Free CEUs for Social Workers



Free CEUs & Continuing Medical Education for Social Workers

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WELCOME!   We are proud to sponsor this educational initiative, dedicated to providing Free Social Worker CE, PDH & CEUs required by many state boards for Social Work, SW, LCSW, MSW, MFT, & MH Counselors license renewal. New Free Social Work CEU courses are posted frequently. Through extensive content review, our staff approves Social Worker CEU courses that are timely and approved by the NAADC, NASW, ASWB, EACC & others.
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PTSD 202: Skills Training in Affective and Interpersonal Regulation (STAIR)- Describe the STAIR Treatment process. Discuss emotions, emotion regulation and trauma impact in relation to STAIRS treatment. Summarize methods to develop emotion regulation skills. Explain distress tolerance. Define interpersonal schemas and relationship patterns. Discuss the application of alternative adaptive schemas. Describe the effects of abuse and assault of experience of agency and assertiveness. Summarize interpersonal expectations and actions within a social context.  5.0 Free CEUs  (+MD, RN, PA, RPh)  Course description.  Link to Post-test

Diabetes and Fall Risk: Special Considerations in Improving Quality of Life for Older Adults- Identify the problem: review demographics of diabetes and falls in older adults. Discuss the medical and psychosocial complications of diabetes. Review evidenced based preventive care for older adults. Emphasize the critical importance of geriatric syndrome’ identification and management. Present the literature review of increased risk of falls in people with diabetes. Discuss diabetes management with special considerations for older adults. Discuss fall prevention strategies. Identify partnerships for management of fall risk for people with diabetes: focus on patient self-management.  1.5 Free CEUs

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NEW!  Senior Nutrition and Mealtime- Good nutrition is critical for everyone, but the importance increases as we age. Molly Carpenter outlines several steps you can take to help your older adult clients develop better nutrition and eating habits, from helping them shop for groceries and select foods that are high in nutrition and important vitamins, minerals and fiber, to ways to prepare tastythat are good for them.  1.0 Free CEUs   Link to Post-test   (expires 4/12/14)
NEW!  Work-Related Stress- Identify work-related stressors and challenges experienced in social work.. Apply useful concepts to aid in understanding stress-related experience, including compassion fatigue, secondary traumatic stress, burnout and vicarious traumatization.. Describe self-care and stress management strategies to manage occupational and personal stress effectively in order to maintain optimal well-being. 1.0 Free CEUs

Sponsored by NASW- 4 courses, 2.0 CEUs each. 8 CEUs total. Links to all courses go to a log-in page. Register as non-member, then register for the courses you desire- Membership not required for these:

Understanding HIV/AIDS: The Social Worker’s Role- Gain a basic understanding of HIV/AIDS, including treatment, modes of disease transmission, national and global effects, and prevention strategies. Review the biopsychosocial effects of the HIV/AIDS on individuals, families, and communities. Build knowledge, skills, interventions, and resources to ensure effective social work services are provided to clients & others affected by HIV/AIDS.  2.0 Free CEUs

Promoting Adherence to Cancer Oral Medications: The Social Worker’s Role- Define the basics of adherence and non-adherence to cancer oral medications. Explore the barriers and challenges to adherence for individuals with cancer. Improve psychosocial knowledge and intervention skills, to position social workers to help individuals with cancer increase adherence to cancer oral medications. Provide resources to assist social workers and others in addressing adherence issues in cancer oral medications.   2.0 Free CEUs

Understanding Malpractice Risk: What Can Social Worker’s Do?- What is malpractice risk for social workers. Defines confidentiality and the reasons clients tend to sue. Tips to mitigate ethical malpractice risks, advice for supervisors and sound risk management ideas. Malpractice insurance, practical tips if you are sued. Reviews significance of statute of limitations.  2.0 Free CEUs

Understanding Adolescent Health: The Social Worker’s Role- Gain a basic understanding of adolescent health & inter-related influences. Identify the strengths, needs, influences, and risk factors associated with adolescents & adolescent health. Develop skills, interventions, and resources to enhance adolescent health and development, & the services provided to this population.  2.0 Free CEUs


