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2020 NASW-LA Annual Conference

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Keynote Speaker

At-A-Glance Agenda

8:00 am -9:45 am Keynote

“Generations of Social Work and Beyond” 

Kathryn Conley Wehrmann, Ph.D., MSW, LCSW

10:00 am –11:30 am Plenary

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


Wednesday, June 3, 2020

12:00 pm – 1:30 pm Awards Ceremony

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

1:45 pm – 5:00 pm Master Session A

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

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

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

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

1-6   Forensic Social Work: The Art of Testimony 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 Marvin W. Clifford - Clinical

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

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

2-9   Assessment and Treatment of Children and Teens Experiencing Anxiety Donna Wimberly - Clinical

Thursday, June 4, 2020

8:00 am – 9:45 am Plenary

“Maintaining Ethical Practice”


10:00 am – 11:30 am Concurrent Session 3

3-10   Ageism: The Unspoken Discrimination Affecting the Healthcare of Older Adults Gina Rossi - General

3-11   Integrated Healthcare: A New Look at How to Treat Mental Health April Johnson Dumas - Clinical

3-12   The Unique and Multifaceted Journey of Birth Mothers in Adoption Lori Arceneaux - General

3-13   Disaster Behavioral Health: A Trauma Informed Approach  Paula C. Davis, Al Robelot Jr., Stephanie K. Sterling - Clinical

3-14   Approaches to Case Management for Older Adults Living with HIV Karen Reichard - General

11:45 am – 1:15 pm Plenary

“The Profession of Social Work in Louisiana”

Ayn W. Stehr, JD, MSW, LCSW

1:30 pm – 4:45 pm Master Session B

B-15   Living a Balanced Life: Mental Health and Physical Health Kay Clemons - Clinical

B-16   It Starts With Family: Wellness and Care for LGBTQ+ Youth Bradley A. Leger - Ethical

B-17   Understanding Disaster Assistance and Exploration of Preparedness Efforts to Supports Vulnerable Populations Rubby Douglas - General

B-18   What We Need to Know About Working With Youth “On the Spectrum”; ASDI (Formerly Asperger’s Syndrome) Lisa Donze Jacob - Clinical

B-19   Yoga for Body, Mind, & Spirit in the Psychotherapeutic Setting Rev. Andrea “Anti” Vidrine - Clinical

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   

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   

Friday, June 5, 2020

7-25   Clinical Supervision: What Every Supervisor Should Know Emily George Tilley - Clinical

9:45 am – 11:15 am Concurrent Session 7

7-26   Student Presentation General

C-20 Faith Based & Secular Meditation Into Your Practice and Personally Ray Scurfield - Clinical

8:00 am – 11:15 am Master Session C

C-21   PTSD and Evidence-Based Therapies Laurie Guillory and Kelly Pears - Clinical

C-22  Introduction to the Enneagram Personality Types  Rev. Andrea Vidrine - Clinical

D-27  Managing Ethical and Clinical Challenges in a Technology Driven World Traci Lilley - Ethical

12:00 pm – 3:15 pm Master Session D

D-28   Using DBT for Clients With Trauma and Addiction Parker Sternbergh - Clinical

6-23   Gambling Disorder: The Hidden Addiction Kenneth Saucier and Robert L. Henson - Clincial

8:00 am – 9:30 am Concurrent Session 6

6-24   Internet Gambling, Gaming and Betting: Updates and Co-Occurring Issues Heather Kleckinger - Clinical

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June 3-5, 2020

About the Conference

Kathryn Conley Wehrmann, PhD, MSW, LCSW (Illinois Chapter), current President of the National Association of Social Workers (NASW), received her PhD and MSW from the University of Illinois, Urbana-Champaign. Currently, she serves as a faculty member and BSW Program Director at Illinois State University (ISU). She also served in public child welfare and healthcare settings, providing a sound background for being chosen to be a Senior Fulbright Scholar to Romania where she taught and conducted research on child welfare reform.

Kathleen Conley Wehrmann, PhD, MSW,LCSW

Dr. Wehrmann served at ISU as principal investigator on two child welfare training grants and was recognized for successfully securing approximately $1M in grants and contracts.

Honored as NASW Lifetime Achievement Award recipient at the district level, she served as NASW District Chair, State Conference Chair, Illinois Chapter President, National Board Representative for Region IX, and member of the Executive Committee. She's a current member of the Baccalaureate Program Directors and the Fulbright Association.

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