UNCG and NCAT Joint Programs in Social Work HRSA OWEP Scholars Inaugural Virtual Opioid & Other Substance Use Disorders National Conference: February 23 – 24, 2022

UNCG and NCAT Joint Programs in Social Work HRSA OWEP Scholars Inaugural Virtual Opioid & Other Substance Use Disorders National Conference: Advancing Racial Equity, Inclusive Practices, and Cultural Humility among Future Behavioral Health Practitioners Feb 23-24, 2022 \ 1-4 pm.

Please see the attached brochure for the conference overview, agenda and the registration link.

JPSW RECEIVES HRSA FUNDING

We are pleased to announce that the Joint Programs in Social Work have received HRSA BHWET funding for the Integrated Behavioral Health and Racial Equity Scholars Program (PDF) in the amount of $1,920,000 to support JMSW and JPhD students 2021-2025.

Congratulations to the HRSA Team on their efforts to make this funding possible!

Yarneccia D. Dyson, Ph.D., MSW (Principal Investigator/Director)
Danielle C. Swick, Ph.D., MSW (Co-Investigator)
Melissa Floyd-Pickard, Ph.D., LCSW (Co-Investigator)
Jay Poole, Ph. D., LCSW (Co-Investigator)

JPhD Student Ms. Vannessa Gharbi and Dr. Stephanie Teixeira-Poit have submitted Abstracts that were accepted for their funded Research Project. 

Ms. Gharbi’s and Dr. Teixeira-Poit’s funded research project concluded in January, and we are thrilled to share the news that their submitted abstracts were accepted to: 

(1) North Carolina Sociological Association, titled: Examining Social Determinants to Understand the Disproportionate Impact of COVID-19 in Long-Term Care Facilities in North & South Carolina to be presented next week, and

(2) Academy Health 2021 Annual Research Meeting in June titled: Policy, Community, and Facility-Level Factors Impacting COVID-19 Cases and Deaths in Long-Term Care Facilities in North and South Carolina.

They have submitted one manuscript and are currently working on another. 

Congratulations to both Ms. Vannessa Gharbi and Dr. Stephanie Teixeira-Poit for their exceptional work.

JPhD Student Ms. Vannessa Gharbi to present at the Strategies for Achieving Racial Justice in Social Work Education symposium

We are happy to announce that JPhD student Ms. Vannessa Gharbi (pictured) and her colleague, Dr. Tiffany Baffour -Associate Professor and Director of the MSW Program at University of Utah College of Social Work, will be presenting their paper at the Strategies for Achieving Racial Justice in Social Work Education symposium: Social Work, White Supremacy, and Racial Justice: Reckoning with Our History, Interrogating our Present, Re-Imagining our Future.

Their paper, entitled “Advancing Culturally Disruptive Pedagogies to Dismantle Anti-Black Racism in the Generalist Social Work Curriculum,” will be presented mid-April 2021 as part of a virtual symposia series hosted by the University of Houston Graduate College of Social Work.

Papers are intended to become part of an edited volume of seminal papers reflecting three foci: Part 1: Our Historical Legacy of Racism and White Supremacy, Part 2: Reflections on Past and Present: Addressing Racism from Within, Part 3: Envisioning an Anti-Racist Future.

Congratulations to Ms. Gharbi and Dr. Baffour!

    

JMSW & JPhD Fall 2020 Information Session Dates

Information sessions for the Joint Master of Social Work and Joint PhD of Social Work will be held virtually through Zoom.

JMSW Information Dates

Click here for the JMSW Information Session Flyer (pdf).

Option 1:

Saturday, October 10th, 10am-12:30pm

Meeting ID: 950 8345 6625

Password: 751338

Option 2:

Saturday, October 24th, 10am-12:30pm

Meeting ID: 996 6557 2974

Password: 249568


JPhD Information Session Dates

Click here for the JPhD Information Session Flyer (pdf)

JPhD Information Sessions will be held through Zoom on

  • Thursday, October 1st, 6pm-7pm
  • Saturday, November 7th, 10am-11am
  • Saturday, November 21st, 10am-11am

For all three sessions:

Meeting ID: 912 4546 9005

Password: 932415

Job Marketing Webinar Series offered by Society for Social Work and Research

Liz Aparicio of the SSWR Research Capacity Development Committee (RCDC) is coordinating the Job Market Webinar Series, in collaboration with GADE President Mo Yee Lee, SSWR Board Member Jenn Bellamy, Laura Abrams, and Liz Lightfoot . The Job Market Webinar Series aims to support early career social work researchers as they consider how to apply their many skills to multiple markets in order to maximize social work research across sectors. Both webinars will be recorded for distribution to SSWR and GADE members.

