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Strengthening Individuals and Organizations in Challenging Times

2023 NASW-Iowa Symposium

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NASW-Iowa Chapter  has approved this programming for up to 14.4 hours of CEUs, including 3.0 hours of Ethics for those who participate in the ethics workshop on Thursday, October 5th


The Iowa Board of Certification has approved this programming for up to 12.0 hours of CEUS for those certified by IBC, including 3.0 hours of Ethics for those who participate in the ethics workshop on Thurs. 10-5-23. 


Thursday, October 5 and Friday, October 6, 2023

DMACC FFA Enrichment Center

1055 SW Prairie Trail Pkwy, Ankeny, IA 50023

Keynote Speaker: Friday, October 6, 2023

Matthew L. Vasquez, PhD, LMSW

New Directions for Addressing Toxic Stress and Burnout

Co-Founder and Senior Consultant
Gulf Coast Trauma Institute, LLC

Featured Speaker: Thursday, October 5, 8:30 am - 11:45 am

Sydney Spears, PhD, LCSW

Light, Love and Liberation: Cultivating Non-Oppressive Human Service with the Power of Mindful Humility, Body-Based Presence, Self-Compassion and Active-Compassion



NASW, Iowa Chapter - Central Branch Event

Pelvic Health Physical Therapy - What Is It and Who Can Benefit From It?

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October 18th @ DMACC Urban Campus Bldg 7 (Hybrid)

5:00PM - 5:30PM Meet and Greet/ Sign-In

5:30PM - 7:00PM Presentation/ Q&A

7:00PM Closing and Certificates


CEUs: 1.5 





Upon completion of this class, the participant will be able to identify clients that could benefit from interdisciplinary care with a physical therapist, be able to refer appropriately, and be able to implement at least 2 nervous system down-regulation activities.



*Identify the populations and conditions that can benefit from pelvic health physical therapy

*Identify proper physical therapy care for your client/patient and when to refer to another provider

*Be able to explain to your client/patient what pelvic floor physical therapy is and what to expect

*Be able to identify symptoms of an upregulated nervous system

*Be able to implement at least 2 strategies for downregulating the nervous system

*Be able to properly teach/perform diaphragmatic and 360 degree breathing




Sarah Abbott, PT, DPT

Dr. Sarah Abbott, PT, DPT is the owner and physical therapist at Cultivate Physical Therapy in Ankeny, IA. In regards to her education, Dr. Sarah attended Iowa State University for undergraduate work, where she received a B.S. in Kinesiology and Health. From there she attended Des Moines University where she received her Doctor of Physical Therapy Degree. Dr. Sarah specializes in treating pelvic floor dysfunction for all ages and genders. Dr. Sarah has taken continuing education through the Herman and Wallace Pelvic Rehabilitation Institute in regards to pelvic health, as well as through Dr. Yeni Abraham to further specialize in helping those with fertility concerns and pelvic pain.



Sharaine Webster LISW IADC


P) 515.954.7811

Demystifying the Eating Disorder

Understanding Signs, Symptoms & Treatment

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This event will not be recorded. Content from this LIVE WEBINAR will not be avaliable at a later date. You will need to attend this event on the scheduled date.



Presenter: Samantha DeCaro, PsyD, Licensed Clincial Psychologist in PA


Zoom link will be sent to all participants on Thursday, October 19

8:30 am - 9:00 am (CT): Registration/Check-in

9:00 am - 11:00 am(CT):Workshop 

There is no cost to attend this event.. If you would like CEUs, there is a $15.00 fee.

CEUs: 2.0

It is estimated that over 28 million Americans will experience an eating disorder in their lifetime. While they affect people of all ages and backgrounds, adolescents are often at heightened risk for development of eating disorders, due to a combination of biological, psychological, and social factors. Social media is one of these contributing factors, which can negatively impact self-image and body image, and in turn reinforce risk for eating disorders.


Please join us for this 2 CE presentation where we will explore the most common eating disorder diagnoses – anorexia nervosa, bulimia nervosa, binge eating disorder (BED), and Other Specified Feeding and Eating Disorder (OSFED) – by defining each disorder and identifying signs and symptoms. From there, we will share assessment ideas and tools, followed by considerations for appropriate treatment options. We will also highlight social media’s impacts on body image and self-esteem, which often generates unrealistic standards and may contribute to the development of eating disorders. Lastly, we’ll close out the presentation, within this context of digital and social media, how students can build a better relationship with their body.


Learning Objectives:

  1. Participants will be able to identify the 4 most common eating disorders.
  2. Participants will be able to identify 3 warning signs of each of the 4 eating disorders.
  3. Participants will be able to name 3 assessment tools to assess students

Land and Bodies

An Introduction to the Systems of Colonialism & the Impact to our Praxis

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This event will not be recorded. 
Content from this LIVE WEBINAR will not be 
available at a later date. You will need to attend this event on the scheduled date and at the scheduled time. 


Saturday, October 28, 2023

1:00 pm - 5:00 pm 

3.5 CEUS

Presenter: Serina Payan Hazelwood MAIS, CSE


Workshop Description:

I have great respect for the past. If you don't know where you've come from, you don't know where you're going. I have respect for the past, but I'm a person of the moment. I'm here, and I do my best to be completely centered at the place I'm at, then I go forward to the next place.

~Maya Angelou

In today's diverse and interconnected world, understanding the historical underpinnings of societal structures is essential for effective and inclusive praxis across various disciplines. This comprehensive workshop is designed to illuminate the intricate web of colonialism's influence on contemporary practices.



Clinical Supervision for Social Work: Monitoring and Mentoring Mental Health Professionals

Initial 6.0 Supervision

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This event will not be recorded. 
Content from this LIVE WEBINAR will not be 
available at a later date. You will need to attend this event on the scheduled date and at the scheduled time. 


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Presenter:Myke Selha, LISW and Tony Raymer, LISW, RPT-S

LIVE WEBINAR: Friday, November 3, 2023

8:30 am - 9:00 am: (CT) Check-in

9:00 am – 4:30 pm (CT) - Workshop with intermittent breaks

Cost: Member Rate: $150.00/ Non-member Rate: $210.00

CEUs: 6.0

Please note that NASW-Iowa Chapter charges a $25.00 administrative fee for all cancellations.

NASW-IA sponsored comprehensive 6-hour workshop addresses the most critical issues for the clinical supervisor in social work.

Key concepts to be covered include:

  • Responsibilities and models of supervision.

  • Iowa regulatory and NASW requirements for supervision and the supervision plan.

  • Parallel process and effectively evaluating and improving supervision.

  • Research examining supervision models will be explored.

Through presentation, large group and small group discussions, the following aspects of supervision will be explored in this training:

  1. The purpose, role, and functions of supervision.

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