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The National Catholic School of Social Service Professional Education and Training Program Spring 2012

Health and Mental Health

Exam Preparation

Children, Youth, and Families

Spirituality

Certificate Programs

THE CATHOLIC UNIVERSITY OF AMERICA


Contents Health and Mental Health Ethics and Sexual Offenders 3 Between the Rock and the Hard Place: How to Implement EBP in the “Real World” 4 Human Trafficking: Working with Victims of Modern-Day Slavery 5 Sexual Abuse from the Past: Its Impact on the Couple Relationship Today 6 Imago Relationship Therapy with the Masters 7 Updating our Status: Social Media and Social Work Ethics 8

Exam Preparation Social Work Exam Prep 11

Children, Youth, and Families Perinatal Loss: Working with Bereaved Families 13 Impact On and Services for Families Experiencing Divorce or Separation 14 The Aftermath of Suicide: Supporting Families Through the Grieving Process 15 Observing Babies and Young Children: What We Learn About Development 16 Postpartum Depression: Screenings, Interventions, and Psychopharmacology 17

Spirituality Exploring Spiritual Perspectives and Practices in Helping Clients Cope with Moral Dilemmas 19 Bypassing Spirituality & Spiritual Bypassing: Ethical Issues in Spiritually Sensitive Practice 20 Integrative Restoration-iRest®: Contemporary Applications of an Ancient Contemplative Practice for Experiencing Inner & Outer Harmony 21

Certificate Programs Certificate Program in Spiritually Sensitive Practice 23 Employee Assistance Online Educational Program 25 Registration Information 25


Health and Mental Health


Ethics and Sexual Offenders Friday, January 27, 2012 Presenter: Melissa D. Grady, Ph.D., received her M.S.W. and Ph.D. from Smith College School of Social Work. Her clinical experience includes work in both the public mental health sector and private sector, with a focus on clients who have experienced trauma, who are separating and divorcing and co-parenting, or who have other mental health issues. In addition, she has practiced and conducts research and trainings on sex offenders and effective treatment. She is a former faculty member at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill’s School of Social Work and is now on the faculty of Catholic University’s National Catholic School of Social Service where she teaches mental health, clinical practice, and research. Hours: 9 a.m. – Noon CEUs: 3 Ethics CEUs Cost: $75 Location: Edward J. Pryzbyla University Center Room 321/323 Catholic University Description: Recent events at Penn State have brought sexual abuse, specifically sexual perpetrators, into the public eye. This talk will provide an overview of what the research says about individuals who commit sexual crimes, how treatment is conducted and its efficacy, and information about some of the ethical dilemmas surrounding treatment and its intersections with policies. By the end of the presentation, participants will: 1. Increase their understanding of who commits sexual offenses 2. Be able to describe more clearly the primary methods used to treat individuals who commit sexual crimes 3. Articulate some of the ethical dilemmas faced by both the individuals and the treatment providers who work with this population.

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Between the Rock and the Hard Place: How to implement EBP in the “Real World” Friday, February 10, 2012 Presenter: Melissa D. Grady, Ph.D., received her M.S.W. and Ph.D. from Smith College School of Social Work. Her clinical experience includes work in both the public mental health sector and private sector, with a focus on clients who have experienced trauma, who are separating and divorcing and co-parenting, or who have other mental health issues. In addition, she has practiced and conducts research and trainings on sex offenders and effective treatment. She is a former faculty member at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill’s School of Social Work and is now on the faculty of Catholic University’s National Catholic School of Social Service where she teaches mental health, clinical practice, and research. Time: 12:30 p.m. – 3:30 p.m. CEUs: 3 Ethics CEUs Cost: $75 Location: Caldwell Hall Caldwell Auditorium Catholic University Description: Each day social work practitioners face the challenges of how to incorporate evidence-based practice (EBP) principles while addressing the clinical needs of their clients when policies limit, shape, and often restrict their abilities to follow the EBP principles. This workshop will explore some of the challenges and possible solutions for incorporating these principles into real-world practice settings, including the ethical obligations of the social work profession to incorporate EBP.

