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  • How to Define Addiction and Why It Matters
    9:00 am-4:00 pm
    12-01-17

    UNH Manchester Campus , 88 Commercial Street, Manchester, NH, United States

    UNH Manchester Campus , 88 Commercial Street, Manchester, NH, United States

    This workshop will give you an orientation to the language/definitions of addiction and a foundational understanding of the theories of how problematic substance use develops. Despite daily news coverage and constant conversations about it, the definition of addiction remains elusive and its meaning shifts. Stigma and misunderstanding around the word are enduring and impactful. Some theories have framed addiction as a disease, a genetic legacy, and even more disturbingly, as moral weakness. However, single theme models do not promote comprehensive understanding of problematic substance use, to the detriment of those who are in need of support. It is especially important to consider the definition, theories, and language used to describe health-threatening, stigmatized conditions such as those involving drugs and alcohol. Research shows that the effectiveness of public health policies meant to treat these issues can be impacted by the terminology used to describe them. In exploring the definition of addiction this workshop will also consider the accompanying concepts of intervention, treatment, and recovery. Participants will gain a deeper understanding of how theory informs policy, and how it might impact treatment and recovery.

    (This is part of the Coaching Youth at Risk of Addiction Certificate Programs, but you do not need to enroll in the programs to take this workshop.)

    Click here for more information and to register.

  • New Professionals Seminar Series
    11:30 am-1:00 pm
    12-01-17

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

    4 Chenell Drive, Suite 103, Concord, NH 03301, USA
    We all know part of retaining good social workers is to provide them with meaningful professional development opportunities. New social workers are entering an exciting and important field that can sometimes be overwhelming. Connecting new social workers with others “in the same boat” can provide supports and resources necessary to be successful in their careers.
    The NASW NH Chapter is pleased to offer a seminar series for new social workers. This seminar series will meet monthly for eight sessions over lunch time. Lynn Stanley, LICSW, Executive Director of NASW NH, will be facilitating this series with help from Melissa Grudinski, MSW, a Chapter Board Member and new social worker herself. We will bring in seasoned social workers to address topics such as getting the most out of your supervision, building your professional network, the role of NASW in their careers, and clinical licensing. The last four sessions will address topics identified by participants. A portion of the time each session will be devoted to participants’ questions and concerns.
    If you are a supervisor of a social worker with fewer than three years of experience, we ask you to recommend they attend. A referral from a supervisor is preferred, though not required.
    The series is free to NASW Members and $220 for non-members.
    Seminar registration is limited to a total of 15. Participants may be at the NASW NH office in Concord or attend virtually via Zoom.
    All seminars meet from 11:30 am – 1:00 pm
    Dates (all Fridays):
    September 22, 2017
    October 27, 2017
    December 1, 2017
    January 26, 2018
    February 23, 2018
    March 23, 2018
    April 27, 2018
    June 1, 2018
    Participants are welcome to bring their lunches with them to the office. We will provide dessert!
    We ask all participants commit to attending all 8 sessions.
    If you have any questions, please contact Lynn Stanley – 603.496.0994 or exec.naswnh@socialworkers.org
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  • Consultation on the Dynamics and Skills of Advanced Clinical Practice II: Focus on the Middle Phase
    8:30 am-4:00 pm
    12-07-17

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

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

    DESCRIPTION

    Consultation on the Dynamics and Skills of Advanced Clinical Practice II: Focus on the Middle Phase

    Dr. Lawrence Shulman

    Six (6) Category I Clinical CEUs approved by NASW NH Approval #3357

    This workshop will be limited to twelve participants allowing each to share practice issues with current and past clients. It will combine presentation, discussion and case example analysis and will function as a mutual aid support group for experienced practitioners.. The core practice principles of the Interactional Practice Model will be shared throughout the day and then applied to different settings (e.g., hospitals, schools, private practice), with different populations (e.g., children, adults, seniors) using different modalities (e.g., individual, family and group), dealing with different problems (e.g., mental illness, health issues, trauma) with specific examples selected in response to the practice of the workshop participants. The middle phase of work will be specifically addressed in content and discussion.

    Course Objectives –

    • To be able to conceptualize the core Interaction Model (IM) of Advanced Direct Practice
    • To be able to adapt the IM model to different settings, populations, problems, modalities of practice.
    • Through the use of participant’s case examples, identify and address the issues of the middle phase of work
    • Presentation of a model for having professional impact on other professionals, agencies and other systems.

    Please note:

    • Workshop size is limited to 12.
    • Participants should have a minimum of three years of post-graduate clinical experience
    • If you are an NASW Member and you find there are none of these tickets left, but there are tickets for non-members remaining, please call Lynn – 603.496.0994
    • Registration will begin at 8:30 am and the workshop will begin at 8:45 am
    • If you would prefer to pay by check, please email: admin.naswnh@socialworkers.org
    • We are unable to refund registration fees, however, you may transfer your registration to another

    Schedule

    8:30 Registration & continental breakfast

    8:45 Worshop begins

    10:15 Break

    10:30 Workshop resumes

    12:00 Lunch – provided

    12:45 Workshop resumes

    2:15 Break

    2:30 Workshop resumes

    4:00 Workshop ends

    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 has 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 Encyclopediapublished 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.

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  • Clinical Committee
    9:00 am-11:00 am
    12-08-17

    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: Dec 8, 2017 9:00 PM Eastern Time (US and Canada)

    Join from PC, Mac, Linux, iOS or Android: https://zoom.us/j/785399967

    Or iPhone one-tap :
    US: +16699006833,,785399967# or +16465588656,,785399967#
    Or Telephone:
    Dial(for higher quality, dial a number based on your current location):
    US: +1 669 900 6833 or +1 646 558 8656
    Meeting ID: 785 399 967
    International numbers available: https://zoom.us/zoomconference?m=CTcg5puATzliek-hi1i2LBqKjJv-Whgs

     

  • Social and Legislative Action Committee (SLAC)
    11:15 am-12:45 pm
    12-08-17

    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:

    NH NASW is inviting you to a scheduled Zoom meeting.

    Topic: SLAC
    Time: Dec 8, 2017 11:15 AM Eastern Time (US and Canada)

    Join from PC, Mac, Linux, iOS or Android: https://zoom.us/j/265139903

    Or iPhone one-tap :
    US: +16699006833,,265139903# or +16465588656,,265139903#
    Or Telephone:
    Dial(for higher quality, dial a number based on your current location):
    US: +1 669 900 6833 or +1 646 558 8656
    Meeting ID: 265 139 903
    International numbers available: https://zoom.us/zoomconference?m=wEvBiD6yhrUIpph7Gd6MM0Bfcyjp6Kbf

     

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  • The Practicum Experience in Coaching Children and Teens
    9:00 am-3:30 pm
    12-15-17

    119 International Drive, Portsmouth, NH, United States

    119 International Drive, Portsmouth, NH, United States

    Approved by NASW, NH Chapter, for 6 Cat. 1 CE Credits, Auth. # 2559

    In this hands-on seminar you will discuss methods and tools for empowering children and teens through coaching, and then practice the skills learned. Principles of the coaching process will be reviewed while the practice of coaching and promoting growth in children and teens is emphasized. Rationales and systems for assessment, problem solving, goal setting, and making, implementing, evaluating, and reorganizing plans will be outlined. Human growth exercises, decision-making skills, empowerment techniques, listening strategies and consultation methods will be offered. You will also examine challenging cases and share experiences with difficult problems. Person-to-person coaching, group processing, brainstorming, and solution-focused interactive communication will be used.

    (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.)

    Click here for more information and to register.

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