NASW-Illinois Chapter Statewide Conference: A Meeting of the Professions

Wheeling, Illinois
Sunday, October 22, 2017

 

 

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Nonmember (3-Day)
Monday, October 23rd  (details)
Please only select workshops held on the days that you registered.

Session 1  (details)
Rapid Confabs provide you a unique format to gain valuable education to improve your practice. Attend one or both of our Rapid Confabs: each consists of three 15-minute presentations. Each presentation will be followed by a 15-minute group discussion focusing on a question posed by the speaker. Rapid Confabs continue our focus on peer-to-peer learning opportunities through a fast-paced educational session.

This session consists of three speakers:
Confab description:Who is an Arab? All Arabs are Muslim? Who is Muslim? Do all Arabs follow the five Pillars of Islam? Can Muslim men marry four wives? Can Muslim children eat pork? Can Muslim Women marry from anywhere in the world? Does Honor killing still happen? Forced Marriage? These are just some of the questions that will be answered in the workshop. Come with an open mind and heart to listen, to learn, to advocate. Ms. Shalabi will have an interactive and engaging workshop for your enrichment and enhancing your skills when working with Arab/Muslim families.

Speaker: Itedal Shalabi, Co-Founder/Executive Director, Arab American Family Services

Confab Title: Treatment of Clutter Addition through 12 Step Participation
Confab Description:Social workers:acquaint yourself with a comprehensive way to approach hoarding and compulsive cluttering. Hoarding ironically distracts and camouflages emptiness. Program addresses mental, time, life and space filling. It is crucial to lessen guilt, shame, isolation and overwhelm. Key components include peer support, education and spirituality.
Speaker: Susan M. Buss, LCSW, Big Sky Consulting, Inc.

Speaker: Dr. Don Phelps, Ph.D. LCSW
Add to calendarMonday, October 23, 2017 11:15 AM - 1:15 PM (Central Time)
  • TBA

Lunch - OPT-OUT (Only Click this box if you DO NOT wish for a box lunch so NASW IL doesn't over order.)  (details)
Due to the cost to the association we request that you click this box if you DO NOT wish to have a box lunch so that NASW IL doesn't order a lunch that will go unused.

If you plan on having a lunch - select your dietary restrictions below, and if no dietary restrictions just skip ahead.
Add to calendarMonday, October 23, 2017 1:15 PM - 2:15 PM (Central Time)

Optional Box Lunch Networking  (details)
A hosted boxed lunch will be provided to conference attendees during this midday networking opportunity. Please select this option only if you are planning to eat lunch on-site. While there is no additional cost to you, please select accordingly to aid NASW IL in avoiding waste.
Add to calendarMonday, October 23, 2017 1:15 PM - 2:15 PM (Central Time)
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30 Minute Networking/Snack Break  
Add to calendarMonday, October 23, 2017 2:30 PM - 2:45 PM (Central Time)
Location: TBA

Intensive Session 2  (details)
Rapid Confabs provide you a unique format to gain valuable education to improve your practice. Attend one or both of our Rapid Confabs: each consists of three 15-minute presentations. Each presentation will be followed by a 15-minute group discussion focusing on a question posed by the speaker. Rapid Confabs continue our focus on peer-to-peer learning opportunities through a fast-paced educational session.

This session consists of four speakers:
Speakers: Ruth Lipschutz, LCSW, ACSW, Director, Attunement Center; Mary Garrison, LCSW, ACSW, Associate Professor, Millikin University Behavioral Sciences Department

Using Breath as a Self-Care Practice
Inhale, where is your breath? During this interactive session, learn to engage your diaphragm when you breathe & create a regular practice that will allow you to connect with your breath, wherever you are. Proper breathing will keep you calm & focused during long days & in stressful sessions with clients.
Speaker: Tijen Dyson, MSW, Co-Founder, Urban Yoga Chicago

In Support of Conspicuous Families
Some families stand out in a crowd. Whether a child is transracially placed, same gender parented, or physically challenged, their families routinely face prejudice and loss of privacy. What's "normal?" Who "belongs?" Learn how to equip
conspicuous families to respond to societal challenges in ways that protect and empower.

Speaker: Judy Stigger, LCSW, Post-Adoption Therapist, The Cradle
Add to calendarMonday, October 23, 2017 2:15 PM - 4:15 PM (Central Time)
  • TBA II

Evening Networking Reception  
Add to calendarMonday, October 23, 2017 4:15 PM - 5:30 PM (Central Time)
Location: TBA


Tuesday October 24th  (details)
Please only select workshops held on the days that you registered.

Workshop I  (details)

Living Life on Purpose: Working with the Emotional World of the Eating-Disordered, Self-Injurying Client

The emotional world of the eating-disordered client who presents with self-injury and/or symptoms related to trauma poses particular challenges to professionals. This challenge is experienced directly through the therapeutic relationship. This workshop presents a model of treatment based on self-regulation that provides a guide for organizing the therapeutic relationships, and through specific aspects of the alliance provides assitance to the client to manage difficult emotional experiences and behaviors.

John L. Levitt, PhD, LCSW

Clinical Director, Insight Behavioral Health Centers

 

How to Help Our Clients Increase and Sustain Their Hope for Recovery

Hope therapy is a cognitive model of human motivation that also crosses over to the spiritual assessment of our clients. Understanding hope theory and how to implement hope therapy skills in working with our clients, regardless of our therapeutic models, is crucial in the therapetic change process. Attendees will leave with specific tools and hope-inspiring skills to use.

