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  1. SSW Meeting - Lecturer Advisory and Review Committee (LARC)

    October 19, 2021 - 12:00pm to 2:00pm

    Visit the SSW meeting calendar for full schedule information.

    Address: University of Michigan School of Social Work 1080 South University Avenue Ann Arbor, MI 48109-1106
  2. SSW Meeting - Faculty Search Committee

    October 19, 2021 - 12:00pm to 2:00pm

    Visit the SSW meeting calendar for full schedule information.

    Room: 2816
    Address: University of Michigan School of Social Work 1080 South University Avenue Ann Arbor, MI 48109-1106
  3. Atlanta University Center 2021 Virtual Graduate and Professional School Fair Atlanta University Center 2021 Virtual Graduate and Professional School Fair

    October 20, 2021 - 4:00pm to 7:00pm

    An admissions counselor will meet virtually with students attending Clark Atlanta University, Morehouse College, and Spelman College to share information about the University of Michigan School of Social Work's MSW program. Topics covered will include: Online Program, On-Campus Program, Curriculum Options, Application Process, Financial Aid, and more.

    Address: Online
  4. SSW Meeting - Promotion and Tenure Committee

    October 22, 2021 - 12:00pm to 2:00pm

    Visit the SSW meeting calendar for full schedule information.

    Address: University of Michigan School of Social Work 1080 South University Avenue Ann Arbor, MI 48109-1106
  5. Central Michigan University Virtual Graduate School Fair Central Michigan University Virtual Graduate School Fair

    October 22, 2021 - 2:00pm to 5:00pm

    An admissions counselor will meet virtually with students attending Central Michigan University's BSW program to share information about the University of Michigan School of Social Work's MSW program. Topics covered will include: Online Program, On-Campus Program, Curriculum Options, Application Process, Financial Aid, and more.

    Address: Online
  6. Field Application Due for Students Starting Field in Winter 2022 (Community Change // Global SW // Management // Policy & Political // PEAR)

    October 22, 2021 (all day)

    The Winter 2022 field application cycle has staggered due dates according to Pathway. 

    On Friday October 22, the Field Application is due for students on these Pathways who are starting field in Winter (January) 2022:

    Community Change

    Global Social Work

    Management & Leadership

    Policy & Political Social Work

    Program Evaluation & Applied Research (PEAR)

    The OFE Field Faculty will begin reviewing field applications for these Pathways after October 22.

    Address: University of Michigan School of Social Work 1080 South University Avenue Ann Arbor, MI 48109-1106
  7. Eastern Connecticut State University - Virtual MSW Graduate School Open House Eastern Connecticut State University - Virtual MSW Graduate School Open House

    October 26, 2021 - 2:00pm to 5:00pm

    An admissions counselor will meet virtually with students attending Eastern Connecticut State University's BSW program to share information about the University of Michigan School of Social Work's MSW program. Topics covered will include: Online Program, On-Campus Program, Curriculum Options, Application Process, Financial Aid, and more.

    Address: Online
  8. SSW Meeting - Curriculum Committee

    October 27, 2021 - 10:00am to 12:00pm

    Visit the SSW meeting calendar for full schedule information.

    Address: University of Michigan School of Social Work 1080 South University Avenue Ann Arbor, MI 48109-1106
  9. MSW Prospective Student Session MSW Prospective Student Session

    October 27, 2021 - 3:00pm to 4:00pm

    This in-person session will provide the opportunity to learn more about the University of Michigan School of Social Work MSW program. Topics covered will include: Online Program, On-Campus Program, Curriculum Options, Application Process, Financial Aid, and more!

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    Address: University of Michigan School of Social Work 1080 South University Avenue Ann Arbor, MI 48109-1106
  10. For Prospective Students - Connect Virtually with a Current MSW Student! For Prospective Students - Connect Virtually with a Current MSW Student!

    October 27, 2021 - 6:00pm to 7:00pm

    What's the program really like? Where is your field placement? What do social work students do for fun? Join an MSW student as well as other prospective MSW students for a live webchat about the School of Social Work.  Our MSW students are excited to answer any questions that you have and share their feedback about the program. 

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    Address: Online
  11. NASW-Michigan: Virtual Legislative Education and Advocacy Day (LEAD) NASW-Michigan: Virtual Legislative Education and Advocacy Day (LEAD)

    October 28, 2021 - 9:00am to 5:30pm

    Admissions counselors will be available to talk with LEAD attendees about the University of Michigan School of Social Work's MSW program. Topics covered will include: Online Program, On-Campus Program, Curriculum Options, Application Process, Financial Aid, and more.

    Address: Online
  12. Idealist Virtual Social Impact Graduate School Fair Idealist Virtual Social Impact Graduate School Fair

    October 28, 2021 - 5:00pm to 8:00pm

    Join the Idealist Social Impact Virtual Graduate School fair to speak with an admissions representative about U-M's MSW and PhD programs. 

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    Address: University of Michigan School of Social Work 1080 South University Avenue Ann Arbor, MI 48109-1106
  13. Sexual Health Assessment and Treatment in Clinical Practice

    October 29, 2021 - 9:00am to 12:00pm

    The objective of this training is to help mental health professionals develop confidence and a skill set for discussing sexual identity, health/wellness, and intimacy with their clients. Fundamentals of sex therapy from a biopsychosocial approach will be covered to ensure that participants feel well-equipped to incorporate sexual functioning into their core approach to assessment and treatment. The learner will understand the ramifications of relegating this topic to a "specialized" treatment approach and feel skilled and capable in addressing sex therapy topics as a foundational approach to assessment and treatment.

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  14. SSW Meeting - Promotion and Tenure Committee

    October 29, 2021 - 12:00pm to 2:00pm

    Visit the SSW meeting calendar for full schedule information.

    Address: University of Michigan School of Social Work 1080 South University Avenue Ann Arbor, MI 48109-1106
  15. On-Campus MSW Students: Field Placement Application Due for Spring/Summer 2022 (JCLP, NCS, and National Placements)

    October 29, 2021 (all day)

    On Friday October 29, the Field Application is due for the following On-Campus MSW students for Spring/Summer 2022 national field placements**:

    JCLP Scholars (only if you have already planned for a Spring/Summer 2022 national field placement)

    NCS Scholars

    Other students interested in national field placement for Spring/Summer 2022: please review MSW Student Guide Section 3.08.06: National Field Placement Guidelines, and reach out to ssw-fieldoffice@umich.edu if you have questions. If you understand the requirements and meet the qualifications, you may submit a Spring/Summer 2022 field application. 

    Please note: students starting field in Winter 2022 cannot pursue a Spring/Summer 2022 national field placement.

    Submit your Spring/Summer 2022 Field Application  

    **GASP Scholars: you will have a separate due date in November.

    Address: University of Michigan School of Social Work 1080 South University Avenue Ann Arbor, MI 48109-1106
  16. Online Part-Time MasterTrack MSW Students (Spring/Summer 2021 cohort): Field Application Due for Spring/Summer 2022

    November 1, 2021 - 5:00pm

    This only applies to Online Part-Time MasterTrack students who started the MSW program in Spring/Summer 2021, and will be starting their field placement in Spring/Summer 2022.

    Address: University of Michigan School of Social Work 1080 South University Avenue Ann Arbor, MI 48109-1106
  17. Motivational Interviewing

    November 1, 2021 - 5:00pm to 8:00pm

    Motivational Interviewing is a goal-directed, client-centered counseling approach for eliciting behavioral change by helping clients explore and resolve ambivalence. This is a series of skill-sharing sessions that will provide a basic introduction to Motivational Interviewing. This advanced action-based learning course will focus on direct practice and implementation of Motivational Interviewing techniques. Using the video material and supplemental handouts, along with lecture, role-playing practice and group discussion, this course will lay a foundation for participants to begin to develop their clinical skills in helping people accomplish change and help resolve ambivalence. Emphasis will be given to practical application of therapy techniques and troubleshooting difficult and challenging clinical circumstances across a variety of practice settings and populations. The intersection of interpersonal practice and MI in particular with the realities of structural racism and implicit bias will be woven into...

    Registration for this course is closed. Visit the CE Course Catalog for more offerings.

