Events

For more than 60 years, NASW members have made a collective impact on the institutions and policies that help millions of people achieve better lives in their communities. NASW sponsors award programs to honor the highest social work achievements and hosts conferences to showcase excellence throughout the profession. We also coordinate state-based and nationwide celebrations and campaigns to help educate the public about the many roles of social workers. NASW Metro DC Chapter offers training to members and others, geared toward meeting your needs for licensure and ongoing education. View all professional development events here.


Community Calendar

Discover upcoming training sessions and events scheduled here! Please note that all NASW Metro DC training sessions will be held virtually. To register for training, please visit the NASW Virginia Chapter website. Click on the event name for more information.
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  • Supervision: Foundations of Supervision (August 9-10) (8/9/2024 8:30 AM - 8/10/2024 5:00 PM)

    Supervision: Foundations of Supervision (August 9-10)

    This course fulfills the training requirement mandated by the Virginia Board of Social Work to provide clinical supervision for LCSW candidates. The Virginia Board of Counseling updated their regulations for LPC and LMFT licensure, however, now stating: 

    • For LPC and LMFT licensure, your supervisor must hold an active, unrestricted license as a LPC or LMFT only, in the jurisdiction where the supervision is being provided. At least 100 of the supervision hours must be supervised by a LPC. **Previously approved supervisors who are substance abuse treatment practitioners, school psychologists, clinical psychologists, clinical social workers, or psychiatrists can provide supervision until August 24, 2017. 

    Course Description:       

    This comprehensive seminar addresses the most critical issues for the clinical supervisor in social work. It provides an overview of supervision that is useful both for new supervisors and those wishing to refresh their supervision skills. Through presentation, large group and small group discussions, the following aspects of supervision will be explored:

    • The purpose, role, and function of supervision;
    • Theories and models of supervision;
    • Oversight and guidance of supervisees, who diagnose, create treatment plans, and treat clients;
    • Individual and group supervision facilitation;
    • Parallel process and the importance of modeling strengths-based principles in supervision; and
    • Ethical issues that arise in supervision.

     

    Learning Objectives:       Learning objectives for course participants include:

    • Understanding the function of supervision and the role of the supervisor;
    • Discussing various theories and approaches that are useful when supervising individuals or groups of supervisees; and
    • Identifying and understanding potential ethical issues related to supervision.
    Read more
  • Licensure Exam Prep Training (August 23) (8/23/2024 9:00 AM - 4:30 PM)

    Licensure Exam Prep Training (August 23)

    Licensure Exam Prep Training

    Be prepared. Learn the content and strategies to pass the Bachelors, Masters or Clinical exam for social work licensing in Virginia!

    This one-day workshop will walk social workers at the  BSW, MSW and clinical levels of licensure through the necessary steps to pass the ASWB exam and reduce test anxiety.

     

    This 6 hour course includes:

    • Full day comprehensive virtual workshop that covers key exam content areas
    • Six month access to full Exam Guides and learning management system with access to book author, discussion board, study games, flashcards, and interactive study features
    • Sample questions reviewed during the full-day online, interactive session with Exam Guides’ author
    • Comprehensive Study Guide Book - $95 value!
    Read more
  • Understanding and Supporting Clients After Abortions (9/19/2024 9:00 AM - 12:15 PM)

    Understanding and Supporting Clients After Abortions

    This workshop will provide social workers with foundational information about working with clients who have had abortions. Attendees will learn about the myths and facts about the relationships between abortions, mental health, and emotions, as well as receive a framework through which to understand their clients’ experiences. Attendees will also reflect on their own abortion-related values, practice applying concepts to exemplar abortion stories, and identify and vet additional supportive resources for their clients. This workshop will also include a discussion of legal and ethical considerations.

    Registration is through NASW Virginia Chapter. Click READ MORE to learn more and register.

