Lunchtime Chat with NASW Colorado President, Dr. Julie Clockston

Lunchtime Chat with NASW Colorado President, Dr. Julie Clockston

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Join us for an NASW-CO Western & Rural Regions (but open to all) Lunchtime Chat with NASW Colorado President, Dr. Julie Clockston, LCSW, on October 15, from 12:30 to 1:30 pm! Bring your questions about the updated Mental Health Practice Act, comments about social work in rural areas, and any questions you have for our fabulous Chapter President. Contact Western Slope Board Rep Amiessa Jutten for the meeting link at Check out this informative and moving video by Dr. Clockston, which provides an overview of NASW-CO resources and vision, telling a story that evokes emotion, inclusivity, solidarity, and encouraging collective action.

Walking the Clinical High Wire with Couples, Families and Legal Involvement: Ethical Management of Risk [Outside Training]

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Deb HensonWalking the Clinical High Wire with Couples, Families and Legal Involvement: Ethical Management of Risk with Deb Henson, LCSW, JD

October 23, 2020 - Virtual Training held via Zoom - Registration Link:

About the Training:
Beyond Ethics, LLC is an NASW-CO Approved CE Provider

In this workshop, Deb and participants will examine the high-risk nature of clinical practice in 2020. Deb will present vital information for participants’ ethical responses in this litigious day and age. Also, Deb will facilitate discussion of participants’ case examples, as well as her own work defending clinicians in Louisiana and Colorado who have faced legal and ethical dilemmas in their clinical practices.

Deb will help participants develop ethical, self-protective strategies to avoid the high-risk case turning into the nightmare case! As a seasoned clinician, who has a firm belief in protecting clients and guarding their confidentiality, Deb’s suggestions always are fashioned to protect the therapeutic relationship and the client and therapist from bullying, harassing legal activity.

Deb and participants will be discussing numerous case examples furnished by participants and culled from Deb’s legal practice in Louisiana and Colorado, which provides much grist for the training mill! Additionally, Deb will teach participants a relatively simple step-by-step approach for ethically responding to subpoenas for records, depositions, and/or trial testifying. Deb will help participants learn how to prepare for litigation events such as depositions and trial testifying.

To find out more about this training and about Deb, please visit the Beyond Ethics, LLC webpage:

Private Practice Group

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The Private Practice Group focuses on the business management and administrative aspects of developing and operating a privately owned clinical social work practice. The group's goal is to provide tips, guidance, professional resources, collegial support, and positive encouragement surrounding the successes and challenges of starting and owning your own practice.  The group meets on the 4th Saturday of the month (except summer, November & December) for mutual support to discuss setting up and maintaining your private practice. Pre-contemplative, new, and seasoned private practice social workers are welcome. NASW Members only. Please contact to get in touch with the Committee Chairs and for the virtual meeting information. 

Location: Virtual meetings till further notice-contact NASWCO for link

Clinical Supervision for Licensure 101: Knowing the Basics and Starting on the Path Beyond [Virtual]

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Wednesday October 28 - 5:30 pm to 7:45 pm and Friday October 30 - 9 am to 11:15 am (with a 15 minute break during each session). Must attend both sessions to receive CEUs.

4.0 hours of CE offered - Members: $55; Nonmembers: $125 - Register Social Work Online CE Institute

Presentation by Amie Bryant, LCSW, CAC III

Course Description:
This training builds on graduate-level social work skills and provides clinical supervisors with new tools to become more versatile in their roles. It is ideal for those interested in becoming clinical supervisors, or those who are new to clinical supervision. Attendees will strengthen their understanding of today’s best practice knowledge and enhance their skills to function effectively in the role of clinical supervisor for licensure. This is open to ALL mental health providers, not just MSWs, LCSW's.

The training will address:

  • Supervisory roles and functions
  • Colorado State Regulatory (DORA) Requirements
  • Models of Effective Supervision and Ethical Implications
  • Strategies for Clinical Supervision and Best Practices for Individual and Group Supervision
  • Common Challenges to Prepare for in Clinical Supervision
  • Leadership and Concepts for Further Learning

Platform Instructions:

This course will be presented via GoToMeeting. Attendees will be able to ask questions throughout the training, but questions and discussion will be moderated by NASW.

