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  • CE You! Mini Conference Day One
     July 1, 2017
     8:30 am - 9:00 pm
  • CE You! Mini Conference Day Two
     July 1, 2017
     8:30 am - 5:00 pm

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The First Annual CE You! Summer Mini Conference!

July 12-13, 2017

2 Days, 18 CEUs!

Homewood Suites by Hilton


7531 Montpelier Road

Laurel, Maryland 

Join us at the first ever CE You! Mini Conference!

This 2 day program is jam packed with training and will provide you with a total of 18 CEUs! All new Classes!

The full conference will cover all of your Ethics requirements as well as HIV requirements for DC licensed social workers and Cultural Competence credits for psychologists!

You can attend the full conference or select to attend just one day. 

The Low Down on the FoodAs usual we will have refreshments (healthy and not so healthy) throughout the entire conference. Additionally we will be providing a luncheon and a lunchtime speaker both days! Click Here to See the lunch Menus

Accommodations:  A limited number of rooms are available to participants at a reduced rate if booked by June 12. Click Here for Accommodations info.



Mini Conference Schedule 2017

Day 1, July 12, 2017

8:30 Image result for refreshmentsMorning refreshments


i know what youre thinking

9:00 – 12:30

Class 1 – Changing our Lousy Stories: Designing an Outlook free from Preconceived Notions (3.5 CEUs)

The human brain is filled with a startling concoction of stories about ourselves and the world that swarm in and out of consciousness at the speed of light. Unless we take time to shed light on our stories, our lives can be driven by old conclusions that do not serve us well in the present.

In this class we will look at the function that stories provide for our brain. We will look for the same qualities in the mix of “truths” embedded in DSM diagnoses, and increase our awareness of how our narratives about illness can actually limit healing.

Participants will fine-tune skills to help clients become aware of the sequels running through their brains, rewrite stories that do not serve them well, and move from a reactive stance to one where they are inspired to redesign their lives. (Trainer, Rebecca Dietz, LICSW, Founder and Coordinator, HOCO YouthSpeak)


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12:45 -1:45

Luncheon Presentation, The Courageous Therapist: Four Brave Actions to Guide Clients Effectively Through Difficult Times (1 CEU)

Clients who are going through crisis and mental health problems need therapists to be strong leaders who can provide guidance and support.  Yet, it can be challenging for therapists to consistently have the courage and the knowledge to be a client’s guide through the valleys of life.  Therapists benefit from knowing sound principles they can use to provide strong leadership, guidance, and hope to troubled clients.  In this lunch time lecture, therapists will learn to Identify actions to effectively utilize the self of the therapist to motivate and encourage clients. You will learn strategies to help clients overcome the stigma of seeking mental health treatment and more!   (Trainer: Dr. Stephanie Weiland Knarr, LCMFT, author, Dr. Stephanie’s Relationship Repair for Couples, host, The Relationship Repair Shop Radio Show)

Click Here to See the lunch Menus

trauma minority populations2:00 – 5:00

Class 2 – Ethical Obligations in Providing Trauma Based Services to African-Americans and Other Minority Groups, (3 CEUs)

In this class we will look at how we work with People of Color, Native Americans, Immigrants, and Families Living in Poverty. We will gain a greater understanding of the traumatic history and present challenges in providing services to these populations. We will look at the impact of trauma and how it affects a populations ability to accept help from large and small systems that are available to address issues that society is currently facing.

Through interactive discussions, handouts, and group activities participants will develop the skills necessary to have successful services interactions within various practice settings; as well as, take action steps to create peaceful solutions to combat fear, trauma, and upheaval in the community. (Trainer, Tara Rice, LCSW-C, Director, the TARA Center)

dinner on your own

5:00 – 6:00

Dinner on your own

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6:00 – 9:00

Class 3 – HIV Today: Prevention, Treatment, and Ethical Considerations (3 CEUs)

After more than 30 years of an HIV Epidemic, what have we learned? This class will take a look at the current situation in DC and Maryland regarding HIV. We will look at current ideas on HIV prevention and ethical issues that still arise in our work with the HIV positive population. (Trainer, Jeffrey Davidson, LCSW-C, LICSW, Director CE You!)

Day 2, July 13, 2017

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8:30 Morning refreshments


9:00 – 12:30

Class 1 – Believe it or Not!: Ethical Issues in Regard to Religion and Spirituality in Mental Health Treatment (3.5 CEUs)

What do you do when a devoutly spiritual client comes to you, wants to include their spirituality in their treatment and you are not very familiar with their spirituality? What ethical issues are raised by treating people from diverse religious and spiritual backgrounds? What ethical issues arise when you, as a provider, have strong religious or spiritual beliefs?
This interactive training will help participants understand the ethical issues that may arise in treating client from different religious backgrounds and how religious competency is an ethical issue. Participants will learn how to address a client’s religion and spirituality in an ethical way, if and when it is ethical to incorporate it into treatment, and some common issues pertinent to treating clients from different religions. (Trainer Erik Hadden, MA, LCPC, Vital Sources Psychological Services)


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12:45 -1:45

Luncheon Presentation, Self Care for Better Client Outcomes (1 CEU)

Self care is not a luxury, it is a necessity and an ethical duty. This workshop will discuss some of the common misconceptions about self care that make therapists vulnerable to impairment and burnout. In addition to discussing the ethical codes that support self care, this workshop will help the learners identify ways that they can practice self care in their lives.   (Trainer, Dr. Deidra A. Sorrell, Ed.D., LCPC)

Click Here to See the lunch Menus

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2:00 – 5:00

Class 2 – Changing our Lousy Stories II: Designing the Constructs for Cultural Competence (3 CEUs)

In this training, we will look at the psychology and function of stereotypes. We will fine-tune our own awareness about how our brains unconsciously pull discordant constructs from our shared social history about groups of people. We will examine what we want to learn and unlearn. We will analyze the gifts and challenges of living in a diverse society. As an example, we will examine how the planned community of Columbia MD has spent the last 50 years trying (sometimes failing, sometimes succeeding) to create an integrated town, and consider ways to walk and work through distance, distrust and animosity. (Trainer Rebecca Dietz, LICSW, Founder and Coordinator, HOCO YouthSpeak)

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5:00 Conference Conclusion

and Certificate Pick up!





Venue Phone: 240-360-2725

7531 Montpelier Road, Laurel, Maryland, 20723, United States


This Location has  Free Parking.

This Location is Handicap Accessible.