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  18. SSW Meeting - Lecturer Advisory and Review Committee (LARC)

    November 2, 2021 - 12:00pm to 2:00pm

    Visit the SSW meeting calendar for full schedule information.

    Address: University of Michigan School of Social Work 1080 South University Avenue Ann Arbor, MI 48109-1106
  19. SSW Meeting - Faculty Search Committee

    November 2, 2021 - 12:00pm to 2:00pm

    Visit the SSW meeting calendar for full schedule information.

    Room: 2816
    Address: University of Michigan School of Social Work 1080 South University Avenue Ann Arbor, MI 48109-1106
  20. For Prospective Students - Connect Virtually with a Current MSW Student! For Prospective Students - Connect Virtually with a Current MSW Student!

    November 3, 2021 - 6:00pm to 7:00pm

    What's the program really like? Where is your field placement? What do social work students do for fun? Join an MSW student as well as other prospective MSW students for a live webchat about the School of Social Work.  Our MSW students are excited to answer any questions that you have and share their feedback about the program. 

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    Address: Online
  21. Building Efficient Meetings and Producing Effective Decisions: Achieve Twice as Much in Half the Time

    November 4, 2021 - 8:30am to 11:45am

    This session shares results from the Meetings Masters/Decision Maestros Research Project intended to help social workers conduct more effective meetings. The first part of the session highlights practices from Meeting Masters, including the Menu Agenda, and the Agenda Bell. Principles of the Meeting Masters help social workers in the four phases of meeting - preplanning, facilitating/running the meeting itself, processing items for the next meeting, and follow up and implementation of decisions and actions. The second portion reviews several examples of "decision rottenosity" and outlines the process of decision crystallization.

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  22. Council on Social Work Education Annual Program Meeting Council on Social Work Education Annual Program Meeting

    November 4, 2021 - 7:30pm to November 7, 2021 12:00pm

    Admissions representatives will be available in the conference exhibit hall to share information on U-M's MSW and PhD programs.

    Address: Walt Disney World Swan and Dolphin 1500 Epcot Resorts Blvd. Lake Buena Vista, FL 32830
  23. SSW Meeting - Promotion and Tenure Committee

    November 5, 2021 - 12:00pm to 2:00pm

    Visit the SSW meeting calendar for full schedule information.

    Address: University of Michigan School of Social Work 1080 South University Avenue Ann Arbor, MI 48109-1106
  24. SSW Meeting - Doctoral Committee

    November 8, 2021 - 10:30am to 12:00pm

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    Address: University of Michigan School of Social Work 1080 South University Avenue Ann Arbor, MI 48109-1106
  25. SSW Meeting - PRAXIS Committee: Promoting Action for Intersectional Social Justice

    November 9, 2021 - 12:00pm to 2:00pm

    Visit the SSW meeting calendar for full schedule information.

    Address: University of Michigan School of Social Work 1080 South University Avenue Ann Arbor, MI 48109-1106
  26. SSW Meeting - Graduation Committee

    November 9, 2021 - 12:00pm to 2:00pm

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    Address: University of Michigan School of Social Work 1080 South University Avenue Ann Arbor, MI 48109-1106
  27. Idealist Virtual Social Impact Graduate School Fair Idealist Virtual Social Impact Graduate School Fair

    November 9, 2021 - 1:00pm to 4:00pm

    Join the Idealist Social Impact Virtual Graduate School fair to speak with an admissions representative about U-M's MSW and PhD programs. 

    Click here to RSVP »

    Address: University of Michigan School of Social Work 1080 South University Avenue Ann Arbor, MI 48109-1106
  28. Centennial Lecture Series | Our Money & the Financing of Racial (In)Justice Centennial Lecture Series | Our Money & the Financing of Racial (In)Justice

    November 9, 2021 - 4:00pm to 5:30pm

    We use public money—increasingly in the form of debt—to pay for the services and resources that society needs. Cities and local governments use debt to finance everything from housing and property development, education, and transportation to settling lawsuits in cases of police brutality. Yet the debts that local governments borrow on behalf of their residents have been used to finance racial segregation and White wealth accumulation. Akin to credit scores used by lenders to determine how expensive it is for individual people to borrow money, lenders rate cities with implications for the costs of investing in local communities. For example, when White property is perceived threatened by protests against racial injustice, lenders can ascribe lower ratings to cities and make it more expensive for local governments to finance the services and resources that communities need. These types of financial calculations determine whether and how racialized communities experience marginalization, vulnerability, and abundance.

    This panel conversation with Tamara K. Nopper, Destin Jenkins, and Lua Kamál Yuille considers how public money, and debt in particular, is used to finance racial injustice. We also consider how public money can be used to advance racial justice and to invest generously in the services and resources that communities need. Individually and collectively, these scholars’ deep expertise and extensive works offer compelling reasons to understand the relationships between money and racial (in)justice.

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    Moderator
     

    Terri Friedline, Associate Professor of Social Work, University of Michigan School of Social Work. Dr. Friedline's research focuses on financial system reform and consumer protections to ensure that people and communities have access to safe and affordable financial products and services. Basic financial products like checking and savings accounts are essential for conducting a wide range of transactions, including securing affordable credit, obtaining auto insurance, and paying bills and utilities. People and communities that cannot access and use basic financial products pay higher costs to participate in today's capitalist economy. It is within this context that Dr. Friedline conducts research to envision, redefine, and move financial and economic justice—particularly with people and communities that have been historically excluded from and marginalized by the financial system. Her most recent research, Mapping Financial Opportunity, investigates the financial system from a macro or structural perspective and the racialized ways that banks, credit unions, and payday lenders invest in communities. Dr. Friedline's research has been published in top journals such as Social Service Review, Social Science Research, and the Journal of Consumer Affairs, and covered by national media including The Washington Post, Huffington Post, Bloomberg Business News, CBS News, and TIME. She conducts this research as an Associate Professor at the University of Michigan School of Social Work, Faculty Director within the Center on Assets, Education, and Inclusion, and Research Fellow at New America in Washington, DC. She holds an MSW and PhD from the University of Pittsburgh School of Social Work. Before entering academia, she worked for several years as a clinical social worker in the juvenile justice system. 

     
    Panelists
     

    Tamara K. Nopper is a sociologist, writer, and editor. She is an Associate Professor of Sociology at Rhode Island College, the editor of We Do This ‘Til We Free Us: Abolitionist Organizing and Transforming Justice, a book of Mariame Kaba’s writings and interviews (Haymarket Books), researcher and writer of several data stories for Colin Kaepernick’s Abolition for the People series, and guest editor of the recently published special issue of Critical Sociology, “Race and Money.” She is a Fellow at Data for Progress, an Affiliate of The Center for Critical Race and Digital Studies, a member of the inaugural cohort of the NYU Institute for Public Interest Technology (2021), and a 2021-2022 Faculty Fellow at Data & Society.

     
    Destin Jenkins is a scholar of racial inequality in America. He is the author of The Bonds of Inequality: Debt and the Making of the American City (Chicago: The University of Chicago Press, 2021) and co-editor of Histories of Racial Capitalism (New York: Columbia University Press, 2021). Prior to joining the faculty at Stanford University, he was the Neubauer Family Assistant Professor of History at the University of Chicago. He has held fellowships at the Charles Warren Center for Studies in American History at Harvard University, and the Robert L. Heilbroner Center for Capitalism Studies at The New School.
     

    Lua Yuille is a Professor at the Northeastern University School of Law and D’More-McKim School of Business; she is also affiliated with University of Kansas.  Her interdisciplinary work connects property theory, heterodox economics, business law, critical pedagogy, and group identity. Professor Yuille’s recent projects include studies of the economics and pedagogy of street gang identity and control mechanisms, corporate personality, and property. Prior to entering academia, she was a socio-economic development lawyer in Latin America and spent nearly a decade at Cleary Gottlieb Steen & Hamilton LLP in New York, where she developed a diverse generalist practice that emphasized Latin American corporate matters and domestic mergers and acquisitions, capital markets, and securities transactions.

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  29. SSW Meeting - Curriculum Committee

    November 10, 2021 - 10:00am to 12:00pm

    Visit the SSW meeting calendar for full schedule information.

    Address: University of Michigan School of Social Work 1080 South University Avenue Ann Arbor, MI 48109-1106
  30. SSW Meeting - Faculty

    November 10, 2021 - 12:00pm to 2:00pm

    Visit the SSW meeting calendar for full schedule information.

