2018 NASW NH Chapter Conference

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

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Event calendar

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  • 03

    9:00 am-3:30 pm
    UNH Development and Training Center- Pease
    119 International Drive, Portsmouth, NH, United States

    Submitted to NASW, NH Chapter, for CE Credits

    Reconsider many of the assumptions and treatment approaches of the DSM/ICD paradigm as you are introduced to a positive, developmental, and resilience-promoting treatment perspective, the Resilience-Focused Counseling & Consultation (RFC&C) process. The mental health field has moved increasingly toward a biomedical paradigm focused upon diagnostic labeling and symptom-reducing interventions. RFC&C represents a “Copernican Shift” in counseling & therapy, an alternative approach that serves to clarify the role of personal coaching. Practical strategies and techniques for assessing and conceptualizing client concerns from a resilience-focused, wellness perspective will be presented and demonstrated. In addition, effective intervention techniques for facilitating positive growth and change through coaching as well as more in-depth mental health counseling services will be presented and demonstrated. Ethical issues in respecting boundaries between coaching interventions and professional mental health counseling will be addressed.

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

    Cost: $189 (Lunch Included)

    Instructor: William Nicoll

    For more information and to register, visit http://learnforlife.unh.edu/search/publicCourseSearchDetails.do?method=load&courseId=640980&selectedProgramAreaId=16119&selectedProgramStreamId=16142

  • 04

    1:00 pm-4:15 pm
    Holiday Inn
    Holiday Inn Concord Downtown, North Main Street, Concord, NH, United States

    This workshop has been approved for 3 (three) Category I Continuing Education Units in Ethics under NH NASW authorization # 3293

    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.


    Participants will be able to explain –

    1. The core dynamics and skills of the ending phase of practice (the constant elements) and how these are adapted to different modalities of practice (individual, family and group) and different populations and clinical problems (the variant elements).
    2. How to help clients to identify what they have learned in the therapeutic process and how these insights will be applied to their post-therapy interactions (NASW Code of Ethics Social Workers’ Ethical Responsibilities to Client 1.02 Self-Determination)…
    3. How clients can use the urgency of the ending to deal with their most difficult issues (“door knob therapy”).
    4. How clients can continue to ask for and obtain help and support from friends, family and other professionals (NASW Code of Ethics Social Workers’ Ethical Responsibilities to Client 1.16 Termination of Services)..


    Lawrence Shulman, M.S.W., Ed.D. is a former Professor of Social Work and Dean at the School of Social Work, the University at Buffalo. He is been leading his own pro-bono direct group work practice, usually with single parents, married couples, students suspended from school for violence, and persons with AIDS in early recovery. He has done extensive research on the core helping skills in social work practice, supervision, and child welfare. Dr. Shulman is used widely as a training consultant in direct practice, family work, group work, supervision, field instruction, administration, residential treatment and the skills of working with other professionals.

    He has published numerous articles and monographs on direct practice and is the author of ten books. These include: Dynamics and Skills of Group Counseling, 2011 (available now); The Skills of Helping Individuals, Families, Groups and Communities, 7th Edition, 2011, both by Cengage Publishers; Mutual Aid Groups, Vulnerable and Resilient Populations and the Life Cycle,3rd edition, 2005 (Co-edited with Dr. Alex Gitterman of Columbia University), Columbia University Press.

    Dr. Shulman was the author of the entry on supervision and consultation in the last three editions of the Social Work Encyclopedia, published by the National Association of Social Workers. He has also authored a book entitled Interactional Supervision, 3rd edition, which was published in 2010 by the National Association of Social Workers Press.

    Dr. Shulman has been a proud member of NASW since 1961

    For more information and to register click here

  • 04

    4:30 pm-6:30 pm
    Holiday Inn
    Holiday Inn Concord Downtown, North Main Street, Concord, NH, United States

    It’s time to put the social in social worker!
    Join us for an informal gathering after work. Connect and network with fellow social workers and meet some of your NH NASW Board Members and Committee Chairs.
    BSW and MSW students? A great opportunity to talk with those already in the field
    Members and non-members are welcome to come – bring a colleague!
    We are looking forward to meeting you!

    For more information and to RSVP, please click here. 

  • 05

    9:00 am-3:30 pm
    Manchester UNH Campus- Pandora Building
    University of New Hampshire at Manchester, Commercial Street, Manchester, NH, United States

    Approved by NASW, NH Chapter, for 6 Category 1 CE Credits, Auth. #896

    This workshop reviews normal and abnormal aspects of adolescent cognitive and emotional development. You will review changes in psychiatric diagnosis germane to the psychological/neuropsychological testing of adolescents in the “Diagnostic and Statistical Manual-5” (DSM-5), (American Psychiatric Association). Learn about indications and contraindications for psychological/neuropsychological testing with adolescents, and how to make an effective referral for testing. Tests useful in differential diagnosis and psycho-educational planning will be reviewed. These include the Wechsler Intelligence Scales, and brief screening methods for anxiety, depression, prodromal psychosis, non-suicidal and suicidal self-harm, and mild autism spectrum disorder. Workshop participants are encouraged to discuss their experience with adolescent testing cases as well as adolescents who might benefit from testing.

    Cost: $159 (Lunch Included)

    Instructor: Jerrold Pollak

    For more information and to register, visit http://learnforlife.unh.edu/search/publicCourseSearchDetails.do?method=load&courseId=22558&selectedProgramAreaId=16119&selectedProgramStreamId=16142

  • 10

    8:30 am-4:15 pm
    SERESC Center
    Seresc (Southeastern Regional Education Service Center), Commerce Drive, Bedford, NH, United States

    Resilience is the key to success, satisfaction, and happiness for all ages!

    Presenter: Andrew Shatté, Ph.D. is a fellow with the Brookings Institution where he trains high-level executives from the Department of Defense, Homeland Security, the IRS, NASA, the CIA, and all branches of the military.

    In his work with Resilience through the life span, Dr.  Shatté, helps people of all ages to understand it is resilience more than any other factor intelligence, education or training, that determines who succeeds and who is satisfied in their jobs and in their lives.

    Anyone in the journey of their life, at any age, can be knocked down. It seems that some come back stronger than others. For them, rather than letting fear and failure overcome and drain their resolve, they find ways to get back up and move on. Often to a place better than where they started – Yes this can happen to anyone.
    More good news – research has also uncovered seven strengths that make up resilience and how each can be measured and boosted. Please join us as we learn these strengths and improve our personal Resilience.

    Resilience for Children and Adults: Building Foundations for Emotional Well-being and Success

    For more information and to register click here