March 2016 Mindfulness Based Cognitive Therapy Training
5-Day Training at the Three Stallion Inn, Randolph, VT
30 CEU's March 2-6, 2016
Registration deadline extended to Feb 5th - Register today!
NASW-VT is excited to be able to offer this 5 day intensive training for the first time in Vermont.
Self-knowledge grounded in sustained meditative awareness is its central tenet. Based on the research of Drs. Zindel Segal, Mark Williams, and John Teasdale and documented in their book Mindfulness Based Cognitive Therapy for Depression, the program integrates tools of cognitive therapy with the practice and clinical application of mindfulness meditation.
The heart of MBCT lies in acquainting patients with the modes of mind that often characterize mood disorders while simultaneously inviting them to develop a new relationship to these modes. Patients learn to view thoughts as events in the mind, independent of their content and emotional charge. They need not be disputed, fixed or changed but are held in a more spacious awareness. This compassionate awareness strengthens emotional balance, intuitive wisdom and adaptive coping skills.
Registration will be limited to 20 for this intensive workshop/retreat in order to cultivate an intimate, personal and highly interactive training environment. Led by MBCT senior advisor, trainer and mindfulness teacher Susan Woods, MSW, LICSW, this training emphasizes the importance of the clinician's own meditation practice and self-inquiry. Susan is also a Vermont resident and member of NASW-VT!
To view the pdf of the flyer for more info, and registration, follow this link.
NASW California Chapter Statement on San Bernardino Shootings
NASW - Dec. 2015Janlee Wong, MSW, NASW-CA Executive Director
The County of San Bernardino is California's largest by geography with a population of over 2 million. County government (including mental health and social services) has over 17,000 employees.
We're confident that our colleagues in county mental health, social and disaster services, as well as the statewide agency for the developmentally disabled (regional centers) are developing plans for or already offering services for those directly traumatized by the event including services for those injured, their families, the families of the victims (we don't yet have information on them), and co-workers. Hopefully there will be consideration for services and trauma education for the community as a whole. ...
To read the full statement, follow this link.
PQRS ALERT FOR CLINICAL SOCIAL WORKERS WHO ARE MEDICARE PROVIDERS
Mirean Coleman, LICSW, CT Senior Practice Associate
Revised December 1, 2015
Clinical social workers who are Medicare providers should be aware that PQRS for 2015 will end on December 31, 2015. This will be the last day clinical social workers can perform psychotherapy services using PQRS 2015 measures for Medicare beneficiaries. In order to avoid a penalty in 2017 for not reporting PQRS in 2015, PQRS measures must be successfully submitted by claims no later than February 26, 2016 or by qualified registry no later than March 31, 2016. To help members submit PQRS 2015, NASW has prepared the following PQRS documents..
- Reporting Requirements for PQRS 2015 for Individual Measures Used by Clinical Social Workers
- What's New in PQRS 2015 for Clinical Social Workers
- PQRS 2015 Frequently Asked Questions by Clinical Social Workers
- Physician Quality Reporting System (PQRS) 2015 Qualified Registries