NASW Virtual Conference 2022 Wyoming and Montana Chapters

Thursday, September 29 2022 6:00 PM - Saturday, October 01 2022 4:00 PM [MDT]

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Single Day - Saturday, October 1st - NASW Member Partial Approval - $95.00

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Video Access (post-conference recordings) Partial Approval - $65.00

This add on to your registration will give you access to the recorded video of all available conference sessions. NASW Wyoming/Montana plans to record all conference sessions, however cannot guarantee that all sessions will successfully record due to technical issues, changes in conference program, and/or speakers.

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Thursday, September 29 2022 6:00 PM - Saturday, October 01 2022 4:00 PM [MDT]

2022 NASW- Wy & Mt Virtual Conference Schedule 

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Saturday, October 1st

12:15 – 1:45pm - Breakout Sessions (1.5 CEs each)

Session A - ACE (Adverse Childhood Experiences) Fundamentals for Practitioners - Kimberly Harper, LCSW

Zoom Link: https://us02web.zoom.us/j/83941151531?pwd=bGJ5VU1WbDFqSFRZeHpyUVRVVnVQZz09 

ACEs are potentially traumatic events that occur when we are young. ACEs and the associated toxic stress they create are the root causes of some of the most common, serious, and costly health and social challenges facing our families, communities, and nation. ACEs affect all communities and cross racial, ethnic, socioeconomic, gender, and geographic lines. Two-thirds of us have at least one ACE. The new attention and commitment to understanding and addressing ACEs comes from a greater awareness provided by research in multiple fields.  ACEs, trauma, and toxic stress are important to understand as potential driving factors behind client behaviors.  

Session B* - Clinical Supervision Part #1 – Billie Chapman, LCSW

Zoom Linkhttps://us06web.zoom.us/j/83373596380?pwd=WUJvRWRQalFyZVV3L2tIN0s1MVY2dz09

This training will cover the basic components, including ethical implications and considerations, for providing clinical supervision to provisionally licensed clinicians. It will be based on National Association of Social Workers principles, ethical standards and best practice standards. It will cover the criteria set forth by the Wyoming Mental Health Professions Licensing Board for becoming a Designated Qualified Clinical Supervisor. 

2:00 – 3:30pm - Breakout Sessions (1.5 CEs each)

Session A - Resilience: A powerful response to adverse childhood experiences (ACEs) - Kimberly Harper, LCSW

Zoom Link: https://us02web.zoom.us/j/86258333296?pwd=ZGR6V3hwSzEvUGpVbGpYQW1KMGh6UT09 

Adverse childhood experiences (ACEs) can affect health and well-being across the life span.  Despite the significant health, mental health, and behavioral health consequences of ACE exposure, research suggests that the brain can be “rewired” by new experiences in a way that can mitigate various health risks. The lifetime prevalence of ACEs is substantially higher among homeless adults than among the general population. Resilience is an individual trait known to help mitigate the effect of adversities and potentially transform toxic stress. While the presenter will share the process of developing and piloting a resilience focused program within a homeless campus and the impact on participants, the material is applicable to a variety of populations and settings..  

Session B* - Clinical Supervision Part #2– Billie Chapman, LCSW

Zoom Link: https://us06web.zoom.us/j/83373596380?pwd=WUJvRWRQalFyZVV3L2tIN0s1MVY2dz09

This training will cover the basic components, including ethical implications and considerations, for providing clinical supervision to provisionally licensed clinicians. It will be based on National Association of Social Workers principles, ethical standards and best practice standards. It will cover the criteria set forth by the Wyoming Mental Health Professions Licensing Board for becoming a Designated Qualified Clinical Supervisor.

3:45pm - Closing Remarks, Evaluations/CEU info and Farewells  Zoom Link: https://us02web.zoom.us/j/86264179932?pwd=N1N4WXlwbTUxeFVCc3RLbVFhV252QT09 

 

NASW - Wyoming and Montana Chapters

The Wyoming and Montana Chapters of NASW are collaborating this year on the 2022 NASW Annual Virtual Conference – Sept. 29 – Oct. 1, 2022. The National Association of social workers (NASW) it's the largest membership organization for professional social workers and social work students in the US.

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Katlyn Card, PsyD
Intimate Partner Violence Assistance Program Coordinator
Sheridan VA HCS

Dr. Kaitlyn Card (she/her) is a psychologist at the Sheridan VA where she works as the Intimate Partner Violence Assistance Program Coordinator. She is a mother to a preverbal small human who looks like her. In her copious amounts of spare time, she teaches at a university, participates in community events, gardens, albeit poorly, bakes cakes for skinny people, and because that isn’t enough, blogs. Dr. Card has a passion for moral injury and research which has developed into a community workgroup focusing on this issue and Intimate Partner Violence.

