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Boston College School of Social Work

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Phone: 617-552-0987
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Paul Kline

Paul Kline

Professor of Clinical Practice, Children, Youth, & Families

Paul Kline, PhD, received the MSW degree from the Boston College Graduate School of Social Work in 1981. The degree has opened many opportunities to support children and families struggling to recover from encounters with violence and other threats to psychological health and happiness including children hospitalized for severe emotional disturbance, homeless infants and their mothers, and war-affected youth. Recognizing that recovery from traumatic events often requires empathic attention to the whole person, Dr. Kline's most recent work explores the impact of violence on spiritual well-being and the integration of spiritual care with social work practice.

Dr. Kline joined the faculty at BC Social Work in 1991 and teaches required and elective courses in clinical practice.

Read more about Professor Kline's response on trauma at Arlington High School Arlington Advocate »

Read about Paul Kline's Diversity Committee leadership and commitment »

Read Paul Kline's article about our moral duty to protect unaccompanied immigrant youth »