Clinical Community Education Series

Through our partnerships with the Boards of Examiners for Counselors and Social Workers as well as the West Virginia Social Work Education Consortium, Concord has provided learning opportunities for the clinical community. These offerings are designed to develop and enrich the competencies required to be an effective clinician and are approved for continuing education unites (CEU’s) necessary for renewal of licensure. While these workshops are targeted to meet the needs of licensed social workers and counselors, they are not limited to these groups.

Each of the following workshops has been approved for five CEU’s by the West Virginia Board of Social Work Examiners and the West Virginia Board of Examiners for Counselors. The cost to attend one workshop is $50.00. If you attend more than one workshop, the cost is $45 per workshop.

Please click on one of the links below for workshop and registration information

Ethics 101: Revisiting Fundamentals
Social Workers and Licensed Professional Counselors are faced with practice situations and dilemmas that challenge our abilities to practice effectively. As part of professional practice, Social Workers and Licensed Professional Counselors need to periodically reacquaint themselves with the codes as well as other relevant changes. This workshop will examine the NASW Code of Ethics and the ACA Code of Ethics as well as updates and changes to the codes. A paradigm for ethical decision making will be presented that will allow Social Workers and Licensed Professional Counselors to attend to these complex issues. Additionally the learned paradigm will be applied to selected scenarios and practice situations.

Presented By Robbin Durham, LICSW and Carol Ackerman, LPC
Erma Byrd Higher Education Center, Room W-36
September 24, 2010 from 9:30-3:30

Rural Social Work
This workshop focuses on the issues social workers may encounter when working in a rural setting. Demographics will be provided regarding our area in southern Appalachia, along with possible policy, program or practice issues pertinent to a rural area, and possible solutions or proposals to address those issues.

Presented by Dr. Bonnie Dorsey
Concord University Department of Social Work
Concord University Library, Room B-8
October 1, 2010 from 9:30-3:30

Interviewing People with Developmental Disabilities
Participants will learn basic interviewing techniques, especially as it pertains to people with Mental Retardation/Developmental Disabilities. Semantics and logistics regarding the setting for interviewing will be considered. Different media will be utilized including power point presentation and DVD clips of interviews. Interactive discussion will be encouraged.

Presented by Monica Acord
Child and Youth Advocacy Center
Concord University Library, Room B-8
October 22, 2010 from 9:30-3:30

Social Work Practice for LGBT Clients
The purpose of this workshop is to enhance the practitioners’ professional competence with LGBT people. Content will explores social work practice at the micro, mezzo, and macro levels and across social, political, and economic realms. The National Association of Social Work (NASW) Code of Ethics will be used to guide discussions around viewing sexual orientation through professional lens.

Presented by Dr. Joan Pendergast
Concord University Department of Social Work
Concord University Library, Room B-8
October 29, 2010 from 9:30-3:30

Secondary Traumatic Stress
The Secondary Traumatic Stress Workshop will delve into the various types of direct and indirect trauma, signs and symptoms as well as explore their physical, psychological and behavioral effects. The workshop will also explore trauma’s effects on clinicians, preventing trauma, interventions, and building worker resiliency.

Presented by Robbin Durham
Concord University Library, Room B-8
November 5, 2010 from 9:30-3:30

Ethical Issues in Social Work Practice with Minors
The workshop will examine the ethical standards governing social work practice with minors and provide a useful framework for considering ethical dilemmas. Laws and policies sometimes conflict with the intent of the ethical standards in practice with minors. Participants will enhance their critical thinking skills and increase their capacity for arriving at ethical sound decisions. Case scenarios will be utilized to apply ethical decision-making to practice with minors.

Presented by Dr. Sarah Whittaker
Concord University Department of Social Work
Concord University Library, Room B-8
November 19, 2010 from 9:30-3:30

Governance for a New Day (Two Sessions)
This two part course will seek to explore new paradigms which can guide those charged with governance to move to new levels of effectiveness and success. Session one will cover principles required of nonprofit leaders, problems of boards, fiduciary expectations and strategic governing. Session two will quickly review the points mentioned in session one and move on to complete a review of governance for a new day by revealing what is meant by generative thinking and governing, various capital considerations and forecasting what is likely ahead for nonprofit leaders in America

Presented by Dr. Daniel Farley
President/CEO Glenwood Park Retirement Community
Concord University Library, Room B-8
Session 1: March 4, 2011 9:30-3:30
Session 2: April 8, 2011 9:30-3:30

Last updated on Nov 3, 2010. Originally created on Oct 5, 2010. Report incorrect information.