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Southern Utah Social Work Forum

Topic: Resilience? What's Resilience? Can You Actually Help Others Build Resilience In Today's World?

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Introduction: Beginning his career as a Youth Advocate working with at-risk youth in their homes over 30 years ago to his work as a Therapist and Clinical Leader in multiple treatment settings Dave has been a powerful advocate and change agent for those experiencing severe trauma, early childhood crises, adult and adolescent addiction, and a variety of mental health challenges. With over a decade of training students in university settings where Dave was regularly voted as the Educator of the Year Davee has influenced scores of mental health professionals.

Utah Coalition of Mental Health Professionals Inaugural Conference

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We are inviting all Marriage and Family Therapists, Licensed Clinical Social Workers, and Clinical Mental Health Counselors to join us at our inaugural Conference celebrating the work we ALL do in the community – a transformative gathering designed exclusively for the champions of mental wellness. Prepare to immerse yourself in a dynamic symphony of knowledge-sharing, innovation, and collaborative growth.

Creating a Culture of Hope: Integrating the Hope Kit and Pretherapy into Therapeutic Communities

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This course is at 2 PM MOUNTAIN TIME. Only offered live virtually.

June, 5, 2024 - 2 PM

BIO: Jason Clawson's journey is a testament to resilience, love, and the enduring power of the human spirit. With 16 years of experience as a dedicated clinical therapist, he brings a wealth of wisdom and compassion to his work.

As the owner of Valley Insight Therapy, Jason provides compassionate care and support to individuals facing a variety of challenges. His expertise spans across various settings, including private practice, Intensive Outpatient Programs (IOP), day treatment, residential treatment, and hospital care. This diverse experience has equipped him with a comprehensive understanding of mental health issues and the ability to tailor treatment approaches to meet the unique needs of each individual.

Jason is also the creative force behind the Hope Kit, a sympathy care package designed to provide comfort to those experiencing grief. His innovative approach to therapy, known as "Pretherapy," has revolutionized the field, offering individuals a unique and engaging way to prepare for the therapeutic process.

Beyond his professional endeavors, Jason sits on the board of the non-profit organization "I Love You Bro Project," which offers essential services and support for men's health and well-being.

In 2017, Jason faced the heart-wrenching loss of his son, Hulet, alongside his beloved wife Valerie, who bravely battled stage 4 colon cancer. Despite their unwavering love and Jason's tireless support, Valerie passed away nine months later, leaving Jason and their two sons to navigate profound sorrow.

Amidst his personal and professional challenges, Jason continues to inspire others with his resilience, compassion, and dedication to making a difference in the lives of those he serves. His journey is a testament to the enduring nature of love, the strength found in unity, and the hope that emerges from even the darkest of times.

Empathy and Healing: Navigating Trauma through a Trauma-Informed Lens?

NASW Utah Chapter

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Empathy and Healing: Navigating Trauma through a Trauma-Informed Lens? - NASW-UT:

  1. Participants will be able to discuss the concept of trauma, provide examples, and understand the impact of trauma.
  2. Participants will understand more about the normal developmental process of brain development and the brain’s response to trauma
  3. Participants will assess individual and organizational practices that support recovery for individuals who have experienced trauma.


Social Work Day on the Hill

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Utah has over 9,000 Social Workers! As a unified group we could have a significant impact on policy in Utah - but we need our Utah Social Workers to help us.

Join NASW-Utah for a Social Work day on the hill. We will briefly meet to discuss 2024 legislation, provide you with tools and resources to meet with your legislators.

Please fill out the below form at the link if you plan to attend.

February 27, 2024

10 AM


10 AM - introduction to NASW leadership & staff

10:15 - discussion on the legislative process & NASW involvement.

10:30 - Discussion on current issues affecting Utah Socials Workers 

10:45 - Q&A

11:00 - direct advocacy with legislators (optional)

Register Here: LINK


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