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NASW-NYC CARES Virtual Book Club Discussion - September 2020
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When: Thursday, October 1, 2020
6:00 PM - 8:00 PM
Where: NASW-NYC CARES Virtual Book Club Zoom Meeting
New York 10001
United States

Online registration is available until: 9/30/2020
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Join the NASW-NYC CARES Virtual Book Club for the third virtual book discussion, where we will be in conversation about our September 2020 Book Selection, Trauma Stewardship: An Everyday Guide to Caring for Self While Caring for Others, by Laura van Dernoot Lipsy, MSW. 


The NASW-NYC CARES Virtual Book Club's member-exclusive monthly discussion focuses on the selected book of the month.  


Please note the NASW-NYC CARES Virtual Book Club Discussions do not offer social work CEUs. 


Participants of the monthly book club discussion:

  • Have read and are familiar with the book selection of the month so as to fully participate in the discussion
  • Are encouraged to utilize the supplemental materials provided
  • Have access to Zoom video-conferencing  


FREE for NASW Members/ Non-Member Pricing $10.00


IMPORTANT: NASW Members must sign in to the site to get free registration. Once registered, the link to the Zoom meeting will be sent in your confirmation email. A reminder email will be sent the day before or the morning of the book discussion. These emails will be sent to the email address you use when completing your registration. Please ensure you have typed in your email address correctly. 


If you have any questions or concerns, please email  


September 2020 Book Selection


Click on the image to purchase the book from our featured NYC bookstore, Mil Mundos Books & Café

Your Member-Exclusive Promo Code for 10% off is NASWNYC. Please note this promo code expires at the end of the month. 






A longtime trauma worker, Laura van Dernoot Lipsky offers a deep and empathetic survey of the often-unrecognized toll taken on those working to make the world a better place. We may feel tired, cynical, or numb or like we can never do enough. These, and other symptoms, affect us individually and collectively, sapping the energy and effectiveness we so desperately need if we are to benefit humankind, other living things, and the planet itself. 

In Trauma Stewardship, we are called to meet these challenges in an intentional way. Lipsky offers a variety of simple and profound practices, drawn from modern psychology and a range of spiritual traditions, that enable us to look carefully at our reactions and motivations and discover new sources of energy and renewal. She includes interviews with successful trauma stewards from different walks of life and even uses New Yorker cartoons to illustrate her points.

“We can do meaningful work in a way that works for us and for those we serve,” Lipsky writes. “Taking care of ourselves while taking care of others allows us to contribute to our societies with such impact that we will leave a legacy informed by our deepest wisdom and greatest gifts instead of burdened by our struggles and despair. 




NASW-NYC is happy to try and fulfill any special accommodations requests submitted in writing to at least fifteen business days prior to the workshop date. Requests received after the deadline may not be able to be processed or fulfilled in time for the event.



NASW-NYC Refund Policy


All refund requests must be submitted by e-mail to Refund e-mails must include the subject line "Refund Request-Book Club Discussion" as well as the attendee's name, in the body of the e-mail. Valid requests must be received no later than three business days prior to discussion date. NASW-NYC reserves the right to refuse any refunds requested later than three days prior to the course date. If the discussion is cancelled, you will be informed ahead of time of the reschedule date. 



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