This coming week I will be attending the CSWE APM and I am extremely excited. My first professional social work conference. I have absolutely no idea what to expect, but as it is my first time attending a social work conference and my first time in Tampa, I fully intend to make the most of this trip. I am attending this conference as a means to develop professionally as well as network with others who have similar interests especially as a final year student about to begin the job search.
I’ve been reading up on a few of the sessions and some I would like to attend include “Finding Balance Through the Wobble: Mindfulness-Based Interventions With Children and Adolescents” and “The Use of Service Dogs with Deployment Related PTSD.” I mean what better way to reach children and adolescents through music and dance and dogs are a man’s best friend right? Needless to say, I will be attending some very interesting sessions while learning new ways to effectively reach different populations.
As for the city of Tampa, home of Busch Gardens, TB Bucs and Rays, a zoo and an aquarium, I can’t wait to explore with my classmates. As of right now I’m expecting sunny skies and low 80’s, a little different than NC weather right now, but perfect for a tourist. That’s all I have for now, but I’ll be back to report on the conference and my experience. See you later!!!!