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Ongoing is published twice a year by the U-M School of Social Work.
February 25, 2017
March 2, 2017 - 5:30pm to 6:30pm
This session will provide the opportunity to learn more about the University of Michigan School of Social Work's MSW & PhD Programs. Topics covered will include: MSW/PhD Curriculum, Dual Degree Programs, Application Process, Degree Requirements, and Financial Aid. Stay for a reception immediatelly following to meet current students and alumni of the School of Social Work.
March 2, 2017 - 6:30pm to 8:30pm
Please join us for a special evening reception to reconnect with fellow alumni and meet current School of Social Work students who are interested in working in the DC area.
March 3, 2017 - 8:00am to 12:00pm
This course is designed to introduce social workers to the dynamics of patient provider communication and its importance in improving health care outcomes with a particular emphasis on African American patient experiences. Attendees will learn about the models of communication that provide the highest quality of care, what patients really perceive when facing specific clinician verbal and non-verbal behaviors, and the short and long-term physical and mental health outcomes associated with varying levels of patient-provider communication. The communicative role of social work on health care teams will be discussed as well as strategies for advocating for patients with limited communication skills or few companions and caregivers present to augment patient-provider interactions. Specific research conducted by the instructor on African American men's health communication will be presented in the context of lessons learned about patient and provider communication patterns in the context of cancer care, primary care, mental health discussions, and family interactions.