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Fordham Graduate School of Social Service (GSS) offers programs and classes in three convenient campus locations.

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Exploring the Psychosocial Needs of Third Gender People Living with HIV in Hyderabad, India

Exploring the Psychosocial Needs of Third Gender People Living with HIV in Hyderabad, India

GSS Assistant Professor Sameena Azhar, Ph.D., recently co-authored a book chapter in Douglas Vakoch’s book Transgender India: Understanding Third Gender Identities and Experiences. Azhar co-authored the chapter, titled “Exploring the Psychosocial Needs of Third Gender People Living with HIV in Hyderabad, India,” with Jason Vaudrey. Read the abstract below: In this chapter, we provide an […]

Elaine Congress Moderates ICP Webinar on Health Psychology and Equity

Elaine Congress Moderates ICP Webinar on Health Psychology and Equity

GSS Associate Dean and Professor Elaine Congress, Ph.D., recently moderated a webinar panel for the International Council of Psychologists. The webinar, which took place on June 8, 2022, was titled “Health Psychology and Equity – In and Out of the Pandemic.” It was the inaugural webinar of the Health Psychology Interest Group, whose mission is […]

Former GSS Dean Peter Vaughan Inducted into Fordham University Hall of Honor

Former GSS Dean Peter Vaughan Inducted into Fordham University Hall of Honor

Peter Vaughan, Ph.D., a decorated Vietnam War veteran, pioneer in the field of social work, and former dean of Fordham GSS, was inducted into the University’s Hall of Honor this month. The induction ceremony took place on June 4 as part of the Jubilee weekend festivities. “Peter Vaughan is one of my greatest heroes,” Father McShane […]

GSS Block Party 2022: Honoring Anniversaries, Celebrating Service, and Reconnecting In-Person

GSS Block Party 2022: Honoring Anniversaries, Celebrating Service, and Reconnecting In-Person

After two years of virtual gatherings, GSS community members met in-person last night at the Lincoln Center campus to celebrate our 2022 Alumni Block Party. Block Party festivities kicked off at 3:30 p.m. ET with campus tours, followed by a musical performance at 5 p.m. ET in Pope Auditorium, featuring Miguel Sutedjo, FCRH ’23, and […]

Scholar Spotlight: Robin Price, GSS ’20

Scholar Spotlight: Robin Price, GSS ’20

Robin Price was a lawyer. She was a teacher, an art program director, and is bilingual in French. Now, she can say she was a GSS Fordham 2020 Graduate and Children and Families Scholar. This past year, Robin interned at the Adolescent Unit at New York Presbyterian Hospital, helping children who struggle with anxiety, depression, […]

Doctoral Graduate Featured on The Cross Connection

Doctoral Graduate Featured on The Cross Connection

GSS doctoral graduate Hans Menos, Ph.D., GSS ’21, was recently interviewed on The Cross Connection with Tiffany Cross concerning the recent Executive Order (EO) signed by President Biden on May 25 addressing police reform in the United States. “When we do a better job at the Federal level to really set the tone, set some […]

Lauri Goldkind Discusses “Therapy on the Go”

Lauri Goldkind Discusses “Therapy on the Go”

Fordham GSS Associate Professor Lauri Goldkind, Ph.D., published an article discussing virtual therapy apps—who they benefit, who they don’t, and the privacy issues that come with digital mental health platforms. Writing for The Conversation, Goldkind addressed the pandemic’s impact on the rise of global mental health issues. “In the first year of the pandemic, rates of depression […]

Goldkind, Farmer Speak at GADE 2022 Annual Conference

Goldkind, Farmer Speak at GADE 2022 Annual Conference

Fordham GSS Associate Professors Lauri Goldkind, Ph.D. and G. Lawrence Farmer, Ph.D., both spoke at this year’s Group for the Advancement of Doctoral Education in Social Work (GADE) 2022 Annual Conference. On the conference’s first day, Farmer introduced Goldkind, who gave the opening plenary. Her talk was titled “Social work and AI: Into the matrix,” […]

MSW Grad Completes Competitive National Leadership Program

MSW Grad Completes Competitive National Leadership Program

Congratulations to Abigail Shaw, GSS ’22, who, along with finishing her MSW program this May, also completed the RespectAbility National Leadership Apprenticeship Program as a Policy Apprentice. Shaw joined RespectAbility’s Disability Speakers and Training Bureau in 2020 and later graduated from the National Leadership Apprenticeship Program in four months — her main project being supporting […]

GSS Alum Appointed to Board of Directors at New Settlement

GSS Alum Appointed to Board of Directors at New Settlement

In his new position on the Board of Directors at New Settlement, Jason Acosta, GSS ‘16, wants to be a bridge. At 30 years-old—the same amount of time New Settlement has been in operations—Acosta will be a bridge to a younger generation. As a person of color, he will be a bridge to a newer […]