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  • Supervision: Foundations of Supervision (September 20-21) (9/20/2024 8:30 AM - 9/21/2024 5:00 PM)

    Supervision: Foundations of Supervision (September 20-21)

    This course fulfills the training requirement mandated by the Virginia Board of Social Work to provide clinical supervision for LCSW candidates. The Virginia Board of Counseling updated their regulations for LPC and LMFT licensure, however, now stating: 

    • For LPC and LMFT licensure, your supervisor must hold an active, unrestricted license as a LPC or LMFT only, in the jurisdiction where the supervision is being provided. At least 100 of the supervision hours must be supervised by a LPC. **Previously approved supervisors who are substance abuse treatment practitioners, school psychologists, clinical psychologists, clinical social workers, or psychiatrists can provide supervision until August 24, 2017. 

     

    Course Description:       

    This comprehensive seminar addresses the most critical issues for the clinical supervisor in social work. It provides an overview of supervision that is useful both for new supervisors and those wishing to refresh their supervision skills. Through presentation, large group and small group discussions, the following aspects of supervision will be explored:

    • The purpose, role, and function of supervision;
    • Theories and models of supervision;
    • Oversight and guidance of supervisees, who diagnose, create treatment plans, and treat clients;
    • Individual and group supervision facilitation;
    • Parallel process and the importance of modeling strengths-based principles in supervision; and
    • Ethical issues that arise in supervision.

     

    Learning Objectives:       Learning objectives for course participants include:

    • Understanding the function of supervision and the role of the supervisor;
    • Discussing various theories and approaches that are useful when supervising individuals or groups of supervisees; and
    • Identifying and understanding potential ethical issues related to supervision.
    Read more
  • Animal-Assisted Treatment in Social Work (9/26/2024 9:00 AM - 10:30 AM)

    Animal-Assisted Treatment in Social Work

    Animal-assisted interventions (AAI) offer valuable treatment strategies to assist clients in enhancing their lives.  During this workshop, numerous physical, cognitive, emotional and behavioral benefits of animal-assisted intervention will be discussed. The presenter will provide attendees with information on types of AAI with various populations and offer specific treatment ideas for working with children through older adults.  Practical knowledge of interventions and implementation with individuals and groups will be shared. Specific applications for treatment settings including mental health, forensic, schools and nursing homes will be discussed.


    Learning Objectives: 

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  • Crafting Successful Group Supervision AND Independent Supervision Best Practices (October 4-5) (10/4/2024 8:30 AM - 10/5/2024 5:00 PM)

    Crafting Successful Group Supervision AND Independent Supervision Best Practices (October 4-5)

    When both days are taken together, this course fulfills the 14 hour training requirement mandated by the Virginia Board of Social Work to provide clinical supervision for LCSW candidates. The Virginia Board of Counseling requires 20 hours of approved training to supervise LPC candidates.  Participants may register for ONE Day of the training to supplement another course if they wish. *Participants who have previously taken a 14-hour course from NASW-VA (within the last calendar year) and wish to take an additional one-day course may qualify for a discounted one-day registration rate. Please call the Chapter Office at 804-204-1339 for more information.

    During this highly interactive seminar, attendees will engage with other professionals to strengthen their foundation of today’s best practice knowledge and enhance their skills to function effectively in the critical role of clinical supervisor. Day 1 focuses on the dynamics of group supervision, while Day 2 explores the best practices in independent supervision.

    Read more
  • Licensure Exam Prep Training (October 9) (10/9/2024 9:00 AM - 4:30 PM)

    Licensure Exam Prep Training (October 9)

    Licensure Exam Prep Training

    Be prepared. Learn the content and strategies to pass the Bachelors, Masters or Clinical exam for social work licensing in Virginia!

    This one-day workshop will walk social workers at the  BSW, MSW and clinical levels of licensure through the necessary steps to pass the ASWB exam and reduce test anxiety.

