Saturday, November 21, 2009

November 24, 2009

www.fordham.edu/gss


Announcements

Here’s what’s happening, A to Z. Details on all announcements are located on the ground-floor and main-level bulletin boards.

*Macro Practice Electives-The following Spring 2009 electives are being offered for the Leadership & Macro Practice Concentration:

Tuesday-1:40-3:30 p.m.- SWGS-6616 00A Program & Proposal Development-Dr. Heyman

Saturday-10:50 a.m.-12:40 p.m.- SWGS-6615 00A Supervision & Staff Development-Prof. Herche

*NOTE: These electives are available to Foundation Year students as long as they have completed HBSE I and II.

Don't forget about our January intersession elective for the Leadership and Macro Practice Concentration:

SWGS 6040- Social Work from the Human Rights Perspective- January 4, 6, 8, 12, 15, 12:30-6:30 p.m. Dr. Cynthia Poindexter.

*GRADUATION INFORMATION-The Commencement Ceremony for February, May and August 2010 graduates will be on Sunday, May 23rd at 1:00 p.m. at the WaMu Theater in Madison Square Garden. May and August 2010 graduates need to file a Candidate for Degree Card by January 29, 2010. You are an August graduate if you are taking your last course in Summer Session and/or in a 14 hour/week field placement. August graduates are encouraged to participate in the commencement ceremony in May, but will receive a diploma dated August 9th - it will be mailed to you or you can pick it up in mid-September. February 1st graduates should already have completed a Candidate for Degree card. If you did not, do so immediately. Cards are available in Room 726 at Lincoln Center and Room 102 in Westchester. You will receive more information about graduation through Integrative Seminars and meetings in the Spring semester. If you are a ‘10 graduate and not in seminar this year, please read the monthly calendars and read the signs at each campus. Graduates will receive six (6) tickets for guests. There will be graduation parties: Lincoln Center’s will be Friday, May 21st from 6 p.m. – 10 p.m. in Pope Auditorium. The Student Congress at Westchester will be planning for the Westchester celebration. More information to come.

*LMSW/LSW REVIEW-There will be free review sessions for the Licensed Master’s Social Worker (New York State) and the Licensed Social Worker (New Jersey) exams offered at Lincoln Center and in Westchester in early June. Dates will be announced soon. In New York State you need to have completed your degree requirements before you can take the Master’s level exam. In New Jersey you can take the Master’s level exam during your last semester. Applications for the NY State exam are available on the state’s website – www.op.nysed.gov/sw. NJ residents can call (973) 504-6495 for an application. Connecticut has one level of licensing - the “Clinical/ Advanced” level test and 3,000 hours of Post-master’s experience is needed. If you are interested in licensing in other states, go to the Association of Social Work Board’s website at http://www.aswb.org/.

*COURSE ON THE IDENTIFICATION AND REPORTING OF CHILD ABUSE AND MALTREATMENT-It is a requirement that proof of completion of a two hour course on child abuse identification and reporting be provided when applying for the LMSW in New York State. This will be offered to students for a $25 charge several times during the spring semester at both the Lincoln Center and Westchester campuses – check the monthly calendars and bulletin boards for dates. Other approved providers in the state can be found on the state’s website www.op.nysed.gov/caproviders.htm. If you have previously taken such a course you do not have to reenroll, but you will need the certificate of completion at the time you apply for the license.

*FIELD INSTRUCTION-Students who will be entering their advanced/second/final field placement in Fall 2010 will begin their field work planning by attending a meeting at Lincoln Center on Wednesday, January 27th at either 11:30 – 1:30 or 6:45 – 8:15 in the 12th floor Lounge. At Westchester it will be Wednesday, January 27th at either 12:30 – 2:30 or 3:00 – 5:00 in the Common Ground Cafe. This includes Advanced Standing Students who began part-time this year and EESSP students who will do their one internship in ’10 – ‘11. Students who will be entering their first/foundation field placement in Fall 2010 will begin their planning through meetings a bit later in the semester. At Lincoln Center the options will be Saturday, February 27th from 12:40 – 1:30, Wednesday, March 3rd from 5:30 – 7:00, and Thursday, March 4th from 12:40 – 1:30, all in McMahon Hall Room 109. At Westchester the meeting options are Thursday, March 4th from 12:40 – 1:40 and Saturday, March 6th from 12:40 – 1:40, location to be announced.

*BENEFITS AND ENTITLEMENTS FAIR–On Monday, January, 11th from 9 a.m. – 1 p.m. there will be a Benefits and Entitlements Fair at both Lincoln Center (12th Floor Lounge) and Westchester (Rooms 228 & 230). All foundation year students should plan on attending this event. It is part of the guided instruction requirement for Social Welfare Policy and Services (SWGS6006). The theme is Human Rights, Dr. Cynthia Poindexter will be the keynote speaker, and several faculty will be respondents. Students can attend the event at either Lincoln Center or Westchester as the speakers will be teleconferenced, followed by breakout sessions at each campus on benefits and entitlements that affect our clients. Advanced year students are welcome to attend.

*GSS WEBSITE-The school’s website has information on it that can be very helpful to you. The Student Handbook, calendars, and LMSW information are some of what you will find. Log on to www.fordham.edu/gss and click on Student Resources. The Continuing Education information may be of interest too, so click on that link as well.

*FINANCIAL AID-Applications for student loans and Tuition Remission/Assistance for the upcoming academic year will be available at each campus in early February.

*CHRISTMAS RECESS-The University will be closed Thursday, 12/24/09 through Sunday, 1/3/10. We will reopen Monday, 1/4/10. Field placement resumes on that date.

*NEW ELECTVES-Below are course descriptions for new elective offerings. These are both three credit courses. For descriptions of any GSS course offering, click on View Catalogue Entry link in Banner.

SWGS 6036 Social Work With Active Duty Soldiers, Veterans and their Families
This course, open to all advanced year social work students, explores the role of social work within the military in meeting the needs of active duty soldiers, veterans and their families. The course begins with an exploration of social work practice within the military from an historical perspective. The changing demographic makeup of the military and the implications for social work practice are also a part of this exploration. Issues related to the development of cultural competence and cultural sensitivity when working with the military are also explored. The course then focuses on developing an evidence-based understanding of the current social service, mental health, and health needs of active duty soldiers, veterans, and their families and the intervention methods being used to respond to these needs. While the needs of soldiers returning from Iraq and Afghanistan are emphasized, the similar and different needs of veterans from previous conflicts are also considered. The challenges being faced by social workers in meeting the needs of military women, single parents, gay and lesbian soldiers and immigrant soldiers and their family members are also explored. Students analyze and critique current methods of intervention at all levels of practice and consider ways that the social work profession could further contribute to meeting the needs of active duty soldiers, veterans, and their families.

SWGS 6038 Agency and Community-Based Assessment and Evaluation
Rationale: As professionals who intervene on behalf of vulnerable populations, social workers have an ethical obligation to evaluate the effectiveness of interventions with the individuals, families, organizations, and communities they serve. Contemporary social work practice requires that administrators and practitioners are accountable to multiple stakeholders, including policy makers, funders, agency executives, and clients. Social workers must be prepared to respond to stakeholders using research and quantitative and qualitative research and evaluation measures.
Purpose: The purpose of this course is to prepare students for contemporary social work practice that demands that social workers are proficient in evaluating agency and community-based programs. Students who take this course will learn about a variety of evaluation methods, including their purpose, effectiveness, and efficiency. The range of philosophies, methods, and skills commonly used for evaluating human service programs and social work practice interventions will be covered. Special attention is placed on evaluating the extent to which social programs address diversity and empowerment across diverse populations and settings.

*Important Notice on Evidence Based Practice Spring Semester Elective-Many Tuesday Advanced Year students have asked about the Evidence Based Practice elective on Tuesday at 10:50 a.m. There has been a lot of confusion about content of the course. We have been assured by Fordham administration that this course will have a lot of content on service provision to children. For anyone interested in social work with children, this would be an appropriate course. Info: Tuesday, 10:50 a.m.-12:40 p.m. Professor: Dr. Dana Marlowe. Registration begins November 30th. Thank you.

*Spring 2010 Class Schedules- Westchester course offerings for the Spring 2010 semester can be viewed on Fordham's GSS page under the Student Resources/Class Schedules menu option. The direct link is located under the GSS Westchester Links section of the blog. *Learn @ Lunch: Association of Black Social Workers- Saturday, 12/12. RM. 142.

*Learn @ Lunch Workshop: Day Treatment Work with Children- Saturday, 11/21, 12:40-1:40 p.m., RM. 230.

*Ethical Eye- This November, a newsletter discussing ethics in social work practice -- the "ETHICAL EYE" -- will be published. Our first edition will include thoughts from faculty about ethics in social work practice. Subsequent issues, however, will involve YOU! We have established an anonymous web-based submission form for you to submit ethical dilemmas encountered in your practice for future publication and discussion.

Here's how it works:

1.) You experience a situation in your internship that you think involves ethical decision-making -- a client, for example, asks you to "keep a secret" but you are part of a treatment team; or your research project involves 5 year-old children and you wonder how you can ask for their consent to participate.

2.) You go to the web by clicking on Click Here to take survey and fill out the easy to follow submission guide.

3.) Your anonymous submission is read by a committee made up of an administrator, faculty from field, the Ethical Eye editor, and representatives from your student congress.

4.) The committee will then make a selection of scenarios from your submission to publish for our Fordham community. The publication will include responses from selected faculty and students, creating a community dialogue.

SHARPEN YOUR FOCUS-BE A PART OF THE "ETHICAL EYE"

*Attention Left-handed GSS Students: Receive a desktop palette for right-handed desks today! The following attachment, meant for those who experience awkwardness taking notes on right-handers' deskstops, may be obtained in room 147. Contact: Grant Grastorf, (914) 367-3202 or via e-mail at grastorf@fordham.edu.

*January Intersession Elective: Social Work from the Human Rights Perspective- January 4, 6, 8, 12, 15, 12:30-6:30 p.m. Dr. Cynthia Poindexter. If interested, please sign up on 1st floor GSS bulletin board.

*Student Congress – Congress is composed of 1 to 3 students from each integrative seminar. Please consider volunteering.

*Writing services – Writing consultant is Jacqueline McKnight (jmckcsw@aol.com). Writing handbooks ($10) and a complete list of services are available in 106A.


This Week at GSS

11-23: Normal operating day

11-24: Normal operating day

11-25 thru 11-29: Thanksgiving Recess. Happy Thanksgiving!




