Professional Advancement Training Descriptions


Wheeling Location: Crittenton Services, Inc. | 2606 National Rd., Wheeling, WV 26003

Morgantown Location: Wellspring Family Services | 827 Fairmont Road, Suite 201, Westover, WV 26501

October 11 | Veronica Reynolds, MSW, LCSW

1:00-4:00PM | Morgantown (limited to 10 people)

Please call Jessica Smith at 304-242-7060 x 133 to register.

The mission of the social work profession is rooted in a set of unique core values that define ethical practice. The training will examine ethical dilemmas and the evolution of professional and state ethical standards of practice. There will be an open discussion and an outline of practical approaches to the application of ethics concepts and theories. Lastly, we will review a vignette and work through the 9 step decision making model. The participant will gain the ability to evaluate situations and make decisions based on the MSW Code of Ethics.  

Ethical Dilemmas in Social Work Practice

November 13 | Kari Blizzard, MA, NCC, LPC, ALPS | 5:30-8:30PM | Wheeling Only

Prisoners undergo a unique set of psychological changes in order to adapt to incarceration. Policies, conditions of confinement, attitudes regarding rehabilitation and punishment--all shape the experience. Re-entry requires another set of adaptations. What is the role of psychotherapy during incarceration and post-incarceration? Where is the intersection of criminal behavior and mental illness? What interventions are most effective for the transition from prison to home? Discussion will explore the disparate, complex, and sometimes conflicting views of imprisonment, release, criminality and community.

From Prison to Home:

The Psychological Impact of Incarceration and Implications for Post-Prison Adjustment