Sarnat Lecture

Friday, October 14, 2016

The Rhoda G. Sarnat Lecture

10:00 – 11:30 a.m.
SSA Lobby
969 East 60th Street, Chicago 
Fee: $15 for 1.5 CEUs
Free without CEUs and open to the public.

Karen S. Budd, Ph.D.
Professor Emerita of Psychology, DePaul University

Applying Evidence-Based Practices in Real-World Settings:  Teacher-Child Interaction Training–Universal (TCIT-U) as an Exemplar
The adverse consequences of early disruptive behaviors on children's social-emotional functioning and school readiness have been well documented. Disruptive behaviors impair teacher-child relationships and teachers' abilities to foster children's skill development. This presentation will describe the historical background, findings, and lessons learned from research collaborating with local school partners to implement a universal prevention program called Teacher-Child Interaction Training–Universal. The approach involves training local school social workers and other qualified school professionals as TCIT-U coaches, so they can provide continuing delivery of in-vivo communication as teachers try out new skills.  

The Rhoda Sarnat Lecture, founded at the University of Chicago, is funded in part by the Rhoda G. Sarnat Lecture fund through the generosity of Rhoda Sarnat and the late Bernard Sarnat. The lecture is delivered annually at the University of Chicago School of Social Service Administration by a prominent researcher or practitioner on a topic especially pertinent to clinical social work.

Rhoda Gerard Sarnat worked as a clinical social worker for more than six decades. She received her master’s degree from SSA in 1939. She died on April 14, 2018 at the age of 102.

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