Earn Up to 6 CEUs at NASW’s Pre- and Post- Hope Conference Workshops

NASW’s 2012 National Practice Conference Restoring HOPE: The Power of Social Work will convene approximately 1000 social workers in Washington, D.C. from July 22 – 25 who are inspired to improve the lives of their clients and communities.

Experts in numerous fields will hold pre- and post-conference workshops to address such topics as, improving your private practice, reducing risk and promoting well-being for LGBT children and families, disabilities, military culture, social work self-care, evidenced-based practice, risk management and ethical decision making, leadership, cultural competence, and trauma-based therapy. Learn best practices, exchange ideas, and gain skills to better understand how to use hope as a tool for driving positive client outcomes.

Attendance at the full conference is not required.
Space is limited. REGISTER TODAY.

Marriott Wardman Park Hotel
2660 Woodley Road NW
Washington DC 20008

Workshop Titles and Speakers

Sunday, July 22 from 12 pm – 3 pm

Cultural Competence as a Practice Perspective for Hope and Resiliency
Karen Bullock, PhD, LCSW, Associate Professor, North Carolina State University

How Your Practice Can Survive and Thrive in an Uncertain Economy
Lynn Grodzki, LCSW, MCC, Private Practice Success

Military Culture 101
Michael W. Brand, PhD, LCSW, Associate Professor, OU Physicians ExecuCare, Department of Psychiatry and Behavioral Services, University of Oklahoma
Judith Dekle, ACSW, LCSW, Senior Program Analyst, Office of the Secretary of Defense, Military Community and Family Policy
Rachel E. Foster, MAJ, USAF, BSC, Mental Health Flight Commander, 579th Medical Group, Joint Base Anacostia-Bolling

Trauma Based Therapy for Helping Victims and Perpetrators
Scott Hullinger, MSW, LCSW, MSHA, Chief Executive Officer, Two Rivers Behavioral Health Systems

The Critical Role of Families in Reducing Risk & Promoting Well-Being for LGBT Children & Youth
Caitlyn Ryan, PhD, ACSW, Director, Family Acceptance Project, San Francisco State University


Wednesday, July 25 from 2 pm – 5 pm

The Hope for Evidence-Based Practice in an Outcome Driven World
Joan Levy Zlotnik, PhD, ACSW, Director, Social Work Policy Institute, NASW Foundation
Denise Juliano-Bult, MSW, Chief, Systems Research and Disparities in Mental Health Services Research Programs, National Institutes of Mental Health

Strategies for Professional Resilience and Self Care Across Your Career
Katherine Walsh, PhD, MSW, LICSW, Associate Professor, Westfield State University

Risk Management and Ethical Decision Making
James. H Townsend, MHA, MSSW, ACSW, President and CEO, TGC, Inc.

Leadership as the Catalyst for Hope
Tracy Whitaker, DSW, ACSW, Director, Center for Workforce Studies and Social Work Practice
Gary Bailey, MSW, ACSW, Associate Professor, Simmons College
Bernice Harper, MSW, MScPH, LLD,
Social Work Pioneer

Promoting Resilience Through a Life Course Perspective of Working With Parents of Children With Disabilities
Susan L. Parish, PhD, MSW, Director, Lurie Institute for Disabilities Practice, Heller School for Social Policy and Management, Brandeis University

Click here to view the full workshop descriptions.

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