Online Social Work CEU Programs

Shannon White, LCSW, founder of Kingdom Care Education and Counseling Services, LLC is approved as a provider of continuing education by the Texas State Board of Social Worker Examiners, Provider #7125.

Our goal is to advance, extend and enhance licensees’ professional social work skills and knowledge. We ensure that all training programs are developed and presented by persons who are knowledgeable in the program’s subject matter and training techniques.

While it is the licensee’s responsibility to keep a record of their participation in CEU programs, we (the provider) will maintain documentation of program compliance for three years from the date of completion of each program the licensee purchases.

CONTINUING EDUCATION REQUIREMENT IN THE STATE OF TEXAS:
LBSWs, LCSWs, LMSWs, and LMSWs-AP: Required 30 hours every two year licensing period, obtained from board approved continuing education providers.

A minimum of 6 of the 30 hours must be in professional ethics and social work values every two year licensing period.

Amongst other teaching modalities, the board accepts continuing education in which the licensee learns by independent study and workshops. Our programs fall under these categories. You will have full access to the trainings you purchase until they expire on Aug 31, 2017. Your only responsibility will be to take a short assessment at the end of your training and return it as per the instructions provided. Kingdom Care ECS, LLC/ Shannon White will then email your certificate of attendance and completion.

FOR MORE INFORMATION:
Please contact the Texas State Board of Social Worker Examiners at (800) 232-3162 or http://www.dshs.state.tx.us/socialwork/sw_ceinfo.shtm for additional information regarding your continuing education.


Available Courses 

Available courses are offered through pre- recorded, ionline workshops (much more interesting than simply reading course material and taking a test) which will launch on May 29th and remain active until Aug 29th, 2017. This format allows you the flexibility of completing courses and course assessments at your own pace anytime during that 3 month time span. *Please note that more course choices will be added prior to the program launch on May 29th.

$97 Early Bird Registration Special for our 30 CEU Online Workshop Package. Deadline to register is May 2nd at 11:59pm

After the deadline, the 30 CEU package will go up to $149. Individual course costs  are listed below!

Course Titles & Descriptions

Professional Social Work Ethics and Values $29

Overview:
In an increasingly technical and complex world, it is essential for licensed mental health professionals to regularly review ethics in mental health practice. Ethical issues do not exist within a vacuum; rather, they emerge, evolve, and adapt within the sociocultural context of a particular society. In past decades, the field of professional ethics has received increased attention. Much of the discussion began in the 1960s in the medical field, where the blending of ethics, legalities, and medicine has become known as bioethics. Its emergence into history occurred because there was a need to talk about how research and healthcare decisions and regulations could be made, who could make them, and what their long-term implications would be. In the late 1960s, philosophers, theologians, physicians, lawyers, policy makers, and legislators began to write about these questions, hold conferences, establish institutes, and publish journals for the study of bioethics. Around the same time, many existing professional organizations and agencies, such as those for counseling, social work, and law enforcement, began implementing their own ethical codes. When an institution is young, the creation of a formal code of ethics is standard practice to inform prospective members; unify, advise, and protect existing members; help resolve ethics issues; protect those which the profession serves; and help establish and distinguish an organization, agency, and its members.

Audience

This intermediate to advanced course is designed for social workers and related professionals required to complete ethics continuing education.

Credit Designations: Special Approvals

This course fulfills the Texas requirement for 6 hours of Professional Ethics and Social Work Values education.


Critical Issues in Online Counseling and Therapy $29

Overview
Internet technology is a common household item for many families and households in the United States. It has and will continue to have a tremendous impact on the economic, social, political, and cultural landscape. Not only has it affected commerce, but the fields of physical health, mental health and counseling have also incorporated Internet technologies in the delivery of services and resources. As a result, the general public can access services from home within minutes, at their convenience. Looking toward the future, as personal computers and computer software applications become less expensive and more accessible, more and more agencies and organizations will be able to offer a diverse array of services via the Internet. Despite the debate about the strengths and limitations of utilizing Internet technologies in the delivery of mental health services, there is a consensus that online counseling and mental health service will certainly become more popular. Consequently, professionals should have an understanding of the clinical, legal, and ethical context of online counseling/therapy. Clinicians should be familiar with the empirical research in order to evaluate the strengths, challenges, and efficacy of online counseling and assist individuals who may be considering online counseling.

Audience
This course is designed for social workers, therapists, mental health counselors, nurses, and other allied health professionals who work in a clinical practice setting.

Credit Designation
Social workers participating in this intermediate to advanced course will receive 5 Clinical continuing education clock hours, in accordance with the Texas State Board of Social Worker Examiners.


Ensuring a Cultural Competence in Mental Health $29

Overview
Demonstrating Cultural Competence is an integral part of mental health service delivery. On the national level this issue has received greater support given the division of race, ethnicity and culture, particularly with recent news stories and current events . There is a need to eliminate long standing disparities in people of diverse racial, ethnic and cultural backgrounds due to this awareness. In the 21st century cultural competence has also included other elements that relate to neural science, sexual orientation and environmental adaptation.

Increases among racially, ethnically, culturally, linguistically diverse populations, as well as immigration patterns are among the reasons that drive the need to increase understanding and incorporation of culturally competent mental health practice. Cultural competence can ultimately increase the quality of life for everyone, supports best practices in mental health, and decreases the likelihood of liability and malpractice claims.

Audience
This course is designed for social workers, therapists, mental health counselors, nurses, and other allied health professionals who work in a clinical practice setting.

Credit Designation
Social workers participating in this intermediate to advanced course will receive 5 Clinical continuing education clock hours, in accordance with the Texas State Board of Social Worker Examiners.


Evidence-Based Practice in Social Work $24

Overview
The field of social work has called for the use of evidence-based practice; however, the concept of evidence based practice is not necessarily embraced by all in social work. Proponents of evidence based practice in social work maintain that by using empirically tested interventions is fundamental to building a core knowledge base in social work. Critics of evidence-based practice in social work have questioned what constitutes “best practices” and who identifies “best evidence.” The questions continue today, fueling controversy and debate. Evidence-based practice is an ongoing process. It is corrective and improving constantly, allowing for evolution in response to changing needs of clients and the environment. Regardless of the challenges, social workers will benefit from an understanding of how to conduct evidence-based research and incorporate the results into effective practice.

Audience
This course is designed for social workers in all settings with an interest in evidence-based practice.

Designations of Credit
Social workers participating in this intermediate to advanced course will receive 4 Clinical continuing education clock hours, in accordance with the Texas Board of Social Worker Examiners.


Helping Parents who Parent Sexually Abusive Youth: A Guide for Mental Health Providers $29

Overview
Current research indicates that parental involvement makes a valuable contribution to the successful treatment of children with sexual behavior problems. This course will assist you, the provider, in helping parents of Sexually Abusive Youth to effectively engage in their child’s treatment. The overall goal is to educate providers on how to provide parents the knowledge they need to make positive, informed and healthy decisions as their children proceed through the treatment process in any type of outpatient or residential treatment program.

Audience
This course is designed for social workers, particularly those in residential, outpatient or in- home settings, with an interest in working with sexually abusive youth and their parents/ caregivers.

Designations of Credit
Social workers participating in this intermediate to advanced course will receive 5 Clinical continuing education clock hours, in accordance with the Texas Board of Social Worker Examiners.