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.

Morning Intensive  (details)

[ETHICS] Ethical Practice: A Social Worker’s Best Defense Against Malpractice—Part I

This session, developed especially for social workers, is sponsored by NASW Assurance Services, Inc. (ASI) of Frederick, MD, and describes the most significant malpractice risks in social work today and numerous methods of mitigating and reducing one’s risk of being sued for malpractice.

 

The presentation is intended for social workers in all settings and positions, not just the clinical, therapeutic mental health setting. The session will cover key concepts in risk management, such as confidentiality and its exceptions, duty to warn, and informed consent. The seminar will reveal the major reasons why social workers are sued and what you can do about those risks. We will define what constitutes a malpractice case and emphasize important recordkeeping issues, guidelines for supervision, special tips for clinical and private practitioners, and brief you about your malpractice insurance, its special features and implications for your practice.

 

A free attendee toolkit will be distributed at the workshop which contains information about ASI, the workshop presenters, resources for managing your malpractice risk, insurance FAQs, and insurance applications.

[Member] Joseph T. Monahan, MSW, ACSW, JD

Founding Partner, Monahan Law Group, LLC

 

[CC] Addiction, Mental Health, and Trauma in the LGBTQI Community: Part I

This intensive is the first part of a two-part session. The LGBTQI community experiences higher rates of addiction fueled by co-occuring mental health issues and trauma. This workshop will examine these areas, and participants will walk away with tools to better assist this community.

[Member] Jeff Zacharias, ACSW, LCSWS, CSAT, CAADC

President/Clinical Director, New Hope Recovery Center

 

Disaster Cycle Services: An Overview

Learn how Disaster Cycle Services helps its clients to prepare for, respond to, and recover from local and national disasters. Learn how to engage with the Red Cross and understand the role of the volunteer within the organization. Also learn how the disaster cycle impacts clients and the Red Cross delivery of services.

[Member] Diana Spathis Loch, LMSW

Regional Recovery Manager, Disaster Cycle Services


Add to calendarMonday, October 23, 2017 11:15 AM - 1:15 PM (Central Time)
  • [ETHICS] Ethical Practice: A Social Worker’s Best Defense Against Malpractice—Part I
  • [CC] Addiction, Mental Health, and Trauma in the LGBTQI Community: Part I
  • Disaster Cycle Services: An Overview

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)
  • I have a gluten intolerance.
  • I have a shellfish allergy.
  • I would like a vegan option.
  • I would like a vegetarian option.
  • I need to contact the NASW IL office about my food needs.

30 Minute Networking/Snack Break  
Add to calendarMonday, October 23, 2017 2:30 PM - 2:45 PM (Central Time)
Location: TBA

Afternoon Intensive  (details)

[ETHICS] Ethical Practice: A Social Worker’s Best Defense Against Malpractice—Part II

This intensive is a continuation of the morning intensive of the same title. This session, developed especially for social workers, is sponsored by NASW Assurance Services, Inc. (ASI) of Frederick, MD, and describes the most significant malpractice risks in social work today and numerous methods of mitigating and reducing one’s risk of being sued for malpractice.

 

The presentation is intended for social workers in all settings and positions, not just the clinical, therapeutic mental health setting. The session will cover key concepts in risk management, such as confidentiality and its exceptions, duty to warn, and informed consent. The seminar will reveal the major reasons why social workers are sued and what you can do about those risks. We will define what constitutes a malpractice case and emphasize important recordkeeping issues, guidelines for supervision, special tips for clinical and private practitioners, and brief you about your malpractice insurance, its special features and implications for your practice.

 

A free attendee toolkit will be distributed at the workshop which contains information about ASI, the workshop presenters, resources for managing your malpractice risk, insurance FAQs, and insurance applications.

[Member] Joseph T. Monahan, MSW, ACSW, JD

Founding Partner, Monahan Law Group, LLC

 

 [CC] Addiction, Mental Health, and Trauma in the LGBTQI Community: Part II

This intensive is a continuation of the morning intensive of the same title. The LGBTQI community experiences higher rates of addiction fueled by co-occuring mental health issues and trauma. This workshop will examine these areas, and participants will walk away with tools to better assist this community.

 [Member] Jeff Zacharias, ACSW, LCSWS, CSAT, CAADC

President/Clinical Director, New Hope Recovery Center

 

Disaster Mental Health: An Introduction

Participants will be provided with an overview of the services that disaster mental health (DMH) workers provide on both a local response and on a larger disaster relief operation. Learn how the DMH mission fits into the array of Red Cross services at both the chapter level and on a disaster relief operation. Also learn the differences between service provision for disaster mental health and traditional mental health services.

 [Member] Diana Spathis Loch, LMSW

Regional Recovery Manager, Disaster Cycle Services


Add to calendarMonday, October 23, 2017 2:15 PM - 4:15 PM (Central Time)
  • [ETHICS] Ethical Practice: A Social Worker’s Best Defense Against Malpractice—Part II
  • [CC] Addiction, Mental Health, and Trauma in the LGBTQI Community: Part II
  • Disaster Mental Health: An Introduction

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.

Tues. Session I  (details)

[CC] Being the Change We Want, Need, and Agreed to Be: A Panel Discussion with the Committee on Diversity & Cultural Competence

Social workers have an ethical responsibility to challenge oppressive systems and advocate for social structures that are just, equitable, and inclusive. Panelists will explore examples of activism of social workers, invite discussion regarding challenges that we currently face, and encourage attendees to make a courageous commitment to being activists for social justice.

[Member] Barbara Wahler

[Member] Heather DeJanovich

Licensed Clinical Social Worker, Begin Within Therapy Services, Inc.

