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Sy, Felicia W.

Assistant Professor of Social Work
Office Location: 316 Summit Classroom Building - UST
Phone: (651) 962-5813
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Toll Free: (800) 328-6819, Ext. 2-5813
Fax: (651) 962-5819
SCB 201
2115 Summit Ave,
St. Paul, MN 55105

Committees and Positions: Spirituality Institute Committee Member

Courses Taught:   Communication and Interviewing Generalist Practice I: Small Client Systems Jr. Field Practicum Applied Research Seminar

Academic Experience:  University of Denver Graduate School of Social Work, Doctor of the Philosophy of Social Work, August 2010

University of Minnesota Twin Cities School of Social Work, Masters of Social Work, January 1998  

College of St. Benedict, Bachelor of Arts, major:  Sociology with concentration in Family Studies, second major Theater, January 1998

Nine years of instructional experience in the Department of Social Work at the College of St. Benedict

Current Research Interests: Alternative and complementary therapy in social work practice Intercultural competence in mental health

Practice Experience: African American Family Services, Supervison Emergency Psychiatric Services, Boulder, Colorado Family Alternatives, Treatment Foster Care Ramsey County Child Protection

Publications and Presentations:

Jenson, J. M., Dieterich, W. A., Rinner, J.R., Washington, F., & Burgoyne, K.E. (2006). Implementation and design issues in group-randomized prevention trials: Lessons from the Youth Matters public schools study. Children & Schools, 28(4), 207-217.

University of Minnesota Duluth, Duluth, MN 2006, Guest Lecturer. Topics: Contemporary Race Relations in the U.S., Multiethnic Placement Act of 1994, Interethnic Adoption Provisions 1996, Multiculturalism in Social Work Practice.

College of St. Benedict, St. Joseph, MN April 2001, Toe the White Line:  Blacks at Predominately White Institutions of Higher Learning, Challenges and Protocols for Promoting Success

College of St. Benedict, St. Joseph, MN, February 2002, Seeing You Seeing Me An educational workshop that uses drama as a tool for examining the complex roles and relationships unique to college campuses and the sometimes invisible arm of racism that effects our interactions together.  “Seeing You Seeing Me” provides a platform for discussion and examination of this controversial topic and concrete suggestions for making transformation visible in our lives, classrooms, and campus community.

National Foster Parent Association, May 2000, Family Alternative’s Kids Capacity Initiative: The Strengths Perspective in Treatment Foster Care

Minnesota Conference on Social Work Education, October 1999, Innovative Approaches to Human Behavior in the Social Environment: Learning Through Dramatic Interpretation

Consultation Experience:  Dr. Sy combines mindfulness based social work practice and intercultural theory in her work training direct practitioners to work with diverse populations at private agencies throughout the Twin Cities Metropolitain area.

Association Memberships & Affiliations: NASW

Other Activities: Dr. Sy is a licensed independent social worker and currently maintains a small private practice in South Minneapolis, Minnesota.

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