In 2010, I joined the National Center for Social Work Trauma Education and Workforce Development through their National Collaboration for Trauma Informed Care. Over the last 4 years, I have been helping to train Iowa’s workforce in trauma informed practice and to prepare MSW students through the trauma informed class. I have also expanded into the area Mindfulness, a cutting edge topic in the helping professions. I have done presentations on the topic and incorporated meditation and mindfulness into every class I teach. I am now conducting a research project on the effects of the mindfulness practice on my students. My final area of focus in on combat veterans and the challenges they and their families face. I am working to do more education and research for this population.
Iowa Center for Higher Education
2500 Fleur Drive
Des Moines IA 50321
Phone: (515) 235-4668
Fax: (515) 235-4667
Human Behavior in the Social Environment; Social Work Practice; Advanced Family Centered and Advanced Integrated Theory and Practice; Theories of Personality; Spirituality in Social Work Practice
Clinical social work