Michele Weiner-Davis, a 1977 KU social work alumna of Woodstock, Ill., wrote with Bill O'Hanlon, In Search of Solutions: A New Direction in Psychotherapy. Her other books include Divorce Bustin', A Step-by-Step Approach to Making Your Marriage Loving Again and Change Your Life and Everyone In It.
Since the early 1980s, Weiner-Davis has worked to develop and apply the theory and practice of solution-oriented brief therapy, the theme of this year's Social Work Day. Weiner-Davis' presentation begins at 9 a.m. and ends at 4:30 p.m. Her books and tapes will be on sale at the conference.
Alumni awards will be presented during the noon luncheon in the Kansas Union ballroom. Ann T. Weick, social welfare dean, and Stacey Ezekwe, Lawrence, president of KU's Social Work Alumni Society, will recognize anniversary classes and present the awards. The Margo Practicum awards also will be given at the luncheon.
KU's School of Social Welfare is a leader in education. KU's master of social work program was ranked 18th in the nation by U.S. News & World Report magazine's "Best 1995 Graduate Schools."