Upcoming events

    • Saturday, August 15, 2020
    • 10:00 AM - 12:00 PM (CDT)
    • Online

    Jenny Voss, MSW, LCSW will present on therapy in the time of COVID-19: Collective trauma and self care for the therapist.

    This presentation will focus on:

    - the impact and outcomes of collective trauma

    - strategies for providing and surviving telehealth therapy

    - self care tips and discussion helping attendees to apply new behaviors to their everyday lives in order to cope in a healthy way 

    August 15, 2020 10:00am - noon
    Free for MSCSW Members, $35 for non-members

    • Saturday, September 12, 2020
    • (CDT)
    • 2 sessions
    • Zoom

    Dr. Ann Steffen, Ph. D, ABPP, will present on Evidence Based Treatment for Later Life Depression. Depression is the second leading cause of disability in the US. Specific groups of middle-aged and older adults are at risk but underserved due to the national workforce shortage of behavioral health providers trained in aging. Middle-aged and older adults are also impacted by a number of family stressors, including being primary caretakers for grandchildren and disabled adult children.

    This workshop trains clinicians to identify and respond to age-related challenges in depression assessment and intervention. Topics covered include use of a Cognitive Behavioral Therapy conceptualization to inform assessment, development of treatment goals, and implementation of CBT approaches with middle-aged and older adult clients. This approach includes screening for cognitive impairment along with utilizing common modifications to behavioral activation (rationale, assessing, systematically tracking, and increasing pleasant events over time), relaxation training, mood monitoring, and cognitive reappraisal that are helpful for many older clients. Further, training will address ways to use printed aids provided at the workshop to help with communication, structuring sessions and maintaining focus - all critical to effective and professionally rewarding treatment with this complex population.

    This training will be available online through Zoom and broke into two sessions. If you are unable to attend both the morning and afternoon session, you are able to choose just one when you register.

    Session 1 will run from 9am until noon and will focus on:

    1.Culturally Sensitive Clinical Practice with Middle-aged and Older Adults
    Principles and Practices of Feedback-Informed Treatment
    Behavioral Activation: Reducing Depression through Values-Based Activities

    Session 2 will run from 1pm until 4pm and will focus on:

    4. Detecting and Responding to Cognitive Impairment
    Assessing Risk for Abuse: Care-Recipient and Caregiver Perspectives
    6. Clinical Interventions for Depressed Family Caregivers

    September 12, 2020 9:00am - 4:00pm
    Location:  Zoom

    6 Continuing Education Hours (Two 3 hour sessions)
    • Saturday, October 17, 2020
    • 10:00 AM - 12:00 PM (CDT)
    • Online

    Megan Woods, LPC will present on Speaking of Suicide.

    This presentation will look at the date regarding rising suicide rates in the United States in order to understand the scope of the problem.  The trends identified on the macro-level will guide into a discussion of risk assessment tools available for clinicians to use to identify individuals who may be at a risk for dying by suicide.  Best practices for safety planning will be reviewed, as well as other interventions to treat suicidality. The presentation will end by examining what can be done to end the stigma around speaking about suicide in affected individuals, families, and communities. 

    October 17, 2020 10:00am - noon
    Free for MSCSW Members, $35 for non-members

    • Saturday, November 21, 2020
    • 10:00 AM - 12:00 PM (CST)
    • Online

    Bill McCadden, MSW, LCSW, will present on Male Survivors of Sexual Assault.

    The unique experiences of male survivors of sexual assault have historically been overlooked within the mental health field.  This is unfortunate as research has shown that males experience sexual assault more frequently than previously believed. Attendees of this workshop will consider:

    - The complicating impacts of gender norms on male survivors’ experiences post-assault

    - Common myths surrounding male survivors of sexual assault

    - Unique treatment considerations and approaches for working with this population 

    - Statistics which demonstrate the incidence which males experience sexual assault in the U.S.

    Attendees will leave the workshop better equipped to work with this often-misunderstood population.

    November 21, 2020 10:00am - noon
    Free for MSCSW Members, $35 for non-members

    • Saturday, December 12, 2020
    • 10:00 AM - 12:00 PM (CST)
    • Online

    Genevieve Willett, MS, LPC, will present on How Trauma Impacts the Brain.

    Attendees will gain: a basic understanding of the brain and how clinicians can explain it to clients; an understanding of the difference between simple and complex trauma and how they impact the brain; familiarity with some experts in the field and their resources; an overview of some common trauma treatment protocols. Material will be presented in a PowerPoint format with utilization of video clips and diagrams.

