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"Addressing Suicide from the Person-in-Environment and Social Justice Perspectives."


Suicide may be one of the most challenging issues that social workers address in our professional careers. When facing suicidality in our client populations, we often experience such challenging things as intense responsibility for the lives of our clients, feelings of helplessness or inadequacy, and fears of liability. In this workshop, we will seek to better understand suicide from the eco biopsychosocial - spiritual perspective, that considers the many cultural contexts and developmental dimensions of being human. We social workers traditionally emphasize contextual practice as well as social justice issues, so we will look at suicide both contextually and through a social justice lens, from the micro, mezzo, and macro levels of social work practice. What makes life worth living for any of us? As we know, it can be both wonderful and challenging to be a human being, and we are all living in an especially challenging time, with such issues as pandemic, climate change, political polarization, and growing inequality of income and wealth confronting all of us. We will explore these local and global issues that humanity faces today with both didactic and experiential learning approaches.

David Derezotes LCSW, PHD
Dr. David Derezotes is a professor at the UofU College of Social Work for 33 years, where he spent many years as Chair of the Practice and Mental Health sequences. He currently is in part time retirement from social work, but continues to direct the Peace & Conflict Studies Program in the UofU College of Humanities and chairs the UofU Senate Advisory Committee on Equity, Diversity, and Inclusion (SAC-EDI). He currently is in private practice, teaches in the Osher Program, and works as a consultant and facilitator in the community. Dr. Dave also teaches EDI workshops for the UofU undergraduate studies and offers programs on social justice topics for SLCC, Utah Humanities, and KRCL Radio. (As I write this I am thinking that this probably does not especially sound to you like I am actually in part-time retirement). Dr. Dave has written 5 textbooks and is currently working on a 6th book, and he has won many teaching awards, including the UofU Distinguished Teaching Award. Finally, Dr. Dave loves to be outside biking and hiking and can be found wandering on the Colorado Plateau whenever possible.





Raini Heap, LCSW is a full-time Clinical Assistant Professor of Social Work at Utah State University. Additionally, she has a private clinical practice where she specializes in treating anxiety, depression, and trauma. One of her clinical interests focuses on the complexities and challenges for individuals experiencing faith crisis/deconstruction/reconstruction.

Raini is passionate about social work and promoting human rights and social justice. She seeks to instill within her social work students the same passion through her teaching methods and experiential activities. Her instruction responsibilities include the Field Practicum and Integrative Seminar, introduction to Social Work and Social Welfare, and Generalist Social Work Practice. She uses her clinical knowledge and experiences to engage students’ interests and to help them understand the importance of diversity in practice. She was honored with the Instructional Excellence Award by her Statewide Tooele campus for her teaching style and innovative methods.

Her policy experience over the years includes social policy advocacy, and collaboration with community agencies to address policies and procedures to better serve at-risk youth and families. She has been a co-presenter at CSWE and has developed and presented at several continuing education presentations and other events within her local community. Raini is a Mental Health First Aid trainer and provides trainings for university faculty and staff and the local community at-large. She is currently serving a two-year term as an elected board member of the NASW-Ut chapter and sits on the continuing education committee.

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NASW-Utah would like to welcome Anthony Estreet as the new NASW CEO!


"...In his new role as CEO of NASW, Estreet says he plans among other things to increase membership, especially among student members; keep the association focused on addressing social justice issues, including racial equity and reproductive rights; and work to strengthen the social work workforce by expanding efforts to increase compensation for social workers.

“I am honored and humbled to be the next CEO of NASW,” Estreet said. “I have been a member of this great organization since 2007. As a former member of the NASW Board I know NASW is committed to supporting social workers and the communities they serve. This organization has done phenomenal work especially in the past three years, including supporting social workers in the delivery of mental health services during the pandemic and addressing systemic racism. However, we have much more work to do, and I stand ready to work collaboratively to support our great more:



Sexual Competency in the Therapeutic Setting

1.5 CEU

How do we create an open, safe, and supportive environment for our clients to discuss their questions, concerns, and curiosities about…sex? Are you as knowledgeable, comfortable, and competent in this very important and underserved subject? Are you sexually competent? This course will cover areas that you should be knowledgeable, be able to talk about (without blushing) and know when to refer when the areas get too heady. Maria Skedros, AASECT certified sex therapist will be presenting six areas in which you should be a “sexually competent” social worker.

Maria Skedros, LCSW, CST
Maria Skedros is an LCSW and Certified Sex Therapist, working in private practice in Millcreek, and an Associate Instructor at the University of Utah, College of Social Work, teaching human sexuality and advanced practice mental health. Her area of specialty is working with individuals and couples that are exploring their sexuality, gender expression, sexual orientation and how their relationship with their social upbringings have impacted their relationship with sex. Maria has worked as a Victims Rights Advocate, is a Yoga Nidra practitioner, and an active facilitator in Women’s Empowerment, helping minoritized individuals regain their personal power and heal from past trauma.









Earn 3 Ethics CEs while exploring the evolution of social work ethics through the lens of the NASW Code of Ethics. Participants will examine the content, composition, and application of ethical standards via engaging activities and case scenarios that capture diverse social work settings.

NASW is pleased to present Understanding the NASW Code of Ethics, an interactive, 3-hour ethics continuing education course that will take learners on a journey that starts with the first NASW Code of Ethics and ends with an in-depth exploration of today's Code. Participants will examine the content, composition and application of ethical standards via engaging activities and case scenarios that capture diverse social work settings. What's more, this self-study course offers 3 hours of online continuing education credit to those who successfully complete the course and post test. Take the course in one sitting, or over multiple sessions at your convenience.

Understanding the NASW Code of Ethics offers a dynamic and interactive opportunity to earn 3-hours of online ethics continuing education while exploring the evolution of social work ethics through the lens of the NASW Code of Ethics. This course features the reflections of prolific leaders in social work including Dr. Frederic G. Reamer, Terricka Hardy, LCSW, ACSW, BCD and Stephanie Asare-Nti, MSW, LCSW-C. Participants will examine the content, composition and application of ethical standards via engaging activities and case scenarios that capture diverse social work settings. There's something here for everyone!

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January 11th was National Human Trafficking Awareness day. Its purpose is to bring attention to a crime that leaves a lasting toll on human life, families, and communities around the world.

Beginning in 2010, by Presidential Proclamation, each January has been designated National Slavery and Human Trafficking Prevention Month. Following the start of National Slavery and Human Trafficking Prevention Month, with the help of non-government organizations, National Human Trafficking Day began and is observed annually on January 11th.

Human trafficking is considered a modern form of slavery. This illegal act involves the use of force, fraud, or coercion to obtain labor or sex. Traffickers use violence, manipulation, or false promises to lure their victims into trafficking situations. Trafficking victims usually experience physical and/or psychological abuse. They might also endure sexual abuse, food and sleep deprivation, threats to family members, and isolation from the outside world. Family members of the victim may also get threatened.

The goal of the day is to bring greater awareness to the crime of sex trafficking. Each year, organizations around the globe provide support to communities, training to volunteers and educational events to increase awareness.

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Child and Family Therapist - Intermountain Deaconess Children's Services

Location: Helena, Montana

Child and Family Therapist- Residential Program (Candidate Accepted): $3000 SIGNING BONUS and RELOCATION INCENTIVE

Do you want to help protect the joy of childhood and incite change? Are you looking for a career that will give you a strong sense of purpose and is also meaningful and rewarding? Do you want to make a difference in a child and family’s life? Then we want to meet you.

Why Intermountain: It will always be about Hope & Healing With our holistic, integrated services and relationship-based approach, we help families create and sustain nurturing, healthy environments where children can thrive and grow. Intermountain is a non-profit agency that has been impacting the lives of children and families for over 100 years. Join the organization that pioneered the Developmental Relational Model.

The impact you will make: We believe healthy relationships within the security of a family are key to the success of a child. We believe families, like children are capable of growth and change. Our Child and Family Therapist along with our direct care staff will help the child and family figure out how to express their needs by forming healthy relationships to be able to gain frustration tolerance and encourage them to be curious about feelings and behaviors.

