Clinical Social Work

CAREER STORY: Alumna Joins Start-up as Medical Care Coordinator for Neurodegenerative Diseases

At the beginning of this year, Emily Zivin (MSW'98) joined Wellthy, a company started up by an alumna of Columbia College. She has been linking clients with neurodegenerative disorders to medical providers and helping them find funds to cover treatment costs.

Social Workers and Other Healthcare Professionals, Consider This New Resource on End-of-Life Care

Alumnus Richard B. Stuart (MSW'60, DSW'65) champions the need for planning end-of-life care by publishing the "6 Steps Living Will" site. He shares his rationale here and encourages social workers to become more involved in this field.

CSSW Welcomes 7 New Full-time Faculty Members and a Visiting Scholar

Three new tenure-track faculty members, four new lecturers, and a visiting scholar will be joining the Columbia School of Social Work at the start of the 2015–2016 academic year.

New York's School Social Workers Convene First-ever Conference to Address Cuts to School-based Mental Health Services

Social work professionals who serve New York’s public school system will convene on Thursday, June 4, at the Columbia School of Social Work for the first-ever conference to address the issue of how to keep school children safe in the face of drastic cuts to mental health services.

New Resource Co-edited by Grace Christ Focuses on Psychosocial Care for People with Cancer

Professor Emerita Grace Christ, with two other pioneers in the field of oncology social work, has produced the first handbook of oncology social work, published by Oxford University Press.

SWM-015: How the Business World Can Benefit from a Human-Centered Approach, with Mark Rodgers

In this podcast we talk to Mark Rodgers about his career path combining training in Rogerian psychotherapy with running his own marketing agency. Rodgers was a participant in one of this year's clinical grand rounds.

Caring for Family Members with Severe Mental Illness: Dr. Rachel Pruchno's Story

Mental illness is back in the news with the revelation that a young German pilot deliberately brought down Germanwings Flight 9525 in the French Alps on March 24, killing all 150 on board. This report on a clinical ground rounds talk by Dr. Rachel Pruchno provides a useful framework for some of the issues under debate.

Licensed Professionals: Join New Workshop Series on Complicated Grief Treatment

Experts agree that the most important factor in a successful grief experience is support for the bereaved. But what if the grieving person gets stuck, and no amount of support seems to be enough? Professor Katherine Shear is offering a new CGT workshop series for grief counselors and other health care professionals.

Aging Well Is Not an Oxymoron, Says Professor Friedman

Adjunct Associate Professor Michael Friedman insists that contrary to the ageist bias of today, it is possible to age well. Then he explores what "aging well" really means.

Sending Holiday Wishes to Alumna Jennifer Bornemann, Working to Fight Ebola in Liberia

Alumna Jennifer Bornemann (MS'00) has been deployed to Monrovia, Liberia, to care for victims of Ebola. We wish her all the best and our thoughts are with her during the holidays.

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