School of Social Work

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Study: For those on psychiatric medication, family caregivers can be valuable resource

VCU School of Social Work Professor Kia J. Bentley, Ph.D., LCSW, has spent 35 years conducting research around how the social work field can be responsive to client and family dilemmas centered around the use of psychiatric medication. But it was only with a recent study, published in Community Mental Health Journal, that she took […]

Social work faculty and student researchers presenting at SSWR 2021

Twenty-four VCU School of Social Work faculty and students, representing 26 research initiatives, will be part of the annual Society for Social Work and Research’s virtual conference Jan. 19-22, 2021. The breakdown: 15 faculty, eight Ph.D. students and candidates, and one post-doctoral student. Three faculty are also serving as co-chair or moderators for topical clusters. […]

Opioid grant funds expanded curriculum and field agencies, adds M.S.W. stipends

With an infrastructure of field placements and existing coursework focused on substance use, the VCU School of Social Work was well positioned to receive one of 10 opioid-focused grants from the National Council for Behavioral Health. “I think maybe those are some of the strengths that they saw in selecting us,” Karen Chartier, Ph.D., an […]

Social work faculty Kyeongmo Kim, Nicole Corley earn national SSWR honors

Two VCU School of Social Work professors were among 37 winners of national awards at the 2020 Society for Social Work and Research conference in Washington, D.C., this month. Kyeongmo Kim, Ph.D., assistant professor, was part of a three-person research team whose work received an Excellence in Research Award-Honorable Mention; and Nicole A. Corley, Ph.D., […]

2020: Key dates, what’s happening at School of Social Work

As the 2020 spring semester has kicked off, the School of Social Work is highlighting key dates, new courses and great opportunities/events to take note of. Academic dates, spring 2020 Jan. 20: MLK Jr. Day holiday, no classes Jan. 24: Last day for degree candidates to submit graduation applications for May degrees Feb. 11: Summer semester advance registration begins […]

Mastering research: These VCU conference presenters are grad students, but not Ph.D.s

For John Gyourko, it was an opportunity to realize an envisioned project and help at-risk children in foster care. For Nicole George, it was a chance to change perceptions and make a difference in the learning environment of Spanish-speaking elementary school children.  In both cases, their experiences outside a VCU classroom led the two social […]

Talking SSWR with Dr. Youngmi Kim

Dr. Youngmi Kim of the VCU School of Social Work is participating in six sessions at the Society for Social Work and Research Conference in Washington, D.C., Jan. 16-19.  How many times have you presented at SSWR?I have presented since 2008. Have you received any SSWR honors or designations?I became a SSWR Fellow in 2017. Why is […]

Talking SSWR with Dr. Karen Chartier

Dr. Karen Chartier of the VCU School of Social Work is participating in three sessions at the Society for Social Work and Research Conference in Washington, D.C., Jan. 16-19. How many times have you presented at SSWR?I have presented at SSWR every year since coming to VCU in 2013. Why is it important to present research and […]

Talking SSWR with Dr. Denise Burnette

Dr. Denise Burnette of the VCU School of Social Work is participating in four sessions at the Society for Social Work and Research Conference in Washington, D.C., Jan. 16-19. How many times have you presented at SSWR?I think at least 12 years and usually one to three presentations per year. I have watched SSWR grow […]

Alumni honoree working hard to make a difference in her research, personal life

You can forgive Trenette Clark Goings if the last five years have been a blur. Life has been so hectic the past couple, in fact, that it’s been impossible even to pin her down to receive an honor. But that’s all about to change. On Jan. 17, 2020, she will receive VCU School of Social […]

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