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The UNC Clinical Lecture Series and Institutes are committed to providing high quality, diverse, inclusive & accessible continuing education for all.  

These training events bring together students, academic faculty, field faculty, area clinicians, along with others interested in evidence-based practice. The School of Social Work at the University of North Carolina supports these programs to strengthen collective learning, promote quality of life, bridge theory and best practices, and foster community relationships.

Clinical Lecture Series – Mondays 12-2pm at UNC Chapel Hill School of Social Work

The Monday CLS lunchtime program, in its 12th year,  offers learning opportunities for students along with continuing education for graduates and other area practitioners in areas of direct practice. These meet monthly on Mondays from 12-2pm in the Tate-Turner-Kuralt Auditorium. We open registration and a catered meet-and-greet reception at 11:30 in the lobby.  Online pre-registration is required.  Click here for printable  CLS wall flier 2016-2017Events:

  1. Monday, Sept. 19, 2016 – Self-Compassion: A Heartfelt Response to Our Own Suffering w/ Karen Bluth Ph.D. and Laura Prochnow Phillips
  2. Monday, Oct. 17, 2016 – DBT for Adolescents: Working with Suicidal, Self-Harming, and Emotionally Sensitive Youth w/ Lorie Ritschel, Ph.D.
  3. Monday, Nov. 7, 2016 – Gender Responsive Substance Use Treatment w/ Andrea Winkler, LCSW, LCAS
  4. Monday, Jan. 23, 2017 – Problem Solving Depression: An Evidenced Based Practice w/ Diane Dolan-Soto, LCSW
  5. Monday, Feb. 13, 2017 – Trauma Work and Marginalized Populations: Ethical Practice with Gender Non-Conforming individuals w/ Tavi Hancock, LCSW
  6. Monday, March 6, 2017 – Perinatal Mood and Anxiety Disorders:Identifiable, Treatable Conditions with Collaboration w/ Samantha Meltzer-Brody, M.D. and Mary Kimmel, M.D.
  7. Monday, April 17, 2017 – A Mindful Approach to Finding Meaning: Using ACT to Advance Therapy, w/ Crystal Schiller, Ph.D.

Focus on Family & Disability Series – Tuesdays 12-2pm at UNC-CH School of Social Work

The Tuesday Focus on Family and Disability Seminar series, in its 3rd year, serves as 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. These meet on the 2nd Tuesday of the month, with a catered meet-and-greet reception at 11:15 in the lobby. Click here for printable schedule: Focus on Family and Disabilty wall flier

Target Audience: Graduate students, faculty and staff in Social Work, Education, Occupational Therapy, Speech and Hearing, Psychology, and Public Health. Service providers, community stakeholders, and families.

  1. Tuesday September 13, 2016:  What’s New in Early Intervention and Family Support-Presented by Jill Singer, Early Intervention Branch Head, Division of Public Health, Women’s and Children’s Health Section, North Carolina Department of Health and Human Services
  2. Tuesday October 11, 2016: Protecting and Promoting the Social, Emotional and Mental Health of Infants and Toddlers-Presented by Ennis C. Baker, MSW, LCSW, Family Partnership Manager/ Mental Health Specialist, Orange County Head Start
  3. Tuesday November 8, 2016: Early Indentification of Autism Spectrum Disorders and Family Support- Presented by Elizabeth R. Crais, PhD, CCC-SLO, ASHA, Fellow Professor and Coordinator of Doctorial Studies Division of Speech and Hearing Sciences UNC, Chapel Hill, NC
  4. Tuesday January 10, 2017: Each Child, Every Community: How Smart Leverages Comprehensive, Equitable Programs-Presented By Diane Umstead, Community Development Director, The North Carolina Partnership for Children, Inc./Smart Start
  5. Tuesday February 14, 2017: Genetic Testing: Difficult Diagnoses and Family Support- Presented by Marcia Van Riper, PhD, RN, FAAN, School of Nursing, Family Health Division, UNC, Chapel Hill, NC
  6. Tuesday March 21, 2017: Navigating New Motherhood: Postpartum Health and Wellness Presented By Sarah Verbiest, MSW, PhD, Clinical Associate Professor, UNC School of Social Work and Executive Director, Center for Maternal & Infant Health, UNC School of Medicine

 Clinical Lecture Institutes – Full-day workshops on Thurs, Fri &/or Sat  

UNC is also pleased to host its 3rd year of the Clinical Lecture Institutes, full-day or multiple-day programs in evidence-based practices .  Click here for 2016-2017 printable Institute wall flier

Winston-Salem Clinical Lectures – Wednesdays 10 am – 12pm

The W-S Clinical lecture series, begun in 2012, is a partnership between the University of North Carolina School of Social Work and Northwest Area Health Education Center.

  1. Wednesday, September  14, 2016 – Cognitive Behavioral Therapy with Substance Use Disorders with Marty Weems, LCSW, LCAS
  2. Wednesday, November 16, 2016 – Understanding Autism: The Impact of Emotional Regulation Issues and Social Cognitive Challenges on Behavior and Academics with Sherry Mergner, MSW, LCSW
  3. Wednesday, February 8, 2017 – The Ethical Super Shrink: Maximize Effectiveness through Feedback Informed Therapy with Thomas L. Murray Jr., PhD., LMFT, LPC-S, AASECT, CST, CFMHE, NBCCH
  4. Wednesday, April 5, 2017 – The 5 Love Languages and Marriage Counseling Through the Lifespan with Edward Shaw, MD, MA

More information

Refund Policy: There will be no refunds issued however you may transfer to a colleague or receive credit for a future event. Please contact Carol Ann Hincy at to make arrangements, or if you have any other questions.

CEU: Available per event

Contact Hours from UNC Chapel Hill School of Social Work.

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 a specified number hours of continuing education credit.

No partial credit will be given. Participants must attend the entire program in order to receive credit.

Transportation: The most reliable place to park is in the UNC Hospital lot on Manning Drive. Parking fee is $1.50/ hour. There are also numerous “park & ride” locations in Chapel Hill, with free bus service to (or near) the School of Social Work. Directions.

Questions? Contact Deborah Barrett, Ph.D., LCSW at /919- 843-5818 or Carol Ann Hincy at / 919-962-6540.