2018 NASW NH Chapter Conference

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Event calendar

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  • 8:30 am-4:00 pm
    11-01-17

    Derryfield Country Club, North Mammoth Road, Manchester, NH, United States

    Derryfield Country Club, North Mammoth Road, Manchester, NH, United States

    Approved by NASW, NH Chapter, for 6.0 Category 1 CE Credits, #3356

    Description:

    Dialectical Behavior Therapy (DBT) has been shown, in dozens of studies, to be very effective at reducing self-harm, suicide attempts, aggression, substance use problems, eating disorders, relationship chaos and distress, and other out-of-control behaviors. Training in DBT typically focuses on how to treat these “Stage 1” primary targets, in part by helping people learn skills to reduce these life-threatening or severely impairing behaviors.

    However, more diffuse problems can be more difficult to identify, assess, and target for improvement. These may include common problems in BPD and related disorders such as feelings of profound emptiness, anhedonia, loneliness and relationship chaos and distress. In this workshop, we will focus on identification and assessment of these more diffuse targets, which are common not only in BPD, but in related disorders as well. We will focus on how to use mindfulness skills in particular to treat these sticky problems. The workshop will include lecture, demonstration, and practice opportunities for participants.

    Course Objectives:

    1. Describe “emptiness” in a practical, behavioral way, in the context of a client’s cultural experience.
    2. Use mindfulness to increase the experience of a consistent (non-empty) self.
    3. Use mindfulness skills in the treatment of anhedonia.
    4.  Use relationship mindfulness skills to help clients improve and stabilize their relationships

    About Our Presenter:

    Alan E. Fruzzetti, PhD, is the Program Director of the 3East Boys Intensive Program and Director of Family Services for 3East Continuum at McLean Hospital in Belmont, MA.

    Dr. Fruzzetti is on the Board of Directors of the National Education Alliance for Borderline Personality Disorder, the International Society for DBT, and the Linehan Institute. He has authored more than 100 research and clinical papers and book chapters and has lectured and trained professionals in more than a dozen countries on BPD, DBT, and family interventions.

    For more information and to register click here.

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  • 8:30 am-4:15 pm
    11-07-17

    Littleton, NH 03561, USA

    Littleton, NH 03561, USA

    DESCRIPTION

    Working Respectfully with Transgender Clients: What Every Clinician Needs to Know

    This day-long training will introduce mental health professionals to the unique needs of transgender and gender-variant clients. The morning session will provide an overview of gender diversity and focus primarily on transgender adults who are transitioning or considering doing so. It will include working with their spouses and families. The afternoon session will cover transgender and gender-variant youth and the intersection of the gender spectrum and autism spectrum. Ethical considerations will be discussed.

    Six (6) Category I Clinical CEUs approved by NASW NH Approval #3355

    Course Objectives

    Participants will be able to:

    1. differentiate between gender diversity and sexual orientation,

    2. understand the etiology and developmental progression of gender dysphoria,

    3. describe correctly various identities prevalent in the transgender community,

    4. list the tasks of the mental health professional in transgender care,

    5. identify the challenges of gender-variant youth on the autism spectrum,

    6. formulate a plan to prepare themselves to become trans-affirming therapists.

    About the Presenter

    Dr. Anne Boedecker is a psychologist and gender specialist in private practice in Concord, NH. She has been working with transgender clients for many years. She has conducted workshops and trainings on gender diversity for mental health professionals, ministers, and others. She is the author of The Transgender Guidebook: Keys to a Successful Transition and The Transgender Workbook: Your Journey to Womanhood. She identifies as a GLBTQIA SOFFA on many levels.

    Extra details:

    • Registration and continental breakfast will begin at 8:15 am
    • Workshop begins at 8:45 am
    • We are unable to provide refunds, though the registration may be transferred
    • Want to register with a check? Have a dietary restriction? Need accommodations so you can fully participate? Just email admin.naswnh@socialworkers.org

    For more information and to register click here.

