2020 NASW-LA Annual Conference

NASW-LA invites you to join us for our 2020 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 20.0 hours of continuing education.  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.  If you are a Presenter, Volunteer, Full Time Student or Unemployed Social Worker, you can not register on line.  Please fax your registration form to the Chapter Office.  MEMBER ONLY registration period is January 6-17, 2020.
When
6/3/2020 - 6/5/2020
Where
TPN.Health Virtual Format Baton Rouge

Program

   

Wednesday, 18 March 2020

 
Opening Session and Keynote Address:   Kathryn Conley Wehrmann, Ph.D., MSW, LCSW – General -  “Generations of Social Work Leadership:  Past, Present and Future”  Limited to 600.   Riverview A & B (1.5 CEU)
Time
8:00 AM - 9:45 AM
8:00 AM

Wednesday Plenary:  Sophia F. Dziegielewski, Ph.D., LCSW    - Clinical - “Recognizing an Opioid Addiction: Implications for Assessment and Treatment When it is Not Your Primary Expertise”.  This plenary is designed for mental health professionals who do not work directly in substance addictions and provides a basic overview of the latest information related to the Opioid epidemic.  Regardless of whether a practitioner works in this area, knowledge is needed on how these substances can influence the therapeutic/counseling relationship.  Limited to 600.   Riverview A & B (1.5 CEU)
Time
10:00 AM - 11:30 AM
10:00 AM

Awards Luncheon:  Social Work at its Best! - Ayn W. Stehr, JD, MSW, LCSW - General -  Learn about the criteria for nominating social workers and citizens for NASW-LA's annual awards.  Meet those chosen this year and hear about the amazing accomplishments of each awardee as they put social work values into practice to help others throughout our state. Limited to 500.  Riverview A & B (.5 General CEU)
Time
12:00 PM - 1:30 PM
12:00 PM

A-1:  Technology in Social Work Practice: Standards of Practice - Basic/Intermediate; Ethics; Yvonne M. Chase, Ph.D., ACSW, LCSW.  The use of technology plays an essential role in the social work profession.  Technology is one of the ways social workers can deliver their services and having a precise knowledge of its standards of practice is a must. Limited to 70.
Time
1:45 PM - 5:00 PM
1:45 PM

A-2:  Grief and Anger: A Road to Recovery – Basic; Clinical; Aging/Gerontology; Grief; Kay Clemons, MSW, LCSW-BACS.   This workshop is designed to achieve a better understanding of the effect of anger as it relates to the grief process.  Understanding of the grief process from multiple grief theorists will be joined with the theories of anger and anger management processes.  Joining these two theories are intended to produce a positive outcome when guiding clients/patients through the grief process.  A deeper understanding of these factors that attribute to roadblocks to recovery will be discussed.  Participation is encouraged but not mandatory.  Limited to 50.
Time
1:45 PM - 5:00 PM
1:45 PM

A-3:  (Same as D-47) Ethical Considerations for Working With Survivors of Sexual Assault – Intermediate; Ethical; Ethics; Alix Tarnowsky, LCSW, MBA.  This training will help participants identify and process ethical issues that arise when working with survivors of sexual trauma.  This workshop provides a foundational understanding of sexual trauma and the impact on individuals, a review of mandated reporting requirements, ethical decision making guidelines, as well as scenarios discussing different ethical dilemmas that individuals will review and discuss.  Limited to 36.
Time
1:45 PM - 5:00 PM
1:45 PM

A-4:  DSM-5 ™ and ICD-10-CM:  A Dynamic Duo for Assessment and Application – Intermediate; Clinical; Mental Health, Private Practice; School Social Work; Sophia F. Dziegielewski, Ph.D. LCSW.  This workshop is designed to cover the importance of connecting DSM-5 and ICD-10-CM. An overview is provided stressing how to utilize cross-cutting of symptoms,  and the principal , provisional and supportive information related to the diagnoses. Comparison of DSM-5 and ICD-10-CM criteria is highlighted. The importance of a comprehensive diagnostic assessment is stressed that is linked to behavior-based practice strategy. Limited to 150.
Time
1:45 PM - 5:00 PM
1:45 PM

A-5:  Faith-Based & Secular Meditation Into Your Practice and Personally – Intermediate; Clinical; Mental Health/Behavioral Health; Dr. Ray Monsour Scurfield.  Based on the author’s 2019 book, this workshop describes: both faith-based & secular meditation for personal benefit and various client mental health issues, several case applications of both sit-down meditation and “spot” or tactical application, and experiential step-by-step introduction of how to introduce clients to four forms of meditation: mantra, fast & slow breath, counting, mindful breath awareness and hybrid form.  Both benefits and cautions are described.  Limited to 50.
Time
1:45 PM - 5:00 PM
1:45 PM

A-6:  Reincarnation: The Science, Research and Clinical Implications – Basic; Clinical; Mental Health/Behavioral Health; Gary Tiemann, LCSW.   Participants will be exposed to the evidence of reincarnation research from respected institutions and scientists.  There will be case studies from this research as well as from Gary’s own practice presented.  There will be a lengthy discussion with Q & A about the clinical relevance and application.  Limited to 40.
Time
1:45 PM - 5:00 PM
1:45 PM

