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Boston College School of Social Work


Distinguished Alumni Honored for 2016

JANUARY 21, 2016

The Distinguished Alumni Awards honor Boston College School of Social Work MSW or PhD alumni who have made significant contributions to the social work profession. This year, two awards were handed out during a ceremony held on January 8th at McGuinn Hall, to  Daniel Gill, MSW '06, and  Judith S. Willison, MSW '87.

Daniel D. Gill is currently employed by the United States Department of Veterans Affairs' VA Maryland Health Care System as a Team Lead in the HUD-VASH (Veterans Affairs Supported Housing) program.
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Judith S. Willison is currently an Assistant Professor in the School of Social Work at Bridgewater State University. She teaches social work practice courses, Dynamics of Diversity and Oppression, and an elective focused on a multisystemic approach to addressing violence.  See bio »  

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Stonehill Colloquium

March 10, 2009

MARCH 10, 2009

Professor Kerry Mitchell, Ph.D.,LICSW will be presenting a lecture at Stonehill College: "Confessions of a Cognitive Therapist: 20 Years in Practice"

This presentation will focus on both the literature and the research which support the use of Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT) and will provide a critical analysis of the use of CBT in practice settings by an experienced practitioner.
Ways in which CBT is used with the range of populations, from children to elders, will be addressed, as will the latest data on the CBT formulation of the physiological underpinnings of depression.  Training social workers in the use of CBT will be reviewed from the perspective of an experienced therapist and faculty member.  The relevance of the CBT approach will be discussed in light of the current demands of health care providers and the agency environment.

Who Should Attend: Social Workers, Mental Health professionals, Individuals interested in pursuing a master's degree in social work and Interested members of the community

Visit the Stonehill website for maps and directions at:
The lecture if free and open to the public.

For more information about the BCGSSW 3-4 year MSW programs serving students in the southeastern Massachusetts and Rhode Island area contact: Sheila Platt, PhD, by phone at 617 552-8046 or email