Four public social work training opportunities set for fall semester at Northwestern

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Four public social work training opportunities set for fall semester at Northwestern

Northwestern Oklahoma State University will partner with the University of Oklahoma’s (OU) Anne and Henry Zarrow School of Social Work to play host to four continuing education training opportunities throughout Northwestern’s campuses during the fall semester.

The first workshop will be Friday, Sept. 19, at the Alva Campus, 709 Oklahoma Blvd., in the Alabaster Room (third floor of Vinson Hall). Other workshops are planned for Friday, Oct. 10, at the Woodward campus, 2007 34th Street, room 118; Friday, Nov. 7, at the Enid campus, 2929 E. Randolph, board room 125; and Friday, Dec. 5, at the Alva campus, Student Center Ranger Room. All of the workshops will take place from 1-4 p.m.

Each workshop is open to the public. Registration at http://conta.cc/1sXHcRa is required with a fee of $35 per workshop. Northwestern students’ registration fees will be waived.

David P. Moxley, professor of social work at the Anne and Henry Zarrow School of Social Work at OU, will serve as the workshop leader for all four sessions.  An experienced trainer and workshop leader, Moxley’s extensive research-informed practice background in aging, developmental disabilities, practice with people coping with serious mental illness, and organizational development will ensure the timeliness and relevance of each session. Among being a professor of social work, Moxley serves as the Oklahoma Health Care Authority endowed professor of health.

The training workshops start with “Case Management for the Baccalaureate Social Worker and Human Service Professional.” Three continuing education units (CEUs) will be offered that can satisfy licensed clinical social worker (LCSW) and licensed master’s social worker (LMSW) continuing education requirements.  This session will focus on how social workers practicing as case managers and their supervisors can think about the core competencies of case management within a changing environment of human services.  What are these core competencies and how can they change over the next five years as the structure of human services evolves?

The second workshop, Friday, Oct. 10, is titled “Recovery-focused practice in Rural Human Services.” This session addresses how strengths and community asset approaches inform recovery as a developmental process.  Participants will consider a generalist framework guiding recovery practice in social work and human services, and will examine challenges to using this framework in rural communities. This session also offers three CEUs that can satisfy LCSW and LMSW continuing education requirements.

The next workshop on Friday, Nov. 7, “Strategic Case Management for Advanced Practice,” will cover three CEUs that can satisfy LCSW and LMSW continuing education requirements. Focusing on strategic case management in advanced practice situations, this session will illustrate the application of the criterion of ultimate functioning to the design, implementation and advancement of individualized care plans for people experiencing complex challenges in daily living.  Participants will learn about the criterion and its use within human service settings, particularly those situated in rural areas.  The session will incorporate cases and vignettes to guide the learning process.

The training series will end Friday, Dec. 5, with “Reconsidering Ethics in Social Work Practice: Contemporary Issues and Challenges.” This session will offer three CEUs enabling participants to satisfy the annual ethics requirements for LCSW or LMSW licensure and for mental health case managers and peer recovery support specialists.  Participants will consider the dynamic nature of ethics reflecting what the greater society and its professions consider good and appropriate practice in the human services.  As participants consider both contemporary issues and challenges, the session will incorporate cases and vignettes to guide their learning process.

"We are ecstatic to be partnering with the OU Anne and Henry Zarrow School of Social Work to provide quality continuing education to the Northwest region,” Dr. Kylene Rehder, department of social work chair, said.

“Dr. Moxley is a dynamic presenter with impressive academic and practice credentials, and we are honored to have him present at each of our three campuses.”

For questions and accommodations or to register contact Diane Freeman at OU at (405) 325-2822 or dkfreeman@ou.edu or register at http://conta.cc/1sXHcRa.

For more information about Northwestern’s Department of Social Work or the training opportunity contact Rehder at (580) 327-8135 or kdrehder@nwosu.edu

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