Vendor Registration is CLOSED for the 2023 UTAHSWA Annual Conference

Thanks for your support and let us know if you are interested in becoming a Vendor at next years conference

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Keynote Speakers


Tiffany Roe

Tiffany Roe is a Clinical Mental Health Counselor, CEO & founder of Mindful Counseling, entrepreneur, award-winning psychology teacher, & speaker on a mission to make therapy cool. She’s known as the “OG IG” therapist and is out to change the mental health game. Tiffany is revolutionizing modern mental health by sharing her Therapy Thoughts on instagram, offering courses on, and spreading education and real psychological tools on the Therapy Thoughts Podcast. You can expect no BS empowering help from this queen of mental health. She will help you make peace with mind, body, and food, and in her words, “feel, deal, heal.”








Clair Mellenthin

Clair Mellenthin, LCSW, RPT-S is a sought after supervisor, international speaker, and renowned play therapist.  Clair is the author of the best selling books Attachment Centered Play Therapy; Play Therapy : Proven Strategies for Childhood Disorders, and My Many Colors of Me Workbook. In addition to being an  experienced play therapist and professor, she frequently appears on local and national media as an expert on children and family issues.





Dr. Mara Rabin

Dr. Rabin graduated from Georgetown University School of Medicine and trained in family medicine at the University of Colorado. Currently, she is a primary care physician and cares for refugees and, since 2003, has been the Medical Director of Utah Health & Human Rights, a nonprofit dedicated to survivors of torture and human rights abuse. In 2006, to identify survivors in need of extra support, Dr. Rabin began screening–and advocated for including these screenings across the United States–for mental health symptoms and torture history.  She was an expert consultant to the Centers for Disease Control’s Refugee Health Screening guidelines, and has researched torture prevalence and associated health conditions. She is the co-author of “Torture and Refugees,” in Refugee Health Care: An Essential Medical Guide. She has spoken locally, nationally, and internationally about the unique health needs of torture survivors. Understanding that torture affects mind and body, she has run groups focusing on healing both. She is an invited faculty member of the Center for Mind Body Medicine, where she also completed her certification to run Mind Body Skills groups. For these achievements, Dr. Rabin has been recognized by the Utah Refugee Services Office for an “invaluable contribution to improving the health of Utah’s refugees,” by Jewish Family Services for helping “repair the world,” by the Utah Community Foundation for being one of the “Enlightened 50,” by the Utah YWCA annual Community Service award, and the Utah Women’s mural 2020. 


Dear Friend of the UTAHSWA,


The Utah Social Work Association (formerly USSWLHC) is a statewide organization that values and strives to promote and support the development of social workers at all levels and in all settings. We emphasize the vital contribution social workers have in this community through a multitude of career paths and specialties. Our strength in meeting these goals is due to our outstanding members, offering educational opportunities, and advocacy for positive change in our field.


It is time to start preparing for our annual conference which we are so pleased will be happening in-person and virtually making it a hybrid conference again this year! We are excited to announce that it will be on August 17th, 2023 at the Utah Cultural Celebration Center in West Valley City, Utah.


Here are our plans for this year:


We are preparing a full day conference, we will have participants in-person and also participating through Zoom virtually.  We anticipate 150-200 participants in-person for this year’s conference.

– With this, we are again going to offer vendor time to visit each booth

– We are planning to have approximately an hour of member/vendor time during our regular 15-30 minute breaks throughout the day.

– Set-up on August 17th beginning at 7:00 am, registration starting at 7:15 am with conference starting at 8:00 am. The vendor booths will be located upstairs near the main conference room.

Fee for the day is $700 which will include food, breakfast and lunch (from Meier’s Catering) for up to 2 representatives from your agency.  There is also options for Non-Profit Vendor participation and discounted rates, contact us if interested at


Vendor registration is preferred by Friday July 29th 


The cap for vendor booths will be 25 this year.  In registering, please let us know if you need power for your booth, so we know where to have your table located at the Utah cultural celebration center.

We look forward to having you take part in this wonderful opportunity to connect with our members!

Please let us know if you have any questions!


Feel free to email us at with any questions.



Andrew Layne, 2023 President


PO Box 255

Kaysville, UT 84037