Field Practice Institute: Third Annual Summit on Emerging Issues in Social Work Practice

Fostering mental health in an education setting: Implications for micro, mezzo, and macro practice

Date & Time:

Tuesday, August 5, 2014
9:00 AM - 12:00 PM
Program runs from 9 am - noon. Registration will open at 8:30 am



St. Catherine University, 2004 Randolph Ave., St. Paul, MN. Coeur de Catherine Ballroom, 3rd floor.

The St. Catherine University/University of St. Thomas School of Social Work Field Practice Institute annual summit provides an opportunity for social workers, field instructors, students, and faculty to dialogue on the current trends in social work practice. This year's summit will focus on mental health in educational settings. We will use the micro/mezzo/macro framework to delve deeper into challenges, successes and opportunities. The topics in this workshop will be relevant to social work practice in a variety of settings serving children and families.

*Continuing education certificates provided

Social workers in a variety of settings and roles such as school social workers, school-based treatment settings, special education social workers, and community-based social workers working with children and families (e.g. mental health providers, crisis intervention, outreach, corrections, in-home social workers, etc.)

Keynote and Panel Discussion

We are delighted to welcome social workers with a variety of experience to share their practice wisdom and to inspire dialogue and collaboration.

Keynote: Christy McCoy - School Social Worker at Agape High School and President of the Minnesota School Social Workers Association


  • Heather Alden - School Social Worker at EXPO Elementary
  • Mary Larscheid - District Mental Health Professional for Albert Lea Area Schools
  • Kathy Lombardi - Lead School Social Worker Journeys Secondary School


All programs offered by the University of St. Thomas shall be readily accessible to individuals with disabilities. For details, call (651) 962-6315.