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2020 NASW-ND Annual Conference

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Application deadline: August 8, 2020

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For quick access, you may contact the Chapter office to receive your NASW membership number at twerner.naswnd@socialworkers.org. 

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Keynote Speaker


2:10 pm –3:30 am Plenary

“Serious and Life-Limiting Illnesses: Clinical Practice and Communication Considerations” 

Presented By Shelly D. Weaver, LCSW-BACS, ACHP-SW, APHSW-C And Edgar P. Guedry, LCSW-BACS, ACSW, CHPCA, ACHP-SW

12:00 pm – 1:30 pm Awards Ceremony

A-1   Technology in Social Work Practice: Standards of Practice  Presented By Yvonne M. Chase - Ethical

1:45 pm – 5:00 pm Master Session A

A-2   Grief and Anger: A Road to Recovery Presented By Kay Clemons - Clinical

A-3   Avoiding Burnout and Exhibiting Ethical Self Care Presented By Lisa Donze Jacob - Ethical

A-4   DSM-5TM and ICD-10-CM: A Dynamic Duo for Assessment and Application  Presented By Sophia Dziegielewski - Clinical

A-5   PCOMS: Cultural Competence One Client at a Time Presented By Mark S. DeBord - Clinical

1-6   Forensic Social Work: The Art of Testimony Presented By April Johnson Dumas - General

1:45 pm – 3:15 pm Concurrent Session 1

1-7   Social Work Practice With Men Who Have Co-Occurring Disorders Presented By Marvin W. Clifford - Clinical

2-8   Death Anxiety  Presented By Loretta Rivers and Jeanene Bozeman - General

3:30 pm – 5:00 pm Concurrent Session 2

2-9   Assessment and Treatment of Children and Teens ExperiencinAnxiety Presented By Donna Wimberly - Clinical

Friday, October 2, 2020

7:30 am - 8:15 am Visit Exhibition Hall

Head to the virtual exhibition hall, meet exhibitors and sponsors, and enter our raffle to win amazing prizes! 

8:15 am – 10:30 am Welcome & Keynote

Welcome and Introductions followed by the Keynote Address Presented by Sarah Deer, JD

2 CE Hours

3:50 pm – 5:05 pm Session D

Presented By: TBA

1.25 CE Hours

B-20   Common Complaints and Ethical Dilemmas Addressed by the Louisiana State Board of Social Work Examiners  Lisa L. Lipsey; Emily DeAngelo; John Shalett; Brent A. Villemarette - Ethical   


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About the Conference

About the Conference

Sarah Deer, JD

Author, Professor of Law and Citizen of the Muscogee (Creek) Nation of Oklahoma 

Sarah Deer is a citizen of the Muscogee (Creek) Nation of Oklahoma and a professor at the University of Kansas. Ending violence against women is her life’s goal. Her 2015 book, The Beginning and End of Rape: Confronting Sexual Violence in Native America is the culmination of over 25 years of working with survivors and has received several awards, including the Best First Book award from the Native American Indigenous Studies Association. A lawyer by training but an advocate in practice, Deer’s scholarship focuses on the intersection of federal Indian law and victims' rights, using indigenous feminist principles as a framework. Deer is a co-author of four textbooks on tribal law and has been published in a wide variety of law journals. Her work to end violence against Native women has received national recognition from the American Bar Association and the Department of Justice. She has testified before Congress on two occasions regarding violence against Native women and was appointed by Attorney General Eric Holder to chair a federal advisory committee on sexual violence in Indian country. Professor Deer was named a MacArthur Foundation Fellow in 2014.
In 2019, she was inducted into the National Women’s Hall of Fame. She currently teaches at the University of Kansas (her alma mater), where she holds a joint appointment in Women, Gender, and Sexuality Studies and the School of Public Affairs and Administration. Professor Deer is also the Chief Justice for the Prairie Island Indian Community Court of Appeals.


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10:40 am – 11:55 am Breakout A

Presented By: TBA

1.25 CE Hours



12:15 pm – 12:45 pm Awards Ceremony

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1:00 pm – 2:15 pm Breakout B

Presented By: TBA

1.25 CE Hours


2:25 pm – 3:40 pm Breakout C

Presented By: TBA

1.25 CE Hours


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Earn up to 7.0 CE Hours!