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Upcoming events

  • 04-27-17 8:15 am - 04-27-17 3:45 pm
    This workshop qualifies for Six (6) Category I Clinical CEUs as approved by NH NASW In this workshop, participants will consider the dynamics and skills of engaging and working with hard-to-reach individuals, families, and groups. The client will be described as facing a "first decision" - whether or not to accept the need for help and to accept the worker. Discussion will include: dealing with denial in the beginning phase of work; confronting authority issues with mandatory clients (or semi-voluntary clients); creating conditions of trust and safety which allow clients to lower their defenses; challenging the "illusion of work"; understanding resistance and responding to it constructively; dealing with taboo subjects such as physical and substance abuse, sex, death and violence. Attention will be paid to issues involved in working inter-culturally (working with differences of race, ethnicity, gender, class, sexual orientation, etc.) and intra-culturally (working with persons who are like us). Core skills to facilitate dealing with these practice issues will be identified. The skills include: "tuning in," contracting, elaborating, empathizing, sharing one's own feelings, providing data, and making a demand for work. A premium will be placed upon honesty in relating to clients, the genuineness of the worker's empathy, the worker's capacity to integrate the personal and professional self, and the importance of confrontation and demand. This workshop will also explore the skills required to work with professionals from other agencies and systems. Problems such as the battle over "who owns the client?" will be explored. Examples in which professionals claim sole responsibility for clients or refuse responsibility to provide services will be examined as illustrations of how inter-professional conflict can have a negative impact on services to clients. The skills for creating more constructive working relationships between individual workers, departments or services will be presented using case examples as illustrations. For more information and to register, please click here. 
  • 04-28-17 8:30 am - 04-28-17 4:00 pm
    This workshop qualifies for six (6) Category I Clinical CEUs as approved by NH NASW - CEU approval #3294 The focus of this workshop will be on method - what the supervisor does in interaction with staff. The day will build on the work of day one of the supervision workshop while moving into new areas. Essential skills in communication, relationship, and group leadership will be described and illustrated. Participants will be able to share their own experiences. Issues to be raised may include supervising defensive staff members, staff apathy and resistance to change, helping staff to develop skills for professional impact dealing with other staff, and addressing staff primary and secondary trauma. A parallel process will be identified in that the way supervisors deal with staff will be viewed as modeling for staff how to relate to clients. The idea that more is “caught” than “taught” will be central. The workshop will also address supervision of Evidenced-Based Practice (e.g., MI, SFP and CBT) in an integrative rather than prescriptive manner so as to increase E.B.P. sustainability in the setting. For more information and to register, please click here. 
  • 05-04-17 1:00 pm - 05-04-17 4:15 pm
    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
  • 05-04-17 4:30 pm - 05-04-17 6:30 pm
    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. 


The New Hampshire Chapter is constituted to advance the purposes of the National Association of Social Workers in New Hampshire and is a basic administrative unit of the National Association of Social Workers, Inc. The New Hampshire Chapter program and structure is designed to encourage and facilitate participation by members. NH-NASW strongly supports the core values of the social work profession including “service, social justice, dignity and worth of the person, importance of human relationships, integrity, and competence” (source: Code of Ethics).