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Continuing Education In-person Event- Lakeisha Conway, LCSW

Emerging Issues: Why Social Workers Exit the Profession. Exploring Solutions that Affirm Increasing Outcomes of Elevation, Promotion, Financial Health, and Self-Care

In this talk, we will discuss increasing your network potential and self-care by diving deep into issues impacting many social workers as they are facing the ultimate choice of remaining in or exiting the profession. We will explore opportunities that are sure to increase job performance and identify entrepreneur resources that can be implemented to enhance your professional portfolio, bolster financial health, strength, wealth, and self-care. We will further explore the outlook of the profession, how the future looks and what we can contribute as clinicians. In summary, we will discuss your financial wealth and self-care recovery plan.

Date: Thursday, September 8, 2022
Location: UT Health Science Center Student
Alumni Center Auditorium
800 Madison Avenue, Memphis TN 38103

Time: 1-3PM CST
Cost: $30
This program has been approved by the NASW-TN for 2 CEUs


Upon completion of this course, participants will be able to:

  • Analyze practice informed research and research informed practice as they relate to statistics about the profession, social work identity, growth of the profession, marketability of the profession and leadership opportunities.
  • Engage and apply diversity and difference into the clinical practice approaches they use with clients, individuals, families, and systems. 
  • Engage and apply diversity and difference in social work practice concepts as they relate to clients, supervisees, and the marketplace.


Parking/additional details:
UTHSC G/SAC Garage at 778 Court Avenue (entrance off Manassas Street). No parking pass is required. Participants who drive a truck will be provided a parking pass and directed to an alternate parking location. Light refreshments will be provided.


For discount codes, please email cswcep@utk.edu. Limit one discount per purchase.
UTCSW Alumni: 25%
UTCSW Field Instructors: 50%
UTCSW Faculty/Staff: 100%
UTCSW PhD/DSW students: 100%



About the presenter
Lakeisha Conway is a Licensed Clinical Social Worker (LCSW), who has a sincere passion for and commitment to providing clinical supervision and mentoring support to the next generation of social work psychotherapists. She was born and raised in Memphis, Tennessee.  Conway holds a Bachelor in Social Work Degree from the University of Tennessee at Chattanooga and a Master of Science in Social Work from the University of Tennessee at Knoxville (Memphis Campus) and is licensed through the State of Tennessee. Conway has over 20 years combined experience providing psychosocial case management services, crisis intervention, individual and group counseling, supportive counseling, bio-psychosocial assessing, therapeutic counseling, discharge planning, care coordination, mental health, and dual diagnosis treatment, diagnosing (according to the DSM-5) and social work clinical supervision.

Conway remains a practicing Social Worker within VHA at the Department of Veteran Affairs; additionally, she’s held an Adjunct Instructor/ Field Liaison position at her esteemed alma mater the University of Tennessee at Knoxville within the College of Social Work since 2014.  Prior to that, she’s served as a Field Instructor for UT Knoxville College of Social Worker in addition to social work programs at Jackson State, Union University, Ole Miss and University of Memphis.  

She was also recognized as the 2017 Excellence in Field Education Award Recipient for the UTK College of Social Work and highlighted by the College of Social Work as a CSW 2017 75 Social Work Challenger Honoree.  In 2021, Conway fulfilled one of her remaining professional goals opening her private practice Best Practice Supervision, Coaching & Consulting LLC which offers valuable support to clinical professionals.  She thoroughly enjoys collaborating with BSW & MSW programs, social work students, practicing social workers and other helping professionals by advocating and providing access to networking opportunities and community engagement.