School of Social Work To Hold Social Work Practice Colloquium

April 25, 2007

Thirty research and professional practice presentations on such topics as family counseling services, ethics and mental health will be part of the Master's of Social Work Practice Colloquium for Baylor University's School of Social Work May 3.

The daylong event, which is free and open to the public, will begin at 8 a.m. at the Cashion Academic Center on the Baylor campus. Up to six credit hours of continuing education units can be earned by social workers that attend this event.

A luncheon honoring Helen Harris, outgoing director of graduate field education, will be held at 11:30 a.m. Harris, who has been with the school for 10 years, helped develop the graduate field education component of the program, which now includes more than 90 field agencies and more than 90 students in the field this spring. Harris will devote more time to teaching, research and publication.

"One highlight of the day will be a luncheon to honor Helen for her dedicated and heartfelt service to our students and the social work community," said Dr. Dennis Myers, associate dean of graduate studies. "Helen has created educational and administrative systems that are recognized as national benchmarks."

In addition to the students' presentations, the day will include a bonus session on international social work, Myers said. "I hope everyone considers participating in the MSW Practice Colloquium. Our students are committed to offering practical and stimulating professional learning opportunities that will enrich individual and professional development."

The cost of the CEU certificate is $10. Free parking is available at the Speight Avenue Parking Plaza. For more information, contact Krista Barrett at (254) 710-6400.

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