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Alumni briefs: Bilazarian ’78, Greeson ’09

Robin Bilazarian, MSW ’78,  announces the launch of her new book, “Emotional Smarts: 60 Stress Management and Communication Techniques for Emotional Freedom.” It is available on Bilazarian is an employee assistance counselor in a regional trauma hospital and in private practice in New Jersey. This book captures her career work of integrative therapies, which includes using standard brief counseling techniques of active listening, problem solving, therapeutic metaphors, conflict tools and others. To these she adds her experience using techniques based on Chinese and Asian meridians. More information.

Johanna Greeson, Ph.D. ’09, gave a presentation at the UNC School of Social Work on April 7 on “Foster Care: Why Independent Living is Getting it All Wrong and How We Can Get it Right.” This event was part of the School’s Tate Talks series. Slides are available online. Greeson is an assistant professor at the University of Pennsylvania’s School of Social Policy & Practice.