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Raymond A. Kent School of Social Work

Practicum Faculty

2014 - 2015 PRACTICUM FACULTY

 


Chiara Acquati

Chiara Acquati works with practicum students in the Louisville area as well as California and rural Kentucky.

Doctoral candidate, graduate research assistant

MSW, Boston College; Masters in Clinical Psychology, Catholic University of Milan

Interests: Individuals and couples coping with cancer, distress screening, adolescent and young adult (AYA) cancer patients’ sexuality and reproductive issues, psychosocial interventions and ethics of translational/collaborative research.

Email Chiara Acquati

Phone: 502.852.1964


Susan Buckmaster

Susan Buckmaster works with Practicum Students in the Lexington and Richmond, KY area

Adjunct Instructor I, Kent School of Social Work; Volunteers of America, Director of Regional Services

MSSW Kent School of Social Work, University of Louisville; BS University of Louisville

Interests: School Social Work, Homelessness, Grants Management

Email Susan Buckmaster


Barbara Carter

Barbara Carter works with Practicum Students in the Louisville area

Adjunct Instructor I, Kent School of Social Work, University of Louisville; Family Services Area Specialist, Department for Community Based Services, Louisville, KY (Retired)

MSSW Kent School of Social Work, University of Louisville; BS University of Louisville

Interests: child welfare, administration

EMAIL Barbara Carter

Phone: 502.931.7629


Marilyn Younger Conley

Marilyn Conley works with Practicum Students at Kent School at Brescia University - Owensboro and Western Kentucky, Indiana and Tennessee

Director of Field Instruction and Associate Professor, Brescia University, Owensboro, KY

MSSW Kent School of Social Work, University of Louisville; MA, BA Western Kentucky University

Interests: gerontology, children and families

EMAIL Marilyn at Brescia or EMAIL Marilyn at University of Louisville

Phone: 270.686.4220

Sheila Cundiff

Sheila Cundiff works with Practicum Students in Louisville and Southern Indiana areas.

Adjunct Instructor 1, Field Practicum Faculty

MSW Spalding University; BSSW Spalding University

Interests: clinical social work and chemical dependency

EMAIL Sheila Cundiff

Phone: 502.216.0412 / 502.583.3951

Carl Enoch

Carol Enoch works with Practicum Students in the Louisville, rural Kentucky and Indiana areas

Adjunct Instructor I, Teaches Practice & Policy in the BSW Program, Kent School of Social Work, University of Louisville

MSSW Kent School of Social Work, University of Louisville;  M.Div. Southern Baptist Theological Seminary; BS Murray State University

Interests: social work with persons with disability and research

EMAIL Carl Enoch

Phone: 502.645.4914 / 502.708.1905

Robin George

Robin George works with Practicum Students in the Louisville and South Central Kentucky areas.

Adjunct Instructor I, Kent School of Social Work, University of Louisville; Family Services Office Supervisor, Cabinet for Health and Family Services, Elizabethtown, Ky.

CSW; MSSW Kent School of Social Work, University of Louisville; BS, University of Louisville.

Interests: child welfare and the foster care system; adoptions and child protection.

Email Robin George

Phone: 502.275.8804

Seana Golder

Seana Golder works with Practicum students in the Louisville and Southern Indiana areas.  Teaches in Foundation Practice and HBSE.

B.A., University of Maryland; M.S.W., Louisiana State University; Ph.D., University of Washington

Interests:  Women’s engagement in high risk behaviors (e.g., substance use; risky sexual behavior); victimization; criminal justice populations

Email Seana Golder

Phone: 502.852.0432

Lesley Harris

Lesley Harris is the Head of the Gerontology Specialization, and works with Practicum students in Louisville and online. Teaches Advanced Qualitative Research in the Doctoral Program and the Practicum Seminar for the Gerontology Specialization M.S.S.W. students.

Interests: International social work; intergenerational caregiving; gerontology; HIV/AIDS prevention and treatment

B.S., Purdue University; M.S.W., University of Illinois at Chicago; Ph.D., University of California, Los Angeles

Email Lesley Harris

Phone: 502.852.8316

Judy Heitzman

Judy Heitzman works with Practicum Students in the Louisville area.

Adjunct Associate Professor, Kent School of Social Work, University of Louisville

PhD, MSSW Kent School of Social Work, University of Louisville, BS Counseling & Guidance, University of Louisville

Interests: psychotherapy, mood disorders, domestic violence perpetrators, violence recovery

EMAIL Judy Heitzman

Phone: 502-608-2472

Tony Helm

Tony Helm works with Practicum Students in the Louisville and Elizabethtown areas

Adjunct Instructor I, Kent School of Social Work, University of Louisville; Family Services, Office Supervisor, Cabinet for Families and Children, Elizabethtown, KY

MSSW Kent School of Social Work, University of Louisville; BS Western Kentucky University

Interests: child welfare, improving the child welfare system, gay/lesbian/bisexual/transgender issues.

EMAIL Tony Helm

Phone: 270.773.4203

Karen Kayser

Karen Kayser works with Practicum Students in the Louisville and Southern Indiana areas.

Chair of the psychosocial oncology specialization; teaches courses in psychosocial oncology practice and palliative care

MSW, Ph.D., University of Michigan;  BASW, Michigan State University.

Interests: research in cancer-related stress and coping from a dyadic or family perspective; intervention research; health disparities; palliative care.

