Family Focus and Disability Lectures

UNC Chapel Hill – Family Focus and Disability Lecture Series Programs, 2017-2018
Tuesdays, 12-2 pm at UNC-CH School of Social Work Auditorium and via Live-Stream

Lecture series lineup 2018_updated FLYER

  1. September 12, 2017 –  Mindfulness and Self-Compassion for Caregivers of Children with Special Needs, w/ Karen Bluth, PhD, Associate Editor
  2. October 10, 2017 – The Spiritual Needs of Caregivers, w/ Hadley Kifner, MDiv, BCC, Pediatric Chaplain
  3. November 7,  2017 – Respite Care for Caregiversw/  Alicia Blater, M.S., APR
  4. December 12 2017 – How the Medical Home and Collaborative Care Benefit Caregivers, w/ Karen Luken, Disability and Health Consultant and Project Director,
  5. February 13, 2018 – Care for the Caregiver: Making Commitments for Sustainable Caring,  w/Courtney Smith, M.Ed
  6. March 20, 2018 – Reaching and Supporting Mothers with Depressive Symptoms and Anxiety in Early Intervention, Marcia Mandel, PhD and Linda Beeber, PhD, PMHCNS-BC, FAAN
  7. April 10, 2018 – Caregiving stress and work-life integration, w/ Susan S. Girdler, Ph.D., FABMR

Information on Continuing Education:

2 hours of CE will be awarded by UNC School of Social Work:

  • Contact Hours ASWB UNC School of Social Work, #1406, is approved as a provider for social work continuing education by the Association of Social Work Boards (ASWB) through the Approved Continuing Education (ACE) Program.  UNC School of Social Work maintains responsibility for the program.  ASWB Approval Period: 8/10/16 to 8/10/19.  Social Workers should contact their regulatory board to determine course approval for continuing education hours.  Social Workers participating in this intermediate course will receive 2 continuing education contact hours (ASWB).
  • 2 Contact Hours NBCC (provider #6642) The UNC School of Social Work is an NBCC-Approved Continuing Education Provider (ACEPTM) and may offer NBCC-approved clock hours for events that meet NBCC requirements. The ACEP solely is responsible for all aspects of the program.
  • Each clinical lecture is co-sponsored by the North Carolina Psychological Association and the UNC School of Social Work. The North Carolina Psychological Association is approved by the American Psychological Association to sponsor continuing education for psychologists. The North Carolina Psychological Association maintains responsibility for this program and its content. Each workshop is offered for 2 Hours of continuing education.

Psychologists only:  If you would like category A credit from NCPA, there’s an additional fee of $6. If paying on the day of the program, make checks to UNC School of Social Work. (Credit cards not accepted on site.)  Please make sure that you sign in and sign out of this training.

Fees: $35/workshop

  • Free of charge to current UNC Chapel Hill School of Social Work students, faculty, and staff.
  • Fee waived for current UNC Social Work Field Instructors and Task Supervisors (obtain coupon code from Field Office).
  • Discounts and scholarships available to eligible participants.
  • Additional $6 for category A credit for psychologists.

Certificate of Completion: Upon completion of the training, all participants will be directed to the UNC SSW event site to complete an evaluation. Once you complete the evaluation, you will receive a personalized certificate (PDF format) via email.

All Monday workshops take place from 12:00 to 2:00 p.m. in the auditorium of UNC Chapel Hill School of Social Work, located at 325 Pittsboro St, Chapel Hill, NC.

Live Streaming: Can’t make it in person? Participate through live stream. Those who register for live streaming will receive an email with directions on how to join via Zoom the Friday before the lecture.

Transportation/ Directions: The most reliable place to park is in the UNC Hospital lot on Manning Drive. Parking fee is $1.50/ hour. The Carolina Inn next door on Pittsboro has space-available pay parking for a flat fee of $20/day. There are also numerous “park & ride” locations in Chapel Hill, with bus service to (or near) the School of Social Work. Directions.

Attendance Policy: To receive CE’s, you must be present for the entire session, and you must sign the sign-in and sign-out sheets (for psychologists). No partial CE’s will be given. No CE’s will be given to participants who are more than 15 minutes late at the beginning of any session. No CE’s will be given to participants who leave before the close of a session.

ADA StatementIf you require any of the auxiliary aids or services identified in the Americans with Disabilities Act in order to participate in this program, please call us at 919-966-0396 no later than ten business days before the program.

Payment and refund policies: There will be no refunds issued, however you may transfer your place to a colleague or receive credit for future lectures. Please contact Barbara Leach at or 919-966-0396 to make arrangements, or if you have any other questions.

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Additional questions? Contact Barbara Leach at or 919-966-0396


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