BUFFALO, N.Y. –The Council on Social Work Education
– the nation’s most respected social work education
organization – has honored University at Buffalo School of
Social Work Dean Emeritus Lawrence Shulman with its Significant
Lifetime Achievement in Social Work Education Award.
Shulman, who was dean from 1998-2003, is recognized for his
dedication to excellence in scholarship and research, pedagogy and
curriculum development, and organizational leadership by the
“Dr. Shulman’s work has shaped social work education
around the world for decades,” says Nancy J. Smyth, dean of
UB’s School of Social Work. “We are thrilled that the
impact of his many contributions is being recognized with this
prestigious award from the Council on Social Work
Shulman and two other recipients of the CSWE’s
professional recognition awards will be honored at the opening
ceremony and awards presentation of the organization’s annual
program meeting Oct. 23 in Tampa, Florida.
“This will make this year’s annual meeting an
especially exciting one for him and us,” says Smyth.
Schulman remains active in the school, involved in writing
papers and doing grant research. The UB School of Social Work
recently received a one-year extension, lasting to 2016, of its
$87,000 School Violence Prevention program, which Schulman directs.
The program is in its third year of providing services to at-risk
students and families at the inner-city Lydia T. Wright School for
Excellence. A full-time counselor, two UB social work students and
a part-time field instructor provide individual and group
counseling, mediation, bullying prevention and family
Schulman’s recent and current publications and
- A study on mutual aid support group work for persons with AIDS
in early substance abuse recovery, in “Case Studies in Social
- “Unleashing the Healing Power of the Group: The Mutual
Aid Process,” in “Handbook of Group Counseling and
Psychotherapy” from Sage Press.
- Participation in the New York State NASW Conference’s
opening Plenary Panel on Social Work and the Affordable Care
Act. Workshop on Integrating Art and Science When Using