PASWE Dinner

Today’s Issues in Social Work Education

PASWE Dinner Menu & Panel Presenters
Monday 9/23/19 5:30pm to 7pm.

The PA Association of Social Work Education (PASWE) holds several workshops at the annual National Association of Social Work (NASW) Conference. For 2019, the PASWE Day at the NASW conference will be held on Monday 9/23/19 from 8am to 7pm. See below for one of our featured workshops. 

Register as a PASWE Professional ($90) for the NASW Conference. This registration includes 6 CEs, 3 PASWE workshops, two keynotes, a sweet talk, student poster competition, breakfast, lunch, and dinner (see dinner menu below). If you would like to register for the full NASW Conference, you can attend all PASWE events–except the dinner which will be an extra $30.

Students can register for $25 which includes everything except breakfast & dinner.

PASWE Dinner Menu

Appetizers

  • Brie Cheese, Strawberries and Walnuts on Toasted Bread
  • Crabmeat Deviled Eggs Prosciutto
  • Fresh Mozzarella Skewers

2 Main Dish Stations: Pasta & Sliders

Pasta

  • Three Cheese Tortellini or Orecchiette
  • Marinara or Alfredo 
  • Served with Garlic Bread, Pepper Flakes and Parmesan Cheese

Sliders

  • Crab Cakes with Remoulade 
  • Molasses Barbeque Pulled Pork with Slaw and BBQ Chip

PASWE Dinner Panel Presenters

Dr. Margaret L. Smith, PhD, ACSW, LSW, MPH
Edinboro University
PASWE Secretary & Representative for northwestern Pennsylvania
msmith@Edinboro.edu

Dr. Wade Luquet, LCSW, PhD
Gwynedd Mercy University
PASWE Representative southeastern Pennsylvania
Luquet.W@gmercyu.edu

Dr. Janice Gasker, DSW, LCSW
Kutztown University
PASWE Representative for northeast Pennsylvania
gasker@kutztown.edu

 

 

 

2019 Workshop 3

Workshop # 3a & 3b

The PA Association of Social Work Education (PASWE) holds several workshops at the annual National Association of Social Work (NASW) Conference. For 2019, the PASWE Day at the NASW conference will be held on Monday 9/23/19 from 8am to 7pm. See below for one of our featured workshops. 

Register as a PASWE Professional ($90) for the NASW Conference. This registration includes 6 CEs, 3 PASWE workshops, two keynotes, a sweet talk, student poster competition, breakfast, lunch, and dinner (see dinner menu below). If you would like to register for the full NASW Conference, you can attend all PASWE events–except the dinner which will be an extra $30.

Students can register for $25 which includes everything except breakfast & dinner.

Monday 9/23/19 4pm-5:30pm, Kalahari Resort

Workshop #3a 4pm-4:45pm
Transgender Clients in the Psychiatric Residential Treatment Facility

Transgender Clients in a Psychiatric Residential Treatment Facility PASWE NASW 2019

Transgender Clients in a Psychiatric Residential Treatment Facility PASWE NASW 2019

The presentation will review the struggles and successes that the Children’s Home of York Psychiatric Residential Treatment Facility (PRTF) has faced as transgender individuals have become a regular part of clientele.

Struggles
We have encountered three ongoing struggles: (1) paperwork, (2) family dynamics, and (3) maintaining confidentiality.
(1) We strive to ensure that all paperwork and procedures reflects our open and accepting philosophy. This workshop will share how we handled improving paperwork related issues.
(2) We work with a number of families that have a hard time accepting that their adolescent is transgender and in this workshop we will discuss this in greater detail.
(3) We have also struggled with confidentiality for the transgender youth. Our protocol is to use a client’s identified name from the time of admission, if they identify as transgender prior to entering the facility. However, some clients know the transgender client from another facilities which prevents ensuring full confidentiality. We will share more about how we dealt with these struggles.

Successes
We have, also, had clear successes during this transition period such as commitment of (1) staff, (2) policy/procedure development, and (3) client achievement.

(1) Our staff have presented with a commitment to being open and accepting and to educating themselves.
(2) We created procedures specific to the clients for their comfort and safety in our community. We continue to change and grow, as needed. It is difficult working in a trauma focused PRTF that does not specialize in transgender treatment, while accommodating the mental health and emotional needs of transgender clients.
(3) At this time, all of our discharged clients have reported that they have felt accepted and respected as individuals. They have appreciated our willingness to set up transgender services for them post-discharge, as part of their next phase of care. They have reported satisfaction with the policies and procedures put in place for their comfort and safety.

Finally, the legal and clinical developments in transgender treatment will be touched upon, as will their impact on the development of best practice clinical treatment and procedural planning in the PRTF setting.

