SSWA 681- MSW Thesis Project (4 credits)

Assistant Professor, California State Long Beach School of Social Work, Long Beach, CA 2006-7
Teaching: Social Work Policy, MSW Thesis advisement, and Community Projects - a two- semester course sequence that focuses on the acquisition and application of macro practice skills to community problems. Departmental service included active membership on five committees: Student Affairs, Curriculum, Research, Practice, and Policy, where I chaired the sequence Spring 2007.

Participation in Informal Community Support Networks. MSW Thesis, California State

Roy Hanes, MSW, PhD. is Associate Professor of Social Work at Carleton University. Hebegan his social work career as the senior social worker on the Spinal Cord Injury Unit at the Royal Ottawa Hospital in 1980. He is a founding member of the Ottawa Carleton Independent Living Centre.At the university level, Roy developed and taught the first critical disability theories course offered at Carleton University and in fact it was the first such disability related course taught in schools of social work in Canada. During his academic career he has taught disability focused courses at the BSW and the MSW levels and he has supervised disability related honours essays, independent studies, MSW thesis, and he has supervised disability studies research at the PhD level. Roy has carried out research in the areas of disability history, disability and immigration, disability and employment, and disability supports. In addition, he was involved in a research project which explored accessibility, accommodation and supports within schools of Social Work across Canada.Roy was a founding member of the Canadian Disability Studies Association and he has been an active member of disability rights organizations such as the Council of Canadians with Disabilities (Social Policy Committee) and he has been an executive member of the Canadian Centre for Disability Studies.


MSW Thesis | Factor-Inwentash Faculty of Social Work

LaLerz, J.D. The Smith MSW thesis: A rich and scholarly tradition. Unpublished paper, Smith College School for Social Work: Northampton, MA.

earned her BSW and MSW from the University of Washington where she focused on clinical and contextual practice. She has over 9 years of practice experience and is a licensed clinical social worker with experience in direct clinical practice and perinatal medical social work. Jessica worked in Juneau, Alaska, at a non-profit community mental health clinic serving children and families. At this agency she worked within a variety of programs, including an early childhood mental health program, and served as an early childhood mental health consultant for the Tlingit and Haida early head start programs in South East Alaska. She also worked as a family out-patient therapist, and with homeless teens and young adults. Jessica is interested in promoting early childhood mental health through strengthening parenting practices, improving parent-child relationships, and understanding cultural and contextual factors that influence parenting beliefs, specifically within marginalized families. Her current research interests include examining risk and protective factors for Mexican and Puerto Rican families with young children vulnerable to child welfare involvement; examining predictors of parenting stress among Mexican, Puerto Rican, and Central/South American families with infants; and promoting culturally informed social welfare practice through research and teaching. Jessica is currently a CSWE MFP fellow.