Continuing Professional Development

Advocacy in action: Learning with and from each other


BCASW Webinar : Members Only
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Presented by Carol Ross, MSW; Dawn Hemingway, MSW, RSW; Barb Keith, MSW
Mar 4, 2021 6:30 PM

This webinar will build on the content shared in Advocacy & Social Work: An Essential Partnership Part 1 September 2020.

Participation in part 1 is not essential for this upcoming webinar. If you were not present, however, for part 1, you will be forwarded an exercise to complete on Privilege and Advantage, that will help prepare you for discussion on March 4th.

Presentation includes:

Advocacy Privilege and Advantage: Participants will explore these topics through presentation and small discussion groups. Carol Ross

“Building Unity in Action: Coming together to work for change examples, experiences, exchange Dawn Hemingway

Progress of the BCASW Advocacy Circle: An update on the Circle structure, projects and goals Barb Keith


BCASW Social work panels

Spend an evening or four with social workers in different settings and learn about career paths available to you. This live online webinar allows you to take a firsthand, close-up look at the real-life days of professional social workers as they share their stories. As you launch your social work career, learn what drew these social workers to their field of practice and about the rewards and challenges they face.

Monday March 8th, 2021 630pm 730pm Policy and Private Practice
More Information and Register here

Tuesday – March 9th, 2021, 630pm 730pm Adult Health and Justice
More Information and Register here

Wednesday – March 10th, 2021 630pm 730pm Diverse Abilities
More Information and Register here

Thursday – March 11th, 2021, 630pm 730pm Child and Family Support
More Information and Register here

Human Trafficking in BC


BCASW Social Work Week Event

Presented by Ursula Kerr, MSW, RSW; Eugene Ip, DPhil, MSW; Mitchell Redpath, Human Service Diploma

6:30-8:00 PM, Wednesday, March 17, 2021
Online, Zoom

Register here

Staying Apart to Stay Safe


BCASW Social Work Week Event, hosted by the Thompson Nicola Branch

Presented by Isobel Mackenzie, BC Seniors Advocate

6:30-8:00 PM, Thursday March 18, 2021
Online, Zoom

Register here

Integrating Structural Theory and Social Work Practice


Presented by Heather Peters, PhD, Associate Professor, School of Social Work, UNBC

630pm 830pm, Thursday, April 15, 2021
$10 BCASW members
$30 Non-members

Register here

Workshops and Online Learning

Jack Hirose and Associates

BCASW members receive a 20% discount on workshops and online learning offered by Jack Hirose and Associates. Login to the BCASW website as a member then go to the CPD page or email the office BCASW for the coupon code.

View the courses here

Differential Diagnosis Using the DSM-5: Improving Clinical Outcomes through Clear Assessment & Diagnosis

Presented by Richard W. Sears, Psy.D., Ph.D., MBA, ABPP

Live Streaming on April 14 – 15, 2021
Approved by the BC College of Social Workers to meet the criterion for course work in Assessment and Diagnosis (DSM) for RCSW applicants.
Register here

Incapability Assessment Advanced Training In Complex Adult Abuse, Neglect and Self-Neglect Situations

Public Guardian and Trustee of BC

Facilitated by Dr. Deborah O’Connor PhD, RSW with support from Adult Guardianship Leaders

Date and Time – 10:00 4:00 Friday, April 23 and Saturday April 24, 2021
There is a recommended information session in early March
Please register at

Online, Zoom

This funded professional development opportunity will be of interest to graduate prepared, College registered, experienced social workers, nurses, occupational therapists and psychologists with the ability to be independently contracted and an interest in ongoing expertise development in the field of incapability assessments for adults. It is advanced training for professionals who are already skilled in conducting psychosocial, cognitive, functional and/or mental status assessments. While there is no cost for this training, there are selection criteria and timelines.

More Information

The Most Essential Self-Care Keys to Energize, Sustain and Guide You in Uncertain Times

Barbara Halcrow

Presented by Barbara Halcrow, MSW
Author: Ultimate Self-Care

7 Module Online Course with additional lessons for tip-sheets, articles, exercises, references

With a compassionate, empowering approach, course offers an integration of practical, holistic insights and strategies in areas of: what challenges our self-care; compassion fatigue, self-care and ethics, setting healthy boundaries/recognizing unhealthy ones; remaining grounded and calm, recognize signals to manage anxiety/stress/anger; utilizing the power of gratitude; quality of our support systems; changing unwanted habits, increasing energy; self-care related to Earths care, emergency preparedness, and more! Certificate available.

Please Note: In Gratitude to Healthcare, Frontline, Essential Services this course is being offered for a time-limited special of $59US. (regular $159US).

Register here

CPD Collegial Webinars


BCASWs Professional Development Committee seeks proposals for collegial webinars for 202l.

The webinars will be hosted by BCASW and are designed for BCASW members to share skills, knowledge, and practice strategies with their colleagues. There is specific interest in proposals that address cultural safety, working with diverse cultural groups, and ethical practice.
Please submit proposals to using the template found here.

National Webinars free to BCASW members

More Educational Opportunities for Members on Ethics and access to podcasts can be found in the Members area under Continuing Professional Development.

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