015

9:00 am – 4:00 pm

Mary Chandler Bolin, Ph.D.

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

$150 for 6.0 CEUs for KY, OH, IN Social Workers, KY Psychologists, KY CADCs. Includes a copy of  “The Assessment and Management of Suicidality: A pocket guide for the practitioner.” Lunch on your own. 

This training is designed to meet the requirements set forth in the new KRS 210.336 regulation and will focus on core competencies for clinicians regarding the assessment, treatment and management of suicide risk, including the knowledge and skills necessary to mitigate risk factors and to enhance protective factors.  The primary resource utilized in the training will be  “The Assessment and Management of Suicidality: A pocket guide for the practitioner”  by M. David Rudd, Ph.D., ABPP, (2006) Professional Resource Press, Sarasota.  (Materials used with written permission of the author.) 

Additional training highlights include the: QPR (Question, Persuade, Refer) gatekeeper concepts that that can be passed along to families of suicidal clients; evaluation of a variety of risk factors for suicide; use of Rudd’s standardized form to enhance the therapeutic relationship, gather history, assess both chronic and acute risk, plan for potential risk escalation and appropriate response, plan for on-going patient commitment to treatment; how to respond sensitively to Survivors of Suicide (SOS); and how to handle a suicide attempt or death of a client. Extensive case examples, sample evaluation forms, role plays, and discussion will be used to apply the concepts. Participants will also receive a copy of the reference text to keep.

Register for Courses


Vulnerability and Shame Resilience for Social Workers: Self Care and the Social Work Field

August 26, 2015

9:00 am – Noon

Cynthia Reed, LCSW

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

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

This three hour session will explore vulnerability, shame and courage through the lens of The Daring Way™ curriculum based on the research of Brené Brown. 

Social work as a career invites us to regularly consider the concepts of courage, shame and vulnerability. The intent of the session is to increase participants’ skills and knowledge base surrounding the human experiences of vulnerability and shame. 

Using The Daring Way™ curriculum, we will explore what influences us in our efforts to show up, be seen and live bravely in our professional "arena" and how that self-awareness can impact our lives, our clients and even our colleagues.

Session learning objectives:

1. Demonstrate an understanding of the relationship between vulnerability and courage

2. Recognize shame as a universal human affect

3. Understand the relationship between shame and vulnerability

Relevance:

Social work as a career invites us to regularly consider the concepts of shame and vulnerability.  Increased knowledge and self awareness regarding the human experiences of shame and vulnerability can positively impact our lives, our clients and even our colleagues.

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LCSW Supervision According to KY Law

August 26, 2015

1:30 pm- 4:30 pm

Sherri Weisenfluh, LCSW

Eastern State Hospital, 1350 Bull Lea Rd, 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


For more information, please contact: Jessica Morris