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Growing Careers in Social Work

Social work is a field offering a diverse array of challenges and exciting opportunities to improve the lives of individuals in all sectors of society. The jobs in social work and the human services field are considered to be some of the fastest growing career opportunities, with the Bureau of Labor Statistics predicting growth rates exceeding 23 percent in many areas. Some of the fastest growing sectors of the human services field are discussed ... see article  http://www.socialworkhelper.com/2013/08/15/growing-careers-in-social-work/.

Posted:  August 27, 2013

Alum Wins Clinical Social Work Award

The Pennsylvania Society of Clinical Social Work (PSCSW) is pleased to announce that Gwen Pfeifer, a recent graduate from the School of Social Work, Harrisburg, has won Third Prize in the PSCSW Awards for Clinical Excellence competition.  PSCSW gives awards annually to graduating master’s level social work students who submit a case based paper for review by a panel of judges. Ms. Pfeifer’s outstanding paper was titled “Adoption Planning: Using Feminist Relational Theory to Support a Birthmother’s Process.” Her clinical practice professor was Dr. Claudia Dewane.

Posted:  July 18, 2013

Professor to Join Radio Discussion on Suicide Rate

Jonathan B. Singer, PhD, LCSW, assistant professor of Social Work at CPH, will be featured on WHYY’s Radio Times on June 20 for a discussion about the rising suicide rate. He will be joined by Thomas Joiner, PhD, professor of psychology at Florida State University and Susan Rogers, Director of Special Projects at the Mental Health Association of Southeastern PA.

You can listen to Radio Times online at http://whyy.org/cms/radiotimes/.

Posted:  June 5, 2013

MSW Information Session to be held online due to weather considerations

Due to the unpredictable weather, the Master of Social Work Information Session scheduled for Saturday, February 9 will take place via WebEX instead of on site. Join us on Saturday, February 9 at 10 am by clicking the link below:


Posted:  February 8, 2013