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 May 22 - June 7, 2017 I An Giang University, Long Xuyen, An Giang Province

June 19 - June 23, 2016 I Open University, Ho Chi Minh City

 

 

We hope that you will join us for this year's Social Work Summer Institute from May 22nd to June 7th at An Giang University in Long Xuyen, An Giang Province and from June 19th to June 23rd at Open University in Ho Chi Minh City; an endeavor that would not be possible without your commitment as participants to bring social work practical knowledge to the Mekong Delta. Co-sponsored by An Giang University (AGU), West Virginia University (WVU) and Pacific Links Foundation (PALS), the Institute will offer free social work and community health workshops. 

 

Come learn and share your experience with us. We invite participants who are social workers/collaborators/counterparts of international and local NGOs, staff, faculty, and social work students from university setting. For more information email swsi.htctxh@pacificlinks.org

 

 

 

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TENTATIVE SCHEDULE 

 

 

 

 AN GIANG UNIVERSITY, LONG XUYEN, AN GIANG PROVINCE I MAY 22 - JUNE 7 

 

 

WORKSHOP 1: SOLUTION FOCUSED THERAPY:  RE-SOLVING PROBLEMS THROUGH EXCEPTIONS (May 22-24) – Neal Newfield, Ph.D., LICSW

 

This workshop will lay out the basic concepts of Solution Focused Therapy. Participants will learn how to identify exceptions to problems set goals that reduce resistance, and what is your role as a social worker if you are not a problem solver? Different kinds of clients will be identified and how to best respond to them. Time will be spent examining exception questions, miracle questions, scaling questions, relationship questions, and other forms of questioning along with compliments, and the importance of relationships that put the client as the lead agent of change. Motivational Interviewing and factors common to successful therapy will be identified.   Techniques will be practiced in the workshop.

 

WORKSHOP 2: MY HOME IS THE STREET:  WORKING WITH STREET YOUTH (May 25-26) – Loan Luong, B.A. 

 

Cay Mai is a long-term project working with street youth in Ho Chi Minh City.  Lesson learned in this practice concerning harm reduction, crisis intervention, and how one should position oneself as a social worker to effectively work with these youths will be presented. A 6 step case management process will be presented. 

 

WORKSHOP 3: SOCIAL PSYCHOLOGY FOR SOCIAL WORKERS: THE PSYCHOLOGY OF SOCIAL INJUSTICE AND PREJUDICE (May 29-31) – Jim Keim, MSW, LCSW.

 

This workshop will examine how common aspects of group psychology, including attribution errors, stereotypes, and the just-world hypothesis, contribute to prejudice and other social injustices. We will then review research that suggests ways of counteracting these human tendencies. The goal is for attendees to gain practical approaches for helping both instigators and victims of social prejudice.

 

WORKSHOP 4: WORKING WITH DRUG ABUSING CLIENTS: THE BASICS OF WHAT YOU NEED TO KNOW (June 1-2) – Susan Newfield, RN, Ph.D., APRN, BC

 

This workshop will identify drug abuse and examine the biology of addiction and its impact on the individual physically as well as psychologically. Common addictive substances will be identified as well as the medicines used to help people withdraw from drugs. Approaches to the psychosocial treatment of drug abuse will be presented and relapse prevention will be discussed.   Techniques of psychosocial intervention will be practiced in the workshop.

 

WORKSHOP 5: MEETING THE LONGER-TERM MENTAL HEALTH & PSYCHOSOCIAL NEEDS OF TRAFFICKED WOMEN (June 5 – 7) – Suzanne Anderson, DPST, MSW

 

This workshop will address the longer-term impact of trafficking trauma, grief and loss, and longer-term interventions to support the recovery of trafficking victims developed around the framework of education, experience, energy, reassurance, rehearsal, referral, advocacy, activism and actualization with an emphasis on developing resilience.

 

 

 

OPEN UNIVERSITY, HO CHI MINH CITY I JUNE 19 - 23

 

 

WORKSHOP 6SOLUTION FOCUSED THERAPY:  RE-SOLVING PROBLEMS THROUGH EXCEPTIONS (June 19 - 21) – Neal Newfield, Ph.D., LICSW

 

This workshop will lay out the basic concepts of Solution Focused Therapy. Participants will learn how to identify exceptions to problems set goals that reduce resistance, and what is your role as a social worker if you are not a problem solver? Different kinds of clients will be identified and how to best respond to them. Time will be spent examining exception questions, miracle questions, scaling questions, relationship questions, and other forms of questioning along with compliments, and the importance of relationships that put the client as the lead agent of change. Motivational Interviewing and factors common to successful therapy will be identified.   Techniques will be practiced in the workshop.

 

WORKSHOP 7: WORKING WITH DRUG ABUSING CLIENTS: THE BASICS OF WHAT YOU NEED TO KNOW (June 22-23) – Susan Newfield, RN, Ph.D., APRN, BC

 

This workshop will identify drug abuse and examine the biology of addiction and its impact on the individual physically as well as psychologically. Common addictive substances will be identified as well as the medicines used to help people withdraw from drugs. Approaches to the psychosocial treatment of drug abuse will be presented and relapse prevention will be discussed.   Techniques of psychosocial intervention will be practiced in the workshop.

 

 

 

BIOS OF TRAINERS

 

Ms. Suzanne M. Anderson, DPST, MSW. Suzanne is a certified crisis responder/trainer with the National Organization for Victim Assistance. Suzanne has worked in the USA, Canada, Yugoslavia, Singapore, and Southeast Asia training and responding to industrial accidents, natural disasters, terrorist attacks and war trauma. Suzanne is a clinical counselor in Singapore. Suzanne's doctoral research focused on training human trafficking aftercare workers in the Mekong countries.

 

Mr. James Keim, MSW, LCSW. James is an Adjunct Assistant Professor 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. Currently, he is a Fulbright Roster Candidate for Vietnam.

 

Ms. Loan Luong, B.A., Luong is a Senior Operations Manager for the Pacific Links Foundation (PALS). In her current capacity with PALS, she produces operational protocols for all programs and supports PALS’ counter-human trafficking activities. Luong has over 20 years of experience working with vulnerable youth and children in a social work capacity. She is a co-founder of Cay Mai, which counsels homeless street youth, provides crisis intervention and case management  linking youths with other social services, and assisting with social work internship placements. 

 

Dr. Neal Newfield, PhD, LICSW. Neal is an Associate Professor of Social Work at West Virginia University and a social documentary photographer. 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 Therapy. He is co-editor of a book titled Connecting the Dots: Intersectionality and the Understanding of Diverse Groups, that is currently under review.

 

Dr. Susan Newfield, RN, PhD, PMHCNS-BC. Susan is an Associate Professor, Chairperson of the Family/Community Health Department, 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.

 

 

 

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This worthwhile effort cannot continue without your support. Contact us at swsi.htctxh@pacificlinks.org to sponsor this workshop.