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Annual Social Work Conference 2019-03-19

The Arkansas State University Department of Social Work will host its annual social work conference Friday, April 5, 2019 from 8:30-4:30 pm on the third floor of the student union. This year's conference theme is "Understanding the Complex Brain with Special Populations". Breakout sessions will focus on understanding the developing brain from early childhood to adolescence through late adulthood. Presenters will focus on how various factors (trauma, nutrition, drugs, etc.) affect the brain, and new innovative treatments such as brainspotting, Transcranial Magnetic Stimulation, and the use of service dogs with people suffering from traumatic brain injuries will be discussed. This year's key note speaker is Dr. Bridgette Harris. Dr. Harris has a thriving private practice in the Dallas-Fort Worth area, where she focuses on treating survivors of PTSD and complex trauma. Dr. Harris has over a decade of clinical experience with acute mental health and is certified in Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing (EMDR) therapy and Trauma Focused Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (TF-CBT). She is also trained in Dialectical Behavior Therapy (DBT). The registration fee includes lunch and 6 contact hours. Register at: www.astate.edu/marketplace