A-7: Understanding Disaster Assistance and Exploration of Preparedness Efforts to Support Vulnerable Populations – Basic; General; Administration/Management; Rubby W. Douglas, LCSW-BACS.  Emergency management and preparedness are essential when living in the State of Louisiana.  This workshop will provide a basic overview to understanding Disaster Assistance and learn about strategies and support needed at the individual and community level if you, your family and those individuals that you serve.   Limited to 38.
Time
1:45 PM - 5:00 PM
1:45 PM

A-8:  Centering the Margins: How Modern Social Justice Work and Ethics Call Us To The Margins – Intermediate; Ethical; Cultural Competence; Ethics; LGBTQ; Social Justice/Advocacy; Capi Landreneau, LCSW, CGP.    This is an interactive workshop designed to raise awareness of how social workers may be contributing to marginalization and if so, how to implement or change advocacy practices.  Topics to be covered include terminology and specific examples when working with clients who identify as gay, lesbian, bisexual, gender variant, neurodiversity, or sexual minorities.  Concepts include: intersectionality, privilege, and the ethical obligation of advocacy.   Limited to 24.
Time
1:45 PM - 5:00 PM
1:45 PM

1-9 Forensic Social Work: The Art of Testimony – Intermediate; General; Corrections/Forensic/Juvenile Justice; Dr. April Johnson Dumas, DBH, LCSW-BACS.  With today’s ever-changing legal system, forensic social work is rapidly rising as a vital public service for offering psychological and behavioral services in the criminal justice system.  Social work clinicians are increasingly called upon to participate in custody evaluations, provide status updates to courts, and advocate for client rehabilitative services.  In order to do so effectively, the social worker must be able to assert their clinical impressions with confidence through testimony. Limited to 65.   The Hartley/Vey Studio Theatre at Manship Theatre, Shaw Center for the Arts
Time
1:45 PM - 3:15 PM
1:45 PM

1-10:  Social Work Practice With Men Who Have Co-Occurring Disorders – Advanced; Clinical; Addiction; Mental Health/Behavioral Health; Dr. Marvin W. Clifford, Ph.D., LCSW Ochsner Psychiatry.  This presentation will focus on teaching skills that will help men with challenging problems.  Men with mental health, addiction, behavior, emotional issues, couple and family issues will be focused on.  Emphasis will be on using evidence-based practice models for helping men.  Men from varied cultural, age and treatment settings will be focused on; didactic teaching, case discussions, possible videos, small group discussions, and audience engagement will be the teaching methods.  Men with couple issues, mental health combined with co-occurring disorders, anger issues, who are hard to reach in therapy, and have complicated traumatic histories will also be focused on.  Limited to 65. The Hartley/Vey Workshop Theatre at Manship Theatre, Shaw Center for the Arts
Time
1:45 PM - 3:15 PM
1:45 PM

2-11:  Human Trafficking 101 and Trauma Speak Training – Basic; General; Children, Adolescents & Young Adults; Trauma-Informed Care; Alliece Cole and Michelle Johnson.  Too often we see the behaviors of trauma before we see the pain that creates it.  Trauma survivors are often raised in an environment of dysfunction and distrust.  The language they use is birthed from this chaos and often translates poorly to those of us trying to serve them.  By learning to decode the language of trauma you will better understand the victims and better serve justice.  Limited to 65. The Hartley/Vey Studio Theatre at Manship Theatre, Shaw Center for the Arts
Time
3:30 PM - 5:00 PM
3:30 PM

2-12:  (Same as 9-56) Gambling Disorder: The Hidden Addiction – Basic; Clinical; Addiction; Mental Health/Behavioral Health; Kenneth Saucier, MSW, LCSW.  Individuals often present with mental health and /or addiction issues yet do not exhibit signs of addiction.  They have no history of alcohol or drug addiction.  Gambling Disorder is often not screened for, and goes undetected.  This presentation will review the DSM-V criteria for disordered gambling, discuss the signs and symptoms that may indicate someone is struggling with a gambling disorder and provide education on the infrastructure that is in place to assist those in need.  Limited to 65. The Hartley/Vey Workshop Theatre at Manship Theatre, Shaw Center for the Arts
Time
3:30 PM - 5:00 PM
3:30 PM

Thursday, 19 March 2020

 
Thursday Plenary Session – George Grandy, Jr., Regional Director, 2020 Census; Marilyn Stephens, Assistant Regional Census Manager.  “United States Census 2020” - General -    Limited to 600.   Riverview A & B (1.5 CEU)
Time
8:00 AM - 9:45 AM
8:00 AM