    This 6 hour course includes:

    • Full day comprehensive virtual workshop that covers key exam content areas
    • Six month access to full Exam Guides and learning management system with access to book author, discussion board, study games, flashcards, and interactive study features
    • Sample questions reviewed during the full-day online, interactive session with Exam Guides’ author
    • Comprehensive Study Guide Book - $95 value!
    Read more
  • Supervision: Foundations of Supervision (November 1-2) (11/1/2024 8:30 AM - 11/2/2024 5:00 PM)

    Supervision: Foundations of Supervision (November 1-2)

    This course fulfills the training requirement mandated by the Virginia Board of Social Work to provide clinical supervision for LCSW candidates. The Virginia Board of Counseling updated their regulations for LPC and LMFT licensure, however, now stating: 

    • For LPC and LMFT licensure, your supervisor must hold an active, unrestricted license as a LPC or LMFT only, in the jurisdiction where the supervision is being provided. At least 100 of the supervision hours must be supervised by a LPC. **Previously approved supervisors who are substance abuse treatment practitioners, school psychologists, clinical psychologists, clinical social workers, or psychiatrists can provide supervision until August 24, 2017. 

    Course Description:       

    This comprehensive seminar addresses the most critical issues for the clinical supervisor in social work. It provides an overview of supervision that is useful both for new supervisors and those wishing to refresh their supervision skills. Through presentation, large group and small group discussions, the following aspects of supervision will be explored:

    • The purpose, role, and function of supervision;
    • Theories and models of supervision;
    • Oversight and guidance of supervisees, who diagnose, create treatment plans, and treat clients;
    • Individual and group supervision facilitation;
    • Parallel process and the importance of modeling strengths-based principles in supervision; and
    • Ethical issues that arise in supervision.

    Learning Objectives:       Learning objectives for course participants include:

    • Understanding the function of supervision and the role of the supervisor;
    • Discussing various theories and approaches that are useful when supervising individuals or groups of supervisees; and
    • Identifying and understanding potential ethical issues related to supervision.
    Read more
  • Licensure Exam Prep Training (November 15) (11/15/2024 9:00 AM - 4:30 PM)

    Licensure Exam Prep Training (November 15)

    Licensure Exam Prep Training

    Be prepared. Learn the content and strategies to pass the Bachelors, Masters or Clinical exam for social work licensing in Virginia!

    This one-day workshop will walk social workers at the  BSW, MSW and clinical levels of licensure through the necessary steps to pass the ASWB exam and reduce test anxiety.

    This 6 hour course includes:

    • Full day comprehensive virtual workshop that covers key exam content areas
    • Six month access to full Exam Guides and learning management system with access to book author, discussion board, study games, flashcards, and interactive study features
    • Sample questions reviewed during the full-day online, interactive session with Exam Guides’ author
    • Comprehensive Study Guide Book - $95 value!
    Read more
  • Supervision: Foundations of Supervision (December 6-7) (12/6/2024 8:30 AM - 12/7/2024 5:00 PM)

    Supervision: Foundations of Supervision (December 6-7)

    This course fulfills the training requirement mandated by the Virginia Board of Social Work to provide clinical supervision for LCSW candidates. The Virginia Board of Counseling updated their regulations for LPC and LMFT licensure, however, now stating: 

    • For LPC and LMFT licensure, your supervisor must hold an active, unrestricted license as a LPC or LMFT only, in the jurisdiction where the supervision is being provided. At least 100 of the supervision hours must be supervised by a LPC. **Previously approved supervisors who are substance abuse treatment practitioners, school psychologists, clinical psychologists, clinical social workers, or psychiatrists can provide supervision until August 24, 2017. 

    Course Description:       

    This comprehensive seminar addresses the most critical issues for the clinical supervisor in social work. It provides an overview of supervision that is useful both for new supervisors and those wishing to refresh their supervision skills. Through presentation, large group and small group discussions, the following aspects of supervision will be explored:

    • The purpose, role, and function of supervision;
    • Theories and models of supervision;
    • Oversight and guidance of supervisees, who diagnose, create treatment plans, and treat clients;
    • Individual and group supervision facilitation;
    • Parallel process and the importance of modeling strengths-based principles in supervision; and
    • Ethical issues that arise in supervision.

    Learning Objectives:       Learning objectives for course participants include:

    • Understanding the function of supervision and the role of the supervisor;
    • Discussing various theories and approaches that are useful when supervising individuals or groups of supervisees; and
    • Identifying and understanding potential ethical issues related to supervision.
    Read more

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