accomplished international researcher in the area of group assessment
procedures will conduct a professional development workshop this
week for faculty in The University of Southern Mississippi Department
of Curriculum, Instruction and Special Education.
Schechtman, a member of the faculty at the University of Haifa in
Israel, will present at the two-day workshop Feb. 12 and 13, focusing
on implementing group procedures as an element of the criteria for
admitting candidates to the university's teacher education program.
The mandatory workshop for CISE faculty will be held in the Southern
Miss Speech-Reading-Special Education Building, room 142. Refreshments
and lunch will be provided.
collaborates with group work researchers in the field, and her research
has advanced the field in terms of the therapeutic factors in group
work," said Dr. Renee Falconer, an assistant professor in the
CISE department. "In addition, her contributions related to
the effectiveness of children's groups are extraordinary, and through
her faculty teaching position at the University of Haifa, she has
enhanced and furthered the training of future group work practitioners
as a teacher, researcher, trainer, and group leader."
clearly been exceptional in her efforts to advance the field of
group work internationally."
has served on the editorial board for the Journal for Specialists
in Group Work for the last three years, where she has added an international
perspective. She is a recent recipient of the Professional Advancement
Award, which recognizes the activities of individuals who help advance
the field of group work through research, development of a new technique
or theory, public relations, legislative activities, or group work
very pleased to have Dr. Schechtman on campus to participate in
the professional development of our faculty, given her international
stature," said Dr. Mitch Berman, associate dean of the Southern
Miss College of Education and Psychology.
For more information,
contact the Southern Miss Department of Curriculum, Instruction
and Special Education at (601) 266-6197.