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Oct 21, 2020 — Anne Pirie and Jim Morton will introduce participants to Bowen Family Systems Theory (BFST) and describe how to construct a family diagram: a tool for assessing and recording significant contextual information. This webinar will show how placing symptoms in their family/ social context informs diagnostic work and treatment directions in various clinical settings. Delivered in partnership between CASW and NSCSW.

Due to the COVID-19 pandemic, Nova Scotia’s Emergency Management Act allows the NSCSW to host our 2020 Annual General Meeting virtually. Register now to join us on June 10.

May 8, 2020 — Social workers are needing to make rapid changes to their social work practice to adapt to the COVID 19 pandemic. Heidi Sturgeon, an RSW in NS who’s been practicing online therapy for the past 4 years, offers an overview of how to transition to social work telepractice. Recording available on-demand after event via CASW.

This June 10 session is an opportunity to improve collaboration between social workers in mental health services and private practice, and social workers in child protection. Front-line child protection workers will increase their understanding of common mental health issues, and counselling practitioners will gain insight into child protection practices, proirities, systems and challenges.

This May 8 workshop offers an opportunity for social work practitioners to discuss real situations, and get feedback and support for how to handle the challenges they experience. Participants will explore ethical dilemmas and examine the difficult choices between alternative actions.

Participants in this April 27 training will develop their knowledge about trauma informed practice, how it can be applied to social work settings, and how social workers can mitigate the effects of working in trauma exposed environments.

March 30, 2020 — Social workers and helping professionals know so much about burn-out and compassion fatigue. How can social workers and other helpers cultivate compassion satisfaction or joy for the art of helping, in the midst of so many challenges?