 

Social Worker Self-Care: Making It Happen

As social workers, we promote self-care to our clients, but don't always do it ourselves. Through this interactive presentation, participants will become familiar with the concept of self-care, better understand ways of practicing self-care, and discuss barriers which can be inherent in the role of social workers.

[Member] Ana Correa, LCSW

Advocacy Manager, Chicago Children's Advocacy Center

[Member] Christine Escobar-Sawicki, AM, LCSW

Clinical Assistant Professor, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign School of Social Work

 

 [CC] 21st Century Black History: Current Movements to Be Aware Of

Research shows that African Americans are highly religious/spiritual. Nevertheless, within the last several years there’s been countless social movements to uplift African Americans. However, these initiatives don't include/promote religiosity, suggesting that there are other aspects to being African American. It’s imperative to understand African Americans' lived experience in the twenty-first century.

[Member] Donzell Lampkins, MSW, LSW

Mental Health Therapist, LifeLinks Mental Health

 

[CC] La Familia Perspective: Integrating a Pyramid Approach to Ethical and Culturally Competent Social Work Practice

The Latino Social Workers Organization’s “La Familia” perspective integrates a pyramid approach in cultural responsive social work practice. “La Familia” integrates the NASW Code of Ethics and Standards for Cultural Competence in Social Work Practice and highlights the social work literature by Latinx social work faculty. This workshop will benefit direct service workers and organizational leadership.

[Member] Adrian L. Delgado, LCSW, CADC, CEAP

President, Latino Social Workers Organization

 

[CC] Black Lives Matter: Understanding the Professional Role a Social Worker Plays in Teaching Individuals to Cope with Modern Day Racism

The Black Lives Matter movement has taken today's society by storm. How does a social worker recognize the cultural significance of this movement and continue to empower their clients to be culturally competent individuals?

Angela Houston-Aurel, LCSW

Medical Social Worker, Jesse Brown VA Medical Center

 

Little Bodies and Growing Brains: The Effects of Trauma in Early Childhood

This workshop includes discussion of trauma, how body responds to trauma, and how trauma manifests in children. The speaker will include information and discussion on how to restore trust, affect tolerance and regulation, and address fear. Video case examples will be used to show children and their responses to trauma as well as treatment.

Allison Levine, MA, LCSW

Child and Family Therapist, The Theraplay Institute

 

Attachment-Based Play Through the Years: Translating Social Emotional Goals into Fun!

Children bring their attachment styles and challenges everywhere. As more children are exposed to trauma, violence, and neglect, adults that support them need to understand how to best address their emotional needs. This workshop will demonstrate how to use play as a group intervention to support children's positive mental health.

Sam Bunnyfield, LCSW, MSW

Child & Family Therapist, The Theraplay Institute

[Member] Andrea Bushala, LCSW

Family Therapist, The Theraplay Institute

 

Cultivating Self-Awareness for the Practitioner Using Mindfulness and Family Systems Theory

Practicing social work in any setting is inherently stressful. An exploration of Murray Bowen's Family System's Theory gives the practitioner a grounding to explore and understand the complexity of relationship systems and a framework for understanding human behavior and relationships. Mindfulness can be used to manage one's stress and anxiety.

[Member] Lisa Moss, MSW

Faculty, Center for Family Consultation

 

[ETHICS] Ethical Social Work: Determining Clienthood in Clinical Social Work Practice—Part I

This workshop is the first part of a two-part series. This workshop will focus on the concept of clienthood as a pivotal ethical consideration in standard clinical practice. As social workers, we work from the person-in-situation paradigm, understanding that there are other stakeholders beyond the client to whom we have responsibilities. There also may be more than one person receiving our services or a person other than the client who contracts or pays for the service. How we consider our professional responsibilities helps position us in relation to our role(s) and purpose in every encounter. A proper orientation to this issue helps promote the integrity of the clinical relationship.

[Member] Natalie K. Holzman, LCSW

Add to calendarTuesday, October 24, 2017 9:00 AM - 10:30 AM (Central Time)
  • Little Bodies and Growing Brains: The Effects of Trauma in Early Childhood
  • Attachment-Based Play Through the Years: Translating Social Emotional Goals into Fun!
  • Cultivating Self-Awareness for the Practitioner Using Mindfulness and Family Systems Theory
  • [ETHICS] Ethical Social Work: Determining Clienthood in Clinical Social Work Practice—Part I
  • [CC] Black Lives Matter: Understanding the Professional Role a Social Worker Plays in Teaching Individuals to Cope with Modern Day Racism
  • [CC] La Familia Perspective: Integrating a Pyramid Approach to Ethical and Culturally Competent Social Work Practice
  • [CC] 21st Century Black History: Current Movements to Be Aware Of
  • Social Worker Self-Care: Making It Happen
  • [CC] Being the Change We Want, Need, and Agreed to Be: A Panel Discussion with the Committee on Diversity & Cultural Competence

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

Tues. Session II  (details)


[CC] The Influential Role of Ethnic Identity and the Cultural Climate on Facilitating College Success Among Latinos

As Latinos increasingly enroll into colleges/universities that have not historically served them, we will need to increasingly develop/support institutional policies and practices that reinforce student learning in culturally responsive ways. This workshop discusses recommendations for social work practice by connecting the findings of a secondary study to various application scenarios.

Linda D. Campos-Moreira, PhD, MSW, MEd

Assistant Professor of Social Work, Governors State University Department of Social Work

 

[CC] Beyond Posters and Protests: Advocating for Clients and Communities While Creating Safe Spaces

Boycotts, protests, or marches not your thing? Or even if it is, learn how to better help clients currently being targeted by discriminatory policies, practices, or even victims of hate crimes. This interactive enhanced cultural competency training provides tools for how we can advocate in connection with the NASW Code of Ethics.