EMAIL Karen Kayser

Phone: 502.852.1946

Tom Lawson

Tom Lawson works with Practicum Students in the Louisville area.

Professor, Teaches Comparative International Social Policy at the MSSW and BSW level, and doctoral classes in research, statistics and theory

Ph.D., University of Washington, Seattle; BA, MA in Social Work, Indiana University

Interests: international social work and international social and health policy

Email Tom Lawson

Phone: (502) 852-6922

Deborah McMurray

Deborah McMurray works with Practicum Students in the Louisville area

Adjunct Instructor II, Kent School of Social Work, University of Louisville; School-Site Coordinator/Counselor, Archdiocese of Louisville, St. Nicholas Academy

MSW Saint Louis University; BA Illinois State University

Interests: working with children and adolescents in an educational setting

EMAIL Deborah McMurray

Phone: 502.368.8506 x324

Larry Michalczyk

Larry Michalczyk works with Practicum Students in the Louisville and Indiana areas

Family Therapy Instructor, Kent School of Social Work, University of Louisville; Indiana Youth PRO and Indiana Youth Institute

MSSW, University of Louisville; BA Loyola University

Interests: community child protection, foster care systems reform, management consulting, youth development and racial disproportionality

EMAIL Larry Michalczyk

Phone: 502.494.6950

Linda Murray

Linda Murray works with Practicum Students in the Louisville area

Adjunct Instructor I, Kent School of Social Work, University of Louisville; Retired with over 37 years experience in social services with Metro Louisville

MSSW Kent School of Social Work, University of Louisville; BA Eastern Kentucky University

Interests: mediator with Just Solutions Mediation Services and approved AOC Mediator for Family and General Civil Cases, experience in working with elderly and disabled.

EMAIL Linda Murray

Phone: 502.459.5539

Phyllis Parker

Phyllis Parker works with MFT Practicum Students in the Louisville area

Adjunct Instructor III, Kent School of Social Work, University of Louisville; Retired with over 30 years of experience in Kentucky state government

MSSW Kent School of Social Work, University of Louisville; BS University of Louisville

Interests: mental health.

EMAIL Phyllis Parker

Phone: 502.564.4448

Andy Patterson

Andy Patterson works with Practicum Students in the Louisville area

Adjunct Associate Professor, Kent School of Social Work, University of Louisville; Director, Phoenix Health Center, Louisville, KY

PhD University of Louisville; MSW Southern Baptist Theological Seminary; BS Jacksonville State University

Interests: homelessness and poverty issues, nonprofit management, program evaluation, housing

EMAIL Andy Patterson

Phone: 502.569.1670

Deborah Rattle

Deborah Rattle works with Practicum Students in the Louisville area

Adjunct Instructor I, Kent School of Social Work, University of Louisville; Planning Officer, Seven Counties Services, Louisville, KY (Retired)

MSSW Kent School of Social Work, University of Louisville; BA University of Louisville

Interests: supportive housing, geriatrics, mental health

EMAIL Deborah Rattle

Phone: 502.254.7153

Sharon Sanders

Sharon Sanders works with Practicum students in the Louisville area

Adjunct Instructor III, Kent School of Social Work, University of Louisville; Unit Manager, Seven Counties Services, Louisville, KY

MSSW Kent School of Social Work, University of Louisville; MA Southern Baptist Theological Seminary; BME Samford University

Interests: children & families, social work & the law

EMAIL Sharon Sanders

Phone: 502.649.4682


Kelly Schorerlucke

Kelly Schorerluckeworks with Practicum students in the Louisville and Southern Indiana area.

Adjunct Instructor I, Kent School of Social Work, University of Louisville;  Social Worker, Jefferson County Public Schools

Education:  BS, University of Louisville; MSSW, University of Louisville.

Interests include: Evidence-based truancy prevention programs

Email Kelly Schroerlucke

Becky Smith

Becky Smith works with Practicum Students in the Louisville area

Adjunct Instructor I, Kent School of Social Work, University of Louisville; Program Director, Fiduciary Services, GuardiaCare Services, Louisville, KY

MSSW Kent School of Social Work, University of Louisville; BA University of Louisville

Interests: services for the elderly, elder abuse prevention, adult guardianship services.

EMAIL Becky Smith

Phone: 502.456.1568

Larry Wells

Larry Wells works with Practicum Students in the Northern Kentucky area

Adjunct Instructor I, Kent School of Social Work, University of Louisville; Expanding work for Future Life Now (www.futurelifenow.com). NLP practice & consulting

MSW University of Kentucky; M.Div. Eden Theological Seminary; BSEd Pittsburg State University

Interests: neuro linguistics programming master practitioner, cancer support group facilitator, integral studies & business

EMAIL Larry Wells

Phone: 513.541.5720

Juanita Westerfield

Juanita Westerfield works with Practicum Students in the Southeastern Kentucky area

Adjunct Instructor III, Kent School of Social Work, University of Louisville; Extended Campus Field Coordinator, Eastern KY University

MSW, MPA Ohio State University; BA Cumberland College

Interests: adult mental health

EMAIL Juanita Westerfield

Phone: 606.521.4485

Steve Williams

Steve Williams works with Practicum Students in the Louisville area

Adjunct Instructor I, Kent School of Social Work, University of Louisville; Grant Writer, Home of the Innocents, Louisville, KY

MSW Carver School of Social Work; BA University of Louisville

Interests: services to children, youth & homeless, fund raising.

EMAIL Steve Williams

Phone: 502.596.1024