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Mar
1
Wed
Mental Health Problems in Youth with Developmental Disabilities: Foundations of Assessment & Intervention @ Falk College, Room 100
Mar 1 @ 10:00 am – 11:30 am

The Department of Human Development  &  Family Science Presents:

2nd Annual Evidence to Practice Webinar Series

Advancing Psychosocial Care: Pediatric Populations

Mental Health Problems in Youth with Developmental Disabilities: Foundations of Assessment & Intervention

Presenter: Jonathan Weiss, PhD: Associate Professor,
Clinical Psychologist Canadian Federal Chair,Autism Spectrum Treatment & CareResearch

Mar
2
Thu
Makeup Drive for Transgender Community @ Schine Student Center
Mar 2 @ 10:00 am – 4:00 pm

Falk College’s Department of Marriage and Family Therapy (MFT) is hosting a makeup drive to benefit the Syracuse-area transgender community March 2, 2017 from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. in Schine Student Center.

The drive was organized by Meghan Harris and Nikki Binnie, MFT graduate students on the Trans Team at the Syracuse University Couple and Family Therapy Center, part of the MFT program. Students on the Trans Team receive specialized training to provide gender-affirmative therapy for transgender people and their families and assist in the readiness process for medical gender transition. “As students on the Trans Team, we recognized that there was a need in our community that was not being met,” says Harris. “For many transwomen it is difficult to navigate the complicated world of makeup and many face discrimination and judgment if they seek out information on their own. However, makeup is a necessity for many women that helps build confidence and is an outlet to express themselves.”

The students from the Trans Team will not only collect these resources, but will also host a workshop in the future to offer a safe environment in which to teach women how to use makeup. “We want to build connections and an extending network of support within the transgender community but we cannot do that without the help of Allies in the greater Syracuse University community,” Harris adds.

Acceptable items include mascara, eyeliner, eye shadow, foundation, blush, lip gloss, lipstick and other makeup products. For hygienic reasons, products must be new and unopened. For more information, contact Harris mharr104@syr.edu or Binnie nlbinnie@syr.edu.

Mar
3
Fri
Research Colloquium @ Room 411, MacNaughton Hall
Mar 3 @ 12:00 pm – 1:30 pm

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Research Colloquium

Date: Friday, March 3, 2017
Time: 12:00 a.m. – 1:30 p.m.
Room: 411 MacNaughton Hall

Presenters:

  • Yvonne Smith, School of Social Work
    Project Title: Hiring, Training, Retaining Competent Direct Care Workers in Youth Residential Treatment: An ethnographic study of workforce Issues in High Stress Field
  • Kamala Ramadoss, Human Development and Family Science
    Project Title: Acculturation, Work Family Interface, Dietary Patterns and Health Among South Asian Immigrants
  • Sudha Raj, Public Health, Food Studies and Nutrition
    Project Title: Acculturation, Work Family Interface, Dietary Patterns and Health Among South Asian Immigrants

Catered Lunch Served during Presentation

RSVP and request for accommodations by Feb 21, 2017

RSVP to:  Katie Gratien, 414 MacNaughton Hall, email:  kgratien@syr.edu

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Sport Development Symposium @ Grant Auditorium
Mar 3 @ 1:00 pm

To illustrate social responsibility as an important community tool that can address critical social issues and human needs locally and globally, Falk College’s Sport for Human Development Institute will host its Inaugural Sport Development Symposium Friday, March 3, 1:00 p.m. in Grant Auditorium. The event is free and open to the public.

“Sport and Social Responsibility,” will provide first-hand commentary from panelists working in various professional fields about how to use sport as a tool for positive action and change, including topics such as:

  • How former athletes use their sport experience to leverage community resources and bring awareness to important societal issues.
  • How foundations and organizations view sport as a means to create positive and sustainable social, political, and economic benefits for children, families and communities.
  • The potential influence of sport to address some of the world’s most pressing issues, such as gender equity and global malnutrition.

Professor Teresa MacDonald, director of Falk College’s Sport and Human Development Institute, selected the symposium’s theme as a model for students, whether they are majoring in human services, business, science, sport, or other fields, to understand the importance of social consciousness and how it can be accomplished through sport.

