Day 2 | Thursday, October 21


Publishing in the Journal of Human Services | 12:00 pm - 12:50 pm EST
Presented by Kristy Carlisle, PhD Shuntay Tarver, PhD, Julia Lancaster M.S and Jason Sawyer PHD, MSW

This workshop will briefly describe the process that the Journal of Human Services uses for publication, including the types of manuscripts we publish and a description of the blind review process. For the workshop portion of the presentation, participants will have the opportunity to converse with editors of the Journal to explore their manuscript writing ideas and obtain feedback to improve their proposed submissions to meet the author guidelines of the Journal.

Learning Objectives:
1. Participants will learn the types of manuscripts published in the Journal and the blind review process.
2. Participants will engage in dialogue with editors about their manuscript writing ideas.
3. Participants will integrate feedback from editors to improve their proposed submissions to the Journal of Human Services.

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Get to know your speakers:

Dr. Kristy L. Carlisle is an Assistant Professor in Old Dominion University’s Counseling and Human Services Department. She has work experience as a PK-12 teacher, school counselor, therapist, and case manager/supervisor. She has served child, adolescent, and adult populations in school, inpatient residential, and community mental health settings. Her research interests include process addictions, namely Internet gaming disorder, online education, and ethical helping behavior, particularly with marginalized populations. She is the Chief Editor of the Journal of Human Services for NOHS.

Julia Lancaster is a licensed professional counselor in Virginia, and doctoral candidate in education with a counseling concentration at Old Dominion University. Her interests include crisis and trauma education in counselor preparation programs, neurocounseling, and social determinants of health, wellbeing, and academic success. As a 500-hour trained yoga instructor, mind-body practices such as various mindfulness techniques and simple postures are suggested and practiced with clients in a small private practice. 

Jason Sawyer, PhD MSW is an Assistant Professor of Counseling and Human Services at Old Dominion University. He graduated from Virginia Commonwealth University School of Social Work focusing on Community Organization Practice. His scholarship experience and interests lie in anti-oppression, critical community practice, transformative arts in civic and community practice, and the intersection of social welfare and social movements. His research encompasses studies on the use of the creative process in community organizing, youth arts-based program evaluation, community practice model development, and suicide prevention. In practice, he worked as a Program Manager in Maternal/Child Health at Family Lifeline, and as a Community Organizer at the Neighborhood Resource Center of Greater Fulton in Richmond, VA. He also served as an arts educator at the Governor's School for the Arts, taught English abroad, and worked as a Policy Fellow at the Virginia Interfaith Center of Public Policy.

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From Agency to Activism: Meeting the Needs of Human Service Organizations to Engage More Effectively in a Social Justice Mission in Advocacy for their Marginalized Consumers | 12:00 pm - 12:50 pm EST
Presented by Solomon Caudle, Ed.D.

The presentation will present the findings of a qualitative research study with an inductive design that captured participants' perceptions about their experiences as leaders of human service organizations and their understanding of the social justice violations impacting their consumers. In addition, the lived experience of the study participants informed the understanding of the skills needed by graduates of human service programs that meet the current needs of human service organizations.

Learning Objectives:
1. Capacity to identify creative strategies to integrate activism and social justice advocacy skills that can be applied to community needs in human service pedagogy.
2. Explain how to broader integration of a social justice agenda, aimed at addressing the challenges faced in modern-day society by systemic racism and oppression, might approve human service delivery
3. Capacity to determine whether the integration of social justice activism into experiential learning pedagogy would be more appropriate for human service practitioners and educators in preparing students for meeting the modern day needs of their consumers.

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 Get to know your speakers:

Dr. Solomon F. Caudle is a native of Newark, New Jersey, where he has resided for over 50 years. Dr. Caudle received his Master of Human Service degree from Lincoln University. He graduated at the top of his class, receiving the Robert DeHaan award for academic achievement. Dr. Caudle received his doctoral degree from Fielding University in the Educational Leadership and Change Program. He received the social innovator award and scholarship for his research project focused on mentoring disadvantaged youth.

