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NASW-SD 2020 Annual Conference


March 19 & 20, 2020


Sioux Falls Convention Center

Sioux Falls, SD


Joanne Cacciatore, Ph.D.


Thursday Keynote Address


by Joanne Cacciatore, Ph.D., MSW


"Bearing the Unbearable: Helping Clients

Facing Traumatic Grief” 


This keynote will illuminate current research on traumatic grief and explore ways in which social workers can cultivate compassionate presence while bearing the unbearable. Using art, poetry, and case examples, Dr. Cacciatore will journey into the intimate and sacred spaces of loss based on more than two decades of practice and research experience.


Joanne Cacciatore's Biography




John W. McIlveen, Ph.D.


Friday Keynote Address


by John W. McIlveen, Ph.D., LMHC


"SUDs in the US Today: Trends, Hot Topics, and


Future Directions"


Dr. McIlveen will address the nation’s Opioid Crisis,

Addiction Medicine, Mental Health, Family Therapy, Behavioral Health, Co-Morbid Disorders, and Mood Disorders.




John McIlveen's Biography



Conference Details




Nominate a Colleague


Submit a Paper Proposal

Exhibit at the Conference
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Conference Pricing

Refund Policy

Multi Registration Agency Discount Form

Preliminary Conference Schedule

Award Nominations

Nominate a Colleague for an Award

Award Recipient History

Award Guidelines PDF


2020 Breakout Sessions

Breakout Session Schedule

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 Sponsor/Exhibitor Contract

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NASW-SD Annual Scholarship

You must complete the 2020 application by February 29th, 2020

Scholarship Application

Awarded to a BSW & a MSW Student


Fern Chamberlain Leadership Scholarship for MSW & BSW Students


Book hotel reservations directly at (605)331-2040. The name of the block is NASW National Association of Social Workers


NASW Group Rate - $139 per night


Get a room near the Convention Site!

Ask for the Special Room Rate!

Holiday Inn

2040 W Russell St,

Sioux Falls, SD 57104

(605) 331-2040






2020 NASW-SD

Social Work Day at the Capitol


February 10, 2020

Social Work Day at the Capitol


February 9, 2020

Advocacy Training


Up to 4 Contact Hours available


Schedule and flyer

Register now!






New this year...We are offering an Advocacy Training prior to the event. Join us on February 9th, 2020 from 3-6 pm. 




Sophia F. Dziegielewski, Ph.D., LCSW

License Prep Training

  Training for both the

MSW & BSW Test

April 25 - 26, 2020

14 CEUs

CHI Health Lakeside, 16901 Lakeside Court, Omaha, Nebraska 68130


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* Refund Policy

* Workshop Schedule




CE Tracker

 3rd Wednesday


Now free to members!!


February 19, 2020 12-1 CST


Ethics in Healthcare


Rochelle Holloway, MSW


Register here




Online CEU Opportunities




Building Strength Through Association


Please take a moment to support our Conference sponsors



 South Dakotans for Alternatives

against the Death Penalty


South Dakota Chapter of the National Association of Social Workers


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