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Human Trafficking: Working with Victims of Modern-Day Slavery Thursday, February 23, 2012 Presenters: D.C. Human Trafficking Task Force, including Assistant United States Attorney Ari Redbord, coordinator of the D.C. Task Force; Lorraine Chase, supervisor, Victim Witness Program, United States Attorney’s Office; Detective Steven Schwalm, Human Trafficking Unit, Metropolitan Police Department; Victoria Hougham, clinical social worker, Polaris Project; Andrea Powell, founder/executive director, Fair Girls; Melissa Snow, director, AntiTrafficking Program Turnaround, Inc.; Allison Medina, director of programs, Fair Girls; and Tiffany Williams, advocacy director, Break the Chain Campaign. Time: 9 a.m. – 4 p.m. CEUs: 6 Cost: $150 Location: Caldwell Hall Caldwell Auditorium Catholic University Description: Since its inception in 2004, the D.C. Human Trafficking Task Force has been recognized by the Department of Justice as one of the most aggressive and productive human trafficking task forces in the country, as well as a national model for investigating and prosecuting cases of domestic sex trafficking, including the commercial exploitation of children. The D.C. Task Force has become a national leader in organizing a concerted collaborative effort to strengthen criminal investigations and prosecutions of human traffickers with a victim-centered approach. The D.C. Task Force has a membership of more than 20 government agencies and 35 nongovernmental organizations (NGOs), including the Department of Labor, Department of Homeland Security, Department of Justice, United States Attorney’s Office, the Federal Bureau of Investigation, Immigration and Customs Enforcement, the D.C. Metropolitan Police Department, and the D.C. Office of the Attorney General. Federal and local law enforcement representatives work in concert with established NGOs to further victim-centered federal and local human trafficking investigations and prosecutions.

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Sexual Abuse from the Past: Its Impact on the Couple Relationship Today Friday, April 13, 2012 Presenter: Eileen Dombo, Ph.D., LICSW, is an assistant professor at Catholic University’s National Catholic School of Social Service and a psychotherapist and consultant in private practice in Washington, D.C. For 10 years she was a clinical social worker at the DC Rape Crisis Center, providing therapy to survivors of sexual violence and others impacted by sexual abuse. She worked with individuals, couples, families, and groups, advancing to clinical director of the center. Dombo worked with older adults and persons with disabilities in her previous work at IONA Senior Services and the DC Office on Aging. Her research interests include testing models of practice, evaluating programs, and addressing vicarious trauma and burn-out prevention in social workers and other human service professionals. Her most recent community leadership roles include serving on the Archdiocese of Washington’s Child Protection Policy Advisory Board and the Outreach Commission for The Shrine of the Most Blessed Sacrament Roman Catholic Church. She was appointed to the DC Board of Social Work in 2009. Hours: 9 a.m. – Noon CEUs: 3 Cost: $75 Location: Caldwell Hall Caldwell Auditorium Catholic University Description: Survivors of sexual abuse often have problems in interpersonal functioning that impact their ability to have healthy intimate relationships. Even though sexual abuse isn’t about sex but about power and control, survivors often have difficulty with sexual intimacy due to the sequela of abuse. This workshop is designed to give concrete interventions that can help couples, where one or both people are survivors of sexual violence, move past interpersonal difficulties. As a result of this workshop, participants will: • Understand how the sequela of sexual abuse impacts interpersonal functioning • Explore common problems in couples dynamics that are specifically tied to a history of sexual abuse for one or both partners • Build concrete skills in using interventions to deal with blocks to intimacy.

