Event date: 3/25/2021 9:00 AM - 11:00 AM Export event
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When the Professional Becomes Personal: Addressing Losses While Working

2 CEUs - Join an interactive session open to all social workers and students.

When the Professional Becomes Personal: Addressing Losses While Working

Thursday, March 25, 2021
9 a.m.-11 a.m. CST via Zoom 

2 CEUs - may be counted as clinical or general CEUs

Presenter: Ted Bowman, M.Div.


Tis a truism that social workers’ personal narratives will be triggered when doing their work. Stories evoke stories. In this session, the focus will build on consciousness that one’s “stuff” will routinely be triggered, to less-common times when an immediate loss causes questions about working or not working. Drawing on personal experiences of a grandson’s death after a drug overdose to his wife’s sudden and unexpected death, the presenter will use his recovering processes and those found in common social work literature to promote guidelines for individual choices for working or not working after an eventful personal loss. Aspects of self-care, consultation, and professional ethics will be included.

About the Presenter
Ted Bowman is an educator, and consultant. He specializes in change and transition. For over 40 years, he has been a frequent trainer, consultant, and speaker with many groups throughout Minnesota, the United States, and other countries. Ted was an adjunct professor at the University of Minnesota (Family Education) 1981-2012; at the University of Saint Thomas (Social Work) 2006 until 2019; and 1989 to 1996 at United Theological Seminary of the Twin Cities. Ted is the author of over 125 articles and chapters appearing in books, journals, newspapers, and magazines. His booklets, "Loss of Dreams: A Special Kind of Grief", and "Finding Hope When Dreams Have Shattered" are widely used in grief care.

NASW Members - $35
Not-Yet-Members - $50

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