NACSW Online Continuing Education

Developing the Mindset and Practices for Research and Scholarship
Length: 1 CEU hour
Primary Audience:
  • Social workers
  • related professionals
  • Educators
Practice Level(s):
  • Basic
  • Intermediate

Training Format: Audio-Based
Number of CE Hours: 1.0

Michael E. Sherr , PhD., LCSW 
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Course Outline

Writing, even for research and scholarship, is a creative form of expression that involves a cognitive and emotional mindset. It also involves developing effective behavioral habits. Finding harmony between one's mindset and behavior habits is the key to experiencing the joy of being a life-long productive writer. This conference call presentation invites educators to begin reflecting upon the mindset and practices attuned to experiencing the joy of productive research and scholarship.


  • Social Work Education
  • Social Work Research

Sample Content

Learning Objectives
As a result of this training, participants will be able to:

1. Learn to connect internal cognitive messages and emotions to productive writing.

2. Identify specific strengths-based strategies for shaping the cognitive messages and emotions needed for productive writing.

3. Identify concrete behavioral strategies akin to productive and joyful scholarship.



Michael E. Sherr, PhD, LCSW, is professor and department head of social work at the University of Tennessee Chattanooga. He serves as a commissioner for the Commission on Education Policy for the Council on Social Work Education. He is also the editor of the Journal of Adolescent and Family Health, co-editor of the CSWE Religion and Spirituality Clearinghouse, and associate editor of the Journal of Social Work and Christianity. Dr. Sherr is an internationally recognized scholar with more than fifty publications, including three books, on several areas of research and scholarship. In 2010, the University of Hong Kong awarded Professor Sherr the international Young Scholars Award for his research.

CE Accreditation Information

NACSW, provider #1078, is approved as a provider for social work continuing education by The Association of Social Work Boards (ASWB), phone: 800-225-6880, through the Approved Continuing Education (ACE) program valid 1/27/18 – 1/27/21. NACSW maintains sole responsibility for the program. The North American Association of Christians in Social Work (NACSW) is also recognized by the New York State Education Department's State Board for Social Work as an approved provider of continuing education for licensed social workers #SW-0479. Social Workers will receive 1.0 continuing education clock hour(s) for participating in this training. It is the responsibility of participants to contact their licensing boards to verify that this training, as a distance education session, meets their jurisdictional standards for continuing education credit and/or licensure renewal.

Requirements for Earning Continuing Education Contact Hours

Requirements to earn continuing education contact hours for home-study courses include: a) engaging with all the required materials provided by this training; b) completing and submitting an on-line evaluation of this session; c) receiving a grade of 80% or better on the “open-book” post-workshop quiz. Session participants who meet these three requirements will receive a continuing education contact hour certificate from NACSW on-line immediately following their completion of this course.

Registration Fee and Refunds

The registration fee covers engaging in all the required materials provided by the on-line training as well as costs associated with maintaining the website which supports the training materials, as well as CE certificate administration. Refunds, minus a $25 administrative fee, are available upon request within 15 days of purchasing/enrolling in a training. No refunds or exchanges are available once the training quiz has been opened.

Grievance Procedure

Any individual who has a complaint regarding any aspect of this training should communicate in writing to the executive director of NACSW within 30 days after having completed the training. The executive director will conduct a review and respond in writing within 30 days of receiving this complaint. For more information, contact the NACSW office at or 203-270-8780.

Request for Accommodations

Please contact NACSW at, or 203.270.8780 if you would like to request a special accommodation.


Because this is a home study training session, there is no direct contact and/or communication between the individual taking this training and the session speaker. Interactivity for this training consists of the interaction between a person registered for this training session and the materials and content offered in this session.

Contact Information

If you have questions pertaining to the content of the training (session content, outline, content level, continuing education contact hours, etc.), contact or 203.270.8780. You will receive a response within 24 hours. If you are in need of technical support, send an email to You will receive a response from the program's technical support manager within 8 hours, 7 days a week.