Sport is vital to the holistic development of young people by fostering physical and emotional health. It is also a powerful tool to facilitate social integration and tolerance while promoting inclusion, citizenship and respect. Sport for development programs are playing increasingly significant roles in many global humanitarian and charitable organizations because of sport’s ability to highlight commonalities and bridge cultural and ethnic divides.

“In today’s age of big business and global outreach, we wanted to provide a forum for students to learn about ways foundations and organizations embrace sport to create positive and sustainable social, political, and economic benefits for children, families and communities,” says MacDonald. “Our students will learn about the potential intersection of their interests and professional preparation with organizations and individuals using sport as a tool for advancing social networks and meeting non-sport goals.”

The symposium will explore how sport connects with many professional areas including human services, community development, local and global policy, and program development, among others. Moderated by Sue Edson, executive senior associate athletics director/chief communications officer, Department of Intercollegiate Athletics, Syracuse University, scheduled panelists include:

  • Shanell Mosley, assistant director, sports partnerships, U.S. Fund for UNICEF
  • Falk alumnus, Duane Kinnon ‘91, president and CEO, The Kinnon Group
  • Falk alumnus, Max Levitt, ’11, executive director, Leveling the Playing Field, Inc.
  • Falk alumnus, Sam Rodgers ‘15, current Syracuse University College of Law student, former student-athlete and Syracuse University chapter founder, Uplifting Athletes.
  • Brandon Steiner ‘81, founder and chairman, Steiner Sports Marketing

“Sport is a universal language that promotes social connections, understanding and tolerance while contributing to the physical and emotional health of individuals, families and communities,” says Diane Lyden Murphy, dean, Falk College. “Equally as significant to Falk College as it focuses on educating socially conscious global citizens in all of its majors, sport offers a compelling and powerful tool for advocacy, social justice, and change.”

The Sport and Human Development Institute in Falk College explores the intersection of sport with human development, social change, and social inclusion. Created in partnership with the U.S Fund for UNICEF, the Institute aims to provide professional education and learning opportunities for students while supporting interdisciplinary, sport-focused research to advance understanding and application of sport in this developing discipline.

The Institute aims to collect and disseminate important research findings and to share best practices among leaders, researchers, policy makers, and practitioners who influence sport-for-development initiatives. It also provides exposure, experience, and networking for our students interested in professions and non-profit entities that incorporate sport as a tool for engagement.

In 2016, Falk College and MacDonald created and implemented the first university model for UNICEF’s Kid Power Program (unicefkidpower.org) to allow kids to get active and save lives in collaboration with fourth and fifth grade students and their teachers at Lemoyne and McKinley-Brighton elementary schools in Syracuse. A Falk College Seed Grant Program supports interdisciplinary, sport-focused research among Falk faculty exploring intersections between their professional areas of study and the field of sport. MacDonald is also exploring experiential and research opportunities using sport as a context for development, prevention, and intervention. For more information, contact the Sport and Human Development Institute at tmmacdon@syr.edu.

Mar
6
Mon
School of Social Work Social Justice Award Program @ Heroy Auditorium
Mar 6 @ 6:45 pm

In celebration of its 60th anniversary, the School of Social Work, along with Falk College, present the annual Dan and Mary Lou Rubenstein Social Justice Award Program.

Keynote speaker: Beth Broadway President, CEO, InterFaith Works of CNY “Building Bridges of Understanding in a Divided Time Challenges Facing Immigrants and Refugees, and How Our Community Can Help”

The evening will include presentation of 2017 Social Justice Awards to Beth Broadway and Clifford Ryans, Founder, O.G.’s Against Gun Violence. For over 30 years, the Rubenstein Social Justice Award recognizes those who reflect the values of social justice in their professional and personal life. The award is given in honor of the late professor Dan Rubenstein, a former faculty member in the School of Social Work and his late wife, Mary Lou, a former school social worker.

Reception to follow. Please RSVP to Laura Marra at ljmarra@syr.edu.

View or download the Social Justice Award Program flier.

