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Marian C. Bussey is Associate Professor in the Graduate School of Social Work at the University of Denver. Dr. Bussey's teaching and research interests focus on mental health, trauma, substance abuse and the overlap among these areas.
Dr. Bussey's recent work includes serving as an author and co-editor, with Professor Emerita Judith Wise, for a book (under review) about empowerment approaches to transforming trauma. Her work has appeared in a variety of journals including Child Welfare, Children and Youth Services Review, Journal of Divorce and Remarriage, and Protecting Children.
Dr. Bussey has worked to create collaborative program evaluation projects with three local agencies, serving youth with mental illnesses, families with at-risk teens, and American Indian families. She teaches MSW courses in trauma intervention, assessment of mental health in adults, social work history, and clinical theories. She has served on the Women's Conference Planning Committee for the University of Denver and as a researcher with the Minority Over-Representation in Child Welfare Work Group, and as a member of a child welfare Quality Improvement Center Advisory Board with the American Humane Association.
Areas of research specialization:
Adult mental health and substance abuse issues, effects of divorce on children; trauma intervention, and program evaluation.
Professional affiliations and awards:
Member, Council on Social Work Education (also Member, Disaster and Traumatic Stress Symposium)
Member, National Association of Social Workers
Member, International Society for Traumatic Stress Studies
Member, Society for Social Work and Research
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