Summer 2016 Social Work Electives

Soc W 598B – DSM V and Public Child Welfare Services

SLN: 13436
Open to seniors and grad students; other students by instructor’s permission.

Instructor: Carmela Washington-Harvey
Dates: Fridays—June 24, July 8, July 29 and August, 12, 2016 during 9:30 am—4:30 pm in SWS B14

This course will focus on understanding the use of DSM V as a diagnostic tool in mental health status and parenting evaluations in Child Welfare cases. These evaluations are generally sought or court ordered in dependency cases where there is a question as to the parent or custodial guardian’s capacity to parent children who have been subject to child abuse or neglect. Intended course outcomes include: refining critical thinking and understanding of all elements of diagnostic assessment and diagnosis as it relates to child welfare and custody decisions in dependency cases. Examine and expand understanding of the definition of Culture in Diagnosis as defined in the DSM-V and related implications in parenting and mental health status evaluations. Explore the methodological challenges in this work across gender and ethnic communities. Group exercises, case studies, literature reviews, presentations, and, if appropriate, film will be used to compliment class instruction.

Course Objectives include:

· Identification of key elements that would necessitate requesting a parenting, psychological or mental status evaluation

· Examination of current trends in diagnosis of mental illness, child abuse, and related factors in but not limited to Child Welfare cases

· Develop a general working knowledge of the use of diagnosis in mental health evaluations

· How to critique court ordered evaluations and information received from mental health providers (i.e. omissions, lack of clarity)

· Discuss the factors (i.e., individual bias) that may influence evaluation process

Alumni Career Accelerator: Summer Series 2016


The Career Center presents … Alumni Career Accelerator: Summer Series 2016. This series of events and workshops is designed to help boost your job search and career plans. Designed for recent graduates, but open to all alumni of UW. Students and upcoming graduates are welcome as well. No need to RSVP and there are no fees to attend. Career paths are rarely linear or predictable. Partner with the UW Career Center and equip yourself with strategy, feedback, support and resources for your future.

Start this series by attending the 2016 Summer Career Fair (6/16, 2-6pm, HUB, Seattle campus) and then take advantage of one or all of the following sessions offered mid-July.


Summer Career Fair

2:00-6:00pm, HUB, Seattle Campus


Meetup: I Just Graduated … Now What? (Alumni Career Accelerator: Summer Series 2016)

12:30-1:30, 134 Mary Gates Hall

Just graduated? Join in on a discussion about life-after-college. We will talk about jobs, job searching, careers, gap-years and options beyond traditional jobs/careers. Don’t get too stressed about graduation – get ready for what’s next! Come as you are with or without questions.

Getting Started: Exploring Career Options (Alumni Career Accelerator: Summer Series 2016)

2:00-2:30, 134 Mary Gates Hall

There are several effective ways to thoroughly explore career options – come learn about these strategies! Join us to explore and identify possible career paths that match your values, interests, skills and may (or may not) match you majored in. Learn how to make yourself and your major more marketable to future employers!


Getting Started: Resumes (Alumni Career Accelerator: Summer Series 2016)

12:30-1:00, 134 Mary Gates Hall

Not happy with your resume? Don’t know where to start? Let us help! We will discuss format, style, and how to write a resume that best reflects your strengths and talents.

Getting Started: Job Search (Alumni Career Accelerator: Summer Series 2016)

1:30-2:00, 134 Mary Gates Hall

Learn key strategies and tools for an efficient, successful job search.

Getting Started: LinkedIn (Alumni Career Accelerator: Summer Series 2016)

2:30-3:00, 134 Mary Gates Hall

Not sure where to start with LinkedIn? We’ll cover how to set up a basic profile and get started connecting with friends, colleagues and professionals.


Resume Lab (Alumni Career Accelerator: Summer Series 2016)

12:30-1:30, 134 Mary Gates Hall

We’ll pick up where the ‘Getting Started—Resumes’ workshop leaves off with workshop attendees working together on resume reviews and guidance from the facilitator. Before attending the lab please view the online workshop or attend the ‘Resumes: Getting Started’ workshop. Bring a draft of your resume to the lab, and if available, a relevant job posting.

LinkedIn Lab (Alumni Career Accelerator: Summer Series 2016)

2:00-3:00, 134 Mary Gates Hall

With 300+ million professionals on LinkedIn, of which 265K+ are Huskies, there are people all over the world to connect with. Learn how to create a profile that gets attention and connects you with future colleagues. If possible, bring a laptop or tablet to work on your profile.


Getting Started: Interviews (Alumni Career Accelerator: Summer Series 2016)

1:30-2:00, 134 Mary Gates Hall

Interviews can be scary—especially when they include questions like the dreaded, “Tell me about yourself.” This workshop addresses general preparation, researching companies, what to expect, and answering behavior-based and other tough, important interview questions.

Interviewing Lab (Alumni Career Accelerator: Summer Series 2016)

2:30-3:30, 134 Mary Gates Hall

Be a standout to employers and tell them what they really want to know: how you are valuable to them! Learn how to highlight your strengths and demonstrate what you know about their company. We’ll practice answering interview questions in small groups. Please attend the ‘Interviews —Getting Started’ workshop, review the interviewing section of our Career Guide and/or view the Interviewing workshop on our website prior to attending.

Info about our workshops, labs and meetups:

Getting Started workshops: short, 30 minute presentations on strategies for success in the job search. Join us for topics including LinkedIn, resumes, and career fair success! Come as you are

Labs: Ready to explore further or get some practice? Join us for Labs—interactive, engaging workshops. Some Labs are come as you are, others request that you bring some materials with you.