Dr. Caudle is currently an Assistant Professor at Lincoln University. Before his employment at Lincoln University, Dr. Caudle worked for 24 years at New Jersey Medical School as the Clinical Administrator of the Department of Neurological Surgery. He was responsible for administrative and academic oversight of the Neurosurgical Residency Training Program. He was also employed for years as the Assistant Director of Graduate Admissions at Lincoln University.

Besides his professional and educational achievement, Dr. Caudle is also a published playwright and theater director. Dr. Caudle has one daughter, five grandchildren, and two great-grandchildren.

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Caregiver Resource Center | 1:45 pm - 2:35 pm EST
Presented by Melissa Eisele-Kaplan, MSW, LCSW, CPXP, ACHP-SW

This presentation aligns with the theme of the conference, Sustaining Wellness, Hope and Community, in that the program that is being developed is targeted towards the wellness of the community that the hospital serves. The caregivers are a large contingingent of the community and it is the goal for a caregiver resource center to provide the resources to assist them in maintaining their wellness while at the same time sustaining the community relationship with the hospital.

Learning Objectives:
1. Knowledge
2. Apply
3. Analyze
4. evaluate
5. Create

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Get to know the presenter:

Melissa Eisele-Kaplan is a social worker with over 25 years of practice in both home care and inpatient settings, in both hospice and hospitals. She is currently a Program Manager in the Office of Patient and Customer Experience at Phelps Hospital in Sleepy Hollow, New York. In this role, Melissa utilizes her social work skills by reassuring patients and families, addressing patient concerns, and investigating patient grievances. Other roles that Melissa is involved in includes facilitating support for staff through Schwartz Rounds and Team Lavender (peers supporting peers in times of patient related crisis). Melissa also contributes to monthly orientation to new employees around our culture of CARE (Connectedness, Awareness, Respect and Empathy) which focuses on creating positive, lasting connections with patients as well as assisting in performing service recovery. One of the important classes that Melissa facilitates is called Humanism, which focuses on creating a therapeutic communication model based on humanism that touches the heart to improve the patient experience. In addition to these responsibilities, Melissa also reviews comment reports from the survey vendor and relays statistics to hospital leadership. Melissa holds an MSW from NYU, is a Licenced Clinical Social Worker, a Certified Patient Experience Professional and holds an Advanced Certificate in Hospice and Palliative Care. Melissa is currently in her second year of a Doctorate in Human Services at Capella University, living in Sleepy Hollow, NY with her family and two dogs, Maximus and Minimus.

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Running on Fumes: The Importance of Leadership in Managing the Wellness of Human Service Workers | 1:45 pm - 2:35 pm EST
Presented by Cara Metz, EdD, LPC

In a profession that seems to demand more and more of ourselves and our employees, we can end up feeling empty and run down. Maintaining our wellness while managing increased demands can seem overwhelming to do on our own. As human service workers, we are well aware of our need for self-care, and what we can do in our own time to improve the various aspects of wellness. Working on our wellness isn’t something that stops at home. We spend a good portion of our week at work, and work can have a great impact on various areas of our health and wellness. This presentation will explore the various impacts on personal wellness, examining it through an ecological lens, and propose ways in which we can help impact the wellness of human services workers at a leadership level, so we can keep doing what we are passionate about with self-esteem and self-confidence. Participants will come away with practical ideas they can implement in their own roles at work.

Learning Objectives:
1. Participants will understand the impact on wellness that leaders have on those working in the human services field.
2. Participants will be able to apply concepts and ideas to their own work in the human services field to help create an environment that promotes health
3. Participants will be able to identify factors at various levels of ecological systems that can be used to enhance wellness.

Get to know your presenter:

Dr. Cara Metz is an Assistant Professor at University of Arizona Global Campus. She has been a full-time educator since 2013, teaching in counseling, human services, and psychology. She has been a licensed professional counselor and supervisor since 2006. In her practice, she worked with clients from 8-80 in community mental health, a school setting, and in private practice. Dr. Metz's theoretical orientation is person-centered, which she uses both in professional practice and teaching. Her research interests include, person-centered education, online education, and wellness.