About Katlyn Card, PsyD

Intimate Partner Violence Assistance Program Coordinator
Sheridan VA HCS
Christopher McLaughlin, MSW, LCSW
Executive Director
NASW - Maine Chapter

"Chris is the Executive Director of the Maine Chapter of the National Association of Social Workers (NASW) and owner of Inspired Consulting Group, LLC. A lifelong resident of Maine, he obtained both his BA in Psychology (1996) and his MSW (2001) from the University of Maine. Chris has spent more than 20+ years as a provider and a leader in behavioral health services for youth and families across a variety of clinical settings, including treatment foster care, residential treatment facilities, public schools, private practice, community-based programs, and psychiatric hospital-based services. Chris has a passion for teaching and is an adjunct faculty member at the University of Maine and Husson University in Bangor. He served for four years on the Maine Board of Social Work Licensing and is a member of both the National Association of Social Workers (NASW) and the Society for Social Work Leadership in Health Care (SSWLHC), where he is the current Maine Chapter President and is a member of the National Board. In Maine, Chris was recognized in 2019 for his advocacy and commitment to LGBTQ+ youth and was named Health Care Social Worker of the Year in 2019 by the Maine Hospital Association and the Maine Chapter of the SSWLHC for his leadership role on the award-winning “Acadia CARES” curriculum. In spring of 2020, Chris was named the University of Maine School of Social Work's Alumni of the Year. Chris has partnered with many organizations to share learnings and create space for conversations and was proud to be the 2022 keynote speaker for Duke University’s Social Work Month in March. Chris and his husband live in Hermon, Maine with their four dogs, Huck, Anna, Becky, Sawyer and are avid fans of many types of recreation and leisure during all of Maine’s seasons."

About Christopher McLaughlin, MSW, LCSW

Executive Director
NASW - Maine Chapter
Terri Markham
Executive Director
Uprising

Terri Markham is the co-founder and executive director of Uprising and an anti-trafficking speaker and trainer. She has been working in the anti-human trafficking movement for the past 10 years. Terri co-developed the Greater Rockies Immersive Training (GRIT) on Trafficking and Exploitation. Her passion is working in the awareness and prevention education field of the movement and she has developed a prevention education curriculum for elementary-aged youth. She is a champion of youth involvement within the anti-trafficking movement. Through her current role, Terri has presented to and trained over 1,000 individuals in Wyoming in the past year alone.

About Terri Markham

Executive Director
Uprising
Yvonne Chase PhD, LCSW, ACSW and President-Elect NASW
Associate Professor
Department of Human Services at the University of Alaska/Anchorage

Yvonne M. Chase is an Associate Professor in the Department of Human Services at the University of Alaska/Anchorage. Dr. Chase’s prior experience includes serving as deputy commissioner for two state departments in Alaska and one in Washington State. She also has significant experience in the non-profit sector. Dr. Chase holds a bachelor’s degree in Sociology from Loyola University in Chicago, a Masters in Social Work from Howard University in Washington, DC, and a Doctorate in Social Work from Norfolk State University. Her areas of interest include social work ethics, child welfare, serving diverse client populations and the global social work community. NASW Involvement: President-Alaska Chapter (1984–1988); National Board of Directors (1998–2001); National Board Executive Committee (1998–2001); Executive Committee member (1999-2000 & 2000-2001); Chair, NASW National Committee on Inquiry (2001–2005); Board member, NASW Insurance Trust (2005–2007); Chair, NASW Task Force on Professional Review (June 2003–June 2005); Chair, Gosnell Scholarship Committee (2011-2017, 2019-present); Member, Competence Certification Commission (2011–2013); and Chair, Chapter/National Modernization Task Force (2012 – 2015). NASW Insurance Enterprise Involvement: Board member & Treasurer, NASW Assurance Services, Inc. (2007-2011); Board member & Treasurer, NASWIC, (2009 – 2021) Presenter for the NASW Assurance Services Risk Management Program since 2006.

About Yvonne Chase PhD, LCSW, ACSW and President-Elect NASW

Associate Professor
Department of Human Services at the University of Alaska/Anchorage
Elizabeth (Betsy) Cauble, PhD
SW Dept. Chair and Professor at KSU (retired)
Presenter with NASW Assurance

Betsy retired from Kansas State University in May 2019. She served as Associate Social Work Program coordinator from May 2015 to May 2019 following ten years as head of the Department of Sociology, Anthropology, and Social Work at Kansas State University. During her 25 years at KSU, Dr. Cauble taught every course in the social work curriculum. Her prior experience includes serving as child welfare administrator at Franklin County Children's Services in Columbus, Ohio, director of a hospital social work department, family therapist, director of a custody mediation research project, and foster parent. Betsy received her bachelor’s degree in psychology from the University of Colorado and her MSW and PhD from the University of Minnesota. Her areas of interest include social work practice, public policy, ethical behavioral health practice, and child welfare.

