News: Clinical Social Work

In Memorium: Alumna Joan Patricia Staudt Pracy (MSW’47)

CSSW mourns the passing of Mrs. Joan Pracy, MSW ’47, an esteemed alumna who made outstanding contributions to social work…

February 23, 2016 @ 6:27 pm

CAREER STORY: Alumna Joins Start-up as Medical Care Coordinator for Neurodegenerative Diseases

After taking time away from her career in medical social work to raise her young children, Columbia (MSW’98) alumna and…

January 8, 2016 @ 1:11 am

New Resource Co-edited by Grace Christ Focuses on Psychosocial Care for People with Cancer

Professor Emerita Grace Christ, with two other pioneers in the field of oncology social work, has produced the first handbook of oncology social work, published by Oxford University Press.

April 20, 2015 @ 9:14 pm

SWM-015: How the Business World Can Benefit from a Human-Centered Approach, with Mark Rodgers

In this podcast we talk to Mark Rodgers about his career path combining training in Rogerian psychotherapy with running his own marketing agency. Rodgers was a participant in one of this year’s clinical grand rounds.

April 13, 2015 @ 9:16 pm

Caring for Family Members with Severe Mental Illness: Dr. Rachel Pruchno’s Story

Mental illness is back in the news with the revelation that a young German pilot deliberately brought down Germanwings Flight 9525 in the French Alps on March 24, killing all 150 on board. This report on a clinical ground rounds talk by Dr. Rachel Pruchno provides a useful framework for some of the issues under debate.

April 2, 2015 @ 10:43 pm

Licensed Professionals: Join New Workshop Series on Complicated Grief Treatment

Experts agree that the most important factor in a successful grief experience is support for the bereaved. But what if the grieving person gets stuck, and no amount of support seems to be enough? Professor Katherine Shear is offering a new CGT workshop series for grief counselors and other health care professionals.

March 31, 2015 @ 8:22 pm

Aging Well Is Not an Oxymoron, Says Professor Friedman

Adjunct Associate Professor Michael Friedman insists that contrary to the ageist bias of today, it is possible to age well. Then he explores what “aging well” really means.

February 17, 2015 @ 8:34 pm

Sending Holiday Wishes to Alumna Jennifer Bornemann, Working to Fight Ebola in Liberia

Alumna Jennifer Bornemann (MS’00) has been deployed to Monrovia, Liberia, to care for victims of Ebola. We wish her all the best and our thoughts are with her during the holidays.

December 24, 2014 @ 9:31 pm

How Laurie Marsden (MSW’99) Evolved into Helping Other Women Evolve

Based in part on her personal evolution and in part on her study of clinical social work and years of experience as a psychotherapist, Laurie Marsden (MSW’99) has entered a new phase of her career. She has launched an online therapy program that aims to help other women evolve.

November 7, 2014 @ 11:35 pm

In Honor of World Mental Health Day, Paying Tribute to CSSW’s DBT Training

The Columbia School of Social Work is becoming an incubator for training specialists in an innovative treatment method known as Dialectical Behavior Therapy.

October 10, 2014 @ 11:50 pm

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