Oklahoma State University social work faculty and students recently attended
the National Association of Social Workers (NASW) 39th annual Oklahoma State
Conference held at the Embassy Suites Hotel and
Conference Center in Norman.
(From left) Raquel Conway, Britainee Clark, Shelby Hall, Dr. Kylene Rehder, Amber Cook and Kylie Pethoud represented Northwestern Oklahoma State University at the annual National Association of Social Workers (NASW) 39th Annual Oklahoma State Conference. Linda Cline not pictured.
This year’s conference theme was “Social Work Paves the Way for Change.”
Northwestern was represented by social work seniors, as well as Dr. Kylene
Rehder, social work program director and chair of the Department of Social Work,
and Shelby Hall, assistant professor and social work director of field
Students in attendance include social work seniors Britainee
Clark and Linda Cline, both of Woodward, Raquel Conway of Fargo, Amber Cook of
Yukon, and Kylie Pethoud of Mutual.
During the conference, social work practitioners and students
had the opportunity to attend more than 20 different workshops covering topics
such as responding to military deployment and readjustment, addictions,
narrative therapeutic approaches, empowerment, intimate partner violence,
suicide prevention, palliative care, crisis intervention, community
development, mental illness, substance abuse, co-occurring disorders, and
traumatic treatment modalities.
Clark currently serves on the NASW-OK Board of Directors as the
Northwest Branch Chair and Conway serves as the undergraduate student
Raquel Conway (middle), NASW-OK Undergraduate Student of the Year stands with social work professors Shelby Hall (left) and Dr. Kylene Rehder (right) at the MASW 39th annual Oklahoma State Conference
The candidate slate for the 2015-2016 Board of Directors election
includes Pethoud running for Northwest Branch Chair, Conway for the graduate
student representative, and Rehder for the Northwest Chapter Committee on
Nominations and Leadership Identification.
Frannie Pryor, NASW-OK Vice President presented Northwestern
student, presented Conway with the Undergraduate Student of the Year Award
during the state conference.
To learn more about Northwestern’s Department of Social Work,
contact Rehder at firstname.lastname@example.org or (580) 327-8135.
Posted on Wed, May 20, 2015
by Haley Smith filed under