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NASW DC Metro October 2018 Updates

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October 2018 Updates


**This workshop meets the 2 hour LGBTQ Cultural Competency Requirement**


Dying for Acceptance:

Suicide Awareness and Prevention in the LGBTQ Community

October 13, 2018

9:30am to 12:30pm

NASW Headquarters, 750 First Street NE, Washington, DC


Join NASW DC Metro Chapter for a 3 hour continuing education workshop discussing the suicide awareness and prevention with the LGBTQ population. This workshop will include lecture, discussion, and case scenarios to aid mental health professionals in providing culturally competency services in this area.


NASW Member: $35.00

Non-Member: $65.00


This workshop meets the requirements for the LGBTQ cultural competency requirement for social workers and other mental health professionals. 3 contact hours of LGBTQ cultural competency will be awarded for attendance of this workshop. CE certificates are included in the registration cost.



To learn more such as registration fees and learning objectives, and to register, visit:





***First Session is this Friday October 5th, 2018***


Transforming Traumatic Experience Through the Process of Psychodynamic Psychotherapy

Course presenters: Michael Kaufman, LPC, Maria Ross, LICSW 


Traumatic experiences can affect all areas of the personality including; sense of self, emotional regulation, bodily functioning, dreams/nightmares, cognitive thinking, perception, etc. Psychodynamic psychotherapy addresses these effects using a variety of techniques that bring about therapeutic change and healing to individuals and families suffering from traumatic experiences.


The Trauma Series which is in its fourth year uses a seminar format to provide a supportive, non-judgmental, interactive process where professionals who work with traumatized populations can further develop there empathic understanding and technical skills for working with those affected by trauma, both event, social/cultural and developmental trauma.


To learn more, visit


Registration: NASW-DC and others: contact Anna at IPI, 301-215-7377 or Michael Kaufman, LPC 202-247-8507. Registration is for the entire series.





Trauma Informing the 12 Steps: Empowerment in Substance Misuse & Addiction Recovery

Saturday, November 3, 2018

9:30am to 12:30pm

NASW Headquarters, 750 First Street NE, Washington, DC



Clients living with substance misuse & addiction often have histories of emotional, physical and/or sexual trauma. The 12 Step groups AA and NA are the most widespread and available peer support groups for addiction recovery, though some language of the 12 Steps may be contraindicated for survivors of trauma.


This 3 hour continuing education workshop:

  • Provides an introduction to broadened definitions of trauma with examples throughout the lifespan; and the key principles of Trauma Informed Care by SAMHSA; 

  • Explores the relationship between unhealed trauma and the development of substance use disorders through an overview of the Adverse Childhood Experiences Study (ACES);  

  • Analyzes language of the 12 steps through a trauma informed lens, offering alternative language options to promote healing empowerment & prevent re-traumatization; and  

  • Provides resources to refer clients seeking peer support alternatives to 12 step.** 

**This Training is Not Affiliated with AA, NA or any 12 Step program or entity


Presenter: Eryca Kasse, MSW, LICSW, Founder CHOICES in Healing & Recovery, LLC


NASW Member: $35.00

Non-Member: $65.00


To learn more and to register, visit:




An Hour With Private Practice

Do’s and Don’ts of Technology in Private Practice

Mirean Coleman, LICSW, CT, NASW Clinical Manager 

October 17, 2018

Noon to 1pm


An Hour With Private Practice: Questions & Answers is free for NASW members. These monthly call-in sessions focus on a specific private practice subject and are led by Mirean Coleman, LICSW, Clinical Manager at NASW . 

There is no registration and members can join in the discussion, ask questions, and make comments. These sessions provide members with important clinical social work updates impacting the delivery of mental health services. They are held every third Wednesday of the month from noon until 1 pm ET. No session is held in December due to the holidays. 

Within several weeks of a scheduled session, handouts are available at Social Work Practice Tools. Handouts are also available upon request from


Teleconference Lines

Members can join An Hour With Private Practice by dialing the teleconference line at least 5 -10 minutes prior to the start time:

U.S./Canada toll-free number: 877.913.0088

International toll number: 719.325.3308

Participant passcode: 314895



New Resources for NASW Members

Below are two very important resources are now available for social workers on the NASW website.




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