International Conference for the Advanced Professional Practice of Clinical Social
Newport, Rhode Island October 11-14, 2007
Evidence-Based Practice Wisdom:
Issues and Controversies
Hyatt Regency Newport Hotel & Spa
ICAPP is the oldest Clinical Social Work organization in the country, having originally been created to promote private practice among Clinical Social Workers. Now open to all Clinical Social Workers, whether in agency or private practice, ICAPP is an international organization that sponsors annual Conferences all over the world on relevant and timely clinical topics.
ICAPP Conferences have a unique and intimate format, unlike any other conferences: papers are sent to attendees prior to the Conference, so that the conference is devoted to discussion. Meetings are held in the mornings, so that the remainder of the day is devoted to to socialization or sight-seeing. Life-long professional contacts are made.
This year’s theme is “Evidence-Based Practice and Practice Wisdom: Issues and Controversies.” Promoted internationally for a number of years, evidence-based psychotherapy seeks to identify treatment approaches and techniques that have been validated by research to be most effective and targeted to patients needs. Some who hold this view have called practice wisdom the practice of “making the same mistakes with growing confidence over the years.”
While sound practice does require scientific knowledge and understanding to effectively help others, what do we mean by evidence? Are there ineffable factors in the therapeutic process and among patient, therapist, the interventions and the context that defy reduction and quantification? If so, how then do we proceed? We welcome all proposals, which should include practice examples, that would serve to illuminate this discussion.
Come to the beautiful seaside town of Newport, rich in colonial history and numerous other attractions. The Gilded Age saw unprecedented affluence among America’s upper classes which are reflected in the “summer cottages” of the Vanderbilts and Astors landscaped homes of unparalleled opulence and beauty. Visit the 1763 Touro Synagogue, the nation’s first, and other religious sites illustrating Newport’s legacy of religious toleration and freedom. Learn about Newport’s rich and varied past at the Museum of Newport, the International Tennis Hall of Fame and the Yachting Museum, to name just a few places to visit. As you breath in the sea air of glittering Narragansett Bay while sampling its fresh seafood you will be glad you made the trip.
For Conference Information: Helen Hinckley Krackow, LCSW, BCD, ICAPP President 212-683-1780 or HHKrackow@aol.com
Submit Abstracts to: Allen A. DuMont, LCSW, BCD, ICAPP VP & Conference Moderator 39-06 210th St. Bayside, NY 11361
718-224-4886 or A.DuMont@verizon.net
All papers must be oriented to practice with case examples.
Please submit 3 copies of 1 page abstract(or via e-mail in MS word or PDF format) by April 7, 2007
Conference Registration: Marilyn Paschel
718-961-8332 or MJPaschel@aol.com