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Research and Publications

Research and writing is at the heart of what we do at Wurzweiler. Our faculty are scholars and practitioners who combine significant academic achievements with dedication to teaching and commitment to the professional community. Their ongoing research and publications not only focus on the latest issues and trends in social work but also demonstrate their dedication to the school’s mission: to prepared skilled social workers for practice in both the general and Jewish communities.


Select Faculty Research and Presentations 

For additional faculty publications, visit the faculty pages.


Joan Beder

Beder, Joan (2020). “Telemental Health - Challenges and Rewards," New York Presbyterian Hospital [presentation] 

Beder, Joan (2020). “Coping with Loss During the Pandemic,” Brooklyn VA Medical Center. [presentation] 


Dr. Hanni Flaherty

Flaherty, H.B. (2022). Teaching note—Using technology to enhance experiential learning through simulated role plays, Journal of Social Work Education. 

Flaherty, H. B. Bornheimer, L. A., Hamovitch, E., Garay, E., Mini, M., Acri, M., & McKay, M. (In Press). Examining Organizational Factors Supporting the Adoption and Use of Evidence-Based Interventions. Community Mental Health Journal.     

Flaherty, H. B. (2020). Bridging the Gap between Research and Practice: A Discussion about How to Integrate Evidence-Based Interventions in Clinical Practice Through Education. Journal of Practice Teaching and Learning,17 (2), 25-41. 


Lisa Henshaw

Beckerman, N.L. & Henshaw, L.A. (2020). In the aftermath of a shooting trauma: Application of family informed trauma treatment. Journal of Anxiety and Depression, 3(1), 119 -134.   

Henshaw, L.A. (2019).  Group Work for Trauma-Informed Social Work Education: Responding to Students’ Indirect Trauma. Oral presentation at the Annual Program Meeting for the Council on Social Work Education. Denver, CO. [presentation] 

Henshaw, L.A.  & Beckerman, N. (2019). Fostering Resiliency from a Family-Centered Approach: A Case Application of Family Informed Trauma Treatment. Poster presentation at the International Society for Traumatic Stress Studies. Boston, MA. [presentation] 


Shannon Lane

Lane, S.R., Meehan, P. & Ostrander, J. (2022). Who is a social worker? Lessons on sampling from political participation research.  Advances in Social Work, 1-13. 

Lane, S.R., Smith, T.R., Ostrander, J. & Powers, J. (2021).  The voter engagement model:  Preparing the next generation of social workers for political practice, 1-15. 

Lane, S.R., McClendon, J., Osborne-Leute, V. & Baxter, K. (2020). Interprofessional perspectives on faculty-to-faculty incivility from nursing and social work. Journal of Interprofessional Care, 1-10. 


Susan E. Mason, PhD., MSSW

Mason, S.E. & Zeitlin, W. (Expected Publication Date, 2021). Handbook of Writing Strategies for Social Work. Taylor Francis.  

Cuellar, M.J., Lee, S.R., Auerbach, C, & Mason, S. (In Press). Assessing Disparities in School Safety: Does Interaction with School Safety Practices and Policies Differ by Race?  Security Journal. 

Zeitlin, W., Auerbach, C., Mason, S., Spivak, L. & Erdman, A. (2019). Factors predicating loss to follow-up with rescreening in early hearing detection and intervention programs. Families in Society, 100(2), 213-223. 


Dr. Daniel Pollack

Articles in 2022 by Pollack, D. listed on Wurzweiler's Blog

Articles in 2021 by Pollack, D. listed on Wurzweiler's Blog


Dr. Sari Beth Skolnik

Giacomucci, S., & Skolnik, S. (in press). The Experiential Social Work Educator: Integrating Sociometry into the Classroom Environment. Journal of Teaching in Social Work.  


Dr. Gary Stein

“Experiences of LGBT Patients and Families in Hospice and Palliative Care,” American Academy of Hospice and Palliative Medicine (diversity plenary), San Diego, CA. Diversity plenary moved due to Covid to February 2021 conference. [presentation]

Stein, G.L., Berkman, C.S., O’Mahony, S., Godfrey, D., Javier, N.M., & Maingi, S. (2020). Experiences of lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender patients and families in hospice and palliative care: Perspectives of the palliative care team. Journal of Palliative Medicine, 23(6), 817-824. DOI:

Stein, G.L., Berkman, C.S., & Pollak, B. (2019). What are social work students being taught about palliative care? Palliative & Supportive Care, 17(5), 536-541. DOI:


The Social Work Forum

The Social Work Forum (PDF) is a refereed journal of social work practice and Jewish social thought published by Wurzweiler. We are devoted to presenting the current thinking, expertise and experience of faculty, social workers and educators in the professional fields of social work and Jewish communal service.

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