Important Reminders/Deadlines

*GSS Registration for Spring 2010-NOTE: Online registration starts November 30, 2009 for continuing students. In-person dates (mandatory for 1st time registering students) are Monday, 12/7, from 2-4 p.m., Tuesday, 12/15, from 2-4 p.m., & Thursday, 1/7, from 2-4 p.m. **Candidate-for-degree cards are past due for all students who complete their MSW requirements at the end of fall semester 2009. Please contact Polly Kaplan (pokaplan@fordham.edu) immediately if you are a February 2010 graduate.**

*Parking permits – Secure your parking permit registration at the security desk. Upon completion, submit to security office, room 143, with car registration and student ID. Fee is $100 per year.

*Student ID cards are delivered to Henry Davis, room 106A, if you mailed your photo to Fordham. Otherwise, visit room 13G on the ground level to secure your card.


Community Events

*"You're Not Pretty Enough": The Failure to be the Ideal Self in Adolescence and its Implications for Constriction in the Sense of Identity- Sponsored by the Metropolitan Institute for Training in Psychoanalytic Psychotherapy. Time: Saturday, December 5th, 2009. For location & registration information, please contact mitppnyc@aol.com. Website: http://www.mitpp.org/.

*Unfolding the Secrets of the Brain-Presented by the Brain Injury Association of New York State & NYU Rusk Institute of Rehabiliation Medicine. Sponsored by Li Wang, President, CEO of Qingdao Junlihao Group Co. This event is a one-day symposium exploring cutting-edge research on the brain and brain injury. Time: Friday, 12/4, 8 a.m.-4:30 p.m. Location: NYU Hospital for Joint Diseases, 301 East 17th Street, New York, NY. Symposium Chair: Steven Flanagan, M.D., Professor and Chairman, Department of Rehabilitation Medicine, NYU School of Medicine, Member, Board of Directors, Brain Injury Association of NYS. Registration fee: $150.00, Students, $75.00, BIANYS members, $25.00. Check out BIANYS website: http://www.bianys.org/ for program updates and information on pending professional accreditation.

*World AIDS Day Event for Westchester County- Take action on global AIDS and extreme poverty! Time: Tuesday, December 1st, 2009, 7 p.m. Location: Good Counsel Gymnasium, 52 North Broadway (Route 22), White Plains, NY. Program to feature the Director of Global Programs at the United Nations Development Fund for Women (UNIFEM), Letty Chiwara. Exhibits-Candlelight Vigil-Music-Speakers. Free parking South on Rt. 22 from Exit 6 off I-287 for 5 lights and make left into campus, 914-798-1300). Admission is free. For more information contact: HAPNY@hotmail.com.

*The Inner Life of the Analyst: Catalyst for Change- Sponsored by The Westchester Center for the Study of Psychonalysis and Psychotherapy. Keynote speakers for this 35th anniversary conference will be Karen Maroda, Ph.D., and Theodore J. Jacobs, M.D. Time: Saturday, November 21, 2009, 8:30 a.m.-4:30 p.m. Location: The Renaissance Westchester Hotel, 80 West Red Oak Ln., West Harrison, NY 10604. For additional information/registration fees, please call (914-967-1300) or visit their website at http://www.wcspp.org/.

*NASW-NYS, Westchester Division Mentorship Meeting- Saturday, November 21, at 9:30 a.m. Location: NY Presbyterian Hospital, 21 Bloomingdale Road (at Maple Avenue), Main Building (clock tower), First Floor, Conference Room B. 9:30-10:30 a.m., Peer Supervision/ 10:30-12 noon, Open Support. Please RSVP to Susan Gerbino, Ph.D., LCSW at sbg28@aol.com

*National Council on Alcoholism and Drug Dependence/Westchester, Inc. (NCADD)-For information on the up-coming CASAC Training Program and/or Family Information Series, please call (914) 949-8500 or check out their website at http://www.ncaddwestchester.org/.

*Children FIRST Scholars Art Supplies Drive- Donations for schools in need. Dates: 12/01-12/05. Drop off at Fordham Westchester Campus Lobby. Suggested donations include: markers, construction paper, origomi paper, crayons, play doh, clay, glitter, stickers, scissors, paints, & paint brushes.

*Social Work and Spirituality, Working with Children: Issues of Illness, Loss, and Trauma- Sponsored by the Silver School of Social Work, NYU. Co-sponsored by WJA Federation of New York. Time: 12/9/09, 9 a.m.- 4:30 p.m. Location: Silver School of Social Service, NYU, 1 Washington Square North, New York, NY 10003. $90 for the day (incl. breakfast & materials). Make checks payable to: NYU Social Work. Send payment to the above address to the attention of Priany Hadiatmodjo (FAX # 212-995-4172). *Individual & System-Level Approaches to Difficult Clinical Problems: Suicide & Violence- Time: Thursday, 11/19, 11 a.m.-12:30 p.m. Location: St. Vincent's Behavioral Health Services, Westport Campus Community Room, 47 Long Lots Road, Westport, CT. For the learning objectives for each presentation, please visit: http://www.stvincentsbehaviorahealth.org/ under the New/Events section. For more information call 203-341-4532. No Registration Required.

*"The Alzheimer's Project," - A four part HBO documentary film produced in part by the Alzheimer's Association to be shown by Edna L. Roker Social Adult Center & The Osborn Retirement Community. Time: 11/16-11/23. First movie: Momentum in Science, will be shown on Monday, 11/16, 10 a.m.-12:30 p.m. Second movie: Grandpa, Do You Know Who I Am?, is on Thursday, 11/19, 10 a.m.-11 a.m. Third movie: The Memory Loss Tapes, is on Friday, 11/20, 9-11 a.m. Fourth movie: Caregivers, is on Monday, 11/23, 11 a.m.-12:30 p.m. Location: The "3000 Cinema" located at Osborn Retirement Community, 101 Theall Road, Rye, N.Y. All films are free and open to the public. Advanced registration is required. Parking is available, and light refreshments will be served. Please call the Roker Center to reserve your seat: (914) 761-3885.

*Psychotherapy Treatment- Available through Westchester Center for the Study of Psychoanalysis and Psychotherapy. Referrals for treatment on a sliding scale. No insurance necessary. -Prompt referrals, very reasonable sliding scale fees. -Treatment provided by highly trained & experienced psychologists, social workers, and psychiatrists. -Daytime & evening hours available, private offices in Westchester, Rockland, Fairfield Counties -Strict confidentiality, no insurance needed or utilized. -Long-term intensive treatment available, For application or more information: Call Nancy Bobker: (914) 967-1300 or visit their website: http://www.wcspp.orf/ (click treatment tab). WCSPP is a non-profit educational institution chartered by the Regents of the University of the State of New York.

*Zen Interfaith Sitting Meditation- Every Monday from 6:30-7:30 p.m. in the Blessed Miguel Pro, S.J., Chapel located at Fordham Westchester. Free and open to all; No registration needed. For more information visit http://www.kennedyzen.org/ or contact Carol Gibney at (914) 367-3420.

*Undoing Racism Community Organizing Workshop-Follow up meeting on Monday, December 7th, 5:30-7 p.m. @ Fordham University/Westchester Campus in Harrison.


Student to Student

Do you have an announcement for other students; something to buy, sell, exchange; a group or activity you want to organize? Please e-mail your announcement to Henry Davis (hdavis8@fordham.edu) for posting.


Career Services/Licensing

Benay Lindenauer, Director of Career Services – lindenauer@fordham.edu, 212-636-7639.

Wednesday, November 18, 2009

November 18, 2009

www.fordham.edu/gss


Announcements

Here’s what’s happening, A to Z. Details on all announcements are located on the ground-floor and main-level bulletin boards.

*Important Notice on Evidence Based Practice Spring Semester Elective-Many Tuesday Advanced Year students have asked about the Evidence Based Practice elective on Tuesday at 10:50 a.m. There has been a lot of confusion about content of the course. We have been assured by Fordham administration that this course will have a lot of content on service provision to children. For anyone interested in social work with children, this would be an appropriate course. Info: Tuesday, 10:50 a.m.-12:40 p.m. Professor: Dr. Dana Marlowe. Registration begins November 30th. Thank you.

*Spring 2010 Class Schedules- Westchester course offerings for the Spring 2010 semester can be viewed on Fordham's GSS page under the Student Resources/Class Schedules menu option. The direct link is located under the GSS Westchester Links section of the blog.

*Learn @ Lunch: Association of Black Social Workers- Saturday, 12/12. RM. 142.

*GSS Westchester Links Update- We've added three new links to further assist students with pertinent academic information. The first, GSS Plan of Study, will guide you through the various program options offered in GSS with a detailed outline of course selections. The second, Fordham Health Center Information, directs you to the Universities' Health Center page where immunization information and online forms can be downloaded right onto your computer. GSS Field Dept. Online Forms is the final link added that provides Field Students with access to downloadable documents.

*Learn @ Lunch Workshop: Day Treatment Work with Children- Saturday, 11/21, 12:40-1:40 p.m., RM. 230.

*Ethical Eye- This November, a newsletter discussing ethics in social work practice -- the "ETHICAL EYE" -- will be published. Our first edition will include thoughts from faculty about ethics in social work practice. Subsequent issues, however, will involve YOU! We have established an anonymous web-based submission form for you to submit ethical dilemmas encountered in your practice for future publication and discussion.

Here's how it works:

1.) You experience a situation in your internship that you think involves ethical decision-making -- a client, for example, asks you to "keep a secret" but you are part of a treatment team; or your research project involves 5 year-old children and you wonder how you can ask for their consent to participate.

2.) You go to the web by clicking on Click Here to take survey and fill out the easy to follow submission guide.

3.) Your anonymous submission is read by a committee made up of an administrator, faculty from field, the Ethical Eye editor, and representatives from your student congress.

4.) The committee will then make a selection of scenarios from your submission to publish for our Fordham community. The publication will include responses from selected faculty and students, creating a community dialogue.

SHARPEN YOUR FOCUS-BE A PART OF THE "ETHICAL EYE"

*Attention Left-handed GSS Students: Receive a desktop palette for right-handed desks today! The following attachment, meant for those who experience awkwardness taking notes on right-handers' deskstops, may be obtained in room 147. Contact: Grant Grastorf, (914) 367-3202 or via e-mail at grastorf@fordham.edu.

*January Intersession Elective: Social Work from the Human Rights Perspective- January 4, 6, 8, 12, 15, 12:30-6:30 p.m. Dr. Cynthia Poindexter. If interested, please sign up on 1st floor GSS bulletin board.

*Academic Advisory Meeting- Matriculated students NOT in Field. Thursday, 11/19, RM. G11, 12:40-1:40 p.m. (*REVISION-the Academic Advisory mtg. for Saturday, 11/14, has been cancelled).

*Student Congress – Congress is composed of 1 to 3 students from each integrative seminar. Please consider volunteering.

