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BC Social Work Student Collective Barbecue

SEPTEMBER 10, 2015
5:00โ€“7:00 p.m.
McGuinn Lawn
Rain location: McGuinn 521

The Boston College Graduate School of Social Work Student Collective will host a barbecue to celebrate the start of the new academic year. The entire BC Social Work community is invited to this annual informal get-together.  More about BC Social Work Student Collective Barbecue ยป

Two-Year Program Welcome and Field Education I

SEPTEMBER 2, 2015
8:00 a.m.โ€“5:00 p.m.
Heights Room, Corcoran Commons, Chestnut Hill Campus

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News

GSSW Alum Featured in the Boston Globe

SEPTEMBER 9, 2010

Peter Ducharme, MSW '08, was featured in the Boston Globe for his work with a video game prototype used in therapy to help children develop anger management skills.

Ducharme, a clinical social worker in the department of psychiatry at Children's Hospital Boston, is running the study. While playing the video game, trial patients wear a monitoring clip that allows them to succeed at the game only when their pulse dips below a resting rate. Ducharme teaches players deep breathing techniques that bring down their heart rates.

"If they're getting better at controlling their physiological reactions in the game, they should be better able to control their reactions outside of the game,โ€™" Ducharme said in the article. Additional simulations and features will be added as the clinical trial progresses.