Join us September 17, 2021 for a multi-session event from 12 noon - 6:10pm (EST)
Calling all social workers and related behavioral health professions: you don’t want to miss the FREE nationwide SOCIAL WORKERS APPRECIATION EXPO on September 17, 2021 from 12-6:10 PM EST. Behavioral health organizations have partnered from across the country to let you know how valued you are!
This half-day virtual event features...
--FREE professional development content and up to 4.5 CE hrs
--Surprises for those who attend LIVE
--Relevant, crisis-focused content (including sessions on clinical suicide prevention, racial justice and oppression, and cultural competence & telehealth)
--Expert speakers from multiple disciplines
--An optional interactive self-care session
The Social Work Appreciation Expo offers 3 training courses and one self-care session.
Clinical Strategies for Preventing Suicide
Suicide was declared a public health crisis by the U.S. Surgeon General in 1999 and again in 2020. However, suicide rates have continued to climb over the past two decades by a staggering 35% overall. There are important changes occurring in the national dialog reflective of culture change- but the shedding of stigma must go further to a deepening of mental health literacy. There are several science-informed, evidence-based strategies to reduce suicide risk, both through the public health approach for an entire population, as well as clinical interventions for patient care. As the science of suicide and prevention has been growing rapidly over the past two decades, these prevention strategies and targeted ways to better identify risk must be translated and disseminated for greatest impact.
In this presentation called “Clinical Strategies for Preventing Suicide” by AFSP Chief Medical Officer Dr. Christine Moutier, participants will learn about the current science, trends in the culture surrounding mental health, and the most current recommendations for assessing suicide risk and applying steps to identify risk and care for patients at risk for suicide. Safety planning, lethal means counseling, communication, and evidence-based treatments will be discussed. The data related to medications will be presented to address the role of medications in suicide preventive care.
- Develop an understanding of suicide and the public health approach to suicide prevention, including national trends in U.S. such as: broad education and advocacy from stakeholders including loss survivors, attempt survivors, clinicians as advocates and educators
- Describe the principles of prevention-oriented suicide risk assessment and current evidence-based suicide specific clinical interventions, including: Safety Planning, Cognitive Behavioral Therapy, Dialectical Behavior Therapy, and suicide specific psychopharmacology
Dr. Christine Moutier, MD
Beyond Hate and Towards Love: Social Workers’ Role in Confronting and Dismantling Oppression
Social work is built upon a foundation of social and racial justice yet, many social workers are uncomfortable with this lens and underestimate its necessity in providing effective treatment. The NASW Code of Ethics clearly outlines the importance of uplifting those who are marginalized and oppressed as well as social workers engaging in advocacy efforts to root out oppression and systemic racism. While social workers come from many walks of life and are not monolithic in beliefs and practices, the uniqueness of our professional identity calls us to a higher standard of self and social examination. The social work profession (and other helping professions) have been called to explore our role in both furthering and dismantling systems of harm in better service to our clients and society. Through this workshop, we will explore the history and role of oppression and racism in social work, discuss racial trauma, learn how our individual biases are formed and reinforced through unconscious bias, seek ways to challenge and rewire our beliefs so that we can move beyond hate and towards love for all clients, and finally embrace actionable steps we can take to embody the fullness of our roles.
- Explain how internalized beliefs and biases shape treatment agendas, assessment, practice, and advocacy.
- Describe techniques to rewire unconscious biases in their minds.
- Explain racial trauma and the social and clinical implications of racial trauma in treatment.
Dr. Claire Green-Forde, LCSW
Cultural Competence and Telehealth
Telemental health clinicians should continuously develop their cultural competence to remain ethically compliant. By doing so, you will improve rapport with clients and ensure that cultural needs are met throughout the treatment process. Providing telehealth services often requires that clinicians work with clients outside the clinician’s own community which requires more attentiveness to cultural differences.
- In this course, you will learn about:
Cultural competence and cultural humility
- How bias and privilege can affect the therapeutic experience
- Disparities in the use of telehealth
- Health and digital literacy
- Ways to design and use technology that supports telehealth utilization and is client-centered
Improving cultural competence on a consistent basis can help your clients feel seen and heard during your telemental health sessions.Learning Objectives:
- Define cultural competence and cultural humility as it relates to ethical professional practice.
- Adapt technology, assessment, and treatment services to fit specific cultural needs.
Raymond Barrett, CEO, LMHC, LPC
Join other Expo participants to decompress and and experience a time of instruction, relaxation and self-care tips.
No CEs are offered at the self-care session: Seize the opportunity to connect and share this moment with fellow social workers.
Enrollment in this event includes access to all three webinars and the self-care session Attendance is not required for all four events. CEs are only offered for fully attended events.
Enrollment in this Expo does not provide access to the recordings or enrollment in the online self-study courses.
FAQs About our Free Webinars
Pre-Registration is required: This webinar is FREE, and we are pleased to be able to offer you CEs as a part of this important topic. So that you can attend and we can provide you these CEs, you are required to:
- Pre-register by midnight the day before the Expo begins
- Login and access the direct link to the webinars through your account (we do not send direct links to join webinars)
- Your attendance at each webinar is recorded automatically by accessing the direct link through the course page
- Complete a course evaluation within one week of the conclusion of the webinar
- Collect your certificate of completion in each course on your account after steps 1-4 are completed
Enroll in the Expo by adding it to the cart and proceeding through the check out process (for $0). Create an account (or login to yours) during the checkout process.