The Child and Family Therapist: Plans, reviews and executes individual, conjoint and family psychotherapy. Provides a dynamic conceptualization of the inner workings of the client and/or the client’s family; and is responsible to ensure that treatment is clinically sound and ethical. May facilitate or co-facilitate therapeutic groups on a variety of topics, provide in-service trainings on relevant issues pertaining to treatment; and may train and supervise approved graduate level interns

To be successful in this role, you will need: 60 credit Master’s Degree from an accredited university in professional counseling, a Master's in Social Work with focus on clinical social work, or psychological counseling. Must be licensed or a licensure candidate licensed by the State of Montana's Board of Behavioral health as an LCPC or LCSW. 2 years’ experience with children before or following completion of Master's degree Training and/or experience in attachment theory, attachment-based therapeutic approaches and trauma informed care. Must possess or maintain a valid Montana driver's license.

As your next employer, we are excited to offer you:
Starting Pay $46,000-$55,000 annually
DOE Employer sponsored health insurance for medical, dental and vision
Retirement contribution of 4% of your income through Wespath after your first year with full vesting Competitive salaries
Robust Personal Leave Free supervision towards licensure and/or high-quality supervision throughout employment

If you have questions, please contact Human Resources at

We look forward to getting to know you better!

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Contemporary Dream Theory and Technique
Date: February 24, 2023
Times: 8:30 am to 3:45 pm (Mountain Time)
Meetings will be held online (over Zoom)
CE Credits: 6
Fee: $150
Description: Although all contemporary psychoanalytic approaches to dreaming in the clinical situation follow Freud’s work on the unconscious mind and unconscious communication, it is generally assumed today that there are several different dream models in use among clinicians. IPISLC’s seminar, Contemporary Dream Theory and Technique, will present a survey of the major dream models developed by Freud and by the theorists who came after him, including Wilfred Bion, Thomas Ogden, Antonio Ferro, and Giuseppe Civitarese. All of these writers have developed the idea, first advanced by Bion, that the therapy session is a form of a “waking dream” in which ordinary therapeutic conversation can be profitably regarded as an intersubjective dream constructed between therapist and patient (Ogden’s concept of “talking as dreaming” is an example of this approach).
The dream models of these theorists facilitate a clinical process that provides a “path to dreaming” for the many patients who do not dream, or who suffer from nightmares, or who are frightened or skeptical of, rather than interested in, the processes and products of their unconscious minds.
The seminar will include a clinical dream vignette workshop in which participants will work together, as a group, not only toward understanding and working with patients’ daydreams and night dreams, nightmares and “talking as dreaming,” but also toward developing the therapist’s own capacity for dreaming with the patient in the session.
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Terri Sawyer - Utah County Rep

Greetings from Utah County! Hi, I am Dr. Terri Nicole Sawyer. I have been a child & medical social worker, along as a therapist, since 2001. I can't believe the amazing experiences I have had in this incredible position. I currently am a full-time tele health therapist and part time adjunct instructor at UVU. I am the mom of 3 children, 4 Sphynx cats, and 2 grandchildren. I LOVE being a therapist and my favorite thing about being a therapist is seeing people overcome trauma and abuse.

I want to give back to a profession that has been a life changer for me. I want to serve and help support other social workers in their journey towards become agents of change and support to others.




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Start 2023 off with some amazing new opportunities!

You're invited to participate in NASW’s Virtual Career Fair! Whether you're searching for new employees or looking for an exciting opportunity in social work, you'll want to join the Virtual Career Fair. This exciting event will be held on January 31, 2023 from 10am - 4pm EST.

-Why participate in NASW’s Virtual Career Fair?

Network with professionals and companies near and far
Make meaningful connections in a virtual setting from the comfort of your home or office

-How does the Virtual Career Fair work?

After registering for the event, job seekers will be able to explore companies participating and send out invitations for interviews
Companies will respond to job seekers and interviews will be all be organized in the NASW Virtual Career Fair scheduling calendar for participants
Employers will also have the ability to review participants’ resumes and reach out to individual job seekers for interviews

More information and registration here:



Board nominations are live and we need your input!

NASW-UT is encouraging YOU to give back to the profession you love by sharing your passion & ideas on the NASW-UT Board of Directors. NASW-UT Board members play a vital role in encouraging improvement and promote growth within the community and legislature. We are connected and involved with policy efforts, licensing, educational requirements, reimbursement, community support and networking, and much more. Please consider joining the NASW-UT Board and help us move forward and improve how we practice and the support we offer.

Board service is a chance to grow personally and professionally, to develop valuable skills, gain unique experience and make lasting connections with other passionate and motivated social work professionals. Board service is a rare chance to help strategically improve the programs and services that we offer to our members, provides unique opportunities to expand your network, gain recognition, and have an impact on the social work profession and the community around us.

The NASW-UT Board has identified four priorities they will focus on for the 2022-2023 board year.

Community Collaboration
Diversity and Inclusion
Chapter Growth

Nominate yourself or someone you know today!



As the year comes to an end, think about the people in the Utah Social Work community that have made a difference.

The Utah Chapter of the National Association of Social Workers is proud to recognize the contributions of outstanding social workers and community leaders who reflect the values of our profession through our annual regional and state awards.

Local award winners will be selected by the NASW-Utah board and honored at the Annual Spring Conference.

Nominations are due by 2/15/2023

Nominate today yourself or someone else today!!

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"Study on Therapists Lived Experience of Therapeutic Relationships"
Sophie Archibald, LCSW, Ph.D candidate

About Study:
The purpose of this study is to explore therapists' experience of therapeutic relationships.

You may qualify if you:
- Are a practicing mental health provider.
- Have an active professional license in good standing in the United-States.
- Have been practicing for at least 10 years.

Participation Involves:
- A recorded 60-90 minute video interview using Google Meeting.
- Reading interview transcription for verification.

Additional Information:
- There is not compensation to participate in this study.

Contact Info:
Here are are all the ways you can contact me:
- 801-923-3290

More Information:

Potential Benefits:
- Increase awareness and understanding of personal and professional experience.
- Deeper sense of meaning toward therapeutic role.

Potential Risk:
- There is minimal risk but you may have strong feelings being brought up to the surface.

View this and other opportunities here:

Participants Needed



Dec NASW Student Series

Landing Your Dream Social Work Job

WHEN: Thursday, December 15, 2022 | 6-7:30pm EST

Do you have questions on how to market your skills & experience to best project yourself to an employer? Join the 12/15 NASW Student Series webinar to learn tools for your career search and to get prepared to enter the SW workforce.

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Get Supervisor Certification Training for Free! Just one of the many resources NASW-Utah provides.

This presentation will provide an overview of Utah's DOPL rules related to clinical supervision, supervisor liability, structure of supervision, diversity-centric supervision, and roles and responsibilities of clinical supervisors.

Go here for more information and to complete the training:


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Disability inclusion is an essential condition to upholding human rights, sustainable development, and peace and security. It is also central to the promise of the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development to leave no one behind. The commitment to realizing the rights of persons with disabilities is not only a matter of justice; it is an investment in a common future.

The complex and interconnected crises facing humanity today, including the shocks resulting from the COVID-19 pandemic, the war in Ukraine and other countries, a tipping point in climate change, all pose humanitarian challenges of an unprecedented nature, as well as threats to the global economy.

Most often, in moments of crisis, people in vulnerable situations such as persons with disabilities are the most excluded and left behind. In line with the central premise of the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development to “leave no one behind”, it is crucial for governments, public and private sectors to collaboratively find innovative solutions for and with persons with disabilities to make the world a more accessible and equitable place.

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What is World AIDS Day?
World AIDS Day takes place on 1 December each year. It’s an opportunity for people worldwide to unite in the fight against HIV, to show support for people living with HIV, and to commemorate those who have died from an AIDS-related illness. Founded in 1988, World AIDS Day was the first ever global health day.

Why is World AIDS Day Important?
Over 105,000 people are living with HIV in the UK. Globally, there are an estimated 38 million people who have the virus. Despite the virus only being identified in 1984, more than 35 million people have died of HIV or AIDS related illnesses, making it one of the most destructive pandemics in history.

