Spring Series

NASW Alaska Chapter's Spring Series 
Please click here to register for a presentation. Space is limited, register early.


April 4, 2016 – ICWA and Historical Trauma for Alaska Native Families

  • Presented by April Stahl, LBSW, PSS IV
  • 3 Alaska Native Specific CEUs

The training will provide attendees with the development and purpose if ICWA. They will have an understanding of ICWA law and the child in need of aid process.  They will also leave with resources to access after the training.


 April 11, 2016 - Science of Drug Abuse and Addiction

  • Presented by Greg White, Ph.D., LPC, CPC, CDC-I & Shane J. Bell, MSCP, MAC, CDC-I
  • 3 Substance Abuse CEUs

The presentation will consist of an overall depiction of the science of Drug Abuse and Addiction.  The presenters will present on cross addiction and offer vignettes to help assist attendees in recognizing the different types of an alcoholic.  Additionally, the presenters will discuss DSM-V criteria to diagnose a substance use disorder. Lastly, the presenters will discuss the progression of disconnect as it relates to addiction.


May 2, 2016 - Clinical Ethics Decision Making Methods

  • Presented by Mark F. Carr, PhD, MDiv
  • 3 Ethics CEUs

When faced with difficult clinical decisions practitioners often intuit their way through the ethical discernment process. This presentation will focus on nationally and internationally recognized methods of clinical ethics decision making. The Joint Commission demands that healthcare facilities have some method of dealing with ethical issues. As an educator in healthcare ethics for over 20 years and a chair and co-chair of hospital ethics committees for 2.5 years, my experience indicates a lack of knowledge and skill in the area of moral decision making among healthcare professionals.   


At the end of this presentation listeners should have the ability to describe at least two methods (Principlist and Casuist) of clinical ethics decision making. With others in their discussion groups they will be able to resolve case dilemmas I will pose for them. 


May 9, 2016 - Self-Care?  Who has time for that?  Self-Care and Professional Resiliency

  • Presented by ​Shannon Cross-Azbill, LCSW & Vanessa E. Meade, LCSW, Psy
  • 3 Ethics CEUs

This presentation will be an interactive and engaging conversation about the importance of developing ways to incorporate self-care in our daily lives.  The conversation will include the ways we put up barriers to taking care of ourselves, simple tools to remind of us our resiliency, and connecting us to the need to be present in our own lives.  Interactive components of the presentation will include mindfulness-based practices. If you think you do not have time or do not need this presentation, this is just for you!



All presentations are 6-9 pm Monday nights (3 CEUs), cost for each is $45 for NASW members and $60 for nonmembers.


Sessions are located at the Providence Cancer Center, 3851 Piper St, Room 2401.

If you park in the Cancer Center parking garage, that's the classroom closest to the
skybridge entrance (not to be confused with the skybridge to the main hospital).


Click here for the NASW AK Registration and Refund Policy.





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National Association of Social Workers - Alaska Chapter


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Jefferson City, MO 65102


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