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  • 9:00 am-10:30 am
    11-08-17

    4 Chenell Drive, Suite 103, Concord, NH 03301, USA

    4 Chenell Drive, Suite 103, Concord, NH 03301, USA

    The Children’s Issues Committee’s goal is to identify the broader causes of social problems within the local and state community, and to actively work toward the elimination of these causes of dysfunction through advocating change of the social service system itself. Furthermore, we work collaboratively with other child advocacy groups to address issues, as well as work with the SLAC committee to improve social institutions, systems, legislation, and practice that impose hardship on children and families. New members are always welcome!

    Zoom info:

    NH NASW is inviting you to a scheduled Zoom meeting.

    Topic: Children’s Issues Committee
    Time: Nov 8, 2017 9:00 AM Eastern Time (US and Canada)

    Join from PC, Mac, Linux, iOS or Android: https://zoom.us/j/943668472

    Or iPhone one-tap :
    US: +16465588656,,943668472# or +16699006833,,943668472#
    Or Telephone:
    Dial(for higher quality, dial a number based on your current location):
    US: +1 646 558 8656 or +1 669 900 6833
    Meeting ID: 943 668 472
    International numbers available: https://zoom.us/zoomconference?m=hscp2dcvJx95UaKKQe0AW1gkS_Ogc3y-

     

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  • 9:00 am-11:00 am
    11-10-17

    4 Chenell Drive, Suite 103, Concord, NH 03301, USA

    4 Chenell Drive, Suite 103, Concord, NH 03301, USA

    Chair- Jill Johnson Bardsley, LICSW

    The role of the Clinical Social Work Committee is to supervise continuing education for the NH Chapter NASW. Additionally, we offer forums to discuss issues relevant to the practice of clinical social work, and advocate for and engage in political endeavors affecting clinicians and those whom they serve. Each meeting includes a short presentation by a committee member. Join us in person or via Zoom.

    Please note this meeting now meets on the 2nd Friday of every month.

    Zoom Information:

    NH NASW is inviting you to a scheduled Zoom meeting.

    Topic: Clinical Committee
    Time: Nov 10, 2017 9:00 AM Eastern Time (US and Canada)

    Join from PC, Mac, Linux, iOS or Android: https://zoom.us/j/319107480

    Or iPhone one-tap :
    US: +16465588656,,319107480# or +16699006833,,319107480#
    Or Telephone:
    Dial(for higher quality, dial a number based on your current location):
    US: +1 646 558 8656 or +1 669 900 6833
    Meeting ID: 319 107 480
    International numbers available: https://zoom.us/zoomconference?m=ri219pPohmWNtq1vz0NzSL6cwbJxYYKv

  • 11:15 am-12:45 pm
    11-10-17

    4 Chenell Drive, Suite 103, Concord, NH 03301, USA

    4 Chenell Drive, Suite 103, Concord, NH 03301, USA

    Social & Legislative Action Committee (SLAC)

    The Committee’s aim is to develop an annual legislative agenda and to publicize and involve members in the promotion and awareness of the Chapter’s activities.  SLAC encourages you to advocate for key issues of concern to New Hampshire social workers by lobbying state legislators. NH-NASW will provide it’s members with periodical email alerts with information provided by SLAC, including: information about pending legislation, email, postal addresses, and phone numbers for relevant legislators, and sample “cut and paste” texts or statements for your convenience in lobbying. Please join us in this opportunity to take social action and make a change. We always welcome new members! You may attend in person at our office or via Zoom (Zoom information below).  NASW Members and non-members are welcome.

    Zoom Info:

    Hi there,

    NH NASW is inviting you to a scheduled Zoom meeting.

    Topic: SLAC
    Time: Nov 10, 2017 11:15 AM Eastern Time (US and Canada)

    Join from PC, Mac, Linux, iOS or Android: https://zoom.us/j/458545500

    Or iPhone one-tap :
    US: +16465588656,,458545500# or +16699006833,,458545500#
    Or Telephone:
    Dial(for higher quality, dial a number based on your current location):
    US: +1 646 558 8656 or +1 669 900 6833
    Meeting ID: 458 545 500
    International numbers available: https://zoom.us/zoomconference?m=nc8LGKqkADH40993azhOwVKfTxXk4GGz

     

