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Sept. 25: Social work workshop

FREDERICK, Md.—A social work faculty member of James Madison University who specializes in international social work will discuss ethical supervision in diverse practice for social work and other health professionals Sept. 25 at Hood College.

Cindy Hunter, associate professor and director of field education in the department of social work at James Madison University, will present The Ethics of Culturally Competent Supervision in the Whitaker Campus Center Commons from 9 a.m. to noon.

This workshop will cover the ethical issues related to being a culturally competent social worker. The participants will gain knowledge about displacement and transmigration in order to increase responsiveness to immigrants and refugees; increase their skills in ethical supervision, including for bicultural and bilingual workers, for work with immigrants and refugees; and develop indicators for cultural competence that relate to the participants’ practice settings.

Hunter earned her master’s in social work degree from Howard University, and she is a licensed social worker in Virginia. She has written on many practice and supervision topics, including the supervision of bilingual social work students for the Field Educator Journal. She has published and presented on international social work issues at the Latin American Studies Association, the International Council on Social Welfare and the Council on Social Work Education. She has lived and worked in El Salvador and Mauritania.

The social work program of Hood’s sociology and social work department is hosting the presentation. Registration begins at 8:30 a.m. The workshop costs $35, to be paid at registration, and three CEUs are available.

To attend, send an email to Lynda Sowbel at including name, agency, profession and whether CEUs are desired.