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Region 1 - Upper Peninsula


You are invited to the next NASW Region 1 meeting and "brown bag lunch" where we will have a presentation from  Daniel C. Rydholm; LCSW, QCSW titled  Ethical Principles for Treating the SMI Population: How the Assertive Community Treatment Model Evolved in Michigan's Upper Peninsula. Please feel free to invite others who may have interest in the topic! 1 Social worker CE will be offered free to NASW members ($10 fee to nonmembers). Please RSVP or send questions to Shelley Ovink at  
Framed within the context of the core values of Social Justice and the Dignity and Worth of the Person (NASW Code of Ethics; Ethical Principles), the workshop will present a historical overview of the treatment of the severely mentally ill, with a focus on the Upper Peninsula of Michigan. Special attention will be given to deinstitutionalization and the Community Mental Health Movement and how they gave rise to the Assertive Community Treatment team approach. The discussion will conclude with how ACT is uniquely suited to an ethical delivery of mental health services to

this challenging population.

Learning Objectives:

1. A review of the NASW Core Principles of Social Justice and the Dignity and Worth of the Person.
2. An understanding of the historical antecedents of the Community Mental Health Movement.

 3. A working understanding of the Assertive Community Treatment approach to services

Monday, April 28, 2014

Noon - 1 PM

Catholic Social Services Conference Room

Corner of Fisher & Fifth in Marquette

(enter at door to left off parking lot)

NASW-Michigan is an approved provider with the Michigan Social Work Continuing Education Collaborative, Provider Number MICEC-0017. This program is approved for 1.0 social work ethics continuing education clock hour

Interested in connecting with your Region 1 Board Representative?

Contact Shelley Ovink at 906.486.8020 or

Region 1 CCNLI Representative

Judy Krause, LMSW, CAC

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