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New book delves into anti-psychiatry

Psychiatry Disrupted

A newly published book, co-edited by the School of Social Work's associate professor Dr. Brenda LeFrançois, offers a provocative argument against conventional study, diagnosis, treatment, and prevention of "mental illness."

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PhD graduate's work profiled in The Telegram

Ms.Christina Harrington studied families of soldiers killed in combat, trying to learn more about this type of bereavement.

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Welcome to the School of Social Work

Winter 2015 Per Course Instructor Positions

Interested in teaching with us this Winter?  See here for more information on the courses available and the process to apply.   

The Teaching Application form should also be submitted as a part of the application process.

We've Moved!

As part of the university’s infrastructure plan, work has been tendered to renovate and update the School of Social Work at St. John’s College. The School of Social Work has moved to facilitate this renovation, primarily to Coughlan College, and also to Tiffany Court.

All contact information for faculty and staff, i.e. phone numbers and email addresses will remain the same, however there may be some delay in responding while we transition to the new buildings. We apologize for any disruption and ask for your patience during this process.

BSW Information Sessions

The school is pleased to present the following information sessions regarding admission to the BSW program. Please note that the sessions will cover admissions criteria for first and second degree programs. The session session is as follows:

Thursday, November 6 from 1 – 2 pm in CL-2012 (CL – is Coughlan College)

Friday November 7 from 12 – 1 pm in CL-2012

Wednesday, November 12 from 5:30 – 6:30 pm in CL-2012

Tuesday, November 18 from 12 – 1 pm in CL-2012

Monday, November 24 from 1 – 2 pm in CL-2012

The admissions application deadline is March 1, 2015 for first and second degree programs.  

Applications to PhD Program

The school is now accepting applications for the next intake of our PhD program, beginning in spring 2015. Deadline to receive all documents is November 1, 2014. For further information, please visit:

Journal Welcomes Submissions, Reviewers






The school’s peer reviewed online journal welcomes submissions from representatives from professional associations, administrators, social work practitioners, and the community members they serve. To learn more about submissions or becoming a reviewer, and to register, visit

Face Forward: President's Report 2013

Read the newly released report and meet some of the people who are working together to move Memorial forward, visit:

Online Field Instructor Course

The Field Education Team at the School of Social Work is pleased to announce that the new field instructor course was made available online as of February 2013. The course is free of charge to any social worker who wants to learn more about field instruction and becoming a field instructor. Read more

Social Work at Tiffany Court

As part of the growth at Memorial and at the School of Social Work, in the fall of 2012 we joined Nursing, Pharmacy, and Psychology at Memorial’s Tiffany Court location in the east end of St. John’s.

Our classrooms at Tiffany Court welcomed the first students in Sept. 2012 and will now be welcoming even more of our students while renovations are taking place at St. John's College.

Our Field Education Team is now located at Tiffany Court. There are also some faculty offices there, as well as Wi-Fi, a photocopier, and free parking.

The address is:
75 Tiffany Court
St. John’s, NL

Directions and Bus Route 

 Tiffany Court

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