OASW 2014 Social Work Conference November 14 - 15, 2014
"Resilience & Renewal: Envisioning the Future of Social Work Practice,
Research & Education"


Keynote Speaker:


Dr. Cheryl Regehr, BA, MSW, PhD, RSW, is the Vice President and Provost for the University of Toronto. Regehr's practice background includes over 20 years of direct service in forensic social work and emergency mental health and in the administration of mental health programs, specializing in civil litigation and criminal court assessments of trauma victims and violent offenders, and organizationally based trauma interventions. Her presentation "Exposure to Stress and Trauma in Social Work Practice: Contributors, Consequences, and Mitigation" examined factors that contribute to the development of distress responses in social workers as social work practice is characterized by encounters that can contribute to physiological stress, trauma response and burnout in practitioners.  

Read More

Recording of Dr. Cheryl Regehr's Opening Address & PowerPoint Presentation (Available to Members Only)

Keynote Speaker:


Dr. Michael Ungar, PhD, RSW, has practiced for over 25 years as a social worker and marriage and family therapist with children and families in child welfare, mental health, educational and correctional settings.  Dr. Ungar's presentation "Helping Those Who Help Nurture and Maintain Resilience" explores how those that help others can avoid burnout and maintain their own career and life resilience when stressors pile up at home and on the job through seven factors. 

Read More

PowerPoint Presentation; Presentation Handout; & Recording of Dr. Michael Ungar's 
Closing Address
(Available to Members Only)


The following presenters have made available their presentations and supplementary information regarding the Conference for your convenience.

 

Presenters: Dr. Daniel Buchman & Frank Wagner
Session A1: "The Everyday Ethics of Social Work Practice: Resilience and Renewal by Applying an Ethical Decision-Making Framework to Challenging Cases"
Available to members only:
PowerPoint Presentation;

Presentation Handout 1; and
Presentation Handout 2

P
resenter: Dr. Christina Harrington
Session A2: "Clinical Pathways to Resilience Following Sudden, Traumatic Death: The Case of Canada's Fallen Soldiers"
Available to members only:
PowerPoint Presentation;

Article 1;
Article 2;
Article 3; and 
Article 4

Presenter: Wayne Skinner
Session A4: "Motivationally-Enhanced Cognitive Behaviour Therapy for Anxiety and Depression"
Available to members only:
PowerPoint Presentation

Presenters: Fay Lim-Lambie, Sheila Neuburger, & Sue VanderBent

Session A5: "Leadership Capacity and Influence: Social Workers in Non-Social Work Positions"
Available to members only:
PowerPoint Presentation

Poster Presentations (Lightning Round)
Available to members only:
Presentations

Presenters: Dr. Shelley L. Craig & Dr. Barbara Muskat
Session B1: "Practice Research in Tight Economic Times: Social Work Resilience on a Shoestring Budget"

Available to members only:
PowerPoint Presentation

Presenters: Karen Johnson, Kiren Sandhu, & Susan Ward
Session B2: "Improving Transitions in Care" 
Available to members only:
PowerPoint Presentation

Presenter: Dr. Jim Cullen
Session B3: "DSM 5 - What We Need to Know, Its Renewal and Why It Matters to Us and Our Clients"

Available to members only:
Article 1; and
Article 2


Presenters: Dr. Maria Liegghio & Dr. Trish Van Katwyk
Session B5: "The Voice of Resilience: Anti-Stigma Approaches with Young People and Their Caregivers in Child and Youth Mental Health" 

Available to members only:
PowerPoint Presentation

Presenters: Iva Keighley & Laraine Naft
Session C5: Job Search Panel: "5 Top Strategies"
Available to members only:
Presentation Handout

Presenter: Dr. Michael Ungar
Session D1: "Working with Children, Youth and Families with Complex Needs: 20 Skills to Build Resilience"

Available to members only:
Presentation Handout

Presenters: Gail Linklater & Dr. Julie A. Woit
Session D3: "Working with Northern First Nations People: Developing Resilience for the Individuals and Community While Being Mindful of Our Own"

Available to members only:
PowerPoint Presentation

Presenter: Dr. Mirna E. Carranza
Session D5: "Immigrant Families: Facilitating Resilient Pathways"

Available to members only:
PowerPoint Presentation

Presenter: Dr. Alice Schmidt Hanbidge
Session E2: "Effective Supervision - Key Strategies to Cultivate Strong Partnerships"

Available to members only:
PowerPoint Presentation

Presenter: Greg Loft
Session E3: "Aboriginal Approach to Dispute Resolution & Rebuilding Resilience"

Available to members only:
Article 1
Article 2
Article 3; and
Article 4

Presenter: Dr. Stéphane Richard
Session E4: « La souffrance des travailleuses sociales et travailleurs sociaux au travail : enjeux à venir pour la profession »

Available to members only:
Article

Presenter: Lise Betteridge
Session E5: "New and Improved? Making the Shift to Electronic Records"

Available to members only:
PowerPoint Presentation

2014 Conference Program
(Adobe PDF File)
Program-At-A-Glance
(Adobe PDF File)

OASW gratefully acknowledges
the support of our 2014
Provincial Conference Sponsors:


Platinum Sponsor:
Ontario College of Social Workers and Social Service Workers
       
Bronze Sponsors:
Robertson Hall Insurance
Pace Law Firm
Problem Gambling Institute of Canada
Philips Lifeline
Mazin and Associates
Bayshore Healthcare
SkeduleX
Carranza LLP
LMS PROLINK Ltd.
Bell Temple
Adler
Heartz and Mindz Consulting


Special Exhibitors: 
Caversham
Poetic Art Logo

Past Events