Workshop schedule subject to change
Keynote: Your Compass!
Tana Bridge, PhD, LMSW
Did you choose this profession or did it choose you?
Social workers enter this profession driven by personal values,
intrigued with the human condition and desire to improve the quality of
life for the most oppressed and underserved individuals in our society.
This work is amazingly difficult and yet we maintain hope and are
steadfast in our service.
Your compass! ~ This keynote will focus on 'our
compass' including the core values and critical skills that distinguish
our profession. We will also explore 'your compass' with the promise of
advancing personal growth and safeguarding against compassion fatigue.
Dr. Tana Bridge is a professor of Social Work at
Eastern Michigan University. Her advanced studies include a Master of
Social Work from the University of Michigan and a Doctorate in
Philosophy from Wayne State University. Dr Bridge is recognized for her
passion, expertise, and skills in engagement. She has a 25-year track
record of excellence in teaching, service, and professional consulting.
Dr. Bridge’s expertise in trauma, ethical practice and
collaboration are common threads in all areas of engagement. Dr.
Bridge currently serves on many local and state-wide committees and is
the Governor’s appointed chair to the State of Michigan Task Force on
Child Abuse and Neglect. She is well regarded for training across the
United States in trauma, vicarious trauma, and ethics.
Dr. Bridge has several awards and certifications. She
is the recipient of a Trauma and Loss Consultant of the Year Award from
the National Institute for Trauma and Loss in Children and the Marshall
Service Award, Excellent Teachers Engaging Alumni Award and the
distinguished Ronald W. Collins Award. She is licensed in both clinical
and macro practice. She holds several advanced certifications including
Advanced Certified Trauma Practitioner, Certified Clinical Trauma
Professional, and Certified Compassion Fatigue Professional.
Block A - 1.5 hour workshops