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Alumni profiles: Transitioning from social work students to practitioners
Wednesday, May 03, 2017

Students take many different paths when they graduate, and the experience is often very personal and individualized. For two talented FSU College of Social Work alumni, their journeys into careers in social work began with their field placements.

Posted Under: Alumni and Friends, Alumni Spotlight, CSW General

FSU Autism Clinic expands services through new partnerships
Wednesday, May 03, 2017

Five-year-old Jasper Geisz smiles as he clicks the small motorized fan off and on. Jasper loves fans and anything electrical.                             

He has a big toothless grin, not unlike any other child his age, except he’s not like any other neurotypical child — Jasper is autistic. He was diagnosed about two years ago by psychologists at the Autism Spectrum Disorder Clinic housed in Florida State University’s Multidisciplinary Center. The center operates under the purview of the FSU College of Social Work. 

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FSU Students Advocate for Social Work at LEAD 2017
Tuesday, April 25, 2017

More than 100 FSU College of Social Work students participated in the National Association of Social Worker’s Florida (NASW-FL) LEAD (Legislative, Education and Advocacy Day). Students attended the NASW-FL’s rally at the Tallahassee Automotive Museum on April 3rd, listening to inspiring speakers and getting geared up for the legislative day the next morning.  Students showed up at Florida’s Capitol on April 4th to attend hearings focused on ethics and the judiciary.

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Social Work Dean Emeritus honored with Lifetime Achievement Award
Thursday, April 20, 2017

A poet and a writer since adolescence, Dr. Nick Mazza was working in the maintenance department of a hospital in New Jersey putting himself through college when he noticed an article in Time magazine on poetry therapy. His curiosity piqued, he wrote to one of the national leaders in poetry therapy, attended a national conference in Brooklyn and found himself hooked. He approached the medical director of the hospital about reading poetry to patients, and the director introduced him to the hospital’s social services department.

Posted Under: CSW General, Faculty News, Faculty Spotlight

Biden Foundation brings on FSU alumna and former Obama White House expert
Wednesday, April 19, 2017

FSU alumna Lynn Rosenthal (BSW, 1980) and another former Obama White House expert, Gautam Raghavan are being hired by the Biden Foundation. The Foundation was created to build on the Biden family’s long-standing work including violence against women, cancer, community colleges and equality.

Posted Under: Alumni Spotlight, CSW General

Social Work Professor Keynote Speaker at International Social Work Conference
Wednesday, April 19, 2017

“If too many of you fall asleep, I will stop talking and leave the podium. In fact, if you close your eyes I will take that to mean that you are letting me know that I should end my presentation immediately” joked Associate Professor Dr. Tomi Gomory, in his keynote address at an international conference held April 7-8, 2017.

Posted Under: Faculty Spotlight, International Programs, Research

Trauma Informed Practice Expert to Join FSU Social Work Delegation to China
Tuesday, April 04, 2017

Shairi Turner, MD, MPH, a Harvard-trained internist, and pediatrician will join the FSU College of Social Work as a research faculty member, and a key member of the College’s leadership traveling to Shanghai, China in May 2017.  The College's international delegation, consisting of Dr. Amy Ai, Dean Jim Clark, Dr. Turner, Dr.

Posted Under: Faculty News, Faculty Spotlight, International Programs, Research

NASW Florida Awards Breakfast honors notable faculty, alumni, and students
Wednesday, March 29, 2017

The NASW-Florida Big Bend Unit celebrated the annual Social Work Month with an Awards Breakfast on March 28th in the center of the current Florida legislative session on the 22nd floor of the Florida Capitol building. People gathered to honor a select group of social workers and community members that have exemplified service and leadership in the Big Bend community.

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MSW student honored as 2016-2017 Minority Fellow
Tuesday, March 28, 2017

Kotrish Wright, an MSW student, made the most of her time at the College of Social Work when she participated with many other social work students in the 2016 National Association of Social Worker’s LEAD (Legislative, Education, & Advocacy Day) at the Florida Capitol, advocating for social work. While networking at the event, she received information about a unique fellowship opportunity through the Council on Social Work Education (CSWE).

Posted Under: Alumni and Friends, CSW General