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2019 NASW-Illinois Chapter CEU Events

Here's a complete list of NASW-IL trainings for 2019. Check back often as new courses are added each week!

Don't see a training in your area? Contact your local district chair to help with organizing with an event in YOUR area! 

All courses offered through the NASW-Illinois Chapter meet the continuing education qualifications for LSWs, LCSWs, LPCs, LCPCs, LMFTs, RNs, LPNs, APNs, and LCPs licensed in Illinois as required by the Illinois Department of Financial and Professional Regulation (IDFPR). NASW-IL is also a Illinois State Board of Education-approved licensed professional development provider for PELs (formerly Type 73s) for school social workers. 

OUR POLICY FOR RECEIVEING CEUs HAS CHANGED. PLEASE READ CAREFULLY. To receive CEUs, you must mark your arrival time and departure time on the registration timesheet; attendees missing arrival or departure time are not eliglble for CEUs. If you require the full amount of CEUs for the workshop, be sure to arrive on time. Late arrivals will have CEU hours deducted from their certificates. If you need to leave the training early, see on-site staff person to mark your departure time on the registration timesheet. CEU certificates will be sent out within 45 days after the event. 

CANCELLATION POLICY (Revised November 21, 2016)

While we understand that emergencies do occur, once a participant has been registered and is expected to attend a course, the NASW-Illinois Chapter has already factored that person’s attendance into costs already absorbed by the chapter. Therefore our cancellation policy for our continuing education offerings is as follows (unless stated otherwise on the registration form or page):

  • Cancellations received more than three (3) weeks out from a course can request a refund in full at 100% cost.
  • Cancellations received within three (3) weeks of the course are eligible for a partial refund. The participant may request a refund MINUS 20% of the course fee (used to help the chapter recoup event set-up costs) EXCEPT in the case of the LSW/LCSW Review Course (see next bullet).
  • Cancellations received within three (3) weeks of an LCW/LCSW Review Course date are eligible to reschedule ONE TIME for $20.00 for one of the next three available review course dates. There are no refunds for LSW/LCSW Review Course cancellations received within three weeks of the review course date. Rescheduling requests must be submitted BEFORE the day of the event. Requests received AFTER the event has begun will NOT be accepted.
  • Any no show for a course without prior cancellation notification will not be eligible for a refund nor the option to attend a future course at the absorbed cost. 

Thursday 02.21.19 - The State of Aging in Chicago’s Black Community: Challenges, Resources, and Opportunities (Roseland)

In honor of Black History Month, the NASW-Illinois Chapter Older Adults Shared Interest Group will be presenting, The State of Aging in Chicago’s Black Community: Challenges, Resources, and Opportunities. 

Where: Roseland Community Hospital, 45 West 111th Street, Chicago, IL 60628 

When: 9:00am–11:00am

Cost: 1.5 Cult. Comp. CEUs / $23 Nonmember / FREE NASW Member (Free CEUs)



Wednesday 02.27.19 - Public Library Social Work: An Emerging Field (Chicago) 

This is a Chicago District event. When you hear the word “interdisciplinary” as applied to social work, you may think of collaboration with doctors, nurses, or other professionals in the medical field. Now social workers are working with a unique partner—the public library. Amita Health partners with the Chicago Public Library and Evanston Public Library to reach community members in an innovative way. Learn about the role of social workers in library settings.

Where: Uptown Branch, Chicago Public Library, 929 West Buena Avenue, Chicago IL 60613

When: 3:00–5:00pm

Cost: 2 CEUs / $30 Nonmember / FREE NASW Member



Wednesday 03.06.19 - Addressing Opioid Use Disorders: Diagnosis and Treatment (Gibson City)

This is an East Central District event. The purpose of this presentation is to familiarize mental health professionals with information concerning the growing misuse of opioids, which has reached epidemic proportions. The presentation will discuss and provide practical guidance in screening, diagnosis, and treatment options for Opioid Use Disorder. 

Where: GAHHS Education Center, 209 East 8th Street, Gibson City IL 60936

When: 9:00am–12:00pm

Cost: 3 CEUs / $45 Nonmember / FREE NASW Member (Free CEUs)



Wednesday 03.06.2019 - Integrated Care and Social Work Practice (Gibson City)

This is an East Central District event. To familiarize and educate medical professionals with integrated healthcare between primary care and behavioral health services. Integrated healthcare is provided to individuals and families through collaborative, patient centered care within the primary care setting. 

