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Upcoming Specialty Practice Sections Webinars

Transform Your Couples’ Communication: Guiding Your Clients Through Difficult Conversations in Couples Therapy

Monday, September 16, 2019 (1 - 2 pm ET)

Presenter:  Tracy K. Ross, LCSW

CE Category:  1 Social Work contact hour

Couples often come to us after years of strained communication. They avoid difficult conversations fearing they will only lead to volatility, distance, and pain. Therapists can unwittingly get caught in the cycle with the couple, focusing on content rather than on the emotions and experience of each partner. In this webinar we will cover techniques that create a safe environment for having difficult conversations, and how you can guide your couples to communicate in a way that will allow them to feel heard and understood.

Cost: SPS Members:  Free / Non-SPS Members:  $20 / Non-NASW Members: $30

Back to School with Social Workers Campaign

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This year, as children head back to school, NASW and the School Social Work Association of America (SSWAA) and the NASW School Social Work Specialty Practice Section have prepared an online media toolkit to educate the public and media about the importance of school social workers. There are instructions on how to use the toolkit, which includes draft letters to school administrators and superintendents urging them to hire social workers; resources for families and school social workers; sample social media posts, images, a Facebook frame, merchandise and more.

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An Hour with Private Practice


Reducing Practice Risks When Working With Suicidal Patients
August 21, 2019
Presenter: Mirean Coleman, LICSW, CT
NASW Clinical Manager

Learn how to participate in An Hour with Private Practice - NASW members only


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