Shulman receive lifetime achievement award

Published April 17, 2014

Lawrence Shulman, professor and dean emeritus of the School of Social Work, has been awarded the Significant Lifetime Achievement in Social Work Education Award by the Council on Social Work Education.

Shulman was recognized for “his dedication to excellence in scholarship and research, pedagogy and curriculum development, and organizational leadership.”

He will receive the award at the CSWE’s annual meeting, being held in October in Tampa.

Shulman currently holds an appointment in the School of Social Work as a research associate, serving as principal investigator on the Violence Prevention Project, funded with a grant from the New York State Department of Education.

Shulman who joined the UB Social Work faculty in 1997, has been a social work practitioner educator for more than 40 years. He has done extensive research on the core helping skills in social work practice, supervision and child welfare.

A prolific scholar, he has published numerous articles and monographs on direct practice and is the author or co-editor of nine books.

Among them are “The Skills of Helping Individuals, Families, Groups and Communities” (Thomson/Wadsworth, fifth edition, 2006), “Mutual Aid Groups, Vulnerable and Resilient Populations, and the Life Cycle,” co-edited with Alex Gitterman (Columbia University Press, 2005) and “Teaching the Helping Skills — A Field Instructor’s Guide” (Council on Social Work Education, second edition, 1993).