Workshop Proposals

ACLAIMH is now accepting workshop proposals for the 2017 ACLAIMH Conference.

Use the links below to generate ideas, gather your thoughts and submit your proposal online.
DEADLINE: June 30, 2017.


We are seeking your best education session ideas that deal with all aspects of working in the non-profit world. We encourage you to share your creativity, knowledge and vision. We have provided a sample list of topics to help you identify and frame your ideas. The list is not exhaustive, so don’t let it limit you!

Our participants range from CEOs/executive directors to direct care workers who are looking for all levels of content that explore the tried-and-true, as well as the new and improved ways of doing things in their professional and personal lives. With your help, we aim to create a learning experience that engages, challenges and empowers our nonprofit community-based service providers.

Here are some questions to help you come up with session ideas: Have you started a new program or service? Do you have a fresh look on a specific topic? Can you supply participants with tangible strategies or tactics to do their jobs better? Do you know of ways to reduce stress?

Our attendees want to be engaged and challenged,
so put on your thinking caps and give us your best ideas!


CONTINUING EDUCATION (CE) CRITERIA

THIS SECTION ONLY APPLIES TO PROPOSALS THAT SEEK TO OFFER CONTINUING EDUCATION CONTACT HOURS FOR LCSW, LMSW, LMHC, CASAC, CPP or CPS. WORKSHOPS CAN STILL BE SELECTED FOR THE CONFERENCE WITHOUT OFFERING CE HOURS.

As an approved provider, we must comply with all the relevant statutory and regulatory CE requirements set forth by the licensing/credentialing entity . Therefore, any workshops seeking to offer CE hours at our conference must complete specific forms detailing the course content and the qualifications of each presenter. These forms are in addition to the online proposal submission form.

WORKSHOPS

LCSW and LMSW: Acceptable continuing education shall contribute to the professional practice of social work and shall have as its focus one or more of the following subjects: theories and concepts of human behavior in the social environment; social work practice, knowledge and skills; social work research, programs, or practice evaluations; social work management, administration or social policy; social work ethics; clinical interventions, evidence-based models, principles of clinical social work practice, psychotherapy and clinical social work diagnosis; client communications and record-keeping; administrative supervision of licensed master social work and clinical supervision of licensed clinical social work practice; instructional methodologies or other topics which contribute to the professional practice of licensed social work; or cross-disciplinary offerings from medicine, law, administration, education and the behavioral sciences are acceptable if they are clearly related to the enhancement of social work practice, skills and knowledge and the health, safety, and/or welfare of the public.

LMHC: Acceptable continuing education shall contribute to the professional practice of mental health counseling and shall have as its focus one or more of the following subjects: clinical interventions and evidence-based practice; cross-disciplinary offerings from medicine, law, administration, education, behavioral and social sciences related to mental health counseling practice; patient communications, record-keeping, and matters relating to law and/or ethics, which contribute to professional practice in mental health counseling and the health, safety, and/or welfare of the public.

CASAC: Workshop content needs to satisfy the requirements of at least one of the following sections: Section I – Knowledge of Alcoholism and Substance Abuse; Section II – Alcoholism and Substance Abuse Counseling; Section III – Assessment; Clinical Evaluation; Treatment Planning; Case Management; and Patient, Family and Community Education; or Section IV – Professional and Ethical Responsibilities. To qualify under a Section, workshops must include content that provides knowledge of the subtopics listed. CLICK HERE for the comprehensive list published by OASAS.

CPP and CPS: Workshop content needs to satisfy the requirements of at least one of the following sections: Section I – Knowledge of Alcoholism and Substance Abuse at all Age Levels and Among People of Diverse Backgrounds and Cultures; Section II – Prevention Specific and Related to the Performance Domains; Section III – Professional Development and Ethical Responsibilities; or Section IV – Prevention Principles and Practices and the Services Continuum. To qualify under a Section, workshops must include content that provides knowledge of the subtopics listed. CLICK HERE for the comprehensive list published by OASAS.

PRESENTERS

LCSW and LMSW: The Education Law and Commissioner’s Regulations restrict the practice of LMSW and LCSW to those licensed or authorized under Title VIII. A clinical instructor must have appropriate clinical licensure and education, training and experience in order to practice the profession. An instructor who is not clinically licensed may only provide didactic instruction, as such an individual is not qualified to practice clinical social work or psychotherapy under the Education Law. A licensed social worker may earn continuing education hours for preparing and teaching a workshop, or making a technical presentation, at one of our conferences, provided that the presentation has not been offered on more than one occasion without including new or revised material. Continuing education hours that may be credited for these activities may include actual instructional time, plus, up to two additional hours of preparation time for each hour of presentation.

LMHC: The Education Law and Commissioner’s Regulations require providers to use instructors who are qualified to teach the course/educational activity which will be offered. Qualified instructors include, but are not limited to, faculty of a licensed mental health counseling program offered by a higher education institution; or instructors who are specially qualified authorities in activities that are directed at developing and enhancing a licensee’s practice as a licensed mental health counselor. A licensed mental health counselor may earn continuing education hours for preparing and teaching a workshop, or making a technical presentation, at one of our conferences, provided that the presentation has not been offered on more than one occasion without including new or revised material. Continuing education hours that may be credited for these activities may include actual instructional time, plus, up to two additional hours of preparation time for each hour of presentation.

CASAC, CPP and CPS: Individuals must have a minimum of two years of teaching/training delivery and/or vast knowledge in the subject area.

Please Note: Workshops designed for the sole purpose of personal development, marketing, business practices, or maximizing profits for the practice of a licensee will not be eligible to offer CE contact hours, but may still be selected for the conference.


Use the links below to generate ideas, gather your thoughts and submit your proposal online.
DEADLINE: June 30, 2017.