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A message from the Dean of Social and Behavioral Sciences, Karol Dean.

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The School of Social and Behavioral Sciences seeks to foster caring in our global community. Through learning to treat one person at a time, helping individuals and families better manage every day issues or working in a large organization Mercy College teaches students how to become an integral part of their world.

Social Work Club Participates in AFSP's Out of the Darkness Walk

On Sunday, October 4th the Mercy College Social Work club participated in the American Foundation for Suicide Prevention's Out of the Darkness walk at Harbor Island Park in Mamaroneck, NY. Students and faculty walked together on a beautiful fall day to raise awareness of the stigma that surrounds depression and other mental disorders. In addition, the walk helps to raise funds to support AFSP's mission and honors loved ones lost to suicide. We are so proud of the Social Work Club for their efforts!

Mercy Honors SSBS Faculty for Years of Service

SSBS faculty were honored for their years of service at a special Founder's Day event on September 20th. Pictured above are:
•Alberto Manzi - 5 years
•Kim Rapoza - 10 years
•Mary Kraetzer - 45 years
•Jeff Cohen - 5 years
•Ellen Sperber - 15 years

Sr. Theresa Kane joined them in the festivities as the college community proudly celebrated our dedicated and wonderful faculty!

Meet Nancy Schiliro

A veteran wounded in action, Nancy Schiliro is getting her Master's degree in Mental Health Counseling at Mercy College. She wants to bring clinical expertise to treating others like herself. Mercy College--a yellow ribbon school--is going to get her there!

Dr. Evan Imber Black Attends AITIA Family Institute in Shanghai

Dr. Evan Imber Black, Program Director of the Graduate Marriage and Family Therapy Program traveled to Shanghai, China on October 10, 2014 to celebrate the opening of the AITIA Family Institute. Her seminar, "The Healing of a Couple in Distress" was presented as part of the dedication. AITIA, the first family institute in Shanghai, was established as a center of excellence through its leadership in practice, research and training.

Student Spotlight

Model UN Team

Our Model UN Team (who played the role of the Haiti delegation) won the "Distinguished Delegation Award" at the National Model UN Conference, which took place in April in New York City.