As the final program of the year on May 14, the Sacramento/Davis District enjoyed a backyard symposium moderated by Mick Rogers, LCSW at the home of Jean and George Rosenfeld. The symposium was designed to elevate the voices of ASWs and other emerging mental health professionals who often serve on the frontlines of the profession. The symposium also provided the opportunity for participants to connect and engage in professional development. “Lessons from the Front Lines: A Cross-Generational Dialogue” featured three presentations by new clinicians: Suicidality Among Veterans and the Power of Providing Peer Group Support to this Population, by Katie Culpepper, ASW; An Exploration of Clients’ Expectations of Immediate Results in Therapy, by Katelyn Sandoval, MFTi; and The Need to Assess for Sex Trafficking Among Children in Residential Facilities, by Terryn Middlebrook, MFTi. Seasoned social workers and recent MSW graduates alike appreciated learning from inspiring, hard-working clinicians new to the field. Hearing the perspectives of new and more experienced members was informative and enlivening.
The Sacramento/Davis District has a robust schedule of CEU programming over the next eight months and is also continuing the ASW consultation group started by two members last year. Stay tuned for more information about our exciting upcoming events and programs!