Alberta College of Social Workers

Saturday Morning Sessions

25. Re-Configuring Child Welfare in Aboriginal Communities

Capacity : 45

Room : Arabian C

Speakers

  • Bertha Anderson, BSW, RSW

Description

The presenter will use real life examples to explore the patterns of child welfare involvement in Aboriginal families and present a more humanistic approach to child welfare.

26. Journey Guides and Experiential Learning: Supporting Personal Transformation Among Social Workers

Capacity : 48

Room : Palomino A

Speakers

  • Liza Lorenzetti, PhD, RSW
  • Tatiana Oshchepkova
  • Lemlem Haile, BSW, RSW
  • Sabeena Tariq, MA

Description

Learn about this research-based community development project exploring the benefits of mentorship and experiential learning involving MSW students and community-based journey guides.

27. Inner City Social Work: On Location Collaborative Social Work Education

Capacity : 60

Room : Palomino H

Speakers

  • Jane Slessor, BSW, RSW
  • Arlene Eaton-Erikson, MSW, RSW
  • Caitlin Beaton, BSW, RSW
  • Michelle Maser, MSW, RSW

Description

Inner City Social Work is an on location elective offered by the University of Calgary, Faculty of Social Work (Edmonton). This unique course is co-facilitated by social workers with direct inner city experience. Our workshop explores our innovative teaching model and its benefits.

28. Rights Based Advocacy with Young People

Capacity : 48

Room : Palomino F

Speakers

  • Shannon Lauder, MSW, RSW
  • Kelly Stratford, BSW, RSW
  • Melanie Mcintosh

Description

Learn about innovative rights based advocacy and how young people direct the individual work of the Office of the Child and Youth Advocate.

29. Life-long Learning & Completing Your Portfolio

Capacity : 55

Room : 100 B

Speakers

  • Bruce Llewellyn, MSW, RSW
  • Tamara Gross, BA

Description

In October 2014, the ACSW Council approved changes to the continuing competence requirements. You will learn the history, legislative background and current requirements on the Continuing Competence Program, that affect social workers across the lifespan of their career. This workshop will guide you through completing your annual portfolio and learning new user-friendly updates.

30. From the Cradle to the Grave: Exploring Sexuality Across the Lifespan

Capacity : 144

Room : Palomino D

Speaker

  • Becky VanTassel, BSW, RSW
  • Roseline Carter, RSW

Description

This interactive, practical and fun workshop will explore sexuality and the unique sexual health needs of clients as they move through the lifespan.

31. ACSW & Online Services - Supporting your Career

Capacity : 48

Room : Palomino B

Speakers

  • Noreen Majek
  • Laurie Nelson

Description

Exciting opportunity to learn the “how to’s” of managing your member portal profile through application, provisional status, renewal, competence and any other roster that may apply. Learn how to manage your member portal to support your career across your lifespan!

32. Working with Minors - Issues of Consent

Capacity : 91

Room : Arabian B

Speakers

  • Sheryl Pearson, LLB, MSW, RSW
  • Karen Nielsen, BSW, RSW

Description

The presenters will introduce and discuss the new guidelines developed by the Clinical Committee of the ACSW for managing consent and confidentiality when working with minors.

33. Mothers and Adult Daughters: Implications for Life & Practice

Capacity : 100

Room : Palomino E

Speakers

  • Judy Chew, MSW, PhD R.Psych

Description

From a life-course perspective, the mother/adult daughter relationship reflects complexity, given the range of themes and challenges. This workshop examines the implications for the person of the therapist and clinical practice.

34. Brain Injury Survivors: The Walking Wounded Among Us  

Capacity : 60

Room : Arabian A

Speakers

  • Nelly Chow, BA, BSW,RSW
  • Carol Lawson, MSW,RSW
  • Valerie Bunz, MSW,RSW
  • Florence Uranta MSW,RSW

Description

Brain injuries can have lifelong implications, and participants will learn about current treatments and resources and how to provide helpful interventions across a client’s lifespan.