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Stephanie Brueck-Cassoli

Part-Time Faculty


Stephanie Brueck-Cassoli, MSW, LICSW, teaches Neuroscience of Stress and Resilience in the Life Course and Family Therapy at Boston College School of Social Work. Stephanie earned her BA in Psychology from Washington & Jefferson College and her MSW from Boston College.

In addition, Stephanie is the Director of Curriculum & Instruction at a Boston non-profit, EMPath. As DCI she provides consultation and develops a variety of workshops at EMPath and across the country for staff and supervisors to support families in achieving economic mobility. Prior to this role, Stephanie joined EMPath as the first direct service provider for the Intergenerational Mobility Project, a whole-family approach to EMPath’s model. Under her leadership, this project has expanded to bring a more holistic, family-centered approach to social services.

Stephanie incorporates a multidisciplinary approach to Social Work, integrating her clinical practice with children and families with her experience in neuroscience research. Her previous publications include a focus on examining the connection between early adversity and later psychopathology in adolescents through Boston Children’s Hospital.

Selected Publications

Miller, A. B., McLaughlin, K. A., Busso, D. S., Brueck, S. Peverill, M., & Sheridan, M. A. (2018). Neural correlates of emotion regulation and adolescent suicidal ideation. Biological Psychiatry: Cognitive Neuroscience and Neuroimaging, 3(2), 125-132.

Polak, R., Hutchinson, D., Perryman, L., & Brueck, S. (2017). A calming cushion as a therapeutic wellness tool for youths with disabilities and history of trauma. Social Work, 62(4), 359-365.

Busso, D.S., McLaughlin, K.A., Brueck, S., Peverill, M., Gold, A.L., & Sheridan, M.A. (2017). Child abuse, neural structure, and adolescent psychopathology: A longitudinal study. Journal of the American Academy of Child & Adolescent Psychiatry, 56(4), 321-328.