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Veronica Cruz, LCSW-C

Cruz and Associates


Ms. Cruz is a bilingual (Spanish/English) clinical and forensic social worker who has worked with children, adolescents and families for over eighteen years. Ms. Cruz was employed for ten years, as a forensic social worker at the Office of the Public Defender in Montgomery County. In addition from 2000-2014 she worked as an emergency room and psychiatric social worker. She has extensive experience in inpatient psych and partial hospitalization psych programs. Ms. Cruz specializes in criminal defense mitigation, dual diagnosis, crisis intervention, addiction, trauma and working with diverse ethnic groups. 

Ms. Cruz is a graduate of the Catholic University of America with a B.A. in psychology and received her Masters of Social Work, specializing in mental health and addiction from the University Of Maryland School Of School Work. In 2014 she completed an advanced two year post graduate Forensic Social Work Certification through the University of Maryland Continuing Education Department. In 2008 she co-created the Forensic Social Work Committee for NASW and in 2010 became the sole chair, a position she maintained until 2016 when she resigned due to other professional obligations but she continues to advocate for legislative changes. Under her leadership the committee successful hosted two national forensic social work conferences and successfully advocated for various legislative bills and reform. She maintains various professional memberships and affiliations. 

Ms. Cruz is an Adjunct Professor:

  • In 2016, Ms. Cruz joined the University of Maryland (Shady Grove) School of Social Work teaching Advanced Trauma.
  • In 2015, Ms. Cruz joined the Catholic University of America School of Social Work teaching Advanced Ethics.

Product Type
Webinar

S21-503 Ethical Decision-Making: A Crisis Intervention Approach


Total Credits: 3 including 3 Ethic CEs

Category:
500 Ethics |  800 Online |  DHS Approved
Instructor(s):
Veronica Cruz, LCSW-C
Price:
$65.00 - Regular Price Late Fee - $85.00
Ends 05/21/2021
Date:

Fri, Jun 04, 2021 - 09:00am to 12:15pm EDT


Product Type
Webinar

S21-505 Practice and Ethical Consideration: Organizational Ethics


Total Credits: 3 including 3 Ethic CEs

Category:
500 Ethics |  800 Online |  DHS Approved
Instructor(s):
Veronica Cruz, LCSW-C
Price:
$65.00 - Regular Price Late Fee - $85.00
Ends 06/30/2021
Date:

Wed, Jul 14, 2021 - 09:00am to 12:15pm EDT


Product Type
Webinar

S21-206 From Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder to Post-Traumatic Growth


Total Credits: 4 including 4 Category I CE

Category:
200 Adults, Couples & Families |  800 Online |  DHS Approved
Instructor(s):
Veronica Cruz, LCSW-C
Price:
$85.00 - Regular Price Late Fee - $105.00
Ends 04/30/2021
Date:

Fri, May 14, 2021 - 09:00am to 01:15pm EDT


Product Type
Webinar

S21-209 Understanding the Role of Cognitive Distortion and Defense Mechanism in Processing Trauma


Total Credits: 4 including 4 Category I CE

Category:
200 Adults, Couples & Families |  800 Online
Instructor(s):
Veronica Cruz, LCSW-C
Price:
$85.00 - Regular Price Late Fee - $105.00
Ends 07/09/2021
Date:

Fri, Jul 23, 2021 - 12:15pm to 04:30pm EDT


Product Type
Webinar

S21-104: Understanding and Addressing the Complex Web of Childhood Abuse and Trauma


Total Credits: 4 including 4 Category I CE

Category:
100 Children & Adolescents |  800 Online |  DHS Approved
Instructor(s):
Veronica Cruz, LCSW-C
Price:
$85.00 - Regular Price Late Fee - $105.00
Ends 06/09/2021
Date:

Wed, Jun 23, 2021 - 09:00am to 01:15pm EDT


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