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April 2017

DCCS Forum Series: Careers in health care

April 17 @ 2:00 pm - 5:00 pm

This semester the DiNitto Center for Career Services is holding career forums focused on different areas of social work careers. All students are invited to attend and they may come to one or all of the sessions in each forum. Each forum will consist of three one-hour presenters with a common theme.


With Texas being in the top five states for employing healthcare social workers, this forum will focus on three unique health care related social work jobs. Services in this field can range from case management, to psychosocial support and can be in a multitude of different settings such as general medical and surgical hospitals or insurance carriers.

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Leading People/Managing Change

April 18 @ 9:00 am - 4:00 pm

“Leading People/Managing Change for Today’s Non-Profit Leaders” by Julia Cuba Lewis, Meg Poag, and Russell Smith. Register here.

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DCCS Forum Series: Clinical social work careers

April 18 @ 2:00 pm - 5:00 pm

This semester the DiNitto Center for Career Services is holding career forums focused on different areas of social work careers. All students are invited to attend and they may come to one or all of the sessions in each forum. Each forum will consist of three one-hour presenters with a common theme.


Without vulnerability, social work would not be possible and it is crucial to be informed about how to work with the most vulnerable and how to recognize, prevent and treat trauma. Trauma informed care has begun to spread across Austin and this forum will explore its different dynamics and pieces. Additionally this panel will also focus on different areas related to clinical social work , such as community based services and youth advocacy.

Head over to Steer to register! https://socialwork.utexas.edu/dccs/steer-your-career/

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Faculty mtg

April 19 @ 12:30 pm - 2:15 pm
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Field Instructor Appreciation Event

April 19 @ 4:30 pm - 6:30 pm

We love appreciating you, our valued field instructors, at the “end” of the academic year.  This year, we have even more appreciation to go around and hope you’ll join us for the celebration.

Professor Kathy Armenta is retiring May 31st (gulp!) after 20 years with the UTSSW and April 19 will be her last Field Instructor Appreciation Event.   Please come say “adios” and “gracias” to our esteemed colleague.

And remember: Enter a winning T-Shirt design and win $110 credit towards UT CEUs!  Click here for more: T-shirt Design Contest Details

Where:   Threadgill’s (301 W. Riverside Dr., Austin)
When:     Wednesday, April 19, 2017, 4:30p – 6:30p
For RSVP instructions, please email the Field Office at ssw-field@austin.utexas.edu.

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Social justice issues in the Texas Legislature

April 19 @ 5:30 pm - 8:00 pm

The Student Social Justice Action Committee presents:

The Good, The Bad, and the Ugly:
A Conversation Cafe about social justice issues in the Texas Legislature
  • 5:30 – 6:00 pm: Free Pizza
  • 6:00 – 7:00 pm: Conversation Cafe Round 1
  • 7:00 – 8:00 pm: Conversation Cafe Round 2

School of Social Work, room TBD

Join Student Social Justice Action Committee to connect and converse with fellow students.  We will take a deeper dive into some of the social justice issues the Texas Legislature is tackling this session: immigration/sanctuary cities, LGBTQIA rights, women’s health, religious freedom, and mental health parity.  With the Conversation Cafe structure, we’ll talk about social work’s responsibility in approaching these issues, drawing on the wisdom of those in attendance.  No previous experience with Conversation Cafe is necessary, and all viewpoints are welcome.

Learn more and RSVP on Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/events/192438021259221/

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DCCS Forum Series: Careers in alternative therapies

April 20 @ 2:00 am - 5:00 pm

This semester the DiNitto Center for Career Services is holding career forums focused on different areas of social work careers. All students are invited to attend and they may come to one or all of the sessions in each forum. Each forum will consist of three one-hour presenters with a common theme.


Back after popular demand!  With a growing number of alternative therapies in social work today this forum will focus on a few alternative therapies such as yoga, poetry and music. Yoga has grown in popularity and has been used in conjunction with mindfulness and meditation interventions.  Music and poetry as alternative therapies have increased in usage and can be used in a variety of settings and cases. Come and hear the way these alternative therapies are present in a variety of positions fields and organizations.

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Field Education Committee Mtg

April 21 @ 9:00 am - 11:00 am
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2+ Year Student First Field Orientation

April 21 @ 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm

This orientation is for current 2+ year MSSW students who will be entering first field in Fall 2017.

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Marriage enrichment for military and veteran couples

April 22 @ 9:00 am - 4:00 pm

The School of Social Work is pleased to host the full-day workshop:

Marriage & Relationship Enrichment for military and veteran couples

This workshop will be led by a veteran couple in a safe, friendly environment. It will help to develop stronger bonds with “couple links,” respectfully cultivate trust and heal trust woulds, learn how to know and fulfill your partner’s needs, develop resilience for changes and crisis, and enrich romance and vitality.

Register online or call 682-730-1818

Presented by Marriage Management and supported by a grant from the Texas Veterans Commission Fund for Veterans’ Assistance.

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