2018 NASW NH Chapter Conference

May 24th & 25th, 2018!  Save the date!

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Event calendar

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  • 8:30 am-4:00 pm

    45 High Street, Nashua, NH, United States

    45 High Street, Nashua, NH, United States

    Approved by NASW, NH Chapter, for 6.0 Category 1 CE Credits, #3288

    This workshop begins with a review of the spectrum of self-destructive behavior. Clients who present with multiple self-harm behaviors in combination are identified as being at significant risk. Such individuals tend to have the insidious combination of a biological predisposition to mental illness and a history of trauma. Working with such individuals requires constructing a hierarchy of risk because those who are “poly-self-destructive” are unlikely to extinguish all their self-harm behaviors simultaneously.

    The second part of this training focuses on distinguishing suicidal behavior from non-suicidal self-injury (NSSI; such as cutting, self-hitting, burning, and skin picking). Points of distinction include: prevalence, intent, method, frequency, aftermath, reactions of caregivers, and the importance, or lack thereof, of restriction of means. With this review as a foundation, the empirical relationship between recurrent NSSI and suicide attempts is discussed.

    Joiner (2015) has recently identified four key dimensions in predicting imminent risk of suicide. His Acute Suicidal Affective Disturbance (ASAD) is an important development in the field of suicidology. The ASAD will be discussed in detail with illustrative case examples.

    In addition, Klonsky’s new Three Step Theory of Suicide (2015) will be explicated. This empirically supported theory includes useful enhancements to Joiner’s seminally important Interpersonal Theory of Suicide (2005).

    Finally, this workshop will review Jobes’ Collaboration Assessment and Management of Suicidality (CAMS; 2016). This evidence-based approach will be reviewed with an emphasis on Jobes’ pragmatic guidelines including the use of crisis response plans, coping cards, and survival kits.

    Click here for more information and to register. 

  • 8:45 am-4:15 pm

    2 White Street, Concord, NH 03301, USA

    2 White Street, Concord, NH 03301, USA

    Approved by NASW, NH Chapter, for 3 Cat. 1 CE Credits, Auth. 3285

    The purpose of this workshop is to help psychotherapists become more comfortable working with LGBTQ clients who are addressing issues related to sexuality. Participants will learn about assessing for and addressing issues that may negatively impact clients’ sexual desire and sexual intimacy within their relationships.

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  • All day

    Holiday Inn Concord Downtown, North Main Street, Concord, NH, United States

    Holiday Inn Concord Downtown, North Main Street, Concord, NH, United States

    Join us for our Social Work Celebration and Ethics Training (formerly known as “Annual Meeting”)!
    9:00 Registration, Breakfast & Networking
    9:30 – 11:30 Speakers & Awards
    Agenda includes:
    Welcome from Bernie Seifert, NH NASW Board President
    Updates on the Chapter from Lynn Stanley, NH NASW Executive Director
    Invited guest speakers: Angelo McClain, CEO NASW, Governor Chris Sununu, Senator Jean Shaheen, Senator Maggie Hassan, Congresswoman Kuster, and Congresswoman Shea-Porter
    Award presentation to the Social Worker, Citizen, Legislator, and Students of the Year
    Lunch on your own
    1:00 – 4:15 pm
    The Ending and Transition Phase of Practice: Dynamics, Skills and Ethical Issues
    Dr. Lawrence Shulman
    This session will focus on the dynamics and skills involved in bringing a therapeutic relationship (individual, family or group) to a close. The specific underlying assumptions, valued outcomes and interventions associated with this phase of practice will be presented. Ethical issues involved in this phase will also be addressed.

    For more information and to register please click here. We hope to see you there!

  • 9:00 am-4:00 pm

    161 South Beech Street, Manchester, New Hampshire, United States

    161 South Beech Street, Manchester, New Hampshire, United States

    Approved by NASW, NH Chapter, for 6.0 Category 1 CE Credits, #3289

    Participants will learn techniques to best respond to a range of challenging ethical dilemmas that can be presented when working with people who are homeless and who experience mental health and/or substance abuse concerns. Attendees will learn ethical dilemma prevention techniques to monitor, reflect upon and improve their own use of self and personal boundaries in their professional work with clients who are homeless and who are experiencing mental health and/or substance abuse concerns, including use of NASW Code of Ethics and 42 CFR as crucial guideposts for decision making.

    Contact Lucy Hewitt at Families in Transition (603-641-9441) for more information or to register for this training

    Click here for Families in Transition Trainings Page


  • 9:00 am-3:30 pm

    University of New Hampshire at Manchester, Commercial Street, Manchester, NH, United States

    University of New Hampshire at Manchester, Commercial Street, Manchester, NH, United States

    Approved by NASW, NH Chapter, for 6 Cat. 1 CE Credits, Auth. #2557

    Coaching is a relatively new concept referred to in a variety of ways such as Life Coaching, ADHD Coaching, and Professional/Career Coaching. Principles of coaching are evolving, and various writers and practitioners have begun to elaborate guidelines and strategies for the understanding and practice of coaching. This seminar will focus on coaching children and teens. Some basic fundamental aspects of coaching this age group will be discussed, and emphasis will be on coaching to find their unique strengths and power. The relationship between coaching and child/adolescent empowerment throughout development will be examined, with the goal of maximizing critical periods in cognitive and emotional growth. A variety of coaching exercises are built into the seminar to provide you with practical skills.

    (This is part of the Coaching Children and Teens and the Coaching Children and Teens with ADHD Certificate Programs, but you do not need to enroll in the programs to take this workshop.)

    Cost: $189 (lunch included)

    Instructor: Anita Remig

    Visit http://learnforlife.unh.edu/search/publicCourseSearchDetails.do?method=load&courseId=22568&selectedProgramAreaId=16119&selectedProgramStreamId=16142 for more information and to register