Social Work Department News

2022 CSUEB MSW Capstone Poster Session

2022 CSUEB MSW Capstone Poster Session

Congratulations to our MSW graduate students who shared their capstone project research posters in a hybrid meeting hosted on Zoom and in Mieklejohn Hall at the CSUEB campus on May 3rd, 2022, where nearly 60 graduating students participated.

Thank you and kudos to each and every student and faculty member for making this event a success!

Please check out their projects in this gallery here


Congratulations to Dr. Khaw

Congratulations to Dr. Khaw

We are very pleased to share that one of our new part-time lecturers (and long-time community partner to our department), Jennifer Khaw, successfully defended her dissertation a few days ago, and now has a Ph.D. in Social Work from Smith College. Her dissertation is titled Perceptions of Clinical Supervision Held by Early-Career Social Workers During Times of Extreme Stress: A Thematic Analysis.
Prem Pariyar and colleagues publishing a paper.

CSUEB MSW Alum Prem Pariyar and his co-authors Bikash Gupta and Dr. Ruvani Publishing a Paper

Congratulations to CSUEB MSW Alum Prem Pariyar and his co-authors Bikash Gupta and Dr. Ruvani Fonseka on the publication of their article, “When I tell them my caste, silence descends”: Caste-based Discrimination among the Nepali Diaspora in the San Francisco Bay Area, USA. Prem worked on this project as a part of the year-long community-based research course. Dr. Fonseka was his instructor. (She was working as a lecturer at CSUEB and is now an Assistant Professor at SJSU here
Michaella Conteh

New book by CSUEB MSW Alum and Lecturer Michaella Conteh

Congratulations to CSUEB MSW Alum and Lecturer Michaella Conteh on her book, How to Survive as a Child Welfare Social Worker. Learn more about it here.

"How to Survive as a Child Welfare Social Worker was written with both the novice and seasoned social worker in mind. On the pages of this book is a guide on bridging the knowledge gained within the classroom with the realities of the work often hidden and not discussed. You will receive an actual hands-on approach from an experienced social worker who shares the pros and cons of the trade along with insight on how to navigate the stages of this rewarding career." (Official book summary)

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Cal State East Bay MSW Students and Faculty National Association of Social Workers(NASW)- California Legislative Lobby Days 2022)

On April 3-4, over 70 CSUEB MSW Students and Faculty participated in NASW-CA Lobby Days. Students learned about the state policy process and practiced legislative advocacy. Here's a pic of some of our students and faculty taken during a break. You can learn more about the event here
LeQuita Carroll-McKoy

Field Director LeQuita Carroll-McKoy Awarded Fellowship

The Department of Social Work is pleased to share that Field Director LeQuita Carroll-McKoy has been selected for a Perez Research Fellowship with Bright Research Group. Bright's website describes the fellowship as "a one-year stipended fellowship for graduate students of color who want to learn about and contribute to the field of applied research and consulting. Fellows participate in a range of evaluation, capacity building and user research projects, while also building their professional networks. We received overwhelming interest in the fellowship and are pleased to announce our fourth cohort of 2022 fellows!"
Prof. Carroll-McKoy is "pursuing her Doctorate degree in Educational Leadership at CSU East Bay, with a research focus on Institutional Culture and the Retention of African American women who are pursuing the Master’s degree" (Bright website bio)
Please join us in congratulating Prof. Carroll-McKoy!
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NASW Social Work Talks Podcast with CSUEB MSW Candidate Rio Bauce

CSUEB MSW Candidate Rio Bauce and Kyle Temple, LCSW, Senior Director at the Stonewall Project in San Francisco, talk about their work offering substance use treatment for gay, bisexual, queer, trans men, and other men who have sex with men. Listen to the podcast here.