The Council on Standards in Human Services Education (CSHSE) Program Accreditation Process | 1:45 pm - 2:35 pm EST
Presented by Susan Kinsella, Pd.D., MSW, HS-BCP, CSHSE Vice President of Publication and Winona Schappell, M.Ed., HS-BCP, CSHSE Vice President of Accreditation 

The Council for Standards in Human Service Education will present information on the benefits of human service program accreditation, a general review of the accreditation process, an introduction to membership login, access to membership only information on the webpage. The presentation will share examples of how accredited program’s continued with hope and community during the pandemic while still maintaining accreditation standards. A Q&A session will be offered at the end of the presentation.

Learning Objectives:
1. Participants will demonstrate an understanding of the accreditation process.
2. Participants will demonstrate an awareness of the 2020-2021 accreditation standards.
3. Participants will demonstrate awareness of the CSHSE website and membership login access.
4. Participants will demonstrate an understanding of maintaining compliance with accreditation standards during pandemic restrictions.

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Get to know the presenter:

Dr. Susan Kinsella is the Dean of the College of Education and Social Services and Professor of Human Services at Saint Leo University. She joined Saint Leo in 2011 as Undergraduate Dept. Chair for Human Services, then led the Graduate Dept. of Human Services Administration, and later became Regional Academic Director. She has a Ph.D. and MSW in Social Work and over 30 years of teaching and administrative experience in higher education having developed and taught in undergraduate and graduate human services and social work programs. She has been active in the National Organization for Human Services, the Southern Organization for Human Services, and is the Vice President of Publications for the Council on Standards in Human Services Education. Her e-textbook is entitled Human Services: A Student Centered Approach. She has collaborative publications with her colleagues in Can We Ensure Safe Schools? and Collaborative Leadership: Building Capacity through Effective Partnerships, and Interdisciplinary Approaches to Service and Therapy Animals.

Winona Schappell is professor emeritus from Lehigh Carbon Community College (LCCC) in Pennsylvania. While as LCCC, she served as a Learning Specialist in the office of Disability Services from 1989-2005, and from 2005-2015, she served as a fculty member in the Social Sciences Division and coordinated the CSHE accredited Human Services program. Since 2017, she has served as the VP of Accreditation for CSHSE.

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The Need of Ethical Leadership in our Communities | 2:40 pm - 3:30 pm EST
Presented by Dr. Judith Herzberg

The presentation will focus on theoretical theories that make a leader ethical. Consideration will be given to how the use of different ethical theories that might work better in communities.  

Learning Objectives:
1. Understand
2. Apply
3. Analyze

Get to know the presenter:

Judith T. Herzberg worked as a nurse for over a decade, and, at the start of the AIDS epidemic, focused on that area, visiting HIV/AIDS programs in the USA and Europe and taking a position as the director of a county-wide AIDS program in New Jersey. She earned a Master's degree in Psychology and worked with both HIV/AIDS and seriously mentally ill clients. She subsequently taught at Rutgers University in the Multicultural Summer Institute and later at Brookdale Community College in New Jersey, where she served in both the Psychology and Human Services programs. Her engagement in Human Services led to her getting a PhD in Human Services Administration.

Dr. Herzberg's major area of research focuses on ethical leadership, diversity, equity, and inclusion. She is the author of a textbook, Foundations in Human Services Practice, and has written a number of articles about issues in the Human Services field. She currently serves as a reader for the Council for Standards in Human Service Education (CSHSE), the accrediting body for college and university programs. She has also served on boards and as an officer in local, state, and national human service organizations.

She now serves as associate professor at Springfield College in Massachusetts, where she teaches both undergraduate and graduate courses in the Human Services department. She leads a research group at the college that is focused on how to disrupt institutional racism in the college system. Finally, she is at work on a textbook on ethical leadership in social service organizations.

