News & Events for February 2007
February 07, 2007
Barry University Workshop
The Florida Chapter of the Association for the Advancement of Social Work with groups presents Winter/Spring group work series.
Saturday, February 10, 2007
9:00 am to 12:15 pm
Barry University School of Social Work
Powers Room 243
"Old Queers Acting Up"
Using group Work to Address Issues of Homophobia
This workshop will present information on the dynamics of oppression and in particular homophobia and the use of group work to address the impact of these dynamics. The use of socio-drama and sociodrama ensembles will be presented as activity-based groups that involve participants in exploring the impact of oppression in their lives. The presenter will share her experiences using group work with LGBT'S and with facilitating the group " Old Queers Acting Up" in NYC in her position of Group Worker at Senior Action in a Gay Enviroment(SAGE).
Workshop Objectives: Participants will be able to:
- Identify the fundamental tactics of oppression that are used against marginalized populations.
- Understand how these tactics operate against lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender people and the particular challenges LGBT clients face as a result of homophobia.
- Appreciate why group work can be particularly effective in addressing internalized oppression.
- Explore the use of socio-drama and the creation of sociodrama ensembles as activity based groups that involve participants in exploring the impact of oppression on their lives.
- Participate in a sociodrama exercise that offers an experience of the technique.
3 CEUs applied for: Clinical Social Workers, Marriage and Family Therapists, Mental Heath Counselors.
Kris Drumm M.S.W. is an educator, writer, artist, and group worker. Kris is the executive director of Wolf Bear Institute, an organization committed to helping individuals and groups explore pathways to their enlightenment and growth. Kris has worked with older lesbians, gay men and people of transgender experience at Senior Action in a gay environment where she directed the theater troop Old Queers Acting Up. As an educator, Kris has presented numerous sociodrama workshops and presentations exploring the dynamics of ageism, homophobia, racism, sexism, and “ableism” using drama techniques. Kris has been involved with the battered women’s movement for over twenty years and was the former Domestic Violence Program Coordinator at the NYC Gay & Lesbian Anti-Violence Project where she provided individual and group counseling to battered lesbians, gay men, and people of transgender experience. Kris is a published author on social work with groups and working with LGBT people.
AASWG Member ………….Free
For more information Contact Mary Consuegra at(305)899-3900 or email KarenRutman@hotmail.com
See the AASWG Florida Chapter Website
February 13, 2007
AIDS Activist Award
Congratulations to FAU BSW STUDENT Michael Rajner, National Secretary of the Campaign to End AIDS, Fort Lauderdale, FL for receiving the U.S. AIDS Activist Award; $10,000 grant from THE HOUSING WORKS THIRD ANNUAL KEITH D. CYLAR AIDS ACTIVIST AWARDS As National Secretary of the Campaign to End AIDS (C2EA), Michael Rajner has played a major role in growing a two-year old coalition dedicated to ending AIDS stigma and discrimination into a thriving national network of activists. C2EA already boasts 12 robust statewide chapters, including one in Louisiana, where the aftermath of Hurricane Katrina threatened that state's AIDS infrastructure. In 2005, Mr. Rajner, who has had HIV since the mid-'90s, spearheaded C2EA's "Tropical Storm" caravan, a three-week activist pilgrimage from Florida to Washington, D.C. In 2006, he secured a "Pledge to End AIDS" from major Florida elected officials.
February 27, 2007
International Conference for the Advanced Professional Practice of Clinical Social
Newport, Rhode Island October 11-14, 2007
Evidence-Based Practice Wisdom:
Issues and Controversies
Hyatt Regency Newport Hotel & Spa
ICAPP is the oldest Clinical Social Work organization in the country, having originally been created to promote private practice among Clinical Social Workers. Now open to all Clinical Social Workers, whether in agency or private practice, ICAPP is an international organization that sponsors annual Conferences all over the world on relevant and timely clinical topics.
ICAPP Conferences have a unique and intimate format, unlike any other conferences: papers are sent to attendees prior to the Conference, so that the conference is devoted to discussion. Meetings are held in the mornings, so that the remainder of the day is devoted to to socialization or sight-seeing. Life-long professional contacts are made.
This year’s theme is “Evidence-Based Practice and Practice Wisdom: Issues and Controversies.” Promoted internationally for a number of years, evidence-based psychotherapy seeks to identify treatment approaches and techniques that have been validated by research to be most effective and targeted to patients needs. Some who hold this view have called practice wisdom the practice of “making the same mistakes with growing confidence over the years.”
While sound practice does require scientific knowledge and understanding to effectively help others, what do we mean by evidence? Are there ineffable factors in the therapeutic process and among patient, therapist, the interventions and the context that defy reduction and quantification? If so, how then do we proceed? We welcome all proposals, which should include practice examples, that would serve to illuminate this discussion.
Come to the beautiful seaside town of Newport, rich in colonial history and numerous other attractions. The Gilded Age saw unprecedented affluence among America’s upper classes which are reflected in the “summer cottages” of the Vanderbilts and Astors landscaped homes of unparalleled opulence and beauty. Visit the 1763 Touro Synagogue, the nation’s first, and other religious sites illustrating Newport’s legacy of religious toleration and freedom. Learn about Newport’s rich and varied past at the Museum of Newport, the International Tennis Hall of Fame and the Yachting Museum, to name just a few places to visit. As you breath in the sea air of glittering Narragansett Bay while sampling its fresh seafood you will be glad you made the trip.
For Conference Information: Helen Hinckley Krackow, LCSW, BCD, ICAPP President 212-683-1780 or HHKrackow@aol.com
Submit Abstracts to: Allen A. DuMont, LCSW, BCD, ICAPP VP & Conference Moderator 39-06 210th St. Bayside, NY 11361
718-224-4886 or A.DuMont@verizon.net
All papers must be oriented to practice with case examples.
Please submit 3 copies of 1 page abstract(or via e-mail in MS word or PDF format) by April 7, 2007
Conference Registration: Marilyn Paschel
718-961-8332 or MJPaschel@aol.com
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