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  • CE You! Mini Conference Day One
    August 8, 2018
    8:30 am - 9:00 pm
  • CE You! Mini Conference Day Two
    August 9, 2018
    8:30 am - 5:00 pm

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The Second Annual CE You! Summer Mini Conference!

August 8-9, 2018

2 Days, 18 CEUs!

Homewood Suites by Hilton


7531 Montpelier Road

Laurel, Maryland 


Join us for our Second Annual CE You! Mini Conference!

This 2 day program is jam packed with training and will provide you with a total of 18 Category 1 CEUs! All New Classes!

The full conference will cover all of your Ethics requirements as well as Cultural Competence!

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 Lunch Menus

Accommodations:  A limited number of rooms are available to participants at a reduced rate, on a first come first served basis. Rooms must be booked by July 8 to get conference rate. Click Here for Accommodations info.




Mini Conference Schedule 2018

Day 1, August 8, 2018

8:30 Image result for refreshmentsMorning refreshments




mind puzzle

9:00 – 12:30

Class 1 – “Therapy Disruption: 6 Strategies for Helping to Promote Change and Mindset Breakthroughs in Our Clients” (3.5 CEUs)

Therapy is more than just emotional support and validation. Therapy is a vehicle to disrupt our clients’ current ways of doing things to help them get the changes they want in their life! It is vital that therapists have tools to create disruption and breakthroughs in even our most difficult change resistant clients. During this class, we will review six strategies to intervene in meaningful ways that can help people create powerful change. Each strategy will have clinical examples, stories of change,  and opportunities for you to explore how you will apply the technique in your own clinical practice. 

(Trainer: Dr. Stephanie Weiland Knarr, LCMFT, author, Dr. Stephanie’s Relationship Repair for Couples, host, The Relationship Repair Shop Radio Show)


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12:45 -1:45 Luncheon Presentation 

Click Here to See Lunch Menus




change catalistBeing a Catalyst for Change: An Invitation to Ethical Perspectives  (1 CEU)

During the last decade, the call of the Mental Health Professions has intensified creating a greater need for us to be more mindful, ethical and committed to compassionate client care and our own self-care. This invitation will help us tap into the power we have within as we create innovative collaborations necessary to make an impact on the challenges we are faced with as professionals. We will learn how to “Rise Up” above the challenges we face by being more focused on the positive affect of our commitment to increase our ethical understanding and perspective.  Be inspired, entertained, and enlightened, as we celebrate our professional role. (Trainer, Tara Rice, LCSW-C, Director, the TARA Center)

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2:00 – 5:00

Class 2 – Swimming Powerfully in the Soup of Life:  The Art of Transformative Practice (3 CEUs)

We humans live our existence in a soup of pain, suffering, passions and joy, often feeling that the ingredients of our lives are given to us, along with one recipe. We can spend our early years getting hypnotized into one way of being, and our subsequent years either cooking from the same recipe or trying to wake up to possibility, freedom and creativity.

This class will examine the process of waking up to possibility. We will explore transformative practices that help people move from being the created to being the creators. We will look at helpful practices with severe mental illness, where there is a loss or distortion of relationship to the self and others. (Trainer, Rebecca Dietz, LICSW, Founder and Coordinator, HOCO YouthSpeak)


dinner on your own

5:00 – 6:00

Dinner on your own



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6:00 – 9:00

Class 3 – Cultural Competence & Ethics: Serving Immigrants in the Age of Immigration Enforcement (3 CEUs – Ethics, Cultural Competence)

Immigration and the enforcement of immigration policies is a popular topic in the current political climate. Regardless of a person’s views on the issue, there are implications on the daily practice of social workers across the country.

This interactive training will examine common questions related to serving immigrants in a social work setting, and the potential intersection with immigration law. Participants will learn about current immigration policies, potential impacts on individuals and culturally competent practice, and how to resolve conflicts between social work ethics and immigration law. (Trainer, Matt Haygood, LCSW-C, LICSW)



Day 2, August 9, 2018

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8:30 Morning refreshments



social justice

9:00 – 12:30

Class 1 – Keepin’ It Real: The Ethical Dimensions of being “JUST” in a society that is still divided  (3.5 CEUs – Ethics)

This interactive training will explore issues related to social justice, and how the ethical codes and principles align with treating clients equally and fair. We will address how clinicians and practitioners are responsible for the moral and ethical treatment of clients: individually, and communally. There will be discussions on dispelling myths, stereotypes, generalizations, and microaggressions made by society that continues to oppress and marginalize certain groups.

This class will challenge clinicians and practitioners to understand how they play an important role in advocating for clients individually, locally, nationally, and globally, along with motivating them to be “change agents of justice.” This training will also review some ethical case scenarios related to social justice. (Trainer, Lisa R. Connors, LCPC, M.Div, MA, NCC, is a current member and past Co-Chair of the HIV Planning Group (HPG) for the state of Maryland, and a past member of the Board of Directors for the Maryland Chapter of NASW. She has also served as the Division President of the Maryland Association for Spiritual, Ethical, & Religious Values in Counseling, a division of the Maryland Counseling Association.)


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12:45 -1:45 Luncheon Presentation 

Click Here to See Lunch Menus





Closing the Gap in Early Education (1 CEU)

This interactive discussion will explore the relationship between Early Childhood Education, Trauma informed practices, and equity/bias. We will address areas of practice for clinicians and administrators that require us to examine how our biases, training gaps, and philosophy impact the education gap.

This discussion will challenge clinicians to evaluate intervention points for the child, family, service industry, and community. (Trainer: Orin Howard LICSW, MBA, EAS-C, has over 15 years DC Government experience. He currently serves as the Clinical Director for Early Childhood and the CEO of Inspired Leadership consulting and therapy services in MD)



computer handcuffs and pills
2:00 – 5:00

Class 2 – Demystifying Addiction in the Age of Opioids and Internet Pornography (3 CEUs)

Exploring what addiction is through understanding the experiences of those who call themselves ‘addicts’ will help demystify treating this sometimes confusing and anxiety-provoking mental health issue. How do we identify addiction or help someone who is in denial of their addiction? What are the common psychological experiences of someone struggling with addiction? What clinical approaches and skills seem to work well?

This session will look at the definition of addiction, the experience of the ‘addict,’ and general principles that are helpful in treatment. The purpose is to help the clinician who does not specialize in addictions to feel more confident in their ability to assess, understand and treat individuals who come to them for help. (Trainer, Erik Hadden, MA, LCPC, Vital Sources Psychological Services)

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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.