The Science of the Art of Psychotherapy- Workshop

Workshop:  The Science of the Art of Psychotherapy
Presenter: Allan Schore, PhD
When:  Saturday, May 16, 2015 – 8:30 AM to 4:30 PM
Where:  Manchester, NH

Co-sponsored by:  NH Chapter of the National Association of Social Workers, NH Psychological Association, and the VT Society of Modern Psychoanalysis

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For more information:  Call 603-714-1737

In this workshop, Allan Schore will discuss his recently published book, The Science of the Art of Psychotherapy (Norton). Using the biopsychosocial perspective of Regulation Theory, a model of the development, psychopathogenesis, and treatment of the implicit self, he will discuss a number of essential clinical phenomena that occur beneath the words of the patient and therapist. Neuroscience, he says, is bringing a paradigm shift to psychotherapy, from conscious cognition to unconscious affect.

Neuroscience and neuropsychoanalysis are discovering the relational and neurobiological change mechanisms that lie at the core of psychotherapy, especially in heightened affective moments of treatment. Over the course of the day Schore will offer a number of PowerPoint – audience dialogues; he and the audience will explore how changes in the connectivity of the “emotional” right brain become the invaluable consequences of effective treatment, and how the incorporation of current scientific studies of the right brain into updated clinical models more deeply explains not only why but how psychotherapy works.

New Ethics Consultation Hours

NASW’s Office of Ethics and Professional Review answers member’s questions on a variety of ethical issues. Questions can range from “Am I required to provide my client access to their records” to “Under what circumstances am I required to report abuse” and “Am I able to provide therapy electronically to a client in another state.”

Consultations were offered for only three hours each day on Tuesdays and Thursdays. However, NASW members wanted the association to expand the service.

“Although members have expressed that the ethics consultations are one of the most valued benefits of membership, some stated that the window of opportunity to receive them is somewhat narrow,” said NASW Director of Ethics and Professional Review Dawn Hobdy, MSW. “I’m excited that NASW will offer extended hours to better meet the requests of membership.”

Ethics Consultation Hours & Contact Info

(800) 638-8799

  • Mondays 1:00pm – 4:00pm (ET) ext. 223
  • Tuesdays 10:00am – 1:00pm (ET) ext. 231
  • Wednesdays 1:00pm – 4:00pm (ET) ext. 223
  • Thursdays 10:00am – 1:00pm (ET) ext. 231

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Workshop- Clinical Supervision: Evidence, Effectiveness & Ethics

Presenter: Gary R. Eager, LICSW, DCSW
Friday, November 14, 2014 – 8:30 AM to 12:00 PM
UNH IOD Training Room
56 Old Suncook Rd., Concord, NH
Effective supervision insures the effectiveness of social work practice and the ongoing vitality of its practitioners. In many ways it serves as the foun-dation of our profession, a foundation whose strength is best guaranteed through supervisory practices which are committed to evidence based re-search, accountability to our clients, colleagues and agencies, and the ethi-cal standards promulgated by the social work profession. This workshop will provide an overview of these best practices and specific, practical tools to enhance your use of supervision as a supervisor and as a supervisee. Attention will also be given to record keeping, distance supervision, and risk management issues.
Workshop Goals:

  • Identify central elements of an effective supervisory relationship
  • Outline the key requirements of an effective supervisory contract
  • Apply a model of ethical decision making to the practice of supervision.

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Note: This workshop has been approved for 3 (three) Category I Continuing Education Units in Ethics under NH NASW authorization #3108. These credits may be used by any-one licensed under the NH Board of Mental Health Practice.

Recruiting Supervisors

The NASW NH Chapter has a new member’s only section on our website which is devoted to 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.  Supervisors who are added to the list have self-reported that they:

  • Have held  a license in good standing with the Board of Mental Health Practice for 3 years,
  • Have completed a graduate level course in supervision or have taken 12 CEU’s in social work supervision as outlined in  section 402.02 (b) of the NH BMHP Rules,
  • Will complete 3 CEU’s in supervision over their next licensing period,
  • Have completed two free courses from NASW (
    • Understanding the NASW Code of Ethics and
    • An Advanced Course in Ethics and Malpractice Risk for Social Workers,
  • Have liability insurance and commit to comply with the NASW Code of Ethics, and;
  • Agree to notify the chapter if there are any adverse rulings by the Board of Mental Health Practice.

The process for having your name added to the list is straightforward.  Supervisor Agreement posted on the website, complete it, have it notarized, and mail it in to the NH NASW office.   The form will be reviewed for completion and your name will be added to the list if you can attest that you have met requirements and will comply with the items that are outlined.  The Supervisor Committee, a working group formed to create this process, will review applications and contact you if further information is needed. Your name will then be added to the list and made available to those members seeking supervision.

