Participants May Log In 15 Minutes Before Presentation

Continuing Education Presentation


Via Zoom

Link Will Be Sent

Upon Registration


These Study Groups are targeted to Clinical Social Workers, Counselors, and Marriage & Family Therapists

The Study Group Will Start at 12:30 and End at 3:30

Registrars Will be Able to Log in 15 Minutes Before Start

Participants Will be Limited to 100


               SESSION 2


April 9, 2021

Ethical Decision-Making in the Time of COVID with a Focus on Technology and Self Care



The COVID-19 pandemic has necessitated that many social workers change how we work, play, and live. As painful as change is, it can also be a springboard for examination or reexamination of how and why we do what we do as professionals.


In this session, we will review the fairly recent changes to the NASW Code of Ethics and a model of ethical decision making as we address the specific challenges of technology and self-care.



By the end of this session, participants will be able to

  • Describe the 2017 revisions to the NASW Code of Ethics

  • Identify at least three types of ethical mistakes

  • Evaluate case scenarios using an ethical decision-making framework

  • Describe at least three ethical opportunities regarding the use of technology

  • Describe at least three ethical opportunities regarding self-care


 Bonnie J. Smith, Ph.D., LMSW, is a Professor of Human Services at Greenville Technical College and an adjunct instructor with Winthrop University’s MSW program.

Credits 3 CEUs

















































May     2021

More Tools for the

Therapist's Toolbox


  This is a sequel to the previous workshop in

  November,    2020. The basic information will be

  reviewed briefly, including the information on various     ways to create an anchor. The programmed is

  designed to engage participants of various levels

  of NLP.




1. To review the basic structure and tenets of Neuro-

     Linguistic Programming.          
2. Discuss and demonstrate anchoring techniques.
3. To discuss and demonstrate several different

    change strategies to build on skills used in the last   


Ginger Culbertson MSW LISW-CP LMFT LPC/S

earned her MSW from New York University in 1982

but has worked clinically since 1975. She is a Board Certified Diplomate in Clinical Social Work and a

Clinical Diplomate in Marriage and Family Therapy through AAMFT. Her practice includes work with individuals,  couples and families with extensive

training in the treatment of trauma. After early

exposure to NLP in it's formative years in California

in the 1970s, she began training in NLP in 1986. She

is an Advanced Master Practitioner and has

incorporated the principles of NLP into her practice

for 35 years and participated in several international trainings with The Southern Institute of NLP.





                  SESSION 1

            March 12, 2021

Working with Parents and Families

(VIrtually and/or In-Person)



 Working with parents and families can be rewarding, but

also difficult. Although we are trained to understand family

dynamics and child development, the work we do with

families can sometimes overwhelm this training. In this

workshop, we'll explore strategies for connecting with

parents, manage our overwhelm with family dynamics,

and create lasting change in families.



1. List 9 stages of the Parental Identity Development (PID)

2. Identify 6 parental defense mechanisms.
3. Describe strategies for developing a therapeutic relationship

    with parents.
4. Give 4 examples of what can be done to manage countertransference when working with parents.



Mercedes Samudio, LCSW is a parent coach, speaker,

bestselling author, and founder of the Diversity in Parenting, Inc. who helps parents and children communicate with each other, manage emotional trauma, navigate social media and

technology together, and develop healthy parent-child relationships.

Mercedes started the #EndParentShaming movement as

well as coined the term Shame-Proof Parenting – using

both to bring awareness to ending parent shame. You can

read more about her parenting expertise at

                           CREDITS: 3 CEUs

SCSCSW has not vetted all of the opinions, finding, recommendations, or conclusions expressed by our guest presenters. We do not necessarily endorse the material presented as being effective and appropriate within your individual practices. You are responsible for using your own clinical ethics and knowledge of your skills to determine whether and how this material is utilized within your clinical work. We also reserve the right to substitute a qualified instructor for any presentation due to unforeseen circumstances.

  • Facebook App Icon


© 2019 South Carolina Society for Clinical Social Work