The meeting link will be sent out the week of the event. Attendees will need a strong internet connection and should test their connection and system in advance: Please also plan to log on 10 minutes early in order to troubleshoot any issues.

Legislative Committee

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Legislative Committee meets on the first Wednesday of the month from August to December (we generally break for June and July). During the Legislative Session, January to May, the Committee also meets on the third Wednesday of the month. Meetings are held from 12 pm to 1:30 pm. Meetings are being held virtually. Click "Read More" for meeting details.

Promoting Resilience and Recovery from the Effects of the COVID-19 Pandemic

FREE for social workers, students and allied health professionals

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FREE! Register here for this Nov. 5th 1-2:30 training by DHHS experts for social workers, students, and allied professionals to promote recovery from the COVID-19 pandemic and other disasters, such as fires. Experts in disaster human services, public health crisis response, and disaster behavioral health will share evidence-informed interventions for social workers to promote their own resilience, the resilience of individual clients, and the resilience of organizations and communities affected by disasters and public health emergencies. The presentation is relevant for social workers in behavioral health treatment, healthcare, schools, social services, and vulnerable population protective services, and emphasizes practical knowledge to empower social workers to be part of their community’s recovery. Presenters are experienced Federal disaster response and recovery social work professionals with prior experience with public health emergencies and other disasters.

How to Develop an Antiracist Lens for your Clinical Practice

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How to Develop an Antiracist Lens for your Clinical Practice (2 Part Live Webinar)
Presenter: Keita Annie Whitten Foster BSW, MSW LCSW, SEP. Consultant, Educator, Racialized Trauma Practitioner, Embodied abolitionist.
Founder: Ready, Set Thrive!, The Harriet Tubman Movement Coalition of Maine, and Community Dialogues on Racism as a Public Health Crisis in the Midst of COVID-19

Keita Annie Whitten FosterPart 1: Friday October 2 - 8:30 am - 10:45 am MT
Part 2: Friday November 6 - 8:30 am -10:45 am MT

Registration is for both parts. Attendees will receive 4 CEs. 15 min break during each session.
Register through the Social Work Online CE Institute.

How to Develop an Antiracist Lens for your Clinical Practice: This workshop will focus on introducing participants to an anti-racist practice model that will assist social workers in developing the ability to both expand capacity to understand the dynamics of transference and counter transference with regard to racialized tension. As social workers, we must be able to “metabolize” our own responses to race and also to allow for our clients the same space. This workshop will help you identify and manage racialized emotional fragility and what to do about it. You will learn techniques to help you and your client co create an environment of capacity to support authentic regulation for the emotional body.


NASW-CO Southeast CO/CO Springs Monthly Regional Gatherings (Virtual)

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NASW-CO Southeast CO/CO Springs Monthly Regional Gatherings (Virtual)

"In today’s times networking seems to become more and more important, partially due to social distancing but also to unite and speak up for social justice. In order to get started and get to know each other, I’d love to restart monthly meetings in our region. Our first meeting would be Friday, October 9th from 12-2pm by Zoom (email me for link) and would continue every first Friday at the same time, until we decide that another day is better. Please feel free to email me to RSVP (optional but I’d love to know how many are coming) and give me some ideas of your favorite time to meet, and also some topics you would like to discuss or hear about." Sylvia Schyberg, LCSW

Practice Standards Committee

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The Practice Standards Committee will be meeting virtually. Please contact committee chairs, Kathy Aguirre, LCSW and Balin Anderson, LCSW for more information.

The purpose of the Committee on Practice Standards is to examine areas of all social work practice and develop guidelines of ethical conduct. This committee does not function in lieu of the specially appointed NASW Committee on Inquiry, but rather in addition to such a committee. The Committee on Practice Standards focuses on areas in which standards of practice have not been developed, as well as areas where questions may have come forth regarding unclear interpretations of existing standards. The committee may issue advisory opinions regarding the practice of social work.

The Practice Standards Committee meets monthly and we welcome all members. To confirm a meeting date check the Community Calendar or contact the Chapter office.

The Committee has a consultative process that handles questions from members. This process guides members in the ethical decision-making process, but does not provide supervision or give legal advice. The Committee will accept questions/issues that have an impact on social work practice. You are invited to attend a meeting in person or by phone to bring the question/issue for discussion. Please contact the office to request the issue be added to a meeting agenda.


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