Welcome! Ms. Veronica E. Cruz, MSW, LCSW-C, is 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 her 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 in Maryland and Virginia to offer continuing education workshops. We offer high quality continuing education and have worked with numerous vendors to customize and tailor trainings to their needs. No request is to small or too big.
Ms. Cruz has conducted trainings locally, nationally and internationally on various topics ranging from immigration to suicide. Ms. Cruz's goal is to develop and present cutting edge mental health and social work workshops that are evidence based, informative and engaging. She trains extensively on trauma and ethics and credits her years of working in the medical and legal field for helping her see and address an issue from a clinical and macro stance. With humor, candor and a mixture of academia and clinical practice she is able to provide participants with a set of tools, techniques and resources to help enhance their own practice setting.
Ms. Cruz enjoys presenting and creating topics and states that she prides herself in making her workshops interactive. She often utilizes case vignettes, polls, group discussions and activities to help participants directly learn and apply the content being presented. 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
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