Presentations

DOROTHY VAN SOEST, 2016

The Power of Story and the Death Penalty, Steilacoom Public Library, Steilacoom, WA

Race and Spirituality Study Group, Seattle, WA

San Antonio Book Festival, San Antonia, TX

Criminal Justice Pathways, Structures, Outcomes, and Future Directions, Columbia University

University of Washington Book Discussion group, At the Center

Humanities Washington Speakers Bureau Presentations – The Power of Story: A Conversation about the Death Penalty. Forks, Sequim, Port Angeles, WA

The Power of Story, Wallingford United Methodist Church

Briarcliff University Child Welfare classes, At the Center

The Power of Story and the Death Penalty, University House, Seattle, WA

2015

Humanities Washington Speakers Bureau Presentations – The Power of Story: A Conversation about the Death Penalty. Walla Walla, Spokane, and Bellevue, WA.

Humanities Washington Think and Drink Events: Last Rights: The Ethics of the Death Penalty. Seattle and Tacoma, WA

Forgiveness, Destiny and the True Nature of Justice, Search for Meaning Book Festival, Seattle University

Criminal Justice Pathways, Structures, Outcomes, and Future Directions, Columbia University

Humanizing the Death Penalty through Fiction, Fairwinds Redmond Senior Center

2014

The Power of Story as an Advocacy Tool, Workshop, Annual Conference, Texas Coalition to Abolish the Death Penalty. Austin, TX

2013

Money and Politics: Overturning Citizens United. Wedgewood Peace and Justice Coalition, Seattle, WA.

2010

Confronting our fears and finding hope in difficult times. Speakers Series
speech, University of Pittsburg School of Social Work.

2007

Getting Publishing with CSWE Press. CSWE Annual Program Meeting. San Francisco, CA.

2006

Hope in a time of international and domestic turmoil: What can social workers do?
University of Kentucky, Lexington.

2005

Hope in a time of international and domestic turmoil: What can social workers do?
University of Portland.

2004

Hope in a time of international and domestic turmoil: What can social workers do? Keynote Speech at NASW-Texas Annual Conference.

Bridging research and practice in preventing violence: Social work contributions to Center for Disease Control’s Agenda. CSWE APM, Anaheim, CA.

Diversity education for social justice: Mastering teaching skills. CSWE APM, Anaheim,
CA.

So you want to be a Dean or Director of a School of Social Work,  CSWE APM, Anaheim,
CA.

2003

Surviving the economic downturn in good style.  National Association of Deans and Directors Conference, Atlanta, GA.

2002

What social workers can do about violence. Workshop, Massachusetts Chapter, NASW

2000

Understanding  violence through an investigation of the lives of 37 men, University of
Tampere, Finland.

Power and Privilege in Field Supervision, Field Instructors’ Workshop, St. Thomas University, University of Minnesota, and Macalester College, St. Paul, MN.

The Death Penalty: What is Social Work’s Role? Annual Conference, NASW-Texas

Student Standards and Gatekeeping,  Faculty Development Institute, CSWE APM, New
York City.

An Investigation of the Lives of 37 Men,  Annual Conference of the Society for Social Work and Research, Charleston, S.C.

1999

The Meaning of Cultural Diversity in Social Work Doctoral Education, Keynote
Speech, Group for the Advancement of Doctoral Education, Houston, Texas.

Building the Inclusive Curriculum: Issues and Obstacles. Invitational Presentation. CSWE APM, San Francisco.

Professors’ Sensitivity to Racism and Responsiveness  to Critical Classroom Events,
Society for Social Work and Research Conference, Austin, Texas.

Healing the Wounds: Women Opt for Conflict Resolution Within a Context of Hostility, Violence, and Fear, World Conference of the International Association of Schools of Social Work and the International Federation of Social Workers, Women’s Symposium, Jerusalem, Israel.

Relevance of Gandhi to a Peaceful and Just World Society: Lessons for Social Work
Education. Jerusalem Conference of IFSW and IASSW.

Multicultural Issues Related to Issues in Teaching Field Practicum, CSWE Task Force on
Culturally Competent Social Work Education for the 21st Century, University of Michigan.

Preparing Students to Promote Social and Economic Justice: Issues, Challenges,
Strategies, Faculty Development Institute, Orlando, FL.

1997

It’s About More than Appreciating Cultural Diversity. Keynote speech.
Academic Counselors Association Conference, University of Texas at Austin.

A New Model of Violence: Implications for Mental Health and Criminal Justice Professionals at conference on “Changing the Model: Relating Poverty, Mental Disabilities, Criminal Justice, and Health to Competency and  Capacity,” Austin, TX.

Women, Work, and Unions, conference on “Labor…Community…University” at University of Texas and St. Edward’s University.

Violence Prevention from L.A. To El Salvador: Heightening Awareness of Connections, Two Day workshops for NASW, Minnesota Chapter.

Social Work in the 21st Century: Catalyst for Transformation or Apologist for the Status Quo? Commencement speech, Arizona State University School of Social Work.

Violence Reconceptualized for Social Work, New York University.

NASW Spring Continuing Education Conference,  Joint Idaho-Washington State NASW
Chapters, Plenary Address.  Coer d’Alene, Idaho.

Educating Future Social Workers to Meet the Challenge of Violence Worldwide, Special
Presentation at CSWE APM, Chicago.

A Conversation with Women in Leadership Positions: How Did We Get Here?  Special
Presentation at CSWE APM, Chicago.

What Social Workers can do about Violence: A Multilevel Model,  6th Annual
Texas School Social Work Conference.

