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When: January 22, 2020, Wednesday, 10 a.m.–12 p.m.; arrive at 9:30 a.m. to sign in

Where: All lectures take place at Northwest Area Health Education Center; Deacon Tower Learning Center 475 Deacon Blvd., Winston-Salem, NC 27105  Google Map

Fees: $25.00 per CLS Workshop; Workshops are free of charge to current students, faculty, staff, and field instructors of UNC-CH School of Social Work (discount taken during online registration)

CEs: The workshop will provide 2 CEs from Northwest AHEC

(if you have specific questions about CEs, please contact Northwest AHEC at 336-713-7700)

Description: This session will provide an overview of evidence-based practice and the use of evidence-based treatment interventions in children’s mental health. Key ethical issues inherent in evidence-based practice process will be discussed in relationship to the delivery of child and adolescent mental health services. NOTE: This program may be counted towards ethics requirements for license renewal.


Trainer: Sarah E. (Betsy) Bledsoe, PhD, MPhil, MSW, is Associate Professor at UNC Chapel Hill School of Social Work. She has been studying and writing about evidence-based practice in social work and social work education for almost two decades. Her other scholarly and practice interests include, broadly, child, adolescent, and maternal mental health and intervention research. She currently teaches courses on brief treatment, child and adolescent mental health, differential diagnoses, and interpersonal psychotherapy.



Learning Objectives:

Participants completing this event will be able to:

  1. Define evidence-based practice and evidence-based treatment interventions and distinguish between the two;
  2. Identify connections between evidence-based practice and ethical practice in the treatment of child and adolescent mental health;
  3. Discuss key ethical dilemmas in the implementation of evidence-based treatment interventions.


Each Winston-Salem Clinical Lecture Series event provides the following credit: 2.0 Contact Hours from Northwest AHEC, 2.0 contact hours of (Category A) continuing education for North Carolina psychologists, 2.0 contact hours from the North Carolina Substance Abuse Professional Practice Board. Northwest AHEC, ACEP No. 5465 and UNC School of Social Work, ACEP No. 6642 are cosponsors of this program. This co-sponsorship has been submitted for approval to NBCC. Both ACEPs are responsible for this program, including the awarding of NBCC credit.


Refund Policy: No refunds are given but registration can be transferred to a colleague for the same event.

Please contact Theresa Palmer at or 336-416-5096 to make arrangements.