[Member] Krista Woods, MSW, LCSW

President, Integrity Clinical Consulting and Training

 

Mindfulness and Self-Compassion: Sustainable Self-Care Practices

This workshop will be primarily experiential and provide an overview of two self-care strategies: mindfulness and self-compassion. Cultivating these skills can reduce stress, increase emotional resilience, and promote compassion satisfaction. Both students and professionals will benefit from the guided mindfulness-based meditations and self-compassion exercises taught in this workshop.

Brooke Hyden, MSW, LCSW

Licensed Clinical Social Worker, Decatur Memorial Hospital Hospice Program

Dissecting the 24-Hour Care Recommendation: Understanding the Level of Care Our Patients Need

Everyone WANTS to return home, but 24-hour care is recommended. Using our clinical skills to look at medical, functional, and psychosocial needs can define a recommendation and help our patients succeed post discharge. Join us in a close-up examination of interdisciplinary care recommendations, with special consideration given to the topics of informed consent, self-neglect, and autonomy.

[Member] Mary Gollings, LCSW

Social Work Supervisor, Jesse Brown VA Medical Center

Dr. Patrick Barrett, MD

Jesse Brown VA Medical Center

 

The Children's Mental Health Initiative: Mental Health Screening in Integrated Settings

This workshop will review four large, privately funded children's mental health system projects within Illinois bringing together multiple local child-serving sectors establishing a coordinated network for children and families. Primary focus will be on the processes and data regarding universal mental health screening in medical and education settings.

[Member] Amy Starin, PhD, LCSW

Senior Program Officer, Illinois Children's Healthcare Foundation

Sharon Bearden, LCSW

School Social Worker, Coordinator, Adams County Special Education Association

 

Engaging Medicaid Members: Motivational Interviewing Techniques within Managed Care

With the increase in managed Medicaid population coming, join this workshop to learn how to partner with your Medicaid members to explore and strengthen their own motivation and commitment to change! Motivational interviewing is a collaborative communication style that provides front-line staff with an evidence-based toolset to engage their customers.

[Member] Carla Vassilos, MSSW, LCSW

Quality Excellence Educator, Cigna

 

Person-Centered Transitional Care for Illinois’ Older Adults

Family caregivers must be included in the plan of care for older adults, particularly after a hospitalization. Successes, challenges and lessons learned will be shared from providing person-centered transitional care services with the Bridge Model—a social work-based transitional care intervention used to help older adults remain in their homes and communities.

Tracy Ehler, MSW, CIRS-A/D

Bridge Transitional Care Program Coordinator, CRIS Healthy Aging Center

Walter Rosenberg, MSW, HS-HSM, LCSW

Associate Director, Rush University Medical Center

 

Brainspotting: A Relational Psychotherapy That Unlocks Our Neurobiology

Brainspotting is all about the relationship. Brainspotting is a brain and body-based relational psychotherapy where clients are in the driver seat. Brainspotting helps clients unlock their own neurobiology. The counselor supports and holds the counseling space in an attuned presence with the client as the client learns to focus mindfully inside themselves to shift, rework, and release limiting beliefs and body sensations. New studies in neurosciences show the brain is capable of changing itself. Brainspotting supports symptom relief, self-awareness, healing, increased self-confidence and changes in behavior. Clients will experience what it is like to reconnect and reclaim their true selves.

Cherie Lindberg

Owner, Get Connected Consulting, LLC

 

[ETHICS] Ethical Social Work: Determining Clienthood in Clinical Social Work Practice—Part II

This workshop is the second part of a two-part series. This workshop will focus on the concept of clienthood as a pivotal ethical consideration in standard clinical practice. As social workers, we work from the person-in-situation paradigm, understanding that there are other stakeholders beyond the client to whom we have responsibilities. There also may be more than one person receiving our services or a person other than the client who contracts or pays for the service. How we consider our professional responsibilities helps position us in relation to our role(s) and purpose in every encounter. A proper orientation to this issue helps promote the integrity of the clinical relationship.

[Member] Natalie K. Holzman, LCSW



Add to calendarTuesday, October 24, 2017 10:45 AM - 12:15 PM (Central Time)
  • [CC] The Influential Role of Ethnic Identity and the Cultural Climate on Facilitating College Success Among Latinos
  • [CC] Beyond Posters and Protests: Advocating for Clients and Communities While Creating Safe Spaces
  • Mindfulness and Self-Compassion: Sustainable Self-Care Practices
  • Dissecting the 24-Hour Care Recommendation: Understanding the Level of Care Our Patients Need
  • The Children's Mental Health Initiative: Mental Health Screening in Integrated Settings
  • Engaging Medicaid Members: Motivational Interviewing Techniques within Managed Care
  • Person-Centered Transitional Care for Illinois’ Older Adults
  • Brainspotting: A Relational Psychotherapy That Unlocks Our Neurobiology
  • [ETHICS] Ethical Social Work: Determining Clienthood in Clinical Social Work Practice—Part II

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.
  • I would like a vegan option.
  • I would like a vegetarian option.
  • I need to contact the NASW IL office about my food needs.

Tues. Workshop III  (details)

[CC] Silent Warriors: Understanding Native American Cultural Values and Traditions to Deepen Social Work Practice

With a nation divided on opinions related to pipelines and the Veterans' Administration(VA) Healthcare system, it is vital to silence the noise to understand how social workers can use Native American veteran cultural traditions as a model for reflective social work practice. This presentation will define reflective social practice through the lens of Native American veterans and showcase the VA's commitment to cultural competence.