3-13:  Living As An Alzheimer’s Caregiver – Intermediate; General; Aging/Gerontology; Peter J. Losavio Jr.  Attendees will become knowledgeable of the various legal matters involved in planning for an Alzheimer’s patient, including the cost of care and how to pay for it.  They will gain an understanding of important communication and relationship strategies of minimizing personal stress that can occur while taking care of someone with Alzheimer’s.  Attendees will also learn about important resources and support information to assist with caring for an individual with Alzheimer’s. Limited to 36.
Time
10:00 AM - 11:30 AM
10:00 AM

3-14:  Internet Gambling, Gaming, and Betting: Updates and Co-Occurring Issues – Intermediate; Clinical; Heather Kleckinger-Craven, LPC, ICGC II.  Gambling and gaming trends are changing quickly, so it is important that mental health professionals understand the changes in availability, legal issues, and social impact on clients.  Gaming is no longer just for adolescents and gambling is no longer just for adults.  This workshop will provide an overview of gambling and gaming opportunities and the overlap that leads to disordersd behaviors.  Attendees will also learn to identify and find treatment opportunities for gambling and gaming behaviors.  Limited to 70.
Time
10:00 AM - 11:30 AM
10:00 AM

3-15:  The From Chaos to Peace Process – An Evidence-Based Model For Families – Intermediate; Clinical; Marriage and Family; Mental Health/Behavioral; Brett Quantrille, LCSW.  This session will provide participants an overview that will render tried and true methods clinicians can use immediately in their practice or place of employment.  Participants will learn how to implement the Family Behavior Assessment and the evaluation process and methodology. Limited to 65.  The Hartley/Vey Workshop Theatre at Manship Theatre, Shaw Center for the Arts
Time
10:00 AM - 11:30 AM
10:00 AM

3-16:  The Census is Coming!! Why it’s Important and How You Can Help – Basic; General; Policy/Research; Ashley Daire Herad, MPA.  The 2020 census provides a one in 10 year opportunity for every living and breathing person on U.S. soil to ensure proper funding for communities and representation in Congress.  An accurate count means that the $675 billion provided to states annually for programs like Medicaid and Head Start, funding for roads and public schools and essential services are equitably distributed.  Find out how you can help ensure everyone is counted once, only once, and in the right place.  Limited to 38.
Time
10:00 AM - 11:30 AM
10:00 AM

3-17:  Death Anxiety – Basic; General; Grief; Loretta Rivers, MSW, Ph.D., LCSW, CT.  The realization that death is something that we all must face may creates feelings of anxiety.  Awareness of our own death impacts how we think, feel, and behave.  In this presentation, the presenters will define death anxiety, consider how death anxiety impacts our thoughts, feelings, and behaviors, and look at how that person copes with death anxiety.  Limited to 50.
Time
10:00 AM - 11:30 AM
10:00 AM

3-18:  Disaster Behavioral Health: A Trauma Informed Approach – Intermediate; Clinical; Mental Health/Behavioral Health; Trauma-Informed Care; Paula C. Davis, LCSW-BACS; Al Robelot, Jr., LCSW-BACS; Stephanie K. Sterling, LCSW.  This presentation will provide the skills necessary to establish integrated, trauma-informed behavioral health services within the community in response to a disaster.  Participants will be able to identify the unique clinical themes that arise in a disaster setting and will be able to utilize the lessons learned in order to improve services for future disasters. Limited to 50.
Time
10:00 AM - 11:30 AM
10:00 AM

3-19:  Assessment and Treatment of Children and Teens Experiencing Anxiety – Intermediate; Clinical; Children, Adolescents & Young Adults; Donna Wimberly, LCSW.  This workshop will focus on aspects of working with children and teens with anxiety.  Throughout the workshop, lecture and group activities will explore challenges of working with children and teens with anxiety and the impact of self-esteem and bullying on levels of anxiety.  The presenter will provide experiences, research, and resources to enhance and measure the outcomes of work with this population.  Limited to 32.
Time
10:00 AM - 11:30 AM
10:00 AM

3-20:  School Social Work Network Meeting – School Social Workers Roundtable Discussion – General; School Social Work; Worlita Williams, LCSW-BACS, ACSW, C-SSWS.  School Social Workers have for years been a life force within the education system. Throughout recent history, school social workers have had an array of responsibilities within the school community. They often serve as counselors, mediators, and advocates. Traditionally, school social workers have been primary facilitators of communication and linkage between school, home, and community. Yet despite having such vast and critical responsibility within learning systems, school social workers remain marginalized and discounted as school leaders. School social workers are often compartmentalized as case managers or commissioned for supportive counseling and crisis intervention, and their capacity to contribute administratively to the school goes unnoticed. The social workers’ aptitude to serve as school policymakers and instructional supervisors is an untapped reservoir of potential for educational systems.  Limited to 65. The Hartley/Vey Studio Theatre at Manship Theatre, Shaw Center for the Arts
Time
10:00 AM - 11:30 AM
10:00 AM

