News: Disaster relief efforts
Social Impact LIVE: Ellen Lukens and Helle Thorning Reflecting on 9/11, Loss, and Resiliency
On the 18th anniversary of 9/11, Richard Hara is joined by Dr. Ellen Lukens and Dr. Helle Thorning to discuss…
Putting Social Work Books Back on the Shelves at the University of Puerto Rico
In September of last year, Hurricane Maria hit Puerto Rico as a Category 5 hurricane, the worst natural disaster on…
Veronica Guruceaga (MSW’98) to Class of 2018: “Being a social worker is a way of life.”
Dean Takamura, professors and faculty members, my fellow speakers, and to all of you graduate students becoming part of Columbia…
Dean’s Statement on Disaster in Nepal and Riots in Baltimore
Dean Jeanette Takamura comments on the earthquake disaster in Nepal and, on the home front, the senseless death of Freddie Gray in Baltimore.
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.
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.
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.
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.
New Study: Savings-led Microfinance Reduces HIV Risk for Vulnerable Women in Mongolia
In a month where we celebrated World Social Work Day and International Women’s Day, we present the findings of Professor Susan Witte’s international research project on behalf of Mongolian women.
Social Work Practice Prepared Her for Politics, Says Zambia’s First Woman Vice President
On the occasion of International Women’s Week, the Columbia School of Social Work hosted an event featuring Her Honor Inonge Wina, a former social worker. The focus of her remarks was women’s empowerment.