Veterinary Social Work: Honoring the Human-Animal Bond & Bolstering Staff Wellness

NASW Wisconsin

Mark Wills 0 707
Noon-1 p.m. Central

Learning objectives of this lecture will include: the ability to describe what VSWs do for their community; a deeper understanding on the importance of honoring the human-animal bond; and an adeptness in discerning the numerous mental and emotional challenges that veterinary professionals face in their every-day job, and why social workers are vital in bolstering their wellness.

Emerging from the Pandemic

NASW Wisconsin

Mark Wills 0 670
Noon -1 p.m. CT

A Public Health Crisis into a Public Mental Health Crisis: Telehealth and its implications on Social Workers and Best Practice

In this session we will explore the question of best practice in telehealth services through the domains of care. What clients are best suited for telehealth services? How do we assess for appropriateness for telehealth services? What are the risks and legal implications of the use of telehealth services? And lastly, how do we, as social workers, embrace and execute services thoughtfully in this new world?

Understanding Infant Mental Health as a Place where Trauma Starts and where we can Heal

NASW Wisconsin

Mark Wills 0 841
Noon-1 p.m. Central

Understanding our client’s, as well as our own trauma experiences, emotional development/health and attachment style as a universal understanding of human experience rather than an "us vs. them" approach to our work, as we are all one in the same; We all experience emotional development in infancy and we all are susceptible to trauma in our lifetime. We all function in relationships that can serve as a source of stress/trauma and resiliency.

Introduction to the Diagnosis and Treatment of Dissociation Identity Disorder

NASW Wisconsin

Mark Wills 0 630
Noon-1 p.m. Central

The etiology and prevalence of Dissociation Identity Disorder (DID) will be explored, along with how to differentiate it from other disorders, including borderline personality disorder. Useful tips in diagnosing DID will be discussed, including reducing false positives and false negatives. An eleven-step treatment process, designed to be implemented using therapeutic tools already possessed by most therapists, will be presented.

Burnout and Self-Care in Social Work

NASW Wisconsin

Mark Wills 0 1237
Noon-1:30 p.m. CT

This webinar is based on findings in Burnout and Self-Care in Social Work: A Guidebook for Students and Those in Mental Health and Related Professions, 2nd edition, (NASW Press, 2021), by SaraKay Smullens, LCSW, ACSW, BCD, DCSW, CGP, CFLE, where 5 burnout arenas, 4 underlying psycho-social causes (attendant syndromes), and care strategies (both self and societal) to address and alleviate burnout are highlighted.

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