This event is hosted by the Bergen Passaic County Unit.
New to a Unit event? NASW-NJ has 12 volunteer-led, county-based Units that hold regional events around the state of New Jersey for members in that area. (However due to the public health emergency, Unit events will be held virtually until further notice!) These events are planned and coordinated by an appointed volunteer Chair and Co-Chair, as well as a Regional Representative from NASW-NJ’s Board of Directors. The Bergen and Passaic Counties Unit Chair is Melissa Donahue, LCSW, CST (firstname.lastname@example.org), and the Northeastern Regional Representative is Sierra Spriggs, LSW (email@example.com)
Unit events are a fun, informative way to grow your network near your home or workplace. These events are one of the many benefits of NASW-NJ membership. Learn more about our Units here.
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Ana Diaz Lopez, MA, MSW, LSW is a licensed social worker in the state of New Jersey. Prior to obtaining her MSW through the Rutgers SSW, Intensive Weekend program, she earned a MA in Psychology at Kean University. For the past 8 years she has worked with survivors of sexual and interpersonal violence at Safe+Sound Somerset, the lead organization in Somerset County serving survivors of intimate partner violence. Currently, as the Director of Programs, she oversees many of the organization's direct service programs. Ana has both administrative and clinical experience which includes development and implementation of trauma-informed programs and projects, staff supervision and training. As a certified therapist in Prolonged Exposure (PE) through the University of Pennsylvania and Trauma Focused Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (TF-CBT) through the CARES Institute, her clinical work has been focused on helping child and adult survivors of abuse heal and recover from the effects of trauma including Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD). As a bilingual, multicultural therapist, Ana is passionate about an individual's cultural and immigrant experience and the potential impact on trauma experiences and responses.