*Writing services – Writing consultant is Jacqueline McKnight (jmckcsw@aol.com). Writing handbooks ($10) and a complete list of services are available in 106A.


This Week at GSS

11-16: Practicum Lab, 6-7:50 p.m., RM. 139, EESSP Integrated Seminar, 6-8 p.m., RM. 138

11-17: Normal operating day

11-18: Foundation Integrated Seminar, 9:30-11:30 a.m./5:30-7:30 p.m.

11-19: Learn @ Lunch: Academic Advisory Mtg. (Students NOT in Field), RM. G11, 12:40-1:40 p.m.

11-20: Normal operating day.

11-21: Learn @ Lunch: Day Treatment Work with Children, RM. 230, 12:40-1:40 p.m


Important Reminders/Deadlines

*GSS Registration for Spring 2010-NOTE: Online registration starts November 30, 2009 for continuing students. In-person dates (mandatory for 1st time registering students) are Monday, 12/7, from 2-4 p.m., Tuesday, 12/15, from 2-4 p.m., & Thursday, 1/7, from 2-4 p.m.

**Candidate-for-degree cards are past due for all students who complete their MSW requirements at the end of fall semester 2009. Please contact Polly Kaplan (pokaplan@fordham.edu) immediately if you are a February 2010 graduate.**

*Parking permits – Secure your parking permit registration at the security desk. Upon completion, submit to security office, room 143, with car registration and student ID. Fee is $100 per year.

*Student ID cards are delivered to Henry Davis, room 106A, if you mailed your photo to Fordham. Otherwise, visit room 13G on the ground level to secure your card.


Community Events

*Unfolding the Secrets of the Brain-Presented by the Brain Injury Association of New York State & NYU Rusk Institute of Rehabiliation Medicine. Sponsored by Li Wang, President, CEO of Qingdao Junlihao Group Co. This event is a one-day symposium exploring cutting-edge research on the brain and brain injury. Time: Friday, 12/4, 8 a.m.-4:30 p.m. Location: NYU Hospital for Joint Diseases, 301 East 17th Street, New York, NY. Symposium Chair: Steven Flanagan, M.D., Professor and Chairman, Department of Rehabilitation Medicine, NYU School of Medicine, Member, Board of Directors, Brain Injury Association of NYS. Registration fee: $150.00, Students, $75.00, BIANYS members, $25.00. Check out BIANYS website: http://www.bianys.org/ for program updates and information on pending professional accreditation.

*World AIDS Day Event for Westchester County- Take action on global AIDS and extreme poverty! Time: Tuesday, December 1st, 2009, 7 p.m. Location: Good Counsel Gymnasium, 52 North Broadway (Route 22), White Plains, NY. Program to feature the Director of Global Programs at the United Nations Development Fund for Women (UNIFEM), Letty Chiwara. Exhibits-Candlelight Vigil-Music-Speakers. Free parking South on Rt. 22 from Exit 6 off I-287 for 5 lights and make left into campus, 914-798-1300). Admission is free. For more information contact: HAPNY@hotmail.com.

*Prideworks for LGBT Youth-Time: Tuesday, November 17th, 2009, 8 a.m.-3 p.m. Location: Westchester County Center. Registration (includes breakfast & lunch): $85/Adults, $30/Students. Limited partial scholarships available. For more information: e-mail Prideworks@glsenhv.org or visit websites at www.glsen.org/hudsonvalley or www.westchestergov.com/lgbt.htm.

*Amen: Faith and the Possibility of Jewish-Christian-Muslim Trialogue-Annual fall McGinley Lecture. Inaugural lecture delivered by the Reverend Patrick J. Ryan, S.J., Laurence J. McGinley Professor of Religion and Society, Fordham University. Two locations: Wednesday, 11/18, 6 p.m., 12th fl. lounge, Lincoln Center Campus, 113 W. 60th St., NYC & Thursday, 11/19, 8 p.m., Keating First Auditorium, Rose Hill Campus, Bronx, NY. The lecture is free and open to the public. A reception will follow. For more information, please contact (718) 817-4746 or e-mail mcgchair@fordham.edu.

*The Inner Life of the Analyst: Catalyst for Change- Sponsored by The Westchester Center for the Study of Psychonalysis and Psychotherapy. Keynote speakers for this 35th anniversary conference will be Karen Maroda, Ph.D., and Theodore J. Jacobs, M.D. Time: Saturday, November 21, 2009, 8:30 a.m.-4:30 p.m. Location: The Renaissance Westchester Hotel, 80 West Red Oak Ln., West Harrison, NY 10604. For additional information/registration fees, please call (914-967-1300) or visit their website at http://www.wcspp.org/.

*NASW-NYS, Westchester Division Mentorship Meeting- Saturday, November 21, at 9:30 a.m. Location: NY Presbyterian Hospital, 21 Bloomingdale Road (at Maple Avenue), Main Building (clock tower), First Floor, Conference Room B. 9:30-10:30 a.m., Peer Supervision/ 10:30-12 noon, Open Support. Please RSVP to Susan Gerbino, Ph.D., LCSW at sbg28@aol.com

*4th Annual Domestic Violence Conference- Sponsored by the Urban Resource Institute. Topic of discussion-Domestic Violence Shatters Families: Understanding the Impact of Domestic Violence on Children and Youth. Time: Friday, November 20, 2009, 8 a.m.-4 p.m. Registration: $20.00. All pre-registrations must be received by November 13th, 2009. Please register early; space is limited. CASAC credits for attendance is pending. For more information, please contact: Celia Harewood, charewood@artcny.org, 718-260-2963.

*Life Cycle Transitions: A Young Woman's Journey to Motherhood- Sponsored by The Metropolitan Institute for Training in Psychoanalytic Psychotherapy. Presenter: Beth Rabinove, LCSW. Time: Wednesday, November 18, 2009, 1-2:30 p.m. Location: 160 West 86th Street (outside entrance, between Amsterdam & Columbus Avenues). RSVP: Attendance is limited. There is no fee but you must reserve in advance. For reservations: please contact Ivy Vale, Registrar, at (212) 496-2858 or e-mail mitppnyc@aol.com. Training opportunities, including flexible scheduling and financial options to fit individual needs, will be described following the presentation. Refreshments will be served. *National Council on Alcoholism and Drug Dependence/Westchester, Inc. (NCADD)-For information on the up-coming CASAC Training Program and/or Family Information Series, please call (914) 949-8500 or check out their website at http://www.ncaddwestchester.org/.

*Children FIRST Scholars Art Supplies Drive- Donations for schools in need. Dates: 12/01-12/05. Drop off at Fordham Westchester Campus Lobby. Suggested donations include: markers, construction paper, origomi paper, crayons, play doh, clay, glitter, stickers, scissors, paints, & paint brushes.

*Bereavement Support Group for Young Adults- The Center for Hope (a program of Family Centers) is offering a bereavement support group for college students and young adults aged 18-24 years old who are grieving the death of a family member/friend. Start date is November 19, 5-6:15 p.m. Thursdays. An intake is required before starting. Location: Center for Hope, 590 Post Road, Darien, CT. The group will run for 12 sessions; most insurance plans accepted. Contact: Mary Sullivan, LCSW, 203-655-4693.

*Social Work and Spirituality, Working with Children: Issues of Illness, Loss, and Trauma- Sponsored by the Silver School of Social Work, NYU. Co-sponsored by WJA Federation of New York. Time: 12/9/09, 9 a.m.- 4:30 p.m. Location: Silver School of Social Service, NYU, 1 Washington Square North, New York, NY 10003. $90 for the day (incl. breakfast & materials). Make checks payable to: NYU Social Work. Send payment to the above address to the attention of Priany Hadiatmodjo (FAX # 212-995-4172).

*Individual & System-Level Approaches to Difficult Clinical Problems: Suicide & Violence- Time: Thursday, 11/19, 11 a.m.-12:30 p.m. Location: St. Vincent's Behavioral Health Services, Westport Campus Community Room, 47 Long Lots Road, Westport, CT. For the learning objectives for each presentation, please visit: http://www.stvincentsbehaviorahealth.org/ under the New/Events section. For more information call 203-341-4532. No Registration Required.

*"The Alzheimer's Project," - A four part HBO documentary film produced in part by the Alzheimer's Association to be shown by Edna L. Roker Social Adult Center & The Osborn Retirement Community. Time: 11/16-11/23. First movie: Momentum in Science, will be shown on Monday, 11/16, 10 a.m.-12:30 p.m. Second movie: Grandpa, Do You Know Who I Am?, is on Thursday, 11/19, 10 a.m.-11 a.m. Third movie: The Memory Loss Tapes, is on Friday, 11/20, 9-11 a.m. Fourth movie: Caregivers, is on Monday, 11/23, 11 a.m.-12:30 p.m. Location: The "3000 Cinema" located at Osborn Retirement Community, 101 Theall Road, Rye, N.Y. All films are free and open to the public. Advanced registration is required. Parking is available, and light refreshments will be served. Please call the Roker Center to reserve your seat: (914) 761-3885.

*Psychotherapy Treatment- Available through Westchester Center for the Study of Psychoanalysis and Psychotherapy. Referrals for treatment on a sliding scale. No insurance necessary. -Prompt referrals, very reasonable sliding scale fees. -Treatment provided by highly trained & experienced psychologists, social workers, and psychiatrists. -Daytime & evening hours available, private offices in Westchester, Rockland, Fairfield Counties -Strict confidentiality, no insurance needed or utilized. -Long-term intensive treatment available, For application or more information: Call Nancy Bobker: (914) 967-1300 or visit their website: http://www.wcspp.orf/ (click treatment tab). WCSPP is a non-profit educational institution chartered by the Regents of the University of the State of New York.

*Zen Interfaith Sitting Meditation- Every Monday from 6:30-7:30 p.m. in the Blessed Miguel Pro, S.J., Chapel located at Fordham Westchester. Free and open to all; No registration needed. For more information visit http://www.kennedyzen.org/ or contact Carol Gibney at (914) 367-3420.

*NASW NYS Westchester Division presents: Serving Those Who Have Served: Social Work with Active Duty Military, Veterans, and Their Families- Key note presenter: Dr. MaryAnn Forgey, Fordham University Graduate School of Social Service, will speak on developing literacy in military culture and on her research and experience in working with Army families. Guest speaker Paul Tobin will speak on his work with disabled veterans, from the Vietnam War & Operation Iraqi Freedom (OIF), offering their personal insights on issues faced by those returning from war. Time: Wednesday, 11/18, 5:30-7:30 p.m. Location: New York Presbyterian Hospital, Main Building, 21 Bloomingdale Rd., White Plains, N.Y., 10605 (at Maple Ave.). Everyone welcome. Light refreshments and coffee will be served. For more information, please call (914) 367-3108.