Terry Ciszek

Director of Outpatient Services, Linden Oaks Hospital

 

EPSDT Funding as a Civil Right for Children with Disabilities

Early and Periodic Screening, Diagnostic, and Treatment (EPSDT) services are "the greatest treatment funding secret ever concealed." Learn to access EPSDT funding to treat mental illness symptoms and behavioral disturbances in children of all ages in their homes and schools. It's available in all fifty states via Medicaid regardless of familiy income in thirty-six states.

Steve Kossor, MA

Executive Director, The Institute for Behavior Change

 

Culturally Competent Clinical Supervision

Supervision can be an exciting yet challenging experience for both the supervisor and supervisee. However what happens when undetected cultural nuances affect communication between the supervisor, the supervisee, and the client? Participants will have an opportunity to identify and apply culturally competent supervision techniques which improve outcomes.

Michelle Evans, LCSW, LSOTP, CADC

 

Understanding Culture Through Film

[CULT. COMP. LOGO]

A review of several films, including Crash, The Joy Luck Club, Bend it Like Beckham, and Real Women Have Curves, will be used as a means to introduce multiple cultures. By examining the films within a cultural framework, participants will enhance awareness and knowledge of other cultures, two essential components of cultural competence.

Cheri Sinnott, LCSW

Director, Illinois Service Resource Center

 

Retirement: Theme and Variations

This workshop offers social workers the opportunity to explore the meaning and significance of retirement, whether now or in the future. Social workers retire with a wealth of experience and knowledge as well as a basic curiosity for the unknown. Retirement allows for the freedom to share one's wisdom and broaden one’s horizons.

Carol S. Goldbaum, PhD, LCSW

Clinical Social Worker, Generative Services

Betty Dayron, LCSW

Co-Secretary, NASW Illinois Chapter Retired Social Worker Shared Interest Group

 

What Women Considering Adoption for Their Baby Need You to Know—And Who Are They Anyway?

Who considers adoption for their baby today? What motivates her decision? What is she looking for from you? Learn research-based ethical best practices on how to support women considering adoption during their pregnancies, in the hospital, and afterwards. Case studies and videos bring her experiences, hopes, and dreams to life.

Karin Peterson, LCSW

Community Outreach and Education Manager, The Cradle

 

Transforming the Impossible into Possible with Ex-Offenders (TIP-XO): A Program for Re-Entry from Prison

Transforming the Impossible into Possible for Ex-Offenders (TIP-XO), a new evidence-informed curriculum aimed at empowerment and self-sufficiency for re-entry individuals, is described and illustrated. Participants will learn about a program emphasizing hope, goal orientation and motivation, overcoming barriers, identity stabilization, self-worth, forgiveness, and effective help-seeking for a vastly underserved population.

Brent In

US Probation Officer

Thomas K. Kenemore, PhD, LCSW

Associate Professor, Chicago State University Department of Social Work

 

The Unseen Threat: Assessment and Intervention of Child Maltreatment

Social workers play a critical role across all practice settings in the accurate assessment of child maltreatment. This workshop emphasizes the importance of psychosocial assessment to assess, predict, and support at-risk children and families. Ethical decision-making, cultural competency, and maintaining a supportive clinical relationship will also be explored.

Melinda Gronen, MA, LCSW

Owner, Caped Crusader Consulting

Detective Harold Rollins, Jr.

Owner, Caped Crusader Consulting

Add to calendarTuesday, October 24, 2017 9:00 AM - 10:30 AM (Central Time)
  • TBA III

15 Minute Break  
Add to calendarTuesday, October 24, 2017 10:30 AM - 10:45 AM (Central Time)

Workshop II  (details)

Internalized Heterosexism, Outness, and IPV in Lesbian Relationships

This workshop will cover the study that surveyed whether or not and how the phenomena of outness, internalized heterosexism, and relationship satisfaction are associated with violence and abuse in lesbian relationships.

Jude M. Hines, PhD, JD, LCSW

School Social Worker, The School Association for Special Education in DuPage County

 

Grief, Restoration of the Self, and Creative Use of Ritual in Grief Therapy

Bereaved clients use therapy to address many aspects of their grief, including an intuitive need to redefine their experience of self in a world where they are no longer playing the role of a sibling, child, or spouse. This workshop will clarify how the self is often experienced with a subjective sense of confusion or deprivation without the deceased. The presenters will offer practical guidelines as to how grief therapy can be structured to help bereaved clients restore self experience with confidence and purpose. In particular, the implementation of rituals in therapy can facilitate mourning by designing meaningful sequences of events that establish new experiences of self in a world without the deceased. This presentation intends to benefit professionals who work with the bereaved.

Paul M. Martin, PsyD

Psychotherapist, The Center for Grief Recovery

David Fireman, MSW

Psychotherapist, The Center for Grief Recovery

 

Postpartum Depression and Anxiety Disorders: Diagnosis, Treatment, and Positive Outcomes

Approximately 900,000 women yearly suffer with postpartum emotional disorders in the US. Postpartum Support International identifies perintal mood and anxiety disorders (PMAD) as the most common complication of childbirth, yet PMAD is often unrecognized and untreated. The World Health Organization states depression affects 13% of women within a year of delivery. With early identification and treatment, women not only get well, but report positive outcomes. This workshop teaches therapists and health care professionals working with women and families during the childbearing years about perinatal disorders. It will focus on: how to identify and differentiate the different subtypes of perinatal disorders; the prevalence of PMAD; the risk factors and early warning signs; effective treatment interventions and coping strategies, as well as integrating psychotherapy, medication and support groups. Finally, we will discuss positive outcomes, or PMAD as a catalyst for personal growth and transformation.

