Events & Info Sessions

Information Sessions

Are you, or someone you know, interested in obtaining a Master of Social Work degree? We invite you to attend an information session to learn more about our bold, courageous and world-affirming community of professional social workers.

Online Information Sessions

Thursday, June 17, 2021


Thursday, July 8, 2021

5:00pm-6:00pm (PST)


Thursday, August 19, 2021


Thursday, September 2, 2021

12:00pm-1:00pm (PST)

Thursday, September 9, 2021

4:00pm-5:00pm (PST)


MSW Special Lecture-Dr. Anne Farina

We are excited to announce our next MSW special lecture! Join us as we chat with Dr. Anne Farina, Social Work Department Assistant Professor. 

MSW Special Lecture: Dr. Anne Farina, MSW, PhD

The event includes a 30 minute lecture and a Q&A session immediately after. Settle in and bring your questions for Dr. Farina!

Date: June 23, 2021
Time: 5:00pm-6:00pm

Register Here

Dr. Farina has provided clinical services for refugee and immigrant children and adults, adoptees, children in foster care, and perinatal Latinas. She developed research informed models of assessment for immigrant adults and children and created a somatic based intervention for children to decrease trauma symptoms. 

As a practitioner, Dr. Farina was also involved with community-based research and intervention research projects, including pilot studies of the somatic based trauma-focused intervention. She continues to provide mental health evaluations for individuals seeking asylum and U-Visas for victims of crimes. She has extensive training in the area of trauma (Sensorimotor Psychotherapy for the Treatment of Trauma; Structured Sensory Interventions for Traumatized Children, Adolescents and Parents; Neurosequential Model of Therapeutics; and Trauma Focused Cognitive Behavioral Therapy). 

In her research, Dr. Farina focuses on the impact of war related trauma on families and parenting, trauma-focused interventions, mental health outcomes among international and transracial adoptees, impact of racism on mental health, community-based research, systematic reviews and meta-analysis, mixed methods research, qualitative research, and social media research. Dr. Farina teaches courses in the areas of social work practice, human development, and trauma-informed social work practice. 

A Racial Equity Reckoning:

Black History Month Keynote Address by Dr. Benjamin Danielson

Presented on Feb. 18, 2021 by Seattle University Master of Social Work and Seattle University Nonprofit Leadership, Dr. Danielson hoped to sustain people’s commitment to racial equity during these exhausting days and to go deeper into the nature of systemic racism and strategies to help address the difficult work of promoting equity. We are currently working on developing descriptions for the artworks presented by Dr. Danielson and will add them here once we have them completed.

View a Sample Lecture

Ever wonder what it would be like to sit in on an MSW class? Take a look at the sample lectures below to get a feel for how a lecture might be given in one of our classes!

View a sample lecture titled: Anti-Oppressive Practice with Immigrants with Dr. Hye-Kyung Kang, MSW Director, Social Work Chair and Associate Professor.

View a sample lecture given by Social Work Assistant Professor, Dr. Aakanksha Sinha titled: Making Research Matter.