Digital Dilemmas – Disability Dialogue

Date(s) - Oct 17
9:00 am - 4:30 pm

Groton Inn & Suites


Back to Back Clinical Workshops
Hosted by NASW/CT and NASW/RI

October 17, 2014
Groton Inn & Suites, 99 Gold Star Highway, Groton, CT  06340
Approved for 6 CECs, 3 per session

Approved for 3 CE Credits in Cross Cultural Practice (RI) & 3 CE Credits in Professional Ethics


Morning Session, 9 to 12:
“Social Work in a Digital Age: Ethical & Risk Management Challenges”

Presented by Frederic Reamer, PhD, Professor Rhode Island College School of Social Work, this workshop is a timely, essential overview of social work in the digital world.  Social networking, remote video interventions, and text-message and avatar counseling are but a few of the technological options being used by a growing number of contemporary social workers.  The advent of online technology, digital communications, and distance service delivery has forced social workers to rethink the way they serve clients.  Explore unprecedented and challenging ethical issues concerning the meaning of relationship in professional work, practitioner competence, privacy and confidentiality, and professional boundaries with an eminent leader in the field of social work ethics.

Afternoon Session, 1:30 to 4:30:
“Children, Families, and Disabilities:
Micro & Macro Implications and Considerations”

This workshop qualifies for the cultural competence requirement.

Presented by Rick Harris, LICSW, Executive Director of the Rhode Island Chapter of NASW, this workshop will explore the stressors, both financial and social, faced by families with a child, adult, or retirement-age adult with moderate to severe disabilities.  The presentation will address clinical intervention, rehabilitation practice, and social policy as it relates to disability services and resources.  Often the rules, regulations, and discriminatory practices these families have to face can prove to be overwhelming.  Be a part of an important dialogue that will offer guidelines and information critical to the social work practitioner in both clinical and policy venues.

Morning Session is $60 for NASW members and $80 for non-members
Afternoon Session is $60 for NASW members and $80 for non-members
FULL DAY (attend both sessions) is $100 for NASW members and $140 for non-members

Coffee & Light Breakfast included and served from 8:30 to 9.  

Lunch is on your own from 12:00 to 1:30.