Debbie P. Rafael, LCSW

Renal Coordinator, Jesse Brown VA Medical Center

 

[CC] Group Work with Immigrant Women: How to Facilitate and Evaluate

This workshop will present a template with 19 themes, activities, and reflections for group work with immigrant women. It includes a representative experiential activity and a summary of the findings of the focus groups.

[Member] Marta Lundy, PhD, LCSW

Professor, Loyola University Chicago School of Social Work

[Member] Shirley R. Simon, ACSW, LCSW

Associate Professor, Loyola University Chicago School of Social Work

 

Boundaries: The Use of Self-Disclosure and Touch with Older Clients.

The issues of self-disclosure and touch are challenging in any setting, but perhaps particularly so when working with older adults. This session will provide a framework for the worker's decision-making process in determining when and whether to self-disclose and/or use touch with an older client.

[Member] Sharon Dornberg-Lee, LCSW

Clinical Supervisor, CJE SeniorLife

[Member] Rosann Corcoran, LCSW

Manager, Counseling Services, CJE SeniorLife

 

[ETHICS] Blurred Boundaries: Love and the Therapeutic Relationship

This workshop discusses the literature on the experience of love and intimacy in the therapeutic relationship, and identifies social worker and client risk factors that lead to the exploitation of the client. Participants will learn to reduce the risk factors of professional exploitation on a micro, mezzo, and macro level.

Michelle Evans, DSW, LCSW, LSOTP, CADC

Licensed Clinical Social Worker, Nickerson and Associates, PC

 

Forensic Mental Health Treatment: What Social Workers Should Know

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.

[Member] Joseph J. Harper, LCSW, DCSW, ACSW, CADC

Hospital Administrator, Illinois Department of Human Services - Chester Mental Health Center

[Member] Travis J. Nottmeier, LCSW

Assistant Hospital Administrator, Illinois Department of Human Services - Chester Mental Health Center

 

The Xtra, Why, and Zzzz's of Hoarding and Compulsive Filling

Are you puzzled or overwhelmed by a client's hoarding behavior, your own, or a loved one's? Hoarding causes great pain and shame for sufferers, but has a beautiful, fascinating side as well. Learn to assess and intervene with hoarders. Added bonus: play the "Who Wants to Be a Hoarder?" Game.

Susan M. Buss, LCSW

President, Big Sky Consulting, Inc.

 

Organizational Strategies for Uncertain Times

This session will support social work administrators to better understand societal trends impacting the health and sustainability of nonprofit organizations. The role of the nonprofit board and leadership team will be examined, resulting in practical suggestions for organizational planning and assessment recommendations.

[Member] Jill Misra, MSW, LSW

Owner/Principal, Impact Solutions, Inc.

 

The Missing Piece: Trauma-Informed Practice in Schools

Children experience many types of trauma: community/school violence, medical trauma, natural disasters, traumatic grief, child abuse/neglect, and oppression/historical trauma. This workshop will explore ways school professionals can be more aware of how trauma presents, addressing resistant/defiant behaviors in the classroom, and how to provide trauma-informed care in every interaction.

Melinda Gronen, MA, LCSW

LCSW Consultant, Caped Crusader Consulting

 

Integrating Social Work into Health Care in Illinois: Trends, Strategies, and Opportunities

While social work leaders and healthcare innovators have made significant progress in supporting community members with complex health and social needs, many challenges remain. This workshop will highlight a multi-pronged approach to address this issue: integrating social work into interprofessional care teams, developing a business case, and advancing system change.

Bonnie Ewald

Rush University Medical Center


Add to calendarTuesday, October 24, 2017 1:45 PM - 3:15 PM (Central Time)
  • [CC] Silent Warriors: Understanding Native American Cultural Values and Traditions to Deepen Social Work Practice
  • [CC] Group Work with Immigrant Women: How to Facilitate and Evaluate
  • Boundaries: The Use of Self-Disclosure and Touch with Older Clients.
  • [ETHICS] Blurred Boundaries: Love and the Therapeutic Relationship
  • Forensic Mental Health Treatment: What Social Workers Should Know
  • The Xtra, Why, and Zzzz's of Hoarding and Compulsive Filling
  • Organizational Strategies for Uncertain Times
  • The Missing Piece: Trauma-Informed Practice in Schools
  • Integrating Social Work into Health Care in Illinois: Trends, Strategies, and Opportunities

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

Tues. Workshop IV  (details)

[CC] Social Work with Citizens Returning from Prison

Social workers need to incorporate service to citizens returning from prison into their practice and curriculum. Working with them requires recognition of reentry as a process. Presenters will spell out and illustrate a culturally sensitive relational approach specific to this population, one that facilitates empowerment and aims toward liberation.

[Member] Thomas K. Kenemore, PhD, LCSW

Professor (Retired), Chicago State University Social Work Department

Brent In, LCSW

Doctoral Student, Loyola University of Chicago School of Social Work

Rebeca Davila, PhD

St. Augustine College

 

Running an Effective Meeting: Applying Best Practices and Group Work Skills

Facilitating effective meetings is a key social work skill frequently overlooked in social work education. This workshop identifies best practices for leading productive meetings and highlights group work principles as a foundation. Topics covered include engaging trust, acknowledging conflict, and fostering effective beginnings, endings, agendas, participation, and engagement.

[Member] Shirley R. Simon, LCSW

Associate Professor, Loyola University Chicago School of Social Work

 

Working with Dragons: Effective Therapeutic Rapport with the Chronically Relapsing Client

The world of the chronically relapsing client who exhibits eating disorder, self-injury and/or trauma symptoms poses challenges to professionals. This challenge is experienced through the therapeutic relationship. This workshop presents a model of treatment that organizes the therapeutic relationship and assists the chronically-relapsing client to manage difficult emotional experiences and behaviors.

