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CBCS students, faculty, and staff participate in IPE Day

University of South Florida School of Social Work students, faculty, and staff

School of Social Work faculty, staff, and students gather at IPE Day.

CBCS students, faculty, and staff participated in USF Health's 6th annual Interprofessional Education and Practice (IPE) Day. This year’s theme was "Caring for Caregivers.”

School of Social Work Associate Professor of Instruction Chris Simmons, PhD, and Department of Mental Health Law and Policy Assistant Professor Kristin Kosyluk, PhD, served on a panel in the morning session, "Unlocking Wellness: Exploring a Toolkit for Inner Balance and Resilience.”

Paul Munoz with IPE Day trophy

Paul Munoz celebrates winning the afternoon competition.

Ten School of Social Work students were invited to the afternoon session where they competed on interdisciplinary teams that used appreciative inquiry to create a rich picture, mind map, and plan on how to incorporate wellness into the workplace. Sommer Joy, Kyla Feld, Paul Munoz, Angel Reyes, Rachel Lane, Jamie Nelms, Mackenzie Lair, Ciarra Buff, Justin Montalbano, and Hannah Miller participated in the competition. Paul Munoz was a member of the winning team for the afternoon session.

Students Sydni Smith and Pedro Serrano-Mejia served as volunteers. Assistant Professor of Instruction Vickie Lynn, PhD, Assistant Instructor Maria Paradiso, MSW, Lianna "Lou" Hernandez, and Amaya "Alex" Ramos also participated in the event.

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The Mission of the College of Behavioral and Community Sciences (CBCS) is to advance knowledge through interdisciplinary teaching, research, and service that improves the capacity of individuals, families, and diverse communities to promote productive, satisfying, healthy, and safe lives across the lifespan. CBCS envisions the college as a globally recognized leader that creates innovative solutions to complex conditions that affect the behavior and well-being of individuals, families, and diverse communities.