About Elizabeth (Betsy) Cauble, PhD

SW Dept. Chair and Professor at KSU (retired)
Presenter with NASW Assurance
Dina Larsen
Risk Management
GB Healthcare

Dina Larsen has been with GB Healthcare since 2006. In her current role, Dina provides a variety of risk and claim-related services to a large multi-hospital Risk Retention Group (RRG) and a Risk Retention Group for social workers. She also assists with claims and risk management; preparing statistical analysis and applicable reports reflecting claim and risk activity; interacting with risk managers at various facilities; participating in claims and risk subcommittee meetings; completing miscellaneous projects as requested; coordinating monthly risk management meetings in various locations throughout the U.S.; and serving as administrator for the online incident reporting system (RL Solutions) for several of the hospitals. Dina also provides claim management and routinely answers calls on a national hot-line service for a large national social workers program. She also holds a Certified Professional in Healthcare Risk Management (CPHRM) designation, an exclusive certification offered by the American Hospital Association (AHA) for healthcare risk managers. Prior to joining GB Healthcare, Dina spent 18 years working as the senior paralegal for a medical malpractice group of attorneys. She was responsible for the preparation and maintenance of medical record summaries for specific files; reviewing all pleadings filed with courts or hearing processes; confirming legal citations and document citations; responsible for office docketing system to confirm compliance with calendar deadlines and court rules and; working with co-defense counsel and clients on document preparation, production, and other items needed for ongoing litigation.

About Dina Larsen

Risk Management
GB Healthcare
Meredith Wheeler, MSW
Senior Campaign Manager
American Cancer Society, Action Network’s State and Local Campaigns

Meredith Wheeler is a Senior Campaign Manager for the American Cancer Society Cancer Action Network’s State and Local Campaigns Team where she works on the Medicaid Access to Care portfolio with an emphasis on Medicaid expansion. Prior to joining ACS CAN, Meredith worked at Community Catalyst managing the day-to-day operations of Together for Medicaid, a grant funded cross-state Medicaid expansion project run jointly by three national organizations. Meredith has played a role in campaigns to expand Medicaid in 8 states, bringing health care to millions of low-income people. She has experience in health policy and advocacy and barriers to health care access based on race and ethnicity, sexual orientation, gender identity, income level, and disability, including mental health and substance use disorders. Meredith lives in Rhode Island with her wife and baby son Julian.

About Meredith Wheeler, MSW

Senior Campaign Manager
American Cancer Society, Action Network’s State and Local Campaigns
Ariel Bernath, MSW
Engagement Manager
American Cancer Society, Action Network’s State and Local Campaigns

Ariel Bernath is the Engagement Manager with the American Cancer Society Cancer Action Network’s State and Local Campaigns Team, where she is working to expand Medicaid in the state of Wyoming. Ariel graduated with her MSW from the University of Wyoming in May 2022. As an MSW student, Ariel worked as a mitigation specialist at the Defender Aid Clinic where she advocated alongside clients who are involved in the criminal legal system. She also worked as a policy intern with Governor Mark Gordon’s Health and Human Services Policy Advisor. During her time at the Governor’s office, she became passionate about Medicaid expansion and macro level social work. In addition to her “day job,” Ariel volunteers with the Wyoming Harm Reduction Collective, which seeks to organize and educate around expanding harm reduction services for people who use drugs in our state. Originally from Eastern Pennsylvania, Ariel has been in Wyoming since 2015. She lives in Laramie with her partner and two cats.

About Ariel Bernath, MSW

Engagement Manager
American Cancer Society, Action Network’s State and Local Campaigns
Malcolm Horn PhD, LCSW, MAC, SAP
Director
Mental Health Services for Rimrock Foundation

Dr. Horn received her Doctorate in Psychology, with a teaching emphasis, from Walden University. She is a Licensed Clinical Social Worker and is licensed by the state of Montana as an Addiction Counselor. She also had accreditation from NAADAC as a Masters Level Addiction Counselor (MAC) and a Substance Abuse Professional (SAP). She is the incoming President-Elect for NAADAC. She currently works as the Director of Mental Health Services for Rimrock Foundation, a CARF-Accredited co-occurring treatment facility that provides the full ASAM continuum of care in Billings, MT. She is responsible for ongoing training and education for clinical and support staff and supervises the mental health counseling team. She is passionate about changing systems to improve access to care and reduce the stigma that surrounds mental health and substance use disorders.

