NH NASW Trainings

NH NASW is pleased to present our upcoming trainings through June 2017. Please click here for more information.

2017 Social Work Celebration

Please join us on March 24 for the 2017 Social Work Celebration and Ethics Training. Click here for more information and to register. We hope to see you there!

NASW Assurance Services

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Recruiting Supervisors

Supervision, both for those who want to find a supervisor and for those who wish to provide supervision.  The supervisor list will not be an endorsement by NASW of any supervisor, but is provided as a member service. Become a Supervisor today!

Why Join NASW-NH?

As a social worker, you are a skilled professional who came to the profession to make a difference to those in need. To be the best in your profession requires access to cutting-edge ideas, the most up-to-date information and research, and the highest-quality resources available to social workers. Your NASW-NH membership can provide you with […]

Membership

Once you join, you immediately become a member of NASW at the national and local levels. Your national membership provides you access to resources, information, continuing education, advocacy, credentials, publications, research, and much more. Your Chapter membership offers opportunities to network with other social work professionals at events and conferences where you can also earn continuing education credit. Chapter membership keeps you informed about local news and information and presents leadership opportunities through volunteering.

Event calendar

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  • 9:00 am-3:30 pm
    05-03-17

    119 International Drive, Portsmouth, NH, United States

    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

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  • 1:00 pm-4:15 pm
    05-04-17

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

    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.

    COURSE OBJECTIVES:

    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)..

    ABOUT THE INSTRUCTOR

    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

  • 4:30 pm-6:30 pm
    05-04-17

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

    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. 

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  • 9:00 am-3:30 pm
    05-05-17

    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 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

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  • 8:30 am-4:15 pm
    05-10-17

    Seresc (Southeastern Regional Education Service Center), Commerce Drive, Bedford, NH, United States

    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

     

  • 6:15 pm-7:30 pm
    05-10-17

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

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

    The Technology Committee explores new ways to engage members, build community, and entice non-members through social media and other technology. We’re welcoming new members to join us in this exciting new opportunity!

    This committee meets online through Zoom (link below) on the 2nd Wednesday of every other month.

    Technology Committee Zoom Information:

     

    Topic: Technology Committee
    Time: May 10, 2017 6:15 PM Eastern Time (US and Canada)

    Join from PC, Mac, Linux, iOS or Android: https://zoom.us/j/636762979

    Or iPhone one-tap (US Toll): +16465588656,636762979# or +14086380968,636762979#

    Or Telephone:
    Dial: +1 646 558 8656 (US Toll) or +1 408 638 0968 (US Toll)
    Meeting ID: 636 762 979
    International numbers available: https://zoom.us/zoomconference?m=ATsj6pvaAI33vdtP3x228BP3-t34FYcb
    Use of the Zoom services is subject to Zoom’s Terms of Service (https://zoom.us/terms)

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  • 6:00 pm-7:30 pm
    05-11-17

    28 Highland St, Plymouth, NH, United States

    28 Highland St, Plymouth, NH, United States

    Embracing Diversity in New Hampshire

    The Diversity Awareness Committee of the NH NASW in partnership with Plymouth State University is excited to announce three seminars to increase understanding of the needs of refugee and new immigrant communities in New Hampshire

    Concord High School’s New American Program: Panel Discussion

    A panel of students from CHS New American Program will share with us their immigration experiences and share ways we can support their needs within the community

    This is one of three seminars offered by NH NASW and PSU

    All seminars are free to participants, though registration is required

    One Category 1 Clinical CEU has been applied for

    Please email admin.naswnh@socialworkers.org for more information or call 603.226.7135

    For more information and to register click here

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  • 9:00 am-4:00 pm
    05-15-17

    245 Hooksett Road, Manchester, NH 03104, USA

    245 Hooksett Road, Manchester, NH 03104, USA

    Six (6) Category I CEUs for Social Workers have been approved – CEU #3313

    Join the movement to create a motivating and safe workplace where employees and leaders can concentrate on their jobs without distracting and destructive blaming and gossiping!

    Consider the benefits of a work environment where fear, worry, resentment, and suspicion are absent; a place where the work flows, because the avenues previously cluttered with destructive chatter have been cleared.
    Blame Free
    When things go wrong, it doesn’t matter who’s to blame; it matters that it gets fixed!
    “But if I can’t place the blame, then employees won’t be accountable.”
    In fact, they become more accountable, because they know the response won’t be punitive. Learn how to create a punishment-free work environment that encourages employees to admit mistakes sooner, so problems don’t get bigger.
    Gossip Free
    Employees will be encouraged to talk to each other instead of about each other. Instead of complaining about a colleague to a coworker or supervisor, they will acquire the skills to talk to one another directly.
    “Eliminating blame and gossip in a work environment results in higher productivity”

    For more information and to register, click here. 

