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UNC School of Social Work offers Clinical Institutes, which offer in-depth training opportunities in evidence-based practices. Each Institute provides theoretical grounding and practical skills through a combination of didactic, experiential, and interactive practices.

*ALL Institutes will be via live stream only*




Friday, Sept 25 (9:00 am to 4:30 pm) – Healing Trauma through Somatic Awareness and Movement w/ Patty Adams, LCSW, E-RYT-200, SEP in training (completion expected 11/2020)

Drawing from Somatic Experiencing and trauma-informed (inclusive) yoga, participants will learn about and engage with body-centered approaches that promote healing from trauma and stress. (full program info)



Friday, January 29 (9:00 am to 4:30 pm) – Functional Analytical Psychotherapy (FAP) w/ Holly Yates, LPC, Certified FAP Trainer & Miranda Morris, PhD

This workshop teaches an approach for establishing “intense, authentic and curative” relationships with diverse clients. Participants will practice with reciprocal exchanges of vulnerability, and responsiveness to “clinically relevant behaviors” as they unfold in the moment, to deepen the relationship and client transformation. (full program info)




Stay tuned for more programming! Coming soon!



Additional questions? Please contact Deborah Barrett at or Akshata Malur at