greater washington society
for clinical social work

Promoting the highest standards of clinical social work practice through education, advocacy, and community.

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Education FAQs

What is the Difference between Category 1 and Category 2 CE Credits?

Continuing Education Unit CATEGORY 1 Programs 

  1.  Live, real- time transactions between teachers and learners 
  2. Topic area will enhance participant’s abilities to render accepted social work practice and is consistent with values and principles of the Maryland Board of Social Work Examiners (See COMAR Regulations) and National Association of Social Workers Code of Ethics. 
  3. Presentation will enhance or inform participant’s skill set, knowledge base and or attitude. 
  4. The topic reflects current and potential future challenges social work practitioners will face. 
  5. Topic area is well researched and documented in professional/academic journals and literature. A reference list will be made available to participants to encourage further study on the topic area. 
  6. If the focus of the workshop is on practitioner self-care, a specific connection will be made to how the self-care techniques can be applied to work with clients.

Continuing Education Unit CATEGORY 2 Programs 

  1.  Programs which are less structured or not Board authorized. 
  2. Presentation will enhance or inform participant’s skill set, knowledge base or attitude. 
  3. The topic is relevant to social work practice or professional development. 
  4. Includes conferences, workshops, study groups, preparing and presenting a Category I program. 

CRITERIA FOR PRESENTERS for Continuing Education Programs 

  1. Bachelor’s or Master’s in Social Work from a Council on Social Work Education accredited program or advanced degree in a discipline that frequently collaborates with social workers (medicine, pharmacy, psychology, human service management, ect.) or demonstrates expertise in related subject area. 
  2. Demonstrates an expertise in the specific topic area. 
  3. Demonstrates an understanding of adult learning styles and has the ability to incorporate appropriate techniques into a presentation. 
  4. Familiarity with Continuing Education target audience.
What is the cancellation policy?

Out of respect to presenters and to ensure fair registration, the GWSCSW Executive Committee has approved the below guidelines for workshop registrations.

  1. Registration and payment for CEU events must be received and fully paid 7 days in advance of the start time of the workshop. If not paid, 7 days in advance, registration will be canceled.
  2. Requests to attend a CEU  Workshop that arrive with less that 7 days advanced notice will be considered and approved when possible. If approved, payment must be made immediately, via the website, using PayPal or a Credit card. Checks will not be accepted less than 7 days before the start time of the event.
  3. Cancellations made more than 7 days from the start time of the Workshop will receive a refund minus a $25 processing fee.
  4. Cancellations made less than 7 days from the start time of the Workshop will not receive a refund of any funds paid. If you have an emergency, less than 7 days before the start time of a workshop and cannot attend, please contact Donna Dietz.

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Greater Washington Society for Clinical Social Work
PO Box 711, Garrisonville, Virginia  22463 | (202) 478-7638 

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