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Seminar juhendajatele "The Challenging Process of Supervision"

Toimub: 23.10.2017, kell 09:00 - 24.10.17 16:00
Koht: Energiatalu

23.-24. Oktoobril toimub Energiatalus seminar juhendajatele "The challenging process of supervision". 

Seminari viib läbi  prof. Diana DiNitto PhD, ACSW, LCSW, AADC. 

Prof. Diana DiNitto is a distinguished Teaching Professor and the Cullen Trust Centennial Professor in Alcohol Studies and Education at The University of Texas at Austin School of Social Work. She is also an affiliate faculty member in Women’s and Gender Studies and the American Studies Department.

Her research and teaching interests are in social welfare policy, alcohol and drug problems, and violence against women. Her books include Social Welfare: Politics and Public Policy, 8th ed., Essentials of Social Welfare: Politics and Public Policy, Chemical Dependency: A Systems Approach, 4rd ed., and Social Work: Issues and Opportunities in a Challenging Profession, 3rd ed. 

She previously worked in the substance abuse treatment programs at Apalachee Community Mental Health Services in Tallahassee, Florida, and was a faculty member at the Florida State University School of Social Work. She has been a visiting professor at the University of Hawaii at Manoa, University of Illinois at Champaign-Urbana, University of Sydney (Australia), and Tallinn University (Estonia). 

She is a Fellow of the American Academy of Social Work and Social Welfare, a recipient of the Lifetime Achievement Award of the Social Welfare Policy and Practice Group and the Lora Lee Pederson Teaching Excellence Award and has twice received a Texas Excellence Teaching Award.

Objectives and short description of the course

This interactive seminar will address:

(1) qualities of effective dissertation supervision, 

(2) concerns of students and supervisors in the dissertation process, 

(3) mentoring styles and the roles supervisors may play at various points in the dissertation process,  

(4) approaches to addressing individual, institutional, and environmental challenges in the dissertation process, including ways to help students maintain motivation and complete a high quality dissertation in a timely manner.

For registration please send Your contacts to Marleen Allemann before 18th of October.

There is a limited number of places therefore hurry up to get on board!

Recommended literature (optional):

•     Council of Graduate Schools. (n.d.). Ph.D. Completion Project: Policies and practices to promote student success. Executive summary. Available at    

•     Group for the Advancement of Doctoral Education in Social Work (GADE). Quality Guidelines for PhD Programs in Social Work. Approved April, 2013. Available at

•     Krathwohl, D. R., & Smith, N. L. (2005). How to prepare a dissertation proposal. Suggestions for students in education & the social and behavioral sciences. Syracuse, NY: Syracuse University Press.

•     Liechty, J. M., Liao, M., & Schull, C. P. (2009). Facilitating dissertation completion and success among doctoral students in social work. Journal of Social Work Education, 45(3), 481-497.

•     Roberts, C. M. (2010). The dissertation journey: A practical and comprehensive guide to planning, writing, and defending your dissertation, 2nd ed. Thousand Oaks, CA: Corwin.

•     Terrell, S. R., Snyder, M. M., Dringus, L. P., & Maddrey, E. (2012). A grounded theory of connectivity and persistence in a limited residency doctoral program. The Qualitative Report, 17(31), 1-14. Retrieved from

•     Walker, G. E., Golde, C. M., Jones, L., Bueschel, A. C., & Hutchings, P. (2008). The formation of scholars: Rethinking doctoral education for the twenty-first century. Stanford, CA: Carnegie Foundation for the Advancement of Teaching.