Today, scientific advances have been made in HIV treatment, there are laws to protect people living with HIV and we understand so much more about the condition. Despite this, each year in the UK over 4,139 people are diagnosed with HIV, people do not know the facts about how to protect themselves and others, and stigma and discrimination remain a reality for many people living with the condition.

World AIDS Day is important because it reminds the public and government that HIV has not gone away – there is still a vital need to raise money, increase awareness, fight prejudice and improve education.

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• Learn to recognize...
which part of the brain is not performing to it’s full potential and use your preferred therapeutic approach to reactive that part of the brain.

• Patients of a LEVEL 1...
certified therapist get 25% off the Patient PTSD Seminar.

• Patients of a LEVEL 2...
certified therapist get 50% off the Patient PTSD Seminar.

• Using the new groundbreaking Brain Reactivation Therapy (BRT) approach...
you can use neurobiology to guide your therapeutic intervention. This means using the BRT manualized approach, you can use your favorite therapeutic modality and will know how quickly to advance through the therapeutic steps, in order to reactivate important brain centers. The therapist will know when it’s appropriate to advance the therapy progression vS. when to slow down and engage in supportive psychotherapy.

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"What started at the turn of the century as an effort to gain a day of recognition for the significant contributions the first Americans made to the establishment and growth of the U.S., has resulted in a whole month being designated for that purpose.

One of the very proponents of an American Indian Day was Dr. Arthur C. Parker, a Seneca Indian, who was the director of the Museum of Arts and Science in Rochester, N.Y. He persuaded the Boy Scouts of America to set aside a day for the “First Americans” and for three years they adopted such a day. In 1915, the annual Congress of the American Indian Association meeting in Lawrence, Kans., formally approved a plan concerning American Indian Day. It directed its president, Rev. Sherman Coolidge, an Arapahoe, to call upon the country to observe such a day. Coolidge issued a proclamation on Sept. 28, 1915, which declared the second Saturday of each May as an American Indian Day and contained the first formal appeal for recognition of Indians as citizens.

The year before this proclamation was issued, Red Fox James, a Blackfoot Indian, rode horseback from state to state seeking approval for a day to honor Indians. On December 14, 1915, he presented the endorsements of 24 state governments at the White House. There is no record, however, of such a national day being proclaimed.
The first American Indian Day in a state was declared on the second Saturday in May 1916 by the governor of New York. Several states celebrate the fourth Friday in September. In Illinois, for example, legislators enacted such a day in 1919. Presently, several states have designated Columbus Day as Native American Day, but it continues to be a day we observe without any recognition as a national legal holiday.

In 1990 President George H. W. Bush approved a joint resolution designating November 1990 “National American Indian Heritage Month.” Similar proclamations, under variants on the name (including “Native American Heritage Month” and “National American Indian and Alaska Native Heritage Month”) have been issued each year since 1994..."

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Nov 19

An event in which survivors of suicide loss come together to find connection, understanding, and hope through their shared experience. This year, International Survivors of Suicide Loss Day is Saturday, November 19, 2022. You can find a current list of registrations on this website:

If you have questions please contact your local AFSP chapter ( or email

In 1999, Senator Harry Reid, who lost his father to suicide, introduced a resolution to the United States Senate, leading to the creation of International Survivors of Suicide Loss Day. Also known as Survivor Day, the day was designated by the United States Congress as a day on which those affected by suicide can join together for healing and support. It was determined that Survivor Day would always fall on the Saturday before American Thanksgiving, as the holidays are often a difficult time for suicide loss survivors.

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Nov 12 - 20

An annual program where people come together across the country to draw attention to the problems of hunger and homelessness. Participating groups spend the week holding a series of educational, service, fundraising, and advocacy events.

No one should have to worry about whether they will have food on their plate or a roof over their head. But the reality is that hunger and homelessness are widespread problems that affect far too many people.

Learn more about how you can help here:



The Salt Lake County District Attorney's Office is hiring a Victim Services Case Manager (TL)

Apply here:

JOB SUMMARY Provides social work case management for the District Attorney's Office and outreach services to individuals and families who are victims of crime, utilizing case management practices that address client basic needs and safety, while supporting their participation in the criminal justice system. Grade 14 salary = $46,475.00 - $69,714,00 Depending on Experience. We have 4 open positions due to new funding and will be open until filled.

MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS Bachelor's degree from an accredited college or university in Social Work, or other closely related field; OR an equivalent combination of related education and experience. Must have and maintain current license as a Social Service Worker (SSW) in the State of Utah. Due to the nature of this position, the successful applicant must pass an initial criminal background check, as well as every two years thereafter and continuously meet the requirements of the Bureau of Criminal Information (BCI).

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The Salt Lake County District Attorney's Office is hiring a Victim Services Social Worker (TL)

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JOB SUMMARY Provides clinical and advocacy services within the District Attorney's Office to victims of violent crimes in order to reduce traumatic impact and increase the victim's ability to participate in the criminal justice system. Provides community services under the direction of the Program Director. Provides administrative services in support of clinical and program functions. We have 4 open positions due to new funding and will be open until filled.

MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS Grade 14 Master's degree from an accredited college or university in social work or other closely related field and be currently licensed as a CSW, Certified Social Worker, by the State of Utah (or equivalent). Grade 14 salary = $46,475.00 - $69,714,00 Depending on Experience. Grade 15 Master's Degree from an accredited college or university in social work and be currently licensed as an LCSW, Licensed Clinical Social Worker, by the State of Utah (or equivalent). Grade 15 salary = $54,236.00 - $81,355.00 Depending on Experience All Grades Due to the nature of this position, the successful applicant must successfully pass an initial criminal background check as well as every two years thereafter and continuously meet the requirements of the Bureau of Criminal Information (BCI).

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Utah Perinatal Mood & Anxiety Disorders Conference | Postpartum Support International Utah Chapter

WHEN: November 10th and 11th, 2022 from 8:00 AM - 4:00 PM
WHERE: Miller Conference Center in Sandy, Utah

11 in person CEUs with 5 more potential home study CEUs.


Utah's Perinatal Mental Health Conference presents an opportunity for providers to network, learn about local resources and understand the latest research & best practices for supporting those facing mental health struggles related to childbearing and childrearing in our state.

About PSI Utah

PSI Utah’s Mission is to support individuals and families within their childbearing and child raising years through promoting health & overall wellbeing as well as awareness, prevention, and treatment of challenging mental health experiences. PSI Utah’s Vision is that every person and parent statewide will have access to information & resources, social support, and informed professional care related to the childbearing and child-raising years. PSI Utah promotes this vision through advocacy, community collaboration, education, training and social support.


Scared of Interviews

14 Tips For Dealing With Interview Anxiety

1. Arrive five minutes early.
2. Dress professionally with hair styled conservatively
3. Bring a copy of your resume and references
4. Bring a writing utensil and paper to take notes
5. Answer questions positively
6. Know your desired salary
7. Do not discuss political beliefs, religious affiliation, or other personal information (also keep this off of your resume!!). Be careful about wearing items that reveal personal information (e.g. symbols of religious or sexual orientation).
8. Know why you are the best candidate for the position (e.g. discuss how your specific education and previous positions can benefit the employer).
9. Know about the organization PRIOR to the interview and be prepared to ask questions and show your related knowledge in other ways.
10. Use action words when describing your experience (e.g. achieved, developed, led, designed, or published).
11. Be a good listener and watch your body language
12. Make sure that you have a professional message on your answering machine or voice mail system if the employer calls to set up an interview or a follow-up meeting.
13. Smile and shake hands upon arrival and departure.
14. Send a thank you note or email within 24 hours of the interview.


Job listing? Upcoming course? Office space? Whatever you're looking for, let us spread the news.
$50 for a 30 day posting.
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NASW-Utah Legislative Committee Meeting

WHEN: Wednesday, October 26th, 2022 | 3:00 PM (MST)

We welcome and encourage all NASW-Utah members to join us as we discuss legislative issues and how we can address any challenges and provide support.

