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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 Master 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. She continues to advocate for legislative changes. Under her leadership, the committee successfully hosted two national forensic social work conferences and 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

Total Credits: 3 including 3 Ethic CEs

Bundle:
Spring 2024 Evening Workshops | Spring 2024 Ethics Workshops
Categories:
500 Ethics
Instructors:
Veronica Cruz, LCSW-C
Price:
$70.00 Late Fee - $90.00
Ends 03/20/2024
Date:

  Wed, Apr 03, 2024 - 06:00pm to 09:15pm EDT


Product Type
Webinar

S24-208 From Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder to Post-Traumatic Growth


Total Credits: 4 including 4 Category I CE

Categories:
200 Adults, Couples & Families
Instructors:
Veronica Cruz, LCSW-C
Price:
$85.00 Late Fee - $105.00
Ends 06/28/2024
Date:

Fri, Jul 12, 2024 - 09:00am to 01:15pm EDT


Product Type
Webinar

S24-400 Women and Addiction: Exploring the Role of Trauma


Total Credits: 4 including 4 Category I CE

Categories:
200 Adults, Couples & Families |  400 Substance Use Disorders
Instructors:
Veronica Cruz, LCSW-C
Price:
$85.00 Late Fee - $105.00
Ends 03/06/2024
Date:

Wed, Mar 20, 2024 - 01:00pm to 05:15pm EDT


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