NASW-MN 2015: Well-done!

June 5, 2015
Marcus Kuboy, MSW '15, Area of Emphasis in Military Practice (AEMP) Scholar, was named NASW-MN MSW student of the year. With Prof. Carol Kuechler and Prof. Kari Fletcher
Marcus Kuboy, MSW '15, AEMP Scholar, was named NASW-MN MSW student of the year. With Prof. Carol Kuechler and Prof. Kari Fletcher

The St. Kate’s – St. Thomas School of Social Work was well-represented at this year’s NASW-MN 25th Annual State Conference, 60 YEARS OF NASW: UNITING FOR A BETTER FUTURE on June 4 & 5, 2015.

Special thanks to Carey Winkler, who served as the chair of the Annual Conference planning committee over the course of the year!

Congratulations!

NASW-MN MSW Student of the Year: Marcus Kuboy, MSW ‘15
NASW-MN BSW Student of the Year: Danielle DeRose, BSW ‘15
NASW-MN President-Elect: Jessica Toft, MSW, PhD, LISW

Faculty/Alumni/Student Presentations:

Opening Plenary

  • Moderator: Jessica Toft, MSW, PhD, LISW, Faculty at St. Catherine University-University of St. Thomas School of Social Work
  • Question and Answers: George Baboila, MSW, LICSW, co-director of the UST Interprofessional Center for Counseling and Legal Services
  • Panelist Elizabeth Dressel, LSW, received her bachelor’s degree in social work from the St. Catherine University-University of St. Thomas School of Social Work and is the Policy Coordinator in the Office of the Governor Dayton and Lt. Governor Tina Smith.

 

Clinical Assessments with Immigrants and Refugees
David McGraw Schuchman, MSW, LICSW, Adjunct Faculty at St. Catherine University-University of St. Thomas School of Social Work; with Kathryn McGraw Schuchman, MA, LP, Psychologist

Off Site Supervision: What makes it work well and what can be problematic
Theresa Kelly McPartlin, LICSW, Social Work Supervisor at UST Interprofessional Center for Counseling and Legal Services; Jane F Hurley Johncox, MSW, LICSW, Faculty at St. Catherine University-University of St. Thomas School of Social Work; with Rosemary Martin, LICSW

Managing Mental Health Symptoms and Caring for Companion Animal for Individuals with SPMI
Athena Diesch, MSW, LICSW, Veterinary Social Worker at University of Minnesota Veterinary Medical Center (VMC); Kati Cremons,* BSW, LSW, Elderly Waiver Case Management; Karl Reichter, BA Psychology, Intern at Veterinary Social Worker at University of Minnesota Veterinary Medical Center.
*Kati received her Bachelor’s in Social Work from the St. Catherine University-University of St. Thomas social work program, where she is also currently working on her Masters degree in Social Work.

Collaborating with Language Interpreters to Build More Effective Bridges to Non-English Speaking Clients
Eva Solomonson, MSW, LICSW, Faculty at St. Catherine University-University of St. Thomas School of Social Work

Poster Presentations:

  • Morgan McDowell, MSW ’15, Experiences with Birth Culture, Identity, and Feeling Different: Insight from Transracial Adoptees
  • Rebekah Taylor, MSW ’15, Experiences of Personhood in Dementia Within Long-Term Care Settings: A Meta-Ethnography
  • Lauren Olson, BSW ’15, Foster Youth Transitions to Adulthood: Assessing the Utility of the Bridges’ Foundation Framework

Thank you to Prof. Lance Peterson for organizing the student poster session and to all of our other participants who helped to make this a great conference!