3-21:  Report to Members (and non-members) - Status of Social Work in Louisiana – Basic; General; Social Work in Louisiana; Ayn W. Stehr, JD, MSW, LCSW.  Members and non members of NASW benefit from the work of the National, as well as the Louisiana Chapter, of the National Association of Social Workers.  This workshop provides an overview of the Louisiana Chapter of NASW, Louisiana's Schools of Social Work, demographics of Louisiana's credentialed social workers, and state and federal legislative endeavors.  Limited to 24.
Time
10:00 AM - 11:30 AM
10:00 AM

3-22:   Approaches to Case Management for Older Adults Living with HIV – Intermediate; General; Aging/Gerontology; Health; Karen Reichard, LMSW.  This workshop explores the social determinants of HIV and aging through a case management lens.  As the population of people living with HIV ages, there is increased need for dual knowledge of geriatrics and HIV.  Social workers in theis field plan an important role in identifying and addressing the oscial determinants of health and the barriers of care.  The particular challenges for care with this population and emerging ideas for addressing them will be discussed.   Limited to 40.
Time
10:00 AM - 11:30 AM
10:00 AM

Plenary and Networking Luncheon – General-Ayn W. Stehr, JD, MSW, LCSW.  "The Profession of Social Work in Louisiana”.  Members and non-members of NASW benefit from the work of the National, as well as the Louisiana Chapter, of the National Association of Social Workers.  This workshop provides an overview of the Louisiana Chapter of NASW, Louisiana's Schools of Social Work, demographics of Louisiana's credentialed social workers, and state and federal legislative endeavors.  Limited to 500.  Riverview A & B (1.5 CEU)
Time
11:45 AM - 1:45 PM
11:45 AM

B-23:  Living a Balanced Life: Mental Health and Physical Health – Basic; Clinical; Marriage and Family; Private Practice Kay Clemons, LCSW-BACS.  Social Workers strive on a daily basis to encourage their clients to address their mental and physical needs to achieve a healthy lifestyle.  The intention of this workshop is to address the ingredients necessary to join mental and physical health to arrive at the "full picture".  This workshop will allow the workshop members to explore their approaches to mental and physical health as it pertains to the individual.  It is with the deeper understanding of oursleves that we can effectively manage the care of our therapeutic approaches to our clients.  Participation is encouraged but not mandatory.  Limited to 38.
Time
2:00 PM - 5:15 PM
2:00 PM

B-24:  It Starts With Family: Wellness and Care for LGBTQ+ Youth – Intermediate; Ethical; Cultural Competence; LGBTQ; Bradley A. Leger, M.P.S., Ph.D.  Developing cultural competence is clearly embraced by the tenets of the NASW’S Mission Statement and Code of Ethics.  Within the realm of working with the LGBTQ+ community, this workshop will cover relevant current issues and provide accurate, pertinent statistics and terminology, placing particular emphasis on the critical role of family acceptance in contributing to the safety, health and well-being and reducing the spectrum risks of pre-teen and adolescent family members who identify as LGBTQ+.   Limited to 36.
Time
2:00 PM - 5:15 PM
2:00 PM

B-25:  Miraculous Psychotherapy! – Basic; Clinical; Mental Health/Behavioral Health; Gary Tiemann, LCSW.  In this workshop, the author of “Miraculous Psychotherapy: Achieve Your Ultimate Happiness With A Course In Miracles” introduces the body of work by Dr. Helen Schucman and Dr. Bill Thetford, Columbia University psychologists, called “A Course in Miracles” (ACIM).  This includes the author’s application of this work to psychotherapy and ACIM’s similarity to other psychology and psychotherapy theories.  Limited to 32.
Time
2:00 PM - 5:15 PM
2:00 PM

B-26:  Resistance Versus Noncompliance in Treatment – Basic; Intermediate; Advanced; Clinical; Addiction; Mental Health/Behavioral Health; Private Practice; Brandy Klingman, LCSW-BACS.  Many clinicians experience the resistant or non-compliant patient either in private practice or in an agency setting. This can be a very challenging experience for both the therapist and the patient and can often result in an unnecessary termination of the relationship or treatment. The behaviors associated with the resistant patient often impact the therapeutic relationship negatively and consequentially create an underlying and often not addressed countertransference. This training will allow for the use of our clinical experiences with the resistant/noncompliant patient to open up opportunity to have clinical growth through shared experiences of countertransference and create an important self awareness for this issue. The goal of this session is to create awareness and interventions for the resistant or noncompliant patient and to explore the root causes and differences between the two types of patients. Limited to 50.
Time
2:00 PM - 5:15 PM
2:00 PM

B-27:  PCOMS: – Advanced; Clinical; Cultural Competence; Mental Health/Behavioral Health; Mark S. DeBord, LCSW.  Partners for Change Outcome Management System (PCOMS), is supported by seven Randomized Clinical Trials.  It is designed as a clinical tool measuring outcome and alliance one client at a time.  These ultra-brief measures are theoretical and intended to be integrated into any acceptable modality, including eclectic/person centered.  Client preferences are expressly valued and guide choice of goals and strategies.  The measures inform the work such that service delivery is enhanced by improved clinical outcome, client retention, ethical dosing of service, cultural preferences honored and social justice advocated.  This seminar will be of interest to both individual clinicians and agency administrators interested in a feasible option for implementing an EBP that will cut across all programs and provide outcome measures at client, therapist and program levels.   Limited to 50.
Time
2:00 PM - 5:15 PM
2:00 PM