    Address: University of Michigan School of Social Work 1080 South University Avenue Ann Arbor, MI 48109-1106
  31. Suicide is a Social Justice Issue

    November 11, 2021 - 9:00am to 12:15pm

    This webinar will provide context for suicide prevention as a social justice issue by identifying the disproportionate adverse impacts on racial and gender groups that are historically marginalized. Current statistics will be provided as well as basic screening and intervention strategies that are culturally responsive.

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  32. ENGAGE: The Rise of Anti-Asian American Sentiment and Community Resiliency  ENGAGE: The Rise of Anti-Asian American Sentiment and Community Resiliency

    November 11, 2021 - 12:00pm to 1:30pm

    Anti-Asian American sentiment has spread across the U.S. like an epidemic, rising approximately 360% in 2021 alone. Discriminatory rhetoric used by politicians to describe the pandemic polarized the country and put Asian Americans at risk. However, is Anti-Asian hate truly a new phenomena? What is the history of racism against Asian Americans in this country? And how does it connect to the present discrimination we see? How has this community persevered, with the help of other BIPOC communities, to be strong while they continue to contribute to the fabric of American society? Join us for a lecture connecting the past to the present, and hear about the work of prominent Asian American leaders, activists, and students. Featuring LSA of American Studies Lecturer, writer and author, Frances Kai-Hwa Wang; students from the School of Social Work’s API Coalition; former Assistant Attorney General of Michigan and Executive Director of American Citizens for Justice, Roland Hwang; and MSU Law adjunct faculty and Executive Director of Street Democracy, Jayesh Patel. Students from the API Social Work Student Coalition will also be featured.

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    Address: University of Michigan School of Social Work 1080 South University Avenue Ann Arbor, MI 48109-1106
  33. MSW Prospective Student Information Session MSW Prospective Student Information Session

    November 11, 2021 - 3:00pm to 4:00pm

    This online session will provide the opportunity to learn more about the University of Michigan School of Social Work MSW program. Topics covered will include: Online Program, On-Campus Program, Curriculum Options, Application Process, Financial Aid, and more!

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  34. Strengthening Youth Empowerment for Community Change Symposium

    November 11, 2021 - 3:00pm to 5:00pm

    This special conversation celebrates the School of Social Work's commitment to strengthening youth empowerment for community change. We have been leaders in the field during the past century, and look forward to advancing this work in the years ahead.

    For this, we are bringing together some of the nation’s premier “youth and community” thought leaders to discuss: What are some strategies for strengthening youth empowerment for community change, in a society that is becoming more segregated and more diverse? What competencies are required, and what issues arise in using them? What are some opportunities for social work and social work education?

    The program also recognizes Barry Checkoway for his contributions, as a scholar, teacher, and practitioner, on campus and in the community.

    This event will take place virtually

    Discussants Barry Checkoway

    Arthur Dunham Collegiate Professor Emeritus of Social Work, University of Michigan School of Social Work and Professor Emeritus of Urban Planning, University of Michigan Taubman College of Architecture and Urban Planning

    Professor Barry Checkoway is an internationally-recognized scholar and practitioner on youth empowerment, neighborhood development, and community change. His projects and publications draw on work with grassroots groups, community agencies, and government programs in the South Bronx, Detroit, Mississippi Delta, central Appalachia; and in South America, Europe, Africa, and the Middle East, with support from the World Health Organization, Ford Foundation, Kellogg Foundation and other institutions. He worked with the White House in 1990 to launch AmeriCorps, then served as founding director of the Michigan Neighborhood AmeriCorps Program, Edward Ginsberg Center for Community Service and Learning, Michigan Youth and Community Program, and Youth Dialogues on Race and Ethnicity.

     
    Larry Gant

    Diversity, Equity and Inclusion Program Director, Professor of Social Work, University of Michigan School of Social Work and Professor of Art and Design, University of Michigan Penny W. Stamps School of Art and Design

    Larry M. Gant’s current work focuses on neighborhood-level change efforts in the Detroit and surrounding metropolitan areas. The co-operative work incorporates strategies and tactics inspired by collaborations with research colleagues sharing historical, social and political lessons learned from medieval postwar and postindustrial cities including Berlin, Glasgow, Amsterdam, Krakow, and Warsaw. Particular practice interests include the continued reinvention and recreation of legacy spaces within these cities, lessons learned from the EU's experience of mass migrations between 2015 to date, community resident survival and growth in resisting and transforming structured gentrification initiatives, and implications of continuing debate regarding current and future representations of conflict memorials, and their legacies and histories for Detroit’s historical landscape. Gant’s neighborhood-based prevention and promotion related work and research has been supported by the National Institutes of Health, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention and numerous private foundations.

     
    Lorraine Gutiérrez

    Associate Dean for Educational Programs, Professor of Social Work, University of Michigan School of Social Work and Arthur F. Thurnau Professor of Psychology, University of Michigan College of Literature, Science and the Arts

    Professor Lorraine Gutiérrez has a joint appointment with the School of Social Work (SSW) and Department of Psychology at the University of Michigan and is a faculty associate in American Culture. She also is a member of the SSW Community Organization Learning Community. Her teaching and scholarship focuses on multicultural praxis in communities, organizations and higher education. She brings to her work community-based practice and research in multiethnic communities in New York, Chicago, San Francisco, Detroit and Seattle. Current projects include identifying strategies for multicultural community-based research and practice, multicultural education for social work practice, and identifying effective methods for learning about social justice. Her contributions to undergraduate education have been recognized by the Arthur F. Thurnau Professorship. She is currently an editor or the Journal of Community Practice.

     
    Katie Richards-Schuster

    Director of Undergraduate Minor Programs and Professor of Social Work, University of Michigan School of Social Work

    Katie Richards-Schuster, AM, PhD, is an associate professor at the University of Michigan School of Social Work. She received her doctorate in Social Work and Sociology from the University of Michigan and her AM from the University of Chicago’s School of Social Service Administration. Her research focuses on understanding the strategies and approaches for engaging young people in communities, the contexts and environments that facilitate youth engagement across settings, and the impact of youth participation in creating community change. She is a leading scholar in using participatory research and evaluation approaches with young people and communities. She has written multiple peer-review articles and book chapters and has led community-engaged and national projects focused on youth participation. She has presented on youth participation in national and international conferences and co-chairs the Youth Focused Evaluation group within the American Evaluation Association. Current projects include an evaluation of a system-wide youth participatory evaluation within a large urban school district, a youth-led community assessment and data dialogues project, and a project to distill best practices in youth participation within social work. Dr. Richards-Schuster is also the Director of Undergraduate Minor Programs and is the founding director of the Community Action and Social Change undergraduate minor in the School of Social Work. This minor is the second largest at the University of Michigan and draws over 200 students from nine schools and colleges across campus.

     
    Panelists Adriana Aldana

    Associate Professor of Social Work, California State University

    Dr. Adriana Aldana is an Associate Professor of Social Work at California State University, Dominguez Hills. She received her Ph.D. from the Joint Doctoral Program in Social Work and Developmental Psychology from the University of Michigan (Class of 2014). Her research examines how intergroup empowerment practices shape adolescents' sociopolitical development and its implications for anti-racism and community capacity building. This work has allowed her to identify the processes that promote young people's ability to think critically about their social identity, systems of privilege and oppression, and inclusive tactics for social action. As a practitioner, she has organized social justice workshops, managed a community-based youth dialogue program, and developed anti-oppression curricula for K-12 educators.

     
    Charles Lea

    Assistant Professor, University of Houston Graduate College of Social Work

    Dr. Charles H. Lea III is an Assistant Professor at the University of Houston Graduate College of Social Work. His research and scholarship examine formerly incarcerated young adult Black men’s risk, resilience, and resistance experiences in educational, correctional, and community settings, and the role and impact racial equity-informed strategies have on their experiences and perceptions, development, and overall health and wellbeing. The aims of his work are to develop knowledge and build theory that inform policy, practice, and interventions that address racial and gender disparities in educational and criminal punishment systems and other health-related outcomes. His research is informed by his practice experience with racial/ethnic young people in community, educational and correctional settings; prior research on reentry, workforce and youth development programs, school reform initiatives; and training in critical qualitative methodology, community-engaged research, and theory-development. Dr. Lea received his PhD in social welfare from the UCLA (2017), MSW from the University of Michigan (2006), and bachelors in sociology from UC Berkeley (2004).

