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- 256:00 pm-7:30 pm04-25-17Plymouth State University-Concord2 Pillsbury Street, Concord, NH, United States
Embracing Diversity in New Hampshire
The Diversity Awareness Committee of the NH NASW in partnership with Plymouth State University is excited to announce three seminars to increase understanding of the needs of refugee and new immigrant communities in New Hampshire
An Evening with Bhagirath Khatiwada, Director for Programs and Development, Bhutanese Community of NH
Mr. Katiwada will discuss the mental health needs of the Bhutanese refugee community and engage us in a conversation on how we, as social workers and allied professionals, can best meet these needs.
This is one of three seminars offered by NH NASW and PSU
All seminars are free to participants, though registration is required
One Category 1 Clinical CEU has been applied for
Please email firstname.lastname@example.org for more information or call 603.226.7135
- 269:00 am-10:30 am04-26-17NASW Office4 Chenell Drive, Suite 103, Concord, NH 03301, USA
Chair -Sonali Zoracki, LICSW
The purpose of the NH NASW Diversity Awareness Committee is to increase awareness of diversity issues, advocate for the needs of diverse populations within our communities, support diversity in our profession and in our board, and encourage opportunities for social workers to build their ability to meaningfully apply diversity principles. If you cannot make it to the NH-NASW office, please join us via Zoom (information to login below).
Please note that this committee now meets on the THIRD WEDNESDAY of every month.
Zoom Login Information:
Topic: Diversity Awareness Committee
Time: Apr 26, 2017 9:00 AM Eastern Time (US and Canada)
Join from PC, Mac, Linux, iOS or Android: https://zoom.us/j/558417595
Or iPhone one-tap (US Toll): +16465588656,558417595# or +14086380968,558417595#
Dial: +1 646 558 8656 (US Toll) or +1 408 638 0968 (US Toll)
Meeting ID: 558 417 595
International numbers available: https://zoom.us/zoomconference?m=tXAkQ1aAO9n7z6-F-qY_O1KmFyNgSLYP
- 278:15 am-3:45 pm04-27-17Holiday InnHoliday Inn Concord Downtown, North Main Street, Concord, NH, United States
This workshop qualifies for Six (6) Category I Clinical CEUs as approved by NH NASW
In this workshop, participants will consider the dynamics and skills of engaging and working with hard-to-reach individuals, families, and groups. The client will be described as facing a “first decision” – whether or not to accept the need for help and to accept the worker. Discussion will include: dealing with denial in the beginning phase of work; confronting authority issues with mandatory clients (or semi-voluntary clients); creating conditions of trust and safety which allow clients to lower their defenses; challenging the “illusion of work”; understanding resistance and responding to it constructively; dealing with taboo subjects such as physical and substance abuse, sex, death and violence.
Attention will be paid to issues involved in working inter-culturally (working with differences of race, ethnicity, gender, class, sexual orientation, etc.) and intra-culturally (working with persons who are like us). Core skills to facilitate dealing with these practice issues will be identified. The skills include: “tuning in,” contracting, elaborating, empathizing, sharing one’s own feelings, providing data, and making a demand for work. A premium will be placed upon honesty in relating to clients, the genuineness of the worker’s empathy, the worker’s capacity to integrate the personal and professional self, and the importance of confrontation and demand.
This workshop will also explore the skills required to work with professionals from other agencies and systems. Problems such as the battle over “who owns the client?” will be explored. Examples in which professionals claim sole responsibility for clients or refuse responsibility to provide services will be examined as illustrations of how inter-professional conflict can have a negative impact on services to clients. The skills for creating more constructive working relationships between individual workers, departments or services will be presented using case examples as illustrations.
The Dynamic and Skills of Supervision: The Middle Phase, the Parallel Process, and the Interactional Model8:30 am-4:00 pm04-28-17Holiday InnHoliday Inn Concord Downtown, North Main Street, Concord, NH, United States
This workshop qualifies for six (6) Category I Clinical CEUs as approved by NH NASW – CEU approval #3294
The focus of this workshop will be on method – what the supervisor does in interaction with staff. The day will build on the work of day one of the supervision workshop while moving into new areas. Essential skills in communication, relationship, and group leadership will be described and illustrated. Participants will be able to share their own experiences.
Issues to be raised may include supervising defensive staff members, staff apathy and resistance to change, helping staff to develop skills for professional impact dealing with other staff, and addressing staff primary and secondary trauma. A parallel process will be identified in that the way supervisors deal with staff will be viewed as modeling for staff how to relate to clients. The idea that more is “caught” than “taught” will be central. The workshop will also address supervision of Evidenced-Based Practice (e.g., MI, SFP and CBT) in an integrative rather than prescriptive manner so as to increase E.B.P. sustainability in the setting.
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