The legislative committee meets on the fourth Wednesday in the months of October, December, February, April, June, August.

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Highland Ridge Hospital in Midvale, UT is hiring an Inpatient/IOP Therapist with a $5,000 SIGN-ON BONUS!

Contact Sarah Parson - - 801-368-7337

ABOUT US: We provide inpatient treatment to people experiencing psychiatric and chemical dependency crises. Lately, there has been an alarming increase in depression, anxiety and substance abuse among our friends and neighbors. As the demand for mental health and chemical dependency services increases across the country, we are expanding to meet the needs of our fellow Utahns. Come grow with us!

JOB SUMMARY: Responsible for diagnosing and treating mental and emotional disorders, whether cognitive, affective or behavioral. Apply psychotherapeutic theories and techniques in the delivery of services to individuals and families for the purpose of treating such diagnosed emotional and mental disorders. Help roll-out our upcoming IOP program and eventually transfer to IOP full-time!

ESSENTIAL FUNCTIONS: Provide psychotherapy services to patient as scheduled. May provide these services in an inpatient or outpatient setting. Conduct individual, group or family therapy sessions as appropriate for treatment plan of the patient. Provide initial treatment planning for patient based on assessment and coordinate any additional services needed and revise as necessary. Maintain documentation of therapy services provided to each patient according to facility and professional standards, revising as necessary. Participate in treatment team meetings and collaborate with other staff to facilitate services for the patient as appropriate to their treatment plan. Provide case management, discharge planning or after-care planning according to treatment plan.

EDUCATION/EXPERIENCE/SKILL REQUIREMENTS: Master's degree in Psychology, Social Work, Counseling, Nursing or other recognized therapeutic field from an accredited college or university. Minimum of four plus years’ experience as a therapist with two or more years of experience with the specific population of the facility.

LICENSES/DESIGNATIONS/CERTIFICATIONS: State or national licensure for professional therapy providers required. First Aid, CPR, de-escalation and restraint certification required (training available upon hire and offered by facility).

AVAILABLE BENEFITS: Medical, Dental, Vision, Life Insurance, Disability, 401k, and Paid Time Off.



National Stop Bullying Day on the second Wednesday in October brings together students, faculty, and parents to end bullying.


This annual designation promotes standing up against and put an end to bullying. No child should be afraid to ride a bus or go to school because a classmate threatens them. Children who have been bullied should also feel they can report the incident without repercussions.


Attend a bullying prevention event in your school. If your school doesn’t host an event, help them get one started. Getting involved in activities spotlighting their strengths will help to empower them. Report bullying when you see it and support those who have suffered from it to report it, too. Use #StopBullyingDay to post on social media. Inform yourself about the dangers of more:



Whether you're lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, non-binary, queer, asexual, intersex, or Two-Spirit, be proud of who you are and your support for LGBTQ+ equality this Coming Out Day!

We first observed National Coming Out Day on October 11, 1988, on the anniversary of the National March on Washington for Lesbian and Gay Rights as a reminder that one of our most basic tools is the power of coming out.

In honor of National Coming Out Day, HRC celebrates all who have come out as LGBTQ+. Coming out as LGBTQ+ STILL MATTERS. Our stories can be powerful for each other. When people know someone who is LGBTQ+, they are far more likely to support equality under the law. We can change hearts and minds and create a lasting impact on our community.

For more on coming out, visit HRC's Coming Out Center or check out the resources here:



"Many aspects of mental health have been challenged; and already before the pandemic in 2019 an estimated one in eight people globally were living with a mental disorder. At the same time, the services, skills and funding available for mental health remain in short supply, and fall far below what is needed, especially in low and middle income countries.

Stigma and discrimination continue to be a barrier to social inclusion and access to the right care; importantly, we can all play our part in increasing awareness about which preventive mental health interventions work and World Mental Health Day is an opportunity to do that collectively. We envision a world in which mental health is valued, promoted and protected; where everyone has an equal opportunity to enjoy mental health and to exercise their human rights; and where everyone can access the mental health care they more here:


WHEN: Oct 11, 2022 | 8 AM
We welcome and encourage all NASW-Utah members to join us as we discuss DEI and how we can addres any chalanges and provide support.
The DEI committee meets on the second Tuesday at 8 AM in the months of October, December, February, April, June, August.


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October is Domestic Violence Awareness Month. Take some time this month to learn about resources to use and share as we work together to protect the innocent.

"At the National Resource Center on Domestic Violence, we refer to the message “Awareness + Action = Social Change” as a call for all of us play an active role in ending gender-based violence. This message reflects an intentional integration of awareness and prevention, which NRCDV promotes across its projects and initiatives.

In Embracing Prevention as Social Change, the Missouri Coalition Against Domestic and Sexual Violence explains:

“Primary prevention is changing the social norms that allow and condone violence. Preventing violence means changing our society and its institutions—targeting attitudes, beliefs, behaviors, environments and policies to eliminate those that contribute to violence and to promote those that stop the violence. Primary prevention of domestic and sexual violence is defined as preventing violence before it occurs. This is social change work.” ...learn more:


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This workshop will be based on the work of Dr. Brene Brown, who has studied vulnerability, courage, shame, and worthiness for the last decade. It will provide clinicians with tools to begin to build their own shame resiliency and to more effectively address shame in their work with clients.

Outline Excerpts:

What is Keeping you Small?
Understanding Shame
Shame in the Therapy Room
Shame Resilience Model
Recognizing Shame and Triggers
Practicing Critical Awareness
Reaching Out
Speaking Shame
Empathy and Self Compassion
Wholehearted Living

Kristie Lemmon, APRN, PMHNP-BC, CDWF, is a family psychiatric nurse practitioner currently in private practice. She has completed certification in Brene Brown's Daring Way(TM) program and is a Certified Daring Way(TM) Facilitator. She has been practicing in the mental health field for over 15 years and values learning research-based techniques that can help her clients live a wholehearted life.

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September is National Suicide Prevention Month. All month, mental health advocates, prevention organizations, survivors, allies, and community members unite to promote suicide prevention awareness.
Research shows people who are having thoughts of suicide feel relief when someone asks after them in a caring way. Findings suggest acknowledging and talking about suicide may reduce rather than increase suicidal ideation. #bethe1toask
We can all help prevent suicide. Every year, the Lifeline and other mental health organizations and individuals across the U.S. and around the world raise awareness of suicide prevention during September, National Suicide Prevention Month...learn more: 




Janice Snow - MSW Representative

Janice is a Master of Social Work Student at USU. She has been the primary student investigator on seven studies. She is currently working as a lab manager for USU’s factotum lab. She mentors undergraduates by guiding them in how to conduct research successfully from literature review to publications. Further, she is a research assistant for Dr. Jayme Walters where she conducts research on rural nonprofit equity. She has presented 18 research presentations, all during the pandemic. She has five journal articles under review and is working on six other publications. Her main research interests are educational equity, mental health, rural nonprofits, and substance abuse. Janice enjoys research that involves advocacy and can be directly applied to policy, education, and practice. She also volunteers with her church and works as a Clinical therapist intern at a substance abuse center. She plans to pursue a Ph.D. in social work and continue doing research and teaching. In her free time, she enjoys time with her husband and four children.

I have had the opportunity to be involved in political advocacy with my research by presenting to state and US legislators. The more I do research and learn from my clients, the more I am motivated to learn and be involved in advocacy efforts. Experience with NASW will aid me in my goals of becoming a better advocate, clinician, and researcher. I want to collaborate with others who share my passions for our Utah communities.

