Hosted by: Kalli Kontos, LCSW-R, CASAC, BCD
Description: As social workers we are trained to deal and work through patient crisis always with the best actions possible for the best outcome. COVID-19 has thrown the world into a crisis. As we pivot and move helping ourselves, and our patients stay afloat, the “new normal” begins to set in with continuous changes. Private Practice is no longer as we knew it. Technology, electronic forms, masks, etc, How do we conquer it all This chapter chat on office safety will review CDC, WHO, Federal and State guidelines for the development of new office protocols. Through this discussion of exchange of info, you will have the tools to develop personalized office protocols. Resources will be available to all those who attend. Originally aired in August 2020.
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Hosted by: Billye Jones, LCSW
The COVID-19 pandemic has been stressful, scary, disorienting, and has changed our way of life. For anyone experiencing trauma or anyone with a previous trauma history dealing with COVID-19 may be especially difficult. This Chapter Chat will explore the unique challenges of COVID-19 and the impact on someone dealing with trauma. In this Chapter Chat, we will look at how to assess for safety, practical interventions, and grounding techniques that can be helpful right now.
Hosted by: Dr. Randall Stetson. Randall Stetson Ph.D., LCSW-R, NASW-NYS Board Member
Description: In our third Chapter Chat, we connected with NASW-NYS Region 4 Representative, Dr. Randall Stetson. Randall Stetson Ph.D., LCSW-R, is a faculty member in the Department of Human Development at SUNY Oswego. Dr. Stetson is a Spanish speaking Licensed Clinical Social Worker in private practice with over 20 years of experience working with immigrants and refugees. His clinical social work practice has included work with families from Mexico, Guatemala, Honduras, El Salvador, Cuba, Dominican Republic, Iraq, Burma, Bosnia, and Russia. Dr. Stetson has worked with both documented and undocumented immigrants and has counseled numerous DACA youth. He has been married for 20 years to his lovely wife, who is herself a Cuban Refugee. Dr Stetson discussed some of the unique issues COVID-19 presents to both social work practitioners and the immigrant families they serve.
Hosted by: Michael Cappiello, LCSW-R, NASW-NYS President
Description: This Chapter Chat reviewed some best practices happening in Social Work during COVID-19 that use technology from the telephone to the internet to provide services and maintain community networks. Michael also discussed the impact of CCOVID-19 on his work as a school social worker.
Hosted by: Evelyn Williams, MSW, NASW-NYS Policy Coordinator
Description: In these challenging times we have choice. We can choose to be anxious, worried and/or upset or we can access our capacity to be relaxed and peaceful. By practicing techniques designed to attain these states we can be of benefit to not only ourself but to our family, friends and colleagues. Tune in to hear Evelyn discuss the importance of self-care for social workers in COVID-19.
Hosted by: N. Lael Telfeyan, PhD, LCSW-R, Past NASW-NYS Board Member
Description: This Chapter Chat covered how private practice social work has changed during the COVID-19 pandemic.