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  • The Transformational Force of Metaphor and Intuition: Eliciting Agency, Self-efficacy, and Strength

    The Transformational Force of Metaphor and Intuition: Eliciting Agency, Self-efficacy, and Strength

    When we go about the business of helping clients increase self-efficacy, agency and strength, often the focus touches on how things go wrong rather than on what can go right. In this didactic and experiential workshop, we will explore the way metaphor (simile and allegory) embedded in the client’s story, and “mini-intuitions derived from the social worker’s inner wisdom, become transformational forces for enhancing psychosocial outcomes in three significant therapeutic dimensions.

    1.) Restructuring of negative cognitions.

    2.) Transforming painful emotions and maladaptive perspectives (especially those derived from trauma) into resources for coping.

    3.) Integrating dissociated cognitive strengths and behavioral skills.

    Attendees will be introduced to a novel way of intuitively eliciting and purposefully using key pieces of the client’s story to create extended metaphors that can anchor positive cognitions and bring about new meaning.

    We will also discuss the way utilization of intuition and metaphor enhances the differential use of self and can be used with traditional evidence-based modalities.

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  • Neuroscience Directed Treatment for Domestic Violence Cases

    Neuroscience Directed Treatment for Domestic Violence Cases

    This training will be conducted via live webinar for six two-hour sessions. Participants will be able to ask questions, converse with trainers and other participants, and get their required DV training from their own computers.

    Mod 1 - May 5th 9 - 11 am EST

    Mod 2 - May 5th 11:15 am - 1:15 pm EST

    Mod 3 - May 12th 9 - 11 am EST

    Mod 4 - May 12th 11:15 am - 1:15 pm EST

    Mod 5 - May 19th 9 - 11 am EST

    Mod 6 - May 19th 11:15 am - 1:15 pm EST

    You may choose to participate in any or all of the trainings.

    Please note, to avoid having participants pay the handling charges of six separate tickets, we have set the first training date as the date of the training. After registering for the number of trainings you wish to attend, you will be asked which ones you are choosing (Modules 1 - 6). Modules 5 & 6 also qualify for Ethics.

    If you prefer to pay by check, please send it to NASW ME, PO Box 5065, Augusta ME 04332. Please let us know if you are an NASW Member and which modules you will be attending. You will receive confirmation through Eventbrite once we register you.

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  • Neuroscience Directed Treatment for Domestic Violence Cases

    Neuroscience Directed Treatment for Domestic Violence Cases

    This training will be conducted via live webinar for six two-hour sessions. Participants will be able to ask questions, converse with trainers and other participants, and get their required DV training from their own computers.

    Mod 1 - May 5th 9 - 11 am EST

    Mod 2 - May 5th 11:15 am - 1:15 pm EST

    Mod 3 - May 12th 9 - 11 am EST

    Mod 4 - May 12th 11:15 am - 1:15 pm EST

    Mod 5 - May 19th 9 - 11 am EST

    Mod 6 - May 19th 11:15 am - 1:15 pm EST

    You may choose to participate in any or all of the trainings.

    Please note, to avoid having participants pay the handling charges of six separate tickets, we have set the first training date as the date of the training. After registering for the number of trainings you wish to attend, you will be asked which ones you are choosing (Modules 1 - 6). Modules 5 & 6 also qualify for Ethics.

    If you prefer to pay by check, please send it to NASW ME, PO Box 5065, Augusta ME 04332. Please let us know if you are an NASW Member and which modules you will be attending. You will receive confirmation through Eventbrite once we register you.

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  • Neuroscience Directed Treatment for Domestic Violence Cases

    Neuroscience Directed Treatment for Domestic Violence Cases

    This training will be conducted via live webinar for six two-hour sessions. Participants will be able to ask questions, converse with trainers and other participants, and get their required DV training from their own computers.

    Mod 1 - May 5th 9 - 11 am EST

    Mod 2 - May 5th 11:15 am - 1:15 pm EST

    Mod 3 - May 12th 9 - 11 am EST

    Mod 4 - May 12th 11:15 am - 1:15 pm EST

    Mod 5 - May 19th 9 - 11 am EST

    Mod 6 - May 19th 11:15 am - 1:15 pm EST

    You may choose to participate in any or all of the trainings.

    Please note, to avoid having participants pay the handling charges of six separate tickets, we have set the first training date as the date of the training. After registering for the number of trainings you wish to attend, you will be asked which ones you are choosing (Modules 1 - 6). Modules 5 & 6 also qualify for Ethics.

    If you prefer to pay by check, please send it to NASW ME, PO Box 5065, Augusta ME 04332. Please let us know if you are an NASW Member and which modules you will be attending. You will receive confirmation through Eventbrite once we register you.

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  • Communications & Marketing Committee

    Communications & Marketing Committee

    We know that NASW VT is doing a lot of work, but how do we make sure our Members and other social workers know about it?  Communicating what we do is essential to recruiting new members and providing high quality services to our current members. This committee will start off developing a Chapter communications plan for the year and ensure social workers have the information and resources they need to best serve their clients and communities.
    • Identify writers of newsletter articles
    • Identify social workers doing interesting work to interview
    • Brainstorm ideas on how to share all the resources available to members
    • Amplify Social Work Month
    • Promote Chapter events
    • Determine how we best message on a variety of platforms (Experienced social media user? We need you!)
    • plus whatever you, as committee members, decide to tackle!
    Committee meetings are held the third Friday of month at 2:00 pm via Zoom.
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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 Zoom.
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  • Trauma 101

    Trauma 101

    Rebecca Day, LICSW

    This workshop has been approved for 2 formal CEUs by NASW VT. Approval #1033

    This training is meant for new clinician or case managers who want to gain a better understanding of trauma and its impacts on the mind and body. The goal is to provide basic knowledge of trauma, systems of trauma, the ACE study, and how to respond in a more trauma sensitive way

     

    Objectives

     Define trauma and why it is important to learn about trauma

     Describe events that individuals may experience as traumatic

     Describe how individuals might experience effects of trauma throughout life

     Discuss the findings of the ACE study and the long-term impacts of trauma on the body

     Describe ways in which community agencies and organizations may re-traumatize the people they are intended to serve

     Describe the impacts of toxic stress and identify the underlying causes of behavioral responses

     Recognize the importance of trauma-informed practices.

     

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  • Trauma-Responsive Approaches for Mental Health Professionals

    Trauma-Responsive Approaches for Mental Health Professionals

    In this workshop participants will move beyond a general understanding of trauma and basic trauma-informed model to a more trauma-responsive, resilient approach.

     

    Participants will be able to :

    § Describe the impacts of toxic stress and identify the underlying causes of

    behavioral responses

    § Practice elevating the dialogue around trauma to shift the perspective away

    from a reactive approach to a responsive approach when working with highly

    traumatized individuals

    § Discuss how your clients’ physical responses are ingrained in how they react to

    and perceive the world

    § Describe emotional regulation techniques for clinicians/case managers to teach

    clients

    § Explore resiliency and discuss ways to build client empowerment and coping strategies

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