Who says virtual reality has to be all fun and games? Dr. Patrick Bordnick, dean of Tulane University’s School of Social Work, is proving that VR also has the potential to transform lives. His innovative VR applications help therapists bring real-world environments into the clinical setting. Now, patients working through addiction issues can practice coping skills and relapse prevention techniques in a virtual environment that looks like a neighborhood bar, for example, rather than a therapist’s office.
Wednesday, August 15, 2018
The Tulane University Social of Social Work recently received great news! Our accrediting body for the MSW program, Council on Social Work Education (CSWE), has accepted and approved our online program option. The accreditation of Tulane’s MSW Online program is the result of hard work and dedication, and is a huge milestone worthy of celebration.
Tuesday, August 14, 2018
Though the appeal of a career in social work is usually the opportunity to help others and leave a lasting impact on local communities, social work positions can also reward professionals with lucrative salaries.
Sunday, August 5, 2018
Police officers and social workers have a long-standing history of working together to ensure the safety of communities and their residents. The discipline of social service has become a necessary aspect of community policing, as police officers do much more than enforce laws and fight crime.
Sunday, July 29, 2018
Civil War veteran Robert G. Ingersoll once said, “He loves his country best who strives to make it best.” The quote rings true for both veterans and military social workers. Whether serving on the battlefield or on home soil, active-duty military personnel as well as veterans turn to social workers for critical services.
Sunday, June 10, 2018
Social workers choose more than a career or a salary. They choose to make an impact every day on the lives of those they encounter across nonprofit organizations, government agencies, hospitals, and private practices, but how they choose to make an impact varies widely.
Sunday, May 20, 2018
Learn about food deserts and the areas in this country lacking a supply of fresh produce and other health foods. Read more.
Thursday, May 10, 2018
Having food to eat and a place to sleep are simple things that most of us take for granted. Yet in the US, over half a million individuals experience homelessness on a given night—the equivalent of nearly 17 out of every 10,000 people in the general population.
Tuesday, May 1, 2018
All relationships are a matter of give and take, but it’s important to know if this matter is balanced between two parties. Determining this balance is the goal behind social exchange theory, a concept designed to gauge the symbiosis within a person-to-person setting.
Friday, April 20, 2018
While immediate containment in the aftermath of a natural disaster is essential, the long-term health consequences must also be addressed.
Thursday, March 15, 2018