June 3, 2003 — The University of Utah College of Social Work will sponsor its annual Summer Institute in Human Services, from July 7 through 18, on the University campus. All courses will be held in the Social Work or nearby buildings. The intensive two-week institute, now in its 19th year, draws more than 1,000 attendees from Utah and across the United States.
Participants will be introduced to current cutting-edge trends in assessment/prevention/treatment, evidence-based practice models, and non-traditional holistic approaches that incorporate a life-span focus. Many of the courses can be taken for personal as well as professional growth.
This year the Institute is offering 31 courses that are applicable to various professions and which have broad appeal to individuals involved in community service. Training in self-care strategies and people skills will be offered. The conference gives education credits for several professions as well as the opportunity to network with practitioners from various professions, which, conference organizers anticipate, will promote multi-disciplinary understanding and collaboration. Besides social workers and psychologists, who typically attend the conference, other participants come from education, psychology, medicine, nursing, family and consumer studies, educational psychology and business.