Intro to Goals, Clinical Concerns, and Opportunities In Behavioral Health Managed Care : It’s Not Your Grandpa’s Chevy’- Understanding the Scope and Impact of the Health Care Reform Movement Toward a Managed System of Care. Introduction to Clinical Concerns and Opportunities for Behavioral Health Professionals under a Managed System of Care. Understanding the Concept of Care Management and Utilization Review – It’s a ‘Medical Model’ – even if we are delivering short term counseling which is typically not considered to be “medical” in nature. It’s important to understand that Care Management is a PHILOSOPHY which approaches approval for behavioral health services in a whole new way, and required justification from those who deliver services which surpasses that which was required in the past.. Identify Clinical Approaches and Intervention Programs Which Are Workable and Appropriate Under a Managed System of Care.   1.0 Free CEUs

Treating Co-Occurring Disorders- Know the criteria for the correct diagnosis of a co-occurring disorder (COD). Be cognizant of the Quadrants of Care classification for service coordination by severity, in the process of treating COD. Be able to articulate the essential steps for effective treatment planning for substance abuse, mental health disorders and COD. Be more aware of strategies for the successful treatment of clients with COD. Understand the focus of two outpatient models (ACT and ICM) from the mental health field for clients with COD. Be able to assist clients in constructing a post-treatment strategy for their own continuity of care and recovery.  1.0 Free CEUs


Sponsored by Treatment Solutions Network. All courses are approved by the national boards for NAADAC and EACC. 9 Courses. 13 CEUs total.

Does Pot Kill Brain Cells? What you will learn: Psychopharmacological action of Cannabis. Biological, educational and social consequences of Cannabis use. Clinical/treatment implications and strategies  1.0 Free CEU

Back to the Basics: Leveraging Our Experience and Resources- Understand the network of available resource of support for members. Begin to build strategic alliances with internet addiction at work, and what about home? To explain what Internet addiction is. Is it real or not? What is the effect/affect and the warning signs? To show the participants the methods of monitoring internet addiction. Review mental health/sub abuse provider network. Incorporate grassroots options for support into the current program.   1.5 Free CEUs

Philosophy of Integrated Treatment- Recognize the special needs of complex clients. Learn about Evidence Based Treatment strategies. Gain knowledge about how to measure an agency for fidelity to EBT.  1.5 Free CEUs

Crisis Intervention for Co-Morbid and Complex Populations- Individuals will gain a better assessment techniques and interviewing strategies for complex populations. Participants will gain better insight into how to plan a safe intervention for unstable clients. Participants will gain a basic understanding of how to work with Police, EMS and Emergency Rooms and assess levels of crisis.   1.5 Free CEUs

Armed & Dysfunctional- Be able to identify the needs of Public Safety Personnel. How to better work with Public Safety Personnel. Show how to over come roadblocks when working with this population.   1.5 Free CEUs

Psychologically Fit for Work- 2.Participants will learn how to negotiate boundary issues, cope with different systems, and maintain good communication so that all the players understand the rules of the various systems. Participants will learn how to find and/or develop a credible system that will provide wrap-around services that will assess, treat, and be pro-active in maintaining psychological fitness   1.5 Free CEUs.

Internet Addiction at Work, And What about Home- To explain what Internet addiction is. Is it real or not? What is the effect/affect and the warning signs? To show the participants the methods of monitoring internet addiction. Share what some treatment providers are saying and accessing resources.   1.5 Free CEUs

Trauma and Addictions in the Workplace- Identify various addictions and compulsive behaviors. Participants will be able to identify kinds of trauma. Participants will be able to identify workplace challenges of addressing trauma and addiction. Participants will be able to identify the ways that trauma and addictions impact each other.  1.5 Free CEUs

Can Alternative Paths help in Recovery?- The participant will be able to alternative paths to healing in recovery. The participants will learn and understand the four universal addiction principles. The participants will learn the importance of self care and boundaries. 1.5 Free CEUs


ADHD and Comorbidity: Bipolar Disorder, Depression and ADHD- Describe how symptoms of ADHD may be present in other psychiatric disorders, such as bipolar disorder, and that such comorbidities warrant an initial therapeutic strategy based on the most impairing condition.Recognize that most children and adults with ADHD also have a comorbid psychiatric condition. Explain the need for international guidelines for treating depression using the most effective therapeutic agents indicated for that disorder. Extrapolate adverse childhood experiences to both psychiatric and somatic abnormalities in later life and understand that, by identifying the occurrence of such experiences, the sequelae of these incidents can be controlled and/or minimized.  1.0 Free CEUs


Sponsored by SAMHSA (Substance Abuse & Mental Health Services Administration)

Each module is worth one CEU credit- 5 Free CEUs Total. Register for the Series

Homelessness 101: Basic facts and figures on homelessness, including discussion of causes and individual and societal risk factors for persons becoming homeless.