B-28:  (Same as C-39) Using DBT for Clients with Trauma and Addiction – Intermediate; Clinical; Addiction; Trauma-Informed Care; Parker Sternbergh, MHA, LCSW-BACS.  Clients who have experienced trauma and issues with substance misuse/abuse often times have difficulty feeling, expressing and regulating emotions. They experience difficulty in maintaining stable relationships.  DBT offers clinicians and clients an opportunity to work on skill building to improve a client’s ability to function well in relationships, using the modality alone or in conjunction with other treatment modalities.    Limited to 65.  The Hartley/Vey Workshop Theatre at Manship Theatre, Shaw Center for the Arts
Time
2:00 PM - 5:15 PM
2:00 PM

B-29:  Common Complaints and Ethical Dilemmas Addressed by the Louisiana State Board of Social Work Examiners – Basic; Ethics; Lisa L. Lipsey, LCSW-BACS, BCD, ACSW; Emily DeAngelo; John Shalett, LCSW-BACS, LMFT-S; Brent A. Villemarette, LCSW-BACS.  This interactive workshop is presented by the Louisiana State Board of Social Work Examiners.  Participants will be informed of the most frequent types of complaints received by the licensing board as well as ethical dilemmas brought to the LABSWE from social workers.  Participants will be given the opportunity, through complaint scenarios, to determine if they believe a violation of the law has occurred.  Limited to 70.
Time
2:00 PM - 5:15 PM
2:00 PM

B-30:  Yoga for Body, Mind, & Spirit in the Psychotherapeutic Setting – Intermediate; Clinical; Private Practice; Trauma-Informed Care; Rev. Andrea “Ani” Vidrine, LCSW.  Yoga is a philosophical system that provides a holistic approach to well-being, addressing the mental, physical, emotional, and spiritual aspects of a person.  This workshop will explore the concept of yoga as a tool in psychotherapy, learn trauma-informed chair yoga postures, and participate in three practices that help to interrupt the mental commentary.   Limited to 40.
Time
2:00 PM - 5:15 PM
2:00 PM

4-31:  (Same as 8-54) Integrated Healthcare: A New Look at How to Treat Mental Health – Intermediate; Clinical; Mental Health/Behavioral Health; Dr. April Johnson Dumas, DBH, LCSW-BACS.  As primary care settings transition from the traditional treatment of physical health, there is an increasing need for social workers to treat psychological ailments that exacerbate medical issues.  The navigation of healthcare systems, including referral, can present barriers for those that are most vulnerable and in greatest need of care.  By social workers learning best practices to work within this changing system, they can teach clients with co-morbid conditions how to better manage symptoms that interfere with goal attainment and living a better quality of life.   Limited to 38
Time
2:00 PM - 3:30 PM
2:00 PM

4-32:  The Unique and Multifacted Journey of Birth Mothers in Adoption – Intermediate; General; Grief; Mental Health/Behavioral Health; Lori Arceneaux, LCSW, BACS.  This workshop focuses on the unique journey and experiences of birth mothers who have placed a child for adoption.  Participants will learn about the complex emotions that may be experienced by those who have been touched by adoption as well as learn how to best assist and support birth mothers during the lifelong journey of adoption.  Participants will gain an understanding of the grief and loss process that occurs in adoption.  Limited to 24.
Time
2:00 PM - 3:30 PM
2:00 PM

5-33:  Ageism: The Unspoken Discrimination Affecting the Healthcare of Older Adults – Intermediate; General; Aging/Gerontology; Diversity; Gina Rossi, LCSW.  This is a high energy presentation educating social workers about ageism and its destructive effects to older adults.  The presentation includes examples of implicit and explicit bias along with alternatives to addressing ageism when it is identified. Limited to 38.
Time
3:45 PM - 5:15 PM
3:45 PM

5-34:  Student Presentations – Basic; General; Ruth T. Weinzettle, Ph.D., LCSW-BACS.  This workshop, which has been presented at the NASW-LA annual conference for many years, features exemplary papers completed by students at Louisiana’s schools of social work.  All social work programs in the State of Louisiana are invited to submit one outstanding student paper to be considered for presendtation.  Through review by a committee, the top three papers are selected and presentations are made in this workshop.  Topics reflect current issues in the field of social work.  Limited to 24.
Time
3:45 PM - 5:15 PM
3:45 PM

Friday, 20 March 2020

 
C-35:  Avoiding Burnout and Exhibiting Ethical Self Care – Intermediate; Ethical; Ethics; Self-Care; Lisa Donze Jacob, LCSW.  This seminar will provide information regarding what is commonly called “Burnout” in the field of social work.  Participants will gain information regarding the definition of Burnout and how it differs from vicarious trauma, secondary trauma and Compassion Fatigue.  Participants will learn what signs to be aware of in themselves as well as in colleagues.  Burnout will be examined in terms of the Social Work Code of Ethics.  Participants will acquire resources and practical strategies to prevent and /or ameliorate Burnout on an individual as well as organizational level.  Limited to 50.
Time
8:00 AM - 11:15 AM
8:00 AM

