The UNC School of Social Work’s Clinical Lecture Series offers lectures on mental health topics to enhance the clinical curriculum for students, and continuing education for graduates and practitioners. It also aims to foster and strengthen relationships among students, faculty, and the wider clinical community.
Chapel Hill series
The Chapel Hill clinical lectures are held monthly on Mondays from noon-2 p.m. in the School’s auditorium, beginning in September. Registration and a catered meet-and-greet reception open at 11:15 in the lobby. The 2016-17 dates and titles are:
- Sept. 19 – “Self-Compassion: A Heartfelt Response to Our Own Suffering,” Karen Bluth Ph.D. and Laura Prochnow Phillips
- Oct. 17 – “DBT for Adolescents: Working with Suicidal, Self-Harming, and Emotionally Sensitive Youth,” Lorie Ritschel, Ph.D.
- Nov. 7 – “Gender Responsive Substance Use Treatment,” Andrea Winkler, LCSW, LCAS
- Jan. 23 – “Problem Solving Depression: An Evidenced Based Practice,” Diane Dolan-Soto, LCSW
- Feb. 13 – “Trauma Work and Marginalized Populations: Ethical Practice with Gender Non-Conforming individuals,” Tavi Hancock, LCSW
- March 6 – “Perinatal Mood and Anxiety Disorders: Identifiable, Treatable Conditions with Collaboration,” Samantha Meltzer-Brody, M.D. and Mary Kimmel, M.D.
- April 17 – “A Mindful Approach to Finding Meaning: Using ACT to Advance Therapy,” Crystal Schiller, Ph.D.
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The School’s Winston-Salem 3-Year MSW Program hosts a Clinical Lecture Series in Winston-Salem. Their successful partnership with Northwest AHEC continues to meet the needs of professionals in the Triad and surrounding area.
The School and Northwest AHEC have scheduled four lectures for the 2016-17 academic year. All are on a Wednesday from 10:00 a.m. to noon at Northwest AHEC, and registration is required.
- Sept. 14 – “Cognitive Behavioral Therapy with Substance Use Disorders,” Marty Weems, LCSW, LCAS
- Nov. 16 – “Understanding Autism: The Impact of Emotional Regulation Issues and Social Cognitive Challenges on Behavior and Academics,” Sherry Mergner, MSW, LCSW
- Feb. 8 – “The Ethical Super Shrink: Maximize Effectiveness through Feedback Informed Therapy,” Thomas L. Murray, Jr., PhD, LMFT, LPC-S, AASECT CST, CFMHE, NBCCH
- April 5 – “The Five Love Languages and Marriage Counseling Through the Lifespan,” Edward G. Shaw, M.D., MA
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Clinical Lecture Institutes
This series offers day-long and multi-day training in evidence-based practice. Each Institute is held at the UNC School of Social Work in Chapel Hill and focuses on providing theoretical grounding and practical skills through a combination of didactic, experiential, and hands-on practices.
- Friday & Saturday, September 23-24, 2016 – Two-Day Workshop on Dialectical Behavioral Therapy, with Eric Gadol, Ph.D. and Martha Golden, PsyD
- Thursday, October 20, 2016 – Investing in the Therapeutic Work and Not the Outcome: How the Spirit of Motivational Interviewing helps us to Honor People’s Autonomy while Making Space for Change, with Marty Weems, LCSW, LSAC
- Friday, February 3, 2017 – Case Conceptualization and Behavioral Targeting in Stages 1 and 2 of DBT: Treating High Target Behaviors and Trauma in the Multi-Diagnostic Client, with Lorie Ritschel, Ph.D.
- Friday, February 17, 2017 – Borderline Personality Disorder, in Context, and Across Therapeutic Approaches, with Marilyn Ghezzi, LCSW
- Friday, March 17, 2017 – A Dialectic Approach to Distress: How to translate and apply what we know about emotional suffering to treat chronic physical pain, with Deborah Barrett, Ph.D., LCSW
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Focus on Family and Disability series
The Family Support Program at the UNC School of Social Work will host its annual Focus on Family and Disability seminar series in conjunction with the Clinical Lecture Series. This year’s theme is Early Intervention/Early Childhood Development- Supporting Infants, Toddlers, and their Families.
This lunchtime series provides a forum for experts from a range of disciplines and perspectives to share their research, practice, policy, and personal experience about disability and family support issues. The series is designed for a diverse audience, including graduate students, service providers, community stakeholders, families and faculty in fields such as social work, education, nursing, occupational therapy, speech and hearing, psychology, and public health.
Lectures are held on the second Tuesday of the month, from noon-2 p.m., beginning in September. A catered meet-and-greet lunch opens at 11:15 a.m. in the lobby of the Tate-Turner-Kuralt Building.
Lectures scheduled for this year include:
Sept. 13, 2016 What’s New in Early Intervention and Family Support – Jill Singer, JD, M.Ed., BA; Early Intervention Branch Head, North Carolina Department of Health and Human Services
Oct. 11, 2016 Protecting and Promoting the Social, Emotional and Mental Health of Infants and Toddlers – Ennis C. Baker, MSW, LCSW, Family Partnership Manager/Mental Health Specialist, Orange County Head Start/Early Head Start
Nov. 8, 2016 Early Identification of Autism Spectrum Disorders: Present and Future Directions – Elizabeth R. Crais, PhD, CCC- SLP, ASHA Fellow Professor and Coordinator of Doctoral Studies, Division of Speech and Hearing Sciences, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill
Jan. 10, 2017 Genetic Testing: Difficult Diagnoses and Family Support – Marcia Van Riper, PhD, RN, FAAN, School of Nursing, Family Health Division, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill
Feb. 14, 2017 Each Child, Every Community: How Smart Start Leverages Comprehensive, Equitable Programs – Diane Umstead, Early Childhood Systems Director, North Carolina Partnership for Children/Smart Start
March 21, 2017 Navigating New Motherhood: Improving Postpartum Health and Wellness – Sarah Verbiest, MSW, PhD, Clinical Associate Professor, UNC School of Social Work and Executive Director, Center for Maternal & Infant Health, UNC School of Medicine
CEUs will be available. For more information on fees and and to register, see cls.unc.edu.
Each lecture is co-sponsored by the North Carolina Psychological Association and the UNC School of Social Work. The North Carolina Psychological Association is approved by the American Psychological Association to sponsor continuing education for psychologists. The North Carolina Psychological Association maintains responsibility for this program and its content.
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