Continuing Education Offerings

 

The College of Social Work’s Continuing Education Program is designed to provide lifelong learning opportunities for practicing behavioral health professionals to enhance their knowledge and skills and to meet state licensing and regulation requirements for professional practice.


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Please note that not all workshops are approved for each type of professional credit. If you have specific questions about the approval of a specific course please let us know.

 

The University of Kentucky College of Social Work presents all continuing education activities for educational purposes only.  Participants are expected to utilize their own expertise and judgment while engaged in practice and in determining a program’s relevance to their professional practice. The content of the presentations is provided solely by presenters who have been selected for presentations because of recognized expertise in their field.


For more information contact Jessica Morris jessicamorris@uky.edu 859-257-5345


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Understanding and Assessing Substance Use disorders

Professor Ted Godlaski
University of Kentucky College of Social Work


Online Programming

 

CEUs: Approved for 5.0 credit hours for licensed Kentucky and Ohio social workers  and Kentucky psychologists. Approved for KY Certified Alcohol and Drug Counselors.



Cost: $50

NOTE:  You do NOT have to finish the training all at once.  When you register and pay, you will receive a password and can log in at any time.  When you are finished, you may print off your certificate

This course gives an overview of the neurobiologic and psychosocial aspects of Substance Use Disorders together with a detailed review of their DSN-IV-TR criteria. Additionally, the course offers simple methods for assessment of Substance Use Disorders using questions drawn from the "R" and "S" Schedules of the Diagnostic Interview Schedule together with other well proven structured interviews.

Module One: Past and Current Models of Addiction: moral model, sociocultural model, medical model, psychological model, biopsychosocial model.

Module Two:
Neurobiology of Addiction and the Lessons of Early Animal Models: explores the function of the mesolymbic reward circuit, its connection with decision making and planning in the prefrontal cortex, and the effect of various substances on this central behavioral driver, describes the process of tolerance and craving in the neurons of the nucleus accumbens, reviews the work of Ellison and Seigal in early animal models emphasizing the role of stress and psychosocial conditions as part of the etiology of dependence.

Module Three:
Substance Dependence: reviews in detail the DSM-IV-TR criteria for Substance Dependence with emphasis on the underlying contructs and sample methods of assessment as well as an exploration of the sociocultural biases built into the criteria.

Module Four: Substance Abuse: reviews the DSM-IV-TR criteria for Substance Abuse Disorders with emphasis on the underlying construct and sample methods of assessment as well as an exploration of the sociocultural biases built into the criteria. In addition, this section discusses the appropriate level of care using the American Society on Addiction Medicine Patient Placement Criteria.

Module Five: Comorbidity: briefly reviews the other psychiatric disorders most frequently found in conjunction with Substance Use Disorders, emphasizing the need for practitioners to be alert to the presence of these other disorders and to move toward integrated treatment.




"HIV/AIDS: It Can Happen to You"

Mark A. Johnson and Annette Brooks
Lexington-Fayette County Health Department

Online Programming

 

CEUs: Approved for 2.0 credit hours for licensed Kentucky and Ohio social workers and Kentucky psychologists. Approved for KY Certified Alcohol and Drug Counselors.



Cost:
$50

This workshop will focus on HIV/AIDS education, information dissemination, current statistics and epidemiology, HIV testing and medical updates. The ultimate goal is to provide new ideas and practical information to professionals to prevent the further spread of HIV/AIDS. A personal story of survival is shared.

"Understanding, Avoiding, and Defusing Unwanted Symptoms or Behaviors in Persons with Dementia"

Barbara Helm, MA
Educational Services Coordinator
Council on Aging
University of Kentucky College of Public Health

Online Programming

 

CEUs: Approved for 3.0 credit hours for licensed Kentucky and Ohio social workers and Kentucky psychologists. Approved for KY Certified Alcohol and Drug Counselors.


