Day One - Thursday, June 23, 2022

Thu, Jun 23 at 8:30 am EDT
Plenary Session – The Time is Right for Social Work

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1.5 Macro Social Work Credits

The Time is Right for Social Work

Mildred “Mit” Joyner, DPS, MSW, LCSW
National Association of Social Workers

Scott Giacomucci, DSW, LCSW, BCD
Director, Founder, & Owner, Phoenix Center for Experiential Trauma Therapy

Angela Perone, PhD, JD, MSW
Robert Wood Johnson Foundation Health Policy Fellow
Assistant Professor, University of California School of Social Welfare
Director, Center for the Advanced Study of Aging Services

Gary Bailey, DHL, MSW, ACSW
Assistant Dean for Community Engagement and Social Justice Professor of Practice
Simmons University School of Social Work


10:00 - 10:30am

Thu, Jun 23 at 10:30 am EDT
Breakout Session – Association of Emotional Intelligence and Transformational Leadership to Job Satisfaction

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1.5 Social Work Credits

Association of Emotional Intelligence and Transformational Leadership to Job Satisfaction

Dr. Gary Bernard Bailey, MA, MSW, Ph.D., LCSW, CEAP

This presentation will focus on the presenter's experience as the clinical director and owner of an employee assistance program and private practice as well as his journey in attaining his PhD. His dissertation research results entitled “The Association of Emotional Intelligence and Transformational Leadership to Job Satisfaction of Social Work Leaders” will be presented along with what this means for social work leaders in health care.

The Social Work Entrepreneur and the Unspoken Money Conversation: Leveraging Your Skills and Knowledge as a Successful Entrepreneur
Stephen Pleasant, MSW, LICSW

For entrepreneurial social workers, now is the perfect time to learn how to leverage your valuable and transferable skills and knowledge, coupled with technology and digital marketing, to serve more people, have a bigger impact, and earn more money. Brené Brown is one example of a very successful social worker who is doing exactly that. A new model, a new way of thinking, a new paradigm, is long overdue in the social work profession. In this workshop, you’ll learn a new model that allows you to work smarter, not harder, by leveraging time, knowledge, and technology to be a successful social work entrepreneur in this digital age. As Buckminster Fuller said, “To change something, build a new model that makes the existing model obsolete.

Thu, Jun 23 at 10:30 am EDT
Breakout Session – Education Social Workers in Palliative and End of Life Care (ESPEC): An Innovative Training Program to Promote Integration of Primary Care into Social Work Practice

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1.5 Social Work Credits


Myra Glajchen, DSW, MSW, BSW, ACSW, APHSW-C
Shirley Otis-Green, MA, MSW, ACSW, LCSW, OSW-CE, FNAP, FAOSW
Vickie Leff, LCSW, MSW, LCSW, APHSW-C,
Suzanne Marmo, LCSW, PhD, APHSW-C

Palliative care is associated with improved quality of life for patients and caregivers dealing
with chronic and serious illness. As palliative care has grown as a medical specialty, so too
have opportunities for social workers to participate in clinical teams. Yet while training
programs have proliferated for physicians and nurses in palliative care, comparable
programs for social workers have lagged behind.

Social workers play a crucial role in alleviating suffering, decreasing illness burden and
ensuring a focus on both the medical and psychosocial aspects of care. But in a recent study
to define core competencies for social workers in palliative care, practicing social workers
reported gaps in training, lack of adequate preparation in the family meeting, advance care
planning, bereavement, and other activities to meet the needs of the seriously ill. Social
workers cited these as sources of compassion fatigue, decreased job satisfaction, high
turnover at work, and lack of recognition for the critical role of social workers in health and
palliative care.

This presentation will highlight best practices in health social work using the eight domains
of the National Consensus Project Guidelines for Quality Palliative Care as a framework.
The session will review Educating Social Workers in Palliative and End-of-Life Care (ESPEC),
the new evidence-informed training program for social workers, provide highlights from
the four training components - interactive on-line training, instructor led training,
leadership training, and mentorship - and share state-of-the-art training techniques.
Participants will also be encouraged to use the training to increase their professional

Thu, Jun 23 at 10:30 am EDT
Breakout Session – Social Work Advocacy and Ethics: Making a Difference for our Profession and our Clients

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1.5 Social Work Credits

Social Work Advocacy and Ethics:  Making a Difference for our Profession and our Clients

Johanna Byrd

This presentation will explore the dynamics associated with social work and the policy arena. To be most effective, social workers must fully utilize the political and policy areas of practice to create an environment where social workers can flourish and have the resources to fully assist clients and families. However, this practice area is often neglected by practitioners who view it as outside their domain. This workshop will discuss ethical obligations and challenges, detail current research and trends, explore the real-world consequences of how social work practice suffers when we choose not to get involved, and how we could exponentially expand our influence if we were to embrace our role and demand a seat at the table.


