About This NYSED Social Work Board Approved Course (4-CEUs)
This Two-Day 4-hour In-Service Workshop is held over Two-Sessions. Certificate of completion is awarded upon completing both sessions.
Social Construction Theory provides a framework for understanding individuals, groups, families, communities and organizations. In this module, emphasis is placed on theories of empowerment and the role of the social work advocate. Specific attention is drawn to how social work professionals can leverage/effect change within the context of groups, families, organizations and communities. The impact of inequality on differences in gender, race, class, ethnicity, and sexual orientation, and implications for the professional social work advocate to ameliorate these inequities will be addressed. Practitioners will consider best advocacy strategies and practice methods for meeting clients’ diverse needs.
About the Instructor
Trélan Nicole Holder, MS, LCSW, is a skilled psychotherapist with extensive years of counseling experience in mental health and human services. Trélan attained her Bachelor of Science Degree in Psychology from Clark University, her Master of Science Degree in Social Work from Columbia University, and a Certificate in Bioethics and Medical Humanities from Albert Einstein College of Medicine and Cardozo Law School. Additionally, her clinical pursuits include: postgraduate psychodynamic psychotherapy training at the NYU Institute for Psycho-analytic Education. Trélan is an Adjunct Lecturer at Columbia University School of Social Work and the Silberman School of Social Work at Hunter College.
This workshop is open to Licensed Professionals
Continuing Education Units (CEU) Information
4 continuing education hours are available