Mar
8
Wed
Children’s Sleep, Problems, Importance and Solutions: Introducing Better Nights, Better Days @ Falk College, Room 100
Mar 8 @ 10:00 am – 11:30 am

The Department of Human Development  &  Family Science Presents:

2nd Annual Evidence to Practice Webinar Series

Advancing Psychosocial Care: Pediatric Populations

Children’s Sleep, Problems, Importance and Solutions: Introducing Better Nights, Better Days

Presenters:
Penny Corkum,PhD: Professor, Psychologist, Director,ADHD Research/Training, Dalhousie University
Wendy Hall, PhD, RN: Professor, Associate Director, UBC School of Nursing
Graham Reid, PhD: Associate Professor, Clinical Psychologist, Children’s Health Research Institute

Mar
22
Wed
Understanding the Interplay Between Culture & Care: Building Capacity to Care for Aboriginal Children & Youth @ Falk College, Room 100
Mar 22 @ 10:00 am – 11:30 am

The Department of Human Development  &  Family Science Presents:

2nd Annual Evidence to Practice Webinar Series

Advancing Psychosocial Care: Pediatric Populations

Understanding the Interplay Between Culture & Care: Building Capacity to Care for Aboriginal Children & Youth

Presenters:
Margot Latimer, PhD, RN:  Associate Professor, Dalhousie University
John Sylliboy, BA:  Health Policy Analyst, Aboriginal Children’s Hurt & Healing Initiative
Roberta Woodgate, PhD: Research Scientist, Chair, Canadian Institute of Health Research

Mar
29
Wed
Young Children & Trauma Service Systems Collaboration: Consultation in Pediatrics @ Falk College, Room 100
Mar 29 @ 10:00 am – 11:30 am

The Department of Human Development  &  Family Science Presents:

2nd Annual Evidence to Practice Webinar Series

Advancing Psychosocial Care: Pediatric Populations

Young Children & Trauma Service Systems Collaboration: Consultation in Pediatrics

Presenters:
Betsy McAlister Groves, LICSW:  Founder, Child Witness to Violence Project, Boston Medical Center
Mark Rains, PhD:  Psychologist, Vienna Mountain Consulting

Apr
28
Fri
Equine-Assisted Therapies: Lessons from Horses for Helping Professionals @ Whispering Hill Equestrian Center
Apr 28 @ 1:00 pm – 4:30 pm


The School of Social Work in Falk College, an approved provider of continuing education for LMSWs and LCSWs in New York State (NYS), presents “Equine-Assisted Therapies: Lessons from Horses for Helping Professionals.” This course will focus on presenting and demonstrating basic themes of equine-assisted learning (EAL) and equine-assisted psychotherapy (EAP). A brief introduction will be followed by two hours of participation in and/or observation of experiential exercises of EAL/EAP, followed by “lecture and discussion” related to the experiential component. Workshop attendees will gain the most valuable understanding from participating in the exercises with the horses, but this is not required to attend the workshop. All participants will need to sign liability release forms, on site, prior to the beginning of the workshop.
Participants will be able to:

  • Explain the nature of horses as aids to motivation, learning, growth and healing.
  • Explain how horses are helpful with a variety of the physical, cognitive, emotional, and relational challenges people face.
  • Describe the basic principles of equine-assisted psychotherapy and equine-assisted learning, and how they provide insight into helping people make change.
  • Provide examples from equine-assisted therapy approaches that are applicable in other settings, and without the use of horses.

To register, please visit Continuing-Education/
Date: Friday, April 28, 2017
Time: 1:00 p.m. – 4:30 p.m.
Cost: $ 60.00
NYS Dept. of Education and NYS Social Work Board has approved this workshop for 3.5 contact hours.
Contact: Social Work Continuing Education – swkce@syr.edu

Presenters: Paul Caldwell, MSW, Ph.D. and Andrea Collela

Paul Caldwell, MSW, PhD is Associate Professor of Social Work in The David B. Falk College of Sport and Human Dynamics at Syracuse University. He worked for 15 years in various mental health and addiction treatment settings before joining the faculty of the School of Social Work in 1994 to pursue teaching and research in these areas. Paul affiliated with From the Ground Up Therapeutic Horsemanship, Inc. in 2011, where he developed interest in the use of horses for therapeutic purposes. He is an Equine-Assisted Growth and Learning Association (EAGALA) Certified Mental Health Professional, and he and Andrea Colella co-facilitate equine-assisted psychotherapy and equine-assisted learning sessions. They also developed and co-teach the three-credit course “Introduction to Equine-Assisted Activities and Therapies” at Syracuse University.