     
    Linda Sprague Martinez

    Associate Professor, Chair of the Macro Department, Boston University School of Social Work, Assistant Director of Research, Center for Antiracist Research, Co-Director, Clinical Translation Science Institute Community Engagement Core, Boston University

    Linda Sprague Martinez, Ph.D., is associate professor, chair of the Macro Department at the Boston University School of Social Work, the assistant director of research at the Center for Antiracist Research, and co-director of the Clinical Translational Science Institute Community Engagement Core at Boston University. She is interested in examining asset-based strategies to tackle health inequities; as such community engaged research (CEnR) approaches like community based participatory research (CBPR) and youth led participatory action research (YPAR) are central to her work. Having formerly worked in municipal and state governance, and as an adolescent mental health provider, she brings practical expertise in community collaborations designed to engage diverse communities of color and low-income residents in community planning and intervention development. In 2017 she was a Boston Housing Authority, Center for Community Engagement and Civil Rights, Resident Empowerment Coalition, Resident Empowerment Honoree.

     
    Jaimée Marsh

    Executive Director, FEEST

    Jaimée Marsh (they/them) specializes in community organizing, organizational capacity building, and social identity development. For over 15 years, they applied this skill set to build community, shift power to youth, and drive policy change with queer and trans people of color. Jaimée is an alum of the University of Michigan and University of Washington Schools of Social Work where they deepened their passion for cultivating and curating creative spaces that center radical joy and healing, as well as fostering sustained partnerships between school systems and the community at large. Currently, Jaimée serves as Executive Director of FEEST, a community based organization that centers BIPoC youth from South Seattle and South King County as leaders in transforming food systems and health equity in their schools. In their personal life, Jaimée is a cheese enthusiast who loves traveling and trying new recipes.

     
    Maureen Sedonaen

    CEO, Habitat for Humanity Greater San Francisco

    Maureen is the Chief Executive Officer of Habitat Greater San Francisco, serving Marin, San Mateo, and San Francisco Counties. Over the last four years, she has overseen incredible pipeline growth and increased mission impact across the organization as we build, preserve, finance and advocate for affordable homeownership. Habitat Greater San Francisco was named an Affiliate of Distinction in both 2017 and 2018. An inspiring and strategic leader with a highly successful track record leading in both the non-profit and private sector, Maureen served in executive leadership roles for several years at leading organizations and formerly was the Founder, President and CEO of the Youth Leadership Institute. In that role she worked with hundreds of communities and organizations across the U.S. and internationally on effective and transformative youth leadership, philanthropy, engagement, and policy initiatives.

    Maureen holds an MBA in Strategic Leadership from Dominican University and a Certificate in Non- Profit Management from the Harvard Business School. She has received numerous honors locally and nationally and is a member of the Forbes Non-Profit Council. She has served as a mentor, advisor and strategist to numerous start-ups, philanthropic foundations, municipalities, school districts and business groups across the U.S. and abroad. She is currently a member of the Habitat for Humanity International, U.S. Council serving on the Advocacy and Resource Development Committees. Believing strongly in servant leadership, Maureen serves on the Board of Trustees of the Marin Community Foundation, and as Board Chair of Habitat California.

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  35. SSW Meeting - Promotion and Tenure Committee

    November 12, 2021 - 12:00pm to 2:00pm

    Visit the SSW meeting calendar for full schedule information.

    Address: University of Michigan School of Social Work 1080 South University Avenue Ann Arbor, MI 48109-1106
  36. School of Social Work History Play

    November 12, 2021 to November 14, 2021

    Specific details for this event are not yet confirmed. Please check this webpage regularly for updates.

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    In honor of the School of Social Work Centennial, Rich Tolman and Edith Lewis, have been working on a play to illuminate what it was like in the earliest days of the school (1921-1935). We are working in collaboration with the Residential College Theater Program in devising and performing the play later this Fall. 

    In researching that time period, we have focused primarily on discovering more about the earliest students in the school—why they came, what they worked on, and what they did with what they learned. In that process we have identified some inspiring ancestors and allies that worked for racial justice. 

    We look forward to hosting a Social Work History Play later this year. Please check this page regularly for updates.

    Address: University of Michigan School of Social Work 1080 South University Avenue Ann Arbor, MI 48109-1106
  37. Winter 2022 Early Registration begins (continuing students)

    November 15, 2021

    Address: University of Michigan School of Social Work 1080 South University Avenue Ann Arbor, MI 48109-1106
  38. SSW Meeting - Recruitment, Admissions, Student Services and Financial Aid Committee (RASSFA)

    November 15, 2021 - 12:00pm to 1:45pm

    Visit the SSW meeting calendar for full schedule information.

    Address: University of Michigan School of Social Work 1080 South University Avenue Ann Arbor, MI 48109-1106
  39. Evidence-Based Interventions with Parents of Transgender Youth

    November 16, 2021 - 9:00am to 12:00pm

    This webinar will teach participants evidence-based intervention strategies to work with parents of transgender and nonbinary youth. The webinar will provide an overview of the impact of parents' response to their child coming out as transgender. The webinar will also review common parent concerns, strategies for delivering psychoeducation and developmental guidance, and conflict management. This will be an interactive webinar and will include one case study.

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  40. SSW Meeting - Lecturer Advisory and Review Committee (LARC)

    November 16, 2021 - 12:00pm to 2:00pm

    Visit the SSW meeting calendar for full schedule information.

    Address: University of Michigan School of Social Work 1080 South University Avenue Ann Arbor, MI 48109-1106
  41. SSW Meeting - Faculty Search Committee

    November 16, 2021 - 12:00pm to 2:00pm

    Visit the SSW meeting calendar for full schedule information.

    Room: 2816
    Address: University of Michigan School of Social Work 1080 South University Avenue Ann Arbor, MI 48109-1106
  42. For Prospective Students - Connect Virtually with a Current MSW Student! For Prospective Students - Connect Virtually with a Current MSW Student!

    November 16, 2021 - 6:00pm to 7:00pm

    What's the program really like? Where is your field placement? What do social work students do for fun? Join an MSW student as well as other prospective MSW students for a live webchat about the School of Social Work.  Our MSW students are excited to answer any questions that you have and share their feedback about the program. 

    Click here to RSVP »

    Address: Online
  43. Basic Skills for Dialectical Behavior Therapy (DBT)

    November 17, 2021 - 9:00am to 12:00pm

    DBT is an empirically supported treatment for individuals with severe emotional regulation problems. Part of the treatment consists of teaching individuals specific skill sets in mindfulness, interpersonal effectiveness, emotional regulation and distress tolerance. Participants will learn an overview of these skills and how to integrate these skills into their clinical practice.

    This workshop will present an introduction to DBT theory and skills with use of 2 clinical cases.

    Registration for this course is closed. Visit the CE Course Catalog for more offerings.

    Room: online
    Address:
  44. SSW Meeting - Curriculum Committee

    November 17, 2021 - 10:00am to 12:00pm

    Visit the SSW meeting calendar for full schedule information.

    Address: University of Michigan School of Social Work 1080 South University Avenue Ann Arbor, MI 48109-1106
  45. SSW Meeting - CASC Undergraduate Minor

    November 17, 2021 - 2:15pm to 4:15pm

    Visit the SSW meeting calendar for full schedule information.

    Address: University of Michigan School of Social Work 1080 South University Avenue Ann Arbor, MI 48109-1106
  46. Centennial Lecture Series | Intervention Research in Mental Health, Session 2: Intervention Innovations for Co-Occurring Health and Mental Health Conditions

    November 17, 2021 - 3:00pm to 5:00pm

    As part of the Michigan Social Work Centennial, we are delighted to feature cutting edge, contemporary innovations in social work practice that are being created by Michigan faculty members. This series will consist of three sessions showcasing mental health intervention research happening at the University of Michigan School of Social Work.

