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CE Program - How Social Workers Can Help Dismantle the Trauma to Prison Pipeline

  • August 16, 2024
  • 10:00 AM - 1:00 PM
  • Online ZOOM
  • 34



How Social Workers Can Help Dismantle the Trauma to Prison Pipeline

Friday, August 16, 2024 | 10:00 am to 1:00 pm Eastern Time

Presenter: David Garlock and Jody Long, PhD, LCSW

Target Audience: Licensed Clinical Social Workers and additional Mental Health Professionals

Content level: Beginner for clinicians working with former incarcerated persons

CE credits: 3 (Clinical)

About the webinar:

This virtual seminar explores the clinical needs of incarcerated persons both during imprisonment and post-incarceration. To begin, David Garlock’s experience as an incarnated individual is briefly reviewed. Then Mr. Garlock and Dr. Jody Long, LCSW will discuss the clinical social work interventions needed to assist the incarcerated population to successfully re-assimilate back into society. They will discuss incarceration circumstances, unjust hardships, and therapeutic methods, including trauma-informed care, Rogerian techniques, and long-term support. This seminar will highlight Mr. Garlock’s triumph in the prison system and clinical social work interventions for integrative healing for incarcerated and post-incarcerated persons.

Learning Objectives:

At the conclusion of this webinar participants will be able to: 

  1. Describe the challenges of the current day incarcerated person
  2. Appraise the trauma experienced by post-incarcerated persons
  3. Compare clinical interventions needs to assimilate into society for former incarcerated individuals

    About the instructors:

    David Garlock

    David Garlock is a successful returning citizen, reentry professional, and criminal justice reform advocate. David and his brother received 25-year sentences in Alabama after taking the life of their abuser. A client of the Equal Justice Initiative, he was released on parole in 2013 after serving more than 13 years and pursuing several educational opportunities while incarcerated. He subsequently obtained his bachelor’s degree from Eastern University and is now the Lancaster Program Director for New Person Ministries, a reentry program for men who have committed a sex offense and other returning citizens. He is also a board member of the Lancaster County Reentry Management Organization and a member of the Pennsylvania Reentry Council, a statewide coalition of county reentry organizations. David enjoys educating the next generation of criminal justice professionals and clinical social workers on the needs of incarcerated individuals. 

    Dr. Jody Long, LCSW, PIP

    Before his career in academics, Dr. Long worked for the University of Tennessee Medical Group Department of psychiatry as a clinical social worker for 17 years. Prior to this, he worked as a hospice clinical social worker and with alcohol and drug use clients in Savannah, Georgia. Dr. Long has now been in higher education for 10 years and is currently an associate professor. He has taught Social Work courses in both the graduate and undergraduate levels including on topics of Domestic Violence, Case Management, Rural Social Work Policy, Practice III, Practice with Individuals, Group Psychotherapy, Psychopathology, Advanced Field I & II, Human Behavior and Social Environment, Cognitive Behavior Therapy, Culturally Competent Practice and Practice with Families. Dr. Long's research interests include Person-Centered Practice, and he has presented on Ethics, Mass Incarceration, and LGBTQIA+ Rights. His research publications include: Missed Mental Health Appointments, Third-Year Psychiatric Resident Attire and Therapeutic Alliance, Health Disparities and Heart Disease, Rural Telepsychiatry, Physical Therapy Students and Therapeutic Alliance, and Inter-Professional Civility Among Health Science Majors. Dr. Long currently holds an LCSW in the states of Georgia, Tennessee, Mississippi, Arkansas and Alabama. 

    Fee & Registration:

    The cost is $75 for CSWA members, and $99 for non-members. If you are not a CSWA member, click here to learn more about CSWA benefits and join today.  Registrations will be accepted until 24 hours prior to the start of the webinar or until the webinar is full. Cancellations must be received 48 hours prior to the live webinar to receive a refund. Each registered participant will receive zoom log-in information via email from two days prior to the webinar.

    Course interaction & CE completion requirements:

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

    To earn 3 CE credits, participants must log in at the scheduled time, attend the entire course, complete and pass an online post-test and complete a course evaluation. Certificates of completion will be provided once the evaluation is submitted. 

    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 will need a fast Internet connection, 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

    Special Accommodations: 

    To request special accommodations, please contact our administrator immediately upon registration. All special requests must be made within a minimum of 5 business days prior to the event.

    CE Provider Information:

    Clinical Social Work Association, provider #1719, is approved as an ACE provider to offer social work continuing education by the Association of Social Work Boards (ASWB) Approved Continuing Education (ACE) program. Regulatory boards are the final authority on courses accepted for continuing education credit. ACE provider approval period: 8/23/23-8/23/26. Social workers completing this course receive 3 clinical continuing education credits.

    Unsure if your state accepts ACE program for continuing education credit? Please click HERE for a map, and check with your state board for their licensure renewal requirements. 

    Questions? Contact Angela Katona, CSWA Executive Administrator at

    If you do not receive an email upon registering, please reach out for assistance by emailing All inquiries regarding registration status, links or other event-related concerns must be made at least 24 hours prior the start of an event. Staff will not be able to provide assistance right before or during the event. 

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