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September NASW Student Series



Introduction to Attachment Centered Play Therapy

2 CEU's Available!!

Clair Mellenthin, LCSW, RPT-S Clinical Director – Wasatch Family Therapy

WHEN: Sept 21, 2022 | 10 AM - 12 PM
WHERE: Live Zoom Broadcast

For questions, contact: Kelli Stout, LCSW Treatment Coordinator Ut Co Children’s Justice Center (801-851-2433/

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The Therapeutic Relationship: Where Does It Come From? What Is It? And How Can You Use It. In-Person 6 CE Workshop

WHEN & WHERE: Kaysville, Utah | October 15th, 2022 | 9 AM - 4 PM

The Integrative and Holistic Center

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What other therapists said about this training: "I loved this training! I was not planning on becoming a therapist and I only took two micro classes in graduate school. I was taught the therapeutic relationship was important, but nothing else. This training was so helpful to me. I recommend it highly." Charlotte Marshall "Sophie is the perfect mix of wisdom, humor and expertise. The course content was interesting, helpful and applicable to clinical practice. It was one of the best courses I have taken." April Davis, LCSW

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CEU HIGHLIGHT: "Behavioral Health Disparities and What to Do"

1.5 CEU


This presentation will introduce the behavioral health disparities work that the Utah Division of Substance Abuse and Mental Health (DSAMH) have been conducting over the past 3 years. An introduction into behavioral health disparities, with a focus on why this work is so crucial now. There will then be an overview of the research and the action plan that has been conducted with the public mental health system. Finally, a brief discussion of direct service needs and the important roles that social workers should be playing in this work.

Eric Yoshio Jesús Tadehara, LCSW, MPA

Eric Yoshio Jesús Tadehara is the Assistant Director of Children’s Behavioral Health, Utah Division of Substance Abuse and Mental Health. Eric works for the Utah Division of Substance Abuse and Mental Health as the Assistant Director of Children’s Behavioral Health. He has worked in the field of social work for the past 13 years in roles including: direct clinical practice working with children, adolescents, youth in transition, and adults with mental health concerns, substance use concerns, and intellectual disabilities; crisis evaluation and management; and behavioral health administration. He is also an adjunct professor at Weber State University. He received his Bachelor of Social Work (BSW) from Weber State University in Ogden, Utah, and his Master of Social Work (MSW) & Master of Public Administration (MPA) from the University of Utah in Salt Lake City, Utah.

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"National Recovery Month (Recovery Month), which started in 1989, is a national observance held every September to promote and support new evidence-based treatment and recovery practices, the nation’s strong and proud recovery community, and the dedication of service providers and communities who make recovery in all its forms possible.

SAMHSA aims to increase public awareness surrounding mental health and addiction recovery. In the years since Recovery Month launched, SAMHSA has timed announcements of initiatives and grant funding during Recovery Month, while collaborating with private and public entities to celebrate individuals during their long-term recoveries.

This year, to address the nation’s growing crisis of substance misuse and overdose deaths, SAMHSA is launching initiatives that promote and support evidence-based treatment and recovery practices, the emergence of a strong and proud recovery community, and the dedication of service providers and community members across the nation who make recovery possible...learn more:




Salt Lake City Private Practice Office Space - Well Life Counseling

I’m looking for someone who wants the office two days a week. The address is approximately 4700 S. and Highland Dr., Salt Lake City. The space will be available October 1 and the rent is $250 a month. Please text me if you are interested my number is 801-230-9631.

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Jeff Scott

Hello hello! I'm Jeff. Rock climber, social worker, emotionally focused therapist, married, 1 baby girl I love to death, and owns a practice downtown SLC. I am the chair of NUEFT, a non-profit I reorganized last year that focuses on getting trainers in and outside of Utah/USA to come and provide trainings to 100+ members of our community who specializes in couples therapy. LGBTQ/Religious Trauma and couples work are my specialities. I used to be the NASW student rep for 1 semester a long time ago and love new leadership opportunities. I have a passion for travel and have been to 36 countries in the past 6 years. I did a Tedx in 2020 about my travels to India and how I learned to challenge my prejudices. It would be fantastic to work in any capacity on the board and see how I could contribute around the state.

I love the people I work with in the NUEFT community ( and I love working with therapy development. I supervise several therapists in Utah, Washington, Australia, and California and think that what I offer in training and speciality has been so exciting to share, to inspire the next generation of Social Workers. I love leadership experiences and look for more opportunities as they come.

Thank you Jeff for your dedicated service ot the social work community here in Utah!



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Supervision certification for those wishing to cross supervise between mental health professions. 2 ETHICS CEU
This event will be in person and live streamed.




On the right it will say in person or external course. Please be sure you are registering for the correct delivery type.

The event will be 8:30 AM - 5:00 PM

Lunch will be provided for those in person.

Naomi Spencer, LCMHC
Introduction to Clinical Supervision
Presentation Summary: This presentation will provide an overview of Utah's DOPL rules related to clinical supervision, supervisor liability, structure of supervision, diversity-centric supervision, and roles and responsibilities of clinical supervisors.

Ellen Behrens, Ph.D., L.P., LCMHC
Ethical Issues in Supervision: Part 1
Presentation Summary: This presentation will provide an overview of the ethical codes related to social work and clinical mental health counseling practice. And, it will present an ethical decision-making model that will be illustrated with a supervision case.

Doran Williams, LCSW
Ethical issues in supervision: Part 2
Presentation Summary: The presentation will focus on ethical "hot topics" in clinical supervision such as confidentiality of supervision, multiple relationships, assessing competence, gatekeeping, and informed consent for supervision.

David Derezotes, Ph.D., LCSW
Models of Supervision
Presentation Summary: This presentation will introduce an inclusive approach to supervision theory that builds upon the ecological and social justice perspectives. Participants will be given an ecobiopsychosocialspiritual structure that incorporates Maslow’s Four Forces of psychotherapy as well as additional emerging theories in advanced generalist practice such as deep ecology and body-mind work that apply to supervision styles. The presentation also incorporate all ways of knowing, multiple therapy modalities, and multicultural perspectives, with an emphasis upon examples of supervision practice. Attendees will be encouraged to select models that fit with their own style and professional approaches to supervision.

Anna Lieber, LCMHC & Christina Zidow, LCSW
Best practices in supervision
Presentation Summary: This presentation will focus on a wide variety of best practices in clinical supervision such as supervision contracts and disclosure statements, summative and formative feedback, crisis/risk management, as well a guidelines for initiating, maintaining and monitoring supervision.

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Association of Latter-Day Saint Counselors & Psychotherapists - Annual Fall Convention

We are excited to once again meet at the Joseph Smith Memorial Building in Salt Lake City, UT for our annual Fall Convention held this year on Sept. 29-30, 2022.

The AMCAP Board is committed to producing educational conferences of the highest caliber. We invite you to join us in delivering a learning experience that advances the education and field of counseling professionals while bringing to light the truths found in The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints' gospel principles.

Pre-Registration prices will run until September 15. After that they will increase $40. There are a limited number of tickets and we anticipate great interest in this event so register early!

This is the 47th year AMCAP has held such a convention. One of the missions of this independent organization is to train mental health professionals in evidence based mental health therapies that are consistent with the beliefs and practices of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day saints. The theme for this convention is “Where Can We Turn For Peace?”

Keynote and prominent speakers include Elder Lynn G. Robbins, John Hilton III, Wendy Ulrich, Terry Warner and Jenet Erickson. Further information and registration can be found at:

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CEU HIGHLIGHT: LGBTQ+ Equity, Diversity, Inclusion: "Somewhere Over the Rainbow."


The National Institutes of Health have designated sexual and gender minorities (SGM), also known as lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, queer, Two-Spirit, intersex, and other people who do not “fit” within the traditional heteronormative binaries as health disparate populations. SGM experience significantly higher rates of mood, anxiety, and behavioral/substance use disorders, suicidality among other mental health issues. Emerging evidence indicates that SGM also have significantly higher rates of some chronic health conditions, such as cardiovascular disease, hypertension, and diabetes. In this presentation Dr. Hoy-Ellis will share how past and ongoing marginalization, exclusion, and discrimination are the ‘causes of the causes’ of these health conditions through the framework of the Health Equity Promotion Model. He will also offer key strategies for providing culturally sensitive, effective services for SGM, from adolescence through older adulthood.

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NASW Now Hiring

Mental Health Counselor/Therapist - Utah Aids Foundation

For more information and to apply, contact Drew Olsen - - (801) 210-0254.

