Part-time faculty, Social Work
I bring a diverse background in social work and psychology to share with students and colleagues. I completed my BSW at the University of Montana, MT ('86), MSW from Loyola University, IL ('95), and attended approximately 400 hrs in continuing education in social work and experiential/adventure programs. I also completed an advanced certification in theology, world religions and spirituality from St. Bonaventure University, NY ('89) and other continuing education in spirituality. I have about 20 years of professional work experience in social work including a wide range of professional settings and interaction with culturally diverse populations across the life cycle. I have been a VT LICSW since 1997. My teaching experience includes an Intro to Psychology class at Green Mountain College. In other jobs, I instructed adults through staff training seminars and adult community education. I enjoy the learning process and sharing it with others both as teacher and student. I utilize lecture, discussion and experiential approaches in the classroom. I value interaction in the learning process, since I believe that the deepest learning and mastery is a result of synthesizing knowledge and experience. I am interested in an integrative approach to social work-medicine-wellness and the application of emerging perspectives in neuroscience, developmental interpersonal biology, attachment, positive and self psychology frameworks and family systems theory in professional practice.
MSW, Loyola University, Chicago, IL ('95)
BSW University of Montana, Missoula, MT ('86)
Advanced certification in theology, world religions and spirituality St. Bonaventure University, Olean, NY ('89)