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School of Social Work creates lactation room for mothers

mother and babyPrivacy is a valuable commodity for women who are still nursing and eager to continue breastfeeding after going back to work or school. Thanks to the efforts of School staff, employees and students now have a dedicated space for their needs. Read more


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.