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School of Social Work

Professional Education Program Continuing Education for Social Workers

A Division of the Office of Field and Professional Education

Program Brochure Available Soon

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All workshops located on the Monmouth University campus:

400 Cedar Avenue
West Long Branch, NJ 07764

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ATTENTION SOCIAL WORK ALUMNI:

All Monmouth University School of Social Work Alumni will receive a 20% discount for each workshop registration.

ATTENTION ALL REGISTRANTS:

Register for 5 or more workshops at one time and you will receive a 10% discount off the total price based on standard registration fees.

Please Note: These discounts cannot be combined.


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To subscribe to be mailed the print brochure, please send an e-mail to: swfield@monmouth.edu


Programs for Summer 2018

All Continuing Education Units (CEUs) are non-clinical unless otherwise specified.

competence ethics

Look for Cultural Competence and Ethics tags to find workshops that meet special license renewal requirements.

10 The Ripple Effect: Addiction’s Impact on Family Systems – Tuesday, July 17, 2018

11 Ethics, Abuse, and Where Do We Go From Here? – Thursday, July 19, 2018

12 Clinical Supervision – Monday, July 23, Tuesday, July 24, Thursday, July 26

13 Motivational Interviewing: Inviting and Acknowledging Change Talk – Friday, August 03, 2018

14 Politics, Ethics and Social Work – Monday, August 06, 2018

15 Congratulations! You earned your MSW! Now What? – Thursday, August 09, 2018

16 Intersex 101: Medical Updates and Clinical/Psychosocial Considerations – Monday, August 13, 2018

17 Just One More Bet . . . – Wednesday, August 15, 2018

18 Advanced Group Therapy: Promoting a Mutual-Aid Environment – Friday, August 17, 2018


The Ripple Effect: Addiction’s Impact on Family Systems

Tuesday, July 17, 2018

Rebecca Stafford Student Center, Room 202A

9 a.m. – 3 p.m.

$98

5 Clinical CEUs

Addiction not only impacts the using individual, but the entire family. In this interactive course participants will focus on the family systems from which addiction is present. Origins of substance use and abuse, including compulsive gambling behaviors, will be traced and discussed along with family roles in the addicted household. Factors that contribute to addiction such as biological, environmental, and developmental influences will be examined across the life span and how this ripple effect impacts generations of families. Enabling behaviors of family members will be discussed along with support and treatment for those who want to improve the future of their family members.

Joanne Arnold-Velcheck, MSW,LCSW, LCADC, CTTS, DRCC, ICGC-II, obtained a BA from Georgian Court College and an MSW from Monmouth University. She has been working with the addicted and the co-occurring populations for over a decade. She has received further training and certification on treating tobacco dependence. Mrs. Arnold-Velcheck also has extensive training and experience with counseling compulsive gamblers. Currently, Mrs. Arnold-Velcheck is the Director of Addiction Services for AtlantiCare Behavioral Health in Atlantic County and has a private practice in Ocean County.


Ethics, Abuse, and Where Do We Go From Here?

Thursday, July 19, 2018

Bey Hall, Room 201 (Turrell Boardroom)

9 a.m. – 3 p.m.

$98

5 Ethics CEUs

Whether we work with older adults exclusively, or only part of our work touches the lives of older adults, we may have found ourselves grappling with very complex ethical issues that impact the lives of the clients we serve. This is especially true if we suspect an older adult is being abused, financially exploited, or neglected. It is not uncommon to be frustrated by the alphabet soup of laws and protections that are available to us as we try to determine which may be applicable, where to report it, and what to do. In this workshop, we shall explore some of the ethical issues related to abuse, exploitation, and neglect of older adults. We shall begin with an overview of abuse, neglect, and exploitation and will then move on to decoding some of the protections and services available to our clients. The latter half of the day will be spent delving into case studies and activities where we can brainstorm about what we may be able to do for our clients when these issues come up in our work.

Colleen Beach, MSW, LSW, is a Specialist Professor at the School of Social Work, at Monmouth University. Her practice and teaching experience is in elder justice, hospice and palliative care, long term services and supports for older adults, practice with communities, and trauma informed care. She is a member of several organizations focused on elder justice, such as the National Adult Protective Services Association (NAPSA) and the American Society on Aging. She currently serves on the NAPSA Education Committee and on the New Jersey Division of Mental Health and Addiction Services Trauma Informed Care Workgroup.


