King Davis’ quest to preserve the records of the Central Lunatic Asylum for Colored Insane in the digital age
How social workers impact capital punishment cases through mitigation.
A social work alum and her impact on maternal health through music and healing.
Two Steve Hicks School professors tackle maternal health in Central Texas Elaine Cavazos As a mother who experienced postpartum depression and mood disorders first-hand, professor Elaine Cavazos has dedicated her life’s work to reproductive mental health. Cavazos is passionate about serving all parents and is concerned about the barriers that keep marginalized populations from receiving quality mental health services during this […]
By Melina Acosta, MSSW ’19 Are you learning anything in school that could help me?” This was a question my father asked me one weekend in November 2013 during my first semester of college. He was experiencing depression and suicidality and I had no idea how to support him, nor did I understand what it meant to be depressed or suicidal. […]
During Deborah Cohen’s first job, as a case manager for adults with a serious mental illness, an older, experienced psychiatrist told her that she would be working with many African American clients, because schizophrenia was more prevalent in this population. “This was presented to me as a fact, with no explanation needed,” Cohen said. “These […]
LinkedIn can help social workers discover connections to people and organizations, search for jobs, find resources for clients, extend networks of trusted contact, and engage with professionals from other disciplines. Jennifer Luna, director of the DiNitto Career Center, shares tips for strategically using LinkedIn to help your career and your clients. PROFILE Your LinkedIn […]
While the word psychoanalysis may bring vague recollections from a Psychology 101 class or the image of Sigmund Freud smoking his cigar, psychoanalytic theory has in fact influenced the social sciences, including social work, to this day. The Sue Fairbanks Psychoanalytic Academy is a new initiative that weaves together psychoanalytic theory, social work values, and […]
When applying for the Steve Hicks School master’s program, Madison Bridges (MSSW ’19) knew she was drawn to clinical social work. She was also intrigued about the opportunity to complete her final field internship in New Zealand. Bridges loved everything about her international internship: the opportunity to be immersed in a new country, the student […]
Professor Namkee Choi was one of five UT Austin researchers to receive a Presidential Early Career Award. This award is the highest honor given by the United States government to scientists and engineers beginning their careers. Choi was nominated by the National Institutes of Health in 2015, for her project on older adults and telehealth. NIH’s […]