Associate Professor Susan Tohn and Boston College School of Social Work alumna Suelen Yancor, MSW ’05, offer a two-day training on Solution-Focused Therapy techniques with a focus on Spanish language interventions, a project designed to help practitioners understand some of the unique cultural competencies associated with best serving Latinx populations.
Dispatches from the Field is a recurring feature at Innovate@BCSW designed to showcase the school’s commitment to fostering, through field education, fruitful relationships with organizations both in Boston and around the world that are providing critical services to those living at the margins of society.
Students conducted community-based fieldwork in rural India and visited the Indian Institute of Technology Bombay (IITB) as the culmination of an independent study on social innovation.
Dispatches from the Field is a recurring feature at Innovate@BCSW designed to showcase the school’s commitment to fostering, through field education, fruitful relationships with organizations that are providing critical services to those living at the margins of society. Mossman is working at Lahey Health Behavioral Services.
Kumar joined the BCSSW faculty this past September. In this Q&A with Innovate, he discusses his diverse background working across consulting, engineering, and social work; his transdisciplinary approach to research projects; and his expectations for teaching and inquiry at Boston College.
In this Q&A, Peterson and Zimakas discuss their experiences working in corrections, what it means to share a bond as BCSSW alumni, and why Peterson got into the field in the first place.
Alumni board member Bisrat Abebe, ’05, has spent his career providing crisis intervention and support to individuals and families in communities, behavioral health clinics, and hospital emergency room settings. Recently, he sat down with Innovate to discuss his commitment to the board and his alma mater, and his hopes for the School of Social Work moving forward.
Ashlen Nimmo, ’16, recently completed her 10-month international development fellowship in Abuja, Nigeria, while Maya Perlmann, ’17, will embark upon her work in Cairo, Egypt this coming August.
In this video diary from Commencement, recent graduate Skylar Chew reflects on what her global field education experience meant to her.
This semester, Innovate@BCSW is following the experiences of several BC Social Work students who have embarked on international field education placements in Latin America, Europe, Asia, and Africa. This is the final post from Samantha Williams, who is working at Universidad Iberomericana in Mexico City.