Short-term counseling workshop features veteran of disaster relief efforts
Short-term counseling workshop features veteran of disaster relief effortsNovember 07, 2001Nicci Brownnicbrown@syr.edu
A two-day workshop sponsored by the School of Social Work in Syracuse University’s College of Human Services and Health Professions will focus on short-term counseling during difficult times. The workshop is scheduled for Nov. 15 and 16 at the Goldstein Student Center, located on South Campus. It is co-sponsored by the study council at SU’s School of Education. It will feature SU Professor Emeritus Joseph Steiner, who, through his work with Mennonite Disaster Services, has been involved in disaster relief efforts in Puerto Rico, North Carolina, Oklahoma and Alabama. More recently, Steiner helped relief efforts in New York City.
Targeted toward social workers, counselors, mental health professionals and direct care staff, the workshop will focus on intervention strategies, as well as the importance of increasing perceptions of control, efficacy and hope.
Steiner has an ongoing interest in how we make choices regarding the threat, loss and challenge of disasters, be they personal, natural or man-made.
The registration deadline for the workshop is Nov. 13 and fees range from $50 to $85. For further details, contact Claire Rudolph at 443-5583 or Kathy Van at 443-5550.