    December 12, 2020
    10am - Noon
    Free for MSCSW Members, $35 for non-members
    • Saturday, January 16, 2021
    • 10:00 AM - 12:00 PM (CST)
    • Online

    Kristen Ernst, LPC, will present on how to companion others during acute grief and ongoing grief journey. Format will be comprised of a power point with many private practice examples and situations. Objectives will be to have a greater understanding of the grief process, how to companion verses treating clients, and how to attend to one’s own grief to avoid counter-transference in the therapeutic relationship.

    January 16, 2020 10:00am-Noon
    Free for MSCSW Members, $35 for non-members

    • Saturday, February 20, 2021
    • 10:00 AM - 12:00 PM (CST)
    • Online

    Laura Albers, MS, LPC, Master Certified Wellness Coach, will present on clearing emotional clutter.

    This interactive workshop is designed to present self-care in a new way that works to clear emotional, thought, and scheduling clutter, instead of adding more to your never-ending and overwhelming to-do list.

    Each of the 3 steps we will discuss are designed to free up your precious time and energy so you can stress less, have more focus, and experience more confidence and calmness as you go about your day.

    Participants will learn:

    1. Why time management doesn’t work and what to do instead

    2. How to create a morning that works for you instead of one that’s chaotic and crazed

    3. Specific productivity hacks and tips that will diminish distractions and boost productivity,

    And finally…

    How to implement these strategies in a manageable way that doesn’t feel like yet another thing to add to your list!