Susan Benjamin Feingold, PsyD, Med, LCP

 

Conspicuous Families: Helping Parents Support Their Children's Diverse Identities

When families are conspicuous, whether through multiracialness, same gender parenting, and so forth, society questions the validity of this family unit or asks children to declare where their racial or gender loyalties lie. Parents who diminish the importance of conspicuousness leave their children unprotected. We can help identify privilege and then develop inclusive identities.

Judy Stigger, LCSW

Post-Adoption Therapist, The Cradle

 

Learning to Navigate at Night: The Transformative Wisdom of Our Dark Emotions

Painful emotions are a universal part of the human experience. We all go through hardships, difficult times, and turning points in life that include anger, fear, loss, loneliness, grief, guilt, sadness, and pain. When we stop fighting, numbing, and avoiding our dark emotions, we learn to mindfully turn towards and better understand that which is injured within us. Courageously facing these emotions head-on, we emerge stronger and wiser than we were before. Our suffering can provide important lessons that lead to healing and transformation.

Don Phelps, PhD, LCSW

Professor, Aurora University School of Social Work

 

Psychosocial Adjustments and the Aging Process

Working with older adult clients requires recognition on critical areas of importance. These areas include cognition, physical/mental health, health issues, sexuality, financial security, support systems, caregiving, housing, grief and loss, and stress management/self-care. This workshop will also discuss social theories on aging and important implications in practice with older adults.

Tanya DePeiza, MSW, LSW

Service Coordinator Supervisor, Leasing & Management, Inc.

 

Identifying, Working with, and Finding Solutions that Meet the Needs of Parents with Intellectual Disabilities

The workshop will cover a recent history and policies in the United States involving parents with intellectual disabilities. It will also cover myths and facts regarding this population's abilities and challenges as well as strengths, limitations, and barriers to services. Ways to conduct assessment and treatment planning as well as motivators for improvement in behavior, self-advocacy, and relationship-building will be addressed. It will also pinpoint reasons that parents with intellectual disabilities may not benefit from traditional services and parenting classes, and identify alternative and more successful ways of working with families. There will be a discussion of ways in which human service providers are able to assist this population in an effort to maintain or strengthen healthy families and support systems.

Denice Mock, MSW, LCSW, ABD

Director/Founder, ParentsWithPromise

 

Forensic Social Work in Mental Health Settings

This workshop will address the process for which defendants in Illinois with mental health issues are addressed by the criminal court and the forensic mental health system. Issues associated with the placement of individuals with these various legal statuses, placement issues, and statistics associated with forensic defendants will be discussed.

Joseph J. Harper, LCSW, ACSW, DCSW, MBA, CCHP, CADC
Chief of Social Work, Chester Mental Health Center, Illinois Department of Human Services
Travis J. Nottmeier, LCSW
Acting Public Service Administrator, Chester Mental Health Center, Illinois Department of Human Services

 

Shock, Secondary Traumatic Stress, and Vicarious Resilience in Social Worker First Responders

Abstract: We review research on Secondary Traumatic Stress and Vicarious Resilience as it relates to first responders, including social workers in many work settings. We introduce the concept of shock as a primary physiological symptom of traumatic stress, and as a primary treatment to enhance vicarious resilience and promote trauma stewardship.

David Hartman, LICSW

Director, The Wellness Institute

Diane Zimberoff, LMFT

Clinical Director, The Wellness Institute

Add to calendarTuesday, October 24, 2017 10:45 AM - 12:15 PM (Central Time)
  • TBA IV

Lunch - OPT-OUT (Only Click this box if you DO NOT wish for a box lunch so NASW IL doesn't over order.)  (details)
Due to the cost to the association we request that you click this box if you DO NOT wish to have a box lunch so that NASW IL doesn't order a lunch that will go unused.

If you plan on having a lunch - select your dietary restrictions below, and if no dietary restrictions just skip ahead.
Add to calendarTuesday, October 24, 2017 12:15 PM - 1:45 PM (Central Time)

Lunch Networking  (details)
A hosted boxed lunch will be provided to conference attendees during this midday networking opportunity. Please select this option only if you are planning to eat lunch on-site. While there is no additional cost to you, please select accordingly to aid NASW IL in avoiding waste.
Add to calendarTuesday, October 24, 2017 12:15 PM - 1:45 PM (Central Time)
  • I have a gluten intolerance.
  • I have a shellfish allergy.
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  • I would like a vegetarian option.
  • I need to contact the NASW IL office about my food needs.

Workshop III  (details)

Familial Role-Playing Key to Advanced Supervision with Older Adult Clients

When your consultees/staff use their own family histories and dynamics, they develop more insight, sensitivity, clinical acumen, and enthusiasm for their work with older adults. Supervise clinical work with older adults by using techniques that are both effective and creative. Didactic and experiential presentation helps participants adapt these techniques into practice.

Carol S. Goldbaum, PhD, LCSW

Clinical Social Worker, Generative Services

Freda B. Friedman, PhD, LCSW

Senior Core Faculty, Institute for Clinical Social Work

 

IPS: Evidence-Based Practice Supported Employment Program for the Severely Mentally Ill

The IPS (Individual Placement Support) program, the SAMHSA–sanctioned evidence-based practice Supported Employment Program for the Severly Mentally Ill will be described. The eight principles of the IPS model will be shared as well as the Dartmouth-developed IPS Fidelity Scale and the mapping of IPS sites.

