Medical and Mental Health Interpreter Training

UNC School of Social Work Tate-Turner-Kuralt Building - 325 Pittsboro St #3550, Chapel Hill

Together the UNC Refugee and Mental Health and Wellness Initiative and the Jordan Institute for Families will be hosting an upcoming continuing education training opportunity for local interpreters on medical […]

Cannabinoid Use in 2019

UNC School of Social Work Tate-Turner-Kuralt Building - 325 Pittsboro St #3550, Chapel Hill

This topical workshop will provide participants with up-to-date information about cannabinoid use in North Carolina and in the United States. Specific emphasis will be on medicinal use, policy guidelines and […]

Free

Understanding Immigrant Family Separation & What We Can Do About It

UNC School of Social Work Tate-Turner-Kuralt Building - 325 Pittsboro St #3550, Chapel Hill

Join us for a panel discussion with local organizations and leaders about how family separations are impacting immigrant children and their families in North  Carolina.  Building on previous discussions about […]

Summer Institute on Implementation Science

UNC School of Social Work Tate-Turner-Kuralt Building - 325 Pittsboro St #3550, Chapel Hill

   This event is co-hosted by the Jordan Institute for Families | UNC School of Social Work, the Frank Porter Graham Child Development Institute, and National Implementation Research Network (NIRN). Generous support for this event has been provided by The Annie E. Casey Foundation. A special thanks to the UNC Gillings School of Global Public Health […]

Art as Activism

UNC School of Social Work Tate-Turner-Kuralt Building - 325 Pittsboro St #3550, Chapel Hill

Join us for a fun and engaging event to end out the academic year, on the topic of Art as Activism. This event will feature a spoken word performance by […]

The Self-System: An Indigenous Approach to Health

UNC School of Social Work Tate-Turner-Kuralt Building - 325 Pittsboro St #3550, Chapel Hill

We welcome local respected Elder Vivette Jeffries-Logan of the Occaneechi Band of the Saponi Nation to guide us in a discussion to understand the cycles of historical trauma experienced by […]

Connecting Community

UNC School of Social Work Tate-Turner-Kuralt Building - 325 Pittsboro St #3550, Chapel Hill

A RESOURCE FAIR of organizations working with immigrant and refugee communities. Organizations will present their work and share more about how social workers and other professionals can partner for change. […]

Free

UNC School of Social Work Bobby Boyd Lecture: Kinship Guardianship

UNC School of Social Work Tate-Turner-Kuralt Building - 325 Pittsboro St #3550, Chapel Hill

In this story-driven discussion, Robert Johnson will discuss topics such as the benefits of kinship care for youth in foster care and subsidized guardianship. Lecture will begin at 6:00 PM […]

FREE

Spears-Turner Roundtable Discussion: Parenting Black Boys in America

UNC School of Social Work Tate-Turner-Kuralt Building - 325 Pittsboro St #3550, Chapel Hill

Join the UNC School of Social Work and the UNC School of Social Work Black Student Caucus for this co-sponsored event, Parenting Black Boys in America. Speaker Debra Johnson will […]

FREE

Integrating Spiritual Sensitivity into Your Therapeutic Practice

UNC School of Social Work Tate-Turner-Kuralt Building - 325 Pittsboro St #3550, Chapel Hill

The speaker for this event is Andrea Murray-Lichtman, MSW, LCSW Spirituality and religion are powerful forces in many people’s lives, yet they are often relegated to the periphery of psychotherapeutic research […]

$35.00

Person-Centered Planning and Social Networks

UNC School of Social Work Tate-Turner-Kuralt Building - 325 Pittsboro St #3550, Chapel Hill

The speaker for this event is Tanya Richmond, MSW, LCSW, The Learning Center for Person-Centered Practices The Focus on Family and Disability Seminar series is a forum to educate diverse audiences […]

Opioid Epidemic in 2019: Promising Developments in Policy and Treatment

UNC School of Social Work Tate-Turner-Kuralt Building - 325 Pittsboro St #3550, Chapel Hill

This workshop features presentations from physicians, pharmacists, and social workers utilizing treatment models and policies to make a difference in the lives of individuals and families impacted by the opioid […]

FREE

Immigration & Deportation Panel and Teach-In

UNC School of Social Work Tate-Turner-Kuralt Building - 325 Pittsboro St #3550, Chapel Hill

Join the UNC School of Social Work Latinx Caucus and Social Justice Action Committee for a discussion about immigration policy, deportation proceedings, community and individual impacts, and ways to get […]

FREE

Benevolence Farm: A Social Entrepreneurship Panel

UNC School of Social Work Tate-Turner-Kuralt Building - 325 Pittsboro St #3550, Chapel Hill

