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New Social Work Dean to Be Featured At "UB At Sunrise"

By Arthur Page

Release Date: March 13, 1998

BUFFALO, N.Y. -- Whether the "helping professions" should continue to be based on a "medical model" will be discussed by Lawrence Shulman, Ed.D., in a "UB at Sunrise" program from 7:30-9 a.m. on March 24 in the Center for Tomorrow on the UB North (Amherst) Campus.

Shulman, dean of the UB School of Social Work since Jan. 1, will discuss "Integrating the Personal and Professional Self: A New Paradigm for the Helping Professions."

Shulman notes that for decades the helping professions, including social work, have taken their cues from medicine and organized themselves around three stages: study, diagnosis and treatment.

That thinking is being challenged, he adds, by an "interactional model" focusing on strengths and resilience, instead of pathology.

In addition, he notes, the traditional separation of personal and professional lives is being called into question.

"UB at Sunrise" is a series of breakfast programs jointly produced by the Alumni Association, Office of Conferences and Special Events, News Services and Office of Publications, all at UB. It also is supported by the Office of University Development and UB Office of Public Service and Urban Affairs.

The price of the program, which includes a full breakfast, is $10 for members of the UB Alumni Association and $12 for all others.

For more information, contact the alumni association at 829-2608. Ticket orders must be received by March 20.