There is nothing more empowering that being in a hotel filled with over 500 social workers! I am privileged to have been chosen to lead several workshops, forums and classes this year.
For the 4th year, I taught, with my esteemed colleague and good friend, Mary Jo Monahan, LCSW (CEO of ASWB) the Board approved 16 hour Qualified Supervisors Class which is required for anyone who wants to become a social work clinical supervisor. The 24 social workers in the room were dedicated and very invested in learning all the regulatory and clinical information needed to become an exceptional supervisor.
On Thursday, I co-led a forum with Mary Jo and Jim Aiken, (Ex. Director of NASW) to about a hundred participants on the current changes internationally and statewide, in social work supervision and to solicit ideas from attendees on the future needs for social work supervision.
On Saturday, I’ll be doing a day long workshop on “Treating PTSD in Clients who Self-Injure: Combining Prolonged
Exposure and DBT”
Despite the sad and horrifying events that have surrounded the Orlando community, the sense of love, hope and perseverance is felt throughout Orlando and the world and I love being able to give back to my social work community!