C-36:  Managing Ethical and Clinical Challenges in a Technology Driven World –   Intermediate; Advanced; Ethics; Traci Lilley, LCSW-BACS.  This workshop will explore the ways technology influences social work practice and evaluate your use, comfort and knowledge of ethical implications regarding social media- personally and professionally, as well as, current social work practices utilizing technology. This workshop will focus on the ways technology impacts how we work, communicate, and advocate.  Its mpact on how we provide services/interventions, how our clients live, and potential benefits and risks.  Limited to 65.  The Hartley/Vey Studio Theatre at Manship Theatre, Shaw Center for the Arts.
Time
8:00 AM - 11:15 AM
8:00 AM

C-37:  The Importance of Sex in Social Work –Advanced; Clinical; Mental Health/Behavioral Health; Carlo Cuneo, LCSW, CST; Kelley Messengale, LCSW, CST; Shamyra Howard, LCSW; Capi Landreneau, LCSW, CGP.  This panel presentation will assist Social Workers in better understanding their level of knowledge and competence with regard to the delivery of Social Work services in the area of sexual wellness.  Participants will leave with a deeper fund of sexual health knowledge and with additional skills and confidence to bring to their work. Limited to 40.
Time
8:00 AM - 11:15 AM
8:00 AM

C-38:  PTSD and Evidence-Based Therapies – Advanced; Clinical; Mental Health/Behavioral Health; Laurie Guillory, LCSW-BACS and Kelley Pears, Ph.D.  The purpose of this workshop is to help the participant be able to properly diagnose Post Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD).  Participants will learn which disorders are commonly co-occurring with PTSD.  Participants will learn about the evidence-based practices available for the treatment of this disorder.  Emphasis will be placed on the practice of Prolonged Exposure Therapy to treat PTSD.    Limited to 50.
Time
8:00 AM - 11:15 AM
8:00 AM

C-39:  (Same as B-28) Using DBT for Clients with Trauma and Addiction – Intermediate; Clinical; Addiction; Trauma-Informed Care; Parker Sternbergh, MHA, LCSW-BACS.  Clients who have experienced trauma and issues with substance misuse/abuse often times have difficulty feeling, expressing and regulating emotions. They experience difficulty in maintaining stable relationships.  DBT offers clinicians and clients an opportunity to work on skill building to improve a client’s ability to function well in relationships, using the modality alone or in conjunction with other treatment modalities. Limited to 32.  The Hartley/Vey Workshop Theatre at Manship Theatre, Shaw Center for the Arts.
Time
8:00 AM - 11:15 AM
8:00 AM

8:00 AM

C-41:  Cultural Competency and Ethical Responsibility with Clients and Professional Peers Who Are “Coming Out” – Basic; Ethical/Clinical; Cultural Competence; Ethics, LGBTQ; Darryl W. Bruno, ACSW, LCSW-BACS; F. David Southern, BSW; Patricia Monteleone, LCSW.  The LGBTQ Client faces many challenges and obstacles when "Coming Out."  This workshop will provide the opportunity for the Social Worker to assess their own comfort in working with this population, become aware of the "Coming Out" process, identify internalized homophobia and shame and offer strategies, interventions/tools working with this population.  NASW Code of Ethics 1.02 Self-Determination “Social workers respect and promote the right of clients to self-determination and assist clients in their efforts to identify and clarify their goals. Disclaimer:  This topic is to simply make the Social Worker aware of the LGBTQ Coming Out process and offer practical practice interventions while examining their own biases and assumptions that may interfer with the helping process.  This Workshop is not a platform to get in religious or political debate.  Limited to 70.
Time
8:00 AM - 11:15 AM
8:00 AM

C-42:  Introduction to the Enneagram Personality Types – Basic; Clinical; Marriage and Family; Rev.  Andrea “Ani “ Vidrine. LCSW.  The Enneagram is a map of nine personality types that reveals where blockage occurs for the individual and the corresponding personal path of growth and fulfillment.  This workshop is an introduction to the nine Enneagram types and their usefulness in psychotherapy.  Included in this session is the opportunity to take an abbreviated Enneagram personality assessment.  Limited to 38.
Time
8:00 AM - 11:15 AM
8:00 AM

6-43:  Effective De-escalation in the School Setting – Basic; General; Children, Adolescents & Young Adults; School Social Work; Bridgette Webster, EdD, LCSW-BACS, C-SSWS and Simone Shelton, EdD, MA, P-LPC.  This workshop is designed to inform school social workers of effective strategies to address emotional outbursts of students while maintaining the dignity, worth, and respect of the individual in crisis and who show no signs of escalating to physical aggression or violence.  Recommendations are adapted for use by schools from research on best practices in calming individuals in medical or psychiatric settings. Limited to 32
Time
8:00 AM - 9:30 AM
8:00 AM