Join us to hear staff and residents of Benevolence Farm talk about their work and how they use social entrepreneurship to advance their mission! Benevolence Farm is a 501(c)3 nonprofit […]

Free

Acceptance, Commitment, and Value-Based Living

UNC School of Social Work Tate-Turner-Kuralt Building - 325 Pittsboro St #3550, Chapel Hill

The speaker for this event is Jennifer Plumb Vilardaga, Assistant Professor in the Department of Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences at Duke and Licensed Clinical Psychologist Acceptance and Commitment Therapy (ACT) is an […]

$35.00

Sexuality and Relationship Education

UNC School of Social Work Tate-Turner-Kuralt Building - 325 Pittsboro St #3550, Chapel Hill

The speaker for this event is Morgan Parlier, MSW, LCSW, Carolina Institute for Developmental Disabilities The Focus on Family and Disability Seminar series is a forum to educate diverse audiences […]

Innovation in Action: Dr. Ronda Taylor Bullock

UNC School of Social Work Tate-Turner-Kuralt Building - 325 Pittsboro St #3550, Chapel Hill

Our featured guest speaker for the January Innovation in Action event is Dr. Ronda Taylor Bullock, co-founder and director of we are (Working to Extend Anti-Racist Education). Ronda Taylor Bullock is […]

Integrated Health Care for Individuals Diagnosed with Severe Mental Illness

UNC School of Social Work Tate-Turner-Kuralt Building - 325 Pittsboro St #3550, Chapel Hill

Interprofessional providers and peer support specialists will present models of integrated health care that improve health outcomes for individuals diagnosed with a severe mental illness while also considering the social determinants of health. The workshop will focus on successful models of care that decrease health disparities and increase service utilization. Attendance is free but registration […]

FREE

Autism Spectrum Disorders in Children and Adolescents

UNC School of Social Work Tate-Turner-Kuralt Building - 325 Pittsboro St #3550, Chapel Hill

Speaker for this topic is Lauren Turner-Brown, PhD, UNC TEACHH Autism Program/Department of Psychiatry The Focus on Family and Disability Seminar series is a forum to educate diverse audiences about current issues, policies, research, and evidence-based approaches in health, education, and disability to improve outcomes for children with disabilities/special needs and their families. Target audiences […]

Dyslexia and Other Learning Disabilities

UNC School of Social Work Tate-Turner-Kuralt Building - 325 Pittsboro St #3550, Chapel Hill

Speaker for this topic is Lynne Loeser, MEd, LD/ADHD Statewide Consultant, Exceptional Children Division, NC Dept. of Public Instruction The Focus on Family and Disability Seminar series is a forum to educate diverse audiences about current issues, policies, research, and evidence-based approaches in health, education, and disability to improve outcomes for children with disabilities/special needs […]

Innovation in Action: Darshan Mundada

UNC School of Social Work Tate-Turner-Kuralt Building - 325 Pittsboro St #3550, Chapel Hill

Our featured guest for the October Innovation in Action event is Darshan Mundada, MSW '11. Darshan Mundada will share his journey as a social entrepreneur in India, and emerging issues, trends, and developments in social entrepreneurship from a global perspective. Event will be held in the SIE Lab (room 118). Dinner is provided. Event is free […]

FREE

Helping Families and Children Manage the Effects of Disaster

UNC School of Social Work Tate-Turner-Kuralt Building - 325 Pittsboro St #3550, Chapel Hill

Bring your lunch and join Drs. Joanne Caye and Lawrence Rosenfield at the UNC School of Social Work on October 22 to discuss their book and how social workers can help families, children, and communities navigate the effects of  natural disasters. Please consider bringing toiletries to donate to families in affected areas.

FREE

Reception for the Envisioning Health Exhibit

UNC School of Social Work Tate-Turner-Kuralt Building - 325 Pittsboro St #3550, Chapel Hill

The Social Innovation and Entrepreneurship Lab is hosting a drop-in reception to celebrate the newest exhibit in the School of Social Work's Impact Gallery, Envisioning Health: Using Images to Enhance Latino Adolescent-Doctor Bonds. Come see the exhibit and learn more about this project which explored the effect of photography on the perceptions of physicians who work with […]

Trauma, Attachment & Transgender/Non-Binary Experiences

UNC School of Social Work Tate-Turner-Kuralt Building - 325 Pittsboro St #3550, Chapel Hill

The speaker for this event is Heather Branham, LCSW Transgender people in North Carolina and the greater U.S. face daily discrimination in housing, employment, and public accommodations; barriers to accessing […]