Joe P. Croegaert, MSW, LCSW

IPS Trainer, Illinois Division of Mental Health

 

Maybe the Pain Is in Your Client's Head (Or Not Only Zombies Think About Brains)

Today while clinical social workers struggle to build their practices, other helping professions are “eating our lunch.” They are using groundbreaking research on physical pain and painful emotions to attract clients. A “taste” of this brain research will be presented along with a short written questionnaire useful to quickly assess clients suffering chronic pain disorders and who have concomitant predispositions for anxiety, panic attacks, depression, OCD, eating disorders, PTSD, and other mental health problems. The work of Howard Schubiner, MD, and his book, Unlearn Your Pain, will be included as a model for designing quick and effective treatments. Therapeutic breakthroughs will be described and the necessity of managing these patients in a therapeutic relationship will be stressed. This workshop will arm you with new research information, therapeutic techniques, and renewed clinical vigor.

Kathleen McGowan Gruber, MS, LCSW

 

La Lnea a Vida Alegre: How to Bridge "The Gap"

The Hispanic population is the fastest growing minority population in the United States, significant enough to sway the political vote in some states. Unfortunately the barriers to the access of services/resources for this population, especially in non-urban settings, have also increased. This workshop presents two programs in central Illinois that were designed to address the gap.

Lisa Sink, MSW, MA, LSW

Clinical Coordiantor, University YMCA

 

From Conflict to Collaboration: Effective Teamwork in Interdisciplinary Settings

Due to technology, specializations, complex care delivery systems, and associated role conflicts, the interdisciplinary team is faced with multiple challenges. Frequently social workers find themselves in the midst of these conflicts. These encounters are related to both formal and informal organizational structures. Navigating these difficulties requires specific skills to promote effective interdisciplinary team outcomes. This workshop will identify those factors which inhibit effective interdisciplinary functioning and will demonstrate how social workers can leverage their role to capitalize on differences to promote problem solving and effective care delivery. Presentation will include practical communication and problem-solving skills to promote team performance.

Fred Waltzer, LCSW

Social Work Consultant, Associated Behavioral Consultants, Inc.

 

Mindfulness Practice in the Workplace: A Practical Skill for Professional and Personal Self-Care

This interactive workshop on mindfulness practice in the urban environment will provide participants with practical skills they can use to reduce stress in the moment and in any context.

Sherri F. Seyfried, PhD, ACSW

Professor, Chicago State University Department of Social Work

DeAnna Hall

MSW Candidate, Chicago State University Department of Social Work

Carrie Timmermans

MSW Candidate, Chicago State University Department of Social Work

 

Remembering Austin: Losing a Son, Redefining a Family

This workshop will share an extensive case study involving how traditional grief therapy joined Core Synchronism to assist a grieving family. Parents of former University of Chicago student Austin Hudson-LaPore will share their personal journey regarding how these two treatment modalities assisted them in their healing process following the sudden loss of their son.

Emerson Susan Corley, MSW, LISW

Julie Kongs, NTS, CCSP

 

Ensuring Ethical Practice: Integrating Core Values and Ethics of Social Work – Part One

Our professional core values of service, social justice, dignity and worth of the person, importance of human relationships, integrity, and competence are essential to fulfilling the mission of the social work profession. Social workers actively work to uphold these values and engage in ethical practice on a daily basis making a difference in the lives of others. This workshop will focus on the core values of social work and the connection to ethical practice while identifying areas of risk and dilemma in all practice levels. Participants will gain an understanding of steps for ethical decision-making to effectively resolve ethical dilemmas. This is the first of a two-part workshop.

Mary Garrison, MSW, LCSW, ACSW

Associate Professor, Millikin University Behavioral Sciences Department

 

Constructing Opportunities for Empowerment for Profoundly Marginalized Youth

This workshop will consider the characteristics of marginalized youth and ways that social workers could engage in trauma-informed empowerment work with these populations. Examples of empowerment work will be described in the context of working with youth in a violence prevention program in Chicago, a mental health promotion campaign with youth who experienced mental illness, students in an alternative high school, and youth living in a profoundly disadvantage rural community in Sierra Leone, Africa.

Jeff Bulanda, PhD, MSW

Professor, Northeastern Illinois University Department of Social Work

Add to calendarTuesday, October 24, 2017 1:45 PM - 3:15 PM (Central Time)
  • TBA V

15 Minute Break II  
Add to calendarTuesday, October 24, 2017 3:15 PM - 3:30 PM (Central Time)

Workshop IV  (details)

Ensuring Ethical Practice: Integrating Core Values and Ethics of Social Work – Part Two

Our professional core values of service, social justice, dignity and worth of the person, importance of human relationships, integrity, and competence are essential to fulfilling the mission of the social work profession. Social workers actively work to uphold these values and engage in ethical practice on a daily basis making a difference in the lives of others. This workshop will focus on the core values of social work and the connection to ethical practice while identifying areas of risk and dilemma in all practice levels. Participants will gain an understanding of steps for ethical decision-making to effectively resolve ethical dilemmas. This is the second of a two-part workshop.

Mary Garrison, MSW, LCSW, ACSW

Associate Professor, Millikin University Behavioral Sciences Department

 

Working as a Psychodynamic Therapist in a Quick-Fix World: How to Talk to Your Clients and Colleagues About What You Do

Ever wonder how to talk about your work as a psychodynamic therapist? Research findings will be presented in a user-friendly way. Trends in psychodynamic therapy, with particular focus on the therapeutic relationship with your client, will be explored. Strategies to work with clients in agency settings will be discussed.