[Member] John L. Levitt, PhD, LCSW, CEDS, FAED, FIAEDP

Director, Alternatives Center for Counseling & Psychotherapy

 

[ETHICS] Ethical Considerations in Adoption

This course covers social worker's ethical considerations in infant adoption, focusing specifically on the treatment of women considering an adoption plan for their baby. Key principles of social work and child welfare are explored and then applied to real life scenarios.

Kathyrn Smith, MS

The Cradle

 

[CC] Ally: It's a Verb

This interactive workshop will explore the responsibility that comes with privilege including standpoints of privilege, the emotional barriers and resistance to acknowledging privilege, developmental processes of becoming an ally, and steps privileged people can take to engage transformation for social justice by being an ally.

[Member] Diane Zosky, PhD, LCSW, ACSW

Director, Illinois State University School of Social Work

 

Self-Care to Avoid Burnout/Compassion Fatigue

Self-care skills can reduce stress and potential burnout/compassion fatigue. Participants will identify strategies to increase wellness, maintain well-being, and retain a sense of emotional health for themselves as well as their clients. Emotional rejuvenation can bring a renewed sense of energy into work and in turn provide clients with enhanced care.

[Member] Cheri Sinnott, LCSW

Director, Illinois Service Resource Center

 

Utilizing Superheroes in Play Therapy and Counseling

Calling all super therapists! This workshop will introduce you to the world of superheroes and how they can play a vital part of mental health treatment. This training is appropriate for play therapists, counselors, social workers, marriage and family therapists, and psychologists.

Sophia Ansari, LPCC

Coordinator, Midwest Play Therapy Institute

 

Emotional Distress at End-of-Life: Recommendations for Social Work Leadership

End-of-life physical symptoms are commonly addressed; however, symptoms of emotional distress also warrant careful assessment and intervention. Have you wondered about the current literature on emotional distress, psychosocial stressors, mental health care, and other data regarding current best practices in this area? Have you asked how you can take leadership to bring further attention to this area in your own practice in end-of-life care or how you can influence agency policy on addressing this in your organization? If yes, then join this workshop to learn more about current data, future needs, resources, tools, and techniques to improve techniques in addressing end-of-life emotional distress.

[Member] Nicole Perry, LCSW, ACHP-SW

Regional Director, JourneyCare

 

Social Work and Advocacy: A Continuum of Skills, Knowledge, and Client Need

Social work has evolved over the years but one constant continues to hold true: demand for professionals to advocate for their clients. This crash course workshop will discuss the importance of advocacy in the social work profession, the continuum of skills necessary for both social work professionals and advocates, and the various ways to become informed, involved, and participate as an advocate for your clients and your community.

[Member] Kristin Rubbelke, LSW, MSW, MASJ

Director of Government Affairs, Dan Shomon, Inc.


Add to calendarTuesday, October 24, 2017 3:30 PM - 5:00 PM (Central Time)
  • [CC] Social Work with Citizens Returning from Prison
  • Running an Effective Meeting: Applying Best Practices and Group Work Skills
  • Working with Dragons: Effective Therapeutic Rapport with the Chronically Relapsing Client
  • [ETHICS] Ethical Considerations in Adoption
  • [CC] Ally: It's a Verb
  • Self-Care to Avoid Burnout/Compassion Fatigue
  • Utilizing Superheroes in Play Therapy and Counseling
  • Emotional Distress at End-of-Life: Recommendations for Social Work Leadership
  • Social Work and Advocacy: A Continuum of Skills, Knowledge, and Client Need

Wednesday, October 25th  

Wed. Session I  (details)

Critical Service Learning as an Innovative Strengths-Based Approach to Intervention with Youth in Schools and Communities

Critical Service Learning (CSL) provides an extension of service learning that addresses issues of oppression and marginalization while elevating youth voice and leadership. Implementing CSL in school settings allows practitioners to focus on students' social emotional learning (SEL) goals within CSL projects. This workshop will introduce the steps to CSL.

[Member] Giesela Grumbach, PhD, LCSW, PEL

Assistant Professor, Governors State University

Annette Johnson, MSW

Associate Clinical Professor, University of Illinois at Chicago Jane Addams College of Social Work

 

[CC] Migration: The Global Impact of Migration on the Field of Social Work

The globalization of migration has created unprecedented change around the world as well as in the applied practice of social work. The moderator, along with second-year Loyola University Chicago MSW students in the migration sub-specialization, will describe migration patterns in the US and globally, defining relevant concepts. Clinical case examples with immigrants and refugees will demonstrate the need to modify and adapt cultural awareness and sensitivity as well as Western clinical theory.

[Member] Moderator: Marta Lundy, PhD, LCSW

Professor, Loyola University Chicago School of Social Work

 

[ETHICS] Telehealth for Social Workers: Ethical Best Practices—Part I

This workshop is the first part of a two-part series. 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 including best practices related to assessment, confidentiality, informed consent, boundaries, safety considerations, competency, documentation, HIPPA compliance, and use of social media procedures for resolving ethical dilemmas.

[Member] Ruth Lipschutz, LCSW, ACSW

Attunement Center

 

[CC] The Muslim Identity: Understanding the Misunderstood

Islam is the second largest religion in the world yet is largely misunderstood. Basics of Islamic cultural and religious influences will be discussed as well as potential discomfort in addressing various cultural issues and practices. Explore the harmful therapeutic consequences that can ensue if cultural influences are ignored.

[Member] Farah Hussain Baig, LCSW

Founder & CEO, InnerVoice Psychotherapy & Consultation

 

Social Emotional Learning with a Dramatic and Poetic Twist

Social/emotional learning (SEL) is crucial to youth development. However, it can feel daunting to teach students about theses competencies when they seem so personal. This presentation uses drama and poetry aligned with the social/emotional learning standards to engage students in conversations about identity, emotion, problem-solving, and other SEL components.

