We would like to congratulate School of Social Welfare lecturer, Arlene Lev, on receiving the Innovative Contribution to Family Therapy Award from the American Family Therapy Academy. This award recognizes innovative contributions to family therapy theory and practice. Recipients are pioneers in the field who enhance clinical approaches, social action efforts.
Professor Lev has been a lecturer at the University of Albany for 25 years, and of late is the Project Director for The Sexual Orientation and Gender Identity (SOGI) Project here on campus. This innovative project enhances competencies for social work students who are entering into clinical practice with LGBTQ clients and their families, and at the same time promotes LGBTQ education and access for any student at UAlbany interested in the field. This project includes the development of specialized coursework and field placements for social work students in partnership with the Pride Center of the Capital Region .