Utah AIDS Foundation, through client-driven services, champions sexual health and overall well-being for those living with or at risk for HIV and other STIs. The counselor will work with people living with HIV and members of the LGBTQ+ community to improve emotional and mental health. Our program operates within a person-centered, trauma informed approach that addresses issues unique to the populations we serve such as minority stress, substance use, trauma, interpersonal resolutions, and HIV-related stigma.

For more details on this job as well as other related career opportunities, visit the NASW Utah Careers & Ads page:



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Liz Foxley Pearson

My name is Liz Foxley Pearson and I am a Licensed Clinical Social Worker in the State of Utah. In 2015 I switched career paths from marketing to social work, after volunteering with a local organization called The Sharing Place. I realized that I was more passionate about the work I did there a few hours a month than the work I was doing at my full time marketing job. When I started the MSW program in 2016, I had a professor who really sparked an interest in me regarding macro and policy work, so I ended up adding an MPA on to my studies due to my interest in this macro work. Since graduating in 2019, I have worked in various clinical capacities and continued my advocacy work in my spare time. I am currently working in a clinical and leadership role with University of Utah Health's Behavioral Health integration team. I am passionate about this work, and passionate about the social work profession. My main motivation to serve with and for social workers in Utah stems primarily from the desire to be involved with legislative and policy efforts. I hope to engage in efforts that will create and expand opportunities for current and future social workers in the state of Utah. I want all social workers to be well equipped to thrive in their professions. I think that social workers do such important work. It is important to make sure we are recognized for all the important work we do in our communities, and that we all have the opportunity to advance professionally and personally through this work. I am looking forward to serving with and learning from my peers on the NASW Utah Board!

Thank you Liz for your dedicated service to the social work community here in Utah!



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Introduction to CBT-I: Helping Clients with Insomnia

When: August 17, 2022 | 10:00 AM - 12:00 PM
Where: Live Zoom Broadcast

2 CEU's Available!!

Kevin Harmon, LCSW Wasatch Behavioral Health

Contact: Kelli Stout, LCSW Treatment Coordinator Ut Co Children’s Justice Center


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In this experiential presentation, we will connect with our innate capacity of awareness, to recognize where we are right now, what we need to recover and heal, and how we can grow anew from these challenging times. We will explore and experience how these ancient practices might support us to reduce suffering and cultivate peace in our current circumstances.

Trinh Mai, LCSW
Trinh Mai is a clinical social worker (LCSW) and Director of Mindfulness Programs for the Office of Wellness & Integrative Health and the Resiliency Center at University of Utah Health. She is trained as a Mindfulness Based Stress Reduction teacher and has also received education in other mindfulness modalities like MORE and Yoga Nidra. Trinh develops and conducts classes and presentations on mindfulness and other wellbeing topics for university employees, community, and corporate partners. She also provides therapeutic individual and group support to employees of the university. Prior to this position, Trinh served in the College of Social Work at the U for 13 years as faculty, specializing in practicum, community engaged scholarship and diversity and social justice.

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July 30th is known as World Day Against Trafficking Persons.

This year’s theme focuses on the role of technology as a tool that can both enable and impede human trafficking.

With the global expansion in the use of technology - intensified by the COVID-19 pandemic and the shift of our everyday life to online platforms -- the crime of human trafficking has conquered cyber space. The internet and digital platforms offer traffickers numerous tools to recruit, exploit, and control victims; organize their transport and accommodation; advertise victims and reach out to potential clients; communicate among perpetrators; and hide criminal proceeds – and all that with greater speed, cost-effectiveness and anonymity.

However, in the use of technology also lies great opportunity. Future success in eradicating human trafficking will depend on how law enforcement, the criminal justice systems and others can leverage technology in their responses, including by aiding investigations to shed light on the modus operandi of trafficking networks; enhancing prosecutions through digital evidence to alleviate the situation of victims in criminal proceedings; and providing support services to survivors. Prevention and awareness-raising activities on the safe use of the internet and social media could help mitigate the risk of people falling victim to trafficking online. Cooperation with the private sector is important to harness innovation and expertise for the development of sustainable, technology-based solutions to support the prevention and combatting of human trafficking. #EndHumanTrafficking

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Working With Our Most Challenging Cases
August 7, 2022
12:00PM - 1:00PM

What can make a case especially challenging, and what can we learn from such cases?

In this next NASW Utah workshop, we will talk about our most challenging cases, and about what we learned about our work, and about ourselves, in our work with them.

Participants will have the opportunity to hear some basic information about challenging cases, as well as to share briefly about how these can be important opportunities for professional and personal development.

Facilitator will be David Derezotes, LCSW, PhD,
Professor, Social Work, University of Utah
In part-time retirement


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LCSW Social Services Coordinator - Salt Lake City Public Library
Salary: Starting $33.20/hour $69,056.00/annual Depending on qualifications
Posted: July 1, 2022
Closes: Open until filled with preference given to candidates who apply by July 26, 2022
FLSA Status: Full-time/ Exempt
Reports to: Liesl Jacobson - Assistant Director of Community Engagement
About the Library The City Library builds a foundation of equity, connection, and limitless possibility. We are active in our community and collaborate to address needs and realize aspirations. We connect people to information, resources, experiences, and each other. Our work sustains a vibrant Salt Lake City. Guided by a deep understanding of the aspirations, needs, and motivations of our customers, The City Library takes a human-centered approach to designing and delivering meaningful services, collections, resources, spaces, programs and events to all members of the community. Library staff are highly engaged, purpose-driven, people-centered, and express a high level of satisfaction with their work. The City Library is an Equal Opportunity Employer and is committed to a diverse workforce. Click here to learn more about what makes The City Library a great place to work and why Salt Lake City is a great place to call home.
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Nicole Campolucci
I am originally from the East Coast and completed my undergraduate work at Rutgers University. I moved to Utah in 1998 with the intention of being here for only two years, but ended up staying after I started working at a local nonprofit in a job that I loved.
I have been a Licensed Clinical Social Worker since 2008 after completing my MSW at the University of Utah and have worked in the behavioral health field for 25 years. My experience includes working with homeless youth and directing programs for that population, working with people who have Substance Use Disorders, working with incarcerated individuals, working with youth on an inpatient behavioral health unit, and working as a therapist with children and adolescents who have various behavioral health issues.
I am currently the Clinical Director of Valley Behavioral Health's Children, Youth, & Families Division and direct both outpatient and day treatment programs serving youth and their families.

I am passionate about the field of Social Work and especially enjoy working with people from lower socioeconomic backgrounds, as well as leading teams dedicated to improving the lives of people with whom we work.  My guiding principle in life is to leave the world a better place than I found it.  
As a member of the LGBTQIA+ community, I am motivated to serve with and for Social Workers in Utah because I believe strongly in advancing diversity in our field locally and advocating for important social issues.  I also strive to advocate for our profession in my daily work and would like to be in a position to advocate for positive change and support others in the field on a larger scale.  
Thank you to Nicole for such dedicated service to the social work community here in Utah!



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1.5 Ethics CEU
What makes us different from other helping professionals? One of the purposes of codes of ethics is to define a profession for both members and clients of the profession. So, what does the NASW Code of Ethics say about who we are? This interactive presentation will present the findings of a research study that identified characteristics of the social work profession central to professional identity through qualitative analysis of the NASW Code of Ethics and CSWE Educational Policy and Accreditation Standards. Participants will discuss ways to align social work practice with professional identity grounded in the NASW Code of Ethics.

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Advertise your position through NASW-Utah.

$50 for a 30 day posting.

This will be posted on the NASW-Utah career page for 30 days.
Posted once on the NASW-Utah social media sites.
Included once in an NASW-Utah email blast.

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July has been Minority Mental Health Month since 2008. Back in May we addressed mental health awareness, but there are factors affecting mental health that are particular to minority communities. People of color, immigrants and their families, LGBTQIA people, and other underrepresented groups face unique struggles in regard to mental illness in the United States. 

Everyone has stress and difficult emotions on occasion, and this is completely normal. Mental illness, however, is any condition that makes it difficult to function in daily life. It can affect relationships or job performance, and is caused by any number of complex interactions within the human brain. Mental illness can range from anxiety or mood disorders like depression, psychotic disorders like schizophrenia, eating disorders, or addictive behaviors. Minority communities are disproportionately affected and experience different levels of care compared to heterosexual/cisgender/white populations. Discrimination and implicit bias from healthcare providers is associated with higher rates of psychiatric disorders, substance abuse, and suicide in patients of color…read more here:



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Can I transfer my license from one state to another?

