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Social Work Month Education Series – March 2024: Celebrating Social Work

Tuesdays, March 5, 12, 19 and 26, 2024

Internet Live Course

This training will be offered as a live online course, with details provided to registered participants in advance of the event. If you do not receive communications, check your eeds account or junk mail.


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Conference ID

J6959

Purpose

Participants are saying
“Charles Franke’s presentation was my absolute favorite. Mr. Franke engaged his audience and presented material that was pertinent, appropriate and thought-provoking. I truly appreciate his professionalism and look forward to hearing him present again.”
2023 Participant

 

This series is designed to increase awareness of social work roles in medical and other settings and to promote social work education for social work professionals.

Overall Goals

Participants are saying
“Excellent communication from the administration regarding the CEUs. I like taking the courses on Zoom.”
2023 Participant
  • Celebrate Social Work Month by providing ongoing educational opportunities.
  • Meet the educational needs and interests identified through participant surveys and comments.

Agenda and Objectives

Tuesday, March 5 – Afternoon

  • 12:30 p.m. | Introduction and Opening Remarks
    Kristin Vines, MSS, LCSW, CCTSW
  • 12:45 p.m. | The Intersection of Diversity, Equity and Inclusion and Social Work
    Moderator: Kristin Vines, MSS, LCSW, CCTSW
    Presenters: Hector R. Ortiz, PhD, Caanen Churukha, LCSW and Judith McCrea, LSW

    Objectives
    • Explain the implications of culture in providing culturally responsive care in social work.
    • Explore the overlap between the National Association of Social Workers Code of Ethics and core principles of diversity, equity, and inclusion.
    • Describe how to transcend patient care by supporting an engaging and inclusive workplace culture.
  • 2:15 p.m. | Break
  • 2:30 p.m. | Introduction to Gambling and Problem Gambling
    Moderator: Kristin Vines, MSS, LCSW, CCTSW
    Presenter: Gregory A. Krausz, MA, CAADC, LPC

    Objectives
    • Discuss data around gambling in PA and define problem gambling.
    • Identify screening options and resources when problems with gambling are identified.
  • 4 p.m. | Adjournment

Tuesday, March 12 – Morning

  • 8 a.m. | Introduction and Opening Remarks
    Kristin Vines, MSS, LCSW, CCTSW
  • 8:15 a.m. | Sexual Offenders: Assessment, Treatment and Community Management
    Moderator: Kristen Vines, MSS, LCSW, CCTSW
    Presenters: Stacey Ginesin, PhD and Meghan M. Dade, Esquire

    Objectives
    • Describe the role of the Sexual Offenders Assessment Board (SOAB) in assessing individuals convicted of sexual offenses.
    • List two static and two dynamic risk factors for sex offending and articulate how these are addressed in treatment.
  • 9:45 a.m. | Break
  • 10 a.m. | Providing Culturally Responsive Health Care for Resettled Bhutanese-Nepalese Population
    Moderator: Lanae Ampersand, PsyD, LCSW, CPS
    Presenter: Sanjay Yadav, MD

    Objectives
    • Discuss common barriers faced by the population navigating the healthcare system.
    • Implement good practices in developing a caring and trusting patient-treatment provider relationship.
  • 11:30 a.m. | Adjournment

Tuesday, March 19 – Afternoon

  • 12:30 p.m. | Introduction and Opening Remarks
    Kristin Vines, MSS, LCSW, CCTSW
  • 12:45 p.m. | “You Got Me, Whose Got You?” A Social Worker and Leadership Perspective on How To Care for Trauma-Exposed Care Professionals
    Moderator: To Be Determined
    Presenter: Natalie Landis, MSW and Lanae Ampersand, PsyD, LCSW, CPS

    Objectives
    • Identify at least three “warning signs” related to trauma exposure response.
    • Identify strategies for navigating trauma exposure and tools that both clinicians and managers can use to promote health trauma stewardship.
  • 2:15 p.m. | Break
  • 2:30 p.m. | Suicide Prevention Among Those in the Helping Professions: Supporting Your Coworkers, Supervisors and Peers
    Moderator: Lanae Ampersand, PsyD, LCSW, CPS
    Presenter: Valerie McNicholl, LCSW

    Objectives
    • Identify at least three factors that exist in some helping professions that are related to increased rates of suicide for these groups.
    • Identify at least two strategies to promote a work culture where people feel safe to get help.
  • 4 p.m. | Adjournment

Tuesday, March 26 – Morning

  • 8 a.m. | Introduction and Opening Remarks
    Kristin Vines, MSS, LCSW, CCTSW
  • 8:15 a.m. | Immigrants and Public Benefits: Eligibility, Advocacy, and Partnering With Legal Services
    Moderator: Kristin Vines, MSS, LCSW, CCTSW
    Presenter: Medha D. Makhlouf, JD and students in the Medical-Legal Partnership Clinic

    Objectives
    • Review the laws and policies governing immigrant eligibility for public benefits in Pennsylvania.
    • Describe ways social workers can partner with legal professionals to advocate for their immigrant patients.
  • 9:45 a.m. | Break
  • 10 a.m. | Ethics in Supervision: The Self of the Supervisor in Action (Ethics Credit)
    Moderator: Meghan Bragers, LSW, MSW
    Presenter: Chaz Franke, MSW, LCSW