The web site is still being tested, however, are hopeful that within 30 days, we can begin adding names to the list.  In order to do this, I’m asking all members to go to the website and sign in with the instructions that are on the page ( ).  Once you have signed in with the generic sign on and password, click on your name in the upper right corner of the page, edit your information, put in your current email address and create a new password.    Please send an email with your phone number to the NASW office if you are unable to sign in and someone will be in touch with you.  Thanks so much for helping to launch this new initiative.

Supervisor  Committee Members  are  Sheila Renaud Finnegan, Alexander Barbehenn, Jill Johnson Bardsley, Nancy Davis, Marci Morris, and Bernie Seifert.


2nd Annual Brunch and Ethics Workshop- REGISTER TODAY

New Hampshire Chapter National Association of Social Workers

9:00 – 9:30 a.m. Registration|Networking • 9:30 – 11:30 a.m. Program
Social Work: From Yesterday to Today Robert Jolley, PhD, Guest Speaker
Invited Guests: NH Governor Maggie Hassan, US Representative Carol Shea-Porter
& NH Executive Councilor Colin Van Ostern
2014 NH NASW Annual Award Presentations

12:00 – 12:30 p.m. Registration • 12:30 – 3:45 p.m. Workshop
Ethics as a Risk Management Strategy
Presenter: Barbara A.M. Maloney, Esq, PLLC

Friday, March 28, 2014
Holiday Inn • 172 N. Main Street • Concord, NH

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New Practice Perspectives and Alerts to Start the New Year

In an effort to address 2014 concerns of clinical social workers, the following new practice perspectives and alerts listed below are available for members. Please feel free to use the updates in your print and media products.  The national office will also be disseminating this information via the Web, MemberLink, NASW News, etc.

After the holidays, additional updates will be prepared specifically on “PQRS 2014” and the “2014 Medicare 8 percent psychotherapy reimbursement increase for clinical social workers.”  If you have questions, please do not hesitate to contact me.


·         DSM-5 Frequently Asked Questions by Clinical Social Workers
·         Preparing for the ICD-10-CM Deadline in 2014 
·         The Affordable Care Act and Clinical Social Workers
·         Electronic Health Records and Clinical Social Workers
·         New CMS-1500 Form Effective April 1, 2014
·         2014 Medicare Changes for Clinical Social Workers
·         Major Changes in 2014 for Clinical Social Workers

Mirean Coleman, MSW, LICSW, CT
Senior Practice Associate

National Association of Social Workers
750 First Street NE; Suite 700
Washington, DC 20002
(202) 336-8265
(202)336-8307 (fax)

Major Changes in 2014 for Clinical Social Workers

For your information, a new practice alert, “Major Changes in 2014 for Clinical Social Workers,” is available for members and located at the following link:  There are four major changes listed which will impact reimbursement for clinical social workers.  The changes are in the area of the CMS-1500 Form, International Classification of Diseases, the Diagnostic and Statistical Manual of Mental Disorders, and the Physician Quality Reporting System.  The national office will be disseminating this information to members and we encourage you to also do so in your locality.

Some of you have contacted me regarding Medicare changes for 2014.  Medicare changes will be released in the Physician Final Rule on November 27, 2013.  As you may be aware, this document is several hundred pages long and will take several weeks to review.  You may expect a practice perspective to be released in early January about the Medicare changes for clinical social workers.

If you have any questions about the above, please do not hesitate to contact me.

Happy Thanksgiving!!

Mirean Coleman, MSW, LICSW, CT
Senior Practice Associate

National Association of Social Workers
750 First Street NE; Suite 700
Washington, DC 20002
(202) 336-8265
(202)336-8307 (fax)

Annual Brunch Meeting & Ethic Workshop March 29th – Registration Open

NASW  NH Chapter  Brunch & Meeting  9:00AM to 11:30 AM

(Registration & Networking 9:00 to 9:30;  Program and Brunch 9:30 to 11:30)

2013 NH NASW Annual Awards

Invited guests: NH Governor Maggie Hassan, US Rep. Annie Kuster & US Rep Carol Shea-Porter        


2013 NH NASW Award Recipients:

Kayla McKinley & Erica Perry – BSW Students of the Year

Michael DeLuca –MSW Student of the Year

Brad Russ – Citizen of the Year

NH Rep. James MacKay – Legislator of the Year

Lucille Karatzas, LICSW – Social Worker of the Year



Annual Educational Ethics Program 12:30 PM to 3:45 PM

(Registration 12:00 to 12:30;  Program 12:30 to 3:45) See info on page 2.

Program topic:  Ethical & Legal Issues in Clinical Supervision

 Presenter:  Robert G. Madden, LCW, JD

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