Virtual Lunch and Learn Series – February 16, 2022

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“Dementia Caregivers: Needs & Resources for Support” (1.0 CE hour )   Kate Nederostek, MGS, CDP   Kate is a gerontologist and a Certified Dementia Practitioner with 20+ years of experience within the long-term care industry, dementia care, and family caregiver support. Kate has published articles and numerous trainings on dementia topics for the Alzheimer’s Association and the long-term care companies for which she has worked. Kate serves as the Program Manager for the Caregiver Support Program with the State … Read More

Happy New Year! 2022 President Message

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Greetings UTAHSWA Family and Friends,   I hope this email finds you heappy and healthy. What a very challenging time to be a Social Worker. Thank you so much for all the work you do every day to support others in the community. I wanted to give you a quick update. Over the last few years we have extended memberships complimentary, and opened our CEUs to everyone. In 2022 we will not be offering this, but going back to where … Read More

Virtual Lunch and Learn Series – January 19th, 2022

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“TMS For Healthcare Professionals: An Alternative Treatment for Clinically Resistant Depression” (1.0 CE hour )   Drew Davis, LCSW Clinical Director – Telos Residential Center Drew Davis, LCSW, is the Clinical Director at Telos Residential Treatment Center. He graduated with his BSW from Weber State University, and his MSW from Brigham Young University. He specializes in Neurofeedback, EMDR, PrTMS and resilience building within treatment. John Hall, LMFT Director of Research & CQO John  is the Director of Research and Chief … Read More

Virtual Lunch and Learn Series (9/15/2021) – Exposure Therapy in Anxiety and OCD Clients (1.0 CE hr free)

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  Utah Social Work Association Join us for another FREE Virtual Lunch & Learn: “The Effectiveness of Exposure Therapy in Clients with Anxiety and OCD” (1.0 CE hour – Free) Dr. Kate Rogers PhD     OBJECTIVES   Understand anxiety and OCD disorders and key indicators Understand treatment options, including Exposure Therapy Learners will learn strategies to help them avoid these behaviors in practice   BIO Dr Kate Rogers is a licensed clinical psychologist and serves as the director of … Read More

Virtual Lunch and Learn – July 21st, 2021 – (ETHICS 1.0 hours FREE)

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  Utah Social Work Association Join us for another FREE Virtual Lunch & Learn: “I’m non-compliant, you’re non-compliant” (1.0 hours of free ETHICS credit) Mark Dale, LCSW Objectives Learners will be able to better understand non-compliant behaviors Learners will be better able to understand the causes of these types of behaviors Learners will learn strategies to help them avoid these behaviors in practice   BIO Mark Dale is an experienced Social Worker with a demonstrated history of working in both … Read More

UTAHSWA Virtual Lunch and Learn 5/26/21 – *Suicide Prevention 1.0 hour*

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  Utah Social Work Association Join us for another FREE Virtual Lunch & Learn: “Crisis Evaluation, Suicide Prevention, and the impacts of COVID” (1.0 hour of free Suicide Prevention Credit) Melyssa Conerly, LCSW Objectives Understand psychiatric hospitalization criteria Learn how OVID has impacted crisis evaluations and admissions to BHU   BIO Melyssa Conerly is the clinical manager for MSTAR. She’s been with HCA Healthcare for 4.5 years. Her clinical background is in Crisis, Trauma, and Substance Abuse Therapy. She obtained … Read More

UTAHSWA Virtual Lunch and Learn – April 21, 2021

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  Utah Social Work Association Join us for another FREE Virtual Lunch & Learn: “Affirming and Inclusive care with Transgender Clients” Elizabeth Corn, SSW Objectives How to create affirming spaces in practices with LGBTQ+ populations. The importance of utilizing inclusive language in communications and documentation. Identify outdated terms for LGBTQ+ populations.   BIO Elizabeth will soon be graduating with her MSW from Louisiana State University.  Prior to returning to school Elizabeth worked for 20 years as a public speaker, training facilitator, … Read More

UTAHSWA Virtual Half-Day Intensive 3/18/21 – *Ethics CE*

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“You’re Only Human: The Ethics of Self-Care” Thursday – March 18th, 2021 8:30 AM to 12:30 PM Please join us for this free upcoming Virtual Half-Day Intensive *3.5 Ethics CE credits available* (Free) Objectives: 1.  Describe the difference between burnout and compassion fatigue and why both are important concepts for social workers to understand. 2. Explain the ethical codes that address the need for self-care. 3. Demonstrate at least five self-care tips you can use personally and with your clients. 4. … Read More

UTAHSWA Virtual Lunch and Learn February 24, 2021

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  Utah Social Work Association Join us for another free Virtual Lunch & Learn: “Cancer and the Dreaded “H” Word” Rachal Buchanan, LCSW Objectives 1. Participants will gain a better understanding of how to support cancer patients who are on hospice. 2. Participants will learn about verbiage and ways to communicate with patients who are on hospice. 3. Participants will gain a better understanding of ways to support and work with patients who are on hospice.   BIO Rachal Buchanan … Read More

UTAHSWA Virtual Lunch and Learn Series – December 9, 2020

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  Utah Social Work Association Join us for another free Virtual Lunch & Learn: “Engaging with Difficult Clients” Shannon Woolf, CMHC Primary Clinical Therapist, Adolescent Unit Objectives 1. Understand personal boundaries and know how to set them 2. Identify why are some clients difficult (and how to not take it personally) 3. Recognize the difference between responding and reacting 4. Identify tools to use with difficult clients 5. Understand the stages of change and how to move clients through those stages 6. … Read More

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