Focus on Teaching and Learning (FOTL) is a collaborative effort by several academic-support units to provide an opportunity for sharing effective practice for teaching and learning at Loyola University Chicago. MORE
Wednesday, April 11th, Loyola University’s School of Social Work invites all Social Work students, staff, faculty, alumni and field instructors to join us on a trip to Prairie Convention Center in Springfield, Illinois. Join us to attend a half day of educational seminars followed by lobbying in the state capital.
The School of Social Work is sponsoring the Loyola community to attend this important event.
An optional bus service will be provided for a $20 fee.
Board Members of the IASWG (International Association for Social Work with Groups) met in New York City November 10-11, 2017. DETAILS
Congratulations to Shirley Simon!
Shirley Simon elected to Board of Directors for IASWG (International Association for Social Work with Groups. Simon was elected, by IASWG international members, for a 3-year term as a member of the board. Our Loyola community commends Shirley for her strong commitment to social group work and leadership for the organization.
Congratulations to the School of Social Work's Maria Vidal de Haymes, PhD for receiving the Faculty Member of the Year honor. Dr. Vidal de Haymes was recognized at the 2017 Faculty Convocation. READ MORE
In July 2017, Loyola School of Social Work sponsored Assistant Professor Amy Krings and three leaders of the School of Social Work Student Organization (SSWSO) - Megan Ammer, LaDonna Miller, and Meagan Tomasiewicz - to attend an intensive training on political social work in Washington, DC. READ MORE
Each year the IASWG Board honors an individual whom, over their lifetime, has made substantial contributions to group work and/or IASWG. Loyola's School of Social Work Associate Professor, Shirley Simon, was this year's honoree. View the photo gallery for more images and videos from this year's symposium. PHOTO GALLERY
The Social Justice Summit, a collaboration between Loyola’s School of Social Work Student Organization (SSWSO) and Loyola’s School of Social Work (SSW) took place on Saturday, March 25th at Loyola University Chicago’s Water Tower Campus.
In an effort to reduce the impact of substance abuse and mental illness upon marginalized communities, Loyola University Chicago’s School of Social Work, Marcella Niehoff School of Nursing, and Stritch School of Medicine have been awarded a grant to train students, faculty and community medical and behavioral health professionals in Screening, Brief Intervention, and Referral to Treatment (SBIRT) and Motivational Interviewing. The program officially launched Saturday, February 25th with a training day event. But many more learning opportunities are to come!
The first conference on South Asian Womanhood and Girlhood took place on October 28th and 29th at Loyola University Chicago’s Lakeshore Campus. Researchers, practitioners, scholars, and students welcomed in exploring social justice from a diversity of perspectives the lives of South Asian women in both South Asia and the diaspora.
IASWG Reunion Celebration and Showcase
On September 28th, 2016 the School of Social Work held a reunion Celebration and Showcase for students and recent alumni who attended and presented at the 38th Annual Symposium of the International Association for Social Work with Groups (IASWG). Student and alumni presenters also had a chance to share their work with the Loyola community during this event. The 2016 IASWG Symposium took place in New York City in June. IASWG is the premiere professional association for social work with groups, and Loyola has had over 169 Loyola students present at the annual symposia since 2005.
During the Summer 2016 semester, 21 MSW students participated in a two-week course and/or field placements in Mexico with a focus on the Mexican Family and the dynamics of migration.
While abroad students visited local NGOs and government agencies; observe immigration court proceedings; met with local social work professionals, students, faculty, and researchers; spoke with individuals and families impacted by migration and U.S. and Mexican immigration policies; and visited museums and cultural attractions.
This summer the School of Social Work took twelve students to the John Felice Rome Center. Students had class in the morning and explored Rome in the afternoon and evening, integrating the coursework with the city. For example, a section on trauma treatments was paired with a trip to Pompeii, disruptive disorders with a trip to the Colosseum & Forum, and mood / anxiety disorders with a trip to the Vatican Museum / Sistine Chapel. Students discussed psychiatric disorders and toured a 150 year old former psychiatric hospital, and talked about the role of religion and spirituality and toured the Old Jewish Ghetto. PHOTO GALLERY