Meetups: Get valuable feedback and advice (and build connections) from a Career Counselor and other students in one of our Career Meetups. Casual (but productive) conversations, just for Huskies!

Career Center Resources and Services:



Online Workshops

Scheduling appointmentswith Career Counselors(available for recent graduates)

Career Guide

Memorial Day Events 5/23-26

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Memorial Day is… is a campaign founded by student veterans at the University of Washington to recognize the sacrifices of those killed in action while serving in the U.S. Armed Forces.

Honoring 2nd Lieutenant Travis A. Morgado

Each year we honor one member of the UW community who lost their life in defense of our country. The 2016 ceremony will honor 2nd Lieutenant Travis A. Morgado, UW class of 2009.

Travis graduated with his degree in Civil Engineering and went on to serve in the United States Army to give back for the opportunities that he was given. On May 23, 2012, Travis was killed while on patrol in the Zharay district of Afghanistan.

Please join us as we honor the sacrifice of Travis and the thousands of others who have been killed in action while serving our country.


4,424 Flag Covered Lawn


Mon. May 23 | 0800

HUB Lawn

Each year, we lay thousands of flags across the HUB Lawn to raise awareness for the number of servicemembers that have been killed in action while serving in the armed forces. 2016 will honor the 4,424 servicemembers killed in Operation Iraqi Freedom. To volunteer to be a part of the events, go to


Finding Healing in Death and Grieving


Mon. May 23 | 1600

HUB 332

wear blue: run to remember’s co-founder, Lisa Hallett, will speak about how she used running to cope with the loss of her husband and how her organization has started a nation-wide movement.


ROTC Joint Service Review / Reception


Tues. May 24 | 1400-1700

Mt. Rainier Vista / HUB Lyceum

Join UW ROTC as they celebrate as they remember the fallen for Memorial Day and celebrate the outstanding cadets and midshipmen.


Memorial Day is… 5k


Wed. May 25 | 1600

HUB Lawn

As part of the 2016 Memorial Day is… campaign, Husky Veterans, Student Veteran Life, and UW ROTC in partnership with wear blue: run to remember will be hosting our first ever Memorial 5k. Join us for a run, walk, or anything in between. To register for the race, click here.


Memorial Day is… Ceremony


Thurs. May 26 | 1200

HUB Lawn

The Memorial Day is… program culminates in a ceremony to be held on the HUB Lawn featuring members of the UW veteran community and friends and family of honoree UW alum 2nd Lieutenant Travis Morgado.


Student Veteran Life

Husky Union Building, Room 327

4001 E. Stevens Way NE, Seattle, WA 98195

phone 206.221.0830 / email vetlife


2016 Summer Career Fair- Volunteers Needed for June 16th

Hello Huskies!

We are looking for volunteers for the upcoming 2016 Summer Career Fair on Thursday, June 16th from 2-5pmin HUB North Ballrooms. We have shifts available from 8am-6:15pm, with a minimum time commitment of 2 hours.

Why volunteer?

· This is the perfect networking opportunity with recruiters. As a volunteer, you’ll have unparalleled access to the employers in attendance- YES, they’re all hiring! It’s the best way to connect with recruiters.

· If you need to fulfill volunteer hour requirements, look no further! Complete your hours with flexible shifts at this high-energy event.

· Interested in Event Planning? As a volunteer, you’ll have the chance to work closely with the UW Career Center’s Events Team. Learn the ins and outs about planning events, then put it on your resume!

· It’s FUN and a great way to be involved on campus.


Interested? Please Shoot Donna Chen an email at ccsevent with the following information:

· Your name

· Your email address

· Your hours of availability on the day of 6/16/16 (Thursday) – We will be in touch with your schedule and event responsibility about 4-5 days before the event

Thank you for considering to volunteer at the upcoming Summer Career Fair! If you have any questions, please feel free to contact Donna Chen at ccsevent or call 206-543-0535. We look forward to hearing from you!

Have a great rest of the Spring Quarter!

Best wishes,

The Career Center

Join us at the Undergrad Research Symposium on May 20



MAY 20, 2016 MARY GATES HALL – 11:00 a.m. to 6:00 p.m.

Celebrating UW Undergraduate Research, Scholarship and Creative Work

We are pleased to invite you to the University of Washington’s
19th Annual Undergraduate Research Symposium.

More than 1,000 students will present their research in a wide range of disciplines, from aerospace to philosophy, international studies to design, anthropology to computer science, and just about everything in between.


11:00 a.m. Welcome
Interim Provost and Executive Vice President Gerald J. Baldasty

and Vice Provost and Dean of Undergraduate Academic Affairs Ed Taylor


11:00 a.m.–1:00 p.m., 1:00–2:30 p.m., 2:30–4:00 p.m., 4:00–6:00 p.m.

Poster Presentation Sessions


3:00–4:30 p.m.

Visual Arts & Design Showcase


12:30–2:15 p.m., 3:30–5:15 p.m.

Oral Presentation Sessions


12:30–2:00 p.m.

Performing Arts Session


For more information, online proceedings, or to find a presenter, visit:

The Undergraduate Research Program is a unit of Undergraduate Academic Affairs housed in the Center for Experiential Learning and Diversity.


To request disability accommodation, contact the Disability Services Office, preferably at least ten days in advance of the event at: dso (email).
Undergraduate Research Program, 171 Mary Gates Hall, Box 352803
Seattle, WA 98195-3020
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