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Positive Childhood Experiences - Using the Matrix of Needs to Structure Resilient Systems | 2:40 pm - 3:30 pm EST
Presented by Robert Bowen

Since the publication of the Adverse Childhood Experiences Study by Vincent Felitti and Robert Anda and the work of Jennifer Freyd, Sandra Bloom, Bessel van der Kolk and others, we have learned a great deal about the neurobiological effects of trauma.  We know less, unfortunately, about the Positive Childhood Experiences, though thanks to the work of Christina Bethell, Angela Narayan, Andrew Skodol and others, we are learning more.  This session will explore how to structure interactions and environments using The Matrix of Needs model in order to focus on creating environments that initiate and reinforce the positive interactions that human beings need in order to grow and develop to their full potential.

Learning Objectives:
1. Differentiate between adverse and positive childhood experiences.
2. Describe the needs which must be met to build a foundation for continued growth.
3. Identify the element which make up relational safety.

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Resilience: How Can We Build it in Ourselves and Others | 3:40 pm - 4:45 pm EST
Presented by Lucy Hone

If you’ve ever wondered what the word “resilience” really means, or how you can help yourself and you teams cope with constant challenge and change, then this session is for you. While there are many resilience researchers in the world, the death of her 12-year old daughter in a tragic road accident, makes Dr Lucy Hone’s skillset quite unique.

Co-director of the New Zealand Institute of Wellbeing & Resilience and adjunct senior fellow at the University of Canterbury, Lucy speaks at global conferences, creates online courses, writes books, academic articles and blogs to spread her insights far and wide. Her PhD was acknowledged internationally for its outstanding contribution to wellbeing science and her research is published in leading psychology journals. Her best selling book, Resilient Grieving, and her hugely popular TED talk, Three Secrets of Resilient People (2.6 million views) have delivered Dr Hone’s refreshing approach to global audiences. Her work has been featured in international media including the Guardian and the Washington Post, the BBC and ABC, Channel News Asia, Swedish Television, The Bolt Report Australia and TVNZ.

Lucy’s engaging style, and deep knowledge of these topics, makes her one of the world’s foremost presenters on resilience. However, it is her self-effacing humour, and the way she manages to relate academic findings to her own life (and yours!) that make her sessions so useful and enjoyable.

Learning Objectives:
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Get to know the presenter:

While resilience researchers are a fast-growing breed, the death of her 12-year-old daughter in a tragic road accident, makes Dr Lucy Hone's skillset quite unique. 

Whether it’s delivering training, writing academic articles, books, columns and blogs, creating conferences and online courses, or consulting for NGOs and government agencies, she’s been on a long-term mission to bolster population health by busting myths and bringing the best of science to the masses. The arrival of Covid-19, however, saw her TED talk go viral, transporting her work from New Zealand to the world. Collaborations with the BBC and Insight Timer, and an international publishing deal, swiftly followed.

Originally from London, trained by the thought leaders in the field at the University of Pennsylvania, now adjunct senior fellow at the University of Canterbury and co-founder of the New Zealand Institute of Wellbeing & Resilience, her research is published in internationally and her PhD was acknowledged for its outstanding contribution to wellbeing science. Author of Resilient Grieving: Finding Strength and Embracing Life After a Loss That Changes Everything, and the Educators’ Guide to Whole-school Wellbeing, Lucy’s depth of knowledge and first and experience of coping with trauma, challenge and change, has seen her increasingly featured in international media including the Guardian and the Washington Post, the BBC and ABC, Channel News Asia, Swedish Television, The Bolt Report Australia and TVNZ.

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Strategies for Engaging University Students and Promoting Mental Health Through Positive Interpersonal Connections During a Pandemic | 3:30 pm - 4:45 pm EST
Presented by John Rosicky, PhD and Jenna Lynott

This presentation will explore strategies employed at Stevenson University to engage students in positive interpersonal connections, despite most activities occurring remotely. Participates will learn about strategies that can be applied to a variety of settings and engage in discussions about approaches that could be used to foster mental health through positive connections. Presenters will include the president of the Human Services club at Stevenson University who will talk about her experiences engaging students in the major and across the university. Some of the strategies that will be discussed include: open conversations sponsored by the Diversity & Inclusion office about difficult topics including self-care and mental health; Human Services club activities such as game nights, speakers, and collaborative events; and de-stress, self-care and mental health activities sponsored by Student Activities.