*Undoing Racism Community Organizing Workshop-Follow up meeting on Monday, December 7th, 5:30-7 p.m. @ Fordham University/Westchester Campus in Harrison.


Student to Student

Do you have an announcement for other students; something to buy, sell, exchange; a group or activity you want to organize? Please e-mail your announcement to Henry Davis (hdavis8@fordham.edu) for posting.


Career Services/Licensing

Benay Lindenauer, Director of Career Services – lindenauer@fordham.edu, 212-636-7639.

Saturday, November 14, 2009

November 14, 2009

www.fordham.edu/gss


Announcements

Here’s what’s happening, A to Z. Details on all announcements are located on the ground-floor and main-level bulletin boards.

*GSS Westchester Links Update- We've added three new links to further assist students with pertinent academic information. The first, GSS Plan of Study, will guide you through the various program options offered in GSS with a detailed outline of course selections. The second, Fordham Health Center Information, directs you to the Universities' Health Center page where immunization information and online forms can be downloaded right onto your computer. GSS Field Dept. Online Forms is the final link added that provides Field Students with access to downloadable documents.

*Learn @ Lunch Workshop: Day Treatment Work with Children- Saturday, 11/21, 12:40-1:40 p.m., RM. 230.

*Ethical Eye- This November, a newsletter discussing ethics in social work practice -- the "ETHICAL EYE" -- will be published. Our first edition will include thoughts from faculty about ethics in social work practice. Subsequent issues, however, will involve YOU! We have established an anonymous web-based submission form for you to submit ethical dilemmas encountered in your practice for future publication and discussion.

Here's how it works:

1.) You experience a situation in your internship that you think involves ethical decision-making -- a client, for example, asks you to "keep a secret" but you are part of a treatment team; or your research project involves 5 year-old children and you wonder how you can ask for their consent to participate.

2.) You go to the web by clicking on Click Here to take survey and fill out the easy to follow submission guide.

3.) Your anonymous submission is read by a committee made up of an administrator, faculty from field, the Ethical Eye editor, and representatives from your student congress.

4.) The committee will then make a selection of scenarios from your submission to publish for our Fordham community. The publication will include responses from selected faculty and students, creating a community dialogue.

SHARPEN YOUR FOCUS-BE A PART OF THE "ETHICAL EYE"

*Attention Left-handed GSS Students: Receive a desktop palette for right-handed desks today! The following attachment, meant for those who experience awkwardness taking notes on right-handers' deskstops, may be obtained in room 147. Contact: Grant Grastorf, (914) 367-3202 or via e-mail at grastorf@fordham.edu.

*January Intersession Elective: Social Work from the Human Rights Perspective- January 4, 6, 8, 12, 15, 12:30-6:30 p.m. Dr. Cynthia Poindexter. If interested, please sign up on 1st floor GSS bulletin board.

*Academic Advisory Meeting- Matriculated students NOT in Field. Thursday, 11/19, RM. G11, 12:40-1:40 p.m. (*REVISION-the Academic Advisory mtg. for Saturday, 11/14, has been cancelled).

*Student Congress – Congress is composed of 1 to 3 students from each integrative seminar. Please consider volunteering.

*Writing services – Writing consultant is Jacqueline McKnight (jmckcsw@aol.com). Writing handbooks ($10) and a complete list of services are available in 106A.


This Week at GSS

11-16: Practicum Lab, 6-7:50 p.m., RM. 139, EESSP Integrated Seminar, 6-8 p.m., RM. 138

11-17: Normal operating day

11-18: Foundation Integrated Seminar, 9:30-11:30 a.m./5:30-7:30 p.m.

11-19: Learn @ Lunch: Academic Advisory Mtg. (Students NOT in Field), RM. G11, 12:40-1:40 p.m.

11-20: Normal operating day.

11-21: Learn @ Lunch: Day Treatment Work with Children, RM. 230, 12:40-1:40 p.m


Important Reminders/Deadlines

*GSS Registration for Spring 2010-NOTE: Online registration starts November 30, 2009 for continuing students. In-person dates (mandatory for 1st time registering students) are Monday, 12/7, from 2-4 p.m., Tuesday, 12/15, from 2-4 p.m., & Thursday, 1/7, from 2-4 p.m.

**Candidate-for-degree cards are past due for all students who complete their MSW requirements at the end of fall semester 2009. Please contact Polly Kaplan (pokaplan@fordham.edu) immediately if you are a February 2010 graduate.**

*Parking permits – Secure your parking permit registration at the security desk. Upon completion, submit to security office, room 143, with car registration and student ID. Fee is $100 per year.

*Student ID cards are delivered to Henry Davis, room 106A, if you mailed your photo to Fordham. Otherwise, visit room 13G on the ground level to secure your card.


Community Events

*Prideworks for LGBT Youth-Time: Tuesday, November 17th, 2009, 8 a.m.-3 p.m. Location: Westchester County Center. Registration (includes breakfast & lunch): $85/Adults, $30/Students. Limited partial scholarships available. For more information: e-mail Prideworks@glsenhv.org or visit websites at www.glsen.org/hudsonvalley or www.westchestergov.com/lgbt.htm.

*"A Different Kind of University with its Center Outside Itself"- Keynote speaker: Teresa Whitfield, author of Paying the Price: Ignacio Ellacuria and the Murdered Jesuits of El Salvador. Time: November 16th, 5:30 p.m. Location: Faculty Lounge, Fordham University Rose Hill Campus, Bronx, NY.

*Amen: Faith and the Possibility of Jewish-Christian-Muslim Trialogue-Annual fall McGinley Lecture. Inaugural lecture delivered by the Reverend Patrick J. Ryan, S.J., Laurence J. McGinley Professor of Religion and Society, Fordham University. Two locations: Wednesday, 11/18, 6 p.m., 12th fl. lounge, Lincoln Center Campus, 113 W. 60th St., NYC & Thursday, 11/19, 8 p.m., Keating First Auditorium, Rose Hill Campus, Bronx, NY. The lecture is free and open to the public. A reception will follow. For more information, please contact (718) 817-4746 or e-mail mcgchair@fordham.edu.

*The Inner Life of the Analyst: Catalyst for Change- Sponsored by The Westchester Center for the Study of Psychonalysis and Psychotherapy. Keynote speakers for this 35th anniversary conference will be Karen Maroda, Ph.D., and Theodore J. Jacobs, M.D. Time: Saturday, November 21, 2009, 8:30 a.m.-4:30 p.m. Location: The Renaissance Westchester Hotel, 80 West Red Oak Ln., West Harrison, NY 10604. For additional information/registration fees, please call (914-967-1300) or visit their website at http://www.wcspp.org/.

*NASW-NYS, Westchester Division Mentorship Meeting- Saturday, November 21, at 9:30 a.m. Location: NY Presbyterian Hospital, 21 Bloomingdale Road (at Maple Avenue), Main Building (clock tower), First Floor, Conference Room B. 9:30-10:30 a.m., Peer Supervision/ 10:30-12 noon, Open Support. Please RSVP to Susan Gerbino, Ph.D., LCSW at sbg28@aol.com

*4th Annual Domestic Violence Conference- Sponsored by the Urban Resource Institute. Topic of discussion-Domestic Violence Shatters Families: Understanding the Impact of Domestic Violence on Children and Youth. Time: Friday, November 20, 2009, 8 a.m.-4 p.m. Registration: $20.00. All pre-registrations must be received by November 13th, 2009. Please register early; space is limited. CASAC credits for attendance is pending. For more information, please contact: Celia Harewood, charewood@artcny.org, 718-260-2963.

*Life Cycle Transitions: A Young Woman's Journey to Motherhood- Sponsored by The Metropolitan Institute for Training in Psychoanalytic Psychotherapy. Presenter: Beth Rabinove, LCSW. Time: Wednesday, November 18, 2009, 1-2:30 p.m. Location: 160 West 86th Street (outside entrance, between Amsterdam & Columbus Avenues). RSVP: Attendance is limited. There is no fee but you must reserve in advance. For reservations: please contact Ivy Vale, Registrar, at (212) 496-2858 or e-mail mitppnyc@aol.com. Training opportunities, including flexible scheduling and financial options to fit individual needs, will be described following the presentation. Refreshments will be served.

*National Council on Alcoholism and Drug Dependence/Westchester, Inc. (NCADD)-For information on the up-coming CASAC Training Program and/or Family Information Series, please call (914) 949-8500 or check out their website at http://www.ncaddwestchester.org/.

*Children FIRST Scholars Art Supplies Drive- Donations for schools in need. Dates: 12/01-12/05. Drop off at Fordham Westchester Campus Lobby. Suggested donations include: markers, construction paper, origomi paper, crayons, play doh, clay, glitter, stickers, scissors, paints, & paint brushes.

*Bereavement Support Group for Young Adults- The Center for Hope (a program of Family Centers) is offering a bereavement support group for college students and young adults aged 18-24 years old who are grieving the death of a family member/friend. Start date is November 19, 5-6:15 p.m. Thursdays. An intake is required before starting. Location: Center for Hope, 590 Post Road, Darien, CT. The group will run for 12 sessions; most insurance plans accepted. Contact: Mary Sullivan, LCSW, 203-655-4693.

*Social Work and Spirituality, Working with Children: Issues of Illness, Loss, and Trauma- Sponsored by the Silver School of Social Work, NYU. Co-sponsored by WJA Federation of New York. Time: 12/9/09, 9 a.m.- 4:30 p.m. Location: Silver School of Social Service, NYU, 1 Washington Square North, New York, NY 10003. $90 for the day (incl. breakfast & materials). Make checks payable to: NYU Social Work. Send payment to the above address to the attention of Priany Hadiatmodjo (FAX # 212-995-4172).

*Psychiatric Technician Open House- Time: Monday, 11/16, 2009, 3-5 p.m. Experienced certified nursing assistants are welcome as well as current students in the fields of: Nursing, Psychology and Social Work. On-Site Interviews & Tours. Please bring several copies of your resume. If you are unable to attend, please feel free to send a resume to westhr@svcmcny.org or apply online at http://www.svcmc.org/.

*Introduction to Creative Methods in Psychotherapy and Counseling- A one-day training in Psychodrama and Art Therapy techniques. This workshop will explore, experientially and theoretically, active interventions to better faciliate change in your clients. Instructor for this event is Gay French-Ottaviani, LCSW. There is a maximum of 8 participants. Time: 11/15, 9:30 a.m.- 4 p.m. Bring your own lunch-drinks & snack provided. Fee: $80, Students $70. Call (914) 378-5088 & leave message to register.

