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Co-Sponsored by NASW’s Social Work Therapy Referral Service (SWTRS)
Presenters: Eva Skolnik-Acker, LICSW and Anne Pelavin, LICSW
Given the realities of private practice environments, the importance of personal safety for social workers is clear. The NASW-MA Chapter recommends that all private practice clinicians have policies and practices that address their own safety, as well as the safety of their co-workers and clients. Attention to safety in the workplace can reduce burnout and the escalation of traumatic incidents. This didactic and hands-on workshop will provide the opportunity for participants to actively plan for the unanticipated, dangerous situation with a client, or someone associated with a client, by developing a safety plan, learning and practicing verbal de-escalation techniques, and the use of non-violent self-defense.
Participants will learn...
Learn how to develop a safety plan for private practice offices.
Learn and practice verbal de-escalation techniques.
Learn and practice non-violent self-defense.
Eva Skolnik-Acker, LICSW is a leader in the area of workplace safety and a mental health clinician, supervisor, and trainer. She was the founder/chair of The Committee for the Study and Prevention of Violence Against Social Workers for NASW-MA, participated in the NASW National Task Force on Social Work Safety, and develops training programs and consults for NASW-MA Chapter’s state-wide workplace safety initiative.
Anne Pelavin, LICSW is a psychotherapist in private practice, and consultant on Safety in the Workplace. She became certified as an Applied Non-Violent Self Defense Trainer in l983, after she was attacked by a client while working at a mental health center. Non-Violent Self Defense focuses on ways to evade, deflect and disengage from an attack, without hurting back.
Approved for 3 CEs for Social Workers, LMHCs, and LMFTs.
|Early Bird Rates*:
*Add $25 if registering 10 business days or less in advance, or at the door.
- NASW Member - $60
- SWTRS Member - $50
- Non-Member - $90
- Retired or Unemployed NASW Member - $30
- BSW/MSW Student Member - $15
- BSW/MSW Student Non-Member - $20**
(**Apply promo code 508StudentNONMEMBER at checkout)
|To register online,
click on the "register" link above (under "Registration Information").
To register by mail or pay by check,
download the registration form
and mail with payment to:
NASW MA Chapter
14 Beacon St., Suite 409
Boston, MA 02108
Make checks payable to "NASW".
|REDUCED FEES: If you need a reduced fee in order to attend, kindly request it 10 business days or more
prior to the program date by calling 617-227-9635 x 18. No one should be prevented from attending a CE program because
SPECIAL ARRANGEMENTS: If you require special accommodations to fully participate, including sign language
interpreters, please specify in writing no later than 30 days prior to the event and we will be glad to discuss