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Stephanie Brueck

Part-Time Faculty


Stephanie Brueck is a part-time faculty member at BC SSW, teaching Family Therapy. Professor Brueck earned her BA from Washington & Jefferson College and her MSW from Boston College.

Professor Brueck is the Director of Curriculum & Instruction at a Boston non-profit, EMPath, focusing on overseeing quality assurance and providing trainings for organizations across the country. Prior to this role, Professor Brueck joined EMPath as the first direct service provider for the Intergenerational Mobility Project, a whole-family approach to EMPath’s model. Under her leadership, this project has expanded within the organization and across the country to bring a more holistic, family-centered approach to social services.

Professor Brueck incorporates a multidisciplinary approach to Social Work, integrating her direct service background with her experience in neuroscience research. Her previous publications include a focus on examining the connection between early adversity and later psychopathology in adolescents through Boston Children’s Hospital.

Selected Publications

Miller, A. B., McLaughlin, K. A., Busso, D. S., Brueck, S. Peverill, M., & Sheridan, M. A. (2018). Neural correlates of emotion regulation and adolescent suicidal ideation. Biological Psychiatry: Cognitive Neuroscience and Neuroimaging, 3(2), 125-132.

Polak, R., Hutchinson, D., Perryman, L., & Brueck, S. (2017). A calming cushion as a therapeutic wellness tool for youths with disabilities and history of trauma. Social Work, 62(4), 359-365.

Busso, D.S., McLaughlin, K.A., Brueck, S., Peverill, M., Gold, A.L., & Sheridan, M.A. (2017). Child abuse, neural structure, and adolescent psychopathology: A longitudinal study. Journal of the American Academy of Child & Adolescent Psychiatry, 56(4), 321-328.