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September 2015

Military Social Work Conference

September 16 - September 18
Thompson Conference Center,
2405 Robert Dedman Drive
Austin,TXUnited States
Third Annual Military Social Work Conference: “Strengthening Military Families Through Effective Community Practices”

Conference participants will hear from leading clinicians and researchers in the field of mental health and family services to military personnel and veterans. Sessions will focus on clinical skill building with an emphasis on “best practices” and evidence-based treatment techniques in social work. Topics will cover core clinical issues relevant to working with this population. Topics related to effective teaching and training of social work students in military and veteran social work will also be offered. The conference will provide a forum to meet others, exchange ideas, and develop deep support networks of colleagues. Register now!

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October 2015

Fairbanks Lecture: Colin Pereira-Webber

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, Faculty of the Child and Adolescent Psychoanalytic Psychotherapy Program and adjunct faculty at the St. Louis Institute for Psychoanalysis.  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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