Renowned Family Clinician and Author Froma Walsh Speaks at Tulane on Sept. 10

September 1, 2010

Kathryn Hobgood Ray
Phone: 504-865-5229

Froma Walsh, a world-renowned family therapist and writer, will lead a three-hour forum on family resilience in the face of disaster at Tulane University Friday, Sept. 10 from 8:30 a.m. to noon in the Qatar Ballroon on the second floor of Lavin-Bernick Center. The event is free and open to the public. Three social work Continuing Education Unit hours will be available for a $45 registration fee.

Walsh, co-director of the University-affiliated Chicago Center for Family Health and former president of the American Family Therapy Academy, has authored many family therapy-related articles and books including Strengthening Family Resilience, Living Beyond Loss, and Spiritual Resources in Family Therapy. She speaks and consults internationally on resilience oriented professional training and practice. 

Walsh will be at Tulane for several days prior to the workshop, providing mental health support and training to the greater New Orleans area. She will also travel to Plaquemines and St. Bernard parishes to meet with social work professionals as part of a mental health needs assessment being conducted by the Tulane School of Social Work. The needs assessment is being funded by a Gulf Aid grant and will enable the Plaquemines Community C.A.R.E. Center Foundation to provide the community with the mental health care needed to address the recent stress of the Gulf oil spill.  Walsh’s visit is sponsored by the Porter-Cason Institute at the Tulane School of Social Work.

Tulane University, New Orleans, LA 70118 504-865-5000