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August 2016

Service Learning Fair

August 26 @ 11:00 am - 1:30 pm

The DiNitto Center for Career Services invites you to meet with a variety of organizations to find out more about their available volunteer opportunities at the Service Learning Fair.  The fair will be open to any UT Social Work student interested in finding out about volunteer placements and opportunities.  Register for the fair through your Steer Your Career account!

**Registration is not required to attend

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September 2016

Fall 2016 Field Instructor Development Institute

September 9 @ 8:00 am - 5:00 pm
Commons Learning Center, Pickle Research Campus,
10100 Burnet Road
Austin,TXUnited States

This bi-annual event is for UT-SSW approved field instructors. Registration required. More information about the event and how to register to come!

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Tailgate

September 10 @ 3:00 pm - 8:00 pm
School of Social Work,
1925 San Jacinto Blvd.
Austin,TXUnited States
Come have fun with us and watch the Longhorns play UT El Paso!

Live music, yard games, tacos, beer & wine, gelato.

Festivities start at 3:00 p.m. Kickoff is at 6:00 p.m.

Get your tickets now for special pricing: Regular admission, $12; Student/faculty/staff, $10 (day-of tickets are $15 at the door, cash or check only)

Check the School of Social Work Tailgate Facebook page for updates.

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Faculty mtg

September 14 @ 12:30 pm - 2:15 pm
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$110

Adolescents & Loss, Grief, and Trauma

September 16 @ 9:00 am - 4:00 pm
Thompson Conference Center,
2405 Robert Dedman Drive
Austin,TXUnited States

“Counseling Adolescents through Loss, Grief, and Trauma” by Pamela Malone, PhD, LCSW. Register Here.

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Field Education Committee Mtg

September 16 @ 9:00 am - 11:00 am
School of Social Work,
1925 San Jacinto Blvd.
Austin,TXUnited States
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Dean’s Lecture: Teri Browne

September 19 @ 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm
School of Social Work, Utopia Theatre,
1925 San Jacinto Blvd.
Austin,TXUnited States

The 2016-2017 Dean’s Lecture Series Contemporary Issues in Research and Practice presents

TERI Browne, PhD
Social Work and Kidney Disease: Improving Outcomes and Parity

Light lunch will be served starting at 11:30 am. CEU fee payable at the door: $5. Please RSVP to sw-rsvp@austin.utexas.edu 

Dialysis and kidney transplant centers are the only Medicare-mandated practice settings that require a master’s level social worker on every interdisciplinary team. Accordingly, nephrology social workers play a critical role in helping patients address psychosocial barriers to treatment outcomes and parity. Browne will present her scholarship in this area and discuss her work as a social work researcher in the areas of kidney transplant disparity. She will describe her innovative theoretical approach that includes attention to patients’ social networks as critical factors in transplant parity, and present social work practice suggestions for improving such parity.

Teri Browne, PhD, is an associate professor at the University of South Carolina College of Social Work. She earned her master of social work at the State University of New York at Buffalo and her PhD at the University of Chicago. Browne worked as a medical social worker for 13 years and is an internationally recognized expert on nephrology social work and psychosocial barriers to chronic disease outcomes. Browne is the editor of the Handbook of Social Work (1st & 2nd editions, Mandarin & Korean translations) and co-directs the interprofessional education committee for health sciences at the University of South Carolina.

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$175

Military Social Work Conference

September 26 @ 8:30 am - September 28 @ 5:00 pm
Crowne Plaza Hotel,
6121 North IH35
Austin,TXUnited States
Fourth Annual Military Social Work Conference: Supporting Diversity in the Military, Veterans and Their Families: Implications for Practice, Education and Research

The Fourth Annual Military Social Work Conference offers opportunities for skill development among military and community providers who seek to improve their practice with military personnel, veterans and their families; to highlight best practices in higher education related to military students and curriculum; and to present research findings in these areas.

Register here, download the conference schedule (PDF).  Find full details here.

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$250

Cognitive Processing Therapy

September 29 @ 8:30 am - September 30 @ 5:00 pm
Crowne Plaza Hotel,
6121 North IH35
Austin,TXUnited States

“Cognitive Processing Therapy” by Katherine Dondanville, PsyD, ABPP. Register here.

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October 2016

Faculty mtg

October 5 @ 12:30 pm - 2:15 pm
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