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Virtual Conference

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40th Annual Social Work Conference
Schedule of Events

Friday, March 5th

8:00 am – 8:15 am – WELCOME

8:15 am – 9:15 am – SESSION 1

The Phenomenon of Resistance

Jody Long, Ed.D., LICSW, PIP (Clinical Hours)

Client or patient resistance is a common aspect of psychotherapy. Learning to address, cope, and move past resistance is beneficial for clinical social workers.

9:15 am – 9:30 am: BREAK

9:30 am – 10:30 am: SESSION 2

“A Calling Toward Anti-Racism and Healing”

Erin Rider, Ph.D.

In recognizing the social justice traditions of Social Work and Sociology, this workshop will focus on antiracism and a racial healing.

10:30 am – 10:45 am: BREAK

10:45 am – 12:00 pm: SESSION 3

Drawing a Line through History: The Past, Present, & Future of Social Work & the Arts

Taylor Ellis, Ph.D., LGSW (Clinical Hours)

The presentation will discuss the shared history of the arts and social work practice in America, the benefits of the arts to well-being, and how the arts can be integrated into practice and educational settings.

12:00 pm – 12:45 pm: BREAK FOR LUNCH

12:45 pm – 1:45 pm: SESSION 4

Extended Family for Kids: A Curriculum for Children of the Incarcerated

Laure Clemons, Executive Director, Author

Extended Family for Kids is a 9-lesson curriculum for children of the incarcerated. Learn how you can help these kids with activities easily implemented in any setting, along with successful techniques for taking programs virtual.

1:45 pm – 2:00 pm: BREAK

2:00 pm – 3:00 pm: SESSION 5

Never Enough: Balancing Person, Practice, and Profession

Maureen Newton, Ph.D., LICSW (Ethics Hours)

The NASW Code of Ethics is our professional guide for practice and provides us a framework, that includes principles, values, and standards for practice. The challenges of interpreting and adhering to ethical principles and standards may seem clear to some and abstract to others.

3:00 pm – 3:15 pm: BREAK

3:15 pm – 4:30 pm: SESSION 6

Framing Ethics in Social Work Practice: A Rights-Based Approach

Dominique Maywald, D.S.W., LCSW & Kimber Wickersham, Ph.D., LICSW, MPH, PIP (Ethics Hours)

Social workers can use the Code of Ethics as an incentive to adopt a rights-based approach to practice, making valuable contributions to social justice.

6.50 Total CEUs

2.25 hrs Clinical
2.25 hrs Ethics