NASW Wisconsin Calendar

NOON HOUR WEBINAR: Emerging from the Pandemic: A Public Health Crisis into a Public Mental Health Crisis: Telehealth and its implications on Social Workers and Best Practice

Presented by Roberta Bronecki, MSW, LCSW, Kristen Golat, MSW, LCSW, Barbara Perkins, MSW, LCSW

NASWWI Chapter 0 1295 Article rating: 3.0

Social workers in all walks of practice are emerging from this pandemic in a different world. Our practices have changed, and not by a thoughtful plan or by choice, but rather, we were thrown into a world of technology that many of us were unfamiliar with and equally uncomfortable executing. As we emerge, we are now mindfully thinking about telehealth and its practical implications in clinical social work. In this session we will explore the question of best practice in telehealth services through the domains of care. What clients are best suited for telehealth services? How do we assess for appropriateness for telehealth services? What are the risks and legal implications of the use of telehealth services? And lastly, how do we, as social workers, embrace and execute services thoughtfully in this new world?



NOON HOUR WEBINAR: Veterinary Social Work: Honoring the Human-Animal Bond & Bolstering Staff Wellness

Presented by Taylor St. Onge, MSW, APSW

NASWWI Chapter 0 1440 Article rating: No rating

Veterinary Social Work (VSW) is a relatively new and actively growing field within social work. The root of the practice is to honor and tend to the human needs that arise within the complex relationship between humans and animals.  In this lecture, we will discuss the conception of VSW practice, what current VSW practice looks like within animal hospitals, the future for VSW across the globe, and how to become a VSW.  Learning objectives of this lecture will include: the ability to describe what VSWs do for their community; a deeper understanding on the importance of honoring the human-animal bond; and an adeptness in discerning the numerous mental and emotional challenges that veterinary professionals face in their every-day job, and why social workers are vital in bolstering their wellness.



WEBINAR: Advanced Ethics and Boundaries with a Clinical Lens (Webinar Full)

Presented by Jeanne Wagner, MSW, LCSW ACSW

NASWWI Chapter 0 1863 Article rating: 2.8

Statement of Rationale: The management of professional ethics and boundaries can be challenging in clinical work especially as we have become more dependent on the use of technology. This workshop will address the unique issues encountered during the provision of clinical services and will discuss best practice approaches to these challenges.

This program fulfills the Department of Regulation and Licensing requirement for four (4) hours of Boundaries and Ethics

Objectives, Content: Participants will gain a better awareness of the complicated nature of professional ethics and boundaries, especially as it relates to clinical services. An ethical decision-making process will be utilized as a variety of ethical scenarios are discussed in an interactive format. Participants will also learn about the importance of assessing various aspects of their services and related policies and procedures to protect clients and staff and reduce professional risk. Participants will learn how to utilize the NASW Code of Ethics in managing ethical dilemmas in clinical practice settings.

Learning Goals:

  • Identify the range of ethical dilemmas and professional boundaries in clinical practice
  • Identify the array of ethical challenges with the use of technology and social media in clinical practice
  • Learn the complicated laws and licensing requirements for tele mental health and documentation
  • Learn models for the ethical decision-making process
  • Increase awareess of the complicated nature of professional boundaries
  • Learn about the ethics of cultural competency in an ever-changing multi-cultural society
  • Identify risks that may affect professional liability
  • Identify what policies, procedures, and protocols are recommended to address ethics in a variety of contexts
  • Learn how to use the NASW Code of Ethics, and an ethical decision-making process to problem-solve a variety of ethical dilemmas through group discussion

NOON HOUR WEBINAR: Building Resiliency with Intimate Partner Abuse Survivors

Presented by Jennifer Parker, MSSW, LCSW, ACSW

NASWWI Chapter 0 1208 Article rating: 5.0

This workshop begins with a survey of intimate partner abuse survivors and what they found helpful in therapy. With that foundation, Jennifer explores three issues they often present: mistrusting self & unconditionally trusting partner, confusion between selfishness and self-interest, and beliefs that interfere with assertiveness. Coercive control injures any strengths they have in these areas, and if the issues predate the relationship, they represent vulnerabilities that are exploited. Along with case examples, Jennifer will present therapeutic strategies that enhance survivors’ resiliency and empower them in dealing with their issues. There will be time for discussion, which can include her handout “Intimate Partner Abuse Cases” if desired. Another handout is included that professionals may use with clients. Jennifer will provide a book link for anyone interested in purchasing a copy of her book Coercive Relationships: Find the Answers You Seek


  • Name what survivors find helpful in therapy
  • Identify three issues that coercive control exploits or creates in victims  
  • Learn about effective strategies that enhance survivor resilience and empower them to make decisions.



NOON HOUR WEBINAR: Who Am I Now? The Ever-Changing Role of the Caregiver

Presented by Jennifer L. Rowe, LCSW

NASWWI Chapter 0 1279 Article rating: No rating

An overview of how a caregiver's role changes as the care needs of their loved one change. This training will review the individuality of the caregiver, caregiver adaptation, address what-if questions, and discuss resources. Financial aspects will also be reviewed, including insurance coverage.




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