Prepare: Download Zoom software. Participants must use a device that is connected to adequate internet speed with a camera, a microphone and speakers (or headset).
Attend: Before or at 11:45 am pm EST on the day of the event, login to your account on the website. Go to "My Courses", click on the title of the webinar. The link for the webinar will be listed in the course content.
Attendance is when participants access the link through their own account, attend fully, and the evaluation is completed within one week in order to receive CE credits.
(Attend all three courses and earn a total of 4.5 CEs)
Counselors: Telehealth Certification Institute, LLC has been approved by NBCC as an Approved Continuing Education Provider, ACEP No, 6693. Programs that do not qualify for NBCC credit are clearly identified. Telehealth Certification Institute, LLC is solely responsible for all aspects of the programs. These courses qualify for up to 4.5 contact hours.
Telehealth Certification Institute, LLC is recognized by the New York State Education Department's State Board for Mental Health Practitioners as an approved provider of continuing education for licensed mental health counselors. #MHC-0048. Approval renewal date: 1/31/2023
Marriage and Family Therapists: Many MFT licensing boards accept our courses or one of the approvals which we have from professional associations. You can check with your board to determine if this course would be accepted by your licensing board.
Social Workers: Telehealth Certification Institute, LLC, #1609, is approved as a provider for social work continuing education by the Association of Social Work Boards (ASWB) www.aswb.org, through the Approved Continuing Education (ACE) program. Telehealth Certification Institute, LLC maintains responsibility for the program. ASWB Approval Period: 05/02/2021 – 05/02/2024. Social workers should contact their regulatory board to determine course approval for continuing education credits. Social workers participating in these courses will receive up to 4.5 clinical continuing education clock hours.
Telehealth Certification Institute, LLC is recognized by the New York State Education Department's State Board for Social Work as an approved provider of continuing education for licensed social workers #SW-0435. Approval renewal date: 2/28/2023
Psychologists: Telehealth Certification Institute LLC is approved by the American Psychological Association to sponsor continuing education for psychologists. Telehealth Certification Institute LLC maintains responsibility for this program and its content.
Other Professionals: This activity qualifies for up to 270 minutes of instructional content as required by many national, state and local licensing boards and professional organizations. Retain your certificate of completion and contact your board or organization for specific filing requirements.
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Dr. Christine Moutier
Chief Medical Officer, American Foundation for Suicide Prevention
Christine Moutier, MD, serves as chief medical officer for the American Foundation for Suicide Prevention, and has testified before the U.S. Congress, presented to the White House, and at the National Academy of Sciences. She co-anchored CNN’s Emmy Award winning Finding Hope suicide prevention town hall with Anderson Cooper, and has appeared as an expert in The New York Times, The Washington Post, Time magazine, The Economist, The Atlantic, the BBC, CNN, NBC and other print and television outlets.
Since earning her medical degree and training in psychiatry at the University of California, San Diego, Moutier has been a practicing psychiatrist, professor of psychiatry, a dean in the UCSD School of Medicine, and medical director of the Inpatient Psychiatric Unit at the VA Medical Center in La Jolla, treating diverse patient populations from Asian refugees to veterans to corporate and academic leaders. She also served as co-investigator for the Sequenced Treatment Alternatives to Relieve Depression study (STAR*D), a large National Institute of Mental Health trial on the treatment of refractory depression.
Dr. Moutier began her work in suicide prevention many years ago after losing physician colleagues to suicide. In addition to advocating for institutional shifts in policies and procedures which normalize help seeking for mental health concerns at individual and institutional levels, Dr. Moutier has been instrumental in highlighting the role of licensing boards in framing questions to focus on competence rather than illness. She is similarly working with other fields such as nursing, veterinary medicine, law enforcement, construction and the entertainment industry to allow all individuals to proactively manage their mental health optimally.
Moutier has authored articles and book chapters for publications such as the Journal of the American Medical Association, Academic Medicine, the American Journal of Psychiatry, the Journal of Clinical Psychiatry, and Academic Psychiatry. She has a clinical suicide prevention handbook planned for release in early 2021.
You can follow Dr. Moutier on Twitter at @cmoutierMD.
Dr. Claire Green-Forde
Executive Director, NASM-NYC Chapter
Raymond J. Barrett
CEO of Telehealth Certification Institute, LLC
Raymond Barrett, CEO, LMHC, LPC, is a licensed professional counselor and an expert telemental health consultant/founder of the Telehealth Certification Institute (TCI). A master trainer, Ray has released over 50 high-quality courses for thousands of clinicians and healthcare providers and trained 1,919+ organizations in telehealth.
When Ray’s first clients began asking for sessions over the phone, Ray quickly discovered a knowledge gap in telehealth training. Ray’s inspiration for TCI came from his desire for comprehensive and practical training in telemental health for both himself and fellow clinicians. Ray’s extensive review of telehealth research and literature, along with his virtual counseling, executive coaching, psychiatric assessment, and employee assistance program experience, contributed to his course design.
In a profession known for regulatory pressures, Ray emphasizes ethical telehealth delivery across the board. He continues to see a limited number of private practice clients and rigorously reviews telehealth developments to ensure his courses are up to date and meet industry-best standards.
Ray is committed to cultivating a compassionate, person-centered organization that supports clinicians, patients, and the greater healthcare community.