Working with Law Enforcement Officers and their Families: Tips for Clinicians- 11.3.16

Through the lens of a Licensed Clinical Social Worker who has seen dozens of Law Enforcement Officers and their families in his private practice, and a retired police officer with nearly thirty years of street experience, this workshop will provide participants with an inside look of what it is like to treat police officers and their families. We will discuss the “cop culture” which often prevents officers from getting help, and provide practical and helpful tools for therapists to use in their clinical practice. Participants who chose to do so will be listed in a statewide “Blue Star Directory.”

This course is geared for professionals at the basic, intermediate, advanced and clinical levels.

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

  • Identify different aspects of the “police culture”
  • Examine the extant literature on mental health issues and law enforcement officers (with particular focus on suicidality)
  • Utilize practical intervention tools to use in practice with Law Enforcement Officers and their Families

Blake Jones is a Lecturer in the College of Social Work’ clinical track. Before becoming a fulltime faculty member, Dr. Jones served as a part-time instructor in the College beginning in 1998. He received his MSW and Ph.D. from the College of Social Work, and his professional jobs have included coordinating Kentucky’s Citizen Review Panels for Child Protective Services and Children’s Justice Task Force, working as a clinical social worker at St. Joseph Hospital, and providing technical assistance to over thirty-five state child welfare agencies through a contract with the federal Children’s Bureau. He teaches courses such as Psychopathology, Comparative Treatment Modalities, and Assessment and Treatment Planning in Social Work. He has authored or co-authored over a dozen articles in peer-reviewed journals, and maintains a private practice in Lexington, Kentucky. In his private practice, Dr. Jones works with older teens and adults, and he specializes in assisting law enforcement officers and their families. Dr. Jones is trained in Critical Incident Stress De-briefing and is a member of the Council on Social Work Education and the Kentucky Society for Clinical Social Work. He is a multi-instrumentalist singer/songwriter.


Live Course Information

All participants will receive their certificates of completion 7-10 business days after the conclusion of the conference in order for UK CE Program verification of attendance of all sessions. In order to receive your certificate of completion, each participant must sign in and out of each session and turn in a completed evaluation form for each session. Participants must attend the entirety of each live session and complete the workshop evaluation form to obtain full credit.

Course Duration

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Working with Law Enforcement Officers and their Families: Tips for Clinicians

Through the lens of a Licensed Clinical Social Worker who has seen dozens of Law Enforcement Officers and their families in his private practice, and a retired police officer with nearly thirty years of street experience, this workshop will provide participants with an inside look of what it is like to treat police officers and their families. We will discuss the “cop culture” which often prevents officers from getting help, and provide practical and helpful tools for therapists to use in their clinical practice. Participants who chose to do so will be listed in a statewide “Blue Star Directory.”
11/03/2016 at
09:00 AM EST
11/03/2016 at
12:00 PM EST
Hospice of the Bluegrass
2409 Member Ways
Lexington
KY
USA
40504
Overview
Type:Live Course
Credits:3
Key Dates
Starts:11/03/2016
Due:Open
Enrollment
Price:$60.00
* Prices in US Dollar