NASW Vermont

Founded in 1955, the National Association of Social Workers (NASW) is the largest membership organization of professional social workers in the world, with more than 120,000 members. NASW works to enhance the professional growth and development of its members, to create and maintain professional standards, and to advance sound social policies.

NASW-VT is one of 55 NASW chapters and represents the interests of professionally trained social workers in the State of Vermont and advocates for positive social change.

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«September 2021»
  • From Risk to Rehabilitation: Understanding and Treating People Who Sexually Abuse

    From Risk to Rehabilitation: Understanding and Treating People Who Sexually Abuse

    3 Formal CEUs - live webinar

    About this event

    From Risk to Rehabilitation: Understanding and Treating People Who Sexually Abuse

    David S. Prescott, LCSW


    This workshop has been approved for three formal CEUs by NASW VT

    From the origins of the child welfare system to the #metoo movement, preventing sexual violence has been at the forefront of efforts by social workers to build healthier lives and safer communities for all. This workshop examines what we do and don’t know about people who abuse. It explores re-offense rates of adults and juveniles, provides an overview of assessment methods, and provides discussion around what works in treatment, including with individuals who deny harming others. The presenter has produced 20 book projects on this and related topics, presided over the world’s largest professional organization for treating people who sexually abuse, and has presented on these topics around the world.

    Learning objectives:Participants will be able to discuss:

    • The latest studies of sexual re-offense and their implications for practice
    • The major risk factors for sexual abuse
    • Three principles of effective intervention
    • Key components and approaches of treatment programming
    • Characteristics of effective treatment providers
    • Ideas for working with people who deny sexually abusing others

    About the Presenter

    David Prescott is the Clinical Services Development Director for the Becket Family of Services. He also provides consultation to agencies around the world. Mr. Prescott has produced 20 book projects and numerous articles and chapters in the areas of assessing, treating sexual violence and trauma, and psychotherapy for diverse conditions. His work has been translated into Japanese, Korean, German, Polish, French, and Spanish. Mr. Prescott is a past president of the Association for the Treatment of Sexual Abusers, the largest professional organization of its kind in the world. He is the recipient of three lifetime awards from international professional organizations.

    Workshop Details:

    • The zoom link will be sent to you prior to the workshop
    • The workshop will begin at 1:00 PM EST.
    • There will be a break at the midpoint
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  • Cultural Differences in Suicide Prevention, Assessment, and Response

    Cultural Differences in Suicide Prevention, Assessment, and Response

    3 Category A CEUs in Suicide Prevention - live webinar

    About this event

    Cultural Differences in Suicide Prevention, Assessment, and Response

    Sonyia Richardson, Ph.D., L.C.S.W.

    Assistant Professor, UNC Charlotte School of Social Work


    3 Clinical Category A CEUs in Suicide Prevention approved by NASW NH. NASW NH Approval #3835

    Part of our responsibility to our clients is gaining a better understanding of cultural differences and its impact. This is particularly important when assessing and responding to the risk of suicide. This workshop will focus on the variances in suicide risk and protective factors among diverse populations; strategies for suicide prevention from a cultural lens; considerations to practical suicide assessment strategies; and best practice approaches.

    Learning Objectives

    • To discuss variances in suicide risk and protective factors among diverse populations.
    • To describe strategies for suicide prevention from a cultural perspective and lens.
    • To apply cultural considerations to practical suicide assessment strategies.
    • To examine best practice approaches to suicide response for diverse populations.

    About the Presenter

    Dr. Sonyia Richardson is an Assistant Professor in the School of Social Work at the University of North Carolina at Charlotte. Her research focuses on equity in clinical practice and culturally adapted suicide prevention and intervention strategies for diverse populations. Dr. Richardson is the founding owner of Another Level Counseling and Consultation located in Charlotte, North Carolina which she has operated for over 14 years. She has over 16 years of practice experience as a licensed clinical social worker and has focused on advocating for the needs of marginalized populations. Recently, Dr. Richardson was appointed by Governor Roy Cooper to serve on the Andrea Harris Social, Economic, Environmental, and Health Equity Force. She possesses a Ph.D. in Curriculum and Instruction (University of North Carolina Charlotte), M.S.W. (University of North Carolina Chapel Hill), and a B.A. in Psychology (University of North Carolina Charlotte).