Katherine Williams, MA, MSW, LSW

Adjunct Faculty, Loyola University Chicago School of Social Work

 

College Counseling Needs Social Workers

College counseling is an often overlooked yet powerful place of opportunities for social workers. We will explore the therapeutic and system challenges, the student populations, and the important ways that social work skills can the change the lives of their clientele. Colleges as referral sources will also be discussed.

Marcia Hanlon, LCSW

CollegeScoop.com

 

There is a current lack of knowledge about the unique service needs of Arab American and Arab immigrant survivors of domestic violence. This workshop will present findings from interviews done with Arab female survivors through a collaborative project. Culturally informed practice implications will be presented.

Neil J. Vincent, PhD

Associate Professor, DePaul University Department of Social Work

Khadijah Khudeira

Research Assistant, DePaul University Department of Social Work

 

Facilitating Effective Meetings: Minimize Frustration and Maximize Efficiency

How many of us have been part of task group meetings that result in us feeling frustrated and irritated rather than encouraged or motivated? This workshop identifies strategies, techniques, and group work principles that facilitate effective and productive committee and team meetings. Participants will gain practical tools for immediate application.

Shirley Simon, LCSW

Associate Professor, Loyola University Chicago School of Social Work
Kathy Moriarty
Outpatient Therapist, Pillars

 

Relatives Raising Relatives: Legal and Clinical Support

Relatives raising relatives is one of the fastest growing realities in our country. The 2010 US Census reports that almost 10% of families today are not headed by a parent. This workshop will discuss these family dynamics and the reasons we all need to be informed to better serve our families of this population.

Maria Nanos, LCSW, PhD

Executive Director, Center for Law and Social Work

Kristie Kunstman Stern, JD

Director, Center for Law and Social Work Legal Services

 

Understanding Children and Youth Who Misuse Fire

This workshop will explore some misconceptions about an underserved subgroup of our population. It offers a thoughtful way for professionals to use their clinical eye to accurately assess and treat this group of young people in a collaborative way, integrating parents and other community citizens.

Duane H. McKillip, LCSW

Therapist/President, Bluff's Edge Counseling Services

 

An Introduction to Integrative Somatic Pyschotherapy

Integrative Somatic Psychotherapy (ISP) is an innovative blend of bodywork and psychotherapy. This workshop presents the assessment considerations, change principles, and interventions used in ISP. This workshop will be of interest to all clinicians who wish to understand more fully the mind/body connection and integrate somatically-informed interventions into their practice.

Mitchell Kupferberg, JD, LSW

Psychotherapist, Creative Transitions Ltd.

Leighton Clark, LCSW

President, Creative Transitions Ltd.

 

Formerly Incarcerated African American Mothers and Their Reconnection to Parenting Post-Release

Attend this workshop on the impact of mass incarceration on African American women and their readjustment to family life. The findings of a recent qualitative study highlighting the narratives of formerly incarcerated African American women will be discussed as well as opportunities for involvement help across social service sectors.

Giesela Grumbach, PhD, MSW, LCSW

Assistant Professor, Governors State University Social Work Department

Add to calendarTuesday, October 24, 2017 3:30 PM - 5:00 PM (Central Time)
  • TBA VI

Wednesday, October 25th  

Workshop V  (details)

Building a Restorative School Climate: A New Role for School Social Workers in Urban Education

Restorative practices represent an approach to building school community and responding to student misbehavior that emphasizes open-ended questions, empathic listening, and repairing harm. During this workshop, learn how school social workers are becoming part of the movement to create restorative, positive school climates.

Jo Salazar, LCSW

School Climate Specialist, Chicago Public Schools

Margaret Leah Corey, LCSW

Social Emotional Learning Specialist, Chicago Public Schools

 

Shame in the Experience of Childhood Sexual Abuse

This workshop introduces a conceptualization of shame in relation to the experience of childhood sexual abuse. Specifically this workshop will highlight relevant concepts in clinical work to promote understanding of the development, impact, and treatment of shame. This workshop will benefit clinicians who work with survivors of relational trauma, specifically childhood sexual abuse.

Grace Tomas-Tolentino, PhD

Director, Core Therapy Associates, Ltd.

 

When One Is All You've Got: Single-Session Intervention

Whether intended or not, sometimes we meet with clients just one time. Long-term interventions hog the spotlight in training, leaving practitioners who meet with clients only once with the idea they are providing a subpar intervention. Learn how to guide a successful single session.

Kathryn E. Bongiovanni, AM, LCSW, CADC

In-Patient Psychiatry Social Worker, Jesse Brown VA Medical Center

 

Somewhere Over the Rainbow: Understanding Cultural Competence in the Veteran Population

With much of the national attention focused on Veterans Administration's (VA) issues with access to healthcare, it is vital to understand that the VA is committed to addressing the changing demographics and economics of the veteran population. The Minority Veterans Program (MVP) and the Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transgender and Allies Special Emphasis Program (LGBTA SEP) help to reduce healthcare disparities by creating a model of cultural competence in healthcare delivery that addresses the many faces of diversity.

