• I have taught the following graduate courses at the University of Michigan School of Social Work, unless otherwise indicated:

    • Interpersonal Practice with Individuals, Families, and Small Groups 
    • Introduction to Community Organization, Management, and Policy Practice 
    • Applied Assessment Skills in Integrated Health, Mental Health, and Substance Use 
    • Interpersonal Practice Interventions in Integrated Health, Mental Health, and Substance Use with Adults 
    • Interpersonal Practice with Children and Youth 
    • Interpersonal Practice with Adult Individuals 
    • Advanced Clinical Social Work Practice in Integrated Health Care 
    • Mental Health Policies and Services
    • Diagnosis and Treatment of Adolescents (doctoral-level course, University of Denver Graduate School of Professional Psychology)


    I have assisted with the instruction and implementation of the following courses:

    • Social Work Practice in Healthcare (University of Denver Graduate School of Social Work)
    • Gender and Sexuality  (Fuller Theological Seminary School of Psychology)


  • My Approach in the Classroom


    I endeavor to support students as they bridge the "what" and the "how" of the social work practice spectrum (micro to macro) using a range of pedagogical strategies in the classroom.  My favorite strategies are role plays and experiental exercises, case study discussions, case consultations, and critical engagement and integrative reflection with relevant media forms (e.g., podcasts, literature, creative arts, film).  These strategies have become even more important for student learning as we have moved to a largely online format during the COVID-19 pandemic.    I am energized by facilitating students' journeys of transformation as they build their social work identities toward the ability to fluidly and transtheoretically apply their knowledge and skills.  



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