PDP's Videos and Podcasts

A New Revolution with Nadine Burke Harris, MD

In this brief snippet of an event co-sponsored by the School of Social Service Administration, SSA’s Professional Development Program (PDP), Family Action Network (FAN), Center for Health Administration Studies (CHAS), and the Graduate Program in Health Administration and Policy (GPHAP), Dr. Nadine Burke Harris compares the Adverse Childhood Experiences (ACE) Study and subsequent research to the advent of microbial awareness. Nadine Burke Harris, MD, MPH, FAAP, is the Founder and Chief Executive Officer of The Center for Youth Wellness in San Francisco. She has previously presented a viral TED Talk and is a leader in the movement to transform how we respond to early childhood adversity and the resulting toxic stress that dramatically impacts our health and longevity.

February 13, 2018

A Morning with Rep. John Lewis & Andrew Aydin

John Lewis, U.S. representative for Georgia's 5th Congressional District and an American icon known for his role in the civil rights movement, and co-author Andrew Aydin discuss their graphic novel series, March. Illustrated by Nate Powell, March became a No. 1 New York Times bestselling series, winning the Robert F. Kennedy Book Award, the Coretta Scott King Book Award, and the 2016 National Book Award for Young People's Literature, among many other honors. March: Book Three debuted at Comic-Con in 2016, where Congressman Lewis led a crowd in a commemorative march.

May 10, 2017

Forgiveness in the African American Religious Tradition

Trigger warning: The topic and language in this lecture are sensitive in nature. 

Albert J. Raboteau, Henry W. Putnam Professor of Religion Emeritus, Princeton University, gave the 2017 Ruth Knee Lecture on Spirituality and Social Work.

Raboteau's lecture examines the long history of forgiveness in the African American Church tradition, stretching from slavery to the present day, to help explain why some of the family members of nine black church members in Charleston, South Carolina, who were slain by a white supremacist in June 2015, expressed forgiveness for the killer.

2016 Ikuo Yamaguchi Memorial Seminar

Harold Pollack, Helen Ross Professor at UChicago SSA presented "Personal Finance and the Helping Professions."

Everyday Trauma: Perspectives from Buddhism and Psychoanalysis

Mark Epstein, M.D. presented the 2015 Ikuo Yamaguchi Memorial Seminar at UChicago SSA on March 9, 2015.
If there is one thing Buddhism and psychoanalysis can agree upon, it is this: Trauma does not just happen to a few unlucky people, it happens to everyone.

William R. Miller on Motivational Interviewing and Quantum Change

William R. Miller, PhD, the Emeritus Distinguished Professor of Psychology and Psychiatry at the University of New Mexico presented the 2014 Ruth Knee Lecture on Spirituality and Social Work. Miller wove together two major themes from his research career that illuminate the human potential for personal transformation. The first is motivational interviewing (MI), a collaborative counseling style he developed in the 1980s to help clients with alcohol problems overcome their ambivalence about behavior change. The second theme is quantum change—his study of transformations of the "Ebenezer Scrooge" variety that are sparked by epiphanies or sudden insights.

The 2014 Rhoda G. Sarnat Lecture: "Neuroscience, Therapeutic Action, and Clinical Pragmatism: Experiments in Adapting to Need"

William Borden reviews recent developments in the science of mind, showing how emerging models of development validate differing conceptions of therapeutic actions across the foundational schools of thought in contemporary psychotherapy. 

October 24, 2014

Chicago's Big Short: Selling the Myth of Integration in the American City

The 2013 Pastora San Juan Cafferty Lecture on Race and Ethnicity in American Life is delivered by Sudhir Venkatesh, AM '92, PhD '97 (Sociology), William B. Ransford Professor of Sociology, and the Committee on Global Thought at Columbia University. 

October 17, 2013.