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Friday, September 8, 2023

Online Live Webinar: Real-Time, Interactive Training

Register for the morning, afternoon, or full day!

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Ethical Practice and Self-Care: 
Emerging Stronger from Challenging Times

Morning Session:

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A Clinician's Guide
to Suicide Assessment and Prevention

Afternoon Session:

MORNING SESSION DETAILS

Date: Friday, September 8, 2023

Time: Sign-In/Doors Open: 8:30am Eastern Time – Workshop: 8:45am-12:00pm ET

CE Credits: 3.0 Ethics Credits: Live Interactive Online CE Credits
Valid for: 

  • ASWB ACE Approved Provider Credits

  • Maryland Social Work Category I CE Credits (same as in-person)

  • DC Social Work CE Credits 

AFTERNOON SESSION DETAILS

Date: Friday, September 8, 2023

Time: Sign-In/Doors Open: 12:30pm Eastern Time – Workshop: 12:45pm-4:00pm ET

CE Credits: 3.0 Live Interactive Online CE Credits
Valid for: 

  • ASWB ACE Approved Provider Credits

  • Maryland Social Work Category I CE Credits (same as in-person)

  • DC Social Work CE Credits 

See below for credit details
PRICING AND REGISTRATION

Half Day - Morning or Afternoon Cost (includes 3.0 CE Credits):

$69 early registration through Sept 1, 2023

$79 after Sept 1, 2023

$59 per person Group Registration for groups of 3 or more (Click HERE to register a group)

 

Full Day - Cost (includes 6.0 CE  Credits):

$129 early registration through Sept 1, 2023

$149 after Sept 1, 2023
$115 per person Group Registration for groups of 3 or more (Click HERE to register a group)

Registration: Registration closes 1 hour prior to the training. Participants may register online (click Register Now below to visit the Group Registration Page for group of 3+) or by Mail.

Location: Online, Live, Real-Time & Interactive Webinar via Zoom – Category I CE Credits for Maryland Social Workers (same as in-person!)

Register for the morning, afternoon, or full day!

Morning Session Presenter

Lisa Prefontaine, M.S., LMHC

Ethical Practice and Self-Care: Emerging Stronger from Challenging Times

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Lisa worked at Horizon Health Services for 13 years, 5 years as Clinical Director for Mental Health Services. She has maintained a private practice since 2011 and currently is a full-time consultant and trainer in addition to seeing adolescents and adults in private practice and teaching as an adjunct professor at Medaille's and University of Buffalo's Mental Health Counseling Graduate programs. Lisa is passionate about personal and professional development as a whole, along with advocating for destigmatizing behavioral health issues within our community. Lisa uses her advanced training in specialty topics, including on-going training in several other clinical therapy models currently, to promote creativity, inspiration, and knowledge within the WNY therapist community.

Tammi Ginsberg, LCPC 

Afternoon Session Presenter

A Clinician's Guide to Suicide Assessment and Prevention

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Tammi Ginsberg, LCPC is the president of the Maryland Chapter of the American Foundation for Suicide Prevention, is on the AFSP National Loss and Healing Council and is on the board of the Devon C Rubenstein Foundation. In her private practice, she specializes in working with survivors of suicide loss as well as those who are struggling. Tammi lost her brother to suicide in 1988 and dealt with the fall out at a time when there were very few well trained professionals. In her role with AFSP, she conducts trainings on suicide prevention and awareness, hosts a Survivor Day in November, and advocates for comparable benefits for those with mental health issues.

Ethical Practice and Self-Care: 
Emerging Stronger from Challenging Times

Morning Session:

WORKSHOP OVERVIEW

Challenging times is an understatement given the state of world health and social issues since the start of the pandemic. Helping professionals have faced unique challenges, unprecedented levels of stress (personally and professionally), and have had to change their practice in many ways. Despite having to pivot in these challenging times, it is essential that ethical decision making must be at the forefront.

 

This workshop will provide a perspective of maintaining healthy boundaries, setting clear treatment frames and expectations for treatment, and how to use colleagues and supervisory support during this difficult time while implementing an appropriate ethical decision-making process. It will also identify the unique challenges of the last several years, with a reflective journey on collective trauma and all our trauma responses. Best practice techniques for ethical decision-making while working with trauma will also be discussed.

Course Level: Beginner

Target Audience: Social Workers, Licensed Professional Counselors, Psychologists, Addictions Counselors, other mental health professionals
MORNING COURSE OBJECTIVES

At the conclusion of the training attendees will be able to:

  • Examine how the pandemic and social unrest has impacted therapist’s practice and caseloads. 

  • Describe how stress/compassion fatigue affects a therapist’s own trauma response system.

  • Identify how collective trauma affects a person in a helping profession role and work to increase awareness of that impact.

  • Illustrate impact on therapeutic dynamics and ethical decision making.

  • Examine therapeutic treatment frame, professional boundaries, ethical practices, and use of supervision/consultation.

COURSE AGENDA
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A Clinician's Guide
to Suicide Assessment and Prevention

Afternoon Session:

WORKSHOP OVERVIEW

Suicide is a leading cause of death in the US and is the 2nd leading cause of death for individuals ages 10-34 (Hedegaard et al, 2021). Suicide and suicidal ideation have become very prevalent in our communities. It’s important to have practitioners who are well versed on how to work with those who are struggling. The training will begin by discussing how to recognize the signs of suicidality and describe how to ask the right questions. Multiple assessment tools will be discussed as well as proper administration. Issues relating to the complexity of the suicidal mind will be covered as well as suicide risk. Effective skills to work with struggling clients will be discussed in-depth including multiple treatment options and how to manage mental health when the client is no longer in crisis.

