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Congratulations, Dr. David Engstrom, Partners in International Education Award Recipient!

Dr. David Engstrom was awarded the 2017 Partners in International Education award from our national organization, the Council on Social Work Education. He was recognized for his extensive work in international social work education and many contributions to the School of Social Work. Congratulations!              

Letter from the Director about Sexual Harassment

Dear Social Work/Gero Students, Faculty, and Staff, We have recently read many reports of sexual harassment and assault in a variety of settings, including the entertainment industry, public service/government, and a university. These behaviors can occur anywhere and SDSU, the School, and the social work profession stand firmly against them. This letter is to remind […]

Ken Nakamura Inducted into the California Social Work Hall of Distinction!

Ken Nakamura, our Title IV E Project Coordinator and former Director of the Social Work program at CSU Humboldt, was inducted recently into the California Social Work Hall of Distinction. This prestigious group is comprised of social workers who have made significant impacts in their careers. Ken had many former students attend the ceremony, attesting […]

October 24, 2017 – “The Great Give” Returns to SDSU!

Last year, “The Great Give” was a huge success, with over $137,000 raised in this monumental 24 hour period of giving. Consider contributing this year when “The Great Give” returns on October 24, 2017! You may support the School of Social Work directly by using the donation link below: Give to the School of Social […]

NASW Releases the Updated and Revised Social Work Code of Ethics

The National Association of Social Workers (NASW) has released its updated and revised Social Work Code of Ethics.                  

Letter from the Director, Fall 2017

Dear Social Work and Gerontology students, Greetings and welcome to the School of Social Work! We are looking forward to another exciting and learning-filled year. These recent months have been a difficult time in our country as we have seen a rise in racism, antisemitism, intolerance, and in some cases, violence. This in turn has […]

Welcome to our new Field Director!

We are sad to say goodbye to Candy Elson but excited to welcome Amanda Lee, LCSW, as our new Field Director. Amanda’s areas of practice/interest include older adults,mental health, LGBTQ, and Asian Pacific Islanders. She has been a field instructor and is also a licensed social worker in New Zealand. Amanda’s most recent position was […]

Mental Health Training Program graduate Kimberly Beckstead featured on CalSWEC site!

“I have always been fascinated with the brain and mental health,” says Kimberly Beckstead, adding, “I have always loved probing and questioning how people think.” How that curiosity could lead to a career as a mental health social worker initially seemed farfetched. After all, the profession of social worker was foreign to her. But then […]

Jennifer Head, MSW Graduate, Presents Research to Community Agency

Jennifer Head, recent MSW graduate, presented her research to the staff of the Central Driving Under the Influence Program (DUIP) on June 13, 2017. The title of her research was: “Comparing Civilians and Military-Connected Participants in a DUI Program.” ​Results of her research may be useful in tailoring DUI counseling content to the specific military […]

Congratulating our Outstanding Students: Brooke Lopez, Cathy Aborn, and Briana Barajas!

Congratulations to our three outstanding students: Brooke Lopez (BSW) Cathy Aborn (MSW) Briana Barajas (MSW, Imperial Valley Campus) left to right: Brooke Lopez, Cathy Aborn, and Briana Barajas