LSU School of Social Work Two-Day Conference

Baton Rouge, Louisiana
Thursday, April 23, 2015

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LSU School of Social Work
Annual  Conference

April 23 - 24, 2015

Day 1: Innovative Seminars Presented By School Faculty and Alumni

Day 2: Keynote Speaker Dr. Jeffrey S. Yarvis

When Trauma Comes Home: Social Work for
America's "Returning" Warriors and the Subtleties of Reintegration.

CEUs offered: 11 clinical, 3.0 BACS renewal,
2.0 ethics & 10.5 general CEUs 

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LSU School of Social Work Two-Day Conference
Thursday, April 23, 2015 - Friday, April 24, 2015

Louisiana Resource Center for Educators
5550 Florida Boulevard
Baton Rouge, Louisiana 70806
United States

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April 23, 2015
8:45 AM - 4:30 PM
Lunch Included

Seminar Topics Include:

BACS Renewal

Social Work and Social Media

Video Feedback in Parenting Assessment

EMDR Therapy

Working with LGBTQ Clients

Engaging A Reluctant Husband in Marital Therapy

The Baton Rouge BRAVE Project

And More

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April 24, 2015
9:00 AM - 3:00 PM
Lunch Included

When Trauma Comes Home: Social Work for 
America's "Returning" Warriors and the Subtleties of Reintegration

5.0 clinical CEUs

Keynote Speaker: Dr. Jeffrey S. Yarvis

Dr. Jeffrey S. Yarvis, Ph.D., LCSW, BCD 
is a Clinical Associate Professor for the University of Southern California's Military Social Work Program at the Virtual Academic Center. A well published scholar in the field of traumatic stress, he recently published a book on Subthreshold Posttraumatic Stress Disorder in Veterans. He has presented on, treated, and researched the mental health concerns of veterans worldwide for 27 years. 

A distinguished military officer, Dr. Yarvis achieved the "alpha" proficiency designator, the highest academic rank an officer can achieve in the military and he was also inducted into the Order of Military Medical Merit. For his humanitarian leadership efforts and actions that saved lives during combat in Iraq, Dr. Yarvis was decorated with the Bronze Star Medal and Combat Action Badge, received a commendation from Surgeon General of the Iraqi Armed Forces, and was named both US Army and Uniformed Services Social Worker of the Year. 

For these efforts, he was also inducted into his high school hall of fame (Randolph, NJ).  For his work in disaster relief he was previously named Mental Health Professional of the Year by the Bell/Coryell County, Texas Chapter of the International Critical Incidence Stress Foundation and received the US Army Social Work Consultant to the Surgeon General's Special Commendation. 

Dr. Yarvis serves on the Council of Social Work Education and National Association of Social Work's working groups on military social work. Dr. Yarvis recently departed a position as Executive Vice-president for a hospital in the National Capitol Region where he stood up a 250 person interdisciplinary psychiatry, traumatic brain injury, and addictions department that cares for over 20,000 encounters a year and established a research partnership with Harvard University and the National Intrepid Center of Excellence for Traumatic Brain Injury and Psychological Health.  

Dr. Yarvis has held numerous academic appointments and has taught and developed SW curricula throughout his human services career. Dr. Yarvis earned a Ph.D. from the University of Georgia, MSW from Boston College, M.Ed. from Cambridge College and BA from Indiana University.  Dr. Yarvis has a wife Laura and two children Jacob and Olivia and 4 dogs.


Contact Information

  • Office of 
    Professional Education
    LSU School of Social Work
    College of Human Sciences and Education
    311 HPL Fieldhouse
    BR, LA 70803

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