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Event date: 2/29/2024 9:00 AM - 4:30 PM Export event
NASWIA Chapter
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Clinical Social Work, Power, Care, and Language

How Social Work Ideologies Shape Vulnerable Clients


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. 

Presenter: Dr. Alyssa Clayden, LISW

Check-in: 8:30 am - 9:00 am CT

Workshop: 9:00 am - 4:30 pm CT

Cost: Member: $75.00/Non-member: $150.00

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

This workshop will discuss the importance of language, assumptions, ideologies and practice that clinical social workers employ, and consider how care and power intersect and impact social worker motivation, burn out and practice. This interactive will engage participants in exploring their own language and ideologies within their social work practice and provide data driven evidence to support adaptation, growth, change and skill building in providing care to vulnerable clients. This session is shaped through an anti-racist, anti-oppressive lens and will draw on theories of White Supremacy Culture and Critical Discourse Analysis. Alyssa will cover research she's been conducting on how clinical social workers think about, talk about, and engage vulnerable client populations.


Workshop Goals and Objectives:


  • Participants will be ablet to explain what white supremacy culture characteristics and antidotes are.
  • Identify how WSC characteristics show up in social work practice.
  • Compare social work practices that enact WSC characteristics with practices that enact antidotes to WSC characteristics

The opinions, findings, recommendations, or conclusions expressed by the presenting author or speaker do not necessarily reflect the views of NASW Iowa Chapter.


Continuing Education
NASW-IA has determined that this program meets the criteria of the Iowa Board of Social Work for 6.0 hours of continuing education credits. Other professionals are welcome to purchase a CEU certificate if they believe that the program meets the requirements of their professional licensure board.


NOTE ON ACCOMMODATIONS: If you require accommodations to permit your attendance or participation, please email a written request to along with a completed registration form and event payment at least 30 days before the event begins. It may not be possible to timely process requests received after this deadline.




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