Clinical Supervision

Monday, July 23, Tuesday, July 24, Thursday, July 26

Edison Science Room 201 (Atrium Wing)

9 a.m. – 4:30 p.m. (30 minute assignment completed independently satisfies all 20 hours of post-graduate coursework)

$325

20 Clinical CEUs including 5 Ethics and 3 Cultural Competence CEUs


Interested in supervising colleagues on the path to their LCSW? This interactive workshop satisfies 20 hours of continuing education credits of post-graduate course-work related to supervision. In it you will learn the responsibilities of being a clinical supervisor, identify your supervisory strengths, and explore the complex dynamics of the supervisory relationship. Special attention will be paid to adhering to ethical and culturally competent practice. You must be present for each day of the workshop to receive credit. You may take this course prior to having your LCSW.

Scottie Urmey, LCSW, TEP, is a licensed clinical social worker, board certified psychodramatist, and approved clinical supervisor for social workers and counselors seeking advanced licensure in NJ. Scottie’s clinical work with adults, children, and families includes inpatient, outpatient, IOP, partial hospital, community based, and private practice settings. She received her Bachelors of Science in Psychology from Saint Peters University and her Masters in Social Work from Monmouth University (’07). Scottie received the 2014 Alumni of the Year Award from Monmouth University School of Social Work and the 2014 Volunteer Award from the Mental Health Association of Monmouth County for contributions made post-Super storm Sandy. Scottie is a passionate educator and trainer, regularly presenting workshops locally and nationally and forming Psychodrama New Jersey, LLC as an institute of education as well as psychotherapy. Topics of particular interest include; clinical applications of psychodrama, clinical supervision, professional self-care & sustainability, professional ethics, clinical applications of mindfulness and environmental justice.


Motivational Interviewing: Inviting and Acknowledging Change Talk

Friday, August 03, 2018

Rebecca Stafford Student Center, Afflitto Conference Room

9 a.m. – 3 p.m.

$98

5 Clinical CEUs

Seeking an advanced level of Motivational Interviewing training? This workshop offers a hands-on experiential learning approach with ample opportunity for role-plays, discussion, and case conceptualization. Participants will leave with an advanced knowledge of tangible clinical interventions to be utilized with clients, targeting collaboratively identified problem behaviors. Participants will learn how Motivational Interviewing’s emphasis on change talk makes it unique. Additionally, they will learn tangible skills for eliciting change talk with their clients, helping them to gain and enhance motivation towards making meaningful behavioral changes.

Bernard Showers, LCSW, CAADC, has worked in substance use treatment since 2005. After obtaining his CAADC in 2012, he was asked to participate in an international cut-score study for the IC&RC due to scoring in the top percentage internationally on the exam. He was nominated to be a National Consultant in the VA for Motivational Interviewing and Motivational Enhancement Therapy. Since that time he has successfully led two groups of Licensed Independent Practitioners from throughout the country to successful completion of the objective completion criteria. He co-led national trainings for Motivational Interviewing for the VA in February 2015 in New Orleans, LA and has participated in the development and facilitation of a local one day workshop with six months of follow up consultation for Baltimore VA LIP’s and students. He is a member of the Motivational Interviewing Network of Trainers.


Politics, Ethics and Social Work

Monday, August 06, 2018

Bey Hall Auditorium

9 a.m. – 3 p.m.

$98

5 Ethics CEUs

We cannot pretend that our work is not political. We aim for specific results within specific policy contexts, and we work for social change within a political system. Yet it is hard to imagine how to keep our professional commitment to social justice in the current, polarized political climate. How do we ethically advocate for clients as programs and services are impacted by politics? How do we keep politics from coming between ourselves and our clients? How do we work ethically for social change? This workshop will explore micro, mezza and macro social work practice and define ethical politics for social workers.

Mary Lou Killian Searles, PhD, LCSW, holds a PhD in public policy and an MSW in clinical social work and has long grappled with how to live in the land where politics and social work overlap. She has worked with clients in programs ranging from HIV case management, forensic and outpatient mental health care, and shelter services to private practice serving individuals recovering from trauma. She has provided clinical supervision in a variety of settings and has researched and published in the area of public policy. Dr Killian Searles has taught clinical social work, field education, and political science and is currently a nonprofit administrator and an adjunct in sociology.


Congratulations! You earned your MSW! Now What?

Thursday, August 09, 2018

Bey Hall Auditorium

9 a.m. – 3 p.m.

