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April 2018

Latinx Students & Scholars Network: Is a PhD for me?

April 25 @ 12:30 pm - 2:30 pm

Did you know that only 5.9% of PhDs are granted to Latinos? The Latinx Latinx Students & Scholars Network invites you to

Is a PhD for me? (or only special people)
A panel discussion followed by Q& A

Panelists include Steve Hicks School of Social Work Latinx faculty, current and recent doctoral students, and associate dean for doctoral education.

Lunch served. Questions? Contact professor Esther Calzada, esther.calzada@austin.utexas.edu

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Coffee Talk: Suicide and substance use

April 27 @ 10:00 am - 11:00 am

The Youth Substance Misuse & Addiction Pop-Up Institute presents:

Christopher Brownson, PhD, and Lauren Gulbas, PhD
Suicide and Substance Use

Join us for an interactive conversation that will help shape a key recommendation for the pop-up institute to include to begin to transform the landscape of youth substance misuse and addiction.

L. Theo Bellmont Hall (BEL), 2109 San Jacinto Blvd, Austin, TX 78712, USA

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BEADS Workshop

April 27 @ 1:00 pm - 2:30 pm

The BEADS Program (Building Excellence in Autism and Disability Scholars presents:

Sandra B.  Vanegas, PhD

Addressing the needs of transition-age youth with disabilities

Ann Williams Outlaw, MA, and James Williams, Ed.D.

Employment in adults with autism

Light refreshments will be served. $5 CEU fee payable onsite. To RSVP and find out more: contact professor Sandy Magaña at smagana@austin.utexas.edu

About the speakers

  • Sandra B. Vanegas is a developmental psychologist and research associate in the Autism and Neurodevelopmental Disabilities Lab directed by professor Sandy Magaña. Vanegas has co-developed a parent education and social communication intervention program that targets families of children at risk for developmental delays who reside in low-resource households. Additional research is examining language and executive functioning in children with ASD and other neurodevelopmental disabilities who have monolingual or bilingual language experience. The central aim of her research is to develop culturally informed educational and clinical practices that will ameliorate disparities affecting children and families from underserved communities.
  • Ann Williams Outlaw is a technical assistance consultant at American Institutes for Research.
  • James Williams, Ed.D., is the chief operating officer and vocational expert at Bloom Consulting in Austin. TX. He is also a certified rehabilitation counselor, advanced certified autism specialist, and an adjunct professor at St. Edward’s University. He obtained his Bachelor’s in Special Education from Sam Houston State University, his Master’s in Rehabilitation Counseling from Texas Tech University Health Science Center, and his Doctorate of Education in Educational Leadership from Lamar University. He is also a certified special education teacher with experience in public and private education and social services. Williams has provided services to individuals with disabilities, particularly Autism Spectrum Disorders, across the lifespan for the past twelve years.

 

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May 2018

Administration and Policy Practice (APP) Capstone Symposium

May 1 @ 5:30 pm - 8:30 pm

Join us to support students in the Administration and Policy Practice (APP) Concentration as they do Pecha Kucha style presentations of evidence-based macro practice projects completed for the APP Capstone course. All are welcome to attend the symposium.

Reception to follow in the Steve Hicks School of Social Work foyer.

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Coffee Talk: Drug and alcohol policies impacting youth

May 2 @ 10:00 am - 11:00 am

The Youth Substance Misuse & Addiction Pop-Up Institute presents:

diana dinitto, PhD
Drug and alcohol policies impacting youth

Join us for an interactive conversation that will help shape a key recommendation for the pop-up institute to include to begin to transform the landscape of youth substance misuse and addiction.

L. Theo Bellmont Hall (BEL), 2109 San Jacinto Blvd, Austin, TX 78712, USA

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Coffee Talk: Recovery coaches as key players

May 9 @ 10:00 am - 11:00 am

The Youth Substance Misuse & Addiction Pop-Up Institute presents:

Mary cook, MSSW
recovery coaches as key players

Join us for an interactive conversation that will help shape a key recommendation for the pop-up institute to include to begin to transform the landscape of youth substance misuse and addiction.

L. Theo Bellmont Hall (BEL), 2109 San Jacinto Blvd, Austin, TX 78712, USA

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Coffee Talk: Adolescent SBIRT/HBIRT

May 11 @ 10:00 am - 11:00 am

The Youth Substance Misuse & Addiction Pop-Up Institute presents:

Mary velasquez, phd
adolescent screening, Brief intervention, and Referral to Treatment (SBIRT)/HBIRT

Join us for an interactive conversation that will help shape a key recommendation for the pop-up institute to include to begin to transform the landscape of youth substance misuse and addiction.

L. Theo Bellmont Hall (BEL), 2109 San Jacinto Blvd, Austin, TX 78712, USA

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Graduation picnic

May 18 @ 4:30 pm - 6:30 pm

Family, friends, fajitas!

Degree candidates, their guests, faculty, staff, and friends of the school are invited to come. The picnic is co-hosted by the Steve Hicks School of Social Work and the Social Work Alumni Network (SWAN).

Find out details and buy your tickets here

  • Regular Tickets: $15
  • Faculty/Staff: $10
  • Graduates and children under 12 eat for free!
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Commencement

May 19 @ 3:00 pm - 5:00 pm
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June 2018

7th Annual Play Therapy Symposium

June 22 @ 8:30 am - 4:00 pm

The 7th Annual Play Therapy Symposium by Jeffrey Ashby, PhD, RPT-S, is open for registration. Register here.

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