Presenter

Lisa Fritz, LCSW, Associate Director of Clinical Services
Children’s Home of York

 

Workshop #3a 4:45pm-5:30pm
Riding the Waves to Global Cultural Appreciation

The world is shrinking. Social work practice is no longer limited by geographic and cultural boundaries. Social workers provide services for clients from around the world, geographically and culturally. The classroom is only one venue for developing understanding and appreciation for the other. The presenter addresses his efforts to prepare students for global practice by introducing them to international travel and study opportunities. He has accompanied groups of students to Ireland, England, India, Korea, and Kenya, as well as finding placement opportunities for students in a number of countries around the world. The presentation is part travelogue and part appreciation for becoming the ‘other’ by being immersed in the geography and cultures of different countries.

Lloyd L. Lyter, Ph.D., Professor
Director, Marywood University Pocono

MSW Program at East Stroudsburg University

2019 Workshop 2

Workshop # 2a & 2b

The PA Association of Social Work Education (PASWE) holds several workshops at the annual National Association of Social Work (NASW) Conference. For 2019, the PASWE Day at the NASW conference will be held on Monday 9/23/19 from 8am to 7pm. See below for one of our featured workshops. 

Register as a PASWE Professional ($90) for the NASW Conference. This registration includes 6 CEs, 3 PASWE workshops, two keynotes, a sweet talk, student poster competition, breakfast, lunch, and dinner (see dinner menu). If you would like to register for the full NASW Conference, you can attend all PASWE events–except the dinner which will be an extra $30.

Students can register for $25 which includes everything except breakfast & dinner.

Monday 9/23/19 1pm-2:30pm, Kalahari Resort

Workshop # 2a 1pm to 1:45pm
Using Simulation to Teach Social Work Skills

Nursing and other health care fields have long utilized simulated learning experiences to place students in near-real situations equipped with computerized mannequins and other assessment equipment. Students receive immediate feedback and reflect on their experience in debriefing sessions. This workshop will report on an integrated healthcare experience between BSW students in conjunction with nursing faculty in a well-equipped lab using simulated learning experiences. The importance of utilizing learning objectives to guide the experiences and debriefing sessions will be emphasized. Examples of simulations will be demonstrated through video of sessions and methods of utilizing sims to measure social work competencies will be discussed.

Presenter

Dr. Wade Luquet, LCSW, PhD
Gwynedd Mercy University
PASWE Representative southeastern Pennsylvania
Luquet.W@gmercyu.edu

 

Workshop # 2b 1:45pm to 2:30pm
Teaching and Learning in Divided Times:
Exploring Student Perceptions of Political Bias

Teaching and Learning in Divided Times PASWE NASW 2019

Teaching and Learning in Divided Times PASWE NASW 2019


Our politically polarized times offer an opportunity for social workers to examine the relationship between personal and professional values. Social justice and policy related curricula make social work classrooms well suited for such an examination. The NASW Code of Ethics and the Council on Social Work Education Accreditation Standards provide practice and educational mandates regarding human rights, access to resources, social change efforts and political advocacy. In today’s world, addressing such topics in the classroom can present unique challenges for instructors and students, as values and politics-related topics are increasingly fraught, taboo and divisive. Additionally, students may perceive instructors to be politically biased or feel that their political or religious views are not welcome in the classroom. Research indicates that students with Christian religious orientation and traditional or conservative worldviews tend to experience and/or report bias at higher rates than other students. The presenter’s own research supports these earlier findings and also suggests student’s react to such experiences by engaging in self-censorship and alteration of written assignments. Integration and understanding of values-systems is a dialectical process that relies on dialogue and engaging with differences. When students engage in self-censorship, it may come at a cost to learning and self-awareness necessary for ethical, competent practice. This interactive session will explore the teaching, learning, and ethical implications of findings regarding political polarization in the social work classroom, along with best classroom practice for inclusivity, handling of politicized subjects, and ongoing student and instructor reflection on social work values.

Presenter

Diana Lyon, BA, MSW Student
Marywood University

2019 Workshop 1

Workshop 1

The PA Association of Social Work Education (PASWE) holds several workshops at the annual National Association of Social Work (NASW) Conference. For 2019, the PASWE Day at the NASW conference will be held on Monday 9/23/19 from 8am to 7pm. See below for one of our featured workshops. 

Register as a PASWE Professional ($90) for the NASW Conference. This registration includes 6 CEs, 3 PASWE workshops, two keynotes, a sweet talk, student poster competition, breakfast, lunch, and dinner (see dinner menu below). If you would like to register for the full NASW Conference, you can attend all PASWE events–except the dinner which will be an extra $30.

Students can register for $25 which includes everything except breakfast & dinner.

The ethical use of social media and communication technology
Monday 9/23/19 8am-9:30am, Kalahari Resort

Ethical Use of Social Media PASWE NASW 2019

Ethical Use of Social Media PASWE NASW 2019

The revolution over the past decade with social media and communication technology has created many benefits and concerns in social work practice. The digital age and the permeating Internet culture presents ethical challenges involving social media and communication technology use with clients and colleagues.   Media such as, email, texting, search engines, Facebook, Instagram, Twitter, Snapchat, videoconferencing, etc. can facilitate communication with clients.  However, these electronic innovations also pose numerous ethical challenges. including potential violation of confidentiality, boundaries, dual relationships, competence, and informed consent. This interactive workshop will engage participants in brainstorming guidelines in integrated practice settings to address and optimize ethical applications of social media and communication technology.  How this impacts the millennial generation as well as the seasoned generations of BSW and MSW students and social workers will be discussed as well.