    Workshop Details

    • The zoom link & handouts will be sent to you prior to the workshop
    • The workshop will begin at 8:45 am EST. There will be a 15 minute break at the midpoint
    • You will be sent an evaluation form after the workshop. CEU certificates will be emailed to you upon completion of the evaluation
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  • Introduction to Mindfulness-Based Stress Reduction

    Introduction to Mindfulness-Based Stress Reduction

    .5 Clinical CEUs pending approval - live webinar

    About this event

    Introduction to Mindfulness-Based Stress Reduction

    Rossana Lorentz Magalhaes, MS. EdS

    Irena Danys MD


    Workshop Description:

    This is a 90-minute program introducing Mindfulness-Based Stress Reduction, an 8-week program considered to be the gold standard in mindfulness training, developed in 1979 by Jon Kabat-Zinn. Participants in the program consistently report benefits associated with increased well-being and quality of life. Evidence based outcomes include reduction in a variety of symptoms, including anxiety, depression, and chronic pain. Scientific investigations have revealed structural changes in brain regions involved in learning and memory, emotion regulation, sense of self, and perspective taking.

    Mindfulness is a non-judgmental awareness of what is actually happening, in the here and the now. It allows clear presence in a calm, non-reactive way, opening the space for wise responding even under difficult circumstances. Mindfulness practices open the door into our naturally present deep resources of wisdom, compassion and healing. Practical application of mindfulness in daily life allows for improved self-awareness, stress coping, resilience and interpersonal communication.

    Inspired by the growing needs of the pandemic stressors, Rossana Magalhaes and Irena Danys teamed up to teach together and created the MBSR Collaborative Program, a live online version of MBSR taught by Zoom. This differs from traditional MBSR programs with its small class sizes, support of individuals between classes, and a post-program continuation series automatically included. In addition to serving individuals, Rossana and Irena are dedicated to expanding the reach of MBSR to others and are excited to describe the program, its outcomes and their own experiences.

    Learning objectives

    Upon completion of this activity, participants will be able to :

    • Define Mindfulness, the direct experience of short Mindfulness practices and the benefits of incorporating Mindfulness practices in daily social work interventions.

    • Describe evidence-based outcomes for Mindfulness-Based Stress Reduction (MBSR) as related to anxiety, depression, chronic pain and wellbeing

    • Explain the pathway for becoming a Certified MBSR - Mindfulness-Based Stress Reduction Teacher

    About the Presenters

    Rossana Lorentz Magalhaes, MS. EdS., is a Board Certified Clinical Mental Health Counselor and a former mindfulness instructor at the Brain Mechanisms of Pain and Health Laboratory at the Department of Neurobiology and Anatomy at Wake Forest Baptist Hospital.

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  • Social Work in the 21st Century: New and Recurring Ethical Challenges for Social Workers

    Social Work in the 21st Century: New and Recurring Ethical Challenges for Social Workers

    2 Formal CEUs in ETHICS - live webinar

    About this event

    Social Work in the 21st Century: New and Recurring Ethical Challenges for Social Workers


    Jacob Stone, LSW, ACSW (Ret.)


    Two (2) clinical CEUs in ETHICS approved by NASW VT


    We live in a time of rapid social change and unrest: issues relating to social media and electronic communication; economic uncertainty; ongoing political and cultural and battles; immigration and cultural competence issues; unprecedented political unrest, and – a challenge that none of us expected - the COVID pandemic.


    All of these changes impact directly on social workers in every setting and at every level. Every day social workers confront ethical challenges in their work, challenges that are new and ever-shifting, and informed responses to these challenges is a professional task and obligation.


