Alberta College of Social Workers

Saturday Morning Sessions

47. From Therapizing To Supervising: Clinical Supervision That Works See more.

Speakers :

  • Lana Bentley, MSW, RSW, Clinical Supervisor, Calgary Eating Disorder Program
  • Isobel McKay, BSW, RSW, Intake Consultant, Calgary Eating Disorders Program
  • Teresa Futers, MSW, RSW, Family Counselor & Program Consultant, Calgary Eating Disorders Program
  • Kayla Barbour, Master of Counseling Psychology, R.Psych, Family Counselor, Calgary Eating Disorders Program

Description : Clinical supervision develops and maintains effective therapeutic teams. Hear directly from a supervisor and supervisees how clinical supervision supports healthy clinical communities. Hide

48. Gathering On Indigenous Social Work Standards For Alberta Social Workers See more.

Speakers :

  • Betty Bastien, PhD, RSW, Associate Professor, Faculty of Social Work, University of Calgary
  • Harriet North Peigan, MSW, RSW, Community Social Worker

Description : Colonization continues to destabilize indigenous communities. This workshop will focus on core standards for social workers to create a process of reconciliation. Hide

49. We All Can Use More Fun At Work See more.

Speaker :

  • Robert Manolson, BA, Certified Career Development Professional, Creator & Facilitator Powerful Play Experiences

Description : Get ready to Re-Charge, Re-Juvenate and Re-Energize as we raise fun levels at the 2015 Conference. Personal cheers, smiles, laughter are abundant. Hide

50. Clinical Committee Panel Discussion – What’s New? See more.

Speaker :

  • Sheryl Pearson, MSW, RSW, LLB, Manager, Regulatory Practice, ACSW

Description : A panel of Clinical Committee members will present on topics including Consent of Minors; Ability of Social Workers to Diagnose and the Cutting Edge of Clinical Social Work in Alberta. Hide

51. Fostering Welcoming Communities For Immigrants: A Research Perspective See more.

Speakers :

  • Charity Lui, BSW, RSW, Membership Activities Coordinator, ACSW
  • Julie Drolet, PhD, RSW, Associate Professor, Faculty of Social Work, University of Calgary
  • Debbie Belgrave, BA, Social Research Policy Analyst, The City of Calgary

Description : This interactive workshop will examine promoting welcoming communities and the role of research related to Canadian immigration. Hide

52. Consensus Decision Making See more.

Speakers :

  • Erin McFarlane, MSW, RSW, Community Development Coordinator, Community Wise Resource Centre
  • Son Edworthy, BA, Co-Director, Community Wise Resource Centre

Description : Consensus decision making is a useful model for diverse social work contexts. This workshop will equip participants with a theoretical and practical introduction to the model Hide

53. Escaping The Debt Trap: An Individual & Advocacy Approach See more.

Speakers :

  • Joe Ceci, MSW, RSW, Public Policy Manager, Momentum
  • Dean Estrella, BSW, RSW, Financial Literacy Facilitator, Momentum
  • Hiroko Nakao, MSW, RSW, Financial Literacy Facilitator, Momentum
  • Margaret Yu, BSW, RSW, Financial Literacy Facilitator, Momentum

Description : Have you noticed how many “cash stores” are in low income neighbourhoods? Learn what Momentum is doing about it in this interactive workshop. Hide

54. Creating A Community Of Practice In Measuring Client Outcomes See more.

Speaker :

  • Robbie Babins-Wagner, PhD, RSW, CEO, Calgary Counselling Centre

Description : This practical workshop will outline the steps that social workers can take to help clients achieve results in counseling and mental health practice. Hide

55. International Community Practice Through Participatory Action Research See more.

Speaker :

  • Rita Dhungel, MSW, RSW, Community Social Worker, Community and Neighbourhood Services, The City of Calgary

Description : The workshop explores how research, as a community development tool, can be applied in international development practice, especially in developing countries. Hide

56. Pursuit Of Social Work Within The Family Legal System See more.

Speakers :

  • Anna Malo, MSW, RSW, Family Court Counsellor, Family Justice Services, Ministry of Justice & Solicitor General
  • Laurie Shumski, SW Dip, RSW, Family Court Counsellor, Family Justice Services, Ministry of Justice & Solicitor General
  • Meagan Plamondon, BSW, RSW, Family Court Counsellor, Family Justice Services, Ministry of Justice & Solicitor General
  • Raelene Noti, MSW, RSW, Leader, Information & Assessment Services, Ministry of Justice and Solicitor General

Description : Learn the theory and practice of working with self-represented litigants. As social workers how can we ensure our values and code of ethics within are present in the family legal system? Hide

57. Economic Security for Women in Alberta See more.

Speaker :

  • Lori Sigurdson, MSW, RSW, Manager, Professional Affairs, ACSW

Description : Women experience substantial barriers to economic security in Alberta. Learn about the barriers and ways to mitigate them for populations we serve as well as ourselves. Hide