Meredith Schilsky, LCSW

Social Worker, The Warehouse Project & Gallery

 

Relatives Raising Relatives: Challenges, Obstacles, and Realities

Relatives raising relatives can be most challenging, rewarding, and testing for families. Learn some hands-on strategies to start these discussions. Understand the legal options to protect children, parents, and relatives raising them.

[Member] Maria Nanos, PhD, LCSW

Executive Director, Center for Law and Social

 

Losing Our Minds in the Era of Brain Neuroscience: How Our Understanding of the Mind May Impact Our Approach to Clinical Practice

Neuroscientists generally view mental disorders as brain disorders. The recent emergence of brain research has shed important light on psychopathology, yet the complex phenomenology of mind can only be understood multidimensionally. This workshop will focus on the benefits of an integrative (brain/body/environment) conceptualization of mind in clinical practice.

[Member] Don Phelps, PhD, LCSW

Professor, Aurora University School of Social Work

The Effectiveness of HIV & HCV Treatment in IDOC Prisons Through Telemedicine

The workshop is intended to educate practitioners on how to increase effective service delivery to the reentry population by eliciting more buy-in from consumers to become more empowered to take continued ownership for their health outcomes while decreasing the traditional norm of social services being an entitlement.

[Member] Brian Wesley Drummond

Clinical Case Management Coordinator, University of Illinois at Chicago

 

Sports-Based Youth Development for Girls from a National and International Perspective

This workshop will provide a comparative analysis of sports-based youth development for girls in Chicago and Pakistan. It will present shared best practices as well as places of divergence as a way to understand how we can leverage the successes of each location to improve the other. This workshops will highlight diversity, local leadership, and the importance of a social justice perspective in youth sports programming.

Elizabeth Tumiel, LCSW

Programs Director, Girls in the Game


Add to calendarWednesday, October 25, 2017 9:00 AM - 10:30 AM (Central Time)
  • Critical Service Learning as an Innovative Strengths-Based Approach to Intervention with Youth in Schools and Communities
  • [CC] Migration: The Global Impact of Migration on the Field of Social Work
  • [ETHICS] Telehealth for Social Workers: Ethical Best Practices—Part I
  • [CC] The Muslim Identity: Understanding the Misunderstood
  • Social Emotional Learning with a Dramatic and Poetic Twist
  • Relatives Raising Relatives: Challenges, Obstacles, and Realities
  • Losing Our Minds in the Era of Brain Neuroscience: How Our Understanding of the Mind May Impact Our Approach to Clinical Practice
  • The Effectiveness of HIV & HCV Treatment in IDOC Prisons Through Telemedicine
  • Sports-Based Youth Development for Girls from a National and International Perspective

Wed. Session II  (details)

[CC] Transnational Model for Social Work Practice with Immigrants and Refugees

This workshop describes and discusses a practice model for direct practice with immigrants and refugees. Participants will leave with a methodological framework for providing culturally, ethnically, and spirtually sensitive practice collaboration with a wide variety of immigrants and refugees.

[Member] Marta Lundy, PhD, LCSW

Professor, Loyola University Chicago School of Social Work

Aimee Hilado Villalpando, PhD, LCSW

Assistant Professor, Northeastern Illinois University Department of Social Work

 

[ETHICS] Telehealth for Social Workers: Ethical Best Practices—Part II

This workshop is the second part of a two-part series. 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 including best practices related to assessment, confidentiality, informed consent, boundaries, safety considerations, competency, documentation, HIPPA compliance, and use of social media procedures for resolving ethical dilemmas.

[Member] Ruth Lipschutz, LCSW, ACSW

Attunement Center

Evaluation of a Program for Parents with Learning Difficulties and Their Children Following Child Protection Investigation: Through the Interpersonal Lens of Sullivan

This workshop will provide empirical evidence of a positive change in parental attunement and increase in competency through supportive trauma-based individual counseling, parent coaching, processing, and parent training sessions for parents with learning difficulties.

[Member] Denice Mock, DSW

Director, ParentsWithPromise

Impact of Sibling Violence over the Lifespan: Sibling Conflict Grown Old

The most enduring relationship in family life is said to be that between siblings. This workshop will explore the dynamics of siblings and the impact that sibling emotional and physical sibling "violence" has on the lives of the siblings over the lifespan. Interactive tools will be included.

[Member] Marcia Spira, PhD, LCSW

Professor, Loyola University Chicago School of Social Work

Nathan Perkins, PhD

Clinical Assistant Professor, Loyola University Chicago School of Social Work

 

Psychotherapy Consultation: How Practitioners Refine Therapeutic Perceptions and Skills

After we are licensed and in independent practice, consultation helps us refine our therapeutic perceptions and improve therapeutic skills. We can receive consultation from mentors and peers with psychodynamic, cognitive-behavioral, and other theories and methods. Consultation nurtures the experience and lifelong learning of being a psychotherapist doing psychotherapy.

[Member] Jay Einhorn, PhD, LCPC

Independent Practice

 

Emotional Wellness and the Caregiver: Honoring the Internal Experience

Presenters explore the potential for social workers to create innovative approaches to address the dynamic mental health needs of caregivers, helping them to gain a stronger sense of autonomy over their lives, develop new capacities to regulate intense emotional responses, and explore new possibilities for meaningful social connection and engagement.

