Wednesday, May 13, 2015

Joe Dooley (center) with two of his faculty colleagues at the Université Angers, historian Christine Bard and social worker, sociologist and psychologist Emmanuel Gratton.

Senior lecturer Joe Dooley recently went to Angers, France, as a visiting professor at the University of Angers in the Department of Psychology, where he taught classes (in French) on client-centered therapy, working with groups and life history inquiry methodology.


He shared some of his research on how LGBT individuals cope...

Thursday, May 07, 2015

The University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign will sponsor the 3rd Annual Interdisciplinary LGBT Research Symposium on May 7-8 in Champaign, Illinois. Presentations from UW-Madison faculty and students include:


LGBTQ Victimization and Homophobia in Schools
Variations in school-based victimization and associations with psychological wellbeing across transgender subgroups

Presented by June Paul, doctoral candidate, and Assistant Professor Maurice Gattis


Moving Forward and Creating Change 

The school experiences of transgender and gender noncomonforming youth in Wisconsin

Presented by Assistant Professor Maurice Gattis, Communication Arts Assistant Professor Sara McKinnon, MSW student Lane Hanson, & BSW student Sean Hubbard

Wednesday, May 06, 2015

As Denver police officer TJ Young is lauded for feeding one hungry family out of his own pocket, poverty experts tell Yahoo Parenting why we need more than do-gooding to make a difference for the estimated 16 million kids who are often unsure where they’ll get their next dinner.


Read the full story from Yahoo Parenting

Tuesday, May 05, 2015

Credit cards can carry more than high interest rates—they actually might increase your chances of depression.

It's common sense that high levels of debt can stress you out. Now researchers have found a statistically significant link between short-term household debt, such as credit card debt and overdue bills, and increases in symptoms of depression.


"Our results suggest that taking on unsecured debt may adversely influence psychological well-being," said Lawrence Berger, the study's lead author and director of the University of Wisconsin-Madison's Institute for Research on Poverty....


Read the full story on CNBC

Friday, May 01, 2015

May 6, 2014 • 5:00 - 8:00 pm

Vintage Brewing Co.,

674 South Whitney Way, Madison


On May 6, Social Work alumni and 2015 graduates will gather at the Vintage Brewing Company for a FREE relaxed evening catching up with old friends and making new connections. Please join us!


Please RSVP and share the event on Facebook.

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