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BCSSW Unveils Revamped Social Work Library

NOVEMBER 4, 2015

The School of Social Work's library received a significant upgrade this past summer, when Boston College invested substantial resources to building a gleaming, innovative space for its students.

Library staffers conducted several focus groups and student surveys ahead of the redesign, in order to ensure the new space was best suited to the school’s most important stakeholders. Boston-based architectural firm Dimella Shaffer won a competition to then integrate this feedback into the ultimate design that would become the new library.

"The library redesign was a labor of love for the many of us involved in the project," says Head Librarian Hannah Ha. "We worked hard to integrate the perspective of our students in our plans, and we are confident we've created the best possible space for both collaborative and individual study and work." More about BCSSW Unveils Revamped Social Work Library on the Blog »

BCSSW Convenes First-of-its-kind Neuroscience and Social Work Symposium

OCTOBER 15, 2015

Assistant Professor Jessica Black is breaking new ground with colleagues from across the nation for a new area of inquiry: neuroscience and social work. An educational psychologist with postdoctoral training in neuroscience from the Stanford University School of Medicine, she is one of a small group of pioneers to concentrate her career in this space. Black firmly believes that neuroscience is a critical component of any social work training, and thanks to her leadership, BCSSW offers its students the option to complete a certificate in this cross-disciplinary inquiry.

More than just building a program at BCSSW, however, Black hopes to construct a new field between these spaces; this fall, she and the BC School of Social Work hosted a first-of-its-kind research symposium entitled Intersections: Social Work and Neuroscience. Find out more about this symposium on the blog »


Health Care Reform: From Policy to Practice

Health Care Reform Event

FEBRUARY 24, 2014
1:15–1:30 p.m. Registration
1:30-5:00 p.m. Program and Reception
Heights Room, Corcoran Commons. Maps and directions
Parking available. See parking rates and information
3.4 CEUs

Boston College students, alumni, faculty, staff, field agencies, and advisors are invited to attend an afternoon conference, "Health Care Reform: From Policy to Practice," to examine the Affordable Care Act (ACA) and the challenges and opportunities for expanding the roles and influence of social workers. This event brings together leaders and social work practitioners to provide insight into the future landscape for social workers.

The event will conclude with a reception in honor of Boston College Graduate School of Social Work alumnus Angelo McClain, PhD '01, the current Chief Executive Officer of the National Association of Social Workers (NASW).

Keynote Address: "Social Work & Health Care—One View On the Future"

Charles D. Baker, Jr.
Candidate for Governor of Massachusetts
Former Chief Executive Officer, Harvard Pilgrim Health Care

Panel Discussion

Angelo McClain, PhD '01
Chief Executive Officer, National Association of Social Workers
Former Commissioner for the Massachusetts Department of Children and Families

Carol Kress, MSW, LICSW
Chief Operating Officer, Massachusetts Behavioral Health Partnership

Mary Neagle, MSW, LICSW
Co-director, Integrative Care Management Program (iCMP), Partners Health Care

Rebecca Osario, MSW, LICSW
Clinical Social Worker, Integrated Care Management Program, Massachusetts General Hospital

J. Scott Turton, MSW, LICSW
Director of Primary Care Integration and Electronic Medical Records Implementation, Gosnold on Cape Cod