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News Items – December 13, 2017

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Jane L. Cobb is a member:
What is seasonal affective disorder?
The Daily Dot
“Seasonal affective disorder is not listed in the Diagnostic and Statistical Manual of Mental Disorders, the current edition DSM-5,” said Austin-based psychotherapist Jane L. Cobb, LCSW, BCD. “What is listed is major depression and then seasonal components. A person can have the symptoms of major depression that hit mostly at certain times a year, particularly fall and winter, and diminish when spring comes around.”

Rachel Sussman is a member:
Feeling Jealous? Here’s What It Might Mean
Refinery29
But while you might blame your partner for your jealous reaction by claiming that they made you feel jealous, here’s a reality check: Oftentimes, these feelings have more to do with you than your S.O.’s behavior.”If someone is actively trying to make you jealous, then that’s one thing,” says Rachel Sussman, LCSW, a New York-based relationship therapist. “But if you’re dating someone, and they’re talking to people or going out with people other than you, and that makes you jealous, you have to ask yourself why you’re feeling this way.” And “they made me” isn’t a good one — you’ve got to dig deeper.

Judy Kiser was a member:
Obituary: Judy Kiser (1944-2017)
The Blade (Bowling Green State University)
Judy Kiser, a retired assistant professor at Bowling Green State University who guided would-be social workers from the dawn of the undergraduate program in the field, died Nov. 30 in Bridge Hospice, Findlay. She was 73. She had kidney failure, said her husband, James Carpenter. Ms. Kiser retired from BGSU in 2010 and was granted emeritus status. She received a 2016 lifetime achievement award from the Ohio chapter of the National Association of Social Workers, and was nominated this year for the association’s national award.

Jorge Delva is a member:
Jorge Delva Chosen as New School of Social Work Dean
Boston University
As a college student at the University of Hawaii, Jorge Delva envisioned a career as an electrical engineer working in China. That plan changed as he became increasingly concerned about anti-immigrant sentiment in the Reagan era and about the paucity of resources available to help impoverished native Pacific Islanders. “By junior year, I was sitting there looking at my homework and thinking, what am I doing in this field?” Delva says. “There is so much suffering—how can I help reduce it?” More than 30 years later, Delva still wants to help, whether the issue is life after prison, addiction, or racial health disparities among the most marginalized populations worldwide. The 51-year-old will become the next dean of Boston University’s School of Social Work on January 1, after a nationwide search begun last fall when Gail Steketee announced she was retiring after eight years as dean.

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