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UNC School of Social Work 2015-2016 Clinical Lecture Series

FOCUS ON FAMILY AND DISABILITY SEMINARS (click here for printable schedule)

2nd Tuesday of Month, 11:15am–2:00pm (lecture 12pm–2pm)

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.


  • September 15, 2015 Early Childhood Mental Health: Building a Foundation for Life – Gary Ander, MS, LCSW and Betty Rintoul, PhD, NC Infant Mental Health Association (event flyer) (powerpoints: 1 & 2)
  • October 13, 2015 The Changing Landscape of North Carolina’s Mental Health System – Accessing Services – Mary Hooper, PhD and Sean Schreiber, MSEd, NC Council of Community Programs
  • November 10, 2015 Emerging Evidence-based Practice Issues in Children’s Mental Health – Walt Caison, PhD, NC Best Practice and Community Innovations, NC Department of Health and Human Services
  • January 12, 2016 Healthy Children, Healthy Families: Supporting Wellbeing and Resilience in the Context of Transitions – Kate Gallagher, PhD, Frank Porter Graham Child Development Institute, UNC
  • February 9, 2016 Post-Secondary Options – Education, Employment, & Independent Living for Transition to Adulthood – Panel Discussion: Deb Zuver, Post-Secondary Education Alliance; Julie Bailey, Josh’s Hope; Susan Lombardo, UNC/Chapel Hill High School Partnership; Kenneth Kelty, Self-Advocate; Susan Kermon, Self-Advocate
  • March 8, 2016 Supporting Families to Improve Outcomes for Children – Building Family Resilience – Panel Discussion: Chris Gentry, Family Support Network of NC; Betsy MacMichael, First in Families of NC; Julie Bailey, Mental Health American – NC; and Damie Jackson-Diop, NC Families United
  • April 12, 2016 Addressing the Needs of Dually Diagnosed Transitional Age Youth and their Families – Lisa Zerden, PhD and Anne Jones, PhD, UNC-PrimeCare Project, UNC School of Social Work


$35.00 for Clinicians and Service Providers;

$15.00 for Family and Community Members;

$5.00 for UNC Students;

Free to UNC School of Social Work Students, Field Instructors, School of Social Work Faculty and Staff

Lunch provided (11:15am –12:00pm)

CEUs: 2 contact hours, 0.2 CE NBCC

All lectures will be recorded and made available on the FSP.UNC.EDU website

For more information, contact Barbara Leach: (919) 966-0396 325 Pittsboro St., Chapel Hill, NC 27599


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