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In-person conference Agenda

Please do not take it upon yourself to attend a session that you are not registered for. Please see the registration desk to receive your desired change. You will not be able to complete a session evalution if you have not registered for a session.

Thursday, March 23, 2023

3:30pm-7:30pm              Onsite Registration at Promenade Registrations Desk and Exhibit Hall Open, Adams

5:30pm-6:30pm              Opening Reception, join us in the Promenade!

6:30pm-8:30pm              Movie and Discussion – Mending Walls, Auditorium


Friday, March 24, 2023


7:00am-8:00am              Registration at Promenade Registration Desk, continental breakfast, Exhibit Hall Open, Adams

8:00 a.m. Key Note Speaker, Dr. Arthur Romano, Auditorium


11:15am-11:45am          Break, visit the exhibit fair!

11:45am-12:45pm          Awards Lunch, Leadership with Rob McCartney, Auditorium

12:45pm-1:00pm            Break, visit the exhibit fair!

1:00pm-3:00pm              First breakout session



  • Amphitheater – The Intersection of Human Trafficking and Child Welfare in Social Work

  • Central Lounge – Beacon: A Training Model for Schools

  • Taylor – Telehealth 2023: Level-Setting the Practice Foundation

  • Rooms 2/3 – Understanding and Treating Trauma in Play Therapy with Children and Adolescents

  • Rooms A/B – Walking in their Shoes

  • Room 16 – Engaging Men in the Fight against Violence toward Black Women

3:00pm-3:45pm              Extended Networking Break, Exhibit Hall Open, Adams

3:45pm-5:45pm              Second breakout session

  • Rooms A/B -Understanding and Intervening with Familial Controlled Sex Trafficking

  • Central Lounge - Trauma Sensitive OB-GYN Care

  • Rooms 2/3 - Shades of Grief: Considerations for Inclusive and Responsive Grief Support Practice within Community

  • Taylor – Trans and Gender Expansive Clients: Knowledge, Skills and Strategies for Providers

  • Amphitheater - Mediating Allostatic Load for African American Social Workers and Social Work Students

  • Room 16 - Social Workers Needed: Treatment Gaps for Stoke and Traumatic Brain Injury Survivors


The fireside chat will begin with book pick-up, purchase and signing by Dr. Arthur Romano. Please plan to arrive at 7p.m. if you want to participate in a few sweet treats, need to purchase a book, pick-up a book that you ordered during pre-sale or wish to get your book signed. Please note, this event is for registered attendees. Please plan to register if you would like to attend.

8:00pm-9:00pm             Dr. Romano's Fireside Chat, join us in the Auditorium


Saturday, March 25, 2023


7:00am-8:00am               Registration at Promenade Registrations Desk, continental breakfast, Exhibit Hall Opens for the day, Adams.

7:15am-7:45am               Coffee with Debra, join us in the exhibit hall!

8:00am-9:00am               Keynote – Ron Jones, Auditorium

9:00am-9:20am               Break, visit the exhibit fair!

9:20am-11:20am             First breakout session

  • Rooms A/B - Friends or Foes? The Rewarding (and Challenging) Collaboration of Social Workers and Attorneys in Family Law

  • Amphitheater - Cultural Humility in Social Work Practice in Healthcare

  • Rooms 2/3 - A Resilience Lens on Intergenerational Trauma

  • Central Lounge - Embrace Joy

  • Room 17 - Social Worker in International Humanitarian Emergencies

  • Room 16 - The New Age of Social Work Entrepreneurship

11:20am-11:35pm           Break, visit the exhibit fair!

11:35am-12:35pm           Lunch and Learn, Auditorium

Auditorium with speaker, Sarah Butts

12:35pm-12:50pm           Break, visit the exhibit fair!

12:50pm-2:50pm             Second breakout session

  • Rooms 2/3 - Social Justice and Policy Practice Through a School Social Work Lens

  • Rooms A/B - Clinicians of Color Serving Clients of Color: Reconciling Power and Privilege

  • Taylor - Understanding Trauma Informed Care Using a Hip Hop Approach

  • Central Lounge - Hearing Voices - A Humbling and Powerful Experiential Session of Listening with Auditory Hallucinations

  • Amphitheater - Ethics and LGBTQIA+ in Long Term Care - Discrimination, Bullying, and Creating a Safe Environment

  • Room 16 - Meeting Clients Where They Are At: Incorporating Geek Interests Into Therapy

2:50pm-3:10pm               Break, visit the exhibit fair!

3:10pm-5:10pm               Final breakout session

  • Rooms 2/3 - Can I Be Authentically Me? Examining Disparities in Medical and Mental Health

  • Taylor -Listening to the Unspoken Stories: A Somatic Approach to Healing Trauma

  • Amphitheater - African American Clinicians decolonizing the role of the therapist with African American clients

  • Rooms A/B - Flipping the Script: Recovery Planning & Engagement with Survivors of Child Sex Trafficking

  • Auditorium - Hellfighter with Ron Jones

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