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Local Program Unit- Cape Fear/Wilmington


Co-Chair: Mercedes McLaughlin, MSW, LCSW-A (

Co-Chair: Doug Kim Bai, BSW (


Please contact Mercedes or Doug if you have any questions regarding Cape Fear/Wilmington’s LPU.



Due to the ongoing COVID-19 public health emergency, all Local Program Unit events will be virtual for the foreseeable future. 


The Cape Fear/Wilmington LPU meets at the UNC-Wilmington School of Social Work on the second Monday of the month, 5:30-7:00pm.

Upcoming Events:

Check back soon for information about the next event!


Past Events:

  • May 11, 2020: Applying Social Work Code of Ethics to Policy This event has been postponed due to the COVID-19 public health emergency
  • April 13, 2020: CBD and the Effects on Mental Health Issues This event has been postponed due to the COVID-19 public health emergency
  • March 9, 2020: Rational Emotive Behavioral Therapy and Motivational Interviewing for Addictions
  • February 10, 2020: Collaborative Divorce: A Kinder, Gentler Process
  • January 13, 2020: Social Work and Immigration
  • November 4, 2019: Financial and Mental Impact of Clients in Divorce
  • October 14, 2019: Social Work and Disaster Relief
  • September 9, 2019: EVENT CANCELLED- WILL BE RESCHEDULED Social Work with Transgender Individuals: Breaking the Binary and Embracing the Spectrum
  • August 12, 2019: Neuroscience of Mind-Body-Spirit Connectedness

Payment Information:

Once you pay, your money cannot be refunded and it will be your responsibility to find someone to take your spot if you can no longer attend.


If you pay via check, and it is returned for any reason, we will electronically debit your account for the amount of the check plus a processing fee of $25.00.

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