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Imago Relationship Therapy with the Masters Tuesday, April 24, 2012 Presenters: Jette Simon, clinical psychologist; Mike Borash, M.S.Ed., LPC; and Rebecca Sears, M.Div., LPC, are all clinical instructors in Imago Relationship Therapy. Between them, they have more than 80 years experience as couples therapists and have trained therapists all over the world to become Imago therapists. Harville Hendrix, Ph.D., the co-founder of Imago Relationship Therapy, will be joining them. Hours: : 9 a.m. – 4 p.m. CEUs: 6 Cost: $150 Location: Caldwell Hall Caldwell Auditorium Catholic University Description: Please join us for this unique opportunity to learn about Imago Relationship Therapy from the masters. Harville Hendrix, who co-created Imago therapy, and three distinguished members of the Imago Clinical Faculty — Mike Borash, Rebecca Sears, and Jette Simon — will present the theory and practice of Imago Relationship Therapy, a powerful tool to transform relationships from conflict to connection and growth. Participants will learn ways to help couples create safety and fulfillment in their relationship, and will walk away with hope about being able to really help couples. The proceeds of this workshop will go towards a scholarship for basic clinical training in Imago therapy. This workshop is co-sponsored by Catholic University and MAIT, the Mid Atlantic Imago Therapists Association. Both of these organizations are committed to creating diversity among the professionals who offer therapy to the public.

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Updating Our Status: Social Media and Social Work Ethics Monday, April 30, 2012 Presenters: Lisa Kays, M.S.W., obtained her LGSW in the state of Maryland and the District of Columbia in May of 2011. She currently serves as an addictions therapist with Second Genesis at the Maryland Correctional Institution for Women. Prior to earning her Master of Social Work degree from Catholic University in 2011, she spent more than 10 years in the nonprofit sector and worked to effect positive social change. From 2006 to 2009, Kays oversaw communications and social media for Washington Area Women’s Foundation. She has also led training and capacity-building efforts for nonprofits, providing training in communications and social media, girls’ education, gender issues, and women’s empowerment. Eileen Dombo, Ph.D., LICSW, is an assistant professor at Catholic University’s National Catholic School of Social Service and a psychotherapist and consultant in private practice in Washington, D.C. For 10 years she was as a clinical social worker at the DC Rape Crisis Center, providing therapy to survivors of sexual violence and others impacted by sexual abuse. She worked with individuals, couples, families, and groups, advancing to clinical director of the center. Dombo worked with older adults and persons with disabilities in her previous work at IONA Senior Services and the DC Office on Aging. Her research interests include testing models of practice, program evaluation, and addressing vicarious trauma and burn-out prevention in social workers and other human service professionals. Her most recent community leadership roles include serving on the Archdiocese of Washington’s Child Protection Policy Advisory Board and the Outreach Commission for The Shrine of the Most Blessed Sacrament Roman Catholic Church. She was appointed to the DC Board of Social Work in 2009. Hours: 9 a.m. – 4 p.m. CEUs: 3 Ethics CEUs Cost: $75 Location: Caldwell Hall Caldwell Auditorium Catholic University

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Description: How is connecting with my friends online affecting how I connect with clients? Is Google playing a role in the therapeutic alliance? Are my clients following me, even on Twitter? This workshop will address the use of Facebook, Twitter, and other social media tools in the personal and professional life of the social worker. Issues of privacy, confidentiality, and ethics will be explored to address ways to assess personal use and minimize the risk of jeopardizing professionalism. Tips for managing your online presence will be given and clinical practice considerations will be addressed.

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Exam Preparation


Social Work Exam Prep Friday and Saturday, February 24 and 25, 2012 Presenter: Corey Beauford, Inspired Consulting Group Hours: 9 a.m. – 4 p.m. CEUs: 6 Cost: $250 Location: Caldwell Hall Caldwell Auditorium Catholic University Description: This course is designed to equip participants with the skills necessary to sit for the Licensed Graduate Social Worker Exam (LGSW) as well as the Clinical Exams (LICSW, LCSW, LCSW-C). A thorough overview of the test content will be provided as well as an analysis of test-taking strategies and tips useful for success on the exam. Topics covered include but are not limited to: • An Overview of the Composition of the Exam • Exam-Taking Strategies and Special Accommodations • Social Work Assessment and Clinical Diagnosis • Social Work Intervention Strategies • Models and Methods of Social Work Practice • Psychopharmacology • Human Growth and Development Issues • Social Work Values, Ethics, and Theories • Research and Supervision • Self Regulation and Relaxation Skills Necessary for Success

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Children, Youth, and Families

