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Faculty

Kathleen A. Miller

Instructor of Social Work
Education:
B.A., Social Sciences Concentration: Ethnicity, Class and Gender Studies Thesis in Womens Studies
M.S.W., University of Connecticut Major: GroupWork Minor: Policy
Office: E G100A
413-782-1756

Katy joined the faculty of Western New England University in August 2013 in the Social Work Department. Previous to her appointment here she was an Assistant Professor of Social Work at Massachusetts College of Liberal Arts. In addition, she has taught as an adjunct faculty member in the BSW Program at Westfield State College, and the MSW Programs at Springfield College and the University of Connecticut.  

Katy has worked in the field of social work for twenty years. She worked in child welfare, adoption, programs for at risk youth, day treatment for people with substance abuse and mental health issues. In addition, she has worked with numerous community organizations. She has served on the board of the Massachusetts Chapter of the National Association of Social Workers. 

INTERESTS

Child Welfare

Social Welfare Policy

Violence against Women and Children

COURSES TAUGHT

Work Ethics

Research Methods


Theory and Practice of Social Work

Aging and Introduction to Social Work

Social Welfare for Social Work

PUBLICATIONS

Journal Articles

Open Adoption: The Benefits of planning ahead, workshop at Berkshire Center for Families and Children Pittsfield, MA 1/07.

Moving On: Transitioning Foster Children into Independent Living, workshop at Department of Social Services, Pittsfield, MA 8/06.

Permanency Planning: Kinship Care, workshop at Department of Social Services Pittsfield, MA 12/05.

Growing Up Adopted: Developmental issues for children and families, Berkshire Center for Families and Children, Pittsfield, MA 10/04.