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A Day for Clinicians: Exploring Ethics and Boundaries in School-Based Mental Health
Great Wolf Lodge
1400 Great Wolf Drive
Baraboo, WI 53913

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Friday, April 12, 2024, 10:00 AM - 3:30 PM CDT
Category: Other of Interest

A Day for Clinicians: Exploring Ethics and Boundaries in School-Based Mental Health

Featuring: Robin Matchett-Schmidt, MSW, LCSW and Julie Incitti, MSW, APSW

Registration for this event is full.  Please click here to join the wait list and we will contact you should space become available.  

$20 per person (scholarships available - contact [email protected]

4 hours of continuing education from NASW-WI

Plenary Session: Collaboration, Confidentiality and Community: Exploring Ethics and Boundaries in School-Based Mental Health

As schools across Wisconsin continue to work with their communities to advance mental well-being for students, mental health clinicians are increasingly part of the array of supportive resources available at school. Research shows that providing access to mental health treatment in school reduces barriers to care, increases family engagement, facilitates teaming and improves academic outcomes.  

Operating within a school environment introduces unique opportunities and unique challenges for a mental health clinician. Join us on April 12 as we explore and discuss ethical practice within a school-based setting.  

Learning objectives:

  • Explain the role of mental health professionals in schools, and apply professional values to the work.
  • Recognize boundary crossings and violations and design a path back to balance.
  • More effectively manage record-keeping and disclosure with school teams.
  • Employ an ethical decision-making model when faced with school-based dilemmas.
9:00 Registration opens (beverages and morning networking)
10:00 Plenary Session: Collaboration, Confidentiality and Community 
12:00 Break and Conference Lunch Provided 
12:30 Plenary Session continued 
2:30 Refreshments and Networking/Listening Session with Coalition Board 

About the presenters: 

 Robin Matchett-Schmidt, MSW, LCSW (She/Her/Hers) is a Licensed Clinical Social Worker that supervises School Based Mental Health therapists   at Children’s Wisconsin. She has been with the organization since 2012. Robin received her bachelor’s degree in human services from Springfield   College in Milwaukee (2004). She later received her master’s degree in social work from the University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee (2009) and she is   currently obtaining her Doctorate in Social Work from Simmons University. 

 Robin also facilitates Direct Practice in Social Work courses as an adjunct professor to graduate and undergraduate students at the University of   Wisconsin-Milwaukee.  

Robin began her work in case management and initial assessment with various organizations in Milwaukee and has worked in child welfare since 2005. She has focused her clinical practice on providing evidence-based treatments to children and families who have experienced trauma. She is certified in Parent- Child Interaction Therapy (PCIT and PCIT-Toddlers), Trauma-Focused Cognitive Behavioral Therapy, Cognitive Behavioral Therapy, Motivational Interviewing, and accredited in the Triple -P Positive Parenting Program. She is also a PCIT Level 1 Trainer, and trained in Eye Movement Desensitization Reprocessing Therapy. 

Robin facilitates trainings to internal and external professionals on childhood trauma, adverse childhood experiences and other pertinent topicsRobin is interested in helping children and families with equity and social justice. She has had years of training on the effects of child abuse and neglect and has a particular interest in educating the public about the long-term effects of trauma.  

 Julie Incitti, MSW, APSW is the school social work consultant at the Wisconsin Department of Public Instruction. Her areas of focus include best practices   in school social work practice, professional ethics and boundaries, mandated reporting, supporting students involved with the child welfare system,   attendance/truancy, pupil records, comprehensive school mental health systems, and trauma-sensitive schools.  Julie’s primary work responsibilities involve   provision of training, resource development, and technical assistance. In addition, she serves on the Wisconsin Child Abuse & Neglect Prevention Board   and networks with a variety of state level organizations with the goal of better provision of services to children, youth and families. Julie received her MSW   from the University of Wisconsin – Madison before working as a school social worker in the public schools. Julie has served on the board of the Wisconsin   School Social Workers Association (WSSWA), as president of WSSWA, on the Midwest Council of School Social Workers including a term as president,   and various work groups with the School Social Work Association of America (SSWAA). 

Hotel Accommodations: A block of rooms is available at Great Wolf Lodge for the night of April 11.  To receive to special rate of $107, book by March 12th and use code 2404SBMH.  Reservations can be made by calling 800.559.9653 or on our website https://www.greatwolf.com/wisconsin-dells.