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Social Work Day CANCELLED

We just received word that Dr. Miller must cancel his presentation tomorrow, so unfortunately we are forced to cancel Social Work Day. We will issue refunds beginning tomorrow. It may take a few days for you to see the refund.

April 10, 2015
University of Kansas Lawrence Campus
Kansas Union

Registration Closed

7:30 - 8:30 a.m. Registration and Coffee

8:30 - 9:00 a.m. School Announcements and Introductions

9:00 - Noon Keynote - Scott Miller, Ph.D.

Achieving Clinical Excellence: Three Steps to Superior Performance

Thanks to a number of recent studies, there is now solid empirical evidence for what distinguishes highly effective from average therapists. In this workshop, participants will learn three specific strategies that separate the great from the good. Participants will also learn a simple method for measuring success rates that can be used to develop a profile of their most and least effective moments in therapy—what works and what doesn’t. Not only will attendees get a far more exact idea of their clinical strengths and weaknesses and how to use the findings in to improve their own practice, but they will also come away with concrete tools that will immediately boost clinical abilities and effectiveness.


  • Participants will learn three specific practices employed by highly effective therapists
  • Participants will learn a method for determining the overall success rate of their clinical work/li>
  • Participants will learn a method for identifying cases at risk for dropping out of treatment or experiencing a negative or null outcome
  • Participants will learn a method for identifying and improving areas of weakness in their clinical work

Noon - 1:00 p.m. Lunch

1:00 - 4:00 p.m. Scott Miller, Ph.D. Keynote

"The Heart and Soul of Change: Delivering What Works in Therapy," "Psychotherapy with Impossible Cases: Efficient Treatment of Therapy Veterans," "Staying on Top and Keeping the Sand out of your Pants: A Surfer’s Guide to the Good Life" available for sale at 7:30 to 8:30 a.m., 11:30 to 1 p.m. and 3:30 to 4:30 p.m. in the Big 12 Room at a discounted price.

Receive 6.0 Kansas CEUs for attending!!

(other states depending approval from their board)

Meet the writer: Rute Muniz. KU undergrad, majoring in social work with a minor in public policy.
University of Kansas (KU) Writing Center
Meet the writer: Rute Muniz. KU undergrad, majoring in social work with a minor in public policy. First-year student from Brazil. Long-term goal: work to end child trafficking, both by helping single individuals and by making a difference on a global scale in terms of policy. Office Assistant at the KU Writing Center. “Writing is one of my basic needs. Not that I will physically die if I don’t write, but I will lose my glow, part of my personality. I write everywhere, anytime I feel inspired: at my classes, in the hallways, at my room, in my mind. I write to express how I feel, what I want to feel, and what I need to feel. I write to release forgiveness. I write to question, to argue, but also to think over things. I write to define who I am and distort what I once defined. Even if it is a paper for a class, I am always trying to make sense of it in my life. I write for many or for a few, for the called sane and the called crazy, because I have a little bit of both of them in me.” Want to hear more from Rute? Follow her on Twitter @callherute and Instagram @rutecmuniz. #writersofku #thisiswhatawriterlookslike (Photo credit: Katie Elliott)

Come mingle with School of Social Welfare faculty & staff on Apr. 23 from 4 to 5 p.m. @KU _OMA patio. Cookies and punch provided. #TBT

Why KU
  • One of 34 U.S. public institutions in the prestigious Association of American Universities
  • 26 prestigious Rhodes Scholars — more than all other Kansas colleges combined
  • Nearly $290 million in financial aid annually
  • 46 nationally ranked graduate programs.
    —U.S. News & World Report
  • Top 50 nationwide for size of library collection.
  • 23rd nationwide for service to veterans —"Best for Vets," Military Times