Opioid Crisis and Child Welfare

This workshop introduces participants to the effect of opioid use disorder on the process of parenting. This includes both instrumental parenting (provision of adequate food, clothing, shelter, and supervision) as well as relational parenting (provision for love, support, warmth, and security). It draws on both qualitative and quantitative research to provide both objective information as …

Understanding Pediatric Abusive Head Trauma

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 …

Social Work Ethics for Kentucky Licensure Renewal

Social Work Ethics for Kentucky Licensure Renewal examines the code of ethical conduct set forth in 201 KAR 23:080 and the NASW Code of Ethics. This online course is designed for all social work professionals practicing in Kentucky, including licensed clinical social workers. This course is geared for professionals at the basic, intermediate, advanced and …

Understanding Intimate Partner Violence with Update

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. This course …

Journal Writing as a Therapeutic Tool for the Client and Professional

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

Cognitive Node Link Mapping: A Very Helpful Treatment Technique

Geared for professionals at the basic, intermediate, advanced and clinical levels, this recorded series of lectures 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 …

A Review of the Changes in the DSM 5

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. Not only are the differences between …

Screening for Substance Use Disorders

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

Using Motivational Interviewing to Enhance your Practice

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

HIV/AIDs: It Could Happen to You

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.