ABCSW Distance Learning Opportunities

Welcome to the American Board of Clinical Social Works Distance Learning Portal.  By purchasing and viewing the sessions listed below you can earn CEs from the comfort of your home or office.  Just watch the videos of our 2022 Conference Sessions and complete the attached assessments and surveys.

If you have any questions, please contact us at [email protected] or 800-694-5285

Available Sessions:

Implementation of Three PTSD Treatments with a Military Population CE Hours 1.5
Learning Objectives:

  • Describe the three EBTs: PE, CPT and EMDR.
  • Determine the best treatment protocol based on the patient’s presenting issues using case studies.
  • Describe unique issues for treating trauma in active duty populations (deployment, functional impairment and working with commanders).

The Healthy Development of U.S. Military Service Members: The Warrior Mind Assessment for Military Suicide Prevention CE Hours 1.5
Learning Objectives: 

  • Identify the prevalence of behavioral health problems and suicide in the military population.
  • Identify factors in the military that has contributed to behavioral health challenges and suicide.
  • Identify a conceptual framework and logic model to target factors that have contributed to behavioral health challenges and suicide.
  • Identify strategies for screening and assessing military service members for depression, PTSD, anxiety, substance abuse, and suicide risk. Identify proposed program and therapies for prevention and inoculation against behavioral health challenges and suicide in the military.

The Collective Trauma Caused by COVID-19 and the Role of Social Work  CE Hours 1.5 
Learning Objectives: 

  • Delineate how the COVID-19 pandemic has altered our lives Explain and apply three key strategies to assist with implementing music listening in military organizations.
  • Discuss the impact on our mental health and collective wellbeing
  • Describe techniques for managing our new normal and the role of behavioral health

Stress Reduction Through Music Among Active Guard Reserve Instructors CE Hours 1.5
Learning Objectives:

  • Explain and apply three key strategies to assist with implementing music listening in military organizations.
  • Identify free music listening resources and activities for military client utilization.
  • List different website resources that social workers can use to help military leaders understand and implement self-managed music listening for self-care at their level.

Support Team Assisted Response: Sending the Right Response to 9-1-1 Calls in Denver CE Hours 1.5
Learning Objectives: 

  • Understand how civilian response works in communities.
  • Understand the clinical approaches utilized in civilian response programs.
  • How civilian response programs can partner with police to address and reduce trauma in both communities and among law enforcement.

The Stories We Tell Matter CE Hours 1.5
Learning Objectives: 

  • Understand the role of stories in healing from trauma.
  • Explain bringing how experiential exercises can bring the needed mind/heart/body connection for healing from trauma.
  • Illustrate non-hierarchical approaches to work with families and encourage empowerment and family generated resilience.

Trauma in Uniform: Exploring the Racial Disparities African American Veterans Experienced While Serving CE Hours 1.5
Learning Objectives:

  • Define the difference between trauma and PTSD.
  • Describe the impact of trauma from a cognitive, neurobiological/physiological, clinical, and ecological perspective.
  • Gain a basic working knowledge of trauma and its impact in society (racial, systematic, historical, and transgenerational) and basic strategies for treating trauma victims in uniform. 

Physical Distress and Psychological Outcomes: An Examination of Hurricane Katrina Rebuilders CE Hours - 1.5 
Learning Objectives: 

  • Understand the importance of disaster planning by families and communities.
  • Understand the ability of people to push through disaster conditions with medical issues.
  • Help direct governmental agencies in disaster planning.

Trauma Treatment: Through a Dialectical Behavior Therapy Lens CE Hours 1.5 
Learning Objectives: 

  • Describe high risk behaviors and common complex co-morbidities related to trauma treatment.
  • Determine when to start and pause trauma treatment when dealing with high-risk behaviors.
  • Identify four phases of trauma treatment including the four stages of Dialectical Behavior Therapy protocol.
  • Review a case presentation.

Social Determinants of Health and Culturally Informed Clinical Social Work Practice CE Hours 1.5 
Learning Objectives: 

  • Describe SDOH in the context of person in the environment.
  • Explain structural entities and their role in shaping the person’s experience.
  • Identify culturally informed practices to mitigate adverse outcomes and promote healthy functioning.

Do We Really Need Another Lawyer in the Room? An Opportunity for Social Workers to Serve as Guardians Ad Litem CE Hours 1.5   Learning Objectives: 

  • Explain the history of divorce proceedings starting with the introduction of the Family Court system and the idea of the guardian ad litem. Attendees will understand that the divorcing process has changed over the years and the opportunity to be involved has never been greater.
  • The aftershocks of divorce and the traumatized world it creates. Attendees will be able to identify multiple areas of challenges that the trauma of divorce is affecting.
  • The distinction between attorneys and social workers. Attendees will understand that both attorneys and social workers have unique talents in the area of divorce settlement, but that the two can actually work together. There are areas specific areas that social workers need to be educated in order to do the job of a guardian ad litem effectively.

Healing Racial Wounds with Black Adult Women and Children: Decolonizing Cognitive Processing Therapy (CPT) in Clinical Practice CE Hours 1.5  
Learning Objectives: 

  • Demonstrate extensive knowledge on racialized and generational trauma’s impact on Black women and their daughters.
  • Utilize clinical trauma assessment tools focused on racialized and generational trauma as part of overall narrative construction.
  • Employ culturally-responsive CPT techniques/interventions in clinical practice.
  • Decolonize clinically traditional definitions of trauma by centering individual and family narratives of racial wounds—both past and ongoing.
  • Implement psychoeducation around white supremacy, patriarchy, and capitalism throughout clinical application of CPT.

Public Health Emergency Response Strike Team (PHERST) Social Workers: Addressing Trauma of Officers in the United States Public Health Service (USPHS) Commissioned Corps CE Hours - 1.5 
Learning Objectives: 

  • Discuss the origination and purpose of the Public Health Emergency Response Strike Team (PHERST).
  • Discuss the stress and trauma USPHS officers experience as first responders and how PHERST Licensed Clinical Social Workers are addressing these issues.
  • Describe the increased need for Licensed Clinical Social Workers in response to regional, national, and global public health emergencies.

Unspoken Questions: Law Enforcement Suicide Prevention and Mental Health Transparency CE Hours - 1.5 
Learning Objectives: 

  • Increased awareness of the agency’s transparent commitment to organization and systems change to establish practices, norms, and ongoing training that support mental health and wellness.
  • Better able to specifically and directly respond to employee concerns related to perceived stigma and negative occupational/career impact.
  • More capable to support efforts to reduce law enforcement deaths by suicide and eliminate the stigma associated with law enforcement personnel who experience mental health issues.

Through Iceboxes and Kennels: Stresses and Traumas of Immigrant Children and Families CE Hours - 1 
Learning Objectives: 

  • Participants will become familiar with the effects of the immigration process and of immigration enforcement practices that the U.S. has used in the past decade which reverberate in the lives of children and families from Central America.
  • Participants will recognize the impact of detention stress and separation trauma on the mental health immigrant children from Central America.
  • Participants will learn to apply knowledge from brain development, attachment theory, and family systems theory to immigrant children, including those who were separated temporarily or permanently from their parents.


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American Board of Clinical Social Work, #1854, is approved as an ACE provider to offer social work continuing education by the Association of Social Work Boards (ASWB) Approved Continuing Education (ACE) program. Regulatory boards are the final authority on courses accepted for continuing education credit.  ACE provider approval period: 8/23/2023 – 8/23/2024.   Social workers completing these courses receive 1 continuing education credit per course.