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August 2015

Building research bridges: U.S. and Mexico

August 31 @ 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm
School of Social Work,
1925 San Jacinto Blvd.
Austin,TXUnited States

Building Research Bridges: Cultural Adaptation of Prevention Interventions for Communities in the US and Mexico

By Ruben Parra Cardona, PhD

Dr. Parra-Cardona is an Associate Professor in the Department of Human Development and Family Studies, Doctoral Specialization in Family Therapy, at Michigan State University. He is also Associate Director of the MSU Research Consortium on Gender-Based Violence. He just completed an NIMH-funded prevention study focused on low income Latino/a immigrant families and holds career development K-award from NIDA to expand his program of research to Latino/a families with adolescents. He collaborates with Mexican professionals in the implementation of community-based programs of research and training of mental health therapists with leading NGOs and research institutes in Ciudad Juarez, Chihuahua city, Monterrey, and Mexico, D.F.

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September 2015


September 26 @ 2:00 pm - 5:00 pm
School of Social Work,
1925 San Jacinto Blvd.
Austin,TXUnited States

Come have fun with us and watch the Longhorns play the Oklahoma State Cowboys.

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October 2015

Fairbanks Lecture

October 2 @ 1:00 pm - 4:00 pm
Utopia Theatre, School of Social Work,
1925 San Jacinto Blvd.
Austin,TXUnited States
When a Parent Dies: A Psychoanalytic Perspective of the Process of Bereavement 
Colin Pereira-Webber, MA
Colin Pereira-Webber, MA, is a clinical social worker and child, adolescent and adult psychoanalyst in private practice. He is a  faculty member at the Chicago Institute for Psychoanalysis and for many years a therapist at the Barr-Harris Center for the Study of Separation and Loss in Childhood at the Institute. Mr. Webber received his master’s degree in social work from the University of Chicago and his certificate in Child and Adolescent Psychoanalytic Psychotherapy from the Child and Adolescent Psychoanalytic Therapy Program of the Institute for Psychoanalysis in Chicago.He has published on the topic of childhood bereavement in a number of books and journals, and has presented at clinical conferences nationally and internationally.
The Sue Fairbanks Lecture in Psychoanalytic Knowledge is made possible by the Sue Fairbanks Endowment for Excellence in the Application of Psychoanalytic Knowledge in Social Work. Established in 2007, this permanent endowment is dedicated to educational programs in psychoanalytic knowledge and to promoting excellence in clinical practice.
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November 2015

Child Welfare Conference

November 9 @ 8:00 am - 4:00 pm
Thompson Conference Center,
2405 Robert Dedman Drive
Austin,TXUnited States
Competing Voices: Listening, Learning and Uniting for Permanency

Keynote address by Dr. Alfred Perez

Hosted by the Child and Family Research Institute. More information coming soon!

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