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Southern Miss School of Social Work Prepares for Fall Colloquium

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The University of Southern Mississippi School of Social Work will sponsor its Fall Colloquium -- “New Directions in Trauma Treatment: Implications for Social Work Policy and Practice” on Friday, Nov. 16 at the Thad Cochran Center on the Hattiesburg campus.

The colloquium is set to run from 9 a.m.-3 p.m. and has been approved for 4.5 continuing education hours. Registration is $35, which includes lunch and the CE hours. The cost is $10 (and includes lunch) for Southern Miss Social Work students.

Keynote speaker will be Southern Miss Professor Emeritus Raymond Scurfield, an international expert Post Traumatic Stress Disorder and the author of numerous books on trauma.

Key topics of the colloquium include the following:

  • Overview of trauma and its impact
  • Basic overview of evidenced-based treatment
  • Recent advances in social neuroscience and how these advances are reframing social work understanding of trauma
  • Integrating principles of neuroscience into clinical work with traumatized children and their families
  • Community impact of trauma
  • Military sexual trauma and services to veterans
  • Secondary trauma of social workers

Space is limited and pre-registration is required. Registration and payment must be received by Nov. 9. For more information, or to register, contact Jenine Housewright at 601.266.5569 or