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June 7, 2002
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

Editor's note: For a photo of Karr-Morse, call (413) 585-2190.

Smith School for Social Work
Offers Annual Summer Lecture Series

NORTHAMPTON, Mass.-The Smith College School for Social Work (SCSSW) is offering several lectures on Monday evenings throughout the summer on topics ranging from child bereavement to tracing the roots of violent behavior.


Each summer, SCSSW invites top social work professionals from across the country to lecture on topics in response to the training needs of today's social work clinicians. These programs, which are free and open to the public, are guided by collaboration between students and faculty who select content and speakers.


The next lecture, "Tales from the Nursery: Tracing the Roots of Violence," will be presented by author and family therapist Robin Karr-Morse at 7:30 p.m. on June 17 in Wright Hall Auditorium. In her lecture, Karr-Morse, a veteran of both child welfare and public education systems in Oregon, will weave together numerous case studies, including death row interviews and news stories of violent children, with the latest research in neurobiology and early brain development to explain violent behavior in children and adults.


On June 24, Kimberlyn Leary, senior researcher for the Harvard Law School Program on Negotiation, will discuss "How Race Lives in Psychotherapy." Leary, who is also associate director of the University of Michigan Psychological Clinic, has published numerous papers on the topic of race and culture in psychotherapy.


Subsequent lectures will take place July 19, July 29 and August 5. All lectures begin at 7:30 p.m. and take place in Wright Hall Auditorium.


For more information on the summer lecture series or about the SCSSW's programs, call (413) 585-7950 or visit online at http://www.smith.edu/ssw.


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