Cost: $25

Caring for people with AD and similar dementias can be challenging. These diseases affect a person's perceptions, judgment, understanding, sense of well-being, security, and responses to certain stimuli. It is important for caregivers to understand the kinds of things that may trigger certain responses. It is also important that caregivers be familiar with the life story so that appropriate diversions may be offered to defuse unwanted symptoms. This presentation identifies common symptoms, triggers, and approaches.

"Screening for Substance Use Disorders in Social Work Practice"

Professor Ted Godlaski
University of Kentucky College of Social Work

Online Programming

CEUs: Approved for 1.5 credit hours for licensed Kentucky and Ohio social workers  and Kentucky psychologists. Approved for KY Certified Alcohol and Drug Counselors.

Cost: $30

This brief continuing education online workshop is a practical presentation of why and how to screen for the presence of Substance Use Disorders in clinical practice. It offers a clear rationale of why screening for Substance Use Disorders is important in clinical practice and practical methods for implementing a standard screening procedure that is quick, inexpensive, and accurate. The presentation discusses the commonly used screening methods with an explanation of the value and shortcomings of each method. A variety of screening instruments are discussed, all of them in the public domain.

"Cognitive Node Link Mapping: A Very Helpful Treatment Technique"

Professor Ted Godlaski
University of Kentucky College of Social Work

Online Programming

CEUs: Approved for 1.5 credit hours for licensed Kentucky and Ohio social workers and Kentucky psychologists . Approved for KY Certified Alcohol and Drug Counselors.

Cost: $30

This online workshop presents a cognitive treatment approach that is easy to learn and which can be very helpful in many areas of clinical practice. Node Link Mapping was developed at the Behavioral Research Institute at Texas Christian University and was incorporated into the rural therapy protocol developed at the University of Kentucky. Essentially, Node Link Mapping is a visual way to represent the often complex relationships among the thoughts, feelings, and experiences of clients in a way that makes it much easier to see the specific kinds of connections and relationships among them. It can be used either in individual therapy or in group therapy and has the added benefit of focusing the interaction on a specific set of problems or experiences, decreasing the amount of wandering or avoidance that often occurs in therapeutic interaction.

"Helping Families Have Meaningful Visits"

Barbara J. Helm, MA
Educational Services Coordinator
University of Kentucky College of Public Health

Online Programming

CEUs: 1.5 credit hours for licensed Kentucky and Ohio social workers and Kentucky psychologists. Approved for KY Certified Alcohol and Drug Counselors.

Cost: $30

For most people who have a loved one in a long-term care facility, visiting can be an uncomfortable experience. Because of the discomfort and often because the individual cannot "give back," visits become fewer and farther between. This seminar provides suggestions for family members and friends who visit residential settings to have a more meaningful visit for all concerned. Suggestions are provided for visiting both the cognitively impaired and the cognitively in tact.

"Spirituality and Social Work Practice"

Blake L. Jones, MSW, LCSW, Ph.D.
University of Kentucky College of Social Work

Online Programming

CEUs: 1.5 credit hours for licensed Kentucky and Ohio social workers and Kentucky psychologists. Approved for KY Certified Alcohol and Drug Counselors.

Cost: $30

Social workers and other mental health professionals are increasingly being called upon to complete a "bio-psycho-social-spiritual" assessment. This experiential workshop will use music, video, lecture, and small group exercises to discuss the spiritual needs of clients and how to assess them. The workshop will also give participants a chance to work through ethical dilemmas in which personal spiritual values conflict with client choices.

"Is the Child's Mother Around to Give More Information? Valuing Fathers in Social Service Agencies"

Blake L. Jones, Ph.D., LCSW
University of Kentucky College of Social Work

Online Programming

CEUs: Approved for 1.0 credit hours for licensed Kentucky and Ohio social workers and Kentucky psychologists. Approved for KY Certified Alcohol and Drug Counselors.

Cost: $25

A colleague once related the story that he took his sick child to the doctor and was asked if the "mother was around so we can REALLY find out about the child's symptoms." This workshop will explore the origins of the "fatherhood" movement, discuss the current literature surrounding clinical issues and fatherhood, and provide strategies for how to include fathers in clinical and non-clinical decisions in social service agencies.

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