Dr. Mary Ragan to speak at April 7 education conference for social workers and their colleagues
“Religion and Spirituality as Sources of Strength in Times of Crisis”
Full Day Conference on April 7th
7 Hours of Continuing Ed. for New York LMSWs and LCSWs
Please join us on April 7th to explore the religious and spiritual coping resources that provide strength and support for diverse New Yorkers facing personal hardships or communal crises.
The conference is cosponsored by the Interfaith Center of New York, the Jewish Board of Family and Children’s Services, and the Psychotherapy and Spirituality Institute. It will help all social service and mental health care providers build their multifaith cultural competence, while offering New York LMSWs and LCSWs seven continuing education credit hours approved to meet state licensing requirements.
A featured speaker at this conference will be Dr. Mary Ragan, LCSW, the Director of the Psychotherapy and Spirituality Institute’s Trinity Counseling Center, and an Adjunct Professor at the Columbia University School of Social Work, where she regularly teaches a course on “Spirituality and Social Work.” In addition to her work as a clinician and educator, Dr. Ragan has served as a consultant to a wide range of faith-based and secular organizations. Her research has explored the contours of traumatic grief, and she has done trauma work with first-responders and family members after 9/11, and with survivors of Hurricanes Katrina and Rita.
Registration for the conference is open, and space is limited. Don’t miss this unique opportunity to explore the religious lives of the people you serve. For detailed information, registration, and free online resources, visit http://interfaithcenter.org/social-work.