Why neuroscience needs social work perspectives

Why neuroscience needs social work perspectives ~ Thursday, March 03, 2016 | Alumni and Friends, CSW General | College of Social Work On February 10, 2016 the FSU College of Social Work hosted a presentation by Robert Walker, MSW, LCSW, Assistant Professor of Behavioral Science at the University of Kentucky Center on Drug and Alcohol Research. Walker’s joint appointment in social work and psychiatry gives him a unique perspective on the intersection of the “hard” sciences like neuroscience and the “soft” approaches of social work and the human behavioral sciences. The central focus of his presentation was to show just how complementary, rather than dichotomous, these two fields can be. The measurements in each field might be different, but Walker argued that the evidence that neuroscience points to is central…

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