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34th Annual Symposium for Field Educators

Friday, February 15
9 a.m. – 12 p.m.
Pope Auditorium
Lowenstein Center, Lincoln Center Campus 113 W 60th St
New York, NY 10023
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This workshop is designed to help field instructors prepare interns to work with immigrants from diverse
backgrounds. Participants will learn how to help students use a social work lens to understand the micro-, mezzo-, and macro-level factors impacting various immigrant groups. This workshop will present the historical context of the social work profession’s role in working with immigrant populations, introduce theoretical approaches to working with clients, including trauma-informed practice and resiliency, and address the importance of advocacy efforts with these populations.


  • Maria Lizardo, Executive Director of Northern Manhattan Improvement Corp.
  • Debra Presti-Eschen, Director of Case Management, Catholic Charities Community Outreach Services
  • Barbara Levy Simon, PhD, Professor, Columbia University School of Social Work


This event is open to faculty/staff.