6-44:  Serious and Life-Limiting Illnesses: Clinical Practice and Communication Considerations – Intermediate; Clinical; Hospice/Palliative Care; Shelly D. Weaver, LCSW-BACS, ACHP-SW, APHSW-C and Edgar P. Guedry, LCSW-BACS, ACSW, CHPCA, ACHP-SW.  This presentation will focus on social work practice techniques unique to working with those facing a serious illness.  Discussion will include communication considerations, advanced directives, grief process, and interventions relate to end-of-life.  Theories related to palliative care will also be presented along with case scenarios.   Limited to 32.
Time
8:00 AM - 9:30 AM
8:00 AM

7-45:  Redirecting Futures: A Look Inside the Juvenile Court and the Social Worker’s Impact on the Juvenile Justice System – Intermediate; General; Cultural Competence; Social Justice/Advocacy; Ranord J. Darensburg, J.D., RSW and Candice Anderson/Chief Judge Orleans Parish Juvenile Court.  This workshop examines the origins and purpose of Juvenile court in the United States and in Louisiana.  From a historical perspective, the course will consider individual and social consequences of juvenile justice involvement including historic and contemporary approaches to ameliorating juvenile delinquency.  The workshop will include a review of process and practice of the juvenile justice system in New Orleans.  The overall objective of this course is to introduce attendees to the historical context, social science literature and analytical tools applicable to the practice of social work within the juvenile justice system.  The workshop is structured to help attendees demonstrate competency in values, skills and affective processes relevant to assisting court-involved youth and families.  Limited to 32.
Time
9:45 AM - 11:15 AM
9:45 AM

7-46  Clinical Supervision: What Every Supervisor Should Know – Basic; Clinical; Administration/Management; Supervision; Emily George Tilley, MSW, MPA, LCSW-BACS.  Clinical supervision is an important component in assisting a worker to become a skilled practitioner.  It can be a challenging yet rewarding process for those involved and takes a great deal of flexibility and understanding about how to effectively guide the supervisory process.  This will help supervisors identify tools and strategies about supervising the difficult supervisee with knowledge about how to address and manage issues as they arise.  Limited to 36.
Time
9:45 AM - 11:15 AM
9:45 AM

D-47:  (Same as A-3) Ethical Considerations for Working With Survivors of Sexual Assault – Intermediate; Ethical; Ethics; Alix Tarnowsky, LCSW, MBA.  This training will help participants identify and process ethical issues that arise when working with survivors of sexual trauma.  This workshop provides a foundational understanding of sexual trauma and the impact on individuals, a review of mandated reporting requirements, ethical decision making guidelines, as well as scenarios discussing different ethical dilemmas that individuals will review and discuss. Limited to 50.
Time
12:45 PM - 4:00 PM
12:45 PM

D-48:  Weird Science! – Basic; General; Mental Health/Behavioral Health; Psychology Theory; Gary Tiemann, LCSW.  This presentation will present well documented science, anecdotes and cases that demonstrate the power of “mind”.  Spanning such areas as hypnosis, meditation and placebo, etc., this evidence has been largely ignored by mainstream psychology and science but is gaining more appreciation for its implications to social work.  Limited to 32.
Time
12:45 PM - 4:00 PM
12:45 PM

D-49:  LGBTQIA:  Surviving Spiritual Shame & Abuse – Intermediate; Clinical; Darryl W. Bruno, ACSW, LCSW-BACS; F. David Southern, BSW; Patricia Monteleone, LCSW; Christopher Dufrene, BLS, MACE; Holly C. Ladner, BS in Business; Reverend Brandilyne Mangum-Dear, B.A.; Susan Mangum M.Ed.  In our darkest times when the physical, intellectual and emotional part of us experiences that all hope is lost - it is in our spirituality where we can find that last flicker or flame of light to keep us holding on with a belief that a power greater than us can restore us.  Many in the LGBTQIA community have felt that desperation and have been ostracized and experienced social shunning from their church family.  Many were told by their well-meaning church families that because of their “Life Choices” and their decision to continue with their sinful lifestyle that this will only serve to further alienate and separate them from a loving and restorative God.  These damaging statements have led a large group within the LGBTQIA community to abandon the spiritual part of themselves.  In doing so, this leaves a gaping emptiness that they often try to fill with distractive and sometimes self-destructive/reckless behaviors, thereby reinforcing this self-fulfilling prophecy that “I AM BAD.”    The purpose of this workshop is to provide information to the practitioner that it is possible to be LGBTQIA with a balanced and integrated physical, intellectual, emotional and spiritual self who thrives in a loving and restorative relationship with God.  This presentation, through the use of stories, personal experiences and research, will be conducted by a Panel of different Professionals who will provide the Clinician with the tools to assist the LGBTQIA Client with recognizing spiritual abuse, grieving the loss of community, navigating the road blocks that keeps them stuck, and finally embracing who they are and fully integrating with their spirituality.  Limited to 70.
Time
12:45 PM - 4:00 PM
12:45 PM

