Information Security Awareness

Join us to learn more about the threats to digital security and what you can do to protect your information.

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Wednesday, Feb. 18, 2015 from 12-1 p.m.
UAB Hospital West Pavilion Conference Center Room E
Led by: Paul Walker, Information Security Engineer of UAB

Family Support Group

For Family Members of those with Chronic Illness

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Wednesday, May 6, 2015 & Fridays, May 15 - June 19, 2015
12 p.m. - 1:30 p.m.

2nd Floor Kirklin Clinic, Patient Services Suite
Facilitated by: Sydne Stone; LPC; American Association for Marriage and Family Therapy, Clinical Member

This program is offered by the UAB EACC and is open to all UAB, UAB Medicine, VIVA, and Homewood Board of Education employees. Space is limited- To register please go to to enroll for “Family Support Group- EACC” class under the catalog tab.

New Year, New You: 21 Day Challenge

21-challengeA new year is a great time to kick off healthy new habits.
It takes 21 days to make a change and this year you can do it!

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Wednesday, January 14, 2015
12:00 p.m. – 1:00 p.m.
UAB Hospital West Pavilion, Conference Center Board Room

Led by Sarah Holub, Coordinator of Fitness and Wellness at the UAB Campus Recreation Center

Luciana C. Silva

Luciana C. Silva is a Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist (LMFT) and a Clinical Fellow of the American Association for Marriage and Family Therapy. She earned her Master of Science and her Doctorate of Philosophy degrees in Child and Family Development (specialization in Marriage and Family Therapy) from the University of Georgia. She has published in peer-reviewed journals and done national and international conference presentations on a variety of research topics. Her Masters thesis focused on the effects of the fear of sexual assault on women’s use of time and space, and her dissertation topic was how intercultural couples negotiate a multicultural identity for their relationship.

She has a wide-range of experience and expertise in the field of mental health and family therapy. She comes to UAB after ten years of experience in various nonprofit settings, where her work focused on trauma, addiction and co-occurring mental health recovery, intimate relationship conflict and distress, and sexuality education. Luciana works with families to witness and influence their journey toward better understanding, acceptance, and negotiation of themselves as a unit, and as relational (and relating) individuals. When treating individuals, she still conceptualizes their needs and objectives through developmental and systemic frameworks. She is both compassionate and directive in therapy, using Bowen family systems theory as a guiding framework for the practical application of cognitive-behavioral and mindfulness principles.

Luciana has advanced clinical training in Bowen Family Systems Theory, Dialectical Behavior Therapy, Parent-Child Interaction Therapy, the Gottman Method of Couples Therapy, and other evidence-based practices. She is an AAMFT Approved Clinical Supervisor and has taught undergraduate and graduate level courses on various topics in mental health and family therapy. Additionally, she has interest and experience in program evaluation, project management, and qualitative research.

Luciana C. Silva, PhD, LMFT
Employee Assistance and Counseling Center Counselor