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Barbara Ibbitson Lecture
March 18, 2014 @ 12:15 pm - 1:15 pm
Demystifying social work private practice: what you need to know and how you can be an advocate for social justice
Brown bag discussion with Barbara Ibbitson, Marc Simpson and advanced standing MSW student Danielle Neuen
Tuesday, March 18, 2014
FIFSW, Room 548
The aim of the presentation will be to help demystify the profession of private practice social work. With years of experience in trauma and recovery, working as a team of private practice social workers, Barbara Ibbitson and Associates will provide a presentation that will outline common misconceptions about private practice social work, including the importance of field experience, knowledge, continuing competencies, ongoing education, and clinical supervision. Using a case scenario, the presentation will speak to the use of skillful advocacy to uphold issues of social justice when working with private clients. Similar to the public sector, social workers in private practice must also navigate systems, while providing evidence-based best practice to their clients and their families. You will better understand how social workers that work in private practice fill a gap in service, where public funding is limited or not provided at all. Lastly, you will have an opportunity to have your questions regarding private practice answered by professionals that work in the field. Examples of illness narratives as well as practitioner writing will be incorporated.
Barbara Ibbitson, BSW, MSW, RSW is a registered social worker, registered with the College of Social Workers and Social Service Workers. She has been working in the rehabilitation field for 18 years and specializes in working with individuals who have been traumatized and with brain injured individuals and their families.