Presenters

Christina C. Gigler, MSW, LCSW, ACSW
Assistant Professor of Practice/Interim Coordinator
MSW Program in the Lehigh Valley
Marywood University School of Social Work
Office: 610-282-1100, ext. 1541
cgigler@marywood.edu

Tyler Lunger, MSW Student
Marywood University

NASW PASWE Day Schedule

PASWE DAY, NASW, Monday 9/23/19, Kalahari Resort

The PA Association of Social Work Education (PASWE) holds several workshops at the annual National Association of Social Work (NASW) Conference. For 2019, the PASWE Day at the NASW conference will be held from 7am to 8pm on Monday 9/23/19.

Register as a PASWE Professional ($90) for the NASW Conference via NASW website. This registration includes 6 CEs, 3 PASWE workshops, two keynotes, a sweet talk, student poster competition, breakfast, lunch, and dinner (see the delicious dinner menu). If you would like to register for the full NASW Conference, you can attend all PASWE events–except the dinner which will be an extra $30.

Students can register for $25 which includes all PASWE events except breakfast & dinner.  Student registration includes the student poster competition. 

See below for the PASWE schedule. 

Monday 9/23/19, Kalahari Resort
PASWE Day Schedule, 7am to 8pm

7am, Breakfast

8am-9:30am,PASWE Workshop #1
The ethical use of social media and communication technology (90 minutes)
Presenters: Christina C. Gigler, MSW, LCSW, ACSW and Tyler Lunger, MSW Student, both at Marywood University
For more information on this presentation, see our full post in June, 2019.

9:45am to 10:15am, Opening Ceremony
10:15am to 11:15am, Opening Keynote
11:15am to 12:45pm, Lunch

1pm-2:30pm, PASWE Workshop #2
Using Simulation to Teach Social Work Skills (45 minutes)
Presenter: Dr. Wade Luquet, LCSW, PhDGwynedd Mercy University
For more information on this presentation, see our full post

Teaching and Learning in Divided Times: Exploring Student Perceptions of Political Bias (45 minutes)
Presenter: Diana Lyon
For more information on this presentation, see our full post (coming soon). 

2:30pm – 3:15pmBSW, MSW, & DSW Student poster presentation competition

3:15pm -3:45pm, Sweet Talks

4pm-5:30pm, PASWE Workshop #3
Transgender Clients in a Psychiatric Residential Treatment Facility Setting (45 minutes)
Presenter: Lisa Fritz, LCSW, Associate Director of Clinical Services, Children’s Home of York
For more information on this presentation, see our full post.

Riding the Waves to Global Cultural Appreciation (45 minutes)
Presenter: Dr. Lloyd Lyter, MSW, LSW, Marywood University at East Stroudsburg University
For more information on this presentation, see our full post

4pm-5:30pm
PASWE Membership & Leadership Meeting, All are welcome.
5:30pm – 7pm, PASWE dinner with Panel Discussion (see the delicious dinner menu and the panel speakers)

7pm-8pm, Evening Keynote

 

What is PASWE?

Pennsylvania Association of Social Work Education (PASWE)

The Pennsylvania Association of Social Work Education (PASWE) was originally formed in 1973 as the result of discussions among emerging BSW programs across the state interested in advancing baccalaureate social work education. PASWE expanded to include all undergraduate and graduate social work education in the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania. Any university professors who teach social work related content are automatically members of PASWE. The current PASWE President is Dr. Alex Redcay, Millersville University (pictured below).

PASWE’s purpose is to provide opportunities to identify and develop strategies to address shared concerns related to social work education and social work students. In 2014, the PASWE moved its annual conference to partner with the annual National Association of Social Workers Pennsylvania Chapter (NASW-PA) conference.

Together NASW and PASWE hope to serve social work students and faculty by meeting their needs through participation in the annual conference and in the social work profession.  Johanna Byrd (pictured below), is the Executive Director of NASW-PA.

All social work faculty, students, and professionals are encouraged to join NASW and to attend the annual conference where you can receive Continuing Education Credits (CEU).

PASWE holds a student research poster competition with cash prizes at the annual NASW conference. NASW & PASWE have partnered to award the top undergrad, graduate, and doctoral student for the best poster.

If a student would like to register for the poster competition, please email Amy Sagen (pictured below), chief operating officer at NASW-PA at asagen.naswpa@socialworkers.org

If you would like more information regarding PASWE, please contact PASWE President, Alex Redcay, at Alex.Redcay@millersville.edu or 717-480-0585.

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