*Individual & System-Level Approaches to Difficult Clinical Problems: Suicide & Violence- Time: Thursday, 11/19, 11 a.m.-12:30 p.m. Location: St. Vincent's Behavioral Health Services, Westport Campus Community Room, 47 Long Lots Road, Westport, CT. For the learning objectives for each presentation, please visit: http://www.stvincentsbehaviorahealth.org/ under the New/Events section. For more information call 203-341-4532. No Registration Required.

*"The Alzheimer's Project," - A four part HBO documentary film produced in part by the Alzheimer's Association to be shown by Edna L. Roker Social Adult Center & The Osborn Retirement Community. Time: 11/16-11/23. First movie: Momentum in Science, will be shown on Monday, 11/16, 10 a.m.-12:30 p.m. Second movie: Grandpa, Do You Know Who I Am?, is on Thursday, 11/19, 10 a.m.-11 a.m. Third movie: The Memory Loss Tapes, is on Friday, 11/20, 9-11 a.m. Fourth movie: Caregivers, is on Monday, 11/23, 11 a.m.-12:30 p.m. Location: The "3000 Cinema" located at Osborn Retirement Community, 101 Theall Road, Rye, N.Y. All films are free and open to the public. Advanced registration is required. Parking is available, and light refreshments will be served. Please call the Roker Center to reserve your seat: (914) 761-3885.

*Psychotherapy Treatment- Available through Westchester Center for the Study of Psychoanalysis and Psychotherapy. Referrals for treatment on a sliding scale. No insurance necessary. -Prompt referrals, very reasonable sliding scale fees. -Treatment provided by highly trained & experienced psychologists, social workers, and psychiatrists. -Daytime & evening hours available, private offices in Westchester, Rockland, Fairfield Counties -Strict confidentiality, no insurance needed or utilized. -Long-term intensive treatment available, For application or more information: Call Nancy Bobker: (914) 967-1300 or visit their website: http://www.wcspp.orf/ (click treatment tab). WCSPP is a non-profit educational institution chartered by the Regents of the University of the State of New York.

*Zen Interfaith Sitting Meditation- Every Monday from 6:30-7:30 p.m. in the Blessed Miguel Pro, S.J., Chapel located at Fordham Westchester. Free and open to all; No registration needed. For more information visit http://www.kennedyzen.org/ or contact Carol Gibney at (914) 367-3420.

*NASW NYS Westchester Division presents: Serving Those Who Have Served: Social Work with Active Duty Military, Veterans, and Their Families- Key note presenter: Dr. MaryAnn Forgey, Fordham University Graduate School of Social Service, will speak on developing literacy in military culture and on her research and experience in working with Army families. Guest speaker Paul Tobin will speak on his work with disabled veterans, from the Vietnam War & Operation Iraqi Freedom (OIF), offering their personal insights on issues faced by those returning from war. Time: Wednesday, 11/18, 5:30-7:30 p.m. Location: New York Presbyterian Hospital, Main Building, 21 Bloomingdale Rd., White Plains, N.Y., 10605 (at Maple Ave.). Everyone welcome. Light refreshments and coffee will be served. For more information, please call (914) 367-3108.

*Undoing Racism Community Organizing Workshop-Follow up meeting on Monday, December 7th, 5:30-7 p.m. @ Fordham University/Westchester Campus in Harrison.


Student to Student

Do you have an announcement for other students; something to buy, sell, exchange; a group or activity you want to organize? Please e-mail your announcement to Henry Davis (hdavis8@fordham.edu) for posting.


Career Services/Licensing

Benay Lindenauer, Director of Career Services – lindenauer@fordham.edu, 212-636-7639.

Wednesday, November 11, 2009

November 11, 2009

www.fordham.edu/gss


Announcements

Here’s what’s happening, A to Z. Details on all announcements are located on the ground-floor and main-level bulletin boards.

*Learn @ Lunch Workshop: Day Treatment Work with Children- Saturday, 11/21, 12:40-1:40 p.m., RM. 230.

*"Leadership & Human Service Administration" info session- Time: Saturday, November 14, 12:40-1:40 p.m., RM. 142. Considering a career in social work administration? Considering some of Fordham's excellent administration classes through our Leadership and Macropractice concentration? Want to talk to some administrators you actually know already? Come and meet over lunch with Fordham faculty and learn about their satisfying experiences as social work administrators, supervisors, managers, educators, trainers, and fundraisers. Bring your lunch!

*Gay/Straight Alliance Mtg. - Thursday, November 12, 2009, RM. 138, 12:40-1:40 p.m. *Ethical Eye- This November, a newsletter discussing ethics in social work practice -- the "ETHICAL EYE" -- will be published. Our first edition will include thoughts from faculty about ethics in social work practice. Subsequent issues, however, will involve YOU! We have established an anonymous web-based submission form for you to submit ethical dilemmas encountered in your practice for future publication and discussion.

Here's how it works:

1.) You experience a situation in your internship that you think involves ethical decision-making -- a client, for example, asks you to "keep a secret" but you are part of a treatment team; or your research project involves 5 year-old children and you wonder how you can ask for their consent to participate.

2.) You go to the web by clicking on Click Here to take survey and fill out the easy to follow submission guide.

3.) Your anonymous submission is read by a committee made up of an administrator, faculty from field, the Ethical Eye editor, and representatives from your student congress.

4.) The committee will then make a selection of scenarios from your submission to publish for our Fordham community. The publication will include responses from selected faculty and students, creating a community dialogue.

SHARPEN YOUR FOCUS-BE A PART OF THE "ETHICAL EYE"

*Attention Left-handed GSS Students: Receive a desktop palette for right-handed desks today! The following attachment, meant for those who experience awkwardness taking notes on right-handers' deskstops, may be obtained in room 147. Contact: Grant Grastorf, (914) 367-3202 or via e-mail at grastorf@fordham.edu.

*January Intersession Elective: Social Work from the Human Rights Perspective- January 4, 6, 8, 12, 15, 12:30-6:30 p.m. Dr. Cynthia Poindexter. If interested, please sign up on 1st floor GSS bulletin board.

*Academic Advisory Meeting- Matriculated students NOT in Field. Thursday, 11/19, RM. G11, 12:40-1:40 p.m. (*REVISION-the Academic Advisory mtg. for Saturday, 11/14, has been cancelled).

*Student Congress – Congress is composed of 1 to 3 students from each integrative seminar. Please consider volunteering.

*Writing services – Writing consultant is Jacqueline McKnight (jmckcsw@aol.com). Writing handbooks ($10) and a complete list of services are available in 106A.


This Week at GSS

11-09: Normal operating day

11-10: Normal operating day

11-11: Advanced Integrated Seminar, 9:30-11:30 a.m./5:30-7:30 p.m.

11-12: Normal operating day

11-13: Normal operating day.

11-14: Learn @ Lunch: Academic Advisory Meeting (Students not in Field), RM. G11, 12:40-1:40 p.m./ Leadership & Human Service Administration Info Session, RM. 142, 12:40-1:40 p.m/ Thriving on the Bipolar Rollercoaster book presentation & signing, RM. 228, 12:45-1:30


Important Reminders/Deadlines

*GSS Registration for Spring 2010-NOTE: Online registration starts November 30, 2009 for continuing students. In-person dates (mandatory for 1st time registering students) are Monday, 12/7, from 2-4 p.m., Tuesday, 12/15, from 2-4 p.m., & Thursday, 1/7, from 2-4 p.m.

**Candidate-for-degree cards are past due for all students who complete their MSW requirements at the end of fall semester 2009. Please contact Polly Kaplan (pokaplan@fordham.edu) immediately if you are a February 2010 graduate.**

*Parking permits – Secure your parking permit registration at the security desk. Upon completion, submit to security office, room 143, with car registration and student ID. Fee is $100 per year.

*Student ID cards are delivered to Henry Davis, room 106A, if you mailed your photo to Fordham. Otherwise, visit room 13G on the ground level to secure your card.


Community Events

*NASW-NYS, Westchester Division Mentorship Meeting- Saturday, November 21, at 9:30 a.m. Location: NY Presbyterian Hospital, 21 Bloomingdale Road (at Maple Avenue), Main Building (clock tower), First Floor, Conference Room B. 9:30-10:30 a.m., Peer Supervision/ 10:30-12 noon, Open Support. Please RSVP to Susan Gerbino, Ph.D., LCSW at sbg28@aol.com

*4th Annual Domestic Violence Conference-
Sponsored by the Urban Resource Institute. Topic of discussion-Domestic Violence Shatters Families: Understanding the Impact of Domestic Violence on Children and Youth. Time: Friday, November 20, 2009, 8 a.m.-4 p.m. Registration: $20.00. All pre-registrations must be received by November 13th, 2009. Please register early; space is limited. CASAC credits for attendance is pending. For more information, please contact: Celia Harewood, charewood@artcny.org, 718-260-2963.

*Life Cycle Transitions: A Young Woman's Journey to Motherhood- Sponsored by The Metropolitan Institute for Training in Psychoanalytic Psychotherapy. Presenter: Beth Rabinove, LCSW. Time: Wednesday, November 18, 2009, 1-2:30 p.m. Location: 160 West 86th Street (outside entrance, between Amsterdam & Columbus Avenues). RSVP: Attendance is limited. There is no fee but you must reserve in advance. For reservations: please contact Ivy Vale, Registrar, at (212) 496-2858 or e-mail mitppnyc@aol.com. Training opportunities, including flexible scheduling and financial options to fit individual needs, will be described following the presentation. Refreshments will be served.

*National Council on Alcoholism and Drug Dependence/Westchester, Inc. (NCADD)-For information on the up-coming CASAC Training Program and/or Family Information Series, please call (914) 949-8500 or check out their website at http://www.ncaddwestchester.org/.

*Attention All Students & Alumni: Rangel Scholarship Information Session- Tuesday, 11/10, 3-5 p.m., Lowenstein Building, McMahon Hall, RM. 109, Fordham University, Lincoln Center. Sponsored by Career Services & Office of Prestigious Fellowships. Application Deadline: January 22, 2010. The Rangel Program (Charles B. Rangel International Affairs Graduate Fellowship) will award up to twenty fellowships of up to $34,000 annually towards tuition, room, board, books and mandatory fees for completion of a two-year master's degree. At the conclusion of two years of study, the Rangel Fellow is expected to obtain a degree in international affairs or another area of relevance to the work of the Foreign Service at a graduate or professional school approved by Ralph J. Bunche International Affairs Center. Awardees are expected to maintain a cumulative GPA of 3.2 throughout their period of study. Fellows who successfully complete the Rangel Program and Foreign Service entry requirements will receive an appointment as a Foreign Service Officer, embarking on one of the most exciting and rewarding careers available.

*Children FIRST Scholars Art Supplies Drive- Donations for schools in need. Dates: 12/01-12/05. Drop off at Fordham Westchester Campus Lobby. Suggested donations include: markers, construction paper, origomi paper, crayons, play doh, clay, glitter, stickers, scissors, paints, & paint brushes.

