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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 »


Promotion & Tenure Announcement

Stephanie Cosner Berzin, PhD
Stephanie Cosner Berzin, PhD

MARCH 5, 2012

Boston College Graduate School of Social Work is pleased to announce that Stephanie Cosner Berzin, PhD, has been promoted to Associate Professor with tenure. Berzin chairs the Children, Youth and Families concentration and is co-director of the new Center for Social Innovation. Her areas of research include vulnerable youth, child welfare, school social work, emerging adulthood, and child and adolescent mental health. In 2009, Berzin was awarded the Frank R. Breul Memorial Prize for her article in the Social Service Review.