Learning Objectives:
1. Summarize strategies employed at Stevenson University to engage students in positive interpersonal connections.
2. Evaluate strategies that can be applied to a variety of settings and engage in discussions about other approaches that could be used.
3. Discuss ways in which interpersonal connections and a strong community can be utilized to support wellness.

Get to know your presenters:

Dr. John Rosicky has been the Chair of the Counseling & Human Services Department at Stevenson University since August of 2012. He teaches courses in human services, family studies, psychopharmacology, therapeutic recreation, research and writing, and supervises practicum students. In addition, he manages a department of about 70 students, 3 full time faculty, and 8 adjunct instructors. He is faculty advisor for the Human Services club and is involved in a variety of university committees and initiatives. Dr. Rosicky has a Ph.D. in developmental psychology from the University of Oregon and a B.S. in neuroscience from Brown University. He taught in and served as Department Head of the Psychology, Human Services and Education Department at Mohawk Valley Community College in upstate New York for 10 years before moving with his family to the Baltimore/DC area in 2005. From 2005 to 2012 he worked at Prince George’s Community College as Dean of the Social Sciences and Business Division, supervising six academic departments, including Psychology, Criminal Justice, and Education, and overseeing the Hillman Entrepreneurs program. He has also managed a mental health community residence and has run a variety of therapeutic outdoor and adventure programs.

Jenna Lynott is a senior at Stevenson University. She will receive her Bachelor's in Counseling and Human Services this December. Jenna has held several student positions in the Admissions Office including Student Ambassador, Guest Experience Assistant and an Orientation Welcome Leader. She is the president of the Human Service club on campus. Jenna is a member of the school's senate, the National Society of Leadership and Success, and the National Organization for Human Services Honor Society. Jenna was also the recipient of the Professional Development Award for 2021.

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Sustaining Wellness with SEFA: A Culturally Responsive Resource for Human Services Educators, Practitioners and Students | 3:30 pm - 4:45 pm EST
Presented by Yvonne Larrier and Geneva Fleming

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Learning Objectives:
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How Can I Make This a TEDtalk? | 2:30 pm - 3:20 pm EST
Presented by: Rachel Drosdick- Sagafoos, MS, MPh

Have you ever noticed that every TEDtalk has a story, and every story has a moment that looks overwhelming or even insurmountable?

This session will explore using the TED format in therapeutic and professional settings to reorganize and reframe problems and goals. After all, no TEDtalk ends at the hopeless. The best speakers pivot to their solution, drawing on recollections and lessons of past experiences, supportive relationships, and personal characteristics to develop innovative, personal, meaningful pathways to success. What more could we want for our clients than for them to see that, until the moment of our last breath, all is not lost and they, in fact, have skills and traits ready to be deployed for improvement!

Learning Objectives:
1. Attendees will be able to define strengths-based approach.
2. Attendees will be able to evaluate their own other-empowering practices in care settings.
3. Attendees will be able to develop professional practices for deploying narrative empowerment practices.
4. Attendees will be able to differentiate between their responsibilities to clients and their clients' responsibility to themselves.

Get to know the Presenters:

Rachel is a mental health liaison to local schools and a psychiatric crisis worker. She is currently writing her dissertation, titled ""Hope's Moderating Effects on Crisis Workers' Meaning in Work and Turnover Intentions"" with Walden University.

Rachel is passionate about empowering people to identify and name the barriers that stand between them and wellness. She enjoys watching people step into their own identities, incorporating the characteristics some might see as flaws or deficits as traits that make us who we are.

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TUA Faculty Chapter Advisor Panel | 5:45 pm - 6:45 pm EST
Moderated by Mary A Feis-Christy
Panel Members | TBD

Come meet with successful TUA Faculty Chapter Advisors to get some tips and tricks on how to create a successful TUA chapter. Faculty Chapter Advisors will share ideas on how to engage your students, will offer suggestions for leadership and service projects for your Chapter and how to effectively communicate with your department and program about the value of TUA..

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