$35.00

Innovation in Action: A Panel on Innovation in Social Work Practice

UNC School of Social Work Tate-Turner-Kuralt Building - 325 Pittsboro St #3550, Chapel Hill

Speakers for this event are: Amy D’Aprix, PhD, MSW: Innovation with aging adults and corporate social responsibility Veronica Creech, MSW: Equitable Economic Development & Innovation for the City of Raleigh Sophia Smith, PhD, MSW: Developer of The Cancer Distress Coach app for cancer patients with PTSD Matt Anderson, MSW: Innovative policy for foster youth with Children’s Home Society […]

ADHD and Related Issues in Children and Adolescents

UNC School of Social Work Tate-Turner-Kuralt Building - 325 Pittsboro St #3550, Chapel Hill

Speaker for this topic is Naomi Davis, PhD, Duke ADHD Clinic The Focus on Family and Disability Seminar series is a forum to educate diverse audiences about current issues, policies, research, and evidence-based approaches in health, education, and disability to improve outcomes for children with disabilities/special needs and their families. Target audiences include graduate students, […]

Motivational Interviewing in Small Moments for Impactful Change

UNC School of Social Work Tate-Turner-Kuralt Building - 325 Pittsboro St #3550, Chapel Hill

Speaker for this event is Marty Weems, LCSW, LCAS Pre-registration is required for attendance For more information and to register, visit: http://cls.unc.edu

Panel on Ethics, Access, Equity, and Advocacy

UNC School of Social Work Tate-Turner-Kuralt Building - 325 Pittsboro St #3550, Chapel Hill

Speakers for this topic are MaryAnn Black, MSW, LCSW, Donna Carrington, Kay Castillo, BSW, Jonathan Oberlander, PhD, and Barbara B. Smith, LCSW Health care and medical insurance are hot button […]

$35.00

Make Room for Daddy

UNC School of Social Work Tate-Turner-Kuralt Building - 325 Pittsboro St #3550, Chapel Hill

Speakers for this topic are Derrick Byrd, MPA and Eric Owens, BA, Family Resource Center South Atlantic The Focus on Family and Disability Seminar series is a forum to educate diverse audiences about current issues, policies, research, and evidence-based approaches in health, education, and disability to improve outcomes for children with disabilities/special needs and their […]

Voter Engagement Panel: Social Workers and Civic Participation

UNC School of Social Work Tate-Turner-Kuralt Building - 325 Pittsboro St #3550, Chapel Hill

Speakers for this event are Artie Hartsell and Roxane Richir A panel of local activists and professionals will speak about how their organizations contribute to civic engagement efforts, how they see social work interacting with issues of voter access, and reflect upon future work to be done. RSVP: uncsocialjusticeseries@gmail.com Dinner provided

FREE

Silence Sam Film Screening and Panel

UNC School of Social Work Tate-Turner-Kuralt Building - 325 Pittsboro St #3550, Chapel Hill

The Social Justice Action Series (SJAS) presents a screening and panel discussion of the Silence Sam Film on August 27th at 5 pm at the School of Social Work Auditorium. This participatory hybrid documentary was made by students at the UNC School of Media and Journalism. It follows the student-led movement to remove the statue […]

Summer Institute on Implementation Science

UNC School of Social Work Tate-Turner-Kuralt Building - 325 Pittsboro St #3550, Chapel Hill

   This event is co-hosted by the Jordan Institute for Families | UNC School of Social Work, the Frank Porter Graham Child Development Institute, and National Implementation Research Network (NIRN). Generous support for this event has been provided by The Annie E. Casey Foundation.   REGISTRATION IS NOW FULL. *Lodging and parking details are provided […]

$100

Transforming Developmental Trauma’s Impact on Emotion Regulation & Connection

UNC School of Social Work Tate-Turner-Kuralt Building - 325 Pittsboro St #3550, Chapel Hill

Research has shown that adverse childhood experiences–physical and emotional abuse, neglect, exposure to domestic violence or substance abuse, and other early exposures to violence–are more common than thought and can cause profound and pervasive effects on physical and mental health. As adults, survivors of early trauma may experience: complex disruptions of affect regulation, disturbed attachment […]

$245

Licensure Exam Preparation

UNC School of Social Work Tate-Turner-Kuralt Building - 325 Pittsboro St #3550, Chapel Hill

Join us to become familiar with the social work licensure exam used in NC and other states. Tanisha James, LCSW and member of the NC Society for Clinical Social Work and NASW-NC, will provide information about the structure and content of the exam. Sample questions and testing tips will be shared during this session.

