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Fordham Graduate School of Social Service (GSS) offers programs and classes in three convenient campus locations.

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Does Online Therapy Work?

Does Online Therapy Work?

GSS Associate Professor Lauri Goldkind, Ph.D., was quoted in a Tech Monitor article exploring the benefits and downsides of online therapy, specifically as it is offered through for-profit companies such as BetterHelp and Talkspace. “From the perspective of individuals being matched with care, and making care more accessible, it is a good thing,” says Lauri […]

Suicide Risk Prediction in Clinical Settings—Additional Considerations for Face-to-Face Screening and Machine Learning Approaches

Suicide Risk Prediction in Clinical Settings—Additional Considerations for Face-to-Face Screening and Machine Learning Approaches

Face-to-face screenings, electronic health record-based machine learning algorithms, or a combination of both: which provides greater health benefit when discussing suicide prevention? In his new JAMA Network Open article, “Suicide Risk Prediction in Clinical Settings—Additional Considerations for Face-to-Face Screening and Machine Learning Approaches,” GSS Associate Professor Dr. Jordan DeVylder assesses a previous work on the […]

Judith Smith Writes for Social Work Today on Self-Care for Older Mothers With Difficult Adult Children

Judith Smith Writes for Social Work Today on Self-Care for Older Mothers With Difficult Adult Children

Fordham GSS faculty member Judith Smith, Ph.D., wrote for the spring 2022 issue of Social Work Today on how individuals caring for, living with, or worrying about a family member can implement a self-care practice to help them cope with the difficulties that come along with that responsibility. The piece, titled “Self-Care for Older Mothers With Difficult […]

From Mentee to MSW: Jessica Castillo Receives Fordham GSS/Catholic Charities Centennial Scholarship

From Mentee to MSW: Jessica Castillo Receives Fordham GSS/Catholic Charities Centennial Scholarship

Jessica Castillo is glad she had a mentor growing up. She was always a good student, but the relationship she’d built with her mentor gave her that “extra push” and confidence she needed.  “My mentor gave me the reassurance that I can do this,” she said. “I can go to college.” Castillo went on to […]

MSW Student Receives Verne LaMarr Lyons Memorial MSW Scholarship

MSW Student Receives Verne LaMarr Lyons Memorial MSW Scholarship

Congratulations to Amy Ortiz, who has received the 2022-2023 NASW Foundation Verne LaMarr Lyons Memorial MSW Scholarship! Ortiz is currently a part-time MSW student at the Lincoln Center Campus and works full-time in the fashion industry. She is a Fordham undergraduate alumna, is a Fordham GSS student ambassador, and has founded multiple Bronx-based fitness groups […]

Building Resilience: Helping Emerging Adults Cope During the Novel Coronavirus Pandemic

Building Resilience: Helping Emerging Adults Cope During the Novel Coronavirus Pandemic

Fordham GSS alumna Jacqueline Soboti, GSS ’09, has published research asserting that a framework derived from resilience theory can be an effective therapeutic treatment intervention for emerging adults during and after the COVID-19 pandemic. The article, titled “Building Resilience: Helping Emerging Adults Cope During the Novel Coronavirus Pandemic,” was published in Clinical Social Work Journal. […]

Congress Publishes Third Book in “Behavioral Science” Series

Congress Publishes Third Book in “Behavioral Science” Series

GSS associate dean and professor Elaine Congress, Ph.D., has published the third book in her Behavioral Science in the Global Arena series, titled Behavioral Science in the Global Arena: Global Health Trends and Issues. Congress co-edited the book with Harold Takooshian, Ph.D., Fordham Professor of Psychology and Urban Studies; GSS alumna Shenae Osborn, GSS ’21; and Dalton […]

“By Latinas for Latinas”: Fordham Undergrads Work with GSS Professor on Digital Zines

“By Latinas for Latinas”: Fordham Undergrads Work with GSS Professor on Digital Zines

In the Spring of 2022, 10 Latina undergraduate students (collectively called Tus Hermanas Mayores) collaboratively created two zines (online, digital publications) as part of a participatory digital research project led by GSS Assistant Professor Jenn Lilly, Ph.D. The Bloom zines, which are freely available for download and dissemination, seek to spread health-related messages to Latina […]

Newest GSS Faculty Member Dr. Jemel Aguilar Discusses Growing Up in the Bronx, Public Health Communication, and Overcoming Impostor Syndrome

Newest GSS Faculty Member Dr. Jemel Aguilar Discusses Growing Up in the Bronx, Public Health Communication, and Overcoming Impostor Syndrome

Fordham GSS is proud to welcome our newest full-time faculty member, Dr. Jemel Aguilar! Dr. Aguilar completed his doctoral and master’s degrees in social work at the University of Minnesota Twin Cities, focusing on advanced generalist social work practice with children and families to build upon his long history in HIV services. Dr. Aguilar’s training […]

GSS Magazine | Summer 2022

GSS Magazine | Summer 2022

“B.A.S.W., M.S.W., or Ph.D., a social work degree is a unique accomplishment. It requires a special kind of fortitude and commitment because it’s not just an academic or professional journey, but a profoundly personal one. To be a social worker is to be a champion of justice. Someone who breaks down doors so others don’t […]