Upcoming Events

Ethics, Social Justice and Weight Stigma (Virtual Event)

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Presented by Nancy Ellis-Ordway, LCSW, PhD

*** This course meets the Ethics requirement for licensure renewal. ***

Increased stigma is an unanticipated consequence of the overwhelming and contradictory information about food, eating, weight and health. Weight stigma affects people of all sizes in ways that are personal, cultural, economic, and social. As agents of social change, what is our responsibility to engage with this dynamic? How do we do so?

Participants will be able to:

  • Define the ways that weight stigma distracts from social determinants of health
  • Articulate the risks of focusing on weight loss and the benefits of questioning accepted assumptions.
  • Identify ways that weight stigma violates the NASW Code of Ethics
  • Describe responses that incorporate the values of the NASW Code of Ethics.


Legislative Educational Advocacy Day

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February 17, 2023  (11:00am to 12:30pm)- Legislative orientation and training Missouri Legislative process.  Training will include a legislative update on pending legislative issues of interest to social workers.

March 1, 2023 - NASW LEAD kick off and meetings with legislators (appointments will be made by attendees).

Supervision Skills Training Institute (Virtual)

16.0 Hour Social Work Supervision Certification

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**This course meets the Missouri Licensure Requirement to supervise for the licensure process.**

Presented by NASW-Missouri Chapter

16.0 Clock Hours


Educational Objectives and Outcomes:

  • Explore styles and techniques of supervision and assess your learning style and personality type
  • Know your ethical and legal boundary issues when providing supervision for licensure or if supervising employees
  • Tips and techniques to document the supervision process
  • Learn how to stay personally excited about being a supervisor and avoid burnout
  • Learn to evaluate the effectiveness of your supervision
  • Review rules for licensure supervision in Missouri
  • Explore the responsibilities of work-related supervision versus licensure supervision


Prerequisite: Attendees must download and read state statutes/rules prior to attendance. To obtain this information please use this link: http://s1.sos.mo.gov/cmsimages/adrules/csr/current/20csr/20c2263-2.pdf .


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Self-Study Sessions

Suicide Prevention: What to Know and What to Do (Recorded Event)

Presented by Jon Mandracchia, PhD

2.0 Clock hour

* This course meets Suicide Prevention requirement for licensure renewal. *

Suicide is a serious and prevalent problem that most mental healthcare providers will encounter at some point in their career regardless of the setting in or population with which they work.  This presentation will introduce the topic of suicide by presenting the prevalence of suicide in general along with specific demographic data.  Attendees will then learn about risk and protective factors associated with suicide, while considering the differences between risk/protective factors and causal factors for suicide ideation and behavior.  To promote a better understanding of the actual underlying mechanisms of suicide, a brief overview of the Interpersonal Theory of Suicide will be presented as one possible explanation for serious suicide attempts and completed suicide that has gained empirical support in recent years.  After presenting information to better understand the overall scope and potential causes of suicide, the presentation will turn to specific recommendations for assessing and responding to individuals who may be at risk for suicide ideation or making a serious suicide attempt.  Many of these recommendations are specific for licensed mental healthcare providers (and those who are in-training); however, more basic forms of assessment and response will be presented that may be employed by the general public. 

Ethical Issues when Serving Vulnerable Populations (Recorded Event)

NASWMO Chapter

Presented by Gary U. Behrman, PhD, MSW, M.Div., LCSW

*** This course meets the 3.0 hour Ethics requirement for licensure renewal. *** The NASW Code of Ethics provides valuable tools and insights into acting ethically. However, the needs of vulnerable populations such as persons with life threatening illnesses, brain disease, poverty, unemployment, homelessness, minority status, and others, can be exploited and overlooked. This workshop, which meets the clinical licensure requirements, will closely examine our responsibilities when working with vulnerable populations and how to be both sensitive and effective in meeting their goals.