Continuing Education

Clinical Practice International_Belfast.jpgClinical Practice International: Belfast, Northern Ireland

May 12 - 19, 2018

presented by: florida state university college of social work with administrative support from nasw, florida chapter

Now in its 25h year, this popular professional development course is being offered in the beautiful city of Belfast, Northern Ireland. The course gives participants the exciting opportunity to see clinical social work—its theory, practice, and diversity—in a larger international arena, a vantage point that has become increasingly more important in our current global society. A large focus of the program will be on how the ethnonational violence of the late 20th century (the Troubles) impacts current social issues and how these are being addressed by the professional social work community.

The classroom setting is transformed to the field where participants will visit a variety of clinical programs and dialogue on an informal level with clinical practitioners. The program includes site visits to several unique treatment programs in Belfast such as a trauma treatment program for those impacted by the Troubles, a substance abuse treatment program focusing on harm reduction, and a hospice program, among others. The program will begin with a guided tour of Belfast and will also include a day trip along the beautiful Northern Irish coast and a visit to Giants Causeway. Ample time will be provided throughout the week for independent sightseeing, as well.

Course participants are comfortably housed in single rooms in a lovely hotel, which includes a full breakfast and is conveniently located in Belfast, near Queens University. Companions are welcome and will be invited to participate in all program events except visits to clinical programs.

The program is led by Dina Wilke, PhD, MSW, Associate Professor at the Florida State University College of Social Work in partnership with the Florida Chapter of the National Association of Social Workers.

PROGRAM FEE: The program fee of $2,100 includes 15 contact hours; hotel room (single occupancy with private bath); daily breakfast; tour of Belfast; local transport passes for the week; program dinner; and day trip to the Giants Causeway. Not included is airfare; passport; food (except breakfast); personal expenses, or health insurance. A fee of $600 is required for companions and includes hotel and all program-related activities, excluding professional visits. A non-refundable deposit of $250 will be required by credit card at the time of registration and will be applied to the program fee. The deadline to apply is Feb. 16, 2018 or when the program fills to capacity, at which time a refundable deposit of $100 will be required to be placed on a waiting list. Payment of all program fees will be due by March 16, 2018. (Provider #321, Exp. 3/19)

REGISTRATION: For additional information and to register, please contact the NASW Florida Chapter, at 1-800-352-6279 or click here to register online.
Register soon, as spaces are limited. For information on program content, you may contact Dina Wilke at (preferred) or (850) 644-9597.

Understanding Domestic Violence as a Social Work Professional

FSU’s first free massive open online course (MOOC), “Understanding Domestic Violence as a Social Work Professional” examines the public health issue of domestic violence.The MOOC is free and open to the public. The eight-module course uses Blackboard’s Open Education platform and provides a graphic-rich environment, videos, interactive training elements, online resources and a certificate of training upon completion.

Clinical social workers, marriage and family therapists and mental health counselors in Florida who complete the course can earn continuing education credits. Professionals in other states can submit the training certificate to their own accrediting entities.

Florida State developed the MOOC to educate the community about the dynamics and effects of domestic violence and to provide victim resources for social service professionals and the public

The university’s Institute for Family Violence Studies (IFVS), College of Social Work, College of Communication and Information and Office of Distance Learning (ODL) collaborated on the project. ODL provided funding for the course.

Users can create a free account to access the MOOC here.