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School preparing students for new era in integrated healthcare

A growing movement toward integrated healthcare—in which physicians and mental health professionals collaborate as a team to diagnose and treat patients—is slowly shifting the traditional healthcare model and opening more doors for social workers who are better able to fill the service gap. Read more

Researcher studies how parent-child relationships are linked to health

For many people, dealing with stress can be a bit… stressful. But that isn’t necessarily the case for Melissa Lippold, an assistant professor at the UNC School of Social Work, whose academic career thrives on the study of stress. Read more

Distinguished professor, two assistant professors join faculty

The UNC School of Social Work is thrilled to welcome Wallace H. Kuralt Distinguished Professor Ding-Geng (Din) Chen and new Assistant Professors Rainier Masa and Latoya Small. Read more

Registration open for summer Satir Clinical Training Program

The UNC School of Social Work is offering a week-long intensive clinical training program in the Satir Growth Model this summer.

The Satir method is based on the teachings of the late Virginia Satir, a social worker and “pioneer of family therapy.” It proposes a family communication paradigm, which was developed in the 1960s, and focuses on self-awareness and the discovery of inner strengths to help individuals, couples, and families better cope with stress and change and ways to create more positive relationships with others.

Richman leads School of Social Work into 95th year

He didn’t know for sure what he wanted to do with a degree in anthropology, but as a college student, Jack Richman knew that he wanted to be helpful.

Not really knowing what kind of work that meant, he left the door open for anything by heading into social work.