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Clinical Lecture Series 2013-14 events in Chapel Hill, Winston-Salem

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.

The $25 registration fee is waived for UNC School of Social Work students and field instructors or task supervisors working with them.

Online registration is required. Register here.


Chapel Hill Series

Now in its ninth year, the CLS 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.
Seven events are scheduled for the 2013-14 academic year:

  • Navigating changes in DSM-5, with Mehul Mankad, M.D.; Sept. 16
  • Prevention and early treatment of psychotic disorders, with Diana Perkins, M.D.; Oct. 14
  • Loving kindness meditation practice, with Mary Brantley, LMFT; Nov. 11
  • Motivational interviewing and readiness to change, with Paul Nagy, LPC, LCAS; Jan. 13
  • Working effectively with emotionally vulnerable clients, with Becca Edwards, LCSW; Feb. 10
  • Ethics of self-determination in aging adults, with Tanya Richmond, LCSW; March 24
  • Treating chronic pain and substance use disorders, with David Marks, M.D.; April 21

The CLS is also excited to announce its new partnership with Wake AHEC, which will extend accessibility of these events through webinar and simulcast programming and also by offering continuing education credits to psychologists, substance abuse counselors, and other professional counselors, in addition to contact hours for clinical social workers.

Please visit the Chapel Hill CLS website for additional information on each lecture. If you have questions, contact Deborah Barrett at

Winston-Salem Series

Last year, the School’s Winston-Salem 3-Year MSW Program launched a Clinical Lecture Series in Winston-Salem, which was very well received.

This successful partnership with Northwest AHEC will continue this year, to meet the needs of professionals in the Triad and surrounding area.
The School and Northwest AHEC are offering four lectures for the 2013-14 academic year:

  • A clinician’s perspective on the DSM-5 and its ethical challenges, presented by Marilyn Ghezzi, MSW, LCSW; Sept. 11
  • Ethical and compassionate response to diverse populations: Considering religion, faith, and spirituality, presented by Bryan Hatcher, MDiv, LCSW, ACC; Oct. 30
  • The other side of psychopharmacology: Ethics and practice, presented by Thomas L. Murray, Jr., PhD, LMFT, LPC; Jan. 8
  • Critical Time Intervention, presented by Barbara B. (Bebe) Smith, MSW, LCSW; March 19

The lectures are held from 10 a.m. to 12 p.m. at Northwest AHEC’s facility in Winston-Salem.
If you have questions, contact Theresa Palmer at