Licensing requirements are established by each state. There are some states that have reciprocity and some states that will not accept a license from another state. You must call the state board in which you wish to reside to learn about transferring your license. Utah does not have direct reciprocity with other states. However, if you are licensed as the equivalent to an LCSW in another state (master's degree, passing score on ASWB's clinical exam, 4,000 documented supervised hours), you may apply for licensure by endorsement in Utah. Directions on this process can be found in the application for a license as an LCSW on the DOPL website.

For more resources for social work, go to the NASW Utah website:

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NASW remains resolute in our commitment to protect reproductive rights and freedoms. NASW affirms all individuals have a right to bodily autonomy, that abortion is health care, and that all individuals have the right to freedom of choice in accessing essential health care services most especially their reproductive health.



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PTSD Awareness Day is observed every year on June 27th and June is PTSD Awareness Month. 
PTSD stands for Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder and is a condition that many veterans and non-veterans alike suffer. PTSD can occur when someone experiences or witnesses a traumatic event. This condition wasn’t always understood properly by the medical or military community, and Department of Defense press releases often point to earlier attempts to identify PTSD symptoms in the wake of service in World War 2, Vietnam, and other conflicts.
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“For more than 100 years, American social workers have been a critical part of the U.S. healthcare system, but there are big problems with the way they are currently perceived and utilized within healthcare.
First, too often social workers are not working at the top of their professional licenses and skillset.
Second, they are given unmanageable caseloads with little chance of adequately providing the services people desperately need, like helping to set up long-term support for people with chronic illnesses.
Finally, there is still widespread misrepresentation of social workers in television and films as disheveled, smug women who revel in stealing children and denying services. These factors contribute…read more here:


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Mental Health Therapist - Salt Lake County Sheriff’s Office

JOB SUMMARY Conducts mental health assessments on jail prisoners and develops, documents, and implements treatment plans. Provides direct treatment and case management services. Works with prisoners' families, health care providers, and security staff to provide and appropriate level of care.

MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS Master's degree from accredited college or university in social work,
psychology, marriage and family therapy, mental health counseling or other closely related field and Licensed as a Mental Health Therapist in the State of Utah. Due to the nature of this position, the successful applicant must pass a required pre-employment background check and subsequent
mandatory background checks in accordance with current County Human Resources policy
requirements. Must be a resident of the State of Utah at the time of hire. Must be a U.S. Citizen.

ESSENTIAL FUNCTIONS Conducts assessment and screening services. Completes various paper forms and computer programs to document provided services so that Salt Lake County Jail clients can access mental health treatment. Provides outreach to the public and professionals with questions about substance abuse and mental health treatment. Conducts trainings and presentations regarding suicide risk/prevention, substance abuse, mental health, and accessing treatment to security and health care team. Recommends and explains treatment options and services to clients. Provides group, individual therapy, and case management. Coordinates with multiple agencies to provide client care. Provides crisis intervention services when necessary.

SALARY $54,236.00 - $81,355.00 DOE + $6,266 annually in premium pay & $1/hr in environmental pay Position Type Full-Time

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NASW Mental Health and Disabilities Survey

We have been made aware of an opportunity to participate in a voluntary research study about mental health supports for adults with disabilities in Utah.
This study is being conducted by the Institute for Disability Research at Utah State University and has been approved by the USU Institutional Review Board (Protocol #12468):
“As part of our data collection, we are conducting a survey to assess the availability of mental health supports for individuals with disabilities. We are seeking a broad range of respondents, consisting of individuals with disabilities, family members, mental health providers, and disability service disabilities, family members, mental health providers, and disability service providers including direct support staff.
We invite you to share your experience with Utah’s mental health and disability service systems by completing this survey:
Survey responses are anonymous and cannot be connected to your identity. The information you share will help guide our project planning efforts. This survey should take about 10 minutes to complete.
Please help us by sharing this survey with others. Feel free to forward this email and survey link to your friends, family, and clients who may have experience with accessing mental health supports. We want to hear from everyone!
If you would like more information about this study or project, please do not hesitate to contact us at 435-797-0836 or contact the project coordinator, Tatiana Perilla at”



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Associate Director of Advocacy Services - U of U Center for Student Wellness

This position will be overseeing our confidential campus-based advocacy program that includes survivor support and psychoeducational groups as well as victim-survivor advocacy. This is a full-time, fully benefitted position that includes the possibility for 1-2 days of remote work.

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Join us TODAY for the NASW Social Work Student Series!

Clinical Job Hunting: Where to Begin

June 9, 2022 6 pm - 7:30 pm EST

Free and open to all!

You’ve chosen social work, a profession dedicated to improving lives. As you begin your social work journey, know that NASW is here for you. There are over 130,000 students in social work programs across the United States and we want to help connect you to as many of your future colleagues as possible. NASW invites ALL social work students and recent graduates to our monthly national student-focused series, which aims to enhance your skill set, explore critical conversations and advocacy within the profession, and connect you with colleagues from across the country.

Our June 2022 webinar will focus on preparing new social workers to find clinical jobs in 2022. During the session attendees will explore:
-How to build your networking during your social work education
-Where to look for your dream job
-How the clinical job market has changed since COVID began
-What new social workers should be looking for in a benefit package
-Tips on getting hired

Please bring your questions and resources to share.

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"We write this letter to LGBTQIA2S+ kids and youth to express deep gratitude that you exist, because our world would be incomplete without you. We honor the richness of your authenticity and openly proclaim that you are perfect exactly as you are. Ralph Waldo Emerson once said, “To be yourself in a world that is constantly trying to make you something else is the greatest accomplishment.”

This greatest accomplishment is often born, however, from a place of struggle. It may be a struggle to feel understood, to feel safe, to feel hopeful, and to even imagine a future in which the freedom to be yourself is possible..."

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This is a new program that NASW wants to make you aware of. Applications are due JUNE 3RD, so if you act quickly you may still be able to take advantage of it.

National Collaboratory to Address Elder Mistreatment Mentorship Program

"As the nation’s health system expands its focus on and commitment to improving care for the growing population of older adults, the National Collaboratory to Address Elder Mistreatment (NCAEM) is pleased to announce a request for applications for its new Mentorship Program. This one-year program is intended to identify and support clinicians, service providers, researchers, policymakers, and advocates from multiple disciplines who wish to focus on improving care for older adults experiencing or at risk of experiencing elder mistreatment. The first cohort for the program will be July 2022 to June 2023. Download the application form:"

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Tools for Social Workers to Prevent Gun Violence: Safe Storage of Guns in the Home, Extreme Risk Protection Orders, and Other Methods of Gun Violence Prevention

"In the 20 years since the mass shooting at Columbine high school in 1999, gun violence has gripped the nation’s attention. Between 1999 and 2016, there have been over 572,000 gun-related deaths in the United States—an average of 38,800 deaths per year. Of those numbers, 58.85% were suicides and 37.2% were homicides. From a public health and psychosocial standpoint, these statistics cannot and should not be ignored..."

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Curious about licensing? Check out our Utah Licensing FAQs:


ASWB develops and maintains four social work licensing examinations: Bachelor's, Master's, Advanced Generalist, and Clinical. Not every state uses all four categories, so candidates must be sure to check with individual licensing boards to find out which examinations are appropriate for the state in which they are seeking licensure. Utah uses the Bachelor's exam (SSW license), Master's exam (CSW license), and Clinical exam (CSW OR LCSW license).


Licensing requirements are established by each state. There are some states that have reciprocity and some states that will not accept a license from another state. You must call the state board in which you wish to reside to learn about transferring your license. Utah does not have direct reciprocity with other states. However, if you are licensed as the equivalent to an LCSW in another state (master's degree, passing score on ASWB's clinical exam, 4,000 documented supervised hours), you may apply for licensure by endorsement in Utah. Directions on this process can be found in the application for a license as an LCSW on the DOPL website.


