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April 22, 2013

Dr. Farkas invited to attend "Advancing the Science of Education, Training and Practice in Trauma"


Kathleen Farkas, Ph.D., LISW-s, associate professor at MSASS, has been invited to attend "Advancing the Science of Education, Training and Practice in Trauma" at Yale University April 25th-28th. She is one of 60 national experts invited to develop and define competencies to guide mental health practitioners working with trauma survivors. The conference is funded through the Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality and co-sponsored by American Psychological Association's Division 56 (Trauma Psychology), the Department of Veteran's Affairs' National Center for PTSD and the VA's Center for Homelessness. Dr. Farkas was an active member of national steering committee that developed the competencies for Advanced Social Work Practice in Trauma, published by the Council on Social Work Education in 2012.