NASW UT Calendar

Southern Utah Social Work Forum

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Presenter: Dr Brad Simpson, DSW, LCSW
Topic: Suicidality and Self-Harm Through a Developmental Lens
Introduction: Brad Specalizes in working with couples, families, and adolescents in acute inpatient, internsive outpatient, and residential settings. He is intesively trained in Dialectical Behavior Therapy (DBT) and provides trainings for mental health professional across the United States. he is currently the drector of the Bachelors of Social Work program at South Utah University.

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.

Risk Factors for Suicidal Ideation in Children & Adolescents

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The presentation has a mix of local and national statistics about reported risk factors for children and youth aged 6-18 as well as suicide rates. I will also share common self/parent reported risk factors that have been in safety plans with the children and youth I have worked with throughout Salt Lake County. The end of the presentation goes over interventions and ways professionals and families can help implement more protective factors while being aware of and eliminating possible risk factors for suicide.

LCSW Consultation Group

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This event is only offered live.

This event is a peer discussion for Licensed Clinical Social Workers (LCSWs), focusing on current client cases. Participants will have the opportunity to share insights, discuss best practices, and explore effective strategies for navigating challenges in their clinical work. It's a collaborative forum aimed at fostering professional growth and enhancing the quality of care provided by LCSWs.

  • Advance registration is recommended.

Presented and supported by NASW-Utah Board Members

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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