News: Clinical Social Work

Reddit Ask Me Anything with Complicated Grief Center Director Kathy Shear

On Friday, October 3rd, at 1:00 p.m. EST, you can ask Dr. Kathy Spear anything on Reddit! Spread the word…

October 2, 2014 @ 4:52 pm

Targeted Therapy Relieves Complicated Grief in the Elderly According to New Study by Katherine Shear

Complicated grief is an under-recognized mental health problem that affects million Americans, many of them elderly. Dr. Katherine Shear just now completed the first full-scale randomized clinical trial studying complicated grief in the elderly, which found that a new treatment approach encouraging patients to re-live the loss and reflect on its meaning is twice as successful as traditional depression therapy.

September 26, 2014 @ 6:37 pm

Silence Is Fatal: Fighting Stigma About Depression and Suicide in Our Communities

Professor Leopoldo Cabassa speaks out on the importance of breaking the silence surrounding those who are depressed, in this article just now published in El Nuevo Día, Puerto Rico’s largest-circulation newspaper.

August 22, 2014 @ 7:42 pm

Does Robin Williams’ Suicide Represent a Larger Mental Health Crisis? Professor Dana Alonzo

The Communications Office talks to Professor Dana Alonzo about the tragic death of Robin Williams, her studies of suicidality, and what can be done to reverse America’s rising suicide rates, particularly among men in Williams’ age category.

August 18, 2014 @ 11:03 pm

Adult Children of Divorce Show Greater Risk for Suicide: Study

New research by Associate Professor Dana Alonzo suggests that the mental health effects of divorce may linger on well into adulthood, putting children of divorce at greater risk of suicide.

June 18, 2014 @ 9:46 pm

Article on the Work of Dr. M. Katherine Shear Wins NASW Media Prize

An article in Parade Magazine featuring the work of a member of the School of Social Work’s faculty, Dr. M. Katherine Shear, has won the 2014 award for “Best Magazine Article” from the National Association of Social Workers (NASW).

June 6, 2014 @ 11:25 pm

Two Alumni Honored at 2014 Annual Meeting of NASW-NYC

At the annual meeting of the National Association of Social Workers-New York City, held on May 15, 2014, two alumni…

May 27, 2014 @ 10:08 pm

Columbia Social Work Review Team Celebrates Launch of 2014 Issue

The Columbia Social Work Review serves as a forum for the exchange of innovative ideas from the perspective of social work students. Check out the highlights of this year’s issue in this slideshow celebrating the mid-April launch.

May 6, 2014 @ 8:48 pm

Be on the Lookout for Elder Abuse

What is elder abuse and what are the signs that an older person is a victim of abuse? Adjunct professor Michael Friedman, along with Joy Solomon and Malya Kurzwell Levin, provide an overview.

April 11, 2014 @ 9:50 pm

SWM-004: Dialectical Behavior Therapy in Clinical Social Work, with Tony DuBose

Clinical social workers, how do you teach your clients to tolerate emotional pain? In this podcast episode, Dr. Tony DuBose, an expert on Dialectical Behavior Therapy (DBT) discusses the benefits of that model with Professor André Ivanoff.

November 8, 2013 @ 7:30 pm

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