Awake, Alert and Aware: Improving Latinx services begins with Me

UNC School of Social Work Tate-Turner-Kuralt Building - 325 Pittsboro St #3550, Chapel Hill

What does it mean to be a member of the Latinx community? This workshop encourages participants to examine cultural biases and assumptions that can contribute to treating a community of individuals as “other,” including when this stance comes from a place of ethical compassion. Ivy Hooper will draw from her extensive practice with members of […]

North Carolina Licensure Process

UNC School of Social Work Tate-Turner-Kuralt Building - 325 Pittsboro St #3550, Chapel Hill

Elizabeth Pope, Assistant Executive Director of NC Social Work Certification and Licensure Board, will be here to explain the process of obtaining social work certification and licensure in North Carolina as well as answer other questions you may have about the licensure process.

CMPP Networking Night

UNC School of Social Work Tate-Turner-Kuralt Building - 325 Pittsboro St #3550, Chapel Hill

Meet Community, Management, and Policy Practice graduates to learn about their current work and steps they took in their initial job searches. You will have an opportunity to network, share ideas, and discuss your future with recent graduates.

Policy Engagement Training for Researchers

UNC School of Social Work Tate-Turner-Kuralt Building - 325 Pittsboro St #3550, Chapel Hill

Description: This workshop aims to provide concrete tools to empower researchers to foster long-term relationships with policymakers. These relationships have the potential to address policy crises and opportunities when they arise, as well as to promote policy improvement over the long-run. Skills taught in the training include: how to develop ongoing, reciprocal, trusting relationships with policymakers and civic intermediaries; how […]

Free

Negotiating Social Work Salaries and Student Loan Forgiveness Programs

UNC School of Social Work Tate-Turner-Kuralt Building - 325 Pittsboro St #3550, Chapel Hill

Sharon Thomas, Assistant Dean for Recruitment, Admissions and Financial Aid, will offer current tips and strategies for salary negotiation and information on student loan forgiveness programs relevant to social work students.

2018 School of Social Work Career Day

UNC School of Social Work Tate-Turner-Kuralt Building - 325 Pittsboro St #3550, Chapel Hill

Many agencies from North Carolina and beyond will be here to recruit MSW students. Recruiters will share information about social work positions and their agencies. Don’t miss this opportunity to explore social work career options with potential employers! ** Added bonus- Professional Headshots will be offered for all MSW students**

Bringing It All Together: Tips for Maximizing Your Career Day Experience

UNC School of Social Work Tate-Turner-Kuralt Building - 325 Pittsboro St #3550, Chapel Hill

Monique Tuset, Coordinator of Student Affairs, will offer a brief but intensive prep session to help students better prepare for their career day experience. This session will cover career day logistics and etiquette in addition to answering any lingering questions students may have regarding resumes, cover letters and/or successful networking strategies.

Acceptance and Commitment Therapy (ACT) with Trauma

UNC School of Social Work Tate-Turner-Kuralt Building - 325 Pittsboro St #3550, Chapel Hill

Acceptance and commitment therapy (ACT) offers an empirically validated approach to the treatment of PTSD and other trauma-related symptoms like unwanted thoughts, feelings, memories, and nightmares. Trauma survivors often work to avoid these experiences as well as trauma-related situations and cues. Narratives about the self as “damaged” or “broken,” or that their presence can taint […]

$245

The Accountable Clinician: Sitting with culture and power differentials in therapy

UNC School of Social Work Tate-Turner-Kuralt Building - 325 Pittsboro St #3550, Chapel Hill

Identity is a complex and multifaceted construct. In this lecture, Dr. Carmen Crosby will explore ways that the context of culture creates inherent power dynamics, which influence actual and perceived power within the therapeutic alliance. Dr. Crosby will encourage us to deepen our therapeutic work by considering specific elements of identity affecting our clients and […]

Combatting the Opioid Crises in North Carolina

UNC School of Social Work Tate-Turner-Kuralt Building - 325 Pittsboro St #3550, Chapel Hill

Opioid overdose deaths have reached epidemic proportions. In North Carolina, unintentional drug overdose deaths have become the leading cause of death. Addiction to opioids is wreaking havoc on families and overtaxing emergency rooms and treatment facilities around the state. Attendance is free and CEUs available. Space is limited so please register early: http://go.unc.edu/opioid-workshop

Free

DP Networking Night

UNC School of Social Work Tate-Turner-Kuralt Building - 325 Pittsboro St #3550, Chapel Hill

Join UNC SSW graduates working in Direct Practice for a night of networking and learning about the job search after graduation. Alumni will share their experiences in the professional world and answer questions you have regarding your own job search. Plus a light dinner!