[Member] Sarah Maria Gutierrez, MSW, LCSW

Clinical Social Worker, Rush University Medical Center

[Member] Anne K. West, MA, LCSW

Clinical Social Worker, Rush University Medical Center

 

Clinical Supervision: Providing Ethical Guidance to Students and the Professionals of Today

This workshop is aimed at assisting the supervisor of all levels. If you supervise students, new grads, or ongoing staff, this seminar could be helpful with formalizing the process.

[Member] Rob Castillo, LCSW, CAADC, MISA II

Associate Professor, Aurora University School of Social Work

 

[CC] Identifying and Reducing Racial Microaggressions in Clinical Work

Racial microaggressions are brief and daily verbal, nonverbal, and environmental slights, whether intentional or unintentional, that communicate hostile or derogatory racial slights to people of color (Sue 2007). This workshop will educate participants about the impact of microaggressions in clinical settings and empower them to take action to prevent harm.

[Member] Brit E. Holmberg, MSW, LCSW, MDiv

Psychiatric Social Worker, Northwestern Memorial Hospital

Marion Malcome, MSW, LCSW

Doctoral Student, University of Chicago School of Social Service Administration

 

Trauma and Development

Early childhood experiences can have a profound impact on brain development, which subsequently impacts the social and emotional development of our young people. This workshop will review the impact of trauma on development and explore common misconceptions and misdiagnoses of these youth.

Amber Rakoczy, LCSW

[Member] Elizabeth Janczak, LCSW

Owner, Lakeview Counseling Services


Add to calendarWednesday, October 25, 2017 10:45 AM - 12:15 PM (Central Time)
  • [CC] Transnational Model for Social Work Practice with Immigrants and Refugees
  • [ETHICS] Telehealth for Social Workers: Ethical Best Practices—Part II
  • Evaluation of a Program for Parents with Learning Difficulties and Their Children Following Child Protection Investigation: Through the Interpersonal Lens of Sullivan
  • Impact of Sibling Violence over the Lifespan: Sibling Conflict Grown Old
  • Psychotherapy Consultation: How Practitioners Refine Therapeutic Perceptions and Skills
  • Emotional Wellness and the Caregiver: Honoring the Internal Experience
  • Clinical Supervision: Providing Ethical Guidance to Students and the Professionals of Today
  • [CC] Identifying and Reducing Racial Microaggressions in Clinical Work
  • Trauma and Development

Lunch - OPT-OUT (Only Click this box if you DO NOT wish for a box lunch so NASW IL doesn't over order.)  (details)
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Add to calendarWednesday, October 25, 2017 12:15 PM - 1:30 PM (Central Time)

Wed. Session III  (details)

[CC] Reclaiming the F-Word: Implementing Feminist Theory into Practice with LGBTQ Veterans

The repeal of 'Don't Ask Don't Tell' allowed LGBTQ people to openly serve in the military for the first time in history, but cultural expectations do not change overnight. This workshop will examine feminist theory as a means of increasing cultural competence in the treatment of LGBTQ veterans and staff.

Rebecca Powers, LCSW, MA

Social Worker, Jesse Brown VA Medical Center

 

[CC] Conversations in Black, White, and Blue: Getting Real about Implicit Bias

Implicit bias is the unconscious filter we all use to make judgments about people. In this workshop, a social worker and police officer from different backgrounds will share their experiences and facilitate an honest discussion that examines how we all unconsciously interact in the professional world.

Melinda Gronen, MA, LCSW

LCSW Consultant, Caped Crusader Consulting

Harold Rollins, Jr.

Owner/Law Enforcement, Caped Crusader Consulting

 

Retirement: An Oxymoron? What's Next?

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.

[Member] Carol S. Goldbaum, PhD, LCSW

Part-Time Clinician

[Member] Susan Hickey, MSW

School Social Worker (Retired), Chicago Public Schools

 

You Can Create Your Dream Private Practice
Creating your dream practice may be easier and more rewarding than you imagine possible. Learn best practices for assessment, evaluation, and treatment plans for your new business. Also, learn what you need to know about insurance, documentation, marketing, and networking.

Joslyn K. Jelinek, MSW, LCSW, ACSW, RDDP

Founder, Chicago Human Potential

Assisting Social Work Clients in Achieving Financial Wellness: Education for Social Workers

The financial education of social workers is an important step in addressing the financial insecurity many families experience. This workshop will provide education on effective methods, tools, and resources that can assist clients in overcoming the cyclical financial struggles they face in their families, cultures, and communities.

[Member] Sheri Williamson

Student Services Assistant Coordinator, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign

Hospital Social Work and Person-Centered Care in Working with Persons with Dementia

This workshop will provide an overview of dementia, some of the strengths and challenges in working with populations diagnosed with dementia, and concrete techniques for providing person-centered care in this population while in a hospital setting.

Alicia Palmer, CDS, LCSW

Medical Social Worker, Jesse Brown VA Medical Center

 

Social Work Leadership: Tips in Time Management and Decision-Making

Were you recently promoted to a supervisory position? Or perhaps you've been in a leadership position for awhile and you're having difficulty? This workshop will review some common leadership practices and provide guidance on improving your time management and decision-making skills.

Amber Rakoczy, LCSW

Ronica Patel, LCPC

Camelot Care Centers, Inc.

 

How the Trifecta Effect Resolves Educational Accountability

Lack of accountability in education, especially within the African American community, continues to be a concern despite major efforts to get parents involved. The Trifecta Effect is designed to teach school social workers strategies to hold teachers, parents, and students accountable.

Tierra Winston, PhD

School Social Worker, Camelot Academy

 

[ETHICS] Value Conflicts in Therapy, Supervision, and Training: The Myth of Neutrality

The NASW Code of Ethics specifies that clinicians provide services regardless of the client's race/ethnicity, sexual orientation, religion, etc. This workshop will provide strategies for effectively navigating clinical situations where there are values/beliefs conflicts. Value conflict resolution models will be presented with opportunities to apply the models to case examples.

