I am a New Mexico Counseling and Therapy Practice Board approved continuing education provider (# 0185741). If you are licensed through another board other than the New Mexico Counseling and Therapy Practice Board or if you have questions about your licensing board accepting these CE credits then it is recommended that you check with that board to ensure proper CE acceptance. Unless otherwise noted, these seminars are presented by Stephen Ratcliff, MA, LPCC (# 0144871). Some of the trainings I offer are hosted by Highlands University. In these cases, Highlands will offer CE credits through their provider licensure.

If interested in attending one of the seminars listed below, please note that RSVP is required and that space is at times limited. If interested in attending one of this professional trainings, please feel free to Email me or call me at (505) 504-5449.

Upcoming CE Seminars

  • Cultural Competence in working with Consensually Nonmonogamous Clients:
    October 18, 2019 11am - 12pm

    Mimi's Cafe - Albuquerque, NM
    This training will review relevant research regarding consensual nonmonogamy (CNM) including prevalence, a brief definition of types of CNM, and cultural competence considerations for clinicians treating CNM clientele. Specific focus will be given to working with CNM couples.

    Please feel free to Email me to RSVP for this course.

  • Clinical Psychotherapy Ethics:
    December 13, 2019 9am - 4:30pm

    Albuquerque
    This workshop will discuss relevant recent legal malpractice concerns, ethical code revisions, changes in federal laws, technological ethical concerns, and shifts in the field of psychotherapy to help the practitioner keep up with the rapidly evolving trends in clinical ethics. The first part of this presentation will cover general topics in malpractice and technology ethics. The afternoon will consist of democratically chosen electives including topics such as: HIPAA revisions, suicide / self harm, dual relationships, outcomes measures, and more!

    Please contact Highlands if you are interested in RSVPing for this course.

  • Starting a Private Practice:
    February 7, 2020 9am - 4:30pm

    Rio Rancho, NM
    This workshop will briefly go over the core action steps, clinical concerns, and ethical concerns in starting a private practice. Participants are encouraged to bring their computers for this highly practice focused course.

    Please contact Highlands if you are interested in RSVPing for this course.

  • Cultural Competence in working with Consensually Nonmonogamous Clients:
    TBD

    ALGBTIC Conference - Albuquerque, NM
    This training will review relevant research regarding consensual nonmonogamy (CNM) including prevalence, a brief definition of types of CNM, and cultural competence considerations for clinicians treating CNM clientele. Specific focus will be given to working with CNM couples.

  • Cultural Sensitivity in working with Sexual and Gender Minority Clients:
    April 8, 2020 9a - 1p

    Albuquerque, NM
    This workshop will discuss cultural sensitivity concerns when working with LGBTQ+ clients, nonmonogamous clients, kinky clients, or other clients in sexual and gender minority populations.

    Please contact Highlands if you are interested in RSVPing for this course.

  • Staying Ethical and Safe while using Technology:
    May 6, 2020 9am - 1pm

    Rio Rancho, NM
    This workshop will provide a brief review of HIPAA, HITECH, and the HIPAA Omnibus rule and ramifications from these laws on utilizing technology in social work. Additional technology recommendations from security experts expanding beyond these laws and ethical quandaries arising from the use of technology will also be discussed. Technology mediums reviewed will include the use of cloud based computing, email with clients, text messaging with clients, conveying electronic records to client, electronic records, electronic fax, and storage of client electronic protected health information. This is highly applicable to conference attendees as social workers increasingly are called on to utilize technology in communication with clients, storage and maintenance of records, and collaboration with colleagues. Attendees will leave this presentation with a better understanding of ethical concerns in the use of technology and concrete steps to protect themselves and their clients.

    Please contact Highlands if you are interested in RSVPing for this course.