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  • Social Work Alum Rion Tisino Discusses “Diss-funk-shun-all”

    March 15, 2011

    Rion Tisino, who received his BSW in 2003, chronicles his growing up as the only surviving triplet, getting shot, dealing with his anger and immorality, and finally achieving success in “Diss-funk-shun-all.” He discusses his memoir at 6 p.m. on April 7 in the Boeing Room, Lemieux Library.

    Tisino specializes in child mental health and ethnic minority mental health. He works primarily with black children, youth, and families.  Because of his struggles, experiences, and education, he focuses his work on breaking the cycle of dysfunction within black families. Tisino, who maintains a private practice in Lakebay, WA, also works for the Washington State Children’s Administration and teaches part-time at Edmonds Community College.

    Social Work is one of 33 undergraduate majors offered by the College of Arts and Sciences.


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