UB's Smyth to Give Keynote Speech at Social Workers Conference

Release Date: November 2, 2011

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Nancy Smyth, dean of the UB School of Social Work, will present the keynote address at the New York State Social Workers Association Conference being held in Buffalo.

BUFFALO N.Y. -- Nancy J. Smyth, dean of the University at Buffalo School of Social Work, will give the keynote speech at the annual New York State Social Workers Association Conference Nov. 3-5 at the Adam's Mark Hotel in downtown Buffalo.

Smyth will speak 8:30 a.m. Friday, Nov. 4, on "Social Work in a Digital Age." Smyth is known for teaching her students the role trauma plays in social problems, guiding the school's growing emphasis on cyberspace as a valuable tool for social workers and has been dean during years when UB has risen significantly through the ranks of the nation's social work programs.

Smyth will also present a workshop on Trauma-Informed Care during the three-day conference. Smyth has been a member of the UB faculty since 1991, and has been dean of the School of Social Work since 2004. As dean, Smyth directed the department's production of the social work podcast "Living Proof."

Smyth is a board certified expert in traumatic stress, and has experience in mental health and addiction treatment. She has held an array of positions including clinician, manager, educator, researcher, and program developer.

To register, call Steve Thoren at 716-816-4826. For further information, contact Charles Anzalone at the UB Office of University Communications at 716-645-4600.

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