June 7, 2002
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Editor's note: For a photo of Karr-Morse,
call (413) 585-2190.
Smith School for Social
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
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
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.