Embracing Simple Practices to Promote Community and Environmental Sustainability

UNC School of Social Work Tate-Turner-Kuralt Building - 325 Pittsboro St #3550, Chapel Hill

Come learn about ecological justice, environmental racism, climate change, and strategies to engage in radical community organizing to facilitate the transition to a clean, healthy, and just society. Certificate for 2 contact hours available – Buffet lunch by Vimala’s CurryBlossom Cafe Meredith Powers, Ph.D. is one of the major voices emerging in the global profession of social work, […]

Free

NASW-NC Sponsored Resume Review

UNC School of Social Work Tate-Turner-Kuralt Building - 325 Pittsboro St #3550, Chapel Hill

NASW-NC Associate Executive Director Valerie Arendt will be conducting individual social work resume reviews for MSW students. Valerie has extensive experience with hiring employees and reviews hundreds of member resumes every year. More information regarding sign in times will be sent closer to the date!

The Ethics of Cultural Humility

UNC School of Social Work Tate-Turner-Kuralt Building - 325 Pittsboro St #3550, Chapel Hill

In this workshop, Tonya Armstrong will engage participants in the process of seeking clarity around our own cultural identities, as well as explore how this work is central to ethical practice with individuals with intersecting racial, ethnic, sexual, and other cultural affiliations. Dr. Armstrong will provide a framework informed by professional codes of ethics, and […]

The Relevance of Dialectical Behavioral Therapy to Trauma Work

UNC School of Social Work Tate-Turner-Kuralt Building - 325 Pittsboro St #3550, Chapel Hill

Individuals who have experienced trauma, particularly complex trauma, often present with a wide range of difficulties that do not fit neatly into standard or uniform case formulations. Dialectical behavioral therapy (DBT) offers an effective transdiagnostic treatment for the sequelae of trauma, that can include dysregulation of emotions, cognitions, behavior, interpersonal and self. The power of […]

$345

Film Screening: Paper Tigers

UNC School of Social Work Tate-Turner-Kuralt Building - 325 Pittsboro St #3550, Chapel Hill

This documentary examines how an alternative high school in a rural community works with youth struggling with adverse childhood experiences (ACEs). The film explores what it means to be a trauma-informed school. We won’t have time for a panel discussion, but Ginny Strand will provide a brief introduction to the topic of trauma-informed systems and […]

Free

How Emotions are Made

UNC School of Social Work Tate-Turner-Kuralt Building - 325 Pittsboro St #3550, Chapel Hill

In this presentation, Lisa Feldman Barrett will describe her cutting-edge research on how emotions are constructed in the moment by core systems that interact across the whole brain, rather than being fixed, universal categories. She will also elaborate on the significant implications for psychotherapeutic work, and explain how and why psychotherapy can help transform people’s […]

Before, During, and After the Interview

UNC School of Social Work Tate-Turner-Kuralt Building - 325 Pittsboro St #3550, Chapel Hill

In this session, Jacquelyn Gist, Assistant Director of Career Services, and a panel of recent graduates will go over interviewing experiences, share tips and respond to questions about the interview process.

Club Nova Tour

UNC School of Social Work Tate-Turner-Kuralt Building - 325 Pittsboro St #3550, Chapel Hill

Compulsory Identity, Rape Culture, and Violence Against LGBTQ+ People: What the Evidence Tells Us and Where It’s Lacking

UNC School of Social Work Tate-Turner-Kuralt Building - 325 Pittsboro St #3550, Chapel Hill

JP Przewoznik, MSW - Director of Prevention & Evaluation, North Carolina Coalition Against Sexual Assault (NCCASA) JP will share what is currently known about the casual factors of sexual violence against LGBTQ+ people, including a proposed theoretical model for why violence perpetration may be more likely to occur. JP will discuss the field of SV […]

Nuts and Bolts: Strategies & Tools for Organizing in North Carolina

UNC School of Social Work Tate-Turner-Kuralt Building - 325 Pittsboro St #3550, Chapel Hill

Come to learn different tactics to advocate for social change from a panel of North Carolina organizers and activists. Public and open to all, no need to register.

Cultural Sensitivity and Humility in Cognitive Behavioral Interventions for Racism-Related Distress with Enrique Neblett, Ph.D.

UNC School of Social Work Tate-Turner-Kuralt Building - 325 Pittsboro St #3550, Chapel Hill

Much of the power of psychotherapy comes from helping people let go of distorted and ineffective thinking in favor of a more effective and balanced approach. However, when we pathologize cognitions, this can be perceived as invalidating. Focusing on “cognitions” can be especially problematic when individuals live in oppressive environments that reinforce their beliefs. In […]