The University of St. Thomas

School of Social Work

Michelle Gricus

Instructor of Social Work
Phone: 651-283-6771

2115 Summit Ave, St. Paul, MN 55105

Office Location:

Courses taught in Spring 2014 at UST
GRSW 506C-04
Field Pract & Seminar II 1920-2145 W MNH 109

3 Credit Hours

The field practicum is an educationally directed on-site experience under the supervision of an agency based social work field instructor and a campus based faculty liaison. Students complete a total of 400 hours during the first practicum. On-campus seminars (I and II) taken concurrently with the practicum assist the student in the integration and application of practice theory to their placement learning activities. The first practicum is taken concurrently with GRSW 501 and GRSW 502: Theory and Practice of Social Work I and II.

Courses Taught:

  • GRSW 624: Mental Illness Issues and Practice

Research Interests:

  • Adult learning theory
  • Mental health evidence-based practices

Academic Experience:

  • BSW, College of St. Benedict; MSW, University of Houston

Practice Experience:

  • 8 years at Mental Health Resources in St. Paul: Experience working in the community with adults diagnosed with SPMI, supervising a multidisciplinary team, and providing competency-based training to 130 mental health practitioners and professionals.

Consultation Experience:

  • Provide LICSW supervision to LGSW licensees. Independent living skills staff consultation at the Network for Better Futures.

Association Memberships & Affiliations:

  • Member of the MN Association of Community Mental Health Providers Conference Committee