Alberta College of Social Workers

Saturday Afternoon Sessions

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. The Role of Social Work in Disability and Mental Health Work

Capacity : 200

Room : Robson

Speakers

  • Dorothy Badry, PhD, RSW
  • David Nicholas, PhD, RSW
  • Gina Dimitroupoulos, PhD, RSW

Description

Social work has a critical role in supporting vulnerable and marginalized populations including children and youth with disabilities and mental health concerns.

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 (IA), 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. Enhancing Resiliency Through Continuing Competencey

Capacity : 40

Room : Amethyst

Speakers

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

Description

This workshop will guide you through completing your annual portfolio, and review the history, and legislative background of the Continuing Competence Program that supports social workers across the lifespan of their career.

44. Beyond the Rainbow Poster: Building LGBTQ+ Resiliency

Capacity : 24

Room : SBCC1

Speakers

  • Jane Oxenbury, M.Ed, R. Psych
  • Tammy Troute-Wood, RN, MN
  • Cindy Willet, BSW, RSW

Description

Learn how to build capacity to work with LGBTQ+ populations in an authentic way. We will address language/definitions, trauma informed approach, barriers through case studies.

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

Capacity : 36

Room : SBCC6

Speakers

  • Bonnie Kowaliuk, BA, MBA, RSW

Description

An opportunity to observe and/or engage in music assisted mindfulness; an adaptive, responsive and a present focused modality. It is highly encouraged that participants bring a yoga mat for this workshop.

46. Self-Care at Your Finger Tips – Emotional Freedom Technique

Capacity : 66

Room : SBCC76

Speakers

  • Debra Coffey, RPC, MPCC, EFT

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.

47. Anti-Oppressive Practice with Skilled Immigrants

Capacity : 24

Room : SBCC2

Speakers

  • Vibha Kaushik, MA
  • Christa Sato, 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.

48. Blanket Exercise

Capacity : 60

Room : SBCC5

Speakers

  • Derek Chewka, MSW, RSW

Description

The Blanket Exercise is a participatory workshop that traces the historic and contemporary relationship between Europeans and Indigenous Peoples in Canada and the impact of colonialism.

49. Domestic Violence Treatment for Men

Capacity : 360

Room : Amethyst

Speakers

  • 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.

50. Art and Democracy: An Expressive Arts Experience of Resiliency and Social Justice

Capacity : 40

Room : Emerald

Speakers

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

Description

An introduction to expressive arts as a model to explore resiliency and social justice, through referencing Jane Adams. Participants will be invited to engage in a facilitated activity to explore the bridge between our personal lives and our practice.

51. Supervision for Social Work

Capacity : 24

Room : SBCC3

Speakers

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

Description

This workshop will engage participants to critically examine current supervision practice. We will explore ethics and best practices, when providing or receiving supervision.