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Professional Education Program Announces Boston Children’s Hospital Partnership

In partnership with the Boston Children's Hospital, the Professional Education Programs department has announced the launch of a 12-week certificate program in cognitive behavioral treatment (CBT). CBT is one of the few forms of psychotherapy that has been scientifically tested and found to be effective in many trials for many different disorders. In... More

BUSSW Hosts First Macro Mixer

On Wednesday, February 8, the BU School of Social Work Admissions Office hosted its first Macro Matters Mixer, an effort to raise awareness about the macro side of social work and to offer an opportunity for networking amongst various audiences. Faculty, staff, alumni and current students gathered to mix and mingle... More

Special Intergenerational Programming Workshop Provides Interactive Learning Opportunity

On Friday, February 17, MSW and PhD students, field instructors and alumni from BUSSW and Boston College attended a special workshop hosted by Professor Ernest Gonzales and the Lowy-GEM Program at BU School of Social Work. The day-long workshop, “Achieving Health Equity through Intergenerational Programming,” took place in Conant Lounge and... More

BUSSW’s Rick Cresta Presents Chronic Marijuana Use in Teens Workshop in Southeastern MA

On February 22, BUSSW’s Rick Cresta led Chronic Marijuana Use in Teens, a workshop for over 70 social workers and mental health professionals working with teenagers, in Southeastern Massachusetts. Chronic Marijuana Use in Teens was sponsored by Old Colony YMCA, a longtime partner of BUSSW and a field placement site... More

BUSSW Welcomes Two New Faculty Members

Robert D. Eschmann is completing his PhD at the University of Chicago School of Social Service Administration. Eschmann’s research focuses on social media and youth development, urban education reform, the geography of poverty, and adolescent experiences with violence, prejudice, and discrimination. His current work utilizes a sample of high achieving... More

BUSSW Community Activism in Action

In solidarity with those who may be affected by actions that are inconsistent with our social work values, our Code of Ethics, and the standards of our profession, BU School of Social Work community members are leading the charge for social justice.  Following our NASW Code of Ethics, our community has and can... More

Special Lecture: “The Sociocultural Context of Coping: Homicide Victims and African American Survivors,” with University of Maryland Professor Tanya Sharpe

On January 24 at the BU Castle, BU School of Social Work welcomed University of Maryland Professor Tanya Sharpe. Sharpe’s lecture, entitled, “The Sociocultural Context of Coping: Homicide Victims and African American Survivors,” focused on her work and research around the African American experience of homicide victimization. “My commitment to build... More

BRIDGE Program Graduates Eight

On December 12, 2016, friends, family, faculty, alumni, and members of the BUSSW community gathered to celebrate eight special students as they graduated from the Building Refugee and Immigrant Degrees for Graduate Education (BRIDGE) Program. Recognizing that while immigrants and refugees make numerous contributions to the larger society, they often face... More

BUSSW Dean Steketee Releases Statement on Immigration Executive Order

Our School of Social Work stands in solidarity with those caught in the crossfires of the United States President's recent Executive Order restricting entry into the United States and blocking resettlement programs for people from Iran, Iraq, Libya, Somalia, Sudan, Syria, and Yemen. These actions are inconsistent with our social... More

Q&A with Erika Gaitan ’13, City Year Scholar

Each year, Boston University School of Social Work (BUSSW) offers three scholarships to a City Year member or alumnus who provided at least one year of service to City Year.  Texas-native Erika Gaitan ’13 was selected from an international pool of candidates for a BUSSW “Give a Year” Scholarship for... More