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Social Work Continuing Professional Education Series

The series kicks off with speaker Jan Fook, Ph.D. who will offer “Critical Reflection: How to make Learning from Experience Transformational” as a two-day, non-credit, on-campus workshop on 11/14/19 from 1:00pm to 4:30pm EST and 11/15/2019 from 9:00am - 4:00pm EST.

The workshop will aim to teach critical reflection through the prism of racial justice issues. All participants will be asked to bring a specific example of their practice which involved race issues. In this way the workshop will both teach about critical reflection but also focus on learning about racial justice in practice.

Scheduled to launch in the summer of 2019, this series is offered for professional development (non-credit) and Social Work CEUs. Social Work Continuing Professional Education is in development to provide expanded learning opportunities for members of the community in topics of contemporary relevance to practitioners.  Expansion of workshop offerings is scheduled for 2020, following a wider consultation with community partners about what expanded offerings are needed.

This new Social Work Continuing Professional Education Series is designed to respond to ongoing development needs in the social work community, but also to update professional expertise in line with the Department’s transformative philosophy. The series will consist of a range of different programs, comprising workshops, seminars or lectures, and will aim to showcase speakers from broader national, as well as international contexts. Event content may challenge participants to delve deeper into topics, best-practice models, and innovations in the field of social work.

The Department of Social Work is the home of a Baccalaureate of Social Work Program and Vermont’s only Masters of Social Work Program, as well as the Child Welfare Training Partnership, which works to improve the quality of child welfare practice in Vermont. Faculty are known internationally for their work on transformative approaches.