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Speaker - Shad Duplessis, LCSW, BACS

Please join us March 27-28, 2020 at our 13th Annual Conference … “Together Toward Tomorrow.” Professionals will have the opportunity to hear from an exciting line up of experts in the field of brain and spinal cord injury, neurology, and rehabilitation while earning up to 12 CEUs. Registration information, along with the schedule of events and location can be found at or

Shad Duplessis, LCSW, BACS will be presenting on

Friday, March 27th at 11:00 am

“The AT Ways of Handling Emotions: An Acceptance Commitment Approach”

Shad Duplessis is a Licensed Clinical Social Worker (LCSW) and Board Approved Clinical Supervisor (BACS) at Sage Rehabilitation Hospital & Outpatient Services in Baton Rouge. For five years, he has worked in this setting using empirical based interventions with traumatic brain injury, spinal cord injury and other neurological conditions. He provides a comfortable therapeutic atmosphere for safe self-exploration and discovery. He has also had tremendous success by blending cognitive behavioral and mindfulness therapies for a 13-week program to address clients with chronic pain management and eating disorders.

Prior to Sage, Shad has 14 years of clinical and supervisory experiences at all levels of behavioral health care. He has worked in both long term and acute care inpatient and outpatient behavioral health settings in the Baton Rouge area. Shad has a strong passion for improving the lives of clients experiencing mental health challenges.

Shad is also dedicated to developing the social work profession by providing in person coaching to new social workers for LCSW licensure. He conducts individual and group supervision sessions while implementing diverse learning exercises to promote ethical, competent social work practices.

Shad obtained his bachelor’s degree (BA) from the University of Louisiana at Lafayette in 1999 and master’s degree (MSW) from LSU School of Social Work in 2002. At UL, he won the UL Scholar Award for his research on gender differences and the AmeriCorps Director’s Award. While at LSU, Shad studied the social medicine system abroad in London, England and at the National Suicide Institute in Cork, Ireland. For his work as the President of the Student Association, he was awarded the LSU Leadership Award and the National Association of Social Workers (NASW) Student of the Year. Shad also learned anti-racism perspectives at the regional and national levels and is committed to anti-racism principles in his practice today.

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