38th Annual NASW/Texas State Conference
All People Matter
October 18 - 20, 2014
Saturday - Monday
Embassy Suites & Convention Center
San Marcos, Texas
Deadline to submit is February 13, 2014.
The NASW/Texas Conference Planning Committee seeks submissions for presentations/workshops relevant to critical and emerging social work topics (education, practice, research, etc.) across the social work career span for the 2014 Annual State Conference.
This year there will be two submission tracks: Academic Juried and Standard Review.
Submissions should fall under one of the following areas:
We are especially, but not exclusively, interested in:
Affordable Care Act/Health Care Reform
Assessment tools for Macro and Clinical Practice
Career Development or Transitions
Culturally Adapted Social Work Practice
Evidence-based Practices, e.g. Motivational Interviewing
Human Rights: Disability, Immigration, Women’s Issues, GLBT Issues
Independent Practice: Business and Marketing Practices
Innovative Social Work Teaching Techniques
Medical Social Work
New and Emerging Practice Techniques
Retirement Planning for Social Workers
Veterans & Military
Proposals should include adequate information for judgment through the review process. All submissions will be evaluated on the following points:
The title of the presentation.
Three learning objectives.
A brief 50-word summary that supports the learning objectives for the conference program.
An extended abstract that includes a description of the topic and purpose the proposed presentation, including identification of the target audience and a description of the format. Please describe how time will be allotted to presenters, discussion, Q&A, etc., as applicable.
Citations and references as applicable. (Juried Review track only. Include in abstract field, will not count against your abstract word count.)
Academic Juried Review
A submission in the Juried Review track will receive a rigorous advanced academic review. It will be reviewed for theoretical and evidence-based foundations as well as documented references and sources. This review process is designated primarily for academicians planning to include its acceptance on their vita.
A submission in the Standard Review track will receive the traditional review of previous Conference years. This review process is designed primarily for practitioners and others who do not need nor want a rigorous Juried Review for their academic vita.
Completed proposals shall be submitted through the NASW/TX online submission system only. Presentations emailed or mailed to the NASW/TX offices will not be considered.
Proposals submitted for the 2014 Annual Conference must provide complete contact information (name including credentials, title, organization, and email address) for all presenters in the electronic submission. This contact information must be removed from the learning objective, summary and abstract fields. Presentations with identifying information in these proposal fields will not be reviewed.
Each proposal must include
50 word summary for the conference program,
Minimum of three (3) clearly stated learning objectives, and
500 word abstract.
A biographical paragraph for each presenter must be submitted for each proposal. Presenter’s credentials should be included in the biographical paragraph. Bios should be about 50 words.
Criteria for Ethics Approval
At the direction of the NASW/Texas Board of Directors, the Professional Development Committee of NASW/Texas has developed guidelines regarding approval of ethics courses for social workers.
The workshop must reflect a majority of the six ethical standards listed in the NASW Code of Ethics including Service, Social Justice, Dignity and Worth of the Person, Importance of Human Relationships, Integrity and Competence.
Background of presenter should reflect competence in ethics training.
Workshop must demonstrate relevance to social work practice.
Workshop should allow time for discussion of implications for social work practice.
Criteria for Supervision Approval (pending approval)
At the direction of the NASW/Texas Board of Directors, the Professional Development Committee of NASW/Texas has developed guidelines regarding approval of supervision courses for social workers.
The workshop/presentation must address one or more elements found in the Texas State Board of Social Worker Examiners supervision course content guidelines.
The workshop/presentation should enhance recipient’s professional knowledge and skill about supervision so that they can successfully engage supervisees.
The workshop/presentation should have specific objectives that relate to supervision of social work supervisees.
The background of the presenter should reflect competence in supervision, as is evident in the presenter’s bio and/or CV.
Deadline for Proposals
All proposals should be submitted no later than February 13, 2014.
Important Information for Presenters
Click here to see a timeline of the proposal/presentation process.
Presenters will be admitted to their own sessions without charge but will be required to pay conference fees if they plan to attend any additional sessions, events or receive CE from workshops other than their own. Travel and per diem expenses are to be borne by the presenter(s).
Presentations will be 1.5 hours or 3 hours in length. NASW/TX reserves the right to change presentation length if scheduling requires.
While NASW/TX will make every effort to accommodate the scheduling needs of its presenters, the specific placement of presentations cannot be guaranteed. Presenters submitting proposals for presentation agree to block out the full conference dates in their calendar to ensure availability in the event of scheduling changes and further agree to make every effort to accommodate the date and time assigned to them for presentation. Please pencil Saturday - Monday, October 18 - 20, 2014 into your calendar.
Audio/Visual Policy: NASW/TX will provide a podium, microphone and screen in each breakout room. Presenters are expected to furnish their own laptops and LCD Projectors for presentations. Presenters may bring their own equipment. Internet access is not furnished for session rooms. Individuals wishing to purchase internet access or rent other equipment may do so at their own expense through the hotel AV company (contact information will be given if your proposal is chosen). Thank you for your service to the profession and the association.