Announcements — January 2009 Archives

January 27, 2009

VCU School of Social Work Continuing Education Event – February 6, 2009 in Charlottesville

A continuing education activity presented by the Virginia Commonwealth University School of Social Work in collaboration with Albemarle Department of Social Services. This program is designed for social workers and their community partners.

With the increasing diversity in our communities, social workers and other helping professionals are responding to situations that challenge us to engage with individuals whose world views may be very different from our own. How will we develop the extensive knowledge, attitudes, and skills necessary to intervene in ways that are appropriate and effective? Dr. Humberto Fabelo, Dr. Peter Nguyen, and Anita Nadal will draw upon their extensive experience as clinicians and educators to share strategies for working with Asian, Asian American, and Latino/Hispanic populations, as well as principles of cultural competence and communication that must guide our work with all culturally different individuals.


January 14, 2009

Congratulations to BSW senior Leah Baldwin

Congratulations to BSW senior Leah Baldwin who was awarded the Durkin-Glatzer scholarship to attend the American Group Psychotherapy Association Annual Conference in Chicago, IL this February. The scholarship includes all conference expenses, accommodations, and a year membership to the Association. Way to go Leah!

January 8, 2009


Congratulations to Dr. Samson Bwalya Chama, Dr. Trenette T. Clark, Dr. Soon Min Lee and Dr. Amy A. Waldbillig who were awarded their degrees at the VCU Fall Commencement ceremonies on December 13, 2008.

The School of Social Work faculty, staff and fellow students send each of you our very best wishes for the future !


We hope you’ve had an enjoyable winter break and are ready to begin the Spring 2009 semester !

Ph.D. classes – SWKD 710 (Netting), SWKD 705 (Dattalo) and SWKD 702 (Abell) – begin Tuesday, January 13th and will be held in RAL 230. SWKD 722 (O’Connor) will meet in RAL 230 and SWKD 704 (Kovacs) meets in in RAL 204, beginning Wednesday, January 14th.

If you have not as yet registered for the Spring semester, please do so as soon as possible. The last date for add/drop is January 18th.