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University of Montevallo Social Work Program to host Advocacy Day 2013

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The University of Montevallo Social Work Program will host the 2013 Advocacy Day conference Friday, Sept. 20, from 8:30 a.m.-noon, in Anna Irvin Hall on the University of Montevallo campus.

The aim of this conference is to provide participants with important information regarding changes in the Diagnostic Statistical Manual – Fifth Edition (DSM-V) and how these changes will affect professional practice. Attendees will gain an understanding of these changes to improve practice.

The keynote speaker will be Daniel Marullo, a licensed psychologist with Children’s Behavioral Health at Children’s of Alabama. His areas of clinical interest include pediatric psychology, the neuropsychology of children with chronic medical conditions, childhood physical and emotional trauma, and the neuropsychology of developmental disabilities.

Following Marullo’s talk, there will be a tour of the recently opened University of Montevallo on Main (UMOM) building.

Licensed social workers and counselors can receive 2.5 continuing education contact hours for this workshop. Interested individuals may register for this conference at http://www.eventbrite.com/event/3889455466.

For more information, call 665-6180 or e-mail socialwork@montevallo.edu<mailto:socialwork@montevallo.edu>.

This event is sponsored by the University of Montevallo Social Work Program in partnership with University of Montevallo Counseling Services, the University of Montevallo Graduate Program in Counseling, Chilton/Shelby MHC, as well as the Departments of Human Resources in Shelby and Bibb counties.