    Featuring innovative research from SSW faculty, the session provides examples of community- and clinic-based efforts to advance health, mental health, and behavioral health outcomes in diverse communities. The program includes a focus on innovative approaches to address and overcome health disparities. An interactive panel discussion will explore the diversity and promise of current SSW research.

    Click to register

    Panelists
    Jackie Hawkins – Program AACTIVE: African Americans Coming Together to Increase Vital Exercise
     
    David Cordova – Randomized Controlled Trial of a Mobile Health App for Substance Use, Sexual Risk Behaviors, and Testing for Sexually Transmitted Infections and HIV Among Youth: 6 Month Outcomes
     
    Brad Zebrack – Supportive Care in Cancer: Patient needs and psychosocial Intervention
     
    Anao Zhang – Delivering an engaging and tailorable technology-based cognitive behavioral therapy for depression among adolescents and young adults diagnosed with cancer
     
    Jamie Mitchell – Discussant
    Address: Online
  47. Alumni Webinar Series | Housing in America and the Affordable Housing Crisis

    November 18, 2021 - 12:00pm to 1:00pm

    Note: ​This webinar series features invited alumni speakers with expertise in a variety of social work practice settings. The series is offered free of charge to alumni of the U-M School of Social Work, but anyone who is interested is welcome to register. You do not need to be an alum to participate in these sessions.

    There is an insufficient supply of decent affordable housing to meet today's needs. The price of housing continues to increase beyond the reach of many households. Especially hard hit are low-wage earners who do not earn enough income to rent an average priced apartment, and as more and more gentrification occurs, are forced to commute until they find affordability. How does one use affordable housing to rebuild distressed neighborhoods, design communities of opportunity, generate equitable environments, create a strong sense of belonging and hope for the children's future?

    Visit the CE Course Catalog »

    Room: online
    Address:
  48. Undoing Racism Workshop Meeting

    November 18, 2021 - 12:00pm to 2:00pm

    Undoing Racism is a community collective of students, staff, and faculty in the School of Social Work dedicated to fighting white supremacy at the individual, school, and structural levels.

    This workgroup was established in 2019 after students, staff, and faculty took part in the People's Institute for Survival and Beyond Undoing Racism© workshops. Since then, the Undoing Racism workgroup has been working to implement the People’s Institute anti-racist community organizing model – recognizing that community organizing within our school is critical to move toward an anti-racist and anti-oppressive program to bring along all members of the community.

    The Undoing Racism workgroup also emphasizes the role that white members of our community must take on to dismantle and undo white supremacist structures that benefit and maintain power for white people. Our work has largely been focused on building collective community – a fundamental step in the People’s Institute organizing model. Our dialogue and strategic planning to advance towards an anti-racist and anti-oppressive program and school community must begin with building relationships and strengthening community bonds to engage in internal and external anti-racism work.

    Meetings are held on the last Thursday of every month from 12-2pm (with some exceptions). All members of our school community are invited to attend.

    A Zoom link will be sent out the day of the event to all those who RSVP.

    RSVP »

    Address: Online
  49. Michigan's AmeriCorps Member Celebration Michigan's AmeriCorps Member Celebration

    November 18, 2021 - 1:45pm to 2:45pm

    Representatives from the University of Michigan School of Social Work, Ford School of Public Policy, and School of Public Health will join the Virtual Michigan's AmeriCorps Member Celebration to present: Preparing for Graduate School after your AmeriCorps Service. During this presentation, panelists from the University of Michigan to discuss preparation for graduate school after your service year. Topics include how to know if you're ready for graduate school, researching graduate programs, the application process, funding/financing for graduate programs, and Q&A.

    Address: University of Michigan School of Social Work 1080 South University Avenue Ann Arbor, MI 48109-1106
  50. Idealist Virtual Social Impact Graduate School Fair Idealist Virtual Social Impact Graduate School Fair

    November 18, 2021 - 5:00pm to 8:00pm

    Join the Idealist Social Impact Virtual Graduate School fair to speak with an admissions representative about U-M's MSW and PhD programs. 

    Click here to RSVP »

    Address: University of Michigan School of Social Work 1080 South University Avenue Ann Arbor, MI 48109-1106
  51. SSW Meeting - Promotion and Tenure Committee

    November 19, 2021 - 12:00pm to 2:00pm

    Visit the SSW meeting calendar for full schedule information.

    Address: University of Michigan School of Social Work 1080 South University Avenue Ann Arbor, MI 48109-1106
  52. Thanksgiving recess begins 5pm (11/23 - 11/28)

    November 23, 2021

    Address: University of Michigan School of Social Work 1080 South University Avenue Ann Arbor, MI 48109-1106
  53. SSW Meeting - Promotion and Tenure Committee

    November 26, 2021 - 12:00pm to 2:00pmCancelled

    Visit the SSW meeting calendar for full schedule information.

    Address: University of Michigan School of Social Work 1080 South University Avenue Ann Arbor, MI 48109-1106
  54. Classes resume

    November 29, 2021

    Address: University of Michigan School of Social Work 1080 South University Avenue Ann Arbor, MI 48109-1106
  55. SSW Meeting - Faculty Search Committee

    November 30, 2021 - 12:00pm to 2:00pm

    Visit the SSW meeting calendar for full schedule information.

    Room: 2816
    Address: University of Michigan School of Social Work 1080 South University Avenue Ann Arbor, MI 48109-1106
  56. MSW Prospective Student Session MSW Prospective Student Session

    November 30, 2021 - 3:00pm to 4:00pm

    This in-person session will provide the opportunity to learn more about the University of Michigan School of Social Work MSW program. Topics covered will include: Online Program, On-Campus Program, Curriculum Options, Application Process, Financial Aid, and more!

    Click here to RSVP »

    Address: University of Michigan School of Social Work 1080 South University Avenue Ann Arbor, MI 48109-1106
  57. For Prospective Students - Connect Virtually with a Current MSW Student! For Prospective Students - Connect Virtually with a Current MSW Student!

    December 1, 2021 - 6:00pm to 7:00pm

    What's the program really like? Where is your field placement? What do social work students do for fun? Join an MSW student as well as other prospective MSW students for a live webchat about the School of Social Work.  Our MSW students are excited to answer any questions that you have and share their feedback about the program. 

    Click here to RSVP »

    Address: Online
  58. Winter 2022 Online Admitted Student Information Session Winter 2022 Online Admitted Student Information Session

    December 2, 2021 - 6:00pm to 7:00pm

    This online session is for students who have been admitted for the Winter 2022 Online MSW program. Students will learn more about the MSW curriculum, field placement process, tuition & financial aid information, student services, and more! Attendees are encouraged to send in questions during the session.

    Click here to RSVP »

    Address:
  59. Relationship-Focused Play Therapy

    December 3, 2021 - 9:00am to 4:00pm

    This virtual training will focus on relationship-focused play therapy with children and their caregivers. We will review the primacy of play in children's overall development as well as the developmental stages of play in order to provide a framework for understanding our observations of children's play and help inform our assessments of areas of strength and challenge. We will consider how critical it is to be mindful of how our own personal experiences of play color our observations, as well as how gender and racial biases can distort how we see the play of children, particularly black children.

    We will review the tenets of non-directive play therapy, how play therapy impacts the brain, and how to integrate our understanding of attachment, neuroscience, and play therapy within the context of relationships.

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    Room: online
    Address:
  60. SSW Meeting - Promotion and Tenure Committee

    December 3, 2021 - 12:00pm to 2:00pm

    Visit the SSW meeting calendar for full schedule information.

    Address: University of Michigan School of Social Work 1080 South University Avenue Ann Arbor, MI 48109-1106
  61. SSW Meeting - Lecturer Advisory and Review Committee (LARC)

    December 7, 2021 - 12:00pm to 2:00pm

    Visit the SSW meeting calendar for full schedule information.

    Address: University of Michigan School of Social Work 1080 South University Avenue Ann Arbor, MI 48109-1106
  62. SSW Meeting - PRAXIS Committee: Promoting Action for Intersectional Social Justice

    December 7, 2021 - 12:00pm to 2:00pm

    Visit the SSW meeting calendar for full schedule information.

