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Homecoming June 22: Social Work in the Workplace

June 11, 2020    |  

We are excited to announce that our annual UMSSW Homecoming is rescheduled and going virtual this month!
As Maryland and the UMB campus pandemic guidelines now require, we will all gather ONLINE to share interesting presentations and LIVE Q&A. Plus, we will have a very special celebration of this year’s Alumni Association Awards. 
Moving to a virtual setting gives us the opportunity to reach alumni far beyond the Baltimore/DC Region, as UMSSW Homecoming has officially gone global!
Please join us on  Monday, June 22 from 9:30 am – 1:00 pm  to celebrate the 40th Anniversary of the Employee Assistance Program (EAP) as we discuss  “Social Work in the Workplace: Turning the Tables on Critical Conversations.”
Celebrating 40 Years of EAP
Employee Assistance Education and Research

Jodi Frey, PhD ’04, LCSW-C, MSW ’98, CEAP
Associate Professor, University of Maryland School of Social Work
Chair, Social Work in the Workplace & Employee Assistance Sub-Specialization & Chair, Financial Social Work Initiative

Victor Armstrong, MSW , Director, North Carolina Department of Health and Human Services, Division of Mental Health Departmental Disabilities and Substance Abuse Services

Bernard S. Dyme, MSW, LCSW , President & CEO, Perspective Ltd

Maria Whitter, MSW, LCSW, CEAP, Manager Central Region, Manager of Compliance, Centene Corporation


9:30 am
“Chatting Over Coffee” Networking

10:20 am
Critical Convo: “Cultural Health & Well Being in the Workplace”
presented by Vic Armstrong, MSW

10:45 am
Critical Convo: “Gender Reveal: Identity and
Expression in the Workplace”
presented by Maria Whitter, MSW, LCSW, CEAP

11:10 am
Critical Convo: “Leadership During a Crisis:
Focusing on Workplace Culture”
presented by Bernie Dyme, MSW, LCSW

11:40 am
Live Speaker Panel Discussion
moderated by Jodi Frey, PhD ’04, LCSW-C, MSW ’98, CEAP

12:40 pm
Special Alumni Presentation