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    • DSW Director Awarded AFTA’s 2017 Distinguished Contribution to Social Justice Award

      On Saturday, June 3, 2017, DSW Director Michael LaSala was awarded the American Family Therapy Academy‘s 2017 Distinguished Contribution to Social Justice Award. According to AFTA, this annual AFTA award recognizes outstanding current work on social justice by a person who is: “Directing, developing, or deeply involved in a family clinical service, training program, community outreach program or research project … Continue reading

    • See Articles by Rutgers DSW Students Accepted for Publication

      Congratulations to Rutgers DSW students  for their recent publication acceptances: Clay, Z., Barrett, N., Reilly, A., & Zazzarino, A. (2016). Work-based learning: A training model for state wide system changes. Psychiatric Rehabilitation Journal, 39(4), 371-374. Conti, M.M. (2017). The case study of Jacob: Childhood sexual abuse and the limitations of the holding environment. Psychoanalytic Social Work, 24(1), p. 18-36. Hubbard, … Continue reading

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About Our Social Work DSW Program

The Doctor of Social Work Program at Rutgers University is committed to exploring the growing and troubling distance between theory and practice, between the ways we actually practice and existing models of practice.

Our curriculum bridges this gap by preparing practitioner-scholars to reconnect knowledge production with practice.  We are equally concerned with understanding the complex relationships between our values and our practice, and how we engage with what matters most to people.  Continue reading →