Wanda Ellingson

  • Biographical Description

    • Wanda Ellingson, LCSW is the Four Corners Program Director for the Graduate School of Social Work Four Corners Program in Durango, Colorado. She is also a Clinical Associate  Professor in the program. She has been affiliated with the University of Denver since 2002. Wanda obtained her undergraduate degree in Sociology from Truman State University in Kirksville, Missouri. She received her MSW from the University of Minnesota. Her concentrations were both in community and clinical social work practice with her speciality in bilingual/bicultural mental health. Wanda served as a Peace Corps volunteer in Nicaragua and practiced in tropical health and nutrition and community development programs. Wanda also lived in Shanghai, China where she worked for the Shanghai Jiao Tong University teaching cross-cultural classes to Han and Xinjiang students. Wanda has expertise in medical social work, child/family mental health, mental health administration and bilingual social work practice. Wanda is especially interested in Rural Social Work practice and the role of social workers in rural communities. She consults with community agencies and volunteers for numerous community charitable organizations.  Wanda was elected in June, 2013 to the National Social Work Association Board of Directors representing Region XII. She is also a member of the Rural Social Work Caucus.

  • A New Direction

    • A New Direction published in the DU Magazine details the creation of Native Social Work classes for the Four Corners Program.

  • Sabbatical - Australia 2013

    • Australian Catholic University Centres for Indigenous Education and Research
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      Four Corners  classroom.jpg

      Four Corners  Classroom

    • Photo Gallery
    • Barbara Conrad Leadership Award.JPG
      Barbara Conrad Leadership Award.JPG

      Barbard Conrad Leadership La Plata Award

    • Fort Lewis-GSSW Partnership
      Fort Lewis-GSSW Partnership

      The planning committee for the undergraduate/graduate social work partnership program.

  • Internationalization Project - Nicaragua

    • Nicaragua 2010
      Nicaragua 2010

      Wanda with guide at San Ignacio - Granada school project.

    • Nicaraguan children
      Nicaraguan children

      Former Peace Corps village of El Limon.

  • Four Corners Students and Internships

    • 2010 class.JPG
      2010 class.JPG
    • Ute Mountain Ute Internship
      Ute Mountain Ute Internship
    • San Juan Regional Hospital, Farmington NM internship
      San Juan Regional Hospital, Farmington NM internship
  • Curriculum Vitae

  • Four Corners 10th Anniversary GSSW Magazine

  • Animal Assisted Therapy in the Four Corners

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      DSCN0518.JPG

      Orientation - September, 2012

    • Equine assisted team building
      Equine assisted team building

      Class of 2012 with Instructors Bob Browning and Dusty Pierce.

    • Reception for the class of 2014
      Reception for the class of 2014
    • Phi Alpha Awards
      Phi Alpha Awards

      Phil Alpha Society Inductees, 2012

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