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MN Winter Workshop Day 01-24-2020
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NASW-MN's Winter Workshop Day

When: Friday, January 24, 2020
9:00 am - 4:00 pm
Where: Amherst H. Wilder Foundation
451 Lexington Pkwy N
Saint Paul, Minnesota  55104
United States
Contact: NASW-MN

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NASW-MN's Winter Workshop Day

Friday, January 24, 2020 - 9:00 a.m. - 4:00 p.m.

Amherst H. Wilder Foundation, 451 Lexington Pkwy N, St. Paul, 55104



Connect with social work colleagues across practice areas and refresh your practice!


NASW-MN has put together an array of incredible workshops on a wide range of topics most requested by social workers in MN. Our Workshop Day will permit you to attend your choice of half-day workshops on the topics most interesting or relevant to your practice and passion. Whether you're in clinical practice or a macro practitioner, new to social work or a seasoned professional, supervising or in supervised practice, there are workshops for you! 



Attend one workshop in the Morning or the Afternoon, or attend the full day - it's your choice!


Scroll down for workshops, presenter information, and pricing.




Morning Workshop Choices - 9:00 a.m.-12:00 p.m. (3 CEUs)


Introduction to EMDR Therapy and Related Approaches in Psychotherapy (Clinical post-test available)

Presenter: Monica O'Connell, MA, LMFT, LADC

Eye movement desensitization and reprocessing (EMDR) is an approach to psychotherapy that continues to grow in popularity and utility. Come get an orientation to EMDR and its uses in various clinical settings. Participants will receive a full explanation of how the therapy works and how it conceptualizes the impact of trauma on the human experience.


The Intersection of HIV and Chemical Health

Presenter: Megan Mueller

Come learn about the intersection of chemical health and sexual health. Feel prepared to discuss HIV and sexual health with your clients, understand your role in creating a safe, non-judgmental space for people living with HIV or those who are at risk of HIV, and understand the connections between sexual health and the chemicals people use.


- Ethics and Supervision (Ethics/Supervision CEU)

Presenter: Karen Goodenough, MSW, LGSW 

The number of ethical violations in Minnesota has grown exponentially in recent years; even seasoned professionals can make mistakes that cause real client harm. Join us to learn about the ethical violations most often faced by Minnesota social workers, key concepts in risk management to protect supervisor and supervisee, and tools for addressing ethical dilemmas in supervision.




Afternoon Workshop Choices - 1:00 p.m.-4:00 p.m. (3 CEUs)


The Myth of the Strong Black Woman: Culturally Responsive Mental Health Assessment & Treatment for Pregnant Black American Women (Clinical post-test available)

Presenter: Maima Fant, MSW, LICSW

Participants explore the concept of culturally responsive perinatal mental health assessment and treatment. The myth of the strong Black woman and intersectionality theory will examine Black Women’s emotional health and resilience. This presentation articulates the necessity of acknowledging and centering the unique perinatal experiences of Black American women.


Creating LGBTQ-inclusive and Accessible Organizations

Presenter:  grey doolin, M.Ed

This workshop will explore strategies for creating LGBTQ-inclusive and accessible organizations, from programming to policies to the language used on intake forms. Participants will have a chance to assess their current organizations on inclusion and will leave with concrete strategies for making change.  


Confronting Racist Discourse from Clients, Colleagues, and Community Members: An Ethical Challenge for Social Workers (Ethics CEU)

Presenter: Erin Sugrue, Ph.D, LICSW

This workshop considers the ethical challenges faced by social workers as they encounter racist discourse, perspectives, and practices in their work, as well as their role in racial justice work. Using case examples and their own experiences, participants will identify biases conveyed, discuss factors surrounding action or inaction, and analyze the ethical issues present in these situations. 





Presenter Information


grey doolin, M.Ed

grey doolin, M.Ed. (they/them) is a trans- and queer-identified healer and activist-educator. grey holds a master’s degree from Auburn University and completed 6 years of Ph.D-level coursework and practica at the University of Wisconsin-Madison. grey has been facilitating trainings on diversity and inclusion for 13 years in academic settings, through their own consulting practice, and now as RECLAIM's Community Outreach and Training Associate.  



Maima Fant, MSW, LICW

Maima Fant is an Assistant Professor of Social Work at the College of St. Scholastica and a perinatal mental health clinician. Maima's research and clinical practice incorporates culturally responsive approaches to mental health assessment and treatment. She also serves as a board member for Postpartum Support International’s (PSI) Minnesota chapter.



Karen Goodenough, MSW, LGSW

Karen Goodenough, MSW, LGSW, is Executive Director of the National Association of Social Workers, MN Chapter. For 20 years, Karen has supervised interns, volunteers, contractors, board members, and staff from various professional backgrounds. Previously, Karen worked in direct practice for 6 years and non-profit program management for 12 years; was a consultant for 3 years in evaluation, data utilization and strategic planning; and served for 11 years as adjunct faculty in numerous MSW programs. Karen is currently pursuing a Ph.D in Social Work from the University of Minnesota.



Megan Mueller

Megan Mueller is the Education & Prevention Manager at JustUs Health (formerly the Minnesota AIDS Project, Rainbow Health Initiative, and Training to Serve). She teaches many courses related to HIV, Hepatitis C, STIs, LGBTQ+ health equity (including older adults), chemical health, and much more. She also manages the Mainline Syringe Exchange, as well as an HIV/Hepatitis C outreach and testing team. Megan has her Master’s in Public Health and is passionate about educating to empower people to make their own changes.



Monica O'Connell, MA, LMFT, LADC

Monica O’Connell is a licensed Marriage and Family Therapist practicing in MN. She is an experienced clinician, presenter and consultant focused on providing trauma informed, dynamic and person centered care. Monica owns a private practice in Minneapolis where she spends time providing individual and couples therapy with her therapy dog, Lou. 



Erin Sugrue, Ph.D, LICSW

Erin Sugrue is an assistant professor of social work at Augsburg University. Prior to receiving her doctorate, Dr. Sugrue worked for over a decade as a school social worker in the Edina Public Schools and did on-call social work at Children’s Hospitals and Clinics of Minnesota. Her research and teaching interests include school social work, child welfare system reform, race and racialization in social work practice, and clinical social work as social justice practice. 










We do not accept American Express.


Optional $12 lunch available; includes sandwich choice, chips, cookie, and beverage. Make your selection during Registration process.

Call the NASW-MN Office at 651-293-1935 or e-mail with any questions.

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