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Perinatal Loss: Working with Bereaved Families Monday, March 5, 2012 Presenters: Heather Silver, LCSW-C, has been in the social work field since 1999. She is the perinatal specialist for The Life Center at Hospice of the Chesapeake. She founded the Perinatal Palliative Care program there in spring 2011. She is also the maternal and child health social worker in mother/baby, labor/delivery/newborn nursery and pediatrics at Baltimore Washington Medical Center and has been the perinatal bereavement coordinator there since they opened in October 2009. Prior to that, Silver worked in the NICU at Anne Arundel Medical Center, and in the Mother/ Baby, Labor & Delivery, and Critical Care units. Silver is also a member of the Fetal Infant Mortality Review Committee of Anne Arundel County. Ann O’Sullivan, RN, has been a labor and delivery nurse for 27 years at Anne Arundel Medical Center. She also trained through the Resolve Through Sharing (RTS) course and has facilitated trainings in the perinatal field. She has been the perinatal loss coordinator at Anne Arundel Medical Center since 2001. O’Sullivan has a vast knowledge of perinatal issues. She has also volunteered as a grief counselor with children through Hospice of the Chesapeake. Hours: 9 a.m. – 4 p.m. CEUs: 6 Cost: $150 Location: Caldwell Hall Caldwell Auditorium Catholic University Description: The course, which covers perinatal loss, stillbirth, and newborn death, is open to all professional caregivers who work with bereaved patients and families in clinics, hospitals, or communities, including nurses, midwives, nurse practitioners, physicians, physicians assistants, ultrasonographers, chaplains, clergy, social workers, genetic counselors, and funeral directors. This two-day program offers insight, knowledge, and hands-on experience so that participants can develop the skills necessary to sensitively interact with families experiencing perinatal loss.

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Impact On and Services for Families Experiencing Divorce or Separation Friday, March 30, 2012 Presenter: Melissa D. Grady, Ph.D., received her M.S.W. and Ph.D. from Smith College School of Social Work. Her clinical experience includes work in both the public mental health sector and private sector, with a focus on clients who have experienced trauma, who are separating and divorcing and co-parenting, or who have other mental health issues. In addition, she has practiced and conducts research and trainings on sex offenders and effective treatment. She is a former faculty member at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill’s School of Social Work and is now on the faculty of Catholic University’s National Catholic School of Social Service where she teaches mental health, clinical practice, and research. Hours: 9 a.m. – Noon CEUs: 3 Cost: $75 Location: Caldwell Hall Caldwell Auditorium Catholic University Description: This program is designed to help mental health workers understand the challenges associated with separating and divorcing parents in order to most effectively provide services for family members impacted by this change. Participants will learn about the types of services associated with this transition to help refer families to the most appropriate service for their needs. In addition, participants will work with case examples to practice thinking through which services might be the most appropriate. Upon completion of this workshop, participants should be able to: • Understand the potential impact that divorce and separations can have on children • Recognize how individual and familial factors influence the adjustment to this transition • Describe what types of services are available for assisting families through this transition • Examine their own biases regarding parenting and reflect on how those biases might influence how services might be delivered • Demonstrate new skills in effectively matching up the needs of the clients to the appropriate service.

