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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 »


Fulbright-Nehru Awardees

DECEMBER 13, 2012

Dr. Thomas O'Hare, Associate Professor at Boston College Graduate School of Social Work, and Dr. Margaret V. Sherrer, Associate Professor at Lyndon State College (and recent graduate of the Boston College GSSW Doctoral Program) have both received Fulbright-Nehru Awards to teach and conduct research in Kerala, India. They will be affiliated with Rajagiri College in Kerala from January to April 2012.

O'Hare and Sherrer will collaborate on a project exploring western and traditional approaches to mental health with severely mentally ill people in Kerala. India is the largest Fulbright program for American scholars and professionals and offers over 80 awards each year.