Debbie P. Rafael, LCSW

VA Clinical Social Worker, In-Patient Medicine, Jesse Brown VA Medical Center

Rebecca Powers, LCSW, MA

Social Worker, In-Patient Medicine, Jesse Brown VA Medical Center

 

Interactive Support Group for Migrant Women and Girls

The workshop will describe common group modalities and identify foundational group work principles. In addition it will provide an overview of the Mexican migration experience, explaining the relevance of group work. Various topics will be adapted and applied to group work with immigrant women, such as self-esteem, family communication, and the experience of the migration journey. The workshop will instruct how to conduct successful experiential group activities that bridge the various migration experiences among the women. The utility of this approach in relation to adaptation with other immigrant groups, specifically girls and young women, will be discussed.

Marta Lundy, PhD, LCSW

Professor, Loyola University Chicago School of Social work

Patrick Rodgers

MSW Student, Loyola University Chicago School of Social Work

Celeste Sanchez

MSW Student, Loyola University Chicago School of Social Work

 

The Art of Listening to Families Facing Dementia

Dementia not only affects the person with the illness, it affects the entire family. This session describes a relationship and family-centered model of care for families challenged by dementia and a narrative therapeutic approach of developing the family to understand the impact of dementia on all family members.

Marcia Spira, PhD, LCSW

Professor, Loyola University Chicago School of Social Work

Darby Morhardt, PhD, LCSW

Associate Professor, Northwestern University

 

Savvy Blended Families Unwrapped

This workshop takes an insightful look at the relational power of culture, love, and the inherent strengths of family systems to overcome their differences of experiences to be a more cohesive unit in today's world where family is defined differently to a variance of people.

Jataun J. Rollins, AM, LCSW

Statewide Recruitment and Resource Administrator, Illinois Department of Children and Family Services

 

Don't Change the Wine Back to Water: Can We Bring Back the Good Old Days of Social Services?

Are your agency's services too homogenized? Do you try to fit all clients/patients into the same care plan mold? This presentation will examine the phenomenon—what forces brought this about and how we can travel back in time to serving the individual. This workshop will provide a micro and macro look at journal review and changes in payor sources feeding this social services cultural change. Let’s get our programs and processes back in line with our social work mission of serving those who are disenfranchised and underserved!

Nicole Perry, LCSW

Team Manager, JourneyCare
Lynn Skubiszewski, LCSW, ACHP-SW

Palliative Care Social Worker, JourneyCare

 

Ethical Considerations with Telehealth Technologies: What Do I Do Now? – Part One

Technology is developing faster than social work ethical standards and federal/state law. This workshop will address critical issues in ethical decision-making related to telehealth technologies including confidentiality, informed consent, boundaries, competency, use of social media, development of a social media policy, e-mail, texting, as well as other forms of telehealth treatment. This first of a two-part workshop will also address best practices for documentation and ethical decision-making.

Ruth Lipschutz, LCSW, ACSW

Director, Attunement Center
Mary Garrison, LCSW, ACSW

Associate Professor, Millikin University Behavioral Sciences Department

Add to calendarWednesday, October 25, 2017 9:00 AM - 10:30 AM (Central Time)
  • TBA VII

Workshop VI  (details)

Social Workers Creating Restorative Spaces in Schools and Community

This interactive workshop will engage participants by introducing trauma-informed restorative practices within schools through didactic discussion and media. Participants will be invited to explore the development of restorative justice within their respective schools or communities, and will include engagement strategies utilizing peace circles and related techniques.

Troy Harden, EdD, LCSW

Associate Professor, Chicago State University Department of Social Work

Carl Reed, MSW

Dean of Students, Chicago International Charter School Longwood

 

Vicarious Trauma and Resiliency: Connecting the Dots of Self-Care

Have you lost your passion for this work? Are you more tired at the start of the day than in the past? Is your personal life affected by the work you are doing? Do you wonder if you need to make a career change? If you answered yes (or even maybe) to at least one of these questions, come to this workshop to help learn how to bounce back!

LT Alyssa Lynn Gibbons

Mental Health Clinic Division Officer, CAPT James A. Lovell Federal Health Care Center

 

Marketing Your Business: More Than Just an Open Sign

Whether just starting a new business or looking to grow, this workshop will help you identify ways to promote your business and attract new clients. This workshop will provide an overview of marketing options, discuss the importance of identifying your target market, and how to incorporate the use of traditional and nontraditional marketing mediums into your practice.

Florence E. Hardy, Esq, MBA

Manager, Small Business Development Center, Chicagoland Chamber of Commerce

 

Balancing Power in the Client Encounters: Promoting Cultural Competence Among Social Workers

Participants will learn about client and relational-based power attributes, discuss how those characteristics impact client encounters, and actively assess power attributes using case vignettes. The session will conclude with a discussion of potential strategies to break through the power dynamics to engage in value-neutral and cooperative working relationships.

Jayme Swanke, PhD

Assistant Professor, Southern Illinois University Edwardsville
Kimberly A. Carter, PhD
Assistant Professor, Southern Illinois University Edwardsville

 

Sexual Health and Dysfunction: What to Know, How to Ask, and When to Get Help

Our clients are sexual beings yet many are uncomfortable assessing, discussing, or treating the sexual issues clients face. This workshop will focus on increasing comfort within the field of sexuality by increasing general sexual health knowledge, better understanding of sexual dysfunction, and knowing how to structure a basic assessment of sexual function.

Melissa A. Novak, MSW, LCSW

 

Preserving Autonomy and Supporting Safety of Persons with Dementia

How would you feel if you were told that you could no longer safely drive a car? Manage your money? People with dementia face these adjustments as they gradually lose the ability to manage their lives independently. Social workers play a unique role in preserving autonomy while promoting safety in this vulnerable population.

