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Kristin Scheeler, an oncology social worker, works in an outpatient setting with adults who have been diagnosed with cancer.

 

In this profile, learn about what a day in the life of a medical social worker is like, and hear her advice for students on how to get the most out of the BSW and MSW programs.

 

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Aaron Bishop, MSSW '00, is the Commissioner of the Administration on Intellectual and Developmental Disabilities at the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services. Learn why he was drawn to social work after studying bacteriology and genetics, and his advice for students pursuing social work. Read more.

The application deadline for fall 2015 enrollment in the Part-Time MSW Program at the Eau Claire site has been extended until June 15, 2015 for the convenience of our applicants. Learn more about the program.

 

To become a foster parent in the state of Wisconsin, parents attend a series of trainings tailored to the type of care they will provide to children. This photo set highlights the experiences of foster families in Dane County engaging in a recent training on family connectedness. 

As screening for alcohol problems during doctor visits has become more mainstream, a new study published in the journal Addiction finds that the technique does not increase successful referrals to alcohol counseling and treatment.

 

Screening has been promoted for decades because only 6 percent of people who struggle with alcohol seek help in any year, says study author Joseph Glass, assistant professor of social work at the University of Wisconsin-Madison and an expert on alcohol addiction and treatment. "That's mainly because they don't think they need help at all."

 

Doctors, Glass says, "have been encouraged to use basic conversational techniques, to spend five or 10 minutes to ask about drinking and talk about ways they could reduce it....


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