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The Aftermath of Suicide: Supporting Families Through the Grieving Process Saturday, April 14, 2012 Presenters: Susan Coale, LCSW-C, is the clinical specialist for The Life Center at Hospice of the Chesapeake, providing counseling and support for those who are grieving. Coale also provides clinical supervision and develops training for professionals in the area of grief and loss. The Life Center serves both hospice families and those from the larger community who may have suffered loss in a variety of ways. Coale is a licensed clinical social worker with more than 30 years experience in a variety of settings, including private practice for 12 years. She focuses on working with those whose loved ones have died by suicide. Sarah Montgomery LCSW-C, is a bereavement counselor and clinical supervisor for The Life Center at the Hospice of the Chesapeake. She provides individual, family, and group counseling to those grieving the loss of a loved one. She has worked in a variety of settings, including school-based, outpatient psychiatry, and community-based organizations. She has presented at NASW-MD, the UMAB School of Social Work, the Governor’s Conference on Suicide Prevention, Bereaved Parents National Gathering, Anne Arundel Public School Suicide Prevention Conference, among others, on a variety of topics, including teenage depression, art in therapy, and supporting families in the aftermath of suicide. She has also cowritten two books, Helping Your Depressed Teenager (1994) and Clinical Uses of Drawings (1996). Hours: 9 a.m. – 4 p.m. CEUs: 6 Cost: $150 Location: Caldwell Hall Caldwell Auditorium Catholic University Description: Suicide is the 10th leading cause of death in the United States. Most clinicians will work with a suicide survivor, family member, or friend impacted by the death of a loved one by suicide sometime in their career. These survivors have unique grief issues that must be addressed to help support them through the grief process. This workshop will explore clinical issues related to grieving the loss of a loved one due to suicide. General grief theory as well as issues specifically pertaining to survivors will be discussed and case examples utilized. The topic will be approached through a holistic model addressing psychological, emotional, social, and spiritual issues. Video and interactive group exercises will be used along with lecture.

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Observing Babies and Young Children: What We Learn About Development Friday, May 11, 2012 Presenters: Deborah Blessing, M.S.W., is a founding member of the Infant and Young Child Observation Training Program: The Tavistock Model of Infant and Young Child Observation. She is also on the faculties of the Modern Perspectives on Psychotherapy and Object Relations Couple and Family Therapy programs at the Washington Center for Psychoanalysis. She works with adults and children and individuals with eating disorders in private practice in Washington, D.C. Sharon Alperovitz, M.S.W., is a LICSW in private practice in Washington, D.C. She is also trained as a psychoanalyst and as a couples and family therapist. She teaches on the faculties of the Modern Perspectives in Psychotherapy Training Program and the Contemporary Couple and Family Training Program of the Washington Center for Psychoanalysis. She is founding member and core faculty of the Infant and Young Child Observation Program at the Washington School of Psychiatry. She is a teaching analyst at the Washington Institute of Psychoanalysis. Hours: 9 a.m. – 4 p.m. CEUs: 6 Cost: $150 Location: Caldwell Hall Caldwell Auditorium Catholic University Description: Babies’ and young children’s development is usually viewed in the context of family life. In this workshop, participants will use videos of infant research, narratives of encounters in a therapy group, and a detailed observation of a child in a nursery setting to understand the methodology of the Tavistock Model of Infant and Young Child Observation. Further, participants will expand their understanding of how babies’ and young children’s interactions in groups offer rich opportunities for growth, change, and amelioration of early difficulties. Participants will: • Acquire knowledge about The Tavistock Model of Infant and Young Child Observation • Be able to describe how group settings offer potential for children’s development • Be able to define how this model of observation can be applied in a variety of settings and with multiple age groups.

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Postpartum Depression: Screenings, Interventions, and Psychopharmacology Saturday, May 19, 2012 Presenters: Caroline Hall, Ph.D., LCSW, is a clinical social worker working with prenatal and postpartum women in the Women’s Mental Health Program at Georgetown Outpatient Psychiatry. She did her doctoral research on women’s psychological responses to their bodies with first childbirth. She teaches in the Georgetown University Medical School and the art therapy program at G.W. and is a research adviser for Smith College master’s students. She also has a private practice in Arlington, Va. Michaela Farber, Ph.D., has more than 20 years experience as a clinical social worker, case manager, researcher, and consultant, providing social services in the context of agency and private practice settings to families and children affected by chronic health conditions, developmental disabilities, mental illness, trauma, substance abuse, violence, poverty, and immigration. She maintains LCSW-C license in Maryland and has a Diplomate-level certification by NASW and the American Board of Examiners for Clinical Social Work. Aditi Shrikhande, M.D., is a board-certified psychiatrist in private practice in Washington, D.C. She has more than 10 years experience in treating mood and anxiety disorders and specializes in the treatment of substance use disorders and dually diagnosed patients. She utilizes pharmacologic approaches as well as psychotherapy in her practice. She is on the voluntary faculty at Georgetown University. Hours: 9 a.m. – 1 p.m. CEUs: 4 Cost: $75 Location: Caldwell Hall Caldwell Auditorium Catholic University Description: Following the completion of this course, participants will be able to: • Have formed a nuanced picture of pregnant and postpartum women’s experience of mood disorders • Appreciate the advances in psychopharmacology now available to this population • Understand through case material and discussion brain and selfanxieties and their intersection • Conceive of a treatment model that interweaves aspects of CBT, IPT, and Psychodynamic therapy. 17