Webinar 1: Winding Pathways to the Tenure Track will be held July 30, 2020 from 3-4:30PM ET. This webinar will feature information about the academic job market, including preparing application materials, interviewing, and negotiating. The webinar will feature four panelists who will share their tips for success on the academic job market in both tenure track positions and other positions that can be later leveraged to obtain tenure track positions. Panelists will discuss how they positioned themselves to successfully move from positions such as postdoctoral fellowships and research scientist positions to the tenure track. Registration is available at www.go.umd.edu/webinar1.

Webinar 2: Making a Difference: Alternative Positions Beyond the Tenure Track will be held on August 20, 2020 from 1-2:30PM ET. This webinar will feature information on positions beyond the tenure track, including how to prepare for and maximize social work research skills in a range of positions. The webinar will feature four panelists who will share their experiences in positions such as policy research associates, research institute directors, writers, and research professors. Panelists will discuss how they employ their social work research skills beyond traditional tenure track positions to make an impact. Registration is available at www.go.umd.edu/webinar2.

JPhD Student Vannessa Gharbi contributed to New Curricular Guide for Substance Use!

We are delighted to share that Ms. Vannessa Gharbi contributed to the new Curricular Guide for Substance Use! See below for the press release from the Council on Social Work Education (CSWE).


The Council on Social Work Education (CSWE) is pleased to release the Specialized Practice Curricular Guide for Substance Use Social Work Practice, the newest addition to the 2015 EPAS Curricular Guide Resource Series. This specialized guide was created thanks to CSWE’s partnership with the American Academy of Addiction Psychiatry and the Opioid Response Network, a collaborative effort to provide free training and education that addresses the opioid health crisis.

The guide was developed by a national task force from a variety of schools of social work and chaired by Anthony Estreet, PhD, LCSW-C, of Morgan State University and Rebecca Gomez, PhD, LCSW, of Our Lady of the Lake University. Funding for this initiative was made possible (in part) by grant no. 6H79TI080816 from the Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration. CSWE would like to thank the national task force members for their dedication and contributions.

The Specialized Practice Curricular Guide for Substance Use provides resources that will help prepare social work educators or any other educators/trainers responsible for teaching future professionals to practice in substance use. The guide includes specialized substance use competencies mapped to the 2015 Educational Policy and Accreditation Standards.

All the publications in the 2015 EPAS Curricular Guide Resource Series are available for access and download here.

Ms. Vannessa Gharbi & Dr. Stephanie Teixeira Poit receive grant funds for study on COVID-19 and Older Adults!

We are delighted to share the news that Ms. Vannessa Gharbi, a doctoral student in the JPSW, collaborated with Dr. Stephanie Teixeira Poit (a faculty member in the Department of Social Work and Sociology at North Carolina Agricultural and Technical State University) and they received $75,428 in funding for their project, “Predictors of and Strategies to Mitigate COVID-19 Cases and Death Among Older Adults in Nursing Homes and Residential Care Facilities” from the NC Policy Collaboratory.

The JPhD in Social Work offers unique opportunities for students to be mentored by, and work with, faculty at two universities. As this case shows – in what can be rewarding and timely projects! Congratulations to both Ms. Gharbi and Dr. Teixeira Poit!

GRE Waived for 2020-2021 JPhD Applications!

Due to the impact of the novel coronavirus, applicants to the Joint PhD in Social Work program for the 2020-2021 cycle will not need to submit GRE scores. Instead, a second writing sample will be required.

The application portal opens August 15th, 2020 and applications must be completed by January 15th, 2021. Apply by visiting the Graduate School at UNCG and clicking the apply now button!

Surviving a doctoral program: 10 Tips

Dr. Danielle Swick and her colleague Dr. Joelle Powers wrote the following article offering practical tips on how to survive a doctoral program. Dr. Swick adds:

Completing a doctoral program can be a strenuous and difficult process. While there are numerous benefits gained from a doctoral program, there are also roadblocks that students may encounter that can inhibit progress. The following is an article I co-authored that outlines 10 practical tips on how to survive your doctoral program. My co-author and I believe these strategies greatly promoted our successful completion of a doctoral program and attainment of the degree.

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