Mary Rastetter, MSW, LSW

Social Worker, Cognitive Neurology and Alzheimer's Disease Center

Daniel Kuhn, MSW

Vice President of Education, All Trust Home Care

 

It Takes a Village: Supporting Families of Children, Adolescents, and Young Adults with ASD

This workshop will examine the impact of a diagnosis of Autism Spectrum Disorders (ASD) on families and their children. It will offer user-friendly strategies for working collaboratively with parents of diverse backgrounds by helping them to manage stress by empowering them to create a team of support so that their child can function at home, in school, and in the community.

Laura Wald, MSW, LSW

Kathy Gould, MSCP

Program Manager, Illinois Autism Partnership at Easter Seals Metropolitan Chicago

 

Understanding Military Sexual Trauma

Thousands of veterans and their families seek care at civilian hospitals every day. Do you know how to recognize and care for current and former service members who have been affected by military sexual trauma (MST)? This workshop will cover the following: what is military sexual trauma; who is affected by it; the signs and symptoms of a survivor of MST; the difference between a civilian and military survivor of a sexual trauma; and what you can do to help.

Molly Knapp, MSW

Veterans Program Assistant, Health & Disability Advocates

Zachary Hunsinger, LSW, Esq

Assistant Director, Veterans Program, Health & Disability Advocates

 

Ethical Considerations with Telehealth Technologies: What Do I Do Now? – Part Two

Technology is developing faster than social work ethical standards and federal/state law. This workshop will address critical issues in ethical decision-making related to telehealth technologies including confidentiality, informed consent, boundaries, competency, use of social media, development of a social media policy, e-mail, texting, as well as other forms of telehealth treatment. This second of a two-part workshop will also address best practices for documentation and ethical decision-making.

Ruth Lipschutz, LCSW, ACSW

Director, Attunement Center
Mary Garrison, LCSW, ACSW

Associate Professor, Millikin University Behavioral Sciences Department

Add to calendarWednesday, October 25, 2017 10:45 AM - 12:15 PM (Central Time)
  • TBA VIII

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Add to calendarWednesday, October 25, 2017 12:15 PM - 1:30 PM (Central Time)

Workshop VII  (details)

Using Kundalini Yoga and Meditation for Self-Care and Management of Compassion Fatigue

Learn the benefits of developing your own self-care practice using Kundalini Yoga Meditation. Committing to a daily meditation practice can help combat compassion fatigue and give you the strength and vitality needed to have a healthy, prosperous social work career.

Tijen Dyson, MSW

Co-Founder, Urban Yoga Chicago

 

Healing the Feminine Soul: The Importance of Gender-Specific Substance Abuse Treatment

Creating a trauma-informed environment and helping women address issues specific to their gender (e.g., co-occurring mental health issues, trauma, domestic violence, prostitution, eating disorders, gender-specific roles) is prevalent to healing and growth. When treatment is done in a therapeutic trauma-informed environment that addresses these issues, women have an increased chance of success. Helping women discover themselves, their personal strength, and personal resiliency leads to the development of self worth, self awareness, and ultimately self love. Social workers providing treatment to women have a professional responsibility to provide treatment that will create opportunities for healing and recovery to occur.

Elizabeth McGarry, LCSW, CADC

Program Director, The Women's Treatment Center

 

Accountable Care Organizations: Impact on Health Care and Practice

If you work for a hospital, skilled care provider, or home health agency, you will want to learn more about ACOs. This payment method will soon cover over 85 percent of all persons whose health care services are funded by Medicare. Learn about how the latest changes in the Accontable Care Act impacts social worker practice via ACOs.

Patricia O'Dea-Evans, MS, LCPC, RN, CCM

ACO Manager, Advocate Healthcare

 

Understanding and Working with Arab/Muslim Americans in Illinois

Do you know your Arab/Muslim student or client? Do you want to learn the basics of cultural and religious sensitivity? Then this workshop is for you. Come learn about the rich diversity, best practices, and hands-on tips to engaging your students, clients, and their families.

Itedal Shalabi

Co-Founder/Executive Director, Arab American Family Services

 

Deconstructing Boundary Issues in Clinical Social Work Practice: Part One

This two-part workshop will provide an orientation to boundary issues in clinical practice, followed by small and large group discussion based on everyday case examples. Attendees should expect to enhance their ethical fitness through thoughtful discussion based on these sometimes straightforward and sometimes puzzling clinical challenges. This is the first of a two-part workshop.

Natalie K. Holzman, LCSW

 

Trauma-Sensitive Yoga Skills for Clinicians

In this experiential workshop, you will learn: an overview of trauma and its impacts on the brain and body; why trauma-sensitive yoga is needed and how yoga impacts the brain and body; principles of trauma-sensitive yoga and research studies; and yoga tools effective for managing mood and post-traumatic stress.

Alissa A. Catiis

Behavioral Health Therapist, Erie Family Health Center

 

Kids Are Kids Only Once: The Role of Mediation in Helping Families Transition Through Divorce

Divorce mediation is an alternative to traditional court-based litigation. Mediation is private, voluntary, client-focused, and child-centered, which is important for families as children are directly impacted by the amount of co-parent conflict. Attendees will explore how mediation benefits families and how social workers can use their skills within this field.

