Sponsored by NASW-Nevada Chapter

This year your chapter is giving back! 


6 CEUs for $10.00

We know how difficult this year has been for many of you, as such the NASW-NV chapter has decided to revamp our fall offering to allow us to give back to you, the NASW-NV member. That's why we are excited to announce the fall event will be $10.00 for members of NASW-NV and the cost of membership to NASW-NV +$10.00 for for residents of Nevada nonmembers. 

*NASW members who are not a member of the Nevada Chapter can attend for the discounted rate of $99.00, Non-Members of NASW who are not residents of Nevada can attend for the cost of $246.00.

This year’s  2020 NASW-Nevada Chapter Conference will be taking place on Friday, October 23rd, 2020 in a new virtual format. Meet with other social work professionals from around the state to earn up to 6 CEUs (including ethics) toward your license renewal in our virtual platform. Engage with Nevada's vendor and social services in our interactive virtual exhibit hall and most importantly connect with your peers at a time we could all use a little more supportive interaction. 






9:00 AM - 12:15 PM ~  Telehealth Ethics and Continuity Care During COVID-19     Part 1 & 2
This ethics virtual training will discuss telehealth, current waivers, and decision-making for social workers during the current outbreak of COVID-19 
Instructor: Ruth A. Lipschutz, LCSW, ACSW, ACSW, LCSW

12:15 PM - 1:00 PM ~  Explore the Virtual Exhibit Hall and Lunch On Your Own.

1:00 PM - 2:30 PM ~ Breakout Sessions 1      (Select One) 
Geopolitical Perspectives and How They Foster Good Social Work

Social workers must be adept at policy making. This presentation provides macro social work policy makers with background information on the global influences that feed national policy. Social policy makers will see what high-level strategic thinkers consider-or should consider-before venturing into drafting policy. They will learn the instruments of US power such as Diplomacy, Information, Military, and Economic (DIME). The presentation explores some of the current US political polarization that provides barriers to policy. There will be discussion about some current opportunities for creating impact policy.
Instructor:  Victor S. Ingram LCSW

Open Seat Panel: Challenges Working During a Pandemic
This session will utilize a popular open seat panel structure that will allow selected panelists to respond to set topics, as well as, allow attendees to peer share.
Instructors:  Tonya Hernandez, Laurie Lytel,  Aquanatte Jackson, and YOU! 

2:30 PM - 2:45 PM ~ Break 

2:45 PM - 4:15 PM ~ Breakout Sessions 2      (Select One) 
Burnout (It's a REAL THING) and Self-Care for Helping Professionals

Therapy in the era of a pandemic poses some unique challenges for Clinicians related to boundary maintenance and maximizing self-care in new ways. Based on the book, "Burnout and Self-Care in Social Work" by Sarakay Smullens, participants will be introduced to a working definition of Burnout, three components characterizing it, risk factors for not addressing it, causes of it, related conditions and statistical variables related to burnout. Participants will take a self-administered assessment for burnout, learn about how to have a stress-reducing conversation with a trusted support person and have an opportunity to create a personal plan for preventing and/or addressing burnout. Opportunities for sharing effective self-care resources will be a part of this presentation.
Instructor:  Robin L. Gordon, LCSW

Implicit Bias in the Manifestation of Trauma
Everyone has implicit biases. It is important to become mindful of how they can show up and impact our work with others. In this interactive session, we will explore the dynamics of implicit bias and its impact on decision-making in behavioral health spaces. This series will challenge you to reflect on and become more aware of your own biases and grapple with the concepts of prejudice, bias, microaggressions and stereotypes. We will examine strategies to break the biases that show up in our work with clients and communities and advance equitable outcomes through trauma-informed, culturally-responsive services!
Instructors:   Suganya Sockalingam, PhD, and Rachele Espiritu, PhD

 4:15 PM - 5:00 PM ~ Virtual Networking 


  • NASW - Nevada Members ~ $10.00 (This is only available to current members of the NASW Nevada Chapter. If you are a member of NASW but from a different chapter you will be eligible for the discounted rate below)
  • NASW Member - Not a Member of the Nevada Chapter ~ $99.00 (The Nevada conference is available for purchase for current NASW members of other chapters at the discounted rate of $99.00) 
  • Resident of Nevada Non-Members of NASW ~ $246.00 (This ticket is the cost of  a 1 year membership to NASW plus $10.00.  All registrants will be asked if they would like to join after registering.  You do not have to join NASW if you do not wish to but the cost of the nonmember rate will be the full $246.00 regardless. You must be a resident of Nevada to qualify for this ticket.)
  • Non-Resident of Nevada Non-Members of NASW ~ $246.00 (This ticket is for nonresidents of Nevada who are not a member of NASW who wish to attend this conference. This ticket does NOT come with the option to join NASW.)
  • Non-members of NASW & Social Work Student ~ $70.00 (This ticket is the cost of  a 1 year student membership to NASW plus $10.00.  All registrants will be asked if they would like to join after registering.  You do not have to join NASW if you do not wish to but the cost of the nonmember student rate will be the full $70.00 regardless. You must be enrolled in an accredited social work MSW or BSW program at the time of the conference to qualify for this rate.)

Exhibit at the NASW-NV Virtual Conference 


With this year’s new Digital Exhibit Hall, attendees can interact with exhibitors at their digital booths integrated right inside the virtual conference software program. Registered participants can view personalized exhibitor messages and company websites, interact with vendors via real-time chat sessions, connect through social media platforms, and even enter in contests just like they would in a typical trade show environment.  

The best part for you and your agency? You can do all of this from your office or home, saving you the added cost of travel. 

With your purchase of a NASW-NV virtual exhibit hall booth you get:

  • Your own virtual table to promote your agency or service and interact with attendees throughout the day. 
  • A listing with a one paragraph marketing description on the NASW-NV website for 6 months. 
  • Included in a dedicated exhibitor email to the chapter marketing list showcasing all of the exhibitors at the event. 

Is this your first virtual exhibit hall? NASW-NV has you covered. All exhibitors will have an opportunity to attend a free training session on how to maximize your exhibitor experience (Early October 2020). 

There is no better way to support the Nevada Chapter and get in-front of Nevada social workers than exhibiting at the 2020 Virtual Conference. Sign up today at:


Sponsorship & Exhibit Opportunities

Consider exhibiting at the 2020 NASW-NV Conference. Exhibitors are integrated into the virtual experience to maximize your presence as attendees interact with the environment and your employees. Register for a table today at:

If you are interested in  sponsoring the 2020 NASW-NV Virtual Conference, please contact us at

2020 NASW-NV Conference Task Force:

Cyndi Carpluk
Rebecca Chura
Sivan Yaz
Carlos Cisneros
Robin Gordon
Victor Ingram
Tiffany Johnson
Rebecca Rasmussen