​​​(Updated  8/20/19)​

Congratulations to our summer graduates! The University’s Summer Commencement included social work graduates from all three programs:  19 BSSW, 18 MSW, and one PhD graduate, Dr. Sharon Aaron (Male Offenders’ Perspectives on Contextual and Proximal Events Associated with Incidents of Domestic Violence). Two graduating students received the Dean’s Award for Academic Excellence: Courtney Cabrera, MSW and Kimberly Yax, BSSW.

As we say goodbye to our graduates, we welcome new classes of BSSW, MSW, and PhD students. Please join us in welcoming our incoming cohort of PhD students: Zahrasadat Abtahiforooshani, Daniel Jimenez, and Sloan Lorenzini.

In addition to new students, we are excited to have four new faculty joining us this fall: Shedrick Boren, Ivania Delgado, Natalia Giordano, and Twala Kelly. Shedrick Boren, MSW, MBA, PhD, LCSW is joining us as a Clinical Assistant Professor, after serving as a Visiting Clinical Instructor during the 2018-2019 academic year. He brings with him a wealth of health care/social services management and advocacy experience. Ivania Delgado, PsyD, MSW joins the School as a Clinical Instructor, having most recently served as a clinician to children and families impacted by sexual trafficking. Natalia Giordano, LCSW has been permanently hired as a Clinical Instructor after approximately three years serving as a Visiting Clinical Instructor. Prior to her work at FIU, she practiced extensively in the the child welfare arena, where she served as a clinician as well as an administrator. Twala Kelly, LCSW joins us as a Visiting Clinical Instructor. She has served as a field instructor for us for many years and brings extensive experience regarding mental health practice in schools. Both Dr. Delgado and Ms. Kelly are two-time graduates of our program (BSSW and MSW). We are excited to welcome them both back!

Upcoming Continuing Education Opportunities:

This fall we will be holding the bi-annual Field Instructors’ Training (16 CEUs) on September 27th and October 4th. This training meets the requirements for the Qualified Supervisor Training. For information and registration, please contact Jessica Arguello at 305-348-3881 or
sowpracticum@fiu.edu. Reduced rates are given for alumnae and task supervisors who are not currently Field Instructors. Stay tuned for information on other continuing education events occurring this fall & spring!


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