Ellene Lammers, LCSW

Co-Chair, NASW Illinois Chapter Mediator Shared Interest Group

Paulette Janus, LCSW

Co-Chair, NASW Illinois Chapter Mediator Shared Interest Group

 

Promoting Hoarding Recovery with a Multi-Pronged Approach

Hoarding is a growing emotional/psychological problem that directly and indirectly affects a large portion of the population. Yet it remains an issue that is not included in a typical clinical assessment, and most professionals are not trained to identify its markers. Hoarding is a complex clinical issue that is not easily understood or addressed. It affects the sufferer's emotional and physical health, social relationships, job and career functioning, and overall functioning. Yet there is reason to believe that effective interventions are available. This workshop will better equip practitioners to understand this epidemic and make better informed decisions about how and whether they can address the issue with clients.

Susan M. Buss, LCSW

President, Big Sky Consulting, Inc.

 

Ritual-Making: The Rituals of Life and Their Impact on the Therapeutic Relationship

Daily life rituals impact the therapeutic encounter. Human functioning is informed by rituals that create meaning-making for our clients. Some rituals empower, liberate, and increase resilience while others disempower, disenfranchise, and minimize resilience. Explore the difference and how to identify when rituals may be minimizing client motivation.

Rev. William G. Ressl, MDiv, MSW, PhD, LCSW

Assistant Professor, Aurora University School of Social Work

Rev. Penny Taylor, MDiv, MSW, LCSW

Adjunct Professor, Aurora University School of Social Work

Add to calendarWednesday, October 25, 2017 1:30 PM - 3:00 PM (Central Time)
  • TBA IX

15 Minute Break IV  
Add to calendarWednesday, October 25, 2017 3:00 PM - 3:15 PM (Central Time)

Workshop VIII  (details)

Social Work Career Path Wellness

This workshop is designed as a recipe for aligning career paths and strengths. By learning to evaluate professional skillsets and reviewing essential components of practice, participants will be empowered to drive the professional development that brings them the greatest fulfillment.

Steve Ritter, LCSW

Managing Director, The Midwest Institute & Center for Workplace Innovation, LLC

Laura Gettinger, LCSW, RDDP

Director of Training, The Midwest Institute & Center for Workplace Innovation, LLC

 

Three Strategies to Using Recreational Activities to Teach Children Mindfulness

Mindfulness is more than just mediation and relaxation. Learn to use recreational activities to teach mindfulness and enrich your therapeutic groups. Mindfulness is increasingly used in clinical settings with researchers suggesting that it decreases symptomology related to depression and anxiety in children.

Karl Beall, CTRS

Recreational Therapist, Compass Health Center

Lee Del Priore

Director of Child PHP/IOP, Compass Health Center

 

Privilege and Oppression: Awareness and Implications for Clinical Practice

Through video and small group discussion participants will examine experiences of power, privilege, and oppression among dominant and underrepresented groups. Discussion emphasizes self-examination and reflection of participant's own positions of privilege and oppression. Discussion will examine how each social worker's social location of privilege and/or oppression impacts the therapeutic alliance.

Diane Zosky, MSW, PhD

Director, Illinois State University School of Social Work

 

Deconstructing Boundary Issues in Clinical Social Work Practice: Part Two

This two-part workshop will provide an orientation to boundary issues in clinical practice, followed by small and large group discussion based on everyday case examples. Attendees should expect to enhance their ethical fitness through thoughtful discussion based on these sometimes straightforward and sometimes puzzling clinical challenges. This is the second of a two-part workshop.

Natalie K. Holzman, LCSW

 

Did You Just Say the "H" Word? Learning to Discuss Hospice Care

How should hospice and palliative staff respond when family asks them not to use the word "hospice" with the patient? This workshop will focus on objections to hospice care with attention to cultural and spiritual variations. Strategies on how the social worker can improve the conversation and be comfortable delivering bad news will be illustrated with video examples of good and bad techniques. Consideration is given to the ethical dilemma workers face when asked not to reveal hospice services. Changes in our national healthcare system and the NASW Standards for Social Work Practice in Palliative and End of Life Care will be examined with attendee discussion encouraged.

Lynn Skubiszewski, LCSW, ACHP-SW

Palliative Care Social Worker, JourneyCare

Sara Dado, LCSW

VP of Compliance and Ancillary Services, Transitions Hospice

 

Undocu-Competence: Improving Social Work Practice with Undocumented Immigrants

Currently at least 512,000 undocumented individuals reside within Illinois, a population with particularly unique needs and resiliencies. This workshopwill cover relevant topics of policy and mental health implications to provide an overall understanding of the undocumented experience in Illinois, thus informing better social work practice and advocacy with this population.

Padraic D. Stanley, MSW

 

The ABCs of CBT: Understanding the Basic Foundation and Implementation of Cognitive Therapy

Cognitive therapy continues to become more popular among psychotherapists for its effectiveness and versatility. Participants will learn about cognitive therapy as a complete therapeutic paradigm, how it is used to better understand clients, and to structure treatment.

Melissa A. Novak, MSW, LCSW

 

Take a Deep Breath, Step Forward, and Speak Up: Social Workers as Leaders in Hospice in Palliative Care

Social workers are a key part of the team providing end-of-life car—but do you know how important you really are? We bring a skill set that specifically helps patients, families, and partners through a difficult time in life, but these same skills can properly equip us to take roles as leaders in the changing health care system. This workshop will discuss how social workers are uniquely skilled and prepared for taking on leadership positions and encourage participants to identify and take on opportunities for this in their workplaces.

Nicole Perry, LCSW

Team Manager, JourneyCare

Add to calendarWednesday, October 25, 2017 3:15 PM - 4:45 PM (Central Time)
  • TBA X

 
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