Where: GAHHS Community Education Center, 209 East 8th Street, Gibson City IL 60936

When: 1:00–4:30pm

Cost: 3 CEUs / $45 Nonmember / FREE NASW Member (Free CEUs)



Thursday 03.07.19 - #NOTFORSALE (Chicago)

This is a Chicago District event. Salvation Army STOP-IT progam manager Summar Ghias will provide a deeper understanding of human and sex trafficking. Summar will also discuss best practice techniques to help prevent, identify and respond to human trafficking. Presidential Lifetime Achievement award winner and trafficking survivor Marian Hatcher sits down to tell her personal journey of recovery and redemption. 

Where: Mt. Sinai Hospital - Auditorium Glasser A, 1500 South California Avenue, Chicago IL 60608

When: 5:00–7:30pm

Cost: 2.5 CEUs / $38 Nonmember / FREE NASW Member (Free CEUs)



Thursday 03.14.19 - National Social Work Month Conference on Ethics and Cultural Awareness (Springfield)

This West Central District conference will provide information focused on ethics and cultural awareness/competency for social workers and other related fields. Some of the content will be health-focused but should apply to those engaged in a variety of roles. A number of different presenters with varying experiences will provide for interesting information sharing and discussion. Conference registration includes the cost of breakfast and lunch. Partial day options also available. 

Where: Memorial Center for Learning and Innovation (MCLI), 228 West Mill Street (2A), Springfield IL 62702

When: 9:00am–4:00pm

Cost: All-Day Conference (includes 3 ethics and 3 cult. comp. CEUs): $150 Nonmember / $65 NASW Member
AM Ethics ONLY: $105 Nonmember / $65 NASW Member
PM Cult. Comp. ONLY: $60 Nonmember / $15 NASW Member 



Friday 03.15.19 - Culturally Sensitive Social Work Practices with Asian Indian Clients in Mental Health Settings (Elgin)

This is a Three Rivers District District event. The common myth of the "model minority” suggests that Asian Indian minorities do not experience problems associated with the general population such as financial instability, social-emotional disorders, school-related behavior problems, career difficulties, and family dysfunctions. This presentation is focused on the unique characteristics within the Asian Indian population which every clinician, social worker, and educator should be aware of to effectively support our clients. 

Where: The Association for Individual Development, 1135 Bowes Road, Elgin IL 60123

When: 9:00am–12:00pm

Cost: 3 Cult. Comp. CEUs / $75 Nonmember / $45 NASW Member



Friday 03.15.19 - The Parent Therapist (Evanston) 

This is a Northeastern District event. Being a parent can be an inspiring, exhausting, and transformative endeavor. The same might be said of being a therapist. Our commitment to being the best parent and the best therapist we can be often leads to feeling conflicted, divided, and under-resourced. This workshop will explore how holding both roles can bring complications as well as unforeseen gifts to our lives and our work. 

Where: Curt's Cafe, 2922 Central Street, Evanston IL 60201

When: 9:30am–11:00am

Cost: 1 CEUs / $15 Nonmember / FREE NASW Member



Friday 03.22.19 - NASW-IL Southern District/IASSW Downstate Conference (Mount Vernon)

This Southern District CEU event will bring together two trainings. Digital Safety: Technology integration, which encourages social interaction and self-expression, presents new opportunities for youth and challenges for school personnel as we work together to keep children healthy and safe. This workshop provides case examples of current technology use and online behavior of youth, with consideration to their social and emotional development. The presenter will offer tools to help facilitate ongoing digital safety lessons. Resources and content created by the Illinois Attorney General's Office for each grade level [elementary, middle and high school] are presented along with suggested videos (NetSmartz & CommonSense Media). Topics to be covered include: cyberbullying, sexting, online privacy, and digital citizenship. During the Suicide Risk Assessment presentation, participants will earn fundamental elements of risk assessment. 

Where: Good Samaritan Hospital, 2 Good Samaritan Way, Mount Vernon IL 62864

When: 8:30am–4:00pm

Cost: All-Day Conference (6 CEUs): $100 Nonmember / $10 NASW Member
AM ONLY (3 CEUs): $55 Nonmember / $10 NASW Member
PM ONLY (3 CEUs): $55 Nonmember / $10 NASW Member 



Wednesday 04.03.19 - Advocacy Day (Springfield) 

This year's 2019 Advocacy Day will occur on Wednesday, April 3, 2019, and take place at the Bank of Springfield Center (formerly Prairie Convention Center) in Springfield, IL. Join an anticipated 1,000+ social workers and social work students from across the state to attend a half day of educational seminars on lobbying in Illinois. Participants will receive an Advocacy Day packet complete with legislative materials and tip sheets on lobbying. See the Advocacy Day page for more information as it becomes available. 

