Alumni, field supervisors, faculty, staff and friends of the Loyola School of Social work are invited to the 15th annual Joan Greenstone memorial lecture.
This year's keynote will feature distinguished professor Dr. Dennis Saleebey, who will present a clinical social work lecture entitled “Using a Strengths Perspective in a Problem-saturated Culture”. A luncheon will follow the presentation's Q&A session.
3 CEUs or 15 CDPUs are available for a $25 processing fee.
RSVP Now for the 15th Annual Joan Greenstone Memorial Lecture
Gayl Monto, MSW student
My trip to China was amazing. It was a very different experience than my other foreign travels. I feel lucky to have been able to see Asia in an educational and experiential context. I was fortunate to be able to travel to Shanghai prior to Beijing and to Xian to see the Terra Cotta Warriors.
Thank you to all the people and academics who coordinated this wonderful trip, especially to Lynn and Lily Boyle who made this trip very personal and special. Gayl's experience continues.
Karen Finstad, MSW student
My trip to China was a once in a lifetime experience. Not only did I visit the amazing sites of Beijing, including the Great Wall, Tienanmen Square and the Summer Palace, the social work course on International Adoption, encompassed the importance of incorporating a global perspective into my education and future practice as a Social Worker. Combining lectures from local professors and field experiences, visiting the Chinese Center for Child Welfare and Adoption, local NGOs and orphanages could not be possible without the amazing staff at the Beijing Center, who made the trip seamless and eye-opening.
On both a personal and professional level, this trip gave me the opportunity to increase my cultural sensitivity while learning about China's political systems and eating it's amazing food with the dedicated students and staff here at Loyola.
April Gardner, MSW Student
Professionally, I learned many things from my trip. Learning about adoption policy and then being able to visit an orphanage, NGO’s (what we would call a non-profit agency), a surgical center, and the Chinese government was—to use informal language— unbelievably cool. I was humbled by how hospitable everyone was. The fact that a division of the Chinese government took the time to meet with a group of American students was a great honor. For more on April's journey.
Amy Chen, MSW Student
I cannot say enough about how informative, enriching, and meaningful our study abroad trip to China was this past summer, with our focus on Adoption Policy and Practice in a Global Context. Much of my educational background as well as heritage coincides with what I learned and experienced there, but seeing the vast potential of social work opportunities in China as mentioned through the speakers, government officials, coordinators and lecturers allowed me to see how the United States truly has a wealth of resources that we in this profession can offer them if we so choose.
Our trip additionally helped me gain a historical, as well as present-day, perspective as to how the field has developed as well as expanded on a global scale. As if learning about these issues on a macro level did not suffice - we were also able to interact with Professor Lynn Boyle's adopted Chinese daughter, Lily, who also came with us on the trip to understand on a deeper level, her heritage. Ultimately, our trip to Beijing inspired me to always have an international as well as domestic perspective of social work, that has helped better shape my understanding of what I would like to do in the future after graduating from Loyola.
Rachel Geller, MSW Student
The experience was inspirational and emotional, and was a strong reassurance for myself that I am in the right place in the Social Work field. My time in Beijing taught me a great deal about the culture and the child welfare policies within the United States as well as in China.
I feel so fortunate to have experienced this trip and look forward to learning more about child welfare and the Chinese culture, in conjunction with cultivating new found friendships made in both China and here at Loyola University. My 10 Days in Beijing.
Social Work Faculty to Present at 1st International Conference of LGBT Psychology and Related Fields in Lisbon, Portugal
Dr. Michael P. Dentato and Dr. Jeanne Sokolec, faculty members from the School of Social Work at Loyola University Chicago will present a series of papers and workshops at the first international conference surrounding lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender (LGBT) issues this June at Instituto Universitário de Lisboa in Lisbon, Portugal. Dr. Dentato and Dr. Sokolec will present in collaboration with local and international colleagues including Dr. Robert Cleve from The Chicago School of Professional Psychology and Dr. Vera Paiva from University of Sao Paolo, Brazil.
Presentation topics will include:
Sponsors of the conference include schools across the U.S. and abroad, including Columbia University, University of Michigan, Cornell University, University of London, Sapienza Università di Roma and University of Salamanca, Spain, among others. Members of the program committee include Dr. Vivienne Cass, Dr. Alex Carballo-Dieguez, Dr. Gary Harper, and Dr. Ritch Savin-Williams, among other noted international scholars in the field of LGBT issues.
For additional information about the conference, please visit: http://www.lgbtpsychology2013.com/
For more information about the presentation topics or LGBTQ issues, please contact Dr. Dentato at: firstname.lastname@example.org
Dean Wheeler's alma mater Pittsburgh University is recognizing several great alums from their School of Social Work. The Dean received his Ph.D. from PITT in 1992 and is honored to be recognized during their Homecoming weekend.
The Dean also does instrumental work with the HIV Prevention Trials Network (HPTN) and recently he and his fellow co-chairs, Drs. Beryl Koblin and Ken Mayer along with the entire HPTN 061 study team have been selected to recieve the Founders Award from Us Helping Us, People into Living, Inc.
Dr. Ken Mayer, Dr. Beryl Koblin and Dean Wheeler