St. Catherine University/ University of St. Thomas School of Social Work Field Practice Institute

    2nd Annual Summit - Emerging Issues in Social Work Practice: Voices of Alumnae

    This summit provides an opportunity for social workers, field instructors, students, and faculty to dialogue on the current trends in social work practice across a variety of settings. Topics covered include the place of social work in the larger societal context, supervision, emerging technologies, and working in interprofessional teams. Summit Learning Objectives: • Identify emerging trends in a variety of practice settings • Learn about best practices in addressing emerging trends • Identify opportunities for leadership, advocacy, and collaboration as they relate to those trends *Continuing education certificate of attendance will be provided to attendees

    JUDGE JOY BARTSCHER, BSW - KEYNOTE SPEAKER

    We are delighted to welcome Judge Joy Bartscher, School of Social Work alumna and Minnesota 2nd District Court judge for Ramsey County, as our keynote speaker. Judge Joy Bartscher was an associate attorney at Rogosheske, Sieben & Atkins, P.L.L.C., where she handled criminal defense, personal injury, family, and other general practice matters. Judge Bartscher studied social work and Spanish at the College of St. Catherine in St. Paul, and used her bilingual skills as an interpreter with the U.S. Department of Justice. Judge Bartscher also conducted a high number of pro bono services and received recognition for these services, including being named one of the 100 William Mitchell College of Law "alumni who have made a difference." Previously, Judge Bartscher served as Executive Director of the Neighborhood Justice Center. She is a past president and board member of the Riverview Economic Development Association and was a member of the Supreme Court Interpreter Advisory Committee. Judge Bartscher will share her perspective on what she sees as emerging issues in social work practice as well as where she sees social work fitting into the larger societal context. Following the keynote address, we will have a panel discussion including practitioners from a variety of settings, and breakout discussions.

    Tuesday, August 6th, 2013

    9:00am-12:00pm (registration at 8:30am) St. Catherine University Coeur de Catherine Ballroom (3rd Floor) *Parking information will be emailed to registrants one week prior to the event.
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    Mission of the Field Practice Institute

    Grounded in the integration of theory and practice, the mission of the Field Practice Institute is to foster student development and professional identity, enhance supervision skills of field instructors, and promote community engagement, best-practices and life-long learning, through providing critical programming to students, field instructors, and agencies.