Where: Bank of Springfield Center, 1 Convention Center Plaza, Springfield IL 62701

When: 9:00am–5:00pm

Cost: $15 ($20 after March 4th) Student Fee -- 3 CEUs / $45 Nonmember / $20 NASW Member Fee



Monday 04.15.19 - Serving People with Disabilities (DePaul) 

This session will explore everything social workers need to know about the Americans with Disabilities Act, as well as best practices when interacting with people with disabilities. We will discuss issues regarding rights of employees and college students (reasonable accommodations, disclosure, expulsion based on mental health), obligations of social workers and other businesses (service animals, interpreters, architectural access), and community integration (Olmstead).”

Where: DePaul Center, 1 E Jackson Boulevard, Suite 8005, Chicago IL 60604

When: 1:00–4:00pm

Cost: 3 Cult. Comp. CEUs / $45 Nonmember / FREE NASW Member (Free CEUs)



Monday 04.22.19 - The Revised NASW 'Code of Ethics' for a Technological Age (DePaul Center)

This ethics workshop focuses on the 2017 revisions to the NASW Code of Ethics which reflect the unique challenges faced by social workers due to the now pervasive use of communication technology. All significant changes to the Code are highlighted. These new and reworked standards are actually extensions of the Code’s previous direction, in that they provide more specific attention to ethical implications for our “interactions, relationships, or communications whether they occur in person or with the use of technology.” (NASW Code of Ethics, pg. 4) In addition to the orientation, there will be extensive discussion of practice issues/questions submitted by attendees prior to the workshop.

Speaker: Natalie K. Holzman, LCSW

Where: DePaul Center, 1 E Jackson Boulevard, Suite 8005, Chicago IL 60604

Date: 1:00–4:00pm

Cost: 3 Ethics CEUs / $90 Nonmember / $50 NASW Member



Wednesday 04.24.19 - LSW/LCSW Review Course (DePaul Center)

Click here for our complete list of 2019 test prep courses: http://www.naswil.org/education-career-development/test-preparation/


SOLD OUT! Friday 05.03.19 - Extramarital Affairs: Dynamics, Trauma, and Treatment (Skokie)

This is a Northeastern District event. Extramarital affairs can cause trauma for all parties involved. This presentation will discuss these traumas as well as interventions for the social worker to consider. 

Where: Jewish Children and Family Services, 5150 West Golf Road, Room 239, Skokie IL 60076

When: 9:30–11:00am

Cost: 1.5 CEUs / $23 Nonmember / FREE NASW Member

Registration: This event is SOLD OUT. To add yourself to the waiting list, click here.


Friday 05.17.19 - Fundamentals of Being a Clinical Supervisor (DePaul)

Did you know that only 40% of clinical supervisors have received formal training? While Illinois does not require minimum standards for clinical supervisors, the NASW-Illinois Chapter feels it is essential that our supervisors are trained on how to engage most effectively with their supervisees. Benefits to be gained from this workshop: 1) To provide new supervisors with clear models for supervision to help them implement the complex set of supervisory tasks; 2) To help experienced supervisors (in practice settings and off-site in private practice) conceptualize what they already do well so they can function more effectively and consistently; 3) To help administrative supervisors who wish to facilitate highly effective service to clients and job satisfaction for staff, i.e., boost morale and reduce staff burnout; 4) To have your name listed on our website saying you have successfully completed this course and to be available to individuals looking for clinical supervisors. Learn the fundamentals of being a clinical supervisor! After completing the course, attendees will be able to fill out a form to be listed on our website's Supervisor Registry.

Where: DePaul Center, 1 E Jackson Boulevard, Suite 8002, Chicago IL 60604

When: 1:00–5:00pm

Cost: 4 CEUs / $90 Nonmember / $50 NASW Member



Friday 06.14.19 - LSW/LCSW Review Course (Decatur)

Click here for our complete list of 2019 test prep courses: http://www.naswil.org/education-career-development/test-preparation/


Friday 06.14.19 - LSW/LCSW Review Course (DePaul)

Click here for our complete list of 2019 test prep courses: http://www.naswil.org/education-career-development/test-preparation/


Monday 06.17.19 - Clinical Social Work Supervision II: Discussion of Supervisory Issues (DePaul)

This is an advanced-level supervision course and we strongly encourage that you take the Fundamentals of Being a Clinical Supervisor course before taking this one. If you have not taken the first course, you must have at least two years minimum of experience as a supervisor.

This course will provide an opportunity to discuss the elements presented in the Fundamentals of Being a Clinical Supervisor workshop. Participants will expand their consideration of challenging supervisory issues via small and large group discussion of practice-related vignettes. The entire workshop will be discussion-based, so come prepared with questions and real-life (disguised) experiences to share with fellow supervisors. 

Where: DePaul Center, 1 E Jackson Boulevard, Suite 8002, Chicago IL 60604

When: 1:00–4:00pm

Cost: 3 CEUs / $80 Nonmember / $40 NASW Member



Don't see a training in your area? Contact your local district chair to help with organizing with an event in YOUR area! 


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