Be proactive and check your license requirements off your to do list!
March 20, 2021 | 4 CEU
Examine the differences and similarities between self-injurious behavior and suicidal ideations and attempts.
April 21, 2021 | 4 CEU
Explore the various forms of traumas experienced by this population, explore migration narrative, impact of trauma, trauma symptoms, acculturation/assimilation and treatment recommendations.
May 27, 2021 | 3 CEU
Learn about common practice areas that raise ethical dilemmas and explore the code of ethics and propose various ethical decision-making models that can utilized to resolve these ethical conflicts.
Welcome! I am Veronica E. Cruz, MSW, LCSW-C, a clinical and forensic social worker and CEO of Cruz and Associates, with over 18 years of experience providing workshops and seminars on an array of social work and mental health principles. This webpage contains the most current training schedule, resources and available workshop topics. Remember if you enjoy one of our workshops; tell your employer, Cruz and Associates, is authorized by the board of social work examiners to offer continuing education workshops.
To date, I have presented over a hundred workshops at various venues both locally and nationally. My goal is to strive to develop and present cutting edge mental health and social work workshops that are both informative and engaging. I specialize in presenting ethics and trauma workshops and attribute my numerous years of working within the hospital and the legal setting in helping my to conceptualize and see a situation from various perspectives. With humor, candor and a mixture of academia (I am an adjunct professor at The University of Maryland, where she teaches advance trauma) and hands on experience (I maintain a clinical and criminal defense practice) am able to provide participants with a set off tools that they can share with their clients. Ms. Cruz enjoys presenting and creating topics and states that she prides herself in making her workshops interactive with case vignettes and immersing the audience in the topic and allowing them to process and apply the new information in the form of small group discussions and activities. The ability to present continuing education workshops is a delicate balance between theory and practice and Ms. Cruz has mastered this ability.
“I love teaching ethics and I am constantly motivated when participants tell me how they came just for the ethics requirement, and left with so much more. Learning ethics can be dry and non-engaging; it is always my goal to change a participant’s perception of ethics. I help them via the application and learning of diverse ethical decision making models and case vignettes, to see the whole picture and in turn they learn to connect the dots.”
- Veronica Cruz