$98

5 Ethics CEUs

This interactive, fun workshop will give you a simple road map for starting your career off on the right foot. Stay out of trouble by better understanding the “rules” of state regulations, maintaining licensure, continuing education requirements, and clinical supervision. Avoid burnout by learning skills and self-care practices that will help you achieve a long, happy, ethically sound career. Although designed for new social workers, this workshop may benefit social workers recently relocated to NJ from other areas or supervisors wanting to stay current with changing state regulations and new code of ethics. Participants will experience fun activities, group discussions, and lecture. Most importantly, you will leave feeling increased confidence as you begin your career in social work. (Ethics & clinical CE’s)

Scottie Urmey, LCSW, TEP, is a licensed clinical social worker, board certified psychodramatist, and approved clinical supervisor for social workers and counselors seeking advanced licensure in NJ. Scottie’s clinical work with adults, children, and families includes inpatient, outpatient, IOP, partial hospital, community based, and private practice settings. She received her Bachelors of Science in Psychology from Saint Peters University and her Masters in Social Work from Monmouth University (’07). Scottie received the 2014 Alumni of the Year Award from Monmouth University School of Social Work and the 2014 Volunteer Award from the Mental Health Association of Monmouth County for contributions made post-Super storm Sandy. Scottie is a passionate educator and trainer, regularly presenting workshops locally and nationally and forming Psychodrama New Jersey, LLC as an institute of education as well as psychotherapy. Topics of particular interest include; clinical applications of psychodrama, clinical supervision, professional self-care & sustainability, professional ethics, clinical applications of mindfulness and environmental justice.


Intersex 101: Medical Updates and Clinical/Psychosocial Considerations

Monday, August 13, 2018

Bey Hall Auditorium

9 a.m. – 3 p.m.

$98

5 Cultural Competence CEUs

What is intersex? Perhaps more than 1 in 1,000 children have one of the many medical conditions/diagnoses that fall under this umbrella term. More common than originally thought or acknowledged, intersex conditions give rise to many developmental, educational, social and even cultural considerations. This workshop will first review some basic medical information to understand the range of conditions that get labeled intersex and what they may imply. Given current political climates, including ‘bathroom laws’ and the pitting of religious freedom vs equal protection, we will then give considerable attention to clinical approaches, social ramifications, individual rights, and the important role of social workers as supporters and advocates for both children and adults.

Mary Lou Killian Searles, PhD, LCSW, has more than twenty years’ clinical experience, including being part of and serving LGBTQI communities. A researcher regarding policy aimed at gay individuals and families, she has both personal and professional experience supporting and advocating for those who identify as transgender, gender variant or intersex.


Just One More Bet . . .

Wednesday, August 15, 2018

Rebecca Stafford Student Center, Afflitto Conference Room

9 a.m. to 4 p.m.

$98

6 Clinical CEUs

Pathological Gambling is often referred to as a “hidden addiction,” this workshop will serve as a key to uncovering it. In this overview introductory course the criteria for diagnosing Pathological Gambling as an Impulse Control Disorder will be examined and the stages of gambling and Co-Occurring disorders associated with such compulsive behavior will also be explored. Additionally, current treatment strategies and available supportive and treatment programs for both the gambler and the loved one affected by their destructive behavior will be reviewed.

Joanne Arnold-Velcheck, MSW,LCSW, LCADC, CTTS, DRCC, ICGC-II,, obtained a BA from Georgian Court College and an MSW from Monmouth University. She has been working with the addicted and the co-occurring populations for over a decade. She has received further training and certification on treating tobacco dependence. Mrs. Arnold-Velcheck also has extensive training and experience with counseling compulsive gamblers. Currently, Mrs. Arnold-Velcheck is the Director of Addiction Services for AtlantiCare Behavioral Health in Atlantic County and has a private practice in Ocean County.


Advanced Group Therapy: Promoting a Mutual-Aid Environment

Friday, August 17, 2018

Rebecca Stafford Student Center, Affilitto Conference Room

9 a.m. – 3 p.m.

$98

5 Clinical CEUs

The Advanced Group Therapy: Promoting a Mutual-Aid Environment workshop is designed for Clinicians seeking to enhance their group facilitation skills and conceptualization from a Mutual-Aid framework. The learner will learn about different group types and the challenges and opportunities in each to promote Mutual Aid with clients in a group psychotherapy setting. Participants will review different stages of the group including pre-group planning, monitoring discord between participants, and ways to effectively evaluate progress of the group and individual members. The presentation will be largely experiential with ample opportunity to practice and review skills in role-plays and observation.

Bernard Showers, LCSW, CAADC, has worked in substance use treatment since 2005. After obtaining his CAADC in 2012, he was asked to participate in an international cut-score study for the IC&RC due to scoring in the top percentage internationally on the exam. He was nominated to be a National Consultant in the VA for Motivational Interviewing and Motivational Enhancement Therapy. Since that time he has successfully led two groups of Licensed Independent Practitioners from throughout the country to successful completion of the objective completion criteria. He co-led national trainings for Motivational Interviewing for the VA in February 2015 in New Orleans, LA and has participated in the development and facilitation of a local one day workshop with six months of follow up consultation for Baltimore VA LIP’s and students. He is a member of the Motivational Interviewing Network of Trainers.