*Bereavement Support Group for Young Adults- The Center for Hope (a program of Family Centers) is offering a bereavement support group for college students and young adults aged 18-24 years old who are grieving the death of a family member/friend. Start date is November 19, 5-6:15 p.m. Thursdays. An intake is required before starting. Location: Center for Hope, 590 Post Road, Darien, CT. The group will run for 12 sessions; most insurance plans accepted. Contact: Mary Sullivan, LCSW, 203-655-4693.

*Social Work and Spirituality, Working with Children: Issues of Illness, Loss, and Trauma- Sponsored by the Silver School of Social Work, NYU. Co-sponsored by WJA Federation of New York. Time: 12/9/09, 9 a.m.- 4:30 p.m. Location: Silver School of Social Service, NYU, 1 Washington Square North, New York, NY 10003. $90 for the day (incl. breakfast & materials). Make checks payable to: NYU Social Work. Send payment to the above address to the attention of Priany Hadiatmodjo (FAX # 212-995-4172).

*Psychiatric Technician Open House- Time: Monday, 11/16, 2009, 3-5 p.m. Experienced certified nursing assistants are welcome as well as current students in the fields of: Nursing, Psychology and Social Work. On-Site Interviews & Tours. Please bring several copies of your resume. If you are unable to attend, please feel free to send a resume to westhr@svcmcny.org or apply online at http://www.svcmc.org/.

*Introduction to Creative Methods in Psychotherapy and Counseling- A one-day training in Psychodrama and Art Therapy techniques. This workshop will explore, experientially and theoretically, active interventions to better faciliate change in your clients. Instructor for this event is Gay French-Ottaviani, LCSW. There is a maximum of 8 participants. Time: 11/15, 9:30 a.m.- 4 p.m. Bring your own lunch-drinks & snack provided. Fee: $80, Students $70. Call (914) 378-5088 & leave message to register.

*The Eight Annual Behavioral Health Conference: Behavioral Health, Ethics, and Performance-Sponsored by The Medisys Behavioral Health Network & Flushing Hospital Medical Center Department of Psychiatry and Addiction Services. Time: Friday, November 13, 2009, 8 a.m.- 4 p.m. Location: Flushing Hospital Medical Center, 45th Avenue & Parsons Blvd., Flushing, NY 11355.

*Individual & System-Level Approaches to Difficult Clinical Problems: Suicide & Violence- Time: Thursday, 11/19, 11 a.m.-12:30 p.m. Location: St. Vincent's Behavioral Health Services, Westport Campus Community Room, 47 Long Lots Road, Westport, CT. For the learning objectives for each presentation, please visit: http://www.stvincentsbehaviorahealth.org/ under the New/Events section. For more information call 203-341-4532. No Registration Required.

*"The Alzheimer's Project,"- A four part HBO documentary film produced in part by the Alzheimer's Association to be shown by Edna L. Roker Social Adult Center & The Osborn Retirement Community. Time: 11/16-11/23. First movie: Momentum in Science, will be shown on Monday, 11/16, 10 a.m.-12:30 p.m. Second movie: Grandpa, Do You Know Who I Am?, is on Thursday, 11/19, 10 a.m.-11 a.m. Third movie: The Memory Loss Tapes, is on Friday, 11/20, 9-11 a.m. Fourth movie: Caregivers, is on Monday, 11/23, 11 a.m.-12:30 p.m. Location: The "3000 Cinema" located at Osborn Retirement Community, 101 Theall Road, Rye, N.Y. All films are free and open to the public. Advanced registration is required. Parking is available, and light refreshments will be served. Please call the Roker Center to reserve your seat: (914) 761-3885.

*A Team of Partners in Palliative Care: Challenges and Choices in Ethics of Care at End of Life- Sponsored by Collaborative for End of Life Care. Time: Friday, 11/13, 8 a.m.- 4 p.m. Location: Westchester County Center, 198 Central Avenue, White Plains, NY 10606. Conference registration is free and a complimentary lunch will be provided thanks to our generous donors. To register: Phone-(914) 666-7616 ext. 235, Cornelia Schimert, Visiting Nurse Association of Hudson Valley, Fax- ATTN: W. Dawe at (914) 559-3092, Hospice & Palliative Care of Westchester, On-line- http://www.westchesterendoflife.org/. Parking is provided adjacent to the County Center.

*Psychotherapy Treatment- Available through Westchester Center for the Study of Psychoanalysis and Psychotherapy. Referrals for treatment on a sliding scale. No insurance necessary. -Prompt referrals, very reasonable sliding scale fees. -Treatment provided by highly trained & experienced psychologists, social workers, and psychiatrists. -Daytime & evening hours available, private offices in Westchester, Rockland, Fairfield Counties -Strict confidentiality, no insurance needed or utilized. -Long-term intensive treatment available, For application or more information: Call Nancy Bobker: (914) 967-1300 or visit their website: http://www.wcspp.orf/ (click treatment tab). WCSPP is a non-profit educational institution chartered by the Regents of the University of the State of New York.

*Zen Interfaith Sitting Meditation- Every Monday from 6:30-7:30 p.m. in the Blessed Miguel Pro, S.J., Chapel located at Fordham Westchester. Free and open to all; No registration needed. For more information visit http://www.kennedyzen.org/ or contact Carol Gibney at (914) 367-3420.

*NASW NYS Westchester Division presents: Serving Those Who Have Served: Social Work with Active Duty Military, Veterans, and Their Families- Key note presenter: Dr. MaryAnn Forgey, Fordham University Graduate School of Social Service, will speak on developing literacy in military culture and on her research and experience in working with Army families. Guest speaker Paul Tobin will speak on his work with disabled veterans, from the Vietnam War & Operation Iraqi Freedom (OIF), offering their personal insights on issues faced by those returning from war. Time: Wednesday, 11/18, 5:30-7:30 p.m. Location: New York Presbyterian Hospital, Main Building, 21 Bloomingdale Rd., White Plains, N.Y., 10605 (at Maple Ave.). Everyone welcome. Light refreshments and coffee will be served. For more information, please call (914) 367-3108.

*Undoing Racism Community Organizing Workshop-Follow up meeting on Monday, December 7th, 5:30-7 p.m. @ Fordham University/Westchester Campus in Harrison.


Student to Student

Do you have an announcement for other students; something to buy, sell, exchange; a group or activity you want to organize? Please e-mail your announcement to Henry Davis (hdavis8@fordham.edu) for posting.

*Thriving on the Bipolar Roller Coaster: How to Suceed with Bipolar Disorder- Book presentation with Phyllis Elliot, LCSW-R. Time: Saturday, 11/14, 12:45-1:30 p.m., RM. 228. Book signing available after the seminar.


Career Services/Licensing

Benay Lindenauer, Director of Career Services – lindenauer@fordham.edu, 212-636-7639.

Saturday, November 7, 2009

November 7, 2009

www.fordham.edu/gss

Announcements

Here’s what’s happening, A to Z. Details on all announcements are located on the ground-floor and main-level bulletin boards.

*Learn @ Lunch Workshop: Day Treatment Work with Children- Saturday, 11/21, 12:40-1:40 p.m., RM. 230.

*"Leadership & Human Service Administration" info session- Time: Saturday, November 14, 12:40-1:40 p.m., RM. 142. Considering a career in social work administration? Considering some of Fordham's excellent administration classes through our Leadership and Macropractice concentration? Want to talk to some administrators you actually know already? Come and meet over lunch with Fordham faculty and learn about their satisfying experiences as social work administrators, supervisors, managers, educators, trainers, and fundraisers. Bring your lunch!

*Gay/Straight Alliance Mtg. - Thursday, November 12, 2009, RM. 138, 12:40-1:40 p.m.

*Ethical Eye- This November, a newsletter discussing ethics in social work practice -- the "ETHICAL EYE" -- will be published. Our first edition will include thoughts from faculty about ethics in social work practice. Subsequent issues, however, will involve YOU! We have established an anonymous web-based submission form for you to submit ethical dilemmas encountered in your practice for future publication and discussion.

Here's how it works:

1.) You experience a situation in your internship that you think involves ethical decision-making -- a client, for example, asks you to "keep a secret" but you are part of a treatment team; or your research project involves 5 year-old children and you wonder how you can ask for their consent to participate.

2.) You go to the web by clicking on Click Here to take survey and fill out the easy to follow submission guide.

3.) Your anonymous submission is read by a committee made up of an administrator, faculty from field, the Ethical Eye editor, and representatives from your student congress.

4.) The committee will then make a selection of scenarios from your submission to publish for our Fordham community. The publication will include responses from selected faculty and students, creating a community dialogue.

SHARPEN YOUR FOCUS-BE A PART OF THE "ETHICAL EYE"

*Attention Left-handed GSS Students: Receive a desktop palette for right-handed desks today! The following attachment, meant for those who experience awkwardness taking notes on right-handers' deskstops, may be obtained in room 147. Contact: Grant Grastorf, (914) 367-3202 or via e-mail at grastorf@fordham.edu.

*January Intersession Elective: Social Work from the Human Rights Perspective- January 4, 6, 8, 12, 15, 12:30-6:30 p.m. Dr. Cynthia Poindexter. If interested, please sign up on 1st floor GSS bulletin board.

*Academic Advisory Meeting- Matriculated students NOT in Field. Saturday, 11/14 & 11/19, RM. G11, 12:40-1:40 p.m.

*Student Congress – Congress is composed of 1 to 3 students from each integrative seminar. Please consider volunteering.

*Writing services – Writing consultant is Jacqueline McKnight (jmckcsw@aol.com). Writing handbooks ($10) and a complete list of services are available in 106A.


This Week at GSS

11-09: Normal operating day

11-10: Normal operating day

11-11: Advanced Integrated Seminar, 9:30-11:30 a.m./5:30-7:30 p.m.

11-12: Normal operating day

11-13: Normal operating day.

11-14: Learn @ Lunch: Academic Advisory Meeting (Students not in Field),
RM. G11, 12:40-1:40 p.m./ Leadership & Human Service Administration Info Session, RM. 142, 12:40-1:40 p.m/ Thriving on the Bipolar Rollercoaster book presentation & signing, RM. 228, 12:45-1:30


Important Reminders/Deadlines

*GSS Registration for Spring 2010-Dates are Monday, 12/7, from 2-4 p.m., Tuesday, 12/15, from 2-4 p.m., & Thursday, 1/7, from 2-4 p.m.

**Candidate-for-degree cards are past due for all students who complete their MSW requirements at the end of fall semester 2009. Please contact Polly Kaplan (pokaplan@fordham.edu) immediately if you are a February 2010 graduate.**

*Parking permits – Secure your parking permit registration at the security desk. Upon completion, submit to security office, room 143, with car registration and student ID. Fee is $100 per year.

