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Celebrating the 20th Summer Institute in the Human Services Featuring The Four Agreements Workshop

June 22, 2004 — The University of Utah College of Social Work Professional and Community Education (PACE) program is proud to present the 20th Summer Institute in the Human Services, July 6 through 16, 2004. Courses taught during the Summer Institute will focus on traditional intervention models, current cutting-edge trends in assessment, prevention, and treatment, evidence-based practice models, and non-traditional holistic methods designed to benefit both clients and caregivers.

This years two-week Summer Institute will feature both a public lecture and workshop based on the New York Times Bestseller, The Four Agreements (Ruiz, 1997), by don Miguel Ruiz. Both courses will be taught by the internationally-known instructor, don Luis Molinar, apprentice to Ruiz. Molinar will explain how individuals become domesticated (socialized) through the limited projections of family structure, institutions, and society. He will introduce The Four Agreements as a tool to help individuals move out of a victim stance and into personal empowerment.

Both local and national experts will travel to Salt Lake City to teach courses during the Summer Institute. Students and professionals working in social work, psychology, education, health, and other human service fields will travel from around the country to be a part of this experience. In addition to the courses based on The Four Agreements, the 20th Summer Institute in the Human Services will have courses on 27 other diverse subjects including Healing Through the Visual Arts, Mediation and Conflict Resolution, Eating Disorders, Clinical Social Work with Latino(a) Populations, Opening to the Miraculous in Social Work Practice, and Animal-Assisted Therapy Applications for Professionals.

“We try to offer a wide variety of courses,” said Farriña Coulam, director of the PACE program. “Although we try to focus on courses for professionals working in the human services, we also want to provide a selection that will interest other groups within our community.”

For more information about the 20th Summer Institute in the Human Services, please log on to the College of Social Work website at or call (801) 581-4239.