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  • All day
    11-17-17

    70 Constitution Ave, Concord, NH, United States

    70 Constitution Ave, Concord, NH, United States

    Approved by NASW, NH Chapter, for 5.0 Category 1 CE Credits, #3347

    This full-day conference will include two plenary sessions as well as concurrent workshops on educational topics related to suicide prevention.  The morning plenary session, “The Human Matrix:  Preventing Suicide by Creating Resiliency”, will be presented by Shawn Shea, MD, an internationally acclaimed workshop leader and educational innovator in the fields of suicide prevention, resiliency, clinical interviewing, and improving medication adherence.  The afternoon plenary will be a presentation titled, “Live Through This”, by Dese’Rae L. Stage, a suicide attempt survivor who has done numerous speaking engagements to professional audiences on her experience and research related to suicide attempt survivors throughout the United States.

    The day will also offer five concurrent workshops in the morning and an additional five in the afternoon.

    Morning concurrent workshops:

    A.  Uncovering Suicidal Intent:  the Crux of the Matter – Part 1 of 2 (Shaw Shea, MD)

    B.  Hope & Recovery for Public Safety Personnel (Brian Flemming)

    C.  24/7:  How Connectedness to Technology Can Contribute to Anxiety & Depression (Ann Duckless, MA)

    D.   Mindfulness in Life:  An Introduction Session (Lisa Stockwell)FStarting the Conversation:  How Story                    Telling Leaves an Impact (Panel discussion – Deb Baird and Susan Morrison, M.Ed)

    Afternoon concurrent workshops:
    F. Uncovering Suicidal Intent: the Crux of the Matter – Part 2 of 2 (Shawn Shea, MD)

    G. How to Find Hope: A Soldier’s Story (Clifford Bauman)

    H. Suicide Safe Messaging in Media: The Good, the Bad, and the Hope for Better
    (Dese’Rae Stage and Deb Baird)

    I. Young Adult Leadership in Suicide Prevention (Mary Forsythe-Taber, MS and Ann
    Duckless, MA)

    J. Creating Peace of Mind (Rebecca Taylor, BS and Molly Perham, BS)

    Click here for more information and to register.

     

     

     

  • 8:30 am-4:15 pm
    11-17-17

    2 Pillsbury Street, Concord, NH, United States

    2 Pillsbury Street, Concord, NH, United States

    DESCRIPTION

    Working Respectfully with Transgender Clients: What Every Clinician Needs to Know

    This day-long training will introduce mental health professionals to the unique needs of transgender and gender-variant clients. The morning session will provide an overview of gender diversity and focus primarily on transgender adults who are transitioning or considering doing so. It will include working with their spouses and families. The afternoon session will cover transgender and gender-variant youth and the intersection of the gender spectrum and autism spectrum. Ethical considerations will be discussed.

    Six (6) Category I Clinical CEUs approved by NASW NH Approval #3355

    Course Objectives

    Participants will be able to:

    1. differentiate between gender diversity and sexual orientation,

    2. understand the etiology and developmental progression of gender dysphoria,

    3. describe correctly various identities prevalent in the transgender community,

    4. list the tasks of the mental health professional in transgender care,

    5. identify the challenges of gender-variant youth on the autism spectrum,

    6. formulate a plan to prepare themselves to become trans-affirming therapists.

    About the Presenter

    Dr. Anne Boedecker is a psychologist and gender specialist in private practice in Concord, NH. She has been working with transgender clients for many years. She has conducted workshops and trainings on gender diversity for mental health professionals, ministers, and others. She is the author of The Transgender Guidebook: Keys to a Successful Transition and The Transgender Workbook: Your Journey to Womanhood. She identifies as a GLBTQIA SOFFA on many levels.

    Extra details:

    • Registration and continental breakfast will begin at 8:15 am
    • Workshop begins at 8:45 am
    • Lunch will be on your own – please bring your lunch or there is a cafe on the first floor of Pillsbury Building
    • We are unable to provide refunds, though the registration may be transferred
    • Want to register with a check? Need accommodations so you can fully participate? Just email admin.naswnh@socialworkers.org

    For more information and to register click here.

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