*Student ID cards are delivered to Henry Davis, room 106A, if you mailed your photo to Fordham. Otherwise, visit room 13G on the ground level to secure your card.


Community Events

*Attention All Students & Alumni: Rangel Scholarship Information Session- Tuesday, 11/10, 3-5 p.m., Lowenstein Building, McMahon Hall, RM. 109, Fordham University, Lincoln Center. Sponsored by Career Services & Office of Prestigious Fellowships. Application Deadline: January 22, 2010. The Rangel Program (Charles B. Rangel International Affairs Graduate Fellowship) will award up to twenty fellowships of up to $34,000 annually towards tuition, room, board, books and mandatory fees for completion of a two-year master's degree. At the conclusion of two years of study, the Rangel Fellow is expected to obtain a degree in international affairs or another area of relevance to the work of the Foreign Service at a graduate or professional school approved by Ralph J. Bunche International Affairs Center. Awardees are expected to maintain a cumulative GPA of 3.2 throughout their period of study. Fellows who successfully complete the Rangel Program and Foreign Service entry requirements will receive an appointment as a Foreign Service Officer, embarking on one of the most exciting and rewarding careers available.

*Children FIRST Scholars Art Supplies Drive- Donations for schools in need. Dates: 12/01-12/05. Drop off at Fordham Westchester Campus Lobby. Suggested donations include: markers, construction paper, origomi paper, crayons, play doh, clay, glitter, stickers, scissors, paints, & paint brushes.

*Bereavement Support Group for Young Adults- The Center for Hope (a program of Family Centers) is offering a bereavement support group for college students and young adults aged 18-24 years old who are grieving the death of a family member/friend. Start date is November 19, 5-6:15 p.m. Thursdays. An intake is required before starting. Location: Center for Hope, 590 Post Road, Darien, CT. The group will run for 12 sessions; most insurance plans accepted. Contact: Mary Sullivan, LCSW, 203-655-4693.

*Social Work and Spirituality, Working with Children: Issues of Illness, Loss, and Trauma- Sponsored by the Silver School of Social Work, NYU. Co-sponsored by WJA Federation of New York. Time: 12/9/09, 9 a.m.- 4:30 p.m. Location: Silver School of Social Service, NYU, 1 Washington Square North, New York, NY 10003. $90 for the day (incl. breakfast & materials). Make checks payable to: NYU Social Work. Send payment to the above address to the attention of Priany Hadiatmodjo (FAX # 212-995-4172).

*Psychiatric Technician Open House- Time: Monday, 11/9 & 11/16, 2009, 3-5 p.m. Experienced certified nursing assistants are welcome as well as current students in the fields of: Nursing, Psychology and Social Work. On-Site Interviews & Tours. Please bring several copies of your resume. If you are unable to attend, please feel free to send a resume to westhr@svcmcny.org or apply online at http://www.svcmc.org/.

*Introduction to Creative Methods in Psychotherapy and Counseling- A one-day training in Psychodrama and Art Therapy techniques. This workshop will explore, experientially and theoretically, active interventions to better faciliate change in your clients. Instructor for this event is Gay French-Ottaviani, LCSW. There is a maximum of 8 participants. Time: 11/15, 9:30 a.m.- 4 p.m. Bring your own lunch-drinks & snack provided. Fee: $80, Students $70. Call (914) 378-5088 & leave message to register.

*The Eight Annual Behavioral Health Conference: Behavioral Health, Ethics, and Performance-Sponsored by The Medisys Behavioral Health Network & Flushing Hospital Medical Center Department of Psychiatry and Addiction Services. Time: Friday, November 13, 2009, 8 a.m.- 4 p.m. Location: Flushing Hospital Medical Center, 45th Avenue & Parsons Blvd., Flushing, NY 11355.

*Individual & System-Level Approaches to Difficult Clinical Problems: Suicide & Violence- Time: Thursday, 11/19, 11 a.m.-12:30 p.m. Location: St. Vincent's Behavioral Health Services, Westport Campus Community Room, 47 Long Lots Road, Westport, CT. For the learning objectives for each presentation, please visit: http://www.stvincentsbehaviorahealth.org/ under the New/Events section. For more information call 203-341-4532. No Registration Required.

*"The Alzheimer's Project,"- A four part HBO documentary film produced in part by the Alzheimer's Association to be shown by Edna L. Roker Social Adult Center & The Osborn Retirement Community. Time: 11/16-11/23. First movie: Momentum in Science, will be shown on Monday, 11/16, 10 a.m.-12:30 p.m. Second movie: Grandpa, Do You Know Who I Am?, is on Thursday, 11/19, 10 a.m.-11 a.m. Third movie: The Memory Loss Tapes, is on Friday, 11/20, 9-11 a.m. Fourth movie: Caregivers, is on Monday, 11/23, 11 a.m.-12:30 p.m. Location: The "3000 Cinema" located at Osborn Retirement Community, 101 Theall Road, Rye, N.Y. All films are free and open to the public. Advanced registration is required. Parking is available, and light refreshments will be served. Please call the Roker Center to reserve your seat: (914) 761-3885.

*A Team of Partners in Palliative Care: Challenges and Choices in Ethics of Care at End of Life- Sponsored by Collaborative for End of Life Care. Time: Friday, 11/13, 8 a.m.- 4 p.m. Location: Westchester County Center, 198 Central Avenue, White Plains, NY 10606. Conference registration is free and a complimentary lunch will be provided thanks to our generous donors. To register: Phone-(914) 666-7616 ext. 235, Cornelia Schimert, Visiting Nurse Association of Hudson Valley, Fax- ATTN: W. Dawe at (914) 559-3092, Hospice & Palliative Care of Westchester, On-line- http://www.westchesterendoflife.org/. Parking is provided adjacent to the County Center.

*Psychotherapy Treatment- Available through Westchester Center for the Study of Psychoanalysis and Psychotherapy. Referrals for treatment on a sliding scale. No insurance necessary. -Prompt referrals, very reasonable sliding scale fees. -Treatment provided by highly trained & experienced psychologists, social workers, and psychiatrists. -Daytime & evening hours available, private offices in Westchester, Rockland, Fairfield Counties -Strict confidentiality, no insurance needed or utilized. -Long-term intensive treatment available, For application or more information: Call Nancy Bobker: (914) 967-1300 or visit our website: http://www.wcspp.orf/ (click treatment tab). WCSPP is a non-profit educational institution chartered by the Regents of the University of the State of New York.

*Zen Interfaith Sitting Meditation- Every Monday from 6:30-7:30 p.m. in the Blessed Miguel Pro, S.J., Chapel located at Fordham Westchester. Free and open to all; No registration needed. For more information visit http://www.kennedyzen.org/ or contact Carol Gibney at (914) 367-3420.

*NASW NYS Westchester Division presents: Serving Those Who Have Served: Social Work with Active Duty Military, Veterans, and Their Families- Key note presenter: Dr. MaryAnn Forgey, Fordham University Graduate School of Social Service, will speak on developing literacy in military culture and on her research and experience in working with Army families. Guest speaker Paul Tobin will speak on his work with disabled veterans, from the Vietnam War & Operation Iraqi Freedom (OIF), offering their personal insights on issues faced by those returning from war. Time: Wednesday, 11/18, 5:30-7:30 p.m. Location: New York Presbyterian Hospital, Main Building, 21 Bloomingdale Rd., White Plains, N.Y., 10605 (at Maple Ave.). Everyone welcome. Light refreshments and coffee will be served. For more information, please call (914) 367-3108.

*Undoing Racism Community Organizing Workshop-Follow up meeting on Monday, December 7th, 5:30-7 p.m. @ Fordham University/Westchester Campus in Harrison.


Student to Student

Do you have an announcement for other students; something to buy, sell, exchange; a group or activity you want to organize? Please e-mail your announcement to Henry Davis (hdavis8@fordham.edu) for posting.

*Thriving on the Bipolar Roller Coaster: How to Suceed with Bipolar Disorder- Book presentation with Phyllis Elliot, LCSW-R. Time: Saturday, 11/14, 12:45-1:30 p.m., RM. 228. Book signing available after the seminar.


Career Services/Licensing

Benay Lindenauer, Director of Career Services – lindenauer@fordham.edu, 212-636-7639.

Wednesday, November 4, 2009

November 4, 2009

www.fordham.edu/gss


Announcements

Here’s what’s happening, A to Z. Details on all announcements are located on the ground-floor and main-level bulletin boards.

*"Leadership & Human Service Administration" info session- Time: Saturday, November 14, 12:40-1:40 p.m., RM. 142. Considering a career in social work administration? Considering some of Fordham's excellent administration classes through our Leadership and Macropractice concentration? Want to talk to some administrators you actually know already? Come and meet over lunch with Fordham faculty and learn about their satisfying experiences as social work administrators, supervisors, managers, educators, trainers, and fundraisers. Bring your lunch!

*Gay/Straight Alliance Mtg. - Thursday, November 12, 2009, RM. 138, 12:40-1:40 p.m.

*Ethical Eye- This November, a newsletter discussing ethics in social work practice -- the "ETHICAL EYE" -- will be published. Our first edition will include thoughts from faculty about ethics in social work practice. Subsequent issues, however, will involve YOU! We have established an anonymous web-based submission form for you to submit ethical dilemmas encountered in your practice for future publication and discussion.
Here's how it works:

1.) You experience a situation in your internship that you think involves ethical decision-making -- a client, for example, asks you to "keep a secret" but you are part of a treatment team; or your research project involves 5 year-old children and you wonder how you can ask for their consent to participate.

2.) You go to the web by clicking on Click Here to take survey and fill out the easy to follow submission guide.

3.) Your anonymous submission is read by a committee made up of an administrator, faculty from field, the Ethical Eye editor, and representatives from your student congress.

4.) The committee will then make a selection of scenarios from your submission to publish for our Fordham community. The publication will include responses from selected faculty and students, creating a community dialogue.

SHARPEN YOUR FOCUS-BE A PART OF THE "ETHICAL EYE"

*Attention Left-handed GSS Students: Receive a desktop palette for right-handed desks today! The following attachment, meant for those who experience awkwardness taking notes on right-handers' deskstops, may be obtained in room 147. Contact: Grant Grastorf, (914) 367-3202 or via e-mail at grastorf@fordham.edu.

*Learn @ Lunch Workshop: Engaging Families- Saturday, 11/7, 12:40-1:40 p.m.

*January Intersession Elective: Social Work from the Human Rights Perspective- January 4, 6, 8, 12, 15, 12:30-6:30 p.m. Dr. Cynthia Poindexter. If interested, please sign up on 1st floor GSS bulletin board.

