Social Work Today has outlined important and relevant events for social workers. We’re taking a look at these events and the key information that you need to know. A number of the events are promoted by professional associations that offer student membership, and professionals may also participate in them as well. These conferences give current students and FSU alumni to explore specialized topics as well as potentially receive training in some areas. Conferences associated with professional organizations are also opportunities to network with other professionals in your field. Explore your options below:
October 10-15, 2017
Where: Minneapolis, Minnesota
Summary: The Association for Play Therapy was established in 1982. The association promotes and supports play therapy as well as play therapists. The conference offers more than 70 presentations regarding play therapy, theories, and best practices. The association also offers several credentials including: All Registered Play Therapist (RPT), Registered Play Therapist-Supervisor (RPT-S), and School Based-Registered Play Therapist (SB-RPT).
October 19-22, 2017
Where: Dallas, Texas
Summary: The national association representing social work education in the U.S., Florida State University’s bachelor and master social work programs are CSWE-accredited. The national program is geared towards social work educators, collegiate faculty as well as students. The 2017 program offers several meeting program tracks as well as information and insights on social work education.
November 8-12, 2017
Where: Albuquerque, New Mexico
Summary: The American Art Therapy Association was founded in 1969. The organization promotes providing support and accessible information to art therapists. Another main initiative of the organization is to, “Lead the nation in the advancement of art therapy as a regulated mental health and human services profession.” The conference offers a Friday, “Master Class” as well as a number of speakers on best practices and theories regarding art therapy.