Andrea Colella is Executive Director of From the Ground Up Therapeutic Horsemanship, Inc., New Woodstock, NY, where she oversees all programs in equine-assisted activities and therapies. She is a SUNY Cobleskill Equine Science graduate, a Professional Association of Therapeutic Horsemanship (PATH) International Certified Instructor, a National Strength and Conditioning Association Certified Personal Trainer, and an EAGALA Certified Equine Specialist. Andrea has more than 35 years of experience working with horses, and her dedication to fostering health and quality of life for others led her to co-found From the Ground Up in 2002.
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May
5
Fri
EMDR Therapy Basic Training @ ASI Conference Room 312
May 5 – May 6 all-day

emdrtrainingflier2017The School of Social Work in Falk College, an approved provider of continuing education for LMSWs and LCSWs in New York State, will offer Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing (EMDR) Therapy Basic Training this spring/summer.  EMDR Therapy is a highly effective evidence-based psychotherapy for the treatment of PTSD and trauma-based problems. It can be used to treat a wide range of problems, such as depression, anxiety, relationship difficulties, and low self-esteem.  The American Psychiatric Association, the International Society for Traumatic Stress Studies, the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs and Department of Defense, and the World Health Organization have all endorsed EMDR as an effective treatment for PTSD.

This EMDRIA-approved EMDR Basic Training will be presented in an eight-day format via four (4) two-day trainings (full days, Fridays and Saturdays) over three months. The 50-hour training meets EMDRIA’s (the EMDR International Association’s) requirements for the complete EMDR Therapy Basic Training: 20 hours of instruction, 20 hours of supervised practicum, and 10 hours of case consultation.  Participants receive individualized attention, as the instructor to participant ratio is 1 to 10.

To be eligible to take the training, professionals must: 1) have a master’s degree or higher in a field of mental health counseling, 2) be licensed or certified as a mental health professional by a state or national board that authorizes independent practice, and 3) have a current clinical caseload. Participants will learn:

  • The Adaptive Information Processing model of EMDR;
  • How to identify clients for EMDR, and how to develop skills in preparing them for EMDR trauma processing;
  • Skills using all eight phases of the EMDR protocol;
  • The three-stage standard protocol;
  • EMDR Therapy applications with a variety of special populations, and;
  • How to integrate EMDR into a comprehensive trauma-informed treatment approach.

 

Training dates: May 5 & 6, May 19 & 20, June 23 & 24, July 28 & 29. Attendance is mandatory at all sessions.  Partial credits will not be given.

Cost: $1,500 (remitted tuition may not be used for the training, as this is a continuing education course)

NYS Dept. of Education and NYS Social Work Board has approved this workshop for 50 contact hours

Contact: Tracey Marchese: tcmarche@syr.edu

 

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Presenter: Tracey Musarra Marchese, MSW, LCSW-R

Tracey Musarra Marchese is an EMDR-certified therapist and EMDRIA-approved EMDR consultant and trainer. She is a licensed Clinical Social Worker (LCSW) in New York and New Jersey. During her 23 years of experience, Tracey has worked in various health and mental health settings, as well as in private practice. She has developed expertise in trauma, dissociation, and mind-body wellness. She is a certified perinatal bereavement counselor, a certified prepare/enrich counselor, and has advanced training in Evolving Thought Field Therapy (EvTFT). Tracey is a professor of practice in the School of Social Work at Syracuse University, with a private practice in Syracuse.

