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Free California CEU Courses for USC MSW Alumni | USC City Center Building Downtown Los Angeles | Wednesday, 05. September 2018

The University Consortium for Children and Families (UCCF) is offering a limited number of spaces in courses free of charge to USC MSW and DSW alumni.
These courses meet the Board of Behavioral Sciences (BBS) criteria for Continuing Education (CEUs) for LCSWs in California. The courses are intended to help you stay apprised of recent developments and standards in clinical practice. To find out which courses are required for your licensure renewal, please visit the BBS website.
Please provide a $40 deposit that will be refunded at the conclusion of the course, pending verification of your attendance. Note:  Courses are offered on a one course per student per calendar year basis (January 1 through December 31), so please only register for one course. 
If a class is full and you would like to be added to the wait list, please email Juan Macias, Associate Director of Alumni Career and Professional Development, at jjmacias@usc.edu indicating what dates and class(es) you would like to be placed on the wait list for. 
The number of credit hours (CH) is listed for each class.
Substance Use Disorders for Clinical Licensure (2 days - 15 ch) - September 5 & 19 - 8:30 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.
This three-day workshop is designed to give participants an overview of the substance abuse research and treatment field including information specific to psychoactive substances, modes of treatment and controversies in the field.  Guidelines will be given for diagnosing dependence, abuse, and treating substance abusers from different theoretical perspectives (e.g., disease model, self-medication model or dual diagnosis model). 
Aging and Long Term Care (2 days - 10 ch) - Oct. 29 & Nov. 5, 2019 - 9 a.m. – 3 p.m.
Some myths and stereotypes of aging will be explored, which may influence  your ability to effectively assess and treat the elderly and their children and grandchildren who may be struggling to assist them with a  myriad of physical, psychological and social needs. Topics will include:  distinguishing "normal" aging changes in intellectual, cognitive and memory functioning from those which are a consequence of disease; introduction to the biopsychosocial model of assessment and Psychotherapeutic treatment of older adults.   
Offered to LCSWs Only - Legal and Ethical Issues - (1 day – 6 CH) - October 16, 2019 and December 10, 2019 - 9 a.m. – 4 p.m.
This course is intended for licensed staff only. This course meets the BBS requirement for 6 hours of continuing education credit for MFTs, LCSWs, LPCCs, and LEPs as required by the California Board of Behavioral Sciences. This one day training will provide staff with an update of the legal and ethical issues that affect clinical practice in California. The course will provide an overview of regulations and laws affecting clinical practice including those that pertain to confidentiality (and exceptions to), testimonial privilege, scope of practice, mandatory reporting, informed consent, treatment of minors, record keeping, fee setting, and new media issues. In addition, the training will discuss ethical issues in the therapeutic relationship, engagement and trust issues, treatment planning/interventions, the scope of competence, multiple clients/secrets in the helping relationship, and termination.
Human Sexuality (2 days - 10 ch) - Nov. 6 & 13, 2019 - 9 a.m. - 3 p.m.
The training will enable participants to increase their willingness, ability and proficiency to initiate addressing common sexual health concerns within individual, group, family and couples therapy.  Course will emphasize therapist engagement skills, language acquisition, and interpersonal competencies for assessment and treatment planning to address common sexual difficulties across the lifespan and within the broad range of sexual orientations and gender identities. The training will assist participants in meeting their responsibility to inform individuals and couples wanting help with overcoming common sexual health problems and sexual disorders of the latest treatment options so that they can make informed choices.  
** Courses offered exclusively to USC Suzanne Dworak-Peck School of Social Work alumni. 
Before you register, please take note of the following:

Courses are offered on a one course per student per calendar year basis (January 1 through December 31). For example, if you registered for and attended Aging and Long Term Care in October 2017, you used the one course allowance for calendar year 2017. You would then be allowed to register for and attend another course (one only) in calendar year 2018 such as Substance Use Disorders training in March 2018 or any other course offered in calendar year 2018. Thus, you would have used your allowance for calendar year 2018 and would then not be eligible to register for another course until calendar year 2019.  
Please note that your registration form represents your confirmation for that particular course. 
No more than eight (8) USC Alumni will be registered for each course.
All courses offered are in-person and are not currently available online. All courses are held at the USC Building, Hill Tower, 1149 S. Hill Street, Suite H800, Los Angeles CA 90015-2212 (Downtown Los Angeles) [See registration confirmation email for parking information]
You must attend all required course dates and times in order to obtain your Certificate of Completion (CEUs for LCSWs) or Certificate of Attendance (ASWs). CEUs cannot be issued for coursework completed prior to issuance of the license. Please follow the Course Attendance Policy in the registration confirmation email.
Legal and Ethical Issues is offered to LCSWs only.
For any other inquiries, e.g. license requirements, check the BBS website, www.bbs.ca.gov.
CEUs will be awarded to Licensed Clinical Social Workers (LCSWs) only.
Certificate of attendance will be issued for BBS-mandated courses only.

Please email swalumni@usc.edu if you have any questions or if you are unable to attend.
Thank you.