Alberta College of Social Workers

Saturday Afternoon Sessions

35. Domestic Violence Treatment for Men

Capacity : 360

Room : Palisades

Speaker

  • Lana Bentley, MSW, RSW

Description

This workshop will examine developments and research regarding domestic violence perpetration. The presenter will discuss group programming for men who perpetrate domestic violence.

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. Issues around the aging population with serious mental illnesses.

Capacity : 180

Room : Rundle

Speaker

  • Austin Mardon, CM, FRSC, Phd
  • Catherine Mardon, BA, BSc, MTS, JD

Description

Presentation on the special issues surrounding aging with a serious mental illness.

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. Helping Clients With Legal Issues - What You Can and Can't Do

Capacity : 200

Room : Logan

Speakers

  • Jeff Surtees, B.Comm, LLB
  • Judy Feng, Dip (International Affairs), B.Comm, JD
  • Aaida Peerani, BA (Soc), JD, MBA

Description

This workshop will help you identify and separate legal issues your clients might face and where to direct them for information that will help them resolve those issues.

41. Speaking without words

Capacity : 40

Room : Maligne

Speakers

  • Daralaynn Swensrude
  • Alexandra Sieben, BSc

Description

This workshop will put you in the shoes of someone without words. Through humor and life experiences we will learn to stop the communication breakdown.

42. Restorative Circles move Families and Communities beyond Relational Difficulties

Capacity : 40

Room : Morraine

Speaker

  • Sharon Steinhauer, MSW, RSW

Description

A circle is a restorative practice. The most critical function of restorative practices is restoring and building relationships. Participants will experience elements and processes common to all circles - foundational for beginners and reflective for experienced practitioners.

43. Beyond the Rainbow Poster: Building LGBTQ+ resiliency

Capacity : 24

Room : SBCC1

Speakers

  • Jane Oxenbury, M.Ed, Registered Psychologist
  • Tammy Troute-Wood, RN, MN
  • Cindy Willett, BSW, RSW

Description

A workshop for Social Workers on building capacity of working with LGBTQ+ populations. Going beyond posters and flags and stickers. How do we work as part of LGBTQ+ community, and what does it mean to work in the community in an authentic way. We will speak about language/definitions, Trauma informed approach, Barriers, Case studies, Video of coming out stories from PFLAG, Power and Privilege exercise, Resource list of LGBTQ+ resources provincially.

44. Music Assisted Mindfulness - A Gateway to Build Resiliency from the Inside Out

Capacity : 36

Room : SBCC6

Speakers

  • Bonnie Kowaliuk, BA,BMT, MBA, RSW, AMT, Fellow of AMI

Description

Music Assisted Mindfulness – A Gateway to Build Resiliency from the Inside Out will invite workshop participants to observe and/or engage in an individual music assisted mindfulness session by having a workshop participant volunteer to be a willing participant of the method or by inviting the whole participant group to engage in a group based music assisted mindfulness session. As this approach is adaptive, responsive and a present focused modality, it can be modified to the needs of the moment. A brief history and overview will be extended as well as an interactive element that will walk through the whole session from pre-talk, to induction, linking image, guided music listening therapeutic process, post-talk and debrief via the use of mandala based art therapy. It is highly encouraged that participants bring a yoga mat as this activity does require that one lay prone on the ground or if there are ambulatory issues some chairs will be available to those needing it.

45. Self-Care at your Finger Tips - Emotional Freedom Technique

Capacity : 66

Room : SBCC6

Speakers

  • Debra Coffey, RPC, MPCC, EFT Trainer/Practitioner

Description

Come relax, learn and enjoy at this Emotional Spa workshop using Emotional Freedom Technique (tapping) to reduce stress, increase calm and enhance self-care.

46. Anti-oppressive Social Work Practice with Skilled Immigrants

Capacity : 24

Room : SBCC6

Speakers

  • Vibha Kaushik, PhD©, MA, MSW, BA
  • Christa Sato, BA, BSW, MSW, RSW

Description

This interactive workshop explores the use of anti-oppressive practice in serving immigrants, particularly skilled immigrants, and offers strategies for social workers in advancing these practices.

47. Blanket Ceremony

Capacity : 60

Room : SBCC5

Speakers

  • Derek Chewka, MSW

Description

The Blanket Ceremony traces the relationship between Europeans and Indigenous Peoples in Canada. Participants will respond to various cues and read prepared scrolls. The blankets used represent "Turtle Island" or to most Canadians, Canada and what was life for Indigenous people pre-contact. By the end of the exercise participants will have visual representation of what Canada looks like now for Indigenous people and the impacts that colonization has had over the years.

48. Enhancing Resiliency Through Continuing Competence

Capacity : 40

Room : Amethyst

Speakers

  • Bruce Llewellyn, MSW, RSW
  • Suzanne MacKinnon, MSW, RCSW
  • Tami Carlin

Description

In 2016, the ACSW Council approved changes to the continuing competence program. You will learn about the history, legislative background and current requirements of the Continuing Competence Program that supports social workers across the lifespan of their career. This workshop will guide you through completing your annual portfolio and you will learn new user-friendly updates. 

49. Enhancing Resiliency Through Continuing Competence

Capacity : 40

Room : Amethyst

Speakers

  • Bruce Llewellyn, MSW, RSW
  • Suzanne MacKinnon, MSW, RCSW
  • Tami Carlin

Description

In 2016, the ACSW Council approved changes to the continuing competence program. You will learn about the history, legislative background and current requirements of the Continuing Competence Program that supports social workers across the lifespan of their career. This workshop will guide you through completing your annual portfolio and you will learn new user-friendly updates. 

50. Art and Democracy: an Expressive Arts experience of resiliency and social justice in celebration of Jane Adams

Capacity : 40

Room : Emerald

Speakers

  • Rick Guthrie, RSW, BSW, MSW
  • Lindsay Ames, Diploma SW, BSW, RSW

Description

An introduction to Expressive Arts as a model to explore resiliency and Social Justice, through referencing Jane Adams and Hull House. Participants will be invited to engage in a facilitated Expressive Arts activity that explores the bridge between our personal lives and our social work practice.

51. Supervision for Social Work

Capacity : 24

Room : SBCC3

Speakers

  • Stephanie Bozzer, MSW, RCSW
  • Judith Mason, MSW, RCSW

Description

Supervison is an integral part of ensuring both best practice and ethical practice. This workshop will engage participants to critically examine current supervision practice and encourage the development of ideas and techniques to optimize providing or receiving supervision.