May
19
Fri
Restoring Hope and Rebuilding Lives: Working with Resettled Refugees in the United States @ Conference Room A, Catholic Charities,
May 19 @ 9:00 am – 12:00 pm

The School of Social Work in Falk College, an approved provider of continuing education for LMSWs and LCSWs in New York State (NYS), presents “Restoring Hope and Rebuilding Lives: Working with Resettled Refugees in the United States.” This course will focus on the long, rich history Syracuse has of welcoming newcomers to Central New York. As these populations grow, many social workers have or will have the privilege of working with refugee clients. Considering the current political climate and the national spotlight on immigration reform, it is important for service providers to understand the challenges refugees have faced and continue to face as they adjust to life in the United States. This training will define the term “refugee,” discuss the refugee experience and highlight common themes regarding mental health issues, barriers to treatment, overcoming obstacles, and identifying helpful resources.
Participant learning objectives include:

  • Define who refugees are and gain a basic knowledge of the history of refugee resettlement in the United States.
  • Understand the three stages of the refugee journey: preflight, flight, and resettlement.
  • Increase knowledge regarding refugee trauma and mental health implications.
  • Recognize common barriers to treatment and possible ways to overcome obstacles.
  • Develop local and national resources helpful when working with refugee populations.

To register, please visit continuing-education
Date: Friday, May 19, 2017
Time: 9:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m.
Cost: $ $45.00
NYS Dept. of Education and NYS Social Work Board has approved this workshop for 3 contact hours.
Contact: Social Work Continuing Education – swkce@syr.edu

Presenter: Jenna Curtin, LMSW

Jenna Curtin has been working with children and families in a variety of settings for 17 years. She received her bachelor’s degree in Psychology, her master’s degree in Social Work and a Certificate of Advanced Study in Trauma Informed Care from Syracuse University. Her learning focus during graduate school was on refugee trauma. In 2008, Jenna started working with Syracuse’s Unaccompanied Refugee Minor Program, first as an intensive case manager and then as the program therapist. She works with refugee youth who have experienced extensive trauma and are resettled in the United States without adult caregivers. As a member of Catholic Charities’ Refugee Mental Health Services steering committee, as well as the Refugee Services consultation group, Jenna works to promote collaboration and connections among local refugee service providers and support to others working with these vulnerable populations.

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Nov
3
Fri
Mindfulness-based Psychotherapy @ Conference Room A, Catholic Charities
Nov 3 @ 8:30 am – 4:30 pm


The School of Social Work in Falk College, an approved provider of continuing education for LMSWs and LCSWs in New York State (NYS), will offer “Mindfulness-based Psychotherapy,” Mindfulness-based CBT is considered a second generation CBT model. Integrating mindfulness-based approaches in psychotherapy can enhance outcomes. Social workers will gain an understanding of the valuable role for mindfulness in psychotherapy practice. Mindfulness-based models that have significant research evidence will be highlighted.
Participant learning objectives:

  • Describe the essence of what mindfulness is and its benefits for psychotherapy
  • Understand the difference between CBT and Mindfulness-based CBT
  • Practice mindfulness themselves and link their experience to their work with clients
  • Utilize several in-session activities to teach clients key concepts around acceptance, distress tolerance, and mindfulness practice
  • Improve client outcomes through integrating personal values, self-compassion, and stress awareness to mental and physical wellness goals.

To register, please visit Continuing-Education
Date: Friday, November 3, 2017
Time: 8:30 a.m. – 4:30 p.m.
Cost: $115.00
NYS Dept. of Education and NYS Social Work Board has approved this workshop for 6.5 contact hours.
Contact: Social Work Continuing Education swkce@syr.edu

Presenter: Christine Tyrrell-Baker, Ph.D.

Christine Tyrrell Baker has championed the implementation of both Evidence-Based Practices and Person-Centered Care towards improving quality of care for persons with serious mental illness. She is intensively trained in Dialectical Behavior Therapy and in Mindfulness Based Stress Reduction models. She currently teaches Syracuse University’s course on Evidence-Based Mental Health Practices as part of the NYS Deans of Social Work collaboration with NYS to promote competency in evidence-based practice for graduating social workers. Currently, Dr. Tyrrell Baker is a NYS licensed clinical psychologist in private practice specializing in mindfulness based cognitive behavioral therapy for adults.

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