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September 21, 2015

UM Social Work Program To Host ‘Advocacy Day’

MONTEVALLO, AL – The University of Montevallo Social Work Program, which is celebrating its 90th anniversary this year, is pleased to host ‘Advocacy Day’ on Tuesday, Sept. 22 from 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. in partnership with the University of Montevallo Counseling Program.

The Advocacy Day Conference will take place at the Birmingham Botanical Gardens, located at 2612 Lane Park Road in Mountain Brook.
Dr. Cheryl Lanktree, Ph.D. will serve as the keynote speaker for the conference and will focus on integrative treatment of complex trauma for adolescents. Dr. Lankee will present evidence-based treatment developed to assist clinicians in the evaluation and treatment of adolescents who have experienced multiple forms of psychological trauma.

As a clinical psychologist with a private practice in Santa Monica, Calif., she is also currently serving as a Research Professor of Psychiatry in the Department of Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences at the University of Southern California.
“As part of our celebration of 90 years of social work education at the University of Montevallo, we are delighted to host this year’s Advocacy Day in Birmingham. Our hope is to reach a wider audience of professionals vested in trauma informed practice and research,” said Dr. Jason Newell, Associate Professor and Director Social Work Program at the University of Montevallo. “Dr. Lanktree is as an expert and nationally recognized scholar in childhood trauma, a topic that is both timely and essential to social workers, counselors, and students in the greater Birmingham area.”

Licensed social workers and counselors will earn six complimentary continuing education units (CEUs) for this workshop.