[Member] Lisa Salvadore, MSW

Visiting Assistant Professor, University of Illinois at Chicago Jane Addams College of Social Work

Frances McClain, LCPC, MA

Director of Applied Professional Practice, The Chicago School of Professional Psychology


Add to calendarWednesday, October 25, 2017 1:30 PM - 3:00 PM (Central Time)
  • [CC] Reclaiming the F-Word: Implementing Feminist Theory into Practice with LGBTQ Veterans
  • [CC] Conversations in Black, White, and Blue: Getting Real about Implicit Bias
  • Retirement: An Oxymoron? What's Next?
  • You Can Create Your Dream Private Practice
  • Assisting Social Work Clients in Achieving Financial Wellness: Education for Social Workers
  • Hospital Social Work and Person-Centered Care in Working with Persons with Dementia
  • Social Work Leadership: Tips in Time Management and Decision-Making
  • How the Trifecta Effect Resolves Educational Accountability
  • [ETHICS] Value Conflicts in Therapy, Supervision, and Training: The Myth of Neutrality

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

Wed. Session IV  (details)

[CC] Native Americans and Sex Trafficking: An Invisible Epidemic

This workshop covers what sex trafficking looks like in Native communities, the factors that increase venerability, best practices when working with survivors, and the current resources that are available for Native American trafficking victims.

Emily Loerzel, MSW

Project Beacon Program Manager, American Indian Center of Chicago

 

[CC] Police and At-Risk Communities: Building Bridges in Unexpected Ways

A community social worker and police detective will present the history of policing in the United States, systems of oppression, and training gaps that impact police effectiveness. We will explore innovative approaches police departments have taken to build bridges in at-risk communities and truly "Protect and Serve."

Melinda Gronen, MA, LCSW

LCSW Consultant, Caped Crusader Consulting

Harold Rollins, Jr.

Owner/Law Enforcement, Caped Crusader Consulting

 

Romeo and Juliet: How Things Might Have Been Different with a Social Work Mediator

Participants will learn the many advantages that mediation skills can provide to their clients in most practice settings. Many social workers are not aware of the many skills they already have and how they can be refined to help clients resolve conflict in more creative and unique ways.

[Member] Rita O'Donnell, LCSW

Outpatient Counselor, Mental Health Centers of Western Illinois

[Member] Ellene Lammers, LCSW

Divorce Mediator and Collaborative Divorce Coach

Practical Guide to Caring for Anxiety in the Hospital

Many medical social workers identify their own anxiety when caring for psychiatric patients on the medical floor because they feel it is not their specialty. Here is your chance to become informed and try out some easy techniques to approach anxiety and prevent crisis situations.

[Member] Alexandra Colaianni, MS, MSW, LSW

BH Social Worker, AMITA Adventist Medical Center Hinsdale

 

From Conflict to Connection: The Transformational Power of Imago Therapy for Couples and Families

Imago therapy is a groundbreaking approach that sees conflict as growth trying to happen. It gives concrete tools for not only managing those conflicts, but using them to transform relationships from ones that might be filled with frustration and disconnection to ones filled with healing, growth, intimacy, and connection.
[Member] Jill Fein Baker, MSW, LCSW

Owner, Jill Fein Baker, LCSW

 

Identifying Opportunities and Demonstrating Leadership as an Emergent Leader

An emergent leader is someone who does not hold a position of authority but has the potential and desire for assuming higher levels of leadership responsibility. Designed for emergent leaders, this workshop focuses on understanding leadership styles, distinguishing between technical and adaptive solutions, and identifying opportunities for leadership development.

[Member] Andrea Dakin, PhD, MSW

Senior Director of Program Development, AIDS Foundation of Chicago

 

Safe Haven: Are You Ready to Respond?

When a mother presents at your hospital with the intention of relinquishing her newborn, how should you respond? Learn how the Illinois Abandoned Newborn Infant Protection Act ("Safe Haven") works, what it requires, and how to best support parents intending to make safe and permanent plans for their babies.

Karin Peterson, LCSW

Outreach and Education Manager, The Cradle

 

Care Navigation and Dementia: At the Crossroads of Clinical and Cultural Competence

Alzheimer's and other dementia have a disease burden that is eclipsing all other diseases based on current costs (human and monetary); projections of the disease prevalence; and the absence of treatment to significantly delay or arrest the onset and progression of the disease. Social workers can play a significant role in advocacy, community development, and support for individuals and families facing this disease.

[Member] Richard Apple, LCSW

Senior Manager, Alzheimer's Association

 

[ETHICS] The Revised NASW Code of Ethics: A Summary of the Recently Approved Changes

Revisions are being made to the NASW Code of Ethics. This workshop describes the changes and the impact on best practices.

[Member] Ruth Lipschutz, LCSW, ACSW

Attunement Center


Add to calendarWednesday, October 25, 2017 3:15 PM - 4:45 PM (Central Time)
  • [CC] Native Americans and Sex Trafficking: An Invisible Epidemic
  • [CC] Police and At-Risk Communities: Building Bridges in Unexpected Ways
  • Romeo and Juliet: How Things Might Have Been Different with a Social Work Mediator
  • Practical Guide to Caring for Anxiety in the Hospital
  • From Conflict to Connection: The Transformational Power of Imago Therapy for Couples and Families
  • Identifying Opportunities and Demonstrating Leadership as an Emergent Leader
  • Safe Haven: Are You Ready to Respond?
  • Care Navigation and Dementia: At the Crossroads of Clinical and Cultural Competence
  • [ETHICS] The Revised NASW Code of Ethics: A Summary of the Recently Approved Changes

 
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