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    • DSW Director to sit on discussion panel of masculinity & sexuality

      The Rutgers School of Social Work Graduate Student Association and SWAGGER (Social Workers Advocating for GLBTQA and Gender Non-Conforming Equal Rights) are hosting a viewing of the movie Moonlight, followed by a panel discussion including DSW Director, Dr. Michael LaSala. See event details below! Register for Moonlight Screening – A discussion of Masculinity & Sexuality    

    • Congratulations to DSW Student Emily Zimmerman on her recent publication

      Congratulations to Emily Zimmerman on her recent publication in Clinical Social Work Journal! Read her article below. Preoccupied Attachment as Predictor of Enabling Behavior: Clinical Implications and Treatment for Partners of Substance Abusers

    • See Articles by Rutgers DSW Students Accepted for Publication

      Congratulations to Rutgers DSW students  for their recent publication acceptances: De Vito, K. (in press). Schools fall short: Lack of therapeutic continuum of care in public schools. Reflections: Narratives of Professional Helping. (25 pp).     Okuda, K. (in press). Learning Through Meaning Making: Applying Job Crafting in Field Learning. Journal of Teaching in Social Work.      

Why the DSW?

. . . Because you were meant to be an acknowledged leader in the field of clinical social work, drawing on your experience to build knowledge through the development and dissemination of original ideas through journal articles and books, national and international conferences, and innovative websites

. . . Because the practice world needs such leaders!


. . . by assisting you in developing the thinking and writing skills that translate your rich practice experiences into innovative case studies and qualitative papers that connect theory, research, and practice and are publishable

. . .by giving you the technical skills you will need to connect to online audiences who need access to your clinical wisdom and experience.

Our Social Work DSW Program

The mission of the Rutgers Doctor of Social Work program is to transform seasoned social workers into practitioner-scholars. Students build on their practice experience to develop new knowledge for the field and then disseminate this knowledge through peer-reviewed journal articles, national and international conference presentations, teaching, and innovative digital projects.

Our curriculum helps student contextualize their rich practice experience in  theory and research, to build knowledge that informs and leads to field. We are equally concerned with self-reflexivity; understanding the complex relationships between our values and our practice, and critically examining our own prevailing ideas and biases as we create knowledge that matters most to clinicians and their clients.  Continue reading →

Prospective Students

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