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Salon: Professionals JEDI and Individuals Living with Cognitive Disabilities

Wednesday, April 20, 2022, 7:00 PM until 9:00 PM
Additional Info:
Event Contact(s):
Elizabeth Conover
Registration Questions
720-588-8375 (p)
Jennifer Gennaro Prokopchik
Education Committee Co-Chair
CSCSW Salon Series
Registration is required
Payment In Full In Advance Only
No Fee
No Fee

Intellectual and Developmental Disability (IDD) information will focus primarily on parents living with IDD after giving some general information.
There will be some Justice Equity Diversity and Inclusion information. 2 CEUs. Please note, this Salon will not be recorded.

Learning Objectives

  1. Explain JEDI (Justice Equity Diversity and Inclusion) concepts
  2. Understanding IDD Social Location
  3. Understanding the Science of Bias

About Dr. Clockston

Dr. Julie Clockston, LCSW, president of NASW Colorado, serves on the education and executive committees and serves as an NASW Delegate. She is the founder of Julie Clockston Counseling LLC DBA Therapy Rocks, Redwood Coaching and Consulting LLC. and Co-founder of SOAR Colorado LLC, an agency for individuals diagnosed with developmental/ intellectual disabilities. Dr. Clockston is the mother of four and considers them her greatest gifts in life. She has worked with individuals living with cognitive difficulties for 26 years. She is a full-time Assistant Professor at the Metropolitan State University of Denver and part-time at Smith College in Northampton, MA. In addition, she is an off-site field instructor for BSSW and MSW students at Arizona State University (ASU), University of Denver (DU), and Metropolitan State University of Denver (MSU Denver), where she is also an alumna. At MSU Denver, she works on the social work department's DEI committee as a BSSW and BIPOC Student Support Liaison. She also facilitates BIPOC faculty and staff space and a Pedagogy and Diversity Faculty and Staff space. She is the MSU Denver staff senate DEI consultant and a member of The Colorado Child Welfare Scholars Consortium as the BSSW Faculty Representative. She is currently working on several scholarly peer-reviewed presentations, journal articles, and academic bookworm.  

Dr. Clockston volunteers between 5 and 15 hrs a week toward essential and much-needed services and
supports in the community.  She had the honor of being the Student Association of Social Workers (SASW) Vice President and Phi Alpha Social Work Honor Society VP in 2015 during her MSW program. She is the proud recipient of the inaugural 2018 NASW CO Early Career Social Worker Award. She received her Doctor of Social Work degree from Capella University Minneapolis, MN. Her dissertation is specific to the population of parents who have a developmental disability and/or intellectual disability. The purpose of her study is to give parents and professionals who work with them a voice and to bring awareness, enhance what is working, and create positive interventions specifically in the education of professionals. She has had the amazing opportunity to train to become a forensic competency-based parent assessor.


She is the president of The Association for Successful Parenting (TASP), a member of the Denver Chapter of the National Association of Black Social Workers (NABSW), board member of the Colorado State University (CSU) Parents and Families board and The CSU School of Social Work External Advisory Board. Dr. Clockston is a former Colorado state-licensed therapeutic foster parent and has dedicated her career to working in mental health care for 26 years. She has a background in Early Childhood Education with an emphasis on domestic violence from the Community College of Denver. Outside of her social work designation scope, she has infused human service into all the work and trades she has participated in. She has worked in the community as a licensed real estate broker who had a passion for working with socioeconomically marginalized individuals and first-time home buyers. She specializes in various therapeutic modalities, but her extensive study and time working with individuals who have experienced trauma allow her to provide special care to individuals who have been victimized.

Who Can Attend this Event?
This event is free for active CSCSW. Non-members may attend for $45. Current social work students may attend for free after submitting proof of student status (copy of valid student id, current course schedule from registrar, etc).

Thank you to Saira Malhotra, LCSW for supporting this event!
Phone: (720) 634-6573 | Email: |