Community Calendar

Supervision: Digital Technology & Clinical Supervision AND Trauma-Directed Supervision (June 28-29)

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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 explores the ethical divide of digital technology in supervision, while Day 2 focuses on trauma directed supervision.

Ethics Cultural Competence - Suicide Prevention

Virtual Training Class

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As social workers, we are mandated to be competent in our areas of practice. Unfortunately, almost every client group has the potential to be at high risk for suicide-related behaviors.Whether your area of practice is policy, community advocacy, direct practice, or case management with young or old, suicide prevention and competency is a must.We will explore the science of hope, assessment, and treatment within the context of prevention, primary prevention, high-risk groups, and the power of postvention.

Learning Objectives:

  1. Participants will learn the three preventions of suicide and their plan of action with each.
  2. Participants will learn how to identify those clients and groups at high risk for suicide related behaviors.
  3. Participants will learn assessment and treatment models.

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

Supervision: Foundations of Supervision (August 9-10)

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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.

Licensure Exam Prep Training (August 23)

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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!

Understanding and Supporting Clients After Abortions

Virtual Training Class

NASWDC Chapter 0 52

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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