    Objectives
    • Discuss the importance of the role of the Self in multiple supervisory settings and have strategies for connecting to the self as a foundational skill for supervision.
    • Describe the parallel process and ways the development of self-supervision can contribute to client care.
  • 11:30 a.m. | Adjournment

Chairperson

Kristin Vines, MSS, LCSW, CCTSW
Transplant Social Worker II
Solid Organ Transplant
Penn State Health Milton S. Hershey Medical Center

Committee

Penn State Health Milton S. Hershey Medical Center

Lanae Ampersand, PsyD, LCSW, CPS
Practice Site Manager III – Psychiatry and Behavioral Heath
Division Director of Therapy Services, Dept. Psychiatry and Behavioral Health
Assistant Professor of Psychiatry and Behavioral Health

Meghan Bragers, MSW, LCSW
Women’s Health Social Worker

Channing Griffith, MSW, LSW
Care Transitions, NICU Social Worker

Amy K. Meli, MSW LSW CCM
Licensed Social Worker

Dadi R. Neopaney, BSW, MSW
Inpatient Social Worker
Care Transitions Department

Presenters

Lanae Ampersand PsyD, LCSW, CPS
Practice Site Manager III – Psychiatry and Behavioral Health
Division Director of Therapy Services, Dept. Psychiatry and Behavioral Health
Assistant Professor of Psychiatry and Behavioral Health
Penn State Health Milton S. Hershey Medical Center

Caanen Churukha, LCSW
Program Manager of Diverse Patient Experience and 1557 Coordinator
Office for Diversity, Equity and Inclusion
Penn State Health Milton S. Hershey Medical Center

Meghan M. Dade, Esquire
Executive Director
Pennsylvania Sexual Offenders Assessment Board

Charles Franke, MSW, LCSW
Therapist
Light Source

Stacy Ginesin, PhD
Licensed Clinical Psychologist
Clinical Director
Pennsylvania Sexual Offenders Assessment Board

Gregory A. Krausz, MA, CAADC, LPC
Consultant / Trainer
Council on Compulsive Gambling of Pennsylvania, Inc.

Natalie Landis MSW
Psychiatric Specialist
Adult Partial Hospitalization Program
Penn State Health Psychiatry and Behavioral Health
Penn State Health Milton S. Hershey Medical Center

Judith McCrea, LSW
Program Manager for Diverse Employee Engagement
Office for Diversity, Equity and Inclusion
Penn State Health Milton S. Hershey Medical Center

Valerie McNicholl, LCSW
Chief Operating Officer
Move Forward Counseling, LLC

Medha Devanagondi Mekhlouf, JD
Elsie de R. and Samuel P. Orlando Distinguished Professor
and Director, Medical-Legal Partnership Clinic
Penn State Dickinson Law

Hector R. Ortiz, PhD
Program Manager for Diversity, Equity and Inclusion Education
Office for Diversity, Equity and Inclusion
Penn State Health Milton S. Hershey Medical Center

Sanjay Yadav, MD
Assistant Professor of Psychiatry
Penn State Health Milton S. Hershey Medical Center
Penn State College of Medicine

Credit

Participants are saying
“All presenters delivered very informative and organized information with pertinent and helpful case references and examples.”
2023 Participant

Social Work

Penn State is an approved provider as defined by Pa. Code Sections 47.36(a)(3), 48.36(a)(3), and b49.36 (a)(3). Social workers, marriage and family therapists and professional counselors licensed by the state of Pennsylvania can earn up to 12 clock hours of continuing education (or 3 credits per session) for completing this course.

Fees

The fee is $100 for the entire series or $60 for half of the series per person and includes the cost of instruction and online handout materials.

Payment is required at the time of registration. If you have any questions or concerns, please email us at ContinuingEd@pennstatehealth.psu.edu.

Registrations received after Monday, March 4, will incur a $25 late fee.

Cancellations received after Tuesday, Feb. 27, will be assessed a $25 processing fee.

No refunds will be made for cancellations received after Thursday, Feb. 29.

Evaluation

A completed evaluation is required in order to receive a certificate for attending this activity. Please complete and submit the evaluation within the specified time frame.

Cancellations

The University reserves the right to cancel or postpone any course or activity because of insufficient enrollment or other unforeseen circumstances. If a program is canceled or postponed, the University will refund any program registration fees paid but cannot be held responsible for any related costs, charges or expenses, including cancellation/change charges assessed by airlines or travel agencies.

Program registrants who are experiencing illness or have been exposed to anyone who is ill should contact the Continuing Education office before attending any in-person activities.

Changes

Content and speakers for all programs are subject to change. Registrants will be notified of any significant updates.

COVID-19

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Access (ADA)

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Disclosure and Conflict of Interest (COI and Educational Balance)

It is Penn State policy to ensure balance, independence, objectivity and scientific rigor in all educational programs. Faculty and course directors have disclosed relevant financial relationships with commercial companies, and Penn State has a process in place to mitigate any conflict of interest. Complete faculty disclosure will be provided to program participants at the beginning of the activity.

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