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NASW-NYC's 5th Annual Social Work in the City Conference for the Profession Presents



Social Work in the 21st Century City:


Practice Innovations and Beyond



NASW-NYC’s annual continuing education conference is dedicated to providing attendees with a full-day of high-quality and innovative programming. Now integrated with the Addictions Institute Conference, this one-day event includes a morning speaker, morning and afternoon continuing education workshops, networking opportunities and sponsorship exhibits. It will provide participants the opportunity to gain up to six (6) continuing education contact hours for LM/LCSWs. Contact hours will also be available for LMFTs and CASACs. 







In order to provide a more comprehensive and unified experience for our attendees, NASW-NYC is changing its conference structure to showcase the integration of our other annual conference, the Addictions Institute. Therefore, NASW-NYC will be strongly considering presentations that include a focus on substance use and misuse and other behavioral addictions as the target topic area being addressed.


NASW-NYC encourages all presentations to include a lens that demonstrates respect, appreciation, and knowledge of race, diversity, oppression and intersectionality as it is related to their topic area. NASW-NYC also encourages presenters to review the Grand Challenges for Social Work to ensure that their presentation includes holistic and dynamic social work objectives.


We ask that interested presenters submit a 2-hour proposal that can be one or a combination of the following topic areas:


  • The Individual - current and emerging policy and community implications, interventions and/or evidence-based best practices for:
    • Self (self-awareness, mindfulness, etc.)
    • Direct practice
    • Clinical practice (Presentations on clinical practice require that at least one presenter is an LCSW) 
  • The Community - current and emerging trends, policy and community implications, best practices, skills and knowledge for:
    • Community organizing
    • Organizational leadership and management development
    • Program development in organizations
  • The System - current and emerging trends, policy and community implications, skills and information in:
    • Advocacy and leadership
    • Policy, government and research


Potential presenters are asked to consider whether their topics will be of limited interest to a narrow portion of the profession or whether it can be generalized and expanded to be of interest to many.



 Submission Guidelines


Workshop descriptions and presenter qualifications must meet the requirements of the New York State Education Department, Office for the Profession (found here). 


  • Workshops:
    • Proposals must include: workshop title, workshop description, workshop topic area, educational objectives, short presenter bios, headshots, and updated CV/resume
    •  Presentation materials must be provided for review at least two (2) weeks prior to the conference date
  • Presenters:
    • There is a limit of three presenters per presentation. All communications will be sent to the primary presenter (the one who submitted the proposal), and it is the responsibility of the primary presenter to convey information to their co-presenters
    • The names of all presenters must be submitted with the proposal along with a CV/resume and headshot for each presenter. Presenters may not be changed once the proposal is submitted without prior authorization


Presenter Compensation


NASW-NYC will not be providing monetary compensation for presentations or for travel, lodging or other expenses associated with the workshop.


The presentation may make you eligible for receiving continuing education credits. Eligibility depends on whether the presentation is new or substantially different from what you have done before.


Presenters who would like to attend the conference, in addition to their own workshop, will be able to register at a 50% discount.












If there are any questions, please contact Linda Lee at




NASW New York City Chapter is recognized by the New York State Education Department’s State Board for Social Work as an approved provider of continuing education for licensed social workers #0027 and the State Board for Mental Health Practitioners as an approved provider of continuing education for Licensed Marriage and Family Therapists #MFT-0060.

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