    February 20, 2021 10:00am - Noon
    Free for MSCSW Members, $35 for non-members 

Past events

Saturday, July 18, 2020 Supportive Zoom Gathering
Saturday, February 15, 2020 Kohlberg's Stages of Moral Development (ETHICS)
Saturday, January 18, 2020 Emotionally Focused Therapy
Saturday, December 14, 2019 Theories of Child Welfare
Saturday, November 16, 2019 Understanding Cognitive Behavioral Therapy for Insomnia (CBT-I)
Saturday, October 19, 2019 Resiliency: The Ability to Bounce Forward
Saturday, September 21, 2019 Suicide: A Collaborative Approach to Safety
Saturday, May 18, 2019 Trauma in Relationships
Saturday, April 13, 2019 Reasons to Live: Helping Clients Struggling with Suicidal Thoughts
Saturday, March 16, 2019 Developing Equity and Cultural Humility in the Therapeutic Relationship
Saturday, February 16, 2019 Ethics in the Age of Technology and Social Media
Saturday, December 15, 2018 Myers-Briggs 101: How, Why & When to use it
Saturday, November 17, 2018 Mastering Mindfulness: 5 Steps to Get Out of Your Head & Back in to Your Life
Saturday, October 20, 2018 Introduction to Radically Open Dialectical Behavior Therapy
Saturday, September 15, 2018 The Medication First Model for the Treatment of Opioid Use Disorders
Saturday, May 12, 2018 More Than a Diagnosis: An Existential and Recovery Approach to Mental Health
Saturday, April 14, 2018 Alternative Lifestyles: How to Work Effectively with Kink/Poly Clients
Saturday, March 10, 2018 Sexuality, Gender Identity, and Understanding aspects of identity
Saturday, February 10, 2018 Social Work Ethics: Bridging the Gap from Theory to Practice
Saturday, January 13, 2018 The Art of Self Care for Therapists
Saturday, December 09, 2017 Yoga Techniques for Self-Care and Integration into Clinical Practice
Saturday, November 11, 2017 Cultural Competency in Clinical Social Work
Saturday, October 14, 2017 An Introduction to Interpersonal, Process-Oriented Group Psychotherapy
Saturday, September 09, 2017 Narrative Therapy
Saturday, June 10, 2017 Ethics
Saturday, May 13, 2017 Motherless Daughters: A Look Across the Life Span
Saturday, April 08, 2017 Ten Tips for Treating Eating Disorders
Saturday, March 11, 2017 Sexuality and Young Women
Friday, March 03, 2017 Social Worker Appreciation Happy Hour
Saturday, February 11, 2017 Treating Infidelity in Couples Counseling
Saturday, December 10, 2016 Addictions and the Family
Saturday, November 12, 2016 Practice of Electronic Social Work: From Landline to Online
Friday, November 04, 2016 Annual Membership Meeting
Saturday, October 08, 2016 Attachment Therapy
Saturday, September 10, 2016 Acceptance and Commitment Therapy (ACT) Training
Saturday, May 14, 2016 Ethics in 3D!
Saturday, April 09, 2016 Cultural Considerations in Sexuality
Saturday, March 12, 2016 Creating Space for Youth to Thrive in the Wake of Community Trauma
Saturday, February 13, 2016 What have we learned about the causes of eating disorders
Saturday, January 09, 2016 Children, Parents and Music Lessons
Saturday, December 12, 2015 Couples Therapy: Developing Evidence Based Core Competencies
Saturday, November 14, 2015 Play Therapy
Saturday, October 10, 2015 Open Forum lead by MSCSW Executive Director and Board
Saturday, September 12, 2015 Borderline Personality: Therapy Challenges, Therapy Strategies
Saturday, May 09, 2015 Social Work Ethics: Decision Process and Case Examples
Saturday, April 11, 2015 Working with the Energy of Your Clients and Their/Your Self Talk
Saturday, March 14, 2015 Motivational Interviewing: Helping Our Clients Change
Saturday, February 14, 2015 LCSW Licensing Issues
Saturday, January 10, 2015 Nature and Dynamics of Intimate Partner Abuse
Saturday, December 13, 2014 Beyond the Studio: Yoga as Part of Trauma Treatment
Saturday, November 08, 2014 Assessing for Lethality & Creating Safety Plans with Adolescents & Young Adults
Saturday, October 11, 2014 Using Mediation and Collaborative Practice in Divorce and Family Disputes
Saturday, September 27, 2014 Changes Coming to Clinical Social Work Practice
Sunday, June 22, 2014 Ice Cream Social!
Saturday, May 10, 2014 Ethics
Saturday, April 12, 2014 Private Practice, Billing & ICD 10 Codes
Saturday, March 08, 2014 Sex Therapy
Saturday, February 08, 2014 Sleep Disorders
Sunday, January 19, 2014 Movie Night
Saturday, January 11, 2014 Services for seniors, caregiving, benefits
Saturday, December 14, 2013 Supporting Individuals and Families Dealing with Change, Loss, and Grief
Saturday, November 09, 2013 Imago Therapy: Impact Your Couples the Moment They Enter Your Office
Saturday, October 12, 2013 Power, Privilege, Oppression and Social Work Practice
Saturday, September 07, 2013 Open House
Saturday, September 07, 2013 A Comparison of DSM-5 with DSM-IV
Saturday, July 13, 2013 Applied Ethics Workshop: Overflow Session
Saturday, May 11, 2013 Applied Ethics Workshop: An Interactive Dialogue and Discussion
Saturday, April 13, 2013 Childhood Trauma and Treatment
Saturday, March 09, 2013 Differential Diagnosis Practice: Lars and The Real Girls
Saturday, February 09, 2013 From Family Systems to Internal Systems: A Look at Internal Family Systems Therapy
Saturday, January 12, 2013 ADHD, Functional Neurology & A New Paradigm
Saturday, December 08, 2012 Treating Children with Early Trauma and Attachment Disturbances
Saturday, November 10, 2012 Psychology of Oppression: Issues in Minority Health and Mental Health
Saturday, October 13, 2012 MSCSW Annual Membership Meeting
Saturday, October 13, 2012 Addiction
Saturday, September 08, 2012 Recognizing and Understanding Psychopaths
Saturday, May 19, 2012 Ethics: From Aristotle to Generation Z
Saturday, April 14, 2012 Working with Domestic Violence Offenders- Craig McIntosh, LCSW
Saturday, March 10, 2012 Psychodynamic Psychopathology- Beth Vaccaro, LPC
Saturday, February 11, 2012 Case Materials with a Hearing Service Dog in the Treatment Setting-Tina M. Dale, LCSW
Saturday, January 14, 2012 The Efficacy of Psychodynamic Psychotherapy-Kavitha Lakshmanan, LCSW
Saturday, December 10, 2011 Families, Adoption, and Foster Care- Sarah Boeker, LCSW
Saturday, November 12, 2011 Sexuality- Linda Weiner
Saturday, October 08, 2011 A Personal Education Re: Mental Health Provisions in the Metro Area- Teri Powers, LCSW
Saturday, September 17, 2011 Annual Meeting
Saturday, September 17, 2011 Coherent Therapy- Dr. Robert Cloninger
Saturday, May 14, 2011 May 2011 CE Program- Ethics in Clinical Social Work
Saturday, April 09, 2011 April 2011 CE Program- Psychotropic Medication
Saturday, November 13, 2010 November 2010 CE Program
Saturday, October 09, 2010 October 2010 CE Program
Saturday, September 11, 2010 September 2010 CE Program

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