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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

Purchase Joanne Cacciatore's book "Bearing the Unbearable" here






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




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2020 Breakout Sessions

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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

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Holiday Inn

2040 W Russell St,

Sioux Falls, SD 57104

(605) 331-2040





Save the Date!


2021 NASW-SD

Social Work Day at the Capitol

February 8, 2021







Sophia F. Dziegielewski, Ph.D., LCSW


Dr. Dziegielewski's Bio

 VIRTUAL License  Prep Training


Training for both the

MSW & BSW Test


April 25 - 26, 2020


14 CEUs


Social Work Practice and Psychopharmacology: A Person-in ...DSM-5 in Action 3rd Edition - Kindle edition by Sophia F ...Understanding Substance Addictions: Assessment and Intervention by ...


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CE Tracker

 3rd Wednesday


 May 20th, 2020


"Cardboard Confessionals"


with Mitch Reed


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Online CEU Opportunities


Building Strength Through Association

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 South Dakotans for Alternatives

against the Death Penalty


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