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  • 9:00 am-10:30 am
    05-17-17

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

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

    Chair -Sonali Zoracki, LICSW

    The purpose of the NH NASW Diversity Awareness Committee is to increase awareness of diversity issues, advocate for the needs of diverse populations within our communities, support diversity in our profession and in our board, and encourage opportunities for social workers to build their ability to meaningfully apply diversity principles. If you cannot make it to the NH-NASW office, please join us via Zoom (information to login below).

    Please note that this committee now meets on the THIRD WEDNESDAY of every month.

    Zoom Login Information:

    Topic: Diversity Awareness Committee
    Time: May 17, 2017 9:00 AM Eastern Time (US and Canada)

    Join from PC, Mac, Linux, iOS or Android: https://zoom.us/j/827194439

    Or iPhone one-tap (US Toll): +16465588656,827194439# or +14086380968,827194439#

    Or Telephone:
    Dial: +1 646 558 8656 (US Toll) or +1 408 638 0968 (US Toll)
    Meeting ID: 827 194 439
    International numbers available: https://zoom.us/zoomconference?m=kpTcQuWAG_4CE77-5YQRzN-HA2dJCA6P

     

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  • 6:00 pm-7:30 pm
    05-18-17

    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 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).

    Please rsvp so we have enough pizza and consider inviting a colleague. NASW Members and non-members are welcome.

    Zoom Meeting Information:

    Topic: SLAC
    Time: May 18, 2017 6:00 PM Eastern Time (US and Canada)

    Join from PC, Mac, Linux, iOS or Android: https://zoom.us/j/587526285

    Or iPhone one-tap (US Toll): +16465588656,587526285# or +14086380968,587526285#

    Or Telephone:
    Dial: +1 646 558 8656 (US Toll) or +1 408 638 0968 (US Toll)
    Meeting ID: 587 526 285
    International numbers available: https://zoom.us/zoomconference?m=F_fx3-Qo69ce9afg0ZduGtA27cZsGzJj
    Use of the Zoom services is subject to Zoom’s Terms of Service (https://zoom.us/terms)

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  • 8:30 am-4:00 pm
    05-19-17

    229 Main Street, Keene, NH, United States

    229 Main Street, Keene, NH, United States

    This training has been approved for six (6) Clinical CEUs by the NH NASW – authorization #3295

    Writing can be playful, intentional, freeing, agonizing and surprising; but, at heart, it opens a window to the soul. In our work with clients, whether adults, teens, children, or families, we are assisting them to build a healthier relationship to the self and with the significant others in their lives. At the same time, we therapists are forever meeting ourselves. This didactic and experiential workshop will offer practical writing tools and techniques for both clients and therapists to assist in meeting the goals of therapy, in deepening the therapist’s connection to self, and in helping all in our common journey to wholeness.

    For more information and to register, click here. 

  • 9:00 am-3:30 pm
    05-19-17

    119 International Drive, Portsmouth, NH, United States

    119 International Drive, Portsmouth, NH, United States

    Approved by NASW, NH Chapter for 5.5 Cat. 1 CE Credits and 2 Ethics Hours, Auth. 2687

    Suicide is the second leading cause of death among adolescents and young adults, the tenth leading cause of death nationwide, and is the most preventable cause of death among adults. Non-suicidal self-injury has increased dramatically in recent years among adolescents and young adults, and is a significant risk factor for one or more serious suicide attempts. This workshop will provide you with an overview of the major patterns and types of non-suicidal self-injury and suicidal behavior. Bio-psychosocial risk factors that increase the probability of non-suicidal self-harm and suicidal actions, as well as protective factors which serve to reduce the likelihood of non-suicidal self-harm and suicidal behavior, will be reviewed. Neuropsychiatric conditions in the “Diagnostic and Statistical Manual-5” (DSM-5), (American Psychiatric Association), that are associated with elevated rates of suicidal behavior, will be discussed. Learn best practices for evaluation of suicidal and non-suicidal self-injury including history taking, assessment of mental status, interviewing strategies, and psychological screening tests. The role of Emergency Services Departments within community mental health centers in New Hampshire, and other interventions for persons considered to be at elevated risk for self-harm will be clarified. If time permits, discussion will also include circumstances which can trigger ethics complaints to licensing boards and/or malpractice suits against mental health clinicians in cases of attempted or completed suicide. Risk management strategies to address these outcomes will be outlined.

    Cost: $159 (Lunch Included)

    Instructor: Jerrold Pollak

    For more information and to register, visit http://learnforlife.unh.edu/search/publicCourseSearchDetails.do?method=load&courseId=22576&selectedProgramAreaId=16119&selectedProgramStreamId=16142

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