Ferrum College's Opioid Symposium: Saving Ourselves

Oct 01, 2018 01:00pm -
Oct 01, 2018 09:00pm

Event Type: Training
Category: Training/Workshop

Registration Instructions

Ferrum College's Opioid Symposium: Saving Ourselves

presented by NASWVA in partnership with Ferrum College, School of Social Work



1:00 – 3:00pm - Ethical Lapse and Relapse; Michael Hayter LCSW, CSAC, SAP

Social workers in the field of substance usage experience unique ethical challenges and dilemmas. Social workers have a clearly defined Code of Ethics to guide their professional conduct that emphasizes client's right to self-determination, the parameters of confidentiality, the importance of guarding against dual relationships, and the necessity of limiting service to areas of competence. Social workers have been primed to incorporate ethical decision-making in all areas of their professional practice. In spite of this targeted focus, even the most ethically aware social workers have experienced or witnessed lapses in ethical practice. 

Am I at risk of a lapse or relapse with my ethical decision making?

3:30 – 5:00pm - Virginia's Behavioral Health System and Opioid Crisis; Stacy Gill LCSW

This presentation will provide an overview Virginia's behavioral health system and the many challenges and changes currently faced by the system.  Management of funding streams, overcrowding of state hospitals, workforce shortages, and the opioid crisis will be presented along with solutions being worked on by the state and local levels in the Commonwealth. 

5:00-7:00pm – Dinner on your own

7:00 – 8:00pm – Reading, interview, and audience discussion with Beth Macy, author of “Dopesick”

An instant New York Times and indie bestseller, Dopesick is the only book to fully chart the devastating opioid crisis in America: "a harrowing, deeply compassionate dispatch from the heart of a national emergency" (New York Times) from a bestselling author and journalist who has lived through it

In this masterful work, Beth Macy takes us into the epicenter of America's twenty-plus year struggle with opioid addiction. From distressed small communities in Central Appalachia to wealthy suburbs; from disparate cities to once-idyllic farm towns; it's a heartbreaking trajectory that illustrates how this national crisis has persisted for so long and become so firmly entrenched.


8:00-9:00 Panel with community partners battling the opioid epidemic

Sharon Buckman, Clinical Services Director, Piedmont Community Services

Stacy Gill, Assistant Commissioner for Behavioral Health Community Services

of the Virginia Department of Behavioral Health and Developmental Services

Martha Haley-Bowling, Associate Professor of Social Work, Ferrum College and Radford Counseling Group, LLC                              

Bill Overton, Franklin County Sheriff

Debbie Powell, LCSW Director, Franklin County Dept of Social Services

Pam Rickard, Director of The Herren Project

               Lana Whited, moderator

9 p.m.    Book sales and signing; Reception



This workshop qualifies for 5.5 (includes 2.0 ethics hours) Category I Continuing Education hours.




Workshop Instructors:

Michael Hayter LCSW, CSAC, SAP
Stacy Gill LCSW




Date & Time:

Monday October 1, 2018

1:00pm – 9:00pm (Dinner on your own)



Check-In begins at 12:30pm. Please arrive no later than 12:45pm to sign in. The event begins at 1:00pm and ends at 9:00pm, with a break from 5:00-7:00pm for dinner on your own.






Ferrum College
Franklin Hall – Blue Ridge Mountain Room
1435 Ferrum Mountain Road
Ferrum, VA 24088





Registration Fee - includes CE certificate (emailed after event)

NASW Members - $62

Non-Members - $75

Ferrum Students - FREE







If you choose the "Bill Me" option during checkout, please mail payment within 7 days of registering in order to hold your seat. You will receive a confirmation email with your purchase information following checkout; this will serve as your invoice, no other invoices will be provided.


Checks should be made out to NASW Virginia and mailed to:



4860 Cox Road, Suite 200

Glen Allen, VA 23060


If a registrant cancels more than 10 days before the event, a refund will be issued by check or credit back to your credit card, minus a 10% administrative fee.


If cancelation occurs less than 10 days prior to the event, no refund will be issued but you may request a credit towards a future training to be used within 1 year of the cancelation date. Call the Chapter Office (804-204-1339) to cancel within 10 days of the training. A request for credit may be granted at the discretion of the Executive Director in case of a documented emergency.










Early registration ends on 7/12/2018.
Regular registration starts on 7/13/2018 and ends on 9/29/2018.
Late registration starts on 9/29/2018.
All times are 12:00am (GMT-05:00) Eastern Time (US & Canada).


Registration Fees
Fee TypeEarlyRegularLate
Member Fee: $62.00$62.00$62.00
Non-Member Fee: $75.00$75.00$75.00
 STUDENT registration
Member Fee: $0.00$0.00$0.00
Non-Member Fee: $0.00$0.00$0.00