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Opportunities and Challenges: Chinese and Other Asian Students Studying Abroad in the U.S. - East Meets West

April 16, 2018 | 9:00am - 5:00pm

NYU Kimmel Center for University Life

60 Washington Square South
New York, NY 10016

Co-sponsored By:

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Overview

Chinese and other Asian international students are identified as the biggest and fastest growing foreign student populations in the American education system. From elementary to post-secondary education, they account for 35 percent of all international students in the USA. Collectively, Chinese and other Asian international students are paying over $1.5 billion a year into the U.S. educational system. Because of cultural and societal differences, these students experience culture shock when they study in the US, and this 1-day conference will examine two important related areas - the problems faced by Chinese and other Asian international students studying abroad in the US as well as solutions for these problems. The conference will help professionals (social workers, mental health counselors, psychologists, guidance counselors and educators) understand promising and effective interventions to assist Chinese and other Asian international students who study in the US to acclimate and succeed, as well as the health and mental health risks faced while they study abroad. Morning panels are devoted to defining the problem from key people in the field. Afternoon panels will be devoted to presenting solutions for professionals who work with Chinese and other Asian international students. An opportunity to hear from personal perspectives (students, families and loved ones) will also be part of the conference.


Learning Objectives

Participants will be able to:

  • Identify at least two (2) risk factors facing Chinese and other Asian international students enrolled in United States educational institutions
  • Understand the severity of mental health problems among Chinese and other Asian international students
  • Define and utilize at least (1) effective intervention strategy for helping Chinese and other Asian international students
  • Gain insight into resources and programs for when this population is at risk

Featured Presenters

YUHWA EVA LU, BED, MSW, MA, PHD

Associate Professor of Social Work,
NYU Silver School of Social Work

ROHINI PAHWA, BS, MA, MSW, PHD

Assistant Professor of Social Work,
NYU Silver School of Social Work

REJI MATHEW, PHD, LCSW

CBT and DBT Psychotherapist;
Assistant Adjunct Professor,
NYU Silver School of Social Work

Robert L. Hawkins, BA, MPA, MA, PhD

McSilver Associate Professor in Poverty Studies;
Assistant Dean and Director, Undergraduate Program;
McSilver Faculty Fellow,
NYU Silver School of Social Work

Edmond Hsin-tung Pi, MD

Professor Emeritus of Clinical Psychiatry and the Behavioral Sciences,
University of Southern California (USC) Keck School of Medicine;
Former Medical Director, Department of Mental Health (DMH), State of California

Judy Shen-Filerman

CEO, Dreambridge Partners

Lily Lee Chen

Former Vice Chair,
Asia Pacific - USA Chamber of Commerce

XIAOLU HSI, PhD

Clinical Psychologist,
MIT Counseling Center

Charles P. Wang

Former Commissioner of Mental Health, NY State;
President, Chinese American Cultural and Art Association

Virgen Luce, BA, LCSW

Clinical Associate Professor of Social Work, NYU Silver School of Social Work

Peggy Morton, LCSW, DSW

Clinical Associate Professor of Social Work;
Assistant Dean, Field Learning & Community Partnerships,
NYU Silver School of Social Work

Yongxiang Xu

Chair, Social Work Education Association of China; Dean of College of Social & Public Administration, East China University of Science and Technology

Sean C. Xia

President, US-China Advanced Institute for International Business;
Arbitrator, Shanghai Arbitration Commission;
Senior Consultant, Dai & Associates, P.C.

TENTATIVE SCHEDULE

Attendance Fees

Early Bird Special Until
March 16, 2018:


All Professionals: $100.00
Students: $50.00


General Admission: $200.00
NYU Faculty & Staff: $150.00
NYU Silver Alumni (Graduate and Undergraduate degrees): $150.00
NYU Silver Post-Masters Certificate Program Alumni: $187.20
NYU Silver Current Field Instructors: $150.00
NYU Silver Retired Full Time Faculty: $150.00
Students (Undergraduate/Graduate): $100.00
3+ from one agency: $150.00/each
Veterans: $100.00

Registration

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Continuing Education Contact Hours

NYSED & ACE Approved for 7 Continuing Education contact hours.


SOCIAL WORK
New York University Silver School of Social Work is recognized by the New York State Education Department's State Board for Social Work as an approved provider of continuing education for licensed social workers {#SW-0012}.
 
NYU Silver School of Social Work, 1415 is approved as a provider for social work continuing education by the Association of Social Work Boards (ASWB) www.aswb.org through the Approved Continuing Education (ACE) program. NYU Silver School of Social Work maintains responsibility for the program. ASWB Approval Period: 11/11/16 - 11/11/19. Social workers should contact their regulatory board to determine course approval for continuing education credits. Social Workers participating in this course will receive 7 continuing education clock hours.
 
MENTAL HEALTH
New York University Silver School of Social Work is recognized by the New York State Education Department's State Board for Mental Health Practitioners as an approved provider of continuing education for licensed mental health counselors {#MHC-0083}.
 
For Mental Health Practitioners: Please check with your state, if you are not licensed in New York, to determine if these credits will be accepted for licensing renewal.

Cancellations and Refunds

In the event that after registering, you determine that you can no longer attend this event, The Office of Global and Lifelong Learning offers refunds on the following basis:
 

Refund requests made on or before April 6 (by midnight): full refund
Refund requests made on or before April 12 (by midnight): 50% refund
Refund requests made on or after April 13: no refund

In the instance of event cancellation, all registrants will be fully reimbursed.

If you can no longer attend this event and wish to be reimbursed, please complete the form located here.

SPECIAL ACCOMMODATIONS & GRIEVANCE POLICY

Special Accommodations:
Students requiring accommodations have the opportunity to make these known upon registering or by writing to silver.continuingeducation@nyu.edu.

Addressing Grievances:
For information on our Grievance Policy, please click here. If you have questions or concerns contact (212) 998-9099.

Contact Us

NYU Silver School of Social Work
Office of Global and Lifelong Learning
1 Washington Square North, G08
New York, NY 10003
Email: silver.continuingeducation@nyu.edu
Phone: 212-998-5973
Fax: 212-995-4497