    This seminar will examine these new ethical challenges and offer some approaches to resolving ethical dilemmas as they arise. The program will consist of some didactic material as prologue to discussion of a series of challenging real-life case studies. We will also, as a final element, examine the issue of moral disengagement and the ways that we can sensitize ourselves to its dangers.


    Learning Objectives

    Participants will be able to:


    About the Presenter:

    Jacob Stone, formerly on the faculty at the Marywood University School of Social Work in Pennsylvania and the social work program of the University of Alaska (Fairbanks), is retired after a half-century of practice as a direct service provider, nonprofit executive, consultant, field instructor, and teacher and trainer. He served for many years as chair of the ethics committee of NASW-PA, and during the past twenty years he has focused his work and study on professional ethics, providing training and consultation on ethics through NASW and diverse other settings. Jacob moved from Pennsylvania to Vermont six years ago, and in retirement has continued to provide training and ethics round table discussions through NASW-VT.

    Workshop details:

    • A zoom link and materials will be emailed to you before the workshop
    • The workshop begins at 8:45 am EST and ends at 11:00, please plan on joining the zoom meeting a few minutes prior to the start to ensure your technology is working
    • There will be a break at the midpoint
    • An evaluation will be emailed to you
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  • Social Justice Committee

    Social Justice Committee

    Justice, Equity, Diversity & Inclusion are embedded in social work mission and values. While we can see progress in our society and within our profession, we know there is much more work to be done. This committee will identify, explore, and take action on a limited number of specific issues to meaningfully impact our Chapter, clients, and communities.  
    This committee will work in tandem with the Policy Committee to promote and advocate when appropriate.
    This committee will meet the fourth Tuesday of the month at 5:30 pm via
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    Meeting ID: 964 5741 7514
    Passcode: 397616
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  • Essential Neuroscience for Clinical Practice

    Essential Neuroscience for Clinical Practice

    20 Formal CEUs including 2 in Ethics - live webinar

    About this event

    NASW Vermont is pleased to bring you this special professional development opportunity

    Essential Neuroscience for Clinical Practice

    Charlie Safford, LCSW & Celia Grand, LCSW


    20 Formal CEUs (2 in ETHICS) approved by NASW VT. NASW VT Approval #1050


    October 7, 14, 21 & 28, 2021

    8:45 am - 2:45 pm EST

    There will be a break in the morning and a 45 minute lunch break

    Presenting a four-day conference, 20 hours total, of learning. This workshop will provide the mental health clinician a powerful learning experience for absorbing and applying the latest knowledge and skills in affective neuroscience. Based on research and evidence-based practice, this conference will increase the knowledge base of each attendee of the key scientists and clinicians and advance understandings in this area of practice. Participants will learn how to apply their key concepts in an easy to follow, practical way to improve client outcomes.

    Leaders in the field of mental health acknowledge that we are now in the affective neuroscience era, and we all need to be up to date to operate with best practices. We can make this material easy to understand, easy to digest, and easy to apply in powerful ways to improve your practice.

    Objectives for this Course:

    1. Describe how our neurological systems operate in readily understandable ways that can enhance your clinical skills and be directly applied to more effective psychoeducation for clients

    2. Explain the practical vocabulary and concepts of affective neuroscience for more effective emotional clarification work, skill building in the use of emotions, and strengthening emotional control skills (emotional granularity)

    3. Discuss the different interacting components of a person’s executive function skills (XFS), how they develop, what can go wrong, and what interaction strategies can be used to support XFS development and repair XFS impairments

    4. Incorporate knowledge on the inborn neurological and temperamental differences that people present in ways that allow for more accurate client assessment, diagnosis and treatment, better parent education, and building motivation for treatment

    5. Discuss the current leading voices bridging the world of neuroscience and the world of clinical practice: who they are, their important contributions, and the practical applications for work with trauma, anxiety, depression and other common precipitants for mental health intervention:

    6. Describe how to integrate this emerg

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