School Website: https://www.fau.edu/ssw/

(Updated 5/3/18)

The FAU School of Social Work's MSW program was ranked #2 of Top Social Work Schools for 2017 according to student reviews from GraduatePrograms.com

​​​​The Phyllis and Harvey Sandler School of Social Work  at Florida Atlantic University extends congratulations to its class of 2018 BSW and MSW graduates! To our returning students, enjoy the summer and we look forward to welcoming you and all our new students in the fall term.

The Office of Professional Development is offering the following professional development workshops and seminars with CE credits:

  • Cognitive Behavioral Therapy Certificate Program with David Landsman-Wohlsifer, PhD, LCSW and Jeff Shearer, LCSW: May 7-11, 2018, from 9 AM to 4 PM.

For further information and registration, please see http://cdsi.fau.edu/ssw/office-of-professional-development

Two BSW students Victoria Arcay and Yve Lopes presented findings of a research project, Effects of Nonpharmacological Intervention in Older Adults with Dementia, at the 8th Annual Undergraduate Research Symposium at FAU on March 30, 2018.

Steven Coufal has been featured in local news for his inspirational transition from living on the streets to his graduation as an MSW student from FAU:

Congratulations to Dr. Precious Skinner-Osei for her article, “Trauma-informed services for children of incarcerated parents,” to be published in the Journal of Family Social Work.

For a review of Dr. Juyoung Park’s recent research on arthritis, please see

Congratulations to Dr. Keith Platt, whose manuscript, "Mindfulness and Self-Compassion Based Interventions for Substance Use Disorders: A Literature Review," was accepted for publication in the Journal of Social Science Research

Congratulations to Kim Small, MSW graduate, who was accepted as a Diversity Scholar at the American Family Therapy Academy (AFTA) Annual Conference this year in Austin, Texas. Dr. David Landsman-Wohlsifer will also be presenting at this conference. 

Congratulations to Prof. Everiste Ambris for winning the NASW Broward Unit Educator of the Year Award! Congratulations to Dr. Marianna Colvin for winning the Social Work Educator of the Year Award and to our student Kimberly Small who won the Social Work Student of the Year for Palm Beach Unit! We are very proud of their accomplishments and outstanding representations of our school’s excellence.   

Dr. Allan Barsky will be presenting on ethics and technology in social work at the Social Work and Social Development Conference in Dublin, Ireland in June. He will also be conducting an NASW webinar on the new Tech Standards with Dr. Frederic Reamer on May 15, 2018. 

Kudos to Keren Gonzalez (MSW student) and Talia Lewis (BSW student) who will be presenting a poster at the upcoming NASW FL conference in Ft. Lauderdale on “Dialogues on Racism and Religious Bigotry.” 

We are very proud of MSW student, Claude Cayemette, recipient of the Minority Fellowship Program for Youth by the Council on Social Work Education. The purpose of the program is to reduce health disparities and improve behavioral health-care outcomes for racially and ethnically diverse populations by increasing the number of culturally competent master’s-level behavioral health professionals serving children, adolescents, and populations in transition to adulthood (aged 16–25).

The offices and classrooms of the Sandler School of Social Work are being renovated over the summer. We look forward to an enhanced environment for learning, conducting research, and engaging with students and the community. New space has been allocated for a student lounge, research centers, and other amenities.

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