*Academic Advisory Meeting- Matriculated students NOT in Field. Saturday, 11/14, RM. G11, 12:40-1:40 p.m.

*Student Congress – Congress is composed of 1 to 3 students from each integrative seminar. Please consider volunteering.

*Writing services – Writing consultant is Jacqueline McKnight (jmckcsw@aol.com). Writing handbooks ($10) and a complete list of services are available in 106A.


This Week at GSS

11-02: Anti-Racist Alliance Mtg., RM. 116, 5:30-7:30 p.m.

11-03: Normal operating day

11-04: BASW Integrated Seminar, 5:30-7:30 p.m.

11-05: Normal operating day

11-06: Normal operating day.

11-07: Learn @ Lunch: Engaging Families, RM. G11, 12:40-1:40 p.m.


Important Reminders/Deadlines

*GSS Registration for Spring 2010-Dates are Monday, 12/7, from 2-4 p.m., Tuesday, 12/15, from 2-4 p.m., & Thursday, 1/7, from 2-4 p.m.

**Candidate-for-degree cards are past due for all students who complete their MSW requirements at the end of fall semester 2009. Please contact Polly Kaplan (pokaplan@fordham.edu) immediately if you are a February 2010 graduate.**

*Parking permits – Secure your parking permit registration at the security desk. Upon completion, submit to security office, room 143, with car registration and student ID. Fee is $100 per year.

*Student ID cards are delivered to Henry Davis, room 106A, if you mailed your photo to Fordham. Otherwise, visit room 13G on the ground level to secure your card.


Community Events

*Social Work and Spirituality, Working with Children: Issues of Illness, Loss, and Trauma- Sponsored by the Silver School of Social Work, NYU. Co-sponsored by WJA Federation of New York. Time: 12/9/09, 9 a.m.- 4:30 p.m. Location: Silver School of Social Service, NYU, 1 Washington Square North, New York, NY 10003. $90 for the day (incl. breakfast & materials). Make checks payable to: NYU Social Work. Send payment to the above address to the attention of Priany Hadiatmodjo (FAX # 212-995-4172).

*Psychiatric Technician Open House- Time: Monday, 11/9 & 11/16, 2009, 3-5 p.m. Experienced certified nursing assistants are welcome as well as current students in the fields of: Nursing, Psychology and Social Work. On-Site Interviews & Tours. Please bring several copies of your resume. If you are unable to attend, please feel free to send a resume to westhr@svcmcny.org or apply online at http://www.svcmc.org/.

*Introduction to Creative Methods in Psychotherapy and Counseling- A one-day training in Psychodrama and Art Therapy techniques. This workshop will explore, experientially and theoretically, active interventions to better faciliate change in your clients. Instructor for this event is Gay French-Ottaviani, LCSW. There is a maximum of 8 participants. Time: 11/15, 9:30 a.m.- 4 p.m. Bring your own lunch-drinks & snack provided. Fee: $80, Students $70. Call (914) 378-5088 & leave message to register.

*The Eight Annual Behavioral Health Conference: Behavioral Health, Ethics, and Performance-Sponsored by The Medisys Behavioral Health Network & Flushing Hospital Medical Center Department of Psychiatry and Addiction Services. Time: Friday, November 13, 2009, 8 a.m.- 4 p.m. Location: Flushing Hospital Medical Center, 45th Avenue & Parsons Blvd., Flushing, NY 11355.

*Individual & System-Level Approaches to Difficult Clinical Problems: Suicide & Violence- Time: Thursday, 11/19, 11 a.m.-12:30 p.m. Location: St. Vincent's Behavioral Health Services, Westport Campus Community Room, 47 Long Lots Road, Westport, CT. For the learning objectives for each presentation, please visit: http://www.stvincentsbehaviorahealth.org/ under the New/Events section. For more information call 203-341-4532. No Registration Required.

*"The Alzheimer's Project,"- A four part HBO documentary film produced in part by the Alzheimer's Association to be shown by Edna L. Roker Social Adult Center & The Osborn Retirement Community. Time: 11/16-11/23. First movie: Momentum in Science, will be shown on Monday, 11/16, 10 a.m.-12:30 p.m. Second movie: Grandpa, Do You Know Who I Am?, is on Thursday, 11/19, 10 a.m.-11 a.m. Third movie: The Memory Loss Tapes, is on Friday, 11/20, 9-11 a.m. Fourth movie: Caregivers, is on Monday, 11/23, 11 a.m.-12:30 p.m. Location: The "3000 Cinema" located at Osborn Retirement Community, 101 Theall Road, Rye, N.Y. All films are free and open to the public. Advanced registration is required. Parking is available, and light refreshments will be served. Please call the Roker Center to reserve your seat: (914) 761-3885.

*A Team of Partners in Palliative Care: Challenges and Choices in Ethics of Care at End of Life- Sponsored by Collaborative for End of Life Care. Time: Friday, 11/13, 8 a.m.- 4 p.m. Location: Westchester County Center, 198 Central Avenue, White Plains, NY 10606. Conference registration is free and a complimentary lunch will be provided thanks to our generous donors. To register: Phone-(914) 666-7616 ext. 235, Cornelia Schimert, Visiting Nurse Association of Hudson Valley, Fax- ATTN: W. Dawe at (914) 559-3092, Hospice & Palliative Care of Westchester, On-line- http://www.westchesterendoflife.org/. Parking is provided adjacent to the County Center.

*GO! Applications available for the 1st Ever Graduate Student Global Outreach Service Immersion Trip- Travel to New Orleans, Louisiana Sunday, March 14- Saturday, March 20, 2010. Information sessions at Westchester Campus on the following dates: Saturday, October 31, 12:40 p.m., Tuesday, November 3, 12:40 p.m., and Thursday, November 5, 12:40. Lunch will be served at information sessions. Room TBA (Please sign up on bulletin board). All are welcome!

*Balancing Power in the Supervisory Relationship- Sponsored by JBFCS Rita Markus Training Institute. Time: Sunday, November 1st, 11 a.m.-4 p.m. Location: JBFCS Child Care Training Building, 226 Linda Avenue, Hawthorne, N.Y. 10532. Presenter: Frank Delano, LMSW, Director. There is a special $25 weekend fee for non-JBFCS staff for this course. Please call Dana McCarthy at 914-773-7316 with questions. *Psychotherapy Treatment- Available through Westchester Center for the Study of Psychoanalysis and Psychotherapy. Referrals for treatment on a sliding scale. No insurance necessary. -Prompt referrals, very reasonable sliding scale fees. -Treatment provided by highly trained & experienced psychologists, social workers, and psychiatrists. -Daytime & evening hours available, private offices in Westchester, Rockland, Fairfield Counties -Strict confidentiality, no insurance needed or utilized. -Long-term intensive treatment available, For application or more information: Call Nancy Bobker: (914) 967-1300 or visit our website: http://www.wcspp.orf/ (click treatment tab). WCSPP is a non-profit educational institution chartered by the Regents of the University of the State of New York.

*Grand Rounds: Understanding Permanent Supportive Housing for the Homeless with Mental Illness- Sponsored by St. Vincent's Behavioral Health Services & Hall-Brooke Behavioral Health Services. Time: 11 a.m.- 12:30 p.m, 11/05/09. Location: St. Vincent's Behavioral Health Services, 47 Long Lots Rd, Westport, CT 06880. *Zen Interfaith Sitting Meditation- Every Monday from 6:30-7:30 p.m. in the Blessed Miguel Pro, S.J., Chapel located at Fordham Westchester. Free and open to all; No registration needed. For more information visit http://www.kennedyzen.org/ or contact Carol Gibney at (914) 367-3420.

*NASW NYS Westchester Division presents: Serving Those Who Have Served: Social Work with Active Duty Military, Veterans, and Their Families- Key note presenter: Dr. MaryAnn Forgey, Fordham University Graduate School of Social Service, will speak on developing literacy in military culture and on her research and experience in working with Army families. Guest speaker Paul Tobin will speak on his work with disabled veterans, from the Vietnam War & Operation Iraqi Freedom (OIF), offering their personal insights on issues faced by those returning from war. Time: Wednesday, 11/18, 5:30-7:30 p.m. Location: New York Presbyterian Hospital, Main Building, 21 Bloomingdale Rd., White Plains, N.Y., 10605 (at Maple Ave.). Everyone welcome. Light refreshments and coffee will be served. For more information, please call (914) 367-3108.

*Going Green: Making Healthy Choices for a Safe Pregnancy and Family" - Sponsored by Hudson Valley Regional Perinatal Forum. Time: Wednesday, November 4, 2009, 8:30 a.m. - 4 p.m. Location: Marriot Westchester, Tarrytown, N.Y. 10591. Conference fee: Early registration fee: $60 (Must be post marked by 10/21/09), Late and on-site registration fee: $75 (After 10/21/09). Includes breakfast, lunch & conference materials. Contact: (914) 493-7612 or e-mail BaldygaE@wcmc.com or Heather_Brumberg@nymc.edu. To fax registration: (914) 493-1005.

*Undoing Racism Community Organizing Workshop-Follow up meeting on Monday, December 7th, 5:30-7 p.m. @ Fordham University/Westchester Campus in Harrison.


Student to Student

Do you have an announcement for other students; something to buy, sell, exchange; a group or activity you want to organize? Please e-mail your announcement to Henry Davis (hdavis8@fordham.edu) for posting.

*Thriving on the Bipolar Roller Coaster: How to Suceed with Bipolar Disorder- Book presentation with Phyllis Elliot, LCSW-R. Time: Saturday, 11/14, 12:45-1:30 p.m., RM. 228. Book signing available after the seminar.


Career Services/Licensing

Benay Lindenauer, Director of Career Services – lindenauer@fordham.edu, 212-636-7639.

Welcome to GSS News & Views!

Check in regularly, and feel free to contact any GSS staff member for support. Here is how you find us.

Janna C. Heyman, Ph.D., Associate Dean/Program Director; 917-367-3030, heyman@fordham.edu


Linda White-Ryan, LMSW, R.N., CASAC, Assistant Director; 914-367-3017, whiteryan@fordham.edu


Aida Lau, Academic Administrator, GSS Tuition Remission, alau@fordham.edu; 914-367-3104


Henry Davis, Assistant to the Dean/Faculty and Student Services, hdavis8@fordham.edu; 914-367-3101


Laura Sutter, Executive Secretary, lsutter@fordham.edu; 914-367-3108


Field Practicum staff :

Vincenza Corcoran, Associate Director, 914-367-3107; Corcoran@fordham.edu


Gail Davenport, Assistant Director, 914-367-3109; gdavenport@fordham.edu


GSSS Westchester Career Services:


Derek Brown, Coordinator of Career Services, adebrown@fordham.edu


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