13th ANNUAL SUMMER SOCIAL WORK INSTITUTE AT AN GIANG UNIVERSITY - 2018

WORKSHOP 1: Generic Trauma Therapy a Strategic Approach (May 21 - 23) - Jim Keim, MSW, LCSW

This workshop offers 8 common steps that trauma therapies have in common and shows therapists how to customize them to your particular work situation and clients. Basic assumptions of this approach are that the basic curative elements in the successful processing of trauma are the same in clinical and non-clinical contexts. It is additionally assumed that these common factors in the successful processing of trauma, both in and outside of therapy, manifest in a wide range of individual, group, and cultural forms.

Mr. James Keim, MSW, LCSW

James is a past Adjunct Faculty Member with the School of Social Work at West Virginia University and Director of the Southeast Asia Children’s Project, a group focused on the prevention of child trafficking and the treatment of its victims. He is co-author of the book, The Violence of Men, and a contributor to other texts on therapy with children and families. He is a Fulbright Specialist who completed his service in Vietnam and has taught workshops internationally on trauma therapy.

 

WORKSHOP 2: Listening to Adolescent Voice: What To Do with What You Hear (May 24 - 25) - Susan Newfield, RN, Ph.D., PMHCNS-BC

Working with adolescents can be challenging. The key to effective intervention is understanding both brain and psychosocial development. This workshop will discuss the development of the brain during adolescence and how this, in tandem with psychosocial development, impacts decision making. How culture shapes adolescent development will also be discussed. Participants will then explore methods of intervention based on these understandings. This workshop will include didactic presentations as well as role plays, and experiential exercises.

Dr. Susan Newfield, RN, PhD, PMHCNS-BC

Susan is an Associate Professor, Chairperson of the Family/Community Health Department, for the West Virginia University Health Sciences Center School of Nursing. She is a family therapist and teaches courses in individual and family mental health care. She is a Clinical Member of the American Association for Marriage and Family Therapy and has a regular practice working with adolescents.

 

WORKSHOP 3: Everyday Creativity and Resilience (May 28 - 29) - Do Quy Duong, MA

Creativity is not exclusive among artists, but rather an innate trait and a capacity that can be further enhanced with practice. Being creative not only enriches one’s life, but also allows for the 2 individual to be more responsive and adaptive when encountering adversities or challenges. This workshop is aimed at (re)familiarizing participants with the concept of everyday creativity. As individuals, it enables participants to explore their inner (spectrum of) creativity. As helping professionals, it stimulates us to think about we can work with clients in different settings drawing on their creativity. Through lecture, experiential exercises, mutual learning, facilitation and projects using creative art tools such as painting, body expressions, toys etc. participants will develop hands-on knowledge and tools to design, plan and organize relevant creative activities for themselves and their clients.

Mr. Do Quy Duong, MA

Duong has a Master of Arts Degree in International Development Practice and is a Ph.D. candidate in Human Geography with National University of Singapore. His interest is in resiliency. He is a past Program Leader for Hagar International, Vietnam and a Project Officer/Interpreter for the Vietnam Ministry of Education and Training. 

 

WORKSHOP 4: Trauma-Informed Care and Healing (May 30 - June 1) - To Thi Hanh, MA

The focus of this workshop is on trauma and the influence of trauma on client mental health. The difference between trauma informed and non-trauma informed practice in social work will be examined. Participants will learn how to integrate creativity in psychosocial interventions with clients who experience trauma. Everyday creativity will be examined as a means to enrich one’s personal life and as a specific approach to foster trauma survivors’ healing/recovery, responseability, adaptability and transformability. As helping professionals, Trauma Informed Care and everyday creativity will enable social workers to better respond to the needs of their clients, particularly trauma survivors. In the training, participants will have the chance to experience and practice using creativity in counselling by using different mean of communication such as photos, drawing and creative body movement.

Ms. To Thi Hanh, MA

Hanh has a Master of Arts Degree in Psychology. She has worked for the Center for Creative Initiatives in Health and Population providing online counselling and counseling skills training, worked for SHARE as a psychology counselor and trainer, counseled youth and women experiencing domestic violence, human trafficking and sexual abuse for Hagar International in Vietnam, and provided training and mentoring on ethical sensitive counselling capacity for social workers as part of her work with a Flinders University project. Currently Hanh is a trainer, facilitator, and psychologist working for Hagar International in Vietnam and is a team leader when it comes to Trauma Informed Care.

 

WORKSHOP 5: The ABCs of Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT) (June 4 - 5) - Neal Newfield, Ph.D

Participants will examine ACTIVATING events, IRRATIONAL beliefs, and how these beliefs lead to behavioral CONSEQUENCES. Negative Automatic thoughts will be examined along with cognitive distortions that lead to information-processing biases or thinking errors that shape our beliefs. Different schemas or general assumptions concerning the ways we look at the world and by which experiences are viewed and interpreted will be examined. The nature of the therapeutic relationship between the social worker and the client will be examined for key ingredients that lead to a successful outcome. Assignments and exercises will be given to participants that ask them to draw from their own experiences and illustrate the concepts of CBT.

Dr. Neal Newfield, PhD, LICSW, ACSW

Neal is an Associate Professor of Social Work at West Virginia University. He teaches courses in individual, marital and family therapy. Neal is a Clinical Member and Approved Supervisor for the American Association for Marriage and Family 3 Therapy. He is also a team supervisor with the Quin Curtis Center for Psychology Training, Service, and Research at West Virginia University. His publications range from research to practice.

 

WORKSHOP 6: Mindfulness Practice (June 6) - Neal Newfield, Ph.D

Mindfulness means paying attention in a particular way: on purpose, in the present moment, and nonjudgmentally. Mindfulness practice is non-sectarian. Mindfulness is like a gym for the mind. Meditation, will be examined as one of the gym workouts. Mindfulness has many benefits including: reducing stress and anxiety, helping with depression, improving pain management, and much more. Participants will examine and run-through a number of mindfulness methods in the workshop developing skills that with practice will be useful to them, as social workers and can be taught to their clients.

Dr. Neal Newfield, PhD, LICSW, ACSW

Neal is an Associate Professor of Social Work at West Virginia University. He teaches courses in individual, marital and family therapy. Neal is a Clinical Member and Approved Supervisor for the American Association for Marriage and Family 3 Therapy. He is also a team supervisor with the Quin Curtis Center for Psychology Training, Service, and Research at West Virginia University. His publications range from research to practice.

 

 

 

 

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