Sharon K. Davis Co- Chair
Susan Palmer Co-Chair
Starting at 9:15 am, a business meeting is followed by a presentation on such topics as HIV/AIDS, Family Systems Therapy, and Rational Emotive Behavior therapy. Meetings generally end around 11:15 am. RSVPs are not necessary.
Addiction permeates all areas of practice, so whether we are specialists or generalist practitioners, clinicians, activists or researchers, a knowledge of addiction related issues is essential for all social workers to effectively work with our clients. Addiction affects people of all ages, cultural backgrounds, and socioeconomic status, and the Addictions Committee is available to all social workers wishing to learn how to recognize and respond to addiction of all types.
The Addictions Committee provides various social work opportunities, including clinical skills development, networking and mutual support, gaining free CASAC credits, involvement in policy initiatives, and conference organizing. There are three subcommittees: Addictions Institute Planning, Peer Consultation, and Policy. The Institute Planning Subcommittee organizes the Annual Addictions Institute, known for over 40 years as a resource on addiction research, treatment, and governmental policies.
Wednesday, April 12, 2017 at 9:15 A.M., Chapter office
Topic: Understanding and Working with Eating Disorders
03-08-17 - Teen Intervene: A Brief Intervention Strategy
02-08-17 - Addictions Committee Meeting-Philosophy and Principles of DBT
01-11-17- Hypnotherapy: Treating Substance Use Disorders
The Threefold mission of the New York City Chapter Addictions Committee:
1. Professional Development
Monthly in-service and networking workshops as part of committee meetings for students, professionals, and all interested in the latest innovative clinical topics, good for CASAC and CEU credits.
Annual Addictions Institute where professional from all areas of the field come together for a day of education, discussion, and networking. This event, since 1968 has been attended by up to 750 people with over 35 Workshops and exhibitors with internationally renowned educators, with all workshops providing CEU, CASAC, and CEAP continuing education credit. Recent themes have included: Gender & Addictions, Addictions Through the Life Cycle, and Evolving Treatments in the New Millennium.
2. Peer Support
Social workers seeking information on referral to treatment resources for alcohol or drug abuse problems or problem gambling can contact the New York State Office of Alcoholism and Substance Abuse Services screening, assessment and referral service at 1-877-8-HOPENY (1-877-846-7369) or http://www.oasas.ny.gov/pio/needhlp.cfm
For MSWs, BSWs or social work students wishing to network with other social workers for support for their own alcohol or drug abuse issues, eating disorders, codependency or adult children of alcoholic issues, sexual compulsion, debt or gambling issues, Social Worker Helping Social Workers, a non-affiliated, independent group provides an online national peer network. Information about the group and joining can be accessed at www.socialworkershelping.org.
3. Political Action and Public Policy
Through revenue produced by the Annual Addictions Institute, the committee has been able to contribute to the hiring of the Chapter Lobbyist ensuring that issues concerning addiction treatment are represented in legislation. Many committee members are on national panels and very involved in policy development and legislation. The Policy Subcommittee is working on two main goals. To promote the first one, reform of the Rockefeller Drug Laws. The second goal, expanded training and education of social workers about addiction, will involve partnering with other organizations.
Learn more about NASW's Specialty Certification recognizing highly trained social workers in the substance abuse field. Certified Clinical Alcohol, Tobacco, and Other Drugs Social Worker (C-CATODSW).
NASW-NYC would like to thank our exhibitors and sponsors
for their participation and contributions
at the 48th Annual NASW-NYC Addictions Institute
We Would like to Thank Our 2016 Sponsors & Exhibitors
Advanced Clinical Laboratory Solutions Diagnostics, Inc.
Behavioral Health of the Palm Beaches
Bridge Back to Life Center, Inc
Employee Assistance Professionals Association, NYC-Chapter
Fordham University Graduate School of Social Service
High Watch Recovery Center Inc
Institute for Contemporary Psychotherapy
The LGBT Community Services Center - Center Recovery Program
Marworth Treatment Center
New Directions Alcohol and Substance Abuse Treatment Program
Realization Center Inc
Seafield Center, Inc