Dr. Evi Taylor 
A-State Department of Social Work 


Friday, February 16, 2018 from 8:15 AM to 4:00 PM CST
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A-State Student Union 
101 N Caraway Road
Jonesboro, AR 72401

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Payment Instructions

By Mail: Make checks/money orders payable to Social Work Conference 2018. Include name in the memo line.  Payments must be received by February 10th.

Mail to:  A-State Treasurer, PO Box 2460 State University, AR 72467

By Phone: Credit or Debit Cards (870) 972-3847,  Monday-Friday     8:00 AM-4:30 PM                                  

Conference Agenda

Morning Key Note Speaker (8:45- 10:15)

Dr. Bree Conklin, DSW, LCSW- Twinkle Lights: Lighting the Way Through the Darkness of Trauma

 Morning break-out sessions (10:30-11:45am)

  1. Dr. Jody Long, Ph.D., LCSW & Melissa Halsell, BSW: The Trauma of Sexual Assault
  2. Kathy Helpenstill and Kalika Rodgers: Minimizing Childhood Trauma During Child Maltreatment Investigations
  3. Linda Nash, LCSW: Trauma and Use of Service Dogs
  4. Dr. Johanna Grymes: Bibliotherapy to Address Trauma Issues for Very Young Children
  5.  Joseph Richmond, MPA and Amy Hyman, MS: Traumatic Effects of Natural Disasters

 Afternoon break-out Session (1:00-2:15pm)

  1. Kenya Duncan, LMSW: The Effects of Trauma Experienced by Adults Abused as Children
  2. Chaplin Windy Lovett: Not all War Wounds are Visible
  3. Kimberley Boyett, LPC-TA: Family Trauma From Suicide
  4. Peggy Goodwin, LCSW: Brainspotting: Healing from Trauma

Closing Speaker (2:30-3:45)

Matthew Knight, LPC, Director of Education, Mid-South Health Systems: Intention-Finding a Life More Remarkable



Spring 2018 Annual

Social Work Conference

Trauma Focused Treatment: Building Trauma Informed Services for Children and Adults

This conference will focus on increasing awareness of the effects of trauma along with recommendations for best practices and innovative services for clients with a history of trauma. Dr. Bree Conklin, DSW, LCSW will be the keynote speaker. Dr. Conklin presently maintains a full-time private practice; specializing in chronic and complex trauma, post-traumatic stress disorder, anxiety, depression and infant mental health.  Serving as an adjunct instructor within both the MSW and BSW programs at the University of West Florida since 2013, Dr. Conklin is certified in Trauma-Focused Cognitive Behavioral Therapy and Child-Parent Psychotherapy.  In 2016 she was recognized as the Social Work Educator of the Year by the Northwest Unit of the Florida Chapter for the National Association of Social Workers.

When:  Friday, February 16, 2018

Where: A-State Student Union 101 N Caraway Rd Jonesboro, AR 72401

Registration: 8:15 a.m.

Time: 8:30 a.m.-4:00 p.m.

Cost:  $75.00 Social Work Professionals; $50 for SW faculty; $25 Students & Field Supervisors; IV-E, Foster Parents and DCFS Sponsored by Grant

6 Contact Hours Available

 Lunch (chicken, salad, potatoes, green beans, roll, cheese cake) is included in Registration Fee.

All attendees must pre-register and pre-pay by February 10, 2018

Choice of morning and afternoon breakout sessions.

*Registration Deadline:  February 9, 2018

Contact: Dr Evi Taylor (870)972-3984


Keynote Speaker Morning Session:  

Dr. Bree Conklin, DSW, LCSW- Twinkle Lights: Lighting the Way Through the Darkness of Trauma

Closing Speaker Afternoon Session:

Matthew Knight, LPC – Intention: Finding a Life

More Remarkable