Yvonne Farley

Yvonne Farley
Clinical Assistant Professor; Family Centered Concentration Chair
MSW, Social Work, University of Iowa, 1994; LISW
Pappajohn Education Center, 1200 Grand Ave., Des Moines
Curriculum Vitae: 
Research Interests: 
Spirituality and Resiliency; Forgiveness and Healing in Social Work Practice; Forgiveness and Veterans; Trauma

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

Teaching Areas: 

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

Work Experience : 

Clinical social work