    Address: University of Michigan School of Social Work 1080 South University Avenue Ann Arbor, MI 48109-1106
  63. Centennial Lecture Series | Intervention Research in Mental Health, Session 3: Intervention Innovations for Technology Based Approaches

    December 7, 2021 - 3:00pm to 5:00pm

    As part of the Michigan Social Work Centennial, we are delighted to feature cutting edge, contemporary innovations in social work practice that are being created by Michigan faculty members. This series will consist of three sessions showcasing mental health intervention research happening at the University of Michigan School of Social Work.

    Please check back regularly for up-to-date information.

    Click to register

    Panelists
    Matthew Smith – Virtual Reality Job Interview Training for Individuals with Serious Mental Illness in Supported Employment
     
    Xiaoling Xiang – Harness the Power of Technology for Geriatric Mental Health: Internet-Based Psychotherapy for Emotional Wellbeing and Social Connection
     
    Joseph Himle – Work-Related Cognitive-Behavioral Therapy for Unemployment Persons with Social Anxiety
     
    Lydia Li – Connecting Through Phone-Based Meditation
     
    Daphne Watkins – Discussant
    Address: Online
  64. SSW Meeting - Curriculum Committee

    December 8, 2021 - 10:00am to 12:00pm

    Visit the SSW meeting calendar for full schedule information.

    Address: University of Michigan School of Social Work 1080 South University Avenue Ann Arbor, MI 48109-1106
  65. SSW Meeting - CASC Undergraduate Minor

    December 8, 2021 - 2:15pm to 4:15pm

    Visit the SSW meeting calendar for full schedule information.

    Address: University of Michigan School of Social Work 1080 South University Avenue Ann Arbor, MI 48109-1106
  66. Introduction to Budgeting and Fiscal Management

    December 9, 2021 - 8:30am to 12:00pm

    This course introduces budgeting and fiscal management as a decision tool and provides specific technology for participants' future use, including the index of difference, the MacMillian Matrix, and the Cafeteria Compensation tool. Various kinds of budgets and their presentation will help participants to develop an understanding of fiscal management in social work practice settings.

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    Room: online
    Address:
  67. Undoing Racism Workshop Meeting

    December 9, 2021 - 12:00pm to 2:00pm

    Undoing Racism is a community collective of students, staff, and faculty in the School of Social Work dedicated to fighting white supremacy at the individual, school, and structural levels.

    This workgroup was established in 2019 after students, staff, and faculty took part in the People's Institute for Survival and Beyond Undoing Racism© workshops. Since then, the Undoing Racism workgroup has been working to implement the People’s Institute anti-racist community organizing model – recognizing that community organizing within our school is critical to move toward an anti-racist and anti-oppressive program to bring along all members of the community.

    The Undoing Racism workgroup also emphasizes the role that white members of our community must take on to dismantle and undo white supremacist structures that benefit and maintain power for white people. Our work has largely been focused on building collective community – a fundamental step in the People’s Institute organizing model. Our dialogue and strategic planning to advance towards an anti-racist and anti-oppressive program and school community must begin with building relationships and strengthening community bonds to engage in internal and external anti-racism work.

    Meetings are held on the last Thursday of every month from 12-2pm (with some exceptions). All members of our school community are invited to attend.

    A Zoom link will be sent out the day of the event to all those who RSVP.

    RSVP »

    Address: University of Michigan School of Social Work 1080 South University Avenue Ann Arbor, MI 48109-1106
  68. Classes end Residential Program

    December 10, 2021

    Address: University of Michigan School of Social Work 1080 South University Avenue Ann Arbor, MI 48109-1106
  69. SSW Meeting - Promotion and Tenure Committee

    December 10, 2021 - 12:00pm to 2:00pm

    Visit the SSW meeting calendar for full schedule information.

    Address: University of Michigan School of Social Work 1080 South University Avenue Ann Arbor, MI 48109-1106
  70. Exam/paper period begins (12/11 - 12/17)

    December 11, 2021

    Address: University of Michigan School of Social Work 1080 South University Avenue Ann Arbor, MI 48109-1106
  71. SSW Meeting - Doctoral Committee

    December 13, 2021 - 10:00am to 11:30am

    Visit the SSW meeting calendar for full schedule information.

    Address: University of Michigan School of Social Work 1080 South University Avenue Ann Arbor, MI 48109-1106
  72. SSW Meeting - Graduation Committee

    December 13, 2021 - 12:00pm to 2:00pm

    Visit the SSW meeting calendar for full schedule information.

    Address: University of Michigan School of Social Work 1080 South University Avenue Ann Arbor, MI 48109-1106
  73. Final Field Educational Agreement Due

    December 13, 2021 - 5:00pm

    Address: University of Michigan School of Social Work 1080 South University Avenue Ann Arbor, MI 48109-1106
  74. SSW Meeting - Lecturer Advisory and Review Committee (LARC)

    December 14, 2021 - 12:00pm to 2:00pm

    Visit the SSW meeting calendar for full schedule information.

    Address: University of Michigan School of Social Work 1080 South University Avenue Ann Arbor, MI 48109-1106
  75. SSW Meeting - Faculty Search Committee

    December 14, 2021 - 12:00pm to 2:00pm

    Visit the SSW meeting calendar for full schedule information.

    Room: 2816
    Address: University of Michigan School of Social Work 1080 South University Avenue Ann Arbor, MI 48109-1106
  76. MSW Prospective Student Information Session MSW Prospective Student Information Session

    December 14, 2021 - 3:00pm to 4:00pm

    This online session will provide the opportunity to learn more about the University of Michigan School of Social Work MSW program. Topics covered will include: Online Program, On-Campus Program, Curriculum Options, Application Process, Financial Aid, and more!

    Click here to RSVP »

    Address: Online
  77. For Prospective Students - Connect Virtually with a Current MSW Student! For Prospective Students - Connect Virtually with a Current MSW Student!

    December 14, 2021 - 6:00pm to 7:00pm

    What's the program really like? Where is your field placement? What do social work students do for fun? Join an MSW student as well as other prospective MSW students for a live webchat about the School of Social Work.  Our MSW students are excited to answer any questions that you have and share their feedback about the program. 

    Click here to RSVP »

    Address: Online
  78. SSW Meeting - Recruitment, Admissions, Student Services and Financial Aid Committee (RASSFA)

    December 16, 2021 - 12:00pm to 1:45pm

    Visit the SSW meeting calendar for full schedule information.

    Address: University of Michigan School of Social Work 1080 South University Avenue Ann Arbor, MI 48109-1106
  79. Field Education ends and Online Program Semester ends

    December 17, 2021

    Address: University of Michigan School of Social Work 1080 South University Avenue Ann Arbor, MI 48109-1106
  80. SSW Meeting - Promotion and Tenure Committee

    December 17, 2021 - 12:00pm to 2:00pm

    Visit the SSW meeting calendar for full schedule information.

    Address: University of Michigan School of Social Work 1080 South University Avenue Ann Arbor, MI 48109-1106
  81. Field Education Ends

    December 17, 2021 - 5:00pm

    Address: University of Michigan School of Social Work 1080 South University Avenue Ann Arbor, MI 48109-1106
  82. University Commencement

    December 19, 2021

    Address: University of Michigan School of Social Work 1080 South University Avenue Ann Arbor, MI 48109-1106
  83. School of Social Work Centennial Commencement School of Social Work Centennial Commencement

    December 19, 2021 - 10:00am

    The School of Social Work Centennial Commencement for Master of Social Work students will be held in-person. No tickets are required to attend commencement. The School of Social Work will host a reception at the Michigan League Ballroom immediately following commencement.

    Commencement will comply with all COVID protocols in place at the time of the event. Masks are required in all campus building in accordance with the University of Michigan Face Covering Policy. Students, faculty, and staff must complete the ResponsiBLUE screening prior to entering campus buildings. Guests must complete the ResponsiBlue guest screening. 

    The SSW Commencement will be livestreamed on the SSW website.

    More details to come!

    Address: Hill Auditorium 825 N University Ave. Ann Arbor, MI 48109
  84. Grades due (or 72 hours after exam whichever comes first)

    December 20, 2021

    Address: University of Michigan School of Social Work 1080 South University Avenue Ann Arbor, MI 48109-1106
  85. MSW Prospective Student Session MSW Prospective Student Session

    December 21, 2021 - 3:00pm to 4:00pm

    This in-person session will provide the opportunity to learn more about the University of Michigan School of Social Work MSW program. Topics covered will include: Online Program, On-Campus Program, Curriculum Options, Application Process, Financial Aid, and more!

