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Faculty

Jeff Schrenzel

Chair and Professor of Social Work
Education:
B.A., SUNY at Stony Brook
M.S.W., Adelphi University
Ph.D., Smith College School for Social Work
Licensed Independant Clinical Social Worker, Massachusetts
Office: Emerson G100A
413-782-1757

Jeff joined the Western New England University faculty in August 1996 in the Social Work Department. Previous to his appointment here, Jeff worked in an outpatient, drug free substance abuse clinic, assisting youth, teens and adults with substance abuse concerns. He has also worked in a mental health clinic, supervised alcoholism counselors, and has had a private practice. In addition, he directed a school-community project in three Long Island school districts to bring services to at-risk you and their families. He has also done consulting around grant writing for numerous agencies. Prior to his position here, he taught as an adjunct in the Adelphi University MSW and Doctoral social work program. He is currently Chair of the Social Work Department. 

He has presented at numerous workshops, for the Council on Social Work Education, the Baccalaureate Program Director’s Conference, the Mass. NASW Biennial Symposium and the Annual WNE Social Work Conference. He is also a macro practice advisor in the Smith College School for Social Work MSW program during the summer and has done work for the Massachusetts’s National Association of Social Workers, the professional organization for social workers. His hobbies include biking and gardening.  

INTERESTS

Substance abuse

Social policies

Welfare reform

Urban issues

Youth and family issues

Effects of the environment on human behavior

School issues

Health insurance policies

COURSES TAUGHT

Human Behavior in the Social Environment

Macro Practice

Social Policy

Substance Abuse

Mental Health

the News and the Media

First Year Seminar

Introduction to Social Work

PUBLICATIONS

Journal Articles

Book Review Essay: The Development of Self in Psychoanalytic Theory in Psychoanalytic Social Work, Vol. 6, Number 2, 1999.

Clinical Social Work Journal, Summer 1990, Summer 1991 and Winter 1998

The School-Community Partnership: Helping At-Risk Youth in Smith College Studies in Social Work, March 1994.

Smith College Studies in Social Work, June 1987, November 1988, March 1990, June 1991, March 1994, and November 1996.

Conference Proceedings

Presented at Western New England University Annual Social Work Conference in May 2012. The workshop was entitled: Our Federal and State Deficits: How Did We Get There and What Do We Do?

Presented a workshop for the Mass. National Association of Social Workers for their Biennial Social Work Symposium, April 2012. The workshop was entitled: Our Federal and State Deficits: How Did We Get There and What Do We Do?

Presented a workshop at the BPD Social Work Conference, March 2012. The workshop was entitled: Teaching Social Policy Thru the Federal Budget: An Interactive and PowerPoint Approach.

Presented workshop for WNEC Basic Human Service Skills for Paraprofessionals Certificate Program. Workshop entitled The Helping Relationship (2008-2011).

Presented at the Mass. National Association of Social Workers Symposium in April 2010. Presentation was entitled The Federal Budget, Economic Stimuli and Their Impact on Social Programs: Where We Now Stand.

Presented a workshop for the Western New England Universitys Athenaeum Workshop Series, October, 2010.entitled Our Federal Deficit: How Did We Get Here and What Do We Do?

Presented a workshop for the Mass. National Association of Social Workers Pioneer Valley Regional Council in September 2010, entitled Our Federal Budget Deficit: Whos At Fault and What Should We Do?

Presented at WNEC Annual Social Work Conference in May 2009. The workshop was entitled The Federal Budget, Social Policy and Stimulus: Why More Spending Is Needed.