Events

College of Health Sciences Fall Commencement
December 13, 12 p.m. – 2 p.m.
Wright Center

Samford University will honor the graduates of the bachelor's, master's and doctoral program in three of the College of Health Sciences four schools: School of Health Professions, Ida Moffett School of Nursing and School of Public Health.

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DSM 5 and Trends in Diagnosis of Mental Disorders
February 7, 8:30 a.m. – 11:30 a.m.
Samford University's College of Health Sciences

Continuing education for social workers: David Cecil, Ph.D., LCSW, will lead a discussion of major categories and trends of DSM 5 use (e.g., the DSM 5 Alternative Model for Personality Disorders) and current diagnostic practices. This includes cutting edge research on etiology, including the latest on neuroscience related to mental disorders. Clinical, 3 CEUs.

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Understanding Child Trauma: Brain-based Strategies
March 6, 8:30 a.m. – 11:30 a.m.
Samford University's College of Health Sciences

Continuing education for social workers: Working with traumatized children can be a challenging and disorienting experience for parents and practitioners. Many interventions and strategies targeted at changing behavior don't work and leave everyone involved frustrated and discouraged. Understanding the impact of trauma and poor attachment. Clinical, 3 CEUs.

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Doing What's Right: When the Law, the Code, and our Faith Collide
April 3, 8:30 a.m. – 11:30 a.m.
Samford University's College of Health Sciences

Continuing education for social workers: As social workers, it is not uncommon that we find ourselves in situations where the law, our ethical code, and our faith collide. How do we work through these situations to develop a course of action? For example, just recently, the National Public Radio reported a story that volunteers that have been aiding migrants crossing the Southwest border by leaving water are being taken to trial by the Federal Government. Legal cases that have set precedent for social workers will also be presented. This presentation will cover best practice and give opportunity for application. Ethics, 2 CEUs

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Church Consulting and Revitalization
May 1, 9 a.m. – 12 p.m.
Samford University's College of Health Sciences

Continuing education for social workers: Churches like other faith-based organizations run programs for the spiritual growth and discipleship of its members. However, very few churches get an objective assessment and evaluation of the effectiveness and efficiency of their programs, which may lead to stagnation or decline. Hence, the need for church revitalization (often led by a Church Consultant). This CEU will help you ascertain if your church needs a Church Consultant. 3 CEUs

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Supervision: The Art of Developing a Professional (Summer 2020)
June 5, 8:30 a.m. – 11:30 a.m.
Samford University's College of Health Sciences

Continuing education for social workers: Supervision is time-intensive and demanding. This summer 2020 training will focus on the uses of authority, leadership, adult learning, and stages of development that inform supervisors in guiding developing professionals. Attention will be given to formative supervision in both administrative and clinical roles. Supervision, 3 CEUs.

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