    Click here to RSVP »

    Address: University of Michigan School of Social Work 1080 South University Avenue Ann Arbor, MI 48109-1106
  86. SSW Meeting - Curriculum Committee

    December 22, 2021 - 10:00am to 12:00pm

    Visit the SSW meeting calendar for full schedule information.

    Address: University of Michigan School of Social Work 1080 South University Avenue Ann Arbor, MI 48109-1106
  87. Classes and Field Education begin

    January 5, 2022

    Address: University of Michigan School of Social Work 1080 South University Avenue Ann Arbor, MI 48109-1106
  88. SSW Meeting - Faculty

    January 5, 2022 - 12:00pm to 2:00pm

    Visit the SSW meeting calendar for full schedule information.

    Address: University of Michigan School of Social Work 1080 South University Avenue Ann Arbor, MI 48109-1106
  89. Suicide Risk Assessment and Safety Planning

    January 7, 2022 - 9:00am to 12:00pm

    Suicide is a leading cause of preventable death in the United States and worldwide. Nearly 50% of individuals who end life by suicide see a primary care provider within a month of death, yet suicide risk assessment and treatment is consistently difficult in practice. With the majority of mental health services in the US being delivered by social workers, it is imperative that risk assessment and safety planning knowledge and skills are in place for our work with clients with the ultimate goal being to prevent premature suicidal death.

    This webinar will discuss and present on suicide as public health issue in the US, risk and protective factors, warning signs, barriers to help-seeking, risk assessment process and risk formulation, safety planning, and cultural humility in risk assessment with use of a clinical case. This workshop is also focused on the adult population.

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    Room: online
    Address:
  90. Martin Luther King Jr. Birthday Observance - University Symposia - No Regular Classes

    January 17, 2022

    Address: University of Michigan School of Social Work 1080 South University Avenue Ann Arbor, MI 48109-1106
  91. Certificate in Dismantling Oppression

    January 18, 2022 - 6:00pm to 8:00pm

    Working towards social justice requires the intentional development of a diverse, equitable, and inclusive culture by intervening at the micro, mezzo, and macro levels. The Certificate in Dismantling Oppression is designed for individuals in all areas of practice. Individuals and organizations that have a commitment to challenging social injustices will apply core concepts and strategies to disrupt oppression at interpersonal and institutional levels. Participants will learn how oppression interferes with achieving social justice within the United States, increase knowledge of anti-oppressive practices, and obtain tools to dismantle oppression using common agreements...

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    Room: online
    Address:
  92. SSW Meeting - Faculty

    February 2, 2022 - 12:00pm to 2:00pm

    Visit the SSW meeting calendar for full schedule information.

    Address: University of Michigan School of Social Work 1080 South University Avenue Ann Arbor, MI 48109-1106
  93. Spring break begins at noon

    February 26, 2022

    Address: University of Michigan School of Social Work 1080 South University Avenue Ann Arbor, MI 48109-1106
  94. SSW Meeting - Faculty

    March 2, 2022 - 12:00pm to 2:00pm

    Visit the SSW meeting calendar for full schedule information.

    Address: University of Michigan School of Social Work 1080 South University Avenue Ann Arbor, MI 48109-1106
  95. Classes resume 8:00 a.m.

    March 7, 2022

    Address: University of Michigan School of Social Work 1080 South University Avenue Ann Arbor, MI 48109-1106
  96. Building Efficient Meetings and Producing Effective Decisions: Achieve Twice as Much in Half the Time

    March 10, 2022 - 8:30am to 11:45am

    This session shares results from the Meetings Masters/Decision Maestros Research Project intended to help social workers conduct more effective meetings. The first part of the session highlights practices from Meeting Masters, including the Menu Agenda, and the Agenda Bell. Principles of the Meeting Masters help social workers in the four phases of meeting - preplanning, facilitating/running the meeting itself, processing items for the next meeting, and follow up and implementation of decisions and actions. The second portion reviews several examples of "decision rottenosity" and outlines the process of decision crystallization.

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    Room: online
    Address:
  97. SSW Meeting - Faculty

    April 6, 2022 - 12:00pm to 2:00pm

    Visit the SSW meeting calendar for full schedule information.

    Address: University of Michigan School of Social Work 1080 South University Avenue Ann Arbor, MI 48109-1106
  98. Classes end

    April 19, 2022

    Address: University of Michigan School of Social Work 1080 South University Avenue Ann Arbor, MI 48109-1106
  99. Exam Paper period begins (April 20-26)

    April 20, 2022

    Address: University of Michigan School of Social Work 1080 South University Avenue Ann Arbor, MI 48109-1106
  100. Field Education ends

    April 22, 2022

    Address: University of Michigan School of Social Work 1080 South University Avenue Ann Arbor, MI 48109-1106
  101. Grades due (or 72 hours after exam, whichever comes first)

    April 29, 2022

    Address: University of Michigan School of Social Work 1080 South University Avenue Ann Arbor, MI 48109-1106
  102. University Commencement

    April 30, 2022

    Address: University of Michigan School of Social Work 1080 South University Avenue Ann Arbor, MI 48109-1106
  103. Field Education begins and Registration for NCFD students

    May 3, 2022

    Address: University of Michigan School of Social Work 1080 South University Avenue Ann Arbor, MI 48109-1106
  104. Classes begin Spring/Summer full term Residential Program

    May 9, 2022

    Address: University of Michigan School of Social Work 1080 South University Avenue Ann Arbor, MI 48109-1106
  105. Memorial Day Holiday

    May 30, 2022

    Address: University of Michigan School of Social Work 1080 South University Avenue Ann Arbor, MI 48109-1106
  106. Certificate in Mixed Methods Research

    June 6, 2022 - 6:00pm to 8:00pm

    Part 1: This program area will welcome participants to the MMR CE program and introduce mixed methods research to them. Research ethics and values are important for the responsible conduct of research and so in the components of this program area, participants will learn about the nature of research ethics as it pertains to macro social work and other applied professions. We will begin with a history of research ethics with topics ranging from the Nuremberg Code and the Belmont Report, to the U.S. Public Health Service syphilis study carried out in Tuskegee, Alabama. Next, we will briefly cover theoretical frameworks and the advantages of using theory for mixed methods research and practice in social work. Participants will be challenged to view the research process through a culturally sensitive lens. Finally, participants will have an opportunity to think about the implications for how the research we conduct with underserved and underrepresented groups influences what we learn from these groups...

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    Room: online
    Address:
  107. Independence Day Holiday

    July 4, 2022

    Address: University of Michigan School of Social Work 1080 South University Avenue Ann Arbor, MI 48109-1106
  108. Tuesday Classes end Residential Program

    July 19, 2022

    Address: University of Michigan School of Social Work 1080 South University Avenue Ann Arbor, MI 48109-1106
  109. School of Social Work Commencement

    July 30, 2022

    Address: University of Michigan School of Social Work 1080 South University Avenue Ann Arbor, MI 48109-1106
  110. Monday classes end Residential Program

    August 1, 2022

    Address: University of Michigan School of Social Work 1080 South University Avenue Ann Arbor, MI 48109-1106
  111. Field Education ends

    August 12, 2022

    Address: University of Michigan School of Social Work 1080 South University Avenue Ann Arbor, MI 48109-1106
  112. Grades due (or 72 hours after exam, whichever comes first)

    August 19, 2022

    Address: University of Michigan School of Social Work 1080 South University Avenue Ann Arbor, MI 48109-1106
  113. Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT) for Suicide Prevention

    December 31, 2024 (all day)

    Suicide is a leading cause of preventable death in the United States and worldwide. Nearly 50% of individuals who end life by suicide see a primary care provider within a month of death, yet suicide risk assessment and treatment is consistently difficult in practice. With the majority of mental health services in the US being delivered by social workers, it is imperative that knowledge and skills are in place for our work with clients with the ultimate goal being to prevent premature suicidal death. Cognitive-behavioral therapy for suicide prevention is an evidence-based intervention is a valuable and effective approach to use in practice for individuals experiencing suicidal ideation and/or whom have made an attempt.

