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October 2014

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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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

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“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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$25

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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September 2014
$110

Dance Movement Therapy

September 26 @ 9:00 am - 4:00 pm
Thompson Conference Center,
2405 Robert Dedman Drive , Austin, TX United States
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“Dance Movement Therapy: Embodying the Ethics of Therapeutic Group Work” by Barbara Jo Stetzelberger, LCSW, BC-DMT.    Event to be re-scheduled. Date to be announced.

 

 

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$25

Updates and New Treatments for “Old” Drugs

September 10 @ 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm

“Updates and New Treatments for “Old” Drugs: Heroin, Cocaine, Alcohol and Prescription Medications” by Jane Maxwell, Ph.D. Register Here.

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August 2014
Varies

Licensing Exam Prep

August 1 @ 8:30 am - August 2 @ 4:30 pm
Thompson Conference Center,
2405 Robert Dedman Drive , Austin, TX United States
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Social Work Licensing Examination Preparation Course with Karen Knox, Ph.D, LCSW and Andrew Marks, LMSW

This two day course (8:30 am-4:30 pm) will be an in-depth review of the content to prepare for th national clinical and masters level licensure exams. The review is based on the two volume Social Work Examination Services (SWES) Comprehensive Program. Participants will engage in lecture, group exercise and didactic learning experiences.

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July 2014
$55

DSM-5 Updates: Addictive Disorders

July 25 @ 9:00 am - 12:00 pm
Austin Recovery Outpatient and Aftercare,
4201 S. Congress Ave., Suite 202, Austin, TX 78745 United States
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DSM Updates and Clinical Implications:  Substance-Related and Addictive Disorders in the DSM-5 presented by Donna Rolin-Kenny, PhD, APRN, PMHCNS-BC and Tiffany Allen, MSSW. Register Here.

 

 

 

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$25

Documentation in Practice (Online)

July 23 @ 12:00 pm - 1:30 pm

The Realities of Documentation in Today’s Practice: Ethical Considerations

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$125

Sand Tray 101: Session B

July 19 @ 9:00 am - 4:00 pm
Commons Learning Center, Pickle Research Campus,
10100 Burnet Road, Austin, TX United States
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Sand Tray 101: Theory and Steps to Help Begin Your Path to Practice (Limited to 16 Participants) 

Have you heard about sand tray therapy but always wondered what it was all about? Find out by attending this full day, hands-on workshop. Participants will learn the theory and specific practice techniques of this experiential tool that you can use with children, adolescents, and adults. This workshop is divided into 3 parts: theory and practice, demonstration, and self-practice.

PRESENTER: Lauren Gaspar, LCSW

Lauren Gaspar has a private practice called the Good Mourning Counseling Center in Austin. She specializes in the practice of play therapy and sandtray therapy with children and adolescents, with a focus on addressing trauma, depression, anxiety, and bereavement. She has been a lecturer for The University of Texas at Austin School of Social Work since 2006.

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$125

Sand Tray 101: Session A

July 18 @ 9:00 am - 4:00 pm
Commons Learning Center, Pickle Research Campus,
10100 Burnet Road, Austin, TX United States
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Sand Tray 101: Theory and Steps to Help Begin Your Path to Practice (Limited to 16 Participants) 

Have you heard about sand tray therapy but always wondered what it was all about? Find out by attending this full day, hands-on workshop. Participants will learn the theory and specific practice techniques of this experiential tool that you can use with children, adolescents, and adults. This workshop is divided into 3 parts: theory and practice, demonstration, and self-practice.

PRESENTER: Lauren Gaspar, LCSW

Lauren Gaspar has a private practice called the Good Mourning Counseling Center in Austin. She specializes in the practice of play therapy and sandtray therapy with children and adolescents, with a focus on addressing trauma, depression, anxiety, and bereavement. She has been a lecturer for The University of Texas at Austin School of Social Work since 2006.

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