Winter Workshop Series: Ethics, Supervision & Self-Care

Winter Workshop Series: Ethics, Supervision & Self-Care


6 Workshops * February 2nd – March 18th
Convenient Times & Locations

Post tests will be provided in each workshop for social workers working towards a LICSW.

1. Self Care: An Ethical Responsibility 
Feb. 2nd, 2013  | Crystal, MN – COMPLETED

2. Building Resilience…
Feb. 13th, 2013 | Andover, MN – COMPLETED

3. Developing Effective Supervisory Relationships
Feb. 25th, 2013 | Edina, MN –  COMPLETED

4. Self Care: An Ethical Responsibility 
Mar. 9th, 2013  | New Brighton, MN – COMPLETED

5. Introduction to Reflective Supervision…
Mar. 13th  | Minneapolis, MN – COMPLETED

6. Developing Effective Supervisory Relationships
Mar. 18th, 2013 | Eagan, MN [Repeat]

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Self Care: An Ethical Responsibility – $59 – 2 CEUs – COMPLETED

Presented by Scott Graham, MS.ED, LSW

This workshop will address ethical practices within helping professions and will explore how it relates to compassion fatigue.  The social work Code of Ethics will be used as a guideline and topics will cover dual relationships, setting healthy boundaries, and self-care strategies. This fun-filled and self-evaluating presentation will consist of practical examples that apply to the helping profession with special emphasis related to the education field. 

This course fulfills the MN Board of Social Work Requirements of 2 clock hours in Social Work Ethics.

Scott Graham, LSW, MS.ED is an elementary school social worker in the St. Michael-Albertville School district.  He has worked professionally with children and families for over ten years.  Scott’s presentations at the MACMH conference have been attendee favorites. Scott has extensive experience presenting to staff and parents. He maintains an enthusiastic curiosity about children’s social-emotional growth and is eager to learn and share ways to foster this positive growth with professionals and parents.

Saturday, February 2nd, 2013
12:00 AM – 2:00 PM
Rockford Road Library
6401 42nd Ave. N
Crystal, MN 55427


Saturday, March 9th, 2013
10:00 AM – 12:00 PM
New Brighton Family Service Center
Community Room B
400 10th St. NW
New Brighton, 55112
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Building Resilience: How to Maintain Health and Well-Being While Working with Children and Youth Who Have Experienced Complex Trauma – $79 – 3 CEUs – COMPLETED

Presented by Cynthia Packer, MSW, LICSW, Missy Butler, MS, LMFT, & Jeremy Mork, MSW, LICSW

Recently, there has been increased awareness that the challenges of working with and providing supports to those who have experienced complex trauma can result in vicarious trauma and compassion fatigue.  Mental health and human service professionals, as well as those who work in education and healthcare, may find themselves experiencing symptoms that have a negative impact on health and well-being similar to those of traumatic stress. Increasingly, there is an interest in looking at ways to build resiliency and promote self-care.  Developments in neuroscience have provided valuable information on ways the brain and other systems within the body are impacted not only by trauma, but by chronic stress. This workshop will highlight successful programs that have been developed to build resilience such as the Resilience Alliance Program in New York as well as practical tools to assess and address vicarious trauma and compassion fatigue.

Cynthia Packer, MSW, LICSW is currently the Clinical Coordinator of the Minnesota Intensive Therapeutic Homes (MITH) Program, a statewide program for children and youth with mental health and behavioral challenges, many of whom have experienced complex trauma.  Cynthia has been developing programs and working with children, youth and adults for twenty-four years providing individual and family therapy as well as case management, crisis services and supervision to professionals and MSW students.  Her work has provided her with frequent opportunities to work with people who have experienced trauma as well as with those who provide services and supports to them.  This has led her to learn more about the neuroscience of trauma as well as practical ways to build resilience, self-care and healthy organizations.

