NYC Cognitive Behavior Therapy Association (NYC CBT) is currently seeking Social Work Student Liaisons for the 2020-2021 academic school year. See below for details on how to apply.
Join us for an exciting workshop led by CSSW Alumna, Josie Rosario ’19!
Building Your Brand: Strategies to Enhance Your Marketability While in School
Wednesday, October 16, 12:30 – 1:30 PM
CSSW Room 301
This is a great opportunity to learn how to effectively define and communicate your personal brand and increase your marketability for future opportunities.
About the Presenter
Josie M. Rosario, LMSW ’19, MSEd is an NYC-based therapist, who helps individuals and couples improve their self and relational awareness while supporting their journey towards feeling whole and being well. As the founder of the Healing Strategy, a brand and marketing consultancy for therapists, she supports private practice clinicians increase their visibility and impact. Josie splits her time between private practice, leading the Healing Strategy, and a mental health clinic.
Josie earned a bachelor’s degree from Columbia University, a master’s degree in education from Hunter College, and graduated with distinction from Columbia University’s School of Social Work. Josie was an early participant of Business Essentials at Harvard Business School and the Columbia Entrepreneurship Design Studio. She is also a trainee in family and couples therapy at the Ackerman Institute for the Family.
Josie is a native New Yorker, a proud Black Dominican-American woman, a die-hard Golden Girls fan, and deeply committed to continuing to manifest her ancestors’ wildest, most fiercest dreams.
The Coalition of Social Workers for the Defense (CSWD) is excited to announce its third annual conference: “Decolonizing Social Work: Can it be done working from within?” Each year CSWD organizes a full-day conference for the growing number of professionals in the defense-based social practices across the country.
This day long training organized by the Coalition of Social Workers for the Defense (CSWD) in collaboration with The Legal Aid Society, The Federal Defenders of New York, and The Columbia University School of Social Work, will create a space for dialogue about the impact of various legal systems on individuals and communities, centering the voices of those directly impacted.
- Identify the impact and experiencesof individuals and families in the criminal legal and child protection systems,
- Describe howthose with with direct experience advocate forjustice-impacted individuals and their families,
- Deconstruct the roles and responsibilities of social workers and advocates in variousorganizationsrepresenting individuals and families in the criminal legal and family court systems, considering the perspective of those directly impacted,
- Learn aboutavenues for systemic reform in coalitions seeking to center the voices of those directly impacted
- Introduce the use of restorative justice circles and how to incorporate these practices into defense-based practice, and
- Build connections among social workers and advocates working in defense-based settings.
This training is recommended for new social workers, social workers new to the field of defense-based social work, as well as experienced social workers interested in learning more about the role of social work in defense-based settings and gaining skills for working with individuals impacted by various legal systems.
Participants will be provided with resource materials and references and links to more detailed information and specific contacts.
This training is provided without charge to the staff of the Legal Aid Society, other social workers and advocates employed in defense-based settings, and current social work students.
REGISTER HERE. Space is limited!
9:30 – 10:00 AM: Registration and breakfast (provided)
10:00 AM – 12:00 PM: Opening statements and keynote address
- Welcome from representatives from the Eastern District of New York
- Welcome and introductions from CSWD, Rosa Jaffe, LMSW
- Keynote address jointly delivered by:
- Brittany Smith, Director of Education, Fortune Society
- Marlon Peterson, Writer, host of the Decarcerated Podcast, & founder of The Precedential Group
12:00 – 1:00 PM: Lunch on your own
1:15 – 3:15 PM: Afternoon breakout sessions
A- Systemic Reform in the Child Protection System
- Panel facilitated by: Caitlin Becker, MSW
- Panelists: Joyce McMillan & Jeanette Vega (PLAN Coalition)
- Goals for this session include:
- Introduce participants to the ways in which systemic reform has been led by parents affected by the child protection system
- Highlight recent success with statewide legislative advocacy
- Discuss challenges in forming a coalition of parents affected by child protection, and legal professionals representing parents and children
- Learn ways in which
B- Transformative Practices: The Use of Peacemaking Circles in Defense-Based Social Work
- Presented by: Vivianne Guevara, LMSW
- Larry Williams
C- Neighbors in Action
- Panel facilitated by: Ron Schneider, LMSW
- Panelists: staff from Neighbors in Action
D- Deconstructing Mandated Reporting
- Panel facilitated by: Noemi Cotto, LMSW
- Panelists: Tiffany McFadden, MSW & Eva Santiago (CWOP)
3:15 – 4:00 PM: Closing remarks by Hope House
- Vivianne Guevara, LMSW
- Vanee Sykes & Chastity Michel, Hope House
4:15 PM: Offsite networking event: Park Plaza Diner (220 Bar and Grill), 220 Cadman Plaza West
The New York State Society for Clinical Social Work invites Social Work Students and New Graduates to learn more about their
Barbara Bryan Mentorship Group Program
Designed to help social work students and new professionals cope with professional life before and after graduation. Groups are small and meet once a month.
Led by very experienced licensed clinical social workers, these groups provide you with information, both practical and clinical, to help you with guidance, growth and the latest knowledge, to be part of the evolving field.
What you can learn at our once-a-month meetings:
- Planning your career
- Information and support for job searches
- Case discussions
- Professional ethics
- Options for further training
Mentorship Group participation is FREE with membership in the NYSSCSW. Student membership, for students and new graduates, is presently $48 a year, for the first year.
For further information contact the Met Chapter Mentorship Committee:
Chris Farhood, LCSW, at 212-582-7326 or firstname.lastname@example.org
New York State Chapters: Metropolitan, Queens, Nassau, Suffolk, Rockland, Westchester, Staten Island, Mid-Hudson
FRIDAY, OCTOBER 11, 2019
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Located in the finance capital of the world, this industry-leading event provides a unique opportunity to tap into the vibrant ecosystem of capital for impact through the lens of philanthropy, impact investing, ESG, and social venture and business examples. Social impact leaders in business, government, nonprofit, and philanthropy will speak to how they are changing the way we think about how capital is sourced and used to generate sustainable solutions to global, systemic challenges.
We will bring together industry leaders, investors, philanthropists, professionals, faculty, students, and alumni to share best practices and engender new ideas surrounding the intersection of capital and society. Speaker presentations will catalyze conversations of change and embolden a generation to take risks in order to create a world in which everyone, regardless of where they were born, has the equal opportunity to succeed in creating a better life for themselves, their families, and their communities.