In Utah, The Division of Occupational and Professional Licensing is in Salt Lake City and the number is 801.530.6628. Their Website is To find information on other states' departments of licensing, search with the keywords: "social work licensing board” (plus your state name).


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Did you hear? You can now complete all of your CE hours using “real-time, interactive distance learning courses that are clearly documented as real-time and interactive.”

LCSW shall complete at least 40 CE hours, or 20 hours for an SSW or CSW, to include:
(a)six hours of education in ethics, law, or technology;
(b)two hours of training in suicide prevention in accordance with Section R156-60-205

A licensee may recognize CE credit as follows:
(a)for the following forms of education, one CE hour for each 50 minutes of education:
(iv)training sessions;
(v)real-time, interactive distance learning courses that are clearly documented as real-time and interactive; and
(vi)specialty certifications;
(b) for college or university credit courses directly related to the licensee's scope of practice, three CE hours per semester hour, or 1.5 CE hours per quarter hour;
(c)for distance learning courses that are not real-time and interactive, one hour of CE for each hour, up to a maximum of:
(i)15 CE hours for an LCSW;
(ii)eight hours for an SSW or CSW



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Do you have a job opening? Let us help spread the word!

Advertise your job posting with NASW and we'll share it on our website, social media, and email blasts. $50 for a 30 day posting.

For more info, go here:



National Prevention Week

The three primary goals of National Prevention Week are to:

1. Involve communities in raising awareness of substance use and mental health issues and in implementing prevention strategies, and showcasing effectiveness of evidence-based prevention programs;
2. Foster partnerships and collaborations with federal agencies and national organizations dedicated to improving public health; and
3. Promote and disseminate quality substance use prevention and mental health promotion resources and publications.
Learn more and get involved here:



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a brighter journey counseling services is hiring!

we are seeking newly skilled and seasoned psychotherapists to join our private practice or sublease an available office. we focus on providing our colleagues with a healthy work-life balance, supportive atmosphere, and the opportunity to develop a diverse skill set. we strive to create a welcoming, safe environment for our clients and employees. our facility offers a private office with closet, client waiting room, use of group room, and breakroom. all utilities, including high speed internet and fax, are included. we recently relocated to a professional office complex in syracuse that is centrally located between i-15 and the planned west corridor highway.

if you're interested, contact lisa johnson at or 801-388-2219.

visit their website here:


last call for board nominations

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nominations close may 15, 2022, so now is the time to submit yourself or another exceptional professional.

board service is a chance to grow personally and professionally, to develop valuable skills, gain unique experience and make lasting connections with other passionate and motivated social work professionals. it is a rare chance to help strategically improve the programs and services that we offer to our members, provides unique opportunities to expand your network, gain recognition, and have an impact on the social work profession and the community around us.

our members are what make nasw utah so great, so please consider joining or nominating a co-worker because we need you!

for more info, go here.


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understanding the nasw code of ethics

nasw is pleased to present understanding the nasw code of ethics, an interactive, 3-hour ethics continuing education course that will take learners on a journey that starts with the first nasw code of ethics and ends with an in-depth exploration of today's code. participants will examine the content, composition and application of ethical standards via engaging activities and case scenarios that capture diverse social work settings. what's more, this self-study course offers 3 hours of online continuing education credit to those who successfully complete the course and post test. take the course in one sitting, or over multiple sessions at your convenience.

register here.


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an online bachelor's degree in social work immerses students in lessons on social policy and caring intervention. a social work degree might qualify graduates for several careers in community and social service so they can help improve the lives of at-risk individuals and families in their community. many colleges offer online social work bachelor's degrees that allow students to start down this path. below, we've ranked the top online bachelor's programs in social work according to return on investment, a calculation of salary versus more.


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an introduction to the aswb exam: what new social workers should know

monday, may 16, 2022. 6 - 7:30 pm est

free for all social work students to attend!

nasw invites all new social workers to our may student series webinar on the aswb exam. educator, author, and licensure expert dawn apgar, phd, lsw, ascw will provide an overview of the national social work exam, answer commonly asked questions, and provide some best practices as social workers begin studying across the country.

*please note that this webinar is not intended as a licensure exam preparation course*

to register, go here.



lcsw support groups

most social workers are aware of such terms as “workplace stress” “burnout” and “compassion fatigue”. we also hear advice from other professionals about the importance of “self-care.” however, reported issues of burnout continue to rise in our current era of seemingly endless pandemic, increased professional isolation, and rising public demand for mental health counseling.

nasw utah is responding to these reports with support groups. in each program, there will be a brief presentation, followed by opportunities for participants to engage in mutual support and dialogue about the challenges that face us and the opportunities we have for healing and transformation in our professional practice.

for more information and to register, go here.



where can i practice?

for social workers who are asking this question, here is your answer! in order to treat a client in another state, you need to be licensed in the state the client is physically located. however, if you are licensed and in good standing in another state, and you want to practice in utah via telehealth, there are options for exemptions from licensure. exemptions from licensure can be found in utah code 58-60-107 and utah code 58-1-307.

for the official wording and full document, ghere.


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invitation to participate

the one utah health collaborative is a private-public partnership initiated by governor cox to convene stakeholders across the state to make utah the national leader in affordable, innovative healthcare. the collaborative will officially kick-off in july 2022, and we are using the next few months to create alignment on statewide goals, determine how to best accelerate innovation, and establish a lasting governance structure.

as members of the governor’s appointed organizing committee, rylee curtis, betty sawyer, and sebastian de freitas have been asked to convene a virtual forum of patients and community-based organizations (cbos) on april 11 at 1:00 pm mt and april 25 at 6:00 pm mt. the goal will be to gather input on questions such as:
- we want to make healthcare easier to pay for, be more fair, and have better results. what goals could we create to make that happen?
- what are the biggest pain points patients experience when trying to get care?
- what are creative ideas for lowering costs and increasing health for all utahns?
- what stops utah’s health care system from trying new ideas?

we believe that the utah chapter of the national association of social workers has an important perspective, and we were hoping that you could register / encourage your members to register.

access the registration pages for the forum:
april 11:
april 20 (espanol):
april 25:


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the mynasw student community can be a lively resource for your student members and an easy way to give your students access to resources and a network of helpful seasoned social workers. it’s a valuable addition to the support you offer students locally, and it’s free -- but it needs support from a few engaged student peers to keep an eye on discussions and welcome new students who post.

the mynasw student community team would like to invite your student interns and board representatives to become administrators or ambassadors for the forum. this is a fantastic opportunity for bsw and msw students to connect with peers at chapters across the country, contribute to a student-led and student-serving national project, and amplify chapter initiatives. ideally, we would like to have the contact information for any interested person as soon as possible, since the end of the semester is approaching.

- administrators (leads) must commit to volunteering 2-3 hours a week until the end of the summer of 2022
- ambassadors (moderators) must commit to volunteering 1-2 hours a week until june 2022

thank you for your time and support in helping us achieve the dream of a successful online safe space for students and future social worker professionals.

contact administrators jess riley,, and jeanette torres, to share info or ask questions. link in bio.


Legal and Ethical CEU Courses

check out the legal and ethical ceu courses on the nasw utah website.

*under utah law, lcsws may earn up to 15 home study ceus and ssws may earn up to 10 home study ceus per 2-year licensing cycle.*

step 1: download and read all articles in a content area.

step 2: pay online by clicking on the title of each content area. the link to the quiz will be emailed to you. please check your spam box. if you do not receive the email, please email us at

step 3: take the online quiz. multiple attempts are allowed, if needed, to achieve a passing score (70% or higher)

go here for information about and access to the available courses.


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termination: ending the therapeutic relationship-avoiding abandonment
an essay elizabeth m. felton, jd, licsw, associate counsel
and carolyn i. polowy, jd, general counsel

social workers' therapeutic relationships with their clients eventually come to an end. however, the way they end and how the social worker handles terminations can have ethical and legal implications. this article will address some of the more common issues that may arise during the termination and ways to enhance client care while avoiding allegations of the rest of the essay here.