Summer 2013 Anti-Racism Panel
Anti-Racism Panel: Anti Racism Work In Clinical Practice
Moderator: Michael Funk, Ph.D.
Enroue Halfkenny, LCSW
Arden O'Donnell, M.P.H, M.S.W, LICSW
Elizabeth Rodriguez-Keyes, Ph.D., LCSW
Monday - June 24, 2013, 7:30 p.m.
Wright Hall - Weinstein Auditorium
This panel brings together a group of Smith College School for Social Work graduates to discuss how they put antiracism work into action in a clinical context. Panelists include: Enroue Halfkenny, LCSW; Arden O'Donnell, LICSW; and Elizabeth Rodriguez-Keyes, LCSW. We are also pleased to welcome Michael Funk, Ph.D. back as a facilitator for this panel.
Michael Funk, Ph.D. currently serves as Director, of the New York University College of Arts and Science's Academic Achievement Program. He received his doctorate in 2012 from the University of Massachusetts, Amherst Social Justice Education program. His dissertation, Making Something of It, explores The Untold Stories of Promising Black Males at a Predominately White Institution of Higher Education. Michael is proud to celebrate his fifth year as a member of the 334 (Racism in the U.S.) & 533 (Institutional Racism) teaching team. This summer he is sharing the role as the Senior Bertha Reynolds Fellow.
Enroue Halfkenny, LCSW is a licensed clinical social worker, a graduate of Smith College School for Social Work, an artist, a social justice activist and a priest within the traditional Yoruba culture and religion. He works part-time at a child and family community mental health clinic addressing issues of complex trauma and problematic sexual behaviors and has recently started a private practice, Healing and Liberation Counseling.
Arden O'Donnell, M.P.H, M.S.W, LICSW currently works as a Palliative care social worker at Brigham and Women's Hospital in Boston. Arden plays an active role in the supervision and education of student interns at BWH, sits on the Ethics committee and the Social Work advisory board. She has her Master's in International Public Health and spent years in Southern Africa running programs and providing psychosocial support orphans and vulnerable children. Arden founded and still runs a small non-profit based in Zimbabwe that provides educational and psychosocial support to orphans. Arden was a foster parent for three years and adopted a sibling group while attempting to get her blue slip! Arden graduated from Smith in 2008.
Elizabeth Rodriguez-Keyes, Ph.D., LCSW holds an MSW from New York University School of social Work and a Doctorate from Smith College School for Social Work. She has been a full time faculty member at SCSU since 2007. Dr. Rodriguez-Keyes has been practicing clinical social work since 1992. Dr. Rodriguez-Keyes teaching responsibilities have been primarily in the undergraduate program and included practice courses, human behavior in the social environment and Seminar in Field Instruction (SIFI). She has maintained a clinical appointment at the Yale Child Study center where she conducts clinical supervision and leads two supervision seminars. Dr. Rodriguez-Keyes research interest includes bicultural experience of Latinas, clinical supervision, teaching with technology and synchronous learning. Dr. Rodriguez-Keyes is on the editorial board of Journal of Family Social Work.