News: Clinical Social Work

Students Share Highlights from Wide Range of Field Experiences

Field work is a vital part of a social work education, as the students in this slideshow attest.

November 1, 2013 @ 4:00 am

“Curiosity”—Another Name for History, and for Hope

First-year student Natalie Millman says that her background in guided autobiography can be useful in doing bio-psycho-social (BPS) assessments and in persuading clients of their self-worth.

March 26, 2013 @ 4:19 pm

Social Work Month Is in Full Swing, with Many Events for Alumni

Attention, alumni! You still have time to join one of the events arranged by CUSSW’s Alumni office.

March 19, 2013 @ 11:31 pm

An Alumna Aspires to Raising the Profile of Women Across Africa

As Black History Month draws to a close, we turn to recent graduate Moiyattu Banya (MS’09), a passionate social entrepreneur who specializes in African women’s empowerment, for some inspiration.

February 28, 2013 @ 12:59 am

A New Treatment Program for the Grief That Won’t End

Grief can be complicated. As one of the first medical experts to recognize this, Dr. M. Katherine Shear, the Marion E. Kenworthy Professor of Psychiatry in Social Work at CUSSW, has developed an effective 16-session treatment. She is launching the program as an official Columbia University “center” on Monday, February 25.

February 22, 2013 @ 11:21 pm

Nine Ph.D. Students Enter the Academic Job Market

Announcing the release of a booklet listing the achievements of nine CUSSW doctoral students, program chair Julien Teitler mentioned their “broad range of important topics, including child obesity, foster care, adult and adolescent mental health, gender-based violence, and resilience among at-risk women in developing countries.”

January 22, 2013 @ 5:49 pm

Professor Emeritus David Fanshel, World Expert on Foster Care, Dies

Dr. David Fanshel, who was a professor at the Columbia University School of Social Work and received his doctorate from the School, passed away on December 15, 2012. CUSSW joins his family in celebrating his contributions, including and especially his award-winning work on the American foster care system.

January 11, 2013 @ 1:27 am

NASW-NYC Honors Five CUSSW Alumni as Social Work Leaders

Paul Levine (MS’68) was one of five awardees at the annual dinner held by the National Association of Social Workers, New York Chapter, on December 6. Read more about his achievements, along with those of the other five CUSSW alumni who were honored…

December 7, 2012 @ 9:37 pm

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