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The Lyle S. Hallman Faculty of Social Work (FSW) offers social work programs at the bachelor’s, master’s and doctoral levels. The BSW program, located at Laurier’s Brantford campus, offers a generalist BSW with a unique focus on Aboriginal issues. The MSW program has three fields of study: Individuals, Families, and Groups; Community, Policy, Planning, and Organizations; and Aboriginal Wholistic Healing. The PhD program provides students with opportunities for advanced scholarship and professional growth in two fields of study: Studies in Social Work Practice, and Critical Social Policy and Organizational Studies. Since its inception in 1966, the FSW has developed a national and international reputation for excellence in teaching, research, and practicum instruction. more

Dates and Scheduling:

2014-2015 Term Dates: (inclusive)
Fall:  Monday, September 8, 2014 - Thursday, December 4, 2014
Winter:  Monday, January 5, 2015 - Thursday, April 2, 2015
Spring:  Monday, April 20, 2015 - Monday, June 22, 2015

 ADMISSIONS 2015 Deadline Dates

MSW Advanced Standing (full-time):  Closed

MSW Two year (full-time):  January 15, 2015

PhD Program (full/part-time):  January 15, 2015

MSW Aboriginal Field of Study (full/part-time):  April 1, 2015

MSW Four year (part-time):  May 1, 2015

Applicants are encouraged to review all information on the ADMISSIONS website; particular attention should be given to the FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS section for information such as; How to Apply, How to Submit Application, Referee Requirements, etc.

LAURIER Bachelor of Social Work information: Laurier Brantford BSW program or email

Recruitment & Admissions Laurier Brantfordat chooselaurierbrantford@wlu.ca


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Deena Mandell, Faculty of Social Work Deena was a veteran social work practitioner prior to completing a PhD and joining the faculty at Laurier. Her earlier research and publications explore the experiences of families interacting with systems: child welfare, family law, and health care. She was involved in a research project on the experiences of child welfare workers and has co-authored a number of publications on that study. More recently her focus has turned to an evolving conceptualization of “use of self” that links theoretically and methodologically to critical reflection/reflexivity in social work practice, supervision and education. She has published a book and done international teaching on this subject. Deena is an enthusiastic teacher whose latest courses include Use of Self, Practice with Individuals, Practice with Families (both levels) and a doctoral course on Writing for Publication. Together with the head of the Writing Centre, Deena developed a series of Writing Workshops for MSW students that are presented annually at the faculty.

Deena Mandell
Associate Professor,
Faculty of Social Work