Summer Institute for Advanced Social Work Practice and Addiction Studies to be Held at UB June 23 To July 28

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BUFFALO, N.Y. -- The School of Social Work at the University at Buffalo will sponsor the 18th annual Summer Institute for Advanced Social Work Practice and Addiction Studies from June 23 through July 28.

Courses will be held in the Center for Tomorrow on the UB North (Amherst) Campus, unless otherwise noted. Selected courses also will be held off campus in Rochester, Corning and Jamestown.

The institute will offer a number of graduate social work credit courses, as well as non-credit workshops, seminars and conferences aimed at a wide range of human-services disciplines that include education, mental-health, health and criminal-justice professionals.

Courses, which may be taken for graduate-level credit or on a non-credit basis, include:

o A New Mental Health Challenge: Persons with Mental Health Disorders and Severe Developmental Disabilities

o Introduction to Alcohol and Other Drug Counseling

o Developing Programs for an Integrated Mental Health and Chemical Dependency Treatment System

o The Impact of Grief and Loss on Adolescent Behavior

o What Human Services Professionals Need to Know about the Juvenile Justice System

o Psycho/Social Issues in Palliative Care (to be held in the Center for Hospice and Palliative Care, Cheektowaga).

o Integrating Spirituality in Social Work Best Practice (to be held in St. Joseph's Villa, Rochester).

o Post-Trauma Crisis Intervention for School and Agency Personnel (to be held in the College Center of the Finger Lakes, Corning).

o Assessing the Spiritual Strengths of Clients in Mental Health Settings (to be held at Jamestown Community College).

Workshops will include:

o Introduction to Adaptive Recovery Group Education and Therapy (TARGET)

o Developing Effective Behavioral Health Treatment for Women: Social, Cultural and Developmental Considerations

o The "Gang-Thang" Cultural Identity, History, Manifesto, Nuances and Spirituality: Addressing the Problems of Gangs and Gang Violence Through Comprehensive Community-Wide Collaborations

o Trauma and the Body: An Introduction to Sensorimotor Psychotherapy

o Dialectical Behavior Therapy with Adolescents

o Managing Trauma in Our Lives and Coping with Humor

A number of evening workshops also will be offered. They are:

o Is There a Graduate Social Work Degree in Your Future? UB School of Social Work MSW and Ph.D. Informational Session

o Working with Families of Convicted Offenders

o An Introduction to a Relational Model of Substance Abuse Treatment

o Understanding the Adolescent Brain: A Workshop for Professionals

o The New Neurobiology of Addiction

o Relaxation and Adolescents: The Mythical Paradox

Fees vary for courses and workshops. For registration information, call the UB School of Social Work Office of Continuing Education at 716-829-3939 or email Course information and registration form also are available online by going to

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