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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 »


U.S. News Ranks BC Social Work in Top Ten

U.S. News Ranks GSSW in Top Ten

MARCH 14, 2012

The most recent U.S. News and World Report listing of "America’s Best Graduate Schools" has ranked the Boston College Graduate School of Social Work at #10.

The School of Social Work, which is ranked with other social work programs every four years, was rated 14th nationally in 2009. The current ranking, "reflects the amazing accomplishments of our faculty, staff, students, and alumni, and our strong relationships with local and global partners," said Dean Alberto Godenzi.

View the rankings from U.S. News and World Report »
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Read the editorial from the Boston College Heights »