Conference Program

2022 NASW-LA Annual Conference

NASW-LA invites you to join us for our 2022 Annual Conference featuring three full days of education, networking and celebration of our profession.

As always, the educational offerings reflect the broad range of social work practice areas and again this year participants can earn 20.75 hours of continuing education.

Additionally, the program will be submitted to the Louisiana Counselors Association, Louisiana Marriage and Family Therapy Association, Association of Addictive Disorders and the Louisiana Department of Education for professional counselors, school psychologists, and educational diagnosticians. Status of approval will be posted on the NASW-LA website at under Annual Conference. Come connect with your colleagues from across the state, learn about new resources and enhance your social work knowledge and skills. We promise you a premier professional event.

Download a copy of the Conference Program to view the full agenda of events.

Conference Highlights

Wednesday, June 1, 2022


Opening Session and Keynote Speaker - General Hours
“Racial Literacy 101: Finding Healing in a Racially Diseased Society"

Presented by Melissa Smith Haley, LMSW, President, National Association of Black Social Workers 

Morning Plenary Session - Clinical Hours
“Racial Literacy 101: Finding Healing in a Racially Diseased Society"

Presented by Michael LeBlanc, LCSW



Welcome Back – We Missed You Luncheon - Ethics Hours
“Racial Literacy 101: Finding Healing in a Racially Diseased Society"


Presented by Carmen Spooner, LCSW-BACS and Heather Prejean, LCSW-BACS

The luncheon is included with the conference registration fee for Members, but members must pre-register by checking the appropriate box on the registration form.  
Full Time Student Members and  Non-Members, may attend for an additional $25.00 luncheon fee at time of registration.

Afternoon Plenary Session - Ethics Hours
“Racial Literacy 101: Finding Healing in a Racially Diseased Society"

Presented by Sharon Marie Chester, LCSW-BACS


Evening Plenary Session - Clinical Hours
“Unmasking Depression in African American Women”

Presented by Danielle Bailey, LCSW-BACS



Thursday, June 2, 2022

T-Shirt Day

Wear any NASW T-Shirt to be eligible for prizes! 

We will be selling a limited number of "Vintage T-shirts" during conference at the Vintage Store in the Exhibit and Refreshment Hall. 

Check or Credit Card Only. Cash is not accepted.

Morning Plenary Session - Ethics Hours
“The Louisiana Social Work Practice Act, Violations and Ethical Considerations”


LABSWE Panel: Lisa Lipsey, LCSW-BACS, ACSW; Emily DeAngelo (no pictured); Carla Moore, LMSW; Bora Sunseri, LCSW-BACS; Hyacinth McKee, DBH, LCSW-BACS, ACSW, and Jamie Barney, LCSW-BACS

Plenary and Networking Luncheon - General Hours
A Snapshot of Social Work in Louisiana” 

NASW-LA Board Member Panel: 

Worlita Jackson, ACSW, C-SSWS, LCSW-BACS; Shelly D. Weaver, LCSW-BACS, ACHP-SW, APHSW-C; Ronald P. McClain, JD, LCSW-BACS; Angela Wiggins Harris, LCSW-BACS, C-SSWS


Afternoon Plenary Session - Ethics Hours
Critical Race Theory: Criticisms and Social Justice” 

Presented by Angela "Angie" Wood, Ph.D., LCSW-BACS, CCS, C-ATODSW


Evening Plenary Session - Clinical Hours
“Social Determinants of Health: Comprehensive Care for Our Patients” 


Presented by Alvin Smith, LCSW-BACS, ACSW, DCSW and Tonya Jaganeaux, MD, MSHI, FCCP 

Friday, June 3, 2022

A full day of Breakout Workshops and Master Sessions
8:00 AM - 4:00 PM

Enjoy lunch on your own while catching up with colleagues at one of the many popular area restaurants. 
Whether you have a taste for contemporary Creole/Cajun cuisine, Italian, Seafood, Mexican or Bistro faves, the Red Stick has something for you.

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