The University of St. Thomas

School of Social Work

Michele Braley, MSW, LICSW

Instructor of Social Work

bral7276@stthomas.edu
Phone: 651-690-6996
Fax: 651-690-8821

2004 Randolph Ave  St. Paul, MN  55105

Office Location: Fontbonne Hall 113 (FH 113)

Courses taught in Fall 2014 at UST
GRSW 540-04
42432
Human Behav & Soc Environment 1640-1905 T SCB 206

3 Credit Hours

This foundation course will explore the dynamics of human behavior and prepare a foundation of knowledge on which to build clinical practice skills. Through a study of systems theory, psychodynamic theory and the identification of the biological, psychological and sociological variables influencing development, students will gain a theoretical base for application to the assessment of client systems. Special emphasis in the course is on the important factors of human diversity (ethnic minorities of color, racism, enthnocentrism, aging, sexism, sexual orientation, and religion/spirituality) as they affect the dynamics of human behavior.

SOWK 375-04
41352
Jr Fieldwork in Social Work 0815-0955 W SCB 206

2 Credit Hours

Junior Fieldwork complements your academic work through practical experience in a social work agency, institution or department. Under the supervision of an agency field instructor, the student learns beginning social work tasks and functions while applying theory to actual social work situations. Students participate in an on-campus seminar with other junior social work majors while in placement. The placement is 10–12 hours per week throughout two consecutive terms (fall and spring semesters) for day social work students. SOWK 3780/SOWK 378 (4 credits) is designed for day students taking a semester abroad in their junior year and for EWO students. It combines SOWK 3750/375 and SOWK 3760/376 into a single semester. Day students must consult with the department chair before registering for this course. Prerequisites: SOWK 3750/375 must be taken before SOWK 3760/376. Prerequisites with concurrency: For SOWK 3750/375: SOWK 2810/281 & SOWK 3400/340. SOWK 375/3750 is the same course as SOWK 3750/375 at St. Catherine University/University of St. Thomas

SOWK 378-04
41353
Jr Fieldwork in Social Work 0815-0955 W SCB 206

4 Credit Hours

Junior Fieldwork complements your academic work through practical experience in a social work agency, institution or department. Under the supervision of an agency field instructor, the student learns beginning social work tasks and functions while applying theory to actual social work situations. Students participate in an on-campus seminar with other junior social work majors while in placement. The placement is 12-16 hours per week over one term. EWO students take SOWK 3780 (4 credits) in the spring of their Junior year. Day students are only eligible for SOWK 3780/378 if they are taking a semester abroad in their junior year and can register in the fall or the spring. It combines SOWK 3750/375 and SOWK 3760/376 into a single semester. Day students must consult with the department chair before registering for this course. Prerequisites with concurrency: For SOWK 3780/378: SOWK 2810/281 & SOWK 3400/340. SOWK 378/3780 is the same course as SOWK 3780/378 at St. Catherine University/University of St. Thomas.

Courses Taught:
At Augsburg College: Undergraduate and Graduate Fieldwork, Global Peace and Social Development

Research Interests:
Restorative justice best practices

Academic Experience:
BSW, Oberlin College; MSW, Augsburg College

Practice Experience:
Program Manager for court diversion program for youth that uses a restorative conference model; five years doing community outreach in two Minneapolis neighborhoods; Rule 25 assessor; three years as a Hennepin County case manager with adults with disabilities; two years in Colombia, South America working alongside civilians at risk of violence due to the ongoing armed conflict

Consultation Experience:
Field instructor for BSW and MSW students, LISW supervision to LGSW licensee
 Association Memberships & Affiliations:
Member of the Minnesota Youth Intervention Programs Association
Member of the Minnesota Restorative Services Coalition