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ETSU Social Work Lunch and Learn Fall /Spring Speaker Series

Dates:October 27, 2023 - April 26, 2024
Meets:12 N to 1:00 PM
Cost: $0.00

There are still openings remaining at this time.


Fall 2023/Spring 2024 Lunch and Learn Social Work Speaker Series

(1) Friday, October 27th, 12-1 pm
Speaker: Jen Boa

We will be discussing the intersection of sports and social work, student-athlete well-being, the role of social work and support for student-athletes.

Learning Objectives: Upon completion of this presentation, participates will be able to: 1. Raise awareness of the needs of student-athletes 2. Identify student-athlete strengths and how they contribute to well-being 3. Promote awareness of challenges place on student-athletes 4. Provide student-athletes a voice to de-stigmatize mental health problem

(2) Friday, December 1, 2023, 12-1 pm Speaker: Dr. Jesse D. Gilreath, DSW, LCSW Topic: Fostering Collaboration: Social Work Practice in Interprofessional Healthcare Teams.

Providing care through interprofessional teams improves quality of care, safety, and efficiency of services for those with complex needs while increasing client access to available services. Social workers are an integral component of care teams, bringing an array of unique skills and knowledge. This presentation will discuss the benefits of team-based care, how to build strong interprofessional teams, and ethics related to interprofessional collaboration.
Learning Objectives: Upon completion of this presentation, participates will be able to:
1.Describe social work's contributions interprofessional team
2.Name the four competencies of interprofessional collaborative practice
3.Discuss the ethics of interprofessional collaboration

(3)Date: January 26, 2024 Presenter: Dr. Dorothy Greene Title: We Do Recover
Description: The primary objective for this presentation is to examine the definitions, key elements, and mechanisms of recovery. Participants will learn the outcomes and understand the common pathways of recovery as identified in the National Recovery Study. Outcomes from The Life Recovery study will also be presented. This study sound to learn the primary elements of recovery from those who identified as "in recovery". Participants will learn the value and importance of supporting diverse recovery pathways.
Learning Objectives: 1. Examine multiple definitions of recovery and identify common elements across definitions.
2. Explore the prevalence of recovery in the U.S. and how recovery progresses across the lifespan.
3. Understand and appreciate the diversity of recovery pathways.

(4)Date: February 23, 2024 Presenter: Dr. Deneen Evans Title: Perinatal Mental Health and the Clinical Treatment of Black Birthing People. Description: The aim of the presentation is to inform clinicians about perinatal mental health, to identify social, structural, and economic disparities of Black perinatal women and educate participants on diagnostic screening tools to assess for perinatal mood disorders. Objectives: Learning Objectives 1. Upon completion participants will be able to define perinatal mental health and understand the clinical diagnostic criteria. 2. Upon completion the participant will be able to discuss the social inequalities related to black perinatal mental health. 3. Upon completion the participants will learn how to use diagnostic tools to screen for perinatal mental health in black women .

(5)Date: March 22, 2023 Presenters: Dr. Donna Cherry, EMDR Certified
Dana Lusk, MSW EMDR Trained
Greg Phipps, MSW EMDR Trained

Title: EMDR Therapy: Restoring Hope
Description: EMDR is a structured therapy that encourages the patient to focus briefly on the trauma memory while simultaneously experiencing bilateral stimulation (typically eye movements), which is associated with a reduction in the vividness and emotion associated with the trauma memories. Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing (EMDR) therapy is an extensively researched, effective psychotherapy method proven to help people recover from trauma and PTSD symptoms. This workshop will review the effects of trauma on the brain and discuss how EMDR is efficacious in resolving trauma.
Learning Objectives:
1. Describe at least three ways in which trauma affects emotions and behavior
2. Describe how trauma is resolved in EMDR
3. Describe the 8 phases of EMDR therapy
4. Apply at least two principles of a trauma-informed framework to identify those clients who would benefit from EMDR therapy
5. Understand the process of EMDR training

(6)Date: April 26, 2024 Presenter: Karen Magruder, LCSW-S Title: Reading or not, here AI comes!: Navigating a digital revolution

Brief description of presentation: Join us as we explore the evolving landscape of artificial intelligence (AI) and examine how this technology fits into social work practice. This session begins with a beginner-friendly overview of AI technology, surveys AI's limitations, and uses a strengths-perspective to review tangible strategies for harnessing AI to enhance efficiency and improve client outcomes. Participants will come away with insights needed to utilize AI ethically and responsibly as part of your social work toolkit.

Learning Objectives: 1. Demonstrate Understanding of AI Fundamentals: Articulate a basic understanding of AI technologies, including AI tools commonly used in social work practice.
2. Evaluate Ethical Considerations: Apply the NASW Code of Ethics to assess the ethical implications of AI implementation in social work case scenarios.
3. Analyze Criticisms and Limitations: Summarize concerns surrounding use of AI and identify opportunities to ethically implement AI to enhance social work practice.

Registration is $20 per speaker; however, ETSU Employees are free with the submission of the Employee Audit for Current ETSU Social Work Affiliated Attendees (ETSU social work students, faculty, staff, adjuncts, field instructors, and task supervisors)
ETSU Affliated $20, No Cost with submission of Employee Audit Go to HR; Educational Assistance; choose Spring 2024 form, then non-credit option.
NASW Members $20 per session
All Other Attendees $20 per session
Fee: $0.00

Fee Breakdown

Course Fee (Basic)See Workshop listing$ 0.00
Course Fee (Alternate)NASW Member$ 20.00
Optional FeeNASW CEU$ 0.00
Optional FeeCEU Certificate$ 25.00


Leslie Temme

Date Day Time Location
10/27/2023Friday12 N to 1 PM ZOOM
11/03/2023Friday12 N to 1 PM ZOOM
11/10/2023Friday12 N to 1 PM ZOOM
11/17/2023Friday12 N to 1 PM ZOOM
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