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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

S23-100 Beyond Cutting: An In-Depth Look at Self Injury and Suicide


Total Credits: 6 including 6 Category I CE

Category:
100 Children & Adolescents |  800 Online
Instructors:
Veronica Cruz, LCSW-C
Price:
$150.00 - Late Fee
Date:

Fri, Feb 10, 2023 - 09:00am to 04:30pm EST


Product Type
Webinar

S23-110 The ABCs of Trauma in the Early Classroom


Total Credits: 6 including 6 Category I CE

Category:
100 Children & Adolescents |  800 Online
Instructors:
Veronica Cruz, LCSW-C
Price:
$130.00 Late Fee - $150.00
Ends 07/06/2023
Date:

Thu, Jul 20, 2023 - 09:00am to 04:30pm EDT


Product Type
Webinar

Total Credits: 6 including 6 Ethic CEs

Bundles:
DC Requirements
Category:
500 Ethics |  800 Online
Instructors:
Veronica Cruz, LCSW-C
Price:
$130.00 Late Fee - $150.00
Ends 04/28/2023
Date:

Fri, May 12, 2023 - 09:00am to 04:30pm EDT


Product Type
Webinar

S23-210 Understanding the Roles of Cognitive Distortions and Defense Mechanism in Processing Trauma


Total Credits: 6 including 6 Category I CE

Category:
200 Adults, Couples & Families |  800 Online
Instructors:
Veronica Cruz, LCSW-C
Price:
$130.00 Late Fee - $150.00
Ends 06/02/2023
Date:

Fri, Jun 16, 2023 - 09:00am to 04:30pm EDT


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