Alberta College of Social Workers

Friday Afternoon Sessions

14. Mindful or Mind-Full? Mindfulness Based Cognitive Therapy

Capacity : 50

Room : Palamino A

Speakers

  • Patrick C. Griffin, MS, RCSW

Description

Participants will be introduced to the foundations of Mindfulness Based Cognitive Therapy (MBCT), which is a clinically proven therapy model for reducing stress, anxiety, and recurrent depression.

15. What to Say and How to Say It. Advancing Care Planning/Goals of Care for Every Social Work Practice

Capacity : 55

Room : Palamino B

Speakers

  • Alexandra Kushliak, BA, BSW, RSW
  • Jennifer Zelmer, RN, BN, Med

Description

This workshop will discuss advance care planning, explain how to use the personal directive, and provide tools to have the goals of care conversation with your clients or relatives.

16. Debating the Authenticity of Community-Based Research: From Nepal to Canada

Capacity : 25

Room : Palamino C

Speaker

  • Rita Dhungel, MSW, PhD, RSW
  • Liza Lorenzetti, MSW, PhD, RSW

Description

This workshop engages participants, through group discussions, videos, and exercises, in a critical review of community based research, innovative approaches, and their uses in social work practice.

17. Clinical Supervision in Social Work Practice

Capacity : 25

Room : Palamino F

Speaker

  • Stephanie Bozzer, MSW, RCSW, REAT, CPT
  • Daniella Sosdjan, MSW, RCSW

Description

This workshop will engage participants to look at their current supervision practice and to develop new ideas and techniques to ensure that individuals are getting the most out of supervision.

18. Change and Evolution Through Standards of Practice

Capacity : 40

Room : Palamino G

Speakers

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

Description

This workshop is designed to refresh participants’ knowledge on the ACSW Standards of Practice and to collaboratively review some common ethical dilemmas and challenges.

19. (Dis)Placed: Indigenous Youth and the Child Welfare System - Video and Panel Discussion  

Capacity : 40

Room : Palamino H

Speakers

  • Derek Chewka, MSW, RSW

Description

The documentary, (Dis)Placed, will be shown followed by a panel discussion with an Elder and former youth in care to share their experiences that are similarly depicted in the film.

20. Shifting Perspectives: An Inroduction to Sex Work and a Harm Reduction Approach

Capacity : 80

Room : Quarterhorse A,B,C

Speakers

  • Jody Tomm, BHSc

Description

This workshop looks at sex work from a rights based, harm reduction approach. Participants will discuss laws, harm reduction, various viewpoints and perspectives, the continuum of sexual exchange, and Canadian statistics.

21. The Changing Face of the Older Adult

Capacity : 100

Room : Hall D

Speaker

  • Lynne Nash, BSW, MSW, RSW

  • Cheryl Foulkes, BSW, MSW, RSW

Description

This interactive workshop will look at mental health issues affecting seniors. It will include identifying the signs and symptoms to be aware of and treatment options.


22. Shame & Honour Based Violence

Capacity :80

Room : BMO 100A

Speakers

  • Anne Sureshkumar, MSW, RSW

Description

In this workshop, participants will gain an in-depth understanding of shame and honour based violence, and the work being done to break the silence in a culturally responsive manner with respect to diversity.

23. Walking Between the Raindrops: Collective Impact Initiatives Addressing Domestic Violence

Capacity : 55

Room : BMO100B

Speaker

  • Andrea Silverstone, Q.Med, RSW
  • Carrie McManus, SWDip., BA, RSW

Description

This workshop will discuss how to best engage in collective impact to achieve largescale social change through the experiences of two initiatives addressing domestic violence.

24. Shifting Child Intervention Toward Restorative Justice & Inclusion

Capacity : 32

Room : Arabian A

Speakers

  • Kim Spicer, BA, BSW, MPA, RSW
  • Dr. Patti LaBoucane-Benson, PhD

Description

This workshop will highlight the principles of restorative justice, and how they have positive impacts on organizations and contribute to healing for Indigenous people.

25. Trauma-Informed Care for the Caregiver: Connecting SELF to Support Change with Clinical Teamwork and Clients

Capacity : 80

Room : Arabian B

Speakers

  • Dr. Wanda Polzin, EdD, MA, PhD, RSW

Description

This workshop demonstrates the importance of self-care as a therapeutic change tool for increased innovation and effective social work practice, providing practical tools for participants.

26. Men as Agents of Change: Approaches to Working with Men for Wellbeing and Violence Prevention

Capacity : 40

Room : Arabian C

Speakers

  • Stefan de Villiers, BA
  • Madan Nath
  • Maimuna Khan
  • Adrian Wolfeg
  • Maxim Klimov

Description

This interactive workshop utilizes dance and yoga and is focused on sharing community-based approaches to violence prevention, men’s wellbeing, and family wellness through an intersectional, human rights, and Indigenous lens.

27. The Lived Experience: Tools and Treatment for Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD )

Capacity : 80

Room : Mustang

Speakers

  • Gita Ward, BA, MSW, RSW (Inactive)
  • Dene Graskie

Description

In this workshop, co-facilitated by a practitioner and individual with PTSD lived experience, participants will learn about the tri-phasic model, prolonged exposure therapy, and specific treatment tools for trauma.