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Department of Health Social Work Grand Rounds: Engaging Social Workers in Boosting COVID-19 Vaccine Confidence, Uptake & Access

Location: Zoom

Date: Monday, January 31, 2022

Time: 12–1 p.m.

Contact: Renee Collins

About the Event

In this installment of Health Social Work Grand Rounds, Mary Velasquez, Ph.D., presents “Engaging Social Workers in Boosting COVID-19 Vaccine Confidence, Uptake and Access.” Velasquez is the director of the Health Behavior Research Training Institute at the Steve Hicks School of Social Work. Velasquez is also a professor in the departments of psychiatry and population health at The University of Texas at Austin.

For more information, email Renee Collins.

Register to attend the event.

Learning Objectives:

  • Demonstrate how motivational interviewing can help social workers build confidence in COVID vaccination and cope with pandemic fatigue.
  • Employ the motivational interviewing spirit and compare how it aligns with social work values and principles.
  • Acquire best practices for screening, brief intervention and referral to treatment (SBIRT) to promote vaccine confidence, uptake and access.

Available Credits

1.0 CEU: The Office of Professional Development at The University of Texas at Austin Steve Hicks School of Social Work is accredited by the Council on Social Work Education, and as such receives automatic approval as a continuing education provider by the Texas Board of Social Work examiners under Texas Administrative Code, Title 22, Part 34. § 781.511(c).

The program represented by this certificate was provided in accordance with the criteria and standards of the Texas State Board of Social Worker Examiners, and has been approved for Social Workers, Licensed Professional Counselors, and Licensed Marriage and Family Therapists. Please note that 1 hour = 1 CEU. Complaints about this program may be made to TSBSWE 333 Guadalupe St, Tower 3, Room 900, Austin, TX 78701 • 512-305-7700 • 800-821-3205 • bhec.texas.gov/texas-state-board-of-social-worker-examiners/