University of Montevallo to host Advocacy Day

Published 1:53 pm Friday, September 5, 2014


MONTEVALLO—The University of Montevallo Social Work Program will host the 2014 Advocacy Day Conference, with keynote speaker Dr. Scott Ketring, Sept. 26 from 8:30 a.m.-noon.



The focus of the conference is Ethical Treatment of Suicidal Clients: Beyond Risk Management, and licensed social workers and counselors can receive 2.5 continuing education contact hours for attending the workshop.

Ketring, acting director of the Auburn University Marriage and Family Therapy Center and associate professor in the Department of Human Development and Family Students, will discuss how to define the standard of care for suicidal clients, key aspects of good case notes, informed consent and the differences between suicide ideators and potential suicide attempters.

Ketring’s research focuses on families living in poverty, couple relationships and program services for diverse families. He is a founding member of the Birmingham Recovery Network, an organization of agencies and church groups in the Birmingham area dedicated to addressing poverty, substance abuse and mental illness. He also serves as president of the Alabama Division for the American Association for Marriage and Family Therapy.

To register for the conference, visit For more information, call 665-6180.