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October 2014

Social Work with Survivors of Human Trafficking

October 2 @ 1:00 pm - 2:00 pm
DiNitto Center for Career Services,
1925 San Jacinto Blvd., Austin, TX United States

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Are you interested in working with survivors of human trafficking? Do you wonder what skills you may need to best serve this population? Join us as Laurie Cook Heffron, LMSW, as she shares her clinical and research experience working with survivors of human trafficking, refugees, asylees, and other immigrants in Central Texas. Interested? Register to attend today!

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Keeping Up with the New Street Drugs

October 8 @ 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm

“Keeping Up with the New Street Drugs: Constantly Changing Chemical Combinations” by Jane Maxwell Ph.D. Register here.

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Careers in Law and Advocacy

October 8 @ 1:00 pm - 2:00 pm
DiNitto Center for Career Services,
1925 San Jacinto Blvd., Austin, TX United States

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Are you considering a social work career in law or advocacy work? Join us as attorney Marty Cirkiel, LMSW-AP, shares his past social work experience and work in the field of advocacy. Interested? Register to attend today!

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Field Education Committee meeting

October 10 @ 9:00 am - 11:00 am
School of Social Work,
1925 San Jacinto Blvd., Austin, TX United States
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Fairbanks Lecture: Gilbert Cole

October 10 @ 1:00 pm - 4:00 pm
Utopia Theatre, School of Social Work,
1925 San Jacinto Blvd., Austin, TX United States

To register, email RSVP to ssw-profdev@utlists.utexas.edu.

“In Case of Emergency, Sit Still, Do Nothing, and Listen: Psychoanalysis and Urgent Demand,” by Dr. Gilbert Cole.

The practice of psychoanalysis may seem to most people to be ill-suited to an emergency. But it is important to be clear about what we have in mind when we talk about emergencies and the feeling of urgent demand they can place on the person who seeks to intervene. This presentation will explore this sense of emergency and how a psychoanalytic approach aids the clinician when they are confronted by urgent demand.

Gilbert W. Cole, Ph.D., L.C.S.W., is a guest lecturer at the Union Theological Seminary. He has taught the Psychoanalytic Psychotherapy Study Center, the National Institute for the Psychotherapies, and the Institute for Contemporary Psychoanalysis in New York City. He is a contributing editor for Studies in Gender and Sexuality. Papers have appeared in Psychoanalytic Quarterly, Psychoanalytic Inquiry, Studies in Gender and Sexuality, Psychoanalytic Dialogues, and Contemporary Psychoanalysis. His book, Infecting the Treatment: Being an HIV Positive Analyst (Analytic Press, 2002) got a Gradiva Award nomination from the National Association for the Advancement of Psychoanalysis. His novel, Fortune’s Bastard: Love’s Pains Recounted (Chelsea Station Editions) debuted Spring 2013.

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Otis Lecture: Michael Sherraden

October 14 @ 9:00 am - 11:30 am
Thompson Conference Center,
2405 Robert Dedman Drive , Austin, TX United States

To register, email RSVP to ssw-profdev@utlists.utexas.edu

Dr. Michael Sherraden

Dr. Michael Sherraden

Building Assets for All: Research and Policy for Universal Children’s Accounts

In this talk, Dr. Michael Sherraden will discuss the concept and research on Child Development Accounts (CDAs), and the influence of research in creating new policies. Among important research findings are that children of all races and ethnicities can be included and benefit from CDAs, with positive impacts on their asset holding, personal development, and future educational attainment. Dr. Sherraden’s talk will be followed by a panel discussion with:

  • Karen Lyons Serna, Director of Asset Building Programs; Foundation Communities
  • Woody Widrow, Executive Director, RAISE Texas
  • Cal Streeter, Ph.D., Meadows Foundation Centennial Professor in the Quality of Life in the Rural Environment, The University of Texas at Austin’s School of Social Work
  • Facilitator: David W. Springer, Ph.D., LCSW, Director, RGK Center for Philanthropy and Community Service; The University of Texas at Austin Distinguished Teaching Professor, School of Social Work and LBJ School of Public Affairs

About the presenter: Michael Sherraden, PhD, is the George Warren Brown Distinguished University Professor and founding director of the Center for Social Development (CSD). CSD creates and tests innovations to improve social and economic well-being and uses research results to inform public policy. Sherraden is the author of Assets and the Poor (1991), which proposes Individual Development Accounts (IDAs), matched savings to enable low-income families to accumulate assets. Additional research on asset building appears in Inclusion in the American Dream (2005), Can the Poor Save? (2007), and Saving in Low-Income Families (2008). IDAs have been adopted in federal and state legislation in the US and in many other countries. An IDA program in Seoul—known as “Hope Development Accounts”—won a United Nations Public Service Award in 2010. Currently, CSD is undertaking a large experimental test of Child Development Accounts (universal and progressive accounts at birth) in the state of Oklahoma, and research on youth savings is underway in Colombia, Ghana, Kenya, and Nepal.

This event is co-sponsored by the RGK Center for Philanthropy and Community Service.

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BSW Match Meeting

October 15 @ 9:30 am - 3:00 pm
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Faculty mtg

October 15 @ 12:30 pm - 2:30 pm
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MSSW Committee Mtg

October 17 @ 11:00 am - 12:30 pm
Utopia Theatre, School of Social Work,
1925 San Jacinto Blvd., Austin, TX United States
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Living Well with Parkinson’s Disease

October 17 @ 11:30 am - 1:00 pm
School of Social Work,
1925 San Jacinto Blvd., Austin, TX United States

Room 1.214

Presented by Austin’s Power for Parkinson’s Group. This GRACE Program event is free and open to the public.

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