Spirituality


Exploring Spiritual Perspectives and Practices in Helping Clients Cope with Moral Dilemmas Saturday, January 21, 2012 Presenter: Rev. Michelle A. Walsh, M.S.W., LICSW, is a licensed independent clinical social worker, an ordained Unitarian Universalist community minister, and an adjunct faculty member at Boston University’s School of Social Work, where she teaches a course on spirituality and social work. Rev. Walsh also has a private practice in pastoral psychotherapy and urban consulting through the Tuckerman Creative Ministries for Justice & Healing (TCMJH) and is pursuing a Ph.D. in practical pastoral theology at Boston University’s School of Theology. Hours: 9 a.m.– 4 p.m. CEUs: 6 Cost: $150 Location: Caldwell Hall Caldwell Auditorium Catholic University Description: This workshop will introduce the concepts of “moral injury” and “moral repair” as they apply to helping our clients deal with challenging moral dilemmas in their lives. The emergence of these terms in treating military personnel suffering PTSD, as well as others who suffer having witnessed suffering and social injustice, will also be discussed. Using small groups and experiential exercises, participants will explore the links between clinical and spiritual practices, such as “mindfulness,” “witnessing,” and “cultural humanity,” with the goal of increasing comfort and skill levels in working with clients using spiritual strategies. This workshop can be taken as part of the Center on Spirituality in Social Work Continuing Education Certificate Program or as a stand-alone training.

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Bypassing Spirituality & Spiritual Bypassing: Ethical Issues in Spiritually Sensitive Practice Saturday, March 17, 2012 Presenters: Michael Sheridan, Ph.D., is an associate professor at the National Catholic School of Social Service, where she teaches a course on transpersonal theory and spiritually sensitive social work practice and serves as director of NCSSS’s Center on Spirituality and Social Work. Sheridan has more than 25 years of experience as a social work practitioner, educator, and researcher with numerous publications and presentations on spirituality and social work practice and education. Eileen Dombo, Ph.D., is an assistant professor at the National Catholic School of Social Service where she teaches clinical courses. She is also a psychotherapist and consultant in private practice, with considerable experience in working with trauma, as well as other clinical issues. Her research interests include testing models of practice, program evaluation, and addressing vicarious trauma and burnout prevention in social workers and other human service professionals. Hours: 9 a.m. – 4 p.m. CEUs: 6 Cost: $150 Location: Caldwell Hall Caldwell Auditorium Catholic University Description: This workshop will address the ethical issues that arise when we either ignore or inflate the spiritual dimension of clients’ lives. This may include “bypassing spirituality” (not addressing the spiritual aspects of our clients’ problems or challenges) or “spiritual bypassing” (facilitating clients’ avoidance of intrapersonal and interpersonal issues through immersion in spiritual beliefs, practices, or experiences). Common tensions and pitfalls in these two areas will be identified and guidelines for ethical decisionmaking will be presented through lecture, interactive dialogue, case studies, and small group exercises. This workshop will satisfy licensing requirements for CEUs in Ethics and can be taken as part of the Center for Spirituality and Social Work’s Continuing Education Certificate Program or as standalone training.