Educating Future Social Workers to Meet the Challenge of Violence Worldwide,  14th Annual BPD Conference, Portland, OR.

From Violence to Hope: NASW’s Three Year Violence and Development Project,
NASW – Texas Annual Conference.

Forum on International  Perspective for Understanding Violence,  National NASW Annual Conference, Cleveland.

Social Workers and the Global Crisis of Violence, Keynote Speech at  annual conference of NASW-South Carolina Chapter.

Difficulties Faced in Teaching about Diversity and Oppression: Analyzing Critical Classroom Events, CSWE APM, Washington, D.C.

1995

Global Crisis of Violence: Universal Causes, Common Consequences, Shared
Solutions, Keynote Speeches at: Annual Conference, Oregon NASW
Annual Conference, Ohio NASW, Violence Conference, Arizona NASW

Psychological and Emotional Barriers to Student Empowerment: Teaching and Learning about Diversity.  CSWE APM, San Diego.

The Relationship between Gender Violence and Development: Implications for Social Work Education.  CSWE APM, San Diego.

The Global Crisis of Violence: Universal Causes, Common Consequences, Shared Solutions. CSWE APM, San Diego.

1994

Universal Causes, Common Consequences, Shared Solutions: Violence from a Global Perspective, Keynote Speeches at:     Annual Conference, Rhode Island NASW. Annual Conference, Georgia NASW. 23rd Annual Conference of the Consortium on Peace Research, Education and Development, St. Paul, MN.

What Social Workers can do about Violence, Master Class, NASW Annual Conference,
Nashville, TN.

Preparing Social Work Students for Practice in a Violent World. Faculty Development
Institute, Biennial Midwest Social Work Education Conference, St. Paul, MN.

Impact of Social Work Education on Student Attitudes and Behavior Concerning Oppression, CSWE APM, Atlanta

1993

Reconceptualizing Violence for Social Work: The Urban Dilemma, invitational presentation at the NASW Annual Meeting of the Profession, Orlando, Florida.

New Resources for Internationalizing the Curriculum, CSWE APM, New York City.

1992

The Many Faces of Violence: Peace and Social Justice Linkages in Social Work Education, week-long speaking tour at Boston College, Boston University, and Simmons College.

Teaching and Learning about Human Rights:  A Manual for Schools of Social Work and the Social Work Profession, World Assembly: NASW’s Meeting of the Profession and the 12th International Symposium of IFSW.

Introducing Peace and Social Justice into the Social Work Curriculum, Invitational Speech at the Annual Conference  of the Baccalaureate Program Directors’ Association. San Antonio, Texas.

Racism: Definitions, Indicators, and Implications, Psychiatric Grand Rounds, Springfield Hospital Center, Sykesville, Maryland.

Visions: Peace and Social Justice Interconnecting with Social Work Practice, Pittsford, NY

International Content  in Social Work: New Resources for Curriculum Development,  Pre-conference Institute at the 26th Congress of the International  Association of Schools of Social Work.

What do Peace and Social Justice have to do with Child Welfare? Master Class at NASW Annual Conference, Boston, MA.

Clinical Social Work for a Global Perspective, NASW Annual Conference,  Boston, MA.

The Role of Personality Characteristics and Learning Styles in the Field Instruction
Process, CSWE APM, Reno, Nevada.

1989

The Violence of Racism,  Sexism and Militarism:Making the Linkages and Examining Social Work’s Commitment to Nonviolence,  NASW Annual Conference, San Francisco, California.

The Role of Personality Characteristics and Learning Styles in Social Work Supervision, NASW Annual Conference, San Francisco.

Educating for Peace: Multicultural Perspectives, 25th Congress of the International Association of Schools of Social Work, Peru.

Incorporating Peace and Social Justice into the Social Work Curriculum: Human Behavior, Theory and Practice, and Social Policy,  Inter-University Consortium on International Social Development, San Jose, Costa Rica.

1988

The Helping Professions: A Force For or Against Violence?  Symposia on Nonviolence, University of Wisconsin.

1987

Social Work Imperatives in Peace, Social Justice and Development,  NASW Annual Conference,  New Orleans.

1986

Women in Peace,  NASW Conference on Women’s Issues, Atlanta, Georgia.

World Peace and Social Justice: A Women’s Issue, Women in the World Research Conference, University of South Dakota.

The Nuclear Threat and Social Work Education: How Should we get Involved?  CSWE APM, Miami, Florida.

Maximizing Fieldwork Learning through Feedback: The Parallel Roles of Educator and Model, CSWE APM, Miami.

Orientation to Peace and Social Justice  in Professional Social Work Education in the United States, 4th International Symposium on Social Development, Inter-University Consortium for International Social Development, Hachioji, Japan.

1985

Harnessing our Power: Empowerment as an Antidote to Despair in a Turbulent World, NASW Annual Conference, Chicago, Illinois.

Adult Learning Styles: Field Implications, Annual Field Instructors’ Conference, Minneapolis, Minnesota.

1984

The Adult Learning Model Applied to Field Instruction, Annual Field Instructors’ Training Conference, Minneapolis, Minnesota.

1983

J. Self-Determination and Justice in the Classroom or ‘Who’s in Charge Here? CSWE APM, Fort Worth, Texas.

1982

Quality Residential Services Through Relationships, Effective Behavior Management Conference, University  of Minnesota.

1981

The Role of Conflict in Social Work Practice, Regional  Conference of the Child Welfare League of America, Minneapolis, Minnesota.

1979

Conflict in Child Protection Work: Why do I Feel So Bad When I Act So Nice?
National Conference on Child Abuse and Neglect, Los Angeles, California.