NASW UT Calendar

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

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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

SW Student Townhall - NASW-Utah

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We want to invite you and your social work program students to our student town hall series on Thursday, February 15th, from 12 pm-1 pm. This virtual webinar will be focused on this year's legislative session in preparation for the NASW Utah Day on the Hill on February 27th, from 10 am-12 pm.

During this virtual session, we will discuss the bills that relate to social work and provide an overview of the legislative process for students to help them learn how they can get involved and create change at the macro level. This will help them feel prepared to engage in the NASW Utah Day on the Hill if they are able and in legislative processes in general.

During this session, bills are being presented that will significantly impact social work licensure if passed, and it will be important for students and social workers to be aware of their implications.. 

Please follow the link to fill out the form, and information on the call will be emailed to you.

Register Here: LINK

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