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Integrative Restoration-iRest®: Contemporary Applications of an Ancient Contemplative Practice for Experiencing Inner & Outer Harmony Saturday, April 28, 2012 Presenter: Richard Miller, Ph.D., is a clinical psychologist, researcher, scholar, and spiritual teacher of nondualism whose teachings emphasize spiritual awakening and psychological integration. Author of Yoga Nidra: A Meditative Practice for Deep Relaxation and Healing, he also serves as a consultant researching the Yoga Nidra protocol (Integrative Restoration – iRest®) with soldiers, veterans, students, young people, people who are homeless, and people experiencing issues such as PTSD, substance abuse, sleep disorders, and chronic pain. Hours: 9 a.m. – 4 p.m. CEUs: 6 Cost: $150 Location: Caldwell Hall Caldwell Auditorium Catholic University Description: Integrative Restoration – iRest is an evidence-based, transformative practice of deep relaxation and contemplative inquiry that provides practical self-care tools for reducing stress; enhancing resilience; and deepening physical, psychological, and spiritual healing. iRest offers practices that help us address both inner psychological and spiritual conflicts and ethical and moral considerations that we face daily in our professional, personal, and interpersonal lives. The protocol is being used across a wide array of clinical settings with diverse client populations, including military and VA sites, homeless shelters, chemical dependency units, hospice centers, hospitals, and correctional facilities. Learn the fundamentals of this unique approach through lecture, interactive dialogue, demonstration, and first-hand experiential guided practices. This workshop can be taken as part of CSSW’s Continuing Education Certificate Program or as standalone training.

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Certificate Programs


Certificate Program in Spiritually Sensitive Practice Center for Spirituality and Social Work’s Continuing Education Certificate Program — Participants attend three daylong workshops and five clinical seminars, beginning in January 2012 and ending in May 2012. This unique 30 CEU certificate program is designed for practitioners who are interested in enhancing their knowledge and skills in spiritually sensitive practice. This year’s three workshops, described in more detail in this brochure, will address these issues: • Saturday, January 21, 2012 — “Exploring Spiritual Perspectives and Practices in Helping Clients Cope with Moral Dilemmas” presented by Rev. Michelle A. Walsh, M.S.W., LICSW • Saturday, March 17, 2012 — “Bypassing Spirituality & Spiritual Bypassing: Ethical Issues in Spiritually Sensitive Practice” presented by Michael Sheridan, Ph.D., M.S.W., and Eileen Dombo, Ph.D., LICSW • Saturday, April 28, 2012 — “Integrative Restoration-iRest: Contemporary Applications of an Ancient Contemplative Practice for Experiencing Inner & Outer Harmony” presented by Richard Miller, Ph.D.

The five-session clinical seminar series will provide important time and space to process with colleagues the information gained from the workshops and to apply it to practice from a spiritual perspective. The seminars will be facilitated by Cathleen Gray, Ph.D., LICSW, former director of Center for Spirituality and Social Work and master clinician. Seminars will be held on Fridays, from 3 p.m. to 5:30 p.m., January 27, February 24, March 23, April 20, and May 4. Further information is available at http://cssw.cua.edu

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Certificate Programs Employee Assistance Online Educational Program — Students complete four, four-week classes. The Certificate Program begins in March 2012 through June 2012. Classes include EAPs in the New Millennium, Contemporary EAP Services, Advanced EAP Services: Mental Health and Addictions, and Quantitative and Qualitative Evaluation of EAPs. The faculty are led by Dale Masi, CEAP, a resident scholar at NCSSS and professor emerita from the University of Maryland. Additional faculty include Dale Kaplan, vice president of EAPs and Occupational Services Reliant Behavioral Health, and Janet Hosford-Lamb, president/CEO of Focused Solutions. Information and registration are available at http://eap.cua.edu.

Registration Information For additional information, check our website at http://ncsss.cua.edu/ce/. Registration is available online at http://ncsss.cua.edu/ce/. Look for the workshop you are interested in, and link to the registration site. Students and field instructors receive a discounted rate. Cancellation policy: Refunds will be honored up to one week prior to the workshop, minus a $25 processing fee. Substitution requests for an alternate workshop will also be considered. Please contact Ellen Thursby at thursby@cua.edu. Registrants will be notified if a workshop is cancelled due to low enrollment and their registration fees will be fully refunded. Workshops will be cancelled if The Catholic University of America is closed due to inclement weather. Please check the website, http://cua.edu, for information on closures. For more information, contact: Ellen Thursby, Director Office of Professional Education and Training Tel: 202-319-4388 Thursby@cua.edu


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NCSSS Prof Ed Brochure Spring 2012