Continuing Education Unit Opportunities
Online Course Listings:
Courses Offered in the Area, 2019:
- Mass. Nurses Association
Diabetes Management for Nurses
Wednesday, November 13; registration/dinner 5:30-6, program 6-8:15
Bay State Conference Center, Mass Maritime
Presented by Amber McGregor Fowler, BSN, RN, CDE
“This program will discuss the pathophysiology and classification of Diabetes Type 1 and 2. Oral pharmacological management and insulin therapy will be included. Risk factors and barriers to disease management will also be discussed, including the rising cost of medication for diabetic patients.”
Free for Mass. Nurses Association members/associate members, $95 for nonmembers
$25 placeholder deposit – returned upon attendance at event
The following opportunities can be found here: National Association of Social Workers (MA Chapter)
- NASW Fall Film Festival
Sunday, November 3, 2019 – 2 – 5:30 pm
LOCATION: The Studio Cinema, 376 Trapelo Road, Belmont, MA
Join us for a screening of the 2018 Japanese drama film Shoplifters, following a “non-biological family that relies on shoplifting to cope with a life of poverty.”
Discussant: Charles Glazier, LICSW, CGP, a psychotherapist in private practice specializing in work with children, teens, and families. This event is approved for 3 CEUs. $35 for NASW members / $50 for non-members.
- Bridge to Tomorrow: Retirement as a Developmental Passage
Sunday, November 3, 2019
3 – 6:30 PM
LOCATION: Temple Shalom of Newton
175 Temple Street
The cross-currents of professional and personal identity in late-career catch many good social workers off-guard. This conference will orient social workers currently in the second half of their careers to the important developmental challenges of late-career life. All social workers serving mature adults will learn from this developmental focus – as well and our clients anticipate and prepare for transition to the new autonomy, identity hazards and opportunities of this tricky period – with or without continuing ‘work.’ We will challenge our social traditions of bearing late-career stresses in isolation, in favor of a more communal model of growth.
• Leslie Bass, LICSW, works in private practice, and previously served as adjunct faculty in clinical practice at Simmons College and Boston College Schools of Social Work.
• Joan Ditzion, LICSW, is the co-founder and co-author of Our Bodies Ourselves.
• Larry Elle, MSW, is a Career Counselor at Success Associates Career Services.
• Bet MacArthur, LICSW, works in Private Practice in Cambridge, and is the Co-Chair of NASW-MA’s Retired and Retiring Shared Interest Group.
• Judith Meirowitz, LICSW, works in Private Practice in Lexington.
This program is approved for 3.0 CEUs.
Cost of Attendance: $50 for NASW members / $60 for non-members.
- Meeting the (Big!) Challenges of Blended Families – 3.0 CEUs
November 22, 2019 – 9 am -12:30 pm
LOCATION: Grand View Farm, 55 Center Street, Burlington
The term “blended family” captures the fervent wishes stepcouples often bring for connection and a fresh start. The realities often involve “resistant” children and anxious, confused adults struggling with intense feelings of “insiderness” and “outsiderness,” questions about discipline, “appropriate” rules, and ever-present ex-spouse relationships. Whether working with individuals or kids, couples or families, Dr. Patricia Papernow will help participants recognize the five major predictable challenges stepfamilies face. She will provide psychoeducational, interpersonal, and individual interventions for successfully navigating these often intense and divisive forces.
Dr. Patricia Papernow is one of the world’s foremost experts on blended families. She is the Director of the Institute for Stepfamily Education and the author of Surviving and Thriving in Stepfamily Relationships: What Works and What Doesn’t
This program is approved for 3 CEUs. Cost of Attendance: $60 for NASW members / $90 for non-members.