Safyer Named Associate Dean for Academic Affairs, Director of M.S.W. Program at UB School of Social Work

Release Date: September 7, 2001 This content is archived.


BUFFALO, N.Y. -- Andrew W. Safyer, associate professor of social work at the University at Buffalo, has been named associate dean for academic affairs and director of the M.S.W. program in the School of Social Work.

A member of the social work faculty since 1998, Safyer's research focuses on adolescent and family development and the implications for intervention efforts. Prior to joining the UB faculty, he was an associate professor of social work at Boston University.

Safyer is co-principal investigator on a five-year international study funded by the National Institute of Alcohol Abuse and Alcoholism of the National Institutes of Health to evaluate the effectiveness of an international family-skills program designed to prevent children (ages 9-12) of alcoholic parents from engaging in alcohol/drug use and other unwanted behaviors. The project is being conducted in partnership with the Centre for Addiction and Mental Health in Ontario in an effort to understand how cultural differences and social system structures in communities impact the effectiveness of delivering such a family-based program.

Safyer is the author of numerous journal articles and book chapters, including a chapter on narcissistic personality disorder in the upcoming edition of "Social Workers' Desk Reference."

He holds a doctorate in social work and psychology from the University of Michigan.

Safyer resides in Williamsville.

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