Missy Butler, MS, LMFT has worked with children, adolescents, families and couples in a variety of settings including residential, inpatient, hospital, foster care and the community.  She is currently a Supervisor/Therapist with the MITH program which has provided her much experience in working with compassion fatigue and vicarious trauma.

Jeremy Mork, MSW, LICSW has worked with children, adolescents and families primarily in community settings.  He currently is a Supervisor/Therapist with the MITH Program providing services to children and youth with mental health and behavioral challenges most of whom have experienced trauma.  Jeremy has had many opportunities to learn about compassion fatigue and vicarious trauma through this work.

Wednesday, Feb. 13th, 2013
12:30-3:30 PM
Bunker Hills Activity Center, Maple Room
550 Bunker lake Blvd. NW
Andover, MN 55304
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Developing Effective Supervisory Relationships – $79 – 3 CEUs

Presented by Tamara L Kaiser, PhD LICSW, LMFT

Because supervision is the primary vehicle through which one learns clinical practice and because of the phenomenon of parallel process, a good relationship between supervisor and supervisee is essential.  This workshop introduces participants to a conceptual model that explains the fundamentals of the supervisory relationship and identifies inherent ethical considerations.  Participants will have an opportunity to work with self-reflection questions about the basic elements of the relationship: power, trust, and shared meaning.

Participants will be able to:

  1. Identify the dynamics of power, trust, and shared meaning in the relationship between supervisor and supervisee.
  2. Apply concepts pertaining to relational ethics to this particular relationship.
  3. Understand the nature and importance of the process of accountability in supervision.
  4. Articulate how their attitudes and aptitudes regarding the use of power and the establishment of trust and shared meaning affect their own practice as clinicians and/or supervisors.

This workshop is designed to help social work supervisors meet the MN Board of Social Work’s requirements in the practice of social work licensing supervision.

Tamara L Kaiser, PhD LICSW, LMFT is Professor Emerita at the St. Catherine University/University of St. Thomas School of Social Work.  She is the co-founder and co-director of the school’s Supervision Institute, established in 1994.  She has practiced psychotherapy for more than 35 years, and has more than 25 years of experience providing supervision and consultation for practitioners.

She has offered over 60 workshops and presentations both nationally and locally on the topic of supervision, has published several journal articles on the topic of supervision and is the author of Supervisory Relationships: Exploring the Human Element  (1997) and co-creator of the training video and manual, Challenges in Cross Cultural Supervision  (2000).   She serves on the editorial board of the journal The Clinical Supervisor.  She is also the author of A User’s Guide to Therapy: What to Expect and How you can Benefit (2009).

Monday, Feb. 25th, 2013
12:30-3:30 PM
Southdale Library Meeting Room
7001 York Ave. S.
Edina, MN 55435


Monday, March 18th, 2013
Eagan Community Center
1501 Central Parkway
Eagan, MN 55121


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Introduction to Reflective Supervision for Early Childhood Professionals – $79 – 3 CEUs – COMPLETED

Michele Fallon, LICSW, IMH-E(IV)

Working effectively with young children and their families is relationship-based and requires us to engage our emotions as well as our intellect. Reflective supervision, considered to be ‘best practice’ in infant and early childhood work, involves attending to the feelings and experiences of the adults as well as those of the children because it is within these relationships where learning and change can take place. This workshop will offer an overview of the principles and strategies of reflective supervision and how it can support work with young children and families and promote professional development.
This workshop is designed to help social work supervisors meet the MN Board of Social Work’s requirements in the practice of social work licensing supervision.

Michele Fallon is a licensed clinical social worker endorsed in Infant Mental Health at Level IV through the MACMH-IEC with many years of experience working with young children and their families. She provides individual and group reflective supervision, consultation and training to multidisciplinary practitioners working with very young children and their families across a variety of settings.

Wednesday, March 13th, 2013
12:30-3:30 PM
AAA Headquarters
5400 Auto Club Way
Minneapolis, MN 55416
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