News and Events


Professor Joyce Shim Receives Fellowship

Dr. Joyce Shim, Assistant Professor in the Graduate School of Social Work has received a fellowship to the Network of Korean-American Leaders.

Black Lives Matter: Standing in Solidarity

As leaders of Dominican University's Graduate School of Social Work community, we express our disappointment, sadness, and anger over the decisions not to indict police officers in the deaths of Michael Brown in Ferguson Missouri and Eric Garner in New York City.

Kristin Bodiford Named UN Representative for Generations United

(Washington, D.C.) – Generations United announces its new United Nations (UN) representatives: Sara Peller, L.C.S.W., associate director of Programs for Seniors at DOROT, INC.; Susanne Bleiberg-Seperson, Ph.D., professor and chair of the Department of Sociology at Dowling College, Oakdale, NY and chair of the Long Island chapter of the New York State Intergenerational Network; and Kristin Bodiford, Ph.D., visiting assistant professor at Dominican University’s Graduate School of Social Work.

Going After Abusers Like NFL Player Ray Rice

We cannot expect to end domestic violence solely through our criminal justice process but should approach it as a significant public health issue.

For Gerontology Specialists Helping the Elderly Live Full Lives

Julie Bach thinks a lot about growing older. But that focus isn't on herself. As an assistant professor of social work at Dominican University in River Forest, Bach trains students in gerontology, the study of aging.

HFNLC $50,000 Social Work Scholars Program

We are pleased to announce that on May 19, 2014 the Board of Directors

Dominican Commercial Airing During Olympics

While you’re watching the Winter Olympics on NBC you may see Dominican University’s first television commercial.

Military Certificate Cited Among Innovative Programs Helping Veterans

Dominican's certificate in working with military and their families featured in the Chicago Tribune.

African American and Latino Social Work Symposium

Symposium participants from the community and higher education gather together to listen to speakers and participate in dialogue about different topics impacting the African American and Latino community.

Military Certificate Program

New eight month online military certificate program to help service members, veterans and their families.


Understanding and Adapting the New DSM-5 Friday, February 13, 2015 - 9:00am to 4:00pm

This seminar will explore changes to the diagnostic criteria for some of the more common mental disorders, as well as providing participants with an overview of key changes in the DSM-5.

Self Care for the Helping Professional Friday, March 13, 2015 - 9:00am to 4:00pm

Professional self-care is a key skill set needed by those working in the helping professions. It prevents burn out, compassion fatigue and vicarious traumatization.

8th Annual African-American Latino Symposium Thursday, March 19, 2015 - 9:00am to 1:00pm

This symposium will focus on the challenges of incarceration and documentation status for communities of color in Chicago.

By Reason of Sanity Friday, April 17, 2015 - 9:00am to 12:00pm

By Reason of Sanity is a riveting story filled with lots of surprising twists and turns about a dysfunctional therapeutic encounter between a practitioner and client.