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April 2017

Spring Career Fair 2017

April 24 @ 3:30 pm - 6:30 pm

Please join us for the Spring Career Fair for 2017. Last year over 30 organizations came to present career opportunities for our Social Work students and alumni. This year we are hoping for an even larger group. This is a great opportunity to find out about job openings and network, do not miss it! We have reserved space for on-the-spot interviews at request. We encourage students to come dressed professionally with an updated copy of their resume.

Spring Career Fair 2017

Monday, April 24th from 3:30 PM to 6:30 PM

Student Activity Center Ballroom


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Contact the DiNitto Center for Career Services for more info:



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Maternal Mental Health Conference

April 27 - April 29

This inaugural conference will offer a multi-disciplinary learning opportunity for professionals who provide services to women and their families during pregnancy and after childbirth. The conference seeks to enhance learning and communications among mental health and community-based providers, birthing professionals, nurses and physicians. This event will include learning and self-care opportunities for parents and interested community members.

Full information here.

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May 2017

APP Capstone Symposium

May 2 @ 5:30 pm - 8:00 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. Reception to follow in the School of Social Work foyer.

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Poster session: Doctoral student projects

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

First-year doctoral students will be presenting the projects they developed for their Research and Data Analysis classes. Co-hosted by professors Kirk von Sternberg, Catherine Cubbin, Yuri Jang, and Yessenia Castro.

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Ethics & Career Management

May 10 @ 9:00 am - 4:00 pm

“Follow Your Bliss: Using a Holistic and Ethical Approach to Social Work Career Management” by Jennifer Luna Jackson. Register here.

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Graduation BBQ

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

Commencement celebrations will start Friday, May 19, with a barbecue on the front lawn of the School of Social Work. Degree candidates, their guests, faculty, staff, and friends of the school are invited to come. The barbecue is co-hosted by the school and the Social Work Alumni Network (SWAN).

RSVP and buy your tickets here

Graduates and children under 12: Free
Regular Tickets: $15
Faculty/Staff: $10

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

Join us for the School of Social Work commencement ceremony at Bass Concert Hall. Speakers are Anthony Orion Nunez (BSW ’17) and Maya Angelica Williams (MSSW ’17), chosen by their peers.

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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

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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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 Garry Landreth. Register here.

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Symposium: The state of the veteran family

June 23 @ 9:30 am - 3:30 pm

Please join us to hear from policymakers, researchers and members of the veteran community, as they discuss current issues faced by veteran families in Texas. Representative Roland Gutierrez, Chair of the Texas House Defense & Veterans’ Affairs Committee, will deliver the symposium’s keynote, which will focus on how legislation and policy affects veterans and their families statewide. You will also hear from professionals in the field as they discuss veteran family employment, higher education, mental health, marital health and child wellness.

Learn more and register here.

Free lunch will be offered for those who register. There will be an opportunitty to receive up to 5 CEU credits.

This event is organized by the Veteran Spouse Network, a project at the UT Austin School of Social Work.

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