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September 2016

London May-Mester Info Session

September 28 @ 3:00 pm - 4:00 pm
Burdine Hall, Rm. 126,
2505 University Ave.
Austin, TX 78712 United States

Come learn about the London May-Mester, “The Roots of Social and Economic Justice.” During this summer program lead by social work faculty, students deepen their understanding of social justice, experience the diversity and multicultural landscape of London, and explore the historical roots of social welfare and social work. Students’ learning culminates through an in-depth project exploring a contemporary social justice issue in conjunction with local social service agencies.

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October 2016

Faculty mtg

October 5 @ 12:30 pm - 2:15 pm
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London May-Mester Info Session

October 6 @ 4:00 pm - 5:00 pm
School of Social Work, Rm. 2.118,
1925 San Jacinto Blvd.
Austin, TX 78712 United States

Come learn about the London May-Mester, “The Roots of Social and Economic Justice.” During this summer program lead by social work faculty, students deepen their understanding of social justice, experience the diversity and multicultural landscape of London, and explore the historical roots of social welfare and social work. Students’ learning culminates through an in-depth project exploring a contemporary social justice issue in conjunction with local social service agencies.

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Medicare and Medicaid 101

October 7 @ 11:30 am - 3:00 pm
School of Social Work, Utopia Theatre,
1925 San Jacinto Blvd.
Austin, TX United States

GRACE program event that will give useful and timely information to students, field instructors, alums and faculty about these important government programs.

Presented by professors Cossy Hough and Joan Asseff.

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Oaxaca Global Health – Info Session

October 7 @ 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm
School of Social Work, Room 2.122,
1925 San Jacinto Blvd.
Austin, TX 78712 United States

Come hear about the Oaxaca Global Health Study Abroad program. This summer course provides students with opportunities to study health disparities and achieve practical experiences in community-based global health in Oaxaca, Mexico. Students gain cultural and Spanish language competency skills useful to serving the needs of Spanish-speaking immigrant and migrant populations, as well as an understanding of complex issues related to health and migration across the U.S.-Mexico border.

The course meets upper-division elective requirements in social work, and carries a Global Cultures flag and a Cultural Diversity in the U.S. flag.

 

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Oaxaca Global Health – Info Session

October 11 @ 3:00 pm - 4:00 pm
School of Social Work, Room 2.122,
1925 San Jacinto Blvd.
Austin, TX 78712 United States

Come hear about the Oaxaca Global Health Study Abroad program. This summer course provides students with opportunities to study health disparities and achieve practical experiences in community-based global health in Oaxaca, Mexico. Students gain cultural and Spanish language competency skills useful to serving the needs of Spanish-speaking immigrant and migrant populations, as well as an understanding of complex issues related to health and migration across the U.S.-Mexico border.

The course meets upper-division elective requirements in social work, and carries a Global Cultures flag and a Cultural Diversity in the U.S. flag.

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Dean’s Lecture: Paul Sacco

October 13 @ 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm
School of Social Work, Utopia Theatre,
1925 San Jacinto Blvd.
Austin, TX United States

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

 PAUL Sacco, PhD
Affective and Motivational Influences on Alcohol Consumption among Older Adults: Evolving Approaches

A 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 

This lecture will focus on stress and coping-related drinking among older adults based on professor Sacco’s research, which uses nationally representative data as well as data collected at a continuing-care retirement community. He will discuss how different methodological approaches, such as experience sampling qualitative interviews, can help clarify our understanding of the role of alcohol-use in coping among older adults. Professor Sacco will reflect on the strengths and limitations of these approaches as well as implications for social work research and practice.

Paul Sacco, PhD, is an associate professor at the University of Maryland School of Social Work. His research focuses primarily on behavioral health and addictions with a focus on life course development. He has conducted research on the epidemiology of alcohol use and pathological gambling among older adults with an emphasis on health services use. He is also interested in the application of latent variable modeling approaches to understanding developmental process in behavioral health and exploring heterogeneity in life course development. He combines his behavioral health research with an emerging interest in the training of social work students in evidence-supported behavioral health interventions.

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The Texas Social

October 14 @ 6:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Texas Union Ballroom,
2247 Guadalupe
Austin, TX 78712 United States

A fun evening to celebrate our donors, scholarship recipients, School of Social Work community, and our growing collaboration with healthcare education in Texas.

6:00 p.m. Silent auction and live music by the Band in Black (a Johnny Cash cover band)
7:00 p.m. Dinner

Texas chic attire encouraged 

Get your tickets hereTable sponsorships available. For more information contact cstephens@austin.utexas.edu or call 512-475-6840

 All proceeds support the Dean’s Endowed Scholarship Fund

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Fairbanks lecture: Elizabeth Simpson

October 28 @ 1:00 pm - 4:00 pm
School of Social Work, Utopia Theatre,
1925 San Jacinto Blvd.
Austin, TX United States

The Sue Fairbanks Lecture in Psychoanalytic Knowledge presents

Elizabeth Simpson, LCSW
Fear of Breakdown: Internal Agonies and Urban Life

How do we understand and help our clients when internal reality and primitive agonies are mirrored by the socio-cultural realities of urban “development,” such as the collapse of mental health services, systematic oppression, homelessness and gentrification?  Psychoanalytic and social theories offer us a lens to understand how issues of identity and psychic resilience, are informed by race, trauma, class and culture. If we are able to reflect about the collusion of internal and external fantasies and realities we might be a step closer to providing effective and humane care for our clients.

Please RSVP to ssw-profdev@utlists.utexas.edu

Elizabeth Simpson, LCSW, is analyst and faculty member of the San Francisco Center for Psychoanalysis (SFCP), and associate clinical professor in the Department of Psychiatry at the University of California, San Francisco, where she has taught residents for over twenty years. Since 2010, Simpson has been the co-chair and founder of the Coalition for Clinical Social Work (CCSW), an SFCP community outreach project that addresses the needs of early-career front-line social workers. Six years ago, Simpson also developed The Working Together Retreat Project at SFCP to develop leadership and committee membership.

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November 2016

Faculty mtg

November 9 @ 12:30 pm - 2:15 pm
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