    This webinar will discuss suicide as public health issue in the US, suicide risk assessment, a brief overview of CBT theory and basics, and a central focus on intervention using CBT for suicide prevention.

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    Room: online
    Address:
  114. Foundations of Sport Social Work

    December 31, 2024 (all day)

    This course will serve as an introduction to the foundations of sport social work. It will explore how social work and sport have worked in parallel to combat racism, oppression, inequality, and discrimination which has been an integral part of our society's history and development. The course will examine the intersection of the history of social work and the professionalization of athletics. Foundational knowledge of understanding sport social work practice will include identifying the role of sport social workers, defining sport social work practice, and looking at Social Work's Values and Ethics and CSWE competencies through a sport social work lens. With the role of social workers being to serve and advocate for vulnerable populations, athletes will be identified and defined as a vulnerable population and key human development theories will be applied to sport social work. Finally, evidence-based practices will be discussed throughout the course, but specifically, research trends, the current state...

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    Room: online
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  115. Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT) for Psychosis

    December 31, 2024 (all day)

    Schizophrenia is a chronic and severe mental illness affecting roughly 26 million people, equating to 1% of the global population. Psychosis is experienced within schizophrenia spectrum or other psychotic disorders in addition to several other disorders, often framed as being 'psychotic features.' Since the majority of mental health services in the US are delivered by social workers, it is important for clinicians to be prepared for work with clients including the need for interventions tailored to the experience of psychosis. Cognitive-behavioral therapy for psychosis is a cognitive and behavioral approach tailored for individuals experiencing psychosis and is an effective and valuable evidence-based intervention to use in practice.

    This webinar will discuss an overview of psychosis and its prevalence, a brief overview of CBT theory and basics, a central focus on intervention using CBT for psychosis, and the use of 2 clinical cases.

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    Room: online
    Address:
  116. Cognitive-Behavioral Therapy (CBT) for Depressive Disorders

    December 31, 2024 (all day)

    Depression is a leading cause of disability in the United States and worldwide. It is estimated that one in five individuals will experience depression in their lifetime, and while these symptoms are common, under-treatment is often seen in practice. Cognitive-behavioral therapy (CBT) is a valuable evidence-based intervention and effective approach to use in practice for individuals experiencing depressive disorders. This workshop will discuss depressive disorders, CBT theory, and use of CBT to treat depressive disorders.

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    Room: online
    Address:
  117. Social Work License Exam Preparation Course - Masters Exam

    December 31, 2024 (all day)

    This online review course* is designed to help you prepare for the Masters licensure examination. This self-paced course gives you access to the highest quality review materials, in addition to the support of an instructor and other course participants. With this online course, you will receive:

    - Electronic access to the Social Work ASWB Exam Guide for your test by Springer Publishing Company, which includes practice test questions.
    - Guidance on developing a self-directed study plan
    - Online forum for ongoing support on major content areas
    - Virtual office hours for guidance and coaching
    - Other electronic resources to promote learning

    * This licensure preparation program and materials associated with it were not included in the Association of Social Work Boards’ Approved Continuing Education (ACE) review and are not approved by ASWB for continuing education nor endorsed by ASWB in any manner.

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    Address: online
  118. Social Work License Exam Preparation Course - Advanced Generalist Exam

    December 31, 2024 (all day)

    This online review course* is designed to help you prepare for the Advanced Generalist licensure examination. This self-paced course gives you access to the highest quality review materials, in addition to the support of an instructor and other course participants. With this online course, you will receive:

    - Electronic access to the Social Work ASWB Exam Guide for your test by Springer Publishing Company, which includes practice test questions.
    - Guidance on developing a self-directed study plan
    - Online forum for ongoing support on major content areas
    - Virtual office hours for guidance and coaching
    - Other electronic resources to promote learning

    * This licensure preparation program and materials associated with it were not included in the Association of Social Work Boards’ Approved Continuing Education (ACE) review and are not approved by ASWB for continuing education nor endorsed by ASWB in any manner.

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  119. Social Work License Exam Preparation Course - Clinical Exam

    December 31, 2024 (all day)

    This online review course* is designed to help you prepare for the Clinical licensure examination. This self-paced course gives you access to the highest quality review materials, in addition to the support of an instructor and other course participants. With this online course, you will receive:

    - Electronic access to the Social Work ASWB Exam Guide for your test by Springer Publishing Company, which includes practice test questions.
    - Guidance on developing a self-directed study plan
    - Online forum for ongoing support on major content areas
    - Virtual office hours for guidance and coaching
    - Other electronic resources to promote learning

    * This licensure preparation program and materials associated with it were not included in the Association of Social Work Boards’ Approved Continuing Education (ACE) review and are not approved by ASWB for continuing education nor endorsed by ASWB in any manner.

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  120. Addictions Certificate Program | Track 1: Addictions Treatment Foundational Skills

    December 31, 2024 (all day)

    It is understandable that individuals struggling with substance abuse problems are often highly ambivalent about engaging and committing to treatment and recovery, especially upon initial contact with a helping professional. The skills of engagement and enhancement of client motivation are thus critical for anyone seeking to effectively assist substance-involved populations. Additional understanding of and ability to appropriately assess individuals according to whole-person frameworks is also important. This set of learning session will focus on these foundational knowledge and skill areas, as well as touching on broad, well-established treatment approaches for successfully addressing addictive disorders.

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  121. Addictions Certificate Program | Track 2: Addictions Treatment Processes & Clinical Interventions

    December 31, 2024 (all day)

    Successful treatment of addictive disorders typically includes various elements and processes that the effective practitioner needs to not only know about, but also to know how best to invoke those treatment elements in a manner that will be the best fit for each individual service recipient. Additionally, there are time-tested, evidence-based therapies with proven positive outcomes that practitioners would benefit from knowing about, either for direct provision or for the purposes of informing referrals. This set of sessions will focus on these learning targets, as well as equipping participants with the professional ethics knowledge and perspectives necessary for working with substance-involved populations.

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  122. Addictions Certificate Program | Track 3: Addictions Treatment with Complex & Comorbid Populations

    December 31, 2024 (all day)

    As behavioral healthcare service delivery has become increasingly concerned with effective treatment for co-occurring mental health and substance use disorders, integrated care models, and dual-diagnosis-informed interventions have emerged and become well- established. The more recent acknowledgement of the importance of further integration with physical healthcare treatment services is also highly pertinent to successful and sustainable treatment of substance-involved populations. This set of learning sessions will focus on addictions treatment with individuals having complex and comorbid circumstances and conditions, including mental health, physical health, criminal justice, and trauma issues.

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  123. Certificate in Political Social Work

    December 31, 2024 (all day)

    The Certificate in Political Social Work is designed for all social workers, regardless of area of primary practice, to fulfill their ethical obligation to engage in social and political action. Participants of this certificate program will learn how politics impacts the lives of those that they serve on both a micro and macro level, practice skills for advocating to policymakers, gain tools to empower clients to become politically engaged, and explore opportunities for running for office...

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  124. Online Certificate in Advanced Clinical Dementia Practice

    December 31, 2024 (all day)

    Dementia is the second most prevalent mental disorder affecting older adults, the sixth leading cause of death in the U.S., and is present in one-third of older adults at the time of death. In order to understand and to respond effectively to the needs of our clients, clinicians must appreciate the complex interactions of disease pathology, individual strengths, environmental conditions, informal supports, formal resources, and societal influences. The purpose of this self-paced certificate program is to prepare clinical practitioners for advanced practice with clients and families affected by dementia.

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  125. Certificate in Disability Inclusion and Accessible Design

    December 31, 2024 (all day)

    The Online Certificate in Disability Inclusion and Accessible Design (DIAD) is designed for social workers and other professionals who are interested in developing skills and sharpening their lens related to disability inclusion, and who strive to make their practice more accessible to and relevant for people with disabilities. The program faculty includes scholars, activists, and others working on the frontlines of disability inclusion and accessibility. Participants will learn about pertinent policy issues affecting people with disabilities, anti-ableist language and practices, accessible interpersonal clinical practice skills, disability inclusive community organizing skills, how to create inclusive management structures and organizational policies, among other topics. Participants will also receive training on American Disability Act (ADA) guidelines, understand the limitations of ADA standards, and gain the knowledge and skills to evaluate and assess built environments and institutional policies for...

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