Lawrence Shulman is a retired Professor and former Dean at the University at Buffalo School of Social Work. He has been a social work practice educator for over forty years.
Dr. Shulman has done extensive research on the core helping skills in social work practice, supervision, and child welfare. He has been a widely used consultant and trainer on direct practice, child welfare practice, school social work, family work, group work, supervision, field instruction, classroom teaching, administration, residential treatment and the skills of working with other professionals. This has occurred both in the U.S. and Canada and in other destinations including Norway, Hong Kong, Bermuda, and Australia.
Dr. Shulman has published numerous articles and monographs on direct practice and is the author or co-editor of eight books. These include: Dynamics and Skills of Group Counseling, 2011, Cengage; The Skills of Helping Individuals, Families, Groups and Communities, 7th Edition, 2011, Cengage; Interactional Supervision, 3rd Edition, 2011, NASW Press; Supervision in Counseling, 2007, Haworth Press; Mutual Aid Groups, Vulnerable and Resilient Populations and the Life Cycle, 2005 (co-edited with Dr. Alex Gitterman), Columbia University Press; and Teaching the Helping Skills: A Field Instructor's Guide, 2nd Edition, 1993, Council on Social Work Education. He has authored the section on supervision and consultation in the last three editions of the Social Work Encyclopedia published by the NASW Press.