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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 »


Leader in Mental Health Services Joins GSSW

Marylou Sudders, Professor at Boston College Graduate School of Social Work
Marylou Sudders

AUGUST 16, 2012

Recent President and CEO of the Massachusetts Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Children (MSPCC), Marylou Sudders, will join the Boston College Graduate School of Social Work this fall as a full-time associate professor of Macro Practice in the Health & Mental Health concentration.

Prior to her leadership position at MSPCC, Professor Sudders was Commissioner of Mental Health for the Commonwealth of Massachusetts from 1996 through 2003. In recent years, she served as a mental health expert for the United States Department of Justice and was a national panel member for the Behavioral Health Disparities Curriculum Infusion Project, sponsored by the United States Office of Minority Health.

Read an essay by Marylou Sudders in Boston College Social Work magazine about the challenges and opportunities faced by social workers in the mental health field »

Read an article co-written by Marylou Sudders in NPR's WBUR CommonHealth about children's mental health care being treated unequally in Massachusetts »