Upcoming Events

Suicide Prevention, Behavioral Health, and Best Practices (Virtual Event)

NASWMO Chapter 0 3

Presented by Teresa A. Cooley-Bennett, LCSW, LSCSW, CCDP-D, TTS

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

This workshop will examine the prevalence of suicide and what types of mental health concerns coincide with high rates of suicide.  The workshop will also examine prevention strategies and how social workers can take care of and manage vicarious trauma that may occur when working with clients who present as suicidal, have attempted suicide, or have completed suicide.  This course will meet the Suicide Prevention Continuing Education Units as required by the Missouri Licensing Board.

Aging Gracefully (Virtual Event)

NASWMO Chapter 0 2

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

To live full of grace is what our hearts long for. What does it mean to live grace-fully? Together we will explore this question and discuss approaches on how to integrate grace into our lives. How do we open our hearts to grace and live to our fullest potential? Tools and strategies will be discussed to live grace-fully. Resources will be provided for ongoing support for a healthy life. This will be a holistic approach to aging physically, emotionally, socially and spiritually to inspire us to be connected in a meaningful way to self, our clients, and our purpose in life. 

Brain Injury Recovery STEP BY STEP (Virtual Event)

NASWMO Chapter 0 0

Presented by Maureen Cunningham, CFRE & Melody Boling, LCSW, ACSW


Brain Injury changes life in an instant. The steps to recovery can be challenging and lifelong. This session will present causes of brain injury in children, youth, and adults.  Identify multiple access points across the systems of care and available resources.  Finally, discuss tips to support individuals and family members adaptation to life with brain injury.

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Trauma and Recovery (Virtual Event)

NASWMO Chapter 0 3

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

Often clients present in our practice with symptoms of depression and anxiety that might be rooted in histories of trauma. It is critical for recovery that we understand the impact of trauma on the whole person and how triggers may be threatening the quality of life for clients. The key to recovery is assisting clients in building resilience, which is the ability to “bounce forward.” In this workshop we will build knowledge and skills with theoretical and practical applications in the art and science of healing trauma. 

Motivational Interviewing (Virtual Event)

NASWMO Chapter 0 4

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

Effective therapeutic approaches with clients involves identifying what motivates a client to change.  This entails surfacing what is most meaningful for the client and providing effective tools and resources.  It is critical that the client claims ownership of the treatment plan.  In this workshop, we will explore and discuss holistic approaches for clients to achieve their goals by examining the importance of instilling confidence and utilizing core principles of motivational interviewing.


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