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Jay J. Cayner
Jay J. Cayner was President of the National Association of Social Workers from July 1995 to June 1997. Jay J. Cayner is the Assistant Director at the University of Iowa Hospitals and Clinics and is the Director of Social, Patient and Family Services. He has provided leadership to the University's Employee Assistance Program, Ronald McDonald House Operations, Child Abuse and Dependent Abuse Programs, Clinical Cancer Center, Interdisciplinary Home Health Care,Adult Patient and Family Housing Unit and Midwestern AIDS Training and Education Center (MATEC).
He serves as adjunct associate professor at the University of Iowa School of Social Work where he oversees healthcare field placement for graduate and undergraduate students. He also facilitates group discussion and practice of interpersonal skills in Human Dimensions of Medicine at the University's College of Medicine.
A social worker for over 24 years, he has extensive experience in medical and psycho-social programming, behavioral modification/pain management, multi-disciplinary research on spinal cord injuries and brain dysfunction patients, long-term patient care, child welfare and juvenile delinquency services.
Cayner was former assistant director at the University of Wisconsin Hospital and Clinics. He lectured at the University of Wisconsin where he received his BS in Psychology and Sociology and MSSW. He completed advanced training in Behavior Therapy at Temple University, School of Social Medicine, Department of Psychiatry.
His NASW involvement include the national board of directors positions of regional representative and second-vice president; chair, Executive Director Evaluation Committee; member, Executive Director Search Committee and Personnel Policies Committee; chair, Development Committee; co-chair, Capital Campaign Committee; member, National Center for Social Policy and Practice and Major Gifts Subcommittee; member, Management Subcommittee National Conference Planning Committee, Government Relations Committee and Political Action for Candidate Election Board (PACE). He is past president of the Iowa chapter.
He has membership in the Society for Social Work Administrators in Health Care, Network for Social Work Managers, Association for the Advancement of Behavioral Therapy, National Spinal Cord Injury Foundation, Society of Behavioral Medicine, Iowa Board of Pharmacy Examiners, National Committee for the Prevention of Child Abuse, and the Counsel on Social Work Education.
He is published in the areas of behavioral therapy, multi-disciplinary rehabilitation and long term patient care.