News: Elderly Care
COVID-19 Underlines the Need for Culturally Appropriate Interventions in New York City
Prompted by the pandemic, Prof. Jinyu Liu produced a bilingual guide for Chinese seniors with dementia. Picture this: An older…
Nine PhD Students Enter the Academic Job Market
Since its inception in 1950, the doctoral program at Columbia School of Social Work has produced many of the world’s…
A Wish and a Dream to See More Social Work Students Make Waves, Move Mountains, Change Lives
This article first appeared in the Planned Giving section of Giving to Columbia. It is reposted here with the Office…
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.
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.
Destination China: CUSSW Pays Visit to Columbia Global Center in Beijing
In honor of Chinese New Year, we present highlights from the lecture series given by the Dean and several faculty during their trip to China in December.