Strategic Practices: Evidenced based and promising community based practices that can help end homelessness.

Partnering and Planning: Strategic partnering and planning strategies to leverage community resources to meet the needs of persons who are homeless.

Financing: Tips on how to finance services for persons who are homeless.

Evaluation: Overview of evaluation strategies to see if your program is having the desired impact in ending chronic homelessness.


Stroke: Making the Transition to Chronic Care Management- Distinguish between the different types of stroke. Discuss ways to prevent stroke and recurrent stroke. Describe the role of the interdisciplinary team in rehabilitation following a stroke.  1.0 Free CEUs

Introduction to Reflex Sympathetic Dystrophy © - Define reflex sympathetic dystrophy syndrome (RSDS). Identify the three stages of RSDS and manifestations of each stage. Outline treatment and nursing care priorities for a patient with RSDS. Identify the 6 potential directions for basic and clinical research on new treatment strategies.   2.0 Free CEUs

Motivational Interviewing as a Counseling Style- Discuss client ambivalence and its role in client motivation; Identify five basic principles of motivational interviewing; and Describe strategies to use with clients in the early stages of treatment.    1.0 Free CEUs

Ethics & Boundary Issues - Topics include: Ethics vs. Law. Confidentiality. Mandated Reporting. HIPAA. Advertising Professional Services. Duty to Protect. Achieving and Maintaining Competence. Cultural Competence. Informed Consent. Multiple or Non-Sexual Dual Relationships. Sexual Relationships with Clients. Demo familiarity with the limits of confidentiality, the concept of a mandated reporter, the concept of informed consent, & duty to warn laws.  3.0 Free CEUs

Chronic Disease Prevention- Discuss patients at risk for the development of type 2 DM, CAD, and stroke. Identify dietary, exercise, stress management recommendations for reducing the risk of type 2 DM, CAD, and stroke. Identify evidenced-based practice guidelines for pharmacological interventions.  1.0 Free CEUs

Understanding and Supporting the Emotional Health of Student Veterans- Describe military culture and the adjustment issues related to the transition from the military to the classroom. Recognize ways to make the health and counseling centers and their programs more veteran-friendly. Identify some of the mental health issues that may be experienced by some student veterans and recognize how the signs and symptoms may manifest in individuals. List resources for referral and additional training information.  1.0 Free CEUs  (expires 4/30/14)

ONE free course-choose from the following:  (1) 10 Ways Practitioners Can Avoid Frequent Ethical Pitfalls. (2) Nine Ethical Values of Master Therapists. (3) 21 Ethical Fallacies: Cognitive Strategies To Justify Unethical Behavior and Ethics, Critical Thinking, and Language. (4) Psychologists Use of E-mail with Clients: Some Ethical Considerations. (5) Diet and Physical Activity in Women Recovered from Anorexia Nervosa A Pilot Study. (6) Comparison of DSM-IV vs. Proposed DSM-5 Diagnostic Criteria for Eating Disorders: Reduction of EDNOS and Validity.     1.0 Free CEUs

Bullying: Techniques for Dealing with Taunting,Teasing, & Tormenting- Explain two additional uses of the Turning Insults into Compliments technique. Explain five advanced techniques that students can use to deal with verbal bulling. Explain one way an Anti-Meanness group or club could organize to keep track of their progress. Explain three anti-meanness steps. Explain two concepts for helping students work together to deal with bullying. Explain the two parts of the Anti-Meanness Test   1.0 CEUs

Achieving Better Outcomes for Kidney Transplant Recipients: Optimizing Patient Management — Integrated Management for Immunosupression- This web-based interactive virtual patient program will help participants: 1) consider available immunosuppressive therapies for kidney transplant recipients; 2) make optimal clinical decisions based on the needs and comorbidities of their patients; 3) individualize therapy for kidney transplant patients; and 4) provide the necessary patient teaching so that patients are more able to adhere to immunosuppressive regimens.  1.5 Free CEUs