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Boston College School of Social Work


In Quiet Desperation: Men's Mental Health and the Role of Social Work

SEPTEMBER 24, 2015
12:30–2:00 p.m.
McGuinn 521
RSVP to by 9/22
1.5 CEUs
Lunch Provided

Since 2011, Dr. Kevin Shafer has been an Assistant Professor of Social Work at Brigham Young University in Provo, Utah. He received his PhD from The Ohio State University in 2009. He has three research foci: (1) father involvement and its effects on men, women, and children; (2) gender differences in mental health and help-seeking; and (3) the influence of stepfather-child and father-child relationships on the stepchild’s well-being. Dr. Shafer conducts this research in both the United States and Brazil. He is the principal investigator of the Survey of Contemporary Fatherhood and the BYU Men's Studies Research Lab, a multidisciplinary research group addressing men's health, well-being, and fathering.

PhD Information Session Webinar

SEPTEMBER 22, 2015
12:00–1:00 p.m.

Boston College School of Social Work invites you to participate in an interactive PhD Information Session Webinar to learn about our PhD programs and ask questions. The program director and current Boston College PhD students will give an overview about the program. If you are interested in participating, please register for the 2015 Webinar »


Professor Lubben Selected as Fellow of the American Academy of Social Work and Social Welfare

James Lubben
James Lubben

MARCH 31, 2011

James Lubben, Professor and Louise McMahon Ahearn Chair, and Director of the Doctoral Program at the Boston College Graduate School of Social Work, has been selected as a Fellow of the American Academy of Social Work and Social Welfare. The Academy is an honorific society of distinguished scholars and practitioners dedicated to achieving excellence in the field of social work and social welfare through high impact work that advances social good. In addition to chairing the GSSW doctoral program, Lubben is director of the Boston College Institute on Aging, and director of the Hartford Doctoral Fellows Program.

The induction ceremony will be held on May 6, 2011, in Washington, DC. More information about the Academy can be found at

Video » James Lubben talks about his love of flowers and how cultivation and nurturing translates to his relationships with his students.