Telehealth Training Series

Conducting Ethical Telemental Health Counseling

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Conducting Ethical Telemental Health Counseling


April 21-23, 2020 - 9:00 a.m.-12:00 p.m. each day


This is an online training series via Zoom Meetings


Presenters: Charlie Safford, LCSW; and Ken Scroggs, LCSW, LPC, LMFT, CEAP, DCC



COVID-19 in the US has highlighted the need for adaptability in how mental health services are provided to clients and communities. However, social workers have been looking into providing remote services using technology for several years, long before the current pandemic. 


If you...
  • have briefly explored what it would take to deliver telehealth services for your practice
  • are looking for more than basic information on considerations for telehealth practice in Minnesota
  • are ready to take your understanding of telehealth to the next level and integrate it into your social work practice

...then this series is for you.

About the Presenters

Charlie Safford, LCSW is the founder and President of, Inc., a knowledge company that works with professional organizations such as LPCA and NASW GA to provide continuing education curriculum to social workers, professional counselors and other mental health clinicians nationwide. He has over 35 years of experience as a clinician, consultant, and coach, with over 25 years of experience developing and delivering best practices training programs for business and mental health audiences. 

Ken Scroggs, LCSW, LPC, LMFT, CEAP, DCC is the founder and President of North Pines Center and EAP Works. He has over 40 years of experience as a clinician, consultant, and coach, extensive experience in training development and training in the field of mental health.   

Spring Workshop Day

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NASW-MN's Spring Workshop Day

Friday, April 24, 2020 - 9:00 a.m. - 4:00 p.m.



Connect with social work colleagues across practice areas and refresh your practice!


NASW-MN has put together an array of incredible workshops on a wide range of topics most requested by social workers in MN. Our Workshop Day will permit you to attend your choice of half-day workshops on the topics most interesting or relevant to your practice and passion. Whether you're in clinical practice or a macro practitioner, new to social work or a seasoned professional, supervising or in supervised practice, there are workshops for you! 



Attend a workshop in the Morning or the Afternoon, or attend the full day - it's your choice!

Read more for workshops, presenter information, and pricing.

Ethics Webinar: Mandated Reporting through a Trauma-Responsive and Social Justice Lens

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NASW-MN Ethics Webinar

Mandated Reporting through a Trauma-Responsive and Social Justice Lens

Tuesday, April 28, 2020

9:00 AM - 11:00 AM (2 CEUs)

Presenter: Miriam Itzkowitz, MSW, LICSW

Mandated reporting is a professional responsibility for all helping professionals. Despite our best intentions, and our belief in evidence-based practice, mandated reporting remains one of the few areas in which professionals do not regularly examine best practices or look beyond their perceived legal and ethical obligations. How do we incorporate all that we know about trauma, relationships, and ethical, evidence-based practice into our legal duty as mandated reporters?


In this training, professionals will learn alternatives to mandated reporting that can prevent child maltreatment, promote family preservation, and maintain client rapport. Participants will be asked to take a critical eye to the legal and ethical implications of the decision to report and consider ways in which these decisions have impact for families, and for our professions, beyond the reporting call.


About the Presenter

Miriam Itzkowitz, MSW, LICSW is the Director of Trauma-Informed Care at the Institute to Transform Child Protection at Mitchell Hamline School of Law. In this role, she develops and implements best practices for the intersection of legal services and trauma-responsive care. Miriam's clinical experience is in counseling adults and adolescents in clinical, home, and school settings. In her work at her practice, IS Counseling, Miriam uses an eclectic approach to individual and couples therapy, incorporating cognitive, creative and holistic techniques to assist clients in sustaining authentic identities, coping with difficulties and overcoming trauma.



NASW Member $35

Non-Member $55


Chapter Chats

What's Happening?

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NASW-MN Members Only

"What's Happening?" Chapter Chats

These chats take place from 12-1 p.m. every other Wednesday between April 15 and June 24, 2020.

Facilitated by Karen Goodenough, MSW, LGSW, NASW-MN Executive Director


The changes brought on by coronavirus (COVID-19) are being felt in many ways. These free bi-weekly online chats offer NASW-MN Members the opportunity to connect about how you're coping in the midst of all the changes to your personal and professional lives. We will spend the hour discussing things like self-care and adapting our social work practice, and providing a space for us to talk and interact as social workers.*
All sessions will take place via Zoom Online Meetings. You will require a computer with reliable internet connection, microphone, speakers, and webcam. Check your system's readiness by joining a test meeting.

Zoom access link will be e-mailed the morning of the session to the e-mail address you provide during registration. You will need to log in to your NASW account to register. Call NASW Member Services at 1-800-742-4089 for login assistance.

*No CEUs are offered for these sessions.

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