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May 2015

Alumni Reception

May 7 @ 5:00 pm - 7:00 pm
Thompson Conference Center,
2405 Robert Dedman Drive
Austin, TX United States

Reconnect with alumni, network with social work professionals, visit with faculty and staff and celebrate the 2015 Charles I. Wright Alumni of the Year

Tickets (includes one drink and heavy appetizers)
Alumni and Friends: $10
Students: $5

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Field Education Committee meeting

May 8 @ 9:00 am - 11:00 am
School of Social Work,
1925 San Jacinto Blvd.
Austin, TX United States
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$35

Children: The Forgotten Grievers

May 13 @ 12:00 pm - 1:30 pm

Children: The Forgotten Grievers by Dr. Barbara Jones. Register Here.

This presentation will address children and grief, including children’s losses and common developmental reactions. The needs of children facing loss will be discussed as well as the tasks of grief for children. Interventions that may be helpful to grieving children will be presented, and there will be an opportunity for group discussion of challenges and successes in addressing children’s grief.

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Faculty Mtg

May 19 @ 10:00 am - 12:00 pm
School of Social Work,
1925 San Jacinto Blvd.
Austin, TX United States
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Commencement

May 23 @ 3:00 pm - 5:00 pm

Bass Concert Hall

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June 2015
$55

Fourth Annual Play Therapy Symposium

June 19 @ 8:00 am - 3:30 pm

“Creative Interventions for Disruptive Behavior Disorders: A Play Therapy Approach” by Scott Riviere, LPC, RPT-S. Register here.

Disruptive Behavior Disorders are the most common reasons for referral of children to mental health professionals. Children with these disorders often struggle at home as well as in the school setting.  Both parents and professionals need an effective treatment program that builds on the strengths of the child rather than his or her weaknesses.  This workshop will review the three main Disruptive Behavior Disorders: ODD, Conduct Disorder, and ADHD.  Assessment tools and diagnostic criteria will be presented to assist the clinician in confirming a diagnosis.  A review of directive and nondirective techniques will be explored with an emphasis on basic behavior modification principles.  Experiential Play Therapy activities will be used to help participants gain insight into the child’s world.  Play Therapy interventions to help build trust, teach self-discipline, and develop positive social skills will be reviewed and modifications for a group format will be presented.

 

Participant will be able to:

• Identify the three main DBD Diagnosis

• Explain why traditional punishment based approaches are ineffective in play therapy

• List the benefits of directive and non-directive play therapy techniques

• Describe several practical play therapy techniques

 

Scott Riviere, M.S., is a Licensed Professional Counselor and one of the first Registered Play Therapist-Supervisors in Louisiana. He is the Director of K.I.D.Z., Inc., Louisiana’s first Play Therapy Institute, where his practice is limited exclusively to children and adolescents, ages 2-18, and their families. Mr. Riviere has over 20 years experience with children and their families dealing with such issues as grief and trauma, anxiety disorders, divorce, behavioral problems, attachment disorders, and pervasive developmental disorders.

Mr. Riviere is a Registered Play Therapist-Supervisor and is approved to supervise interns seeking to obtain their state-counseling license and Registered Play Therapist status. He is Past-President of The Louisiana Association for Play Therapy and has been recognized by the International Association of Play Therapy for his contribution to the field. He is a published author, international speaker and frequent guest on various media outlets.

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Teens growing up with FASDs

June 24 @ 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Utopia Theatre, School of Social Work,
1925 San Jacinto Blvd.
Austin, TX United States

A free screening of Moment to Moment: Teens Growing Up with FASDs, a documentary film that explores the lives of four adolescents with FASDs and the effect that prenatal alcohol exposure has had and continues to have on their journeys to finding independence, fulfillment, and understanding of the world around them. Learn more about the film. Questions? Contact Erika Hagler at ehagler@councilonrecovery.org.

Presented by NTI Upstream, and co-sponsored by Communities In Schools of Central Texas. CEUs provided by Austin Recovery.

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$550

Art of Clinical Supervision

June 29 - July 1

The Art of Clinical Supervision: A Relational-Cultural Model Board-Approved Supervision Certification Program for Licensed Clinicians by Tammy Linseisen, ACSW, LCSW. **COURSE FULL**

This 40-hour course is approved by the Texas State Board of Social Work Examiners and the Texas State Board of Professional Counselors to meet training qualifications to supervise candidates for clinical licensure. The classroom sessions will be collaborative, experiential, and interactive with an emphasis on practical applications and skill building. LCSWs: When considering registration for this course, note that according to Texas Social Work Licensing Board rules, supervision status will only be approved after clinician has held license for two years.

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Free

Resume Review

June 30 @ 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm
DiNitto Center for Career Services,
1925 San Jacinto Blvd.
Austin, TX United States

Join Jennifer Luna-Idunate, LMSW-AP, and Director of Career Services and Alumni Relations, as she provides tips on designing your resume. This workshop will prepare you with the tools to secure your desired field placement! Register to attend today!

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July 2015
Free

Resume Review

July 2 @ 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm
DiNitto Center for Career Services,
1925 San Jacinto Blvd.
Austin, TX United States

Join Jennifer Luna-Idunate, LMSW-AP, and Director of Career Services and Alumni Relations, as she provides tips on designing your resume. This workshop will prepare you with the tools to secure your desired field placement! Register to attend today!

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