Alberta College of Social Workers

Saturday Afternoon Sessions

35. Health Care is Self-Care:Overcoming the S.A.D. (Standard American Diet) to Live Longer, Leaner and Lighter 

Capacity : 48

Room : Palomino B

Speaker

  • Kate Mcgoey- Smith, MSW, RSW

Description

Learn an evidence-based nutritional science form of self-care that improves your health, increases your energy and is economical for both your time and budget.

36. Pen to Policy; Political Engagement for All Ages Through Writing

Capacity : 48

Room : Palomino F

Speakers

  • Alicia Kalmanovitch, MSW, MPA, RSW

Description

Participants will learn how to teach people of all ages how to use writing to push the dial on policy issues relevant to social work.

37. Public Speaking/Presentation Skills Basics for Social Workers

Capacity : 32

Room : Arabian A

Speakers

  • Murray Hiebert, MSc
  • Mel Blitzer, MSOD

Description

This workshop will assist you with the basics of public speaking and effective presentations such as promoting services and events, introducing and thanking speakers - a valuable lifespan skill.

38. Introducing Animal Assisted Therapy to Your Practice

Capacity : 48

Room : Palomino A

Speaker

  • Rebecca Stares, MSW, RSW

Description

This workshop introduces participants to animal assisted therapy, the intentional application of large or small animals into the therapeutic alliance, as a clinical intervention.

39. Strength and Resiliency through 'Magpie' Art

Capacity : 32

Room : Palomino H

Speakers

  • Sara Clark, MSW, RSW
  • Ashley Mooney, MSW student

Description

This experiential workshop will incorporate art making and storytelling to explore fostering strength and resiliency across lifespans.

40. Drumming up Wellness

Capacity : 85

Room : 100 B

Speakers

  • Jamie Gore

Description

This workshop will give you a hands-on experience of a new process for health and wellness, the Community Drum Circle. We will meet in a circle, learn to play drums from around the world, and experience several healing techniques, all based on scientific research and 20 years of trial and error. Experience a Stress Release Round, the Rhythm Cradle, a Heartbeat Meditation and more.

41. Mindfulness and Qigong for Stress Reduction

Capacity : 100

Room : Palomino E

Speakers

  • Raz Chan, BA, DOMP

Description

Reduce daily stress and anxiety through the ancient Chinese exercise therapy of Qigong.

42. Daring Social Workers: Showing Up, Being Seen and Living Brave in a Caring Profession

Capacity : 144

Room : Palomino D

Speaker

  • Carolyn Anderson, PhD, RSW

Description

Get ready to Re-Charge, Re-Juvenate and Re- Energize as we raise fun levels at the 2016 annual conference. Personal cheers, smiles and laughter are abundant. Social workers experience uncertainty, risk and emotional exposure every day. We will explore how vulnerability is a call to courage and provide strategies for building an authentic approach to practice.

43. We Can All Use More Fun at Work

Capacity : 45

Room : Arabian C

Speakers

  • Robert Manolson, BA, CCDP

Description

Get ready to Re-Charge, Re-Juvenate and Re-Generate as we raise fun levels at the 2017 Conference. Personal cheers, smiles, laughter are abundant.

44. The Standards of Practice - A Tool for Navigating Challenging Areas of Practice

Capacity : 91

Room : Arabian B

Speakers

  • Sheryl Pearson, LLB, MSW, RSW
  • Bruce Llewellyn, MSW, RSW

Description

Social workers encounter a wide range of situations in the course of their day to day practice. The very nature of social work gives rise to some difficult conversations. Whether these situations involve impaired co-workers, clients who are homicidal or suicidal, conflict in the workplace or conflict of interest, this workshop is designed to prepare you for a myriad of ethical dilemmas and difficult situations.