Social Work Faculty Present at NASW 46th Oklahoma State Conference

April 9, 2021

NASW-OK Presentation

Northwestern Oklahoma State University social work faculty members Dr. Kylene Rehder (left) and Jennifer Pribble recently presented at the National Association of Social Workers 46th annual Oklahoma State Conference.

Northwestern Oklahoma State University social work faculty recently presented at the National Association of Social Workers (NASW) 46th Annual Oklahoma State Conference.

Dr. Kylene Rehder, chair of the department of social work, and Jennifer Pribble, director of field education presented, “Virtual Reality: Building Awareness and Skills in Social Work Practice.” Their presentation focused on recent research on the use of virtual reality in social work education and applications of this technology in the field of social work practice.

The opening address was presented by the president of the National Association of Social Workers (NASW) Mit Joyner, DPS, MSW, BSW, LCSW.

Northwestern was also represented by the following social work students: Sara Houchin, Ardmore senior; Cyntyia Lloyd, Enid senior; Julie Mayer, Enid junior; Barbara McPherson, Enid senior; Jamie Metcalf, Blackwell senior; Mazzy Priest, Enid senior; Carolyn Reaves, Fort Supply senior; Wynter Standridge, Woodward senior; Rebecca Wasson, Enid senior; and Heather Wilkinson, Enid senior.

NASW is the largest membership organization of professional social workers in the world and focuses on enhancing the professional growth and development of its members, creating and maintaining professional standards, and advancing sound social policies.

To learn more about Northwestern’s department of social work, contact Rehder at  or (580) 327-8135.


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