About Malcolm Horn PhD, LCSW, MAC, SAP

Director
Mental Health Services for Rimrock Foundation
Pam Oiler, LCSW, MSW
Social Worker and Associate Lecturer
University of Wyoming Family Medicine Residency Program

Pam Oiler is a Licensed Clinical Social Worker and Assistant Lecturer at the University of Wyoming Family Medicine Residency Program in Cheyenne. She holds a Bachelor of Social Work degree from the University of Wyoming and a Master of Social Work degree from Colorado State University. Pam has been a Social Services Director in long-term care, and prior to joining the faculty, was at Cheyenne Regional Medical Center, providing discharge planning and case management services to patients/families on in-patient units. She also worked extensively on establishing and providing social work services in the Emergency Department at CRMC. She holds professional membership to the National Association of Social Workers and was awarded as the 2022 NASW-Wyoming Chapter’s Social Worker of the Year.

About Pam Oiler, LCSW, MSW

Social Worker and Associate Lecturer
University of Wyoming Family Medicine Residency Program
Billie Chapman, LCSW
Director of Field Education
University of Wyoming, Division of Social Work

Billie Chapman has a Bachelor of Arts Degree in Psychology from the University of Wyoming and a Master of Social Work from the University of Wyoming. She has been independently licensed as a Clinical Social Worker since 2010. Billie worked in acute inpatient psychiatry, a residential program for veterans experiencing homelessness, and aging adult care at the Sheridan VA between October 2008 and August 2018. In August 2018 she began as the Field Education Director for the Division of Social Work at the University of Wyoming and is the current Board President for The Wyoming Chapter of NASW She lives in Laramie, Wyoming with her husband and their dog, 2 ferrets, and 2 cats. She wants to read all the books, hike all the trails, see all the places, and wants the Wyoming Cowboys and Cowgirls to win all the games.

About Billie Chapman, LCSW

Director of Field Education
University of Wyoming, Division of Social Work
Valerie Thompson-Ebanks, Ph.D. MSW, BSW
Associate Professor and BSW Program Director
University of Wyoming, Division of Social Work

Valerie Thompson-Ebanks, Ph.D. MSW, BSW, is an Associate Professor and the Bachelor of Social Work (BSW) Program Director in the Division of Social Work at the University of Wyoming. Her scholarship focuses on illuminating barriers and supports for various identity groups among university/college students, with an emphasis on students with disabilities, military students, and veterans to advance equitable access to educational opportunities and enhance their academic success

About Valerie Thompson-Ebanks, Ph.D. MSW, BSW

Associate Professor and BSW Program Director
University of Wyoming, Division of Social Work
Francisca Akambasi
BSW Student
University of Wyoming, Division of Social Work

Francisca Akambasi is a senior year Bachelor of Social Work student. She is a recipient of the McNair Research Scholarship which facilitated her engagement in a research project that focused on the perspectives of parents of autistic students, working alongside one of her professors. Ms. Akambasi has worked as a direct support staff at the Ark Regional Services in Laramie Wyoming for the last five years which has equipped her with integral skills such as empathy, patience, compassion, adaptability, reliability, and attentiveness. Upon completion of her undergraduate studies, she intends to pursue graduate education to further her knowledge of social work and progress toward a career as a social worker.

About Francisca Akambasi

BSW Student
University of Wyoming, Division of Social Work
Kimberly Harper, LCSW, ACSW
Social Worker
Independent Contractor

Kimberly is a Licensed Clinical Social Worker (in 3 states!) with over 30 years in the social work field, Kimberly has an extensive background in social work “doing.” She worked as a medical social worker in a variety of settings with a heart for persons managing chronic illnesses, at end of life, and grieving. She has worked in a variety of roles developing and implementing programs. She spent almost a decade as the Executive Director for the Wyoming Chapter of NASW. She has an equally extensive “doing” resume as an ordained minister active in her faith community. Throughout her career, Kimberly has sought and enjoyed the “teaching” side of social work – with individuals, groups and families in clinical practice, with undergraduate and graduate students as UW School of Social Work faculty and as a field instructor for student practicum placements, with emerging professionals as a clinical supervisor for licensure, and through numerous workshop presentations and professional trainings. Recently, Kimberly contracted with a homeless shelter in Arkansas to implement an onsite behavioral health services program and served as the Interim Executive Director for the Montana Chapter of NASW.

About Kimberly Harper, LCSW, ACSW

Social Worker
Independent Contractor

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