The University of St. Thomas

School of Social Work

Miriam Itzkowitz, MSW, LICSW

Clinical Faculty

itzk7028@stthomas.edu
Phone: 651-962-5806
Fax: 651-962-5819

2115 Summit Ave, St. Paul, MN 55105

Office Location: SCB 213

Courses taught in Fall 2014 at UST
SOWK 375-01
41348
Jr Fieldwork in Social Work 0815-0955 M SCB 206

2 Credit Hours

Junior fieldwork complements the student's 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) Prerequisite or concurrent registration with SOWK 281/2810 or consent of program director. Concurrent with SOWK 355T/3550C. SOWK 375 is the same course as SOWK 3750C at St. Catherine University. -- --

SOWK 375-03
41792
Jr Fieldwork in Social Work 0815-0955 W SCB 205

2 Credit Hours

Junior fieldwork complements the student's 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) Prerequisite or concurrent registration with SOWK 281/2810 or consent of program director. Concurrent with SOWK 355T/3550C. SOWK 375 is the same course as SOWK 3750C at St. Catherine University. -- --

SOWK 378-01
41349
Jr Fieldwork in Social Work 0815-0955 M SCB 206

4 Credit Hours

Junior fieldwork complements the student's 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 students or fall and winter for Weekend College students). during fall and winter trimesters. Prerequisite or concurrent registration with: SOWK 281/2810 or consent of the program director. Concurrent with SOWK 355T/3550C. SOWK 378 is the same course as SOWK 3780C at St. Catherine University

SOWK 378-03
41793
Jr Fieldwork in Social Work 0815-0955 W SCB 205

4 Credit Hours

Junior fieldwork complements the student's 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 students or fall and winter for Weekend College students). during fall and winter trimesters. Prerequisite or concurrent registration with: SOWK 281/2810 or consent of the program director. Concurrent with SOWK 355T/3550C. SOWK 378 is the same course as SOWK 3780C at St. Catherine University

Office Hours: Mondays 11:00 am – 3:00 pm

Courses Taught:
 Junior Fieldwork in Social Work
 Senior Fieldwork in Social Work
 
Academic Experience:
 BA, Grinnell College
 MSW, University of Minnesota

Current Research Interests:
 Trauma Work
 Mindfulness
 Mental Health
 Patterns of Attachment & Emotional Regulation
 Sexuality & Identity Development
 
Practice Experience:
Therapist & Clinical Supervisor, IS Counseling, LLC (current)
Therapist & Intern Clinical Supervisor, Tubman
Social Worker, St. Paul Public Schools
Therapist, Face to Face Health & Counseling
Prevention Advocate, Tubman
Family Advocate, Head Start

Publications & Presentations:
• Gilgun, Jane, Ulrich, Miriam, & Itzkowitz, Miriam (2005).  Critical Discourse Analysis and Critical Race Theory: Racism directed toward adopted African-American children in the US.  Paper presented at the International Conference on Evaluation for Practice, Huddersfield, United Kingdom.

• Horowitz, Alan & Itzkowitz, Miriam (2011).  LGBTQ Youth in American Schools: Moving to the middle. Middle School Journal, 42(5), 32-38.

• Provide teaching and training to colleges and community groups on working with survivors of trauma, domestic violence, mindfulness techniques, depression among elders, and sexuality development.

Association Memberships & Affiliations:
• NASW - National Association of Social Workers
• Minnesota Board of Social Work - Licensed Independent Clinical Social Worker