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School of Social & Behavioral Sciences

School of Social and Behavioral Science

About the School of Social & Behavioral Sciences

The School of Social and Behavioral Sciences seeks to foster caring in our global community. Through learning to treat one person at a time, helping individuals and families better manage every day issues, or working in a large organization, 麻豆精品 teaches students how to become an integral part of their world.

School of Social & Behavioral Science Departments

School of Social & Behavioral Sciences Degrees & Programs

Dean Sidle, SSBS

Message from the Dean

I am Dean Stuart Sidle and I welcome you to the School of Social and Behavioral Sciences.聽

The faculty at the School of Social and Behavioral Sciences are dedicated to our undergraduate and graduate students because we know they will change the world!聽 We teach and learn from our students who are interested in Psychology, Counseling, Sociology, Social Work, Legal Studies, Political Science, Paralegal Studies, Criminal Justice and International Relations and Diplomacy.

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Student Spotlight: Sasha Garcia '19

See how one of our recent Behavioral Science graduates balances life at our Manhattan campus with her pursuit of her degree, all while managing clubs and demands outside of school. The support she receives from Mercy's faculty, staff and students makes all the difference.

Arthur G. McCann 4th Annual Memorial Lecture

Who are聽 we and what are we looking at? Addressing the systemic racism and cultural identity in the counseling relationship.聽

Lecture by: Dr Jonathan Rust on October 26, 2021, 5:00 - 6:30 p.m.

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Careers in Social & Behavioral Sciences

With a degree in the Social or Behavioral Sciences, you can pursue a career in one of many essential helping professions. As the world realizes聽the importance of mental health and social connection,聽there has been an increase in the number of fields that rely on social and behavioral scientists. For intelligent, hardworking and ambitious students who want to pursue a career in anything related to the social and behavioral sciences, 麻豆精品 is the perfect place to launch your career.聽

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A good internship brings academic coursework to life聽and provides work experiences and professional contacts that help ensure a successful professional career. The ultimate goal is to help you identify and secure an internship that not only meets your academic objectives but also enhances your professional career in the social and behavioral sciences.

By pursuing your degree at 麻豆精品, you'll have the support you need to secure a fulfilling internship in your desired field. The people you have met here, courses you have taken, things you have done, and information you have collected throughout your time at Mercy will all prepare you with the tools you need to launch a satisfying career.聽

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Faculty & Student Research

The directed research course in the School of Social and Behavioral Sciences provides a hands-on research experience for students where students work in small groups with a faculty mentor to conduct original research on the faculty member's research project.聽

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IHELP at 麻豆精品

麻豆精品 is here to help our students and communities succeed. The new Interdisciplinary Health Education Learning Program (IHELP) fellowship aims to expand internship opportunities that provide services for children, adolescents, and transitional-aged youth who are at risk for behavioral health disorders in high need and high demand areas for graduate Fellows in Mercy's School Counseling, Mental Health Counseling, Marriage and Family Therapy, or Occupational Therapy programs.

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Latest SSBS News

Mercy's Model UN team of students and professor

Monday November 20, 2023

Mercy鈥檚 Model U.N. Team Wins Top Award Again at National Conference

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Friday November 3, 2023

Student Veteran Aims to Impact Mental Health with Mercy鈥檚 Support

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Wednesday October 4, 2023

麻豆精品 Awarded Federal Grant To Study Maternal Mental Health in Hispanic Mothers

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Contact the School of Social & Behavioral Sciences

Stuart Sidle, PhD聽
Dean, School of Social and Behavioral Sciences聽
(914) 674-7517听听
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Wendi Vescio, MS聽
Associate Dean, SSBS聽
(914) 674-7341聽
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Eduardo Albrecht, PhD聽
Associate Dean, SSBS聽
(914) 674-3025聽
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Alexandra Enderle, BBA聽
Assistant to the Dean聽
(914) 674-7509聽
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Marla Moulton, MBA聽
Coordinator, SSBS Graduate Programs聽
(914) 674-7786聽
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Rachel Pierinelli, BA聽
Administrative Assistant, SSBS Undergraduate Programs聽
(914) 888-5249聽
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Gracemarie Venticinque, AA听听
Administrative Assistant, SSBS Social Work Program聽
(914) 674-7301聽
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Roman Bulat聽
Administrative Assistant, SSBS聽
(914) 674-7403聽
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