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March 2017

Field Education Committee Mtg

March 24 @ 9:00 am - 11:00 am
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MSSW Committee mtg

March 24 @ 1:30 pm - 3:00 pm
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Psychoanalytic Lunch & Learn: Ghosts in the nursery

March 28 @ 11:30 am

The Sue Fairbanks Psychoanalytic Research Collaboration presents

Tina Adkins, PhD
Ghosts in the Nursery

“In every nursery, there are ghosts.  They are the visitors from the unremembered past of the parents, the uninvited guests at the christening.” Adkins will discuss the seminal paper by social worker Selma Fraiberg, who applied a psychoanalytic approach to impaired mother-infant relationships.

A light lunch will be served. Free CEUs provided. Register here (session limited to 30 people).

The Psychoanalytic Lunch & Learn sessions seek to introduce psychoanalytic concepts to community practitioners, researchers, social work students, social workers and those in all helping professions. These sessions are sponsored by the Fairbanks Psychoanalytic Research Collaboration, a program at the Texas Institute for Child & Family Wellbeing.

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Otis lecture with Wendy Davis

March 28 @ 7:00 pm - 8:30 pm

The Dean Jack Otis Social Problem and Social Policy Lecture presents

Wendy Davis

Embracing Feminism: The Case for Civic Engagement

More information about the event and how to register here.


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Being a Latinx social worker

March 29 @ 1:00 pm - 2:30 pm

Back by popular demand!

Join Sarah Shaney,  CIS Program Manager, in a conversational workshop about the beauties and struggles of being a Latinx Social Worker in today’s academic, professional and social climate. This workshop has been extended in length so don’t miss out on this amazing opportunity!

Register on Steer! https://socialwork.utexas.edu/dccs/steer-your-career/ 

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Licensing Prep

March 31 @ 8:30 am - April 1 @ 4:30 pm

“Social Work Licensing Exam Preparation” with Karen Knox & Andrew Marks. Register here.

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DCCS Forum Series: Social work careers in aging and healthcare

March 31 @ 1:00 pm - 4:00 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 the growing number of elderly Adults in Austin, it is crucial for social workers to have an understanding of the importance of careers in the aging community. In conjunction with the GRACE program, this forum was designed to highlight a few of the careers in the aging and healthcare field. This forum will focus on variety of different organizations that focus on caring for older adults whether it be in a long term care facility, memory care facility or community based services.

Head to Steer to register! https://socialwork.utexas.edu/dccs/steer-your-career/ and check back soon to see which presenters will be attending!

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April 2017

Bruce Perry: The impact of trauma on the developing child

April 4 @ 11:00 am - 12:00 pm

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

Bruce Perry, MD, PhD
The impact of trauma and neglect on the developing child

RSVP to sw-rsvp@austin.utexas.edu

The development of a young child is profoundly influenced by experience. Experiences, good and bad, shape the organization of the brain. Chaos, threat, and abnormal patterns of emotional, social, cognitive and physical interactions with young children lead to an array of brain-related problems. This presentation will review clinical work and research that can help us better understand developmental trauma, neglect, and the relational problems that arise from neglect and threat. The presentation will also suggest new directions for clinical practice, program development and policy.

About the speaker: Bruce D. Perry is the Senior Fellow of The ChildTrauma Academy, a not-for-profit organization based in Houston, TX. He is also an adjunct professor in the Department of Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences at the Feinberg School of Medicine at Northwestern University in Chicago.Dr. Perry is the author, with Maia Szalavitz, of The Boy Who Was Raised As A Dog, a bestselling book based on his work with maltreated children, and of Born For Love: Why Empathy is Essential and Endangered. Over the last thirty years, Dr. Perry has been an active teacher, clinician and researcher in children’s mental health and the neurosciences holding a variety of academic positions.

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CPDC Meeting

April 4 @ 11:30 am - 12:30 pm
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BSW Match Meeting

April 5 @ 9:30 am - 3:00 pm
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