Social Workers in Business: Serve Clients First, Challenge Social Injustices and Get Better Compensation
This workshop is Approved by the National Association of Social Workers (Approval # 886814760-4653) for 6 Category I CEUs.”
Sunday, April 5, 2020
Only 15 seats available!
Presenter: Dr. Dwayne L. Buckingham, PhD, LCSW-C, BCD
Dr. Dwayne L. Buckingham is the President and Chief Executive Officer of R.E.A.L. Horizons Consulting Solutions, LLC, founder of the You Deserve More women’s empowerment movement and President of the Empathy and Resilience Center, a nonprofit 501 (c) (3). He has over 20 years of experiences in clinical and community social work and served as a commissioned officer in the United States Air Force for nearly a decade. During his military tenure, Dr. Buckingham provided psychological assessments, treatment and psycho- educational training to over 30,000 individuals, couples, groups, and families worldwide. In recognition of his expertise as a skilled psychotherapist, Dr. Buckingham received six Commendation medals, a National Defense Service Medal, a Global War on Terrorism Service Medal and five Achievement/Unit Medals.
While serving as Deputy Chief of the Adult Outpatient Behavioral Health Clinic and Chief of Resiliency and Psychological Health Service at Walter Reed National Military Medical Center from 2009 to 2016, Dr. Buckingham provided executive coaching to senior leaders and led his team in conducting resilience trainings for over 7000 military, civilian and contract personnel. He was well respected among his professional colleagues and earned the title of “The Empathy and Resiliency Doctor or The E.R. Doctor”.
In addition to being a clinical psychotherapist and executive coach, Dr. Buckingham is also a successful entrepreneur. In 2017 he received the distinct destination of DMV Entrepreneur of the Year from Wes Adams’ State’s Attorney Office, Anne Arundel County, Maryland for his work as a community advocate, keynote speaker, resilience guru, author of 11 books, producer of 4 documentaries, relationship coach and organizational training consultant.
Dr. Buckingham has provided keynote addresses, consulting and training for numerous organizations including, but limited to the National Association of Social Workers (NASW), United States Public Health Services (USPHS), Department of Homeland Security (DHS), Health Resource and Service Administration (HRSA), United States Air Force, First Baptist Church of Glenarden, Habitat for Humanity, St. John’s Baptist Church, The Bowman Francis Ministry, and Kappa Alpha Psi Fraternity, Inc.
Brief Workshop Description:
Would you like to learn how to build or operate a client-centered and service-based business? Would you like to gain knowledge about the importance of challenging social injustices? Want to get better compensation for helping people and addressing social problems at both the micro and mezzo level? If you answered yes to either one of the aforementioned questions, this workshop was designed specifically for you.
The core value of social work is rooted in helping people overcome life’s hurdles that threatens their humanity. Social workers are found in schools and colleges, hospitals, veteran centers, mental health facilities, local and federal government and even in corporate America. Furthermore, social workers have developed excellent reputations for challenging social injustices by advocating on behalf of vulnerable and oppressed people who live in poverty. However, many social workers struggle with building and operating client-centered and service-based businesses that earns income that is comparable to other helping professions such as registered nurses, occupational therapists, psychologists, psychiatrists, and teachers. This in return causes a percentage of social workers to occassionally question their value to society from a compensation perspective.
In this 1-day business development workshop, you will acquire the knowledge and tools needed to build and operate a client-centered business that combats oppression, poverty and other forms of social injustices. Through thought-provoking dialogue and interactive exercises, you will walk away with a better understanding of how to serve clients’ needs above personal interest, get better compensation through multiple service delivery methods, and more importantly learn how to successfully uphold the social work core values as a social worker in business.
At the end of the conference, participants will be able to:
- Define “Clients” and explain the importance of challenging social injustices that threaten humanity.
- Describe client-centered and service-based business structures and innovative strategies to reach and serve oppressed and vulnerable clients.
- Identify ethical considerations regarding payment for services: Cash vs. Insurance.
- Articulate how to increase client access to services and get better pay beyond private practice.
- Explain how to use Tele-therapy to expand services to veterans and other high-risk populations.
- Advocate on behalf of clients by facilitating organizational assessments and responsiveness to their needs and social problems.
Workshop Date and Location:
Sunday, April 5, 2020
8:30 am – 4:00 pm
Perfect Office Solutions
8101 Sandy Spring Rd, Suite 250
Laurel, MD 20707
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