Seminar to engage social workers in critical thinking

A seminar next month promises professional development for practising social workers and students of the profession, as Community Partners for Applied Research and Consultation presents “Social Work: What have we done to ourselves?” Wednesday, April 17.

Brent Angell, director of the UWindsor School of Social Work, will act as host for the event, which runs 8:30 a.m. to noon at the Caboto Club, 2175 Parent Avenue.

Scheduled speakers include:

  • Francis J. Turner, professor emeritus at Wilfrid Laurier University and a social worker;
  • John Ellis, executive director of Family Service Ontario and an expert on not-for-profit leadership;
  • Dan Andreae, professor at the University of Waterloo and a former president of the Ontario Association of Social Workers; and
  • Alex Polgar, researcher, assessment expert, clinical social worker and consultant.

Registration is $30, $15 for students, and required by April 3. Download a registration form here.

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