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To Be or Not To Be: LCSWs Returning to Office Psychotherapy

  • 27 Oct 2020
  • 5:00 PM - 6:00 PM
  • Online ZOOM
  • 81



A Live, Interactive Webinar

October 27, 2020, 5:00-6:00 pm ET/2:00-3:00 pm PT

Target Audience: social workers, mental health professionals

Content level: intermediate

This 1 credit course was developed for clinical social work professionals. The course will help LCSWs determine when and how to safely return to our office practices, as many states edge closer to ‘opening up’ in-person contacts. These webinars (both the same material) will help participants make this complicated decision in these perilous times.  Here is your chance to ask all the questions you have about making this important choice.

About the instructor

Laura Groshong, LICSW, has been in clinical practice for the past 43 years.  She was also a Registered Lobbyist in Washington for five mental health organizations for 25 years.  She has been the Director of Policy and Practice for the Clinical Social Work Association nationally since 2006 and, through the Mental Health Liaison Group, worked on passage of the Mental Health Parity and Addiction Equality Act of 2008, the Affordable Care Act, and many other pieces of legislation that support and benefit LCSWs.  Laura, a dynamic and engaging speaker, has written and lectured extensively on clinical and legislative issues around the country.

Learning Objectives

After participating in this Live, Interactive Webinar, participants will be able to:

  1.  Understand the meaning for LCSWs and our patients of moving to videoconferencing.
  2. Identify the issues that need to be considered to create a safe environment.
  3. Consider factors to determine whether moving back to an in-person practice is emotionally preferable to videoconferencing and why.

      Course interaction & system requirements

      This live webinar is fully interactive. Attendees may ask and answer questions throughout the presentation and participate in instructor-led discussions.

      Fee & Registration

      COST: FREE for Members, $50 for Non-Members. Cancellations must be received 24 hours prior to the live webinar to receive a refund. Each registered participant will receive log-in information via email from prior to the Webinar.

      Course Completion & CE Info

      To earn 1 CE credit, participants must log in at the scheduled time, and attend the entire course and complete an online course evaluation. Certificates of completion will be emailed within 10 business days of the webinar.

      Clinical Social Work Association, provider #1719, is approved to offer social work continuing education by the Association of Social Work Board (ASWB) Approved Continuing Education (ACE) program. Organizations, not individual courses, are approved as providers. State and provincial regulatory boards have the final authority to determine whether an individual course may be accepted for continuing education credit. Clinical Social Work Association maintains responsibility for this course. ACE provider approval period: 08/27/20 – 08/27/23. Clinical Social Workers completing this course will receive 1 clinical continuing education credit after passing the post-test.

      System Requirements to Participate

      On a PC:
      Internet Explorer 9, Mozilla Firefox 34, Google Chrome 39 (JavaScript enabled) or the latest version of each web browser
      Windows XP, Windows Server 2008 or later
      Cable modem, DSL or better Internet connection (1 Mbps or faster)
      Dual-core 2.4GHz CPU or faster with 2GB or more of RAM

      On a Mac:

      Safari 6, Firefox 34, Google Chrome 39 (JavaScript enabled) or the latest version of each web browser
      Mac OS X 10.8 (Mountain Lion) or newer
      Cable modem, DSL or better Internet connection (1 Mbps or faster)
      Intel processor (2GB of RAM or better)

      Participants wishing to connect to audio using VoIP a microphone and speakers. (A USB headset is recommended.)

      On an iPad, iPhone, Android or Windows mobile device:
      Free Zoom at ; WiFi connection recommended for VoIP audio


      For questions or concerns, or to request special accommodations, please call 202-599-8443. Or email

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      Garrisonville, Virginia  22463

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