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2017 NASWAZ Conference (full-day; includes Awards Luncheon)

2017 NASWAZ Conference (full-day; includes Awards Luncheon). Register to attend NASWAZ's annual Conference which features association updates, networking, an Awards Luncheon, and CEU workshops!

10/20/2017
When: Fri., Oct. 20, 2017
7:30 AM - 4:30 PM
Where: Desert Willow Conference Center
4340 E. Cotton Center Blvd.
Phoenix, AZ  85040
United States
Contact: Jeremy Arp
480-968-4595


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2017 NASWAZ SOCIAL WORK CONFERENCE & AWARDS LUNCHEON

 

Join us for a full day of activities including networking, our annual awards ceremony, CEUs, and much more! 

Our festivities will include honoring our 2017 state-level award winners during the Awards Luncheon.

 If you sign up for Conference, the Awards Luncheon is included with your Conference registration. However, if you wish to attend ONLY the Awards Luncheon and NOT the entire Conference, please click here

 We would like to have you join us as we recognize the following award recipients: 

 


              SOCIAL WORKER OF THE YEAR: Kristin Lindberg, LCSW
LIFETIME ACHIEVEMENT AWARD: Sara Aleman, PhD
CITIZEN OF THE YEAR: Deborah Fresquez

 

Earn up to 6 CEUs! NASWAZ used feedback from prior years and we will offer shorter sessions! The CEU opportunities will be divided into 4 sessions. Everyone will attend the morning session and we will have three additional sessions (Sessions A, B, and C) with three to four workshops each throughout the day. The workshops are designed to meet the AZBBHE requirements for cultural competency, ethics/law, or general CEUs as indicated in the workshop descriptions. Click here to review the workshop descriptions in detail.


Here is a look at the day's tentative schedule in a glance:

7:30 AM – Registration/Marketplace/Breakfast

8:00 AM – Morning Session: Welcome and Policy Updates 

8:30 AM – Morning Session: "
Advocacy in Trying Times: Social Worker's Ethical Responsibilities" (1.5 CEUs)

9:45 AM – SESSION A Workshops (choose 1 - 1.5 CEUs)*

A1:  "Behavioral and Mental Health Care: The Muslim Reality in America" (Aneesah Nadir, MSW, PhD) 

A2: "Needles, Naloxone, and Recovery Ready Communities: Harm Reduction Across the Continuum of Care" (Claire McLoone, LMSW and Liz Athens, LMSW) 

A3:  "Ethics in Healthcare" (Ruby Rideout, LCSW)



11:15 - Break and Marketplace

11:30 AM – NASWAZ Statewide Awards Luncheon

SOCIAL WORKER OF THE YEAR: Kristin Lindberg, LCSW
LIFETIME ACHIEVEMENT AWARD: Sara Aleman, PhD
CITIZEN OF THE YEAR: Deborah Fresquez


1:15PM – SESSION B Workshops (choose one - 1.5 CEUs)*

B1:  "Beyond EMDR, The Next Stage of EMDR Therapy in Multiple Settings" (David Busch, LCSW) 

B2: "Leadership as Self Care" (Tim Schmaltz, MSW)

B3: "Disability Awareness, Culture & Etiquette for Full Inclusion and Empowerment: Developing a professional understanding of disability history, language, and etiquette skills to further client empowerment and independence" (April Reed, LMSW)

2:45 PM – Break and Marketplace


3:00 PM – SESSION C Workshops (choose one - 1.5 CEUs)*

C1: LCSW Application and Examination Preparation (Cora Bruno, DBH, LCSW)

C2:  "Chronic Pain and Your Practice - Making the Invisible Visible" (Gwenn Herman, LCSW)

C3: "Using Mindfulness in Couples Therapy (Shari Goettel, LCSW)



4:30 PM - Break and Marketplace

4:30 PM - Closing Remarks

 

Conference pricing is as follows: $99 for NASW members; $129 for non-members.

 
All attendees attend the morning session (1.5 CEUs). 
*When registering, pick one workshop from Session A (1.5 CEUs), one workshop from Session B (1.5 CEUs), and one Workshop from Session C (1.5 CEUs).

 

CLICK "SESSIONS" for session details related to CEUs for cultural competency/diversity or ethics.


NOTE: Only one person can register per registration for the full-day Conference. 


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