Course Level: Intermediate

Target Audience: Social Workers, Licensed Professional Counselors, Psychologists, Addictions Counselors, other mental health professionals
AFTERNOON COURSE OBJECTIVES

At the conclusion of the training attendees will be able to:

  • Recognize the signs of suicidality and describe how to ask the right questions

  • Recall multiple assessment tools and explain how to use them

  • Describe what to do if a client is actively suicidal or is having ideation

  • Explain the complexity of the suicidal mind and how to work with struggling clients effectively

  • Apply skills to help the client with problem solving and self-soothing techniques

  • Summarize how to follow up after a crisis

  • Recognize what to do if a client does take their own life

COURSE AGENDA
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CE CREDIT INFO

Maryland CEU Institute, #1816, is approved to offer social work continuing education by the Association of Social Work Boards (ASWB) Approved Continuing Education (ACE) program. Organizations, not individual courses, are approved as ACE providers. State and provincial regulatory boards have the final authority to determine whether an individual course may be accepted for continuing education credit. Maryland CEU Institute maintains responsibility for this course. ACE provider approval period: 05/04/2022 – 05/04/2023. Social workers completing the "Ethical Practice and Self-Care: Emerging Stronger from Challenging Times" course receive 3.0 Ethics Continuing Education Credits. Social Workers completing the "A Clinician's Guide to Suicide Assessment and Prevention" will receive 3.0 continuing education credits. 

STATE BOARDS ACCEPTING OUR ASWB ACE PROVIDER STATUS

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West Virginia Social Workers*

Wisconsin Social Workers

Wyoming Social Workers

  • New Jersey accepts only individual approved courses/conferences (see more information under Maryland Social Work Accreditation)

  • New York does not accept ASWB ACE provider or course/conference approval.

  • *West Virginia accepts ACE providers and courses for programs offered outside the state or through distance learning.

ADDITIONAL CE ACCREDITATION

3.0 Category I Maryland Social Work CE Credits

(for each of the above courses)

Maryland CEU Institute/Optimal Life Solutions, LLC is an approved sponsor of the Maryland Board of Social Work Examiners (under the Department of Health and Mental Hygiene) for continuing education credits.

MD Social Work Credits are also accepted for: 
Maryland Licensed Professional Counselors
Maryland Licensed Psychologists
Maryland Licensed Marriage and Family Therapists
Maryland Addictions Counselors

Maryland CEU Institute is also approved for credit through the DC Board of Social Work.

*New Jersey regulations state that credits are accepted for attendance at programs or courses approved by boards that license social work practice in other states: one credit for each hour of attendance. Additional information can be found here. Chapter 13:44G-6.4 C11

DISCLAIMER

PLEASE NOTE: Even when a social work board accepts courses offering ASWB ACE credit, licensees are responsible for determining whether courses meet the CE requirements in their jurisdictions. States and provincial regulatory boards have the final authority to determine whether any individual course may be accepted for credit. We strongly suggest that licensees contact their individual licensing boards to review continuing education requirements for licensure renewal.

We do our best keep our information current, but state laws sometimes change without notice. Please remember it is your responsibility for interpreting your state’s laws, licensure requirements, course relevancy and all requirements for your state.

If you are aware of a change in your requirements that is not shown here, please send us an email at info@maryalndceu.com or complete our Contact Us form. 

ADDITIONAL INFORMATION

 

Course Interaction & System Requirements: 

This live webinar is fully interactive. Attendees may ask and answer questions throughout the presentation and participate in instructor-led discussions.


Minimum System requirements:

  • An internet connection – broadband wired or wireless (3G or 4G/LTE)

  • A computer or device to watch AND listen to the training as well as type questions or responses into the Zoom chat function (view full list of compatible devices and supported operating systems

Strongly Recommended: 

  • Speakers and a microphone – built-in, USB plug-in, or wireless Bluetooth

  • A webcam or HD webcam – built-in, USB plug-in, or:

​View the FULL LIST of compatible operating systems and system requirements.

Course Completion Requirements:

To earn CE Credit attendees must fulfill the following:

  1. Login to the training (Zoom) on time and ensure that you first and last name are showing in Zoom (message staff if unsure or need help).

  2. Complete a separate Virtual Sign-In Sheet by training start time (link provided in Zoom).

  3. Attend training in full and participate.

  4. Complete separate Virtual Sign-Out Sheet/Evaluation at conclusion (link provided in Zoom with 15 minute timeframe to begin or complete eval).

 

If all of the above criteria are met your CE certificate will be emailed to you within 7 days of training completion. If above criteria are not yet you may have credits deducted or may be unable to receive any credits. See Terms of Service for full details.

Refund and Cancellations:
To request a refund or cancellation please submit the required information through our Contact page. Please visit our Terms of Service for full refund and cancellation policies.

Accommodations:
Please email info@marylandceu.com or submit a Contact form to request an accommodation at least 30 days prior to the training you wish to attend.

Complaints or Grievances: 
All complaints or concerns must be submitted in writing by:

Submitting a Contact Form
OR

Emailing concerns to info@marylandceu.com
 

An email will be sent to acknowledge receipt and complaints will be responded to within 30 days. For full MD CEU Institute Grievance policy information visit our Terms of Service page.

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