D-50:  Centering the Margins: How Modern Social Justice Work and Ethics Call Us to the Margins – Intermediate; Ethics; Cultural Competence; Ethics; LGBTQ; Social Justice/Advocacy; Capi Landreneau, LCSW-CGP.  This is an interactive workshop designed to raise awareness of how social workers may be contributing to marginalization and if so, how to implement or change advocacy practices.  Topics to be covered include terminology and specific examples when working with clients who identify as gay, lesbian, bi-sexual, gender variant, neuro-diverse, or sexual minorities.  Concepts include: intersectionality, privilege, and the ethical obligation of advocacy.   Limited to 38.
Time
12:45 PM - 4:00 PM
12:45 PM

D-51:  Microtrauma: Treatment Approaches for Trauma With a Little “t” – Advanced; Clinical; Mental Health/Behavioral Health; Trauma-Informed Care; Candice Sorapuru, LCSW-BACS.  In Medicine, the term Microtrauma refers to small injuries to the body that over time can cause significant pain.  Usually the pain is realized without acknowledgement of the initial injury.  The same is true for psychological Microtrauma.  Microtrauma can cause significant pain and because the injury isn’t acknowledged, the client is left wondering why they feel hurt or worse blaming themselves for their pain.  The purpose of this workshop is to train Clinicians to better be able to assess and treat Microtrauma.  Limited to 50.
Time
12:45 PM - 4:00 PM
12:45 PM

D-52:  What We Need to Know About Working With Youth “On the Spectrum”: ASDI (formerly Asperger’s Syndrome) –Intermediate; Clinical; Children, Adolescents & Young Adults; Developmental Disabilities; Diversity; Mental Health/Behavioral Health; Lisa Donze Jacob, LCSW.  This presentation will provide information regarding the diagnostic criteria in the DSM5 for Autistic Spectrum Disorder in males and insight regarding differences in females on the spectrum.  Participants will be provided with helpful “Tips for Court, State, and School Social Workers workers.”  Steps to create support groups for parents and /or young adults on the spectrum will be reviewed.  The benefits of Social Skills Groups will be discussed.    Limited to 40.
Time
12:45 PM - 4:00 PM
12:45 PM

8-53:  Understanding the Role of the Mandated Reporter – Basic; General; Child Welfare; Ashleigh Stevens, LMSW and Lesleigh Hanson, MSW.  Social Workers are identified as Mandated Reporters of child abuse and neglect.  This workshop will assist Social Workers in identifying indicators of child maltreatment; understand the importance of responsible reporting by a mandated reporter; educate mandated reporters regarding gathering of adequate information to be provided to the DCFS Child Abuse Reporting Hotline at the time of the report.  Limited to 36
Time
12:45 PM - 2:15 PM
12:45 PM

8-54:  (Same as 4-31) Integrated Healthcare: A New Look at How to Treat Mental Health – Intermediate; Clinical; Mental Health/Behavioral Health; Dr. April Johnson Dumas, DBH, LCSW-BACS.  As primary care settings transition from the traditional treatment of physical health, there is an increasing need for social workers to treat psychological ailments that exacerbate medical issues.  The navigation of healthcare systems, including referral, can present barriers for those that are most vulnerable and in greatest need of care.  By social workers learning best practices to work within this changing system, they can teach clients with co-morbid conditions how to better manage symptoms that interfere with goal attainment and living a better quality of life. Limited to 24
Time
12:45 PM - 2:15 PM
12:45 PM

9-55:  Scaling-up Evidence-based Programs Using Medicaid: The Louisiana Experience - Intermediate; General; Mental Health/Behavioral Health; Public Health; Stephen Phillippi, Ph.D., LCSW.  Participants in this workshop will examine Louisiana’s systemic adjustments to diseminate evidence-based practices (EBPs) in Medicaid-funded behavioral health, and be encouraged to engage in conversation about what is working and what is challenging in their respective practice environments.  This will include identifying current state priorities for practice development, support for clinical training, and resources for referring consumers to EBPs.  Lastly, paticipants will have the opportunity to converse on approaches to mapping EBP providers and monitoring EBP growth and sustainability. Limited to 36.
Time
2:30 PM - 4:00 PM
2:30 PM

9-56:   (Same as 2-12) Gambling Disorder: The Hidden Addiction – Basic; Clinical; Addiction; Mental Health/Behavioral Health; Kenneth Saucier, MSW, LCSW.  Individuals often present with mental health and /or addiction issues yet do not exhibit signs of addiction.  They have no history of alcohol or drug addiction.  Gambling Disorder is often not screened for, and goes undetected.  This presentation will review the DSM-V criteria for disordered gambling, discuss the signs and symptoms that may indicate someone is struggling with a gambling disorder and provide education on the infrastructure that is in place to assist those in need.  Limited to 24
Time
2:30 PM - 4:00 PM
2:30 PM

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