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April 2017

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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Desmond Patton: Social media and gang violence prevention

April 24 @ 11:00 am - 12:00 pm

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

Desmond Uton Patton, PHD
Innovating gang violence prevention with qualitative analysis and natural  language processing tools

RSVP to sw-rsvp@austin.utexas.edu

Firearm violence continues to be a serious public health problem in the United States. Recent research indicates that firearm violence is exacerbated by social media usage and the formation of the “digital street.” Violence prevention and intervention strategies, however, exclude social media as a risk factor, and there are few tools available to community-based organizations for early detection of social media content that may be threatening. Professor Patton will address this critical gap, present preliminary findings from his research on this subject, and dicuss implications for reducing firearm violence.

About the speaker: Desmond Upton Patton, Ph.D., is an assistant professor at the Columbia School of Social Work and a faculty affiliate of the Social Intervention Group (SIG) and the Data Science Institute. His research utilizes qualitative and computational data collection methods to examine how and why youth and gang violence, trauma, grief and identity are expressed on social media and the real-world impact they have on wellbeing for low-income youth of color. His current research examines how gang-involved youth conceptualize threats on social media and the extent to which social media shapes and facilitates youth and gang violence. He is partnering with the Data Science Institute at Columbia to develop an online tool for detecting aggression in social media posts.

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May 2017

Commencement

May 20 @ 3:00 pm - 5:00 pm
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June 2017

Psychoanalytic Lunch & Learn: From childhood to adult attachment

June 20 @ 11:30 am - 1:00 pm

The Sue Fairbanks Psychoanalytic Research Collaboration presents

TINA ADKINS, PHD
from childhood to adult attachment

This session will explore the basics of attachment through a psychoanalytic lens.  We will focus on the impact of child attachment on adult attachment, including how it influences adult romantic relationships.

A light lunch will be served. Free CEUs provided. Registration opens May 22 (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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$60

6th Annual Leben Play Therapy Symposium

June 23 @ 8:30 am - 4:00 pm

“The Art of the Relationship in Play Therapy: Exploring Deeper Issues” by Gary Landreth. Register here.

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September 2017

Psychoanalytic Lunch & Learn: Mentalization and reflective parenting

September 19 @ 11:30 am - 1:00 pm

The Sue Fairbanks Psychoanalytic Research Collaboration presents

TINA ADKINS, PHD
mentalization and reflective parenting

Mentalization develops within the context of a secure attachment relationship and is the skill of being able to see yourself from the outside and others from the inside.  This session will examine this ability in more detail, including how it relates to healthy parenting and positive child outcomes.

A light lunch will be served. Free CEUs provided. Registration opens August 21 (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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December 2017

Psychoanalytic Lunch & Learn: Defense mechanisms explained

December 5 @ 11:30 am - 1:00 pm

The Sue Fairbanks Psychoanalytic Research Collaboration presents

TINA ADKINS, PHD
Defense mechanisms explained

We’ve all heard of “denial”…and it’s definitely not a river in Egypt!  In this session, we will dive deeply into these dark waters, hopefully shining a light on how a number of common defenses both protect and harm their owners.

A light lunch will be served. Free CEUs provided. Registration opens November 6 (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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