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Animal-Assisted Treatment in Social Work

Virtual Training Class

NASWDC Chapter 0 92

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.


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

NASWDC Chapter 0 231

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.

Licensure Exam Prep Training (October 9)

NASWDC Chapter 0 246

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!

Supervision: Foundations of Supervision (November 1-2)

NASWDC Chapter 0 185

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 (November 15)

NASWDC Chapter 0 237

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!
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