12:00 - 1:30pm

Thu, Jun 23 at 1:30 pm EDT
Keynote Presentation – Day One

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Keynote Presentation- Day One

Reverend Dr. William Joseph Barber. II
President & Senior Lecturer of Repairers of the Breach & Co-Chair of The Poor People's Campaign
Goldsboro, North Carolina


3:00 - 3:30pm

Thu, Jun 23 at 3:30 pm EDT
Breakout Session – Addressing Widespread Cultural Trauma with Trauma Focused Techniques

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1.5 Clinical Social Work Credits

Addressing Widespread Cultural Trauma with Trauma Focused Techniques
Jennifer Street, LCSW

In this presentation we will evaluate the impact of cultural traumas such as the global pandemic, police brutality, racial unrest, and school shootings on victims and health care professionals.  We will discuss the primary components of effective trauma therapy and how thought-directed therapy is effective in an average of 4 sessions to reduce PTSD symptoms. You'll learn about evidence-based techniques, such as Accelerated Resolution Therapy (ART), for treating trauma and secondary stress and gain an understanding of the use of bi-lateral stimulation to help clients, clinicians, medical workers, and first responders regulate their nervous systems after trauma.

Prisoners in Group: Healing processes at the Intersections of Race, Class, Age, and Ability
Miriam Ribeiro

This presentation offers an experiential opportunity to explore Morgan's Wheel of Oppression and how each of us experiences privilege and marginalizatioin. It further touches on systemic racism by highlighting the disproportionate incarceration of Black Indigenous People of Color (BIPOC) within California’s penal system. It highlights the intersectionality of race, class, age/ability with incarcerated/hospitalized mentally ill inmates/patients. In addition, it illuminates ways in which the White Eurocentric paradigm permeates the manner in which we learn, diagnose and disseminate treatment. Finally it discusses how humanizing the offender can positively and interpersonally impact the patient/inmate, his family, and ultimately our community.

Thu, Jun 23 at 3:30 pm EDT
Breakout Session – Importance of Providing Culturally Relevant and Affirming Care to Members of the LGBTQ+ Community

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1.5 Cross Cultural Credits

Importance of Providing Culturally Relevant and Affirming Care to Members of the LGBTQ+ Community
Presenter: Steven Haden

This workshop is designed to help mental health clinicians and administrators develop new skills and gain critical knowledge to enhance the delivery of quality, culturally relevant and affirming behavioral health interventions for members of the LGBTQ+ community. Topics include: Spectrums of sexuality and gender; using inclusive and affirming language; intersectionality; the history of LGBTQ+ behavioral health care; barriers to treatment; health and mental health disparities; population-specific competencies; cultural relevancy; trauma-informed care; effective treatment models; coping skills; systemic biases; internalized oppression; coming out; gender dysphoria; administrative inclusiveness; and population-specific barriers to care.

Promising Practices for Transgender & Non-Binary Inclusion in Child Welfare Systems
Presenter: Jean-Phillipe Regis

Join the Human Rights Campaign Foundation’s All Children - All Families project for promising practice tips on transgender and non-binary inclusion in child welfare systems. Come explore foundational concepts for supporting youth and adult clients with diverse gender identities and expressions and learn steps you can take today to improve trans inclusion at your agency. Together, we’ll cover common barriers and identify ways to be welcoming and affirming.

Thu, Jun 23 at 3:30 pm EDT
Breakout Session – Your Story Matters: Now Is The Time To Start Telling It Through An Effective Messaging Campaign

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1.5 Social Work Credits

Your Story Matters: Now Is The Time To Start Telling It Through An Effective Messaging Campaign

Louise Grasmehr

As social workers, you lead change in your community. But how many people outside of organization know the story of the important work you do? Can you describe your work and values in a way that even your neighbor could understand? Do you talk about the policies that shape your work so that policymakers, allies and media can support you? Now, more than ever, is the time to tell that story!
In this session you will learn strategies for creating impactful messages to help your organization promote the difference you make, the important work you do, increase morale, and affect public perception. Learning how to effectively message your work empowers your workforce and helps change the narrative leading to a more effective agency."

Values Driven Leadership

Kristen Pearce, Natalie Kenyon

The field of Social Work is ever-evolving. As we have moved through the last two years, the need for leaders to find new and innovative ways to support themselves and their staff has become increasingly important. It is vital to have a strong foundation of personal values to lead in the social work field. By utilizing these values, you can better understand yourself and those you lead. Your values also become vital when working through compassion fatigue which is at crisis levels in our industry. This presentation will help you better understand compassion fatigue and how your values can support your long-term leadership goals.